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💚 Help! KETO Increased My Cholesterol! (It’s OK, Here’s Why) 💚

August 23, 2019


hey this is dr. berry in this short video I want to talk to you about something that scares a lot of people and that’s high cholesterol levels I’ve had any number of messages from people saying oh my god I started keto and I’ve lost 20 pounds and I feel great and my psoriasis is gone and my heart burns gone but my cholesterol went up and my doctor freaked out and what it puts me on a pill what should I do so that’s what this video is about now if you know anyone who has high cholesterol or who is worried about their cholesterol or who is hesitant to start the ketogenic way of eating because they’re afraid it’ll raise their cholesterol please share this video with them on their Facebook page or on Instagram or Twitter or vero the new one right have you heard of arrow yet it’s a new social media platform but share this so I can help these people relax and take a breath and stop worrying about the things that aren’t really important to their health and start worrying about the things that really are important now let’s talk about the ketogenic diet and cholesterol is it a big deal do we care why do we care why don’t we care okay so let’s talk about first of all what we’re trying to do with the ketogenic diet or any diet right we’re trying to improve the quality and length of our life we want to have a nice long health span where we’re able to live happily and disease-free and enjoy our life but we also want to have a long life span as well but we don’t want to have a long life span without a long health span that makes sense and so if you live to a hundred but you’re in the nursing home after a stroke from the time you’re 70 until you’re 100 that’s not that’s not the goal that’s not what we want we want you to be a hundred and healthy and vigorous up until you’re 99 and then something happens and then you die and that’s that’s how it is that’s life right you live you die but we don’t we want you to have a good long healthy lifespan and so what we’re trying to do with the ketogenic diet and with every single recommendation that Misha and I give you is we’re trying to decrease your risk of bad things happening and so when it comes to cholesterol we all think about heart disease heart attack heart failure stroke and so that’s what we’re gonna talk about today what we’re really trying to care about when we talk about cholesterol and risk factors like that is will this increase my risk of having a heart attack or will it lower my risk of having a heart attack and that’s really the question you should be asking about the ketogenic way of eating not will it raise my cholesterol or really raised my LDL cholesterol and LDL or just what we thought was a marker of your risk of heart disease right that’s what we use cholesterol for cholesterol being high in and of itself is meaningless it doesn’t mean anything it doesn’t hurt you it doesn’t make you feel bad it doesn’t make you look bad or smell bad if your cholesterol is high what we thought there for a few years before we knew better like we do now is that having a high cholesterol increased your odds of having a heart attack that’s why we cared about it that’s why medications like the statin drugs and the fib rates came on the market and made billions upon billions of dollars is because we thought as doctors before we knew better that we were lowering your risk of heart attack that’s why we gave you that pill every day to lower your cholesterol okay if if in fact high cholesterol has nothing whatsoever to do with your risk of having a heart attack or stroke then of course it’s dumb to take that stat that lipitor that zocor that private call any of those things why would you want to take them if a high cholesterol really doesn’t increase your risk of heart attack does that make sense and so for all these years we used high cholesterol as a marker what we thought was a marker for elevated risk of having a heart attack or heart disease well it turns out that the research shows virtually without exception that the amount of saturated fat you eat and the amount of cholesterol you eat has nothing to do with your risk of heart attack heart disease heart failure or stroke it’s a myth we thought that we knew something and that’s that’s when doctors are really their most dangerous is when we think we know something but we really don’t know what we think we know and that’s kind of how it was we were tricked by some early research done on cholesterol and saturated fat and then of course the big drug drug companies picked that up and ran with that because they sniffed billions of dollars in the air and so they of course did what every business does they tried to make more money and they did a great job at it and all of our expenses right they made the doctors look like buffoons and they made the patients pave money for a pill they could have induced side effects either annoying or serious and really didn’t protect them from anything so all the research all the big meaningful research shows that the amount of saturated fat you eat the amount of cholesterol you eat has nothing to do with your risk of heart attack or stroke it just does it okay so there are still some vegans and still some doctors who just don’t know better yet who will tell you that oh if you eat cholesterol it will raise your cholesterol but a simple Google search in an hour’s worth of reading even by a high school dropout will quickly realize that’s dumb that’s not true at all and so stop worrying about eating them at whatever amount of cholesterol you want to eat your body actually makes 3,000 milligrams of cholesterol every day why would your body do that well maybe because every single cell membrane in your body is made partially of cholesterol if I were able to magically reach through your screen and grab all your cholesterol out of your body right now do you know what would happen well some some doctors would have you believe that you would be so much healthier but in reality what would happen is that you would die within minutes okay probably under a minute you would be dead if I removed all the cholesterol from your body your brain and your nerves are built of cholesterol all of your major sex hormones and your adrenal hormones use cholesterol as the backbone that they’re built on all of your cell membranes the cell membrane of every single cell in your body has cholesterol in the membrane the membrane will not function if you don’t have cholesterol so how does it make any sense that this thing that’s absolutely vital for life for the last hundred thousand years now man once lipitor zocor on the market is really bad for you and you should try to lower it and not eat any of it at all you see the the the your logic nature of that there’s no common sense in that at all that’s silly right okay your body needs cholesterol for hundreds if not thousands of biochemical reactions to make yourself M brains to make your brain and to make your nerves it’s dumb to act like you don’t need cholesterol it’s silly to act like cholesterol is bad for you your body has multiple mechanisms to ensure that you have enough cholesterol only after we lowered everyone’s cholesterol with the statin drugs did we start having an Alzheimer’s epidemic I’m not saying it caused it I’m saying it sure does look related don’t you think so there are some poor doctors out there and some poor dieticians and some poor nutritionists who are behind on their reading and they’ll scare you they’ll say oh gosh this stupid ketogenic diet made your total cholesterol go up by 50 points I’m gonna put you on stupid tour and that’s gonna reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke well don’t be mad at that doctor or dietitian they just need to do the reading they’re a little behind they’re probably busy with their personal life and they haven’t caught up on the reading yet give them some time and maybe they’ll catch up so if you so my the the take home message is stop worrying about your total cholesterol it is meaningless okay you can really stop worrying about your LDL levels because when you really look at the research objectively there’s almost no research that shows that your LDL level is meaningfully related to your risk of heart attack and stroke so if you shouldn’t worry about those things what should you worry about well I’m gonna tell you that’s that’s the extra bonus of this video as I told you what not to worry about now I’m gonna tell you what to worry about okay but seriously if you’ve got a friend or your dad or mom and your uncle or your cousin or your next-door neighbors been worried to death about their cholesterol please share this video with them so they can take a breath and relax because it doesn’t mean anything bad if your cholesterol is high it’s actually much more dangerous if your cholesterol is low okay now what should you worry about in order to decrease your risk of heart attack stroke and other bad things that happen to you later in life what you want to actually worry about is the real risks what really raises your odds what really loads the dice against you for heart attack stroke and other serious life ending chronic diseases so the the one that you can measure without even going to the doctor without even getting on the Internet is your waist to height ratio this is a huge risk factor if it’s wrong okay and I’m gonna tell you what you do you’re gonna measure your waist around where your bellybutton is it’s not now I know you guys like to wear your belt really low and let your belly hang over that and act like that’s your waist yeah that ain’t your waist dude okay your waist is where your belly button is so measure your waist at your belly button either in inches or in centimeters then measure your height standing up good and straight in either inches or centimeters and then you’re going to divide your waist by your height and so you’re gonna divide inches by inches or centimeters by centimeters and that will give you a number and if your number is below 0.5 you’re in good shape that’s good but if your numbers above 0.5 if it’s 0.5 or above you’re at increased risk for a heart attack for a stroke for heart failure for heart disease that’s been proven time and time again it’s actually much more meaningful than your BMI or your body mass index your your waist to height ratio that’s a big deal and so if your ratio is 0.5 or higher that doesn’t mean just give up and go get a box of doughnuts that means hey guess what you can fix that you can decrease your risk by fixing your waist to height ratio now you can’t make yourself taller probably so you can figure out what you can probably work on in that ratio the next thing to worry about is your triglyceride levels if your triglyceride levels are elevated your fasting triglycerides then you’re definitely proven to be at increased risk of heart attack that’s been shown in multiple studies now triglycerides are in the lipid panel when you get your lab work checked and so you would think that eating fat makes your lipids go up make sure triglycerides go up yeah no it does it eating fructose sugar starches simple carbs that’s what makes your triglycerides go up and that’s what you need to avoid to decrease your risk of heart attack and stroke also what you need to decrease your waist circumference okay the next thing is a fasting insulin level if your fasting insulin level is even one tenth of a point high you’re at increased risk of heart attack and stroke that’s been shown several times if your hemoglobin a1c is elevated the hemoglobin a1c gives us a three-month average of what your blood Sugar’s been running if that’s even one tenth of a point elevated you’re at increased risk of heart attack and stroke now the more it is elevated above normal the more your risk it looks like okay but even a lot of doctors will say oh you’re a one C’s 5.9 that’s pretty good we’ll just watch that just you know keep doing what you’re doing that’s terrible advice if your a1c is even one tenth of a point high you need to get busy and you need to fix that and you fix that by fixing your diet okay the next one is your inflammatory markers the inflammation has been shown time and time again to increase your risk of heart attack and stroke so you want to make sure that your your c-reactive protein is normal you want to make sure your sed rate or your ESR is normal you want to make sure your ferritin level is normal you want to make sure all those kinds of markers are normal and one one other lab that you need to make sure is within normal limits is your c-peptide level it gives you basically the same information as a fasting insulin but you don’t really have to be fasting to check the c-peptide if it’s even one tenth of a point high you’re at risk of heart attack and stroke okay so stop worrying about cholesterol start worrying about your fasting insulin your a1c your triglycerides and your C peptide and your markers of inflammation because they are the true markers that you are at increased risk of heart attack and stroke the cholesterol level is meaningless stop worrying about it okay so now let me ask you a question before we go this is important who would you like to see me collaborate with I’ve been collaborating with a few people on Facebook and on Instagram and and I’ve got some stuff coming up on YouTube but I would love to collaborate with other people because I feel like it helps me reach people who haven’t heard this message yet leaving the comments below the name of the person you’d love to see me collaborate with and that will help me so much because I really want to help more people get healthier okay if you haven’t please consider subscribing to this channel that way every time I get a bright idea you’ll be one of the very first people to know like I said earlier share this on your social media there are so many people who are worried to death and afraid to try the ketogenic way of eating because they’re afraid it’ll raise their damn cholesterol level let’s educate them so they can stop worrying okay and as always if my my messages my videos really have touched your heart and really have maybe improved your health a little bit consider subscribing on my patreon page down below you can sign up quickly and throw a buck or two my way and it helps give me and Misha more time to reach more people and save more lives this is dr. berry and I’ll see you next time

100 Comments

  • Reply KenDBerryMD February 2, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Here's the Science explaining why Cholesterol is NOT Bad ▶▶▶ https://youtu.be/hCvlvu_Ssw4

  • Reply Jennifer Grove July 17, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    5:25 LOLOLOLOL That 'smeeeeee!
    I'm an Autodidact. I'm working this problem like a full-time job until I'm in the deep Ketosis I need to be in to kill Cancer.
    The amount of ignorance I'm up against from every corner of "Health-Care" is crazy!!! Yes, Oncologists really do have dishes of candy on their reception-desk!! 😂😭🤣😭☠
    I feel like I have to wear a suit of armor every time I see a Doctor!

    Thank you for this "easy-to-digest" explanation! My Mom is really worried about my cholesterol levels.

  • Reply 720 Zone July 17, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Thanks for the video Doctor… Male 44 – Started Keto 5/1/19 – 176lbs. Went to my doctor yesterday for a physical – 156lbs. This morning my doctor leaves this message: "Your LDL, bad cholesterol is extremely high at 214. Even higher than what it was before. I would recommend starting on a atorvastatin 20 mg a day." Really appreciate finding this video – just subbed. I'm going to work on it with diet for a time. Thanks.

  • Reply Chuck G July 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Dr Boz!!! I think a collaboration between the two of you would be awesome.

  • Reply Andre khoury July 18, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    did my test today after 60 days of IF ( omad) and keto combined, ldl high 227 mg/dl range is 0 to 130, hdl is 46 mg/dl 35 to 100 and total cholesterol is 296 mg/dl rage is 0 to 200 triglycerides is 115 mg/dl range 0 to 150 anyway i lost 23 kgs in those 60 days, and dr now wantt me to stop dieting, well im not convinced, i think because i broke fat itngives u high ldl snd when i plateau probably i wont be ketosis so no fat and number of ldl will get lower any advice doc

  • Reply Preethi Celine July 19, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Hi Dr, I am from India I like to be in touch with you for consultation for my weight loss can you help me please

  • Reply Scott Cronin July 19, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    My cholesterol went up as well and my Dr said my carotid arteries are 40% occluded on both sides. This is up from 20% occlusion 2 years ago and I’ve only been doing keto 7 months. Should I stop or modify my keto doe too my carotid? Should I focus on lowering ldl based on the carotid test or is the occlusion other factor. Anyone with thoughts please share

  • Reply kurt kitchel July 19, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Today. blood test results showed increased LDL, HDL, Vit.D, decreased Trigs and A1C is 5.3. Age 67. Will stay the course. Meat and eggs and feel fantastic. Thanks for the LDL info. I'm a big fan.

  • Reply C M July 19, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    You repeating yourself too much!

  • Reply James Goodwin July 20, 2019 at 4:46 am

    If triglycerides are part of your lipid profile and high triglycerides are bad, then why are you saying cholesterol levels don’t matter???

  • Reply Linda Fine July 20, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Please collaborate with Dr. Eric Berg. Thank you for your time and information which are so valuable!

  • Reply Bob Trageser July 20, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Colab with Thomas Delauer celebrity fitness trainer

  • Reply Barbara Chen July 21, 2019 at 5:23 am

    THANK YOU. This is so helpful.

  • Reply JOHN ROCK July 21, 2019 at 11:11 am

    May i send you my blood test? subscribed thanks im really hard to convince but you have somewhat put my soul at ease thanks

  • Reply justiceintheimage July 22, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Dr. Daniel Amen

  • Reply Tedi35 July 22, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    when I start this video, and see this stupid iphone headphones Im 100% sure that this guy know nothing about health and safety 😁🙃😄

  • Reply Jan Andy July 23, 2019 at 9:10 pm

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  • Reply Princess Zander July 24, 2019 at 12:36 am

    My personal doctor challenged me to have my cholesterol dropped to 200 if you take statin. Yet I went to one more treatment to have. Thus I started working with this unique cholesterol guide “Hοzantο Axy” (Google it). Amazing – it performed well my cholesterol level is currently reduced to 200. This is certainly all without that bad fishy flavor along with other medications. .

  • Reply Gervel John Garcia July 24, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Dr. Berg ❤️

  • Reply Terri Delaune July 24, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Okay, just shared this on my Facebook page, hope some people actually pay attention I have so many friends in this horrible life style of sugar, low fat, plan, taking statins and metformin, or now insulin. My doctor is trying to get my husband to start taking the Statins again and so far I won’t let him…is there anything that the statins do improve that I’m not aware of? We are on Keto, high carnivore with some crucifers, cabbage, kale, sprouts and asparagus. He’s very happy on the plan and still has 40 more lbs to go. He’s losing fast. I on the other hand am stalled and I have 60 lbs to lose. I’m not on any meds and never have been. Will be getting new bloodwork soon I’ve recently ordered your book on Kindle, the book might answer all these questions. Or not. Are you in the process of another more Keto centric book with the information you put out in you videos? I love your videos as my husband does not read anything longer than an email, but I need a reference guide, that gives me quick access to powerful information to toss back at the naysayers when I tell them I’m on Keto. Too be perfectly honest, I’m a Keto closeter. I tell them no sugar and no grains. And leave it at that. Anyway, it was fabulous meeting you and Neisha at KetoCon, it was a big push for my husband.

    I’ve seen many of your collaborations, the other doctors I like and listen to as frequently as you are David Jockers, Nick Zyrowski, and recently Anna Cabeca, because I am 61 and menopausal. Any of them would be interesting to hear. Although I fear some of my Keto favorite people are starting to buckle under the pressure. Not you or Thomas DeLauer. Oh, the sisters at KetoCon, the tall statuesque blue haired lady.

  • Reply Terri Delaune July 24, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    The Code Red Ladies, one of them being the Blue haired Amazon.😃😃

  • Reply Sondra Harris July 24, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you for this video!!

  • Reply Tom Tigner July 25, 2019 at 4:29 am

    ivor Cummins!

  • Reply Maximus Blue Line July 25, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Hi I had a heart attack 2 years ago. On a statin, bp meds and blood thinner. Lost weight on Keto. I’m staying on the statin. Gonna do more fasting more. Any suggestions. I train 4X a week

  • Reply Merley Monsales July 26, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I want Sten Ekberg to collaborate u…

  • Reply Kisha Johnson July 26, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    help im worried, what should i do?? i went to dr and did a fasting physical, they called me and said my numbers are 213 and 133 and i need to come back in 6 months if no change i may need medicine. i explained i've been trying keto for 6 months now an

  • Reply Tyshawn Cortez July 27, 2019 at 12:03 am

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  • Reply Frewtsalad July 27, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Collaborate with Amanda Rose

  • Reply Leanne Marie July 27, 2019 at 4:10 am

    I love that we, the people are taking our health back

  • Reply nnr2d m July 27, 2019 at 6:03 am

    My Hdl is going up – currently 62 (was just under 40 two years ago) and my ldl is 112.

    I've eaten 10 to 15 eggs a week for newly 2 years now- before I was lucky to eat 2 a month.

  • Reply Bernice Bristow July 27, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Hi I really want to challenge my doctor. can you please publish a list of what checks I need. You talk so fast I couldn't write fast enough. They want me to take a high cholesterol pill, I don't want to. Thank you

  • Reply Karnivore Kurt July 27, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Ken Berry is a legend! Thanks for helping people understand this.

  • Reply S_abinchen H. July 27, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Collaborate with Dr. Berg.

  • Reply Fulcanelli July 28, 2019 at 2:27 am

    anyone who has an HDL cholesterol below 220 is in serious risk of a huge number of health issues.

  • Reply newyorkguy July 28, 2019 at 4:06 am

    You should refer us to some cholesterol studies supporting your claims, because the conventional medicine view is that cholesterol is extremely important. The vast majority of doctors believe this is true.

  • Reply James Kantor July 28, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Dr Berry what is your current waist to height ratio. Mine was 41/69 . I have lost 80lb this year. Working on it.

  • Reply James Kantor July 28, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Work with Dr Ford Brewer.

  • Reply Rich Anderson July 29, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Health insurance underwriters overemphasize high cholesterol

  • Reply Melanie Bieri July 29, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    My dad had a stroke back in march. The neurologist at the hospital said that it was caused by cholesterol. So I made a appointment with my doctor and my cholesterol came back at 208. I guess I'm just confused on how to figure out the right and wrong way to help it???

  • Reply whisperingsage July 29, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    I would love to see you collaborate with Joseph Mercola and Joel Wallach. And Stephanie Seneff.

  • Reply Apolonia Lepe July 30, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Has he collaborated with dr.berg

  • Reply Kleine Fluchten July 30, 2019 at 12:26 am

    I have been applying this specific cholesterol tutorial “Hοzantο Axy” (Google it) to assist lower my own awful cholesterol level and also boost my good cholesterol level. I have implemented it for a number of weeks now and also the cholesterol level has increased. It’s really helping with this nonetheless i will tell you my vigor and optimistic mind has improve. .

  • Reply Linda Bragg July 30, 2019 at 2:44 am

    Collaborate with Sally K. Norton

  • Reply Jackleen Toop July 30, 2019 at 5:31 am

    I would like to see you collaborate with the English cardiologist Dr Aseem Malholtra.

  • Reply yakir naim July 30, 2019 at 10:57 am

    probably late to the party but would like you to collaborate with jordan peterson

  • Reply Jasminka Subotic July 31, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    I really would like to talk to you I learn more and more from you . Every time you put some new video I get some answers . My English is not perfect but could understand . Your video is amassing . Wish I can talk to you for real . Have a lot of health issue so would like if you could help me to get some good advise . Thank you .!

  • Reply Juliette Thomas August 1, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Reasonable and also high-quality cholesterol guide “Hοzantο Axy” (Google it). Due to the help and advice of my personal medical doctor, I used this specific manual and so I can get my blood cholesterol to go lower. I got it for over Fourteen days. NO doubt, this helps a whole lot! The discomfort has subsided and also my energy has increased in each day. The results of my check-ups showed that I am recovering. .

  • Reply Savana Fawntane August 1, 2019 at 11:38 am

    I want to thank you SO MUCH FOR THIS!! I'm 54 and 140 pounds. I just had physical and ALL IS WELL EXCEPT MY CHOLESTEROL 233
    DR. WANTS TO PUT ME ON MEDICATION.
    IM NOT TAKING IT!!

  • Reply Jesse Ryder August 1, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    This week in the news they advised not to get off statins as you are then 50 percent more likely to have a stroke or heart attack. Dr. Berry, you are saving so many people from being victims of the medical empire and the greed that motivates all of their health advice.

  • Reply Randy A. Jones August 2, 2019 at 12:52 am

    So just got my results for the first time at 42 years old. I have been on Keto for 9 years and lost 235 pounds. My numbers are triglycerides 86, HDL 72, LDL 226, VLDL 17, Chol/HDL 4.4. Not sure what to think about that.

  • Reply Alma Garcia August 2, 2019 at 2:12 am

    Dr Berg

  • Reply arooj saleem August 3, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Hey any1 there…..y my HDL is lowered on keto???

  • Reply Ed Hansen August 4, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    I wish more doctors would get in line with the latest medical opinions. Great Video! AAAA++++

  • Reply Jennifer Wan August 4, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    What the hell? Do you realize there are TWO TYPES OF CHOLESTEROL. DIETARY CHOLESTERAL AND BLOOD CHOLESTERAL. BLOOD cholesterol and triglycerides are the darndest thing with health that can definitely be an obstacle that SHOULD NOT be ignored. My mother had genetics that gave her some severely high cholesterol and I was fortunate that she let me work with her to lower these tricky numbers. You are more than welcome to take or leave the biochemistry I told her- in layman's terms, it is important to note there are two types of cholesterol, dietary and blood. Dietary cholesterol is what you read on the nutrition labels. Current research has noted that dietary cholesterol consumption is unrelated to blood cholesterol simply because our liver naturally creates 10x the amount of this kind of cholesterol than what we can eat. (3 oz of white chicken has about the same dietary cholesterol as 3 oz of beef) BUT, bad cholesterol, aka LDLs, increase due to saturated fat consumption. Our liver normally secretes LDLs into our blood and they have a flag to let HDLs (good cholesterol) come and pick them up. HOWEVER, when too much saturated fat is consumed, this "flag" is hidden and the LDLs are not able to be seen by the HDLs. So the LDLs remain. When they remain THEY LITERALLY CREATE PLAQUE IN OUR ARTERIES THAT CREATE A BLOOD CLOT. THAT IS PURE SCIENCE. So the best way to clear the system of LDLs is limiting the Saturated fat intake as much as possible so your bodys good cholesterol can start seeing those flags to pick up the bad cholesterol. Fortunately, good fats, like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, those in olive oil and especially those in fish (omega 3 EPA from fish not ALA from walnuts) can help reduce the LDLs. You literally cannot argue that plaque stops blood flow. And what creates plaque????? LDL BLOOD CHOLESTEROL. It's what's literally still up to date on the academy of nutrition and dietetics website, Mayo clinic, webMD, and so many other studies. Please PLEASE STOP plaguing the minds of people that want to believe you.

  • Reply futuregenerationz August 6, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    I saw a video by an Australian doctor; Dr Paul Mason.

  • Reply steve butler August 6, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    BAM!!!! this is one great video, well done Doc

  • Reply Ryan Dearling August 6, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Dr berg or tom delauher

  • Reply Kevin Newell August 8, 2019 at 1:56 am

    barbara o'neill – search for her on youtube.

  • Reply Mark Hatfield August 8, 2019 at 3:19 am

    I want you to collaborate with me! I have lost 100 lbs but feel like I am missing something? I share you with Everyone.

  • Reply Tom August 8, 2019 at 3:41 am

    But how can this be accurate if the exact thing that clogs your arteries in your heart is the build-up of cholesterol?

    "Coronary artery disease is the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, usually caused by atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis (sometimes called "hardening" or "clogging" of the arteries) is the buildup of cholesterol and fatty deposits (called plaques) on the inner walls of the arteries"

  • Reply Via Ishimaru August 8, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Carnivore diet helps me with my anxiety. My doctor told me that my cholesterol increased, thanks for this video, I'm no longer worried about my cholesterol but I am not losing weight and I did the height to weight ratio and my result is
    .58 pls. Help.

  • Reply Mary Ellen Gazay August 8, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Hi Dr. Berry, Thank you for educating us on what to do on Keto. I'm following my kids lead on the Keto lifestyle because one son lost 110 lbs and my daughter lost 65 lbs. and my daughter – in – Law lost baby weight after 3 pregnancies, as a result, I am working on losing weight too. You asked about Tubers to team up with so my suggestion is Dominique Sachse ( a tuber and works for a TV station in Texas), Anne Marie Beauty, Hot and Flashy, SciFriday (Sharon Gilbert lost a 110 lbs. She and her husband Derrick have a SciFriday channel) and Keto Connect. Could you talk about Cosmetics we are putting on our skin it's a bit confusing with all of the ingredients in the healthy products out there? I hope you keep talking to us about staying healthy. Best, Mary Ellen

  • Reply Mary Ellen Gazay August 8, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    What do you think about GMOs' and lab-grown meats? Thank you, Mary Ellen

  • Reply Dani McG August 9, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Berg!!!!✔️🤩💐💝🙏🙏

  • Reply Don Paul August 9, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Dr Cordel Yoder MD , doesn’t believe in the keto fad

  • Reply Deb's Journey August 9, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Dr Berg for sure!! ❤️

  • Reply John Snow August 9, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Animal foods are the only source for dietary cholesterol. Too many people will get worse health with a diet high in cholesterol. Maybe this doc tolerates it, but the rest of us will have better health severely limiting cholesterol intake. With my personal experience, the message of this doc is NOT correct or his message is very biased. Believe him at your own risk.

  • Reply Daniel Rodriguez August 10, 2019 at 5:04 am

    You eased my concerns, thank you so much. You earned a subscriber!

  • Reply Nancy Archibald August 10, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Oh please, collaborate with Dr. Ben Bikmen. You two fellas are both humble, down to earth, laid back, all be it…Very professional and you KNOW your stuff!! I love how you Dr. Berry are so relatable, kind and humorous. I enjoy Dr. Bikmens's way of leading us deep into the weeds with his science. I'm so grateful for professionals like you who educate the masses and instill in us a desire to begin a new…i'm down 98 lbs now, still fighting hard to regain my health. Thank you!

  • Reply Robdrums Studios August 10, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Hi Dr Berry. I heard that the cholesterol in foods only accounts for 15% of our body’s total cholesterol level which backs up exactly what you stated in this video. Thanks for the information. Have a great, healthy day!!!! – Rob

  • Reply Robdrums Studios August 10, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    You should collaborate with every Dr in the world lol. – perhaps a TED talk

  • Reply E Santos August 11, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Super thanks

  • Reply Jbs August 11, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Stupitor 🤣

  • Reply Lourdes Andersen August 12, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Dr Berg and Dr Jason fung please

  • Reply Honky Monkey August 12, 2019 at 3:02 am

    "stupitor" LOL

  • Reply Honky Monkey August 12, 2019 at 3:55 am

    Is it safe to stop taking statins cold turkey?

  • Reply Kim Young August 12, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Why is today the last day to order tshirts from your site?

  • Reply Michele Berthelsen August 12, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    I've been on strict keto for over a year. Following Dr Berry and Dr. Berg suggestions. I did lose weight, I do feel great for sure but my recent labs have me very concerned. In my case my numbers went up in 6 months between labs. Total Cholesterol 184 is now 220. – LDL 86 now 120 – Triglycerides 48 now 49. So my heavy fat diet on keto is increasing my bad cholesterol and total. Thoughts?

  • Reply Bmphotog August 13, 2019 at 3:57 am

    Dr Peter Attia

  • Reply William Owens August 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

    I at first acquired this particular cholesterol guide “Hοzantο Axy” (Google it) to help drop my "bad" cholesterol and improve the "good" cholesterol. I am unclear if this is undertaken like this manner. Ever since I haven’t tried it thus I do not have any idea if this one works. I cannot wait to have my cholesterol analyze once again in one or two weeks. I hope this could truly help me. Therefore I`m contemplating positively based on just what I’ve read through. .

  • Reply Hanan El-Basel August 14, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Hello doctor have been on keto for 10 weeks. Had a blood test and elevated cholesterol that is good and also bad fats. My level was 7.2 total but I workout, I’m fit, 49 years old and love keto. And my waist and height ratio is 0.4 so do I just ignore and keep going in your opinion doctor? Moving forward what should I do to take precautions so I don’t have. Problems later. Your reply would be very much appreciated. Hello from Sydney Australia 🇦🇺

  • Reply Angela Shock August 14, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Please do a video on how to do Keto if you are a Diabetic Type II

  • Reply Daria Gile August 15, 2019 at 9:14 am

    What clogs and blocks arteries?

  • Reply Elya Cohen August 15, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Stupitor…😂😂😂😂😂

  • Reply Patrick Boyce August 15, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    I would like you to collaborate with Jason Fung

  • Reply Dale Lovett August 16, 2019 at 11:49 am

    I started me to in January, my doctor told me I was gonna have to take metformin and fenofibrite, instead of taking the pills I went on the internet to find info on diets to help. There was the good doctor talking keto and I took the info to heart and stop all the carbs I could and no suger. 3 months later I went to a follow-up with the doctor, I went from 236 to 206 and now am 190. Bad cholesterol went down and my good levels shot up. That with lard and butter and fatty meat, how bout that

  • Reply Dale Lovett August 16, 2019 at 11:51 am

    I no longer have inflamed joints and I no longer walk like Fred Sanford

  • Reply EmbracingElevation August 17, 2019 at 12:37 am

    How about Jillian Michaels old partner BoB Harper who actually had a heart attack the "picture" of health.

  • Reply #AfricanBoy August 18, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Dr. Sten Elberg

  • Reply El Lobo August 18, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    I’ve been on keto for six months and have lost 70 pounds. I slacked off of my Lipitor somewhat also. I went to my cardiologist on 08/16/19 for yearly checkup and my LDL was up to 346. My cardiologist went nuts. Wanted me to try a “new” medication. I declined. He wants me back in 2 months to do another lipid panel. I really want to stop my statin altogether. He spouted off a bunch of studies to validate his opinion. What should I do ? He will likely refuse to see me anymore if I don’t do exactly what he says in order to get my LDL where he wants it. He also told me that keto should lower my cholesterol when I told him things that this video covers.

  • Reply Marilyn Coleman August 20, 2019 at 4:23 am

    Dr. Berry I am 74 years of age. I have been on h/b pressure med, high cholesterol med, diabetes meds and shots, thyroid med, they also say heart disease. I'm 4-10 ht. Wt.165. I've been on Keto for three weeks now, l don't know if I'm doing it correctly or not. I now know I need some direction. My Dr. has given me the ok for Keto but doesn't have time to council me. My friend and I are talking about going to Tenn. to see you to get some kind of help. Do you or your office do phone counciling? We're in Savannah,Ga. I know there will be a cost phone counciling but sure would appreciate it!!!!!!! Thanks for your time❤️

  • Reply julietta willowthewisp August 20, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Someone who knows he doesnt´t know anything knows more than someone who doesn´t know he doesn´t know anything … 🙂

  • Reply Lorenzo Smith August 21, 2019 at 10:20 am

    If it’s not too late to comment as requested, may I suggest collaborating with: Jason Fung, Peter Attia

  • Reply LabwaMiau August 21, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    To be able to increase the existence of my “good” cholesterol and also lower the “bad” cholesterol I possess, I used having this amazing cholesterol manual “Hοzantο Axy” (Google it) . I have no notion if it`s done yet; I haven`t had almost any new blood test since I have started out having it. I cannot wait to have my cholesterol level examine again in one or two weeks. I`m hoping this could help me. I am considering favorably based upon what I have read through. .

  • Reply Berniece Briggs August 21, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    I originally obtained this particular cholesterol guidebook “Hοzantο Axy” (Google it) to aid decrease the "bad" cholesterol and raise the "good" cholesterol. I have no idea whether or not it`s done yet; I haven`t had almost any new blood check-up ever since I started out taking it. I cannot delay to get my cholesterol examine yet again in a couple of months. Based upon almost everything I`ve read up, this should work. .

  • Reply Kevin Burke August 22, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    All that you’re saying makes a lot of sense but there’s still studies more studies that link high cholesterol to heart disease and studies that show studies statins lowering risk of heart attacks can anyone explain

  • Reply Dee Elstrod August 22, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    My cholesterol total went up from last year to this year 208 to 253. Doctor said to reduce fat intake. Well… I can't do that. I'm keto and consume healthy fats only. I wish I could find a doctor in Central Arkansas that understood all this and keto diet. I would love to work with someone on the same page.

  • Reply Emanuele Anselmi August 23, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    After Keto mine's: TC: 391 – HDL: 81 – LDL: 296 – TRIGS: 107! I Don't know, I should be good anyway! I'm a little confused! I'm gonna check my button belly measurements

  • Reply kath biddle-dutton August 23, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Dr Boz and you have loved it …, Dr Mindy Peltz next please be awesome 👏

  • Reply Roy Elengical August 23, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    I have a question. I just did my blood work and my overall cholesterol is 263. HDl is 55 and LDL is 200. My Tryglycerides is 112. My doctor wants to to take a 10 mg of Rosuvastatin. The last 2yrs I have been a gym rat. 30 min cardio, 1hr weights, 15 min abs, 15 min sauna. 3-4 times a week. I did a stress test and echocardiogram and both came back normal. My doctor is telling me since my LDL is high….that I am still at a high risk. Would like to hear your feedback. Thanks.

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