The 3 most important things to focus on to improve health outcomes

Consider this fact:

“More than 50% of us (Canadians) are now overweight or obese, insulin resistant, and inflamed; the rates of diabetes are skyrocketing; and cancer and cardiovascular disease are the most common killers. Roughly 70% of chronic disease is caused, directly or indirectly, by what is referred to as the axis of illness: inflammation, obesity, and insulin resistance – three factors that work synergistically over time to worsen health outcomes.”

So what do I recommend, and implement in my own life, to improve health outcomes instead of worsening them?

I treat the axis of illness.

Reducing inflammation and treating insulin resistance are at the core of almost all successful treatment plans.

It starts with a high quality diet.

A diet that teaches patients that low fat does not mean healthy. That nutrients need to come from real food, not artificially fortified grains. That a low-carb diet may be at least one effective intervention for patients struggling with obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. That polyunsaturated, refined vegetable oils are huge triggers of inflammation. That there should be a cap on sugar, and not just the white stuff.

I follow it up with high quality supplements.

I love the saying, “you can get further digging a hole with a shovel versus a spoon.” That is the way I view supplements. But they have to be the right ones, they have to be high quality, AND there only has to be a few of them.

Here are my top supplements for treating inflammation and insulin resistance. Usually patients are on one to three of them for the most effectiveness.

  1. UltraInflamX 360 medical food
  2. UltraMeal Cardio 360 medical food
  3. EPA/DHA 720 fish oil
  4. Omegagencics Mega 10 fish oil
  5. Vitamin D drops
  6. Ultra Flora Balance probiotic
  7. Ultra Flora Control probiotic

Because I am so passionate about treating inflammation and insulin resistance with my patients I will be doing another group detox this spring starting on Monday May 7th.

In January the Belly Fat Detox focused on insulin resistance. This time we are going to focus on inflammation. I sent an invitation out at the end of last week to everyone on my email list. Watch for a reminder this week. I hope you will join me.

Now I would love to hear from you! Are you ready to commit to improving your individual health by doing an inflammation detox? Leave a yes or a comment below and I’ll be back next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday!

Comments from our readers

2 Comments

  • Shawna Courneyea

    April 17, 2018

    Hi Michelle:

    I have to say following the belly fat detox I noticed my hands and feet are not swollen any more. I lost inches and gained more energy. Even my mind feels much more clear and thought process quicker. I have continued to use the Cardio 360 once a day from Monday to Friday as my afternoon snack.

    I feel adding this supplement has made the difference to keep everything more balanced. I think it helps because I find every day I don’t always meet the requirements needs in all my vitamins/etc. The supplement helps me with this I believe.

    I would like to participate in the Inflammation detox as well but may need to join in on your next one. I know you can’t put a cost on your health but it will give me a chance to prepare financially to purchase the inflammation Supplies needed to accomplish this next detox.

    Thank you for helping me achieve wellness and more energy as I get older this is even more important.

  • Dr Michelle Durkin ND

    April 17, 2018

    Hi Shawna! So glad to hear you had such great results. There will be many detoxes you will be able to join in the years to come so don’t worry.

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