How STRESS Robs You of These Vitamins

Learn more about nutrient deficiencies caused by stress and how to counter chronic stress.


Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Data: COMING SOON!

0:00 Introduction: The damaging effects of stress
1:38 Deficiencies caused by stress
6:15 What is HRV?
7:38 What to do for stress
8:48 Learn more about how to counter stress!

Let’s talk about stress and how to take care of your body during chronic stress.

Stress can cause deficiencies—these deficiencies can then alter your ability to react to and recover from stress.

Chronic stress can be very dangerous to your health. Too much stress can lead to:
• Ulcers
• Heart attack
• Osteoporosis
• High blood pressure
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Poor immunity

Deficiencies caused by stress can include:
1. Magnesium
2. Zinc
3. Thiamine (vitamin B1)
4. Potassium
5. Vitamin B5
6. Amino acids
7. Calcium
8. Vitamin D
9. Vitamin C

When you go through stress, it’s easy to reach for junk foods. But it’s crucial you avoid sweets and junk food, even when you’re stressed. It’s also important to avoid foods high in sodium when you’re feeling stressed.

The more stress you go through, the healthier you need to eat. Consuming red meat and a big leafy green salad would be a great meal to consume when you go through stress.

An HRV (heart rate variability) device is a fantastic tool to help you measure your stress and how you respond to stress. This device can also help you better understand what type of exercise and nutrition your body needs at different times.

The best ways to take care of your body during stress:
• Stick to a very healthy diet (Healthy Keto®)
• Get quality sleep
• Exercise

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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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps increase your awareness of nutrient deficiencies caused by stress. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • @elizabethdrummond9581 says:

    Hello Dr Berg, thank goodness we have you to educate us. All your videos have really helped me with improving my health. Thank you so very much for all your hard work!!

    • @DrEricBergDC says:

      Glad to hear that. Thanks for watching my videos. Take care.

    • @engineerqc1543 says:

      Thank you Dr. Berg for your so presious videos on every day on different content of health condition I am watching your videos from 2020 When I got diabetes & corona both together
      After searching solution for better health I found you and get rid of anxiety stress choose what the right food for health. Thanks again from India

  • @cynthiaweber1646 says:

    I’m a social worker and my job is very stressful. I will practice what you teach Dr. Berg because I need it so bad. Thanks for your guidance.

  • @krispykruzer says:

    Thanks Dr Berg for releasing these videos, they help me understand stress and how to manage it better

  • @josephburns-zd2kr says:

    My opinion that brings on major stress would be the 3 biggest stressful situations to be in; #1 is the death of a loved one. #2 Financially to be able to pay our bills and have a roof over our heads. #3 Eating and drinking an unhealthy diet.

    • @SamuelEmrit says:

      Seek ye first the kingdom of GOD JESUS CHRIST and everything else will be added to you ..

    • @cassiejohnson9088 says:

      #1 for me is watching a child deal with dialysis…being a caregiver is extremely hard on people no matter what age the disabled person is 😢 Leaning on God is very helpful.

    • @voraxe3032 says:

      The same time my pet 19 years was at the end of kidney and liver disease the signs got worse I got very sick aswell stpmach recovered but not everything for last 3 months at least I never been this bad before am also alot skinnier it’s definitely true

    • @kingofwesteros9868 says:

      I would add one – being lonely. Even though we might feel good with ourselves only, our body an mind will seek for another person. I don’t mean friends – but rather deeper relationship. Without it, we can feel tired and stressed to find someone urgently. That was and partially still is my case.

  • @MrWonderstuff says:

    Very timely. My dental hygenist recommended a blood test due to bleeding gums when she cleaned my teeth – it wasn’t gum disease. She asked if I was stressed and mentioned Vit D difficiency and Cortesol. Have yet to have the blood test. The dizziness when standing up quickly is something I also experience – although I don’t faint. I excerise 2-3 times a week and have a 7-8 hours sleep a night (i use Fitbit). Anwyay a great video and I will action the recommendations.

    • @Shadow-bs1iu says:

      What about vitamin C deficiency? More stress puts a demand on vitamin C levels. Low C causes scurvy type symptoms, which manifests in one aspect as gums that bleed

    • @uWonly says:

      You have a great dental staff. Perhaps a very high dose [50k+ iu] would minimize the issue. I brush w 🥥 oil & bleed very little now

  • @edsmachine93 says:

    Very food video Dr.Berg.
    Thanks for the information.
    Have a great day everyone.

  • @ryandaniel16 says:

    Heavy stress also causes acne outbreak, bad looking skin, bloating, indigestion, bleeding gums and hair loss. Hate that! Thank you, Dr. Berg for the information. 😊

  • @DollyDu_mybest_barbie says:

    Thanks doctor for these interlinked piece of information. I am greatful to having heard your whole video on stress and what a vicious cycle it creates.

  • @mekman4 says:

    Thank you! I gotta say! The kefir was the perfect alternative to the yogurt. It is better, it does provide the probiotic and so it does a lot to help with stress!

    I resisted it, but I’m glad I’ve started to use it.

    Thank you!

  • @kobayashimarge6762 says:

    Morning Doc✨ Thank you for this informative video,this was needed.. stay strong doc Eric and keep doing great.. 😃👍

  • @zitapatockova7182 says:

    Thank you dr.Berg for all your knowledge❤

  • @TB-ki1ux says:

    Great information as usual, thanks Dr Berg

  • @Citizen052 says:

    Everything Dr Berg explained is on point, I experience all this myself.

  • @krAZyKreativeMERA says:

    Hey Dr. Berg! Could you talk more about the stress body type and how to lose weight and body recomposition? I understand that this is the hardest time to lose weight because of the stress. If there’s anything substantial enough to say on this topic, I would greatly appreciate a video on that. Thanks! 🙏🏾 😊

  • @dawngonzalez508 says:

    More on HRV please! Mine is super low and I need recommendations for drastically increasing it – thanks.

  • @claudettegrant4319 says:

    Goodmorning Doctor Berg.. for me I try hard not to stress, when I’m thinking on my bills or other things I try not to overthink, I try my best to control it, whenever stress control you that means you’re in trouble, have a wonderful stress free day everyone 💕💕💕💕

  • @hauwaagwae4660 says:

    Great content as always 👏 thanks Doctor Berg for sharing 👍 God bless you sir 🙏 👍

  • @BainsPummy says:

    I had plenty of stress after I lost my wife unexpectedly last year while searching of answers, I came crossed your videos that just changed my life, I got on healthy Keto IF taking B1 Ashwagandha you are saving lives in real time. Thank you Dr Berg God Bless You and your family.

  • @WallFlower852 says:

    My stress relief from “anxiety tv” started 13 yrs. ago and I try to keep myself motivated to exercise and walk daily. Farming is a stressful occupation, so I can’t just completely get away from stress. I try though! 🌸

  • @Vashti0825 says:

    This year, my body’s immune system SHUT down after years of stress buildup. I ended up with Diverticulitis, Covid, then hives (from the anitbiotics) and candida. It took months to recover and come to terms with the root cause.

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