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What is Metabolic Syndrome, and Can You Cure It?

Randall Smitham



  1. Kim Hoover Posted on June 27, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    If you BMI is 23 ok and how big of belly?

  2. Keyla Parker Posted on June 27, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    The inflammatory oils are one of the hardest things to kick out of my diet. I'm going to have to learn to make the basic things I buy that include them (mayo, ranch, etc.). Keto has changed my life and is healing my body. It's time to take it to the next level.

  3. TheRosa63 Posted on June 27, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    I suffer from severe metabolic syndrome, so I tried many things but the best thing that helped was alpha lipoic acid, chromium, biotin, cinnamon, lower carb diet (not no carb I kept my carbs around 200 grams per day which was way less than I used to it. but then I went through the worst change of life I can ever imagine, to the point of being suicidal, couldn't figure out why it was so difficult than I remember I have a history of antibiotic use and I think when my estrogen came down so quickly maybe candida die off? I also found that my body temps went up, for years and years I would be around 96 degrees on average now I am at 99.5 regularly. I am also can eat some pasta and fruits with little problems, I just have to watch the amount of dairy because I think it raises insulin a lot. I did lose some weight and so far it has not come back.

  4. antonio ruiz Posted on June 27, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Great information Dr. Berry …wanted your take on this dilemma so i have been for about last 3 months intermittent fasting every single day usually between 16-18 hours per day. I also have cut off prob 85% of my carb intake and cut out almost all the sugar I used to eat. I have lost 24 pounds which is great. However my concern is i'm a type 2 diabetic and my sugars have been running high on days when i do not take my insulin shots on about average 280-330 and this is before i eat my first meal for the day. I have been drinking 2 – 3 cups of coffee per day and usually at night which i do add sugar free liquid creamer and sugar free powered creamer and a some Stevia extract as well. I've also switched to ketchup made with Splenda instead of sugar. Do you think that the creamers are the main reason that my sugars are not under control ? Or could it be other factors as well ? I appreciate input from all who have experienced this and what you did to correct it. Thank you all in advance.

  5. Heather Graves Posted on June 27, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    You are one of the few channels I set to notify me on your new content. Thank you for your straightforward approach to Keto.

  6. Penta Comstat Posted on June 28, 2018 at 4:15 am

    Thanks again Dr Berry 28JUN2018

  7. paulette kilgore Posted on June 28, 2018 at 4:31 am

    this is a very good one  good info.

  8. TheCardinal365 Posted on June 28, 2018 at 10:58 am

    learn something new every day
    love the informative no BS vids you make

  9. armadillotoe Posted on June 28, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Do you have any information on IF and the keto diet helping COPD? I would appreciate a video, if this could help. I don't know if I could get my brother to try either with a "it couldn't hurt approach.)

  10. John Vanderbur Posted on June 28, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    I've watched several of your videos and the information is great. I do have a long winded questions that might require a long winded answer. Based on everything I've been watching and reading insulin is the route of all evil. I'm 325 lbs, male, had diabetes for 15 years, I'm 48 years old, I take 3 diabetes pills, humalog and Lantus.
    I guess my question is can the Keto diet work while I'm still on insulin and all these different drugs for diabetes or all the meds preventing this from working. Thanks

  11. Daniel Day Posted on June 29, 2018 at 10:05 am

    I thought Canola oil was one of the better ones for you like olive oil/cocunut oil

  12. L Harestad Posted on June 29, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    what abut grapeseed oil? My husband thinks it is good.

  13. Stephanie Flagg Hanley Posted on June 29, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks so much for doing this video. It's a great overview but one questions: Is it possible to cure Metabolic Syndrome, or can you only put it in "remission"?

  14. Gail Moniz Posted on June 30, 2018 at 2:55 am

    Well, it would seem that I have Metabolic Syndrome, but I didn't know it until I watched your video. I can check off all five of the characteristics you have stated. I've just started on Keto, and it seems to working quite well so far. I was wondering if you have such a thing as a maintenance plan, or do I just keep eating this way even after I have reached my goal weight?

  15. NATALIA R Posted on July 12, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Holy shit I have all the symptoms!

  16. Ty Robinson Posted on July 15, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    Camden Tennessee

  17. Daniel Stapler Posted on July 21, 2018 at 5:39 am

    Cotton seed oil is used a lot in Restuarants and Fish and chip shops and Take away food places in Australia. You don't see it in the supermarket, but i've seen piles of empty cotton seed oil cans out the back of a hotel and also a restuarant. Also the oil is and has been GMO for ages. It passed as ok because, hey why would GMO cotton in your shirt be a problem?

  18. Gather, Create, Live with Leslie H. Posted on July 22, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Just had all my labs done and my hdl is 42. I eat the fat from meats, coconut oil, avo oil, and butter. Can I do anything else to increase it or just have to wait it out? I've been keto for three months.

  19. Racked and Ready Posted on August 4, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Thank You doctor,you made a LOT OF SENSE!

  20. Core4ever10 Posted on August 13, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Question about oils- Is schmaltz ok? (Rendered chicken fat)

  21. Crystal Petty Posted on August 17, 2018 at 6:20 am

    I am learning so much from your videos. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge with us. Quick question…is it bad for kids to eat grapes, oranges and apples? I looked up the nutrition and all of that has lots of carbs and sugar like bananas.

  22. John Ormond Posted on August 26, 2018 at 6:25 am

    I really appreciate your clear friendly talks which are hugely helpful.

  23. Cathy Dillehay Posted on August 26, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Big follower and appreciate your information. You tell it like it is and we get it!

  24. Anonymous Ware Posted on August 27, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    hi Dr Berry, i have been doing the ketogenic lifestyle with about 20 carbs, no whites (sugar, flour, pasta, rice, etc) since 1 March . Yet my blood sugars fasting is around 110.
    I do intermittent fasting, no snacking. 2 meals a day, had most of my thyroid removed due to a goiter about 30 years ago. I am not hungry throughout the day, so fasting is no issue. Now I am hypo thyroid, yet I can’t get any thyroid meds since my standard tests come back „normal.“ i have all the classic hypothyroid symptoms as well as adrenal fatigue . My blood sugar is about 110 fasting and I have a pharmacy of supplements trying to cure myself. Currently I am 60 pounds overweight, I have lost slowly 15 pounds so far but seems I am hitting a plateau. My waist is 41 inches, it’ was 45. it seems the weight is coming off my legs and some off my hips, I am a Apple shape. When I eat my belly swells up. Can you please give me some idea what I should eat for thyroid Keto foods and to crank my metabolism . Very frustrated, I do walk about 30 mins a day and stay busy moving through out the day.

  25. Debra Locke Posted on August 29, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Dr Berry can you recommend any treatment, supplements, or book related to curbing carbohydrate addiction?

  26. Christy Warren Posted on October 13, 2018 at 9:59 am

    I have been on keto for 6 months, I have/had metabolic syndrome (not sure when this goes away, I have lost 75 lbs) with the darkness on the back of my neck, it is fading but is there a timeline where this should go away completely?

  27. sorn youra Posted on October 21, 2018 at 1:22 am

    I feeling good for get good metabolic . Feel better and live better.Thank program for to get good metabolic

  28. Bob S Posted on November 26, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    An MD and a nutritionist. This guy is the best.

  29. Luis Rodriguez Posted on December 24, 2018 at 4:49 am

    How about advising some exercise men, you just want people to go on stupid diets preaching that only that will solve their metabolic issues, be a good "MD" with air quotes.

  30. Penguini Posted on January 5, 2019 at 5:26 am

    What if you have a high metabolism and are skinny? Probably a stupid question, but can you still have metabolic syndrome?

  31. Seth okthen Posted on March 25, 2019 at 10:42 am

    I am sorry but I did the SlimFast diet before doing keto, I lost 35 and have kept it off for more than 8-9 months. It just depends on the person, thats why diets succeed or fail!

  32. A.F.S. Posted on April 1, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Dr. Is 100% correct! Within 1 month of quitting sugar and reducing my carb intake…my BP dropped from 145/90 to 120/80…..my fasting glucose dropped from mid 90’s to low 80’s……my weight dropped from 202 to 190…..in a little over a month! Give your body a break,,,,if you cant quit the sugar and carbs,,,,slowly reduce them. 👍

  33. James Stencil Posted on April 9, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you so much !!! You helped me 🙏

  34. Sylvia Sage Posted on April 21, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    I can’t stay on a Ketogenic diet. It is too expensive for my food stamp budget, and I always feel thirsty for sugar, presumably fruit. But, overall I have cut down on my carbs and increased my fat intake. I go on fasting mimicking diets occasionally. Those are Ketogenic but do not make me crave for fruit. Improvements are slow and painstaking. In one year, my A1C went down from 6 to 5.6. My triglycerides went down from 362 to 230, and my HDL went up from 40 to 60. That’s not a cure, but definitely an improvement. Judging by that, I know your advice is good. Dr. Gregor wrote about how not to die from diabetes, but those people were taking insulin. Insulin is not prescribed for metabolic syndrome. He also referred to a study of a in vitro experiment that showed a droplet of saturated fat could kill a beta cell. Also fats within our cells contribute to insulin resistance, hence my daughter thought I should go fat-free. I’m sure that dietary saturated fat does not translate into saturated fat getting into our cells.

  35. Rhaaggar R Posted on April 24, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    I have been eating next to no carbs and all the fats I can get and have been fasting at least 12 hours between meals for about 6 weeks and my blood sugar is still through the roof(250+). About 3 weeks ago it was at 150 and then it went up again. I am losing my mind and getting more and more frustrated. Can someone please help!

  36. Spooky Boo's Scary Story Time Posted on May 10, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    I lost 30 pounds in a year doing mostly a low carb/keto off and on for almost a year. Then I went up during the holidays and when I started QVAR for asthma. I went back on after seeing my big bum on a TV show so went totally keto in Jan. to Feb and lost about 12 pounds more then suddenly it stopped completely. I don't eat bread, pasta, sugar, wheat, or cereal at all except for on 2 days: st. patrick's day and my son's bday I had some pizza and cake. That's it. No beer. After having some bourbon while on keto I'll never do that again! Learned the hard way. I have not lost anything since February. In fact, I was at 228 then when I had birthday cake I went up to 233 and haven't gone down at all. I eat hamburger meat, steak, chicken, eggs, block cheese, real butter. etc. I do not eat vegetable oil. I do not drink alcohol. I do have olive oil and coconut oil. I don't eat fast food although I will get a grilled chicken bacon salad if I'm out. No bread. No chips. I have a small tight bulge under my breast area right where the liver is and it looks more dominant on the right side than the left. I haven't lost inches, either. How long does this take before it goes away? I have plans! My doctor is useless except to get my emergency inhaler (i've had asthma since i was 3)

  37. Mustang Sally Posted on May 22, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    You taught me a new word.

  38. Ahmet Bakan Posted on June 7, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Thanks Dr. Berry! For a prediabetic who started strict ketogenic diet, how long may it take to return to a non metabolic syndrome state (if that was the case)?

  39. abhijeet chopade Posted on June 10, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Brilliant explanation

  40. Storm Meridian Dee The Broccoli Fox Posted on July 1, 2019 at 11:52 am

    5 for 5… and yet I've never heard of this. I only came across it yesterday whilst doing my continual research into my illnesses. My PCP has never even mentioned this, let alone diagnosed me with it, even though I clearly have been dealing with this for years. Longer than I've been going to him. Thanks for all the information and suggestions, Dr. Berry. I'm so grateful I can come to your channel as a source to steer me toward health. Thank you so much! <3

  41. Lisa Hayes Posted on July 28, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    You can put down that soda and I'll bet it'll be cured then.

  42. Lars Mith Posted on September 6, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    What's the future look like for people ( some diabetics ? ) who's mouth stops producing saliva ?

  43. dangled topshelf Posted on September 11, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Pyscotropic medications cause metabolic syndrome. I take 3 psychotropic medications and they definitely contribute to metabolic syndrome. It’s very frustrating cause I exercise and eat healthy. However, I did have the most success with the ketogenic diet. I need to get back on keto asap

  44. Fernando Soares Posted on September 24, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Cut sugars and carbs and alcohol… problem solved!

  45. Esra Beril Karaeminoğulları Posted on October 10, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Hi, metabolic syndrome is not a DISEASE. It is syndrome 🙂