Part 95 - Dr. Ben Bikman on The Root Cause of Chronic Disease and What to Do About It

08.05.2020 - By Peak Human - Unbiased Nutrition Info for Optimum Health, Fitness & Living

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Hello everyone! Welcome back. Today we have everyone’s favorite Dr. Ben Bikman for another engaging discussion. My name is Brian Sanders and I’m creating the Food Lies film which we’re actively working on daily. I’ve been doing social media, youtube videos, and podcasts over the last 3 years as we’ve produced the film. I’m on a mission to spread health knowledge since I lost both of my parents about 6 years ago. Now I’ll act like I’m giving a presentation at a scientific conference and give my disclosures - I take no money from any company, organization, or industry. I support myself with my business partner Dr. Gary treating patients with diet and lifestyle and getting them off of medications with the Sapien Program. Also with my company I started after finding out the true health of animal foods that are grass fed and finished, organic, ethically and sustainably raised. We sell grass fed and finished meat from our farm in Texas to the 48 contiguous US states. That’s at With the Peak Human patreon where people throw in a few bucks to support the content production and keep me from taking on advertisers. And the Sapien Tribe where members get extra content, materials, and interaction with myself, health Coach Becker, and Dr. Gary. THe program and Tribe can be found at And also with Grass Fed nose to tail products that we’ll be releasing soon. Follow Food Lies on social media or join our newsletter on to get notified when these amazing whole food products go live. You can also follow on instagram. We’re even doing grass fed beef tallow all natural body care products. I’m excited to announce all of these soon! So instead of taking a dime from any product or advertiser or worse, I’ve developed my own products I am creating in small batches with the highest quality ingredients. Products that I believe in and across the board benefit people’s life and health. If you choose to buy these, then great. If not, that’s completely ok and I hope you’ll find local farmers and artisans to purchase quality goods from. About this episode today. Ben Bikman has a Ph.D in Bioenergetics and a Masters in Exercise Physiology. He is currently an Associate Professor of Physiology and Developmental Biology at BYU. His lab research (Laboratory of Obesity and Metabolism) focuses on what molecular mechanisms mediate and cause metabolic disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and dementia. He is especially well versed in how insulin and ketones work as key drivers of metabolic function. He regularly publishes his research in peer-review journals and presents at international science meetings.  His new book is called Why We Get Sick and I’d recommend it to everyone. It gets at the root of almost all modern chronic disease - insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia. We talk today about this at great length. He can speak on so many other things as well, which he did in the my first episode with him Peak Human #57. I highly recommend people going back and starting with that one, it’s one of the most popular episodes of all time. While you’re at it you might as well listen to all the other episodes starting from the beginning. This is how people are changing their life just by walking around listening to free info I’ve carefully curated. Anyway, please enjoy this episode with Dr. Ben Bikman and join the Spaien Tribe at to get the exclusive bonus part of this episode where we discuss the ultimate longevity diet. So happy to get the great Doc Bikman to weigh in on this.   BUY THE MEAT! Support me on Patreon:  Food Lies film:   SHOW NOTES [13:40] Overlooking insulin resistance and only looking at glucose.  [20:50] Why glucose shouldn’t be the main clinical marker. [24:25] Conditions and chronic diseases related to insulin resistance. [28:00] Why modern medicine focuses on glucose more than insulin. [34:00] What insulin does and how it develops into hyperinsulinemia and eventually insulin resistance. [39:50] Personal fat threshold. [47:20] The benefits of fermenting carbohydrates. [51:10] Why women tend to live longer than men. [58:40] A calorie is not a calorie. [1:05:45] Body set point. [1:12:25] The best protein source for humans is undoubtedly animal protein. [1:18:40] His thoughts on veganism. [1:22:10] Four lifestyle changes that you can implement to help control insulin resistance.   BUY THE MEAT! Support me on Patreon:  Food Lies film:   Follow along:  

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