The #1 Hidden Source of Your Digestive Problems

If nothing is working for your digestive issues, you may be missing this important factor.

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0:00 Introduction: Digestion explained
0:10 A hidden source of digestive problems
3:50 How stress affects digestion
8:30 Types of stress that affect your digestion
13:43 How to improve digestion
14:53 Learn more about the best natural remedies for digestive problems!

Let’s talk about one of the biggest causes of digestive issues: stress.

It's important to remember that what’s going on in your gut affects your brain, and what’s going on in your brain affects your gut. Healthy digestion occurs when you’re in a low-stress state.

How stress affects digestion:
• It causes the development of biofilms allowing harmful bacteria to survive
• It erodes the mucosa layer, which can lead to ulcers
• It decreases transit time (causes constipation)
• It can lead to leaky gut
• It alters your microbiome and decreases the diversity and number of your microbes, which can lead to inflammation and other health concerns

Stressors that affect the digestive system:
• Emotional stress
• Antibiotics and things that act like an antibiotic (chlorine, artificial sweeteners, glyphosate, and sterilized food)
• Intravenous feeding
• ICU care

The best ways to get rid of digestive problems related to stress:
1. Reduce your stress
2. Take L-glutamine
3. Consume probiotics and fermented foods (if you experience bloating afterward, try a carnivore diet for a while)

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
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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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44 Comments

  1. Edward_Rogue on June 15, 2023 at 11:07 am

    Stress is also the reason why we lose sleep. Luckily Dr. Berg drops a video during the early hours of my lack of sleep.

    • Sheila More on June 15, 2023 at 11:27 am

      Oh my goodness you sound like me you’re right🥰🙏💕

    • brother NORB on June 15, 2023 at 1:33 pm

      Me too, it puts me right back to sleep and I get it subconsciously then I listen again later in the day.

    • Carmen Ramirez on June 15, 2023 at 3:02 pm

      Even just focusing in he’s voice I get so sleepy 🥱 is so soothing!! Thank God for Drs Like Dr Berg !! 🙏blessings. 🌎👋🏻♥️

    • Sig'ne on June 15, 2023 at 9:02 pm

      Of course HE does

  2. Zoe L Foster on June 15, 2023 at 11:22 am

    Oh hell yes! This has happened to me SO MANY TIMES! Even just feeling a little bit sad is enough to set off a negative chain of symptoms 😢

  3. questionmark on June 15, 2023 at 11:31 am

    Hi Dr Berg, how about doing a video “a day in life of Dr Berg” with everything included (habits, nutrition, supplements, sports, etc) that you do to maintain good health? I would love to learn more about that!

    • Lucky Luke on June 15, 2023 at 12:34 pm

      RUTTE???

    • Melianna on June 15, 2023 at 12:41 pm

      It’s secret.

    • questionmark on June 15, 2023 at 12:50 pm

      @Lucky Luke Gaaf landje hebben we he!?

    • Kats Foil Hat on June 15, 2023 at 1:48 pm

      @Melianna 😂

    • samo_ammo on June 15, 2023 at 1:49 pm

      I like these shorter, more detailed videos.

  4. fiona Mort on June 15, 2023 at 11:33 am

    God bless you Dr Berg, thats me suffering from stress after losing both parents within 2yrs & 3mths I’ve bought all tablets I’ve ended up with chronic inflammation, your a legend just wish you where my Dr, God bless you all the way from Northern Ireland 🙏🌹☘️🇮🇪

    • Thixuan Levu on June 15, 2023 at 11:47 am

      Thank you so much Doctor Berg, it’s solving my problem ❤

    • Sheila More on June 15, 2023 at 3:26 pm

      Awwwww bless your heart yes Dr. Berg Is a blessing for me too my God bless you I hope and pray you recover bless your heart to have been through a lot😪🙏💕🦋🌅

  5. Trisha 1807 on June 15, 2023 at 11:52 am

    It wouldn’t surprise me, if Dr. Berg would be the one who can help my teen with this issue. Nothing else helped so far. Highly informative video. Thanks a lot!

    • Stavroula Batskos on June 15, 2023 at 1:31 pm

      Look into parasites as well,many people are suffering and especially children and teens.

    • Trisha 1807 on June 15, 2023 at 6:03 pm

      @Stavroula Batskos thank you!

  6. Bruce Smit on June 15, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks again Dr Berg you have helped me get healthier and lose 20kgs so far , I seem to be on another plateau at the moment so after watching your video’s I need to step it up a bit more. Thank you so much

  7. fidel catsro on June 15, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    How stress affects digestion:
    • It causes the development of biofilms allowing harmful bacteria to survive
    • It erodes the mucosa layer, which can lead to ulcers
    • It decreases transit time (causes constipation)
    • It can lead to leaky gut
    • It alters your microbiome and decreases the diversity and number of your microbes, which can lead to inflammation and other health concerns

    Stressors that affect the digestive system:
    • Emotional stress
    • Antibiotics and things that act like an antibiotic (chlorine, artificial sweeteners, glyphosate, and sterilized food)
    • Intravenous feeding
    • ICU care

    The best ways to get rid of digestive problems related to stress:
    1. Reduce your stress
    2. Take L-glutamine
    3. Consume probiotics and fermented foods (if you experience bloating afterward, try a carnivore diet for a while)

    Thank you Dr Berg! 🐱👍🏿

    • Leticia Bromley on June 15, 2023 at 2:52 pm

      Stress and traumatic situations which ratch up the brain/gut/cortisol activity also cause increased bowel movements or IBS-D. The expression known as strong fear causing “pooping in one’s pants” is not a joke!

    • Lys Angel on June 17, 2023 at 1:07 am

      Thank you , Catstro for the summary

    • Sandra Yousefi on June 18, 2023 at 4:37 pm

      Thank you so much , you are the best.❤❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏👍👍💐💐💐💐💐🌺🌺🌺

  8. Natalia G on June 15, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you, Dr. Berg for your contribution to the world ❤

  9. Penny C on June 15, 2023 at 1:07 pm

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge Dr. Berg! Yes, stress is the factor for me regarding digestive problems.

    • Nagib Kanaan on June 15, 2023 at 3:14 pm

      Not stress dont be fooled
      All problems and sickness comes ur gut
      Totallyl rubbish

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on June 15, 2023 at 4:26 pm

      Glad to help!

  10. YB E on June 15, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    I’m an anxiety prone person, also dealing with stress, and have always had digestive issues with no apparent cause. I feel like I finally understand what’s going on.

    • Muhammad Hasnain on June 15, 2023 at 6:02 pm

      It goes much deeper. I’m the same way, been having tons of stomach issues for years now. I’m 24 and have a healthy diet. When your stomach is messed up, you don’t really absorb much nutrients. I now also found out that I have different vitamin and mineral deficiencies too. Still testing for more.

    • Krissie T on June 15, 2023 at 9:50 pm

      @Muhammad Hasnain I am so sorry your going through at such a young age. 😢 My anxiety started when I was 20 & also my stomach issues too. Unfortunately Dr.’s won’t prescribe Xanax bc they’re so scared people will abuse them. I never did & they worked! Sometimes you cannot remove the stress that causes the horrible anxiety! Praying for you.

  11. Jack Pitman Nica on June 15, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    This was a really great video; I love Dr.Berg’s 10-15 minute videos that focus on a specific symptom, such as digestive issues in this video

  12. Khaos on June 15, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    Thank you Dr.Berg!! I really feel like you’re looking out for all of us. Is there any chance you can do a video some time on eosinophilic esophagitis? I was diagnosed several years ago but also have no known allergies except for pollen I guess? But have had bad GERD for a long time. It’s still a bit of a mystery

    • Look Who's Prepping Now on June 15, 2023 at 3:56 pm

      Same!! I always felt like heart attack or heart racing when eating and the allergy clinic said I have EOE and oral food allergies but I had always suspected it was stress/anxiety related or vagus nerve out of whack. EOE/Gerd is such a disruptive thing to have if you already have anxiety.

    • Anne Treacy on June 15, 2023 at 10:25 pm

      I had EOE/raging GERD my whole life until I got COVID and hit menopause in the same month, no idea if related to either but the GERD is gone since March 2020. I also recently learned my nervous system is completely out of whack (CPTSD), and vagal nerve exercises have been helping a lot. I always had digestive issues as a kid (definitely stress/fear-related). I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a link between EOE and stress. BTW try some baking soda in water for the GERD, it’s the only thing that ever helped me (tried so many meds!), it’s a lifesaver. Not delicious but you get used to it.

    • Khaos on June 16, 2023 at 2:18 am

      @Anne Treacy  I believe there is a link. A few years back my cousin had a miscarriage 7 months in and I ran out of state to visit her but got really stressed about last minute leaving work and it started with itchy palms and feet…got hives on my side then turned into full blown esophageal spasms and I had never had those before. When the vomiting started we went to the ER. Symptoms of anaphylaxis but no allergies. Only thing that made sense was stress and anxiety

  13. Robert Jones on June 15, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    Thank You so much for this information Dr. Berg. I’ve been trying to figure out ways of destressing (stress comes because of the pressures of school, and my own difficulty stemming from my past) while taking care of myself which is an ongoing effort. Lately, however, I have been having what feels like gut issues where I’m digesting, but too quickly or improperly because visits to the bathroom are almost consistent every morning. I’ve been wondering if I am not eating enough fiber because waste isn’t as solid as it needs to be, and lately I have had what feels like hypoglycemia, especially when anxiety begins to set in, and eating something sweet resolves this; and ironically, I don’t have any really low readings. My blood sugar is always normal but ever since I got low I’ve been nervous I guess and it seems to be directly affecting my gut and the way it processes everything. For now, I’ve been eating solid foods, taking Kiefer in the morning and going east on stressors. But this doesn’t seem to be enough, not to mention when anxiety kicks in it also raises blood pressure which is no help at all either. Any recommendations for improving my diet in addition to managing stress?

  14. English with Islam on June 15, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you Dr Berg! Stress is a number one killer of humans, I would say even humanity. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to live without it, yet we can learn to control it. One way is not to take anything close to heart understanding that everything has a fleeting nature, in other words temporary. As it was engraved in Solomon’s ring, everything passes and this passes as well. I think if we develop this attitude, we could make a huge contribution to living stress free life.
    Besides affecting the digestive system, stress destroys hormonal cycles in both males and females and causes insomnia in some folks. For that reason, guys live in peace with yourself and surrounding as we know from physics that every matter gravitates towards each other, so if we develop positive energy in ourselves, we definitely live positivity and in good relationship with others as well as attract only pleasant and wonderful matters of nature. Peace upon everybody!

  15. Marina Mori on June 15, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    Dr. Berg, I have suffered from constipation most of my adult life. . . and feeling bloated from time to time as well. I live in Japan where many doctors in private practice -sad to say- don’t know how to communicate with their patients. Actually, I now have a great doctor who talks and explains things to me so well. But you, Dr. Berg, you are a blessing!! and I thank you for “being there”, doing these incredible videos and for answering my questions.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on June 15, 2023 at 7:34 pm

      Glad to help!

  16. HelloDarwinUSA on June 15, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    How accurate and wise is Dr. Berg. I was thinking this week about my GI issues that I’ve been dealing with for 2 years and sometimes improve other’s I have flare up . And I work out 💪🏻 regularly also changed my diet, everything has helped me but I feel like I haven’t done the 100% of the work, so stress is a stage difficult to handle when you are working in a fast paced environment and also basic daily stuff around us which affect us physically and mentally. Thanks again for another great video. Looking forward to heal my colitis and GI issues soon in the future.

  17. Alex J on June 15, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    This makes so much sense. When I was 13 I started a new school and it was so stressful for me that I would have to throw up every morning even if I had nothing in my stomach, it caused me to not eat much and isolate myself. Gastroscopy showed nothing wrong. It all started in my emotional body and mind. I wish I had known then what I know now, it would have saved the young me so much pain.

  18. Inatwirl Ingram on June 15, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    You are absolutely right about stress and the immune system
    After many many years of research I discovered the reason I started to develop food intolerance (I can’t touch wheat/gluten it makes me so sick. Came on gradually In my thirties, am now 62)
    This got worse each time I had a highly stressful episode but unfortunately being married to a narcissist there was a base level stress constantly.
    I remain relatively ok as long as I don’t touch wheat, but I am tired all the time.
    Stress caused myriad disease Inthe body
    Thank you Dr Berg 😊

  19. Blonde Bobbi on June 15, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    Oh my gosh! Thank you Dr. Berg! I haven’t felt well for so long. I lost my sister a few years ago and she was in the ICU and getting IV feedings. She has always been very allergic to soybeans. Ugh. One of my best friends, he was in a coma for months. They did not expect him to ever wake up. He did, but he woke up and he was so different. He was absolutely HUGE!!! All because of the IV feedings they were giving him. He awakened, but passed a few months later. Thank you so much for educating us on all of this wonderful information. Since I started following you, I am getting all of this wonderful information so I can help myself and my loved ones recover. Thanks again, Dr. Berg!

  20. Mach on June 16, 2023 at 12:06 pm

    I have digestive issues and ever since I have them my brain has been asking really strongly for fermented stuff and other unusual (for me) stuff, I thought it was just urges and gluttony but now that I’m learning what’s good for the digestive system, I realize that my brain knew exactly what and where to find what it needed. Amazing.

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