The Real Reason Why You Are TIRED All the Time

Energy drinks aren’t fixing the root cause of your fatigue. Discover the best natural ways to boost your energy.



0:00 Introduction: Fatigue explained
1:10 What causes fatigue?
6:34 The best diet to boost energy
11:34 The best foods to increase energy
13:20 How to increase energy
15:35 Learn more about coenzyme Q10

Let’s talk about fatigue—the root cause and how to fix it.

It all starts with your mitochondria. The mitochondria are the energy factories deep inside your cells that make ATP. ATP is the energy of the body.

Certain foods contribute to the energy-making process of the body more than other foods. It’s almost impossible to extract energy from ultra-processed foods.

Important nutrients to support energy include:
• Vitamin B1
• Vitamin B2
• Vitamin B3
• Folic acid
• Vitamin B12
• Magnesium
• Manganese
• Selenium
• Vitamin C
• Coenzyme Q10

A healthy person makes a massive amount of ATP. You generate more ATP when you exercise, but ATP doesn’t get stored. Your body can either store sugar or fat as fuel. Fat is a much more efficient fuel source than sugar.

When you go on a low-carb diet and get into ketosis, you become fat-adapted. Once you’re fat-adapted, you can burn fat as fuel a lot easier. This is why the keto diet, with a lot of nutrient-dense foods, is the best diet to increase energy.

Exercise is the number one way to produce more mitochondria and boost your energy. This is just one more reason to exercise consistently.

Other things to add to increase your energy and get rid of fatigue:
• Intermittent fasting
• Cold therapy
• Phytonutrients

Things to avoid to help support healthy energy levels:
• Refined sugar and carbohydrates
• Stress
• Heavy metals
• Smoking
• Alcohol

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. @supagreatman2826 on November 30, 2023 at 11:50 am

    To whoever is reading this keep going,you’re doing fine! No matter how slow your progress each new week is filled with tiny steps forward. Be proud of yourself you got this!

    • @patriciapiper6294 on November 30, 2023 at 12:24 pm


    • @brianbachmeier34 on November 30, 2023 at 12:43 pm


    • @barbaravaters4989 on November 30, 2023 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you!

    • @BrianBoru5523 on November 30, 2023 at 1:04 pm

      Not if you took the ‘vaccine’ In that case, you’re probably doomed. Hope you all enjoyed the ‘freedom’ your passport gave you!

    • @supagreatman2826 on November 30, 2023 at 1:18 pm

      @@patriciapiper6294 ✨️

  2. @Karan_J_ on November 30, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    🎯 Key Takeaways for quick navigation:

    00:00 🛌 *Understanding the root cause of fatigue involves the mitochondria, the energy factory inside cells, responsible for producing ATP, the body’s energy source.*
    01:53 🥦 *Food quality matters for energy production; nutrient-dense foods supply essential vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B12, etc.) crucial for the assembly line in making ATP.*
    04:39 🔄 *ATP, the body’s energy currency, is continuously generated on demand and isn’t stored, relying on processes like the Krebs cycle for its production.*
    06:27 ⚡️ *The ketogenic diet promotes better energy generation from ketones and fat reserves, beneficial for sustained energy levels.*
    08:02 🧠 *70% of ATP is used by the brain; insufficient ATP can lead to various brain-related issues like mood disorders and cognitive decline.*
    09:26 💊 *Statin drugs inhibit Coenzyme Q10 production, vital for ATP generation, leading to muscle issues and decreased energy levels.*
    11:46 🍔 *Nutrient-dense foods like red meat provide essential energy-generating factors crucial for sustaining energy levels.*
    13:34 🏃 *Regular exercise is key to producing more mitochondria, crucial for enhancing energy levels and countering mitochondrial damage-related diseases.*
    14:00 ⏳ *Intermittent fasting triggers autophagy, recycling damaged proteins and mitochondria, aiding in creating new and functional mitochondria for increased energy.*

    • @secularindian on November 30, 2023 at 1:57 pm

      Awesome bro

    • @blablablaclaclacla9895 on November 30, 2023 at 2:05 pm

      Many many thanks. God bless you

    • @judymcbride5129 on November 30, 2023 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you

    • @johnkenney7987 on November 30, 2023 at 3:13 pm

      Nice job! Thanks

    • @maddisonbythesea3015 on November 30, 2023 at 3:13 pm

      You rock ❤

  3. @allencarson6115 on November 30, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    This to me, this is one of the most important videos that Dr Berg has shown. I’m a 59 year old from the UK, still learning, but all I can say is, God bless Dr Berg who freely gives via YouTube, his knowledge.
    Once again, many thanks for keeping ordinary people like me informed 🙏🏻😊

    • @Drberg on November 30, 2023 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks for watching!

    • @henrychinaski716 on November 30, 2023 at 2:36 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. Blessings to you and Dr Berg from Surrey, UK.

    • @jeanpaultongeren125 on November 30, 2023 at 3:57 pm

      Ya Dr berg. you had the bad past. to get to the other side. Just like David Goggins who had to go trough it all to give us what he gave us now

    • @-.Steven on December 1, 2023 at 4:24 am

      Yes indeed! Dr Berg is Amazing and an incredible blessing to humanity!

    • @nishaj4095 on December 6, 2023 at 6:46 am

      I agree.

  4. @blueseasbluesky on November 30, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    Wow! Best video! I started fasting and not even on a full KETO , with light exercising, and I feel and am healthier, lost 33 pounds in 4 months, got off metformin. Many thanks for the help Dr. Berg! From your videos I have more understanding and knowledge on how the body functions and what I can do to become healthier.

    • @Drberg on November 30, 2023 at 2:04 pm

      That’s fantastic! I’d love to hear more about your story, please share here!

    • @healthyketoexperiment7964 on November 30, 2023 at 2:51 pm

      So awesome 👏 to read 🎉🎉

    • @5minutecalms on December 1, 2023 at 4:00 pm

      I’m already lean and underweight so I guess that means I can’t go keto?

    • @papayaman78 on December 2, 2023 at 2:52 am

      ​​@@5minutecalmsyou can, just consume the amount of calories you need to maintain your weight.or increase calories to gain weight

    • @RB-ux9bh on December 6, 2023 at 12:26 pm

      @drericbergdc can you speak to managing cholesterol levels if eating more red meat.

  5. @SheilaMcDonaldbeingme on November 30, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    This was a good one for me. I have been tired all of my adult life. Also type 1 diabetes for 54 years. A few years ago I started taking glutathione and it saved me from having to retire early and go on disability. But now I’m still tired. I think a lot of our fatigue is caused by depression, being too busy in life, bad diets, and lack of exercise. Guilty!!!

    • @masonmurphy4978 on November 30, 2023 at 2:15 pm

      Depression isnt real, its all in your head

    • @SheilaMcDonaldbeingme on November 30, 2023 at 2:41 pm

      @@masonmurphy4978 really? Yes it’s in your head – specifically in your mind – and it’s really there. I don’t want to be depressed but it just doesn’t go away

    • @healthyketoexperiment7964 on November 30, 2023 at 2:45 pm

      @@SheilaMcDonaldbeingmeIf you type words like type 1, depression, stress relief, ect, in the search 🔎 area of this channel, you will find videos Dr Berg made to help with these situations.

    • @alanparsonsfan on November 30, 2023 at 3:40 pm

      ​@@masonmurphy4978Someone here is clearly unaware of serotonin, dopamine, cortisol, etc., etc.

    • @busybody1474 on November 30, 2023 at 6:31 pm

      ​@@SheilaMcDonaldbeingmeYou need God in your life ❤

  6. @yelenabykova4742 on November 30, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    I really needed to see this video today, it helped me understand more in depth and detail how to get my energy back. I am so grateful for all the health information you share with us, thank you Dr. Berg.

    • @healthyketoexperiment7964 on November 30, 2023 at 3:40 pm

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

  7. @lisabeeke7162 on November 30, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    GAME CHANGERS FOR ME..I’ve been eating all whole foods, high protein for years…but what REALLY helped, cold showers (which aren’t fun in winter for me) and intermittent fasting of 14 or more hours. Thank you Dr. Berg.

    • @claudiaclaudia3404 on December 1, 2023 at 1:42 pm

      ❤❤❤True, especially after cancer and arthrosis, personal experience

    • @crypticwintermoon6284 on December 13, 2023 at 6:13 pm

      Intermittent fasting is a game changer

    • @vladmihai306 on December 14, 2023 at 1:22 pm

      @@crypticwintermoon6284fasting is known for………mileniums
      it’s now been “invented” by the scientists :))

    • @nuntana2 on December 14, 2023 at 1:28 pm

      Yep, all about the fod. Look how strong silverbacks and grizzlies are eating their perfect, natural foods. Humans eat the worst diets in the animal world. We are so far removed and so weak compared with our humble beginnings.

  8. @pjandjennystevens2799 on November 30, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you Dr. Berg for putting together this video! Just when I thought I understood the benefits of keto and IF, you come up with a better, deeper explanation. Thank you for all you do!

  9. @zilsilva6524 on November 30, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    I can’t say it enough: YOU’RE THE BEST DR. BERG! The simplicity in which you explain complex science amazes me every time.
    Thank you so much for sharing such interesting info about how our bodies work. ❤

  10. @shahriarchowdhury7871 on November 30, 2023 at 9:40 pm

    As an engineering student, I used to completely abhor biology and similar topics but Dr. Berg is the only person who is able to pique my interests with that particular area. That said, he has also inspired me to live a better lifestyle just by following his war on all things sugar. This man is literally trying to save humanity, I hope people realize that.

    • @AndreaShink on December 1, 2023 at 2:58 pm

      yes, they do, which is why he is being censored. Sorry state of affairs, I tell ya!

    • @tylerdorn4017 on December 1, 2023 at 6:25 pm


    • @xxChacaronXX on December 4, 2023 at 11:11 pm

      He’s everything a real Doctor should be! The basic of real health explained clearly. No pills or nonsense!

    • @kellysciria5918 on December 9, 2023 at 2:43 pm

      This gentleman changed mi life, I was overweight, I was a busy mom but didn’t exercise, one day I bend to grab something from the bottom shelf in the store, I screamed bc i felt I was flying, unstable, my kids got very scared asking what is happening ( Thank God I started to feel better, from the vertigo) I knew it was time to change, luckily I found Dr. Berg and started fallowing I changed my diet, exercise at home, I haven’t felt vertigo in almost 2 years and my weight I feel very confident.

    • @astudent63 on December 23, 2023 at 11:35 am

      Good for you keep it up you’re a strong mother ❤​@@kellysciria5918

  11. @Js9534a on December 1, 2023 at 2:45 am

    Haha! I will say this “I am an expert in this area because I’ve been tired”. Love it 😂 ❤️ keep the videos coming Dr Berg! Thank you. I learn something new with each episode you produce. Have helped my husband and I with navigating the modern times as it relates to diet and health!

  12. @missn111 on December 1, 2023 at 5:40 am

    Thank you Dr. Berg. It’s true, exercise increases energy. It’s the cure to getting out of the tiring cycle of having low energy, eating comfort foods, getting lazy and feeling depressed because sluggish/out of shape. Daily exercise is a must and a life hack!

  13. @kalobpierson9753 on December 2, 2023 at 12:00 am

    I’ve been doin keto 3 4 months
    I can’t belive the energy I have
    Just veg and meats nuts
    The energy is unreal and lasts all day
    I’ve never felt like this an I’m 48
    Thank you Dr Berg

    • @nishadh366 on December 4, 2023 at 2:43 pm

      How can I be able to do keto if I don’t enjoy meats?

    • @kalobpierson9753 on December 4, 2023 at 4:11 pm

      You have to explore the salads
      I do spicy w apple cilantro and serano chillis
      Learn a whole new way of eating

    • @danalacy3283 on December 6, 2023 at 4:31 am

      @@nishadh366that’s my question too.. vegetarian and want to stay that way

    • @nishadh366 on December 8, 2023 at 3:17 am

      @@danalacy3283 me too, vegetarian or pescatarian

    • @minhcao1838 on December 8, 2023 at 3:48 am

      @@nishadh366 1. Avocado: Rich in healthy fats and low in carbs.
      2. Leafy greens: Spinach, kale, and other non-starchy vegetables.
      3. Nuts and seeds: Almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, and flaxseeds.
      4. Tofu: A versatile source of plant-based protein.
      5. Coconut products: Coconut oil, coconut milk, and shredded coconut.
      6. Non-starchy vegetables: Broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and bell peppers.
      7. Berries: Limited amounts of berries like raspberries and blackberries.
      8. Plant-based oils: Olive oil and avocado oil for cooking.
      9. Non-dairy alternatives: Almond milk, coconut milk, and other low-carb alternatives.
      10. Plant-based protein sources: Edamame, tempeh, and pea protein.

  14. @donnaveirs8930 on December 4, 2023 at 9:39 am

    I’m with you, Doc. I wish I had learned this stuff in my 20’s. But, in my 60’s and never too late, they say. I feel like I’m on a road to recovery after all these years. Love the content of this video, thanks.

  15. @tewodroseyob6781 on December 6, 2023 at 11:43 am

    This was the very video I needed! I’m 23 years old, and currently struggling with fatigue. All that is expected of now is to organize myself and take action in each aspect.

    • @IrineKhalumba on December 6, 2023 at 1:43 pm

      I’m there with you..

    • @jeanphilippebernardin4126 on December 17, 2023 at 1:48 pm

      I was dealing with that before having a job ….. since I got a job I’m not tired like I used to b before …crazy

  16. @natalieguyler8521 on December 7, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    Thank you Dr Berg. You really helped me to lose weight, to feel much more energetic, and overcome depression

    • @Drberg on December 8, 2023 at 1:58 pm

      Wonderful! Glad to help!

  17. @MDSkai on December 8, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    Love this. The dedication it takes to stay energized is so amazing, yet paradoxical. It’s so easy to make poor diet choices, stay up late surfing the internet/media and not exercise. But those temporary dopamine hits just make things chronically worse. You would think preserving energy means you have more of it, but that’s only true for animals who live to survive. Humans have to stay stimulated or productive to maintain high energy because our basic needs are met (in most places)

  18. @mrstoner2udude799 on December 10, 2023 at 3:58 am

    This used to be me. I’m most of the time fat adapted but sometimes overdo with the workout and hiking in same day. And am always looking for ways to improve my sleep. TY Dr Berg.

  19. @lorettacaputo6997 on December 19, 2023 at 11:41 am

    I love when you say, I wish I knew this many years ago. I think so many of us who are focusing on health and longevity feel the same way. Unfortunately we all had to feel bad in order to realize that something was wrong. You, Dr. Berg and other individuals have shown the many ways. Thank you for what you do.

  20. @jerricavandyke2299 on December 28, 2023 at 6:12 pm

    I did everything you said and I am not tired through out the day anymore!!!! I even stopped taking sleeping aids, sugar, processed foods, gluten free, corn free, soy free. And I’ve been feeling so much better!!! My diet is cleaner and I can sleep 7-8 hours now! Thank you again ❤❤❤

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