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The Myth about Blood Sugars and Diabetes

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Support the deeper cause of a slow metabolism: Insulin & Glucose Support: https://shop.drberg.com/insulin-gluco... Support Healthy Insulin & Blood Sugar Levels Find Your Body Type: http://bit.ly/BodyTypeQuiz Dr. Berg explains blood sugars and what the body must have in order to stay healthy. In this video, Dr. Berg talks about what the body burns first – fat or sugar and why it may be difficult for those who have diabetes to be on a diet and get results. Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio: Dr. Berg, 50 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government and the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, scientists, engineers, professors, and other clients from all walks of life. He is the author of The 7 Principles of Fat Burning, published by KB Publishing in January 2011. Dr. Berg trains chiropractors, physicians and allied healthcare practitioners in his methods, and to date he has trained over 2,500 healthcare professionals. He has been an active member of the Endocrinology Society, and has worked as a past part-time adjunct professor at Howard University. DR. BERG'S VIDEO BLOG: http://www.drberg.com/blog FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/DrEricBergDC TWITTER: http://twitter.com/DrBergDC YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/drericbe... ABOUT DR. BERG: http://www.drberg.com/dr-eric-berg/bio DR. BERG'S SEMINARS: http://www.drberg.com/seminars DR. BERG'S STORY: http://www.drberg.com/dr-eric-berg/story DR. BERG'S CLINIC: https://www.drberg.com/dr-eric-berg/c... DR. BERG'S HEALTH COACHING TRAINING: http://www.drberg.com/weight-loss-coach DR. BERG'S SHOP: http://shop.drberg.com/ DR. BERG'S REVIEWS: http://www.drberg.com/reviews The Health & Wellness Center 4709 D Pinecrest Office Park Drive Alexandria, VA 22312 703-354-7336 Disclaimer: Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.
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Logical Man (21 hours ago)
Lots of vegans I know are fat asses though
Cyrus Nanavati (1 day ago)
Thanks Dr Berg for such an informative video and explained in the simplest possible terms. I always maintain that the people who truly understand a topic can explain it simply without using unnecessary jargon. 100% marks to you for doing just that. You are a very smart person who truly understands your stuff.
zan3do (2 days ago)
Excellent video! Thx, Dr. Berg.
The Glorycarrier22 (2 days ago)
I cannot figure this, because I measure my blood sugar in mmol, which has to be around 5.5......does not correlate with your units of measurement.
Tonja Peery (2 days ago)
While all of this information is great, you didn't talk about how much carbohydrates to take in and how to spread them out through the day. For an 1800 calorie diet 60 carbohydrates for breakfast 60 carbohydrates for lunch 30 carbohydrates in the afternoon 60 carbohydrates for dinner 15 carbohydrates in the evening A total of 225 carbohydrates a day Most people do not even eat this many carbohydrates. Example of carbohydrates 1 slice of bread 15 carbohydrates 8 oz of milk 15 carbohydrates 4 oz of peas 15 carbohydrates 4 oz of corn 15 carbohydrates 4 oz of potatoes 15 carbohydrates 4 oz of fruit or juice is 15 carbohydrates 2 inch by 2 inch piece of cake with NO icing is 15 carbohydrates 4 oz of beans is 15 carbohydrates 4 oz of sugar free pudding still has 11 carbohydrates That should be plenty to get you started on meal planning Remember when counting carbohydrates to look at the total amount of carbohydrates and not just the sugar added... Spread your meals out through the day If you are going to give up a carbohydrate choice, be sure to replace it with a non starchy vegetable Portion sizes are everything so be sure you are getting your servings at each meal 3 oz of meat is about the size of a deck of cards Fruits/veggies 4 oz or half of a cup If you can reduce your serving size or the amount of carbohydrate intake, more power to you... I have a child who loves potatoes If she hasn't give up 1 of her carbohydrates earlier in the day and she wants another half of a cup of potatoes with dinner she has to walk an extra half of a mile. She walks at least a half mile a day plus an extra half mile for each extra 15 grams of carbohydrates. She is insulin resistant, has pcos and refuses to take the meds So diet and exercise is how she is choosing to live... Couldn't be more proud of her.
TheDarklight4 (2 days ago)
I recenly got type2 diabetes 130 was my units however it's coming down. This video was more informative than any one of the doctors I've seen. I want to get off metphormin once my levels have normalized. I will request to see a dietician to help find good alternatives to vegetables as I don't like them. I've got breakfast covered it's lunch and dinner I need help with.
Martha Ingram (3 days ago)
Taking notes
Anni Psy (3 days ago)
7:53 7 cups.... I eat like 4 cups of food the whole day....!!!!! 7 cups?!!!!!!!!!!!
Angie Schneider (12 hours ago)
7 cups of salad is just about 200 grams...that's nothing. I eat at least 1.5kg of veggies and salad daily.
Carmel Cole (3 days ago)
Thx U
Excellent ,thanks
Rodney Cox (5 days ago)
Dr Myhill says her CFS patients on her keto plan sometimes had undetectable blood sugar levels when lap tested. They reported feeling fine at the time of the test. If she's right then whilst in ketosis it is possible to be hypoglycemic without the body "tearing itself apart" or any other negative side effects.
Rosemary Larson (5 days ago)
My good friend advised this “amazing fivu com” (Google it) for my weight and diabetic issues. This informative guide has shared me the optimal exercise and also diet plan to go by. I was able to reduce 35 points from my blood glucose levels right after a day on the diet program. After Four days, I lost 60 points from my blood sugar levels. It has been efficient for me. I am very pleased that I managed to stabilize my blood sugar.
bulcub (5 days ago)
I too stopped taking metformin 2 yrs ago and adopted a regimen of exercise, proper eating (I have found I can still enjoy most of what I like, I just have to use substitutes) I don't worry about carbs etc. just the fact that I can keep my BS between 80-120 daily which has lowered my A1C to help me reach the 5.5 and less goal.
Is Metformin good on the body? I've been taking it for 7 years...
FightingThe GoodFight (6 days ago)
How do you eat 7 cups of veggies without going over 15 carbs a day? That's how many I get, and most veggies go over this... I have T2 diabetes and have been working on reversing that and would love to know everything I could do. I have been doing keto for a month and am off my insulin meds and down to one 500mg metformin from 3 pills (1500mg). I do eat veggies, and that's where the majority of my carbs come from... but I don't think I could eat 7 cups... or maybe I'm wrong? Idk. I'm so unsure. Guess I'll try to work that out!
Misty Blue (6 days ago)
Still binge watching and simply amazed... quintessential teacher. Thanks Dr. B!!!
miroslav trifko (7 days ago)
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Margaret Costello (9 days ago)
I am doing Keto for just over 3 weeks but am wondering if my sugar levels could be too low. I was a huge sugar consumer, how would I know the symptoms. Thank you
Rtambharaa P (11 days ago)
Your explanation on diabetes in this video is the best of what I ve heard. Absolutely grateful to you for these wonderful presentations that is changing my lifestyle . I try to persuade others to see your video and benefit from them too. Thank you 🙏🏻
Robin Greenhow (11 days ago)
I just hv one question....if diabetes means insulin resistance...the cells won't take in the glucose, then how will adding more insulin help? Does it force more insulin receptors to take in more insulin or does the extra insulin take the sugar elsewhere? I'm confused as to why someone would be given more insulin when they are insulin resistant? 🤔
Adi Uber (11 days ago)
thnx doc for information very useful
Francois Kwame (12 days ago)
K I think I got it now, instead of indulging on my favs cheese cake when craving, will instead, indulge on potassium. Hopefully that suppresses the craving 👍🏽
srinivas trully (12 days ago)
Thank you Dr. Eric for your service to the humanity
tenyleg neduddki (12 days ago)
another doctor who has not leant anything in med school about the cause prevention and cure of diabetes! but tries to explain to us what causes it... unfortunately wrong. he has not learnt it because it is not taught. People, look at the magnificent work of these altruistic doctors: Walter Mertz, Klaus Schwartz, KN Jeejeebhoy..., Anderson or better yet US patents US5087623A and US4315927A you’ll find out what causes it… yes, chromium deficiency! And not excessive sugar consumption! It’s been known for more than 60 years… shame on the medical profession
Chaim Lee (13 days ago)
The values are all wrong. 100 - 150 is way too high. It should be fasting less than 80. Ideal is 55
Chaim Lee (13 days ago)
Stupid man using poor analogies like Telemarketing. please turn the whiteboard 90 degrees and learn to use it properley
Oh so that’s why I real weak thx man
And I’m already falling weak but I had pasta earlier but I think I digest it to fast so my poop was red but I don’t feel bleeding and my head hearts but it’s not a head ac so dose that mean I have that hypoglyon thiny or is it stress lol
I’m low but my dad is asleep
Digital Piggy (15 days ago)
Another great video that applies directly to me! My parents and all my siblings are diabetic. So far I am not. With this information I may very well be able to avoid it!
nr1cristi (15 days ago)
how can you release the stress in the pancreas while increasing the liver with 20%? wtf ?!?!? if the liver pushes more sugar .. and the pancreas burns it with insuline... something is deffenetly off !!!
Marta Himes (16 days ago)
Buying my kale to make the shakes!! Love your informative videos - I so appreciate u.
Maxim Petrov (16 days ago)
Excellent Video clip! Excuse me for chiming in, I would appreciate your initial thoughts. Have you heard the talk about - Patlarny Diabetes Ruins Principle (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now)? It is a smashing one off guide for destroying diabetes minus the normal expense. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my work buddy at very last got great results with it.
Emma Poyner (16 days ago)
Thank you for a simple easy to understand and also very credible explanation. I have never fully understood how diabetes worked and how I could help manage it. You have made a wonderful video that I fully understood and what you said all makes sense. I am grateful to you for explaining step by step all the factors that are involved. I even watched it twice and will probably refer to it again.
Dave Marcellus (16 days ago)
Very informative I have type 2 diabetes and I've learned a lot thank you !
kimwawa (16 days ago)
no sodas since January last year. been liking pink lemonade
Full Blis (18 days ago)
Awesome video... thx Doc
Natasha De Klerk (18 days ago)
Literally learnt so much from this video. Thank you Dr Berg!
Ravisankar Ganapathy (19 days ago)
Thanks Eric. ENLIGHTENING !!!
William Allen (19 days ago)
Do the keto diet and forget about these outdated theories. Keto has made me the healthiest I have ever been in my life. A1C from 7.2 to 5.8.
Socrates Alexander (19 days ago)
I developed Type I diabetes after I'm 45 years old. My question is, why Type I diabetics get hypoglicemia so often?
Robert Saurer (19 days ago)
Basic nutrition IS the magic pill! Unfortunately we’ve been scammed and lied to for decades. Fats,proteins and greens are the staple of a healthy human meal plan.. all the other processed grains and refined sugars are the poison!! Our health and well being has been sold down river to maximize profits. Not only to for the criminal alphabet government agencies. But to our so called health care system too! Truly a shame!!
Aeryne (19 days ago)
my blood sugar is 73 when fasting and i do OMAD. but i feel fine. what to do?
Irene González (20 days ago)
Me encanto súper entendible 😉👍 . Un saludo desde La Ciudad de México.Did you watch the documentary of Ketogenic diet in Netflix? 👍👌
Lighting Struck (20 days ago)
thanks! Great video .. lots of useful information .. and i learnt so much about blood sugar now... I am trying to reduce my blood sugar and i am doing morning swimming exercise without food ... everyone is telling me its bad not to eat breakfast, but if i do, my blood sugar goes up again ..even with just plain bread and black coffee.... what is your opinion, sir ..... How about i drink Karl juice and do that morning swimming exercise (without food) ... ? Thank you.
sunken ship (20 days ago)
Would like to know if daily coffee in the morning (no sugar) has a negative impact on these cycles you helped explained.
Ralph Stadler (20 days ago)
I've gained weight and lost weight a lot of times in my lifetime and I came up with a saying that says .. the more you eat the more you want in the less you eat the less you want and I found that to be very true with me and what you just explained proves that theory!!
Peter Knecht (21 days ago)
I lost you at improving liver function to give pancreas a break. If they both have different/opposite functions or purposes then how could improving one effect the other. It’s like saying we should hire more taxi drivers to correct the problem of having to many Uber drivers on the streets, isn’t it? Loved the video, but would like to understand the correlation of that part better. Thanks!
Johnnie Blevins (21 days ago)
Why do you talk so much about sugar instead of ketones
Monday Omokaro (22 days ago)
Thanks Doc,the video is informative
Chris Singer (22 days ago)
Wow. Thanks doc berg, I am type 1 diabetic and having major problems with hypos. I’ve woke up 5 times now with paramedics all around pumping me full of glucose. I’ve surrendered my licence until this is worked out but need it for work so getting it under control is a must. I have an A1C of 5.7 which is good but problems come with it. I need a solid diet of important things to control this. Please help me.
1MrErling (23 days ago)
i'm too stupid. Too advanced for me
tshreyu (24 days ago)
Why dislikes?
Monica H (24 days ago)
Interesting! Just read that the aminoacid Taurin can work as a mild insulin, due to it's blodsugar lowering effect. Estrogen can inhibit the Taurin uptake in the liver, so women that get hormonal treatment with estrogen in any form might be aware of that. Interesting about the potassium too. It kind of explains why raw food people (that eat right for that diet - high carb/low fat) often are energetic and slim. Don't misunderstand - LCHF is also a right diet for people who prefere it. It seems to be a choice - you can either eat high carb/low fat or high fat/low carb. You just can't eat both fat and carbs, the mix of the two cause problems...
i luv i dr berg.... a dr friend of mine overheard a video i was listening to of you and he said....who is that? i was so proud to toot your horn. lol u r great!
yellowboy1866 (24 days ago)
A great video, now I understand the reasons for eating heaps of vegetables if one is prediabetic or is full type 2. We dont seem to have Kale in New Zealand, is there any other vegitable that has the same benifits?
Teresa Namia (24 days ago)
Wow! Many thanks!
Robert Edson (24 days ago)
So wouldn't milk thistle be indicated to improve liver function????
Donna Gonzales-Vera (25 days ago)
Ah, the liver. This is great info. Thanks
Doc Doxpix (25 days ago)
Excellent presentation and info. Thanks
E Tembi (25 days ago)
All glory be to our Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus. Thank God for JESUS for sending teachers to help people
F twinlab (26 days ago)
Dear Dr Berg. You say that IGF-1 does the opposite of what insulin does.But what about glucagon which is precisely the antagonistic hormone of insulin since it raises blood sugar levels when needed???
Adam Smith (26 days ago)
Annette Fowler (26 days ago)
Greg Derozier (27 days ago)
Don’t listen to Chiropractors, diabetes is not something they are trained to treat! They THINK they are nutrition experts, but that is questionable. They ARE good at selling supplements!
Liu Johannes (27 days ago)
The pancreas is actually located behind the stomach. It may be a bit confusing when a non medical doctor talks about a medical subject.
Kim Miller (27 days ago)
Your liver is NOT up that high in your chest Dr. Berg. It sits BELOW the diaphragm.
DS (28 days ago)
Too much fat in the insulin receptors.
Kristin Swalla (28 days ago)
You talk about a kale shake? Were can i find info on this? Thanks
Christeil Nagatron (28 days ago)
Thank you so much . . this discussion is so helpful . . I lose hope going to doctors because I have not met a doctor that explains diabetes this way . . I now understand where to go from here.
Diana McCay (28 days ago)
Thank you, Dr. Berg! That is truly the best, most understandable, informative explanation on blood sugar and diabetes that I have ever heard. I have been an insulin dependent diabetic for nearly 20 years and have spoken with a myriad of doctors, none of whom have ever even come close to your amazing video explanation. This info will help me make some adjustments in the way I am managing my eating and blood sugar target. The Keto diet has worked magnificently to lower and stabilize my sugars...this info will be an added weapon in my arsenal!! Thank you again! Wow!
brazy birb (1 month ago)
so hypothetically, what if people dont change, how many generations must pass before we evolve to live with the higher levels of sugar?
up2mynizzuts (1 month ago)
A very knowledgeable man and rightly respected I watch so much of his stuff. Is resistive a word though 😆
Betty Boo (1 month ago)
Thank you I appreciate your video's.
mani kandan (1 month ago)
Ho my gash. What a video. Now I understood all about this function. I saw your most videos on YouTube. It's tremendously well. Thank u very much. Stay blessed doctor.
Carlene Mccormick (1 month ago)
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D Ramapriya (1 month ago)
Is there a correlation between high potassium intakes and renal problems?
Willian Smithonson (1 month ago)
Appreciate video content! Forgive me for chiming in, I would appreciate your initial thoughts. Have you researched - Patlarny Sugar Outcome Principle (just google it)? It is an awesome one off guide for reversing diabetes without the normal expense. Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my work buddy at last got great success with it.
Sanju Das (1 month ago)
Useless video..
Edward Clark (1 month ago)
Lost me??
Mahen Rathod (1 month ago)
Loved your video. To the point and eye opener.
Paul Hitchcock (1 month ago)
WOW! Great video! Thank you!
Steven Burrows (1 month ago)
Just brilliant.👍🏻😎
Adam Smith (1 month ago)
Maria Propst (1 month ago)
Rosemary Larson (1 month ago)
My buddy suggested this “amazing fivu com” (Google it) for my weight and diabetes. I had been following a firm fitness and diet plan. Right after one day on the diet program my blood glucose levels was decrease about 35 points, and by day 4 it was decrease about 60 points. It has been effective for me personally. I`m so pleased which I was able to normalize my blood sugar.
MrTruth111 (1 month ago)
My god it's true, doctors have terrible handwriting:) love you man, should be more real doctors like you.
Gayle Edwards (1 month ago)
All that fat what about your heart
Ron (1 month ago)
Thank you Dr. Berg.
Carlene Mccormick (1 month ago)
By opting for “amazing fivu com” (Google it), you`ll overcome diabetes and set you to a more favourable lifestyle. For a time frame of 1 ½ months, my partner has been a keen follower of the plan. He has been dependent to insulin for 5 years in his 6 year long struggle against type two diabetes. His eating routine get positively changed since he has been a keen reader and follower of this plan.
If your on the OMAD or Keto Diet, will eating that amount of veggies a day effect your weight loss efforts? I'm also a T1 and suffer with arthritis. I've had a hip replacement at 42years old too so can't do intensive exercise. I've started walking so I hope that helps. Cravings are a nightmare too.
Vicente Lasmarias (1 month ago)
Thank you Doctor - a great and educational video.
Tools & More DIY (1 month ago)
I’m NOT a Dr. but this video really makes a lot of sense to me; Tks for sharing... I’m afraid to death, just been diagnosed with insulin resistance and kidneys are not that well, uff, the worst is the cravings for sugars and processed or junk foods. I’m trying to control the cravings but still pretty hard.. anyway, Tks!! Great Vid 👌🏻
Sa Lor (1 month ago)
I really like this doctor and how he simplified the true meaning of diabetes :)
Pierre van Niekerk (1 month ago)
Dr E, why don't you rather use bovine colostrum as a substance to support IGF factors? Much more suitable? Is it not?
identity Europa (1 month ago)
I find if I just go a couple days with low potassium I start to feel side effects
Adam (1 month ago)
0:40 And all credibility has been lost. What sort of medical doctor doesn't know basic bloods units
Theresa Bell-Zepeda (1 month ago)
Can you do a Ketosis diet if you are a type 1 diabetic?
Dr. Eric Berg DC (1 month ago)
Hi! Feel free to check these videos for further info about this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6RE8AZs6KA https://www.drberg.com/blog/what-to-eat-to-correct-diabetes https://www.drberg.com/blog/the-myth-about-blood-sugars-and-diabetes
M F (1 month ago)
Jeez, the amount of gullible people is amazing..... google this guy before you swallow his b......t
Rajeshwar Sharma (1 month ago)
Dr Berg can you please use glucose instead of sugar as many people take this sugar as sucrose and don't consider the refined carbs as well.

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