How can you prevent gout on keto? Watch this video to find out.
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0:00 Gout and ketosis
0:29 What to do for gout on keto and intermittent fasting
1:13 When does ketosis cause gout?
1:38 Key takeaways

In this video, we’re going to talk about gout and ketosis.

In certain individuals who are predisposed to having high uric acid crystals or kidney stones, ketosis can aggravate the situation. Intermittent fasting can also cause retention of uric acid, making the issue worse.

There are two simple things you can do in this situation. When you have uric acid crystals, one remedy is lemon juice. Get plenty of lemon juice in your diet—it counteracts oxalates and uric acid.

You can also use electrolyte powder. This has 1,000 mg of potassium citrate. Potassium citrate is really good for gout because it alkalizes this acidic state.

It’s important to note that ketosis typically increases uric acid only during adaptation, which takes around one month. After this time, your risk of high uric acid decreases significantly.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 56, 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’s Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Thanks for watching. I hope this video helps you prevent gout on keto. See you in the next video.