1

votes

Dry Eyes in Ketosis?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 17, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Has anyone else noticed that their eyes get very dry when in ketosis? And does anyone know of anyone natural ways to remedy this? I drink plenty of water and take in extra sodium for water retention.

I just realized today that this is cause by ketosis (for me) because I am just getting back into ketosis after a long bout of cheating over the holidays. It makes it especially tough because I am looking at a computer screen for most of my day (not Paleo, I knoooow)...but my eyes had not been dry since before my binge (when in ketosis).

Thanks!

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

(3275)

on January 18, 2013
at 01:25 AM

I think I read that tears and mucus are composed of like 80% carb. It's natural to have this happen in ketosis. Episode 64 of latestinpaleo interview with Paul of perfect health diet

86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

(2312)

on January 18, 2013
at 12:14 AM

No chance...I have been totally fine during winter with my crappy diet. Now back in ketosis (kind of fun being able to tell), boom, dry eyes

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

(2040)

on January 18, 2013
at 12:10 AM

It's hard to say exactly though, I get dry eyes too and have since stayed away from Keto/LC but perhaps iodine could be the reason. Not sure why it would show up in absence of carbohydrate though. I would be interested to hear if anyone's resolved this.

7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6

(11214)

on January 17, 2013
at 11:31 PM

So, no chance it is winter/drinking? I feel dry as a bone, and I've had some pumpkin & chocolate today, so I don't think I'm in ketosis right this second.

  • 86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

    asked by

    (2312)
  • Views
    9.3K
  • Last Activity
    1431D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

2 Answers

1
7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

(2040)

on January 18, 2013
at 12:05 AM

Iodine Perhaps? There was a write up about this on the Jaminet's website stating basically that it was a mucus deficiency caused by a lack of glucose but I'm not so sure there are plenty of folks who eat LC and don't get this so I'd lean more towards iodine. I found this lecture insightful by Jorge Flechas at about the 6:10 mark he talks about iodine and the salivary glands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc4Q3kzBSc4&list=PLd5rWzSASeKRO-1uQcD3OeeSTg4284bpy&index=13

Here's the PHD link as well:

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2010/11/dangers-of-zero-carb-diets-ii-mucus-deficiency-and-gastrointestinal-cancers/

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

(2040)

on January 18, 2013
at 12:10 AM

It's hard to say exactly though, I get dry eyes too and have since stayed away from Keto/LC but perhaps iodine could be the reason. Not sure why it would show up in absence of carbohydrate though. I would be interested to hear if anyone's resolved this.

0
9c4ac9d902498a3158dbeee8aed6bbe4

(211)

on January 19, 2013
at 02:43 PM

I had this problem, along with asthma (dry lungs) and some hair loss. All three went away after I started eating carbs (potatoes). I don't believe my iodine intake changed much.

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!