448: The Hidden Root Cause of Most Chronic Disease | Dr. Benjamin Bikman

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Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/drbenjaminbikman448

Benjamin Bikman (IG: @benbikmanphd) earned his Ph.D. in bioenergetics and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders.

Currently, his professional focus as a scientist and professor is to better understand the role of elevated insulin and nutrient metabolism in regulating obesity, diabetes, and dementia.

AKA he’s an expert on the topic of insulin resistance and how it’s at the root of most chronic disease. On today’s show - he teaches us how to fight back.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The primary and secondary causes of insulin resistance
  • Diseases that can arise from insulin resistance
  • Skin tags are a strong sign you have insulin resistance
  • The problem with treating type 2 diabetes as a glucose disease
  • Low-carb diets help improve type 2 diabetes
  • Understanding the personal fat threshold
  • Insulin-spiking foods promote the accumulation of fat cells
  • The process of leaky fats
  • The fat first paradigm
  • The difference between brown fat vs. subcutaneous white fat
  • Brown fat can be stimulated with cold therapy
  • Understanding the differences between visceral fat vs. subcutaneous fat
  • Reduce visceral fat by eliminating fruit juice & sugary sodas
  • How to measure your waist to hip ratio
  • Getting your insulin measured
  • Fasting & controlling carbohydrates
  • Focus on eating proteins and fats
  • The inconvenient truth about animal protein vs. plant protein
  • How Ben goes about breaking his fasts
  • The magic of fermented foods
  • Exercise & insulin
  • Supplements & tips to control insulin

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Dr. Benjamin Bikman - Why We Get Sick (book)

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Related episodes:

Dr. Valter Longo on How to Get All the Health Benefits of Fasting Without the Hunger (#442)

Dr. Will Cole on Intuitive Fasting to Recharge Your Metabolism and Renew Your Health (#393)

Dave Asprey – Fast This Way to Burn Fat and Heal Inflammation (#389)

Gary Taubes – Are Carbs Making You Fat? (#387)

294: Dr. Sara Gottfried – Brain Body Diet, Start To Surrender, Reset With Intermittent Fasting

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