How STRESS Robs You of These Vitamins

Learn more about nutrient deficiencies caused by stress and how to counter chronic stress.


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0:00 Introduction: The damaging effects of stress
1:38 Deficiencies caused by stress
6:15 What is HRV?
7:38 What to do for stress
8:48 Learn more about how to counter stress!

Let’s talk about stress and how to take care of your body during chronic stress.

Stress can cause deficiencies—these deficiencies can then alter your ability to react to and recover from stress.

Chronic stress can be very dangerous to your health. Too much stress can lead to:
• Ulcers
• Heart attack
• Osteoporosis
• High blood pressure
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Poor immunity

Deficiencies caused by stress can include:
1. Magnesium
2. Zinc
3. Thiamine (vitamin B1)
4. Potassium
5. Vitamin B5
6. Amino acids
7. Calcium
8. Vitamin D
9. Vitamin C

When you go through stress, it’s easy to reach for junk foods. But it’s crucial you avoid sweets and junk food, even when you’re stressed. It’s also important to avoid foods high in sodium when you’re feeling stressed.

The more stress you go through, the healthier you need to eat. Consuming red meat and a big leafy green salad would be a great meal to consume when you go through stress.

An HRV (heart rate variability) device is a fantastic tool to help you measure your stress and how you respond to stress. This device can also help you better understand what type of exercise and nutrition your body needs at different times.

The best ways to take care of your body during stress:
• Stick to a very healthy diet (Healthy Keto®)
• Get quality sleep
• Exercise

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 increase your awareness of nutrient deficiencies caused by stress. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @elizabethdrummond9581 on November 29, 2023 at 11:25 am

    Hello Dr Berg, thank goodness we have you to educate us. All your videos have really helped me with improving my health. Thank you so very much for all your hard work!!

    • @Drberg on November 29, 2023 at 1:38 pm

      Glad to hear that. Thanks for watching my videos. Take care.

    • @engineerqc1543 on November 29, 2023 at 2:15 pm

      Thank you Dr. Berg for your so presious videos on every day on different content of health condition I am watching your videos from 2020 When I got diabetes & corona both together
      After searching solution for better health I found you and get rid of anxiety stress choose what the right food for health. Thanks again from India

  2. @cynthiaweber1646 on November 29, 2023 at 11:30 am

    I’m a social worker and my job is very stressful. I will practice what you teach Dr. Berg because I need it so bad. Thanks for your guidance.

    • @Drberg on November 29, 2023 at 1:22 pm

      No problem. Glad to make videos that can help you all.

  3. @krispykruzer on November 29, 2023 at 11:32 am

    Thanks Dr Berg for releasing these videos, they help me understand stress and how to manage it better

  4. @josephburns-zd2kr on November 29, 2023 at 11:41 am

    My opinion that brings on major stress would be the 3 biggest stressful situations to be in; #1 is the death of a loved one. #2 Financially to be able to pay our bills and have a roof over our heads. #3 Eating and drinking an unhealthy diet.

    • @SamuelEmrit on November 29, 2023 at 12:31 pm

      Seek ye first the kingdom of GOD JESUS CHRIST and everything else will be added to you ..

    • @Tinyteacher1111 on November 29, 2023 at 12:42 pm

      There’s more: domestic violence, and chronic illness and pain.

    • @cassiejohnson9088 on November 29, 2023 at 12:58 pm

      #1 for me is watching a child deal with dialysis…being a caregiver is extremely hard on people no matter what age the disabled person is 😢 Leaning on God is very helpful.

    • @voraxe3032 on November 29, 2023 at 1:18 pm

      The same time my pet 19 years was at the end of kidney and liver disease the signs got worse I got very sick aswell stpmach recovered but not everything for last 3 months at least I never been this bad before am also alot skinnier it’s definitely true

    • @kingofwesteros9868 on November 29, 2023 at 1:39 pm

      I would add one – being lonely. Even though we might feel good with ourselves only, our body an mind will seek for another person. I don’t mean friends – but rather deeper relationship. Without it, we can feel tired and stressed to find someone urgently. That was and partially still is my case.

  5. @MrWonderstuff on November 29, 2023 at 11:47 am

    Very timely. My dental hygenist recommended a blood test due to bleeding gums when she cleaned my teeth – it wasn’t gum disease. She asked if I was stressed and mentioned Vit D difficiency and Cortesol. Have yet to have the blood test. The dizziness when standing up quickly is something I also experience – although I don’t faint. I excerise 2-3 times a week and have a 7-8 hours sleep a night (i use Fitbit). Anwyay a great video and I will action the recommendations.

    • @Shadow-bs1iu on November 29, 2023 at 1:26 pm

      What about vitamin C deficiency? More stress puts a demand on vitamin C levels. Low C causes scurvy type symptoms, which manifests in one aspect as gums that bleed

    • @underwearonly on November 29, 2023 at 2:21 pm

      You have a great dental staff. Perhaps a very high dose [50k+ iu] would minimize the issue. I brush w 🥥 oil & bleed very little now

    • @allison471 on November 29, 2023 at 4:55 pm

      Yes vitamin C also my functional medicine Dr. Always says AC/DC like the band… vitamins A, C, D and more C 😊

    • @Helenegardener on November 29, 2023 at 5:10 pm

      Great 👍 If you type words like gums issues, on stress relief, on symptoms of vitamin d deficiency, on dizziness when standing up, ect, in the search 🔎 area of this channel, you will find videos Dr Berg made to help with these situations.

    • @MrWonderstuff on November 29, 2023 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks, will do that. Have already checked out the stress video and others.@@Helenegardener

  6. @ryandaniel16 on November 29, 2023 at 12:07 pm

    Heavy stress also causes acne outbreak, bad looking skin, bloating, indigestion, bleeding gums and hair loss. Hate that! Thank you, Dr. Berg for the information. 😊

    • @Midwest.. on November 29, 2023 at 3:53 pm

      For stress also try meditation 🧘‍♂️ 15 minutes 2-3 times a day 😊

    • @Helenegardener on November 29, 2023 at 4:51 pm

      True. Some of Dr Berg’s videos /articles on stress related may help.

    • @natebrook on November 29, 2023 at 5:04 pm

      Office job = stress

    • @sharinaross1865 on November 29, 2023 at 6:06 pm


    • @saranasir7523 on November 29, 2023 at 8:20 pm

      What you said, I have all of them😢

  7. @Citizen052 on November 29, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    Everything Dr Berg explained is on point, I experience all this myself.

  8. @krAZyKreativeMERA on November 29, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    Hey Dr. Berg! Could you talk more about the stress body type and how to lose weight and body recomposition? I understand that this is the hardest time to lose weight because of the stress. If there’s anything substantial enough to say on this topic, I would greatly appreciate a video on that. Thanks! 🙏🏾 😊

    • @Helenegardener on November 29, 2023 at 5:09 pm

      Absolutely. If you type words like adrenal body type, stress relief and his videos on stress in general and weight loss plateau/ breakthroughs in the search 🔎 area of this channel, you will find videos Dr Berg made to help with these situations.

    • @krAZyKreativeMERA on December 1, 2023 at 10:17 pm

      Thank you! ☺️

    • @Helenegardener on December 2, 2023 at 8:14 am

      @@krAZyKreativeMERA Welcome 🙏

  9. @claudettegrant4319 on November 29, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    Goodmorning Doctor Berg.. for me I try hard not to stress, when I’m thinking on my bills or other things I try not to overthink, I try my best to control it, whenever stress control you that means you’re in trouble, have a wonderful stress free day everyone 💕💕💕💕

  10. @BainsPummy on November 29, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    I had plenty of stress after I lost my wife unexpectedly last year while searching for answers, I came crossed your videos that just changed my life, I got on healthy Keto IF taking B1 Ashwagandha you are saving lives in real time. Thank you Dr Berg God Bless You and your family.

    • @Helenegardener on November 29, 2023 at 5:07 pm

      Wow 😯 impressive 👏

    • @Kavaitsu on November 29, 2023 at 7:41 pm

      ​@@Helenegardener you two should get to know eachother

    • @jovitadatuin8656 on November 30, 2023 at 1:12 am

      God bless you and your family more amazingly Dr Berg. You are sharing a great health information to us all. All the best. Keep up the great job for your loving kindness.

  11. @alpha-male1959 on November 29, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    #1 way to reduce stress..
    Turn off the mainstream media news outlets and watch or read something you enjoy
    The news is the worst source for stress
    Great video Dr👍

  12. @Vashti0825 on November 29, 2023 at 3:01 pm

    This year, my body’s immune system SHUT down after years of stress buildup. I ended up with Diverticulitis, Covid, then hives (from the anitbiotics) and candida. It took months to recover and come to terms with the root cause.

    • @Helenegardener on November 29, 2023 at 5:12 pm

      Wow 😯 well done for finding the truths out! 👏

    • @DUBLL100 on November 30, 2023 at 1:22 pm

      @@Helenegardeneryou two should get to know each other!

  13. @alu_bee on November 29, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    I’m going through a stressful situation now but I’m trying my best to focus on what I eat, I’m following your guidance on eating healthy and exercising. Thank you for all your guidance.

    • @Midwest.. on November 29, 2023 at 3:34 pm

      For stress, also try meditation 🧘‍♀️ 15 minutes 2-3 times a day 😊

  14. @leoredeemed3797 on November 29, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you Dr. Berg for all the time that you spend researching and creating great videos for us to be healthy. It is as if this video was tailored for me!!! Please keep making these amazing and priceless videos.

    • @Helenegardener on November 29, 2023 at 7:00 pm

      Some of the other Dr Berg’s videos /articles on stress may help with more data.

  15. @sharon8312 on November 29, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    It’s disturbing just how stress is so unhealthy. Thank you for this insight Dr. Berg

  16. @iolitelady4332 on November 29, 2023 at 10:10 pm

    I’ve been listening to you for several months. I didn’t expect it to happen, but for several weeks I only eat lunch and dinner, and no snacks. I expected hunger to happen but no hunger. I also now eat eggs, the pasture raised eggs, and olive oil – the real stuff! Your videos are so helpful. Thank you!!!

  17. @NatariMirumura on November 29, 2023 at 11:34 pm

    This man is literally out here saving lives with the medical knowledge he’s imparting!!! Thank you Dr. Berg!!

  18. @needformead2947 on December 1, 2023 at 7:04 am

    This channel has really helped me to make better informed decisions about my health without having to waste my time at the doctors, what you do here on this channel is really good stuff and I’m very grateful 👍

  19. @Chad-jz2hk on December 17, 2023 at 8:58 pm

    Dr. Berg I’m a corrections officer the stress I deal with staff and not just inmates really breaks me down I’m doing everything now to correct it now that I watched your video thank you!

  20. @QuranShorts30 on December 27, 2023 at 2:39 am

    Dr. Eric Berg! I have learned a lot from you, you are really doing a great job, I don’t usually comment but I really consider you as one of my best teachers ever. ❤❤❤

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