Dr. Berg has also tackled the topic of diabetes and blood sugar myths on YouTube. He explains that the ideal blood sugar level is between 80-110. If it goes too high, it will result in diabetes and if it gets too low, it will result in hypoglycemia. The body breaks down everything we eat into sugar and then uses the sugar as fuel for the cells. The liver controls blood sugar when you are not eating while the pancreas controls blood sugar when you eat. He advises his viewers to take several actions for diabetes and blood sugar.
According to Dr. Berg, the liver plays a crucial role in maintaining the optimum levels of blood sugar, however, more people focus on insulin and the pancreas. He points out that we should aim to increase our livers by 20% which will take off 80% of the pressure on the pancreas. These are getting their liver healthy by eating more kale, sleeping 7-8 hours and doing rigorous exercise. Apple cider vinegar improves proteins digestion, breakdown and movement of minerals and vitamins, thyroid and immune system function.
Dr. Berg has also tackled cancer in numerous videos on his YouTube channel. In one of the videos, he says that the best way to prevent cancer is through fasting. For people who come in families where most of their relatives have had cancer before, he recommends that they eat one meal a day and fast at least 48 hours every week. They should also fast for 7 days every day. He explains that fasting helps prevent cancer because it stops MTOR which is something in our bodies that lets things grow.
It also reduces another growth factor called IGF. Another thing is autophagy which is the process in which the body recycles the old junk. Fasting is also beneficial because it helps the body generate new stem cells which means that you will be basically building a new immune system.
Fasting also reduces inflammation. Cancer usually spreads to parts of the body where there is inflammation. Also, fasting increases resistance to radiation and Chemotherapy in normal cells while making cancer cells more sensitive to these treatments. He recommends using remedies such as Lipoid Acid, Garcinia, Red Algae, Garlic, Green Tea and Cruciferous veggies such as broccoli sprouts.
Dr. Berg also says that the reason why people in the Middle East have very low rates of cancer compared to the other parts of the world despite eating a lot of sugar is that they fast, consume less alcohol, use spices when cooking and consume less amounts of tobacco. He also argues that cancer lives on sugar as well as glutamine. He adds that the Keto diet helps stop fueling cancer cells.
He says that you can reduce glutamine by doing intermittent fasting, drinking green tea and eating any type of pepper. He advises that in order to prevent cancer, you can take several steps including mixing a healthy ketogenic plan, staying away from excessive radiation, avoiding stress, eating organic and healthy as well as avoiding chemicals.
Indeed, Dr Berg has a lot of wisdom to share with the world. Most of the time, he recommends that people eat healthy and natural foods. He is passionate about teaching his audience how the body functions and he gives solid arguments about anything he is talking about. Therefore, it is not hard to understand why he has a cult-like following online.
His YouTube videos get around 100,000 views and hundreds of comments. He has over 6 million subscribers on his YouTube channel which shows just how many people are interested in learning about alternative treatments. If you are tired of falling prey to big pharma marketing tactics, start consuming Dr. Berg’s content and increase your knowledge on how your body functions and how to best take care of it.
What is Alternative Treatment?
Alternative medicine is a phrase used to refer to any other medical treatments that people use besides mainstream or traditional therapies. It is also known as complementary or integrative medicine. In America, alternative medicines are types of medicine that are not practiced or accepted by many medical practitioners, and they usually do not have convincing scientific proof to back them like mainstream methods do.
Alternative medicine includes many different medical systems and practices from various cultures all over the world. Some forms of alternative medicine have existed for centuries while others are relatively new.
At times, treatment can begin as an alternative kind and end up becoming a mainstream medicine because of compelling evidence showing that it is effective and safe.
Definitions of the treatment approaches
Most people believe that alternative, complementary and integrative medicines are the same thing. However, they have slight differences. These are the actual definitions of these treatments.
This refers to a way of using medicine by mixing the ordinary and less ordinary treatments in a synchronized evidence-oriented method.
This refers to how conventional and non-conventional medical treatments are used to complement one another or used to add a positive effect. For example, a patient who gets constant migraines can use traditional pain drugs and practice meditation or yoga to ease their pain.
This refers to medical practices or systems that function as substitutes for orthodox medicine. For example, a person can decide to use energy healing instead of standard medicine.
This is the form of treatment that takes into consideration the health of a person as a whole instead of concentrating on a single part of the body or organ. It is a philosophy that also believes in the combination of spirit, body and mind. Some kinds of integrative, complementary, and alternative treatments can also be said to be holistic. Therefore, the word holism encompasses the wider definition of classifications of treatments and doctors who don’t operate within the structure of traditional medicine.
This ancient science was created in the late 18thC by Dr. Samuel Hahnemman who was a biologist and doctor of German descent. It is founded on the principle that states, “like cures like”. This doctor believed that the body should be treated holistically and that the correct medicine would stimulate the system and it will cure itself at the most fundamental level. He also believed that a substance is most effective when it is diluted. Thus, substances should be used in small quantities to treat illnesses in a sick person.
Nowadays, the terms ‘natural’ and ‘herbal’ are thrown around every day. People all over the world like to buy herbal tea, herbal soaps, lotions infused with herbs such as lavender and even cleaning products mixed with herbal and natural ingredients. Herbs were the first things that humanity used to cure themselves thousands of years ago.
Some of the most popular herbs in the US are Black Cohosh, Cranberry, Valerian Root, St John Wort, Saw Palmetto, Ginseng, Garlic, Echinacea, and Gingko Baloba. The major worry about herbs is that they have the ability to interact with conventional medicines.
Complementary and alternative Methods (CAM)
Some people tend to classify alternative and complementary medicine together and give them the abbreviation CAM. There are different kinds of CAM. According to the national institutes of Health, they can be classified into five big categories. These are;
Whole Medicine Systems
This group encompasses the sets of practices and beliefs that function together. These systems have basically changed over many years. Examples of the most popular methods include; Naturopathic medicine which focuses on massages, diet changes, exercise and herbs,
This entails a therapist manually moving a person’s body parts for healing purposes. Examples include chiropractic treatment, reflexology and massage.
The goal of these therapies is to assist people by controlling invisible energies. These therapies include Reiki and therapeutic touch.
Therapies that center on a person’s biological body use things like food and plants to cure illnesses or enhance health. Examples of these therapies are special diets or foods, botanicals (valerian root, allicin, curcumin, evening primrose oil and cannabis) as well as dietary supplements such as minerals and vitamins.
These therapies pay attention to the relationship between the body and mind to manage or cure a condition. These include Tai chi, hypnosis, biofeedback and meditation.
No matter what type of treatment you choose to embrace, it is vital to think of the side effects, potential risks and evidence that back it. You can also ensure that the practitioner who will offer the treatment has the prerequisite skills and experience. If you can, talk to your doctor before starting alternative treatments because they come with risks.
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