What is the Ketogenic Diet? (Basic Concepts Simply Discussed) – 2019

What is the Ketogenic Diet?   (Basic Concepts Simply Discussed) – 2019


  • Vicky Manley says:

    Keto 3 weeks no gerd after 10 years of suffering

  • Yazmin Yazmin— says:

    I thought I knew about keto when i started a week ago until I came across a video in KetoCon from watchautumn interviewing dr. Berry yesterday… video binging now

  • rendarsmith says:

    I did this a while back for treatment of a certain condition, I can't believe how much weight I lost.

  • Angela Edwards says:

    It's nice to have a "Doctor" on YouTube who is an actual doctor and not a chiropractor. Most of the "Dr So and So" on YouTube are chiropractors. One of them said you could resolve Diabetes overnight by getting rid of carbs. (Eric Berg) My Type 2 Diabetes husband has been on Keto for two months and he gets maybe 10 carbs a day. And his diabetes is not resolved. We believe it will improve greatly as the months go on but it's not an overnight thing. Not at all.

  • Ajaz says:

    What are you wearing on your shoulders ?

  • Sylvia Metos says:

    Thank you for the explanation of Keto, Dr. Berry! I've been doing research on the diet, and you are SO easy to listen to and understand.

  • Anne Marie Smith says:

    Dr Berry: Please talk about manganese and how important it is and how to the get the right amount.

  • Adriane Prosser says:

    Dr. Berry, would you suggest Keto or Carnivore first for someone that needs to lose 250 lbs?

  • hummingbird says:

    Hi Dr Berry, could you please make a video about Keto rash? I have been Keto diet for a month after I watched your video, my blood pressure went back to normal, but I am having to have Keto rash now. It is so itchy and painful. I do not want give up Keto diet, could you please tell us how to heal Keto rash in short time? Keto rash is not rare anymore, more people have this kind of Keto side effects. Thank yiu


    Excuse me all of you guys do you know if licking pussy will kick me out of ketosis? 😫

  • Judith Neeley says:

    Hi Dr Berry. I know people who have had success with KETO, so I decided to go KETO, too. I've been eating strictly clean KETO for 4 days, but I have GAINED 5 pounds! HELP! I'm going to go through your 101 series, and am already familiar with many of the concepts of which you've spoken. I'm 80 lbs over weight, age 72, have survived hormone positive breast cancer, and carry most of my weight in my belly. What might I be doing wrong? I do have an auto immune disease of the liver, so it's especially important to reduce inflammation. I have sugar addiction, however I've completely gone off sugars and flour, breads, etc. I've never been one for soda, drink mostly filtered water, and eat whole foods. Why am I gaining weight instead of losing???

  • trish little says:

    What happens when you are a non. Meat eater

  • Sharee Walls says:

    Thank you I can do keto on a budget!!! That Keri gold butter is a little pricey. Lol. My butter is made with cream and salt. Also what's your opinion on flexing in and out of ketosis? I've heard staying in ketosis for long periods isn't safe. I'm only on my 5th day and so far so good.

  • Richard Ortiz says:

    Nice intro!

  • Gabi Cameron says:

    I am finding that it is a hard diet to follow……having a lot of problems with it…….

  • Zorba dog says:

    Been followin a Keto diet religiously for three weeks didnt lose a single ounce. Where is the magical weight loss touted here?

  • thetruth says:

    No fish 50,000 years ago no fish come on, this doctor is trying to promote meat for money another sell out because 50k years ago we only had veggies. What is the Keto diet eat meat?? lol

  • rainy day says:

    How does alcohol affect keto?

  • Theflyingman says:

    Is keto good for Hashimoto's thyroiditis?

  • Sanjaleeta Singh says:

    Thank you Dr Berry!!! You have forever changed my outlook on food! I lost 120 pounds and feel amazing now I’ve started my own YouTube journey channel and will be posting what has helped me ♥️ Keep saving Lives and I’ll keep sharing the good news👌🏼 Stay Blessed

  • Martina Vaslovik says:

    Tried to get an evist at your site after signing up, no one available. Bummer in the summer….

  • Larry Worrilow says:

    First of all thanks for your information. I’m 6 weeks in and have dropped 30 pounds. My question is and maybe you could do a video about this. I’ve about talked my wife into giving Keto a try. I do however want to make sure she starts the right way. She was diagnosed with CHF (congestive heart failure) she also suffers from depression and anxiety. What’s the best way to help her get started?

  • estimatedeyes says:

    Hi Dr. Berry! I find your videos very informative and SOOTHING! Thanks for making them! Listen, I'm just starting out on keto, and I did something before not really researching…I bought keto pills! In truth, I live on a farm and I eat a pretty ketogenic diet anyway, but my biggest issue with this diet, as with many others, is cutting out the sugars and the carbs. I've got diabetes in my family, and I'm at the age now that I remember my father was at when his signs of diabetes turned into taking insulin pills and I'm afraid of going down that same road. He never changed his diet, only took medications to control his blood sugar levels, and now at age 76 he is on dialysis. For the past week I've cut all sugar and carbs from my diet, and find this change not that big of a deal because since eating much more fat, I'm not hungry all the time! But back to these pills, tell me what to do…should I still take them? Will they benefit me and help me lose weight quicker, or are they just beneficial when you like eat something sugary or carb filled? I'll wait to hear from you. Thanks a bunch!

  • Manal Saad says:

    Hi Dr Berry , i started keto 3.5 months ago lost 5kgs then stopped loosing weight. I had bariatric surgery 2 years ago and even with that i cant loose subbon fat, what am i doing wrong?

  • John wayne says:

    How can you possibly eat scrambled eggs without toast

  • Janice Price says:

    Dr Berry, it’s great to see your acid reflux has healed.

  • Tammy Harper says:

    Dr Berry, I sure can tell you've been Carnivore for awhile now because in this video you can tell your skin doesn't look as well and you don't look as well (wellbeing) as you do now. Don't get me wrong! you always look great but you can sure tell a difference from this video and the "now" videos, tired verses vibrant. 🙂 Lookin' younger too!! Keep it up!! <3

  • Elya Cohen says:

    Thank you dr berry
    I started one week ago….lost 1kg and centimers. But most important it seems that my knee akes less. ….of course the future will tell.
    Of course I still have craving of whole wheat…brown rice.etc…
    I am under losartex for high blood pressure…and do not dare to take it off so soon
    What do you think I must do?
    If you get some time to answer I will appreciate
    God bless 💝

  • 100%Jim says:

    My brother has lost his bad hip, lost 1 stone, has more energy, lost alot of belly fat and has be doing strict keto for only 3 weeks. It also seems his skin condition Psoriasis he has been struggling with for years maybe on the way out or at least getting better. I am very interested in this lifestyle.

  • Jay Rogers says:

    What animal fats aren't good for you ? Also I don't know how to believe on what to do in keto. You say one thing, dr. Berg says another, then another guy says another. I don't want to fuck my health over thinking I'm doing keto but actually not

  • Bryan & Jamie says:

    Great information except the 50,000 years of course 🙂

  • Nikki says:

    Dr. Ken. I'm new to your page and Keto. Been learning for about 6 months now, it took me a bit to really learn and understand. I just started experiencing hair shedding which makes me nervous. I try to get my protein daily but struggle. I really never ate too much when I was non Keto, always struggling with daily food intake. I started this journey mainly for infertility as my fertility Dr. Recommends Keto and recommends Maria Emmerich. Any tips or suggestions for these two issues? Thank you!

  • Helen Wilgus says:

    Just completed first week on keto. Lost a few pounds in "moderate" ketosis, but hit the same wall as in prior attempts: intestinal spasms (feels like jumping beans in the colon) and heart skipping (even though I take 200 mgs of flecainide daily for arrhythmia). I thought after a week of no grains or sugars, my abdominal pain (both sides) might improve at least a little bit. Taking these supplements: Vit D-3, magnesium glycinate and coQ10. Wasn't hungry first few days; famished yesterday. Any idea what I might be doing wrong? Appreciating your videos. Thanks.

  • Valeria Tonato says:

    Dr. Good afternoon, I would like you to help me with something. I have more than a month on Keto diet, but sometimes, I will not lie, I have "falls" with bread or candy, it is not always, of course, but I have noticed that I have a deep pain in the stomach. Is this dangerous for the diet?

    I appreciate your response, since here in my country, there is no doctor to tell me something, since if I mention the keto diet they tell me to stop it right away and that it is bad. and the truth is that I think it's because they don't know her or have researched her well, they just think that because she is fat she is already bad. Thank you so much.

  • Fuze Graphics says:

    If you fed people fat and protein forever they would get sick too as you need vegetables for many nutrients found in the above.

  • Steve Kunder says:

    Just found you, starting to research, looks like what I need!

  • Patra K says:

    Is the keto diet good for someone with high cholesterol?

  • Black Panther says:

    there is someone suggesting to her "customers" to eat raw animal protein. What do you think about this?

  • chris essary says:

    Ok! I have been trying keto now for about 4 months. In order to tolerate this way of eating, I had to add berries and some watermelon. If I don't, I feel too weak and cannot function at work. I haven't had any flour, grains of any kind, starches or sugar but I am eating too many vegie/fruit carbs and calories from meat, cheese, peanut butter, avocado, almonds, cream, etc. (I don't like bacon so I don't eat it). My cholesterol spiked a bit too which is sort of scary. I have AC vinegar every morning. My clothes do fit a little more loosely, however my weight has not changed. Unfortunately I haven't found any diet alternatives. Other diets I have tried lead to this same weakness and I end up not sticking to them. So far I am trying to stick to this one as much as I can.

  • Ken Katz says:

    Hello Dr. Berry: Will the keto way of life reverse the effects on neuropathy? Have not started yet, but I am anxiously looking forward to getting off all these stinking meds!

  • TMB247 says:

    The "Proper Human Diet" (It's what's for Supper) key Western Music

  • Mason G says:

    Why is he wearing a stethoscope? 🤣🤣

  • Elizabeth Compton says:

    Dr. Berry – can you make a video about Keto and breastfeeding? What woman need to know if they are breastfeeding and they want to start Keto? Do I need to have a little more carbs, can I do strict keto? Do I need more supplements (other than prenatal)

  • Monique Seargeant says:

    How can I CUT down on Ranitadine antacid twice a day for 25 years I try to CUT down but it turn into a nightmare can you HELP please

  • anna bagheri tabrizi says:

    What about chronic diseases ,like ceborrheic dermatitis,without cure despite 40 yrs oftreatment

  • Maria Redekop says:

    I was so unhealthy feeling weight creeping higher and higher foggy mind at best and headache at worst bloated all the time Joints constantly swollen and inflamed constipated all the time I just felt so awful the worse I felt the more I did keto the more keto I got the sicker I became and then I made a complete change I became VEGAN and now finally after a couple of days or weeks I’m feeling a lot better. I eat beans rice corn and other grains for protein and believe it or not but I feel a lot better now. I don’t think you wanted to hear that though

  • Maria Redekop says:

    I just couldn’t eat the flesh of animals anymore. I tried for all of my life finally when I prepared the meat I felt like throwing up when I saw and smelled the blood so my mind drew me more towards vegetables and grains and fruits No blood and flesh their

  • Diego Donati says:

    You are the best. Thanks for speaking the truth. Finally !

  • Donna Mason says:

    What foods can we eat

  • lisarnful says:

    I wonder why I am so inflammatory on keto. I started May 12. Have not cheated. My arthritis is flared up like never before. I also just had labs and blood sugar and cholesterol are bad. Why??? My doctor wanes me to go on a low fat diet. I don’t know what to do.

  • A Q says:

    What’s with the stethoscope

  • Top Secret Bear says:

    Dr. Berry, sea salt over pink himalayan salt?

  • Sherrie Lynn says:

    Can someone explain to me what is a basic breakfast, lunch and dinner ketogenic diet I'm so lost and confused is coffee ok also?

  • Jason Steele says:

    Can you eat yogurt on keto?

  • Mary Jacob says:


  • Ruth Orban says:

    I have been taking pills at first for about 8hrs and insulin for 12yrs. I found you on u tube just by chance chance. No I'm sad ment to find u. I followed your advice Nd started the Lego diet with a lot of oil and brewery meat. In one day I had my glucose reading between 82and 118. As a sweet tooth person if was a struggle but once you told about how red blood cells are educated i ,having 1 stroke was not going to have another. I am heavy in to carnivorous.thank you so. Much for saving my life. Thankfully yours and God bless you. Joe

  • Bear Cronus says:

    Loved what you where saying on the survival podcast came here and subscribed immediately

  • Fred Sieber says:

    50 years old. I'm a retired Marine who still stays active but I eat lousy and have too much internal fat. Thank you for this video and I'm going to give it a try. What do you think of homemade bone broth? And make a batch every week and usually substitute a meal with it each day. My understanding is it has a lot of those healthy fats and I also make the broth with vegetables added. Is this okay with the Keto Plan

  • Banana Phone says:

    One note about the lard, don't get the lard with the hydrogenated oils added or the "vegetable shortening".

  • Moses Douglas says:

    Will keto kill visceral fat?

  • Lucy Erda says:

    My PTSD is due to some serious trauma from a parent who had PTSD. HOWEVER – Keto is healing the issues in my brain in ways medication never could. In fact, friends who have known me for years have said there is a serenity that they feel around me that they have never felt before.

    For me, it feels like I'm becoming who I remember that I was before my motorcycle accident, before I lost a partner to suicide.

  • Min Yeo says:

    Hello Dr. Berry,

    I have high blood pressure (I take two medications for it: amlodipine, losartan), and high cholesterol, and borderline type 2 diabetic… Is it safe to ingest bacon, and eggs?
    Is it safe to ingest avocado oil? In one of your videos you said vegetable oil but did not mention coconut oil, avocado oil.

  • Margaret Ferrall says:

    How does keto work with type 1 diabetes?

  • Costa Angel says:

    I would like to adopt the Keto diet but I cannot afford to lose weight. Any advice would be appreciated.

  • Johnna says:

    You can still do Keto without going to Whole Foods!! Seriously it's not expensive. I'm not rich at all and I'll tell you this: I can't afford to NOT be Keto. 👌 Major ADHD benefits too.

  • K Urwinterrose says:

    What about people with liver diseases?

  • James Kelman says:

    Awesome information, Thanks !

  • MJhavis Bassett says:

    Is this way of eating damaging to your kidney?

  • rubinsteinway says:

    I'm new to this. Two questions. 1. Is there proof that our ancestors (going back thousands and millions of years) were low-carb? 2. If our brain knows how to burn the good fats, why is it having difficulty burning off fats that result from eating excess carbs like wheat, oats, etc? Thank you.

  • Gene Ellis says:

    Also got Gout on Dr Atkins Diet as a kid.

  • Derek Trunkey says:

    What is the difference between Keto and Paleo, Atkins, etc.?

  • C Kendall says:

    My doctors have told me that the Keto diet is dangerous for me because I have SLE Lupus and am pre diabetic. I find it irresponsible of you not to warn certain people not to do this diet. According to my family doctor who is type 1 diabetic, the Keto diet can cause diabetics to go into Keto acidosis. My daughter daughter, who is a healthy 26 yo tried Keto and she said that she does not believe it’s healthy. You need to address the cons of this diet!
    I’m down 10 lbs in one month on the diabetic diet.

  • thurman says:

    I just stumbled on Dr. Ken. I am going to look into this.

  • Marga He says:

    That is the third video of him, that I'm watching and he talks always the same text!!!!!!!!!!

  • Inyourface says:

    Good info but a lot of repetition in order to reach the 10 mins mark and get ad revenue 😞

  • Steve Notice says:

    I’ve been very impresses by your videos. Without knowing the name for it, I’ve been on a variant of a keto diet. I had gained weight after being skinny most of my life. For the first time my lipids were bad and my A1C was bad. My doctor put me on statins and I couldn’t bear the burning and cramping in my legs. He also put me on BP meds, which left me fatigued, dull, and unable to exercise without burning muscles. He did advise me to cut out carbs as well as reduce fats. I started by cutting out all sugar, soda, and sweetened foods. After a few weeks my craving for sugar abated and I was able to further cut out pasta, rice and potatoes except for an occasional sweet potato. I now eat mostly green salads, fish, occasional chicken, and non-starchy vegetables. Sometimes beans and lentils. I’ve lost 30 pounds, am skinny again, and can work out without fatigue or burning muscles. My lipids are low, my A1C is normal. I have only one question for you. In legal circles there is an expression “false in part, false in whole”. You stated that the keto diet preferentially reduces “belly” or internal fat, first. Is there any proof of that claim?

  • Ellie Stretch says:

    Low carbs, high healthy fat diet.

    Avoid bad fats canola, soy, safflower, hydrogenated oil, margarine, crisco

    Use lard, olive oil,

    Whole real foods, no prepackaged foods.

    No need for products.
    No bars shakes etc.

    Eat real Whole Foods organic preferred.

    Ancestral appropriate diet.

  • Annette Macintosh says:

    Lard excluded! Animal fats are just plain death in a package

  • Eric Dowell says:

    Dr. Ken how do I determine what percentages of fat, protein, carbs I need to consume daily? I`ve read elsewhere that I have to count macros and if so how important is that?

  • Alma Bayomi says:

    What about grape seed oil? It’s used for frying. What about severe sinusitis?

  • E Gunzo says:

    Hi doctor thanx your videos r great 👍🏼 I have MS can u make a video on juicing I been trying on my JacK alean juicer Machine-with beets carrots tamarack celery and the greens juices & feel better with the greens Spinach kale broccoli celery is this a good green juice?👍🏼✌🏼🙏🏼

  • sashabee2012 says:

    People who are skeptical about keto diet object that in spite of their diet our ancestors died at thirty, while we live much longer…
    What would you answer to this assumption?

  • Mary Johnson says:

    Can a person in renal failure do this diet? I know it would be a larger restriction on protein but is it possible?

  • mosichat says:

    I had a type 1 diabetic patient w very labile sugars. Referred him to endocrine, diabetic dietician, diabetic specialist…. all failed. Then referred him to a naturopath as nothing was helping. For some reason he connected with her! She told him to stop his meds and put him on a strict Keto diabetic diet. Amazingly, his A1C dropped from 12 down to 6.5 and remained under control. She started him back on a low dose insulin regimen – regular & NPH. But I was so surprised …. the primary issue was DIET!!! Wish all my patients could adhere to a diet. A healthy diet is EVERYTHING!!!

  • AAA PPP says:

    is there a basic Keto intro diet? Can you do Keto if CKD stage 4/5??? and if you have gut issues?

  • Tracy Bradlly says:

    I have a dumb question. O've been doing intermittent fasting since fathers Day of 2018. Fast forward to today. I have no insurance through where I work here in Arizona and Im not sure help where to get some medical help. My left side has been numb, left arm down through my left leg. My left side of the jaw as well. Surviving Brain Surgery 10 years ago. Our country is very different in telling who gets help and how much to charge said individual or if theres going to be a charge at all We've lost several family members who went to a local hospital to get help, that freaks myself and my mother out a little bit to say the least. Lost my oldest brother after he went into a local hospital. I've been watching you for awhile and thanks. I know that you probably have to be very careful in here. Thank you, I hope you get a chance to read this, not sure who to trust anymore

  • Tracy Bradlly says:

    One last thing thing in 2009 before Brain Surgery in was diagnosed with acute hypertension, there are titanium plates as a souvenir. The numbness in my right side has my mom and myself concerned about it. If you were in my shoes what would you do? Thanks Dr. Berry
    Cool channel

  • Hi Neil of 'Cidi Al-Masry' Sidi Al-Masri Sandage says:

    5:30 ~ Lies. Big puppy doctor, trying to devolve all of dental history in the opposite direction. Tired of good plants and above ground plants, he now looks to eat his dogs, and trust they will choose the same foods for him to ingest by eating 42 teeth with his 28 teeth iQ.

  • Edward Pedersen says:

    its the oxalic acid in spinach and also beets and many other vegetables that clean blood vessels. It also removes abnormal cells. Read cancer the cure is in food. col joe. out of print. try amazon.

  • Linda McCue says:

    Great video. So many others complicate this and has been confusing as to what to do. Thank you for keeping it simple and easy to understand.

  • TubeBrasil says:

    What about the KIDNEYS?
    Why people with kidney problems, high urea and creatinine have to stay away from red meat?
    Will a keto diet increase risk of renal disease?

  • Chris H says:

    is walnut oil recommended?
    thank you

  • Gail Thompson says:

    Ok. I've been watching and doing the Keto plan for about a month. In the beginning I lost 12 pounds in the first week, definitely water. Since then and following the plan meticulously I've had nothing happen but gain 3 pounds. I've heard that some medications will keep you from going into Ketosis. I'm on 6 rx's. What are those meds so I can go over them with my Dr who suggested Keto in the first place. HELLLLLLLP!! Oh. I'm 75 and 230#

  • Tina Lewis says:

    I love that you are real. Just the way you are putting it makes me feel better. Just heard of you today ran into my cousin that I had not seen in a while He looked great and he told about you. I do pray I can do this , he said he feels like he is 25 again and he is always from that. I want to feel better to so bad and get reid of this weight. ☺

  • Paul Neal says:

    I just listened to another cardiologist advocating a totally different diet , and I listened to a number of other knowledgeable professional people supporting a 'plant based' only died. How is a layman such as myself suppose to know who to listen to in this matter. My internist is not in favor of a keto diet; my cardiologist has never mentioned anything about a diet regime. but my VA doctor is into a low carbs, high fat, intermittent fasting. How am I suppose to determine who to listen to?

  • Brian Fitzwater says:

    I’ve been following for a couple of weeks or so. I’m doing IF (16 hours) and Keto. This weekend I went to a wedding and got a little off track. I’m getting back in the groove tomorrow.
    Should I go back to my original plan, just accepting that things happen; maybe fast longer for a couple of days; or maybe something else ?

  • KenDBerryMD says:

    Step by step instructions on how to do KETO▶ http://bit.ly/KETO101

  • Sandy Bristow says:

    To whomever put a thumbs down on this video, go eat a candy bar and come back when you want to listen to a real doctor who really gives a F!!

  • Rhonda Edwards says:

    Hey, Dr Berry!
    I'm revisiting this video. Thanks!☺️

  • Bonnie Hoff says:

    Excellent as always Dr Berry!

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