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  • Why We Get Sick

  • The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease - and How to Fight It
  • By: Benjamin Bikman PhD
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (256 ratings)

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Why We Get Sick

By: Benjamin Bikman PhD
Narrated by: George Newbern
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A scientist reveals the groundbreaking evidence linking many major diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease, to a common root cause - insulin resistance - and shares an easy, effective plan to reverse and prevent it.

We are sick. Around the world, we struggle with diseases that were once considered rare. Cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes affect millions each year; many people are also struggling with hypertension, weight gain, fatty liver, dementia, low testosterone, menstrual irregularities and infertility, and more. We treat the symptoms, not realizing that all of these diseases and disorders have something in common.

Each of them is caused or made worse by a condition known as insulin resistance. And you might have it. Odds are you do - more than half of all adults in the United States are insulin resistant, with most other countries either worse or not far behind.

In Why We Get Sick, internationally renowned scientist and pathophysiology Professor Benjamin Bikman explores why insulin resistance has become so prevalent and why it matters. Unless we recognize it and take steps to reverse the trend, major chronic diseases will be even more widespread. But reversing insulin resistance is possible, and Bikman offers an evidence-based plan to stop and prevent it, with helpful food lists, meal suggestions, easy exercise principles, and more. Full of surprising research and practical advice, Why We Get Sick will help you to take control of your health. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Benjamin Bikman (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Exceptional book on diet and health

This is such an accessible, yet thorough and objective read on how diet and lifestyle have massive health impacts. This is the first book I've read that's finally convinced me to consider the low carb way of eating.

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Good Book

easy to understand book very well presented and good data to back up the facts.

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Incredible

What an incredible insight to such an important and misunderstood function of our bodies.
I feel like I could school the doctor after reading this!
Also in the name of Health how about play a drinking game and drink every time he says “insulin resistance” ahahah

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Writing the truth

my fiance was in this stuff and I can confirm that all the information is legit

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  • sue
  • 02-10-2020

Awesome book

Wow this book gave me so many answers to questions I had about my health and many that I hadn’t even thought about!!! This is a must read book. I only have the audio book but now I know I need to buy the hard copy book too. Do yourself a favour and read this book. Benjamin Bikman and Jason Fung are my heroes ❤️

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Great Read

Ben Bikman is a very smart guy and this book is a must listen to everyone with a heartbeat. I love listening to everything he has to say because of the vast knowledge he has on our metabolic health. I just wish I had found him sooner and I might not have been as unhealthy as I was 6months ago. You never get to know any of this stuff from big food and big pharma.

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Good informative read

Really good information in here, I listened to it and didn't really take much in until I listened a second time after reading The obesity code. Both complement each other really well.

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Great listen

Loved listening to this whilst going through another 5 day fast, helped keep me motivated. Learned new things too, all backed up by science. Will be making lots of changes to mine and my family's diet. Great narration too.

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Very hopeful

This is an incredibly difficult subject. Like with many things, going against the known is usually considered insane, stupid, rude, or even taboo for a lot of people. If you are t2 diabetic you are literally risking your life expectancy taking advice from outside the tried and true, right? I'm t2 diabetic (since 2009), and I am fighting to be healthier. If you are a bit interested in the whole science stuff and research of why people are suggesting low-carb, keto, intermittent-fasting, and exercise then this is a fairly amusing and well written book, with pretty much everything you will need to pursue some positive changes. Thanks Dr B.

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Very interesting but a little dense

Very interesting listing although the information is quite dense to take in. All the same learnt a lot

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