How to Respond to a Keto Critic

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In this video, I want to talk to you about how to respond to a keto critic. You may come across some keto naysayers or ketogenic diet critics. What are you supposed to say to them? 

If you’re wondering how to respond to ketogenic diet criticism, this is what you need to do:

1. Don’t defend yourself.
Instead ask what their solution is to problems like diabetes.

• They may say a healthy diet should be one approved by the USDA, AHA, or ADA. But, the dietary guidelines for the USDA are 65% carbohydrates.

2. Ask why 200-300g of carbs per day is healthy.
With keto, we recommend only 5% carbohydrates, which comes out to only about 20-50g of carbs per day.

Healthy keto is the healthiest thing you can do. When responding to criticism, you really want the keto critics to start looking at the huge carbohydrate problem in relationship to the health problems that we have.

Ketogenic diet critics often don’t even know what a ketone or ketosis is. People are afraid of what they don’t understand. 

If you ask keto naysayers what a ketone is, they may know it’s something related to ketoacidosis. But, ketoacidosis will only occur if your blood sugars are over 300. This is not the same as a healthy person dropping carbs and getting the body to make more ketones.

Ketones are:
• The byproduct of fat burning
• An alternative fuel 

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.


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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.


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