Tonsil Stones: Removing the Deeper Cause

Watch this video to learn more about the deeper underlying causes of tonsil stones and how to address them through natural remedies and supplements.



0:00 Introduction: What are tonsil stones?
0:55 What are tonsils?
1:15 What is the function of the tonsils?
1:47 Challenges associated with tonsil removal
3:32 Challenges with tonsils in children
3:51 The impact of vitamin deficiencies on your immune system and tonsils
4:55 Supplements to aid in tonsil health issues
5:30 Alternative treatments for tonsil issues

Tonsil stones can be frustrating and embarrassing due to the unpleasant odor they produce in the mouth. However, it's essential to understand the deeper cause of these stones to fully address and prevent them from reoccurring.

Tonsils are small lymphatic tissues located at the back of your throat. They act as the first line of defense against pathogens entering the nose and mouth. The tonsils pick up information from these pathogens and send it to the rest of the immune system, signaling the body to ramp up its defenses.

Unfortunately, many people opt to have their tonsils removed as a quick solution to recurring tonsil issues. However, this can lead to further complications. Without tonsils, our first line of defense against pathogens is removed, making us more susceptible to respiratory tract infections, Hodgekin's lymphoma, and autoimmune conditions.

Furthermore, antibiotics are often prescribed for tonsil infections but only treat bacterial infections. The majority of tonsil infections are caused by viruses, making antibiotics ineffective. This highlights the importance of maintaining a strong immune system to fight viral and bacterial infections.

Swollen tonsils may be seen as a nuisance in children and are often treated with anti-inflammatory medication. However, it's crucial to allow the body to develop acquired immunity through infection. This helps to strengthen the immune system and prevent future tonsil issues.

Research has also shown a correlation between low vitamin D, zinc, and iron levels and inflamed tonsils. These nutrients are crucial in supporting the immune system and fighting infections. Therefore, it’s important to ensure you get enough of these nutrients through a nutritious diet or supplementation.

Vitamin D, in particular, has been found to have potent antimicrobial effects, and a lack of sun exposure has been linked to increased instances of inflamed tonsils. This is especially concerning for children who may not spend enough time outdoors or consume foods rich in vitamin D. Additionally, consuming too many phosphates through soda and processed foods can deplete the body's vitamin D levels.

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! Dealing with tonsil stones can be frustrating, but it’s important to understand the underlying cause and take steps to support your immune system. I'll see you in the next video!


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  1. @projectkj7643 on April 10, 2024 at 12:07 pm

    I used to get tonsil stones…I thought it was just plaque from my teeth hiding from my toothbrush. Those things STANK.

    • @luciferjohnson8495 on April 10, 2024 at 12:28 pm

      Technically it was you so you stank 😅

    • @mekad7900 on April 10, 2024 at 12:42 pm

      😂🤣 Don’t they?! We called them “stanky balls” as kids 😂

    • @mohammadiaa on April 10, 2024 at 12:44 pm


    • @TheEmpressTish on April 10, 2024 at 12:47 pm


    • @jburgmedia on April 10, 2024 at 1:34 pm

      Is it gross that I smell them ?

  2. @user-yq9lt8jn6r on April 10, 2024 at 12:42 pm

    Ever since I followed Dr Berg health advice, my body health and mental health improved significantly. I am in excellent condition now. Thanks to Dr Berg!

    • @Drberg on April 10, 2024 at 2:33 pm

      That’s great to hear.

  3. @monna1111 on April 10, 2024 at 12:47 pm

    I thank my parents for not listening to the doctor who told them to have my tonsil removed. I’ve learnt to stay away from (cold) soda, and to gargle with salt and warm water to ease away sore throat.

  4. @deedieducati2272 on April 10, 2024 at 12:53 pm

    I used to get these all the time as a kid. My pediatrician called them “puss bags on my tonsils.” He told my mother that he refused to remove my tonsils because they protect me from catching things, and that these “puss bags” (stones) were just my tonsils doing their job.
    I know it sounds weird but I could actually contract my throat and squeeze those puppies out, spitting them out. It was gros but such a relief to get them outta there.
    I’m 62, and I still have my tonsils. It is a RARE occasion for me to get stones these days, but it can still happen. Of course I now know that it’s my body fighting something so I help it along by taking extra vitamins, getting plenty of sleep and drinking a lot of water. . . and they go away.
    I will say this though: I’ve had them SOOO many times that I have scars on my tonsils from them.
    The more ya know…… 😉

    • @BigMama2022 on April 10, 2024 at 12:56 pm

      Same here! I’m 65 and still have mine as well. I don’t get tonsil stones anymore, l only recently found out they were a thing!

    • @projectkj7643 on April 10, 2024 at 1:03 pm

      Impressive for anyone born in the 60s to still have tonsils. My four siblings got theirs removed. My parents were in the middle of a divorce so I got lucky – I got to keep my tonsils since their minds were elsewhere!

    • @luka188 on April 10, 2024 at 1:16 pm

      This obsession with removing valuable organs to the human body because there are some “problems” in them is completely insane. What in the world made doctors think the solution to these problems is to remove the ogran experiencing the problem? Where do they think this problem will go then? How about understanding and teaching people why they experience such problems and actually Curing these problems? Ooh I guess that’s not what they signed up for when the many quacks became doctors…

      At least there were and still are reputable doctors, and now there are amazing people like Dr Berg educating people for free online so we can all live healthier and understand how our bodies work, something which should be taught in schools but never was…

    • @VickiTakacs. on April 10, 2024 at 1:39 pm

      The hubris of doctors yanking organs out. Mine are gone because my brother had ear aches a lot. Remember, you are listening to a Dr. right now. Think about that and all of the fear por n here.

    • @louannhuber2651 on April 10, 2024 at 1:56 pm

      @@BigMama2022 Me too! I have a long tongue so picked them out. Didn’t know they were a thing either.

  5. @ensabahnur7657 on April 10, 2024 at 2:49 pm

    Never heard that info about Tonsils, thanks!

  6. @user-vr1uh5ze7u on April 10, 2024 at 3:37 pm

    I had tonsillitis many times when I was little. Fortunately I fought to keep them. When I got older I stopped dairy which cleared up all of my childhood issues. My parents didn’t know about blood types and that dairy wasn’t good for me. Prevention is the key.

    • @drforjc on April 10, 2024 at 4:36 pm

      well, my experience was different. I started getting strep repeatedly as an adult, and after having tonsils removed as an adult, I rarely get sick now.

  7. @kati-ana on April 10, 2024 at 3:42 pm

    When I was a little girl I remember so many kids having their tonsils removed and those of us who kept ours were so jealous because they talked about all the ice cream and jell-o they got to eat plus being in the hospital seemed cool and fun. So glad I still have mine. I once had a neighbor who had those tonsil stones and yes, her breath was horrendous. She’d often cough them out.

    • @user-fc2tn2eb5z on April 10, 2024 at 5:54 pm

      OMG same same same. Even my cousin got to eat ice-cream while i didn’t

    • @user-fc2tn2eb5z on April 10, 2024 at 5:54 pm

      OMG same same same. Even my cousin got to eat ice-cream while i didn’t

    • @electronwave4551 on April 10, 2024 at 5:56 pm

      When sister had her tonsils removed, the old man bought 30 flavored ice-sticks. As a young kid, I’d beg, “Can I have just one???” The answer was “NO!” After three days, sister’s blood sugar must have been all over the place and she couldn’t stomach another. I was then offered any of the remaining 15 ice-sticks. But, being driven by principle, I refused. They threw the unwanted ice-sticks into a plastic bucket and I’d peer into the bucket and stir them as they dissolved, but never took one!

  8. @gulia3476 on April 10, 2024 at 3:45 pm

    I had mine removed few years ago and no regrets.

  9. @nunyafawkingbiz on April 10, 2024 at 3:53 pm

    Dr Berg you saved my life ! I was 260lbs and I am now at 188 and it’s so funny my interactions with people have changed ! When you look good you feel good and people treat you better as well ❤ I am unrecognizable

    • @wendyjohnson4220 on April 10, 2024 at 4:29 pm


    • @ketotrucker6262 on April 10, 2024 at 4:48 pm

      He did the same for me. 👍❤️🙂

    • @jimmyraffucci5277 on April 10, 2024 at 6:14 pm

      Excellent! God bless you!

  10. @c.k.1958 on April 10, 2024 at 3:54 pm

    Thank you very much for this video Eric, it’s much appreciated! 👍🏽💯

  11. @r.k.171 on April 10, 2024 at 3:55 pm

    Thank you for another great video Dr Berg 👍🏼

  12. @ProductiveHealthPH on April 10, 2024 at 4:03 pm

    Only doctor who can explain things in easiest and funniest way❤

    • @majackslelo827 on April 10, 2024 at 4:46 pm


  13. @ExpEcer on April 10, 2024 at 4:14 pm

    It has been 31 years and no one was able to explain why? Thank you for this video I finally know what it is.

    • @judirod3168 on April 10, 2024 at 5:28 pm

      Yep me too!!!

  14. @jameshetherington3087 on April 10, 2024 at 4:30 pm

    Really interesting. Thanks. I would also recommend warm salt water gargles to decrease microbial load and increase immune response

  15. @lizzywoo88 on April 10, 2024 at 5:32 pm

    I was plagued by painful bouts of tonsillitis all through my childhood and teens, almost monthly some years. Plus these stones would form in between bouts. Then in my 20’s I also started getting bronchitis twice every year for ten years. In my thirties I read that there was a link with tonsillitis, bronchitis and dairy, so I gave up dairy. I never had tonsillitis or bronchitis ever again and now I’m in my fifties. My tonsils are very scarred but I’m so glad my dad wouldn’t allow the doctors to take them out. I just wish someone back in the seventies could’ve told me there was a link with dairy.

  16. @lqla4837 on April 10, 2024 at 5:52 pm

    I remember getting my tonsils removed.. it was a rough few days, but ever since it’s been amazing.

  17. @r816311 on April 10, 2024 at 6:03 pm

    In 1972, Mother had my tonsils removed when I was 15, I damn near bled to death cause the doctor didn’t sew up the blood vessels. Spent 4 days in ICU.
    I’m glad they stopped removing them.

  18. @annabeckman4386 on April 10, 2024 at 6:25 pm

    Oh my goodness, my 11 year old got her tonsils out about a year ago at the insistence of our ENT…. Because they were large and she snore that was the indicator that she needed them removed. Now i see your video and i have great guilt that i had them removed! Her adenoids were also removed……. It was a difficult recovery for a child and i am filled with regret….. ugh…. why didn’t the Doctor tell me anything you said Dr. Berg?! We really do have to be our own advocates!! There was a question of my two other children possibly needing the surgery also, I am so grateful to you Dr. Berg! For now i know what to do to help my children!!!

    Thank you for being our advocate!!!

  19. @user-vl7rr3ur8z on April 10, 2024 at 6:35 pm

    This is my problem for the last 3 years. Thanks doctor!!!❤

  20. @Zoeyelizanelson on April 10, 2024 at 6:43 pm

    FINALLY I am so happy you made this! This has been a five year struggle of having them all the time, ALL the time. Bless you!!!

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