So many ah ha moments while reading this unbiased strait forward no BS book that everyone should read. He tries hard not to vilify doctors, but explains how it's difficult for any person to keep up with all of the latest medical research while also seeing patients, running a practice, and just generally trying to live life. I also am deeply suspicious of government, medications and the doctors who prescribe them willy-nilly. I wholeheartedly believe in the paleo/low carb way of eating and believe the SAD is a huge part of today's medical problems, so he didn't have to try hard to sell me on that. Dr. Berry presents facts that disprove long standing Medical Myths. He doesn't mince words and gets to the point in a informative and engaging manner. I highly recommend this book.
Vincent, Amazon Book Review
I started Keto 2 yrs ago. I have now been Carnivore since November. I feel way better without the veg and dairy. I have PCOS and have learned thru my weight loss journey that I can not have carbs with PCOS. I was morbidly obese when I started. Keto worked to drop a lot of weight because I was all of a sudden eating so healthy but then when my body got used to the way I was eating my digestive issues started again and I started gaining weight again. As soon as I started Carnivore weight loss started back up and digestive problems went away and I am almost off my high blood pressure meds now. I always had thought red meat didn't agree with me and have now learned that it was always the veg I was eating on the side, not the meat. I have lost a total of 176 lbs as of today and still losing. Your videos are amazing and have taught me so much and helped me get where I am today. Thank you so much!!
I have chronic back pain for about two years (L5/S1 bulge), started going Keto about 10 days ago (recent blood work, A1c -6.0, Glucose 123). Based on your eating Keto guidelines I have lost 12 lbs and my back pain has lessened greatly (I can put my socks on pain free!) I play a lot of golf and do HIIT on my Bowflex M7 , so I do stress the back. I was going to have a steroid epidural, but I think I will hold off on that. Maybe I will be able to start running again which I miss a lot. Thank you Dr. Berry!!
Bill Davidson, YouTube
In simple language, Dr. Ken fills us in on how the medical system has gotten to the point that it is in today, where doctors are taught mostly to treat disease and illness, but are not taught how to help their patients stay healthy. He tells us of many of the lies we are told that many doctors don't even know are lies! He goes on to tell us how we can do a better job of of taking care of ourselves, and prevent disease, but not necessarily by following the same rules that doctors would tell us to follow. Very non-technical, but he encourages us to research for ourselves how to stay healthy and provides us with resources that we can read or study. There are a few typos, but not enough to detract from the important information that he is presenting. All in all, a very good read!
S. Williams, Amazon Book Review
I was introduced to Dr Berry by a dear friend. Let me just say his no nonsense approach to healthcare has allowed me to lose 115lbs in 13 months. He lets you know it’s ok to question your doctor’s medical decisions for your health and your life. He encourages open conversations about health and nutrition. You can’t believe everything you hear or read from the MSM. I recommend you buy his book AND follow his YouTube and Facebook page. There is lots of info in all of these places. I have now found a local keto friendly doctor who has helped me on my journey and my husband and dropped his A1C an entire point in 5 months and lost 35lbs. My daughter has lost 52! Thanks Dr Berry for changing my family for the better!
BtoomBS80, Amazon Book Review
My twin sons are 38 yrs old and I do carnivore because they have diverticulitis and it seems to be the only thing that gives them relief . . They researched it before trying it and I believed it saved them from so much pain and discomfort. When they try to skip carnivore and eat other things they get very sick sometimes ending up in the hospital! I also switched to mostly carnivore with some veggies and I have lost 20lbs and still losing ... I am 60 yrs old and I feel fantastic!! I was prediabetic, over weight and have hypothyroidism despite exercising and could not lose my belly fat. I started intermittent fasting and carnivore/ keto.. I have so much energy now since I started October 2019 and I have lost 11 inch off of my waist! Do your research and find out what works for you.. when I ate less red meat I was hungry all the time seems like I could never get full.. eating this way changed my life! Thank you! God bless!!
Ramona Earnest, YouTube
Dr. Berry's approach in the book is pretty much how he relates to his viewers in his videos on his YouTube Channel. His direct, honest, and humorous approach of explaining misconceptions, false information, and the lack of transparency by those in the medical world (or by those who are just plain ill-informed) comes through in each chapter. His intent is very plain throughout the book – he is not trying to throw the medical community under the bus – not at all! But rather his purpose is to inform and educate the public as well as to challenge the medical community. Emphasizing that our trusted physicians must stay up to date with the latest research, studies, and ongoing education – both in their fields and outside of their field of expertise – is something which Dr. Berry does very respectfully. He wants patients to have very open, honest, and good working relationships with their doctors. I highly recommend his new and updated book!
CindyM, Amazon Book Review
My name is Cyndy Smith. I am 62 years old and want to share how I have gotten my health and my youth back. October 28, 2008 was a day I will never forget. Hearing that you have Cancer and would not survive for 6 more months if it had not been caught at that exact moment, is bone chilling. Exactly one week later, I had a double mastectomy and it began. Over the next two years, I would have seven more surgeries and go through a misery from medications that I would not wish on anyone. Within six months of my cancer diagnosis, I was diagnosed with diabetes. Then high blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia, Arthritis, Neuropathy, Sleep Apena, Morbid Obesity, Bronchitis, Allergies, Chronic Fatigue, Feet/ankles swollen, Asthma... no energy, gained a ton of weight (now like 100 pounds overweight). 100 extra pounds on my tiny 5’2” frame was excruciating. I felt awful. And in 2017 the heart issues begin. Had two stents put in my widow maker. Both places were 95% blocked. They said I would feel better afterward, but very little. Fast forward to 2018 and I now am on 14 prescriptions, 2 inhalers, a Cpap, 80 units of insulin and checking sugar 3-9 times daily. My A1c was 11.7 at its highest. In February, We got twin grandsons that were 23 months old and I wanted to enjoy them but it was a major struggle. For 10 years I religiously followed American Diabetes Association diet but only got fatter and sicker while spending g $450 monthly at pharmacy! I went to doctor after doctor asking for help. All just said I would get worse. One did say they could help me feel all better,,, then said “ honey I am adding another anti depressant to your list”. I left. Sat in car at dr office and cried. There had to be something I could do. So being the stubborn person that I am, I started googling “how to cure diabetes without medicine”. I read! I studied! I listened to everything I could find! I spent 100’s of hours researching. With not much faith in anything working, I started very strict keto. Kept carbs under 10 a day, ate nothing processed and only healthy (meat) fats. Within one month I came off insulin! My dr was astonished! Then I started working on getting off the other meds. It took 2 years but,,, I now take ONLY ONE prescription which is for my thyroid, I have lost 100 pounds and my A1c is 4.8. My waist to height ratio is .45 and my BMI is down from 42 to 22. I have lost 77 inches.
My mom has Hashimoto’s disease along with many other diagnoses. Genetics are not my friend. At the age of 13 I began dealing with depression and anxiety and a terrible monthly cycle, so I was placed on birth control to “stabilize” me. Just like my mom was. After my second child, I developed postpartum depression and was started on anti-depressant medication. Just like my mom was. I was told I would have to take anti-depressants for the rest of my life, “It ran in my family’s genetics”. Another fun bonus, I was prediabetic, obese, and had been given the diagnosis of fibromyalgia.I went gluten free, low fat, calorie restricted and exercised my heart out. That will fix the problem, right? No. I continued to gain weight and gain medications for increasing ailments. I went to the doctor many times, begging to have all my levels checked and rechecked… my mom’s condition always on my mind. I was told time and time again I was “In a normal range” “There’s nothing wrong with you, you just need to reduce the stress in your life” “Eat less, move more”. Being so depressed and trapped in my own brain, I never made the connection between food and health. The turning point in my journey was the birth of my last daughter. At 30 weeks 6 days (due to developing HELLP syndrome) I delivered a 2 lb 8 oz baby girl followed by a partial hysterectomy from a placenta increta (Yes really… not accreta). I bled out completely and received a full transfusion, 10 units total. (My older daughter saved my life during this time, but that’s a story for another time!) 2 and a half hours later I was finally stabilized, and my heart decided to keep beating. That’s when the real problems began. Over the next year, my weight ballooned close to 260 pounds. I was beyond depressed. I was taking 3 anti-depressants (6 pills) a day, as well as Xanax and valium “as needed”, which was at least 3 times a day. Trazodone for fibromyalgia, antacids, Zyrtec, Tylenol, Motrin and Excedrin Migraine daily. My doctor said all my blood levels were “in range” and I just needed to lower my stress, everything I would be fine. Eventually I had to change medications because the ones that I was taking were maxed out, yet they were not enough. A few months after the transition to the new meds, my less than attentive nurse practitioner asked me if I needed a break from my colicky baby. I said yes because I had not slept in weeks. She then called a 5150 (suicide watch) on me. Without explaining what it meant or talking to me about what it she intended to do, she blind-sided me and my husband. That was the moment I realized that I needed to take control of my own life and get myself healthy instead of relying on others to figure out what was wrong with me.I began to research and found the Ketogenic way of eating. My husband and I wanted to do it right, safely and with the goal of health in mind. I went keto January 14th, 2019. In 8 months, I was able to come off ALL my medications! Medicines that I’d been on for 26 YEARS. Medicines for chronic headaches, acid reflux, fibromyalgia, allergies, depression, and crippling anxiety. I was finally feeling healthy and WELL. As a happy side effect, I have lost 100 pounds while my husband is down 75 pounds. He has stopped taking antacids, naproxen, Excedrin Migraine and Tums. After a lifetime of depression and anxiety, I feel amazing. My mind is not clouded, I feel like I can breathe and process life now. I feel so grateful that I am HEALED! I only wish I had found it sooner, perhaps avoiding HELLP and a hysterectomy at the age of 34.November of 2019, our niece passed away unexpectedly. The trip was exceedingly difficult. I was more emotional than I thought I should be, so I went carnivore. Unbeknownst to me, this was the perfect timing. December 2019 my then 4-year-old (my preemie baby) was exceptionally sick. She was eventually hospitalized and diagnosed with RSV (At the age of 4?! Fairly sure it was another virus that we did not have a test for at the time…). Her pulse-ox was 87% when we made it to the ER. 3 days in the PICU on 14 ml O2, 2 days on the regular floor weaning down the oxygen. The whole time we were in the hospital, not knowing what the outcome would be or how long she could be hospitalized, I WAS FINE. I was able to handle the stress and uncertainty and I fully accredit that to my diet! The day before we went home, we made an amazing discovery. She had barely been eating, so the nurses brought her goldfish to encourage her to eat. She ate a package. Within 5 minutes, her pulse-ox plummeted back below 90% and she had a massive coughing attack. The light bulb went on. Once she came back home, we got rid of all the remaining carbage in the house and we took her keto. She had nightly coughing and asthma attacks until 2 weeks after her last food item containing grains, seed oils or sugar. Since that time, she has not been sick! Keto baby number 1!My 14-year-old daughter has begun to show many of the same symptoms that both I and my mom had as teenagers. In the interest of breaking the generational curse of our genes, she too has gone Keto/Carnivore to balance her cycle, bring her emotions under control and even clear up her skin! Keto baby number 2!Keto/Carnivore has changed the life of everyone in our immediate family. Whether it was reducing symptoms of ADHD in our 8-year-old or making the 6-year-old less aggressive (Keto babies 3 and 4!), it has helped everyone of us. We will be a keto family for life. I tell everyone that will listen about the power to heal yourself and be in control of your life and health again. Many do not want to listen, but I will keep speaking to the ones that do.
The Keto Family Impact
Hello, my name is John Coffman and I am a moderator for the Dr Berry’s page. I started my journey 26 March 26th 2018. My starting weight was 289 lbs. I have always been on the heavier side. I grew up in North Texas on a very remote area and was raised mostly on a farm/ranch. After joining the Army in 1982 I was stationed at Fort Riley Kansas. About 3 months after I got there, I found out the hard way the affects MSG would have on my body. At age 22 in great shape I was giving a heavy dose of MSG from our local steak house. About 2 hours later I was in the ER thinking I was having a heart attack. This was the beginning of my battle. I guess you can call me a high-tech redneck as I spend a lot of time on computers and working on industrial gas plant along the Gulf Coast (mostly Texas).Currently I am 56 years old, married to an amazing woman and have many grandkids and one on the way. We live in a town of about 6K people west of Houston called Wharton. For Texas people just say I am 1.3 miles from Wharton Buc-ees. Our town was heavily flooded during Hurricane Harvey and was on the news the other day again for the 12 inches of rain in about 4 hours. Thank God we have never flood so far. My hobbies are computers, play pedal steel guitar, I am a constant learner of history, technical, musical stuff and staying UpToDate with technology. My biggest challenge is trying my best to keep up with the grand kids.As of this morning I weighed 203 lbs and about 20 lbs from the goal I set. I am about 90 percent meat heavy but do enjoy salads and great veggies. Mostly less than 20 carbs as day.At the beginning of my journey I had high blood pressure. Pain all the time in my joints. Heart burn, acid reflux, sore muscles, swelling of ankles and hands. I snored so bad my wife used ear plugs. I was a size 48 pants and struggled up and down with weight. I have a great local doctor and he and I found out I have Hypo T from radiation from my family in WW2. (Long story) Nuclear tests in the Pacific. I was taking 360mg blood pressure med and was doing my best to keep my weight down.My A1C was 5.9 and I was miserable and angry at the world. Then I found KETO videos and started my research. I can say Dr Berry was not my first videos, but others pointed me there. I started out with buttered coffee and 2 meals a day as I was already fasting from 6pm to 11 am each day anyway. Getting educated I watched every video I could find and started reading every book I could. About 2 weeks in I found my problem. I was eating very good SAD but found my true enemy. Hidden MSG and grains. Believe me that MSG is a killer. They hide it all types of foods. Having moved to whole foods diet my life is some much better and I feel great.Since March 2018 I avoid anything that could resemble an MSG molecule. Then I purged all vegetable oils from my diet. At 30 days my pain was mostly going. At 60days I was down about 30 lbs and I could sleep much better. By 45 days my snoring had stopped, and I was feeling great. Now at about 16 months I down to about 40 mgs of blood pressure meds a day and working on getting off them totally. I also take 60mg of Amour for Hypo T. I supplement with Redmon’s Salt, magnesium and potassium as needed. 10000ui of D3 and a multivitamin every other day. Love being pain free and having all the energy to go and enjoy life.I am currently doing exercises to build muscle. I am not a gym guy so I do pushups, sit ups and work in the heat doing yard work. At 56 I can do as many pushups and sit-ups as when I we 22 in the military. My last A1C was 4.6 and daily BG average is 87 per day. I am down to a waist size of 36. I do some 24 to 36 hour fast. Normally I do the 18/6 weekday and OMAD on the weekends. I take my lunch most days but I do travel so it can be hard some days, but preplanning is key to success.I was raised with a pay it forward mentality. My goal is to get healthy and help others. I enjoy many of the Keto family videos and amazing stories. I wish I could tell you all my coworkers who are now improving their lives with the Whole Food/ Berry Keto WOE. I am blessed with my wonderful wife Anna who has weight loss surgery before we met. Over the pass 8 months she has cured her fatty liver. She is my rock and she cannot eat as much fatty meat as me she is a real trooper. I enjoy helping as a moderator and coach to others. I have learned we are all different and all have a certain path we each must follow. Listen to your body and test your BG to find the foods that spike you. Educate yourself and be open minded. Sadly, we have been lied to but now you know the truth. Embrace it and improve your life. Stop and enjoy life. Always try to view things from another person’s viewpoint. Right for you may not be right for them. We hope to meet as many of you as we can. If we can answer your questions, please let us know. My wish is for you to be healthy and enjoy life. This is a journey not a race. Embrace it and remember it is not over until you WIN!!!!As of June 2020 I am still learning how and what affects my body. I just completed a major milestone of passing my Project Management Professional certification at 56 years old to be able to complete a 200 question test in less that 2 hours and score above average. I am a constant learner and I try to improve each day.I truly believe in this statement “EAT WELL AND BE WELL”.