The #1 Cause of Painful Intercourse (Dyspareunia)

Discover natural alternatives for dyspareunia and learn more about an interesting potential cause of this condition.

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0:00 Introduction: Dyspareunia explained
0:17 What causes dyspareunia?
1:25 High-oxalate foods to avoid
2:52 Foods that are okay to consume
3:38 The best remedies for dyspareunia
5:22 Learn more about citrates and oxalates!

Today we’re going to talk about natural alternatives for dyspareunia.

This condition can cause pain during intercourse, pelvic exams, and horse riding, or while inserting a tampon or sitting too long.

My opinion is that this condition is typically caused by oxalates in the vaginal area. Oxalates can form crystals that can look like razor blades and are behind other conditions, as well, like kidney stones and gout.

Thankfully, there are natural remedies for dyspareunia and certain foods that may be helpful. You may also want to avoid high-oxalate foods for a while to help determine if oxalates could be involved.

High-oxalate foods to avoid if you have dyspareunia:
• Spinach
• Beets
• Grains
• Beans
• Potatoes
• Almonds
• Peanuts
• Kiwi
• Wheat germ
• Soy
• Xylitol
• Blackberries
• Chocolate
• Eggplant
• Black pepper
• Swiss chard
• Rhubarb
• Figs
• Turmeric

Try consuming dairy with any of the above foods to help reduce the effects of oxalates.

Foods that are okay to consume if you have dyspareunia:
• Meat
• Fish
• Seafood
• Eggs
• Dairy
• Fats
• Arugula
• Cabbage
• Avocado
• Cauliflower
• Lettuce
• Saturated fats

The best natural remedies for dyspareunia:
1. Vitamin B6 (P5P form)
2. Calcium citrate (before bed)
3. NAG (n-acetyl-glucosamine)
4. CMO (cetyl myristoleate)

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  1. Pam VanCleave on May 11, 2023 at 10:03 am

    I have been looking for answers Dr Berg for this problem as it feels like broken glass during intimacy. I will definitely try this!

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 11, 2023 at 10:25 am

      Sure. Hope it works well for you.

    • Cris Nemitz on May 11, 2023 at 10:44 am

      Pam Vancleve, I’ve been having this problem for the last 3 years or so. The only way I can describe the pain is it feels like I have a bad sunburn and someone is scratching me with their fingernails. Does that sound like the type of pain you’re experiencing?

    • caroline john on May 11, 2023 at 10:46 am

      OMG, you poor love, 😮

    • Diana Simplifies on May 11, 2023 at 12:20 pm

      ​​@Cris Nemitz if you are in your 50s it’s probably menopause. I eat almost nothing on the bad list and I do a lot of dairy. Mine started as soon as menopause started.

    • Shreyosi Roy on May 11, 2023 at 12:42 pm

      ​@Cris Nemitzsame here

  2. Paul Campbell on May 11, 2023 at 10:12 am

    Very interesting! I have been marathon-watching videos on oxalates and oxalate dumping.. Thank you, Dr. Berg!

    • Pikes Peak Apothecary on May 11, 2023 at 11:37 am

      Me too! Perfect timing.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 11, 2023 at 2:53 pm

      Glad to know that you liked this post!
      -Dr. Berg’s support team

  3. Thuy Wu on May 11, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Good morning Dr Berg. Thank you so much for very useful information. IT’S very helpful for women problems ❤❤❤❤❤

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 11, 2023 at 2:53 pm

      Happy you found it useful! Be well!
      -Dr. Berg’s support team

  4. Jeanette Suzanne Brooks on May 11, 2023 at 10:22 am

    Thank you for addressing oxacilates. Can we consider low estrogen as a possible cause, which you’ve probably already done a video on?

    • World 🌎 Gravity Resources on May 11, 2023 at 11:32 am

      Yes, agreed. This has to be a cause as well.🤔

    • Perpetua Nchedo on May 11, 2023 at 12:49 pm

      Please how can increase my estrogen level natural, thanks Dr, and thanks everyone for sharing your views, my hormone profile shows I have low estrogen 50 was the reading, I have painful sexual intercourse, no drive for sex, I have been so worried about it

    • Joe K on May 11, 2023 at 2:27 pm

      99% of the time it’s low estrogen and a thinning of the vaginal wall. The thinning possibly caused from low estrogen. I doubt diet can help that unless…. Maybe a good diet high in fat could have prevented this or a good diet high in fats could boost estrogen and keep at higher levels. Estrogen therapy helps this but at what cost to health?
      Anyway as a man, I agree with women on this one, it’s not fair!

    • Nancy In the garden on May 11, 2023 at 4:13 pm

      @Joe K
      I would give anything to be able to satisfy my husband bc other methods do not provide the complete satisfaction as sexual intercourse. It’s a definite loss in our relationship. Guess that’s what we have to deal with if Eve really did temp Adam.

    • Vanita Gomes on May 11, 2023 at 7:08 pm

      @Joe K what about hrt

  5. Michele Shively on May 11, 2023 at 10:22 am

    Good morning everyone 🌞 hope everything is going well in your lives! Thank you so much to Dr Berg for helping me get off my butt and get motivated to get healthy! Blessings to you all 🙏❤️

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 11, 2023 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks for your warm message. Wishing you a great day!

  6. Candy Kane on May 11, 2023 at 10:24 am

    It’s very refreshing to see a Dr. that is opened minded to solutions that aren’t in a book, don’t produce negative side effects, and cost effective to try. Thank you for all you do.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 11, 2023 at 12:52 pm

      That’s nothing. Glad to share information that can help you all.

    • enduro fan on May 11, 2023 at 2:52 pm


    • SharkFish on May 11, 2023 at 4:48 pm

      He is always like that, just watch his old videos right from his days when he got his hand fractured, he just provides all information and whatever he does.

  7. Butterfly 🦋 on May 11, 2023 at 10:34 am

    May you live long Dr Berg thank you for saving us

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 11, 2023 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you very much. Glad to help you all.

  8. Yankee 🌹 Rose on May 11, 2023 at 10:49 am

    Helping the world with your knowledge and expertise Dr. Berg ❤ We love and thank you!

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 11, 2023 at 3:01 pm

      Very glad to be of help.

  9. Susan on May 11, 2023 at 11:10 am

    This happened to me! It would hurt my husband as well.
    I told the doctor and they didn’t believe me. Even though I was also dumping oxalate through my kidneys and also from my face and chest. It all started with antibiotics and “more plant food” per my doctors’ orders. After I contracted Lyme disease.
    Thanks Dr Berg! ❤

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 11, 2023 at 11:41 am

      You’re welcome. Hope you learned something new here.

    • Susan on May 11, 2023 at 12:03 pm

      @DrEricBergDC  I did!
      I also learned a few things on a recent video regarding the electrolytes (citrates) needed on an earlier video.
      I ordered your electrolyte powder from that video content.

  10. you r enough 💜 on May 11, 2023 at 11:22 am

    I have pcos and in my early 20s I experienced this , it only happened for a little while. Since I’m celibate I don’t know if I still have this. Thanks dr berg appreciate you 😊😊😊

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 11, 2023 at 3:07 pm

      Happy you found it useful! Be well!
      -Dr. Berg’s support team

  11. Rebecca Jo Steelman on May 11, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    I love the wide range of help you’re giving to men and women in countless areas. Thank you for talking about oxalates.

  12. MMelody M on May 11, 2023 at 12:21 pm

    I’m actually having a problem now with high levels if oxalates. I really appreciate this video. Thank you.

    I took a lot of antibiotics at one point in my life and just recently was on them as well.

  13. Tammy Brophy on May 11, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    Your Amazing,just when I was worried about this problem I have ,you came through with this video I needed.Thank you Dr.Berg.Its us against our Environment and your video’s are helping us get through this thing called Life😊 ❤

  14. Cher B on May 11, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Very sensitive subject. Thank you Dr. Berg.

  15. Pink Ocean Flower on May 11, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    Your videos are so helpful Dr. Berg. Is there a connection between oxalate sensitivities and diverticulosis from a congested gallbladder with gallstones and a fatty liver that can cause it? I never had these issues before, until i had liver/gallbladder issues. Thank you very much for making these videos Dr. Berg.

  16. Marjan on May 11, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    Dr Berg is videos needs millions of likes 👍 he is well deserved ❤️

  17. Feral Cats Club on May 11, 2023 at 4:18 pm

    My husband & I haven’t had intercourse for over a year…..

    He’s 66, I’m 57

    We try, but way too painful for me.
    I remember not being able to use tampons…
    Also have had thyroid problems since 19 years old

    Many thx Dr. Berg, my health has definitely improved since watching your videos for over a year💯✅⭐️🙏💕

    • SharkFish on May 11, 2023 at 4:49 pm

      Cram in lots of meat, carnivore/raw meat,

  18. El Barto on May 11, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    Hi Dr. Berg,

    I don’t know if you really read every comment here. But I really want to thank you for showing me how to get well with your videos. I suffered from anxiety, insomnia, obesity and mutch more. I’ve been a better person since following your recommendations. I’m 33 and look like 20 and feel like a teenager. You have inspired me to do many things. A very big thank you! ❤

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 11, 2023 at 6:59 pm

      I’m so glad to hear this wonderful news!

  19. Mrs. Z on May 11, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    Thank you for this Dr. Berg! Around 20 yrs ago I went to a gynecologist for painful intercourse her explanation for me was maybe I was too stressed because now theirs a war going on ( Afghanistan had begun) or maybe I was mad or resentful at my husband about something! I left her office and cried in my car! I thought it was something in my head! It eventually got better cause I learned to deal with it!

  20. Alaïa on May 11, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    Dr Berg, you’re the doctor I always wish I had. Thank you for CHANGING LIVES. ❤

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