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Has your doctor lied to you?

Eat low-fat and high-carb, including plenty of “healthy” whole grains - does that sound familiar? Perhaps, this is what you were told at your last doctor’s appointment or visit with a nutritionist, or perhaps, it is something you read online when searching for a healthy diet. And maybe, you’ve been misled. Dr. Ken Berry is here to dispel the myths and misinformation that have been perpetuated by the medical and food industries for decades.

This updated and expanded edition of Dr. Berry’s best seller Lies My Doctor Told Me exposes the truth behind all kinds of “lies” told by well-meaning but misinformed medical practitioners. Nutritional therapy is often overlooked in medical school, and the information provided to physicians is often outdated. However, the negative consequences on your health remain the same. Advice to avoid healthy fats and stay out of the sun has been proven to be detrimental to longevity and can wreak havoc on your system. 

In this audiobook, Dr. Berry will enlighten you about nutrition and life choices, their role in our health, and how to begin an educated conversation with your doctor about finding the right path for you.

This book will teach you:
 

  • Facts doctors are taught to think about nutrition and other preventative health measures and how they should be thinking
  • Story of how the food pyramid and MyPlate came into existence and why they should change
  • Facts about fat intake and heart health
  • Truth about the effects of whole wheat on the human body
  • Role of dairy in your diet
  • Truth about salt - friend or foe?
  • Dangers and benefits of hormone therapy
  • New information about inflammation and how it should be viewed by doctors

Come out of the darkness and let Ken Berry be your guide to optimal health and harmony!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Ken D. Berry, MD (P)2019 Victory Belt Audio

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Illiterate Narrator

I’m a non-native, but I do know that indictment has no dick in it. Narrators should prep better.

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Extremely informative!

I read the Kindle version several months ago and it’s already improved my health. I was excited for a refresher with this audible version.
If you’re not familiar with Dr.Berry from his fantastic YouTube videos you won’t care that the narrator sounds a bit robotic and lacks the personality & charisma of Dr. Berry.
The content is fantastic! Sometimes I was very pissed off reading how decades of bad advice has evolved in the medical community and has personally affected me and my family.
Hopefully Dr.Berry’s next book will be narrated by him...

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Weak Narrator

Love the book but the narrator was lacking... I wish Dr. Berry would have narrated it himself.

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Bias much!?

While the book is full of interesting information it’s nothing you haven’t seen on some post on Instagram. The author is also extremely bias to certain methodologies (paleo/Keto) while dismissing even bashing others. Save your credit for another book, I wish I would have.

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Can’t listen to the narrator!

Love Dr Berry and the hard copy of this book. But the narrator of the audible book is horrible and I can’t take listening to him. 😖 He sounds robotic. I wish Dr Berry had narrated his own book. I’m going to return this version and hope for a new narrator in the future. 🤞

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Excellent Book

Awesome Read. Great information in easy language. Every medical professional person should read and question their own understanding of the things they practice. Dr. Berry does an amazing job uncovering some REAL truths in order to really help not only himself but his patients and thousands of others who blindly believed "doctors knew all". They don't and this book helps shine some truths on a few of those areas that more science and research should been taught in medical schools.

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The author doesn't build strong arguments

While I'm sure he's right in at least half of his assessments, the author is bad at building strong arguments.

He doesn't list proper sources. No, "read this other book!" is not a reference. Also, man of actual science wouldn't begin researching diets by reading diet books, then choose whichever felt right.

He makes many fallacies in his arguments, like:
- fallacy fallacy: The seven-country study suffered of selection bias, therefore its conclusions must be false (then use this argument in multiple chapters to prove his point). An objective scientist would have presented the strongest opposing arguments as well.
- strawman fallacy: "High cholesterol levels in your blood are dangerous and increase your risk of heart attack." -- The current consensus is that the causal factor is actually high LDL-C / low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, not just cholesterol in general (actual sources, not books: https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/advance-article/doi/10.1093/eurheartj/ehz962/5735221 and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28444290). The author is therefore attacking the wrong problem. More obvious use of the fallacy in the "Do as I do" part: "I never give a thought to the cholesterol content of any food I eat.". Yes, it's known that dietary chol. is not related to serum chol., but that's not what he was arguing about.
- faulty generalization, and honestly... "who cares?": "Several studies have shown that stretching before physical activity doesn’t decrease injury risk." -- What is psysical activity"? That's too broad of a term. Why would athletes care about this general research? Tell this to someone stretching for a pole fitness routine, he/she will laugh in your face.
- faulty generalization: "If you exercise more, you will lose weight."" -- "Exercise" is too encompassing in its usage here. If exercise is done after a meal, and it is the kind of exercise that builds muscle mass, it will almost always help people lose weight.
- fallacy of suppressing evidence: "Exposure to sunlight causes skin cancer. [...]" -- Melanoma is indeed not caused by UV, but the other types of skin cancers are, and they are a lot more prevalent! But the author only focuses on melanoma. Interesting statistic: one in every 3 cancers diagnosed is skin cancer! Also, demonizing sunscreen makes no sense because one of the big reasons why people use it is to delay skin aging.

I could write a separate book just on how bad his argumentation skills are. But still, in my opinion, he does reach many valid conclusions. The performance of "Geoff Sugiyama" was also great, and has managed to captivate my attention in order to finish the book.

I know it's not nice to say this, but also look at dr. Ken Berry in one of his YouTube videos: he looks unhealthy and prematurely aged. Is this the kind of guy that you want to "do as he does"? Eat a lot of meat, even if it's charred! Don't exercise! Stay in the sun without worry! (Live until 60!)

This book will be great for people eating processed foods and in constant need for "motivation to change", but it won't bring much to those of us that are super healthy.

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I love Dr. Ken Berry!

I’ve listened to Ken Berry on several podcasts, which is how I found out about his book. I enjoyed this book’s content, humor, and simplified debunking of common medical myths. However, I wish Dr. Berry had read it himself. My only criticism is that the monotone voice used took away from the listening experience. However, I’d still recommend this book to everyone I care about.

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A must read for anyone who visits a Doctor!

I just finished the audio version of this phenomenal book! This is a must read for everyone who visits a Doctor as well as practicing Doctors, specialists and medical students!

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I now going to fact check what My Doctors say.

LOVE THIS BOOK, VERY INTERESTING. some lies I have heard & some I haven't.
Great Narration.

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  • D Frew
  • 10-04-19

Thought Provoking

I like that Dr Berry gives references so you can verify what he's saying. There are some 'lies' that I discovered a while ago (great to hear another take) but so much of the book is new to me. Will listen to it again soon and will recommend to friends and family. One of the best on the subject. Grab it now, you won't be disappointed (except with governments, medical establishment, big food and pharma)!

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  • Chris
  • 11-01-19

Good all round look at real health

An easy listen, a bit too much repetition, probably for effect. Would have like Dr Berry to have narrated himself!

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  • Andrew
  • 09-30-19

Superb read

Amazing book from a groundbreaking doctor in Ken Berry. This guy is a true trailblazer and as a Health Scientist I can tell you his stance of many topics is bang on. A must read.

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  • Sabrina
  • 09-28-19

A Must Read

If you value the life you have or the life you would like to have then this is the book for you. So many of the lies Dr. Berry uncovers have been told to me by doctors. I am now improving my health and weight by following his advise. Thank you Dr. Berry you are the modern day Super Hero

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  • Angela H.
  • 05-06-20

Disappointing

So I'm a big Dr Berry fan and have probably heard most of the content through the countless videos of his that I have watched on Youtube. I know there were lots of issues with the audiobook in who was reading it etc and that he could not do it himself but I was really excited about this book and hoped to share it with my family.
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Clears so many myths and 'truths' that we have carried for years from older generations and clever marketing. The fattening of animals was a particular 'OMG, well durr' moment!
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-Is it just me or does the narrator or at least their voice randomly change on many occasions totally ruining the flow of the book? Like random bits were put in later? The production/editing lets the whole book down here for me.
-Dr B talks about how correlation is not great evidence and can't be used to prove facts yet he does the exact same thing when talking about milk.
-No links or evidence to back him up. I get that he didn't want to bulk out the book with lots of links but surely they could have been given as a pdf or a listed on his website. Again he says the average person doesn't know how to find the good evidence so please show us on PubMed which are good
-He contradicts himself about his own eating! Early on he says how he has nuts every day but later when talking about fibre he tells us he hasn't had any in weeks! I get that this is a second edition but surely these things should have been clarified where his views and experiences have changed over the years.

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  • Paul Gee
  • 10-30-19

Read it. Take back control of your health.

I was familiar with Ken Barry's YouTube videos before listening to this book. He is an important member of the vanguard of doctors, specialists, scientists, researchers and even investigative journalists who are smart enough to be able to see the inconsistencies in the science that is currently accepted without question by many members of the medical profession, and who are not afraid to call it out, and have the communication skills to convey that to ordinary folk.
The book was not a disappointment. I did at one point find the repetitive format of each chapter slightly annoying. the same style of opening and closing. Later in the book it did not bother me, I could see the value in the repetition. it underscored the fact that each "lie" may be different, but the problem is also the same one. The fact that doctors don't question what they are told as often as they should. And also that our options are the same when confronted with this. We try to work with our doctor or we find a new one Or we educate ourselves and have the confidence to take our health into our own hands.

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  • Eunice
  • 12-27-19

Best book ever

This is one of the best books that I have read (or listened to) and I have read a few health books. Absolutely amongst the best. Definitely a must read and keep reading as there is so much information in.

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  • Stefan Birman
  • 10-24-19

Excellent book

Everything is well explained and if you read it you'll be better than the average doctor.

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  • MR G R Barzdo
  • 10-08-20

Couldn’t listen for more than a few minutes

I was looking forward to the content of this audible book, but it was told by a computer generated voice (if it wasn’t then it was very dull and monotonous) I could not listen any further

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  • Former Amazonfan
  • 12-13-19

This doctor tells no lies

Great book, well written and narrated. It confirmed many ideas I have gleaned from numerous other sources, this book could save your life or at the very least improve the quality of it, and perhaps extend it. Fascinating facts. Thank you Doctor Ken Berry for these confirmations and sometimes surprising new insights.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-14-21

A well presented exposé

Whilst mostly affirming knowledge I’ve acquired over the last few years simply by giving some new insights, this book is a well constructed, researched and presented low-down on how those on the ‘Western Diet’ got to suffer chronic, non communicable ‘Western Diseases’ and what to do about it.
The book suggestions are also spot-on. I loaded up at least 4 of them.
I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-29-20

Great book - Very eye opening

It's amazing some of the continued non-truths we have, and continue to be told, about our health and wellbeing. I think we know about 10% of the full amount of knowledge we can know about nutrition and the human body, but $$ are stopping the world from acknowledging the mistakes of the past and moving forward.

My only suggesting is to label the chapters in Audible, as these don't align with the book chapters and becomes confusing. Plus, I want to go back and revisit certain chapters relevant to me and read them again, so it would be easier to see exactly what chapter I'm clicking on.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-08-21

Excellent advice

It's about time that patients health and good advice was more important to doctors than old school doctrine and old boy's club "you will respect my authoritahhh" behaviour like Ancel Keys' that got us in the current state of crisis.

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  • Stevenkydd
  • 04-25-20

Thought provoking

Must read for people interested in there own health and want to make informed decisions.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-12-21

free yourself from modern superstition

Dr Ken Berry backs up all doctors lies with plenty of reference

it doesn't take much investigation to find where the science has gone wrong




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  • luv1another
  • 09-05-21

Many great teachings

As dr Berry says do your research, I didn’t agree 100% with everything but lots of great stuff to dig deeper into.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-21

Eye opener

Information every person should know. Good information backed by proper studies done. Just get the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-21

Excellent information

Loved it, very helpful, thankyou, just what i needed👍 Totally understand with time poor doctors but we all need to update, kind regards

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-19-21

We need more people like Dr Berry

Sadly the book has changed the way I view Doctors and Pharmaceuticals, my common line to my friends now is 'Do Your Own Research'. I haven't stopped since finishing this book. Thanks Dr Berry.

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  • Brendon Maher
  • 12-30-20

Great book!

A nice and simple, yet practical guide to help people wade through a myriad of health misconceptions. I wish the good doctor had read this himself for the audible version, but his spirit behind the words is clearly present. Highly recommended.