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Why We Get Sick by Benjamin Bikman
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Sep 07, 2021 | ISBN 9781953295774

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“What if, instead of all these conditions and disease being separate and unconnected, one physiological state—elevated insulin levels—was the driver of all this suffering? In Why We Get Sick, Benjamin Bikman unpacks the root cause of modern diseases and provides a concise road map to help you regain or maintain your health.”

—Robb Wolf, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author 

“This book is a unique, rigorous contribution to understanding insulin resistance as an underlying cause of chronic disease and aging. Well written and highly accessible, Dr. Bikman has written a book for both scientists and the average reader who seeks a path back to good health.”

—Nina Teicholz, science journalist and New York Times bestselling author of The Big Fat Surprise

“It’s time to make ‘insulin resistance’ part of the public lexicon. That so many people are unaware of this widespread condition with serious ramifications is a monumental problem, and it’s one that Why We Get Sick sets out to solve.”

—Dr. Aseem Malhotra, cardiologist and professor of evidence-based medicine 

“Thoroughly researched and extensively documented, Why We Get Sick is a comprehensive and indispensable primer on insulin resistance and how it affects virtually every system in the body. Dr. Bikman presents not only an easy-to-understand guide to how and why insulin resistance develops, but a treatment handbook as well.”

Michael R. Eades, MD, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Protein Power

“Insulin resistance underpins nearly every single chronic disease that we struggle with today and ultimately costs us countless billions of dollars in health-care spending, as well as an untold amount of human suffering. Professor Ben Bikman masterfully lays out the role of insulin resistance in disease, how it affects our bodies, and, most important, how to fix it!”

—Shawn Baker, MD, author of The Carnivore Diet and CEO of

“Bikman’s sweeping summary of the science of human metabolism makes the ironclad case for insulin resistance as Public Health Enemy #1. Whether the reader is interested in losing excess body fat, optimizing brain function, preventing heart disease, reducing cancer risk, or improving fertility—this expert curation of the research leaves no stone unturned.”

Georgia Ede, MD, nutritional psychiatrist

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