How to Fix a Slow Metabolism: MUST WATCH!

How to Fix a Slow Metabolism: MUST WATCH!


– Hey guys, it’s me. In this video, we’re gonna talk about how to fix a broken metabolism. This is the most important
thing you need to know. So, if you’re doing anything right now that’s distracting you, put it away. Get a piece of paper, take notes, okay? The first thing I need to do is give you a little foundation, so you understand what
I’m gonna talk about next. So I’m gonna kinda build on this. So as we go, just take notes. Number one, the facts about the metabolism is that when you go on a diet, you will slow your metabolism. So dieting slows your metabolism. If you’ve dieted for many, many years, then your metabolism is very, very slow. If you’ve never dieted, then your metabolism is
probably a lot faster. So, dieting also increases
hunger and cravings. If you ever look at the
show the Biggest Loser, they always make it look so dramatic, like how can they lose all that weight. But what happens, when
these guys start losing, they start slowing down and slowing down, where it’s really, really tough, until they have to exercise so hard to get off that last bit
of weight, it’s crazy. And then they don’t show, they have to sign a waiver. Many of these people gain
the weight right back. And I’ll tell you why in a second. Also, age slows your metabolism, surprise. You’re probably already finding it out. Exercise will increase hunger, and cravings, too, with some people. But mainly hunger, because
you’re burning stuff up, you’re gonna want more. And the last thing is, it’s very unnatural to lose weight. Very unnatural. Losing weight is anti-survival, because fat is a survival mechanism, so when you try to lose it, it goes against a survival. So really, we need to
dive in the understanding of what that is so we can undo it. But we’re talking really
about your set point. And set point is the point at which your body likes
to be, weight-wise. It just settles into a certain point. It doesn’t like to go below that, it might not even go higher than that, but it likes to settle
down at a certain point. So my goal is to help you, in this video, to show you
how to lower that set point. So for example, let’s say
your set point is 182, and you want to get to 142, so we need to drop the set point. And that’s really the metabolism point where your body kind of settles into, it likes to, the body
just likes to be the same. It doesn’t like to go down too much, because that’s starvation, right? So what we want to do is give you the next part of this foundation of how we’re gonna fix the set point. But first we have to talk about
what destroys the set point. Beyond just dieting. So let me show you that. Okay, so here’s what you need to know. Number one, you have this
thing called the pancreas. It’s located underneath your left rib cage and the pancreas has about
a million islands of cells. And there’s these little tiny, it looks like little islands, in a bunch of tissue and they call it islands of Langerhan after the guy’s name who discovered it. But there’s different cells, and they’re called
alpha, beta, delta cells. The beta cells are the ones that we’re gonna talk about first. And 60% of those cells are beta cells, and the other 40% are other cells. Now what is beta cells? The beta cells make insulin. So that’s what they do. So insulin is most known for regulating sugar in carbohydrates. So what insulin does is
lowers the sugar in the blood. That’s what you need to, I’m gonna kind of build on this, but you need to understand that. So insulin lowers the sugar, but the other thing is that insulin also has other functions that a lot of people don’t realize. Number one, it affects fat metabolism. It affects protein metabolism. So it converts sugar into cholesterol. It converts sugar into triglycerides, those are blood fats. It basically increases the
tension on the arteries, increasing blood pressure. It retains sodium. It drives protein, or amino
acids, into the cells. And we’ll get more into that in a bit, but I want to just to have you understand that insulin has a lot more to do just than carbohydrate metabolism. But for your viewpoint, what you need to know right now is that it’s the thing that makes fat. It’s the primary regulator
that makes you fat, and it actually blocks
any chance of burning fat. In the presence of a
little bit of insulin, you’re not going to burn fat, period. And this is out of guidance physiology, and this is a known fact. So it’ll make you fat, and
blocks the release of fat. Okay, so we have insulin, that is triggered by a
high-carbohydrate meal. You probably already know that. You eat some bread, you increase sugar, and what happens is your
body will store that into a stored sugar called glycogen. So glycogen is a series of
glucose molecules stuck together. It needs potassium to be stored. So we’ve got stored sugar. And then anything excess
it turns into fat. So we have a combination
of stored sugar and fat. That’s what insulin does. And so what happens though
with a lot of people is they start getting a fatty liver. So it’s really the insulin
that makes the fatty liver, especially if the person
is not consuming alcohol. And then insulin, if gone on too far, will destroy proteins. Yeah, muscle wasting, think about what part
of your body is protein. You’ve got intracellular proteins. You have so many different proteins. Your body is gonna waste those, and it’s gonna convert those into sugar. And it’s going to leave carbon skeletons. So it’s just basically
gonna leave the waste, and it’s gonna convert
everything else to sugar. And basically, that’s
what destroys a diabetic, is that they get clogged
arteries, a stroke, their kidneys fail, and then
they have protein destruction. That’s why they usually
have protein coming out of the kidneys, and they destroy that. And so you have everything
that kind of spills off into the rest of the tissue. So it’s a very ugly, destructive disorder. And then what happens normally
this is supposed to happen, is before a meal, you
should have a blood sugar between let’s say 75 and 90. Like, it’s at 80 and 90. But normal also it can go up to 100, so let’s say between 80 and 100. That’s normal before you eat. What happens though when you eat, the blood sugar should
normally spike up to like 120. It could even go up to 140 after a meal. But the closer you get to 140, the more you’re becoming a problem, so if it’s above 140, then
you become more diabetic, because of diabetes, you
have this spike in sugar, because the insulin’s not
there to keep it in check. So it’s out of control. So what happens normally is you eat, it comes, spikes to 120, and then it comes back down to normal after two to three hours. That’s normal because the insulin
controls that blood sugar. But in a diabetic situation,
it raises too high, out of control, you get tired, brain fog, and then it takes a long
time to come back and reset. So now let’s go on to the next part. High insulin, over time, or plus time equals insulin resistance. Now, a good analogy would be, let’s say you live
underneath a train track, and there’s a train that
goes over your house. And there’s like a metro or something. And at first you can’t
sleep because it’s so noisy, but over time, you become desensitized, you don’t hear it anymore,
because you get used to it. So same thing being
exposed to an antibiotic, you become antibiotic resistant, okay? So when you have too much of a hormone, especially insulin, the
receptor that’s supposed to receive that hormone gets altered, it compensates, it downgrades, so it doesn’t absorb it. So basically your body’s
trying to reject insulin because it’s too high. So what causes insulin
resistance is too much insulin. So you have a situation where you have too much insulin, but you
also have not enough insulin in certain places of your body, like in the cells and in the blood. But we have too much
insulin in other places. So you can have symptoms of
both hyper and hypoglycemia. Interesting. So let’s go through the symptoms. Fatty liver. If you have a fatty liver,
you have insulin resistance. If you have insulin resistance,
you have a fatty liver, because one thing will also cause another. Because some of the fat in the liver actually releases certain
inflammatory responses that make you insulin resistant. So it’s really a nasty double-edged sword. Brain fog, high fasting insulin. So even when you’re not eating sugar, the insulin is still high in
certain places of your body. Remember insulin blocks fat burning? Okay, belly fat, bloating,
digestive issues, sleepy after meal, so you eat lunch and
you have to take a nap, that’s classic insulin resistance. High blood pressure, why, because insulin causes
tension within the arteries. Cravings and hunger. Well, wait a second, that’s a low insulin situation, but it’s an insulin resistant symptom, but certain parts of your
body have low insulin because the cell won’t let it connect. So you basically craving
and hungry all the time. Dark pigment in different
folds of your body, like your groin, your armpits, your neck. You have a little darker pigmentation. That can happen in advanced stages. And hunger between meals, you
can’t go a long period of time without getting hungry or
having a blood sugar issue. That’s insulin resistance. So insulin resistance is
the single biggest problem that controls your set point. It destroys your set point, okay? Why, because insulin is the
hormone that tells your body whether to burn fat or not. It’s gonna become more
clear as we go through the next part, too. So insulin increases fat,
prevents the burning of fat, and controls and destroys your set point. Other than that, it’s perfectly fine. Let me show you the next part. Okay, so now the big question is, what causes insulin resistance? High insulin, but what
causes insulin to spike? You already know it’s sugar, but there’s some other things that will increase insulin as well, and that would be protein. Some types of protein more than others. And what I’m talking about
is I’m talking about, see protein doesn’t trigger glucose, so you probably heard of
the glycemic index, right? Well, that’s the level of the foods that trigger the sugars, but have you ever heard
of the insulin index? Completely different. I’m gonna talk about that next section, but the point is there are other factors that will increase insulin
that don’t increase glucose. This explains why you
probably are eating healthy, no sugars, and you’re
still not losing weight. Now before you freak out and say, hey, now I have to give
up protein, hear me out. Because there’s some other solutions. But the point is that,
especially if you’re eating a large amount of proteins, but protein does trigger
insulin to some degree. If we look at the different
types of proteins, well let me just save
that to the next one. But gastrointestinal
hormones, what does that mean? It means that there are
hormones in your GI tract that also increase insulin. So really, every time you eat, you increase insulin, okay? So, there’s a couple foods
that don’t increase insulin. I’ll get into that in next section, but the point I’m trying to make is that there’s other things
that are messing you up other than just the sugar. Estrogen increases insulin as well. Yeah, that explains why
women when they get pregnant, they go through the menstrual
cycle, they get fatter. Especially if the estrogen’s too high. So we’re gonna talk
about the insulin index in the next section. Alright, now check this out. This is the insulin index. Very different than the glycemic
index for the most part, but look at butter. It’s 2%, it’s very, very low. It barely triggers insulin at all. Just slightly, okay? Olive oil, 3%, coconut oil, 3%, so really all the fats,
there’s no stimulation. And this is why you can get
away with eating the fat. More than going low fat, because watch what happens, as we go up the scale, we have lowfat yogurt, 76%. So when you go lowfat cheese, we get rid of the buffer for the insulin and the protein is higher, and you get more insulin. So all these lowfat things at the store are creating insulin problems, because they’re not using the fat as a buffer for insulin. And that’s why even the ice
cream recipe that I have is that heavy cream. Look at heavy cream is 4%, okay. That’s low, it doesn’t stimulate insulin. So it’s not gonna destroy the set point, it’s not gonna create a problem. Now you can eat too much of it, but the point is that it’s not gonna be, the importance of getting rid
of it is very, very minimal. So it’s much more important to avoid the higher insulin things. But check this out. Egg yolk, 15%. That’s pretty low. But look at the whole egg, no the egg whites is 55%. How many people do you know that just do egg whites thinking they’re doing themselves some good, and they’re not doing the egg yolk. The egg yolk is much
better for weight loss. If we combine the egg
yolk with the egg white, we get the whole egg, it
brings it down to 21%. So by adding fat with a meal, you’re actually helping the situation. Now it is true when
you go through ketosis, you can be burning your dietary
fat and not your own fat, but don’t be afraid to
consume whole things. Don’t go lean at all. Don’t be afraid to use some butter. Don’t be afraid to use
some of these products. So look at this, we’ve got
pecans, very, very low. Bacon, 9%, see, in your mind, you’re probably like, well,
I need some lean bacon. No you don’t, you want the fattier bacon. Because the leaner the protein, the more it spikes insulin. Peanut butter, 11%, cheese, 15%, turkey, 23%, berries, 47. Look at beef, 51%. So these people that do the Atkins diet. Let’s say they do it the
first time, and it works. The second time, it doesn’t
really work as well, and the third time it doesn’t work at all. Why, because dieting slows the metabolism, it destroys the set point, and they’re actually
increasing their insulin. Not as bad as the sugar person, but that’s really what happens. Look at apple, 75%, lowfat yogurt, 76%, banana, 84%, whole wheat bread, 96. Baked beans, 100%, potatoes, 121%. I’m going to give you a download. You can download this page
in the download section, so you have a whole list of this. And I will also share in the extra section some food plans to show you what food you should be eating just to take it one step further. Now, I’m just bringing your awareness up that there are foods
that are messing you up, but they’re not necessarily sugars. And I want to show you next this one little point here, which is very, very, very important. And I know I kind of spent a lot of time getting to this point, but this the most important point of this whole presentation. So if high levels of insulin
over a period of time cause insulin resistance, then what happens is we have
breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So here’s the problem. When we eat, even the hormones in our digestive tract spike insulin. Okay, so we know we’re gonna get rid of the sugar and all
that, and that’s great. But if you snack in between the meals, if you’re snacking, even
with healthy things, you’re spiking the insulin. So we never have a chance to
correct insulin resistance. So you must shoot for
three meals a day, or two, not to lower calories, because we’re gonna increase some fat, but simply to correct the insulin resistance. Now how do you know if you
have insulin resistance? Well, all those symptoms. If you have belly fat, you’re
gonna have a fatty liver. If you have a fatty liver, you’re gonna have insulin resistance. If you have insulin resistance, you’re gonna have a fatty liver. If you have a fatty liver, you’re gonna have
visceral fat around here. So it’s all kind of connected. So the point is that you want to shoot for only doing three meals a day, okay? That’s number one. But here’s the thing, some people when they get up
in the morning are not hungry. So don’t eat, even though that breakfast is the most important, your breakfast might
be delayed until lunch. If you’re not hungry in that morning, don’t consume any food. Only eat when you’re hungry. This is a lie to state that
you need six meals a day. It’s just gonna screw things up. So we don’t eat until we’re
hungry, and then we eat. Now, if you want a little snack, let’s say a sugar free
chocolate, or whatever, you can eat that right
at the end of the meal, but not in the middle of the meals. Not between meals. If you are so hungry and
ravenously craving between meals, then we have to increase
a little bit more food during the meal itself, specifically fat, low-glycemic fat, okay? And what that means is you
have insulin resistance, that’s why have almost like
a blood sugar issue there. And then the same thing at night, don’t consume past your dinner. Now some of my clients they’re basically not hungry in the morning, they eat a big lunch,
and they eat a dinner, and they’re done, two meals. And that’s incredible, because you’re doing
an intermittent fasting for the next period of time, so you’re gonna heal
the insulin resistance and you’re gonna lower your set point. Me, I have to eat a breakfast and a lunch, and I barely will have a dinner. I might have a small, little
cal shake and I’m done. So it’s like 2 1/2 meals a day. So you can do that as well. But the key is don’t snack at night. You can drink tea and things like that. And then the last section, I’m gonna give you a
series of additional things you can do to improve insulin resistance. Okay, so intermittent fasting
is a very important thing to implement, but you
don’t necessarily have to go the whole day without eating. You can start with three meals, and then go down to two. If you want to alternate
and do every other day, skip a meal, that’s totally fine. The key is as you do this, you’re gonna control your
sugar better between meals, and you won’t have to eat as much because think about it, when you’re fasting, you’re
living off your own fat. If you have reserve to burn, then might as well burn that up. When you hit your goal, you don’t necessarily
have to do fast anymore. It’s not starving your body, it’s basically getting your body just more efficiently to
switch over to fat burning. And not burn your sugar, ’cause if you actually can’t make it to the next meal, that means that you’re just burning sugar. So we have to improve this. So there’s several things
we can do to lower insulin. Number one, apple cider vinegar helps blood sugars tremendously, so you can consume that with a meal. If you don’t like it, you
can consume it as a pill. But if you’re gonna do it in water, a teaspoon per glass, okay? Fermented foods are
much better for insulin than anything else. So fermented cabbage, sauerkraut, that’s all really good, ’cause it has vinegar in it as well. High potassium food. That would be all the vegetables. Now here’s the problem. When we do this, when we lower insulin, you’re gonna be living off your fat. And you’re gonna have a
lot more fat being burned which means that your liver has to process a lot more fat burning. If you do this without
eating enough vegetables, you’re gonna end up with a fattier liver. So there is no choice, you have to consume
larger amounts of greens. You can blend them, you can drink them, but you need to consume that to keep the fat flushed from the liver. That’s the only way you’re gonna
get rid of the fatty liver. Okay, so then we got high potassium foods, that’s vegetables, vitamin B1 is also, will
decrease the needs for insulin. That would be a nutritional yeast. Make sure you don’t buy the
synthetic version though. Fiber, it’s also in my
adrenal day formula, too. We have B1, it’s a natural one. Fiber, like if you’re gonna do a choice between a kale shake with the fiber, like a blended versus a juice, it’s better to do with the fiber, because the fiber buffers the insulin. So we want fiber rich
foods, celery is great. Fat, consume more pure fats. Why, it’s not that we’re telling you that fat’s gonna necessarily cause you to lose a lot of weight, but it’s very sustaining
between the meals, and it has no effect on insulin. It’s gonna help correct it. So what we’re trying to do, is we’re trying to get
you to eat enough fat so you can go longer
without having to eat. The reason why we’re going longer is so we can reverse the flow and not have sustained persistent insulin, but have a low-insulin situation. ‘Cause if you have diabetes, and you constantly have high sugar, well if you don’t eat, you’re not gonna have high sugar. So guess what, this is
really good for a diabetic. And this is how you reverse diabetes. ‘Cause what is insulin resistance? It’s type two diabetes. But you can have a version of it, doesn’t come like this. You can have a small version of it, it’s like a prediabetes situation. Okay, so lowering cortisol, that’s with the stress. Reducing the stress, doing
my adrenal techniques. All that, removing body
stress is important, because cortisol releases glucose which increases insulin. And reducing estrogen if
you have too much of it. So if your period is heavy, we can do the technique on the ovaries. If you’re taking estrogen,
not a great idea, ’cause it’s gonna cause
you to gain weight. Sleeping more is gonna lower insulin. Exercising is gonna lower insulin. We talked about vegetables. So I gave you a lot of
things that you can do. Go ahead and start with
the intermittent fasting of at least three meals and no snacks, and then try to go two over time, okay? And watch what happens, your set point is gonna go down. This is how you fix a broken metabolism.

99 thoughts on “How to Fix a Slow Metabolism: MUST WATCH!

  1. Dr I have always eaten lower carb no sugar and I can’t get rid of this belly fat because I have a flight or flight feeling in my stomach daily

  2. I love this channel! And it made me feel pumped! Will save this video for any future reference when making a meal plan!

  3. Dear Eric, please advise. There is a Russian channel which promotes eating every 3 hours by small portions to keep the level of insulin in the blood steady and avoid sharp rises. Now, the most important thing here is that there are thousands of people submitting their results as by the system promoted: before and after photos, as well as improved blood result tests. This conceptually contradicts to your advise to eat 3 or even 2 times a day.

    What’s more, people successfully get rid of insulin resistance, and also successfully cure Diabetes II.
    May you please comment

  4. Im starting to like your information! Very to the point and helps relook at all the false information I’ve learned wrong!

  5. At about 7:30 he says, that you get a spike of bloodsugar when you're diabetic because "the insulin is not there"??? Type I – yes. Type II has too much insulin, but the receptors don't work.
    Also, as i know, insulinresistance is caused by too much intracellular fat. He said, the cells block insulin because there is too much of it (8:49)???
    I'd like to know if the insulin-index ist measured per gram or per calorie. Does anybody know?
    I agree totally when it comes to simple sugars. But not when you eat complex carbohydrates (starch) with much fibre.

  6. My bowl movement is just equal to times I eat last, it took 3-4 times to complete fresh up my intestines daily. Pls suggest on this

  7. I’m addicted to your calming voice, DR. I listen to it over and over so even if I dose off I’m still learning. Promise.

  8. Who is this guy ? It has been shown that there is no such thing as a slow metabolism,so I don’t know what he is talking about !

  9. Very informative !. This info. most main stream Medical Doctors never share, and thus keep us ill and dependent on pharmaceutical industry/pills while $$$ lining their + pharmaceutical companies pockets!. Dr. Berg thankyou for your truth and genuine interest in healing !

  10. I turned 30 in June this year and have been battling with PCOD and seborrheic dermatitis from quiet some time. Now I can understand how my body functions, the role of insulin in my PCOD and stress roles for skin issues. Thanks a ton for this video! I am now more aware about my body!

  11. so… what about someone with hypothyroidism ? my metabolism is slower than most and find it hard, even working the ranch, to lose weight

  12. I’ve been doing keto strictly for 3+ weeks and IF (18:6) and while I had a low appetite and low energy before keto, they are even lower now such that I’m here at 6pm having had a 900 calorie lunch / first meal, and I don’t want to eat more. But then I’m afraid that eating low calorie will affect my metabolism set point.. Also I’ve not lost any weight or fat after the initial water weight reduction.. Dr.Berg please solve my dilemma!!

  13. exercise increases hunger??? For me its been the exact opposite.. where it is suppressed my hunger!! I then read about how exercise suppresses a hormone called ghrehlin (spelling?) Apparently, this hormone increases hunger. Why does he say that exercise increases hunger?

  14. I so appreciate you doing all your videos. I am learning so much on how to take care of my body. You’re great.

  15. I want to know if I do this for a while how long will it take for my "insulin resistance" to go away and well will it start burning fat? (an educated b here)

  16. I started in march 2018, I didn't know much about intermittent fasting nor about keto. I simply cut sugar from my dieting habits and started exercising. I lost about 18 kilograms until November 2018, all this with eating once a day and minimizing sugar intake.
    Then I gained back 10 kilograms during the winter because I stopped and because I didn't know the role of insulin in storing body fat.
    Now after educating myself using Dr Berg's and Thomas DeLauer's videos I started again, trying to stay keto-compliant but still respecting intermittent fasting habits (basically one meal a day at lunch time and one snack at 20:00) while exercising preferably daily (running and cardio work better than strength training for me).
    It's been a month on keto, no sugar, no fruits, no sweets, no pizza, no spaghetti, no bread, no dairy (only cheese), no carbohydrates aside from those in vegetables. 4 kilograms are down, 6 more to follow.
    Knowledge is power and Dr. Berg is really arming us. Thanks a billion!

  17. Great info… I changed my diet to vegan 3 weeks back and started working out. I've lost 11 lbs. Yesterday I did a urine dipstick and realized that I had a 3+ ketones… That was a good sign. Looking at your video Ive realized that I've actually been eating food that lowers insulin. I guess I am on the right track.

  18. You might disagree with me and that's totally fine. But I heard some other guy who's bones visible through his chest telling that human being evolutionary adjusted his body to eat only in evening, because of all day collecting and then preparing food and after eating going to sleep thus you should eat only in evening and that's why many of us not hungry at all during morning or day.
    To body its not really matter when you consume food as long as it has some time to digest it so few hours before sleep like at 6-9pm depends when one goes sleep should be fine

  19. My primary problem with this approach is the same as with most keto diets: what is the end game? I have a friend who has been eating keto two years and is terrified of eating carbs. She's afraid she will gain all of her weight back. She obviously doesn't feel her metabolism is "fixed." If the metabolism gets "fixed," you should be able to resume a normal eating pattern. Intermittent fasting does work and has been proven to work but most protocols don't restrict the meals within the fast because you're eating for such a short period of time. To ask someone to only eat for an 8 hour window and then, within that window, to only eat twice or (God forbid) ONCE seems totally unnecessary. In short, this program is just too restrictive. They have to think about not only keto, but intermittent fasting, and restricted meal times. Most people have fantastic results with intermittent fasting alone. There are also many, many people who talk about how eating low-carb or keto wrecked their metabolism. Too many voices to ignore, in fact.

  20. Thanks v much for your informative video Dr. Berg. I heard you said the list of ingredients with butter at the top was available to download, which link should I use to get that? Also, I did not see almond butter on that list. Please advise!

  21. What an eye-opener….he busted so many myths I was living with….pls pls pls make more such truly educating videos.Thanks again

  22. Excerpts from the best online Doctor. Green leafy vegetables is very healthy for the body. Most preferably, Green smoothie to get full benefits of the healthy Fiber .

  23. thank you , now I understand, if you eat high insulin foods do not snack in between meals because

  24. Dr Berg, your videos are addictive!!! I even watched this video 5x cos I found it very helpful. I remember 6mons ago, your videos gave me better understanding about Intermittent Fasting and it helped me so much!! I got diagnosed Pituitary adenoma and my hormones are fucked up, this practice together with ACV drink helped me a lot indeed!!! Thank you so so much from the bottom of my heart! I even created my own YouTube channel showing my progress about these methods! Thank you, Dr Berg for all the knowledge!!😘💛

    Ps: my English is not good but I hope you still understand this hehe

  25. I serve tea ceremonies (usually at night) so I cannot tell you how happy I am to hear that I can still drink tea while fasting. Lol!!

  26. How about those people who only binge during the day and they are thin? How's the metabolism like that? Some slow metabolism because very low calories but others don't eat and still lose weight?

  27. So, basically you want us to go "vegan" coz we can't have proteins and if we wanna eat fat, the only way out of a fatty liver is seven cups of greens a day..!! You are cunning..!! Going vegan and live on "your" supplements.. That's your whole point.. SMH..!!

  28. I found this very helpful dr but my question is if someone is doing gym or some sport, how are they gonna add more protein or nutrition without triggering the insulin? How should they change their meal plans accordingly?

  29. Wonderful, extremely helpful video. Thank you Dr. Berg. Before I got into IF, fasting and Keto lifestyle, I thought I was healthy because I was vegetarian. Now I know that I was insuline resistant and probably on my way to Diabetes type 2. Thanks for all your segments.

  30. Excellent information. Much of what is shared is information that most are unaware of. "Only Eat When You are Hungry". That's what I already do. Some experts will say eating a lot of small meals will stimulate you metabolism.

  31. Hi Dr. Berg DC. I just found your videos the other day. God Bless you. First of all thank you, I am grateful and I appreciate you. You are generous in sharing knowledge and explain health and well being issues in an understanding way. I am already making changes to my choice of food and habits. I am from South Africa.

  32. If insulin increases B/P and other problems, why did 3 different Doctors that I went to for diabetes ll not order a Insulin level test? They only focused on my blood sugar levels and prescribe higher insulin to manage my diabetes. Much to my dismay, I had to go against all medical advice they gave me, and began a Keto diet, weight training hard, and fasting intermittent/ Omad. Not only did I cure my diabetes, but everything else including the aging process.

  33. But I got my gallbladder removed, my doctor told me to eat very often very little so that I don't risk my bile duct getting enlarged and develop new gallstones. 🙁 Am I doomed to have a broken metabolism forever? 🙁

  34. Fermented food actually doesn't have vinegar in it. If it's really fermented, it should only contain salt (especially sauerkraut).

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