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Are your face and eyes swollen and puffy? In this video, we’re going to discuss why this happens and how to fix it.
What causes puffy eyes and a swollen face?
It’s likely caused by edema. This means there is too much fluid in the body (inside and outside of the cells).
This extra fluid is not just in the face and eyes; it’s in the:
This could happen if you’re on a low-protein diet, but this usually isn’t the problem.
There are two main types of edema:
• Idiopathic (unknown cause)
• Pathogenic (known cause like cirrhosis or diabetes)
The real cause of this issue is a high carbohydrate diet.
• The average American consumes an average of 250-400 grams of carbs (refined grains and sugar)
• Each gram of carb holds 3 grams of water
• High carb diets create inflammation (which comes with fluid retention)
• High carb diets cause you to retain salt (with that you’re holding more fluid)
• High carb diets deplete your potassium reserves (potassium helps get rid of fluid)
The simple fix to get rid of puffy eyes and a swollen face:
• Bring your carbs down below 50g (preferably 20g)
• Increase potassium foods (eat lots of veggies)
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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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