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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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