FAQ

  • I have hashimotos hypothyroidism, and want to know how iodine (sea kelp) and cruciferous vegges can effect me?

    Hashimotes is a type of thyroid condition, where hormones are low, not high, so Iodine is good to take, especially from sea kelp. But if a person has Graves (hyperthyroid) issues, then they need to avoid iodine (and sea kelp). Now cruciferous can deplete iodine (but in a very minor way). However, you would have to consume a tremendous amount of it to have this happen. And because it has any iodine depletion effects, I have added Sea Kelp to my Organic Cruciferous Food product. The big benefits of cruciferous for thyroid health has to do with estrogen. Cruciferous tends to balance excess estrogen in the body and clean it up if its in the wrong places. And one of the causes of a slow thyroid is excess estrogen. This is why you see a woman developing a thyroid condition after pregnancy, due to the spike of estrogen.

  • Can anything be done for Lupus symptoms?

    Lupus is an autoimmune problem, which means the body is attacking itself creating a constant state of inflammation. However, there are things you can do to support a healthy immune system, which are supporting the system that controls White Blood Cells (WBCs). Your adrenal glands control WBCs and anything done to support healthy adrenals would indirectly support the immune system. I recommend the Adrenal Night formula: https://shop.drberg.com/adrenal-fatigue-formula-regular The other recommendation would be vitamin K2 & D3. Take 1 to 4 in morning only with your first meal. https://shop.drberg.com/d3-k2-vitamin-regular

  • Is there any danger in taking them all the supplements at same time? (DHS, Sea Kelp, D3, K2,adrenal day, gall bladder, super nutrient, trace minerals)

    No - there is no problem. However, 1. Only take the Adrenal Night before you go to bed. 2. Do not take sea kelp IF you have a hyperthyroid condition. Other than that - there is not any problem taking things together.

  • I can usually fall asleep fairly easily, but tend to wake up 20-30 later and can't fall asleep again very easily! My deepest sleep I have found it 3-6am.

    I would take 1 Adrenal Night Formula before bed.

  • Can someone be 2 body types at the same time?

    Yes, but there is always a primary body type. You have to look at the hormone system as an entire system of 12 glands. When one becomes weak, the others can follow. The thyroid is most commonly secondary, because high estrogen (ovary type) and liver dysfunction can both slow the thyroid. If it doubt, start with the adrenal body type since it is most commonly a primary problem since many situation start with a stress event.

  • My common bile duct is dilated, no stones, etc. Had CT, Ultrsound and MRCP done, result: suspect Sphincter of Oddi problem. Could not locate this on your website. Do you have a remedy? I saw that Slippery Elm (bark) in your Gallbladder formula lubricates bile ducts. Will this help? If so, dosage instructions needed. Thanks!

    Yes, take 1 Gallbladder Formula before you eat with each meal.

  • Is there a problem taking dietary yeast? I"m concerning it'll not cause of yeast infection?

    No - if you take a small amount of Nutritional Yeast, you should be fine. But do not mix this up with brewers yeast.

  • Are eggs inflammatory?

    There is some data floating around that eggs are high in arachidonic acid, which can cause inflammation. If you get organic pasture-raised eggs, you will not have a problem.

  • I'm 45 male trying to do the ketosis diet lost 45 lbs in 4 mos love it but I'm still hooked on diet coke a lot everyday I wanted to know your thoughts on diet coke, thank u

    Not good. If I were you I would start buying pellegrino water and add 7 drops of liquid stevia (coke flavor) - thats what I do.

  • What if the Gallbladder Formula is not helping with acid reflux?

    Gallbladder Formula is not designed for acid reflux, but more for bloating. For acid reflux, add Betaine Hydrochloride from the health food store at 3-5 per meal. The only time you would not use this is if you had an ulcer. For people who do not know they have an ulcer, I would recommend taking Betaine Hydrochloride and just see if you feel better or worse. If you feel better, then we know its the right thing, if you feel worse, go and get a deeper evaluation to see if you have an ulcer. If there is an ulcer, I recommend Chlorophyll and cabbage juice to help support it without adding Betaine Hydrochloride.

  • Can you take the adrenal formula if one of your adrenals has been removed.

    Yes - especially if you one have one. These are designed to support healthy adrenals.

  • Can you take the adrenal day/night and gallbladder formula if you are nursing or pregnant?

    Yes, they are whole food. They are now called Adrenal and Cortisol Relief(Adrenal Day) and Sleep Aid (Adrenal Night)

  • How many cups of veggies is one serving of the kale shake?

    1 cup per serving

  • I got the adrenal suppliments last Thurs and take it per the directions. I am so tired I want to sleep all the time! Prior to this I was using straight ashawagandah drops which worked during the day but I wanted a better sleep as I'd wake at 3am. That stopped but I'm drowsy in the morning and had odd dreams. I also bought the minerals, super nutrient and gallbladder. I also have an odd pain in my left shoulder through the base of the neck.

    Take only 1/2 capsule before bed of the Adrenal Night formula. Open up the capsule and sprinkle 1/2 into some peanut butter and consume that and see if that handles the excessive sleep now. For some people even 1 is too much. The pain in the base of the neck could be related and lets see if it goes away after taking less.

  • Hi Dr Berg, on page 263 of your book some asks about itching in various parts of body... you say that glycine and taurine may help because they are liver helps... do I purchase two separate aminos or a complex and if separate how much do I take? Thank you

    That would be a general thing to do, BUT instead of taking those, I would take the Gallbladder Formula first - because itching is usually liver unless it's itching in your private parts in which case I would take my liquid probiotic.

  • What do I do for Atrial Fib?

    Take Magnesium and Potassium for sure.

  • Where can I get a complete nutrient list for your Kale Shakes? Vit A, Vit K, etc.?

    That is a specialize....and very expensive test to do. So I did not have it done.

  • I took Melitonin for like 7yrs. Is it possible to restore function of the Penial gland? And how would you go about doing that? Thinking this may be why I cannot sleep, what do you think? Thanks, excited to hear back from you. Edna

    Yes, meletonin does inactivate the Pineal, so you're going to have to re-activate it - make sure you get some fully spectrum light (sun) in your eyes during the day and make sure it's completely black during the night.

  • I have GERD if I eat late, don't have heartburn..don't bloat,

    This means you need Betaine Hydrochloride with meals.

  • I have been using the Adrenal Body kit for about 9 months and my sleep has improved, my moods are definitely better, I've lost almost 40 pounds, and my brain fog is mostly gone. I am a total sugar addict but no longer have uncontrollable cravings. About 14 weeks ago I added Vit D3 and K2 hoping that would help my sleep apnea. I use one of each every morning with breakfast (3 eggs with kale shake.) I haven't found any difference in my sleep apnea and I've not lost any weight since I started using the D3 and K2. That's all I've changed. Is there a connection between the D3/K2 and not losing weight? Might I need to increase my D3/K2 to help my sleep apnea? Thank you.

    This means you are lacking bile, thats all. Take the Gallbladder Formula with it and then email us back after 2 weeks. Its a digestive problem. The other thing to do is use the massage tool on your neck for the sinus points.

  • What as I am starting to work toward being healthier do I still crave salt.

    This means your adrenals are stressed - it's okay to consume some sea salt.

  • Dear Dr. Berg, what do you think about the HCG-Diet (the one where you take pregnancy hormones while following a very low calory program)? How does this confere with other hormonal processes and why should it work? Kind regards, Christine

    I am against it - first of all any time you take a hormone, you inactivate your body's own production. But then to go on a 500 calorie diet will create more health problems.

  • my daughter has terrible heart palpitations with the slightest activity. her doctor seems to think she has ME/CFS, She also has Chronic insomnia, brain fog, terrible headaches/migraines, trouble concentrating, poor appetite etc. and among other symptoms has lost weight over the years, what supplements does she need?

    This situation need a much more extensive history - please fill this out, so we can get all the data: drberg.com/evaluation

  • I was wondering if asparagus could be a good source of vitamin b1?

    It has some, eggs have some, but Nutritional Yeast has the highest

  • How many Vitamin D3 and K2 should I take?

    If there is a calcium build up - take 4 of each in the am. Then for maintenance take 1 of each per day.

  • Hi Dr. Berg, I have cataracts in my right eye. I have been taking eye drops for almost 2 months called, Can C with no avail. It may take 6 months for them to work. I just started taking your vitamin D3, K2, Chocolate Kale Shake and Wheat Grass Powder Juice. Any suggestions on how to get rid of the cataracts? I do not want surgery. Thank you. P.S. Great videos!

    You're taking the correct thing because it is soft tissue calcium build up. Also B1 would help you.

  • What causes teeth clinching and what can I do to handle it at night time?

    This is a B1 deficiency.

  • What causes hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms) and how can I handle it ?

    This is an overwhelmed sympathetic nervous system. The inside of your adrenal is all sympathetic nervous tissue. So I would do my advanced techniques for this in this: https://shop.drberg.com/dr-bergs-adrenal-body-type-exclusive-membership-1y

  • Is there anyway to eat 1 food meal once per day and take supplements for the other 2 meals for the day? It would make my life so much easier.

    Absolutely! Just make sure that meal is nutritious. I am not into counting your calories but there is some data that suggest that we need 900 calories per day to keep our heart functioning, however, it's NOT the calories it is the nutrients. So as long as you're getting all the nutrients - you're fine.

  • What are the dangers of coffee? I recently stopped drinking coffee and saw huge changes in my health, energy, and cognitive. In my belief coffee is a leading culprit in many health problems (thyroid, adrenal, ovarian/testicular.) I think it would be interesting to see your view on coffee.

    That is a very good question and I will. The problem with coffee is it depleted vitamin B1 and calcium, not to mention other nutrients as well. If a person can restrict themselves to a very small amount, like 1 small cup or organic coffee per morning, I do not think it would be a problem. However, most people drink coffee all day long and it's not organic thus being exposed to lots of pesticides. Also - it is important not to put those non-dairy high corn fructose creamers with sugar in your coffee.

  • Is your diet suitable for a vegetarian?

    You're going to have to modify your proteins and find a way to get certain nutrients, which are not in non-animal sources. For example; vitamin A is in organ meats, butter, eggs. If you can't do that then I recommend cod liver oil. Also, avoid fruit is you are trying to lose weight.

  • What to do about tinnitus. Please help.

    There is a good remedy you can get from the health food store called: Lipoflavonoid; which is a extract from the vitamin C complex from lemon peels, which seems to lower histamines, which are involved in inflammation in the ear. It is used to treat Meniere’s disease (a condition that effects hearing and dizziness). B12 is also involved in supporting the auditory (hearing) nerves. B1 in 500mg dosages are also helpful.

  • I am on a 1200 cal diet and now understand that I can only consume a max 20 g carbs to loose weight . But how much fat and sat fat is required to lose the weight

    I would recommend just trying to increase nor decrease fat. You need some but most whole foods do come with their certain percentage of fat - meats, eggs, etc. Just try not to go with low fat anything.

  • Why do you use pea protein and not other sources like egg in your high protein kale shake?

    Pea protein is the least allergic. It also is easy to digest and very complete.

  • What is a recommended dosage of UC II - from your video on Youtube? There are so many brands all with different potencies, from 40mg of UC II to 2,100mg of "UC II Complex" etc. etc.

    I have no vested interest in this company, but I would recommend using this brand: http://www.amazon.com/Now-Foods-Collagen-Veg-Capsules-60-Count/dp/B0028J6NRU

  • I was told to take a DIM (Diindolylmethane) supplement to help decrease my excess high amount of estrogen. From what I have read, DIM is formed in the body from plant substances contained in “cruciferous” vegetables. Can I take your cruciferous food supplement in place of a DIM supplement? Will it work the same or be just as good?

    Yes, DIM is only an extract of cruciferous vegetables. Why not take the whole complex. Just one single cruciferous vegetable (there are 7) alone has over 600 different phytonutrients. It's very complete.

  • What does someone do for hypercalcemia?

    I would watch this video and add D3 and K2.

  • I remember that you said two of the indications of adrenal stress is a lowering of the voice and sinus issues, and I have both. I used to be a soprano, but now my voice is dull and I sound like I have cotton in my cheeks. My question is: presuming my problem is adrenal, if I address those adrenal issues, nutritionally, will my voice return, or is the damage to my vocal chords irreparable?

    For this issue, I would start with acupressure:see the video below. Apply the technique to your vocal area. Then I would sign up for the adrenal body type membership site for the advanced techniques. https://shop.drberg.com/dr-bergs-adrenal-body-type-exclusive-membership-1y

  • What diet is best for Hashimoto's autoimmune?

    This is an autoimmune condition and mostly triggered by some stress event combined with some viral component. It's vital that your stress be address and do whatever you can to lower your current environmental stress and remove body stress (use Massage Tool and techniques for this). Intermittent fasting is key because it will drop your inflammation and at least reduce your symptoms. Cruciferous vegetables are also vital to help support your immune system directly.

  • In the Sleep Aid(Formerly known Adrenal Night),there are bovine ingredients. Where are those cows sorced from?

    The are sourced from several VERY high quality places and definitely NOT any factory farms. If you are the least bit concerned, I have a non-gland Adrenal Night formula, which has the same ingredients minus the glandulars with added L-Tryptophan

  • I'm using the adrenal kit, but I also think I have thyroid problem. is it possible to be both?

    Yes, because the glands communicate almost as one system. When one gland stops working, the others are stressed, especially if its the adrenal.

  • I am from Europe and a bit confused with sizing: how much gram is a cup? you mention to consume 7-10 cups of veggies to get those 4700mg potassium/day. some say a cup = 1 oz (28.4 grams) some say a cup = 236 grams

    There are 30 grams of salad in 1 ounce. And 1 ounce is 1 cup. So you would need 210 grams (7 cups) or 300 grams (10 cups) of salad to reach 4700mg or potassium.

  • What are the best supplements to take to help heal an ankle or any fracture?

    Chlorophyll is excellent and raw bone. I like the product by Standard Process called Calcifood Wafers.

  • What is your opinion on d-ribose?

    It is a cellular support nutrient for the heart. I like it, but many people don't feel a big change because the heart symptoms need to be evaluated for the deeper cause. The biggest problem beyond diet for the heart is getting the sleep fixed - if you cant sleep - the heart suffers big time.

  • Can I go on a ketosis diet if I have pcos and an ovary body type?

    Yes, you need too - because reducing sugar (insulin) will correct this condition. PCOS is a condition which has insulin resistance, and insulin increases androgens. So this is the exact thing to do.

  • In reference to the new Cortisol Support Formula, do I use with, or instead of, the Adrenal Day & Night Formulas?

    All 3 adrenal products work differently. So you can take all 3 together to support the adrenal and it's hormones, just in a different way. 1. The Cortisol Support supplies the glandular support, the vitamin C complex, the B5 nutrition, the liver buffering part and then the licorice for anti-cortisol effects. Not the mention the trace minerals to tie everything together. It's used to help support adrenal fatigue, burn out, history of sustained stress and belly fat. 2. The adrenal night formula is mainly to relax the adrenal to the point of turning it off so you can sleep through the night, which indirectly supports the adrenal. 3. The adrenal day formula provides whole food natural B vitamins, trace minerals and herbal adaptogens necessary to extract stress. It was designed to make you stress free during the day - specifically to get rid of excessive thinking while you''re trying to sleep and relief nervous tension. ***Updated Information: Dr. Berg has a new improved Adrenal Day which includes the Cortisol formula as well called, Adrenal & Cortisol Relief!***

  • What is good for pernicious anemia?

    The best bioavailable source of B12 in it's natural source is liver. Either consume some grass fed with onions or in a pill. There are 2 other reasons why B12 might not work. (1) The stomach might be too alkaline in which case some betaine hydrochloride would help or (2) the person is lacking something called the intrinsic factor, which allow B12 to be absorb. I like the Standard Process product called Cataplex B12 for that.

  • Where do you get the chlorophyll pearls you prescribed to a patient for ulcers as a step prior to acid build up?

    You can call my office to get it - 703-354-7336. You want to suck on them until they are real soft, then swallow. This will coat your entire inner lining.

  • Is it necessary to take the gall bladder formula if I no longer have a gall bladder?

    YES - especially if you don't have a gallbladder. If you have no gallbladder, then you are going to be deficient in bile.

  • How can we reduce oxalates and kidney stones.

    Watch video

  • How do I find out about my order?

    You can email this person: [email protected]

  • What about Fibroids?

    Watch this video

  • What causes tingling and numbness in your face.

    This can come from several things. B-vitamin deficiencies can cause this, especially B12 and others. This usually occurs in liver damage and in diabetics. The other cause could be a low calcium: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypocalcaemia but this could be either a low dietary calcium (rare), low stomach acids because you can't absorb (add Betaine Hydrochloride) calcium or a lack of fat soluble vitamins (D3, K2) to transport calcium.

  • In your video 5 biggest weight loss mistakes, you state that eating fruits can stall weight loss especially apples. But in your book, you state that if you are hungry to eat an apple in between a meal. Please clarify.

    Yes, the book is being edited, so I will be taking out the recommendation of eating apples.

  • I'm adrenal body type. Is it enough if I buy your adrenal body kit? Do i have to change my high carb diet ? I'm an Indian. I eat lot of rice and grains.

    Ha ha - you're cute....I am sorry, but YES you need to tweak the recipes. There are lots of things you can substitute that give you the same sensation.

  • Is the adrenal formula safe for breastfeeding mothers?

    Totally! Just take 1 before bed

  • Can you take too much apple cider vinegar?

    Yes, especially if you feel burning, excess sourness or feel worse in any way.

  • We have your massage tool and need some instructional videos on how to use this tool. Where can I find this?

    Go to the bottom of this page to see videos: https://www.drberg.com/massage-tool-manual

  • Can I take the adrenal day and cortisol formula together?

    Dr. Berg has a new and improved product that used to be just Adrenal Day. But now he has Adrenal and Cortisol Relief! So to answer your questions, yes you can. Check it out!

  • Dr berg do you send your adrenal formula to Australia

    We ship internationally! If you are ready to place an order visit our website: www.drberg.com/shop or contact our office: 703-354-7336

  • Chronic insomnia could be a symptom of what?

    Adrenal Burnout

  • Do you take any kind of insurance?

    We do not accept insurance.

  • Is cold environement(-5 to 10degrees Celcius) can raise cortisol ?

    No

  • Why the vitamin K2 is not on the website to Order?

    Unfortunately, we stop carrying Vitamin K2 by itself. But now we have D3 and K2 vitamin.

  • is soy healthy?

    You can consume small amount. It must be in a fermented form make sure it's organic to avoid being GMO. Here is a video Dr. Berg did: The Dangers of Soy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz9axfcIsYs

  • What do you think of castor oil packs to detoxify a fatty liver?

    No, it’s going to have to be actual consumed veggies

  • What are the fruits with less glycemic value

    Here are a couple of fruits and their glycemic index from low to high Fruit Glycemic Load Serving Size (grams) Lime 1 120g Strawberry 1 120g Apricot 3 120g Grapefruit 3 120g Lemon 3 120g Cantaloupe 4 120g Guava 4 120g Nectarines 4 120g Oranges 4 120g Pear 4 120g Watermelon 4 120g Blueberries 5 120g Peach 5 120g Plum 5 120g Apple 6 120g Pineapple 6 120g Kiwi 7 120g Mango 8 120g Cherries 9 120g Prunes 10 60g Banana 11 120g Grapes 11 120g Figs 16 60g- Dates 18 60g- Raisins 28 60g-HIGH
    List of vegetables and fruits:
    http://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods Fruits (By Glycemic Load)

  • Do you no longer sell the adrenal day formula?

    Dr. Berg has changed the Adrenal Day to Adrenal & Cortisol! This is a new improved adrenal day with more Ashwagandha. This herb supports the ability to adapt to stress thus increasing your stress tolerance

  • When will we see an adrenal day product?

    Dr. Berg has changed the Adrenal Day to Adrenal & Cortisol Relief! This is a new improved adrenal day with more Ashwagandha. This herb supports the ability to adapt to stress thus increasing your stress tolerance