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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about the cause of having diarrhea while on the ketogenic diet. There are two common reasons why you have diarrhea while doing the ketogenic diet; One, because you are not used to consuming the amount of saturated fat. Two, you are not used to digesting the quantity of vegetables being recommended. He also talks about what to do, what vegetables to temporarily avoid and what are safe to consume.
Two Reasons of Diarrhea while on Ketogenic Diet:
1. Saturated Fat – You are not used to consuming the amount of saturated fats because saturated fat increases bile production and bile lubricates the colon.
2. Vegetables – Not used to digesting the quantity of vegetables. Certain compounds and certain vegetables can overwhelm the microbes in the small intestine.
What to do:
• Cut back on some of the oils especially those in a liquid forms like the MCT oils, added butter or coconut oil.
• Switch the type of vegetables that you are consuming to vegetables that are more easily digested by your current microbes.
• Consume more fermented vegetables
Temporarily Avoid Vegetables:
• Brussels Sprouts
• Green Beans
• Bell Pepper
• Bean Sprouts
Hey guys, I recently have a question from someone who wanted to know why am I getting a diarrhea when I’m doing ketosis. Well there is usually two reasons. No. 1 is you are not used to digesting that amount of saturated fat because saturated fat will increase bile production and the bile lubricates the colon. You might wanna just cut back on some of the oils, especially if it’s the liquid form like MCT oil or added butter or coconut oil and see if that makes the change. No. 2, the more likely reason is that you are not used to digesting the quantity of vegetables that I am recommending. Certain compounds and certain vegetables can overwhelm these microbes in your small intestine more than other vegetables. What you might want to do is to switch over the type of vegetables that you are consuming to vegetables that are more easily digested by your current microbes. I would right now just to switch over and avoid consuming onions and garlic, artichokes, beetroot, leeks, brussel sprouts, cabbage, green beans, avocados, blackberry which is a berry, cauliflower, mushroom and fennel. And stick with just regular green lettuce, cucumber, tomato, zucchini, bell pepper and bean sprouts. These are pretty safe. You can also consume more fermented vegetables and even spinach could be a problem. When you are consuming lettuce for example, a lot of times it comes with a container or a bag, try to just get straight plain lettuce only, green lettuce and see if that can help you. Now as your microbes starts growing and adapting to adjusting these other vegetables, you will be able to include more and more.
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government and the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, scientists, engineers, professors, and other clients from all walks of life. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. Dr. Berg trains chiropractors, physicians and allied healthcare practitioners in his methods, and to date he has trained over 2,500 healthcare professionals. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.
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