The #1 BEST Nutrient for Autoimmune Conditions


This is the best nutrient for autoimmune conditions, and it’s being used in an interesting protocol for these conditions. Check this out!


0:00 Introduction: The best nutrient for autoimmune diseases
0:15 The Coimbra protocol
2:00 Vitamin D explained
2:50 A look at vitamin C and scurvy
5:53 Vitamin D for autoimmune conditions
7:30 Vitamin D resistance
10:15 How to do the Coimbra protocol
13:35 Check out my video on vitamin D toxicity!

Let’s talk about the best nutrient for autoimmune conditions. This information is based on an interesting protocol developed by Dr. Coimbra.

According to Dr. Coimbra, “all or nearly all patients with an autoimmune disease have an increased resistance to the effects of vitamin D.”

So, someone with an autoimmune disease may have not only a deficiency of vitamin D but also a resistance to vitamin D. This means that to raise the vitamin D levels in patients with an autoimmune condition, they may require a much higher dose than the average person without an autoimmune disorder.

In general, the medical health care system recommends taking only 600 IU of vitamin D per day. However, other credible sources discuss taking at least 10,000 IU of vitamin D with no risks.

The chemistry of vitamin D is very similar to steroid hormones. With an autoimmune condition, your immune system is out of control and is attacking itself. But, one of the incredible functions of vitamin D is its ability to act as an immune regulator. Vitamin D can also help reduce inflammation, which is common in autoimmune conditions.

The more resistant you are to vitamin D, the higher your risk is for autoimmune disease and other conditions.

Other potential causes of resistance to vitamin D:
• Vitamin D polymorphism
• Darker skin
• Metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance
• Obesity
• Age
• A lack of vitamin D in the diet
• A lack of sun exposure

Keep in mind that it’s very important to find a doctor that is experienced with the Coimbra protocol to work with you while doing the protocol.

This protocol determines the vitamin D dosage by measuring your parathyroid hormone. The goal of this protocol is to drop your parathyroid hormone into the lower level of the normal range.

The amount of vitamin D that someone would take could range from 40,000 IU per day to 200,000 IU per day. To minimize the main potential side effect of this protocol (hypercalcemia), you would want to avoid calcium and drink 2.5 liters of fluid per day.

Contact a doctor who is experienced in the Coimbra protocol to get started.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
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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