Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Deficiency: the "Great Imitator" of Other Illnesses

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Dr. Eric Berg DC

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Shared October 14, 2018

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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about vitamin B deficiency. Transketolase is the enzyme for vitamin B deficiency test. Enzymes are the things that do the work in the body and B1 is involved in 5 different enzymes. Vitamin B1 deficiency is called Beri Beri and known as a great mimicker of disease. He also talks about several reasons to why you become deficient in B1.

B1 Functions:
• Making Energy
• Protection of cells and mitochondria against oxidation or free radicals
• Protects the cell against glycation
• Protects against amyloid plaquing in the brain (Alzheimer's disease)
• Helps prevent the damage or least the complications or the symptoms of high sugar

Cardiovascular / Respiratory System Symptoms
• Enlarged Heart
• Increase Pulse Rate
• Edema (Lower Ankles)
• Difficulty Breathing
• Microvascular Damage

• Full Sensation Stomach
• Constipation
• Gastroparesis – A condition where the digestive system is very sluggish.
• Low Hydrochloric Acid

Nervous System
• Neuritis
• Peripheral Neuropathy
• Vertigo

Autonomic Nervous System
• Lack of Tears
• Excess Sweat
• No Sweat
• Anxiety
• Nervous Tension
• Brain Fog
• Exercise Intolerance
• Insomnia
• POTS – A condition where your ability to adapt to gravity and positional change is completely ruined.
• Sleep Apnea

• Panic Attack
• Nightmare
• Lack of Stamina
• Buildup of Lactic Acid
• Recurrent Ear Infection
• Rids Excess Estradiol
• Lowers ROS – Free radical oxidation particle developed by the cells.
• Prevents Toxemia
• Beta Cells
• Stress – Highly irritable, edgy, low tolerance to stress
• SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Causes of B1 Deficiency
• Refined Sugar
• Carbs – the more carbs you consume, the more B1 you need to metabolize those carbs.
• White Rice
• Alcohol
• Heat
• Aging
• Diabetes
• Polyphenols (Coffee, Tea, Wine)
• Gastric Bypass
• Sulfites
• Raw Fish
• Liver Damage
• Antiacids
• Antibiotics
• Caffeine
• Low Stomach Acid
• Vaccinations

Food Sources:
• Liver
• Yeast
• Pork
• Eggs
• Fish
• Sunflower Seeds
• Rice Hulls
• Squash
• Asparagus
• Sea Foods

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 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.


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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. 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.
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