Episode 154

The Mind-Blowing Science of Fat-Burning and Insulin Resistance

With Dr. Benjamin Bikman

Around the world, we struggle with diseases that were once considered rare. Cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes affect millions each year. Many people are also struggling with hypertension, weight gain, fatty liver, dementia, low testosterone, menstrual irregularities and infertility, and more. We treat the symptoms, not realizing that all of these diseases and disorders have something in common. Each of them is caused or made worse by a condition known as insulin resistance. Over half of all adults in the United States are insulin resistant, with most other countries either worse or not far behind. 

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, I talk to Dr. Benjamin Bikman about why insulin resistance has become so prevalent and why it matters. We discuss what makes us insulin resistant in the first place, and the evidence linking many major diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease, to it. We also talk about how to reverse and prevent insulin resistance through specific diet and lifestyle modifications. 

 

For more on Dr. Bikman you can follow him on Instagram @BenBikmanPhD, on Facebook @BenjaminBikmanPhD, on Twitter @BenBikmanPhD, and through his websites http://bikmanlab.byu.edu/ and https://www.insuliniq.com/. You can find his book, Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease―and How to Fight It, right here.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. Fat cells and the role they play in the body
    (3:01)
  2. The recipe for weight loss
    (12:23)
  3. The role of insulin in our bodies
    (18:05)
  4. How to know if you are insulin resistant
    (45:22)
  5. Lab testing for insulin resistance
    (50:09 )
  6. The role cholesterol plays in insulin resistance 
    (52:40)
  7. 4 steps to improve insulin resistance 
    (1:01:57)
  8. Why movement is so important when it comes to insulin resistance
    (1:11:57 )
  9. The power of wearing a continuous glucose monitor
    (1:13:49)
  10. Where to learn more about Dr. Bikman
    (1:18:21)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. Benjamin Bikman

Dr. Benjamin Bikman is a renowned metabolic research scientist, and a popular speaker on human metabolism and nutrition. Backed by years of research, Dr. Bikman’s mission is to help the world appreciate the prevalence and relevance of insulin resistance. He is the author of the newly released book, Why We Get Sick, which offers a thought-provoking yet real solution to insulin resistance and how to reverse pre-diabetes, improve brain function, shed fat, and prevent diabetes. Dr. Bikman has a Doctor of Philosophy in Bioenergetics from East Carolina University, a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology, and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University.

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