Fatty Liver: Diet Proven to Reverse It

Fatty Liver: Diet Proven to Reverse It


– Hey, this is Dr. Ken
Berry, family physician, and I am so excited to
make this video for you. Over four billion people on this planet suffer from fatty liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. And there is now a proven
diet that will reverse fatty liver disease. And that’s what we’re gonna
talk about in this video. So many people think
that fatty liver disease either in children or in adults is just something that you’re cursed with, you have no choice in the matter, you’re just stuck with that. Currently 40% of obese children have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. It is the most common
chronic liver disease in children now. Huge deal. And so, I’m so excited to
bring you this information that’s gonna help you either reverse your fatty liver disease or to help your child reverse
their fatty liver disease with this proven technique. As you may know, the typical
advice for fatty liver disease is to move more, eat less,
restrict your calories, or burn more calories than you take in. This is the standard advice
for people with fatty liver, although it almost never works. There’s no research to back
that recommendation up. It fails in 99% of people who try it. Because basically what
they’re telling you to do is to starve yourself for
the rest of your life, and no mammal can do that, not even you. There’s no drug currently
that is FDA-approved for the treatment of
non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and there’s not a drug on the horizon. And so, this is excellent
information for you to be able to reverse your
fatty liver disease now. Most healthcare providers
who take care of patients with fatty liver disease,
either children or adults, have become so flustered
by the lack of results that their recommendations get that bariatric surgery,
gastric bypass surgery is quickly becoming standard of care for people with fatty liver
disease, and that is terrible. In this video I’m gonna
explain to you a method that is not only clinically proven in thousands of clinic hours by both me and other low-carb doctors, but now has research-based
proof to show that it works. So if you know someone
with fatty liver disease, whether it’s an adult or a child, then please, please consider
sharing this video with them. You’re welcome to share this video in your groups, on your page, anywhere. Instagram, Twitter, I don’t care, as long as we can help the four billion people on this planet who suffer from needless
fatty liver disease. That’s my goal. Now, with over four billion
people on the planet suffering from this dangerous
condition, fatty liver, you would think that
we would have multiple randomized trials that were
well-performed, in humans, to figure out what’s causing
this and to reverse it. Well, surprise surprise, there’s not one. Until now. Until now. The University of Alabama
at Birmingham researchers have done a study, and most of this video’s
gonna be about that study and what it showed, and then how you can immediately take what they found in this study and what I found in my 20
years of clinical experience in the clinic, and you can apply that
immediately to your life to start to reverse your fatty liver. So what they did is they took
32 children, human children, not rats, not dogs, not pigs, humans between the ages of
nine and 17 years of age who had verified fatty liver disease. Now this is not from alcohol
or acetaminophen overdose, this is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease just from their diets. All of these children were
overweight if not obese because those go hand in hand in kids. They randomized these kids
to either eat a low-carb diet or a low-fat diet. The low-carb diet, the macros broke down as 25% carb, which I would
consider not low-carb enough, 25% protein, and 50% fat. That’s what half the kids got, randomly. And then the other half of the kids got a low-fat diet which consisted
of 55% carbohydrates, 25% protein, and 20% fat. So basically, it was a low-carb diet versus a low-fat diet. Now, which one do you think did the most and reversed the most of the
fat out of these kids’ livers? You might be surprised, so watch this to the end and find out. So they did this for eight weeks, and for the first two weeks of the study they actually bought the
groceries for the kids. All the kids and their family had access to registered dieticians, they got routine appointments
with the dietician, they got all kinds of
education on what to eat, what not to eat, they
gave them meal plans. And so, they made it very
clear on the low-carb diet, this is what you need to eat, this is what you need to avoid. And then also, the same
goes for the low-fat diet. They said, this is what you need to eat, this is what you need to avoid, and they made it very
clear to both groups. And remember, these kids were randomized into group A or group B. Nobody knew where they were gonna wind up. So there was no researcher
bias that was able to get into this study like is so easy for the bias to get into observational studies. Both groups, and then so
for the first two weeks both groups were given groceries. One group was given low-carb groceries, the other one low-fat groceries. And then for the last six weeks, they bought their own groceries but they still had access
to the registered dieticians explaining to them what they need to do. At four weeks in, they
did a three day food diary so that the researchers were able to tell, yep, this kid’s still on track, they’re still eating the proper diet that we’ve set them up,
we’ve randomized them to eat. Both groups were told, and
this is very important, both groups were told to avoid junk food, to avoid just processed crap and carbs, to avoid soft drinks. And so, both groups
were avoiding junk food. That’s very important. So even the low-fat group, they weren’t eating the
standard American crap, they were still eating whole
fruits, whole vegetables, and lean meats. You got that? So that’s very important, because a lot of people
said oh, well yeah, if you compare low-carb
with real whole food to somebody eatin’ the
standard American junk, obviously that’s gonna do better. But both of these groups were
eating real, whole foods. So now lemme tell you what
this study actually looked at, what it measured. And so, they took all these measurements I’m about to tell you at baseline, before the study began, and then they took all
these again at eight weeks after the study finished. And they did these studies in both groups. So in both groups before the study started they got a magnetic resonance
imaging of their abdomen. This is by far the gold standard to look at fatty liver. Ultrasound’s good, but MR is better. And so, both groups got
an MR of the abdomen looking specifically at fatty liver, how much fat was in their liver. Both groups got a DXA
body composition scan both at the beginning and
at the eight week mark. Both groups got lab work
including a fasting glucose, a fasting insulin, a lipid
panel, and an hs-CRP. And the result of that are also recorded in the conclusions of this study, which is very interesting. Both groups had their HOMA-IR, it’s a calculated measure
of insulin resistance, calculated at the beginning
and at eight weeks. And then they had their
resting energy expenditure calculated at the beginning
and at eight weeks, because the second big
point about this study is that there was no calorie
restriction in either group. What they did is they did an REE, and they tried to figure out for this kid how many calories do they need today to maintain their weight? So there was no calorie restriction. This is enough calories, this is the calories
you were eating before, this is the same amount of calories, and the calories were
the same in both groups. So there was no calorie
restriction in either arm. Hugely important for the
conclusions of this study. So you with me so far? Okay, now let’s talk about what the results of this study were. And they’re exactly what
I expected them to be, but I think many healthcare providers and many parents and many people
who suffer from fatty liver will be blown away by the
findings of this study. So at the end of the eight week study when they crunched all the
data, here’s what they found. The low-carb group lost
2.4% of their body fat. The low-fat group lost 0.4%. ‘Kay? The low-carb group lost
5.5% of their total fat mass in their total body by DXA scan. The low-fat group lost 0.1%. ‘Kay, got that? Now here’s the biggie. For liver fat, the low-carb group lost 32% of their fat in their liver. 32%, a third of the fat
in their liver was gone after eight weeks of a low-carb diet. And this diet, in my opinion,
it was a lower-carb diet. It was nowhere near a keto diet or even what I would
consider a low-carb diet. But still, it was a
relatively low-carb diet. How much liver fat did
the low-fat group lose? 1%. So once and for all, we can
put to bed the myth, the lie that eating fat will make you fat or eating fat will cause fatty liver. It does not work that way. A low-carb diet removed
six times as much fat as the low-fat diet. So I mean, there’s just no way. Now both groups, what about, you said oh, but I bet the low-carb group lost some muscle mass, right? Both groups held their lean body mass the same through the entire study. The DXA scan picked up
no change in muscle mass. So no, the low-carb group
did not lose muscle mass. The low-carb group had
a significant reduction in their liver labwork,
their ALT and their AST were significantly lower
than the low-fat group at the end of this study. The low-carb group had
a significant reduction in insulin resistance by
the end of this study. The low-fat group did not. The fasting insulin levels,
the lipid panel, and the CRP were stable for eight
weeks in both groups. Neither the low-fat or the low-carb group really was affected
with those labs in mind. Keep in mind, both groups
got the amount of protein they needed to hold their weight and the amount of calories
calculated to hold their weight. So this was not calorie restriction. The low-carb group just ate fewer carbs than the low-fat group. That’s the only difference. This is the first randomized
trial to ever be done, that I know of, in the world about low-carb diets and fatty liver. I think that if they had
done an even lower-carb diet they would’ve seen even
more stunning results. But this is a great leap forward
for everybody in the world, all four billion of you who
suffer from fatty liver disease. So once again, lemme sum up
the findings of this study. I want you to listen very carefully. And this is one of the reasons I need you to share this video, because this is not equivocal at all. This is very cut and dried in this study. And there wasn’t just a
tiny 1.18% difference, these are big differences, okay? So the low-carb group lost more body fat by about four times as
much as the low-fat group. The low-carb group lost
six times as much liver fat as the low fat group. Huge difference. Both groups maintained
their lean body mass and their muscle mass on the DXA scan. The low-carb group had
no signs of inflammation that the low-fat group didn’t have. They had no signs of any kind
of disease that popped up. And again, the liptic panel,
their total cholesterol, their LDL, their HDL, their
triglycerides stayed the same from the beginning of
the study to week eight. It had no effect on their lipid panel whether they were low carb or low fat. And that’s a huge deal. So once and for all, calorie
restriction, portion control, calorie deficit, none of
that is going to help you reverse your fatty liver disease. A low-carb diet is the way to
reverse fatty liver disease. I think this research study
pretty much puts it to bed. Now this research has
been presented as a poster at a recent American
Diabetes Association event and it has been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. I have a full copy, but
you can’t get a full copy as of the making of this video. But as soon as it’s accepted and published in the peer-reviewed journal I’ll be able to post a
link to the full study. And I want you to share
this video to the heavens because there’s so many people whose doctor is still telling them, just move more and eat
less, that’s all we got. It hasn’t been proven to work, but that’s all I can tell you, I don’t know. Join Weight Watchers and join the gym. Stop giving that terrible
advice, healthcare providers. And patients, stop listening to that. Say wait a minute, isn’t there a study? Because now you’ve got the study. All right. Now I’ve got four other fatty liver videos on this channel already because that’s what a big deal it is. So I’m gonna put a link here and here at the end of this video so if you wanna learn
more about fatty liver or even fatty pancreas, you can click one of those
links and see more about that. Please subscribe to this channel so that every time new
research like this comes out, you’ll be one of the very first to know. And click the little bell
right by the subscribe button so that you get a notification, okay? This is Dr. Berry. I’m so happy to make this video,
and I’ll see you next time.

100 Comments

  • KenDBerryMD says:

    This diet will Revers Fatty Liver: http://bit.ly/KETO101

  • John Lloyd says:

    Love this, even more concrete scientific evidence to add to the pile. Baffles me why it’s still taking so long for mainstream health advice to shift!

  • Joe Shmoe says:

    You are making people healthier.
    This is hurting medical profits.
    How long before you have an "accident"?

  • That Goth Guy says:

    Hi there, I have non alcoholic fatty liver disease (one step away from Cirrhosis), I've been on Statins for a couple of years and that's not helping, I only eat 1-2 meals a day, and I even cut out sugary drinks. I've done long term low fat, I've done long term low carb, nothing has helped. The only part of me that has any fat on it is my liver! I've also not consumed cholesterol since 1988! I guess everyone is different!

  • Ben Frazier says:

    Dr. Ken – I originally came across your Fatty Liver videos from a Facebook NAFLD group at the beginning of 2020. I have NEVER had luck with calorie restriction & high aerobic exercise. I've been on a low'ish carb diet (you have said this is a very forgiving diet and IT IS!). My target has been 15% carbs are less. I'm 6'5" and haven't been below 300# since I was a freshman in college (FWIW – i'm turning 50 this year). Since starting this diet on 1/7/2020 at 314# to my weigh in today I'm down 19#. I still can't believe I'm below 300# for the 1st time in DECADES!!!!! I can't wait to go back to my Doc and have my labs run again to see (hopefully) an improvement in my numbers. THANK YOU for doing these videos! It has been, and will continue to be, a life changer for me.

  • Sonia Rangel says:

    Brilliant video – thanks Dr Berry! A close relative of mine has fatty liver. I was able to get her to try Keto. Only 1 month in, and she said she feels better already!

  • Lynda O says:

    My 70 y.o. brother has been on Keto for about 3 months and has dropped about 25 pounds. He had a TIA today. His blood pressure is high and has dropped quite a bit on the diet. I am worried about the higher fat portion of this diet being a culprit. Has there been and research or discoveries about this? Thank you

  • kansasvmax94 says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this study Dr Berry! You are one of the few people that helped me navigate my way into the life-saving keto world. Your videos and book help been so helpful. 47lbs lost in less than less than 4 months and feel better than ever expected. Thank you sir!

  • Sehara says:

    I gave myself best present for my 55th birthday, I lost 50 lb in 6 months! From 202 lb to 152 and going down 20 lb more! Thank you! Keto and IF rocks! Not only did I lose weight, I saved my leg from amputation, living life without inflamation and pain, no more swollen leg, no more fatty liver and diabetes! Doctors easily gave up on me but I put up a good fight for myself.

  • Couponing Jen says:

    Thank you for this video I was diagnosed with NAFLD and my gastro doctor didn’t even care to help me with what to do other than lose weight and it’ll reverse 🙁 I am going to start a low carb diet and Hopefully when I do labs again my numbers will be improved some .

  • Julia S says:

    Thank you 🌻

  • Nancy Muller says:

    Just saw yet another Endocrinologist this week and she ordered an ultrasound of my liver. I am a senior with limited transportation help. I am pretty angry that she did not order an MRI since I will be going to a radiology facility anyway. Oh yay, the solution is to remove my thyroid!!! I am resisting. No cancer in the thyroid, BTW. What is wrong with these doctors. She is not a surgeon either.

  • Gamal Darwish says:

    Hello Dr Ken for the last 4/5 weeks I am not using any floor made products ( no carb) no sugar or sugary juice ..but I do snack on 1 orange and 1 apple a day , I also eat green salad with every meal to fill me .
    Would you call this diet keto ?
    Does vegetable and salad stuff break the keto process?
    Thank you dr Ken .

  • seriously? really? says:

    I believe in and live the low carb diet and promote it in the health care setting. BUT, you as a physician can be misleading to promote the results of a single study as conclusive. 1. A single study cannot give you accurate information as to the ramifications of pursuing any action. Multiple reproduceable studies can. Comorbidities, health histories lifestyles affect results. 2. 32 participants is a very low study group to extrapolate conclusions and make it clinically significant. I and my neighbor could test for something and if I had one result and she had another one can say we had 50% positive conclusion and of course it would sound absurd. Time and numbers in a population bear out conclusions. A real life example, for decades postmenopausal women were given low dose hormone replacement therapy believing on a series of studies that hormones had a heart attack protective effect. It took time, a deeper look at time to extrapolate the data on enough women over a 30+ yrs period to find out- OMG STOP! Hormone replacement women actually had a greater incidence of heart attacks than the non HRT population. To promote the treatment of any medical condition on such slim data is unwise. You are viewed by thousands as a expert in your field. Taking a "what do you have to lose if there already is no established treatment for fatty liver disease at this time? " is also somewhat risky stance when referring to growing developing children. There are so many factors when considering what type of diet they should have to meet their developing needs. Please be careful.

  • Arbed J says:

    Thank you.

  • Trky Hunter says:

    On one of your older videos you asked for collaboration suggestions. You may have already done this but reach out to Dr. Mike. He has done several eating plans for a month each and reported back to his Channel. There is probably a good deal of cross-over between your channels. I just discoverd your channel, so if you've already done this I'll find it eventually.

  • James Brown says:

    I had a ultrasound last week and was told me that I have a fatty liver. I’ve been doing keto and IF for four years now. All blood work was in range. I’m 6’2” and 195. I don’t get it. Any thoughts?

  • gatorkea says:

    Whoa! The background for the Thumbnail for this video is in stereoscopic 3d, I had my 3d glasses on and was browsing through my subbed videos and saw this. Mindblown

  • 20alphabet says:

    I know southerners talk slow, but 13 minutes to say low carb has gotta be some sort of record.

  • yourtv says:

    Thanks God chocolate is not high carb food!

  • Dagny Grant says:

    Off topic a little bit, but when you were eating carnivore, were your macros 50/50 fat to protein or what do you recommend? Should less fat be added if one has more body fat?

  • Professional Hermit says:

    This has been theorized for how many years now? What is really sad, no DISGUSTING, is that the federal agencies, science, and medical associations that could step in and turn these findings into healthier public policies (regarding food additives, labeling, dietary guidance, treatment guidance, etc) will still be spewing the same errant BS one, two, and more years from now. Why? Money! I have been through three doctors in my area trying to find one with a clue, or even just a dietician referal. Not a one reads the latest research and is dismissive. They all need recertification! I have NO faith or respect for doctors or medical professionals in general, anymore. The conscientious ones, not overwhelmed with arrogance, are just too few. My life is safer in my own hands.

  • Susan Bates says:

    Six weeks ago I was diagnosed with NAFLD with a concern it could turn into cirrhosis of the liver. I have been 95% loyal to my new diet (had a couple of get togethers where I couldn't get out of eating "regular food" without offending them.)
    I bought Keto Test Strips last week (the urine kind) and the results showed I had the 2nd to highest level of danger. Do you think it is because of the status of my liver and that I need to give it more time to see results?

  • Kavita says:

    AST (U/L)

    6/27/19: 95
    10/4/19: 28
    12/27/19: 16

    ALT (U/L)

    6/27/19: 104
    10/4/19: 36
    12/27/19: 25

    Keto reversed my fatty liver according to the blood tests. My a1c also went from 10.2 to 5.5 in 3 months on keto!

  • lotus says:

    hi dr this is completely unrelated .i suffer from silent reflux the only thing helping me is melatonin …i tried vitamin d but melatonin is more effective but i read that melatonin reduces hcl…im at a loss is this true..

  • mateo801 says:

    How do you feel about Choline for fatty liver?

  • lotus says:

    dr pleaaaase do a video on melatonin and hcl production …studies show that it strengthens LES but lowers hcl …how is that possible

  • sharyn elkerbout says:

    I was diagnosed with a fatty liver at the beginning of last year. I dont really drink and i thought I ate a healthy diet. I started keto in may 2019 and 2 weeks ago I did my bloods again and I'm all good. Diabetes, fatty liver everything. I love this lifestyle so much, it saved me.

  • kalkeikuu kalkeikuu says:

    Keto or Low Carb? Which one reverses hypertension fatty liver, and Gallstones?

  • kalkeikuu kalkeikuu says:

    Can you explain why Clonidine raises liver enzymes and bilirubin? I’ve been taking this poison for a year and seems to have made my liver and gallbladder worse. My blood pressure is still high and it made my condition worse. Yet, all my MDs accused me of being non-compliant. I’m so scared as no pharmaceuticals work to lower my blood pressure.

  • Rebecca MacKenzie Gardner says:

    I gotta tell you there are too many adds for this makeup on your station its over kill.

  • Fiona Bell says:

    Thankyou dr ken x

  • ubershredder1989 says:

    I have elevated liver function tests which could be an indication of fatty liver disease. Can I get good effects just from staying away from sugars and simple carbs? Or do I have to observe the Keto diet as filly as possible? Do I have to push all they way until I reach Ketosis??!

    Regarding carbs, is it still OK to eat wholewheat pasta, sweet potatoes etc?

    ThaNKS

  • Jamie Patton says:

    Thank you Dr. B. We have plenty of YouTube Keto and IF fasting coaches. I'm depending on you to be the voice to speak to the medical professionals….someone needs to target that audience and you are perfect for that job!

  • Nadia Lrhezzioui says:

    Hi dr, I leave in NC near Charlotte , I’m looking for a dr who can help me in my low carb diet keto diet. I started by my self doing it it’s been like 3 or 4 months in fact I loose a lot of weight and body moss . I look very skinny and old because I loose a lot of mussels . I Realy don’t know If I’m doing everything wrong . I look up in my area to see if there a nutritionist to help with keto but I didn’t fin any one the only one is you dr because you leave in Tenessee wish is not far from Hickory NC . Can you give me advice or appontement to come to your office and take a visite and help me about my diet
    Thank you so much

  • Phil Schuler says:

    Another great video doctor.

  • Brian Corcoran says:

    4 Billion, really?

  • Orlando says:

    I want to do something for me. At the beginning before each video, going forward, give your resume in one single breath. If I share this video with the many skeptics in my life, they have a tendency to hear the first few seconds and quicky judge the credibility of not only what you're saying but also your ability to know of sound doctrine of what you're believing and teaching. Give the number of years in practice, the general number of patients you've served and that you're an MD. A lot of folks have looked down on other keto doctors saying that they were not medical doctors but rather that their degree was in something else and, by default, these very respectable doctors get dogged. You, by comparison, have all the right components in place. Do this for my viewers, please. You are too powerful to be overlooked. Another great video as always!

  • Wahab Dilawar says:

    Allow me to summarize this 14+ minutes of video. Eat low carbs. That's all.

  • Kat Jongeward says:

    Thank you!!!!! this is one to share, for sure!!!!!

  • Cami Cri says:

    Thank you Dr Berry!

  • Rom says:

    Thank you Dr. Berry!! Shared this with my loved ones, my sister is dealing with this now so this is a blessing!!! Good bless you and your family!!

  • Toni Lang says:

    Doctor, very informative and helpful video! I only have 1 follow-up Q…
    My question is because this study was done on children/young-adults with NON-ALCOHOLIC Fatty Liver Disese,,, how can we know the high-fat diet results from the study will translate (similarly reverse the disease?) to people whom have ALCOHOLIC Fatty Liver Disease..?

    Edit: Follow up quest: If your answer, which I presume will be, is that we don't know that it will,, is there a video or information you can share (I can't seem to find one you've done) about Alcoholic FLD ?
    Don't have to answer this question if you can't, the initial one would be enough!
    Love your stuff

  • Cherry Richardson says:

    Dr. Berry, would you address gallbladder or the lack there of issues in relation to bile salts, please.  Also, is fatty liver a "victim" of gall bladder removal?

  • Patricia Deveraux says:

    Children have NAFLD?! I had no idea. I thought childhood obesity was bad enough, but fatty liver? That's tragic – especially with the "expert" diet advice

  • Naima Belmili says:

    Low carb high fat works as we don’t eat fat and carbs in the mean time so we don’t store fat

  • Jean says:

    I have a question…for 2 months now I have not lost anymore weight…and I'm FAR from even being close to what my Dr. says is healthy weight for my height. I'm 176 and have been stuck at this weight for 2 months now. My diet is totally KETO and I even fast for at least 18hours a day. I've lost 36 pounds since being on this diet since May 2019. My carb intake is no more than 10 – 20 per day…and rarely 20. I don't know what else to do and it's very frustrating. I know I didn't gain all this weight over night, but I would expect to at least lose a couple of pounds per month. HELP!

  • Tim Cavileer says:

    Could you say where you got the carb:protein:fat ratios for the low carb group from? The abstract has <10:25:>65 listed yet in your talk you give the ratio of 25:25:50. Thanks

  • Craig W says:

    Honest science needs to keep prevailing. Thanks Dr. Berry. When this study goes public, let us know.

  • Ummagumma says:

    Hey Doc… How many carbs on low carbs were allowed? 50, 100, 150, 200 per day????

  • Ummagumma says:

    how can u do low carb when a person hates meat?

  • Russell H. says:

    I am mildly amused that many of the "anti-keto" diet advice advertisements seem to find your videos Dr. Berry – keep fighting the GOOD CAUSE to help educate with facts and not fiction. Thank you too for actually reading scientific papers worth their weight in salt and not much of the gibberish that seems to pass for "good data".

  • Billy97 says:

    Being under the care of a dietician is a sure way to become insulin resistant and develop fatty liver.

  • Robert Hubauer says:

    Sir, what do you recommend for someone who is trying to lower cholesterol and work on reversing fatty liver? I’m so overwhelmed with information and my father recently passed away due to cirrhosis of the liver. I’ve been on a whole food plant based, but not that long and I keep getting conflicting info.

  • zenobia decrespin says:

    I needed this! MY doctors blaming my keto diet for everything that's wrong with me AHA!

  • Deborah Narendorf says:

    Thank you for informing us of this study! Awesome! Maybe now we will see more studies ! It begs the question…who in the world is giving this a 👎?

  • Peter Gorbenko says:

    Agree with everything, but 4 Billion??

  • Fê Anders says:

    FANTAAAASTIC Dr. Ken Berry, thank you sooo much to share this incredible research with us! I will right now make a video in Portuguese to upload on my Instagram channels (cetogenica Portugal). I'll tag you there.

  • Kris Calderhead says:

    I HAD fatty liver disease that was complicating an autoimmune liver disease. I started keto and IF in 2017. I have completely reversed my fatty liver from my last liver biopsy and fibroscan! I still have the autoimmune disease, but it is much more controlled. No more high blood pressure. A1C down to 4.9 from 6.4. Trigs normal. Cardiac calcium scan normal.

  • Michael Cole says:

    This video is fascinating. My father in law developed liver cancer from non- alcoholic fatty liver disease and passed away last summer from it. People think fatty liver disease is no big deal but it really can do so much harm. Question- is there advice you can give to a person who has EPI (endocrine pancreatic insufficiency) and low carb diets? I have been told low carb is impossible now that i have this condition. Sadly, I can’t lose weight now either. Thank you.

  • Stephanie Mcclintock says:

    Dr. Berry, In the last two days I have heard two bad reports on Keto. It must be hitting BIG Pharma in the pocketbook.. That Dr.Sanja Gupta on CNN ( I listen to just talk radio, not CNN) has a PSA telling people that Keto is the worst diet.. And then this morning… There was a story on the local news saying that Keto diet will make you test positive on a breathalizer test! They don't reference any proof.. they just throw it out there!

  • Rudy Edwards says:

    5 minutes into the video: "which one of these do you think reversed fatty liver? watch to the end to find out"

    i was already annoyed at all the build up, lack of information. thankfully, this keyed me in to the idea that this video was dedicated to not delivering information in a quick, concise fashion, so i was able to stop watching it and go find someone who wasn't trying to tease me and was interested in giving information.

  • alex mclennan says:

    Good one dude!

  • wrektum says:

    Bariatric surgery is to the 21th century what the labotomy was to the 19th century.

  • Roberta Loufek says:

    My nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is gone and my upper ab area now flat. In prep for Dec. 2 2019 gastric sleeve surgery I was on a high protein, very low carb liquid diet, then again for a month afterward. Then (and now) I've eliminated sugar, bread (even whole grain), pasta, rice (even brown), potatoes and almost all processed food. Have lost 45 lbs so far and my labs from last week are all normal including liver enzymes, blood sugar (was pre-diabetic), no more anemia, normal cholesterol levels, and my blood pressure is now within normal limits. I'm also taking milk thistle, berbrine, turmeric, and add 1T lemon juice, ginger juice & apple cider vinegar to my morning low-carb green smoothie.

    Wish I'd known years ago that I was addicted to sugar and carbs and it was killing me plus ruined my figure – feels wonderful to go into middle-older age finally eating right and looking better than I have in decades. Thank you for all your great advice.

  • Lee Baughman says:

    Dr. Ken Berry, do you have or can you do a video on carnivore and cancer? I've been carnivore for 4 months, and was diagnosed with Endometrioid Carcinoma on February 3rd. I will be having surgery on March 5th, ( complete hysterectomy ) I need to know what to eat while I am on this journey.

  • Maxine Downing says:

    UAB woot!

  • jazzsnare says:

    Hi, Dr. B. This question is not directly related to fatty liver disease, but about high-fat, low-carb in general, of which I am a fan. It came to my attention a few days ago, that high sat fat is not good for the prostate, and a causal mechanism, c-MYC, was given. The article appears in Nature Communications. 2019 Sep 25; 10(1):4358. It is out of McGill University, Division of Urology. It thus concerns me, since I do not want prostate cancer. I would welcome your opinion on this difficult matter. Otherwise, low-carb, high-fat is working for me.

  • Pao emantega says:

    Excellent !

  • Cheryl Ghazi says:

    Not sure if I’m 100% responsible, but I put in a request with the Los Angeles Public Library to add your book to the shelves. Looks like they purchased 19 copies. I’m waiting for my reservation to be delivered to my branch so I can pick it up and read it.

  • Puffy2102 says:

    Doc, my father was just diagnosed with (IPF) idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. I know this can't be reversed, but will keto or carnivore be of any help with this disease? His lung capacity is at 41% and is now on an oxygen machine.

  • Adam Cronan says:

    Dr Berry I have a very SERIOUS question. My Grandfather who i love dearly was diagnosed with onset Parkinsons disease. He ate the standard American diet his whole life and has had heart trouble in the past, bypasses and stents and now has clogged arteries. My aunt who went vegan talked him into going zero and low fat vegan diet with plenty of carbs. I know keto is great for parkinsons but would it be ok with clogged arteries?

  • Slurriel says:

    The more that I have thought about my health, the more I've genuinely lost faith in the medical industry in general. I have a lot of trouble trusting doctors nowadays. I decided to take my health into my own hands and although I'm glad to do so, I still have a lot of issues trusting my doctor to help me get the right answer. It almost feels like most of the medical personnel I talk to have followed a very flawed and dogmatic system that's practically killing us. Even if you tell them otherwise, some of them will default back to the archaic dogma of eating low-fat, eating high carb, fat is bad, etc (The SAD is also prevalent in hospitals if you ever end up eating hospital foods). It's really scary because I've become reluctant to turning to my own doctor when they're supposed to be the type of person to help you with your health.

  • Anna Villalpando says:

    Wow. Amazing. I’ve been doing healthy keto for a month now & I feel better than ever! Love it!

  • jw1 says:

    My ALT and AST were nearly 3x and 2x normal range respectively even though I wasn't "Fat". They stayed this way for over 2 yrs along with very high triglycerides (600+). My sugar was always normal as was my total cholesterol. After just 1 yr of keto type diet I went from 247 to 217 with both liver enzymes and triglycerides well within the normal range. Nothing changed but my diet. I still weight trained 4x a week and I still drink on weekends although I'm well aware I shouldn't do the latter.

  • Christine Cooper says:

    How do you know if you have a fatty liver????

  • Spooky Boo's Scary Story Time says:

    I cut out everything and I still have that upper pouch and lower gut a year later. I can tell my thighs and other areas are losing, which is not where I want it to go away. I think I just have to eat meat but it gets so expensive. I just wish I could somehow tell it will go away and when.

  • No Nonsense Norseman / Colt Hautamaki says:

    I had Fatty Liver, was overweight, and borderline insulin diabetic. I went to clean KETO about 10 months ago and almost completely Carnivore about 6 months ago. I lost 70lbs, my liver has almost shrunk to normal size, and all of my lab numbers are now in the normal range.
    I've noticed many more benefits, but those were the big ones.
    MORE IMPORTANTLY … It was because of Dr. Berry Videos that I was able to understand this easily and make that transition easier.

  • Bonnie Wheeler says:

    My teen has this. I only found out yesterday. He also needs to lose 75 pounds. I want to help him heal. I’ve been successful with a ketogenic diet so I’m hoping it will help him. He has other health issues and is wheelchair bound. I’m not sure how he’ll follow the lifestyle outside of the home but I guess it needs to start here.

  • Meat’smeatandaman’sgottaeat says:

    Joey Carbstrong disapproves of this video

  • J Cookin says:

    hey everyone i just started a keto channel and was wondering if i could get some feedback/criticism so i can improve! thanks

  • JulieAnn Stone Ryan says:

    This is breakthrough research and I'm so happy that you shared it with us and I'm looking forward to seeing the full study.

  • Elizabeth Collins says:

    Hi Dr. Berry, I have been on the Keto woe for 3 years this February. I am 51 years old, in FULL menopause and I am still not at my goal wait. I start intermittent & some extended fasting last year to help get me out of a plateau. But it has just been very slow to come off. I am still okay with that because I feel good. What worries me is that have suspected I have a fatty liver when I started but 3 years in I am still having pains. Just went to doc and he says its fatty liver, blood work was great so not suspected for nothing else. Just curious how long it takes to reverse. This year I have upped my fasting to OMD and do at least a 13 hour fast a day and have done several 2 and 3 day fast during the week. I have started to loose some weight again but it seems my liver still hurts. What's you opinion? Love your channel and thank you for all the information you give us.

  • Lou Hollar says:

    Just saw a new MedScape article "Long-term Changes in Gut Metabolite Predict CHD Risk" by Patrice Wendling. It talks about changes in TMAO being a predictor of CHD. Was wondering if you've seen the article? If you have, what are your thoughts?

  • Johnny Ballgame says:

    Great video. There are in fact several drugs in various stages of testing that have shown excellent results in NASH and NAFLD. Some preliminary results have shown significant reversal with no side effects, in a very short period of time.

  • Brie Power says:

    Dr Berry rocks! Been in Keto for 1 year. Lost 35lbs and feel great but my blood results show: 312 Cholesterol, 39 HDL, 239 LDL, 171 Triglycerides. I am 48 and dr wants me on meds. What am I doing wrong??

  • Titania Harms says:

    Anyone knows about a gadget called "Keto Mojo" ? that measures blood insulin and Ketosis.

  • breakfastbuddy5 says:

    just a question on the side , alot of people need potasium , why not just eat wood ash or drink deluted potash ?

  • Go Experimental says:

    Amazing Ken it's good to get some clinical data behind this at last for all the naysayers.

  • Gio Pruneda says:

    Hey doc, would love to send you my own self study I made pre and post high fat diet so you can tell me if it looks good.. anywhere I can send it to you on ?

  • BB Ghillini says:

    Hi Dr. Berry, I have a friend who was just diagnosed with Liver Fibrosis. Is this the same as Fatty Liver? Also, they took out her gall bladder before the fibrosis diagnosis. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Love your videos.

  • Ken Peterson says:

    Where can I find a Keto friendly Cardiologist in the Cleveland , Ohio area? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  • Digger Phelps says:

    Help, should I use butter when cooking a steak or olive oil?

  • Mr and Mrs Pete says:

    Does this work even if you’ve progressed to stage f3 Fibrosis?

  • Dallas Daniels says:

    Liver disease is caused by high fructose corn syrup!!

  • The Keto Queen says:

    Dr. Berry, Are you lifting or is that just the carnivore diet???? You look great!!! Keep the awesome videos coming!! I lost 94 pounds on KETO and your videos educated me and inspired me! 🤓❤

  • Mommawolf and cub Eat! says:

    Ken I recently got into some legal trouble over A false positive in a urinalysis drug test I researched as much as I could, can liver disease impaired kidneys cause this?

  • Z A says:

    Congratulations for your 1 Million subscribers.

  • Robert Nilsson says:

    Why doesn´t anything happens?
    Posted on 02/12/2020 by Uffe Ravnskov
    If LDL-cholesterol is bad, as we have been told for many years, those with the highest values should of course have a shorter life than those with low values because, as we have been told as well, high LDL-cholesterol is the main cause of all kinds of cardiovascular diseases, and cardiovascular disease is the commonest cause of death in most countries. But as I have told in a previous newsletter, we have found that elderly people with high LDL-cholesterol live the longest.

    Our paper was published in BMJ and hitherto no one has been able to point at a study documenting the opposite. On the contrary, after the publication of our paper similar findings have been found in six studies including about 750 000 individuals in all ages from eleven countries.

    In a 10-year Slovakian follow-up study of almost 500 elderly people with high blood pressure, those with high total cholesterol and those with high LDL-cholesterol lived just as long as those with low values.

    In a British study of almost 100,000 people above the age of eighty followed for 15 years, those with the highest total cholesterol lived the longest; both among those on statin treatment and those without.

    In an Australian study of almost 1300 men about the age of seventy followed for about six years, those with the highest cholesterol and without statin treatment lived the longest, and those with the lowest levels suffered more often from cardiovascular disease.

    In a five-year American follow-up study of more than 2600 healthy people above the age of 75, those with the highest LDL-cholesterol did not suffer more often from cardiovascular disease than those with the lowest values.

    In two Korean studies of more than half a million young and middle-age people without statin treatment followed for about five years, mortality was highest among those with the lowest LDL-cholesterol.

    In a review of five studies from Latin America including almost 28 000 people of all ages followed for 5-12 years; none of the studies showed strong associations between individual lipid biomarkers and all-cause or cardiovascular mortality

    In a Chinese study including almost 70 000 elderly people followed for 3-4 years, those with high LDL-cholesterol lived just as long as those with low values.

    Probably you wonder why many previous studies of young and middle-aged people have shown that high cholesterol is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Most likely, stress is a more common phenomenon among young and middle-aged people than among senior citizens, and stress is able to raise cholesterol by up to 50 per cent and may cause heart disease by other mechanisms than by raising cholesterol.

    However, a few months ago, European Society of Cardiology and European Atherosclerosis Society published revisions of their guidelines for the management of chronic heart disease, blood lipids and diabetes repeating and repeating all the well-known general advices. Together, the three papers with the new guidelines written by 69 authors and 119 reviewers fill 218 complicated pages and had more than 1700 references to the medical literature. However, none of the studies mentioned above were mentioned.

    In the guidelines there were links to the authors´ and the reviewers´ conflicts of interest. They were difficult to find but here they come:

    The 23 authors of the Diabetes guidelines (72 pages)

    The 25 authors of the guidelines for the chronic coronary syndromes (63 pages)

    The 20 authors of the dyslipidaemia guidelines (66 pages)

    A relevant question is, why we should lower cholesterol if high cholesterol is harmless or beneficial, but as far as I know, the mentioned studies have made no impact on the cholesterol authorities in any country.

    Today, millions of healthy people are treated with a drug with minimal benefit, if any at all, and with many serious side effects. According to the drug industry, side effects from statin treatment are rare. If you believe in that, read the following papers:

    How Statistical Deception Created the Appearance That Statins Are Safe and Effective in Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

    The Statin-Low Cholesterol-Cancer Conundrum

    Prevalence and Management of Symptoms Associated with Statin Therapy in Community Practice: Insights from the Patient and Provider Assessment of Lipid Management (PALM) Registry

    Obviously, the politicians responsible for health care do not know about these facts. Or are they paid by Big Pharma to keep silent? Read for instance a recent report from The Center for Responsive Politics. You can read about this organization on Wikipedia

    In 2018 we therefore published a review of all the falsifications of the cholesterol hypothesis in the journal Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology. According to Taylor & Francis who publish more than a hundred scientific journals, more than 10,000 open access papers were published during the year 2018 and our paper was placed on the top of their list of the most–downloaded papers. But nothing happens.

    In our view, the only way to stop the cholesterol campaign, the greatest medical scandal in modern time, is to inform the general public. Together with some of my colleagues I have tried to publish many critical articles about the cholesterol campaign for many years in the media, but in most cases in vain. Therefore, I ask you to spread this information to your family members, to all of your friends and colleagues and to all kinds of organizations.

  • Sarah says:

    Dr. Berry, would you please make a video on gluconeogenesis? The keto diet is a bit tedious IMHO but carnivore seems too restrictive. I was thinking of doing high protein with some veggies, but I hear that isn't a good idea b/c of gluconeogenesis. Not sure.

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