In this video, Dr. Berg talks about potassium and that the prehistoric diet was very high in potassium. Currently, the average male consumes about 3,026mg and women about 2,290mg of potassium per day. The RDA for potassium is 4,700mg but prehistoric diet ranges from 7000 to 15000 of potassium.
The body is very flexible with potassium, if it has too much, it gets rid of it and if it doesn’t have enough, it does retain it. The reason why our body needs potassium is because each cell has a sodium-potassium pump so it uses a lot of those minerals to create energy and to moves things around in the body.
The more important factor for potassium and sodium than the quantity of these minerals is the ratio. You need 4x potassium than sodium.
Potassium Deficiency Symptoms
• High blood pressure / High pulse rate
• Kidney stones
• Insulin resistance
• Risk of stroke
• Fatigue – Low endurance
• High Risk of Cardiac Hypertrophy (means that the heart enlarges)
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.