One of the research studies that Dr. Berg points to entitled “Prevalence of Micronutrient Deficiency in Popular Diet Plans” was published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. This study closely looked at daily menus from popular diet plans including The South Beach Diet, the DASH and the Atkins for Life Diet. The researchers concluded that these diets were deficient in micronutrients including Vitamin D, Vitamin E, vitamin B7, chromium, iodine and molybdenum. These deficiencies are scientifically linked to risk of a variety of serious health conditions and diseases including obesity, heart disease and cancer.
Dr. Berg states, "There are important nutrients which are necessary to keep metabolism burning fat. Losing weight and improving metabolism are too different issues, as the metabolic rate determines how much fat is burned."
According to Dr. Berg’s bestselling book, The 7 Principles of Fat Burning, people need to get healthy to lose weight, not lose weight to get healthy. This new philosophy flies in the face of the mainstream weight loss program. The book also emphasizes the fact that restful sleep, recovery after exercise and consuming more nutrient-rich foods will enhance the metabolism. He has taught his principles and techniques to over 2000 doctors worldwide.
One of the key foods Dr. Berg recommends is the vegetable kale, which contains some of the highest vitamins and phytonutrients you can find. Interestingly, this common garnish is rarely eaten on the plate. His kale shake is popular in the Washington DC, as he has given his recipe to over 200,000 people. Dr. Berg explains, "Anyone can make this simple recipe just mix a handful of kale, a cup of frozen fruit and a glass of water and blend for 3 minutes. Kale is one of the most nutritious vegetables on the planet. It has anti-cancer properties and can detox the body at the genetic level."
About Dr. Eric Berg:
Eric Berg, DC, is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government and the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, scientists, engineers, professors, and other clients from all walks of life. He is the author of The 7 Principles of Fat Burning, published in January 2011. In addition, Eric Berg is widely published in trade magazines, including Chiropractic Today and The American Chiropractor, and in consumer publications such as First for Women, Men’s Exercise, New Beauty, Upscale and Let’s Live. His various television appearances include Fox & Friends. Dr. Berg trains chiropractors, physicians and allied healthcare practitioners in his methods, and to date he has trained over 2,000 healthcare professionals. More information about Eric Berg is available at http://drberg.com/