The #1 Nutrient Deficiency in Lyme Disease

You can try conventional and holistic remedies for Lyme disease, but without this nutrient, you may have trouble recovering 100%. Find out about the #1 nutrient deficiency associated with Lyme disease.


0:00 Introduction: #1 Nutrient deficiency involved in Lyme disease
0:26 Why vitamin D?
1:37 Understanding vitamin D receptors
4:07 Barriers to vitamin D absorption
4:44 How to increase vitamin D

In this video, we’re going to talk about the top nutrient deficiency in Lyme disease, vitamin D. The spirochete microbe involved in Lyme disease blocks your ability to receive vitamin D. This means you could have normal vitamin D levels in your blood but be severely deficient deep in your tissues.

Vitamin D typically comes from the sun and is absorbed into the liver and kidneys through your skin. It’s eventually turned into the active form of vitamin D but has to be received by a vitamin D receptor.

The spirochete microbe in Lyme disease downgrades your vitamin D receptors by 50 to 80x! This inhibits your immune system’s ability to fight the microbe.

Other microbes, viruses, and certain types of cancer also downgrade vitamin D receptors. If you have a problem with your vitamin D receptors, it won’t be detected in your blood. You must do a specialized vitamin D receptor test to identify the problem.

It’s estimated that 30% of the population has issues with the vitamin D receptor. Many people who are overweight have resistance to vitamin D at the receptor level. Other microorganisms like chlamydia, microplasmas, and aspergillus (toxic mold) downgrade vitamin D receptors.

The following factors can make it more difficult for your body to absorb vitamin D: darker complexions, old age, low cholesterol, seed oil consumption, and smoking. You also need adequate zinc and magnesium for vitamin D to work properly in the body.

Natural alternatives to increase vitamin D levels and combat vitamin D resistance include:
1. Large amounts of vitamin D, 50,000 IU sporadically (i.e., once a week)
2. Sunshine
3. Omega-3 fatty acids
4. Resveratrol
5. Intense exercise
6. Quercetin
7. Zinc
8. Boron
9. Progesterone
10. Sulforaphane

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & 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 increases your awareness about the importance of vitamin D. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @C.N.1 on March 31, 2024 at 12:02 pm

    🎉 Happy birthday, Dr. Berg! Thank you beyond words, my brother! 🙂 Happy Easter Sunday to everyone! 🐰

    • @honobuyonezawa2054 on March 31, 2024 at 12:04 pm

      its his birthday?

    • @patclaus8510 on March 31, 2024 at 12:06 pm

      Happy Easter! 🎉

    • @nmc1859 on March 31, 2024 at 12:20 pm

      🐣🐇Happy Easter🎀🌟

    • @Drberg on March 31, 2024 at 1:48 pm

      Happy Easter. Thanks for your comment.

    • @czourides on March 31, 2024 at 1:59 pm

      Dr. Berg, you’re a God send​@@Drberg

  2. @crystalsehy on March 31, 2024 at 12:07 pm

    Also I’m from Utah and was told we don’t have Lyme disease even though I developed a circular rash. Found an integrative doc and was tested for all sorts of things best thing I’ve ever done. You are amazing 🤩

    • @mawahebmotanawe3a957 on March 31, 2024 at 12:14 pm

      ممكم متابعة

    • @ncsgrocker on March 31, 2024 at 12:20 pm

      I am a homeopathic practitioner and have heard a lot of information recently that mosquitos are also carrying it. With our wonderful Government releasing genetically modified mosquitos last year and disease not seen in the US turning up in the US around the release sites, I have no doubt. Love and light to you.

    • @crystalsehy on March 31, 2024 at 12:21 pm

      @@ncsgrocker I have also heard this!

    • @Mb2IseeU on March 31, 2024 at 12:45 pm

      Rocky Mountain spotted Fever has a similar target lesion after a tick bite.

    • @crystalsehy on March 31, 2024 at 12:48 pm

      @@Mb2IseeU yes, I believe there are so many people suffering from Lyme but diagnosed with fibromyalgia. In Utah anyway. Docs are so uneducated when it comes to this disease it’s disheartening

  3. @ShineYourLightDetailing on March 31, 2024 at 12:09 pm

    I have Lyme’s Disease…
    Thank you for this 💙

    • @mawahebmotanawe3a957 on March 31, 2024 at 12:13 pm

      ممكن متابعة

    • @Hk78666 on March 31, 2024 at 12:14 pm

      Which treatment antibiotics or herbs hows progress?

    • @crystalsehy on March 31, 2024 at 12:32 pm

      @@Hk78666I’m currently being treated however it all really depends on coinfections and opportunist infections they all are addressed differently. Cryptolepsis root, cats claw, Japanese knotwood, nac, glutathione, Byron white formulas specific to what type of infections, methylene blue, colloidal silver. That’s what I’m currently taking

    • @Drberg on March 31, 2024 at 1:22 pm

      You’re very welcome!

    • @urbanexplorer3059 on March 31, 2024 at 2:47 pm

      lyme not lymes

  4. @lotaayson9645 on March 31, 2024 at 12:09 pm

    @ HAPPY EASTER, DOC; sharing is LOVE

    • @Drberg on March 31, 2024 at 2:16 pm

      Happy Easter!

  5. @shaun2222 on March 31, 2024 at 12:09 pm

    He is risen!

    • @livingwell5892 on March 31, 2024 at 12:13 pm


    • @WatchmanRiver on March 31, 2024 at 12:14 pm


    • @Haidakhan1008 on March 31, 2024 at 12:57 pm

      Amen. Hallelujah!

    • @debs9018 on March 31, 2024 at 12:57 pm

      He has risen indeed 🙏🏻

    • @lovemypups341 on March 31, 2024 at 1:14 pm


  6. @jeffmallinger3697 on March 31, 2024 at 12:15 pm

    Been watching your channel for about a year. And absolutely love what you’re doing for humanity. Thank you Jeff Mallinger

    • @Drberg on March 31, 2024 at 1:19 pm

      Glad you enjoy my videos! Thanks for watching!

    • @SoniaSharma-wf7ny on March 31, 2024 at 1:27 pm

      Happy Birthday Dr Berg

    • @onlyyou5817 on March 31, 2024 at 2:07 pm

      Is today your birthday Dr. Berg? If so Happy Birthday to you!🎉

  7. @silverlining5796 on March 31, 2024 at 12:19 pm

    Thank you for Resurrecting Medicine Eric, much love to you ❤

    • @Drberg on March 31, 2024 at 1:58 pm

      No problem. Stay safe and healthy!

  8. @margieshrake on March 31, 2024 at 12:21 pm

    Happy Birthday, ..Dr Berg.. Happy Easter he has risen! Sending you love for your amazing journey around the world bc you are a healer.. I listen to your words every day.. may God bless your life and those you love.. Thank you.. ✝️👏❤️‍🩹🌎🫶❤️

  9. @UniversalPatriots on March 31, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    Who else hates Ticks ?😊

  10. @lankabhumi1114 on March 31, 2024 at 1:06 pm

    Happy birthday to you Dr. Berg🎉
    I was under many treatments for a tick bite including hospitalisation for IV. Then had to do a biopsy as citra versions didn’t work on me. It was concluded it was not a tick bite but a sand fly bite which meant I had to get 21 injections which was dreadful! Heat treatment was not an option since it’s on my ear. I opted for Ayurveda medics which is now working however, I had a pineapple yummy curry and then it got aggravated where I had to continue with medicine. It’s getting better again. Sometimes there’s so many simple solutions for problems that we need to be open to accept and give space in western medicine, to study from other methods like Ayurveda which is ancient and natural. Thx Dr. Berg

  11. @guyroy4857 on March 31, 2024 at 1:11 pm

    Good morning Dr,
    Thank you for everything you do. Thank you for mentioning mold.
    I’m grateful to you, Joe Tippens, and others truth sayers. I’m a cancer survivor due to a great surgeon, Chinese medicine, fenbendazole, ivermectin, menbendazole.
    I also gave up , tooth paste, alcohol, paint over mold, avoid sugar,

  12. @lovemypups341 on March 31, 2024 at 1:18 pm

    I didn’t know it was your birthday . 🎉Happy birthday with many more happy and healthy years. So thankful your were born and all you have done to make the world a better place by teaching us ways to be healthy ❤

  13. @Beatrice-zd5qc on March 31, 2024 at 1:34 pm

    I have Lyme disease. Bit in 2020 just figured out why I’ve been so sick finally in December 😢I’ve been taking your vitamin d and k2 for a year. However the sun is where it’s at. It’s hard to treat especially with toxoplasmosis and the other viruses alongside of it. Feeling much better now ❤.

    • @Cravior on March 31, 2024 at 2:10 pm

      What tests finally helped you understand what you had? I’ve been sick since the beginning of January and doctors can’t figure it out 🙁

    • @user-mx5vr5ce7m on March 31, 2024 at 2:11 pm

      Are you cured?

    • @user-mx5vr5ce7m on March 31, 2024 at 2:12 pm

      How often do you take the vitamin d supplement??

    • @fidelcatsro6948 on March 31, 2024 at 2:31 pm

      What test do you take to detect Lyme disease?

    • @cherylconklin3288 on March 31, 2024 at 2:34 pm

      Omgoodness, I’ve had Lyme since the late 1980’s & was just diagnosed with toxicplasmosis also! I do take vitamin D3 & K also… still not 100%.
      HELP !

  14. @freemanman2970 on March 31, 2024 at 1:46 pm

    I saw a lady on Twitter who had and was dying of Lyme disease when she was attacked by a swarm of bees and suddenly miraculously recovered from the Lyme disease because of the bee venom!

    • @fidelcatsro6948 on March 31, 2024 at 3:26 pm


    • @anjijack5392 on March 31, 2024 at 3:26 pm


    • @markwhite6782 on March 31, 2024 at 3:34 pm

      There have been people with Multiple Sclerosis get stung and it helped them also.

    • @fidelcatsro6948 on March 31, 2024 at 3:52 pm

      @@markwhite6782 Woow!

    • @sereanaduwai8313 on March 31, 2024 at 4:25 pm

      I’m not surprised at that result. The ancient Egyptians and also Indians of India used the bee sting treat various skin conditions including painful joints. It can be that the bees sting causes an immune reaction that counter acts the various diseases process.

  15. @GerbenWulff on March 31, 2024 at 2:44 pm

    #1 is the sun, with a UVB light as backup. It’s the most natural way. Also make sure to eat enough animal products. It contains some vitamin D (and a bunch of other important nutrients), but it also helps with cholesterol (which your body needs to make vitamin D from sunlight).

    • @monasobkowich4608 on March 31, 2024 at 4:12 pm

      Excellent point. Eggs and red meat!

    • @partsunknown33 on March 31, 2024 at 5:57 pm

      @@monasobkowich4608 Stop giving bad advice. Most Lyme people have Alpha Gal allergy and red meat gives them anaphylactic reactions.

  16. @Searles007 on March 31, 2024 at 2:59 pm

    In 2012 my Lyme doctor told me to get my vitamin D level to 70+ I thought she was crazy 😂 In 2023, my Primary Doctor said, “We want your vitamin D level at 65+” 💚🤙🏼

    • @crh251 on March 31, 2024 at 4:32 pm

      I just had mine checked. It was 82. 50 to 80 is optimal so I’m a little over. I’d like to know what my Vitamin D receptor level is though.

    • @Globetrotter-1 on March 31, 2024 at 4:59 pm

      Simply being in the sunlight and fresh air daily and eating good food is more than enough to have enough vitamin D.
      Regarding Lymes disease, I avoid any problems by regularly eating cashew nuts and raw garlic🧄. Zero supplements required ever.

    • @meagiesmuse2334 on March 31, 2024 at 5:29 pm

      I’ve had neurolyme for a very long time now. My vitamin D has ranged from 61 to 110 during that time. I think we Lyme folks also badly need magnesium for many reasons. I’ve taken Tudca for 2 years now with no change.

    • @crh251 on March 31, 2024 at 6:47 pm

      @@Globetrotter-1, I live in a foggy area. I need to supplement.

    • @Globetrotter-1 on March 31, 2024 at 7:08 pm

      @@crh251 absolute crap! Foggy? 😂 The sunlight still penetrates fog and clouds and even during rain. Plus the fact that a massive selection of foods supply plenty of vitamin D. Our liver also naturally produces vitamin D. (25-hydroxy). There is absolutely no need to take any pills or supplements or drugs at all throughout our lives to remain perfectly strong and healthy.

  17. @sugarcookie9682 on March 31, 2024 at 3:32 pm

    Happy Easter 🐰 🐰 🐇 and spread the good news our lord has risen today hallelujah 🙏 🙏

  18. @elizabethilling9387 on March 31, 2024 at 3:46 pm

    Thank you Dr. Berg. I watched your video on vertigo last winter. Took 5,000 IU D3 plus 500 mg K2 daily for a mth. Also took 3 cap sule oregano oil during this time, daily. 5 weeks later my vertigo disappeared. It is back. Have been taking same dose of D and K, but I had forgot the oregano oil. Consulted with dentist about vertigo and possibility of correlation to anaerobic bacteria. He stated oral bacteria would not be causation. He suggested a virus on inner ear. i cannot arrange an appointment with my GP, so I am continuing the D and K2, most days, plus taking oregano oil (4 td). I’ve ordered Ivermectin as well. I realize it is an anti-parasitic, but has anti-viral properties as well. Was used by a few docs during co&id, with great success. It is forbidden in Canada, so that’s proof it is effective for that.
    My gall bladder was excised many years ago. I will obtain some bile salts as well. Much Appreciated sir.

    • @manycolours100 on March 31, 2024 at 7:15 pm

      I’m in canada and I got a prescription for ivermectin in 2023. It cost me $200.00 for 12 tablets. It use to be $10.00 for the same. Drug stores had none in stock. The pharmacist from walmart order it for me. Hope this helps.

  19. @MisstyG on March 31, 2024 at 5:10 pm

    Today is my birthday, as well. I’m 50, again! 😆

    • @bluespruce679 on March 31, 2024 at 6:07 pm

      A very Happy Birthday to you, Misty! And, Happy Resurrection Day as well! ⚘️🎁☕️🍰☕️🎁⚘️💜💙🕊💙💜✡️✝️💜💙🕊💙💜

  20. @MasonW04 on March 31, 2024 at 5:41 pm

    Got bitten by a tick last week, extracted using a specialist tool. A few days in my bite turned into a rash. Therefore, I went into my local pharmacy and they did a visual inspection and asked me my symptoms and they confirmed that I do have lyme disease. Been prescribed 3 weeks course of Doxycycline antibiotics. My symptoms have already started to subside. 🙏 Maybe because I caught it very early.

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