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Ketosis & Diarrhea

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Take Dr. Berg's Advanced Evaluation Quiz: http://bit.ly/EvalQuiz Your report will then be sent via email analyzing 104 potential symptoms, giving you a much deeper insight into the cause-effect relationship of your body issues. It's free and very enlightening. Dr. Berg talks about ketosis and diarrhea. Your body is probably not used to the amount of saturated fat you are consuming. Saturated fats will trigger bile. Bile is produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Bile salts are used to break down fats. People that don't eat that many saturated fats will not have that much bile. Cut down on of fat you consume, so your body gets used to it. Bile will adjust, and diarrhea will stop. Hey guys, I want to do a short video on Ketosis and diarrhea. First of all, one thing that you are add that probably not had in your diet is more saturated fats, the fat especially saturated fats will trigger bile. Bile is produced in the liver and stored in the Gallbladder and is needed to breakdown fats. The big trigger is saturated fats, so people that don’t have a lot of saturated fats don’t have as much bile. Bile is the lubricant and it makes the colon lubricated so if you have too much of it then you will have diarrhea. What you are going to do is to simply cut down the amount of fat so your body can get used to it, the bile will adjust and the diarrhea will go away. If you have diarrhea and then obviously the Kale shake that you just consumed, then we know that’s a different situation where we know that you can’t digest that Kale. Anything that comes through you undigested is something that you have to avoid until you can figure out what to eat. But you have alternate what you eat to maybe some vegetables that you can digest. Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio: Dr. Berg, 51 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. 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 7 Principles of Fat Burning, published by KB Publishing in January 2011. 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 been an active member of the Endocrinology Society, and has worked as a past part-time adjunct professor at Howard University. DR. BERG'S VIDEO BLOG: http://www.drberg.com/blog FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/DrEricBerg TWITTER: http://twitter.com/DrBergDC YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/drericbe... ABOUT DR. BERG: http://www.drberg.com/dr-eric-berg/bio DR. BERG'S SEMINARS: http://www.drberg.com/seminars DR. BERG'S STORY: http://www.drberg.com/dr-eric-berg/story DR. BERG'S CLINIC: https://www.drberg.com/dr-eric-berg/c... DR. BERG'S HEALTH COACHING TRAINING: http://www.drberg.com/weight-loss-coach DR. BERG'S SHOP: http://shop.drberg.com/ DR. BERG'S REVIEWS: http://www.drberg.com/reviews The Health & Wellness Center 4709 D Pinecrest Office Park Drive Alexandria, VA 22312 703-354-7336 Disclaimer: 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. 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. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.
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Psycho Thinker (5 hours ago)
I cannot go out I need bathroom
Aethelbeorn (9 days ago)
Oh thanks... I was wondering what was causing me to paint the bottom of my toilet seat...
1275638a (11 days ago)
Is it bad then when I wiped there was a decent amount of blood?
Ace Alpha (20 days ago)
The diarrhea is killing me. ... My face turned pale... If tomorrow it won't go away, I'll go see doctor. 😨
Vulkron (13 days ago)
Ace Alpha what happened , cz its happening to me and i m little scared
Bulka40000 (28 days ago)
Can i go hard way and keep high fat content, until my body adapts to it? Does it make sence?
Thank you Dr. Berg. I feel like you have made videos for every question I wanna ask.
Martha keeling (1 month ago)
I'm a diabetic and I have diarrhea all the time I just have to work myself now because I have a pacemaker in my body so I got to keep up on it can you do a video on diabetes and diarrhea
Vulkron (13 days ago)
Martha keeling u have diarrhea cz of a fatty liver , like i did and recovered long time ago , its day 3 with keto and i got those diarrhea back , cz of high concentration of fat
Scoobydoozy (1 month ago)
what about someone who dosent have a galbladder
Debi Applebee (1 month ago)
same
Scotious Nevious (1 month ago)
What if I'm on water only with pink salt and acv and just got the runs. First time for me and I've been fasting a while any idea why this is?
machyne82 (1 month ago)
Basically carnivorous now. All vegetables give me the runs
🐥 tk u
Caesar Hates Snowflakes (2 months ago)
Is this normal because I have been diarrhea all day. is thos part of the keto flu
keshav kishan (2 months ago)
Doctor i have been eating one meal a day for a week and i am having small bouts of diarrhea. What can i do to stop it?
Joao Colitti (3 months ago)
thx doc =D cheers from brazil
Ferrara KidsClub (3 months ago)
You’re shocking your body. It’s going to act up a bit.
Supreme555 (3 months ago)
Dr berg what if you get the diahorrea while your running and its dripping down your leg?
Kath Galvin (3 months ago)
Shouldn't cruciferous vegtables like kale, broccoli, etc be cooked to best digest?
I'm peeing out my butt as we speak watching this. Good to know the mct came out as quick as they went in.
Jaque Marro (7 days ago)
Me too 😂🤣😂
Kate Larsen (13 days ago)
Girl I’m doing a fast at school I’m fucking depressed
Andrew Jackson (1 month ago)
Saaame
Destinee Irons (3 months ago)
Brittanie And Casey Stephens LMAO SAME!!!
anonymityismyname (4 months ago)
I have this problem right now :(
rob hall (4 months ago)
I have a question....what is this about people saying they have permanent kidney and liver damage due to keto?
jennifer jones (3 months ago)
thats why you MUST eat loads of green veg like kale, parsley, root leaves and parsley to stop it happening
The Spook (4 months ago)
I’ve been shitting my britches for weeks on this Keto diet.
Zamazingo (4 months ago)
I make a smoothie with 75 grams of kale and 75 grams of spinach, add half a lemon plus a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, with 1 glass of water... no constipation I love it but diarrhea... should I stop?
Toxico Espinhento (5 months ago)
I heard that the initial diarrhea you get on keto is all the bad gut bacteria dying from starvation once you deprive them of sugar. I fixed my diarrhea on keto simply by eating less meals...
kristi battalini (2 months ago)
I definitely believe the body needs time to adjust . It’s detoxing, I’m experiencing this right now but going to stick with my IF to see if it changes
Hilary Hubbell (6 months ago)
If you have too much bile?? I also apparently don't have enough. But I'm having diarea, no matter what I eat, day three. I'm confused
Josh Cook (6 months ago)
I just took a dump. First little bit was solid and right behind it came a flow of water. Thanks for the info.
truth teller (7 months ago)
just wondering why you have GMO SOY IN YOUR D3 K2... DR MERCOLA WOULD NEVER DO THAT TO HIS PEOPLE ...MONEY...
Bill Jackson (7 months ago)
I have the shits right now.
John Krain (8 months ago)
I am having massive diarrhea with keto diet.. i don't even eat a lot of saturated fat. I had diarrhea when i had low carb diet(not keto diet degree) before too. I hope my body adjust it soon coz I can't stay on keto if I go to bathroom 15 times a day at work. :(
Closing the Loop (8 months ago)
This is way to complicated. It seems entirely unnatural to live like this
ayush singh (9 months ago)
This is all wat happens when u follow this stupid diet..
Bogdan karpovich (10 months ago)
I am pretty sure you can find good solutions on WooPep page, great for health :)
Joseph Doyen (11 months ago)
So what if I increase the monounsaturated and poly- like olive oil and avocado. kinda like doing the Mediterranean Diet minus the grains and beans.
Cole Roth (6 months ago)
Joseph Doyen good question
Joseph Doyen (11 months ago)
I have had major problem with this. Is there anything I can take to "get my sh*# together??" Lol. Thank you!
Natalie Novak (1 year ago)
I have had diarrhea every single day since doing keto. It's very easy to come out and its miserable. Occasionally it will be a normal bowel movement but it's rare. I take 8 fiber pills a day and eat a ton of tomatoes and greens.
jennifer jones (3 months ago)
well tomatoes are soluble fibre and not on keto plan, cut those and eat more protein and you should ease a bit. cut fibre pills.
d b (6 months ago)
Elizabeth B. Wouldn't upping overall protein help?
Elizabeth B. (11 months ago)
I am having constant diahhrea --on diet 12 days now. Watched a lot of you tube videos this morning, and gelatin seemed to be a big help. Unflavored beef gelatin by Great Lakes company I think? Has collagen in it.There is a nice video on making gummies with it. I'm heading to Sprouts. I really wanted to reply to your comment though, because you said you eat a "ton" of tomatoes. I cut fresh tomato out of my diet years ago, when I finally put 2 and 2 together that they cause diarrhea for me. Have had no issues since-until starting keto that is. I miss them a lot, but tomatoes have a LOT of acid in them, and some of us just can't tolerate it.
Billie Jo Blizard (1 year ago)
Could you address what to do after you have lost all the weight you need to lose?❤️
Nick Canning (1 year ago)
I came for the comments!
Mr. Sleepy (1 year ago)
Great video Dr. Berg! Would you recommend going on the Ketosis diet indefinitely, or just until you reach a healthy B.M.I.?:)
Josh Law (1 year ago)
DR BERG CAN YOU DO A VIDEO ON ... CARBONATED WATER IS IT OK LONG TERM I.E ST PELEGRINO OR BUYING A SODA STREAM WATER CARBONATION MACHINE TO USE WITH MY FILTERED WATER . THANKYOU
wjb722 (5 months ago)
According to Dr. Joel Wallach and Dr. Peter Glidden, carbonation (water, beer, champagne, soda, alka seltzer) neutralizes stomach acid. So don't consume any carbonated drinks within an hour of eating (before or after). Your stomach acid needs to be strong to digest food and kill any parasites.
Z Z (1 year ago)
Dr Berg, Thank you for your videos. I am on the Keto and intermittent fasting for 3 weeks already, so happy that I found your videos! I am the one who has diarrhea from kale shake and I don't have gallblader. Please educate, how to consume more veggies and how to fix digestive problem. Thank you very much!!!
anne shalini (3 months ago)
Z Z I have d same problem
Charles Martin (1 year ago)
Never trust a fart...... On ketosis or you will splat and cry...
Psycho Thinker (5 hours ago)
You made my day
1Ataya (2 days ago)
Thanks for the tip! Lol
Alumna Sky (4 months ago)
Charles Martin lmfao!!!
cakegirllove (8 months ago)
Charles Martin lol
SheepAmongGoats (1 year ago)
Ketosis cured me of my diahrreah. Squirts every third day at least for about 2 years. Tried lots. No dairy. No fats. Thought it was the grease. Started keto for other reasons. Squirts gone. Was it the frankenwheat? Ill never know cause I aint going back. Feel too damn good.
SheepAmongGoats (11 months ago)
Elizabeth B. Out of curiosity what are you eating. Any sugar alcohols?. How's the gallbladder?
Elizabeth B. (11 months ago)
Well I am envious, because I was a very regular girl until I started Keto. On day 12 and have had awful diarrhea/loose stool, bloating and abdominal pain every day since starting. Getting very discouraged, but did see some suggestions on youtube I will try out.
Archie Bunker (1 year ago)
I don't understand how it's possible for a channel like this one have only 650K subs. The info here is so good everybody should ear.
Emma Anne (20 days ago)
Archie Bunker 1.8 million
WesleyEngDOTcom (4 months ago)
Archie Bunker 1.3 MILLION now
Whatster87 (4 months ago)
Archie Bunker it’s not about vanity or money or fame most people won’t care
Jenya Cook (1 year ago)
Your videos are inspiring me to continue my weight loss and I'm getting good results! I've posted my first video 'what I Eat in a day' please check it out!
cubster4 (1 year ago)
Can Ketosis/IF cause gout due to higher Uric acid...seems to be happening to me. Would appreciate your thoughts.
Trutherson (1 year ago)
Hmm not for me dont have to go as often and more like deer pellets and barely have to wipe
Donna Carro (1 year ago)
Dr. Berg can you do a video on just eating healthy for people who don't need to loose weight. I don't need to loose weight so I don't know if I should follow the Keto diet. Thank you.... love all your videos there very informative and learned so much about nutrition.
Elizabeth B. (11 months ago)
You want to lose weight, not loose weight. The result will be loose-fitting clothes. Sorry, I'm kinda OCD.
S & S and the RV Cats (1 year ago)
Thank you Dr Berg. I didn't know that about saturated fat. I've learned a lot from you and recommend your videos to others. I tried to call you on one of your question and answer shows but didn't get through. One strange thing that has happened to me over the years is insomnia from not eating enough and not eating at regular times. I generally try to keep my calories around 1700-1900 because of this and luckily I've been able to lose weight over time doing 4 years of low carb and almost 2 years of mostly keto but I'd love to be able to get my calories lower (maybe 1500) and still be able to sleep. From the research I've done, I'm guessing it has something to do with adrenals/blood sugar (I know adrenal issues can go hand in hand with hypothyroidism) but I would love to learn more. I've tried IF too (just 14 not eating/10 eating ) and that also caused insomnia. I would think that doing keto for so long would have balanced my blood sugar.
Pvt. Grips (1 year ago)
Sounds explosive!
5 Eyes (1 year ago)
Holy crap. I can never take a crud on keto
Iris Emboy (1 year ago)
Dr. Berg, what about constipation?
Bie M (1 month ago)
beatriz aceiton take magnesium
SuperDeut4 (7 months ago)
I was constipated day one and two of Keto. Then I drank the water/vinegar/ lemon and went back to normal bowel movement.
Mr Sifter (1 year ago)
I first did ketosis into my second day I ran to the toilet and all hell broke loose. Spray went everywhere
Mr Sifter (1 year ago)
Iris Emboy he has a video on that too
beatriz aceiton (1 year ago)
Iris Emboy flaxseed meal works for me and club soda. Apple cider vinegar also.
ROBERT DAVIS (1 year ago)
Fellow motorcycle Rider As the rule goes: 5 mg Magnesium per pound of body weight puts me at 1125 mg of Magnesium which gives me symptoms described above. 800 mg Magnesium per day seems to work best for my 225 lb. body.
Conspiracy Hamster (1 year ago)
😂😂 Whenever I have diarrhea I always hold a roll of toilet paper and pause, looking at the toilet with trepidation of the moment that I know is coming.
Kristin W. (1 year ago)
Thanks for another great video, Dr.Berg.
Luca Mattioli (1 year ago)
So it's even true that low saturated fats + if can cause constipation?
Preciosa Flower (1 year ago)
What about someone who has this problem hut had their bill duct and gallbladder removed.
Ketobbey Waters (1 year ago)
this was good to know
budgetluxuries (1 year ago)
Your chia seed pudding seems to ... help solidify a thing or two
It happened the opposite to me , my poop was so dry now I know that in need to eat more saturated fats , thanks
Eugene Chekeir (1 year ago)
Are fermented vegetables digested, such as kale and cabbage?
JoKes OnU (1 year ago)
Finally somebody made a video about this problem because this is the problem i have...would you be able to make a video that goes more in depth with what to eat for this? because this is whats stopping me from doing keto
Jeff Frizz (1 month ago)
One of the negative side effects of IF and Keto is diarrhea and it seems no one talks about this. I thought I was dying when I had fire hose shits for over a month. It’s BRUTAL
Eryn Lachlan (5 months ago)
Me too!!! It’s a killer.
Achaeos Salisbury (7 months ago)
JoKeSoNu 1, I am trying to stick to almost strictly meat & I have a quick WHOOSH when I sit. It is like water. THey keep telling me I will adapt. I hope they are right. I want those small, odorless clean turds, the kind that when you wipe, you see nothing on the TP you laid them so clean. Have you learned anything new in this issue?
Achaeos Salisbury (7 months ago)
System Of A Fox, Paleolithc man did not have fiber pills and my research indicates we should not need any fiber whatsoever if we eat a natural human diet of all fatty meat.
System Of A FoX (1 year ago)
JoKeSoNu 1 get fiber pills and the butt explosions will go away
kompressor77 (1 year ago)
So with diarrhea we need to give up at least intermitting fasting cause we don't have enough fat to go to the next meal? Without saturated fat keto meals seems much harder to made.
Clinton Post (1 year ago)
I get it when I fast
Shawn Peters (1 year ago)
Can you do a video on Potassium Lactate, Sodium Diacetate, and Sodium Nitrite? I see ingredients like these all the times in food and I avoid them. Can you please educate us on these added ingredients?
beatriz aceiton (1 year ago)
Shawn P just choose foods with one ingredient or things you understand. Better for your body.
AwesomeShamz (1 year ago)
Does that mean theres saturated fat in coffee?
Shawn Peters (1 year ago)
No. Coffee (the caffeine actaully) is as diuretic.
Lisa Melone (1 year ago)
no one talks about pancreas function, enzymes and diarrhea...etc.. it's always the gallbladder. pity!
Nessa Rossini (1 year ago)
Boy, did I need this. Was on Keto for 6 weeks, lowered my blood sugar from 248 down to low 120's but had to stop since the diarrhea was so bad. Even Imodium wouldn't stop it for long. I got dehydrated, leg cramps, so run down. It's been 2 weeks since off Keto but I need to get back on since blood sugar is slowly climbing up. I thought it was fats causing it. I'll start out slow with the fats and restart the Keto plan.
Nessa Rossini (1 year ago)
JJ C. -- I wasn't eating gluten, absolutely no carbs except for vegetables or dairy. I know I'm lactose intolerant so I take Lactaid if I eat dairy but I knew it was something else causing it. I was thinking the high fats. I know my body doesn't handle carbs at all, I may be gluten intolerant, I'll have to test that out when I feel like eating bread. But for now I'll be doing lower fat Keto and each week up the fat. Just for the blood sugar control this diet is so worth it. Good luck to you.
20alphabet (1 year ago)
Some think it's funny but it's really brown and runny... diarrhea.
John Hanson (1 month ago)
Some people think its gross, but it's really good on toast...diarrhea ( hold the toast for keto ).
TheGhost of JohnMordaunt (2 months ago)
When your dealer has no gear and you're feeling kinda queer... diarrhea
20alphabet (1 year ago)
...no pain, no strain, just sit and let it drain... diarrhea!
sevenbelow1 (1 year ago)
it fires out yer bum like a bullet out a gun,,,,,,,,,
When you're going to get the mail and you leave a little trail...diarrhea.
Morning Glory95 (1 year ago)
I find that a lot of avocados gives me the runs. I have cut down on them and I have less diarrhea.
Nat The Brat (1 year ago)
@20alphabet it will be a pleasure to block you...... bye bye!!!!
20alphabet (1 year ago)
Good for you.
Kalam I كلام (1 year ago)
dr berg i have an ulcer can i eat meat and fats or should i go vegan until healing my stomach ? pls answer !!
Sarah Letki (1 year ago)
What if you don't have gull bladder?
Preciosa Flower (1 year ago)
20alphabet you're funny!
colonicsymphonic (1 year ago)
Did you have your gall bladder removed?
20alphabet (1 year ago)
You're probably not a bird if you don't have one of those.
Macshil ah (1 year ago)
Thank you Eric, but I want to know about tonsillitis. Why they are big and they get painfully twisted while gulping food.
Bianca Contreras (1 year ago)
Wheatgrass giving me diarrhea
chizee 3 (11 months ago)
Bianca Contreras Yes wheatgrass causes bloating and diarrhea
Rich Handsome (1 year ago)
Lmao the thumbnail pic...
Cheryl Lynne (1 year ago)
Rich Handsome Hilarious!!
WittyNatty (1 year ago)
Doctor is that blue shirt keto ?
WittyNatty (1 year ago)
beatriz aceiton So it's keto.
beatriz aceiton (1 year ago)
WittyNatty blue makes you feel less hungry according to studies.
WittyNatty (1 year ago)
Lebanese PrincessYasmin Pril Maybe your gallbladder is congested . Check out his video.
WittyNatty (1 year ago)
Lebanese PrincessYasmin Pril Lol you're migraines might be linked to your gallbladder.

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