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.
Also mentioned in this episode:
- HLTH Code Meal Replacement Shake – https://gethlth.com/
- Levels Continuous Glucose Monitor – https://www.levelshealth.com/
- Episode #94 with Alisa Vitti: Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage by Harnessing the Power of Your Infradian Rhythm – https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/02/20/bb-ep94/
- Episode #133 with Dr. Stephanie Estima – How to Use Your Menstrual Cycle to Supercharge Your Diet, Reclaim Your Energy, and Honor Your Unique Biology – https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/07/06/bb-ep133/
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