What Are The 4 Body Types explained by Dr. Berg.


What Are The 4 Body Types? Dr Berg Explains the Different Body Types & Belly Fat.

Learn what you need to know about body types, how to identify your body type, and what to do for your specific body types.

In this video, we’re going to talk about body types, how to differentiate body types, and the causes of different body types. I’m also going to share some important tips for each body type.

Body type #1 — The adrenal body type

With this body type, people typically have a sagging belly. The sagging belly is fat coming from a hormone called cortisol. It is not necessarily diet-related—it may be stress-related. That’s why diets may not work. The most important thing to do for this body type is to reduce stress and get sleep. People with this body type also should not go on a low-protein diet. Instead, they should eat a little more protein with each meal, and they should consume plenty of vegetables.

Body type #2 — The thyroid body type

People with this body type typically have weight all over, not in one location. But, let’s say you’re diagnosed with a thyroid problem. You’re prescribed hormones, and you don’t see any changes. This might be because the thyroid problem is actually a secondary problem to something else. A thyroid problem may be from having too much estrogen, a T4-T3 conversion issue from the liver and gallbladder, or a stress/adrenal issue. You will want to identify the true source of the thyroid problem and eat foods that support that issue.

Body type #3 — The liver body type

This is a body type mainly seen with men, but it can happen with women as well. With this body type, you’ll notice a protruding belly or pot-belly. With this body type, you do not want to consume alcohol before you go to bed. People with this body type also typically do not do well on a heavy-protein diet. It may be best to eat a small amount of protein and plenty of vegetables.

Body type #4 — The ovary body type

People with the ovary body type typically hold weight in their hips and below the belly button. This can be a situation of estrogen dominance. People with this body type may benefit from supporting estrogen balance. Cruciferous vegetables are the key food to help balance estrogen. It’s also best to consume hormone-free foods—especially when it comes to dairy and meat.


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 video helps you understand more about body types and what to for your body type.


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  1. Dr Berg this was 7yrs ago, you look so fresh and healthy now, your skin is amazing!! I’ve had skin issues for decades in my youth then started again in menopause but now I actually look glowing, I’ve been complemented so many times, never in a million years would I have ever expected someone to say that to me, I love all your videos and all the information you give, even though I can’t take it all in or remember everything but that’s the beauty of videos I just re watch 😅

  2. Hi Dr. Berg, i just wanted to say thank you . I am so grateful to find you, if I didn’t I never would have made changes for my health. My obgyn and dermatologist both suggested for me to go on birth control to control my acne breakouts. I’ve been on it for 7 years now. After watching your videos, I’ve learned why most of my weight goes to my waist down, because of the over production of estrogen in my system. Today, I’m making changes, and it’s going to take time but i hope to make the changes to be healthier for my own body

  3. A great topic, my hormones are out of control and it really hard to lose weight, I really appreciate the way you explained everything thank you.

  4. *Thyroid* – iodine (weight gain all over)
    *Liver* – dark leafy greens (fluid issue)
    *Adrenal* – vitamin C reserve; cortisol situation (sagging belly); #1 reduce stress, #2 sleep, #3 eat protein, #4 potassium rich vegetables
    *Ovary* – eat certain cruciferous vegetables to help balance estrogen (weight in the lower body); estrogen dominant problem: eat hormone free dairy and meats

  5. Wow, the description of the first type is EXACTLY me! Everything about it describes me perfectly, from the stress problems and the salt and chocolate cravings to the feeling of needing more protein and vegetables! Thank you, Dr. Berg!! I’m a huge fan of your channel!

  6. I’m a strong believer in our health/weight being tied to hormones and our microbiome as opposed to the CICO model people cling to. You are the first doctor I’ve seen actually break down body type according to hormonal issues! Thank you so much for educating people on important, live-saving knowledge that other doctors are unable or unwilling to.

  7. I have Hashimoto’s but am an adrenal body type. I couldn’t lose any weight until I started taking Progesterone, doing intermittent fasting, and lowering my carbohydrate intake. I’ve lost about 15 lbs so far, but need to lose 20- 25 more. But now, I’m hopeful!!!!

  8. Hello Dr. Berg! I love watching your videos simply because of the way you explain the science behind every detail. Love it
    I had a question for you. My body type is “ovary”, what foods and drinks should i avoid? And if i would follow the ketogenic diet, again what foods and drinks would i take out of that diet? And last is there is anyway possible if you could suggest a diet plan to follow for my body type?
    Thanks 😊

  9. These videos are so helpful. I wish I could speak with you about my health. I feel like I’m getting the run around and I need to get my health in order. Thank you for posting, I appreciate it so much!

  10. Dr. Berg – my hubby and I love your videos. We started your adrenals program last week. I am down 6 pounds, and my husband about 4. He and I have both had tremendous stress… Loss of family members, jobs (both of us), etc. But even though my body shape is not estrogen type, I have some estrogen symptoms. (I have been on synthroid since 25 yrs old, (now 50)). I would like to heal my thyroid and get off of synthroid entirely. Any suggestions? I did watch some of your thyroid and estrogen videos also. Any tips appreciated! Thanks so much! 🙂 Thanks for all the information you share. VERY helpful!

  11. I’m definitely the adrenal body type! I have had a sagging belly since I had my baby 9 years ago! I also have PTSD from an abusive relationship. So, yes, lots of stress. Lots of long-term, sustained fight-or-flight response to everything in life.

  12. Hi Dr. Berg, are these body types (u mentioned in the video) applicable to women only or does it apply for men also? I’m not sure if I’m able to identify my own body type based on this video. Any further inputs will be useful, in understanding this identification process. Thanks much in advance.

  13. I really respect your knowledge on the Thyroid. I feel like a lot of doctors don’t take it as a serious matter, and don’t do much investigation beyond the initial levels found in a single blood test.

    • Yes Exactly.. Most GPS will Dispense Medication on Assumptions. Im a combo of Liver & Thyroid Body Type as my Fat starts from the middle of my chest , love handles & a Pot Belly so im going to go with the Liver type diet & lower protein intake. My Thyroid is normal. My Mother has a definite Thyroid Body Type so Genetically i will too.

  14. I don’t normally leave these kind of comments, but I’m the Ovarian body type. Interestingly, I’ve known that my diet needs to be like that from my own conclusions and how my body reacts/builds fat from certain types of foods. I’m actually dumb-founded how accurate this is.

  15. I cannot believe that I haven’t come across your videos before! I have been sick for 9 years because of hypothyroidism and all I’ve ever been given is synthroid. Have never felt any better only worse. It has been like a snowball effect with health problems even removal of my gallbladder. Everything you are saying makes so much sense, not just this video, but especially the videos on hypothyroidism! My digestive problems, upper abdomen pain and shoulder pain and weight gain that I can’t seem to do anything about. It never dawned on me before to check you tube for medical advice and I can’t tell the doctors and specialists I’ve seen over the years and I have never heard any explanations such as yours. It’s a shame because this disease has destroyed my life for the last 9 years. Because of your videos I now have some hope that I can get better. Thank you!

  16. Good points Dr. B.  T4 is not always a solution even if hypothyroidism is the main problem.  If one’s body cannot convert T4 to T3 then you would need to take T3.  There are tests to measure reverse T3 however, the numbers are confusing because one may have a normal to high level of T3 but still not losing weight or feeling any better.  They may also have a reverse T3 level that does not seem high.  For example, my T3 was 3000 and my reverse T3 was 300.  That was apparently enough of an elevated reverse T3 to keep the weight on me.  T4 will convert into reverse T3 so I stopped the T4 and got on T3 and the problem resolved.

  17. Incredible! Thank you Doctor Berg for sharing these on YouTube. It helps me a lot, it gave me ideas about stuff. And even though I’m still thirteen years old at least I have ideas about Health and things about our body. I just watched some of your videos and I hope it will help me with my concern for my body.

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