In this video, Dr. Berg discussed about the fasting-eating cycle. When you are eating, insulin is involved to feed the cells by taking the excess glucose out of the blood. Consuming a lot of carbs, will take some of the sugar and converts it to the stored sugar called glycogen. When you are fasting, there is another hormone involved called Insulin-Like Growth Factor or IGG-1, which is very similar to the insulin and it does also feed the cell glucose. But the glucose is not coming from the diet, it is coming from the stored glucose as glycogen from the liver and the muscle.
The body doesn’t have the a lot of glycogen, so fasting a little bit longer, it will start taping into the fat, releasing that and feet the cell. Growth hormone is what controls the Insulin-Like Growth Factor or IGG-1. IGF is in the complete control of the growth hormone which is produced by the pituitary and works with the liver. Our body has 100x quantity in volume of IGF to insulin which means our body is designed to not eat way more than we eat.
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.