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Mastering Blood Sugar

Sep 21, 2018

A decrease in insulin sensitivity and an increase in insulin resistance is often seen in aging and is the main feature of type 2 diabetes, but it doesn’t have to be this way. An attention to diet and exercise can maintain youthful levels of insulin sensitivity.” Those are the words of Dr. Mowll’s guest today — scientist, author, and blogger, P.D. Mangan.


With his scientific background, P.D. writes about health, fitness, and anti-aging through lifting weights, maintaining a paleo diet, and intermittent fasting. He’s written six books on health and fitness, including Muscle Up and Dumping Iron.


In their interview today, Dennis discusses how he uses his background in clinical biochemistry to understand diabetes and how to regulate blood sugar; why he gave up being vegetarian in favor of a low-carb, high fat diet; and how he cured his chronic fatigue. He also talks about why meat and saturated fats have very little — if anything — to do with our current health problems, the big problem with seed oil (most typically called vegetable oil) and what they do to our health, how high iron levels can be dangerous to our health, the importance of calorie restriction, how to slow the aging process, and prevent and reverse chronic disease. He also shares his journey of switching from being a marathon runner to giving up running in favor of resistance and strength training, as well as “vegetarian dark secrets,” and how the main contributors of the diabetes and obesity epidemic are actually plant foods.


Tune in to this week’s episode to hear about this scientist’s secrets to a long, healthy life!


Key Takeaways:

[:58] All about Dr. Mowll’s guest today, P.D. Mangan.

[3:07] Dr. Mowll reads another fantastic 5-star iTunes review. Remember, if you leave a review and Dr. Mowll reads it on the podcast he’ll send you the best of the Diabetes Summit on a flash drive.

[4:42] Dr. Mowll welcomes Dennis (P.D.) Mangan to the podcast.

[5:37] Dennis shares his story of how he became passionate about health.

[9:39] Why meat and saturated fats have very little — if anything — to do with our current health problems, and why plant foods are actually a main contributor to our current health problems.

[18:18] Dennis further explains the main problem with seed oils and how they affect our body.

[22:51] Dennis speaks on the demonization of meat and saturated fats.

[25:53] Where to find Dennis and his blog online.

[26:03] Dennis summarizes his key points from his book, Dumping Iron.

[33:29] If someone’s ferritin level is high, what can they do about it?

[36:20] Should you exercise some caution around consuming red meat or iron supplements if you already have high amounts of iron in your blood?

[38:51] Dennis’s thoughts on a calorie restricted or fasting mimicking diet.

[46:57] Where to find Dennis, his books, and great twitter feed online.

[48:10] What concept, quote, or idea encapsulates Dennis’s work? What would he like to be remembered by?

[49:17] If Dennis had a close friend or family member that was newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, what advice would he give them if he only had 2 minutes?

[50:53] If Dennis was sitting around with the leaders of the world to solve the diabetes epidemic, what would be his advice?

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Mentioned in this Episode:

Muscle Up: How Strength Training Beats Obesity, Cancer, and Heart Disease, and Why Everyone Should Do It, by P.D. Mangan

Dumping Iron: How to Ditch This Secret Killer and Reclaim Your Health, by P.D. Mangan

P.D. Mangans Twitter: @Mangan150

Rogue Health and Fitness (P.D. Mangan’s Website)

P.D. Mangans Article on Cardiovascular Health

The Rotterdam Study

Fasting Mimicking Diet

Stop the Clock: The Optimal Anti-Aging Strategy, by P.D. Mangan

P.D. Mangans Amazon Book Page


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