Insulin: Its Crucial Role in Chronic Illness Part Two of Tworosedale adipogenesis 300x300 Insulin:  Its Crucial Role in Chronic Illness – Ron Rosedale.  Part 2 of 2

This is kind of interesting. This is an article in 1925 by the Frenchman Jean Oslem Rilit Savard. He wrote a book called THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE. That’s not this; this is another article.

The article was written in 1825. “It has been clearly shown that it is only because of grains and starches that fatty congestion can occur, as much in a man as in animals. This affect plays a large part in the commerce of fattened beasts for our markets, and it can be deduced as an exact consequence that a more or less rigid abstinence from everything that is starchy or floury will lead to the lessening of weight.” How do we get animals fat quickly? Grain-fed diet. We know we can make them fat very quickly by feeding them carbohydrates. We haven’t figured that out for ourselves yet? So what do we do then? Now, the fat this is manufactured in these animals is very saturated fat; it’s a very poisonous, toxic fat. We eat these animal products then, and this is why the fat is toxic to us. It is because most of the fat that we are eating is a byproduct of carbohydrate metabolism. Fat in itself is not bad; I really want to hammer that home. Fat is not toxic; the fat that we eat in this country is toxic, for the most part. It is artificially manufactured. Greenberg, (that’s this one), is entitled –I don’t know what this is entitled. “Under circumstances of increased fat intake, the size of an individual fat cell increases. Carbohydrates may influence adipogenesis through insulin mediated regulation of fat cell number.”

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dia 0116 300x201 Insulin:  Its Crucial Role in Chronic Illness  – Ron Rosedale.  Part 1 of 2.Insulin: Its Crucial Role in Chronic Illness Ron Rosedale, M. D. 25th Inaugural congress meeting in Chicago.  A medical doctors conference pertaining to new  advancements in medicine.  This is likely the first talk that really discussed the role that Insulin plays in chronic illness.  Part One of Two

SPEAKER UNKNOWN: It is my extreme pleasure to introduce to you, Dr. Ron Rosedale, who will speak on INSULIN AND ITS CRUCIAL ROLE IN CHRONIC ILLNESS. Dr. Rosedale is associated with our President-Elect, Dr. John Wilson, and he will have some things to say that I believe will open our eyes. Thank you.

Dr. Ron Rosedale: Thank you for the privilege of speaking. The reason actually that I am speaking is that John asked me to, after the last AAEM meeting, and a very prominent speaker lectured on merits of a high carbohydrate diet. At the end of the talk, during the question-answer period, John got up, asked a reasonable question, “What about insulin?” The lecturer, who has written multiple books, basically just derided John, and said that he just hadn’t been keeping up the with the literature. This started a little bit of a heated discussion that went back and forth, and John knew of my interest in insulin for a long time.

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Interview by Shelley Schlender, KGNU radio, Boulder, Colorado. 

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Ron Rosedale, M.D.,
“To get the right answers you need to ask the right questions”.

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Ron Rosedale, there are about a thousand ways that a person can look at health research and a thousand details to check.  It’s so confusing. To understand how we work and how our metabolism works, what if we start by figuring out what questions to ask?  

RON ROSEDALE:  - Sorting through confusion—that’s really the way to go. Number one is to ask the right questions. If you don’t ask the right questions, you’re never going to get a useful answer. That’s why, for instance, in my blog on the “safe starch” debate, I posed four questions that really to me summarize what the debate is about, and then I answered them.  People often ask the wrong questions, and so they keep getting answers that create a wild goose chase, or bad information.  Getting the questions right – that’s a major key.

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I heard once again during the Ancestral Health Symposium conference at Harvard that it is important to recognize ones differences.  Actually, what is most important to life, health and disease are not the differences but the similarities.  It brought to mind an essay that I wrote many years ago.

different races Dr. Rosedale The Transcendence of Commonality amongst Individuality

The Transcendence of Commonality amongst Individuality

Essay by Ron Rosedale M.D. November 21, 2005

Throughout the course of human history, biologic individuality has been emphasized. Many times this has been used for one’s own gain as people would like to think that they are better than the next. Often, this is unfortunate as issues of race are raised. However, this actually speaks more to sameness than differences as the similarities of members of the same race are emphasized when compared to others.

It is especially “politically correct” to speak of biologic individuality when one refers to health and nutrition. How often is it heard, “Everybody is different and therefore each requires their own specific individualized recommendations and treatment”? We hear that “no one diet is good for all since everybody is different”.

However, even though this is spoken, and even emphasized, in practice one pays particular attention to similarities, though not realized. Diseases are sorted into particular categories and treated accordingly. It is determined whether one has diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease. In other words, all those “individuals” who have diabetes automatically become similar, and have in common elevated blood sugar, and it is this shared malady of high blood sugar that is treated similarly in all diabetics.

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rhesus monkeys truth rosedale comments1 Impact of caloric restriction on health and survival in rhesus monkeys from the NIA study.  We have received a lot of questions regarding this study pertaining to calorie restriction in rhesus monkeys.   Here are a few quick, off-the-cuff thoughts that I will expand on at a later date.

It should be noted that there was a small reduction in mortality (24% in the control group versus 20% in the CR group in young onset CR initiation). Their results contrasted sharply with life prolonging affects seen in rhesus monkeys at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center trial, where 37% of monkeys in the control group died compared to 13% in the CR (caloric restriction) group at the time of publication a few years ago..

Click on the link below to see the study.

Impact of caloric restriction on health and survival in rhesus monkeys from the NIA study

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the truth arthur schopenhauer dr. Rosedale A Conclusion to the Safe Starch Debate by Answering Four Questions

“All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; and Third, it is accepted as self-evident.” 
— Arthur Schopenhauer

A shorter summary is first, followed by a more complete version with additional comments about Kitavans, thyroid, nature, and more…

Short Summary…

Even in a state of starvation blood glucose is maintained right up until death. What this really shows is that even if you are starving, and eating no carbohydrates, or fat, or protein, there is no such thing as “glucose deficiency”.  The body can easily make what it needs.

Question #1;

Is it better to eat the requisite glucose, or let the body make it?

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choromsomes 300x225 The Tall Tail of TelomeresFor years now, it’s been said that telomeres – the tips of your chromosomes – are the key to cancer and aging. The shorter they are, the worse off you are – so the story goes. But what do we really know about them? Can the length of your telomeres help predict how long you’ll live? Could telomere research unlock a modern fountain of youth? Could humans one day live to be hundreds of years old?

Dr. Ron Rosedale of and The Rosedale Diet is here to answer some of these questions in this special guest post. In it he will introduce you to these little bits of genetic sequences, and provide his expert commentary on the state of telomere science. It will get somewhat technical in parts, but it’s well worth the read.

Thanks to Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple asking me to write this article.

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 New Harvard Study comparing diets.

Ron Rosedale Interviewed by Shelley Schlender of

Ron Rosedale challenges the new Harvard Study, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  He says the study itself has many good points regarding the importance of noting that not all calories are equal, and reducing carbs may be more important than reducing fat.  But in press reports, he’s concerned that the “winning” diet that the Harvard group prefers does not deserve the crown  . . .

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I (Dr. Rosedale) have been talking about this subject matter for over 20 years. It is wonderful that Tony Robbins has recognized this and has taken an interest in the truth of health. I hope you will enjoy and learn from my article that I wrote for Tony as my response to an LA Times article that typifies how frequently medical ‘science’ is falsely interpreted.

The Truth About Weight Loss, Hormones, Prescription Drugs, And Your Health

Anthony Robbins Tony 150x1506 A Closer Look At What Really Is A Disheartening Pattern…Medicine Itself.…as revealed by a recent LA Times article…  Part 1 of 2 For several decades I’ve been calling people’s attention to the fact that diets alone are not the answer to a healthy life. So when the Los Angeles Times recently ran an article “Why Dieters Tend To Regain Weight” on Oct. 26, I read it with interest.

This article covered a recent study about how difficult it is to lose weight, and how pharmaceutical companies continue to work on developing a “magic” pill that they can sell to the growing millions of obese people in the U.S. and around the world. One problem with this approach is what the Times calls the “marginal effectiveness” of the drugs. Something that does truly work is this master cleanse recipe.

Every intelligent human being knows that drugs can and usually do have significant and often dangerous side effects. Science has shown us again and again that getting our nutrients, including healthy fats through the consumption of raw nuts and other foods, let us regulate the naturally occurring hormones in our bodies, and trigger appetite-suppressing hormones, which in turn control our hunger and prevent us from overeating and becoming obese.

After reading the article I reached out to natural hormonal expert Ron Rosedale, M.D., whose work in this area I respect, and asked Dr. Rosedale for his response to the following LA Times article. — Tony Robbins

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‘All Things Leptin (Leptin 101)’ | Dr. Ron Rosedale Come join us and hear all about Leptin live with Dr. Ron and Jimmy Moore. jimmy moore ask the expert Leptin.  Live call in pod cast with Jimmy Moore If you have a question about leptin that you would like for Dr. Rosedale to address, then feel free to send it to the email below, e-mailing your name, question, and put in the subject line “Dr. Ron Rosedale” to You can also ask your question LIVE on my show by calling (712) 432-0900 or Skype the show for FREE by calling the username freeconferencing.7124320900. Whether you call or Skype, be sure to use the access code 848908.

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enjoy life2 Is the term, safe starches an oxymoron?

Ron Rosedale , Sunday, November 20, 2011

What’s the big deal about 100 grams of carbohydrate from starch? That’s 1 and 1/2 large baked potatoes, or 2 cups of cooked rice.  Paul Jaminet, an astrophysicist from Harvard with a strong interest in health and diet, believes that these so-called “safe starches” are healthy, and that if these are not consumed, one might experience what he calls “a glucose deficiency”. I do not.  We have been going back and forth on different blogs debating this.

I believe, quite simply, that all sugars, and foods that convert into sugar, will have a detrimental effect if eaten, and therefore the fewer non-fiber carbohydrates that a person has, the better, and that the difference should be made up by consuming more beneficial fats and oils.  Besides that, our diets are fairly similar in that they are both, compared with a standard diet, higher in fat and lower in carbohydrates.   My view is considered extreme by some, including many in the ‘safe starch’ camp who do not believe that glucose should be looked upon as that detrimental.   I also realize that not eating any foods that can convert into glucose is, from a practical sense, impossible.   I recommend that people have all the vegetables that they want, except for the overly sugary ones such as corn and beets.  This makes our diets that much closer.  Then why is this debate such a big deal?

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Rosedale book cover 206x3003 Protein: The Good, The Bad and The UglyThis is an interview with Shelley Schlender, KGNU radio, Boulder, Colorado. Thank you Shelley for the article, graphics and the interview below. You can learn more about Shelley and her passion for exposing the truth in health at her website,

Ron Rosedale recommends adequate protein and warns that excess protein is bad for health.

He gave this talk at the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) meeting Oct 31, 2006.  They’re medical experts who work to reduce obesity.  As part of the 2006 presentations, the ASBP included a special segment that featured low-carb diets, researchers and scientists who are connected to the Nutrition and Metabolism Society.  Special thanks to Instatapes for recording this presentation.

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Listen to Ron Rosedale speech (40 minutes)

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