Unlike the brain, the inner ear has no energy reserves and its metabolism is dependent on the oxygen supply and sugar from the blood. There is potential for trouble in the inner ears, if glucose metabolism is altered. 84 to 92% of tinnitus sufferers have hyperinsulinemia, an elevation of insulin in the bloodstream. Insulin Resistance is the cause of hyperinsulinemia, and is characterized by the reduction of biological response to insulin at the cellular level.
Hyperinsulinemia can be determined with three standard tests. All three involve the patient drinking 100mg of pure glucose/water solution, after which the blood insulin must be monitored for a certain period of time. Fasting insulinemia is the first test, next is a 2 hour test and finally a 5 hour test measuring insulin levels every hour and averaging it. Test number 1 has depicted only 10% accuracy, while test number 2 has 89%, and number 3 has 99% accuracy for diagnosing the disorder.
Like Type II Diabetes, hyperinsulinemia can be controlled with proper diet and exercise. Researchers were led to run clinical trials to determine if dietary control of hyperinsulinemia has any effect on tinnitus. In this study, tinnitus patients who were also hyperinsulinemia sufferers were put on a diet designed to bring insulin levels back to normal. Patients were on this diet for a minimum of two years, during which they were asked to eat every three hours, in order to prevent hypoglycemia. They were also asked to avoid simple carbohydrates, refined sugar, and fatty foods, and consume no more than two cups of coffee daily. Alcohol intake was limited, and four to six glasses of water consumption was encouraged. The improvement was remarkable amongst these patients. Most showed improvement in their tinnitus condition partially or completely.
Low glycemic diets and other products help produce insulin resistance and propensity to Type II Diabetes. Poor diet and normal aging deprive cells of insulin sensitivity. Due to this, some people’s pancreas produce too much insulin to force serum into cells. One unit of insulin may be needed to help 10 mg of glucose go into a cell group. Too much insulin production is a contributing factor in causing many degenerative disorders, including but not limited to heart disease and cancer.
The earliest and the most noticeable effect of too much insulin production is weight gain. Insulin prevents the release of fat by driving it into the cells, causing people to feel chronically hungry. Of course, this in turn causes excess body fat to accumulate. The hunger accompanies overeating, which then causes more insulin to be secreted. Therefore, the vicious cycle continues.
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