In 2017, there has been a re-emergence of low-carbohydrate diets. Whether it's primal, ketogenic, or Atkins, almost all of these low-carb diets often underestimate the need for proper electrolyte intake. In fact, Dr. Jeff Volek, a scientific researcher and specialist in low-carb diets has suggested, that mineral and electrolyte management is the key to avoiding the "keto-flu". When transitioning from a Standard American Diet to a low-carbohydrate diet, it is very common for the body to undergo flu-like side effects. Hence the name keto-flu. The reason for this is, that a person reduces total carbohydrate intake, the body both retains less and more easily expels electrolytes.