NO Was My Answer to Prayer

I was kneeling in prayer by my chair in my office because of a degree of angina that was bothering me.  I was asking the Lord what to do about the problem.  After finishing my prayer and while still kneeling, I looked to the left of my chair on the floor was an open box, and in the box was a book entitled The Nitric Oxide (NO) Solution, by Nathan S. Bryan and Janet Zand with Bill Gottlieb.  NO was my answer!!!!!

Direct Answer to Prayer

Included in the box were some test strips to measure my NO level using my saliva.  I was low.  There was also in the box some neo-40 for boosting my NO level.  After following the recommendations in the book and boosting my NO level with neo-40, my NO level was optimum after only a week, and my angina is gone!!!!!  THANK YOU, LORD, for that direct answer to my prayer.

Heart Attack, Stress and NO the Answer

I had a heart attack on 1 August 2016 due to stress – requiring quadruple bypass open-heart surgery.  I recovered remarkably well, and have been doing various things to deal with the stress in my life.  But this angina keeps popping up from time to time.  It has never been severe since I had my heart surgery.  I desire to be an effective servant for the Lord, and so I wanted to deal with it, and I believe NO was the answer!

I use Dr. Khalsa’s relaxation exercise for lowering my blood pressure, to deal with stress, and it helps with NO production as well.

The typical American diet is far from optimum for having the needed Nitric Oxide for optimum health, and this may explain one of the fundamental reasons why Americans die from chronic diseases and not from old age.  Only about 1 % of the populace die of old age.

Nitric Oxide Benefits

Here are some highlights from the book The Nitric Oxide (NO) Solution that were helpful for me. You may benefit as well.  Nitric Oxide (NO) is manufactured in the endothelium lining of the circulatory system.  The endothelium is only one cell thick, but its coverage is wherever the blood flows — making it the largest organ in the body with an area the size of a soccer field!  When we have enough NO, then it signals the muscles to increase blood flow as needed wherever the body signals it to do so.

If we don’t have enough NO, then the probability of essentially any of the chronic diseases increases.  The chronic diseases they list in the book that an optimum level of nitric oxide helps to avoid are far-reaching: cardiovascular, stroke, hypertension, arthritis, asthma, cancer, bladder problems, breathlessness, dementia, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, eye including glaucoma, infections, insomnia, kidney, osteoporosis, and the list goes on.

Nitric Oxide also regulates insulin signaling and secretion.  So, if there is not enough NO, then the disease “insulin resistance” is a result.  The book I found in answer to prayer was written in 2010, so, it predates a lot of the work of Dr. Benjamin Bikman and colleagues on the great importance of insulin balance in the body.  Dr. Bikman shares in his book, Why We Get Sick, that an estimated 80 % of adult Americans have this disease, and he also shares how to overcome it.  So, NO is a partial answer to this disease as well!

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Deep State Plan to Take Away Our Liberty

Because of the many things currently going on with the seditious activities of the New World Order (NWO), I have made major additions to Chapter 16 of my book It’s About Time.  The chapter title now queries, Is the New World Order Taking Over the Globe?   My wife calls it the New World Odor.  Perhaps it stinks to high heaven; but more appropriately, it stinks all the way to hell.   Pray for them and for us that we will all repent and come to the Fountain of Living Waters, Jesus the Christ.  The “Deep State” folks are actively preparing to take away our liberty given to us by God.  We critically need to know what they are doing now, and then take action to counter their devilish ways.

I have been working for over a year on the fourth edition of the book, and because of the great importance of the material in this Chapter to our current situation, we have chosen to put up a draft of this significantly revised chapter on our website. (Download Here) My desire is to help you know what I have learned and what you may not know that will be most helpful for you.  Then, armed with this critical information, as you feel appropriate, take action to help others be informed that we may all join together in the cause of TRUTH and exposing the NWO’s selfish, seditious-deceitful and devilish ways.

Forewarned By God’s Word

Transparency to the seditious acts of the NWO helps the true disciples of Christ to take countermeasures, to be awake, and to enlighten others.  The prophets have seen our day and they are very clear; we live in the most exciting time in the history of the earth when all things will be revealed, but it is also a very dangerous time.
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Two Sets of Gold Plates and God’s Witnesses

If we have eyes to see and hearts to feel and minds to understand, God gives us opportunities to know the validity of His work in every direction we turn.  The two sets of Gold Plates and His two sets of witnesses thereto are a case in point, as you will see.

What Ever Happened to the Golden Plates?

I learned from the scholar, Jonathan Neville, there were two sets of gold plates for the Book of Mormon.  He has written an amazing and most useful book regarding “Whatever Happened to the Golden Plates?” With his useful lawyer skills and intelligent thoroughness, his new book, “A Man That Can Translate” is brilliant. Both books have been great resource books for my research. Jonathan is a great friend and helped me with one of my blog articles Book of Mormon Miracles,  documenting the miraculous time-lines in bringing forth the Book of Mormon.  The miracles associated with the printing of the Book of Mormon are amazing as well.

“Large Plates” and “Small Plates”

You will see why I call the two sets fo Gold Plates the “large plates” and the “small plates,” for logical and actual reasons.  As we look at the new information available from Jonathan and other sources, it helps us clarify the history of really what happened in the Book of Mormon translation process.  We will see how the Lord brought into play His Divine Law of Witnesses (2 Corinthians 13:1) to give us maximum validity of this incredible Book of Mormon that has so blessed the world so greatly.

Notice, in your current Book of Mormon the “Title Page” has two paragraphs: Paragraph 1 states. “…it is an abridgment of the record of the people of Nephi…”; and Paragraph 2 states. “An abridgement taken from the Book of Ether, which is a record of the people of Jared.”  So, the “Title Page” is not a description of the “small plates, which were not an abridgment.  They were translated last even though they are first in the Book of Mormon.  Let us add a little bit of geography to help clarify the historicity and some important points regarding the Law of Witnesses.
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The Ideal Society: Zion

The Prophet Joseph Smith taught, “We ought to have the building up of Zion as our greatest object.” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith [2007], 186)
And blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at that day, for they shall have the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost; and if they endure unto the end they shall be lifted up at the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the Lamb; and whoso shall publish peace, yea, tidings of great joy, how beautiful upon the mountains shall they be. (1 Nephi 13:37)

Our dear friend, Chauncey C. Riddle, did a guest blog article for us on how to be a Zion people.  His wisdom and experience as 19 years a sealer in the Provo, UT, Temple and 40 years of teaching philosophy make this article extremely useful in our quest to help the Lord, who will bring about Zion!  It will happen, and we can be part of it!

Preceding Zion

The Lord through the Prophet Zenos proclaimed in his momentous allegory, anticipating the coming forth of Zion: “For behold, this is the last time that I shall nourish my vineyard; for the end is nigh at hand, and the season speedily cometh; and if ye labor with your might with me ye shall have joy in the fruit which I shall lay up unto myself…” (Jacob 5:71)  Let us have joy with the Lord in this great effort and help ourselves and as many as will to repent, to come unto Christ, and to be part of this IDEAL SOCIETY.

The Lord says in, JS Luke 21:25 “In the generation in which the times of the Gentiles shall be fulfilled, there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars.”  In 2017, the Lord gave us signs in the sun, moon, and stars.  Beginning with a Total Solar Eclipse (21 August 2017), the Lord had it cross over this Promised Land of America and specifically passed over seven cities by the name of Salem and the place of the New Jerusalem.  Salem means peace in Hebrew, and seven is the number of completion or perfection in the Lord’s arithmetic.  In other words, If America would repent, she could have the Lord’s peace to settle over the land.
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Do We Have New End-Time Scriptures?

What does the Bible say? “And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed…” (Isa. 29:11) That is a profound statement, “the vision of all!”  In other words, God has records from the beginning to the end – including the “End-Time.”

The Apostle John speaking of the End-Times saw “…another angel… having the everlasting gospel to preach… to every nation.” (Rev. 14:6-7)  If the Bible already had the “everlasting gospel,” why would the Lord tell John that?  The Apostle Peter promised a “restitution of all things” before the Lord’s Second Coming. (Acts 3:19-21)  The Apostle Paul prophesies for our day, “That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ…” (Eph. 1:10)

Joseph Smith translated the unsealed portion of the Book of Mormon, which the world received in 1830.  In it the Lord says regarding the sealed portion, we will not have it “until I shall see fit in mine own wisdom to reveal all things unto the children of men.” (2 Nephi 27:22)

SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS

In the year 2017, we saw signs in the heavens that the Lord is preparing to bring forth His ideal society (ZION – the pure in heart).  Will the sealed portion of the Lord’s scriptures help in this great process of preparing a people for that great day?  We know Christ is, “the way, and the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6)  If we are not Christ-centered, then it doesn’t matter where else we are centered.  We cannot be part of that ideal society if Babylon is our god.

HOW TO NOT BE DECEIVED

JS-Matthew 37, “And whosoever treasureth up my word, shall not be deceived for the Son of Man shall come, and he shall send his angels before him with the great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together the remainder of his elect from the four winds, from one of heaven to the other.” (bold highlight is mine)  Christ is the WORD, and His words are truth, and He uses witnesses.  This promise of how to “not be deceived” is repeated twice in the JS translation of the New Testament.  It is so important that we become very familiar with the scriptures, especially Isaiah, as Jesus commanded in Third Nephi 23:1-3, and ask the Lord for guidance, because Isaiah is prophesying of our day.

IN THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES

The Lord said, “…in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.” (Matt. 18:16)  When the Book of Mormon was brought forth the Lord called for witnesses, whose testimonies are shared to go forth with the book.  The title page declares to the world that the book is for, “the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that JESUS is the CHRIST…”  Three of the witnesses saw the gold plates shown them by the Angel Moroni and heard the voice of God declaring the plates, “have been translated by the gift and power of God.”  Eight other witnesses saw and handled the plates.

NEW INSIGHTS TO CONSIDER

Along with enjoying the messages of the April 2021 General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I was also introduced to an apparent translation of part of the sealed portion of the Book of Mormon.  I  suggest you to apply the principles shared above and to consider this Second Invitation. This information is available as a 156 page PDF file, which can be downloaded for your consideration. Is it a fulfillment of prophecy?  I am reading it now and would love your feedback.

It appears to be written to prepare a Zion people from other ancient writings of Moses, Enoch, Mormon, Moroni, Zenos, and the Three Nephites.  I am examining it against God’s word, and suggest you do the same so that we are not deceived.

This information is so exciting if this truly is a fulfillment of prophecy in preparation for the Lord’s coming.  It uses the Adamic phrases, I have shared previously on this site,  of which there are 1,800 such phrases in our current scriptures proving God’s word.

The translation was done with seer stones by Mauricio Berger from part of the sealed portion of the gold plates of Mormon into Portuguese and into English, yet Mauricio doesn’t speak English.  He describes Moroni giving him the plates and similar to the Book of Mormon, there were three special witnesses along with eight witnesses of these transcendent events.

John Pratt, who is considered to be probably the best Hebrew, Enoch calendar expert in the world, and who is a friend I know, has also been shown the gold plates.  John determined the date of the First Vision of the Prophet Joseph Smith from Enoch’s writings and calendar, when the Father and the Son visited him on the 26th of March 1820 to open the Dispensation of the Gospel for the Fullness of Times.

We live in interesting times and much is being revealed.  Are we ready?  Let us look to God and live (Alma 37:47) and treasure up His WORD that we are not deceived.

David W. Allan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equation of Time or the Analemma

The EQUATION OF TIME is part of our mortal journey as the earth goes around the sun.  Then we read the prophecy that “time no longer.” (Rev. 10:6), as we approach the Second Coming of our Lord.  WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?  Our trip around the sun is called the analemma, which is generally a little-known scientific wonder. Here I give a simple, brief understanding of this heavenly phenomenon and its relationship with the Coming of our Lord. In the goodness of God, the earth is at a 23 ½ degree tilt angle, which provides our seasons.  If that tilt angle were zero, life could not exist on earth, as we know it.  All things testify of Him.  That tilt angle and the elliptical orbit of the earth around the sun gives us the EQUATION OF TIME, or the analemma: Analemma – Wikipedia.  In other words, if you had a perfect clock and measured the sun’s position every 24 hours, you would see the overhead sun map out a path over the course of the year, as shown in the figure below.  For example, on 20 March 2021 at 0937 UTC (3:37 a.m. MST) the earth’s spin axis is exactly at right angles to the line going from the earth to the sun – the Vernal Equinox.  We welcome Spring on that day, if you are in the northern hemisphere, and autumn if you are in the southern hemisphere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is fascinating that as we are close to the Second Coming of our Lord not many years hence, we will move from the EQUATION OF TIME to the Lord’s TIME. The sun will no longer be our light, but He will be our light as the earth moves into the Millennial Epoch. Christ will reign for a thousand years as King of kings and Lord of lords to prepare the earth to be celestialized. He presents the earth, as well as those who are true and faithful, to the Father – beautifully and profoundly explained in the Allegory of Zenos: Who Are The Gentiles? Message From An Ancient Prophet | It’s About Time (itsabouttimebook.com)

I find it fascinating that the allegory goes all the way to the end of the millennium with the Lord’s promise for our day, “if ye labor with your might with me ye shall have joy in the fruit which I shall lay up…” (Jacob 5:71)

David W. Allan

Herbal Remedies and Priesthood Blessings

In the days ahead, I believe having a strong immunity is very important and trusting in the Lord to be imperative.  In His infinite capacity to do so, He lovingly blesses our lives according to that which will best be for our eternal good.  Here I share some personal experiences of herbal remedies and priesthood blessings that have been monumental for me in my mortal journey.  But this I know, His blessings cover body, mind, and soul – respecting our agency (free choice).  Life’s challenges are for our growth.  He never said it would be easy, and He will force no man to heaven; if He were to do so, it would not be heaven.”

Arrhythmia Problem

On January 1st, 1999, I was inadvertently poisoned while we were on our mission in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa.  It caused a significant heart arrhythmia problem.  When I got home the following March and had a physical exam, the doctor said, “This is life-threatening.  You have two choices: you can be operated on or be on medication for the rest of your life.”  I said, “I like the third choice.” To get a priesthood blessing and look at naturopathic and herbal opportunities.  I found several herbs and specifically Hawthorne Berry Juice.  Interestingly, and we have a lot of Hawthorne trees in our county.  After about three months the arrhythmia was gone. THANK YOU, LORD!
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David W. Allan’s Diet and Exercise Habits

Because of the significant benefits, I have derived from what I have recently learned from Dr. Benjamin Bikman and for those desiring to know the change in my diet, as well as my eating habits and exercise routines, given what I learned from him and others over the years, I share highlights here for those interested.  I highly recommend Dr. Bikman’s book, Why We Get Sick. (WWGS)  At age 84, I think Dr. Bikman helped me find my “get younger” pill!

Insulin Resistance

I learned from Dr. Bikman that the most common health malady in the world is “insulin resistance,” yet most don’t know they have it.  Indications are that about 80% of US adults have it.  The main cause of the “insulin resistance” disease is continuous carbs throughout the day, which is the typical American diet.  The seriousness of this disease is when we realize that it exacerbates most of the chronic diseases of which most people die.  In other words, if they were cured of insulin resistance, then it would significantly reduce the probability of them dying from a chronic disease.  Dr. Bikman profoundly shares that “the key to a long-lean life is to keep insulin under control.”

Carb Meal

I focus on having one carb meal a day; the rest are controlled proteins and healthy fats.  The best choice is to have your carb meal be dinner and eat your proteins before the carbs, as the body better processes the carbs that way.  I enjoy my carbs, and I enjoy eating the IDEAL MEAL. Savor the fancy carb deserts for the weekend.
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Losing Weight and Getting Healthier

Better than the ketogenic diet, Professor Benjamin Bikman (BYU) has pioneered a major break-through in health and healthy weight loss.  His work is internationally famous and is best described in his book, Why We Get Sick, (WWGS) available on Amazon with 887 mostly five-star reviews.  Up to chapter 3 are available on Kindle, as well.  And I have a blog article that summarizes his pioneering work: Be kind to your Pancreas or Die.  As he profoundly shares, “the key to a long-lean life is to keep insulin under control.”  The medical community is just learning about his work.  I find his diet and exercise counsel have been easy and enjoyable to implement.  At age 84, I have been looking for the “get the younger pill,” and I have found it in his counsel, for which I am most grateful.  I enjoy eating and love my carbs — properly distributed in my daily diet and exercise.

He shows that there is a relatively unknown disease called “insulin resistance.”  Quoting from his book, “In fact, insulin resistance is the most common health disorder world-wide, and it affects more people — adults and children — each year than any other.”   “A recent study hints that up to 85% of all US adults may have it.”  And it increases the seriousness of most chronic diseases and in some cases causes the disease.

In the US in 2020, six times more people died of chronic diseases than from COVID-19.  In other words, this relatively unknown disease is more lethal than COVID-19.  But the most interesting thing is that both this relatively unknown disease and COVID-19 are curable in natural ways.  His simple suggested diet is, “Low carb; controlled proteins, and good fats,” to both deal with this disease and to lose weight naturally.  When you are in insulin balance, the body also uses fats as the body’s energy source.

Insulin Resistance

In the blog article, I share his questions so that you can self-diagnose whether you have the disease or not.  I have benefited greatly from what I have learned from Dr. Bikman, and here I share a summary of what I have learned for your benefit should you desire to lose weight and get healthier.  The wonderful thing about his counsel and guidance is that it is neither hard to do and still allows you to enjoy wonderful foods.
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Be kind to your Pancreas or Die

The Pancreas is a critical gland that is rarely discussed, but its health or sickness determine yours to an amazing degree.  It is located just behind and below the stomach.  It is essential in the digestion of food, and the proper processing of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats for use by your body along with a thousand other functions.  It is an amazing gland.  And as Dr. Benjamin Bikman points out, by taking care of your pancreas, you are taking care of every cell in your body, as it services them all.

“Insulin Resistance” is a not well-known, but serious health disorder of the pancreas.  Surprisingly, 85 % of the adults in the US may have it.  Because my family genetics have a tendency for hypertension, and one of the symptoms of insulin resistance is high blood pressure, I was particularly interested in learning more. Thus, I would like to share some research on the pancreas that could save your life, or at least prolong your life and this research has helped me tremendously.

What we Eat and How it is Processed by the  Pancreas

Every time you eat carbohydrates, your blood sugar rises which causes the pancreas to release a surge of insulin, to process the glucose generated.  If you eat proteins, the insulin release is a lot less.   If you ingest healthy fats, your insulin doesn’t surge at all, and you have stored it for energy use later.  I have learned that good fats are very good for you!  The more you study the digestion process, you see it is a marvelous process and gives evidence of Intelligent Design.

So, as we continuously eat carbohydrates throughout the day , we create a big problem causing “Insulin Resistance.”  I will explain, thanks to the work of Dr. Bikman:

Insulin Resistance is the Most Common Health Disorder

Professor Benjamin Bikman has shown in his game-changing research at BYU that too much insulin in the blood, which is called “insulin resistance” plays a major role in all chronic diseases.  In other words, all chronic diseases are made worse by having this health disorder.  You can see why I had the title be: “Be Kind to Your Pancreas, or you will Die!”  I need to point out that by following Dr. Bikman’s guidelines in his book, Why We Get Sick, (WWGS) you are really being kind to every cell in your body along with the pancreas.

Bikman shares that, “insulin resistance is the most common health disorder world-wide, and it affects more people – adults and children – each year than any other.”  As mentioned above, “85 % of all US adults may have it.” (p, xv WWGS)

How Do I Know I Am “Insulin Resistant?

In his book,  He asks,  “How do I know if I have it?”  To get a sense of your own risk level, answer these questions: (p. xviii WWGS)
·        Do you have more fat around your belly than you’d like?
·        Do you have high blood pressure?
·        Do you have a family history of heart disease?
·        Do you have high levels of blood triglycerides?
·        Do you retain water easily?
·        Do you have patches of darker-colored skin or little bumps of skin (“skin tags”) at your neck, armpits, or other areas?
·        Do you have a family member with insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes?
·        Do you have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS, for women) or erectile dysfunction (for men)?

He then points out that, “If you answered “yes” to one question, you likely have insulin resistance.  If you answered “yes” to any two questions (or more), you most certainly have insulin resistance.

Insulin Resistance Is On the Rise

A paradigm shift is needed to understand why “insulin resistance” is so common, on the increase, and why it is so important to understand.  He gave an excellent talk at BYU explaining “insulin resistance.”  The Plagues of Prosperity | Benjamin Bikman – BYU Speeches.  In other words, from the title of his talk, our abundant lifestyles have led to this disease being so common and being on the increase.  As he says, it is a subtle and a most serious health disorder, and most don’t know they have it.

I am still learning from Bikman and others. And I highly recommend you read his book, but for those of you who may not have that opportunity, I will do my best to give you an explanation.

What Is Insulin Resistance?

The opposite of resistance is conductance.  In terms of “insulin resistance,” we can take the opposite point of view and call it insulin conductance – how well the cells are receiving insulin’s most important functions.  So insulin conductance is the opposite of the disease; it is moving toward health.  The great thing about Professor Bikman’s work is that he has found the great significance of the problem and also gives the solution.  How to move toward conductance.

So, insulin conductance translates to our cell’s sensitivity to insulin – how well the cells in our body are receiving insulin’s most important functions.  Amazingly, insulin services all the cells in our body with a thousand different functions.  It is both a hormone and a protein.  In a healthy person, the cells happily receive the services of this hormone.  As Bikman says, “Insulin regulates how a cell uses energy, changes its size, influences the production of other hormones, and even determines whether cells live or die.” (p 5 WWGS)

Why We Get Sick

As Dr. Jason Fung shares in the Foreword of Bikman’s book, “Why We Get Sick connects the dots between insulin resistance and problems of the head, blood vessels, internal organs, and more, to create a startling picture of why chronic conditions are on the rise and what we can do about it.”

I have improved my eating and exercise habits to take advantage of what I call the Bikman approach to a healthy lifestyle.  Because, hypertension runs in my family, taking what I learned from Dr. Bikman, in four days my blood pressure went from 159/99 down to 128/80; you can imagine how happy that made me, as I have been fighting this problem and its issues for many years.  My resting heart rate dropped as well from 65 bpm to 56 bpm.  I have always exercised, so I typically have a healthy heart rate.

Some of the simplified suggestions to go to insulin conductance, where you make the cells of your body happy by giving them a rest as they need it, he suggests for your diet: “Low carb; control proteins, and eat good fats.”   Our son, Nathan, who told me about Bikman’s book, has a good suggestion.  Have the carbs you like in one meal a day, and enjoy proteins and healthy fats for your other meals.  Nate, also suggest enjoy your sweet treats on the weekend with family and friends.  I enjoy my carbs!

Bikman has a whole chapter on the importance of exercise.  In America, the insulin resistance health problem is driven in large measure by our continual diet of high carbohydrates.  Most Americans are addicted to sweets.  Sugar is in most processed foods, and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is found in almost all soft drinks as well as in a number of processed foods.

As Michael Pollan shares in his book,  Omnivore’s Dilemma, the liver doesn’t know what to do with HFCS and turns it into fat.  HFCS dulls the satiated sense.  This may be one of the main drivers for the obesity epidemic since most soft drinks use HFCS as a sweetener.  My wife and I avoid it like a plague when we are shopping.  HFCS is FDA-approved, but is a slow poison.  Sugar is a slow poison as well and contributes in a major way to the insulin resistance problem.

When constantly digesting foods such as sugary drinks, such as soda, juices, sports drinks, processed foods, and baked some goods, your blood sugars soar, your insulin spikes to counterbalance heavy blood sugars.   Any carbohydrates, like white rice, bread, and pasta can also cause insulin spikes.  Hence, the all too common disease “Insulin Resistance” from the improper diet and lack of exercise decisions in our prosperity!

Basically, all carbs get turned into glucose in our digestive process to provide the fuel our body needs, and insulin helps us use it in the right way when we are in a healthy insulin conduction mode (homeostasis).  Bikman shares in the several chapters of his groundbreaking book, Why We Get Sick, how different parts of the body become insulin resistant and how this major health problem ties to all of our major chronic diseases.  Then he shares what can be done about it.

An example is type 2 diabetes.  The medical community and those who have this disease typically measure the blood sugar with a glucometer or in a blood test.  If it is too high, they bring it down by injecting insulin.  What Bikman’s findings show is that injecting insulin is like “giving another glass of wine to an alcoholic.” Administering that moves them toward death, not life and many of the medical community have not learned this yet.

What is the Solution to This Problem?

Bikman’s insights show that the type 2 diabetes epidemic could be turned around and stopped by some straightforward lifestyle changes.  And his solution applies to a large degree with all the chronic diseases. It’s never too late to change your course and save your life, or at least prolong your life.  We live in the most exciting time in the history of the planet: enjoy the ride and look to Him who is over all, where we find peace, love, and joy, and not fear.

David W. Allan

PS   Following what I have learned from Dr. Bikman and over the years: I have one carb meal a day; the rest are controlled proteins and healthy fats.  The best choice is to have your carb meal be dinner and eat your proteins before the carbs, as the body better processes the carbs that way.  Avoid all vegetable oils, except for tropical oils like coconut oil, palm oil, and avocado oil, for example.  Many of these non-tropical oils are commonly used in processed foods and those foods should be avoided.   Avocados and most nuts are excellent foods and provide healthful fats.

The body naturally increases blood circulation to the stomach, etc. to bring about proper digestion.  Then exercise after carb consumption to burn the glucose is good.  The body converts carbohydrates into glucose in about 1-2 hours.  Eat fruits, don’t drink them, to get the bulk and maximum benefit the Lord designed; in the same light eat “whole foods” — not processed, preferably organic, and especially preferred if home grown and organic.  Be well hydrated.

Dr. Bikman suggests two tablespoons of apple-cider vinegar in a glass of water morning and night.  Our friend, Dr. Fred Bohman suggests to, “drink your food, and eat your drink.  Chew your food 29 times until it is liquid, and chew your drink so your saliva can mix well.”  Then the stomach and the pancreas best know how to process it.  The pancreas dumps different digestive juices depending on whether the food is carbs, protein, or fats.  ENJOY THE IDEAL MEAL!

Dr. Bikman has several talks on the internet.  I have listened to several.  The one he gave at Brickenridge, CO, is particularly interesting: Dr. Benjamin Bikman – ‘Insulin vs. Ketones – The Battle for Brown Fat’ – YouTube.

If a person has “insulin resistance,” this can be measured with a blood test, which can be done by those who have the facility — your doctor for example.   Such a test is not that convenient and costs money.  Dr. Bikman suggests a much simpler  test, “Ketones, in the context of insulin resistance, are most useful because they’re an inverse indicator of our insulin levels — they simply tell us how we’re doing keeping our insulin in check.” (p. 162 WWGS)  When we are in a healthy state of  ketosis, we breath out and urinate out ketones which can be measured easily with a ketometer — to know our state of ketosis.  This is the process of burning healthy fats.  I bought a meter for $38 that directly measures the ketones in my breath.  Now it is easy for me to know I am in a state of healthy insulin conductance — making all my cells happy.  I deeply appreciate Dr. Bikman’s enormous contributions.