How Your Feet Are Warning You About Your Liver Problems – Dr. Bergs Advice

Did you know you can spot liver problems in your feet?

0:00 Liver problems can show up in your feet; here’s what to look for
2:40 Itching of the bottom of your foot indicates a backup of fluid into the liver
4:44 Here are some causes of liver problems
5:40 I recommend a good diet for your liver

Because liver problems often show up in your feet, I explain the signs and symptoms to look for. For a full diagnosis of liver disease, please see your doctor.

Red and brown dots, which can also be shiny, can appear on the lower leg. This indicates poor circulation. It could also be diabetes, but you see this a lot in people with liver problems.

You may also see spider veins (spider nevus). This can be an indication of too much estrogen in the liver. If your heels are cracked, this is usually a vitamin B3 deficiency or an omega 3 fatty acid deficiency. One function of the liver is to make bile to help your body absorb fatty acids including vitamin A and vitamin E.

Itching on the bottom of your foot indicates a backup of fluids into the liver. For example, if bile backs up and your liver is congested, you could be getting a build up of histamines.

Pain or inflammation in the bottom of the foot often mimics plantar fasciitis, but can be a liver problem. You can also have hot feet, and bad odor when your liver can’t detoxify correctly so toxins are leaking out through your skin.

Usually if someone’s liver is bad, it means their diet is bad, and their body is full of toxins. Chances are, if your liver is bad so too are your kidneys and colon.

If you have pitting edema is also a common liver symptom. You may also have toenail fungus. People with liver problems often have more fungus in and on their body, due to an imbalance of their gut microflora. You may also experience dandruff and psoriasis. Your nail beds turn white.

Common causes of liver problems include medications, sugar (especially high fructose corn syrup), cooked foods, too few vegetables, excessive alcohol, and excessive protein.

A healthy ketogenic diet combined with intermittent fasting is best for a healthy liver.

Now you know how to spot liver problems, understand their causes, and how to get your liver healthy again.

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Dr. Berg, age 56, 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, and 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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    I was a hardcore drinker and the majority of those issues were happening to my feet. I also had other issues going on like fatigue and brain processing effects. Been sober for almost a year now and trying to repair all that damage. Everything seems to have cleared up but I’m still focused. Currently on a 48 hour fast ☺

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    I wish more doctors took the time to explain this to their patients. So many medicated people suffering side effects of their medication and being given further over the counter treatments that do nothing. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Dublinbird Hanson says:

    I used to have very cracked heels. I had to go low carb, no sugar 10 months ago. While watching this video I realized my heels are completely normal now. I’ve had a lot of encouragement watching these teachings.

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    • wolf tijuana says:

      What else besides the keto diet did you do to heal your cracked heels?

    • Dublinbird Hanson says:

      @wolf tijuana I have been getting treatment in an alternative medical model called ” Muscle Response Testing” It essentially is using natural foods and supplements to restore your bodies ability to heal itself and diagnose hinderences to that process. I’ve been doing the program which for me includes no carbs or sugars for over a year and I am well from an extreme inflammation and skin issue.

    • wolf tijuana says:

      @Dublinbird Hanson okay I’ll look into that. Thank you! 🙏

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  • Dan W says:

    This is amazing! I’ve been doing the fasting and keto for a full week now and I actually see a difference in my feet. I’ve been suffering from liver disease and I can actually see that my feet look different – healthier and not so dry.

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