How Does Your Body Make Proteins (Like Muscle)?

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Dr. Eric Berg DC

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Shared February 12, 2019

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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about muscle growth, growth hormone and carbohydrates. Growth hormone is produced by the pituitary. It works in the liver but it is unique because it doesn’t just go to the liver to influence the hormone called insulin-like growth factor but it can also go into all of your cells because it has a lot of different effects.

1. Enhances Amino Acid Transport through the cells.
2. Enhances Ribosomes (a little machine in the cells that makes certain proteins from amino acids)
3. Enhances DNA going into the RNA.
4. Decreases Catabolism – a state where you are breaking down protein in the body.
5. Enhances Fat Utilization that occurs several hours later
6. Decreases Rate of Glucose Utilization
7. Creates a Ketogenic Effect

Do you need carbs to make protein?
“Growth hormone fails to cause growth in animals lacking a pancreas.” You do need normal amounts of insulin to make proteins in the body. Growth hormone stimulates the release of insulin.

Ways to Boost Growth Hormone
• Fasting
• Intense Exercise
• High quality deep sleep
• Trauma
• Arginine
• Low Blood Sugar

Things that Inhibits Growth Hormone
• Eating too frequently
• No Exercise
• Insomnia
• High levels of stress / cortisol
• Not enough protein in the diet
• High levels of sugar

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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hadi fehlauer

Thanks for brilliantly explained issue from Germany. Hadia

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buric estera franzela

How wonderful has God made our bodies.

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Robert Long

🤯 omg?!?
Dr Berg - Best video ever!
Now I know why I'm losing muscle

5 months ago | [YT] | 13

fidel catsro

This is nuclear rocket science level! i need to watch this episode again and again few more times...

5 months ago | [YT] | 6

Ken Bell

How many doctors regularly refer to their medical texts?
They all should!

5 months ago | [YT] | 3

Ajith Sidhu

Nice vid cam you do more on bodybuilding pls

5 months ago | [YT] | 10

Alpha Strength

The growth hormone is a natural steroid

5 months ago | [YT] | 10

Nathan Michalec

Thanks doctor Berg, but I had to listen to it twice!

5 months ago | [YT] | 5

first last

Excellent delivery and explanation of complex information. Bravo! Sending you love from Toronto

5 months ago | [YT] | 2

Cemil Cırrık

I am building muscle much faster with IF + keto than old carb days. Also I burn tremendous amounts of fat while I don't even run 1 step. What doctor says 100% happening to me

5 months ago | [YT] | 14

Mieka Fasting Weight Loss

Thumbs up. Lost a lot of fat. Time to build muscle. 💪❤

5 months ago | [YT] | 9


I was always under the impression protein 1 gram per body weight lifting days half non lifting days. carbs solely for energy.

5 months ago | [YT] | 1


Seems like you're replying to Cole from snake diet...hes bringing the war to you keto guys.

5 months ago | [YT] | 4


It's much more than 60% of the population that has insulin resistance!

Familiarize yourself with Dr. Kraft's work.

5 months ago | [YT] | 1

Jose Allen

Hi Dr. Berg now that you make this video about protein and muscles can you do another video about Muscle Wasting in chronic kidney disease? Thanks a lot and keep the good work.

5 months ago | [YT] | 4

Dyah Viona

Hail keto + IF!!! If only people would train themselves a little dicipline, it doesn't take that long to get the body used to keto and fasting. I do either intense workout or cardio within my fasting window and feel so good. Weird to see people eating and snacking all the time as if they wouldn't survive an hour without chewing something.

5 months ago | [YT] | 3


Could you make a video about anaerobic workouts and its benefits on people with thyroid issues please? Thank you!

5 months ago | [YT] | 0

Epic Winz2017

This explains why I was always so scrawny!!! Thanks Dr Berg

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