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Will Fiber Knock Me Out of Ketosis? Fiber On Keto Diet By Dr.Berg

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Dr. Berg answers the question, will fiber knock me out of ketosis. Fiber is a carbohydrate but it has no effect on blood sugar or insulin, it is low on the glycemic index. It feeds the microbes, the bacteria in the gut and the microbes gives back butyrate or butyric acid that then feeds the colon cells energy. Butyrate also helps with blood sugars and can help lower insulin indirectly.

The problem with fiber is that it can cause retention of fluid. Certain fibers tend to gel and it can expand in your gut that can actually feel like your belly is swelling like you gained fat but actually it is just water weight.

SIBO or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is a condition where there are microbes growing in the small intestine where they should be growing in the large intestine. Consuming large amounts of fiber when you have this condition, and that it feeds the microbes, it could cause a severe gas and bloating.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 56 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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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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