How WORRY Ruins Your Body (HOW TO STOP IT)

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Check out this simple and powerful way to lower stress and cortisol.

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0:00 Introduction: Stress and cortisol
0:19 What is fight-or-flight?
0:28 Dangers of stress
3:10 How to reduce stress
5:00 Check out my recent hobby to lower stress!

Let’s talk about stress and cortisol. I’ve seen many people get on the right track with their diet and exercise—but they're still stuck in fight-or-flight mode.

Being in fight-or-flight mode, having elevated cortisol and adrenaline for a long period, isn’t healthy.

Chronic stress has been known to negatively affect the body in many ways, including:
• Shrinking your grey matter
• Shrinking your thymus gland
• Creating muscle atrophy
• Decreasing testosterone
• Running the body on sugar (even when you’re not eating sugar)
• Disrupting healthy digestion
• Reducing quality sleep

Chronic worry and stress can also lead to ulcers, inflammation, and disease.

An interesting study measured 39 people’s cortisol levels before and after a 45-minute art therapy session. This study found a significant reduction of cortisol in participants.

I have found that hobbies are a fantastic way to stop the fixation on stress and move your attention to something more positive.

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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  1. @fidelcatsro6948 on December 1, 2023 at 11:06 am

    Sharing Dr Berg notes!

    Being in fight-or-flight mode, having elevated cortisol and adrenaline for a long period, isn’t healthy.

    Chronic stress has been known to negatively affect the body in many ways, including:
    • Shrinking your grey matter
    • Shrinking your thymus gland
    • Creating muscle atrophy
    • Decreasing testosterone
    • Running the body on sugar (even when you’re not eating sugar)
    • Disrupting healthy digestion
    • Reducing quality sleep

    Chronic worry and stress can also lead to ulcers, inflammation, and disease.

    An interesting study measured 39 people’s cortisol levels before and after a 45-minute art therapy session. This study found a significant reduction of cortisol in participants.

    I have found that hobbies are a fantastic way to stop the fixation on stress and move your attention to something more positive.

    Thank you Dr Berg!🐱👍🏿

    • @HBC26 on December 1, 2023 at 11:39 am

      Wow I had no idea about some of these facts. This helps me learn more about myself. I am very skinny and I am aware of this in myself. I would say it is my biggest challenge in life at the moment. Considering this is the second thing that randomly comes up about this topic in a span of two days i guess it is a hint to clear this challenge once and for all. 2024 shall be the year to win!

    • @fidelcatsro6948 on December 1, 2023 at 12:01 pm

      @@HBC26 good luck for 2024🐱👍🏿

    • @Avengedsevenfoldrocks on December 1, 2023 at 1:12 pm

      ​@@fidelcatsro6948Meow 🐈

    • @HBC26 on December 1, 2023 at 7:25 pm

      @@fidelcatsro6948 thanks! Wish you and the rest of the comment section the same! (and Eric Berg + his team too of course!)

    • @Helenegardener on December 1, 2023 at 8:28 pm

      @@HBC26Some of the other Dr Berg’s videos /articles on stress relief may help with more data.

  2. @danwells987 on December 1, 2023 at 11:12 am

    From a spiritual standpoint, I have found that faith and fear can’t reside in the same house. If I strengthen my faith my fear lessens.

    • @oophelia46 on December 1, 2023 at 12:00 pm

      Faith over fear 😊

    • @maddog7999 on December 8, 2023 at 6:48 pm

      y’all are silly

    • @puterimariam2768 on December 9, 2023 at 9:57 am

      I love❤❤❤ this

    • @shamicawest6586 on December 10, 2023 at 1:25 am

      @@maddog7999I believe in the Divine and faith. But also believe in science. I love the idea of shifting attention by doing and creating something TANGIBLE. The answer to “have faith”, I Too find silly and dismissive.

    • @sivakumararukutty4107 on December 10, 2023 at 5:39 pm

      Spiritual is nothing but fear of hell

  3. @markfrancis2264 on December 1, 2023 at 11:20 am

    Thank you dr. Berg!!!! I am guilty of this. I always wonder how much younger I’d look and healthier I’d be if I didn’t worry nor stress too much.

    • @Helenegardener on December 1, 2023 at 8:17 pm

      Yep. Dr Berg’s videos /articles on aging, on skin and on stress relief may help.

  4. @slosazzy on December 1, 2023 at 11:40 am

    This is so true Dr Berg. I have a very stressful job and suffer with stress and anxiety but I attend art classes once a week and for two hours my concentration is on creativity and all l my fears and anxieties recede into the background. At the end of class I feel relaxed and happy. Something I don’t feel often enough.
    Thank you for a great channel!

    • @Mark1Mach2 on December 1, 2023 at 4:13 pm

      Wow that’s so nice the art class is helping you. Do you mind sharing what type of class?

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on December 3, 2023 at 9:06 am

      Great 👍 Some of the other Dr Berg’s videos /articles on stress relief may be of interest with more data.

    • @BuddhaSunn on December 6, 2023 at 10:56 pm

      I too have a high stress job. Where did you find this art class please.

  5. @kt6332 on December 1, 2023 at 11:53 am

    What you have suggested is a good start but it is much more then just finding a stress relief hobby. The start of my change in the way my mind works is when I realized other peoples perspective of me is not my truth. This was just the beginning and it is so much more! I love the work you do to help us all Dr. Berg and many thanks forever! ❤❤❤

    • @dave9649 on December 1, 2023 at 12:24 pm

      “Other people’s perspective of me is not my truth.”. Beautiful nugget of wisdom there. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    • @ianstuart5660 on December 1, 2023 at 1:43 pm

      That concept is what they teach in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and it is important to learn!

    • @kt6332 on December 1, 2023 at 2:54 pm

      @@ianstuart5660 Yes! And it is and should be taught everywhere!

    • @nuntana2 on December 2, 2023 at 1:11 am

      It is all of what he says here. Forget everything else, esp what people might think. Woodworking is just a focus (or de-focus) tool. It could be anything you like. The whole premise is being PRESENT. Taking mind out of the equation. Mindness, or, better still, no mind.

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on December 3, 2023 at 9:08 am

      Yes. Some of the other Dr Berg’s videos /articles on stress relief may be of interest with more data.

  6. @GodiscomingBhappy on December 1, 2023 at 12:02 pm

    walking on the beach side, river side or lake side has a very soothing feeling to me….. something powerful in large sources of water. Also trekking in nature, silence, camping are food the soul.
    thank you Dr for your content.

    • @ianstuart5660 on December 1, 2023 at 1:44 pm

      Definitely!

  7. @ikhan3809 on December 1, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    Dr. Berg is like red wine; he looks better day by day and becomes more valuable over time.

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

      Wrong analogy for him 😋 he suggests not to drink alcohol. 🙂

    • @maryt9704 on December 5, 2023 at 8:41 am

      Listen to his Great advice he cares for you

    • @hopefuls3976 on December 18, 2023 at 1:11 am

      How about delicious old cheese🧀
      I’m thinking on restarting piano lessons again, Thanks for sharing Dr.❤😏

  8. @marciahammond9735 on December 1, 2023 at 12:34 pm

    My husband is going through some health issues and of course I’m it it with him. Our stress is through the roof but we both play/tinker on the guitar and that is where we find our de-stress ❤

    • @bluebirdgramma6317 on December 1, 2023 at 1:39 pm

      Awesome! “Making music together”, in more ways than one! ❤

    • @Helenegardener on December 2, 2023 at 8:27 am

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

  9. @respecthewoman on December 1, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    Childhood trauma that gets stuck in our bio field can definitely keep us in fight or flight for years! Heart conherance exercises really helps. I think that the mind has no idea of space and time and it has to be anchored by the heart. Yes Dr being creative and doing what you like is so soothing. Diy anything is a good start

    • @TheMiriam333 on December 1, 2023 at 2:47 pm

      Thank you… YES.

    • @bonnieodonnell2780 on December 1, 2023 at 3:21 pm

      May I ask what heart conherence exercises are?

    • @nevinovermiller6157 on December 1, 2023 at 4:16 pm

      More like Thunderbird

    • @Helenegardener on December 1, 2023 at 8:31 pm

      Yes. Dr Berg’s videos /articles on trauma, on stress relief, may help too.

    • @n0426 on December 1, 2023 at 8:35 pm

      Walking before bedtime is very healing.

  10. @tasneemakhtar9961 on December 1, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    I have been suffering from stress. Eight weeks ago I was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Which was discovered incidentally. Quite shocked, I’m slim (46 Kilos) never touched alcohol, drugs or cigarettes in my life. Always maintained an extremely healthy diet. Practised IF and Keto for many years. I do believe stress contributed to my health . Had a nephrectomy 4 weeks ago. My urologist said that the CT scan saved my life. Many thanks Dr Berg for all the health care information that you provide.

    • @SR-cz5yy on December 1, 2023 at 12:56 pm

      Wish to well 🙏. Just out of curiosity, did you take the vaccines?

    • @SpamMouse on December 1, 2023 at 12:56 pm

      Hope things turn out well for you. 👍

    • @OceanLife772 on December 1, 2023 at 1:00 pm

      @@SR-cz5yyI am curious too. I am hearing from friends who are doctors that cancer diagnosis is way Up and they think it is related to the spike protein in the jab! One doctor has two MS patients in their early 20s. He said last time he saw a young person with MS was 20 years ago (1).

    • @aalliaandreadis5109 on December 1, 2023 at 1:02 pm

      Stress doesn’t cause cancer. It can cause high blood pressure and other goodies but not cancer. Cancer is always a result of some kind of poisoning or contact with toxins. Either ingested, inhaled or injected. The bosy can eliminate said toxins effectively when given the right medicine. Dr Berg has plenty of adbince on detox you can consult. All the best

    • @tasneemakhtar9961 on December 1, 2023 at 1:09 pm

      @@SR-cz5yy Many thanks. Yes I had the first vaccine in March 2021. Felt unwell after taking it. Took the decision not to take the remainder of the vaccines.

  11. @SR-cz5yy on December 1, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    I’ve joined exercise classes to beat the stress and loneliness. Managed to get a little bit of my smile and laughter back after losing my dear husband and mother, bless them, within less than 2 years. Then being cornered by some of the in-laws to do things i didn’t want to do but put my foot down against them for the first time. Went thru a very painful and stressful time. Caused so many health problems with sciatica 😢. Helps to go out and talk to someone.

    • @guillermoviera6970 on December 1, 2023 at 4:23 pm

      God bless you and GOOD FOR YOU FOR STANDING UP FOR YOURSELF. LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL. HAVE A GREAT DAY 🙏🌅😃

    • @CarmenZepeda-yu5no on December 1, 2023 at 6:41 pm

      Good to hear your getting better after gym move. Could I suggest you become a volunteer? Any kind or place that you feel like up. This would help you to add company and the sense of helping other human being, or animal or nature depend on wjat you choose.

    • @ebo7310 on December 2, 2023 at 2:00 am

      I’m happy you’re getting better. Sadly, family can cause more stress than strangers, and I am sorry for your loss. 🙏🏾🙏🏾

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on December 3, 2023 at 9:07 am

      Yes! Some of Dr Berg’s videos /articles on stress relief and on sciatica may be of interest.

    • @kathleenwalker7982 on December 6, 2023 at 5:13 am

      I’m sorry for your loss. All that change must have been very hard. Don’t forget to pray.

  12. @cryonsjr on December 1, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    I retired after a 20 year career with the Dept of Corrections as a Corrections Officer. I lived in fight or flight mode for the entire 20 years. It put me through hell spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. I have recently found myself enjoying photography, it gives me a sense of peace.

    • @Drberg on December 1, 2023 at 2:09 pm

      That’s very good. Thanks for sharing your story here. Take care.

    • @cupcakes5202 on December 11, 2023 at 7:23 pm

      I misread that 😮

    • @cryonsjr on December 11, 2023 at 8:06 pm

      @@cupcakes5202 I ran (lived) in fight or flight mode

    • @hueso5071 on December 12, 2023 at 8:00 am

      Did you ever experience intrusive thoughts because of it?

  13. @nicolalehmann7608 on December 1, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    I’ve found adult colouring to be a very effective way to maintain stress reduction. Daily walks in nature, meditation, journaling, listening to wellness podcasts like Mel Robbins are also great tools. There will always be stress in life, learning ways to cope in a healthy way is a life long journey. 🙏🏻💕

    • @mightymorphingmemory6178 on December 4, 2023 at 6:48 am

      Same. Keeps mind busy

    • @tinam.9810 on December 4, 2023 at 7:34 pm

      Same

    • @ujunwa6911 on December 5, 2023 at 8:00 pm

      All except excessive consumption of wellness podcast.

  14. @allhimwithme5115 on December 1, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    When you *_shift your attention_*_ completely and immersively_ to your hobby (or whatever) you’re in a state of self-hypnosis; that’s why it’s so powerfully relaxing.

    • @Drberg on December 1, 2023 at 6:09 pm

      Actually its the opposite of hypnosis – complete aware of what you are doing and not thinking about doing something else. Hyperfocus

    • @BeFree-BeFrugal on December 1, 2023 at 9:40 pm

      It really helps me to go out in nature to do my photography..I loose all track of time

    • @Helenegardener on December 2, 2023 at 9:43 am

      Uh? Nope, I have seen self-hypnosis cases… geez 🙄 I wouldn’t wish this to my worse enemy…

    • @allhimwithme5115 on December 5, 2023 at 3:08 pm

      @@DrEricBergDC Not according to the neuroscientist I learned that from. You’re hyper focused to the exclusion of everything else. That’s hypnosis.

  15. @RyanTaylorNaturalRemedies on December 1, 2023 at 5:58 pm

    Great video Dr.Berg. I recently took on my first ever woodworking project building an outdoor pergola with integrated decking. It’s mind blowing how much my stress levels came down working with my hands and fixing problems physically rather than mentally. It’s vital to get that energy out somewhere. Thanks for the reminder. 💚

    • @rashaan5216 on December 1, 2023 at 7:39 pm

      I’m subscribed to u too Ryan. 🤙🏼

    • @RyanTaylorNaturalRemedies on December 1, 2023 at 9:57 pm

      Appreciate that 💚 @@rashaan5216

  16. @seanalbin on December 1, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    Thank you Dr Berg. I just wish I could know this years ago, I’m 57 years old and I had the most horrible nightmares, depression and anxiety just thinking about bad things that might happen. Now, just recently I can put an away these feelings little by little and I feel a lot better. You just confirmed this and it makes me feel even better.

    • @Helenegardener on December 2, 2023 at 9:21 am

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

  17. @Nitenman on December 1, 2023 at 11:01 pm

    I definitely worry too much, especially at night when trying to sleep! I think this highlights the importance of having an ‘anchor’ in your life. Day to day stress is unavoidable in our modern world so you have to have things to take your mind elsewhere. For myself this is playing guitar, climbing (great problem solving and exercise) and going to the gym.

    • @Helenegardener on December 2, 2023 at 9:25 am

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

    • @jaydu2970 on December 4, 2023 at 6:09 am

      Bro try mushroom extract complex. I have a very stressful job and would stay up very late worrying about my days to come and couldn’t eat from the stress. I swear the mushrooms are like a natural xanax and relax me

    • @Nitenman on December 4, 2023 at 11:31 am

      Interesting I will check it out!

  18. @kaitlynrobinson5333 on December 1, 2023 at 11:46 pm

    As a first-time mom of a toddler right now, my biggest battle is the late-night intrusive extremely worrying thoughts. To the point of: “what happens if I end up in the hospital tomorrow and I’m given hours to live…how will my family handle it?” The only thing giving me peace is prayer and the belief of the purpose I’m here to serve: to be a mother to this beautiful child, and that the good Lord would not take me from her ❤

    • @Helenegardener on December 2, 2023 at 9:03 am

      Dr Berg’s videos /articles on baby nutrition and on stress relief may help.

    • @girumzemichael704 on December 3, 2023 at 9:34 am

      @kaitlynrobinson Been there, with much more stress-aggravating situations going on at the same time with being a new mom. I would love nothing than to be here for you if you need to chat. In case you don’t have that in your world. Meantime, mine are 14 and 11 now and I’m still here despite everything 😊 and not just here, but getting stronger by the day 😉 🙂

    • @EasyLosingWeightCheckBio on December 3, 2023 at 6:59 pm

      I had the same, literally was not able to sleep. You are not alone!

    • @WDP91 on December 5, 2023 at 2:57 am

      As a mom of 2 toddler boys, going through the same.

    • @Helenegardener on December 6, 2023 at 3:04 pm

      @@hazeypo9791 Some of Dr Berg’s videos /articles on baby nutrition may be of interest.

  19. @missn111 on December 2, 2023 at 4:35 am

    Loving your holistic approach to health Dr. Berg! It’s not only about nutrition, it’s the lifestyle and how we use our energy. Thank you for helping people around the world take charge of their well-being.

    • @Helenegardener on December 2, 2023 at 9:26 am

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

  20. @lynnpurfield9430 on December 6, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    The root of ‘fight’ is also fear.
    Thank you Dr Berg. I am working on post traumatic reactions…such a challenge that is an instant reaction but also triggers thoughts about things that might go wrong…feels like a life threatening thing that can be anything that doesnt go the way you want

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