#1 Vitamin Deficiency in ALL Autoimmune Conditions


Autoimmune diseases have become increasingly common. Find out about the #1 nutrient deficiency related to this issue.

0:00 Introduction: #1 vitamin deficiency related to autoimmune diseases
0:48 Parathyroid hormone and calcium
3:18 The Coimbra protocol
3:35 Vitamin D resistance
6:05 How to prevent high calcium levels in the blood

In this video, we’re going to talk about the critical roles of vitamin D and parathyroid hormone in helping to prevent autoimmune diseases. Many people with an autoimmune disease have had success with the Coimbra protocol, which involves taking high doses of vitamin D.

The Coimbra protocol checks parathyroid hormone levels produced by the parathyroid gland, which is intimately involved in calcium regulation. If you have low calcium, the parathyroid gland pulls calcium from your bones and distributes it into the blood. Vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium by a factor of 20x!

Vitamin D resistance occurs when the body does not absorb vitamin D. You can have normal vitamin D levels in the blood yet still be deficient in vitamin D. Parathyroid hormone levels can tell you if that's happening.

If you are not getting enough vitamin D, you will have trouble with calcium absorption. The parathyroid gland will have to overcompensate to combat vitamin D resistance.

Usually, if you have high vitamin D, you’ll have low parathyroid hormone levels. Low vitamin D and high parathyroid hormone levels can signify vitamin D resistance.

If you have vitamin D resistance, the solution is to take more vitamin D! The Coimbra protocol involves adjusting vitamin D until the parathyroid hormone lowers to a low to normal level.

Vitamin D resistance is typically caused by a problem with vitamin D receptors or a genetic issue known as polymorphism.

Other barriers to vitamin D absorption include:
• Low sun exposure
• Darker skin complexions
• Old age
• High stress
• Location
• Air pollution

Pathogens have strategic methods of downgrading vitamin D receptors. Pathogens from tick bites can downgrade your receptors by a factor of 60x!

Cancer cells, especially those affecting the colon and bones, downgrade vitamin D receptors to survive. Heavy metals can also downgrade vitamin D receptors.

Magnesium and zinc can protect against high calcium levels in the blood, but your best defense is vitamin K2.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, 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 helps you better understand the role of vitamin D and parathyroid hormone in autoimmune diseases. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • @Andylord85 says:

    Dr berg i just want to say how much of a treasure you are to people worldwide, i know youtube have tried to shut down your videos but WE the people stand by you and LOVE your content

  • @TonyyFlow says:

    A cured patient is a lost customer…

  • @mahdi7299 says:

    00:00 🌞 Understanding vitamin D deficiency is crucial in managing autoimmune diseases.
    00:27 🩺 The Coimbra Protocol, a high vitamin D protocol, has shown promising results in treating autoimmune diseases.
    01:22 🦴 Vitamin D plays a critical role in calcium absorption, impacting the parathyroid hormone.
    02:52 🧬 Vitamin D resistance can stem from genetic issues or lack of conversion to active form.
    04:51 🌍 Factors like location, sun exposure, and pathogens affect vitamin D levels and immune response.
    06:23 💊 Vitamin K2 is crucial for regulating excess calcium in the blood when taking vitamin D supplements.

  • @loriirons9503 says:

    I had high calcium in my blood and the resident at the hospital where I went in to the ER thinking that I was having heart issues told me I needed to look into it. I went online and started researching it and found the Norman Parathyroid Clinic in Tampa FL. Long story short, I went to their facility and found that I had developed a parathyroid tumor, and they did a minor surgery, and I now take K2 and Vitamin D together daily and all of my labs are back within the low normal range on my labs. I had not been feeling well ( lots of stress at work ) and death of parent and so grateful the resident pointed me in the right direction!

  • @genesmith4386 says:

    This is why no matter how ill that I am with Lupus, I have to slowly go outside in early morning before it becomes too hot. Within time, I become healthy enough to pull a couple of weeds, to a few weeds, to walking, to doing more outdoor light labor to become stronger and healthier.

  • @candykane6991 says:

    Problem is trying to find a good Dr who will test your parathyroid hormone. If you can find a holistic Dr, they don’t take insurance and charge a lot.

    • @hestermofet6350 says:

      I just looked it up & you can get parathyroid hormone testing done by Ulta Lab Tests. I got some blood testing done there & it’s really easy to set it up online. They have labs all over so there’s prob one near you. Idk if prices are different in different locations, but mine just said $67 with a 20% discount deal (they always have that deal going on). Hope this helps someone. 🌞✌️

    • @hestermofet6350 says:

      And you don’t need a Drs permission to get tests done there. ✌️

    • @allison471 says:

      ​@@hestermofet6350Awesome, thank you so much for sharing this information 😊✌

    • @Angaloth19 says:

      Try to find a direct primary care doctor

    • @ChessIsJustAGame says:

      I have a wonderful ND and she takes great care of me. She was/is a MD who prefers diet, exercise and quality supplements first over the pharmaceutical industry, although she will prescribe from there if needed. She can perform many tests right in her office. And she doesn’t take insurance, but rates are very reasonable and affordable. Word of mouth is how she came to me. Her practice is full, but has time to sit and talk *with* you. (Not *at* you)

  • @Dr._Wan___PharmD says:

    Most medical communities do not discuss much on the parathyroid hormone so this video is a good start.

  • @AmericanAmish says:

    Probably some of the best, most well produced medical video series I’ve seen on YouTube.
    Dr. Berg makes it so compelling … You can’t help but root for him. 👍👍🏻👍🏼👍🏽👍🏾

  • @MarieWilliams027 says:

    Glad to know Coimbra was pronounced properly, Dr Berg. Because Portuguese seems harder to learn than Spanish and you did quite well 😊❤

  • @leahharmony8219 says:

    I take 40,000 iu D3, 800 mcg k2, 1500 mg benfotamine, methyl b12, 250 mg magnesium byglycinate, and an dr burg electrolyte equivalent @ 3-4 scoops per day (1000mg potassium each scoop) and I feel better mentally and emotionally than ever. Also my stamina and cardio improvements are crazy off the charts!!!

    • @kunaldy97 says:

      40000 IU every day or weekly once?

    • @StarDarkAshes says:

      Is that short term or is that long-term? My problem is I have no idea how deficient I am and vitamin D and I deal with auto immune disease in the form of psoriasis. And this is the first time hearing about this. The video didn’t really say how much Vitamin K to to actually take and I’m worried that I might take too much vitamin D which can lead to hypo or hypercalcemia but I guess maybe if you take enough vitamin K the calcium doesn’t get stuck is the point? I know you’re not a doctor so I won’t hold your responsible, but I was just wondering in your case whatyou think is a good amount to take and for how long. Thanks.

    • @tgmtf5963 says:

      Too dangerous

    • @LunaPaloma77 says:

      Same here, 40,000 IU of D3 and 300 mcg of K2.

    • @mobipete8001 says:

      That much K2 could cause bleeding issues

  • @ispeaktruth1067 says:

    Hey man just want to thank you for posting how to get rid of acne. Less carbs less sugar. I’m close to 2 weeks and my acne stopped appearing . Skin got smoother. I thought it would take me 3 months to get these results

    • @kirstenrissling879 says:

      I believe you! I had “acne” that literally just stopped, when I started keto.

    • @ispeaktruth1067 says:

      @kirstenrissling879  same here, on the first day I had less carbs and almost no sugar. I had green tea for breakfast and only ate 2 meals a day. They just stopped appearing

  • @esm1515 says:

    Currently on 6months on the coimbra protocol for (ms) before this I could bearly walk like 10-20 steps now I’m walking about 100-200 steps and my mood feels much better less brain fog and stress if you decide to do this do it with a family doctor trained in alternative medicine because the doctors will tell you it’s dangerous and won’t let you do this will kick you out of their practice. Also currently doing stem cells it appears my brain lesion is gone and both coimbra and Stemcells work fantastic together but all Glory to the most high Jesus Christ who led me to this path and will bring me the healing I’m seeking don’t loose faith guys!!!!!

    • @roxyc6964 says:

      Hi would you please share where your comibra protocol MD is at?

    • @karenf9137 says:

      I wonder if Calcifidiol would be better in cases like yours. This is a special form of VD that is bioavailable immediately and gets into your system within hours, not weeks or months. The problem is, it may only be available in a couple of countries like Spain and Germany.

    • @esm1515 says:

      I found out about a Dr in Guadalajara,Mexico since they are more experienced on this protocol and stem cells

    • @esm1515 says:

      @@karenf9137 ima look into this I never heard about it but yes you’re right the Coimbra protocol is a process takes months to function and feel a difference I finished 6 months and doing another 6 since my PTH level isn’t were the Coimbra needs it to be at 10 but I’m almost their!

  • @spicychai says:

    Everything I’m dealing with right now. Just got diagnosed last month for V D deficiency. I was having thyroid issues, got diagnosed with an acute case of hashimotos and finally checked my V D. thank goodness because it’s at 14. It feels good to finally have answers at 30 years old. I’m doing everything I can to heal.

  • @pegasus3970 says:

    My husband had very low vitamin D levels and high calcium. It turned out that a cyst on the parathyroid gland was causing it to overproduce parathyroid hormones. Once the cyst was removed, everything went back to normal.

  • @RUDYRAYYYMO says:

    Over 700 views 60 likes, give this man his well deserved likes

  • @victoriahanson9529 says:

    My daughter has MS and has been in the Coimbra Protocol for 4 years, monitored by a Coimbra trained doctor here in Seattle. We feel blessed to find this protocol vs DMD biologics. There are co-factors, multiple supplements, involved, too. Very low calcium diet. She’s on 100k a day and parathyroid finally is down and she has been in remission. However, she has had mini relapses due to EBV reactivation so that is also a factor in MS. Her protocol doctor put her on antivirals and she is back in remission. She also has/had Crohn’s and a bowel resection which was before MS. She’s been in remission of Crohn’s also since starting the protocol. I would emphasize that people must be with a Coimbra trained doctor as doing the protocol on your own can be dangerous. Thank you so much for acknowledging the Coimbra Protocol!

  • @Drberg says:

    One more point I forgot to add: If you are taking large amounts of vitamin D, limit the calcium you consume (dairy, supplements, etc.)

  • @cthornton523 says:

    Been on high dose Vit D3 since 2014 when I first heard of the Cohimbra protocol. Adding Vit K2 really moved the needle on autoimmune symptoms. Thx Dr. Berg!

  • @esotericsolitaire says:

    Great info! Far too many people are unaware of the importance of proper parathyroid function. So many, in fact, that there is basically a place close to where I lived in Atlanta, GA that does parathyroid tumor removals every day, all day long, on an outpatient basis. I was one such patient.
    My doctor kept saying my calcium was normal at 11.2 and Vitamin D was low at 8. So she gave me a Vitamin D prescription, and my calcium continued to climb, so I stopped the D and went straight to an endocrinologist/surgeon.
    I asked that he do blood tests himself, and he suggested expensive imaging tests instead. I told him to please do the imaging depending on the bloodwork. Results were the same: Dangerously low Vitamin D to safeguard the body against dangerously high calcium. Apparently, the human body is well-aware of what too much calcium can do and treats excess like a poison by eliminating vitamin D.
    He said, “And here it is,” pointing to a spot on the computer image. “This won’t look like much of anything to you, but you have a good-sized parathyroid tumor.”
    Rogue parathyroid glands strip calcium from the bone all day long. They go haywire after a very long period of Vitamin D deficiency (working in a cubicle), straining and stressing themselves to provide the blood with enough calcium, until at some point, they get stuck in a switched-on position.
    The surgeon told me the only option, at that point, is surgery. They don’t shrink back down after a decade of growth like mine had. The procedure is very simple, and chances of a second tumor occurring are less than 10%.

  • @Drberg says:

    Another point I want to make about the Coimbra protocol, which I disagree with. He recommends not taking K2. This is because he has found when you take K2, the calcium can rise in the blood. True, but K2 drives calcium into the bones – and where does it have to go first…..blood. If you continue to test people over time taking k2, the blood calcium decreases.

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