The MOST Common Deficiency in All Skin Diseases (Dermatitis)

Find out about the common denominator in skin problems like dermatitis.



0:00 Introduction: Dermatitis
0:38 Types of dermatitis
1:42 How dermatitis is typically treated
2:38 The best natural remedy for dermatitis
4:35 Vitamin D benefits

In this video, we’re going to talk about dermatitis. Dermatitis means inflammation of the skin, and there are many different types.

At their core, skin problems are either related to an allergy or an immune reaction. You can consider many cases of dermatitis as an over-reactive immune system.

Topical and oral steroids are the most common treatments of dermatitis. They work by suppressing the immune system. Antibiotics are also commonly used to treat cases of dermatitis but often lead to a secondary infection.

The superficial layer of your skin contains a multitude of microbes and acts as a barrier for your lymphatic tissue and blood vessels. These tissues are full of immune cells ready to protect you against foreign invaders.

Dermatitis seems to respond positively to vitamin D. For example, vitamin D works to mitigate symptoms of contact dermatitis by lowering the histamine response. Vitamin D is the main regulator of the immune system.

Skin conditions are typically worse in the winter when we get less vitamin D. They are also worse when a person is under stress. When you raise cortisol levels from stress, you deplete vitamin D.

Vitamin D can decrease acne by shrinking and normalizing the sebaceous glands. This can help regulate the overproduction of oil, decreasing acne breakouts. Seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp is also known as dandruff. Vitamin D cream can help reduce dandruff.

Eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo, and alopecia are all related to vitamin D deficiency. Microbes involved in certain skin issues can reduce the vitamin D receptors in your skin, allowing them to survive.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this explains the connection between vitamin D and inflammatory skin conditions like dermatitis. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • @matthewwilliams3827 says:

    Hands down one of the best health channels. Concise and to the point.

  • @-MrAnderson- says:

    Dr Berg appreciation like button 👇

  • @TheHappinessOfThePursuit says:

    The first way I learned to cure my eczema, was nude sunbathing. They went away for two days after that. Now, if the sun is out, you’d be hard-pressed to find me with clothes on. I don’t recommend this if you have close neighbors, but otherwise, the sun seems to heal just about everything, including insanity.

  • @nicholasfevelo3041 says:

    I saw this with my daughters. When we increased their Vit. D3 their dermatitis would decrease within a week.

  • @fernandoleon3889 says:

    In the UK, the doctors never bothered too much to investigate my daughter’s skin condition deeply. We always heard that it was an allergy, which, according to them, is quite simple and normal for her age. She has always suffered, and after an exhaustive pursuit of any doctor who could give her a proper diagnosis, we now understand the whole picture much better. However, in order to help her live a normal life, as parents, we have to continue researching on our own. This kind of in-depth video by Dr. Berg is essential for educating ourselves and applying a different approach not only to my daughter’s issue but for everyone else out there. Thank you, Doctor.

    • @nicholasfevelo3041 says:

      Same here in Italy. We increased our daughter’s VitD3 and her dermatitis cleared up

    • @BeforeThisNovember says:

      Thank you for taking an active approach to fixing your kids problems. My parents never did that. I love them and they were decent enough, but it’s quite daunting having to deal with these “weird” problems on your own.

  • @128789842 says:

    Dr.Berg notified many of times that Vit.D in addition Zinc deficiencies are crucial… 👍
    Thanks Doctor.👏

  • @josefserf1926 says:

    Keeping nails short and filed smooth can help avoid scratch damage.

  • @zasta7 says:

    I have Seborrheic Dermatitis. And I agree with dr. Berg about the winter and stress aspect. It definitely grows when I experience both of these.

    • @rjulsb says:

      Same here, for me it is mainly stress that cause flare ups

    • @dad242 says:

      After a emotional distress situation (loss of a family member) I got this. Never even had dandruff before in my life. It took two bouts with a topical steroid and t-gel shampoo for 6 months. Finally kicked it and it’s never returned. It’s been 6 years. It absolutely is from stress on the body.

  • @cherylstarke5206 says:

    Thank you thank you!! I’ve been trying to get my husband to take extra vit D. He has fungal pneumonia. I had him listen to the video and he promised me he would take more. What a blessing ❤

    • @punchkitten874 says:

      A “therapeutic dose” of vitamin D is 50,000 IU. This is the dose prescribed when you’re diagnosed as Vitamin D deficient. A single pill. Your body uses it in so many places it’ll be soaked right up.

      The average Vitamin D supplement contains 1,000-2,000 IU per pill. A good maintenance dose is 8,000-10,000 IU per day. Take that for six weeks and get ready to feel amazing!

    • @cherylstarke5206 says:

      @@punchkitten874 thank you 💕

    • @nathanklein4538 says:

      Make sure to add K2 with the d3

    • @cherylstarke5206 says:

      @@nathanklein4538 thank you

  • @MrsV03 says:

    Sugar, causes my husband’s dermatitis to pop up. This is a good video

  • @YiOughta says:

    I’ve started taking your d3 a month ago, it’s amazing stuff. Feed your body the ingredients it needs and incredible things start to happen.

  • @mariawelling4194 says:

    I had psoriasis for over 10 years, only on the palm of my hands. KETO helped a lot. I decided to stop taking my medication temporarily, cycosporine. I’ve been medication free, with no signs of it for over three years now. My dermatologist was amazed. You don’t know how many times I’ve sent you blessings, Dr. Berg. I used many different holistic approaches, which have totally changed my life..😊❤❤❤❤

  • @robertshrewsbury5067 says:

    A friend was developing a ferocious, spreading dermatitis. A doctor thought perhaps yeast and a drug reaction but it was accelerating. Talking to someone else, they suggested parasites and the toxins from parasites. Within three days of starting to address that, the pattern reversed. She now has physical scars but it was a correct answer, the doctor said she never thought of, or knew of.

  • @desangesquinous says:

    Not getting enough saturated fat in the diet is also a contributing factor to dry skin and many skin conditions.

    • @Violet70725 says:

      I think it is. That is why I try to consume coconut oil. It is easy to get in my country. But still expensive than palm oil. Olive oil is just taste different and quite expensive (in my country). It helps me with keto diet. So I am not carving sugar all the time.

    • @gilessteve says:

      When I was consuming seed oils (and olive oil) my skin was always greasy. Now I stick with animal fat my skin feels more ‘waxy’ (for want of a better word). This is a positive development, IMO.

  • @nancyevans822 says:

    Answer: Vitamin D

  • @rogerkilo1 says:

    On point, i was suffering from lot of skin problems and sereral health issues. I tested myself and found out that i have vit d deficiency, started taking vit. D3 after that all those back pain, bursaities and skin problems are going away. I usually don’t comment on social media but Couldn’t hold back to thank you for putting this kind of valuable information. Thank you Dr. Berg. 🙏🏼

  • @GroberWeisenstein says:

    Winter time also coincides with being indoors, dry heat

  • @trevr8375 says:

    Light bulb moment when talking about winter. I used to think that it was the cold and dry winds causing skin problems but I never knew why it didn’t happen in summer with the hot and dry winds. I started taking Vitamin D just before winter last year and I never had any itching and never got sick either, even though people all around me were sick (some more than once) with bad coughs and colds. My Vitamin D level went from 40 before taking Vitamin D to 244 when I tested in March. I take 10,000iu daily with about 150mcg of K2, unless I get a nice sunny day in April to September where I can get over an hour of good exposure, then I don’t take any for that day.

  • @captain-hayward says:

    Add probiotics, NAC add Omega-3, and that is a total winning combination. Worked for me.

  • @donovanweaver2436 says:

    D3 seems to be the most important vitamin people should be taking. It provides soooo many benefits

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