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0:00 Introduction: My experience with poison ivy
2:15 Prednisone explained
2:44 Side effects of prednisone
3:18 Cortisol explained
6:50 What to know about prednisone
8:25 How to reduce cortisol
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Every year, a few times a year, I have a bad reaction to poison ivy. This time, it has affected my eye.

Each time I was exposed and had a bad reaction, I was given prednisone. It got to the point where, after I was exposed, the effects of the poison ivy wouldn’t go away after using prednisone.

People typically take prednisone for its anti-inflammatory or immune suppressant effects. But, prednisone has side effects.

Prednisone is a synthetic version of cortisol. Cortisol has benefits. It’s a hormone that helps the immune system and prepares the body for stress. But, high cortisol levels can lead to a lot of health concerns.

You don’t want to be on prednisone forever. The more you take it, the more it weakens the system. But, if you stop taking it, your symptoms may come back. So, why don't we get to the root problem? Keep in mind that once you start taking prednisone, it’s important not to come off of it too fast. Prednisone and cortisol also deplete the body of numerous vitamins and minerals.

The best ways to lower cortisol:
1. Lower your stress (do physical work, exercise, spend more time on a hobby, and take certain nutrients)
2. Take ashwagandha
3. Try breathing exercises
4. Use an HRV device to better understand your stress

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. @billwashington2014 on December 14, 2023 at 11:38 am

    Dr Berg, you are a man of integrity, nobility and honor in the field of medicine. Your knowledge as a physician surpasses many in your field of study. I’ve watched your videos over the years and you’ve matured like fine wine. I wish you a speedy recovery from whatever ailments you may have. Sending you healing rays of light and be well always.

    • @Drberg on December 14, 2023 at 12:28 pm

      Thank you very much for your kind message. Appreciate it!

    • @lizzieb6311 on December 14, 2023 at 12:38 pm

      I agree with your every word! Dr. Berg brings is the knowledge the Medical Industry refuses to let us know.

    • @j.woodgard on December 14, 2023 at 12:46 pm

      ​@@DrEricBergDCtry microdosing poison ivy it has changed my life. I add a little bit of concentrated poison ivy oil to my beef tallow then I rub it all over my naked body, get some.
      Of course it’s only grass-fed grass finished poison ivy.

    • @nuntana2 on December 14, 2023 at 1:01 pm

      Agree with all that. These ‘real’ doctors coming on YouTube refuting this and that are annoying. He is a doctor in everything but name and knows more about nutrition and how the body works than most of them, yet they ‘should’ be trusted because they are pharma based and passed a test lol. Many doctors have an agenda, this guy just wants to get people well through natural means first and foremost.
      All the best Dr Berg and avoid those bars. 😋

    • @LariatLady150 on December 14, 2023 at 1:06 pm

      It really doesn’t look that bad. Don’t worry about it.

  2. @allhimwithme5115 on December 14, 2023 at 12:07 pm

    Poison ivy oils are very volatile; if you’re extremely sensitive you can get it from the air. No one is thinking about how bad you look, just concerned for how bad you feel – wishing you a speedy recovery, Dr. Berg!

    • @bradleyrobinson7552 on December 14, 2023 at 1:07 pm

      Wow, from the air? That’s pretty awesome!

    • @shesatitagain234 on December 14, 2023 at 1:27 pm

      So true; you NEVER want to be near an area where poison ivy might be burning because those oils travel a long way in all the smoke!

    • @allhimwithme5115 on December 14, 2023 at 1:31 pm

      @@shesatitagain234 YES!!! People tend to rip it up and burn it to get rid of it and give the whole downwind population poison ivy!

    • @jackbits6397 on December 14, 2023 at 1:41 pm

      Getting it on the eyes are probably the top three worst places to get it too. The others being unmentionables and between the fingers.

    • @shesatitagain234 on December 14, 2023 at 1:52 pm

      @@jackbits6397 breathing it into your lungs can be fatal though. 🫤. I’ve never had poison ivy but my husband has and it looked painful.

  3. @lizbbaker on December 14, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    Dr Berg. I’ve been on IF and Keto for nearly 1 year. I’m 64 and my health and bloodwork has never been better. Thank you for all you do

    • @Drberg on December 14, 2023 at 2:48 pm

      That’s wonderful, Liz! Thanks for sharing

    • @muhammadsalafiahlulhadith on December 14, 2023 at 4:35 pm

      Allah cure you Ameen


    • @buffalospringfield1109 on December 14, 2023 at 4:53 pm

      @@DrEricBergDC coldness should stop any itch

    • @apogeeangel2387 on December 14, 2023 at 4:54 pm


      Let me Help you This Time Doc & Watch This Video: “Jewelweed Uses, Benefits, Harvesting. By Health Primitive”…
      This Video Is On YouTube Also——
      Hope it Helps you, Or SomeOne Else On Here💝

    • @jenkemp on December 14, 2023 at 6:38 pm

      its good to have the flow of videos reaffirming us as well

  4. @uhnschlek8827 on December 14, 2023 at 7:47 pm

    Dr. Berg: Thank you for educating us even when you aren’t feeling well and for your humor. We hope you take it easy and recover soon.

  5. @jamesprendergast6429 on December 15, 2023 at 6:12 pm

    I used to live in Florida and kept breaking out with poison ivy symptoms and didn’t know why. Finally I figured it out. I had a ice cream filled mango at work. I know I touched my face, rubbed my eyes after eating it and got all irritated.
    Here I had a mango tree in my backyard and every time I cut the grass I would come in contact with the tree.
    Come to find out that mango is related to poison ivy. 🙄

    • @rayachrawach3886 on December 26, 2023 at 7:03 pm

      I’m allergic to Mango

    • @jamesprendergast6429 on December 26, 2023 at 7:34 pm

      @@rayachrawach3886 I can eat mango just can’t touch the skin, leaves or the tree itself.

  6. @tamn9446 on December 15, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    Wishing you a speedy recovery, Dr. Berg. You still look great so don’t worry about it. Great info.

  7. @adanac9805 on December 16, 2023 at 1:31 am

    You’re a great doctor. Thank you for all your informative videos and being genuine & caring to your viewers🙏🏾

  8. @Natalie-oo9ly on December 16, 2023 at 9:04 am

    We love you and all the work you do educating people, regardless your looks! Wish you quick recovery! Thank you for not stopping your work!

  9. @margiemurray2147 on December 16, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    Just an idea , if the poison ivy is happening at the same time each year someone could be burning it and inhaling can cause a person to have a break-out. My mom has allergic reactions to the inhaling the smoke from poison ivy. The broad leaf plantain idea is a winner. Thank you for all of your videos and time putting them together.

  10. @mizzprettyhuston on December 17, 2023 at 4:31 am

    I’m a beekeeper & I’ve had a “black eye” from a bee before. It does suck to have a swollen eye. I hope you feel better fast & Merry Christmas to you and your family Dr. Berg 🎄 🎅

    • @bobdublin825 on December 17, 2023 at 10:51 pm

      I got stung four times this year from different wasps. Most ever in one year for me

    • @mizzprettyhuston on December 18, 2023 at 12:28 am

      @@bobdublin825 😲 oh that sucks! I’m glad you’re okay. Those hurt worse than a honeybee.

    • @ANGRYBEEDRILL on December 22, 2023 at 12:39 pm

      ​@@bobdublin825I’m surprised you’re still alive mate sheesh Everytime I encounter them little jet stingers I karate stance and shoo / Naruto run away 😅😂 no bullshyt the bee famiy dont play none of that.

    • @alesiaholdcroft1445 on December 26, 2023 at 8:03 pm

      @@ANGRYBEEDRILLkeep a 30c potency of Apis and take if you get stung

    • @mizzprettyhuston on December 31, 2023 at 4:15 pm


  11. @ninamares1309 on December 17, 2023 at 4:38 am

    You are so persistent with you content. Thank you so much for sharing this video and shedding light on the matter while carrying out the vital info.

  12. @chilenejoiner3000 on December 17, 2023 at 6:04 am

    There was a family about sixty years ago that their daughter was extremely reactive to poison oak. The Dr. recommended that they get a nanny goat, feed her poison oak, milk her and have the daughter drink it daily. It worked for their daughter. Something about the process of the digestive enzymes to milk makes it safe to drink. BUT the allergic person was not to touch or milk the nanny. Know anyone that has goats that they milk? Can’t hurt and goat milk is better for you.

    • @tanyawieczorek6603 on December 19, 2023 at 8:01 am

      Interesting! Must have been a country doctor, the kind you can’t find anymore.. hard to imagine a modern doctor in a fancy office recommending a treatment like that 👍

    • @chilenejoiner3000 on December 19, 2023 at 8:15 am

      @@tanyawieczorek6603 60 years ago when Doctors listened, cared and had not been corrupted by big pharma.. Now they don’t listen, refer to someone else and don’t hide that they only care about $$ you bring in. If you ask questions they start getting antsy about the time because they over schedule and just want to write a Rx and get you out of the office😢 I am quite disappointed in the medical system today.

    • @Brian-lb3zo on December 19, 2023 at 1:05 pm

      I had a serious Poison Oak rash on my body. The neighbor had goats that ate the poison ivy and I did consume the goat milk. It definitely helped .

    • @j.eanderson1262 on December 21, 2023 at 2:32 pm

      ​@@Brian-lb3zo homeopathic for poison ivy oak sumac worked wonders

  13. @luzdalin1299 on December 17, 2023 at 6:43 am

    Quick recovery Dr Berg, I follow your videos. They’re so helpful! Thanks a lot for thinking about us.

  14. @taragillette2189 on December 17, 2023 at 9:32 am

    Truly great video. Your honesty shows your beautiful heart. Thank you Dr Berg for all you contribute to making the world a healthier place. WOW!!!

  15. @1972Showtime on December 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you so much for your vulnerability Dr. You are absolutely the best. I am not a Dr and am not in the medical field at all, but I love watching all your videos. So incredibly smart and I love how you explain things in an easy to understand manner. Please keep it up. May Heavenly Father continue to bless you and your family as you provide us with this incredible service.

  16. @thatsoundsaboutright7483 on December 17, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    Blink twice if you are in danger Doc …we got your back brother 🙏🏽

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    • @stratogustav on December 19, 2023 at 7:55 am

      Wouldn’t surprise me.

    • @leah.ludovici on December 19, 2023 at 8:16 am

      He’s a scientologyst

    • @just_bee9482 on December 19, 2023 at 10:41 am

      hahaha…doc will also die someday despite all his diets

    • @Meg-pk9yc on December 19, 2023 at 4:13 pm


  17. @sw-en7wb on December 18, 2023 at 3:39 am

    Dr Berg, i wish you a speedy recovery. I live on a ranch and i constantly get into poison ivy, regardless of how careful i am. I have had it in both eyes at the same time so i sympathize with you. Take care of yourself.

    • @Drberg on December 18, 2023 at 4:16 am

      Thank you very much. Take care as well.

    • @bluerose7041 on December 19, 2023 at 11:28 pm

      ​@@DrEricBergDCyou deserve it

    • @tealover1866 on December 20, 2023 at 12:21 am

      Plot twist: Dr. Berg helped locking away Poison Ivy and Catwoman together with the Batman, and was kicked in the eye while saving Gotham City!

      He is the hero Gotham deserves.

      Nanananna Dr. Berg! 🦇🦾

  18. @ezek7 on December 19, 2023 at 9:03 am

    Ouch! I hope you feel better, Dr. Berg! You are such a blessing to so many people, and I love all your videos and insights.

  19. @dawnwoodward566 on December 19, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    OMG Dr. Berg is human and not perfect…what is this world coming to??? Sorry you’re dealing with an obviously painful condition. Wishing you speedy recovery and sending all the love.

  20. @carloscarion1748 on December 24, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    I admire your tenacity, you don’t need to explain yourself, and I think the public totally understands. we get too hung up on appearances you are giving valuable information to us, and it is incumbent on us to understand that you, are also a human being. I really appreciate your channel, and I hope you feel better and heal quickly. On another note, I am not at all allergic to poison ivy and actually many people ask me to go to their gardens and help them get rid of it

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