The Hidden Cause of Arthritis, Especially in Your Knees and Hands

The Hidden Cause of Arthritis, Especially in Your Knees and Hands

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Not many people know about this interesting cause of arthritis. Find out what it is!


0:00 Introduction: The hidden cause of arthritis
0:22 Iron overload explained
1:50 Iron overload causes
3:12 The right diet for iron overload
3:40 What to do for iron overload
4:50 How to determine if you have iron overload
5:10 Check out my video on how to improve liver function!

Let’s talk about arthritis. There is an interesting cause of arthritis that not many people know about. This hidden cause of arthritis is iron overload.

Our bodies don’t have a mechanism to get rid of excess iron, and too much iron in the body is toxic. One of the first symptoms of iron overload is arthritis in the hands and knees.

Other symptoms of iron overload:
• Fatigue
• Abdominal pain
• Bronze skin
• Liver cirrhosis
• Diabetes
• Erectile dysfunction
• Hypogonadism
• Increased infection

Excess iron is especially toxic to the liver, pancreas, and heart. The more the liver is damaged, the more problems you’ll have with iron.

Top causes of iron overload:
• Taking Tylenol
• Consuming a high-carb diet
• Consuming molasses
• Taking multivitamins
• Consuming too much red meat and not enough vegetables
• Consuming red meat with sugar or starches

Understanding what to do with your diet is crucial if you have iron overload. If you have this problem, you don’t want to start adding more iron to your diet. Fiber can help reduce iron overload. Consuming red meat with vegetables high in fiber may be beneficial.

Remedies for iron overload:
• Phytic acid (inositol hexaphosphate IP6)
• Green tea
• Cilantro
• Quercetin

Donating blood can be beneficial for iron overload. Doing what you can to improve your liver is also very important. To learn more about how to improve your liver function, check out my other videos.



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Dr. Berg, age 56, 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, 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.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps increase your awareness of the hidden cause of arthritis. I’ll see you in the next video.


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