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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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.
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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