Breathe Better / More Oxygen with Keto (Ketogenic Diet)

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In this video, we’re going to talk about the benefit of breathing better and getting more oxygen when you’re doing the ketogenic diet.

A respiratory quotient (RQ) – Ratio of CO2 production to oxygen consumption

Fat has the lowest RQ, which means you will get the lowest amount of CO2 and the highest amount of oxygen. Carbohydrates have the highest RQ. This is why many people report better breathing on keto.

Fat — .7
Ketone — .66 – .73
Protein — .8
Carb — 1.0

Ketoacidosis – It’s not only a drop in your pH and blood pH by a slight degree, but it’s super high blood glucose. You would have to be a diabetic type 1 who is on keto and is not paying attention to insulin to be put in this dangerous state.

A simple remedy would be to take vitamin B1. Calcium will help as well. 

The main point here is that one of the incredible added benefits of keto is that it generates less CO2 and produces more oxygen for:

• Healthy lungs
• Physical fitness
• Metabolism
• Better sleep

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 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 so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. 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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