Mediterranean diet is often touted as super healthy, is it really? #keto #drberg #mediterraneandiet

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Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & 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, 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.

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  1. @micahmiller5923 on November 12, 2023 at 3:00 am

    That’s what I like about it. It allows for meat, especially fish

  2. @stephanieinglett8569 on November 12, 2023 at 3:18 am

    Eating Fish and meats does not mean you are not eating healthy.

    • @JCKeus-cx1wm on November 12, 2023 at 7:07 pm

      In fact it means you are eating healthy.

    • @wildf1ower on November 13, 2023 at 5:44 am

      Keto is heavy in protein so I do not believe he’s knocking Mediterranean diet

    • @Helenegardener on November 13, 2023 at 8:00 pm

      @@wildf1owerNo, keto is only moderate proteins, that’s 20-25%. See percentage of proteins for the keto diet.

  3. @FeralFaeRae on November 12, 2023 at 3:31 am

    It’s the olive oil!! Yummy sooo good 4 ya

    • @user-rc8mz9wv9d on November 12, 2023 at 6:49 am

      Ii am totally agree with u olive oil put it on bread ..soooo yummyyy

  4. @arielharp1026 on November 12, 2023 at 3:32 am

    He didn’t say meat was bad. the first couple of sentences were “Is it healthy? Could be” he then makes another point to say whats not true about the diet that many people consider to be true. They believe it to be a mostly plant based diet and he said it isn’t.

  5. @proudgrandma138 on November 12, 2023 at 3:46 am

    Yah Ive been to the Mediterranean many times. They lots of EVOO, meat, seafood, lots of cheese, wine, vegies, pasta, bread, fruit & desserts. Vegies are only 1/4 of their diet. They are thin! Why? 1) They walk to work or ride Vespas. They live within 2-4 miles of work in the City. They dont care how much $$ they make; good food, time off work spent with family & friends is their priority. 2) they eat small proportions. A french girl told me she went to Philly USA with her highschool “Super Size! One side of those fries feeds a whole French family!” How embarrassing for us. 3) They eat specific foods with others, while other foods have to be eaten 1 hr prior OR 2 hrs after a meal. For example, They NEVER eat protein with fruit. Suzanne Somers wrote a diet book about it & its full of great recipes. And yes, it works. You lose weight & get to eat variety.

    • @ThingsILove2266 on November 12, 2023 at 5:32 am

      The late Suzanne Sommers

    • @thandokota8251 on November 12, 2023 at 9:46 am

      Hello 😊 which Suzanne Somers book are you referring to? Title please 🙏

    • @rarebear6889 on November 12, 2023 at 8:51 pm

      why can’t we eat protein with fruit? and does it mean all protein? or just meats and fish?

    • @sandrawight3282 on November 12, 2023 at 8:59 pm

      Food combinations is a topic I first heard of in the 80s..
      I’m sure if you goggle it.
      Leslie Kenton wrote about it too.

    • @Helenegardener on November 13, 2023 at 8:02 pm

      @@rarebear6889see Dr Berg’s videos on sweet fruits.

  6. @dija5578 on November 12, 2023 at 3:58 am

    100% I’m Croatian and our diet is full of fish, pork, chicken along with tons of veggies, olive oil, garlic, goat cheese, fruits such as cherries, figs, and shot of Croatian plum liquor and amazing Croatian red wines..My grandparents lived well into their late 90’s

  7. @yo-taskitchen958 on November 12, 2023 at 5:43 am

    You are right. I lived there most of my childhood. I read about the guy who did the research in Greece. He got there when we were fasting during lent. He needed to ask more questions.
    We fast from all (at least in my family) animal products for 40 days, before receiving communion for Easter. Some people only fast on Tuesday and Thursdays and depending on the day Fridays too. Which excludes any animal that bleeds, as well as their bi-products (like cheese and eggs, etc.). However in saying this, we only ate meat once a week. When it wasn’t lent. During those times we ate cheese and eggs, and everything else that was available. Usually on a Sunday after church. We ate fish several times a week when it was delivered by the fishermen to our village, mostly Spring and summer. Of course we ate salads and other vegetables and fruit after each meal.

    • @Raul0ne on November 12, 2023 at 11:46 am

      You know that fish is meat right

    • @yo-taskitchen958 on November 12, 2023 at 12:32 pm

      @@Raul0ne yes, we didn’t eat fish during lent as it bleeds. What is your point?

    • @yo-taskitchen958 on November 12, 2023 at 12:44 pm

      ​@@Raul0neI just realized you were referring to me saying that in the spring and summer we ate fish. Let me re-frase, 6 months out of the year we at meat only on Sunday. Any type, however we fasted more than once a year so that might not be true, and the other half of the year we ate all types of meat on Sundays, with the exception of some additional fish during the week, of course, unless we were fasting to receive communion. Is that better? A more specific interpretation for you?

    • @Kellystrong24 on November 23, 2023 at 12:49 am

      Don’t let these folks stress you.

  8. @thefirehawk1495 on November 12, 2023 at 5:58 am

    Whoever says it’s a plant based diet is a fool trying to dupe Americans. I’m Portuguese, one of the countries actually in the Mediterranean, and gues what, a lot of salads yes, but together with protein. A nice steak with a big salad is just a perfect combo.

    • @DimitriosKvs on November 12, 2023 at 9:31 pm

      Portugal in the Mediterranean Sea??? 😂
      Someone skipped school.

    • @jackiedelvalle on November 13, 2023 at 12:11 am

      ​@@DimitriosKvsWho said Mediterranean SEA? They said Mediterranean. Portugal is part of Iberia. Duh!

    • @gruzincklebell3404 on November 13, 2023 at 8:39 am

      I am Portuguese and Portugal is not Mediterranean. In order to be Mediterranean, the country has to touch the Mediterranean Sea which Portugal does Not.

    • @DimitriosKvs on November 13, 2023 at 8:06 pm

      @@gruzincklebell3404 thank you. It seems so many people can’t separate Mediterranean and Iberian. Sad.

    • @Isaac5123 on November 18, 2023 at 11:39 am

      ​@@DimitriosKvsI think you did because the Med covers Portugal Spain France Itali even though Portugal is in the Atlantic

  9. @richardsuted256 on November 12, 2023 at 6:04 am

    and the grains arent full of genetic modifications for output. The bread is real bread, not commodity americam bread

    • @usernameisunavailable8270 on November 12, 2023 at 3:32 pm

      Is there anyway to ship some of those grains over here? Lol

    • @richardsuted256 on November 12, 2023 at 7:15 pm

      @@usernameisunavailable8270 well yea. You usually can get it in whole foods, natural grocers or whatever. You just gotta do your homework on specifications

    • @jorelletaylor5408 on November 30, 2023 at 1:19 am

      It’s fermented to the point where most of the anti nutrients and gluten are destroyed

    • @richardsuted256 on November 30, 2023 at 1:23 am

      @@jorelletaylor5408 indeed yeast does that too

    • @domenicoberardi2739 on November 30, 2023 at 10:22 pm friend I’m italian living here in Canada my god what a difference…the bread I use consume in Italy 🇮🇹 compare the bread here (garbage)…

  10. @seattlesix9953 on November 12, 2023 at 6:19 am

    This was recommended at a week long diabetic dietary class here which was ineffective at 45% carbs… switched to 5% carbs and put type 2 diabetes into remission 120 days later

    • @Helenegardener on November 13, 2023 at 8:04 pm

      Awesome 👏 Thanks for sharing!

  11. @donatelladepatre5695 on November 12, 2023 at 7:12 am

    I save fish extravergin olive oil and vegetables ❤

  12. @MrRoyck10 on November 12, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Mediterranean diet is hugely meat based diet with vegetables and salads to complement the meat of all varieties. Thanks Dr for your input

  13. @dannyhendy on November 12, 2023 at 10:21 am

    I live in Spain, meat and cheese are central in the diet. One of the main reaons for their longevity is olive oil and plenty of sun.

  14. @christinat.7264 on November 12, 2023 at 10:27 am

    My relatives are from the Mediterranean. They eat little meat, little cheese. No junk food, no fast foods, etc. Mostly veggies, beans, whole foods.

    • @Hjkknvftyjv on November 12, 2023 at 3:59 pm

      You mean the Middle East? I’m from there and everything they eat is junk food we have high obesity rate in my country

    • @christinat.7264 on November 12, 2023 at 6:33 pm

      @@Hjkknvftyjv Greece.

    • @Helenegardener on November 14, 2023 at 8:39 am

      @@HjkknvftyjvYes. But Dr Berg’s Arabic channel is growing and contributes to improving this situation.

  15. @sundaydawn3377 on November 12, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    I don’t know anyone who ever thought it was plant based 🤔 it very clearly includes meat products

    • @darktennisball on November 20, 2023 at 4:36 am

      A lot of people sadly believe this diet is plant based

    • @stardustgirl2904 on December 22, 2023 at 9:04 pm

      It doesn’t matter Dr Berg has done countless videos about how good meat 🍖🥓 is for us!

    • @sundaydawn3377 on December 23, 2023 at 6:02 pm

      I agree. I never said I didn’t eat meat. I simply said I’ve literally never heard of anyone who ever thought it was plant based. It very obviously includes meat.

    • @jayl.9526 on January 5, 2024 at 3:02 pm

      ​@@sundaydawn3377that’s fine if you haven’t, but most articles that come up about the Med diet talk only about the veggies they eat and always exclude meat. That’s why he made this video

  16. @ozlemebesek7646 on November 12, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    I prefer ketogenic or low-carb Mediterranean diet and yes We Mediterranean people ( mostly) love animal based food and consume lots of it.😊

    • @Helenegardener on November 14, 2023 at 8:38 am

      Awesome 👏 if you know of any farm there that I could show on my social media, please give their contact.

  17. @burnttoast55 on November 12, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    the difference is that Mediterraneans consume high quality grains, meat, and dairy in much more controlled quantities because they don’t mass produce junk with a bunch of additives and GMO

  18. @purplehaze1560 on November 12, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Don’t forget the copious amounts of extra virgin olive oil!

    • @seanconnolly2179 on November 28, 2023 at 11:21 am

      Authentic olive oil not fake

  19. @eduardooramaeddie4006 on November 12, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    Thank you Dr.BERG

  20. @danielwood6578 on November 12, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    I went to Greece recently and the best part was the food! Amazing tasting cheese, meat & olive oil!

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