Eliminating the SIDE EFFECTS of Medication


Find out how to speed up detoxification and minimize the side effects of medications.

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0:00 Introduction: Reducing the side effects of medication
0:13 Medication side effects explained
1:13 What is an enzyme?
2:30 Phase 1 and phase 2 enzymes
4:15 Detoxification genes
5:02 Things that decrease detoxification
6:22 How to boost detoxification
8:05 Learn more about how to support the liver!

Today I want to cover some important information on reducing the side effects of medications.

Phase 1 and phase 2 enzymes are groups of enzymes that help break down medications and toxins in the liver. These enzymes turn medications and toxins into harmless water-soluble particles that can be eliminated through the body.

If this enzyme system isn’t working, you could experience more side effects from medications. Your medications may also not be as effective as they should be.

Certain things can decrease the function of phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification, including:
• DNA mutations
• Liver problems
• Consuming grapefruit
• Certain medications

How to support phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification:
1. Consume cruciferous vegetables, allium vegetables, sulforaphane, or DIM
2. Do fasting
3. Reduce exposure to toxins
4. Strengthen the liver (do Healthy Keto® and take milk thistle)
5. Use herbal remedies (curcumin, green tea, and garlic)

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, 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 increase your awareness of how to minimize medication side effects—try these tips to help speed up detoxification. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. Bluefoxblitz on February 8, 2023 at 11:05 am

    Can you please do a post on plant based milks in relation to oxalates, almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, coconut milk, flax milk etc thanks

  2. Food Peace & SelfCare on February 8, 2023 at 11:08 am

    Morning Dr. A friend of mine told me he was experiencing prostate issues where as he had saw some pus coming out of his penis. He said the dr told him after several tests that it wasn’t cancer and seems to be prostatitis. I was wondering if D mannose is something that can help or what he needs to do

    • Debra Hewitt on February 8, 2023 at 11:24 am

      D-Mannose will help. But alkaline structured silver works faster and takes the pain away fast.

      Not colloidal silver…..

  3. Deepak Chaudhary on February 8, 2023 at 11:12 am

    I wish someone could tell how to reverse side effects of Finasteride without stopping the medication.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on February 8, 2023 at 11:24 am

      Hello. Sorry, we do not have information/ video about this. We will add this to our video suggestion list for now. Thanks.

      -Dr. Berg’s Support Team

  4. Sue Telfer on February 8, 2023 at 11:36 am

    I have soo many compliments about my weight loss 12kgs in 2mths but when I tell them I am a omad they all spill out that they’re under doctors orders, I have had 6wks of no prednisone which I took for 6yrs and it’s Majic watching a rash I had completely disappear 😅gone is the depression I had because of the pain I had in my hands I can now wash my hair with no gloves…. I watch and share all your videos
    Dr Berg you’re god send 😇

    • Salty Sassa on February 8, 2023 at 11:48 am

      That is awesome!

    • James Kozlowski on February 8, 2023 at 11:55 am

      People with medical problems should do an elimination diet with their food , try meat eggs fish for 90 days and watch how good they feel , so much of what people eat is what is causing their problems

    • cywoods60 on February 8, 2023 at 3:28 pm

      @James Kozlowski are you saying don’t eat these things for 90 days?

    • James Kozlowski on February 8, 2023 at 3:35 pm

      @cywoods60 I am saying only eat real eggs, meat and fish for 90 days Thats a proper human diet , dont eat sugar, or grains , seed oils, Mcdonalds or any junk food , pop or soda , and watch your health come back , mine did.

  5. CN on February 8, 2023 at 11:36 am

    I consider delta 8, nicotine vape, etc. poisons also. Thank You Dr. Berg!

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on February 8, 2023 at 12:59 pm

      You’re welcome. Thanks for watching the video. Hope you enjoyed it.

  6. Isabella Jones on February 8, 2023 at 11:46 am

    I am a retired clinical nurse with a masters in research microbiology and biochemistry. I’ve kept up with the research and managed to cure mysrlf of a severe illness. One paper I read and used for myself was the discovery that in many many cases taking a med on alternative days gave the same treatment effect but reduced or even eliminated the side effect. Worth a try. It worked for me taking prednisone and metformin.

    • D. H. on February 8, 2023 at 4:21 pm

      @Isabella Jones I’m always curious to see what side effects other people have from medications. I’m taking Armour Thyroid and I’ve started to experience tingling and numbing in my right arm and right leg esp when I sleep at night. I don’t know if it’s related to the armour thyroid, or to the fact that I used to keep my cell phone in my back pocket on the right side for the past 10 years….and it could be emf radiation that has caused nerve damage. I looked up the side effects of armor thyroid and it says weakness in the legs and leg cramps. I do get leg cramps in my right leg, but I don’t have weakness, just the numbness in the leg and arm.

    • Isabella Jones on February 8, 2023 at 4:44 pm

      @D. H. A good thing to do is to look up the known side effects of whatever you are taking. We used to use the Merck Index on the ward, but that’s expensive. There are several good medical sites, like the Mayo Clinic. If they correspond with what you are experiencing, it would be good to get medical advice re modulating the drug. If you dont like the first advice, get a second or third one.

    • Kashif Shehzad on February 8, 2023 at 5:02 pm

      Thanks a lot for sharing such valuable information. Appreciate that.
      Can you please share your knowledge with us through social media please? Thank you.

    • Kevla Head on February 8, 2023 at 6:30 pm

      has anyone tried this with Hypertension meds. If not maybe I can experiment on my self!

    • Char West on February 8, 2023 at 6:56 pm

      You were on a self-prescribed long term dose of prednisone????

  7. Ahmed Al-Bayati on February 8, 2023 at 11:56 am

    Fantastic information, Dr. Berg.
    I laughed when you intended to name the “medication” as a “toxic”

    • ulf lyng on February 8, 2023 at 3:54 pm


  8. Robert C Lynch on February 8, 2023 at 12:25 pm

    I hadn’t realised that curing a fatty liver would reduce side effects. I used to get a headache, flushing and a stuffy nose from Tamsulosin medication and as I’ve been fasting with keto for almost three years, I get zero side effects from that medication. Obviously I’d like to get off Tamsulosin in the long run but clearly, having a healthy liver helps.

  9. Linda Johnson on February 8, 2023 at 12:25 pm

    Perfectly timed, Dr Eric Berg! Thank you! My body reacts differently and usually overreacts to most all drugs given me. (Most recently was during and after a hip labral tear repair surgery November 2021.) I have a back fusion surgery scheduled. It has been scheduled for mid January until the Surgical RN talked to me about my health history and Rx list and insisted I needed to have it done in a hospital instead of the Vikings Recovery Center. I’ve already had a full 77 genetics panel done and sadly the genetics Dr is 10-12 months wait/200+ patients backlogged and unable to help before the surgery. I’m🙏🏼 for answers.

    • My My on February 8, 2023 at 3:15 pm

      well said. Back in the late 70s I read ‘Vitamin C and the Common Cold’, by Linus Pauling (Nobel prize, biochemistry winner). He detailed the research showing that vit C in multi-gram doses DOUBLES the speed of healing after surgery and increases the strength of the scar tissue. I tried it out myself after a bout of dental surgery which required stitches. The dentist nearly jumped down my throat when he saw the progress of healing – he chewed me out for not coming back to have the stitches out after TWO weeks as I had been instructed. He said it was ‘four weeks worth of healing’. So Linus Pauling and my dentist and I agree – six grams of pure powdered vit C a day (3 x2g doses in water with food), really does DOUBLE the speed of healing. (I do not recommend the tablet form which contain high levels of sodium compound fillers.)

    • Kathleen C on February 8, 2023 at 6:23 pm

      @My My where do you buy the pure powdered Vit c? Is there a brand you would recommend?

    • My My on February 8, 2023 at 6:29 pm

      @Kathleen C – eBay often sells it, Peak Supps in the UK, lots of places online. Order 1kg packs for economy

  10. Милана Мезова on February 8, 2023 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks Dr. Berg. Do you know any information about uterine hypoplasia? What can cause such a diagnosis?

  11. Gary McKenzie on February 8, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    Very happy to hear you’ve been deep diving into genetics. It is interesting and fascinating at the same time. Thank-you for getting this very important information out. p.s. wait till you find out our dna has been capped.

    • Dixieland Patriot on February 8, 2023 at 1:49 pm

      And doctor Bruce Lipton has done tremendous research on how genetics does not play a part in our health! Traditional medicine especially in the US has all been a lie to keep us sick

  12. GreenSmoothieParty on February 8, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    The Beers Criteria List of Medications identifies dozens of prescribed drugs that are potentially harmful for elderly patients. Sometimes a patient needs to mention this list to their physician so they will discuss and carefully review the risk vs benefit in their case.

  13. Laurel Vance on February 8, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    “To take a poison…I mean medication”. 😂😂😂😂 Love it.

  14. Caroline Laronda on February 8, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    Gotta love Dr Bergs subtle shade on the pharmaceutical industry 😂😂

  15. eyeYQ2 on February 8, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    “How to avoid side effects” Don’t take it ; ) I have been working SO HARD to try to educate myself on Natural Healing from plants… Since I’m almost 70, I need all the help naturally we can get. That’s why I’m here.

  16. CarolNora88 on February 8, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks Dr. Berg! Can you please elaborate more on the GRAPEFRUIT connection & effect when taken with an inhibitor med? 🙂

  17. theoriginalhippychic on February 8, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    Dr. Berg! Hello, huge fan here. This was definitely perfect timing. I have recently been taking Lisinopril/HCTZ that my Dr started me on in December. I also got Covid shortly after in that time frame. I have been suffering so much with breathing problems and a severe dry hacking cough that gets so bad, it will cause vomiting and also empty my bladder. It feels like I have a huge long cotton in my throat or like something is stuck in there. I’ve cried so much having to deal with this has been horrible. I have asthma and remember, I just had Covid around the time Lisinopril was prescribed to me so I kept blaming Long Covid that was triggering my asthma and causing the coughing and wheezing. That all changed when I remembered my sister telling me that the Dr she works with had told her that Lisinopril is known for a severe dry cough side effect. I looked it up and read so many reviews from patients on how it made them deathly ill and end up in the ER. All their symptoms were mine. Including the feeling that there were hands wrapped around my neck. Why would she prescribe this medication KNOWING I have asthma? Why would I want to cough more and trigger it? 😢

  18. Miriam Rojas on February 8, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    “To take a poison, I’m sorry a medication ” I love it when Dr Berg calls things by the *real name 🙂

  19. Poni on February 8, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    Careful with DIM! My cholesterol went from low 200 to 380, LDL off the chart. After stopping DIM, went back to normal. It would be wise to do blood work frequently when taking DIM. I took DIM for 7 months before seeing the problem, and it took another 7 months to recover.

  20. God's Servant on February 8, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    That handout is AWESOME! Bombshell! 🤯 Thank you for researching and breaking it down for lay people to understand. I am so grateful to you Dr. Berg! 🌟🥗🌟🥗🌟🥗🌟🥗🌟🥗

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