As happens we have to revive threads as people newly (for them) experience a condition while eating LCHF.
Vertigo is the latest coincidental biological experience for me. I eat LCHF and have measurable blood ketones. But they are often lower than 0.5mmol/L. So I’m cycling in and out of nutritional ketosis. I don’t take an exogenous ketone supplement. But I do add MCT oil to a once daily cup of coffee.
I’m interested in electrolytes in following LCHF long term. An early thought on vertigo and the anatomy of the inner ear is the role of calcium in forming the crystals in that area.
As soon as we mention calcium in LCHF we open the electrolyte gate of sodium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and selenium. In other words the importance of micronutrient minerals, their salts and the associated vitamins.
The thread comments of the general “insulin resistance” cause indicate that the condition is deemed complex without a root cause diagnosis. It will be worthwhile, for me, to revisit the general insulin resistance information.
I did get a blood panel done in the midst of these vertigo symptoms, so they will be interesting results. I’ve also noted my blood glucose (and carb cravings) have increased this week. Symptoms started 3 days ago, and my blood glucose was between 6.1 mmol/L and 6.3mmol/L for the past 3 mornings. My morning fasted blood ketones have been 0.1 mmol/L. These are fasted blood glucose and blood ketones before breakfast. Today the blood glucose reading is 5.8mmol/L. My usual result is between 4.9 and 5.5 mmol/L. I think, partly, it is quite distressing/ stressful, having vertigo and dizziness, so cortisol has likely risen in stress response, and brought blood glucose with it.
I have concurrent tinnitus, which I observe increases as the vertigo symptoms increase. But it also decreases in volume in times I feel better. The symptoms come and go.
I’ll just note this for now while I’m experiencing a form of vertigo and get excited about researching it, and see if any other stories or thoughts emerge in response.
Thanks for the research sign posts in this thread.
My first instinct is to fast and to walk to enhance any innate nutritional ketosis state that I have. The nausea is a definite benefit for moving in to a fating period.