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why do i have a headache when i'm on a diet? i never have it in everyday life.

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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: Rapid weight loss can cause rapid release of toxins stored in fat and cause symptoms of headache, nausea, etc. The key is not to lose weight quickly. Consider reading clean green and lean by dr walter crinnion.
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Diet and headaches: You may want to check your balance of protein/carb intake. If the carbohydrate restriction is extreme and prolonged, the brain eventually will run on fat stores for fuel, called ketosis. Unfortunately, ketosis brings with it more than weight loss. A host of problems , some serious, are aasociated with ketosis: irritability, headaches, and enhanced kidney work are a few.

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