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so today we’re going to talk about what’s behind leg and feet cramps at night when you’re doing keto it’s called nocturnal leg cramps so if you try to look this up you’re not gonna really find very much in fact they don’t really know what causes it I’m just going to give you my two cents on this because we’ve gotten some really good results dealing with leg cramps when you doing keto this is really an electrolyte problem electrolytes are electrically charged minerals that help the conductivity of certain things in the body specifically muscles and nerves and they help push fluid in and out of the cells so we’re talking about potassium magnesium calcium things like that so the two most common minerals involved with cramps are potassium and magnesium okay the symptoms of a potassium deficiency are very similar to a deficiency in magnesium magnesium by the way is a cofactor it’s a helper mineral in over 300 enzymes so it’s involved in anything nerve and muscular including the heart it generates ATP which is the energy of the cell and so if you’re deficient you’re going to get tired you’re gonna have muscle weakness tremors okay it could be like little resting tremors arrhythmias which is an abnormal rhythm of the heart and hypokalemia which is basically a low potassium so if you’re low in magnesium you can also then affect the potassium levels also loss of appetite and I already mentioned weakness okay with potassium very similar symptoms potassium controls the cell energy it’s involved in the cell pump of things going in and out of the cell it’s involved with nerve and muscle and also sleep both these minerals are involved in relaxing the body and helping it feel calm and the other thing that these minerals are involved in is the ability for the muscle to fully relax and not stay in a cramp okay so now you’re on keto why are you getting these cramps and why are they at night so I have some theories and why they are at night versus the day but let’s first talk about what could happen when you do keto especially in the beginning when you are in key to adaptation your body does require more potassium and more magnesium especially if you’re going in the keto coming off of a high carb diet because you’ve already been depleted because high amounts of carbs will deplete these and so you’re now going into keto and you’re doing if’ and you’re by is using your reserves which if you don’t have much there you can end up with a deficiency so this is why I always recommend either taking potassium magnesium with electrolyte powder or making sure you’re getting it from the diet so the foods that are high in potassium magnesium are really the leafy greens okay at the heart of the chlorophyll molecule which is all the green stuff when those leafy greens you have magnesium so magnesium are in the greens also potassium are in the greens and I’ve been recommending consuming 7 to 10 cups today now you might say well that’s a lot of greens and when I consume that I might get bloated in which case that means that you have an intestinal problem and you probably want to lower it okay but if you don’t have an intestinal problem you want to start to increase your greens now should they be raw or should they be steamed or slightly cooked I would say do 5050 because when you cook them you actually do enhance certain phytonutrients and you do increase the availability of certain nutrients and on the other hand when you have some raw you also get other factors like enzymes and you get other nutrients that a little bit higher but as far as minerals go when you steam vegetables you’re not going to lower your mineral content unless it drains out into the liquid into the water that you’re boiling with but if you’re steaming it and you’re consuming the whole thing you actually are increasing the absorption of minerals because you’re getting rid of some of the anti nutrients which I’m gonna do a separate video on that also when you’re steaming the vegetables or your stir frying them a lot of people have an easier time of consuming them they’re easier to digest but here’s the thing that I want to talk about ok so here you are you’re on keto and you’re doing a lot of greens and you’re still getting cramps that is because your salt is too high when you increase your salts you actually can throw off the ratio and in other videos I recommend taking more salt ok in this situation if you get cramps and you’re consuming a lot of greens just cut back your soul a little bit because you’re doing too much and then your cramps will completely go away and then another situation you’re doing keto but you’re not consuming enough greens but you’re doing a lot of salt all you need to do is increase your greens to counter that and of course I’m recommending sea salt not regular table salt but these are some just really key insights that you need to know that salt tends to throw off of these two minerals here and then you’ll have this imbalance last scenario you’re getting a cramp because your pH is off now I’m talking about the blood pH so normally the pH of the blood should have a very tight small band of being slightly alkaline okay so it is alkaline but it’s just slightly Ocalan if the blood is slightly too alkaline what happens one of the symptoms is twitching okay technique could be here it could be the arm and cramping okay and this is another reason why I recommend apple cider vinegar right – in your water through the day because adding apple cider vinegar can help just push your pH into the right level make it not as alkaline and then you’ll start absorbing these minerals a little bit better including calcium okay so in other words in order for these minerals which are alkaline including calcium to be absorbed more readily you need the right pH and even if your stomach is not acid enough that can create the same situation so in summary consume large amounts of greens if you don’t have a problem with your digestive system make sure you regulate your salt not too much just the right amount okay and outside the vinegar if you’re getting a problem with that and your cramps should go away thanks for watching if you’re liking this content please subscribe now and I will actually keep you updated on future videos
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Dr. Berg discussed what causes nocturnal leg cramps or leg and feet cramps at night on ketogenic diet. Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals that help the connectivity of certain things in the body specifically muscles and nerves. It also helps to push fluid in and out of the cells. Nocturnal leg cramps is really an electrolyte problem. Potassium and magnesium minerals are both involved in relaxing the body and helping it feel calm and also the ability of the muscle to fully relaxed.
When you are in keto adaptation, the body does require more potassium and magnesium especially if you came off from the high carb diet because it already depletes the minerals. BUT if you are in ketogenic diet and already doing a lot of leafy greens but still getting these cramps, it is because of the salt is too high. It is also possible that the cramps could be because your blood pH is off. If the blood pH is slightly too alkaline one of the symptoms would be twitching and cramping, in which a case you could take apple cider vinegar.
Two Most Common Minerals Involved with Cramps:
• It controls the cell energy
• It is involved in cell pump
• It is involved in Nerve / Muscle
Magnesium – it’s a cofactor or a helper mineral over 300 enzymes.
• It is involved with any nerve and muscular including the heart.
• It generates ATP, an energy of the cells.
Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms:
• Muscle weakness
• Arrhythmia (Abnormal rhythm of the heart)
• Hypokalemia (Low potassium)
• Loss of Appetite
Foods High in Potassium / Magnesium:
• Leafy greens – Chlorophyll
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