Jennifer Myers Shares Amazing Results - Dr. Berg's Healthy Keto
By: Jennifer Myers
Dear Dr. Berg, I'm a 35-year-old female. I've been following your videos since late February, and I've noticed a multitude of benefits. I felt particularly compelled to reach out and share my story with you because I believe my case is perhaps less conventional than your typical success story; however, it's no less profound and I think worth talking about so maybe others can benefit, too. Mine is not a weight loss success story but rather one of mental illness recovery. I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa in 2001 and I've struggled with disordered eating, depression and anxiety throughout the years since that time. I had zero luck with prescribed antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication due to unbearable side effects (not to mention ineffectiveness). When I discovered your videos, I started to learn about the impact of healthy fats on the brain, and I became intrigued. Even though I hadn't eaten meat in over nine years, I incorporated exotic (exotic to me anyway) foods such as grass fed beef liver and wild sardines into my diet, as well as consuming an avocado every day, and other fats (coconut oil, nuts and seeds, pastured eggs, etc.). I have always eaten healthy foods, but I was sorely lacking in my fat intake, because it was a fearful thing, given my eating disorder. It was easier for me to just avoid it. Once I understood that fat in the keto diet is neutral and required to feel satiated, I trusted in your advice and began experimenting. I eat large 10-cup salads every day, along with an abundance of healthy fats, and I've noticed extraordinary difference in my mental health. Although I didn't have any weight to lose, thanks to the keto diet and your advice, my mental health has repaired in such a way that I'm able to think much more rationally. You might know that the reason anorexia nervosa is so insidious is because it makes the sufferer think and behave irrationally. I do believe the lack of dietary fat was worsening my illness. I've seen profound benefits in my overall mood, memory, ability to make decisions, focus; even my sleep quality has improved. I owe my success to you and your sharing of knowledge. I cannot thank you enough. Without your videos I'd still be in a dark place mentally. Because we wear our weight on our bodies for all to see, I understand that it's more sensational to have lost a ton of weight or mitigated a physical illness such as diabetes, for example. I know that most of the people who contact you have dramatic before and after images of drastic weight loss to share, but I think mental health is equally important -- if not more so. If the mind isn't healthy, then the person can't be healthy. I could not find wellness before because my mind wouldn't allow me to make the right choices for my wellbeing. Now I feel like a new person. I feel like I've been reborn. My anxiety and depression have lifted. I can think so much more rationally and choose the path of wellness. I'd love to talk with you in greater detail and hopefully share my story so that others struggling with mental illness can know that there's a light at the end of the tunnel. My relationship with food has never been better, and I'm well on my way to a full recovery. You've changed my life, Dr. Berg. I am forever grateful.