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“Lies My Doctor Told Me” – book review and podcast with Dr. Ken Berry. This helpful book covers 17 “Medical Myths That Can Harm Your Health”. Berry questioned his conventional medical training when he tried to lose weight. He cut saturated fats, started jogging, ate more whole grains and promptly gained 10 more pounds.
He found Robb Wolf’s “The Paleo Solution” and Mark Sisson’s “The Primal Blueprint” and hasn’t looked back.
“Lies My Doctor Told Me” covers 17 topics. We discuss 8 in this Primal Diet – Modern Health Podcast. (Find over 135 of my other podcasts here or on my website). Thanks for listening and find Dr. Berry’s book here on Amazon.
“Lies My Doctor Told Me: Medical Myths That Can Harm Your Health”
Lies #1 and #3: Fats (especially Saturated Fats) lead to high cholesterol, obesity and Heart Disease. We talk about Ancel Keys 1950’s studies on diet in 22 countries. His publication only showed data from 7 of those countries however. The ones that fit his conclusion that (Saturated) Fat is Bad. And what we’re still being taught.
Lie #2: Drinking milk is good for your bones. Hey, where’s the research on that?
Lies #6 and #12: Exercise more to lose weight. We talk about the “chronic cardio” myth and the “calorie deficit myth” that more exercise and fewer calories is the path to weight loss. Lots of good info here.
Lie #11: Salt increases blood pressure and your risk of heart attack or stroke. If you still believe this, this chapter is worth the (small) cost of the book. Himalayan Salt is a health tonic in my clinic!
Lie #14: TSH is all you need to monitor Thyroid health. Dr. Berry gives a good summary on this important topic. Educate yourself on thyroid medications and the correct blood tests. I write a lot about this topic on my blog too.
Lie #16: Breast Milk is deficient in Vitamin D. Studies show mothers with adequate D levels do pass Vitamin D in breast milk. Most of us are deficient in D! I add a note here and in many articles and podcasts on my blog the importance of taking Vitamin K2 with any form of D. There are two in my online store.
Find Dr. Ken Berry:
His Facebook page is here at Dr. Ken Berry MD; YouTube collection here; Instagram here. The book is on Amazon here. Enjoy!
Book Review “Lies My Doctor Told Me”
If you’re new to Paleo or Primal wellness you’ll learn a lot to help make swift changes in your health. If you’re more advanced, you’ll find info to expand what you know. A nice $10.95 gift for those who still think fats are bad and that hard work on the treadmill is the way to lose weight.