My guest today is Benjamin Bikman, a teaching professor and author. Ben holds a degree in bioenergetics and is an associate professor at BYU. His research focuses on understanding the role of elevated insulin in regulating obesity and diabetes, including the relevance of ketones in mitochondrial function.
Ben is clearly on a mission to not only keep people healthy but also to help us understand the impact on our insulin sensitivity and the importance of factors such as movement, food, sleep, stress management, and more, in protecting our gut and maintaining insulin sensitivity.
There are numerous useful takeaways from this conversation that can be immediately implemented, regardless of our conditioning or health level.
Key Talking Points:
• Why inflammation is at the root of chronic disease
• Key factors that lead to chronic inflammation
• Things you can do today to promote gut health
• Understanding the product ingredients at the grocery store