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The Root of Modern Illness – High Insulin

October 14, 2019

Hello everyone, it’s ole Butter Bob Briggs
here at my favorite place in the world, Burgess Falls State Park, because I want to talk to
you about a tree. And when I say a tree, I don’t mean a real
tree, like this old gentleman behind me – I’m talking about a way to understand the relationships
many illnesses have to each other and why understanding how they’re all connected like
a tree, with a common root. A common root that waters them all, and a common root that
we can dry up much easier than this complex tree would lead us to believe at first. Understanding this tree, will completely change
the way you think when you walk into a hospital, pharmacy or doctors office, never again will
you be able to go into a place like that without thinking to yourself, that most the people
there, are there because they’ve been on this tree for years and years. this big tree is called “metabolic syndrome” or “insulin resistance syndrome” and a common root. If the major illnesses of today were pictured
as a tree, then insulin resistance and it’s partner in crime, chronically high insulin
levels could be pictured as the root of this tree. From this root, springs up the trunk of the
tree, and that trunk could represent all the vicious cycles of problems that go on for
years and years in your body, without you knowing about them. All these processes are caused by or made
worse by chronically high insulin levels, either directly or indirectly. These vicious cycles are both caused by this
continuously high insulin, and in turn feed back and cause high insulin levels to become
even higher and last longer. All these go on for years, setting you up
to become sick, fat and hurting. Then looking up into our tree we see the many
branches growing out of the trunk of unnoticed problems, growing into open outward branches
of disease. All the branches have names that we’ve all
heard about or even worse that we’ve been diagnosed with.
All these branches of disease seem like separate, unrelated problems. They effect different
people, differently. You might be on the Type 2 Diabetes branch,
your husband on the Heart Disease branch, your daughter on the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
branch, your mother may have fatty liver and she’s
on a branch too. It’s even possible with some of the newer
science of the last few years that your sister who has breast cancer and your grandma who
has Alzheimer�s might be on one of these branches too. Then you might be on this tree, but not on
one of these branches, you might be outwardly healthy right now,
but you found out from your doctor that you had high triglycerides. Guess what? You’re on this tree too, but you’re
still down in the trunk, your problem hasn’t spring out and grown into an outward branch
yet. You might have been put on blood thinners,
you might be in the trunk of this tree too. Maybe you have joint pain that’s gotten worse
over the years, it’s possible you’re in the trunk of this tree. You might be in the trunk of this tree if
you have low HDL cholesterol too. The same could be said if you have high blood
pressure, at least 50% of you, who have high blood pressure also have high insulin at the
root of your tree. Maybe you found out that your blood sugar
is slightly high or even fairly high, you’re in the trunk of this tree too. Maybe you’ve been getting fatter around the
middle every year � well chances are you’re in the trunk of this tree too, because belly
fat is the best sign that you have chronically high insulin levels at the root
of your tree. Even though you’re fairly healthy outwardly,
it is very probable that you’re still on this tree, your problem has just not branched out
into open disease yet. High insulin levels exist in our body for
years and years, causing and being caused by many other problems like the resistance
of certain tissues to the effects of this high insulin level, the resistant tissues
both being caused by high insulin and in turn causing more insulin to be made. Increasing obesity, getting fat, being caused
by high insulin levels making fat storage easier and also by the increasing fat tissue
itself becoming eventually resistant to insulin and therefore causing more insulin to be made.
Being fat around the middle is the number one clue that you have chronically high insulin
levels. As you get fatter, your fat cells themselves become insulin resistant and cause
your body to have to make more insulin. The fatter you become, the more the resistance,
more the resistance, the more the insulin levels, which continue to feed back, making
it easier to store more fat. A true vicious cycle. We could carry this same cause and effect
cycle into the liver. It is in the liver that your insulin resistance problem, your chronically
high insulin level problem becomes deadly. As your liver becomes fatter, it also becomes
more resistant to insulin, this causes your insulin levels to rise and worse than that,
stay higher all the time. All these processes, all these vicious spinning
cycles travel together and cluster together in people who are fat, and or have heart disease,
and or have Type 2 diabetes, or high triglycerides or fatty liver or high blood sugars or PSOS. The question of which of these is the real
root of this tree could be better understood if we thought about the old philosophy question,
�which came first, the chicken or the egg�? If all these processes are like the old � �which
came first, the chicken or the egg debate�, THEN they are really a circle or feedback
loop or chain of cause and effect, a cycle of spinning events, All these processes become and endless �which
came first the chicken or the egg debate�, with no right answer, because the chicken
lays the egg and the egg hatches the chicken. If there is any part of these cycles we could
step in and stop, if there was any weak link in the chain, then the spinning cycle of cause
and effect will stop. So when we look at the root of our tree, we
could �pick out a chicken� or �pick out an egg� that fuel these vicious, cause
and effect cycles and we could �fry that chicken� or �scramble that egg� and
the whole cycle of cause and effect will begin to be broken. Now that we’ve looked at the branches of this
tree, let’s go down into the roots and look at What causes insulin to become chronically
high and what you can do about it. Insulin is released when you eat, period.
It doesn’t matter what you eat, when you eat, insulin is released.
This is completely normal. As we all know, some foods and drinks spike
insulin more than others, some much more than others, but eating causes insulin to be released,
period. Also, some of us, just by being born to the
parents we have and inheriting certain genes are just more prone to becoming insulin resistant,
which as we’ve said, insulin resistance and chronically high insulin are traveling partners
in crime. Another cause of insulin being high is our
lifestyle, do we snack a lot? Do we constantly drink sugary drinks? And are we active or
couch potatoes? All these things get the insulin resistance
and chronically high insulin levels started, but this isn’t the problem. If having a high insulin level after a meal
or two was the problem, we’d all be in trouble fast. But insulin levels after a single meal is
not the problem. The root of our tree is CHRONICALLY high insulin
levels. The insulin problem builds on itself in a
vicious cycle. Constantly eating and drinking highly processed
foods and overeating period, slowly but surely keep our insulin levels higher through most
of the day. Eating itself causes an insulin response,
so continuously snacking and overeating and sucking on a sugary drink all day for years,
causes Insulin levels to remain higher than they would have and last longer. The more insulin and the longer it remains,
the more resistance to insulin, which leads to higher insulin. Getting slowly fat in the belly caused by
high insulin levels causing you to store more of the food you eat as fat also leads to more
resistance, which leads to more insulin. The fatter you become, the higher the insulin
resistance in your tissues, and the higher your resistance, the higher your chronically
high insulin levels go. This vicious cycle builds over the years and
at some point, your insulin levels are so high and last so long and remain constantly
and chronically high, that you no longer need to eat much of anything to maintain a high
level of insulin. Even while you sleep, your fatty insulin resistant
liver is making sugar, because it no longer feels the effects of this high insulin level. The trunk of the tree springs out into open
branches of disease. You become fat, sick and hurting out on a limb and not understanding
the problem is in the root of chronically high insulin levels. That’s why many of you can’t lose weight,
your insulin levels remain high all the time, even when you do a
low carb diet. If the problem is chronically high insulin
levels, if this is the root of this tree of metabolic diseases, then the way to dry up
this root and destroy the tree is to find a way to have chronically low insulin levels. Low carbohydrate is not the cure, low carb
is a treatment strategy to keep your insulin from spiking high when you eat. High fat is not the cure, it is a treatment
strategy keeps your appetite under control, so you can practice the real cure.
The cure is chronically low insulin levels, the exact opposite of this tree.
Listen, I got good news for you, getting your insulin levels chronically lower is easier
than you might think, but for most of you who are really fat, really sick and really
hurting, it will take time to really dry up the roots of this tree. I’m going to propose a simple plan you can
easily carry out on your own to chronically lower your insulin levels, to dry up the underlying
root cause of this tree. Listen, what I’m about to say is the most
important thing I’m going to say in this video: The one thing proven to reduce insulin levels
the most is fasting. Going without food by mouth for a period of time. In my Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off video,
I talked about a low carb � high fat diet and I talked about how that type of diet keeps
your insulin lower and turns down your appetite so you can go hours and hours without eating. Hours without being hungry, without using
your Will Power at all. The appetite control that a low carb high
fat diet gives you, makes it easy to fast, because you’re just not hungry. LCHF imitates fasting itself, because both
the LCHF diet and going without food, both cause the body to burn fat as an energy source. LCHF is using fat from food for energy, Fasting
is your body using body fat for food. And this fat supply is a steady, long term
source of energy. The problem that people have on this diet
is this: they think the fatty foods are the cure. In other words, they believe it is eating
butter and other fats that are the magic cure, but this is not true at all. Of coarse, eating fatty foods will prevent
you from spiking your insulin, so that’s good, but more importantly, fatty foods will keep
you satisfied longer and allow your body to remain in fat burning mode, which will keep
your appetite under complete control, allowing you to eat less often. This eating less often is the real cure to
your chronically high insulin problem and this eating less often is called intermittent
fasting. Short term fasting. Not eating less food, but eating your food
less often, allowing most of the time each day without
any eating. This LCHF diet is a long term treatment that
we can use to control our appetite while we practice the cure of fasting. Fasting is the cure for chronically high insulin
levels, and when we do eat in a narrow window of time, we need to eat low carb/ high fat
to continue the benefits of fasting. LCHF is an imitation of fasting, and allows
the processes natural to fasting, the low insulin levels and the burning of fat for
energy to continue even when we do eat food. So we’re fasting, so we’ve got these benefits
of low insulin and fat burning, but when we eat, we’re not turning that process off. When
we eat low carb high fat, we’re not turning that fasting process off. We have a big problem and it’s bigger that
just being fat. If we’re on this tree, either in the trunk
without diagnosed disease, or in the branches with full blown open disease, you have at
the root of your problem, a long term chronically high insulin problem. To fix this problem we need to find a way
to establish a long term chronically lower insulin level. We need to do that for life,
but to get to life, we need to be able to do some program long-term. Any eating causes insulin to be released,
watering the root of this tree. So periods of not eating are like a drought, daily drying
up the root of this tree. LCHF allows you to eat, while continuing the drought, the
drying up of the root, that fasting causes. What I’m going to tell you is a simple plan
and I think of it as a treatment, a technique to dry up the root. First � Keep your diet simple. When I say
simple I mean just that. 90% of the time eat very simple, you don’t need a recipe for eggs
and bacon, you don’t need a menu for a piece or two of fried chicken and some green vegetables. Simple means real, whole foods, do not use
replacement drinks and meal bars, stay away from replacement flours like almond and coconut
flours. Not because these flours are bad, but because you will overeat using them and
remember, we are trying to reduce the amount of time we eat each day. Be very careful about artificial sweeteners
and use them sparingly and it’s best not to use powdered artificial sweeteners at all,
don’t use protein shakes and take it easy on cheese, because it’s easy to overeat, and
the whey proteins in cheese and protein shakes while not raising blood sugars do tend to
seriously raise insulin levels, remember its the insulin levels at the root of our tree.
Our goal is to dry up the root of our tree. This sounds very restrictive, but remember
our goal is to correct our problem, dry up the roots and get well. Most of these restrictions
will not last forever. We are getting well and making this treatment as idiot proof as
we can. The next step on our simple plan is to fast.
Fasting is not eating, when not hungry. The simply rule is don’t eat when not hungry.
Do not schedule a snack. Do not eat, when not hungry. Do not eat lunch just because it’s lunch time,
do not eat, when not hungry. Do not eat breakfast because it’s breakfast
time, do not eat, when not hungry. When you do get hungry, eat until you’re satisfied.
We are not trying to eat less when hungry, we are trying to eat less often. Not eat less,
but eat less often. In other words, we are going to eat most of our meals in a smaller
window of time and that will leave the rest of the time with us not eating. You can do this anyway that’s comfortable
to you. Experiment with it. This not eating when not hungry is a form
of intermittent fasting. You see there are as many ways to do intermittent
fasting as there are people doing it. You could skip breakfast because you’re not
hungry. That would leave you not eating from say 6 p.m. at night when you eat dinner, until
let’s say 10 or 11 o’clock the next day, when you break your fast and eat lunch, or what
will become your breakfast. There’s an easy plan that leaves you NOT EATING about 16 hours
each day. My own schedule was different. I ate breakfast
about 7 a.m. and fasted most of the day while I slept and ate a late dinner about 10 or
11 o’clock at night. But I am a person who works nights and this just worked for me.
It left me not eating 15 to 16 hours each You could experiment with �alternative day
fasting�. For instance, eat a day, fast a day. And you could even set this up by eating
your last meal at say 5 o’clock on the eating day and then fasting 24 hours until 5 the
next day, your fasting day so even on your fasting day you get to eat dinner. But you
got a 24 hour time without eating, chronically lowering your insulin level and drying up
the root of your tree. You will be surprised how easy some form of
this fasting will be for you while your being strict on your low carbohydrate high fat diet. And remember, never force this, never deliberately
not eat until satisfied at meal times. We’re not trying to starve ourselves, when you eat,
eat until satisfied. The problem is not the meal, the problem is chronically high, or
constantly high insulin, never allowing the body a rest from high insulin levels is the
root of our tree. But you should drink water and you can have
broth or a fatty coffee or tea during the hours you’re fasting. Keep it Simple and Don’t eat when not hungry. This will begin the process of drying up the
root of chronically high insulin levels. As insulin levels are kept chronically lower
most of the time, the processes going on in the trunk of our tree start to reverse. The body takes the fat out of the liver first. Without this fat, the liver becomes less resistant
to insulin, The liver greatly reduces the amount of triglycerides in your blood. It’s
one of the most noticeable things we see on this diet. As the triglycerides come down
the good HDL begins to go up. As the liver fat comes down, the blood sugars
begin to normalize. As the belly fat starts to reduce, the inflammation
in the body coming from this fat begins to be reduced, The arteries stop being damaged,
the joints start to heal. Blood becomes thinner, your body starts being able to break up clots
again. This is a simple plan to accomplish a very
complex goal. This is why I told you that when you understood
that this whole tree of diseases was tied together at the root by chronically high insulin
it would change the way you live your life and you would never be able to walk into a
hospital, doctors office or pharmacy and not think that most of the people you see there
are on this tree and they’ve gotten sick because of years and years of watering the root of
chronically high insulin. So now you know, �Butter Makes Your Pants
Fall Off� and �Lard Makes You Lean�, but using your appetite control and not eating
when not hungry, in other words listening to �Your Own Personal Diet Guru� and fasting
will begin the process of �Drying Up the Root� of this tree. Thanks for watching. And for a much more detailed
article on this topic, go to my website at And come visit me on my Facebook page

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  • Reply Todd Smith March 20, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    a bad tree cannot bear good fruit and a good tree cannot bear bad fruit.

  • Reply Michael King March 27, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Can I get a whoop whoop?! Great video.

  • Reply Si mon April 2, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Fast for at least 16 hours a day for best results.

  • Reply Linda McCue April 6, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    great video. just what o needed to hear. That's for all these videos. I am.just starting and learning the keto diet.

  • Reply Corleen N April 11, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Thank You! for taking the time to inform the rest of us!
    Your way of explaining and simplifying this important information is incredible! I went on LCHF for years, but I never lost the weight, my insulin numbers were good, I eventually gave up feeling LCHF did not work for me. your videos are giving me new hope.
    Thank you Bob

  • Reply Julie Clark-smith April 11, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Love the tree metaphor, it makes sense most disease stems from high insulin. Ive noticed my heart rate has slowed down heaps. It used to pound and race after eating sugary desserts and chocolate. Thank you so much

  • Reply rajat thapa April 16, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Excellent analogy butter Bob. May I use your analogy in our community discussion of chronic illnesses?

  • Reply Bashir Mohamed May 17, 2017 at 4:47 am


  • Reply karena02 May 21, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Two questions:

    1. I like and tend to naturally fall toward IF. However, I have PCOS in addition to IR, which comes with high cortisol levels too. I've heard that IF can exacerbate high cortisol, making weight loss more difficult. thoughts? do you have a video on cortisol?

    2. I am prescribed metformin for PCOS (not diabetic). I'm supposed to take it in the morning and evening, but it has to be taken with food. If I'm fasting (and really not hungry) should I postpone/skip that dose?

  • Reply Ari Samuelson May 28, 2017 at 3:23 am

    Your videos are amazing, please continue to make them!

  • Reply GREGG W June 1, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks great info but still having a hard time getting into ketosis

  • Reply Tan Brown June 11, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Wow I am crying now because U save me and my mom life and I want to say this is ur calling butter bob is to help the world and that's big in my book . Job well done brother….u is bless onto the next level in life 😉 oh and I do post your videos on my Facebook page also

  • Reply The TDI Guy July 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

    I lost 45 lb on a low calorie diet over a long period of time. But once I lost that 45 lb it was like I hit a wall and no matter what I did, how much I exercised I just could not lose anymore weight. There was a point where I was running and I was able to run up to nine and a half miles and I was watching what I was eating and I just still couldn't lose anymore weight. I jumped right into your high fat low carbohydrate diet and intermittent fasting and could not be more happy with the results. I do a 20 hour fast period and the craziest thing is towards the end of the fasting period I'm still not hungry i could eazly keep going if i wanted to. it's the first time in my life where I have control over my Hunger. keep doing what you're doing Better Bob it's really works.

  • Reply No Name July 1, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    You are excellent at explaining how this works. Climate change has huge feedbacks too. Do u follow that too? Just curious.

  • Reply SoulfulVeg July 2, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    I was told that I'd need a knee replacement. The pain from my arthritis, which I've had since a teen, is gone. So that keeps me on track.

  • Reply Maria Garcia July 13, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    love your videos bob im diabetic can you give me any ideas on meals for breakfast lunch and dinner rhanks☺☺

  • Reply Myles Omel July 26, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    The best video in your series of great videos. I've been doing intermittent fasting for 7 months and have lost 22 pounds so I know it works.

  • Reply Infinity Searcher July 29, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I knew all this Bob (Interimitent Fasting etc which I am doing). You sum it brilliantly here. Your videos are brilliant. I just would like to add one thing that seems to be a factor. About gut flora. Without carbs they do not really flourish. But they vital to nourishing the body. There are plenty of videos on this. I am type 2 but dealing with it. It gives chronic constipation – (why is a good question – think "dry mouth & thirst plus frequent peeing" the original way it was detected by the ancient Greeks) so what is the answer to the necessity to feed the gut flora? Its Resistant Starch which is not used by the body so goes straight through to the colon where it feeds the flora waiting there. So nutrients can now extracted by our friends plus they give lubrication to the feces to travel through to the exit, Ideal solution.

  • Reply P Savage August 1, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Awesome! Keep up the great work! God bless you for sharing this news!!!

  • Reply Keto King August 15, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Hi Bob, A brilliant explanation,,I'm a week into ADF,,,feel healthier and learning so much from you, Thanx

  • Reply Keto King August 15, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Luv Burgess Park in your vid,,,awesome,,,

  • Reply TALLhappyCOLORS August 31, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    You are exactly describing what I could feel – I could feel without being able to locate it, an inflammation travelling throughout my system .. and if you can´t grasp it, you think you´re making this up, and now you´re describing it, showing that it is so widely spread, and now, with inflammations subsiding, I consiously see how almost everyone in the street seems to have some pain walking ….

  • Reply Patrick Zegers September 2, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    these guy is so great!! i will see all vids

  • Reply chaba49 September 10, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    No more Vids ??

  • Reply dive2663225 September 22, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Bob I think you hit the nail right on the head here!! Excelent Video thanks Bob

  • Reply Tom October 6, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    You're fatty coffee comment at 22:00 made my ears perk. I know a few well timed cups of coffee with heavy cream really make daily IF a lot easier.

    Hard core purists might say I'm not fasting properly. But I'll press the EASY button when I can 🙂

  • Reply OM Kaewsaenchai October 11, 2017 at 12:26 am

    All Bob's videos are true
    works for me.! I am seeing results : )
    Watching tons of insulin lchf videos.
    The butter make your pant fall off is one of the best.

  • Reply teresa olofson October 23, 2017 at 1:11 am

    your levels are restored you continue to live on fat protein and veges and fasting bob?

  • Reply aussie sam November 6, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Well done Bob, great video that gets right to the heart of the problem. I'm on my own journey too through very high sugar and fatty liver with high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome, and those are just the ones they've finally (after years of insisting I was sick) managed to diagnose. I started LCHF some months ago and lost around 15 kilos, then hit a plateau and put some of it back. Two weeks ago I started 16/8 fasting and then after finding your videos I'm doing 24 on 24 off. I feel amazing, better than I have for many years. My lower back pain has almost disappeared and my energy levels are soaring. The weight is finally dropping off. I really am mending my body and I can feel my health returning. I have friends who are either diabetic or borderline diabetic and we all know where that ends up! They will progress to full on diabetes if they don't change. I hope to be able to help them with the assistance of your videos and material. Thanks mate, you're a great guy. From a mush healthier guy in Australia.

  • Reply Sandra R November 13, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    GREAT video, lots of information but in a simple easy to understand way👍👌

  • Reply Gary Schwitz November 22, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Mr. Briggs, another excellent video–very informative in every way, yet, inspirational. I WATCH ALL YOUR VIDEOS AND WAIT FOR NEW ONES YOU MAKE EACH DAY. THANKS!

  • Reply Keith Marsh November 22, 2017 at 11:13 am

    love you Bob I subscribed after first video. YOU'RE the best at making videos please don't change anything about yourself. I love how you know that there is a connection between our minds and our bodies. you may be a good ol country boy but you are a good ol country boy. Love you and GOD bless

  • Reply Hazzard0 November 25, 2017 at 4:03 am

    You have made a bunch of great videos BBB. Thank you!

  • Reply GARY SCHWITZ December 1, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    I have been to the falls and use to pastor a church outside of McMinnville, TN at Bates Hill. I TRULY LOVED MY TIME IN TENNESSEE AND NOW LIVE IN TEXAS. Bob, your videos are the absolutely best "Keto" videos on the internet among literally thousands. Thanks for making the effort to help and sustain us with your research! I truly appreciate you!

  • Reply Jake Romero December 7, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Mr. Butter, I could not agree with you more. Thanks for helping so many people.

  • Reply Essam-taif December 13, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Bob, Thanks alot what a great video , fantastic info ,intermitteng fasting changed my life , I lost 120p my helth problems gone .. thansk again

  • Reply Mary Nordseth December 20, 2017 at 1:53 am

    The tree is a perfect metaphor for the connection of disease to insulin. I intermittently fast. One year ago I lost weight ,but since I have gained 30 lbs. Your video is encouraging. Many thanks.

  • Reply Jim Cope January 16, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Butter Bob, you are amazing to me. You do explain the problem well.

  • Reply Susan Koch January 21, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    I sure hope you are seeing all of these love notes!

  • Reply Kresna Rudy January 23, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Bob, do you thing long fasting 48 hours is saved and more effective to lower insulin level ?
    Currently now I do fasting with 6 hours eating window 18 hours fasting.

  • Reply Tay Battan January 31, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    This makes so much sense!

  • Reply L. Douglas February 17, 2018 at 1:21 am

    Thank you Bob ! So well explained !!!

  • Reply Active Child February 17, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Do the branches of this tree include auto immune disorders? Thank you for this wisdom!

  • Reply Linda ola February 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    One great video thank you so much

  • Reply 49jubilee February 21, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    green tea helps lower insulin
    without anything in it…

  • Reply NAN CHI February 27, 2018 at 2:10 am

    You are right it's better for human being to fast in our religion we fast from sunrise to sunset without eating or drinking for
    a whole month each year (mandatory)
    3 days each month ( if we can)
    2 days a week (if we can)
    Now I see the whole benefits.

  • Reply BrokenHeart RaisedSpirit March 20, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    This is a truly superb video. Thank you sir!

  • Reply Heart_of_Light March 23, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    I could listen to you every day.

  • Reply Kevin Baldwin April 8, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Hey Bob, My wife and I are so grateful for everything you do!! In this video I learned for the first time that whey "seriously, seriously raises insulin levels". I'm having trouble finding out if the whey content in other milk products is problematic, like sour cream, cream cheese, and heavy whipping cream.. Do you know if the percentage of whey is higher in cheese than in other milk products? Much Love. Kevin

  • Reply Gayle Karr April 19, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Excellent information. Just had some basic blood work completed after four weeks of keto and IF. Non-fasting blood sugar was 87. Cholesterol was up from my last test, but still under 200 and best of all, my HDL was your more than 30 points to 74!! BP is consistently on the lower side so the half a tablet of pressure meds is just about out the window. Getting rid of medications as I reach retirement age is just plain sweet. Not like so many other people that start adding pills for all the aches and pains of older age. My sweetie is 9 years older and we enjoy a nice active lifestyle now.
    Thanks for your time making these videos. I've recommended them a lot because they are so cute and easy to understand! Blessings to you and your family.

  • Reply FourOaksLiving WI April 28, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Love your instructional videos! Thank you! I am 58 yrs and an RN. This all makes perfect sense to me. I was very fortunate in that I slowly gravitated to this type of diet after starting on WW. As of today I’ve lost 89 lbs. and I’d like to lose 10 more. Any suggestions for the last 10?

  • Reply armadillotoe July 14, 2018 at 2:56 am

    Some people cannot drink alcohol and be healthy. I cannot eat more than a small amount of carbohydrates and be healthy.

  • Reply Donna Forrest July 16, 2018 at 1:19 am

    I recommended your video again today to someone I met out st dinner. I love seeing your before pictures! You r journey is amazing!!!!! This video really changed my life. I really got it!!!
    When you write your book, you must write about the low down dirty rotten lying cheating scale!

    I threw my scale out the second story window! Best thing I ever did! Thank for all the great videos! Keep up the great work!

  • Reply itgetter9 July 17, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Butter Bob: It's really heartening to read through the comments here and to see how many people you've helped. I just wanted to add a note of gratitude. It's too late for me to have helped my beloved grandparents, but in their honor, I will try to spread the word and help many more. THANK YOU.

  • Reply Johnnie Blevins July 19, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    I like what you say but I been eating high fat diet. Intermittent 12 hr fasting. Quit taking my medicine and yesterday my lab tests were high ldl cholesterol 277 has 40. Doc says that’s bad. Any suggestions

  • Reply Johnnie Blevins July 19, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    You also need fiber for bowell movement

  • Reply zeppelin1qaz July 25, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Beans are very satiating as well, add fat to beans and you will not hungry for a long time.

  • Reply Prof. Dina Reyes August 2, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    God Bless you

  • Reply Grizzlyadam Smith August 15, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Hey….Hey….Bob….you got it all figured out……wish I had the knowledge and will power to do all you suggest…then I wouldn't care if my pants fell off at all….

  • Reply Asset Marketing August 28, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Look out for my roots!!!

  • Reply Evershalle Evershalle September 1, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Excellent presentation!!!

  • Reply Mrs. Stokes September 5, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Does this diet cause issues with the kidneys?

  • Reply J Ledford September 12, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Profound truths Very well stated.
    Thank you

  • Reply Fairyfreak57 September 21, 2018 at 5:57 am

    Man, we are really messed up! 😂 I better get down from that tree! Or iam gonna be a type 💀 dead! Lol

  • Reply tmt September 26, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    after watching this video that makes great sense to me I'm gonna do what bob says.i have kinda done this way of eating before,lost belly fat,felt waaaaay better.i want to live and thrive……i want to become a semi homesteader,I'm nearly 60 years old….so I better get started seriously fast and get on the better life wagon….
    thank you so much butter bob….

  • Reply Hélio Solar September 30, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Love your vids man <3

  • Reply Herr Schloken October 8, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Many thanks for this thorough explanation, Butter Bob. Eye opening.

  • Reply Robbi Lansdowne October 12, 2018 at 9:51 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed this video, it made a lot of sense and explained in and easy to understand way…thanks Bob!🌻🙋🏻

  • Reply Deborah Repko November 1, 2018 at 4:57 am

    Thank you u explained it better than anyone else I think I now got it now

  • Reply Gayle Ritter November 2, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    You are wonderful! I have some cancer issues and I can't wait to see how your wonderful info effects my problem. I'll let you know. This was perfect, so simple to understand.

  • Reply Jason West November 26, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Did I miss the part about mental illness? High insulin is not the cause of schizophrenia or other major mental illnesses. You're just repleting your other videos, but with a different click bait title. I like your other videos, but you're not a mental health expert.

  • Reply Rose Hagood December 9, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Sure miss Butter Bob

  • Reply jolly fresh January 3, 2019 at 8:01 am

    if fasting devfintely helps but no crappy sugar does te job haey bob whats yer take on raw honey is that ok to eat and digets

  • Reply waterdragon 541 January 5, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Why aren't we getting this advice everywhere. This should be basic healthcare info and should be coming from numerous sources. Doctors, nurses, dietitians, schools, commercials……… Thank you so much Bob! You are an excellent teacher by the way!

  • Reply Vicki Oneal January 13, 2019 at 3:43 am

    Thankyou ❤️

  • Reply Mark Akin January 21, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Those falls are beautiful!! Now off to google maps to find this place! and now I know…

  • Reply xlgeezer January 23, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Thank you for explaining what we can have when fasting, and how it works. I've been on a stall for a year! Hoping fasting will change this!

  • Reply kash January 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    One of the best big picture video I have watched. A must watch.

  • Reply kumasagati Mr. February 5, 2019 at 3:43 am

    You’re in the trunk of this tree too

  • Reply Tammy Guerin February 14, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Miss seeing your videos Butter Bob.

  • Reply Pete Brandon March 12, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Thanks Bob!

  • Reply Manon Lemire March 13, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    HELP! I’ve been on Keto with intermittent fasting 18/6 since mid January 2019 and I’ve only lost 8 lbs. I’ve been on this plateau for weeks it seems!

  • Reply Bill Bryant April 2, 2019 at 1:43 am

    I love your videos Bob

  • Reply Yolanda Revealed April 5, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    After the loss of my mother & brother to congestive heart failure I am so thankful to have found this video. I have a little more weight to lose. I realize now that I have been insulin resistance for many years. A few years ago I was able to lose 130lbs but didn't understand how I did it, now I do! No more carbs for me. Thank you Bob from the bottom of my heart! God bless you. ❤

  • Reply Caroline Kuo April 14, 2019 at 1:30 am

    The problem is too much carbs and sugar … eating too often … eating seed oils (Canola safflower sunflower ) omega6 bad. So oiive and avocado oil are better but still not great. Mac Oil has least omega 6. Not enough cod liver oil.

  • Reply TupolevPilot April 17, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    How about just eat without restriction and not suppress your natural body weight

  • Reply Daryl Watson April 27, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Great video and good science behind what you are saying.

  • Reply Cashopa Hodge May 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    I'm thankful that I've found Butter Bob. The education he delivers is priceless. He's such a good guy with a down home way of sharing information that I appreciate! Love from Texas!

  • Reply Marcie Johnston May 29, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Chromium and Magnesium have been SO helpful for my clients.

  • Reply hope king June 28, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Mr Briggs I'm in between the Atkins diet and your keto diet. I'm going more toward the greens cause lower in carbs. I'm starting on 10 carbs cause I'm so heavy.

  • Reply hope king June 28, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    I'm eating butter too! Yummy!

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  • Reply Sky Doll July 5, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Love this park and waterfall- love this video! Where’s this park?

  • Reply heiner lauter July 6, 2019 at 7:46 am

    In Germany we say; if you re over 50 and wake up in the morning and theres no pain, then you re dead ;)) Shit, i m dead for many months now, but i dont care!!!!!!

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  • Reply Denise Lyons August 3, 2019 at 2:25 am

    Hello Bob you are amazing and beautiful thank you all thank your beautiful information you rock 🌹😎👍😉

  • Reply Vickiet253 August 20, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Thank you so much! You've explained it all so well. 🙂

  • Reply Lars Mith September 1, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    How do those with high blood glucose #'s lower their insulin level ?

  • Reply Tule Ralph September 15, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Bob, where are you? I miss you 😍🤗

  • Reply southern zen September 25, 2019 at 12:25 am

    He is 100% right…take a look at Dr. Ben Bikman, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Dom D'Agostino….this is the protocol to fundamentally improving your physical AND mental condition!

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