sleepwhisperer podcast027 – Insulin Resistance & Sleep with Dr Benjamin Bikman
Sleepwhisperer Podcast

027 – Insulin Resistance & Sleep with Dr Benjamin Bikman

Benjamin J. Bikman, Ph.D., a world renowned metabolic research scientist, is a popular speaker on human metabolism and nutrition. Backed by years of research, Dr. Bikman’s mission is to help the world appreciate the prevalence and relevance of insulin resistance. His book, “Why We Get Sick” offers a thought-provoking yet real solution to insulin resistance and how to reverse pre-diabetes, improve brain function, shed fat, and prevent diabetes. 

Dr. Bikman says science shows that by prioritising protein and healthy dietary fats and limiting refined carbohydrates, human health and metabolism thrive and insulin resistance is resolved. In May 2020, Dr. Bikman and his co-founding team of nutrition and industry experts launched the HLTH Code Complete Meal, a delicious shake for helping individuals maintain a healthy diet during a fast-paced lifestyle. Dr. Bikman has a Doctor of Philosophy in Bioenergetics from East Carolina University, a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology, and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University.

In this episode, we dive into: 

“Insulin Resistance and Sleep”

  • Dr Bikman has really looked deep into fat cells and the role of insulin. What made him so fascinated about insulin resistance and exploring this so deeply? What are inflamed fat cells?
  • What can fat cells do in the body and the role of insulin? Is obesity something that can be ignored? 
  • Do certain diets predispose someone towards insulin resistance?
  • What exactly is insulin resistance? How can you know if you are insulin resistant?
  • How does insulin resistance impact all health? 
  • How can insulin resistance impact sleep?
  • How can long term poor sleep that is ignored impact how insulin behaves in your body? What are the three pillars that lead to insulin resistance?
  • What are the ways you can improve insulin resistance in terms of diet and habits? How do you actually know that you are insulin resistant and how would you know if that has improved?
  • If someone is struggling with poor sleep and insulin resistance, where should they begin? 

For more on Dr Benjamin Bikman, you can follow him:

Website:  https://gethlth.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BenjaminBikmanPhD/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benbikmanphd/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenBikmanPhD

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-bikman-1633179/

Book: https://www.benbellabooks.com/shop/why-we-get-sick/

-For more on Deepa:

Deepa is a Yoga therapist for over two decades and a Functional Nutritionist for five. She brings together her experience in therapeutic & transformational yoga and deep learning in nutrition based on the principles of functional medicine to her practice Phytothrive. The focus has been on merging together the deep science of the functional world with the deep symbolism of ancient wisdom. She has a masterful understanding of the human anatomy with cohesive understanding of physiology to offer what can be classified as true bio-individual mind, body & spirit nutrition. Having a son with a rare adrenal condition gave her a deep insight into the working of the adrenals and the stress response, as it relates to all health and sleep. Her articles have been shared by Dr Mark Hyman, MD, a 13 times NY Times Bestselling Author twice. She also gave the opening speech on Health Hacks at Amazon Web Services & YourStory HeathTech 2019 to heads of healthcare start-ups in India. Deepa has twenty years of experience in wellness, where she has focus on sleep nutrition, women’s health, detoxification, skin health and adrenal function. She is in the YourStory100 Digital Influencers Of 2020.

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Truth is tricky. It’s so easy to try a new diet or protocol and slip into denial over symptoms that arise. A classic version of this is missing a period after intermittent fasting but trying to ignore it. For a woman your cycle is as vital in information as a lab test!⁣


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Have you tried a new diet or protocol and ever convinced yourself that it’s working for you just because you’ve lost a lot of weight? Weight loss has become the highest parameter of efficacy even when there is chaos happening within which can include and not limited to:⁣

💛Frequent headaches ⁣

☸️Dysfunctional cycle⁣

💮Low iron or B12 within few months⁣

💜Frequent fevers and coughs⁣

💛Bad skin⁣

☸️Poor quality of sleep even if you are sleeping nine hours⁣

💮Mood fluctuation that includes anger, sadness and overwhelm⁣


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Weight loss should not be enough if all this is happening as well. Health should come before anything else.⁣

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Fasting is great! But I’m seeing a lot of people who are unable to get benefits from this ancient practice. My guess is that this has a lot to do with sequence, present diet, level of stress and what’s happening within their body.⁣


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Some of the indications that the specific fasting approach you are following is not working for you are:⁣

💙Feeling more stressed and having poor resilience to stressors around you. This can include feeling weepy, angry or overwhelmed.⁣

💙Struggling with fatigue and forcing yourself to get through the fasting period irrespective of tiredness, dizziness or giddy.⁣

💙One of the greatest signs of impact is struggling with sleep. This can include inability to stay asleep and not being able to stay asleep for enough time.⁣

💙Not getting a period when you have always had a perfect cycle is a huge red flag. If your body thinks that it’s a state of emergency it shuts off reproductive function and you can miss ovulation and menstruation. I’ve actually heard women say they are happy about missing a cycle but this is really dangerous!⁣


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Does this mean fasting is not good? Far from it! I call the fasting approach that I use in practice as Strategic Fasting. This refers to using fasting techniques in specific ways at specific times with specific foods in the feeding window. It can be immensely therapeutic provided you bring it in correctly. ⁣




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