Friday, August 7, 2020 – Episode 028

Friday, August 7, 2020 - Episode 028
By: Raeann Sparks, BFA, BEd

Sodium on a Ketogenic Way of Eating

  • High carbohydrate diets cause the kidneys to hoard sodium. 
  • The ketogenic way of eating causes a lot of loss of water and inflammation, which helps with inflammation, but this also washes sodium out causing natriuresis of fasting.
  • If sodium is not sufficiently replaced, this can progress to hyponatremia. 
  • If you are on a ketogenic way of eating, replace your lost sodium, and check with your doctor if you are salt sensitive.