Is Sugar Eating Your spine?

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on August 17, 2020 - 2:57pm

A study from the International Journal Of Spine Surgery concluded that individuals with Type-II diabetes have an accelerated rate of spinal degeneration, and the amount of degeneration is more severe than non-diabetics.

We also don't think it's too far of a stretch, although you can't claim this study as a source, to suspect that prolonged elevation of blood sugar levels (AKA diabetes) has detrimental effects on your other joints as well.

We already know that diabetes is a risk factor for nearly every chronic health condition (cancer, heart disease), we might as well add spinal degeneration to that list.

So what can be done about this?

The purpose of this podcast is to discuss this study, it’s implications and possible solutions.  

Here Is What We Covered

  • The study, it’s shortcomings and it’s conclusions.
  • Exactly how does what we eat affect our physical health?
  • Why you can’t rely on mainstream dieting advice.
  • Why the best way to change your diet has nothing to do with eliminating food (eventually it does, but not off the hop) and everything to do with adding in the good stuff.
  • The best exercise to do with spinal degeneration. It’s so simple (didn’t say easy) and underrated, it’s almost criminal.

Stuff From This Episode

Does Type II Diabetes Induce Early Senescence and Degeneration in Human Intervertebral Discs? A Tissue Biomarker Evaluation

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