At ingfit, while we are concerned with weight loss as an element of health, we are also great advocates of the keto diet here in Dubai as an intervention when disease has begun to take hold in the body. The anti-inflammatory nature of following a keto meal plan is just one aspect of that. Keto also has the powerful ability to facilitate healing when it comes to our hormones.
Why We Get Sick
11-August 2020, by Bronwyn MacRitchie
We have been hearing more and more about the role that hormones play in every system in our body. In weight loss and gain, in our moods and sense of wellness and ultimately in every disease process. Through a variety of mechanisms one hormone in particular becomes the root of the chronic lifestyle diseases we are being plagued by today.
Which hormone is the star of the disease process movie? You guessed it… insulin.
We all hear the term insulin resistance bandied about all the time in relation to our weight, and if we are keto diet fans we know that the more insulin resistant we are the longer it will take us to get into ketosis, and the more careful we have to be with our carbs. But how many of us actually properly understand the mechanisms in our body that have brought us to this state, or how to truly recognize insulin resistance in people who are NOT overweight?
In this book, Benjamin Bikman takes a deep dive into how long the disease process can actually have been building in our bodies prior to what we currently accept as the point of disease diagnosis. How long our bodies could have been battling the effects of our carb heavy diets, sedentary lifestyles and toxic environments before our current standard blood tests confirm disease.
With clear explanations and helpful visuals, Bikman clearly explains the multiple functionalities of this master hormone, insulin. He details various balances in our body that we need to be aware of, and clearly illustrates how the story is not as clear cut as just calories in, calories out when it comes to weight OR wellness in general!
About Benjamin Bikman
Benjamin Bikman, PhD is a professor of pathophysiology and a biomedical scientist whose research agenda focuses on the molecular mediators of obesity and its co-morbidities, those currently known as metabolic syndrome. Employing cell-autonomous to whole-body systems, his lab’s main efforts explore the intimate associations between the metabolic and immune systems. Most recently his most recent work has focused on scrutinizing the role of ketones as metabolic signaling molecules and at the role of insulin in the disease process.
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