Feb. 7, 2023

How to Reverse Insulin Resistance with Shana Hussin

Many people view bloating, inflammation and energy plunges as an expected part of growing older. While it’s true that health issues without clear causes become more common as we age, that doesn’t mean they should be ignored because we think they’re “normal.” When we finally commit to taking medical action, we rarely get the answers we need from conventional doctors. The arduous process can leave us with extra expenses and no real solutions.

Shana Hussin, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Owner of SMH Nutrition and Wellness, discusses a health issue many doctors don’t even know to test for: fasting insulin. According to Shana, 80% of the adult population in the United States is experiencing this problem but many people don’t even know it. With over 20 years of experience in the nutrition field, Shana is on a mission to reverse chronic illness and insulin resistance, both of which sit at the crux of stubborn weight and lifestyle issues.

Shana talks to Jen about the spectrum and symptoms of insulin resistance and the best strategies to approach healing, weight loss, and inflammation. 

Key Takeaways

  • [01:51] - Introduction to Shana's career trajectory.
  • [04:00] - Why the standard dietetics curriculum might not bring desired results.
  • [05:05] - Why Shana continues to use her RDN credential.
  • [09:10] - What led Shana to look beyond conventional medicine.
  • [12:22] - What is insulin resistance?
  • [13:05] - What insulin does.
  • [14:58] - The spectrum of insulin resistance.
  • [19:42] - How Shana helps people who have insulin resistance.
  • [21:52] - How to find Shana’s courses.


[11:25] - “This has all got to be related. There’s got to be a better way to approach healing, weight loss, and inflammation.” ~  Shana Hussin

[15:07] - “Very high chronic insulin resistance at its worst is a really tough case of type 2 diabetes, but 80% of our adult population here in the United States in westernized culture is insulin resistant.” ~ Shana Hussin

[16:15] - “Not many conventional doctors or practitioners know that they should test for fasting insulin. And even if they run the test, they don't know how to interpret it. They don’t know that insulin resistance is the cause of most obesity type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and fatty liver. They treat with medication.” ~ Shana Hussin


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