Overview of Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting:
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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about how to get into ketosis and the confusion that comes along with it. The type of ketones that is most accurate to test is the blood ketones – urine and breath ketones are good to test if you are just starting out because the ketones on this are not being metabolized or broken down.
• Blood Ketones
• Urine Ketones
• Breath Ketones
What is Ketosis?
Ketosis is a condition where your body is creating ketones for fuel. Ketones are the byproduct of fat burning and it only represents 40% of fat and 60% are fatty acids. It is a combination of ketones, fatty acids and a very small percentage of glucose which can be created by the liver from the fat and protein that you consume. Ketosis is a state where it has to be created by lowering your carbohydrates.
If you are going to take straight ketones, you are NOT going to lose weight because your body’s stored fat is not being tapped into. You are basically taking ketones as fuel so your body doesn’t have to use your own ketones and fat.
Two situations where Dr. Berg recommends taking exogenous ketones:
1. If you are a long distance runner where you want extra energy.
2. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, very frail and you don’t have a lot of fat to burn.
• Cognitive Function
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.