Watch This If You Can’t Go Number 2

Following these simple guidelines can help alleviate constipation and improve your digestive health.


Overview of the Healthy Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting:

0:00 Introduction: Dangers of laxatives
0:26 What is constipation?
3:48 Three steps to help alleviate constipation
3:58 First step: Intermittent fasting
4:08 Step two: Fixing your diet
5:26 Step three: Betaine hydrochloride supplements
5:50 Extra tips for constipation relief

When your diet is filled with processed foods and lacking essential nutrients, it can lead to constipation.

The most common type of constipation is primary constipation, in which constipation is the primary issue rather than being caused by a tumor or obstruction. The first line of treatment for constipation like this is often a petroleum-based medication called polyethylene glycol, but it can cause other problems.

Microbes are vital in breaking down fiber and supporting healthy digestion. When our diet lacks these beneficial microbes, it can lead to problems such as bloating, cramping, and constipation.

The first step is to practice intermittent fasting by eating only two meals daily with no snacks. This gives the digestive system a chance to rest and catch up.

The second step is fixing your diet by simplifying meals and avoiding processed and refined foods. This also includes incorporating grass-fed meat, fermented foods, including sauerkraut, to provide beneficial microbes for a healthy gut. Following a Healthy Keto® diet is also beneficial.

The third step is supplementing with betaine hydrochloride to increase stomach acid and improve digestion. This can also help alleviate constipation by lubricating the colon with bile.

In addition to these steps, consuming plants raised on healthy soils can provide essential nutrients and beneficial microbes for a healthy gut. Magnesium and vitamin B1 can help promote regular bowel movements. Castor oil and senna are also good natural remedies for constipation.

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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  1. @qualityfirst9801 on May 28, 2024 at 12:02 pm

    12 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS!👏👏👏👍👍👍💪💪💪

  2. @howiewill on May 28, 2024 at 12:06 pm

    Usually I don’t have a problem. Idk why but I could’ve used this a couple of hours ago.

  3. @gaitreeferguson3012 on May 28, 2024 at 12:12 pm

    You are a god sent. This is a wonderful news to me. Latching on to your channel is the best thing that ever happens to me. I will be sharing these info. With others.. lots of love coming from us. Stay bless always.

    • @user-qn3xs1hx6r on May 28, 2024 at 12:18 pm

      You are God sent.

    • @Drberg on May 28, 2024 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you for sharing this with others, very glad is of help!

  4. @UCONN_HUSKIES on May 28, 2024 at 12:13 pm

    They say, “Lean back and lift up your feet helps. It truly does 😊

    • @yvonnefacteau4329 on May 28, 2024 at 12:43 pm

      The squatting potty!!!!

  5. @alvinkim1305 on May 28, 2024 at 12:16 pm

    Not doing a 12M celebration video shows how humble this person is… Go, Dr. Berg! Edit: I’d be surprised if he didn’t do it in the near future. He might have just didn’t have the time.

    • @Drberg on May 28, 2024 at 12:51 pm

      Really appreciate the support, thanks for watching!

    • @alvinkim1305 on May 28, 2024 at 1:10 pm

      @@Drberg It is kind of apparent that you will be a man left to be known in history. You should lay to rest that you’ve reached that title now, haha. I just don’t have words to say because of how proud I am to see what a human being can become. You are marvelous, Dr. Berg. Wish the best for you and your whole team!

  6. @user-sb1yw8mq7o on May 28, 2024 at 12:18 pm

    One spoon of Olive oil in the morning. Prevent constipation

    • @Drberg on May 28, 2024 at 12:52 pm

      Thanks for sharing!

    • @kimhanback1302 on May 28, 2024 at 1:02 pm

      ​@@Drberg does this help?

    • @enso7890 on May 28, 2024 at 1:13 pm

      This is what I do. Drink olive oil mixed with water every morning before going to the toilet. Never had constipation again.

    • @Lorrieonline on May 28, 2024 at 1:21 pm

      Mark Hyman, MD in one of his books recommends starting the day with a mix of olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon.

    • @johnbourdeau895 on May 28, 2024 at 1:29 pm

      Castor oil at night. Olive oil in morning

  7. @TG-vg3qe on May 28, 2024 at 12:23 pm

    A large glass of water followed by a large cup of black coffee also helps.

    • @Drberg on May 28, 2024 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks for sharing your tip.

    • @isabellelam9606 on May 28, 2024 at 1:23 pm

      Nope not helping at all

    • @donaldpenman4241 on May 28, 2024 at 1:38 pm

      I find that drinking coffee helps me

    • @tamilynedwards8388 on May 28, 2024 at 2:16 pm

      If only!

    • @quincymims2580 on May 28, 2024 at 3:17 pm

      @@isabellelam9606The caffeine (in the coffee along with possibly something coffee bean specific) stimulates your bowels – which is why a huge % of people can go do number 2 after drinking it. You’ll want to examine other areas of your diet/exercise/sleep components if it doesn’t.

  8. @donovanweaver2436 on May 28, 2024 at 12:25 pm

    I drink a cup of coffee and 15 minutes later, Shazam!

    • @InTeCredo on May 28, 2024 at 1:24 pm

      My 80-year-old mum drinks a glass of very warm water, and it works, too, for her.

    • @panoslianos7312 on May 28, 2024 at 1:45 pm

      Pics or didn’t happen lol

    • @tamilynedwards8388 on May 28, 2024 at 2:17 pm

      Lucky dog!!!

    • @nevinkuser9892 on May 28, 2024 at 2:35 pm

      Attaboy! 😂

    • @defpixel on May 28, 2024 at 4:26 pm

      Half a shot of apple cider vinegar works well too

  9. @joyinthemorning44 on May 28, 2024 at 12:28 pm

    My mother developed a blockage near the end of her life. It was caused by excessive use of Excederine (aspirin, tylenol, caffeine) which caused a foot long ulcer in her colon. It took 8 days of hospitalization to clear it and months to heal the ulcer.

    • @wendyjohnson4220 on May 28, 2024 at 3:18 pm

      May your Mom RIP. Thank you so much for sharing your personal experience. Your comment will save many.

    • @malaika2940 on May 28, 2024 at 3:50 pm

      Firstly, I love the name you use!

      I am so sorry to hear what happened to your mother.
      My mother was admitted to hospital, but the drugs the Doctors prescribed and administered caused an intestinal blockage (literature advised Medics NOT to use the drugs on a patient over a certain age, presenting with certain conditions and symptoms – results would be blockage, stroke and death ….. exactly what happened).
      We have to be so careful of drugs, including prescription drugs.

    • @lyssabloom3964 on May 28, 2024 at 4:59 pm

      ❤sorry , she will be in the resurrection. Remember Jesus words that death is like sleeping and all those in the memorial tomb with hear his voice. Then wake up❤

  10. @princessmagical on May 28, 2024 at 12:40 pm

    Can you make a video about how we can make absolutely sure that our colons are completely cleaned out and no dried feces are remaining on the colon wall? Please?

    • @SpamMouse on May 28, 2024 at 1:09 pm

      Enema, but not something you require daily, just let your body sort it out.

    • @Drberg on May 28, 2024 at 1:39 pm

      Hello, this blog article might have data for you 👉

    • @Auggies1956 on May 28, 2024 at 3:19 pm

      I had a colonoscopy and the pictures came back as you just described.

    • @whoknows8223 on May 28, 2024 at 4:16 pm

      Fermented green plums is the answer.
      Things will come out of your body…it’s disgusting😅 Those stones…
      2-3 days max is enough.

  11. @TomatoesforBrains on May 28, 2024 at 12:40 pm

    I’ve always had constipation, but lately I’ve been regular. I think with me it’s the seed oils. I make my own dressings and mayo now for salads. I also been eating full fat plain skyr. I add maybe a tablespoon of chia seed, a few walnuts, and some berries. Also added a supplement, Magnesium Glycinate. I feel so much better in my digestion.

    • @Drberg on May 28, 2024 at 1:40 pm

      Very well done, keep up the good work!

  12. @anjajune6747 on May 28, 2024 at 12:45 pm

    bodies are specific. i was battling constipation all my life, severe constipation last 4 years (bowel movement 1 a week or less).. started eating more meat (not keto), low-carbohydrate diet, gluten free, soy free, dairy free (replacing all wheat, soy, oats, corn with legumes and nuts). Only quinoa once a week. If i eat pasta I eat lentil or bean pasta only. I eat low carbohydrate/keto bread. for me the difference is soluble and insoluble fiber.. beans made me poop finally.. i eat lots of veggies (cooked mostly, little amounts of salad – but that is all insoluble fiber). i take magnesium citrate one every 2 days. also drink 2 liters of water. and somehow it started to work. i was bloated at first from beans..but much much less when i do not eat other carbs with them like i used too. so beans, cooked veggies and meat. and nuts. my texture and frequency changed to normal. i still see difference within my menstrual cycle as i suspect that my digestion fluctuates with my hormones..and since i am pre-menopause and hashimoto my hormones are a mess… working on it… at least i am pooping regularly which helps with estrogen excess.. (i have fibroids too)…ah it never ends.. but beans and legumes and nuts seem to be working for me. and low carb. and walking and moving every day without exception.

    • @saljankhatoon3448 on May 28, 2024 at 1:39 pm

      Well. You are a well aware lady. While reading your comment I felt if it was my story but I have very very less chances to get medical help and you you know about medical doctors, they totally ask you to restrain from Keto.

    • @kathym6603 on May 28, 2024 at 1:40 pm

      It is an art and science but worth every step of “doing it without poisons,” . . . oh, I mean meds.

    • @Drberg on May 28, 2024 at 1:41 pm

      Thanks for sharing, here is an article that you might find informative 👉

    • @whoknows8223 on May 28, 2024 at 4:22 pm

      Try fermented green plums 🙂

    • @laurenglass4514 on May 28, 2024 at 4:51 pm

      I have what she has and for a long time and i have been off gluten, dairy and sugar and very low carb diet 4 years. No soy. I have a problem stomach that is producing acid reflux. If you don’t digest food it is a problem . I am trying to work with drs. But none of the drs do anything but prescribe anti acids

  13. @pamelahooper7851 on May 28, 2024 at 12:56 pm

    Dr Dr B. You are the ONLY person who says that eating veggies may not be the best thing – Thank you. The more veggies I eat the worse it gets (and I love my veggies a lot) – I don’t even mention it to my GP as I know they wouldn’t believe me. In fact, the less veggies I eat the better it gets. Thank you for your informations and intelligence and for passing this information to us.

    • @Drberg on May 28, 2024 at 2:22 pm

      You are very welcome, so glad it is helpful.

    • @ism8144 on May 28, 2024 at 2:39 pm

      OMG, yes! I eat a salad and I feel so heavy! I don’t eat eat it much and definitely stay away from whole grains! Still, If I go 2x a week, I am lucky. But I feel it’s always been like this for me. So I brush it off.

    • @aajitpal on May 28, 2024 at 2:58 pm

      I do 16 to 20 hr IF daily and 2mad on low carb diet. Initially my gut was going brilliant but after that it went back to same old state. What’s wrong here​@@Drberg

    • @ParallaxView111 on May 28, 2024 at 3:26 pm

      ​@@DrbergI had constipation for 7 to 10 years. Took magnesium oxide every day. Then it flipped to IBS-D for another 7 years. It looks like I had a thiamine deficiency. I had Raynaud’s Syndrome by 15. You should really look into Histamine Sensitivity though because I have that too. Sauerkraut is really high in histamine. We need to take diamine oxidase with it. Check out Tina Peers.

    • @elenimekonen9667 on May 28, 2024 at 3:29 pm

      Hello Dr. Berg I am from Ethiopia,I really appreciate what you’re doing keep it up!
      My question is, does Himalayan salt have harmful minerals like mercury or lead

  14. @Funsoul8 on May 28, 2024 at 1:05 pm

    I use that powder “CALM” at night before bed. It has magnesium in it.

  15. @user-nn7yv7tb6f on May 28, 2024 at 1:17 pm

    12 million subscribers keep up the good work and keep growing congratulations from Johannesburg South Africa 🇿🇦

  16. @sgtaneja on May 28, 2024 at 1:33 pm

    The most critical factor for a flawless defecation on a regular basis is high quality deep Sleep. That is when peristalsis is flawless and your para sympathetic nervous system at its best in modulating MMC – migrating motor complex.
    Some of the stuff I’ve discovered that helps immensely.

    1. Electrolytes and Hydration – potassium (critical), magnesium (important), salt (important), water intake (important,).

    2. Amino acids – L-tryptophan (serotonin is critical for bowel motility), Glycine, Taurine (for bile, bile is critical for fecal volume, color, detoxification , and motility).

    3. Methylation – B vitamins esp B6, folate, B12 and B3 influence bile output, detox pathways, bowel motility patterns.

    4. Prebiotic fiber and polyphenols – help synthesise SCFA’s that directly promote integrity of large bowel lining and act as fuel source- you could consider entric coated butyrate also.

    5. Physical activity – critical to support blood circulation to your entire gut – Brisk walking, keggel, and stretching ezcersises of pelvic and abdominal reigion.

    6. Finally Deep therapeutic Sleep – Avoid carbs/sugars/alcohol/caffeine/blue light at night , ++ potassium, magnesium, glycine, tryptophan, theanine, myo-inositol, folate.

    • @tamilynedwards8388 on May 28, 2024 at 2:16 pm

      Wow, it just shouldn’t be this hard to do something that is supposed to be so natural!! All my life I’ve’s a full time job!!!!

    • @Drberg on May 28, 2024 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks for sharing your information here. Do well.

    • @ianstuart5660 on May 28, 2024 at 6:53 pm

      That’s a very complete outlook, thanks! Do you create your own content?

  17. @adityadevraj4823 on May 28, 2024 at 1:36 pm

    Sena leaf is one remedy in Ayurveda for constipation. There are 127 such remedies in Ayurvedic medicine. I am an Indian and after watching your videos I realised how important liver is for our over all health. After that I care only about what I eat and intermittent fasting. Now I am totally on Ayurvedic Remedies (100% herbal).
    Thank You 🙏🙏🙏for your generous advice and videos, you are doing a great job for free that most of the doctors don’t do, even after charging a lot.

    • @JohnQPublic345 on May 28, 2024 at 1:59 pm

      ive also had success with Triphala

    • @Drberg on May 28, 2024 at 3:32 pm

      You are very welcome, very glad it is of assistance. Keep up the good work.

    • @cscs1011 on May 28, 2024 at 6:47 pm

      What’s herbs do you use?

    • @UnboxCraftyMagic on May 28, 2024 at 6:51 pm

      YouTube videos are not free, lol . YouTube pays them when we click and watch ……

    • @almedinarogo9000 on May 28, 2024 at 7:09 pm

      I also use sena leaf when I’ m constipated, which happens more now when I’m i menopauze. It helps me a lot.

  18. @JohnQPublic345 on May 28, 2024 at 1:56 pm

    after I cut out all grains, nuts, seeds, oats, vegetables, and increased animal protein & fat…… i have zero potty- issues

    • @melmicsim on May 28, 2024 at 3:19 pm

      I have been doing the carnivore diet for only 2 weeks so far. My skin has never been clearer, and any uncomfortable gut feelings have totally gone away.

    • @SS-cd6ie on May 28, 2024 at 4:26 pm

      So u dont eat anything sweet???

  19. @insideoutfitnessfan3353 on May 28, 2024 at 2:44 pm

    My whold life I suffered with constipation. In 2009 I completely changed lifestyle to a whole foods low-fat diet, plenty of exercise and vegetables. My constipation worsened. I went through years of pain in my digestive tract, trying everything. Until I cut vegetables out and went on a high fat carnivore diet and prolonged fasting. It healed my gut quickly and I have never felt better! No more gut pain or constipation- unless I add in too many veggies or seasonings. For me, high fat carnivore and fasting keeps me feeling light and energetic!!

    • @ianstuart5660 on May 28, 2024 at 5:48 pm

      Awesome, big congrats!

  20. @mekman4 on May 28, 2024 at 2:52 pm

    Thank you! I’ve started carnivore and the results are showing, but there’s plenty to repair I find. I appreciate this timely message! Thank you, always!

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