How to Use Your Feet to Diagnose Liver Problems—Dr. Berg Explains

Did you know you can assess liver problems using your feet? Find out how!

DATA:

0:00 Introduction: How to use your feet to assess liver health
0:35 Red and brown spots
2:20 Spider veins
3:07 Dry, cracked heels
4:08 Itchy feet
6:53 More symptoms associated with liver damage
7:44 Toenail fungus
8:55 Toenail issues related to liver problems
12:43 Discover the best foods for the liver

In this video, we’re going to take a look at some of the different foot symptoms you may be experiencing and connect them to the health of your liver.

One common sign of liver problems is red and brown spots on the lower leg. These spots are caused by poor circulation and are often seen in people who have diabetes or cirrhosis of the liver.

When the liver isn't functioning properly, you may experience bruising and discoloration. You may also notice that the lower leg is swollen and shiny and no longer grows hair. Pitting edema may accompany these symptoms.

The good news about liver problems is that the liver is one of the only organs that can completely regenerate itself!

Spider veins, whether in the lower leg and foot or anywhere else on the body, signify that the liver can no longer regulate estrogen. Excess estrogen can cause a fatty liver and problems with your bile ducts, which can lead to gallstones.

Dry, cracked heels or generally dry feet are symptoms of an omega-3 deficiency. The liver makes bile, which helps you break down and absorb fat-soluble vitamins and nutrients. If you have liver damage, it will be difficult to absorb omega-3 fatty acids. Rarely, dry, cracked heels may be related to a B3 deficiency.

Other foot-related symptoms that typically signify liver damage include:
•Itchy feet
•Fungal infections
•Inflammatory conditions like arthritis and plantar fasciitis
•Foot odor
•Hot/cold feet
•Toenail fungus
•Fungus between toes

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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 explains the connection between your liver and your feet. I’ll see you in the next video.

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  1. @fidelcatsro6948 on December 28, 2023 at 11:11 am

    Sharing Dr Berg notes for the masses!

    One common sign of liver problems is red and brown spots on the lower leg. These spots are caused by poor circulation and are often seen in people who have diabetes or cirrhosis of the liver.

    When the liver isn’t functioning properly, you may experience bruising and discoloration. You may also notice that the lower leg is swollen and shiny and no longer grows hair. Pitting edema may accompany these symptoms.

    The good news about liver problems is that the liver is one of the only organs that can completely regenerate itself!

    Spider veins, whether in the lower leg and foot or anywhere else on the body, signify that the liver can no longer regulate estrogen. Excess estrogen can cause a fatty liver and problems with your bile ducts, which can lead to gallstones.

    Dry, cracked heels or generally dry feet are symptoms of an omega-3 deficiency. The liver makes bile, which helps you break down and absorb fat-soluble vitamins and nutrients. If you have liver damage, it will be difficult to absorb omega-3 fatty acids. Rarely, dry, cracked heels may be related to a B3 deficiency.

    Other foot-related symptoms that typically signify liver damage include:
    •Itchy feet
    •Fungal infections
    •Inflammatory conditions like arthritis and plantar fasciitis
    •Foot odor
    •Hot/cold feet
    •Toenail fungus
    •Fungus between toes

    Notes taken from other earlier videos about liver:

    The best foods for the liver:
    1. Cruciferous vegetables
    2. Eggs
    3. Sprouts
    4. Beets
    5. Garlic
    6. Salmon or fatty fish
    7. Lemons

    Other great things to support the liver:
    • Apple cider vinegar in water
    • Olive oil
    • Milk thistle

    Thank you Dr Berg!
    😺👍

    • @MelissaR784 on December 28, 2023 at 12:07 pm

      And thank you.

    • @aleidaperez2726 on December 28, 2023 at 12:10 pm

      Gracias❤❤

    • @RayaEagleWings on December 28, 2023 at 12:30 pm

      Thank you much 🤗

    • @Christina-yu3gu on December 28, 2023 at 12:32 pm

      Nooo thank you my friend 😊

    • @SecretPlace91 on December 28, 2023 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you! Although the videos are short, I sometimes don’t even have the 10 minutes. I appreciate you for taking the time to provide the notes. God bless you!

  2. @SandraHof on December 28, 2023 at 11:25 am

    Itchy feet can also be the beginning of an allergic reaction to the substance PPD used in dark hair dye. That is how it started for me. Then developed into horrendous eczema on my hands and feet, working up my legs and arms.

    • @XOChristianaNicole on December 28, 2023 at 3:16 pm

      And this is exactly why it is ALWAYS recommended to do a patch test, 24-hours in advance, whenever using a new hair-colouring/chemical service product.

    • @baggawells9527 on December 28, 2023 at 5:33 pm

      Hair dyes also sometimes linked to lymphomas….

    • @rezthevampireslayer on December 30, 2023 at 5:52 am

      Really dark hair dye? Even just for men beard dye? I’ll see if that chemical is in the ingredients, or is it hidden?

    • @SandraHof on December 30, 2023 at 8:20 am

      @@rezthevampireslayer PPD is an abbreviation for Para-phenylenediamine. It is also called by other names. You may want to research it to find what they are. My allergist told me I have to be careful with dark clothing, as it often has PPD in it. She said if the dark garment bleeds its dye in water, it has PPD in it. Strangely enough, I did not break out with the eczema anywhere on my scalp, neck or face. My doctor explained it entered my blood stream and then caused the severe eczema on the hands and feet. I researched PPD after learning from a Chemical Allergy Patch Test that I am highly allergic to it. One source said a main way an allergic reaction shows up is eczema on the hands and feet.

    • @theDurgaLove on December 31, 2023 at 10:13 am

      ​@@rezthevampireslayer most hair dyes are toxic. Hair stylists have very high rates of cancer.

  3. @bitcoinbeast on December 28, 2023 at 11:41 am

    I dont have most of these symptoms, BUT I have poor circulation to my big toe and I feel a pot belly coming even though I exercise 5 times a week. Dry Jan for me! And a lifestyle change as I feel my liver is struggling. Thanks again Berg ✌🏻🇬🇧

    • @user-nq1ze4jt9m on December 28, 2023 at 1:43 pm

      If you have a pot belly you’re probably eating too much carbs and sugar.

    • @kellyt5341 on December 28, 2023 at 2:05 pm

      Quit the seed oils, all sugar, refined carbs, alcohol and do intermittent fasting. Check the labels because seed oils are in everything. Don’t eat any processed foods, most have the refined carbs, bad oils and sugar in one shot. Once you cleaned all that out you will feel great, while cleansing your body will be slightly sick for a week. Use electrolytes to help get through the ketovores flu. You work out so your stomach will go 6 pack abs with these changes.

    • @bitcoinbeast on December 28, 2023 at 2:16 pm

      @@user-nq1ze4jt9m I don’t eat a lot of carbs or sugar through food, its 100% red wine, I drink too much

    • @shagbark5419 on December 28, 2023 at 4:02 pm

      Stop drinking

    • @bitcoinbeast on December 28, 2023 at 4:32 pm

      @@shagbark5419 I didnt even think of that, what a great idea, thank god you are here

  4. @bigbadwolfe7849 on December 28, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    Had really bad toenail fungus. Had it for 4 decades, tried everything on it. Nothing would kill it. Went strict keto and intermittent fasting. Very clean. Eating a lot of fermented foods and raw garlic. Didn’t even try topicals on it and wasn’t even trying to clear it up honestly because I thought it was hopeless. Well it went away on it’s own. Imagine that. Started eating a clean healthy diet and it just disappeared.

    • @lea801 on December 28, 2023 at 1:30 pm

      WOW that is wonderful!

    • @originalswedies3003 on December 28, 2023 at 3:26 pm

      Oh wow. I have a friend who works in a warehouse with this problem. Question … Did you eat organic? Or just focusing on keto and that’s it?

    • @bigbadwolfe7849 on December 28, 2023 at 3:35 pm

      @originalswedies3003  I try to eat organic when I can afford it, when it’s on sale, but most of the time it’s too cost prohibitive. It still works and I lost over 140lbs and have kept it off for over a year. It’s a lifestyle change not really a diet

    • @originalswedies3003 on December 28, 2023 at 3:46 pm

      @@bigbadwolfe7849 Thank you for responding! I will definitely pass along this information because I want my best friend to live a long life! I really wish this information was taught in school or something, it’s so dang important to know. Thanks again! God bless you!

    • @muslimahsharing4761 on December 28, 2023 at 6:03 pm

      Same thing happened with my eczema.

  5. @livincincy4498 on December 28, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    Thank you.

    This should be taught to healthcare professionals and civilians.

    This is something everyone should do.

    • @SN-bl6xm on December 28, 2023 at 9:05 pm

      Healthcare professionals should know that. But many civilians don’t know.

    • @Drberg on December 28, 2023 at 10:13 pm

      Most welcome! Be well!

  6. @user-yq9lt8jn6r on December 28, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    Thank you Dr. Berg for another amazing video. May God blessed you and your family.

  7. @HomesteadAce on December 28, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    Amazing summary! Keep up the good work Eric. I can relate to many of these problems; I’m lucky to have caught it and am actively reversing the liver damage I have done. Thanks

  8. @Bootstrps on December 28, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    Dr. Berg, The Liver Whisperer. Thanks for this video! I have self induced liver problems that I hope to fix with your info.

  9. @jasonsheehan7782 on December 28, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    I drank way too much alcohol for way too long. I had a neighbor who just died from cirrhosis and diabetes at the age of 41. I now have over 4 years sober and am way better at taking care of myself. Everyone stay strong and take care of yourselves and live your happiest life.

    • @joyslove3858 on December 28, 2023 at 4:44 pm

      You did it! Congratulations! Keep up the good work 🙏

    • @Erin-Thor on December 28, 2023 at 6:40 pm

      🎉 CONGRATULATIONS! 🎉 My father and a good friend died way too young too, both heavy drinkers. Hugs bud and I’m proud of YOU even though I don’t know you. 💛

    • @mikemichaels2914 on December 28, 2023 at 8:21 pm

      How much did you drink and how long? I went hard for 6 years but slowed right down now

    • @jasonsheehan7782 on December 28, 2023 at 8:46 pm

      @@mikemichaels2914 About a 12 pack a day for 20 years straight. I quit in October 2019 at 39 years old. I also ate terribly. You can overcome anything you set your mind to.🙂 I had gallstones and terrible achy joints associated with a bad liver. It feels great when substances don’t control your life.

    • @Xryujfdjd on December 29, 2023 at 1:31 am

      @@jasonsheehan7782oh boy. God bless you.

  10. @FrancisFurtak on December 28, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks again Eric. As usual a ton of great information! I always find myself coming back to your wisdom.

    • @Drberg on December 28, 2023 at 10:35 pm

      Glad to know that you liked this post!

  11. @oddfellow1114 on December 28, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    This doctor needs to be cloned and put into every medical school to re-educate doctors with correct information about health.
    He is brilliant, and a gem of a person to anyone with common sense about how to improve their health in a sustained way.
    I just love learning from his simple to understand videos … I respect this man immensely. 🙏👍🙏👍

    • @loriematthews6418 on December 28, 2023 at 7:14 pm

      I agree 💯 percent!

    • @petroonajourney3503 on December 28, 2023 at 8:10 pm

      No cloning please 😭, he is perfect as his individual self.

    • @frangeewong6215 on December 29, 2023 at 12:15 am

      I agree😅

    • @cadecannon159 on December 31, 2023 at 5:41 am

      He’s a chiropractor I think, so they will ignore his efficiency and promote the doctors who never heal anything…..

    • @WalkingOneLegAtATime on January 1, 2024 at 5:48 pm

      That would mess up their sick care system

  12. @blahroseyrose on December 28, 2023 at 11:24 pm

    I had fungus on one of my toenails for over a decade. I recently started drinking an apple cider vinegar 2 to 3 times a day with lemon. It is now completely gone and that’s the only thing that had changed about my diet.

    • @michellepascale2934 on December 30, 2023 at 10:29 pm

      How much of each?

    • @blahroseyrose on January 2, 2024 at 11:13 pm

      @@michellepascale2934 about 8 ounces of water, half of the lemon and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.

    • @zakdee2732 on January 2, 2024 at 11:56 pm

      ​@blahroseyrose how long did it take? And did you have one glass everyday?

    • @michellepascale2934 on January 3, 2024 at 12:02 am

      @zakdee2732  She did say she did that 3 × 2day. But yes, I would also like to know how long did that take!

    • @blahroseyrose on January 3, 2024 at 12:05 am

      By the time I finished a 32 ounce bottle that I bought from Whole Foods I would say it was about a month.

  13. @shonnamay8331 on December 29, 2023 at 12:04 am

    Please don’t ever tire of teaching us Dr Berg, I for one am grateful for you showing us how to be our healthier selves , unlike my stance of the Medical field ( this progressed over the last 3 years)
    But you, I trust and feel you have our best interest at heart.😮

  14. @pouraneshaghian6857 on December 29, 2023 at 11:16 am

    Dr.Berg
    Thank you for all your hard work. If it is possible for you please leave a summary of the content for those who are not fully fluent in english like me.your knowledge in medical science is amazing. Thank you so much

  15. @maryiasharamet on December 29, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    Another great video! Dr. Berg, you are my hero. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

  16. @ahmedavdic4128 on December 29, 2023 at 8:44 pm

    00:00 🩺 Understanding liver issues through foot clues.

    01:18 🩸 Red and brown spots in lower leg may indicate liver-related circulation problems.

    05:05 🌿 Liver problems can lead to fungal infections on feet and toenails.

    07:02 🤒 Itching feet may result from thickened bile due to liver issues.

    09:16 ❄️ Cold or hot feet could indicate liver problems affecting thyroid function.

    10:22 🦠 Liver issues linked to arthritis and immune system imbalances.

    11:48 🚑 Antibiotics and artificial sweeteners may contribute to liver problems.

    12:43 🌱 Microbiome imbalance in the gut can impact liver health.

    13:52 🚨 Early signs of liver damage often appear in the skin, including the foot.

    14:46 🍏 Check the linked video for information on foods to reverse liver damage.

  17. @user-bq7lg4gw3r on December 30, 2023 at 12:19 am

    I suffered some of these symptoms but by Dr Berg’s advised I’m feeling better now. I’m so blessed because of Dr. Berg.☺️❤️👍

  18. @WelcomeBackJayC on December 30, 2023 at 7:54 am

    Grateful. Divine timing. Sending to my dad because I’ve always tended to his feet as a young girl. It’s where I got my nurturing & brave qualities. Anyways, he’s always had issues with his feet and fungal issues so if you could make an entire video on just solutions, that would also be so very helpful! Thanks again for spreading knowledge in a time of sensitive censorship. We genuinely appreciate you ❤

    • @Helenegardener on January 4, 2024 at 10:01 pm

      Ok? Some of the other Dr Berg’s videos /articles on feet issues, on toes fungus, liver issues may be of interest with more data.

    • @Helenegardener on January 4, 2024 at 10:02 pm

      His videos on foods to help the liver may help as well.

  19. @shookvalles1071 on December 30, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    It is indeed a blessing for the whole world to have Dr. Berg with us. Dr. Berg please please continue to give us your professional advice. You have saved so many life. God bless you 🙏

  20. @deeptimnm on December 30, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    I’ve suffered with this condition for more than 10 years and no doctor, I mean no Allopathy, Ayurvedic or homeopathy doctor could figure this out or treat my condition. Thank God I stumbled upon your channel last year and found my way around it. I am happy to say I am inflammation free and my liver problem is history now. Seeing you come up with this video and nailing it makes me happy that people like me now would be address it in time. Thank you Dr.Berg. We need you❤

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