Why Did the Ketogenic Diet Spike My Pulse Rate?

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In this video, we’re going to talk about keto and pulse rate. I’m going to answer why you might experience a high pulse rate on keto.

What causes high pulse rate on keto?

1. Low potassium
This can happen if you:
• Are not consuming enough vegetables
• You’re consuming too much sugar
• You’re taking diuretics

* Take electrolyte powder 

2. Low vitamin B1
This can happen if you:
• Are consuming too much grain
• Are consuming too much sugar
• You’re on metformin 

*Take nutritional yeast

3. Gallbladder 
This can happen if you:
• Are still adapting to consuming fats and oils on keto 

* Cut down on some of the fats you’re consuming 

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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