Carey Allen was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2008, causing him to retire at age 53. During follow-up appointments and various tests, doctors also found that he was suffering from cystic lesions in his pancreas and seven abdominal aneurysms. It’s safe to say that Allen’s health wasn’t very good.
In November 2017, Allen underwent extensive surgery to repair the aneurysms and was told that he wouldn’t have an appetite for up to three months. “My wife Katrina had wanted to do keto for a long time. She had been following Dr. Berg for months,” he said. “She knew how bad I ate my whole life. Since I didn’t have an appetite I didn’t fight her on giving it a try.”
Since then, he’s never looked back.
Now, Allen reports that he’s feeling great. He’s thrilled to be wearing the same sizes he wore inhigh school. The couple has watched all of Dr. Berg’s videos and they take advantage of the supplements he offers, applying them to their personal medical conditions.
Allen feels empowered, knowing he has the tools from Dr. Berg to gain control of his health instead of relying on the medical profession and pharmaceutical companies. “We learn from him daily!” says Allen of Dr. Berg.
For Allen, it was tough to be patient and let his body heal before seeing the weight come off. But with the support of his wife, and encouraged by others’ success on keto, he persisted. And he took this challenge as an opportunity to recapture his health. “The only regret I can think of is not knowing all this thirty years ago,” Allen said.
Since February 2018, Allen has lost 62 pounds (28 kg). And still counting. “If I can do it anyone can do it. I used to be a pasta- and dessert-eating freak,” he said. “It’s amazing how all that goes away once you remove sugar and white flour from your diet.”
Allen is looking forward to his next doctor’s appointment in March to see how much his medical conditions have improved on the keto diet: “If not for my wife, I probably wouldn’t be here today. I believe as time goes on I will be able to say the same for Dr. Berg.”
Favorite Way to Exercise: Bike riding
Favorite Keto Recipe: “I make a lot of dishes with spaghetti squash and various other squashes,” says Allen. “I also incorporate a variety of fresh mushrooms and garlic into the dishes.”
Out of all Dr. Berg’s strategies, advice and tips, what single thing that you’ve learned has helped you most? Intermittent fasting and autophagy