Trouble with Keto?

How can I avoid keto side effects?

Many people are afraid of experiencing the keto flu or other side effects when going on a ketogenic diet. However, if you start on the healthy version of keto from the beginning, you shouldn’t experience any adverse side effects.

Here are the symptoms and remedies for common keto side effects.

  • Brain fog (could be a vitamin B1 deficiency or low ketones) – use nutritional yeast and MCT oil.

  • Gout / high uric acid – take a green drink, like wheatgrass juice or other leafy green vegetable juice to regulate your pH.

  • High cholesterol – this means you need more bile salts to break down cholesterol.

  • Kidney stones (this could be not enough water or potassium citrate) – 2 liters of water a day is ideal. Also, avoid high-oxalate foods, like almonds, spinach and chocolate. You can also consume lemon water, which will help with uric acid stones.

  • Digestion issues – adjust vegetable intake (could be too much or not enough), take bile salts, avoid lectins, and take betaine hydrochloride or apple cider vinegar.

  • Acne – avoid dairy products.

  • Palpitations and muscle cramps – increase magnesium, potassium and sea salt.

  • Irritability – get more vitamin B1.

  • Gallbladder pain – avoid nuts and peanut butter.

  • Bad breath – increase leafy greens and lower protein.

  • Rash – increase B vitamins by using nutritional yeast.

  • Fatigue or keto flu – increase sea salt and potassium.

  • Sleeplessness – increase calcium by using calcium citrate or calcium lactate and use more sea salt.

Last updated: Mar 30, 2023 02:15 AM