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Hi, I'm Dr. Berry. and in this video I want to talk about something that scares a lot of people – high cholesterol. I get a lot of messages from people who say, "I started the keto diet, I lost 10 pounds and I feel great. I was cured of psoriasis, heartburn, but my cholesterol went up. My doctor got worried and prescribed medication. What should I do? If you know someone who has high cholesterol, or is worried about their high cholesterol, or is hesitant to start a keto diet because they are worried that they will raise their cholesterol, please share this video via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. or the new Vero platform but share this to help them calm down and stop worrying about things that aren't important to their health and pay attention to the things that are really important Now let's talk about the keto diet and cholesterol Is it important? Should we worry ? What should we worry about and what should we not? First, let's talk about what we are trying to achieve with the keto diet or each diet? We are trying to improve quality and life expectancy.
We want longevity, to be able to live happily, to enjoy life We want longevity, but we do not want longevity without health. If you live to 100 years in a nursing home after a stroke of 70 to 100 years, this is not the goal. We want to be 100 years old, healthy and alive by 99 and then die. We want to have a good, long life and health. What we want to achieve with the keto diet and with every recommendation we give you is that we try to reduce the risk of bad things happening to you.
When cholesterol is mentioned, we all start thinking about cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke and more. Let's talk about it. What we need to be concerned about when talking about cholesterol or other risk factors is "Will this increase the risk of heart attack or reduce the risk of heart attack?" And this is the question we need to ask ourselves if we follow a ketogenic diet. No "Will my cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol rise? What we thought was that LDL and cholesterol were the markers of heart attack risk. That's why we used cholesterol. High cholesterol in itself means nothing . It doesn't hurt. It doesn't contribute. What doctors thought years ago, before we had more knowledge about it, was that high cholesterol increased the chance of a heart attack.
That's why we were so interested in cholesterol. That's why drugs like statins and fibroids The reason was that we doctors, before we knew more, thought we were lowering the risk of heart attack patients. That's why we prescribed these drugs – to lower the risk of heart attack. If in fact high cholesterol has nothing to do with the risk of heart attack or stroke, then of course it is foolish to take these drugs All cholesterol lowering – statins.Why would you like to take them if high Cholesterol does not really increase the risk of heart attack.
It makes sense, doesn't it? During all these years, we used high cholesterol as a marker, that is, we thought it was a marker for an increased risk of heart attack. However, new research shows, literally without exception, that the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol in the food you eat have nothing to do with the increased risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke. This is a myth. We thought we had knowledge, and in that situation we doctors are dangerous when we think we have knowledge, but in reality, things are not as they seem. We have been misled by some old research on cholesterol and saturated fats. And then, the big pharmaceutical companies sniffed out huge billions of dollars in profits. And of course they did what any business would do. They tried to make more money. And they really did a great job at our expense. They made doctors look like clowns. They made patients pay for pills that cause side effects – some annoying, others serious, and not really protecting them.
All the research, all the big, significant ones, show that the amount of cholesterol and saturated fat you eat has nothing to do with the risk of heart attack or stroke. Definitely! There are still some vegans and some doctors who don't have new knowledge yet who will tell you, "Oh, if you eat cholesterol, you will raise your cholesterol!" But a simple Google search for information for about an hour, even a mediocre student would realize that this is stupid and untrue, and would stop worrying about the amount of cholesterol he consumes. Our body produces about 3,000 milligrams of cholesterol every day.
Why is this necessary? Maybe because every cell membrane in the body contains cholesterol. If I was able to reach through the monitor and snatch all the cholesterol from your body, do you know what would happen? Well .. Some doctors will make you believe that you will be much healthier … But .. In fact, what will happen is that .. you will die in minutes .. Probably in less than 1 minute … if I remove all the cholesterol from your body. The brain and nerves are made up of cholesterol. All sex hormones and other important hormones contain cholesterol as the skeleton on which they are built. All cell membranes, absolutely every cell membrane contains cholesterol. The membrane would not be able to function without cholesterol. So … is there any logic that this thing, which is absolutely necessary for life, suddenly magically, in the presence of Lipicor and Zocor on the pharmaceutical market, turned out to be very harmful and we should try to reduce it or not consume it. at all … Do you see how illogical this is? It doesn't make any sense … Our body needs cholesterol for hundreds, even cold chemical reactions, to form cell membranes, brain structures, nerves.
It is foolish to say that we do not need cholesterol and that cholesterol is a bad thing. The body has many mechanisms to provide enough cholesterol After doctors "lowered" the cholesterol of patients with statins, we began to observe an "epidemic" of Alzheimer's I'm not saying they are the cause, but there is certainly a connection … Don't you think so? There are still some doctors and nutritionists who are lagging behind in modern literature.
And they will scare you. "Oh God, this stupid keto diet will raise your cholesterol. I 'm going to prescribe you medication and that will reduce your risk of heart attack." Don't be angry with these doctors or nutritionists. They just have to "do their homework". They are lagging behind in reading, probably super busy … they haven't had time to catch up with the information Give them time, they will probably catch up. So … the main message is: Stop worrying about total cholesterol. It's pointless, ok. You can stop worrying about LDL (bad cholesterol) because if you look at the studies objectively … There are almost no studies that show that LDL cholesterol is important for the risk of heart attack. If we don't have to worry about these ignoramuses , what should we worry about? I'll tell you as a bonus to this video 🙂 I told you what not to worry about. Now I will tell you what to worry about. If someone close to you is worried about their cholesterol, please share this video to breathe easy.
Because if your cholesterol is high, it's not necessarily bad. It is much more dangerous if your cholesterol is low. Now, what to worry about if you want to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other insidious diseases. What you need to worry about is the real risk , what really tipped the scales in favor of the risk of heart attack, stroke and other life-threatening diseases. Something you can measure yourself without even going to the doctor is the waist to height ratio. This is a huge risk factor. I'll tell you how it's calculated. You will measure the waist around the navel.
I know you like to wear a belt low and let your belly hang over it and look like this is your waist. This is not the waist. The waist is where the navel is. Measure the waist (where the navel is). Then measure your height. Then you will divide the waist length by your height Waist / Height You will get a number and if this number is less than 0.5 you are in good shape.
But if the number is greater than 0.5, 0.5 or greater, you have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack .. This has been proven many times. In fact, it is much more significant than the Body / Mass Waist Index / Height Index is of great importance. If the number is greater than 0.5, it does not mean to give up and grab a box of donuts. That means "you can fix this." You can reduce the risk by reducing the value of the Waist / Height ratio. You can't get taller, but you can guess in which direction you can work! The other thing that deserves attention are triglycerides.
If they are high (fasting levels), then you are definitely at risk. This has been proven in numerous studies. Because triglycerides are a group of fats when you test, it's normal to think that dietary fats are the cause of high triglyceride levels. No, that's not true! CONSUMPTION OF FRUCTOSE (FROM FRUITS), SUGAR, STARCH AND CARBOHYDRATES ARE THE CAUSE OF INCREASED TRIGLICERIDE LEVELS! THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD AVOID TO REDUCE THE RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES! This would also help reduce the size of the waist. The next thing is the level of insulin during fasting. If fasting insulin is even slightly higher than normal, this is also considered a risk factor. This has also been proven in studies. If hemoglobin A1C is elevated (hemoglobin A1C gives the average blood sugar for 3 months) If the value is even slightly elevated, the risk of heart attack and others.
is also elevated. The greater the increase, the higher the risk. With a slight increase, many doctors would say that it is not so bad … we will watch it … This is terrible advice! If A1C is even a tenth higher, you need to take steps to fix this ….. and this is fixed by correcting your diet. The next thing is the markers of inflammation. Inflammation has been shown repeatedly to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. You need to make sure that the C-reactive protein is normal. You need to make sure that the erythrocyte sedimentation rate is normal. You should also check the levels of ferritin (a protein that binds to iron in the blood). It is good to check the levels of all these markers. Another indicator that is good to control is the level of C-peptide. It gives the same information as fasting insulin. with the difference that it is not necessary to study only during the fast.
If it is even one tenth higher, you are at risk of cardiovascular disease. Stop worrying about cholesterol. Start worrying about fasting insulin, A1C hemoglobin, triglycerides, C-peptide and inflammatory markers, because these are the real markers that you are at increased risk of heart attack, stroke and more. Cholesterol levels are irrelevant in this case. Stop worrying about him! Before I finish, I will ask you a question. Who would you like to see me work with in this area so that this information reaches more people? Leave in the comments the names of people we could work with. This would help me a lot, because I would like to help more people become healthier! Share because there are many people who are scared to death and are scared to start the keto diet because they are afraid of raising their cholesterol. Let's educate them to stop worrying! Ok? If my videos have touched you and helped you improve your health, even a little, you can subscribe to my channel and help me reach more people and save more lives! I'm Dr. Berry, see you in the next video!.