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Bad Breath Or Body Odor? The Paleo Fix To ‘turn Down The Stink’

Bad Breath Or Body Odor? The Paleo Fix To ‘turn Down The Stink’

Nothing kills a conversation, business meeting or holiday party quicker than bad breath or body odor. If you’re following a Paleo Diet and experiencing improved health and performance, you may be stumped as to how your breath has suddenly taken a turn for the worst. While this isn’t the case for everyone, increased protein consumption can increase the likelihood of increased bacterial growth in the mouth. These bacteria produce volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs), the malodorous offenders that lead to bad breath.1,2 Furthermore, when it comes to body odor, studies have shown that the odor of non-meat eaters is considered “more attractive” than meat eaters!3 Does this mean you need to stop eating protein if you suffer from bad breath or body odor? Not at all, but you may need to make a few changes. Of course, your number 1 prevention should be maintain good dental hygiene. However, here are five tips you may not know that will help prevent the accumulation of foul-smelling VSCs and the dreaded B.O.: Increase Cooling Foods According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, excess heat in the body leads to symptoms of bad breath, foul–smelling stool, and mucous accumulation. Foods that increase heat in the body are chiefly proteins and grains, so if you’re a Paleo follower the high protein intake may be leading to excess heat, drying up your digestive tract and contributing to constipation, smelly stool, and bad breath. The good news is it’s easy to bring your body back into balance–start increasing your intake of cooling foods, such as radishes, cucumbers, celery, watermelon, cantaloupe, pears, and apples. The Paleo Diet after all focuses upon keep protein intake balanced with vegetables and fruits. Add Fermented Foods Studies show that dysbiosis or the overgrowth of Continue reading >>

10 Signs And Symptoms That You're In Ketosis

10 Signs And Symptoms That You're In Ketosis

The ketogenic diet is a popular, effective way to lose weight and improve health. When followed correctly, this low-carb, high-fat diet will raise blood ketone levels. These provide a new fuel source for your cells, and cause most of the unique health benefits of this diet (1, 2, 3). On a ketogenic diet, your body undergoes many biological adaptions, including a reduction in insulin and increased fat breakdown. When this happens, your liver starts producing large amounts of ketones to supply energy for your brain. However, it can often be hard to know whether you're "in ketosis" or not. Here are 10 common signs and symptoms of ketosis, both positive and negative. People often report bad breath once they reach full ketosis. It's actually a common side effect. Many people on ketogenic diets and similar diets, such as the Atkins diet, report that their breath takes on a fruity smell. This is caused by elevated ketone levels. The specific culprit is acetone, a ketone that exits the body in your urine and breath (4). While this breath may be less than ideal for your social life, it can be a positive sign for your diet. Many ketogenic dieters brush their teeth several times per day, or use sugar-free gum to solve the issue. If you're using gum or other alternatives like sugar-free drinks, check the label for carbs. These may raise your blood sugar levels and reduce ketone levels. The bad breath usually goes away after some time on the diet. It is not a permanent thing. The ketone acetone is partly expelled via your breath, which can cause bad or fruity-smelling breath on a ketogenic diet. Ketogenic diets, along with normal low-carb diets, are highly effective for losing weight (5, 6). As dozens of weight loss studies have shown, you will likely experience both short- and long Continue reading >>

Low-carb Diets Can Cause Bad Breath

Low-carb Diets Can Cause Bad Breath

Low-carb diets may be good for your waistline, but you might not be able to say the same for your breath. Low-carb lifestyle junkies are more likely to suffer from a seldom discussed side effect of such diets -- halitosis, aka bad breath. And since more than 25 million people say they have tried the Atkins diet (not to mention other low-carb eating plans), according to the National Marketing Institute, bad breath may be an epidemic! Bad breath in the low/no-carb sect is often caused by certain chemicals that are released in the breath as the body burns fat. They are called ketones, and entering into a fat-burning state of ketosis is the hallmark of the Atkins diet. So the good news is that if your breath stinks, you're probably doing a good job of sticking to that low-carb diet. "Carbohydrates aren't readily available, so you start to use other fats and proteins as your source of energy, and as a result you are going to get a breath problem," explains Kenneth Burrell, DDS, the senior director of the council on scientific affairs of the American Dental Association. Pass the Bread? This is not an oral hygiene problem, Burrell says, so "all the brushing, flossing, and scraping of the tongue that you can do is not possibly enough to overcome this." The bottom line is that you must "reconsider the diet and modify it so this doesn't happen," he says. Sure, "there may be some ways to mask it by using mouthwashes, but you can't overcome the fundamental problem other than by changing the diet -- or at least introducing some carbohydrates." "It's a difficult problem to solve because if one uses any sucking candy or lozenge, one has to be careful that it has no sugar in it" as sugar is a big no-no on many low-carb eating plans, says S. Lawrence Simon, DDS, a New York City periodon Continue reading >>

Ammonia Smell During Exercise On Ketogenic Diet – Q&a

Ammonia Smell During Exercise On Ketogenic Diet – Q&a

Question: My question relates to the pungent smell of ammonia in my sweat during a hard work out, seems to start about 45 minutes in and gets stronger from then. This started very soon after the diet. I have recently started a high protein slow carb diet,am drinking between 3 and 4 litres of water a day (currently 180lbs with 21% body fat)have plenty of energy and feel alert and well. From your work I gather this could be the result of ketosis and burning protein and fat for energy? Two questions please: 1. Is this OK? 2. Is there anyway to eliminate the smell? Answer: This is a fairly common report on very low-carbohydrate/ketogenic diet (defined, once again, as any diet containing less than 100 grams of carbohydrate per day), a report of a fairly strong ammonia smell in the sweat during exercise. As I discuss in detail in my first book The Ketogenic Diet this ammonia is produced due to the ultimate breakdown of ATP to ADP to AMP and ammonia. This appears to occur more readily when muscle glycogen is depleted (as occurs with the combination of of a very low-carbohydrate intake along with training) and may be part of the increased protein requirements that have been known to occur with endurance training (this is discussed in detail in The Protein Book). I would mention that it appears that this ‘protein breakdown’ is not actually coming from the breakdown of skeletal muscle itself; rather it’s from the breakdown of BCAA (branched-chain amino acids) within the free amino acid pool. So is this ok? So long as dietary protein intake is sufficient, I don’t see this as being any real problem. The effect is slight in terms of the absolute amount of protein being broken down (in terms of grams) and so long as protein intake is sufficient, there shouldn’t be any detri Continue reading >>

Ketosis Symptoms

Ketosis Symptoms

Ketosis symptoms are a result of the way the body gets rid of the excess ketone bodies which build up in the blood stream when a person eats a low carb, ketogenic diet. In short, the body has three ways of dealing with excess ketone bodies: First, the muscles liver and brain can burn them for energy in the cells. Second, the body can breathe ketones out through the lungs. And third, the body can flush ketones out through the kidneys and urine. Legionella Testing Lab - High Quality Lab Results CDC ELITE & NYSDOH ELAP Certified - Fast Results North America Lab Locations legionellatesting.com The ketosis symptoms associated with the benign dietary ketosis caused by eating a low carb, ketogenic diet are not dangerous. They may differ for each individual, with the most common symptoms being: Ketosis breath, which has a fruity odor, and the person in deep ketosis may feel a sort of slight burning in the nose and a slight smell of ammonia. Dry mouth, which is alleviated by drinking more regular tap or bottled water. (Reverse osmosis water will make this worse.) In the first week of beginning a ketogenic diet, most people experience frequent urination followed by fatigue, as insulin levels come down, and the kidneys release extraneous water stores. Minerals such as sodium, magnesium and potassium are also lost with excreted urine, and it is the mineral loss that causes the fatigue. This can be offset by eating more salt, drinking more fluids, and increasing the intake of magnesium and potassium containing foods. (Dairy foods and avocados are high in potassium, and you can drink broth for more sodium.) A slight headache at first which goes away in a few days. This is usually a sign of not getting enough salt. Ketone bodies become detectable in the urine. Ketone bodies are molecu Continue reading >>

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going Keto

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going Keto

You will ask yourself “can everyone smell my breath or is it just me?” My husband Declan and I are currently eating keto. Why? Well keto is the new black. Everyone’s talking keto and what better way to test out the new craze then to embark on the keto way of living. So we set ourselves an eight week experiment to lower our carbs, increase our good fat and get our bodies in to ketosis. Here are the five thoughts that run through your head. 1. You can survive without your beloved carbs but it will be brutal At first I was afraid, I was petrified! Carbs and I go way back. So removing them was not easy! And what happens when you remove carbs? The Carb Flu – when your body starts to freak out on you. You see, when you eat carbs your body turns those carbs in to glucose and that’s what your body uses as its primary source of energy. When you take that glucose away by decreasing the amount of carbs you eat, your body needs to look for something else to use for energy. So it turns to your fat stores. And that’s exactly what we want on our keto journey. This metabolic state is called Ketosis. I’m not going to lie to you, the first two weeks of eating keto are brutal and your body doesn’t go down without a fight during this transition. You feel lethargic, a little cranky and generally hangry and you will think to yourself surely one or two Oreos won’t hurt? But Carb Flu is exactly what you want. It means you are transitioning to using those fat stores for energy. The Carb Flu is short lived, maybe for a few days and then once you transition in to ketosis. 2. Your breath will smell – like really bad Lucky for me I’ve been waking up next to the same person for eight years, and Declan my husband is also going keto too. So while we knew we both had horrible morn Continue reading >>

Ketosis Breath: Causes & Solutions For Bad Breath

Ketosis Breath: Causes & Solutions For Bad Breath

Ultra-low carb diets have grown in popularity over recent years. These so-called “keto diets” aim to facilitate rapid weight loss, through the consumption of minimal carbohydrates. Keto diets have become understandably popular on account of their rapid results, together with the practical benefits of consuming healthy volumes of the right foods, making hunger less of a problem than on more typical calorie-controlled diets. However keto diets are not without their issues, and one of the most common complaints comes in the form of “ketosis breath”. Quite simply many individuals making use of very low carb diets suffer from pungent and unpleasant breath. The question is what can be done to counteract such a problem? The Cause of Ketosis Breath In order to learn how to get rid of keto breath, we first need to understand why breath can smell under such a regime. As it turns out there are two potential reasons(1), both of which can operate independently, or in conjunction. Ketone Release The most typical source of energy used by the body is glucose. This is typically derived from carbohydrates, where the digestive system breaks down complex sugars into simple glucose molecules. On very low carb diets, however, the body is unable to utilize such a fuel. Instead, the liver utilizes the fat present in the body as an energy source, producing “ketones” in the process(2). This is known as “ketosis” – and is the process from where keto diets get their unusual name. These ketone bodies come in three common forms; acetoacetate, beta-hydroxybutyrate and acetone(3). In large quantities they are removed from the body in the urine or through exhalation. Ketones can have quite a characteristic smell; they often make the dieter’s breath smell quite sweet and fruity, quit Continue reading >>

Body Odor In Ketosis – What’s Going On?

Body Odor In Ketosis – What’s Going On?

If you are new to ketosis, you may find yourself somewhat puzzled by a couple of odd symptoms that can show up in the first few weeks. In short – the dreaded body odor and bad breath. Now, this can vary from person to person depending on what the state of your health is when you begin the ketogenic diet, and how your body handles the process. If you are coming from a place of quite poor overall health, with years of eating a typical unhealthy diet, plus smoking and drinking, ketosis is going to happen, but there is also going to be a process of detoxing, in which your body begins to clean itself out during ketosis as it gratefully adapts to your new, ‘clean’ way of living and eating. There Are 2 Main Causes of Body Odor When You Are in Ketosis 1. Detoxing This process of detoxing can occur throughout your body, but in particular in your large intestine. A diet that has been high in gluten and refined carbs and low in dietary fibre and fresh, wholesome foods, is likely to have left your large intestine with a fair amount of cleaning out to do. This is the main potential source of the body odour associated with the first phase of going into detox. Also, it is known that the body can often deal with toxins by locking them away in fat deposits. As your body begins to break these down and get rid of them, it also has to get rid of those toxins. The downside of all this is that, if your initial ketosis journey is also one of detox, you may well find yourself with a number of slight personal hygiene issues, like excessive and smelly wind, bad breath, sour sweats and an overall feeling of ickiness. Don’t worry! As anyone who as been through this process will tell you, it is temporary. The major bonus is that you do really feel like you are doing yourself some good whils Continue reading >>

I'm A Smelly Girl: Detoxing Or In Ketosis?

I'm A Smelly Girl: Detoxing Or In Ketosis?

Hi everyone, I've been eating partially paleo (everything paleo except I added potatoes and rice and once a week BAD chocolat) for a year. 3 weeks ago I left out potatoes and rice and started to eat more meat and fish and nuts instead, also a bit more good starches (pumpkin). Also I turned to eating organic only. I've also started to work-out every other day since 2 weeks, I did run before but didnt train my muscles. Since 5 days I smell horrible from my armpits! I first thought I was detoxing, getting rid of toxins in my body from drinking alcohol, sugar and non-organic food-chemicals. But my housemate suggested I might also be burning my muscles, which creates ketones. What do you think? My weight is 56 kg and I'm 1,70 female. How much grams fat, carbohydrates and proteines should I eat? As I'm doing a project where I live like a cavewoman in Amsterdam for 100 days (see What about Wilma), I can't drink proteineshakes - really just the stuff they had in paleolithic times. Thanks!! Continue reading >>

The Causes And Solutions For Bad Breath (ketosis Breath)

The Causes And Solutions For Bad Breath (ketosis Breath)

If you’re on a low-carb diet, not all the outcomes are good. One of the side effects you could notice is bad breath. It’s commonly nicknamed ketosis breath, whether it happens when following the ketosis diet, but it can happen with all low carb/high protein diets. In fact, bad breath is becoming an epidemic. This is because so many people now are following these low carb diets. So, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, scientists say that 40% of people on these types of diets report bad breath as one of the worst side effects. I’ve been in your position before with my low carb diets. Your best friend likely has, too. We just get so embarrassed about our bad breath that we tend not to mention it. We just hope that we can mask it with some breath mints. But what is the real cause of bad breath on the ketosis diet? Just why do low carb diets make us stink? And is there anything that we can do to stop the problem? I can share some very positive news. You can stop ketosis breath becoming an issue. You don’t need to become part of the growing epidemic. I’m going to share everything that you can do to stop ketosis breath becoming a problem. So, Why Do We Get Bad Breath? Let’s start with how low carb diets work. When we stop feeding ourselves as many carbs, our bodies have to get the energy in other ways. They do this through the burning of fat, which means the release of ketones in the body. It’s a chemical process since the body can’t create the carbohydrates that it would need to help It’s this process that is causing the bad breath. The great news is that you’re sticking to your diet and you will see a smaller waistline. It will be successful, and you will be able to lose weight. Of course, the downside is that you have to deal with the breath. The mos Continue reading >>

Breaking Down The Ketogenic Diet

Breaking Down The Ketogenic Diet

Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly provide a general information column to The Baltimore Sun's health blog. The latest post is from Shanti Lewis. Can adding more butter and heavy cream to your diet improve your glucose control, help you lose weight, improve neurological function, reduce inflammation and enhance energy? Proponents of the ketogenic diet would advocate that this high-fat, low-carbohydrate, low-protein diet can. While low carbohydrate diets have been trendy in recent years, the ketogenic diet is among the most restrictive of the low carbohydrate options. A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that a low carbohydrate diet was more effective for weight loss and lowers cardiovascular risk factors when compared to a traditional low fat diet in healthy adults (without evidence of heart disease or diabetes). How does the ketogenic diet work? The body tends to break down carbohydrates into glucose as it is the preferred method of obtaining energy. However, when carbohydrates are severely restricted, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies to be used as an alternative energy source in a process called ketosis. What can you eat? In order to promote the production of these fatty acids and ketone bodies in this diet, 80-90 percent of calories consumed must come from fat with the rest coming from a combination of protein and carbohydrates. Generally, carbohydrates are restricted to 5% of total calories; the Institute of Medicine recommends carbohydrate consumption be 45-60% of total calories. Most people who are compliant with a ketogenic diet must restrict all fruit and a lot of dairy products. Typical foods on a ketogenic diet include oils, butter, cream, nuts, non-starchy vegetables, high-fat meats, egg Continue reading >>

Body Odor – Disease, Chronic, Onion & Sour Body Odor

Body Odor – Disease, Chronic, Onion & Sour Body Odor

You are probably wondering what body odor disease is responsible for that offending small that just won’t go away. If that is the case, then read on to discover some of the medical conditions that are commonly associated with body odor. We have also discussed several types of body odor briefly including metallic body odor, vinegar body odor, sour body odor, ketosis body odor, and onion body odor. We sincerely hope that this article will help you make sense of the problem and possibly decide your best course of action to get rid of body odor. Do I have a Body Odor Disease Body odor is commonly attributed to poor hygiene, eating garlic and numerous spicy foods, taking some medication, stress and anxiety, or hormonal fluctuations associated with puberty and menopause. Some people are also genetically predisposed to body odor. Body odor is often however a sign of an underlying medical condition and as Kristie Leong, MD, a family physician in Virginia says, if one is dealing with a case of a body odor disease, “…no amount of personal hygiene care will cure the body odor problem”. Here are some of the common body odor diseases, so to speak: Diabetes: As the UK National Health Service says, diabetes increases an individual’s susceptibility to body odor. Diabetes is know to cause a change in the consistency of sweat such that someone’s smell changes. Often, the body of a diabetic person takes on a fruity smell, an indication of the high volume of glucose in their blood. Patients who are already on insulin to manage their diabetes have a distinctive body odor that smells like acetone. In uncontrolled cases of diabetes, the patient may develop a condition known as ketoacidosis which is noticeable for a distinctive body odor coupled with a sweet taste on the skin and a Continue reading >>

Silicon Valley's Elite Are Flocking To An Extreme High-fat Diet In Hopes Of Living Longer

Silicon Valley's Elite Are Flocking To An Extreme High-fat Diet In Hopes Of Living Longer

A lot of the Silicon Valley elite are doing extreme experiments on their bodies in hopes of prolonging their lives and improving their health. The latest fad among this set is sticking to a so-called 'ketogenic' diet that's exceptionally high in fat and low in carbs and is considered an experimental treatment for diabetes. Think Atkins, but way more extreme. Ambar Bhattacharyya, a managing director with Maverick Ventures, initially embarked on a low-carb, high-fat "ketogenic" diet during the due diligence process for a startup called Virta Health. The diet was designed to transition his body to burning fat as its primary fuel source, rather than glucose. Those on the diet typically eat less than 30 grams of carbs each day. He lost about 7 pounds in the first week, but gave up after a few months. "I started to get really cranky and had to drink a lot of coffee," he recalled. "That meant a lot more bathroom breaks during our partner meeting." Bhattacharyya said that two other investors at the office tried it, meaning about a third of the office was on ketogenic diets. Virta, the company that caught Bhattacharyya's interest, is geared at helping people with type 2 diabetes get off their meds by coaching them to adopt lifestyle changes, including carb restriction. Its doctors have mixed feelings about body-hacking venture capitalists trying to get into nutritional ketosis, without supervision. "If you only try it for a month, you aren't reaping the benefits," says Sarah Hallberg, Virta's medical director. "And if you're not feeling well, it's probably an indication that you're not doing it right." For Virta, she said, the nutritional regimen is only one part of an overall treatment plan. Venrock partner Bryan Roberts gave nutritional ketosis a shot after investing in Virta. Continue reading >>

Body Odor Ketosis

Body Odor Ketosis

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How To Put Your Body Into Ketosis?

How To Put Your Body Into Ketosis?

How to Put Your Body into Ketosis? Ketosis Body | Ketosis Diet Bodybuilding | Ketogenic Bodybuilder | Ketosis Side Effects Body Odor Ketosis happens when you lack enough carbohydrates to burn and produce energy for the brain and body. As a result, the liver will use its stored fat to produce ketones, which will be your new source of energy. When your body gets used to the state of ketosis, you will no longer feel hungry and weak even when you are on a low-carb diet. On a Standard Keto Diet of 20-30 grams of carb intake per day, it usually takes 5 days to get in to ketosis. However, it might take longer if you are consuming a large amount of carbs before starting a keto diet. But, how to put your body into ketosis in a short time? Luckily, there is a way to get you in to ketosis state in just three days or less. The idea is to greatly lower your carb intake. Your body will then quickly adjust and begin burning fat instead of burning carbs. Entering Ketosis in 3 Days or Less First, you need to know the net carbs of the food that you eat. Net carbs, or sometimes called effective carbs, is the total carbohydrate content of food less the amount of fiber. Your goal is to cut down your carb intake into less than 20 net grams. The less carbohydrates you eat, the faster you will enter ketosis. Moderate physical activity can also help at this stage. This way, you will easily burn the small amount of carbohydrates into your system and then your liver will produce more ketones to get more energy. It is also best to eat more fat while you are doing this. Don’t worry about counting calories at this stage. The main question during the first few days in the keto diet is entering ketosis, not losing weight. You can eat as much fat as you can to satisfy your hunger, (you can also maint Continue reading >>

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