6 Reasons for Calcium Deposits (Spurs, Osteophytes, Stones, and Tartar)

Calcium deposits can show up in many places in the body. Learn more about the causes of calcium deposits and natural remedies. 

0:00 Introduction: Calcium deposits explained 
0:38 Causes of calcium deposits and remedies 
9:45 Learn more about vitamin K2!

Today, we’re going to talk about what causes calcium deposits and the best remedies for calcium deposits. 

Top causes of calcium deposits and natural remedies: 
1. Inflammation
Natural solutions:
 • Keep the joints in motion 
 • Vitamin D3 
 • Omega-3 fatty acids 

2. Alkalosis
Natural solutions:
 • Apple cider vinegar 
 • Betaine hydrochloride 
 • Healthy Keto®
 • Cal-Amo (Standard Process) 

3. Hypercalcemia 
Natural solutions:
• Avoid taking too many calcium supplements 
• Vitamin D3

4. Hyperparathyroidism
Natural solutions: 
• Vitamin D3

5. Low phosphorus 
Natural solution:
 • Phosfood (Standard Process)

6. Biofilms

7. Low vitamin K2 
Natural solutions (foods high in K2): 
 • Hard cheeses 
 • Soft cheeses 
 • Butter 
 • Eggs 
 • Sauerkraut 

8. Low magnesium 
Natural solutions: 
 • Leafy greens 
 • Electrolyte powder 

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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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  1. Italian Lifestyle on March 20, 2023 at 10:06 am

    This video is very useful.. I’m trying to make up for my low calcium levels and vitamin D after I had Covid a few months back and I was afraid of calcium deposits ..

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on March 20, 2023 at 11:22 am

      Thanks. Glad you find the video useful. Thanks for watching.

  2. Aqua Fyre on March 20, 2023 at 10:09 am

    *Dr Berg – Thank you for the information*
    As a partially disabled 69 year old – I was recently diagnosed with ‘Osteophytes’ in the lower spine.
    I’ve had a history of multiple bone fractures in my limbs & spine – so to some extent these are a by-product
    However – as you point out – regardless of such traumas – there are steps I can take to help reduce my bone spurs.👍😎

    • MedicalHerbalism47 on March 20, 2023 at 10:49 am

      phosphofood by standard process 80 % raw diet and problem solved

    • Aqua Fyre on March 20, 2023 at 11:32 am

      @MedicalHerbalism47 Interesting. Do you have links please ?

    • Kay Gibson on March 20, 2023 at 12:06 pm

      Vitamin k2 got rid of my bone spurs caused by my taking vitamin d3.

    • Prat X on March 20, 2023 at 3:12 pm

      @Kay Gibson How much vit K did you take? What was the ratio of vit D to K?

  3. thomas sidney on March 20, 2023 at 10:18 am

    To help avoid kidney stones I have taken the vegetarian Chanca Piedra (Stone breaker) as a food supplement from time to time.

    • Petya on March 20, 2023 at 4:20 pm

      yes that stuff works great. helps break down already existing stones too, and pass them more easily.

    • Joe Garcia on March 20, 2023 at 4:39 pm

      I just found out about that and I bought it for my mom whose dealing with a kidney stone right now, but she’s afraid to take it because of any side effects it might cause. I’m hoping she’ll try it out so she won’t need to get a procedure done to take it out

  4. Pete Rubish on March 20, 2023 at 10:20 am

    Just another reason to take Vitamin K2 on a daily basis! Putting a water filter on your tap or drinking spring water will also help with the extra calcium you could be absorbing through your water intake.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on March 20, 2023 at 10:52 am

      Thanks for the advice. Wishing you good health.

    • craig me on March 20, 2023 at 11:12 am

      Cant filter out calcium from water

    • Sonic on March 20, 2023 at 2:12 pm

      @craig me yes you can

  5. Pamela Shearer on March 20, 2023 at 10:24 am

    Good Morning , Dr. Berg 🌞
    Thank you so much for sharing this Interesting information with everyone , Have a wonderful day !

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on March 20, 2023 at 10:46 am

      Good morning. Have a nice day!

    • Andre Reiter on March 20, 2023 at 11:17 am

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC I drink distilled water, but get all my nutrition from my food. Since it seems most folks have excess calcium via gall stones, kidney stones, hardening of arteries, can we safely say that distilled water acts as a solvent and may take away some excess calcium in the body?

  6. Miss Algorithm on March 20, 2023 at 10:47 am

    Thank you, Dr berg! These are my problems, spurs ect. Few weeks back I ended up in the hospital bec’ my blood pressure was so high. I have been having some weird twitching on my left cheek, gum swollen slightly, the ENT said there is a small Calcium deposit and all I can do is drink alot of water. My first thought was to avoid food that are high with calcium but my blood test shows that my calcium level is not high. I am so confused and worried, as my Dentist said he see a black patch under the chin on the X Ray but the ENT said no such thing seeing from scanning. Due to all these stress or not sure what, why, my tinnitus is so much worst, having pressure on my eyes and ears. But luckily my blood pressure is much better now. Will check out your K2 video, thank you.

  7. marmaladesunrise on March 20, 2023 at 11:01 am

    Dr. Berg, you are a wonderful friend to mankind. Thank you.

  8. AR Z on March 20, 2023 at 11:18 am

    Great information! Would you consider doing a video on whether there’s any merit in eating apricot seeds/kernels for overall health and anti-cancer properties? I’ve heard contradicting info on this so would love to hear your take on it!

    • Princess Orangetree on March 20, 2023 at 12:37 pm

      oo same question!

    • L. plzsavethebeez on March 20, 2023 at 1:47 pm

      I’ve heard avocado pits dried and crush too are beneficial!

    • Robin Hood on March 20, 2023 at 5:56 pm

      Make sure they’ve not been pasteurised and check with a geiger counter if they contain any cesium 137 from Chernobyl.
      And don’t worry about the so-called ‘cyanide’ content because it’s bound. Chew to a pulp with fresh water and take about five to ten a day. And finally, yep! They are good for you. Don’t forget to eat the apricots too. They taste better, lol! 👍😊

  9. C A on March 20, 2023 at 11:23 am

    Thank you Dr Berg for mentioning the Parathyroid gland causing hyper-calcium levels. I’ve had high calcium levels for years and as you get older the need for your body to use calcium goes down. Usually in most case the cause of high excessive levels of calcium in one’s blood is due to a small tumor on one of the Parathyroid glands like you mentioned which causes the gland to suck calcium from the bones unnecessarily. I have a feeling that I have a tumor on one of my glands.

    For instance a male, age 35 and up their calcium levels should only be 10.1 down into the 9.5 ranges. Well my calcium levels have always been anywhere from 10.4-10.9 well into my 30’s which isn’t normal.

    The effects of high calcium is extreme tiredness, fatigue, brain fog, memory problems and eventually clogging of the arteries.

    It’s very dangerous long term to have constant high levels of calcium in your blood. Even if your PTH levels (Parathyroid hormone) is normal, you can still have a tumor on one of the parathyroid glands but most doctors simply ignore this and will tell you “nothing is wrong your PTH levels are fine”.

    The Norman Parathyroid clinic on their website talks about this extensively. The only way to cure hyper calcium levels in the blood is to remove the tumor in one or more of the parathyroid glands.

    • Schneider Judit on March 20, 2023 at 2:08 pm

      thnaks fo rmentioning this

    • Sonic on March 20, 2023 at 2:09 pm

      Check your albumin levels

    • Debbie Mortinson on March 20, 2023 at 2:25 pm

      ​@Bebe T standard blood work is PTH, Corrected Calcium, Vit D and Kidney Function Test. If something is off, the next test is a 24-hour urine test. And then a SESTAMBI test.

    • Alex Saraceno on March 20, 2023 at 4:19 pm

      Hi C A, thank you for sharing this. I actually read your comment twice. 🙂 I appreciate it.

    • Dayle Holmquist on March 20, 2023 at 4:27 pm

      @Bebe T ask for ionized CA test. And monitor your PTH as well. After two surgeries my level is back to normal for now. Most of us hv 4 PTH glands.

  10. Build Your Home On Truth TV on March 20, 2023 at 11:28 am

    “Balance your pH by eating healthy.” Thank you Dr Berg!

    • RichH on March 20, 2023 at 2:07 pm

      A REAFFIRMATION for the regular usage/intake of ‘apple cider vinegar’ !!!! Such greatly reduced the ‘tarter’ buildup on my teeth …. but one must be very careful to not dissolve the tooth enamel. …… dilution of the ACV with LOTS of water – “dilution is the solution”.

  11. Awa Lebe Binu on March 20, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    I had spine surgery in 2005 to “correct” my “idiopathic” scoliosis and have bone spurs on my spine at L4 and L5. It’s very painful because they touch the bottom on my Harrington rods.

    This video perfectly explains why the bone spurs may have developed.

    Thanks Doc! You’ll always be considered a National Treasure to me.

    • Bebe T on March 20, 2023 at 1:18 pm

      Do you know if you have DISH? Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

  12. Mama Tried on March 20, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    its easy to follow along and even easier to take notes! everything is in the description! THANK YOU dr berg! 😊

  13. Marni Jackson on March 20, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    Good morning Dr Berg and all others. So good to wake up to your wonderful enlightening teaching. And mercy I so would have loved to have had this incite years ago. However today is a new day and will rise up and ensure I remember this teaching –

  14. Terri Stott on March 20, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    I really love you videos and have been watching like crazy. Your information is very helpful and I like the video format.

    One thing is you recommend almost every video is D3. I have tried to take this several times but every time without exception I get severe joint pains. I have had “arthritis” flare smany many times over my 63 years starting in my teens so I have always tried to figure out what was triggering it (diet wise).
    I am carnivore now and that is the absolute best Way Of Nutrition (WON) for me.
    Also intermittent fasting is amazing.
    I have tried vitamin K with D3 and it was no help.
    I get lots of sun in the summertime and store it up for the winter. Plus I eat tons of eggs from our own pasture, chickens and lots of animal fat.
    I would like to see you, emphasizing more beef, lamb and pork fat as a good source of that.

  15. HBeardd on March 20, 2023 at 3:20 pm

    Hey Dr. Berg! It’s me again the type 1 diabetic that is slowly but surely getting better things happening because of your videos. I have been a lot more focused on ingredients, nutrients and vitamins now. It has made a huge change in my overall blood glucose.
    However, I spoke with my stepfather who is a top awarded trauma doctor in my state and we spoke the other night of kidney stones and certain ingredients. One that came up was citric acid. I have tried finding videos in relation to citric acid and how it affects the body with very little luck. Would you happen to know a great resource I can use to find studies on citric acid and how it affects the body?

  16. Dan Mayorga on March 20, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Dr berg you are absolutely the best educator in medical terms!! I thank you on behalf everyone that learned from you the knowledge doctor!!

  17. Apple Bobbingfore on March 20, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    Looks like I have a couple of things to try. I would have mentioned salt in helping regulate body pH. Salt is part of making stomach acid and sodium bicarbonate as well as moving water around.

  18. Vesh on March 20, 2023 at 4:55 pm

    😮 Dr Berg is well connected with the health of so many, feels like he’s on the mark for so many of my issues,, thank you so much for the work you do ,, wow

  19. Colin Patterson on March 20, 2023 at 5:43 pm

    Been dealing with consistent spurs on my spine and kidney stones. The spurs are on my thoracic section which is immobile compared to the other 2. Since I have made lifestyle changes recommended I have notice significant improvement in my overall health. No more stones and significant reduction in inflammation in my spine. So grateful for all this info.

  20. Thuy Wu on March 20, 2023 at 6:59 pm

    Thank you so much Doctor Berg.Very informative .The more I watch your channel the more I love your channel.❤❤❤❤❤❤

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