Magnesium alone wasn’t helping for calf/feet cramps at night so my homeopath gave me tissue salts. She added a few more to help combat hot flushes. I have had a weight stall for around the same time I started using the salts & just read that they contain lactose & wheat. Does not stipulate the amount. Could this be affecting my KetoDiet?
Tissue salts are homeopathically prepared minerals which support healing processes in the body by regulating mineral levels in the cells. They absorb directly into the cells, which means that they skip your digestive track all together.
If your body is lacking essential nutrients and the proper mineral balance, tissue Salts provide these. This is essential for normal cell function. Basically, without the proper nutrients, our body is much more prone to illness. Along with balancing our cell function, tissue salts improve the overall absorption of nutrients coming into our body and encourage overall good health and wellbeing.
There are many different types of tissue salts. While taking additional tissue salts won’t hurt you, I recommend having a conversation with your homeopath to ensure that you are on the right mix for your needs.
There are many factors that could contribute to your weight loss plateau, and without a full picture, it is hard to determine if it is this change has affected your keto diet. Take a look at your daily diet, physical activity, and amount of time you have been in ketosis. It is possible that your stall in weight loss could be due to one of these factors. Be sure to take an in-depth look into your daily habits.
It is also important for you to define your plateau. If you are still losing 1 to 2 pounds weekly, this is normal and does not need to be addressed. Have you been losing weight at all, or have you stopped losing all together? Too much protein, a sensitivity to lactose, and even a cheat day can throw your body out of ketosis, and cause a stall in your weight loss. Not obtaining your daily caloric intake can actually cause you to stall as well.
Check your tissue salts for hidden carbs. Even two spoonful of DayQuil contains 19g of carbs! I would talk to your medical professional or homeopath to determine what the salts you are taking contain.
Regardless of whether you are taking a standard tissue salt, which contains small amounts of lactose, or a lactose free option (you can find companies which have formulated the Tissue Salts to be in an ethanol and glycerin base without lactose), you will be adding small additional amounts of lactose or sweeter to your diet. I recommend adjusting your daily intake accordingly. All research points to these salts being very low in lactose, but there is enough to recommend that people with an allergy to lactose stay away.
One last thing to remember is that the claims for homeopathic products are based on traditional homeopathic practice. The are not reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. Homeopathic medicines are not herbs or supplements, but have been recognized by the FDA as drugs since 1938.
My overall recommendation is to consult your doctor with your specific questions. A medical professional will be able to look at your overall health and habits to dig deeper into the subject.
Thank you so much for such an in depth answer, it is much appreciated. I seem to have discovered a few things that may be halting my progress but I don’t think tissue salts was one of them – I don’t think I was eating enough!! As soon as I increased my fat intake, I seemed to move a little again. Intermittent fasting seems to work too – I have only a coffee for breakfast and then eat dinner again. Not too much progress since this post, but it is the festive season and a glass of wine or two is sneaking its way into my day every now and again. I have found an almost zero carb wine but I know its still not good for this way of eating. I will try and stabilize over the next two weeks and see how I go in the New Year. Thank you again
Re: the camel milk advertisement.
- The photo is of an Amish boy, not someone named “Walid”.
- The camel milk you tout is pasteurized- one of the objections we have to normal cow milk sold in stores.
- These points cast aspersions on the legitimacy of your advertising; however, I totally believe in the value of camel milk.