Clean Out Your Kidneys of Oxalates and Stones – Dr. Berg

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0:00 Introduction: How to prevent kidney stones
0:20 Symptoms of high oxalate levels
1:02 Foods high in oxalates
1:23 What causes a person to have high oxalates?
2:28 What to do if you have high oxalate levels
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Let’s talk about oxalates and the best ways to flush out oxalates to help prevent kidney stones.

Signs your oxalate levels are high:
• Kidney stones
• Gout
• Headaches
• Eye pain
• Urinary pain
• Genital pain
• Muscle pain
• Intestinal pain

Foods high in oxalates:
• Almonds
• Peanuts
• Spinach
• Chocolate
• Kiwi
• Strawberries
• Beets
• Tea
• Bran

Dietary oxalates aren’t correlated with oxalates in your urine. Just because you consume foods high in oxalates doesn’t mean you will develop any problems.

But, preexisting damage to your kidneys, liver, or metabolism can cause you to be unable to process oxalates like you should. Diabetes, prediabetes, insulin resistance, and carb consumption can lead to kidney problems.

A lack of certain microbes can also prevent you from breaking down oxalates, causing them to end up in the kidneys.

Many people who go on the ketogenic diet no longer have a problem dealing with oxalates. But if you’re still experiencing issues, you can try these tips.

What to do if you have high oxalate levels or are prone to kidney stones:
1. Limit foods high in oxalates or consume them with cheese
2. Take a probiotic with a mixture of lactobacillus
3. Maintain higher levels of magnesium and citrates (by consuming magnesium and lemon)
4. Get plenty of vitamin D
5. Drink at least two and a half liters of fluid a day

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and 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, 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 oxalates and how to prevent kidney stones. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @eleonorazaharija5262 on December 3, 2023 at 11:04 am

    Great content, as always ❤

    • @Drberg on December 3, 2023 at 12:02 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. @zsolthalmai257 on December 3, 2023 at 11:05 am

    I got sadly before. It was smaller the a tip of a pen and it hurt crazy. I was in pain 1 week long. Then I watched the older video of Dr. Berg, I started to drink apple cider vinegar (one tablespoon in a cup of water). After two days, the stone came out without any pain.

    Edit: Actually it was half a lemon + ACV! Sorry, I forgot!

    • @deliapfenninger4285 on December 3, 2023 at 11:19 am

      Interesting! Thanks for sharing!

    • @fastrack2170 on December 3, 2023 at 11:57 am

      2 days after drinking ACV? So if we drink it regularly, we’re good? Lol

    • @KellyKelly-qd7my on December 3, 2023 at 1:28 pm

      “What is shock wave lithotripsy?

      Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL) is the most common treatment for kidney stones in the U.S. Shock waves from outside the body are targeted at a kidney stone causing the stone to fragment. The stones are broken into tiny pieces. lt is sometimes called ESWL: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy®.

      These are what the words mean:

      extracorporeal: from outside the body
      shock waves: pressure waves
      lithotripsy (the Greek roots of this word are “litho” meaning stone, “tripsy” meaning crushed)
      So, SWL describes a nonsurgical technique for treating stones in the kidney or ureter (the tube going from the kidney to the bladder) using high-energy shock waves. Stones are broken into “stone dust” or fragments that are small enough to pass in urine. lf large pieces remain, another treatment can be performed

      When can SWL be used?

      SWL works better with some stones than others. Very large stones cannot be treated this way. The size and shape of stone, where it is lodged in your urinary tract, your health, and your kidneys’ health will be part of the decision to use it. Stones that are smaller than 2 cm in diameter are the best size for SWL. The treatment might not be effective in very large ones.”

    • @Drberg on December 3, 2023 at 1:29 pm

      Hello. Check out my videos here on kidney stones:

    • @PolPotsPieHole on December 3, 2023 at 1:37 pm

      @@MissMovieStar that works too, try ACV , lemon juice and Water

  3. @C.N.1 on December 3, 2023 at 11:08 am

    If “all of a sudden”.. you hear loud sirens, car doors slamming, or garbage trucks outside right before watching Dr. Berg, you’re not alone 😐 SMH. Have a great day, everyone! Thanks again, Dr. Berg!

    • @MzladyGrinn on December 3, 2023 at 11:35 am


    • @supagreatman2826 on December 3, 2023 at 11:41 am

      Tf 😂

    • @sidthemyth on December 3, 2023 at 1:26 pm

      why do you think?

    • @BainsPummy on December 3, 2023 at 1:27 pm

      MAGA God Bless US loving people

  4. @halimashahab6863 on December 3, 2023 at 11:17 am

    Good morning Dr. Berg Great information. Thank you for your time and efforts to share your knowledge to the world and help us and others to make a difference in their wellbeing 🥰🙏🇨🇦

    • @Drberg on December 3, 2023 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you very much for your message. Appreciate it.

    • @halimashahab6863 on December 3, 2023 at 1:58 pm

      @@DrEricBergDC you are most welcome Dr Berg 🙏

  5. @hotchihuahua1546 on December 3, 2023 at 11:18 am

    Great information , keep up the good work Dr. Berg , it makes a positive difference for so many of us ! ❤️

    • @Drberg on December 3, 2023 at 3:52 pm

      Glad you found it helpful!

  6. @robinshempert39 on December 3, 2023 at 11:39 am

    This video came at just the right time for me. Thanks Dr Berg

    • @Drberg on December 3, 2023 at 11:54 am

      You’re very welcome.

  7. @linda5628 on December 3, 2023 at 11:42 am

    Very informative and helpful. Thank you Dr. Berg.

    • @Drberg on December 3, 2023 at 11:53 am

      You’re very welcome.

  8. @gokidooke1345 on December 3, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you for the consistent education on these important topics. We are all blessed to have your help⭐️

    • @kennethrhodes7143 on December 3, 2023 at 4:03 pm


    • @kennethrhodes7143 on December 3, 2023 at 4:03 pm

      Carnivor NO Soy

  9. @LikhithaSai-ng7vp on December 3, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    Thank you Dr. Eric sir the way you explain everything in detail is really good thank you for valuable for information

  10. @1967MOC on December 3, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    Thank you for clarifying that food high in oxalates will not contribute to oxalate in the body. I’m from an Italian family, and I eat lots of spinach. Of course, it is the main component of my ravioli filling, but my filling has lots of Parmigiano cheese. We have to eat like our ancestors! Home-made food, when done in balance, doesn’t make you sick.

    • @ZeusWayne on December 3, 2023 at 2:13 pm

      Read “Toxic Superfoods” by Sally Norton. High oxalate foods absolutely contribute to oxalates in the body

    • @kevinstarski1598 on December 3, 2023 at 2:45 pm

      He did say that however proceeded to suggest lowering your intake of foods high in oxalates…

    • @ritalafleur4417 on December 3, 2023 at 2:55 pm

      I’m also from an Italian family so I know what you mean.

    • @Android-Zen on December 3, 2023 at 3:46 pm

      I disagree with berg here. I unknowingly was consuming a diet high in oxalates and protein and I had an acute gout flairup and kidney pain. After cutting oxalates and increasing citrates the gout went away. Oxalates absolutely can exacerbate kidney dysfunction.

    • @teresamexico309 on December 3, 2023 at 8:49 pm

      Not all people are sensible to oxalates and how the food is processed is important as well. The problem with “trends” in food is that people want one “miracle” food and one enemy food 🙂 as well. Lots of people have smoothies and they trow in them fresh spinach (highest oxalate content) while cooked spinach have much less oxalates that combined with the parmesan cheese, makes it good and a healthful combo, besides way more delicious than a smoothie.
      Italians also remove skin and seeds from tomatoes and Nonas have being doing this for centuries, doing so they remove lectins, which can be a problem for human health in high doses.
      Eating the Italian way has not comparison with the processed and ultra processed food, I would not change it.

  11. @billk9583 on December 3, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    After my urologist told me I am a kidney stone machine, I started drinking 6 oz. of lemon juice in 32 oz. water every day (vs. the recommended 4 oz., plus an expensive non-nutritive sweetener), plus taking steps to (hopefully) keep it from eating away my tooth enamel. After months of that, I researched and found that 1.44 grams of citric acid powder has equivalent citrate of one ounce of lemon juice. So I’ve switched to taking 9 one-gram soft gels per day with probably the equivalent amount of water (3 capsules, 3x daily).

    • @earleaton1722 on December 4, 2023 at 3:22 am

      Good advice I’ve suffed numeorus stones over 20 yrs my new urologist prescribed Potassium Citrate

    • @padmini162 on December 4, 2023 at 4:31 am

      When you have less gut bacteria you have more chances of getting stone, take pre and pro biotics

    • @paleo704 on December 5, 2023 at 2:46 am

      Kidney stones here. Lemon water is the cure I found

  12. @SylviaLeDoux on December 3, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    Thanks for this info. When I worked in the lab, I saw the Oxalate crystals in my urine. They were affecting my right leg. I found a web page on vulvadynia that listed the high Oxalate foods and started to reduce those. I also started taking calcium-magnesium citrate and that worked! But one other thing it said is that a mild infection makes immune cells that cause the crystals to clump together to form the stones. So adding a cranberry pill helps them flush from the kidney too. Also avoid calcium carbonate. It’s added to foods

    • @chinookvalley on December 3, 2023 at 8:42 pm

      THANK YOU! Just diagnosed myself with Vulvodynia and was wondering how to treat NATURALLY.

    • @SylviaLeDoux on December 3, 2023 at 9:07 pm

      @@chinookvalley fyi, vulvadynia is a general term that means pain in the vulva. There really many causes. Be sure to have the other reasons tested.

  13. @rickysig on December 3, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    I have been prescribed potassium citrate for years after a number of emergency room visits when I was younger because of renal stones and, as Dr. Berg suggests, they were calcium oxalate. I have not had an issue in years. An interesting tip I learned is about Magnesium Glycinate. I started taking that, along with Vitamin D (to help absorption) because of a history of headaches. The Mg has done wonders to reduce my headaches and now I see there is an added benefit for stones. Supposedly the Mg glycinate is easier on the gut than other types of Mg for those with a sensitive gut. I always learn something here!

    • @Ajay-ox1eo on December 3, 2023 at 4:53 pm

      Make sure to take K2 with D3.

    • @ChibiKumaKab on December 3, 2023 at 5:44 pm

      As far as I was told potassium citrate only works in Uric acid stones so I’m surprised you’ve been taking it for years for oxalate stones.

      Has it helped dissolve anything for you?

    • @atrifle8364 on December 3, 2023 at 10:00 pm

      ​@@ChibiKumaKab- It worked for me too. The citrate breaks up the oxalate and potassium helps every part of the extraction or dumping.

    • @rickysig on December 16, 2023 at 7:39 pm

      @@ChibiKumaKabyes, the ultrasound every year shows all is clear, and any little flecks are like a grain of pepper and pass unnoticed.

  14. @vitoandolini2064 on December 3, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Dear Dr. Berg! Could you please analyse the topic considering the copper intoxication. I read that the water stored in copper dish is cleaner and better for organism. I bought a copper flask and started drinking water during the day stored in that flask. After 3 months I noticed a regular little tremor of my hands which I never had before. I thought that overtrain could be the reason, but then I googled and found out that copper intoxication can lead to Wilson’s disease. Tremor is the main symptom of this disease. I am interested in your opinion considering copper in human body. Thank you for the knowledge that share with us!

    • @tulipohare12 on December 3, 2023 at 10:35 pm

      google copper toxicity and dr lawrence wilson

    • @ImiChitterman on December 4, 2023 at 12:50 am

      Yes please do a video on copper.

    • @helenevion5948 on December 5, 2023 at 10:55 am

      See Dr Berg’s videos on how zinc balances copper down.

  15. @darioinfini on December 3, 2023 at 4:52 pm

    Doctor, I want to thank you for some key information you gave that cured my gf’s psoriasis (related to the TUDCA bile salts you talked about). Her condition was getting severe and the modern medicine path she was going down was becoming ineffective and more toxic. We are both EXTREMELY grateful for what seems like a miraculous cure at this point, and I thank you for leading us down that path.

    It chills me a bit to think that youtube may de-emphasize videos like yours, or censor them, or youtube itself may change character or disappear in the future. The wealth of useful and critical information on this site rivals the library of Alexandria, and undermining it could have the same effect. It’s that important.

    • @JesusisLordandSavior3511 on December 3, 2023 at 11:21 pm

      I used cod liver oil, per Dr. Berg and have seen incredible improvement!

    • @titsandbeer2693 on December 4, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Tudca helped psoriasis?

    • @darioinfini on December 4, 2023 at 5:30 pm

      @@titsandbeer2693 My gf had her gall bladder removed some time ago. She had a small amount of psoriasis before but it increased massively since then. Watching Dr Berg’s video mentioning “bile salts” set off a bell which initially started with Tudca treatments as he described and a subsequent search for more information and functional doctors that treated her with a personalized approach to finding the root cause. She is completely cured from her condition at this point which had become debilitating. I consider that miraculous. If you or someone you know is suffering from psoriasis I’d suggest watching Dr. Berg’s video on the topic and if you need further assistance beyond that I can point you in the right direction.

    • @cherrayegullett6175 on December 10, 2023 at 8:29 pm

      Thank you for this comment as I am suffering with psoriasis to the point I feel I may die. I’m on the road to recovery I feel now 🙏

    • @JesusisLordandSavior3511 on December 12, 2023 at 9:34 pm

      @@cherrayegullett6175 hang in there! Psoriasis sucks but there’s worse out there. Get better quickly

  16. @Saad-Sadiq on December 3, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    I’ve been having pain in my lower back around kidney area for some time now, was thinking about searching on kidney stones. Your video came at the perfect time. Thank you Dr. Berg ❤🇵🇰

    • @jkm8741 on December 4, 2023 at 8:25 am

      Get your kidney function checked!!! Ask what your gfr is. Do not accept “its fine”….I am on dialysis and one of my first symptoms was lower back pain. I don’t wish to scare you but get it checked out

    • @helenevion5948 on December 5, 2023 at 8:53 am

      Great 👍 he’s made more videos on kidneys stones too.

  17. @hauwaagwae4660 on December 3, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    Great content Doctor Berg 👏 thanks for always being there 🙏 👍

    • @Drberg on December 4, 2023 at 4:29 pm

      You’re very welcome! Glad you enjoyed it!

  18. @HerpesTrismegisto on December 3, 2023 at 11:07 pm

    Thank you for this valuable info. I feel it almost made for me lol, since most of my diet is based on those high oxalate food, mainly in the morning, yet I haven’t presented any problem related to… Thanks again. Great advises 💯

  19. @marysh3840 on December 10, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    Dear Dr. Berg, you helped me to learn how the body works in great detail. Thanks

  20. @ladyspellbreaker13 on December 13, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    Dr Berg have you ever looked into the herb Heather for kidney stones? My mom gets them so badly so many for two decades and a couple years ago she had to have surgery to get them cut out because they were too large to pass.

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