What Your Urine Color Says about Your Health

Discover how urine color can be used as an indicator of what’s going on deeper inside your body.

0:00 Introduction: Urine colors explained
0:34 Clear urine
1:14 Normal urine color
1:34 Red urine
2:11 Orange urine
2:42 Blue urine/green urine
3:02 Dark brown urine
3:11 Foamy urine
3:55 Cloudy urine

Today, we’re going to talk about how the color of your urine can tell you what’s going on inside your body. Urine is filtered blood. Nephrons recycle good materials back into the blood and remove toxins and waste through your urine.

If you have clear urine, you’re drinking too much water. Too much water dilutes sodium and makes you dehydrated. Hydration is achieved with the right amount of electrolytes and the right amount of water. Only drink water when thirsty, especially when you’re not working out or sweating.

Normal urine color should be amber, yellow, or straw-colored. The yellow color comes from a pigment in your blood.

Red or pink urine usually signifies blood. This can be caused by a kidney stone, infection, or something more serious. Menstruation can also contaminate the urine, turning it pink. Always seek help from your doctor if you suspect that you have blood in your urine.

Orange urine or fluorescent yellow urine is usually the result of synthetic vitamins, especially B vitamins. It can also be the result of dyes from certain medications. Orange urine can also signify underlying gallbladder or liver issues, but this is not very common.

Blue urine is caused by methylene blue, certain medications, and artificial colors. Sometimes, asparagus can turn your urine green!

Dark brown urine means you’re dehydrated and need more fluids. Very dark brown urine could potentially point toward a liver problem.

If your urine has a normal color but is foamy, your protein consumption may be too high. Foamy urine may also potentially be caused by chronic kidney disease. Foamy urine often occurs in diabetics. If you have foamy urine, try cutting your protein intake to see if it helps.

Cloudy urine usually signifies infection. Most UTIs are caused by E. coli bacteria. Too much sugar in the diet can feed this bacteria.

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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Thanks for watching! I hope this explains how the color of your urine can be used to help identify health concerns. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • @mak7eye says:

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  • @karabetpantzarian436 says:

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  • @aaronrocks365 says:

    I diagnosed myself with Rhabdo once because my urine was very dark like coffee. Was told to go to the ER immediately and had to stay in the the hospital for 5 days. Fun times.

  • @Pamela-ut9kg says:

    I can understand eating at least half a pound of meat daily, but NOTHING but pounds of meat every day seems to be a pretty foolish thing to do. Pounds and pounds of NOTHING but animal protein doesn’t make common sense! ❤ onions, avocados, lemons, garlic, cilantro, ginger with Bacon! Thank you, Dr. Berg for sharing this helpful information! Have a great day, everyone! .

    • @utewbd says:

      Yes it does actually. Most places in the world don’t have the climate to support a ton of diverse plants. You can have livestock anywhere almost. Also meat is vastly more nutritionally efficient than any plant.

    • @ericdixon1884 says:

      The animal eats all that so we don’t have to. 😊

    • @DJRenee says:

      Everything in moderation. That’s always my wise thought. Plus your DNA AND true ethnicity play a huge part in how you should eat.

    • @Pa-we1lw says:

      Pure animal protein is the most healing thing you can consume and is very sensible.

    • @scaf121 says:

      plants are full of oxalates.

  • @thelmamendoza7456 says:

    Gid Bless you Dr Berg. You are an Angel for all of us. Thank you!❤

  • @billlashua7314 says:

    The only doctor I trust!!

  • @Makeamericahealthyagain says:

    Thank you for this information Dr Berg

  • @user-yy9ve9bs9t says:

    Thank you for Sharing Dr. Berg ❤ God Bless you

  • @Smashingblouse says:

    A few years ago my dad phoned me up panicking about his urine being pink/red.
    I asked him if he had urgency or pain when going or a higher temperature thinking it could be a UTI. He said no I feel fine, none of that.
    I asked if his appetite was ok. He said yep fine in fact I ate nearly a whole jar of pickled beetroot earlier on.
    I literally said “think about it dad”.
    After a long pause he burst out laughing and said “oh it’s the beetroot”!
    I said yes dad, cut back on the beetroot and see how you “mend”.

  • @bharetiedhorai4652 says:

    Thanks again, for this! 🙏🏽

  • @msmhamilton87 says:

    Sharing this great information. Thank you, Dr. Berg💞💞…

  • @eduardooramaeddie4006 says:

    Thank you Dr.BERG urine, good 👍 information

  • @user-yq9lt8jn6r says:

    Thank you Dr Berg for sharing this useful video. May God blessed you and your family!

  • @Sm-ne8ff says:

    Great Basic Info. 😊

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    Thank you for your sharing this ❤❤❤

  • @sridharthumiki7755 says:

    Very kind and highly educative information Dear Dr. We are all blessed to have you💯🌹💎.

  • @maemae7426 says:

    I like the new look of your videos. Good background and no filter. And the weight gain suits you 🤗

  • @manjolaskendo4236 says:

    This video is so important, with helpful and practical information. Simple and easy way to identify big health problems. Thank you!!❤

  • @josepalacios1363 says:

    Very interesting.

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