Keto Side Effects Tell Deeper Story.

Learn how side effects reveal a deeper story of what is going on in the body.

Keto and intermittent fasting magnify subclinical deficiencies.  If you already have some nutritional deficiencies everything is going to be magnified because when you do Keto the demand for certain nutrients goes up.

Use the symptoms to reveal the deeper problem.

• Nausea – Gallbladder Problems

You may want to look into other issues that can occur with a gallbladder problem – not just a stone but just like a bile deficiency. You can start showing signs of deficiency in vitamin A with your vision at night when you’re driving or vitamin E, K2, low vitamin D. That could happen because you have a fatty liver. There is a huge connection between fatty liver and gallbladder problem.

• Fatigue – Low vitamin B1 (Thiamine) / Magnesium

These two nutrients act as a spark plug in your mitochondria, they help the energy production. Over time if you continue this plan with deficiencies and you continue to have fatigue chances are you will quit when the simple solution is supply nutritional yeast or more vegetables to satisfy these two things and get your energy back quick.

• Flu – Low Salt / Sodium Deficiency

For example, you take more potassium, which is the opposing mineral; you will exaggerate the symptoms of this deficiency you will make it worse.  

You have to know what this symptom means when you are doing keto and IF.

• Bloat – SIBO or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

One possible reason is because you have SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, where the microbes are growing in the wrong place in the small intestine and the more vegetables that you add to the body, and the more probiotics the worse it becomes. What you need when you have SIBO is decrease the vegetables, do not take any probiotics and do not take any fermented products because they have prebiotics and probiotics together. Then you have to increase the acidity of your stomach, take betaine hydrochloride or apple vinegar or take herbal antibiotics like oregano or garlic for about a month to handle this.

• Gout – Too much protein

Your big toe hurts, which means you have too much uric acid. Uric acid is a by-product of protein. If you are taking too much protein on this plan and you get gout and all of a sudden you get on medication you cover up the symptom but you never lessen your protein you can create other issues like it increased ammonia, which can lead to all sorts of toxicity.

• Dark Urine – Dehydrated

That usually means you dehydrated. You need to increase your fluids add some electrolytes to it and that will help as well.

• Rash – Low B3

The rash is around your neck or the hands.

To learn more watch Dr. Berg’s video, Subclinical Pellagra (Vitamin B3 Deficiency)

• Cramp – Low Magnesium, Low Potassium

If you do not supply those minerals back into the body over time you potentially could develop arrhythmias of the heart, atrial fibrillation, and a lot of other issues because you need these minerals for proper relaxation and contraction of your muscles.

• Bleeding Gums – Low Vitamin C

It could be you consuming no vegetables and food that has no vitamin C. For example, you are just doing chicken breast or something like that and because you do not have the vitamin C you develop what is called a subclinical scurvy, which is a vitamin C deficiency. Bleeding gums is one of the symptoms. There is a lot of other issue that can occur with vitamin C deficiencies so this clue will immediately tell you need to increase your vegetables.

This Post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s video, Keto Side Effects Tell Deeper Story

Dr. Berg 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. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.

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