episode 15

Episode 15: Brown Fat Accumulation & The "Magic" of Keto || Dr. Benjamin Bikman

Episode 15: Brown Fat Accumulation & The "Magic" of Keto || Dr. Benjamin Bikman


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Ketones are a great side effect of lowering insulin through a Ketogenic diet. As more research is coming out, the state of nutritional ketosis is fascinating as it opens up unique pathways and prioritization of certain interesting processes in the body. In this episode, we delve into the science of that!

Bio: 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 special emphasis on the origins and consequences of obesity and diabetes. He frequently publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals and presents at international science meetings.

Time Stamps:

5:04 – Dr. Benjamin’s journey to Low Carb & Keto

9:00 – Lowering insulin and side effect of Ketones

11:05 – Ketones and its effect on fat tissue

14:25 – Why do Ketones induce metabolic wasting and activate brown fat?

17:57 – Wim Hof, metabolic advantage and cold exposure

20:41 – The role of white fat and brown fat in the body

23:00 – How is brown and white fat different at a microscopic level?

24:16 – Is there a maximum threshold of brown fat and white fat in the body?

27:57 – Summitting Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen and combating altered oxygen states using Ketosis

30:14 – Multi-prong combating against extreme environments using nutritional ketosis

33:25 – Practical advantages of acquiring brown fat?

37:12 – Is there a link between heat exposure and mitochondira?

38:28 – Is there a downside to mitochondrial overgrowth?

40:28 – Energy Balance, Influence of calories (CICO) and hormones on metabolic health and obesity

47:42 – Why is insulin response different for fats, proteins and carbs?

52:41 – Role of calories and hormones during weight loss stalls

57:56 – Intermittent fasting vs. Time Restricted Feeding

1:01:30 – What house of Hogwards would Dr. Benjamin be in?

1:02:00 – Are there any roadblocks in modern research?

1:03:47 – What kind of studies would Dr. Benjamin would like to see?

1:05:42 – Final Plugs


Website: https://bikmanlab.byu.edu/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/benbikmanphd?lang=en