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Dr. Benjamin Bikman is a research scientist who focuses on metabolic research and insulin resistance.  Dr. Benjamin is also a published author and associate professor at Brigham Young University (BYU). He conducts research on metabolic disorders like obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and dementia. Currently, Dr. Bikman is researching the differing roles of insulin and ketones as they relate to driving metabolic functions in the body. His book, Why We Get Sick The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease – and How to Fight It (2020), explains the connection between insulin resistance and numerous diseases that affect a large part of the U.S. population. He earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and an M.S. in Exercise Physiology from BYU and a Ph.D. in Bioenergetics from East Carolina University.


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  • What is a useful hard and soft skill Dr. Bikman looks for in the young people he hires (10:39)
  • Why it’s not a deal breaker if you haven’t majored in physiology, genetics or cell biology to work in Dr. Bikman’s field (12:30)
  • What are important skills Dr. Bikman learned outside of the classroom that helped him in the field of cell biology? (15:56)
  • What are Dr. Bikman’s favorite things about being a cell biologist? (19:14)
  • What is the best career advice Dr. Bikman has ever gotten (22:36)
  • Why Dr. Bikman thinks you should read Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Garry Taubes (54:20)
  • What you’d would be surprised to learn about Dr. Blikman’s job? (25:54)
  • Check out InsulinIQ here
  • Check out HLTH Code here
  • Check out Dr. Bikman’s Main T4C episode 


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