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83. How to Fight Chronic Illness at its Source with Dr. Ben Bikman #WellnessWednesdays
Episode 8310th March 2021 • Be Well by Kelly Leveque • Kelly Leveque
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Dr. Ben Bikman is a researcher and professor specializing in metabolic function, insulin resistance, and the drivers of metabolic disorders. He has a PhD in bioenergetics, he did a postdoctoral fellowship with the Duke National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders, and he’s currently exploring the contrasting roles of insulin and ketones as key drivers of metabolic function. Today, we talk about the rise of insulin resistance and the key drivers behind it, which is the hidden epidemic at the root of his book, “Why We Get Sick.”

You will learn about...

  • What insulin is and why it’s produced
  • The healthy ranges of insulin
  • Why leptin is essential for fertility and the cause of PCOS
  • When people become insulin resistant and what happens when you cross that line
  • How your body uses ketones as fuel
  • The role of cholesterol when it comes to insulin resistance


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