Keto Rash is a Bile Deficiency


Purified Bile Salts Video:


Do you have keto rash? Here’s what could be causing it and what to do about it.

0:10 What happens when you start the keto diet
0:25 What causes keto rash
0:54 Bile salts
2:20 Prurigo pigmentosa
2:58 A deficiency in B2
4:03 What you could do

In this video, we’re going to talk about keto rash. This is an updated video on the topic because I wanted to give you a little bit more of an understanding of what really causes keto rash.

When you go on a keto diet, you make several changes. You typically wouldn’t make changes to the amount of protein you eat, but you would make changes to the amount of carbs and fats you eat.

It may be the increase in dietary fat that’s causing the keto rash because your body needs time to adjust to the amount of fat you’re consuming. If you’re taking in a lot of fat, but you don’t have the ability to digest it, that’s when there can be a problem.

Bile salts are made by the liver and are stored in the gallbladder. The purpose of bile salts is to break down fat and to help extract fat-soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids from the fat you eat. If you don’t have enough bile, you could end up with:

• Low vitamin A
• Low vitamin D
• Low vitamin E
• Toxins
• Rashes
• Dermatitis

There is another skin condition that sometimes appears when people start the keto diet called prurigo pigmentosa. This skin condition also sometimes occurs after someone has their gallbladder removed, or if the person has problems with their bile ducts. Adding purified bile salts to the diet may help with this skin problem.

A deficiency in B2 (riboflavin) is also connected to keto rash. Another name for B2 is vitamin G.

A few things about B2:

• B2 is a cofactor in fat metabolism.
• When you add more fat to the diet, the requirement for B2 goes up.
• B2 can help support the liver.
• A big symptom of a B2 deficiency is pellagra, which can give you a skin rash.

What you could do:

• Take purified bile salts right after each meal
• Try reducing the amount of fats you consume

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 55, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg’s Nutritionals. 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.

Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you better understand what really causes keto rash.
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