127. Why We Get Sick with Dr Benjamin Bikman
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127. Why We Get Sick with Dr Benjamin Bikman

Aug 23 2022 • 2hr 21m
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Are the world's most common illnesses caused by insulin resistance? In this episode, Dr Benjamin Bikman joins us to discuss his best-selling book “Why We Get Sick”. He argues that insulin resistance is at the heart of the world's most prevalent diseases and that poor economic incentives have caused scientists to neglect this phenomenon to pursue unproductive avenues of research. Dr Bikman explains how insulin resistance impacts conditions ranging from diabetes to Alzheimer’s and offers practical advice for listeners looking to improve their health. He also shares his views on broader issues such as the health impact of seed oils and sun exposure.ReferencesDr Bikman on Twitter.Why We Get Sick on Amazon.Alan D. Sokal's hoax submission to journal Social Text: "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity."Ontario Premier Doug Ford teaches people how to make cheesecake during Canada's lockdowns.Article showing that data supporting the most commonly held theory of Alzheimer’s disease is fabricated.The Bitcoin Standard Podcast episode with Nina Teicholz.The Bitcoin Standard Podcast episode with P.D. Mangan.Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free by Susan Thompson.Saifedean’s first book, The Bitcoin Standard.Saifedean’s second book, The Fiat Standard.Enjoyed this episode? You can take part in podcast seminars, access Saifedean’s courses – including his ongoing course ECO22: The Fiat Standard – and read chapters of his forthcoming books by becoming a member. Find out more here. Visit to find out more about Saifedean’s experience following the carnivore diet.
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29 Sep
take that sugar zealots......
Sep 24 2022
this is 100% right, in type 2 diabetes people dont lack insulin its the receptors which have lost sensivity due to chronic abuse with simple carbs. The right treatment would be to reduce carbohydrate intake and do intermittent fasting. The only cases where insulin should be prescribed is when there is an actual endogenous deficiency.