Suzanne Somers is now an advocate for alternative health options. In this interview she opens up to Everyday Health correspondent Stephanie Sy about her alternative therapies and new book “Bombshell.”
In this video Nishal Ramnunan, doctor of Ayurvedic medicine, discusses the link between Multiple Sclerosis and Insulin Resistance and how both develop simultaneously as a result of stress.
MS is characterized by an auto-immune reaction that involves the breakdown of Myelin (the insulation around neurons) via the process of neuro-inflammation. Inflammation is caused by several factors, however, the fact that all MS patients tend to also have insulin resistance, gives us the clue that “stress” may play a central role in this disease. On the other hand, insulin resistance may be linked to the development of MS too. Either way, both stress and Insulin resistance should be corrected in order to more effectively treat MS.
Dr. Benjamin Bikman earned his Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders. He is currently a professor of pathophysiology and a biomedical scientist at Brigham Young University in Utah.
Dr. Bikman’s professional focus as a scientist and professor is to better understand chronic modern-day diseases, with a special emphasis on the origins and consequences of obesity and diabetes, with an increasing scrutiny of the pathogenicity of insulin and insulin resistance. He frequently publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals and presents at international science meetings.
Dr. Bikman has long been an advocate of a ketogenic diet in light of the considerable evidence supporting its use as a therapy for reversing insulin resistance. His website InsulinIQ.com promotes dietary clarity, healing, and freedom through evidence-based science about insulin resistance. Employing cell-autonomous to whole-body systems, Dr. Bikman’s recent efforts have focused on exploring the intimate associations between the metabolic and immune systems.
Success story: How I lost 145 lbs in 14 months, cured my acid reflux, lost my joint pain, and lowered my triglycerides, by eating butter and other healthy fats.