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Detecting if you are low in Potassium

Potassium is so important especially while doing the keto diet. I though it is equally as important to be able to know if you are low in potassium. Potassium is everything, it regulates everything. Being knowledgeable about how to detect the symptoms of low potassium is key. The issue here is potassium can be depleted very quickly and will need to be replenished daily. The average female needs 3700 mg while the average male needs 4700 mg. This amount can increase if the individual has a very active lifestyle.

I had a client who had many health issues and the doctors could not tell her whats was going on hence it was difficult to give her the information she was seeking. After implementing a food log and analyzing this client's diet we figured out that there were some nutritional deficiency. Her quality of food was not aligned with someone who is of good health. A simple shift in quality of foods made the difference within 2 weeks. This was so big that consuming certain type of foods solved many of her health complications.

Now it is extremely important to mention that healing foods are best when used has a prevented measure. Many of the people I have helped come to me after being frustrated and usually the damage is done.

For myself I use conventional medicine until I can find a natural source and with my doctors supervision I make the switch. I am always seeking out preventive measures. With my clients who suffers from health complications and with assistance of their health care practitioners, we oftentimes discover that low potassium is the culprit.

A large dish consisting of fresh vegetables or sauteed leafy greens is an excellent way to get potassium. I also supplement with a electrolyte mix.

Here are some of the common low potassium symptoms,

  • Kidney issues

  • Constipation

  • Fatigue

  • Tinging or numbness

  • Muscle twitches

  • Muscle cramps and weakness

  • kidney problems

  • Digestive problems

  • Heart palpitations

  • Breathing difficulties

  • lightheaded

  • Mood swing

  • dizziness

  • Headaches

  • Upset stomach

  • Lethargy

  • Fainting

Crazy that these symptoms are so common and are usually treated incorrectly. I am a huge advocate of getting your potassium levels checked often.

Thanks for reading ,

Chef Keto Keith

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