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Dr. Berg’s Healthy Keto and Intermittent Fasting Podcast

Author: Dr. Eric Berg

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Dr. Eric Berg DC, describes the truth about getting healthy and losing healthy weight. His area of expertise is in the subject of the Ketogenic diet, Intermittent Fasting, weight loss, and overall body health. He is the director of Dr. Berg's Nutritionals and author of a best-selling book on, The New Body Type Guide. He has conducted over 4800 seminars on health-related topics. Dr. Berg’s YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram channels have close to 6 million followers worldwide and have generated over 1 billion views.
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Today we're going to talk about natural remedies for AIDS and HIV. I'm reading a book called "What really causes AIDS," by professor Harold D. Foster—it's fascinating because it involves nutrition. When you have HIV, over time, if the immune system is weak, it can shift to AIDS. AIDS is a condition where you don't really have an immune system anymore. This condition targets a key player in your immune system called the T helper cell. Without the T helper cells, your immune system can't work how it needs to. Without these cells, you can also develop serious secondary problems like tumors or cancer. Glutathione is the key antioxidant for all your cells, and it's intimately involved with your immune system. However, HIV depletes the precursors to make glutathione. If you were to build up these precursors, and therefore, your glutathione, you could potentially prevent the transition of HIV to AIDS. Other viruses use this mechanism, including hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and coxsackie. The precursors for glutathione are: • Selenium • Cysteine • Glutamine • Tryptophan A potential natural protocol for HIV and AIDS: • Selenium (400 mcg) • Cysteine • Glutamine • Tryptophan • NAC DATA: Online Keto Coaching: Personalized consultation with Dr. Berg, send an email to for booking.
Let’s talk about wormwood. This natural herb has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine. The synthetic version of wormwood is the most effective treatment for malaria. There is also some interesting research on wormwood for COVID. Other potential benefits of wormwood: • It’s anti-parasitic • It may be effective against worms, viruses, bacteria, and Lyme disease • It’s anti-viral What we’re going to focus on today, though, is its effectiveness against cancer. Potential benefits of wormwood for cancer patients: 1. It can selectively cause apoptosis in cancer cells. 2. It oxidizes a small amount of your iron, turning it into a free radical and directing it to the cancer cell. Oxidized iron is toxic to cancer cells. 3. The phytonutrients in wormwood can inhibit a certain protein complex involved in the process of normal cells converting into cancer cells. 4. It can inhibit normal cells from producing an increase in blood vessels to a tumor. 5. It’s anti-inflammatory and may help stop the formation and spread of cancer. 6. It has an anti-metastatic effect, which means it may help inhibit the growth of cancer. DATA: Online Keto Coaching: Personalized consultation with Dr. Berg, send an email to for booking.
Today I’m going to share some important information related to chronic kidney disease. 10% of cases of end-stage renal disease are related to polycystic kidney disease. Polycystic kidney disease has mainly been thought of as a genetic problem, and until fairly recently, many people thought you couldn’t do much about genetic diseases. But it turns out that you can. Some of the top warning signs of polycystic kidney disease are increased risk of infection, urinary bleeding, reduced function of the kidneys, and high blood pressure. A recent study done on mice found that the ketogenic diet halted and reversed polycystic kidney disease in the mice. They also found that time-restricted eating created a similar effect. Another study found that the keto diet may reduce the risk of kidney stones as long as the person is also on a low-oxalate diet. Along with keto and consuming low-oxalate foods, consuming enough water may help reduce the risk of kidney stones. In the study on polycystic kidney disease, they found that the cysts absorb glucose and are dependent on glucose. Glucose can contribute to other kidney issues as well. A low-carb diet and fasting are both great ways to get your body to start making ketones. You can also take ketones. The best natural remedies for kidney problems: • Curcumin • Resveratrol • EGCG (in green tea) • Quercetin • Berberine What I would do for chronic kidney disease: 1. Take the above natural remedies 2. Go on a low-oxalate keto diet 3. Do intermittent fasting DATA: Online Keto Coaching: Personalized consultation with Dr. Berg, send an email to for booking.
Let’s talk about the importance of potassium and what can happen if you don’t get enough. Your body requires a lot of potassium. The daily requirement for potassium is 4700 mg. Potassium is important for the sodium-potassium pump. The sodium-potassium pump is like a battery for your cells. Vegetables are the best source of potassium. One cup of leafy greens provides between 500 and 800 mg of potassium. If you consumed five to ten cups of vegetables daily, you would get plenty of potassium. In comparison, a banana only provides about 300 mg of potassium. Bananas also contain a lot of fructose. Unfortunately, the average person is not getting enough potassium from their diet—and potassium supplements typically only give you up to 99 mg of potassium per tablet. Potassium deficiency is often overlooked. It’s difficult to diagnose, and symptoms of a potassium deficiency are sometimes vague. Early symptoms often include difficulty breathing, fatigue, and heart palpitations. A more severe deficiency in potassium can lead to the following: • High blood pressure • Increased risk of stroke • Fluid retention or edema • Bone loss • Kidney stones Causes of potassium deficiency that go beyond a lack of potassium in the diet can include: • Penicillin • Diuretics • Steroids • Chronic stress • High insulin (high-carb diet) • Refined or processed foods Even the keto diet and prolonged fasting can lead to a potassium deficiency if not done correctly. You will lose potassium as you lose water weight on keto. Consuming enough potassium on keto and taking a potassium supplement while doing a prolonged fast is crucial. Eating too much too quickly after a prolonged fast or consuming too many carbs after a prolonged fast can also cause a severe potassium deficiency, which can be dangerous. My challenge for you is to start consuming a lot of foods high in potassium, like leafy greens, for one week and see how you feel. I think you're going to notice a big difference. DATA: Online Keto Coaching: Personalized consultation with Dr. Berg, send an email to for booking.
Today, I want to share the specific type of protein you should focus on for your specific health concern. I didn't want to cover plant-based protein or protein powders extensively because it became clear that neither were sufficient sources of protein. It’s not just about getting enough protein. The protein in your body can’t work without vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals. It’s important to get your protein from high-quality sources. This means obtaining grass-fed, pasture-raised, and wild-caught animal products. Determining the best type of protein for your needs: 1. Aging The best types of protein are: • Eggs • Oysters or shellfish once a week • Red meat once or twice a week • Beef liver once a week • Fatty fish twice a week • Chicken and turkey (if you don’t do well with excess iron) 2. Osteoporosis or osteopenia The best type of protein is: • Salmon 3. Anemia The best types of protein are: • Oysters • Beef liver twice a week • Red meat 4. Digestive problems The best types of protein are: • Hamburger • Eggs • Beef liver once per week 5. Macular degeneration The best types of protein are: • Eggs • Oysters • Seafood 4. Inflammation The best type of protein is: • Fatty fish 5. High blood pressure The best type of protein is: • Salmon 6. Depression The best type of protein is: • Salmon 7. Anxiety The best type of protein is: • Beef liver 8. Muscle building The best type of protein is: • Red meat 9. Gallstones The best types of protein are: • Scallops • Mussels • Clams 10. Detoxification The best types of protein are: • Beef liver • Red meat 11. Fatty liver The best type of protein is: • Eggs 12. Diabetes The best types of protein are: • Fatty fish • Beef Online Keto Coaching: Personalized consultation with Dr. Berg, send an email to for booking.
Today, I want to cover the best food to support healing and repair: red meat. Not only does red meat have the most protein, but it also has some other amazing benefits. Other types of protein, like eggs and salmon, are beneficial—but red meat is the best to support healing. Of all the things needed for the repair or healing process, amino acids are among the most important. Red meat is more bioavailable and is a more concentrated source of amino acids than other types of protein. It also contains more iron, magnesium, zinc, B vitamins, vitamin K, and omega-3 fatty acids than eggs. This doesn’t include processed meat from factory farms. It’s crucial to get high-quality grass-fed, grass-finished red meat. Red meat also contains four important additional nutrients for healing, repair, and recovery: 1. Carnitine 2. Creatine 3. Carnosine 4. Coenzyme Q10 People who have difficulty digesting red meat typically have low stomach acid. Even if you don’t like the taste of red meat, it may be because you have low stomach acid. Betaine hydrochloride may be beneficial to help strengthen your stomach acid. You can try taking three to five betaine hydrochloride supplements before a meal for about one month. However, if you tend to have excess iron, red meat may not be for you. Instead, you could try consuming more poultry or eggs. Online Keto Coaching: Personalized consultation with Dr Berg, send an email to for booking.
Let’s talk about the unique benefits of magnesium glycinate. Magnesium is involved in over 300 different enzymes and comes in a lot of different forms. Magnesium glycinate is a combination of magnesium and the amino acid glycine. This combination increases absorption in the intestine. Magnesium oxide, sulfate, carbonate, and hydroxide are all poorly absorbed. Magnesium glycinate is also very gentle on your stomach and is less likely to cause diarrhea, like other forms of magnesium can. Top benefits of magnesium glycinate: • It promotes overall relaxation and muscle relaxation • It supports sleep and may help with insomnia • It improves energy during the day • It supports healthy blood pressure • It regulates calcium • It reduces the risk of kidney stones • It increases insulin sensitivity and promotes healthy blood sugar • It may help with migraines • It may help with depression and anxiety • It may help reduce stress To increase the absorption even more, find a magnesium glycinate supplement that also contains vitamin D3 and vitamin B6. You can take magnesium glycinate with or without food. The best time to take this form of magnesium is right before bed. However, taking it at other times of the day won’t make you feel tired, just relaxed. Consider taking between 100 mg to 400 mg daily, depending on the severity of the issue. Taking high amounts of magnesium glycinate over time may lead to slightly lower blood pressure or contribute to diarrhea. Also, keep in mind that magnesium glycinate may interfere with certain medications. To get more magnesium in your diet, start consuming more leafy green vegetables. Online Keto Coaching: Personalized consultation with Dr Berg, send an email to for booking.
Let’s talk about how to flatten your belly fast. Crunches are not the secret to six-pack abs. To get flat abs and avoid poor posture or back pain at the same time, you need to balance exercises like crunches with other types of exercise, like back exercises. Two of the best types of exercises for belly fat are long walks or hikes and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). While exercise is important, diet is more critical when it comes to losing belly fat. The best fat-burning diet is the Healthy Keto® diet. This is a combination of high-quality protein, low-starch vegetables, and other nutrient-dense, low-carb foods. Intermittent fasting is also beneficial to help you lose weight and get healthy. You may want to add more fat to your diet initially to help you fast for longer periods. But, once you become adapted and start losing fat, you may want to cut back the fat you consume. You can take certain remedies for fat-burning, but realize these won't work unless you also change your diet. A few of the best fat-burning supplements include: • Garcinia Cambogia • Raspberry ketones • Green tea extract • Caffeine • Chili pepper extract In some cases, you might mistake bloating for belly fat. Intermittent fasting can help decrease bloating. Bloating could mean you also need more acid in your stomach. Betaine hydrochloride is the best remedy for bloating caused by a lack of stomach acid. A lack of bile can also create bloating. In this case, you could try taking bile salts. Top foods that cause bloating include: • Fruit • Yogurt • Beans • Grains • Almond flour • Sugar alcohols • Tapioca fiber • Soluble corn fiber • Plant-based green shakes or protein shakes If you have IBS or an inflammatory condition in your gut, you may want to try the carnivore diet for a little while to see if that helps reduce bloating. To flatten your stomach fast, you also need to lower your stress. Walking, physical work, and getting plenty of sleep are great ways to reduce stress. If you’re going into menopause, it’s also essential to support your adrenal glands to help avoid stubborn belly fat down the road. Online Keto Coaching: Personalized consultation with Dr. Berg, send an email to for booking.
Today, I’m going to share five secrets that the sugar industry doesn’t want you to know. 1. They hid the truth about the dangers of sugar They quietly paid researchers to cover up a study that connected eating sugar to increasing the risk of heart attacks, other cardiovascular events, and cancer. 2. They made sugar an essential ingredient in food An average person in the US consumes 26 teaspoons of sugar every day. 3. Sugar is subsidized in the United States Tax dollars are paid to farmers to produce sugar. 4. The bliss point This is the optimized amount of sugar to create a delicious effect, which causes a spike in endorphins. This practice trains the mind that to feel pleasure, you need to keep eating sugar. 5. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics establishes food policies This is a group of dietitians who are the most influential over food policy. Unfortunately, they have a close relationship with the ultra-processed food industry. Sugar is composed of fructose and glucose. Glucose is metabolized by all of your cells. But, fructose is only metabolized by the liver. When you consume high amounts of table sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, you’re creating a toxic effect on the liver, similar to alcohol toxicity. When you cut sugar out of the diet, your body replaces it with ketones. Ketones are a super fuel for the body. Cutting out sugar and going on a low-carb diet is not only better for your health, but it will also help shift the market to a healthier one. Online Keto Coaching: Personalized consultation with Dr. Berg, send an email to for booking.
YouTube has just banned anything related to health that doesn’t align with the general medical consensus. If any information related to health doesn’t agree with the World Health Organization, the video won’t necessarily be taken down, but it may be hard to find. This is supposed to protect viewers against misinformation and promote high-quality health information. But, their definition of misinformation is anything that opposes their viewpoint. I currently have collected 7,607 success stories—I’m helping people. My information is not misinformation. It’s helpful information. Traditional medicine doesn’t work for everyone, and people are looking for inexpensive natural remedies. How are they supposed to find alternative viewpoints or opinions? A lot of people are searching for the keto diet. However, many medical professionals don't really understand nutritional ketosis. Many times, doctors don’t get training in nutrition or alternatives. Yet these are the people who get to control this information. Healthy ketosis is not toxic or dangerous. Ketones are a super fuel and are antioxidants. On the other hand, glucose is dangerous and toxic. I would love to get your opinion on this situation. Please click the link above and go through the survey questions to let me know your opinion on this recent radical change of suppressing alternative viewpoints on health. Online Keto Coaching: Personalized consultation with Dr Berg, send an email to for booking.
Today, I want to share a few interesting natural alternatives for styes. A stye is a little pimple or pustule on the eyelid, usually involving a sebaceous gland. The sebaceous glands are oil glands. If one of these glands becomes clogged, it can lead to a staph infection and inflammation. It typically causes a lot of redness and irritation. In many cases, within seven days, the stye will go away. But, some people deal with recurring styes. People with diabetes have a much higher incidence of styes and staph infections. Sometimes retinoids, a type of vitamin A, are used as a treatment for styes. There is an interesting relationship between vitamin A and styes. One thing that can occur with a vitamin A deficiency is hyperkeratosis. Hyperkeratosis causes a roughened extra layer of skin tissue in the ducts of the sebaceous glands. This means that a vitamin A deficiency can cause the sebaceous glands to be clogged, leading to inflammation. A certain study on humans showed a significant vitamin A deficiency in those who had styes vs. those who did not. Vitamin A is also important for the immune system. A deficiency in vitamin A can increase the risk of infection. Diabetes and insulin resistance can also impair the immune system. Vitamin D is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories, and vitamin D deficiency is associated with many different eye problems. Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of both infections and styes. Zinc is important for building up the immune system and reducing the recurrence of styes. Top causes of vitamin A deficiency: • A lack of the active form of vitamin A in the diet (retinol) • Gut inflammation • Liver issues • Gallbladder issues • Lack of bile • Zinc deficiency • Alcohol • Antibiotics Foods rich in vitamin A include: • Beef liver • Egg yolks • Fish • Cod liver oil The best natural ways to help get rid of a stye and keep it from coming back: 1. Get on the Healthy Keto® diet 2. Take vitamin A and vitamin D (cod liver oil) 3. Take zinc (200 mg for one week, then back to normal amounts) 4. Rub a clove of garlic on the stye a few times a day without getting the garlic in your eye 5. Make green tea, then place the cooled green tea bag on your eyelid over the stye Online Keto Coaching: Personalized consultation with Dr Berg, send an email to for booking.
Let’s talk about a potential cause of autism and some things to do if you or a loved one has autism. Autism involves inflammation in the brain and a lot of free radical damage without enough antioxidant protection. Autism spectrum disorder has also been associated with mitochondrial dysfunction, high homocysteine, and amino acid abnormalities. Common deficiencies in those with autism spectrum disorder: • Antioxidants (especially glutathione) • Vitamin A • Vitamin E • Vitamin D • Zinc • Selenium • Magnesium • Omega-3 fatty acids Based on this data, here are a few tips for those with autism: 1. Get on the carnivore diet (include eggs, seafood, shellfish, organ meats, and microgreens or sprouts) 2. Increase glutathione by consuming NAC and selenium 3. Take cod liver oil to get omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, and vitamin D 4. Consume vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) and folate (methylfolate) 5. Take CoQ10 and Methylene Blue
Today, we’re going to talk about the potential dangers and benefits of alkaline water. Natural water from a well or spring is alkaline. It’s alkaline because it contains minerals like calcium and magnesium. Many people believe that things that are acidic are unhealthy and things that are alkaline are healthy. But that’s not altogether true. We have a lot of different acids in our bodies that have many important functions. We don’t need to worry about alkalizing the body. The body regulates the pH in different areas. For example, your blood should be slightly alkaline, but your stomach should be very acidic. It’s possible to get alkaline water created by a machine that uses electricity to alter it instead of using minerals to alkalize it. If you drink alkaline water that's created artificially, you’re going to alter the pH in the stomach. Potential side effects of alkaline water made artificially can include: • Heartburn • Acid reflux • Gas • GERD • Infection • Hair loss • Heart arrhythmias However, natural water, like alkaline spring water, has no side effects. Alkalizing the stomach could lead to a deficiency in stomach acids. The stomach should be very acidic to help you break down protein, absorb minerals and vitamin B12, and kill pathogens. As we age, we lose stomach acid. Antacids also weaken stomach acid. But, low stomach acid is the root cause of symptoms like heartburn, GERD, and acid reflux. Alkalizing the stomach instead of acidifying it could worsen these symptoms and lead to many other serious side effects. I’ve found that I can digest better when I drink acidic water, like carbonated water—especially if I add a teaspoon of either apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Overall, alkaline water has certain health benefits because it contains minerals. But alkaline water is only beneficial if it’s natural and not created by a machine.
There is no evidence that depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain involving serotonin. It has been found that SSRIs can temporarily help increase serotonin in the brain. However, drug trials have shown that these anti-depressants were almost indistinguishable from the placebo in treating depression. SSRIs come with a lot of side effects, including serious side effects involving the sex organs. Psychiatric drugs also come with a black box warning, meaning there is a high risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Does depression cause body problems, or do body problems cause depression? I think it could be both—but we’re going to focus on the body problems and deficiencies that could cause depression. Potential causes of depression: 1. Insomnia 2. Chronic fatigue 3. Stress 4. Nutritional deficiencies (vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin B1, magnesium, DHA) 5. Lack of exercise



Let’s talk about dopamine. Dopamine has many functions. It’s involved in body movement, sleep cycles, gastrointestinal motility, food intake, learning, kidney function, and blood pressure. Dopamine is associated with behaviors and certain emotions. However, people on the lower end of the emotional scale aren't going to just have low dopamine but also other neurotransmitters and hormones. Dopamine is increased with pleasure, but it’s also increased with stress and pain. Conditions related to low dopamine include: • Parkinson’s • Schizophrenia • ADD or ADHD • Depression Medications used to treat the above conditions can deplete other neurotransmitters and have potential side effects. Dopamine isn’t a single molecule that works on its own to create an effect. It’s a system that creates many different effects. Trying to increase dopamine without looking at the bigger picture isn’t going to work. Here are some action steps you can take if you have low dopamine: 1. Get rid of artificial stimulus 2. Balance dopamine and other neurotransmitters 3. Consume a little more animal protein and fat 4. Support your gut microbiome 5. Get plenty of vitamin C (leafy greens or sauerkraut) 6. Get plenty of copper (shellfish or seafood) Tips to help balance dopamine and other neurotransmitters naturally: • Exercise consistently • Get outside • Get plenty of sun or vitamin D3 • Involve yourself in music or the arts • Do things you like • Get connected with other people • Get plenty of tyrosine (consume high-quality animal protein)
Today, I want to cover some interesting information on iodine that goes way beyond what it does for the thyroid. Most of your iodine is stored in your thyroid. However, iodine is important for many other organs. The RDAs for iodine in the US are 150 mcg. But, in Japan, on average, people consume 1000 to 3000 mcg of iodine daily. They also have fewer problems associated with iodine deficiency than we do in the US. That being said, excess iodine can create just as many problems as a deficiency in iodine. I think it’s most beneficial to get the iodine you need from food. Shellfish and sea kelp are rich in iodine. But there is also iodine in eggs, dairy, iodized salt, and sea salt. Unless you consume foods rich in iodine, either from the sea or from vegetables grown on the coastline, chances are you’re not getting enough iodine in your diet. Iodine may help with various conditions, including: • Estrogen dominance • Heavy periods • Fibrocystic breasts • Ovarian cysts • Endometriosis • Fibroids • Prostate enlargement • PCOS • Cystic acne • TB • Croup • Asthma • Toenail fungus • Warts and skin tags • Thyroid conditions • Weight gain • Brain fog • Feeling cold (excessively) • Dry skin and hair • Constipation • Depression Top causes of iodine deficiency: • Consuming excessive amounts of raw cruciferous vegetables • Consuming millet, soy, or sweet potatoes • The vegan diet • Pregnancy and lactation • Low-salt diets • Fluoride • Bromide • Perchlorate in water • Nitrates
Today we’re going to talk about how heavy metal toxicity can affect your skin. It’s the dose that determines the poison. We’re all exposed to various toxins and heavy metals, but in low amounts, they won’t affect our bodies. There are a lot of different signs of heavy metal toxicity, but I want to cover a few distinct symptoms of heavy metal toxicity to be aware of. One of the best remedies for heavy metal toxicity is distilled water. Try drinking distilled water and then consuming the minerals you need. Potential effects of heavy metals on the skin: 1. Arsenic Arsenic can be found in: • Pressurized wood • Water supply • Insecticides In high amounts, arsenic may lead to: • Hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation • Keratosis Nutrients that help protect against arsenic toxicity: • Selenium • Zinc • Folate • Carotenoids A great natural remedy to help protect against arsenic poisoning: • Spirulina 2. Cadmium Cadmium can be found in: • Spray paint • Tobacco • Shellfish In high amounts, cadmium may lead to: • Yellowing or tanning of the skin • Skin cancer Nutrients that help protect against cadmium toxicity: • Zinc • Antioxidants A great natural remedy to help protect against cadmium poisoning: • NAC 3. Lead Lead can be found in: • Paint • Water supply • Soil In high amounts, lead may cause: • A blue line on the gums Nutrients that help protect against lead toxicity: • Calcium • Iron A great natural remedy to help protect against lead poisoning: • Calcium EDTA • Alpha-lipoic acid 4. Mercury Mercury can be found in: • Dental work • Fish • Thimerosal In high amounts, mercury may lead to: • Graying of the skin • A pink color on the palms of your hands and soles of your feet Fish and seafood that are low in mercury include: • Anchovies • Catfish • Clams • Crab • Crawfish • Flounder • Herring • Oysters • Sardines • Scallops A great way to help protect against mercury poisoning:  • Consume at least one Brazil nut a day
Let’s talk about how to detox the liver naturally and healthily. The liver doesn’t hold or store toxins—it gets rid of toxins. When we’re talking about a liver cleanse, we’re talking about getting rid of fat, inflammation, and scar tissue in the liver. These things weaken the ability of the liver to detox. The liver is the only organ that can completely regenerate, but there is a point of limitation. Keep in mind that you can get rid of 50 percent of the fat in the liver just by going on a low-carb diet. You don’t need to get on a low-fat diet, but a low-carb diet is crucial. Alcohol consumption can lead to fatty liver disease. But, one of the top causes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is fructose. The best foods for liver detoxification: • Cruciferous vegetables • Beets • Blueberries • Organ meats • Grass-fed beef • Eggs • Fatty fish (salmon and sardines) • Seafood • Sauerkraut • Kimchi • Kefir • Pickles The best shakes and smoothies for liver detoxification: 1. One cup of blueberries blended with a couple of handfuls of frozen kale and some water 2. One to two cups of whole milk kefir blended with one cup of blueberries and water (optional) The best drink for liver detoxification: 1. Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with the juice of one lemon (or one blended whole lemon) and 12 ounces of water The best supplements for liver detoxification: • Milk thistle • Choline • Turmeric • Purified bile salts • Probiotics • Tocotrienols Check out my other videos on supporting a healthy liver and my Liver Cleanse supplement, designed with your liver in mind.
Today, I want to share some essential information on how to get rid of belly fat fast. Exercise contributes to about 15% of belly fat loss, and diet contributes about 85%. The first step to burning fat is to switch the body’s fuel source from glucose to fat. Whether you burn sugar or fat depends on one hormone: insulin. If your insulin goes up, you’ll burn sugar, and you won’t burn fat. If your insulin goes down, then you can burn fat. Fat calories don’t influence insulin to any significant degree. But that doesn’t mean you can just consume unlimited amounts of fat and lose weight. You also have to reduce your carbohydrates to force the body to burn fat. Once you start burning fat fuel, the body will develop a more available type of energy called ketones. Ketones are the byproduct of fat—energy your body can use as fuel. Eating also increases insulin. To get into fat-burning mode, you need to lower your insulin by reducing your carbohydrates and doing intermittent fasting. It’s also important to remember that even a little bit of carbs can stop you from burning fat. Consistency is key with this fat loss program. But, if you do this program 100 percent, your body will become an efficient fat-burning machine. Getting into a state of fat-burning can help reduce insulin resistance, which may help correct a slow metabolism and help you lose stubborn weight. With these problems out of the way, you’ll notice a lot of success when you add exercise. To help improve insulin resistance, try adding one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to your water and drink that two to three times a day using a straw. The best exercise to burn belly fat is walking. Walking can help you lose belly fat even more than doing high-intensity exercise. High-intensity interval training can help improve certain hormones and is essential for building muscle. But walking is better for losing fat. It’s essential to walk an hour or two hours a day. Try using a pedometer and working on increasing your steps to 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day. The most beneficial thing to do is walking along with high-intensity interval training. However, you will get more benefits out of walking.
Let’s talk about Ozempic. Ozempic is an injectable drug that’s used to help people lose weight. Yes, it may work. But it’s expensive and has serious potential side effects. Ozempic increases a certain receptor that helps slow down digestion and decreases appetite and cravings. It also helps restore insulin levels and blood sugar levels. Potential side effects of Ozempic can include: • Nausea • Vomiting • Bloating • Abdominal pain • Headaches • Gas • Constipation • Diarrhea • Heartburn • Dizziness • Thyroid cancer • Suicidal thoughts • Pancreatitis • Kidney disease • Retinopathy • Muscle loss • Gastroparesis The question is, will Ozempic really solve your weight loss problem without giving you a different problem? How about an alternative? Thousands of natural chemicals in plants have therapeutic health benefits with rarely any side effects. The best natural remedies for weight loss: 1. Panax ginseng 2. Berberine These home remedies for weight loss are great to use in combination with changing your diet. The best diet plan for weight loss is the Healthy Keto® diet with intermittent fasting. Not only will the Healthy Keto diet and intermittent fasting help support weight loss, but they also help reduce hunger and cravings. This is a weight loss plan you can do long-term and at a fraction of the cost of Ozempic. The top benefits of the keto diet that go beyond weight loss include: • Improved cognitive function • Better mood • Enhanced liver function • Preserved muscles • Healthy digestion
Comments (33)

Mike Madger

Summary: Basically, everything you eat bloats you.

Aug 15th

Armita Ra

thank you

Oct 10th

Milania Greendevald

It's great that you share your experience. Luckily, there are actually a lot of amazing tools that will help you work effectively on losing weight. This tool helped me a lot

Aug 28th


hi Dr Berg. I'm really enjoying the podcasts. if I may make one suggestion. the volume of the actual podcast is really low, especially in comparison to the introduction. if it's possible can you increase the volume the actual podcast. I find myself increasing the volume to the max in order to hear you. thanks again

Jul 31st

Jared Krumm

The intro is soo loud. the rest of each episode is so quiet. Take your pick but, for goodness sake, find a balance.

Jul 13th


It’s li (lye) pase…

Feb 10th

Paul Bass

walking after covid to get back to running

Oct 6th

T Bott

Great episode!

Sep 10th

Karen Hauser

Dr Berg is it possible to be allergic to coconut oil?

Feb 9th

Tien Le

Commenting specifically to ask if you can edit the podcasts to be at the same volume throughout the episode. It starts out sooo loud then gets really low so you have to constantly adjust the volume. My earsss.

Nov 10th

Alireza Goodarzi

liked it.

Oct 31st


Dr. Berg, was this your first CAC test? I was just curious if you had one before you started Keto.

Oct 29th


haha fell down upside down on your head? how did that happen...*imagines* :)

Oct 20th


excellent episode a good brkdown of years of practical diet wisdom in 10 minutes! can't beat that.

Oct 20th

Marc Villalobos

hey, Dr Berg, interesting cast. i fast often, and find my body's normal expulsions of oils from foods. my skin a smoother, cleaner, and oil free. i started intermittently (fasting) and had to move to longer intervals because my body was resisting weigh loss. i have break through and feel great. now, i view food as a necessary evil (given its depleted state from various causes - another topic). so i fast 5 days and off week ends. also, i introduced weight lifting to enjoy proper balanced meals (1x) day. still enjoying weight loss. bottom line is fasting is a very healthy, albeit highly disciplined undertaking. American diet is to blame for poor health - period.

Oct 11th

JamiSue Sharp

love Dr. berg, but too long of an intro. I hear it too much. Always great info and I can't get enough.

Oct 2nd

Glenys Howitt

what supplements should I be taking? if everything on the internet is to be believed I should be taking bucket loads of vitamins and minerals. thank you Glenys

Sep 13th

Simone Valdez

I don't see a link or any information of humic acid. I would like to learn as much as possible. I suffer off and on with fatigue and all the other symptoms.

Aug 31st


Would you recommend a diabetic eat closer to bedtime if they're doing omad? Would that prevent bs fluctuations during the night?

Jan 16th

Discernment Queen

Thank you 💯👍🏽

Nov 19th
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