The Minnesota Starvation Experiment

Is fasting the same thing as starvation?

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0:08 About Ancel Keys and the heart experiment 
0:48 About the Minnesota Starvation Experiment
2:16 The outcome of the Minnesota Starvation Experiment
2:55 What happens when you’re on healthy keto and intermittent fasting
3:24 Starvation vs. fasting

In this video, we’re going to talk about an interesting study that was done called the “Minnesota Starvation Experiment.” 

The Minnesota Starvation Experiment was done in 1944 by Ancel Keys. Ancel Keys is the same man who fudged the data on a heart study in 1958, which has lead to false information on cholesterol causing heart disease. With the heart study, Ancel Keys omitted important data. 

The Minnesota Starvation Experiment created severe nutritional deficiencies.

After the Minnesota Starvation Experiment, the people:

• Were tired 
• Were irritable
• Were bored
• Were cold
• Had low sex drive
• Craved food
• Stole food
• Had a destroyed metabolism 

With healthy keto and intermittent fasting:

• Your energy goes up
• Your mood is going to go up
• Your libido is going to go up
• You’re not going to crave food
• Your hunger goes away
• Your metabolism is going to be fine

The above is the unique distinction between a typical low-calorie semi-starvation diet and healthy keto with intermittent fasting. Many people who do intermittent fasting do not do healthy keto. This can cause many different health problems. 

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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