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How Intermittent Fasting Affects Your Eyes and Vision

February 10, 2020

Could intermittent fasting support eye health? Watch this short video to find out.

DATA:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4219225/
https://iovs.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2364093

Timestamps:
0:00 How intermittent fasting affects your eyes
0:22 Why diabetes affects eyesight
1:52 How to improve your eyes with fasting
2:46 How intermittent fasting affected me
3:57 Why fasting can cause temporary vision problems

In this video, I want to talk about how intermittent fasting has the potential to improve your vision greatly.

Let’s start by looking at one of the biggest causes of poor vision—diabetes. When you’re a diabetic, there are four main issues that are affected: kidneys, heart, nervous system, and the eyes.

There’s actually a condition caused by diabetes called diabetic retinopathy. This is damage to the retina. There’s also a chance of developing glaucoma when you’re a diabetic.

When you have a blood sugar issue, it destroys the tiny vascular system that goes to the optic nerve. This can cause blindness.

We also have another problem called macular degeneration. This is another situation where you have poor circulation in the back of the eye.

And finally, we have the common issue of cataracts. Cataracts are very common in diabetics.

What these all break down to is insulin resistance.

So if insulin resistance is a cause of poor eyesight, then doing the opposite could help reverse the damage and help improve eyesight.

Intermittent fasting is fantastic for insulin resistance. It helps normalize your blood sugar, and it helps your body run on ketones, which also helps with blood sugar levels.

In addition, fasting helps stimulate autophagy. Autophagy is when your body starts to clean up old damaged proteins. This could be floaters in your eye or scar tissue in the eye.

One last note, if you start keto and intermittent fasting and your experience worse vision, all this means is that you are not yet adapted to keto. Give it some time.

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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Disclaimer:
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.

Thanks for watching; I hope this video helped explain why intermittent fasting has the potential to promote healthy eyes.

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4 Subclinical Vitamin C Deficiency Signs that are Extremely Common

February 9, 2020

Are you experiencing these subclinical vitamin C deficiency signs? Find out in this video.

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Timestamps 
0:05 Classical vs. subclinical vitamin C deficiencies
0:21 What vitamin C does 
1:17 Scurvy symptoms
1:52 Foods rich in vitamin C
2:30 Things that can inhibit vitamin C absorption 

In this video, we’re going to talk about vitamin C, and something called a subclinical vitamin C deficiency. 

You may have heard of scurvy, which is a severe vitamin C deficiency. This is also called a classical vitamin C deficiency. A subclinical vitamin C deficiency means you have some vitamin C, but you don’t have the full amount. 

What does vitamin C do?

• It works as an antioxidant 
• It’s involved in collagen growth and repair 
• It helps make noradrenaline 
• It’s necessary in the function of carnitine 
• Your white blood cells are saturated with vitamin C

Scurvy symptoms:

• Wounds that can’t heal
• Gingivitis
• Perifollicular hemorrhage 
• Fatigue 
• Red/purple blotches

 Foods that are rich in vitamin C:

• Papaya (I don’t recommend)
• Kiwi (I don’t recommend)
• Bell peppers
• Greens 
• Berries
• Cruciferous vegetables 

Many people also take vitamin C supplements. Just be sure your supplement is not synthetic. Make sure it’s food-based. Acerola cherry is also a great source of vitamin C. 

Things that can inhibit vitamin C absorption and potentially cause vitamin C deficiency signs:

• Smoking 
• Pregnancy 
• Age
• Overtraining 
• 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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Disclaimer:
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.

Thanks for watching! I hope this video helps you better understand these subclinical vitamin C deficiency signs.

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The Big Hidden Source of Your Stress: SURPRISING

February 9, 2020

Can you guess this huge hidden source of stress? 

Timestamps 
0:06 The hidden source stress
0:13 Sensationalism 
1:36 Do we really need to be informed of negativity 24/7? 
2:12 Try this experiment 

Today we’re going to talk about the number 1 source of stress that you may not think of. 

The #1 source of hidden stress is the news. TV, radio, the web, and magazines—all of these news outlets could be causing you stress. 

Sensationalism: The use of shocking stories at the expense of accuracy to provoke interest. 

Get the newspaper, and try to find some good news. Yes, we need to be informed. But do we really need to be informed of the negativity 24/7 everywhere we go? 

All of this negativity all of the time may not be good for your health. Consider trying this simple experiment on yourself. Limit the amount of bad news you expose yourself to. As you do this, refocus on some good news instead. I believe your health may actually improve. 

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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Disclaimer:
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.

Consider trying to combat the #1 source of hidden stress: the news, 
by limiting the time you’re exposed to bad news, and refocusing on good news.

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Dr. Berg Does Diet Experiment on Jared (his videographer)

February 8, 2020

Jared’s YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/c/JCLProductions
Jared’s Website: http://www.actorreal2reel.com/

Watch this diet experiment to see what happens when someone who isn’t used to eating a lot of vegetables starts eating 7-10 cups of vegetables a day.

Timestamps 
0:15 A diet experiment with Jared 
0:35 Rating how Jared feels before the diet experiment 
1:40 Describing the diet experiment 
3:40 Jared’s Journey on the diet experiment 
4:08 Rating how Jared feels after the diet experiment 
5:11 What happened during the diet experiment 
7:14 My challenge for you

Today we’re mixing things up just a little bit. I’m putting my videographer, Jared, on the spot to participate in a little experiment. Jared has made a few positive changes in his diet, which is great. But, I’ve noticed a few things that could still be improved slightly, so we’re gonna try an interesting little diet experiment. 

I’m going to tweak his diet just a little bit for one week. Jared is going to consume 7 cups of vegetables a day at any time of day. It can even be split up into two meals. He’s going to do this for one week. Normally, I would suggest 7-10 cups of vegetables a day, but since Jared doesn’t usually consume very many vegetables, I want to have him just try 7 cups of veggies per day. 

We’re going to focus on greens mainly for two minerals: magnesium and potassium. Both of these minerals are involved in energy, relaxation, and stress. 

The first salad for Jared with 7 cups of vegetables was challenging. But, the next day, he felt good and refreshed without any aches or pains. Overall, at the end of the week, Jared saw improvements. 

If you aren’t consuming 7-10 cups of vegetables a day, I challenge you to try it for one week and see how you feel. 

How Jared felt before the experiment (on a scale of 0-10):

• Energy — 7
• Sleep — 8 
• Stress — 5

How Jared felt after the experiment (on a scale of 0-10):

• Energy — 8.5
• Sleep — 9
• Stress — 4

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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Disclaimer:
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.

Thanks for watching! I hope you enjoyed this diet experiment. Consider adding 7-10 cups of vegetables per day to your diet and see what it can do for you.

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Potassium, Muscle Strength and Exercise Endurance

February 8, 2020

How can potassium help with muscle strength and exercise endurance? Watch this quick video to find out.

Timestamps:
0:00 My research on potassium
0:17 The primary role of potassium
1:45 Symptoms of low potassium
1:58 Causes of low energy and low potassium

In this video, we are going to talk about potassium and how it affects your muscle strength and exercise endurance.

The first thing you need to know is that you have tiny pumps on the membranes of your cells, which are called sodium-potassium pumps. They are small protein molecules that have enzyme activity. You have billions of these, and they work 24/7.

30% of your body’s energy is allocated to these tiny pumps. So what do they do exactly? All they do is push out sodium and push in potassium. Essentially, what this does is it turns your cells into little batteries to allow the muscles to do their work.

Now, if your sodium-potassium pumps aren’t working, you’re going to feel it—you may experience weakness and a lack of endurance.

There are several things that can cause a problem with these pumps:
• Low potassium diets
• Inactivity
• Insulin resistance/diabetes
• Slow thyroid
• Low magnesium
• Diuretics
• Too much caffeine
• Cortisol (too much stress)

Start by boosting your potassium and see if your energy levels increase.

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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Disclaimer:
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.

Thanks for watching. I hope this video helped you gain a better understanding of how potassium, muscle strength, and exercise endurance are related.

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Join Dr. Berg and Karen Berg for a Q&A on Keto and IF

February 7, 2020

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Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. 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 New Body Type Guides, published by KB Publishing in January 2017. Dr. Berg trains chiropractors, physicians and allied healthcare practitioners in his methods, and to date he has trained over 2,500 healthcare professionals. He has been a past member of the Endocrinology Society, and has taught students as an adjunct professor at Howard University.

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Disclaimer: Dr. Berg does not diagnose, treat or prevent any medical conditions; instead he helps people create their health to avoid health problems. He also works with their physicians, who then monitor their medications. Dr. Berg is not involved in advising alteration in medications.

This video is not designed to and does not provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual. Through my videos, blog posts, website information, I give suggestions for you and your doctor to research and provide general information for educational purposes only. The information provided in this video or site, or through linkages to other sites, is not a substitute for medical or professional care, and you should not use the information in place of a visit, call consultation or the advice of your physician or other healthcare provider. The Health & Wellness 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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The Hidden Cause of Vitamin D Deficiency

February 7, 2020

There could be something much deeper going on that’s causing your vitamin D deficiency. Check this out. 

DATA:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2945184/

Timestamps 
0:10 Vitamin D deficiency statistics 
0:16 Vitamin D deficiency causes 
0:37 The Vitamin D receptor 
1:20 Immune modulation 
1:29 Pathogens and the vitamin D receptor 
2:10 Microbes that interfere with the vitamin D receptor
2:55 What is your vitamin D deficiency coming from?
3:11 What to do

In this video, we’re going to talk about another important huge cause of a vitamin D deficiency. There are over 1 billion people on this planet that don’t have enough vitamin D. 

There are many reasons for this big problem. A few causes of a vitamin D deficiency are:

• You don’t get enough sun
• You’re sitting in front of a computer screen all of the time
• It’s almost impossible to get the vitamin D you need from food 
• You have insulin resistance 
• You consume a lot of sugar and refined carbs 

But there’s something else that’s very important going on. Vitamin D can only work if it connects to a receptor. There is something called the vitamin D receptor (VDR). A few vitamin D benefits are that it helps regulate calcium and supports bone health. But, that’s only a small part of what it does. 

The vitamin D receptor is responsible for 229 genes. So, this receptor has the ability to create a lot of different effects. A really big function of vitamin D is immune modulation. This means that it can control your immune system to a great extent. 

One of the primary strategies used by pathogens is called “successive infection,” which means it slows down the immune system by interfering with the vitamin D receptor. 

Some microbes that interfere with the vitamin D receptor:

• TB
• Lyme (Borrelia burgdorferi) 
• Syphilis 
• Leprosy 
• EBV
• HIV

So, could your vitamin D deficiency be caused by a microbe shutting down the receptor, or could you have a vitamin D deficiency allowing these microbes to invade? If you have an infection, you may want to take vitamin D.

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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Disclaimer:
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.

Could this be the hidden cause of your vitamin D deficiency?

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Dr Berg Live

February 7, 2020

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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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Disclaimer:
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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Dr. Berg Live Q&A, Friday (February 7) on the Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting

February 6, 2020

This Friday, 11:00 am (EST): February 7, 2020
Live Call-in Phone Number: 866-561-4292
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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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Disclaimer:
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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What is an Adaptogen?

February 6, 2020

Adaptogens can have some pretty amazing effects on the body, but what is an adaptogen? Find out. 

DATA:
Siberian ginseng:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15207399
Panax Ginseng:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2013.00016/full
Rhodiola: 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10839209?dopt=Abstract
Ashwagandha: 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23439798?dopt=Abstract

Timestamps 
0:03 What are adaptogens? 
0:39 Homeostasis 
1:37 The four best adaptogens 
1:49 Benefits of ashwagandha 

In this video, I’m going to cover what you need to know about adaptogens. 

What are adaptogens? 
An adaptogen is usually a plant or herb that helps increase the ability to adapt and avoid damage from harmful factors. The Latin word for adaptogen is “adaptare,” which means to adjust or fit. The greek word for “GEN” means produced by or generated by. So, an adaptogen generates the ability to adjust to stress.

Stress is something that threatens homeostasis.

Homeostasis is a steady state of equilibrium. You have different normal values that are generated by different mechanisms that control homeostasis, which is your internal ability to adapt to the environment—to keep things normal. But, when you have stress, it can push some of these factors out of balance. For example, when you’re stressed, cortisol goes up. In this situation, an adaptogen can help bring that back to normal. If your immune system is suppressed, adaptogens may even be able to help bring it back to a higher level.

The four best adaptogens:

1. Siberian ginseng
2. Panax ginseng 
3. Rhodiola 
4. Ashwagandha 

My favorite adaptogen is ashwagandha. 

Ashwagandha can be good for:

• Inflammatory conditions like arthritis 
• Anxiety
• ADHA
• Stress relief
• Lowering cortisol 
• Adrenal stress

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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Disclaimer:
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.

What is an adaptogen, and how do adaptogens work? I hope this video helps you understand these important questions. Thanks for watching!

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