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Mar 14, 2020

What is keto flu?

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“Well, we don’t really know why some people feel so bad after this dietary change. Is it related to a detox factor? Is it due to a carb withdrawal? Is there an immunologic reaction? Or is this a result of a change in the gut microbiome? Whatever the reason is, it appears the symptoms attributed to the keto flu may happen, not to everyone but to some people, after “cleaning up” their diet.”


For some people, a ketogenic diet appears to cause fatigue, nausea, and irritability. These symptoms are nicknamed keto flu, but the exact cause is unclear.

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