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Keto Salt Lake 2019 - 08 - Dr. Benjamin Bikman: Insulin vs Ketones. The battle for the mitochondrion

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  • Published on May 1, 2019
  • Benjamin Bikman earned his Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders. Currently, his professional focus as a scientist and professor (Brigham Young University) is to better understand chronic modern-day diseases, with a special emphasis on the origins and consequences of metabolic disorders, including obesity and diabetes. He frequently publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals and presents at international science meetings.
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Comments • 51

  • Valerie Michel
    Valerie Michel 2 years ago +29

    He’s such a wonderful teacher and I also could listen to him for hours, really makes one think.

  • Loretta Dillon-Ham
    Loretta Dillon-Ham 2 years ago +18

    Benjamin Bikman NEVER disappoints in his presentations. I’m hooked.

  • Holly White
    Holly White 2 years ago +46

    How can anyone even CONSIDER looking at his or her phone during this talk? I could listen to Dr. Bikman for hours. Brilliant and dedicated.

  • DiMo
    DiMo 2 years ago +10

    Thanks for getting this content edited and available so quickly. And for providing it for free!

    This information explains how a ketogenic way of eating is so beneficial for patients suffering from chronic fatigue/ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ fibromyalgia by specifically explaining how ketones support mitochondrial function which can improve ATP production. So useful!

  • Diego alberto Mejia
    Diego alberto Mejia 2 years ago +27

    As always amazing lecture, every time I learn a lot from B.B.

  • Bob Eldredge
    Bob Eldredge 2 years ago +16

    Thank you so much for providing this content! It shows that you are interested in helping people without receiving money for it.!
    Thanks Bob the welder

  • Adrian Pollard
    Adrian Pollard 2 years ago +6

    Fascinating, cumulative learning from a great scientist.

  • 147DegreesWest
    147DegreesWest 2 years ago +12

    One of the most interesting lectures yet! Watched it twice- how do I get ahold of this gentleman after semester end? Does he stay at BYU?

    • tohopes
      tohopes 2 years ago +2

      Provo is lovely, go and say hi to the Mormons.

    • Joan Elkins
      Joan Elkins 2 years ago +3

      Look him up on RU-clip, he has other lectures and interviews that are fascinating.

  • Robin England
    Robin England 2 months ago

    Ben is truly one of the most extraordinary teachers I have ever listened to! Anyone who is fortunate enough to set under his teaching is truly fortunate! He is such a great commicator!

  • Lisa Grace
    Lisa Grace 2 years ago +4

    Thanks for sharing. Just another great reason to stay in ketosis through a ketogenic way of eating and IF.

  • Joan Elkins
    Joan Elkins 2 years ago +7

    Thank you Keto Chow for this, I am always looking for Dr. Bikman on RU-clip, he is inspiring to say the least!!

    • Joan Elkins
      Joan Elkins 2 years ago +2

      @Michael He was the first person who explained clearly to me how sugar triggers insulin in the body. My doctor just prescribed metFormin without any explanation. As a result I started listening and learning from there. My A1c was 6.7.at that time. I had blood tested today, am hoping I have been successful in lowering it, although when I questioned my doctor on a follow-up she told me it was impossible to lower it because of my condition....I have learned to think differently about food. I didn't know what mitochondria were or anything about that.

    • Michael
      Michael 2 years ago

      What are the practical advice you take from this?

  • Ayiah aka LadyLuck
    Ayiah aka LadyLuck 7 months ago +1

    I was never into science or biology in school but i was always fascinated by mitochondria which never get much attention. Now its functions has an important jobs that it should get much attention. Love this presentation very informational material

  • D'Anne Bonaparte
    D'Anne Bonaparte Year ago +2

    Fascinating and helpful to me, from a practical standpoint. Committed to continuing keto.

  • Nitoo Gupta
    Nitoo Gupta 2 years ago

    I love Dr B.. his lectures I can listen to for hours..

  • Yve Clark
    Yve Clark 2 years ago +8

    Fascinating. I understand a lot more of how this works a lot better now.

    • zoopi4
      zoopi4 2 years ago +2

      @Michael being in ketosis = good high insulin = bad

    • Michael
      Michael 2 years ago

      What is the practical advice you take?

  • Richard M
    Richard M 2 years ago

    What a great break down. Thank you.

  • jasmeet kaur
    jasmeet kaur 9 months ago +1

    great talk with detailed explanation.

  • Thomas Jones
    Thomas Jones Year ago

    I almost fell asleep but I made it through. Very informative

  • Blackbird Singing
    Blackbird Singing 2 years ago +8

    That was awesome,going to watch it again! :)

  • Andy Heid
    Andy Heid 2 years ago +1

    I’m a type 1 diabetic that used to be a sugar burner. I inject all my insulin. The thing that bothers me about “Keto doctors” is that they all tell us we need to avoid insulin. But NONE of them give values for this. Since I inject all my insulin, I know EXACTLY how much insulin I receive each day. But despite this, I’m clueless as to whether that value is good or not. I found one page on the Internet called “understanding type 1 diabetes” saying the daily requirement of insulin for people is their weight in pounds, divided by 4. So I’m 5’ 11” and weigh 180lbs. So it says I should be at 45 units of insulin daily.

    But it doesn’t say how much insulin daily allows me to be in ketosis. And none of the “Keto teachers” actually give values for insulin. Or ACTUAL ways to determine how much insulin a person should receive each day, based on their age/height/weight to be in ketosis.

    If you told me values I should be striving for, I’d be very motivated to hit these values. An example would be...If you needed to be 1/8th of your body weight in insulin each day (so for me 180/8 is 22.5 units of insulin daily). Then I’d actually have a goal in mind that I’d need to hit. Currently on a good day my daily insulin is around 36 units. And I’m slowly improving. But I have no idea what I’m supposed to be striving for.

    I’d be very thankful if you gave values for how much insulin a person can receive each day and still be in ketosis. Because everyone still gets insulin each day, even if they don’t eat food. So how much insulin does a fasting person receive each day.

    I’d be soooooo happy if you (or anyone else knows the answer).

    Also I take 12 units lantus (slow acting insulin) before bed, and 12 units when I wake up. Then I just correct my blood sugar with novolog (fast acting insulin) when it rises above 120. So usually another 12 units of insulin to correct high blood sugars. These numbers all vary by a ton daily.

    Or if anyone could even just tell me their age/height/weight/how much insulin they take each day/and whether they’re in ketosis or not based on those numbers, that would be immensely helpful!!!

    • dana102083
      dana102083 Year ago

      Really depends on if your body makes insulin (incorrect diagnosis mostly), how responsive to your insulin your body is and how many carbs a day you eat. Theres no instant insulin test so its not a realistic measurement except with doctor check ins every 3 months at least. Kraft insulin test are the values at each time allotment. But id encourage to test ketones by blood meter too and look at the doctor boz ratio. Lots of people go carnivore to drop those carbs to nothing to allow for healing but you need to be monitored by a knowledgeable doctor to be safe! Regardless what insulin is you need to eat very very low carb, 20g total carb, and is an easy daily number to ensure you're in ketosis and lowering needed insulin from day 1 with your doctor. Be safe.

    • Arhu
      Arhu 2 years ago +3

      Dr Ken Berry recently made a video on that subject basically it requires a continuous glucose monitor, a good knowledge of what you eat exactly, a lot of time and medical supervision to adjust your insuline

    • Lisa Little
      Lisa Little 2 years ago +2

      Does Richard Bernstein talk about this, since he advocates low-carb for type 1 diabetes?

  • Matthew Alloy
    Matthew Alloy 2 years ago +8

    Excellent Information 🙂👍. Benjamin Bikman Rocks!!!

  • Steve Trumbull
    Steve Trumbull 2 years ago +3

    Great talk 👍

  • Bernadette Rocha
    Bernadette Rocha 8 months ago +1

    That's interesting that even though we are eating we are still in a nutritional fast if we are in Ketosis. 🤔

  • Lmsavy
    Lmsavy 2 years ago

    Thanks Dr. Bikman!

  • j hike
    j hike 2 years ago +2

    I vote to give B.B. a 6 month sabbatical on the ISS.

  • Vincent Conti
    Vincent Conti Year ago

    Great. And I understood most of it!!!

  • Chris Laveen
    Chris Laveen Year ago +6

    I'm just glad there isn't a RU-clip exam at the end of this presentation.

  • Amber Nowak
    Amber Nowak Year ago

    Please Dr Bikman, I want to know about the water in the fat cells. Is the water acidic? Is it salty? Does it drain out into the body when we burn energy? Please tell me about the water in the fat cells. Thank you

  • Suzi Kirby
    Suzi Kirby 2 years ago +2

    Love to hear Dr Bickman speak. Another excellent talk as always.

    • Michael
      Michael 2 years ago

      @Kristi Vice thank you!

    • Kristi Vice
      Kristi Vice 2 years ago +2

      Michael, mitochondrion are healthiest in a fasted/Keto environment.

    • Michael
      Michael 2 years ago

      What practical advice do you take?

  • Lady sings The blues
    Lady sings The blues 2 years ago +8

    Gosh! That was Goooood!

  • Jim Davis
    Jim Davis Year ago +2

    Keto Good is bottom line, people who stick to their carbs, do they watch this? Do they shrug their shoulders and stick with their carbs? You bet they do, my wife says Keto diet impossible, yet her RA marches on...

    • Michelle Guerrero
      Michelle Guerrero Year ago

      She’s not totally fed up then! I found my bottom and went keto and have not looked back since it is life!

  • Arnold Vales
    Arnold Vales 2 years ago +1

    17:07 so funny

  • Copisetic 1
    Copisetic 1 2 years ago +3

    MCT, PQQ, with red/infared light. You will want to go out sweep the street for 5 miles

  • Max Power
    Max Power 2 years ago +5

    My brain hurts.