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128: What if low-carb makes me wake up to pee?

Masterjohn Q&A Files Episode 128


Question: What if low-carb makes me wake up to pee? 

I would start by looking at your blood sugar. So I do think it's possible that if your blood sugar. Second of all, it's stimulated by salt. So salt at night might help. Third of all, in order to make it you need copper, vitamin C, and zinc. And then, fourth of all, you need, going past that, I also suggest trying to get deeper sleep. You might want to look at the quality of your sleep. So, I do think generally carbs help people get better sleep, but I do think that a ketogenic diet elevates GABA. And so I think there's a subset of people who would get better and deeper sleep on keto because of the increased brain GABA. 

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