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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 amazon.com, 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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    The Dr. Berg's Healthy Keto and Intermittent Fasting Podcast is a valuable resource for anyone interested in improving their health through nutrition and intermittent fasting. Dr. Berg delivers his information in easy-to-follow, bite-sized pieces, making it accessible and understandable for listeners. Whether you're new to the keto lifestyle or have been practicing it for a while, this podcast offers a wealth of knowledge and guidance.

    One of the best aspects of this podcast is Dr. Berg's expertise and ability to explain complex topics in a clear and concise manner. He not only provides practical instruction on how to follow the keto diet or incorporate intermittent fasting, but he also explains the science behind it all. Additionally, he dispels common misconceptions surrounding these topics, helping listeners navigate through the overwhelming amount of information available.

    However, one area that could be improved upon is the annoying introduction that doesn't fit well with the rest of the podcast. It can be off-putting for some listeners and may deter them from fully engaging with the content. Adjusting or removing this introduction would make for a more seamless listening experience.

    In conclusion, The Dr. Berg's Healthy Keto and Intermittent Fasting Podcast is an invaluable resource for those seeking to improve their health through nutrition and intermittent fasting. Dr. Berg's knowledge, guidance, and debunking of misconceptions make this podcast an excellent tool for anyone looking to learn more about their health and how to achieve optimal wellness. Despite a small flaw in the introduction, this podcast remains highly recommended for its insightful content delivered by a knowledgeable host who truly cares about helping others improve their lives.

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    Latest episodes from Dr. Berg’s Healthy Keto and Intermittent Fasting Podcast

    How to STOP Prediabetes Going Into Diabetes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2023 10:00

    How can you stop prediabetes from developing into diabetes? Let's talk about it. There is something that occurs before prediabetes called insulin resistance. This is a condition where your body is resisting high levels of insulin. High insulin levels are created from consuming a high-carb diet. Insulin resistance will keep your blood sugar levels appearing normal until you develop prediabetes. However, you'll still experience symptoms of insulin resistance. Eventually, though, the beta cells that make insulin will not work as well, and you'll develop prediabetes. If no changes are made, prediabetes can become diabetes very quickly. At this point, you have insulin resistance and high blood glucose (diabetes). Symptoms of diabetes: • Frequent urination • Brain fog • Feeling tired after eating • Frequent eating • Cravings for carbs • Tingling sensation in the hands or feet • Vision problems • Kidney problems • Fatty liver • Belly fat The typical treatment for diabetes is medication. However, the dietary consumption of sugar and carbs is often overlooked. The best ways to prevent diabetes naturally: 1. Replace the carbs in your diet with fat and protein 2. Do intermittent fasting 3. Consume low-starch vegetables 4. Get plenty of trace minerals, B vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin D 5. Exercise

    How to Regrow Your Hair (UPDATED VITAL INFO)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2023 9:02

    Today, I'm going to cover the best natural ways to regrow hair. Whether you're losing hair, your hair is thinning, or you have alopecia—these tips for hair loss may help. Hair is protein, and protein is made of amino acids. Lysine is a specific amino acid that greatly impacts hair growth. Lysine also helps make hair stronger and more elastic. The best foods for hair growth are foods high in lysine, like red meat and eggs. Consuming six to eight ounces of high-quality protein twice a day will give you the protein you need. Many people experiencing hair loss are low in iron. Red meat and eggs are high in iron, and lysine helps increase iron absorption. When you go through stress, your body's demand for lysine goes up. If stress is causing you to lose hair, you may want to try increasing your protein consumption. To regrow hair, it's also crucial to lower your cortisol by reducing your stress. Inflammation or a malabsorption issue in your gut could lead to a deficiency in lysine. Consuming grains or seed oils can lead to inflammation. If you have gut inflammation, you may want to try the carnivore diet. It's also important to support your gut microbiome because your gut microbes make amino acids. A disruption of your gut flora can cause a disruption in the microbes on your scalp. This can lead to issues like dandruff and skin disorders. A probiotic supplement or probiotic foods may help promote healthy, thick hair. A powerful form of testosterone called DHT has been known to cause hair thinning or hair loss. Zinc is a fantastic natural DHT inhibitor, and it's in red meat. Lysine also helps inhibit DHT. Lysine is important to support a healthy body and has many other health benefits that may indirectly help with hair loss and support hair growth. Great natural remedies for hair loss are: • Pumpkin seed oil • Green tea extract • Stinging nettle root • Nutritional yeast DATA: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12190640 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    Clean Out Your Kidneys of Oxalates and Stones - Dr. Berg

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2023 6:23

    Let's talk about oxalates and the best ways to flush out oxalates to help prevent kidney stones. Signs your oxalate levels are high: • Kidney stones • Gout • Headaches • Eye pain • Urinary pain • Genital pain • Muscle pain • Intestinal pain Foods high in oxalates: • Almonds • Peanuts • Spinach • Chocolate • Kiwi • Strawberries • Beets • Tea • Bran Dietary oxalates aren't correlated with oxalates in your urine. Just because you consume foods high in oxalates doesn't mean you will develop any problems. But, preexisting damage to your kidneys, liver, or metabolism can cause you to be unable to process oxalates like you should. Diabetes, prediabetes, insulin resistance, and carb consumption can lead to kidney problems. A lack of certain microbes can also prevent you from breaking down oxalates, causing them to end up in the kidneys. Many people who go on the ketogenic diet no longer have a problem dealing with oxalates. But if you're still experiencing issues, you can try these tips. What to do if you have high oxalate levels or are prone to kidney stones: 1. Limit foods high in oxalates or consume them with cheese 2. Take a probiotic with a mixture of lactobacillus 3. Maintain higher levels of magnesium and citrates (by consuming magnesium and lemon) 4. Get plenty of vitamin D 5. Drink at least two and a half liters of fluid a day DATA: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1...

    The Unique Benefits of ASHWAGANDHA (How and When to Take it) - Dr. Berg Explains

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2023 6:00

    Today, I want to cover the amazing herb ashwagandha. Top potential benefits of ashwagandha: 1. Lowers stress and anxiety 2. Supports weight loss 3. Reduces insulin resistance 4. Promotes quality sleep 5. Enhances cognitive function 6. Improves stamina and strength while exercising 7. Reduces inflammation 8. Stimulates the thyroid 9. Enhances the immune system 10. Supports healthy testosterone levels 11. Decreases pain 12. Improves muscle spasms 13. Reduces fluid retention 14. Increases heat shock proteins When to avoid ashwagandha: • If you have a sensitivity to nightshades • If you have excess iron or a genetic tendency to accumulate iron • If you have hyperthyroidism • If you take barbiturates or thyroid hormones Consider consuming 250 milligrams to 500 milligrams of ashwagandha twice per day. If using a tincture at a one-to-five ratio, it's recommended that you take between two and four milliliters three times a day. DATA: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31517... https://www.nmi.health/ashwagandha-a-... https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24882... https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36516...

    How WORRY Ruins Your Body (HOW TO STOP IT)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2023 5:02

    Let's talk about stress and cortisol. I've seen many people get on the right track with their diet and exercise—but they're still stuck in fight-or-flight mode. Being in fight-or-flight mode, having elevated cortisol and adrenaline, for a long period isn't healthy. Chronic stress has been known to negatively affect the body in many ways, including: • Shrinking your grey matter • Shrinking your thymus gland • Creating muscle atrophy • Decreasing testosterone • Running the body on sugar (even when you're not eating sugar) • Disrupting healthy digestion • Reducing quality sleep Chronic worry and stress can also lead to ulcers, inflammation, and disease. An interesting study measured 39 people's cortisol levels before and after a 45-minute art therapy session. This study found a significant reduction of cortisol in participants. I have found that hobbies are a fantastic way to stop the fixation on stress and move your attention to something more positive. DATA: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    The Real Reason Why You Are TIRED All the Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2023 15:36

    Let's talk about fatigue—the root cause and how to fix it. It all starts with your mitochondria. The mitochondria are the energy factories deep inside your cells that make ATP. ATP is the energy of the body. Certain foods contribute to the energy-making process of the body more than other foods. It's almost impossible to extract energy from ultra-processed foods. Important nutrients to support energy include: • Vitamin B1 • Vitamin B2 • Vitamin B3 • Folic acid • Vitamin B12 • Magnesium • Manganese • Selenium • Vitamin C • Coenzyme Q10 A healthy person makes a massive amount of ATP. You generate more ATP when you exercise, but ATP doesn't get stored. Your body can either store sugar or fat as fuel. Fat is a much more efficient fuel source than sugar. When you go on a low-carb diet and get into ketosis, you become fat-adapted. Once you're fat-adapted, you can burn fat as fuel a lot easier. This is why the keto diet, with a lot of nutrient-dense foods, is the best diet to increase energy. Exercise is the number one way to produce more mitochondria and boost your energy. This is just one more reason to exercise consistently. Other things to add to increase your energy and get rid of fatigue: • Intermittent fasting • Cold therapy • Phytonutrients Things to avoid to help support healthy energy levels: • Refined sugar and carbohydrates • Stress • Heavy metals • Smoking • Alcohol DATA: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    How STRESS Robs You of These Vitamins

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2023 8:25

    Let's talk about stress and how to take care of your body during chronic stress. Stress can cause deficiencies—these deficiencies can then alter your ability to react to and recover from stress. Chronic stress can be very dangerous to your health. Too much stress can lead to: • Ulcers • Heart attack • Osteoporosis • High blood pressure • Anxiety • Depression • Poor immunity Deficiencies caused by stress can include: 1. Magnesium 2. Zinc 3. Thiamine (vitamin B1) 4. Potassium 5. Vitamin B5 6. Amino acids 7. Calcium 8. Vitamin D 9. Vitamin C When you go through stress, it's easy to reach for junk foods. But it's crucial you avoid sweets and junk food, even when you're stressed. It's also important to avoid foods high in sodium when you're feeling stressed. The more stress you go through, the healthier you need to eat. Consuming red meat and a big leafy green salad would be a great meal to consume when you go through stress. An HRV (heart rate variability) device is a fantastic tool to help you measure your stress and how you respond to stress. This device can also help you better understand what type of exercise and nutrition your body needs at different times. The best ways to take care of your body during stress: • Stick to a very healthy diet (Healthy Keto®) • Get quality sleep • Exercise

    The 7 Powerful Ways to Increase Autophagy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2023 14:10

    Let's talk about autophagy. Autophagy is an incredible process. It basically eats up the junk in your body and transforms it into usable things. This “junk” is unusable damaged proteins, which trigger inflammation. It also helps get rid of pathogens and viral antigens. Autophagy is like an anti-aging cleaning system of the body. But it doesn't just clean things up—it provides raw material to build new cells and provide fuel when you need it. Two major things will stop autophagy: sugar and protein. But any significant amount of calories will also stop autophagy. Autophagy may act as a strong protective barrier against disease. But, if you already have cancer, autophagy can aid the growth and progression of cancer. Autophagy can help you if you're healthy and can hurt you if you're not healthy. Unfortunately, many people wait until they get sick before they utilize strategies like autophagy. The best way to trigger autophagy is to do fasting. You'll notice more positive benefits from autophagy once you get into about 18 hours of fasting. You'll notice even more benefits when you get up to 48 to 72 hours of fasting. You can take electrolytes, nutrients, and sea salt, but you shouldn't consume any calories while fasting. An additional simple strategy to see more benefits from autophagy is to go on a low-sugar, low-carb diet. Consuming a moderate amount of protein is also crucial—not excess protein or low protein. Exercise is important to stimulate autophagy. Aerobic exercise (lower intensity and longer duration) will stimulate autophagy more than high-intensity exercise. But, I suggest doing both forms of exercise for different benefits. Certain phytonutrients and adaptogens can also trigger autophagy to a certain degree. DATA: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    Dr. Berg Fact-checks the Fact-Checker

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2023 20:43

    Dr. Gil Carvalho made a video where he fact-checked one of my videos. I'm going to go through this video and fact-check the fact-checker. It turns out that Dr. Gil Carvalho seems to be a council member of a plant-based group whose president is very much against the keto diet. Listen as I dig deeper, uncovering conflicts of interest and searching for the truth.

    Alternative Sweeteners: Monk Fruit, Stevia, Erythritol & Xylitol – Dr. Berg

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2023 13:33

    Let's talk about alternative sweeteners. Trying alternative sweeteners when starting the ketogenic diet can make the transition much easier. Notice I said alternative sweeteners and not artificial sweeteners. While alternative sweeteners aren't completely natural, they are less artificial and less harmful than artificial sweeteners. Keto snacks and desserts often have different kinds of alternative or artificial sweeteners. Trying keto snacks and keto desserts isn't a bad thing, but it's crucial to check the ingredients. Just because it's labeled “keto” doesn't make it healthy. Out of all of the sweeteners, erythritol and xylitol* are two of the best. But it's still better to only consume small amounts. Monk fruit and stevia are also great options. However, with stevia, it's important to make sure that the product doesn't also contain maltodextrin. Maltodextrin is higher on the glycemic index than sugar. Maltitol, agave nectar, and functional fibers should also be avoided. Including too much of these sugar alcohols (even the good ones) in your diet can cause bloating, fluid retention, diarrhea, and can upset the gut microbiome. They may also prevent you from getting rid of cravings. I think sugar alternatives are great to help a person transition off of consuming sugar and for an occasional treat—but they shouldn't be consumed on a regular basis. *Pet owners should keep in mind that certain alternative sweeteners, like xylitol, can be highly toxic to animals. Sugar alternatives can be found in a wide range of products and may go by different names. It's best to keep these types of products far out of reach from your pets. DATA: https://alexleaf.com/isomalto-oligosa...

    Magnesium L-Threonate is the Form of Mg for Memory, Concentration & Focus

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2023 5:30

    Magnesium comes in many different forms. Today, I want to cover magnesium threonate or magnesium L-threonate. This is a specific type of magnesium. Threonate transports magnesium across the blood-brain barrier to the hippocampus. The hippocampus is involved in memory, learning, focus, and concentration. People typically take magnesium L-threonate when they want to support the brain. A magnesium deficiency can lead to various issues related to the brain and throughout the body. Benefits of magnesium L-threonate: • It may help reduce worry and anxiety (especially when trying to sleep) • It may help decrease neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration • It's a calcium regulator and antagonist • It helps maintain and support the blood-brain barrier • It can act as an antioxidant • It helps support BDNF • It may help with androgenic alopecia If you want to use magnesium to support the brain, I would use magnesium threonate. To support other issues like cramping or fatigue or to support the heart, I would take magnesium glycinate. Magnesium citrate can be helpful as well, especially to help prevent kidney stones. DATA: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    Never Take Vitamin A Supplements

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2023 7:42

    Let's talk about vitamin A—the benefits of vitamin A and the dark side. Vitamin A is a non-keratinizing vitamin. Keratinization is a condition that causes skin issues. Both a vitamin A deficiency and excess vitamin A can affect the internal and external skin in many ways. Vitamin A is involved in supporting the immune system as well. There is an association between vitamin A deficiency and autoimmune conditions like Graves' and Hashimoto's. Vitamin A also allows iodine to be absorbed. Signs of vitamin A deficiency: • Poor night vision • Blindness • Dry eyes • Poor immunity • Skin problems • Bone issues Signs of too much vitamin A: • Abnormal bone formation • Dry lips • Dry skin • Double vision • Alopecia • Oily skin • Peeling skin • Heart valve calcification • Hypercalcemia • Intracranial pressure Vitamin A toxicity is rare, but taking a synthetic vitamin A supplement may increase your risk. Synthetic vitamin A may also increase the risk of lung cancer. Accutane, a form of synthetic vitamin A, has serious potential side effects. I suggest getting your vitamin A from food sources or natural food-based supplements. Foods high in vitamin A (retinol): • Cod liver oil • Egg yolks • Grass-fed butter • Grass-fed cheese • Liver Beta carotene is the precursor to the active form of vitamin A (retinol). Beta carotene is in foods like carrots and spinach. But, if you're relying on beta carotene alone to get your vitamin A or if you have a liver or gallbladder issue, you could be deficient in vitamin A.

    The 1st Sign of a Methylcobalamin (B12) Deficiency

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2023 7:40

    Let's talk about the first sign of methylcobalamin deficiency. Methylcobalamin is vitamin B12, and it's essential for DNA, red blood cells, and your myelin sheath. Vitamin B12 also helps support your spinal column and brain. If you're deficient in vitamin B12, you could experience tingling, numbness, or burning sensations. Other signs of vitamin B12 deficiency can include: • Chronic pain • Depression • Muscle wasting • Blurry vision • Tinnitus • Anemia • Mouth ulcers • Sore throat • Hair loss You could also experience symptoms if you have too much vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 toxicity will typically occur if you're taking too much synthetic vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)—not the natural version (methylcobalamin). Cyanocobalamin can build up in the body and cause symptoms such as: • Acne • Palpitations • Anxiety • Red cheeks • Headaches • Insomnia • Akathisia • Suicidal thoughts You could be deficient in vitamin B12 long before you start to feel any effects. But that doesn't mean that there isn't damage being done. One of the first symptoms you would eventually feel is extreme fatigue. Foods high in vitamin B12 are animal products. There is no vitamin B12 in plants. Top causes of vitamin B12 deficiency: • Malabsorption • Plant-based or vegan diets • Gastric bypass • Atrophy of the stomach • Gastritis • H. pylori infection • Ulcers • Inflammation in the intestines • Aspirin • Alcohol • Junk foods • Antibiotics • Antacids or PPIs • Birth control pills • Pregnancy • Lactation • Smoking • Polymorphism

    6 Foods That Can Kill You

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2023 8:39

    There are obvious foods that can kill you, like refined sugar and carbs—but that's not what we're going to talk about today. Today, I'm going to cover six surprising foods that can kill you and a few potential natural antidotes. The top deadliest foods: 1. Pufferfish (fugu) 2. Death cap mushroom 3. Korean baby octopus 4. Green potatoes 5. Raw chicken 6. Foods containing cyanide: • The seeds or pits of apples, peaches, pears, and apricots • Bitter almonds • Cassava It's best to avoid any of the above at all costs. If you do somehow consume death cap mushrooms, milk thistle and NAC are two potential antidotes that may help. Methylene blue is another potential antidote that has been used to help counter cyanide poisoning. DATA: https://www.britannica.com/story/7-of... https://news.ucsc.edu/2017/03/mitchel... https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    9 Ways Dr. Berg BLOCKS the Side Effects Of Carbs While On A Keto Diet

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2023 18:06

    Sticking to keto and intermittent fasting is the best way to meet your health goals. But, if you make a mistake on keto, it's not the end of the world. Today, I'm going to share how to block the effects of sugar and carbs, as well as other potentially problematic things. 1. Sugar • Consume fiber • Take electrolytes, B vitamins, and trace minerals 2. Grains • Consume shellfish • Take glutamine or consume foods high in glutamine • Consume B vitamins (nutritional yeast) • Take vitamin E • Consume foods high in vitamin C • Consume foods high in antioxidants • Take benfotiamine • Take alpha-lipoic acid • Exercise • Take berberine • Consume cinnamon • Consume apple cider vinegar • Consume healthy fats • Do intermittent and prolonged fasting 3. Alcohol • Consume vitamin B1 or nutritional yeast • Drink pickle juice or take electrolytes • Take milk thistle 4. Certain medications • Take milk thistle • Take CoQ10 (if you're on a statin) • Take vitamin B1 and B12 (if you're on metformin) • Take a probiotic (if you take an antibiotic) • Take betaine hydrochloride (if you took an antacid) 5. Excess sodium • Consume foods high in potassium 6. Oxalates • Consume cheese • Consume foods high in magnesium 7. Excess water • Consume sodium and other electrolytes 8. Keto and IF side effects • Take electrolytes • Consume B vitamins 9. Stress • Take vitamin B1, magnesium, and zinc • Exercise and physical work • Sleep

    The 4 Causes of Air Hunger / Difficulty Breathing (Dyspnea)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2023 12:26

    Today, we're going to talk about the best natural things to do for difficulty breathing, air hunger, or dyspnea. Traditionally, people may have heard of this symptom being caused by asthma, pneumonia, COPD, lung infection, anemia, or a heart condition. But what if you rule these conditions out and still have problems breathing? This is called pseudo-dyspnea. With pseudo-dyspnea, you may feel better with exercise and worse with rest. Top causes of pseudo-dyspnea (difficulty breathing) and natural remedies: 1. Silent reflux Natural solutions: • Chlorophyll • Wheatgrass juice powder • Betaine hydrochloride (if there isn't irritation to the gut or esophagus) • Apple cider vinegar diluted in water and consumed through a straw (if there isn't irritation to the gut or esophagus) 2. Alkalosis Natural solutions: • Betaine hydrochloride (if there isn't irritation to the gut or esophagus) • Apple cider vinegar diluted in water and consumed through a straw (if there isn't irritation to the gut or esophagus) • Healthy Keto® and intermittent fasting • TUDCA 3. Costochondritis Natural support: • Massaging and stretching the spine • Using a mobility stick 4. COVID Natural support: • Thiamine (vitamin B1) DATA: ▶️ • Shortness of Breath / Air Hunger / Si... https://www.hormonesmatter.com/recove...

    What Would Happen if You Drank Soda for 14 Days?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2023 8:21

    Let's talk about what happens to your body when you drink soda. In a ten-ounce soda, there are up to ten teaspoons of sugar. Instead of cane sugar, soda companies are also using high-fructose corn syrup. High-fructose corn syrup can create even more problems than cane sugar, especially for the liver. The effects of fructose on the liver are actually similar to the effects of alcohol on the liver. Fructose creates more fat than glucose, and it doesn't satisfy. Fructose can potentially lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The high-fructose corn syrup combined with caffeine in soda may lead to issues with your blood pressure, heart, brain, bones, and kidneys. Soda is also a key contributor to childhood obesity. The sugar in soda feeds unfriendly bacteria, yeast, and fungus. It can also suppress your immune system and make you more susceptible to infections. This can lead to other issues, including increased tumor growth. It's crucial to point out that cancer thrives on sugar. Sugary drinks also block vitamin C and deplete vitamin B1 and vitamin D. Soft drinks are associated with over 180,000 deaths worldwide. But combining soda with a fast food meal is an even deadlier situation. DATA: https://www.princeton.edu/news/2010/0... https://usrtk.org/sweeteners/beverage... https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsp... https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritio... https://usrtk.org/food-related-diseas...

    What Would Happen if You Only Got 5 Hours of Sleep Per Night - NOT GOOD!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2023 12:53

    Let's talk about what would happen if you went two weeks with less than five hours of sleep each night. Getting seven to eight hours of sleep is the best way to support a healthy body. But many people aren't getting enough quality sleep. There are so many health benefits of sleep. This is when our bodies recover, burn fat, and detoxify the most. Here are the top side effects of not getting enough sleep: • Fatigue • Mood changes • Poor cognitive function (with memory, focus, concentration) • Sympathetic hyperactivity • An increased risk of cardiovascular problems, stroke, and diabetes • Weight gain • Fatty liver • Immune system impairment • Poor recovery from injury, stress, or exercise If you have sleep apnea or you're a heavy snorer, you may experience an imbalance of oxygen and CO2, which can cause poor sleep. Other potential severe side effects of sleep apnea can include: • Brain atrophy • Increased risk of cancer, cardiovascular incidents, stroke, and diabetes There are many different natural things you can try for sleep apnea. Check out my other videos for more information. What to do if you're not getting enough sleep: 1. Take a nap 2. Keep your room cool (between 60 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit) and leave your window open if possible 3. Try to keep the humidity in your room at 50% 4. Turn off all electronics in your room when you're sleeping 5. Don't overeat or undereat in the evening, and make sure to consume enough protein 6. Don't eat too late in the evening 7. As it gets dark, start dimming the lights and avoiding blue light

    6 Foods that Lower Cortisol

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2023 9:18

    I've done a lot of videos on cortisol, especially as it relates to the adrenal body type or adrenal glands. But I haven't done a video on the foods that lower cortisol. That's what we're going to talk about today. Of course, there are a lot of benefits to reducing cortisol, but we're not going to get into that today. Instead, I want to cover the foods that can help you lower cortisol naturally. Cortisol adapts the body to a stress state. It's important to note that the body doesn't know the difference between mental stress and physical stress. A high level of sugar in your blood affects cortisol and adrenaline. In other words, consuming sugar, refined carbs, and starches keeps you in stress mode. On the flip side, the Healthy Keto® diet and intermittent fasting help lower cortisol and promote a sense of calm. The best foods to lower cortisol and stress: 1. Egg yolks 2. Organ meats 3. Nutritional yeast or sunflower seeds 4. Dark leafy green vegetables 5. Salmon and other fatty fish 6. Probiotics and fermented foods (sauerkraut, kefir, pickles, kimchi) DATA: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... https://link.springer.com/article/10....

    The Fastest Way to Pull Yourself Out of Any Stressful Situation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2023 4:40

    Today, I'm going to share one of the best ways to reduce stress. It can also help those who struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep at night. This simple stress-release technique works fast, is free, and has many health benefits. It will help balance the parasympathetic nervous system, which is all about “rest and digest.” This easy breathing technique is based on a book called Heart Coherence 365. What you need to remember is 365, which stands for: • 3 times a day • 6 breaths per minute • 5 minutes Three times a day, you're going to take six breaths per minute for five minutes. It's important to make sure you take deep, even breaths through your nose using your stomach. You should feel your diaphragm going out and in. This breathing technique for stress can also help improve HRV (heart rate variability). HRV has a lot to do with your health and fitness reserves. An HRV (heart rate variability) device can help you better understand and improve your health and nervous system balance. DATA: https://www.amazon.com/Heart-coherenc...

    How to INSTANTLY Relieve Painful Periods (Menstrual Cramps)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 4:27

    Let's talk about how to stop period pain or menstrual cramps. With period cramps, you experience cramping in the lower part of the body. It's the uterus itself that's cramping or contracting, which can cause a painful period. A great way to get instant relief from menstrual cramps is to try stretching. To do this stretch, you need to lay on your stomach and push your hands into the ground straightening your arms and stretching your back. However, to get to the root cause of the issue and get rid of menstrual cramps, we need to lower a chemical in the body called prostaglandins. People will typically use ibuprofen to lower prostaglandins. But ibuprofen has side effects. Thankfully, there are natural alternatives you can try to help lower prostaglandins. The best natural remedies for menstrual cramps: 1. Cinnamon 2. Vitamin D3, calcium, and magnesium 3. Omega-3 fatty acids (cod liver oil) DATA: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    11 Vitamin B6 Deficiency Symptoms You've NEVER Heard Before

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2023 7:51

    Today, I want to cover the symptoms of a vitamin B6 deficiency you may have never heard of before. “They” say it's rare to become deficient in vitamin B6. However, it's possible to have a subclinical B6 deficiency that still affects your well-being, even if it's not a full-blown vitamin B6 deficiency. Vitamin B6 is important to support a healthy body. Typically, there are no side effects of taking vitamin B6 if you take less than 200 mg daily. If you take too much vitamin B6, you could experience toxicity effects. However, you would have to consume over 1000 mg of vitamin B6 per day to cause any issues. Foods rich in vitamin B6 are: • Beef • Pork • Fish • Chicken It's pretty well-known that if you have low vitamin B6, you may experience symptoms, including: • Rashes around the nose • Cracks or rashes around the mouth • Pink eye • Anemia • Neurological problems • Numbness in the hands and feet • Depression Surprising symptoms of a vitamin B6 deficiency: 1. Inflammation (especially gut inflammation) 2. Inability to control polyunsaturated fatty acids 3. Deficiencies in neurotransmitters 4. Inability to convert ALA to DHA 5. Poor selenium function 6. Inability to convert tryptophan to niacin 7. Alopecia 8. Seizures 9. High homocysteine levels 10. Increased risk of autism 11. Increased risk of gut pathogens Causes of vitamin B6 deficiency: • Processed foods • Diuretics • Blood pressure medications • Antibiotics • Birth control pills • Alcohol • Pregnancy or lactation • Smoking • Herbicides • Ginkgo biloba DATA: https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentr... https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1...

    The 12 Triggers of Inflammation: The Root Causes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2023 10:11

    Today, I'm going to cover the root causes of inflammation. Being in practice for thirty years gave me the opportunity to see a wide range of different cases and causes of inflammation—things you won't find on Google. Top causes of inflammation: 1. A gallbladder issue or bile sludge 2. Vitamin D deficiency 3. Stress or loss 4. Ingredients in restaurant foods 5. Sugar, grains, gluten, and seed oils 6. Unhealthy keto snacks 7. Visceral fat 8. High iron levels 9. Alcohol 10. Food allergies and food intolerances 11. Frequent eating 12. Oxalates and lectins in vegetables The best natural ways to get rid of inflammation: • Get on the Healthy Keto® diet • Start intermittent fasting • Take vitamin D3 • Consume glutamine as a supplement or from red meat or cabbage (if you have gut inflammation) DATA: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    Why Women Can't Lose Belly Fat After Menopause

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2023 9:47

    Let's talk about why it's so difficult for women to lose belly fat after menopause—and what to do about this issue. When a woman goes through menopause, her ovaries no longer produce or release eggs. This big change leads to a cascade of other changes. The ovaries also make hormones, which means a woman in menopause will have lower hormone levels. However, when this happens, the adrenal glands are supposed to act as the backup system for the ovaries. The adrenal glands make all of the hormones that the ovaries make. If the adrenal glands are strong and stable when a woman is going into menopause, they may experience fewer symptoms. It's not normal to experience symptoms of menopause unless there's a problem with the adrenal glands. Another part of the body we need to focus on is the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system is the recovery system of the body. It influences your sleep and ability to recover. Fat burning occurs in the recovery phase. Exercising your parasympathetic nervous system will help reduce cortisol, support sleep, and get rid of belly fat. In order to strengthen your parasympathetic nervous system, it's crucial to increase the time you rest in between your reps and sets of exercise, as well as the days of exercise. You have to make sure you don't overtrain and give your body a chance to completely recover and reset. How to lose belly fat after menopause: 1. Do high-intensity exercises with longer rest periods 2. Don't overtrain 3. Don't train over soreness 4. Focus on getting more sleep 5. Take advantage of chiropractic care, massage therapy, or physical therapy 6. Consume omega-3 fatty acids 7. Take DHEA 8. Go on a low-carb diet with intermittent fasting 9. Get plenty of magnesium, choline, vitamin B1, and vitamin D 10. Try lemon balm, passionflower, or ashwagandha

    A Healthier Vegan Version of Keto (Enhanced Nutrients)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2023 12:35

    I'm not against the vegan diet. But there are some key tips to follow if you're trying to do keto as a vegan. A vegan diet can still be an unhealthy diet. It's crucial to ensure you're getting the nutrients you need no matter what diet you're on. Some of the top things to avoid if you're vegan are: • Textured vegetable protein • Soy protein isolates • Fake meat • High-fructose corn syrup • Gluten Certain nutrients are easy to get on a vegan diet. But, it's difficult to get vitamin B12, selenium, iron, zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin D if you eat a vegan diet. It's also difficult to get omega-3 fatty acids and amino acids if you're vegan. If you're going to do a vegan version of the ketogenic diet, you need to go beyond just lowering your carbs and consuming high amounts of fat and a moderate amount of protein. You also really need to focus on getting the nutrients you need. If you're going to consume grains, you want to consume grains that are gluten-free, including: • Oats • Quinoa • Millet • Teff • Buckwheat You can also consume products made with almond flour. But keep in mind that when you consume grains, nuts, or legumes, you need to germinate them first to get rid of anti-nutrients. Top vegan, keto-friendly foods to include in your diet: • Nutritional yeast (non-fortified) • Sauerkraut (raw version) • Raw wheatgrass juice powder • Spirulina • Seaweed or sea kelp • Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, or red palm oil • Carrots • Squash • Bell peppers • Leafy greens • Nuts • Hummus • Avocados You may also want to take taurine, an important amino acid, as a supplement to help avoid issues ranging from anxiety to gallstones.

    12 Things That STOP a Good Night's Sleep

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2023 12:24

    Sleep has a significant impact on your health. I want to cover the top things that can prevent you from getting a good night's sleep. There's a direct correlation between your sleep and overall heart function and longevity. A lack of sleep can affect your blood sugar levels and increase cravings and hunger. Poor sleep can also raise your cortisol and affect your mood. The top things that prevent you from sleeping: 1. High cortisol 2. Low vitamin D 3. Low calcium 4. Low magnesium 5. Low potassium 6. A bad sleeping environment 7. Taking melatonin 8. Blue light and EMF 9. Low vitamin B12 10. Low vitamin B1 11. Low zinc 12. Stimulants Cutting out sugar and going on a low-carb diet is crucial to help you start sleeping better. Also, avoid eating too late or overeating to help support better sleep. Another great tip is to focus on your breathing to help you fall asleep fast. DATA: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NB...

    The 7 Proven Benefits of Probiotics - Dr. Berg Explains

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2023 9:04

    Let's talk about probiotics. Probiotics are friendly bacteria in very high numbers. You have ten times more microbes than your own cells, and these microbes make up a significant part of your immune system. Friendly microbes support gut health and make bile, vitamins, and neurotransmitters. Here are seven key things you need to know about probiotics: 1. Probiotics are not just good for gut health but also for many other areas of the body. 2. Use antibiotics sparingly, and anytime you take an antibiotic, take a probiotic at the same time. 3. Try natural antibiotics, like garlic, oregano, colloidal silver, black walnut extract, tea tree oil, and cranberry. 4. Plain kefir contains diverse, friendly microbes in higher amounts than yogurt. 5. Having low stomach acid increases your risk of SIBO. Don't consume probiotics if you have SIBO. Instead, try betaine hydrochloride, natural antibiotics, and fasting. 6. Soil-based vegetables contain good bacteria. 7. Probiotics make metabiotics, which have a lot of potential health benefits.


    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2023 6:52

    Today, I'm going to cover the best keto foods to keep in your refrigerator. This will not only make keto easy but also healthy. The ketogenic diet is a low-carb diet. But that's not enough to necessarily make it healthy. For example, if you're on the keto diet, you could still go to a fast food restaurant without going off the plan. That's why I like the Healthy Keto diet, which focuses on high-quality, nutrient-dense, low-carb foods. Ultra-processed foods are very quickly replacing our traditional foods. These foods have been severely altered to the point they don't resemble food anymore. The go-to foods you should always have in your home on keto are not only low-carb, but they're the opposite of ultra-processed. The best keto foods to keep in your home: 1. Grass-fed meats 2. Pasture-raised organic eggs 3. Soil-based vegetables and lettuce 4. Homemade salad dressings 5. Grass-fed butter 6. Grass-fed organic cheese (raw if possible) 7. Avocados 8. Organic berries 9. Wild-caught salmon, sardines, and other fatty fish 10. Shellfish 11. Organic walnuts and pecans 12. Organic Valencia peanut butter 13. Organic celery 14. Raw sauerkraut 15. Organic low-sugar bacon

    The Myth of the Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) "Mother"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2023 4:05

    There is a big myth about apple cider vinegar, and it has to do with the "mother." Let's talk about it. The mother in apple cider vinegar is a combination of two things: friendly bacteria and enzymes. You can't actually see bacteria or enzymes. This means you can't see the true mother in apple cider vinegar. What you see at the bottom of a bottle of apple cider vinegar is the leftovers of the fermentation process. It's just unfiltered particles from the apples or maybe fiber—there's not necessarily enzymes or probiotics in it. When apple cider vinegar is pasteurized, the heat kills bacteria and enzymes. High pressure can also kill bacteria and enzymes. Fairchild's is the only brand of apple cider vinegar that produces and sells their product. They produce a high-quality organic raw apple cider vinegar product. It's also undiluted and much stronger than Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar, which is diluted with water. I don't get anything from promoting their product, but when I find a really good product like this one, I like to share it with others. Recommended Apple Cider Vinegar: https://www.fairchildsvinegar.com/

    Electrolyte Powder: Benefits, Uses and Purposes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2023 13:33

    I want to clear up some confusion about electrolyte powder and explain why it's so beneficial. Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals. One of the main purposes of electrolytes is to power the nervous system, which powers the muscles and organs. Electrolytes are responsible for important functions in the body, including: • Nerve transmission • Muscle contraction • Fluid movement (hydration) • pH • Energy Electrolyte deficiency can impact the body in many different ways. Side effects of electrolyte deficiency can include: • Weakness • Fatigue • Brain fog • Dehydration • Palpitations • Dizziness • Cramps (especially at night) Top causes of electrolyte deficiency: • Consumption of refined carbs or sugar • Diuretics • Stress • MSG • Excess water consumption • Vomiting • Diarrhea • Diabetes • Sweating Generally, two types of electrolytes are available: sport and regular. My Sports Hydration Electrolytes, for example, contain a different balance of potassium and sodium than my regular Electrolyte Powder. This is because when you exercise and sweat, you need more sodium. It wouldn't be a problem if you took my regular Electrolyte Powder while exercising, but you must take extra sea salt during the day. Sodium and potassium are two vital electrolytes for the body, and it's crucial to have them in the correct balance. The daily requirement for potassium is 4700 mg, which can be challenging to get from the diet alone. You need to consume at least seven to ten cups of salad daily to get the potassium you need. This is why many people choose to enhance their diet with electrolyte powder. If we look closer at different electrolyte powders, mine has more potassium and sodium by far. Other top brands only contain three electrolytes and insane amounts of sugar. Compared to Dr. Berg Sports Hydration Electrolytes, which contain five electrolytes in much higher amounts, with trace minerals and zero sugar. It has organic stevia, natural flavoring, and no hidden maltodextrin.

    Costochondritis (RIB CAGE PAIN) is NOT What You Think - Dr. Berg

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2023 11:13

    Today, I want to cover the different causes and remedies for rib pain or costochondritis. The first symptom of costochondritis is chest pain. So, it can sometimes be mistaken as a heart problem. The typical treatments for costochondritis are medications, steroids, or injections. The cause of costochondritis is considered unknown. However, from my experience, I think there are two primary causes: 1. An old injury to the front chest cavity or an injury in the back part of your ribs or spine. 2. A vitamin D deficiency. Unilateral sports, like golf, tennis, or baseball, may also lead to this condition. If your pain is on the lower right side of your rib cage, it may be caused by a gallbladder issue. In my opinion, even spending a lot of time in front of a computer could lead to this condition. One of the best natural remedies for costochondritis is vitamin D. I would take 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 a day along with 100 mcg of vitamin K2 (the MK7 version). Certain stretches and exercises may also help with this condition as well as promote relaxation and sleep. The mobility stick or the massage device I created are great tools to help with these stretches. Mobility Stick Website: https://stickmobility.com/ DATA: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/crim...

    Surprising Reasons for High Blood Sugar Despite LOW Dietary Sugars

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2023 8:11

    Consuming the wrong diet isn't the only cause of high blood sugar. If you don't know what's causing your high blood sugar levels, you need to check this out.

    The #1 Best Anti-inflammatory Food in the World (Surprising)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2023 8:11

    Learn more about what causes inflammation and discover the best food for inflammation.

    Say Goodbye to Sciatica Nerve Pain in 5 Minutes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2023 12:24

    Discover how to get to the root of sciatica pain and take your recovery to the next level.

    The 7 Intermittent Fasting Mistakes that Most People Make

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2023 11:41

    Try these tips to avoid the biggest intermittent fasting mistakes and boost your success on your health journey.

    7 Things You NEVER Knew About Eggs

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2023 4:33

    Eggs are one of the best foods in the world to support a healthy body. But did you know these things about eggs?

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    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2023 6:43

    Is drinking a lot of water healthy or not? Here's what you should know.

    Eye Floaters: What Are They & How to Get Rid of Them

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2023 4:11

    Discover the best natural remedies to get rid of eye floaters!

    Drink 1/2 Cup at Night to Sleep like a Baby

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2023 5:55

    Check out this updated video with even more tips on how to use kefir to sleep better at night.

    It's Extremely Hard to Get Enough Magnesium from Your Food

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2023 4:08

    Many people think they're getting enough magnesium from their diet—they're not.

    The Top Foods That Have Been Robbing You of Nutrients (Vitamins & Minerals)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2023 5:00

    It's crucial to not only know which foods give you nutrients but also which foods rob you of nutrients. Be sure to avoid these foods that deplete nutrients.

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    23 WEIRD Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2023 8:18

    Vitamin D is crucial to support a healthy body. Here are 23 symptoms of vitamin D deficiency you may have never heard of before.

    The Hidden Cause of Anemia You've Never Heard About

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2023 7:33

    Did you know H. pylori is behind some cases of anemia? H. pylori is a type of bacteria that most of the population already has. When the timing and environment are just right, H. pylori can come out of remission and create all sorts of problems. H. pylori primarily causes issues like gastritis, ulcers, and stomach atrophy. It typically comes out of remission when the stomach loses acidity. Some people are also more susceptible to getting an H. pylori infection. H. pylori bacteria also have unique survival mechanisms that help them thrive. One of these mechanisms leads to iron and B12 deficiencies. If you're taking vitamin B12 and iron for anemia and it's not helping, it could be because the real problem is in the stomach. The typical treatment for H. pylori is months of antibiotics. But, if you develop antibiotic resistance to H. pylori, they won't work anymore. Antibiotics can also have side effects. We need to look at alternatives to get rid of H. pylori naturally. The best natural alternatives: 1. Take natural antibiotics (sulforaphane and wormwood extract) 2. Support your stomach by taking zinc 3. Take betaine hydrochloride or apple cider vinegar (if gastritis, inflammation, and ulcers are non-existent) 4. Take a probiotic or consume probiotic foods (sauerkraut and pickles)

    The Cause of Lower Abdominal Cramping Pain

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2023 8:52

    Today we're going to talk about the best and worst foods for lower abdominal pain. There are many different causes of lower abdominal cramping or pain. But, in my opinion, we can usually trace the problem back to the person's diet and malabsorption. If a person has a problem with malabsorption, they may also experience bloating, diarrhea, or loose stool. The more inflammation or gut problems you have, the more sensitive you're going to be to certain things like gluten, lactose, fruit, grains, legumes, beans, nuts, and seeds. A good thing to consume would be a stew with homemade bone broth. The collagen in the stew is great for inflammation in the gut. Adding vegetables to the stew is also fantastic because they will cook down to the point where they shouldn't bother your digestive system. High-quality saturated animal fats are important to help support the gut. This means the meat you add to your stew should have skin on it and should be fatty. Lactose-free whole-milk kefir or lactose-free goat milk kefir is also great to help support healthy digestion. To support the colon, you may want to consume probiotic foods. Ghee and fermented vegetables may also be beneficial. The best vegetable for digestive issues is cabbage. This may be because it contains sulforaphane or certain phytonutrients. Even people who have digestive problems like gastritis or irritable bowel syndrome may find it easier to consume cabbage.

    The Dark Side of Fasting (and Intermittent Fasting): Dr. Berg Explains

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2023 13:54

    Today, let's talk about the benefits and dangers of fasting. Some of the top benefits of fasting include weight loss, cognitive improvements, and enhanced heart function. Most of the dangers of fasting I'm going to cover aren't related to a 16 to 18-hour fast. This applies more to prolonged fasting, which is when a person fasts for 48 to 72 hours—or even longer. The purpose of eating is not just to get fuel. It's also to get nutrients. When you're fasting, you're restricting nutrients. If your diet isn't providing you with the nutrients you need when you do eat, you could end up with deficiencies that lead to certain issues. It's crucial to do a prolonged fast correctly and avoid common mistakes related to the dark side of fasting. The dark side of prolonged fasting: 1. Refeeding syndrome When you come off of a fast, have a small amount of food, wait a couple of hours, and have a little bit more. Avoid overeating or eating carbs. 2. Dirty keto Make sure you consume nutrient-dense, high-quality foods on the keto diet. 3. Not taking nutrients while fasting At the bare minimum, you need to take electrolytes, sea salt, trace minerals, and B vitamins while fasting. 4. Kidney stones Avoid high-oxalate foods if you're prone to kidney stones. Also, consume at least two and a half liters of fluid a day, and add lemon juice to your water. When you're back to having meals, consume large salads. 5. Anorexia Anorexia will cause nutritional deficiencies. Instead of fasting, get on the keto diet. 6. Athletes that have not adapted to fat yet Give your body enough time to become fully fat-adapted before attempting prolonged fasting. 7. Fasting for children Fasting isn't a good idea for children. Eating three meals a day and cutting out snacking may be beneficial for children. Teenagers who are overweight may consider two meals a day without snacking. 8. Not getting enough nutrition while pregnant or lactating Not getting enough nutrients while pregnant or lactating can lead to issues for the mother and child. Choosing a whole-food, natural prenatal vitamin over a synthetic prenatal vitamin is also important. 9. Muscle loss If you're older and noticing muscle loss, try adding a blend of amino acids to your diet. 10. Ketoacidosis This rare condition occurs in people under very specific circumstances and isn't something most people should be concerned about.

    Vitamin D and the Magnesium Deficiency: IMPORTANT

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2023 3:15

    Let's talk about magnesium and vitamin D. About 75 percent of the population has low vitamin D levels, and 45 percent have low magnesium levels. All of the enzymes involved in converting vitamin D to the active form depend on magnesium. Vitamin D won't work in the body if you have a magnesium deficiency. Vitamin D is vitally important for the body, and it's crucial to do what you can to avoid a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D also supports the absorption of magnesium. Vitamin D and magnesium work synergistically. Vitamin D and magnesium are also important to support the absorption and regulation of calcium. Magnesium helps prevent calcium from building up in your arteries. The body needs about twice as much calcium as magnesium. But many people are actually getting about three times as much calcium as magnesium. Having excess calcium with a magnesium deficiency can lead to serious side effects, including cancer. Thankfully, the solution is simple. You need to increase magnesium by consuming magnesium-rich foods, like leafy greens.

    Boost Growth Hormone As You Age

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2023 15:17

    Let's talk about the best ways to increase growth hormone, especially as you age. In adults, growth hormone is crucial for muscle building and fat burning. It's also important for building tendons, ligaments, collagen, joints, and bones. However, growth hormone dramatically decreases with age. Side effects of a deficiency in growth hormone can include: • Difficulty building muscle • Cognitive issues • Lowered mood • Higher levels of LDL • Hair loss • Insomnia Here are the top things that can block growth hormone: • Insomnia • Sleep apnea • High blood sugar • High insulin • Chronic stress • Liver problems The pituitary gland produces growth hormone. Instead of replacing the hormone with a synthetic version, why don't we support the gland that makes growth hormone? How to increase growth hormone naturally: 1. Try Pituitrophin PMG from Standard Process 2. Do intense exercise 3. Take milk thistle (if you have a liver problem) 4. Get on the Healthy Keto® diet 5. Do cold immersion therapy 6. Do heat therapy 7. Do intermittent fasting Some people find their muscles look flat or dehydrated after getting on keto. In this situation, it's important to drink plenty of water with electrolytes, especially potassium and sodium. This will help keep the muscles hydrated. You could also try increasing your carbs to 50 grams per day by consuming foods like berries but still avoiding refined carbs and sugar.

    Are ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) Gummies Healthy?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2023 5:15

    If you're thinking about buying apple cider vinegar gummy supplements—don't. Let's talk about why. A lot of different companies are coming out with these apple cider vinegar gummy bears or gummy supplements, but the formulas are very similar. While the claims are incredible, the products are not. In reality, these ACV gummy products are misleading and can even be damaging. The biggest problem with these apple cider vinegar gummies is the sugar content. They typically have three to five grams of sugar per serving size. One teaspoon of sugar is four grams. These apple cider vinegar supplements are not keto—they're candy. These gummies will actually bump you out of ketosis. On top of that, they will leave you feeling bloated and tired. Instead of helping you lose weight, they'll actually prevent weight loss. One serving size of apple cider vinegar gummies only contains about 500 mg of apple cider vinegar. An average serving size of liquid apple cider vinegar is 15 grams. This means that about one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar is equal to the whole bottle of apple cider vinegar gummies. A much better way to take apple cider vinegar is to mix liquid apple cider vinegar into water and drink it through a straw. I suggest using Fairchild's Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.

    DON'T Make These Mistakes When Trying to Boost Your Metabolism

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2023 10:21

    Today, I want to cover the five worst diet mistakes, especially when trying to boost metabolism. The top mistakes dieters make: 1. Trying to boost metabolism A slow metabolism is not really a slow metabolism at all—it's an efficient metabolism. Stimulating your metabolism is a bad idea because you'll burn it out. 2. Going on a low-calorie diet Many people who appear to have a slow metabolism have a history of going on low-calorie diets. 3. Stoking the metabolic flame People do this by consuming six small meals throughout the day. But eating frequently doesn't speed up your metabolism. Every time you eat, you stimulate insulin. Even in small amounts, insulin can prevent you from burning fat. 4. Overtraining Fat burning occurs in the recovery phase. Overtraining doesn't allow your body to recover. 5. Consuming processed protein shakes Protein stimulates three of the fat-burning hormones. But, the quality of the protein is crucial. Many protein shakes are refined and are of poor quality. The protein powders are also typically very high on the insulin index scale. Try consuming high-quality animal protein instead. Remember, it's not "lose weight to get healthy." It's "get healthy to lose weight." Switching to using fat as your fuel instead of glucose and converting your body into a state of ketosis will help you lose weight. You'll know you're in ketosis when you can do intermittent fasting and your appetite and cravings disappear. To burn fat as fuel, you must consume moderate amounts of high-quality protein and avoid high-carb foods. High-intensity interval training with a lot of recovery will also help you burn fat. On top of that, you need to keep your stress low and get plenty of sleep when trying to lose weight.

    What Would Happen If You Chewed ONE Clove Daily

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2023 4:54

    Let's talk about the incredible health benefits of clove. Clove is natural, and there is a lot of interesting research on using it to promote a healthy body. One of the most common ways to use clove is as a numbing agent for a toothache. The essential oil in clove called eugenol produces many benefits. But it also contains a lot of other phytonutrients. You can use clove oil or simply chew and swallow a piece of clove. You can also use clove oil topically on the scalp for fungus or pathogens. It may even help reduce the toxicity created as a byproduct of fungus. Clove may help enhance the effects of an antibiotic, allowing you to use lower amounts of it. Clove oil may also help inhibit H. pylori and improve peptic ulcers, gastritis, indigestion, gas, and bloating. A certain phytonutrient in clove is an MAO inhibitor. MAO inhibitors are used as antidepressants. Clove even has anti-inflammatory effects, and data shows it has anticancer properties. Clove is relatively safe, but consuming too much clove oil could create a toxic effect. You should avoid clove if you are allergic to it or are pregnant or lactating.

    The Huge Benefits of Just 11 Minutes of Exercise a Day - Dr. Berg

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2023 7:36

    Two of the top benefits of exercise include lowering your risk for certain diseases and increasing your longevity—and it doesn't take much exercise to achieve this. The more fitness you have in your reserve, the more you can counter stress and the more flexibility you can have with your eating plan. The benefits of walking just two to two and a half hours a week can lower your mortality rate by 20 percent. Exercising just 11 minutes a day can lower your mortality rate by 10 percent. Doing three to four short bouts of intense exercise can lower your mortality rate by 40 percent. Eleven bouts of short, intense exercise may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease by 65 percent and cancer by 49 percent. A 10 to 59-minute workout once a week, every week, can decrease your mortality rate by 18 percent. Exercise even supports the mitochondria and helps balance healthy blood sugar levels. Going for a walk after eating may help burn any carbohydrates you eat. But it's also important to find a form of exercise you enjoy so you won't procrastinate doing it. Setting a timer and breaking up your day with scheduled small bursts of exercise may be extremely beneficial for your health. A heart rate variability device is a useful tool to help you figure out your fitness level, when you should and shouldn't exercise, and how long you should exercise. Using a sauna, intermittent fasting, and getting out in nature may also help increase your longevity.

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