In this video, Dr. Berg discussed about potassium and its benefits. Potassium has the ability to protect your kidneys, heart and arteries. We’re told that potassium might cause kidney damage, BUT that would only occur if you have chronic end-stage kidney failure which is very rare.
There is a study about potassium protects against stroke where it allows cerebral arteries (arteries of the brain) to carry blood at high pressure without damage. Potassium has the ability to lower blood pressure and decrease the kidney risk of stones.
Cause of Potassium Deficiencies
1. Low Potassium Diet
3. Diuretics – people take to lower blood pressure where in fact it depletes the potassium.
4. Cortisol – in the form of prednisone or high levels of cortisol from the adrenals or stress hormones.
5. Diabetes (IR) – with insulin resistance, you can’t absorb potassium that well.
Symptoms of Potassium Deficiency
• High blood pressure
• Loss of stamina
• Leg cramps
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.