Keto Is Dangerous to Your Health, Really?

I’m sure you’ve seen claims that keto is dangerous or bad for your health, but what’s the truth? Is keto dangerous long-term? Find out in this video.

0:00 Introduction: Is the keto diet dangerous?
0:33 Why would someone need the keto diet?
1:20 What is metabolic flexibility?
1:50 Neuroglycopenia
3:41 How to reverse insulin resistance
4:56 Learn more about the benefits of keto and how to get started

Today, we’re going to talk about some of the rumors surrounding the safety of the ketogenic diet. There have been claims that keto is dangerous and can increase your risk for heart disease, high cholesterol, and other health problems. What’s the truth?

In the past, food was not as available as it is today. Carbs and sugar were not a major part of our ancestors’ diets and fasting was commonplace. This means that early humans had to run on ketones!

Metabolic flexibility is the ability to go from sugar-burning to fat-burning. Metabolically flexible people can also fast and tap into their body fat reserve.

Most people are metabolically inflexible or insulin-resistant. Because they’re consuming so many carbs, they’re not able to utilize ketones.

High-carb diets can also contribute to neuroglycopenia—a condition in which your neurons lack glucose. This can eventually lead to Alzheimer’s and dementia, but initially, you might experience the following symptoms: feeling faint, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, irritability, anxiety, and mood swings.

How do you reverse insulin resistance caused by the dietary habits that we have today?
1. Resist junk foods
2. Recreate stresses that early humans may have experienced (Exercise, going out in the cold, taking stairs)
3. Mimic the diet of early humans (Consume cruciferous vegetables, salad, and organic grass-fed meats)

It may take a few weeks or even a few months, but once you make these changes, you’ll be able to fast for longer and longer in between meals. You'll build your willpower, confidence, and your health.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and intermittent fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. 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, 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.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this explains why keto is not dangerous and is actually one of the best things you can do for your health. I’ll see you in the next video.

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50 Comments

  1. @kellysampson9744 on January 29, 2024 at 1:13 pm

    Thank you Dr Berg.. I love watching your videos.. I’m on healthy keto and intermittent fasting. This information is encouraging.

    • @Drberg on January 29, 2024 at 2:50 pm

      Glad to hear that! You’re very welcome.

  2. @RobCLynch on January 29, 2024 at 1:13 pm

    I’ve just had my A1C and other blood results and after four years of keto, my numbers are still very healthy. I did not get told that my LDL cholesterol was high (which happened four years ago) and my doctor didn’t offer me a statin. I believe that four years of Keto and I.F. have stood the test of time, with regard to my health.

    • @seattlesix9953 on January 29, 2024 at 2:09 pm

      The medical community is beginning to realize the $700M lipid theory research from 1973 was compromised by conflicting interests when the original data was recompiled in 2017.

  3. @user-bi1fm5yw2b on January 29, 2024 at 1:14 pm

    I’m carnivore keto and love it. Don’t believe all the criminal liars that want people sick and dependent on their nasty drugs. Love Dr. Berg, my only doctor!

    • @ianstuart5660 on January 29, 2024 at 2:36 pm

      Agreed, don’t believe one word!

    • @HeartlessWon506 on January 29, 2024 at 2:53 pm

      Am I a hypocrite for knowing you’re right and still working for big pharma? 🫤

    • @MG63 on January 29, 2024 at 3:10 pm

      @@HeartlessWon506 I suppose it depends on your job role within the company. 😆

    • @ianstuart5660 on January 29, 2024 at 3:26 pm

      @@HeartlessWon506
      You’ll have to wrestle with your own conscience for that answer. I believe a lot of folks would say YES!

    • @HeartlessWon506 on January 29, 2024 at 3:28 pm

      @@MG63 Sales 🥴

  4. @C.N.1 on January 29, 2024 at 1:15 pm

    No wonder I was starting to get so fat a few years ago! Between trying to protect my youngest daughter from the sickness of society and the junk I was consuming EVERYDAY caused major stress! Boy, it was hell! Today, I’m still the same ol’ “strict” father 😂 Just better liver function, thanks to Healthy Keto. Have a great day, Dr. Berg! ❤

  5. @alu_bee on January 29, 2024 at 1:16 pm

    My Dr told me to not do keto. When she later read my levels of sugar , cholesterol , blood pressure and lost 20 lbs she was very surprised and asked: what did you do? I said a low carb diet because if a say the word “keto” she probably would get upset 😅

    • @49ers_red_and_gold25 on January 29, 2024 at 1:33 pm

      Congratulations. Doctors should know what they are talking about.

    • @Marty22408 on January 29, 2024 at 1:37 pm

      I would be happy to upset her with THE word 😂

    • @fidelcatsro6948 on January 29, 2024 at 1:42 pm

      Doctors left the chat…

    • @Kwildcat13 on January 29, 2024 at 1:56 pm

      It’s worse if you say carnivore . People loose their minds . I’m for both keto and carnivore or a mix of both . It’s better than SAD ..

    • @OwaisAl-Qarani on January 29, 2024 at 2:09 pm

      What’s SAD? ​@@Kwildcat13

  6. @jamilahzahirahhadid on January 29, 2024 at 1:30 pm

    Dr. Berg I must personally thank you. I suffered from extreme anorexia and the last three years I have gotten to the healthiest I’ve ever been and maintaining my health with your encyclopedia of information. My mom has also lost 23 pounds, father had open heart surgery valve replacement last year, and including your knowledge into our daily lifestyles has been life changing and we are so excited to continue being our healthiest selves with your amazing help. Thank you so much sir.🙏❤️

    • @TroyR-he8ys on January 29, 2024 at 1:36 pm

      Keep it up cutie!

    • @natalieharding on January 29, 2024 at 2:07 pm

      That’s amazing, well done ❤

    • @ninawildr4207 on January 29, 2024 at 2:07 pm

      Wow amazing !

    • @karenshahwan6612 on January 29, 2024 at 5:55 pm

      I am happy you are doing well!

  7. @MarieWilliams07369 on January 29, 2024 at 1:35 pm

    I’m loving sarcastic Dr Berg! Exactly. It’s evident there’s a conflict of interests there. You’re a true health care professional. Stay strong and blessed ❤

    • @borosdansz on January 29, 2024 at 1:47 pm

      Yes true, sarcastic Dr Berg is so lovely!

    • @a.williams45 on January 29, 2024 at 2:22 pm

      I wholeheartedly agree 💯

    • @Drberg on January 29, 2024 at 2:32 pm

      Thank you so much for your support!

    • @johnhart4321 on January 29, 2024 at 3:09 pm

      A major problem with using sarcasm is that it does not translate clearly from the spoken (audio) word into the printed word which would leave a person’s comments vulnerable to being “cut’n’pasted” and used to mean the opposite of what was intended. Also, sarcasm doesn’t translate well when being dissected into “sound bites.” As before, a literal quote could be totally MISconstrued! @@Drberg

    • @MHPloni-kl5ec on January 29, 2024 at 3:21 pm

      ​@@DrbergWe’re with you, Dr. B. Give it to ’em!

  8. @cindyrhodes on January 29, 2024 at 1:44 pm

    I REALLY APPRECIATE all your videos about keto. The frequent reminders and updated information KEEP ME ON TRACK. Thank you, Dr. Berg! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

  9. @Heaven_N_Heels on January 29, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    Stay strong Dr Berg! Your up against the big machine, we love keto ☺️

  10. @user-wi3ob8ss1c on January 29, 2024 at 1:59 pm

    Dr. Berg I have lost 74 lbs. in the last 27 weeks by going Keto and intermittent fasting and it was free. Off all blood pressure meds. Thank you.

    • @Drberg on January 29, 2024 at 2:19 pm

      Hey! Dr. Berg is amazed by your success. Can we share your story and a before & after photo on our website?
      https://www.drberg.com/add-client-success-story
      -Dr. Berg’s Support Team.

    • @spartan6005 on January 29, 2024 at 3:55 pm

      It’s not the Keto it because you stopped eating ice cream or something give it a year you’ll gain it all back and than some

    • @audiophileman7047 on January 29, 2024 at 5:33 pm

      Is it the Keto or the healthy food and weight loss? Eating healthier food and losing that much weight will definitely lower blood pressure apart from the Keto diet. Now it will be a battle between your cravings and your waist line going forward. Losing it is the easy part; keeping it off is the hard part. Good luck!

    • @OnlyInOhio444 on January 29, 2024 at 5:48 pm

      @@spartan6005really??? It actually was keto. I can say from experience.

    • @sentinel8060 on January 29, 2024 at 6:31 pm

      ​​@@OnlyInOhio444 losing weight is only calories in and out and you dont need keto to do that. The real benefit of keto is that it can reduce inflamation.

  11. @a.williams45 on January 29, 2024 at 2:03 pm

    Very well said and put, Dr Berg! Love your sarcasm while laying out straight facts. I’d love to see those so called “experts” voluntarily do a junk food marathon challenge and claim its “health benefits” 🙃

    • @johnhart4321 on January 29, 2024 at 3:14 pm

      WE (the fans of Dr. Berg) get the sarcasm, for sure! However, a major problem with using sarcasm is that it does not translate clearly from the spoken (audio) word into the printed word which would leave a person’s comments vulnerable to being “cut’n’pasted” and used to mean the opposite of what was intended. Also, sarcasm can be edited out when what we said is being dissected into “sound bites.” As before, a literal quote could be totally MISconstrued!

  12. @mihaidarla5344 on January 29, 2024 at 2:12 pm

    I’ve been on keto for 5 years and I’m in top shape, I have perfect blood tests ,better than 20 years ago, I feel great and I have all the positive arguments to continue this healthy lifestyle. Thank you Dr. Berg!

    • @Blankspot101 on January 29, 2024 at 5:10 pm

      Just out of curiosity, could you give an example of what exactly are you eating in a day?

  13. @uyungwijaya4646 on January 29, 2024 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you Dr. Berg for keep educating us. I’ve been following your channel since covid and my life, my health been changing to be very healthy and young again. Intermittent fasting has been part of my life style and I feel good and productive all the time. Thanks again!

  14. @mike856ms on January 29, 2024 at 3:15 pm

    I started keto at 82 lb overweight. It took me 9 months to get the weight off by doing mostly strict keto. My blood sugar A1C went from 13 to 5.2. My cholesterol good and bad numbers went from all bad to excellent. My blood pressure return back to normal.
    My doctor told me to continue doing whatever I’m doing with keto and he was very happy with all the my results.

  15. @ceeluvsketo on January 29, 2024 at 3:33 pm

    I love how he continues to educate , give the facts and prove them wrong every time .
    Thank you , Dr. Berg !!!

    • @jaelcortes1771 on January 29, 2024 at 4:42 pm

      I agree strongly

    • @jaelcortes1771 on January 29, 2024 at 4:42 pm

      I agree strongly

  16. @deequiambao6250 on January 29, 2024 at 3:36 pm

    As a naturopathy student and a current product presentor. You’re one of my go to expert when it comes to medical information or health. I don’t believe these big pharma sponsored and paid doctors.

  17. @juanzitow on January 29, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    im on keto about 4-5 months and i:
    – lost 20kg
    – better cognitive (thinking and better memory)
    – really less stress (mood)
    – better sleep

    i also notice that i have more energy for life now, i got cold twice in that period of time and it took like 1 full day to be healed
    this diet is awesome and im glad i found this channel, thank you doc

  18. @keithjones4565 on January 29, 2024 at 4:27 pm

    I went from 198 to 175 in 6 months on keto and intermittent fasting along with moderate exercise. I’m 67 years old and I feel so much better and have no cravings for carbs and sugar. Thanks Doc! PS my sleep has improved too.

  19. @deadbeat-vc9kg on January 29, 2024 at 5:04 pm

    I am Ketotic Hypoglycemic, so this video doesn’t apply to me, but I’m glad to see some doctors finally addressing causes instead of just treating symptoms. Thank you Dr. Berg for your courage and for keeping to your hypocritic oath to your patients and viewers.

  20. @mikerepairsstuff on January 29, 2024 at 6:17 pm

    Dr. Berg couldn’t be more spot-on in helping folks fix, and maintain their health and I’m thanking him for them. ❤

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