PreDiabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Randall Gates Power Health Talk
Hello, I am Randall Gates. I am a chiropractor,as well as being a board certified chiropractic neurologist. We work with patients who have have peripheralneuropathy on a very common basis. It's actually the majority of our case load. What we areseeing is that, in our al practice certain neuropathy patients can be helped. So lets pause there. You are watching thisbecause you likely know something about prediabetes and peripheral neuropathy. You may know morethan what your s know about this condition. I'm not saying that in a denigration fashion.It's just that this is a relatively new finding
and we will get to that. So what is peripheral neuropathy? Peripheralneuropathy is basically where patients commonly have numbness, tingling and or burning intheir feet, maybe spreading up to their knees and maybe involving their hands. Yes, thereare many other kinds of peripheral neuropathy but they're not what we are commonly talkingabout here. So for those with blood sugar disorders, we'veknown for a long period of time that diabetes causes peripheral neuropathy. The currentstatistics estimate that for those withperipheral neuropathy, diabetes counts for half of that.In our al experience many types of patients
with peripheral neuropathy are told it's yourdiabetes half the time or we don't know the cause the other half of the time. We can runlots of lab tests but we are not going to figure it out. You just have to go home andlive with it because there is really nothing we can do for you anyway. Those are commonly the accounts patients getfrom their medical peripheral neuropathy or their medical general practitioner. Whilethat may have been true some time ago, a new research is coming out that patients withperipheral neuropathy can be helped. So I'm just going to stop there.
So now lets go into prediabetes. The literaturestarted coming out late 1990s early 2000s. This prediabetic peripheral neuropathy hasreally been discovered by two gentlemen out of the Universtiy of Utah, Gordon Smithand Robinson Singleton. These are two neurologists from the University of Utah,which is a specialty center, where they started showing that prediabetes can cause peripheral neuropathy. We thought diabetes counts for half of peripheralneuropathy patients in America. They are now showing that prediabetes can account fora significant percentage. This statistic varies from 10% but I've seen it as high as 30%,which I think is a little too high. Prediabetes
can account for a significant percentage ofthose cases of idopathic peripheral neuropathy or cryptogenic peripheral neuropathies, whichbasically means we don't know the cause of it. So we are now seeing that prediabetescan cause peripheral neuropathy. How does it do that? Well, when someone hasprediabetes, in essence what happens is that they have periods where their blood sugargoes too high. It is not too high all the time as is commonly the case in an unmanagedcase of diabetes. So let's say you go have your feast of pasta and bread, you go to anice Italian dinner, and if you are moving into a prediabetic state there is a possibilitythat you just cant make enough insulin to
get that sugar into yourself. So insulin takessugar from our blood stream and puts it into our muscle cells or our fat cells. So in essence, in prediabetes you eat thathigh carbohydrate meal and sugar goes a little too high. When that sugar goes a little toohigh, there are three tissues in the body that can't get sugar out of them. The retina,the kidney and peripheral nerves and nerve tissue basically. If you can't get sugar out,the problem is that sugar gets converted into a substance that attracts water. So now thosewith prediabetes, we are seeing that they can pull water into the nerves. That can causethe nerves to start to dysfunction.
Bulletproof Radio QA 191
Dave: Hi, everyone. Itï¿½s Dave Asprey withBulletproof Radio. Todayï¿½s cool fact of the day is that itï¿½s no secret I love fatbut thereï¿½s new research that says even high fat diets can be brain protective. Thetheory behind this research is that fat particularly mediumchain triglycerides gives the brainenough energy to trigger selfrepair, the idea that your brain cells like ketones especiallythe neurons, that it may give them the ability to repair themselves more. We donï¿½t knowthis for sure. Itï¿½s just intriguing research but itï¿½s cool. Todayï¿½s episode is oneof my favorite kinds and one of your favorite kinds too because itï¿½s a Q and A episode.We get so many questions in online and I donï¿½t
do these as often as I would like becauseI really like the opportunity to do them in person with someone else rather than overSkype. If youï¿½re watching this live, you probablynoticed that Iï¿½m not in my normal studio. Thatï¿½s because Iï¿½m here at Tampa at JJVirgins Mindshare event. She brings together about a hundred successful health influencers,people who are working to make everyone around us healthier. Iï¿½m honored to be here butit gave me an excuse to hang out with my buddy, Zak. Zak is going to run through a bunch ofyour questions that youï¿½ve submitted on Facebook, on YouTube and on our blog postsjust at the very bottom of the blog. If itï¿½s
a podcast blog, thereï¿½s a form that youcan use to submit questions. If youï¿½re listening to this and you want to get one of your questionsanswered, submit it there and we track these things. Then, every time Zak and I sit downtogether, we go through and Iï¿½ll answer them for you to the best of my ability. Allright, Zak. Letï¿½s do it, man. Zak: All right. Our first question comes fromBodjie. He says, ï¿½Hi, Dave. Iï¿½ve been using your products for the last six monthsnow. I just want to ask what is the difference between MCT oil, XCT oil and brain octane? Dave: This is a thinly veiled ï¿½ This isactually a question from someone? This isnï¿½t
like a marketing question? Zak: Actually, we got a bunch of the samequestions. People want to know. Dave: Good. MCTs are, if you look at thisfrom a marketing perspective, thereï¿½s four kinds of MCTs. The coconut oil companies willsay, ï¿½Oh, look. This is 62% MCT,ï¿½ but theyï¿½re lying to you because the richestsocalled MCT thatï¿½s in coconut oil is called lauric acid. Itï¿½s the predominant fattyacid like that. In coconut oil, thereï¿½s just one problem. It doesnï¿½t get processedby the liver like a mediumchain triglyceride. It gets processed like a longchain triglyceride.You can get away with selling lauric acid
as a mediumchain triglyceride even thoughitï¿½s a lie. Itï¿½s not a mediumchain triglyceride. It doesnï¿½t work that way. Now, lauric acidï¿½sgood for you but itï¿½s dirt cheap. Itï¿½s called eat coconut oil because half of coconutoil is lauric acid. I recommend eating coconut oil as a way to get that one MCT. Thereï¿½s four kinds of MCTs that differentcompanies will try and sell us as real MCT just like coconut oil companies but youï¿½renot getting the purest stuff that weï¿½re using from metabolic activation. Now, thatï¿½splain MCT. Thereï¿½s also problems with just normal commodity MCT that had to do with somethingcalled C17. I wrote about this in the Bulletproof
Diet book. C17 is an odd chain fat thatï¿½smade by less pure processes. If youï¿½ve ever had severe disaster pants after using commodityMCT, thereï¿½s a reason for that. Some of it comes from cosmetic machines. Some of itï¿½simported from China but most of it has the C17 which causes the gastro distress. It happens.You get much less of that from XCT oil. Now, XCT oil is the two shortest lengths.Itï¿½s not all four of the MCTs. Itï¿½s just two of them. Itï¿½s the C8 and the C10. XCToil which we usually call the upgraded MCT oil, that stuff is distilled an extra timemore than normal MCTs that youï¿½d find on the market. Itï¿½s that extra step of distillationand filtering that gets rid of the C17 and