Erythritol Linked to Heart Attacks and Strokes, Really?

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I’ve promoted erythritol for years—and now they’re saying it’s linked to heart attacks and strokes? Check this out!


0:00 Introduction: Erythritol and heart attacks
0:38 Is erythritol bad?
6:46 Learn more about how to support a healthy heart!

A new study on erythritol and heart attacks has been in the news and found its way to social media—let’s talk about it.

This study correlates erythritol in your blood to higher incidents of heart attacks and strokes. However, I see some serious problems with this study.

Here are four key points about this study:
1. Correlation does not mean causation.

2. This study was based on endogenous erythritol and did not measure dietary erythritol. The body makes endogenous erythritol.

3. The body produces erythritol when you metabolize sugar, have oxidative stress or belly fat, or consume alcohol. The great majority of people in this study were in poor health, so how do we know erythritol was the problem.

4. Other research has liked erythritol to many different health benefits.

Could it be that erythritol is increasing in the body to counter the bad effects of sugar? It seems to me that erythritol is something that’s trying to help you and not hurt you.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. 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.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you better understand erythritol and heart attacks. I’ll see you in the next video.

47 responses to “Erythritol Linked to Heart Attacks and Strokes, Really?”

  1. I was thinking the same thing about the jab, I came here to the comments, and you guys didn’t disappoint. The dumbest thing I heard so far about heart issues was climate change.

  2. I have been consuming erythritol for two years and I am a diabetic. Partly because of this sweetener my blood sugars are low and my weight under control. I was really upset to hear the news. Thanks for all the info. Looking forward to who did the study.

  3. Doc, I LOVE your humour 😃👌
    Your videos not only make us healthier but also happier. Wish you all the best from the bottom of my heart ❤️

  4. Hey doc, there’s a lot of critical information that gets omitted when people are presented with a statement. I was told I read too much and 2 years after the experimental procedure was being administered on the public, I told you so didn’t really say enough. Thanks for the PSA!

    • I too was told I read too much, and believe everything I read. No, but I like to see both sides and make my own decisions.

    • Dropped 50Lbs 7 months prior to the ’19 outbreak & decided to wait before rushing for the “fix”. Mostly because obesity & poor nutrition were named two top risks & I was now well outside of these dangers. Also wanted to see if people had side effects. Regardless, I still developed a slight case of the bug Dec 2019. Mainly a frustrating loss of smell for 3 weeks & some mild fatigue. Not much different from spring allergies that many suffer. But after that? Nothing. I never did have the “fix”. And decided to continue to focus on a better diet, a common sense amount of vitamin supplements; more sunshine & exercise. And knock on wood, have not had a cold or flu since either.

      (Will add though – in 2018, before improving my health, a chest illness was going around that made me pretty sick with heavy coughing & congestion. Was very tired too. It was nasty. A lot of other people had it too. Just thought it was a bad case of bronchitis. But looking back I now suspect it was “the bug”. And we weren’t warned about it until nearly a year later, because it had begun wreaking havoc on so many around the world.)

  5. Thank you so much Dr. Berg. Pls don’t ever stop giving us true information and caring for our health.

  6. Erythritol and anything that makes people healthier, with reduced cravings ( less food , less prescription medication) is indeed very hazardous for medicine industry. Do not want to comment more. Thank you doctor for being “off normal track “, thank you for all your good work for humanity…

    • Food and Drugs administration; – Eat poorly? Said “food”; – We’re gonna need to take a look at that! Said “drugs”.

    • I was thinking the very same way. They are cautioning people against exercising more than 45 minutes a day to help prevent heart attacks. Seriously?

    • Yes but artificial sweeteners do fool the body. The taste of sweet sets up your body to expect calories. Getting no calories afterward, creates a discord.
      I’m not against artificial sweeteners but we as a culture are obsessed with sweet as a good taste. I like many other tastes, like sour, bitter, etc. I rarely use sweeteners because it doesn’t have to be sweet most of the time?

  7. Anthing written, published, then dispersed is now irrefutable. That stuff is called propaganda. Thanks Doc for being open and honest.

    • Every corporate owned media outlet is running with it. It’s a feel good dory for folks still consuming sugar (could be they are more amenable to doing what they’re told).

  8. After losing faith in 99,5 % of the dr’s, it is a breath of fresh air, to come across a dr. that actually knows stuff, not asleep and not bought and paid for. Thank you Dr. Berg 🙏❤️

  9. I do not watch mainstream tv anymore. My wife does and was telling me my sweetener choices are giving me heart disease. I lovingly told her I don’t believe anything said on commercial tv anymore. Thank you Dr.

  10. Dr Berg is always right on time. Anyone else notice that? Thank you Dr Berg for your time and clarity. ❤

  11. I don’t listen much to the news but I recalled reading this online. The first thing I thought was it abused by the candidates identified in their study because it often the worse cases that gets reported. Thanks Dr Berg touching on this and providing additional information. I sometimes think the news will report the extremes to increase mistrust and fear so consumers will seek alternates that they will also promote. Thank you as always for the good work providing education!

  12. I was immediately suspect when I heard this in the news because there’s very little I believe in the news nowadays. Thank you, Dr B. for putting it out there. I’ve been following your advice for 3 years now and have never felt healthier in my life.

  13. I figured the “study” came from the Sugar Cane Society. Thank you for this common sense explanation, Dr. Berg. I never stopped enjoying my coffee with heavy cream and stevia/erythritol.

  14. Thanks Dr. Berg. My B S detector has been on red alert since that study was broadcast. Your talent for scientific analysis is serving this community well. Best wishes from Canada. 🇨🇦❤️

  15. Perfect timing Dr. B. I eat erythritol daily and was so disturbed to see it being not recommended…! What a shock! Thank you for your clarity just when I’m about to make my sugar free keto muffins which I can make with erythritol (and stevia mix) without feeling I’m harming myself. So grateful. 🙏🏽

  16. Thank you so much Dr Berg for your honest knowledge on these things. No one else will tell you these things in the medical field, except those that really do care for their health and that of others, without being bought off by big pharma. Going through your videos is a breath of fresh air, it has helped me turn my life around for the better, so thank you 🙌

  17. A succinct and informed response which is a gift to the world constantly bombarded with misinformation by those who clearly don’t have our best interests at heart(no pun intended). Keep up your good work Dr. Berg.

  18. I just took a college statistics course. Dr. Berg knows his stuff- correlation does not equal causation. Thank you for that in depth explanation Dr. Berg. As a diabetic, I am trying my best to stay healthy, and when studies like these come out, it makes me doubt what I am doing. This is proof of how we should do our own research.

    • You’re welcome! It’s great to hear that you found Dr. Berg’s explanation helpful, and that you’re taking an active role in your own health by doing your own research. It’s important to be critical of the information we come across, especially when it comes to health and medical topics. By seeking out reliable sources of information and asking questions, we can make informed decisions about our health and well-being.

  19. Thank you Dr Berg for this video, it’s so hard today to get to the truth about anything and I trust your judgment. I’ve lost 125 pounds on keto and have keep it off for a year and a half. I’m 55 and feel better then I did when I was 40. Thanks again.

  20. There’s an ongoing campaign to blame anything and everything for the cardiac problems and other deadly impacts of the injections.Thank you for your truly science-based information – and for not selling out like so many other medical professionals.

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