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!
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.”
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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