Jake Berman

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Episode 30: Insulin Resistance & Diabetes & Why YOU Should care!

(1:20) Go back and listen to the previous two podcasts that Jenni and Jake did individually, they are filled with important and valuable information

(2:29) Today, we are going over Insulin Resistance and Diabetes today

(2:47) You can identify insulin resistance or diabetes years before a doctor will do the correct blood test

(3:27) We are usually diagnosed with diabetes later in life, when in the years leading up to that we are causing damage to ourselves in many ways and we can prevent that

(4:44) What is insulin resistance? The majority of people don’t think it will happen to them in the future

(6:41) What is neuropathy and why does it matter? (Importance of feeling your feet)

(7:50) Neuropathy puts us at a higher risk of serious injury and even death

(9:33) All this is very preventable in multiple ways

(9:48) Importance of keeping a healthy blood sugar level

(10:08) How can we know that we are heading towards diabetes? & Triglycerides

(11:38) When we are talking about blood sugar, we aren’t only talking about eating cookies and candies. It is affected by carbs and alcohol for example

(12:00) Different types of foods that contain carbs 

(12:46) People have the wrong idea of a healthy breakfast

(13:48) Our body breaks down carbs into sugars and if our body isn’t doing a good job metabolizing that sugar, it turns into fat

(14:19) HDO is your good cholesterol, that is often low in pre-diabetes & importance of cardiovascular exercise

(15:42) Serum insulin levels, this will let you know if you are insulin resistant or heading that direction. Checks how your body is metabolizing & how it is responding

(17:18) Risk factors for becoming insulin resistant

(18:17) Jake’s “WOW” moment after something Jenni said

(18:58) What you are doing right now is damaging your cells in your 50s,60s,70s

(19:30) Can’t undo what you did in your 20s & 30s but can reduce ourselves to be more efficient

(20:04) Sleep patterns can increase risk of insulin resistance, as can sleep apnea, vitamin D defiance 

(20:49) Can’t undo what you have done but you can compensate for it

(21:15) Examples of how we can control our blood sugar through other practices

(21:59) Biggest thing people should take away from this episode! (Ignorance is NOT bliss)

(22:18) Diabetes is one of the leading causes of mortality

(23:07) Being aware of your levels is one of the biggest things

(23:20) This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy occasional treats and this is what we help people with on a daily basis

(23:48) How many cookies does a glass of wine equal for your body?


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Dr. Jake Berman

Dr. Jake Berman

After graduating from the University of Florida, Dr. Jake Berman, PT, DPT sought out mentorship first from Bob Seton in Destin, FL and then from Aaron Robles in Jacksonville, FL. Both of these mentors have 20+ years of experience helping people keep active and mobile so they can enjoy high quality active lifestyles. What Jake found was that back pain was by far the most debilitating pain and the highest factor leading to decreased physical activity later in life. These experiences are what inspired Jake to specialize in helping people aged 50+ keep active, mobile and pain free despite the aging process. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to alleviate somebody’s back pain so that they can get back to living their best life- especially in Naples! Over the years of helping 100’s of people aged 65-75 become stronger and pain free, one thing for sure has become apparent: “he who rests rots”. Jake is a firm believer that we become stiff then old, not old then stiff. Seriously, think about it...
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