Sunday, July 14, 2019

Ken Berry MD on the “Lies My Doctor Told Me” - #LCHF #Keto - YouTube

Ken Berry MD on the “Lies My Doctor Told Me” - all will be revealed! #LCHF #Keto - YouTube

Nasim Wehbe
Ivor Cummins, Dr. Ken Berry, and Dr. Jason Fung saved my life and my job. I have been Type 2 diabetic since 2010. I was told by the nutritionist to cut sweets (even though I was never big on sweets) and cut soda. Also to cut out everything white. White bread, white rice, etc. I was eating brown rice and whole wheat. I went from 280lbs to 248 but it took 8yrs. In the meantime my blood sugar was going up and my A1C. My Metformin dosage went from 500mg to 1000mg. Since I'm diabetic and a truck driver, by law I have to have an annual physical. Well on November 4th 2018 I did my yearly physical. My fasting blood sugar was at 289. I did not get my medical card and was pulled out of my truck. I went to my family practitioner and on November 6th 2018 my A1C came back at 12.2. This was with 1000mg of Metformin twice a day. My doctor wanted to put me on insulin asap. As a truck driver if you take insulin you can no longer drive a truck. I refused! My doctor was not happy with me. But I was not going to let diabetes destroy my career. That same day I found Dr. Jason Fung. I also found out how Metformin works by preventing the liver from releasing its stored sugar. I immediately went on a 5 day water fast and took myself off Metformin. First 2 days were torture and my blood sugar was constantly in the mid to high 200's. I associated the high blood sugar with my liver dumping sugar to keep me going. By day 3 I was feeling better, a little energetic, and my blood sugar had gone down to the 180's range. Day 4 I had so much energy that I was bouncing off the walls and all hunger had gone away. My blood sugar was in the 140's. During this time I found Dr. Ken Berry and learned about the Ketogenic diet. Also learned how bad carbs were even from the whole wheat stuff I was eating. Day 5 I was feeling great, went about my day with out feeling hungry and my blood sugar went down to between low 140's to high 130's. Day 6 I broke the fast with chicken broth and some shredded chicken breast. I went to Walgreens and bought a A1C self test kit. It had gone down to 11.3. My j9b said I needed to be at a 9.9 or lower to get back in the truck. Well next day I started my Keto diet and while researching I found Ivor Cummins. Learned how cholesterol works and how statins can increase your risk of heart disease. My doctor also wanted to prescribe Simvastatin even though my cholesterol 2as normal. Fast forward to December 6 and I was able to get my A1C down to an 8.9 and finally get back to work and get my medical card. January 6 my A1C had gone down to 6.9. I'm happy that I have an Endocrinologist who is open minded. I can't say the same about my family practitioner. I will be getting blood work done this month to see where my A1C is now. Also my blood sugar is now between the high 90's to low 110's. I went from 248 lbs to 200 lbs in that time and still losing. I have not taken Metformin since November 6th of 2018. God willing my A1C will be between 5.9 to 6.5. Fingers crossed. Thank you to these 3 professionals for saving my job and life, and getting me on track. I'm 44yrs old and feel like I'm in my 20's.