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5 Things Your Eyes Are Trying To Tell You About Your Health - Healthy is gold The eyes have been called the windows to the soul. We can learn a lot about someones mood. A quick glance or sideways look can give us more information than a persons body language. However, the importance of our eyes doesnt stop there. They often give us important clues about our own health. Poor eye health can signal other significant illnesses. Our eyes can give us clues about the rest of our body. If for any reason you have sudden vision loss or double vision, consult a medical professional immediately. This simple sign could point to an approaching stroke. With that said look at these eye conditions, to see what the windows to your soul might be telling you about your overall health. 1. Blurry Vision Having difficulty focusing could be a result of too much time spent in front of a computer screen or mobile device. CVS or computer vision syndrome could be causing too much strain on your eyes and not allowing you to focus properly. This issue has a quick fix: Take frequent breaks away from the screen as much as possible. One other example of blurry vision can be caused by diabetic retinopathy. This con

7 Things Your Breath Is Trying To Tell You

7 things your breath is trying to tell you 7 things your breath is trying to tell you Not-so-minty-fresh breath? It's most likely down to something you ate or because you haven't brushed your teeth properly, you'd think. 7 things your breath tells you about your health. (Getty Image) Not-so-minty-fresh breath? It's most likely down to something you ate or because you haven't brushed your teeth properly, you'd think. But occasionally, particular smells carried on the breath point to serious health problems. Almost all bad breath odours are caused by anaerobic bacteria living in the back of the tongue, throat and tonsils, which break down the proteins in our food as part of their daily job. However, when someone isn't entirely healthy, it can be harder for these bacteria to break down these proteins as they should, leaving particular chemical smells behind. Go through this checklist before you approach your GP or dentist for an opinion. IF YOUR BREATH SMELLS OF PEAR DROPS IT COULD BE: DIABETES One of the tell-tale signs of undiagnosed Type 1 diabetes is the faint smell of pear drops, or ammonia, on the breath. This occurs because a lack of insulin means the body can't use sugar for Continue reading >>

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  1. KELEYJOHNSON

    Sounds like "KETOSIS" in one of my old adkins books
    there was a chapter about your body burning off fats and protein and there being a strong odor...even goes into dipping some type of urine test strips in your urine that change color and tell you when you are in ketosis...I dont remember it all...Hold on...Let me do a quick search....Ok
    Here is what ABOUT.com says about it...
    Question: What is Ketosis?
    Answer: A lot of people are confused by the term "ketosis." You may read that it is a "dangerous state" for the body, and it does sound abnormal to be "in ketosis." But ketosis merely means that our bodies are using fat for energy. Ketones (also called ketone bodies) are molecules generated during fat metabolism, whether from the fat in the guacamole you just ate or fat you were carrying around your middle. When our bodies are breaking down fat for energy, most of the it gets converted more or less directly to ATP. (Remember high school biology? This is the "energy molecule.") But ketones are also produced as part of the process.
    When people eat less carbohydrate, their bodies turn to fat for energy, so it makes sense that more ketones are generated. Some of those ketones (acetoacetate and ß-hydroxybutyrate) are used for energy; the heart muscle and kidneys, for example, prefer ketones to glucose. Most cells, including the brain cells, are able to use ketones for at least part of their energy. But there is one type of ketone molecule, called acetone, that cannot be used and is excreted as waste, mostly in the urine and breath (sometimes causing a distinct breath odor).
    If enough acetone is in our urine, it can be detected using a dipstick commonly called by the brand name Ketostix (though there are other brands, as well). Even though everyone is generating ketones continuously, this detection in the urine is what is commonly called "ketosis."
    The higher the concentration of ketones in the urine, the more purple the sticks will turn. The Atkins Diet, in particular, advises people to monitor ketosis as an indication of fat burning. Other reduced carbohydrate diets don't pay much attention to this, or aren't low enough in carbs to make much of an impression on the sticks. (The latter type of diet is sometimes called a "nonketogenic" low-carb diet.)
    Why do some people think ketosis is a bad thing?
    There is an assumption that if a body is burning a lot of fat for energy, it must not be getting "enough" glucose. However, there is no indication, from studying people on reduced carbohydrate diets, that this is the case (though there is usually a short period of adjustment -- less than a week, in most cases). Although it's true that our bodies can't break fat down into glucose (though, interestingly, they easily use glucose to make fat), our bodies can convert some of the protein we eat into glucose. Indeed, this works well for people who don't tolerate a lot of sugar, because this conversion happens slowly so it doesn't spike blood glucose.
    A dangerous condition called ketoacidosis can develop in those with type 1 diabetes, and it is sometimes confused with normal ketosis. The body usually avoids this state by producing insulin, but people with type 1 diabetes are unable to produce insulin. Even most people with type 2 diabetes who inject insulin usually produce enough insulin of their own to prevent ketoacidosis.

  2. RENA1965

    agree with [email protected] on this one. I also smell it when people eat 1200 calories or less working with the elderly..
    You can't cover this smell up even brushing your teeth and a doctor would note this detail and be asking serious questions about your nutrition. I eat balanced but because my body consumes all my calories from body building I went over to whey protein but only the days I train.. I don't have this smell when sweating or breathing, but physically just loss all the fat padding around my eyes cheek bones and places we need it to look healthy. If I don't use a suppliment this smell will come as my body uses more energy than I have on my frame and muscle protein is what is left..

  3. LAURIE5658

    OMG! I thought I was either the only one that experienced this or I was losing my mind. This is a very interesting post. Who woulda thunk?

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Mar 10, 2014 from diabetes smelling like nail polish remover to liver failure of raw fish, doctors say diseases could eventually be diagnosed just acetone the major ingredient in is found naturally body. Sudden warning signs that could save your life. You may also experience a fruity taste in your mouth that persists even after you've brushed teeth. Ketosis may also smell, but the odor is usually more subtle due to lower concentrations of acetone true or false your breath helps you determine if diabetes under control. To demonstrate oct 20, 2016 drniemiec, a board certified veterinary dentist. It is often described as smelling like fruit or nail polish remover. Dr oz breath smells like nail polish remover or acetone. One of the ketones, acetone (a chemical found in nail polish), can cause your breath to smell like oct 13, 2003 not everyone acetone, but if you can, most sensitive vehicle is i think it very unlikely that what describe has anything do with take into account other causes determine could a ketone on non diabetic person normal he does follow low carb diet. Sudden warning signs that could save your life breath smells like nail polish diabetes forumacetone a sign for eatin

Why Does Your Breath Smell Like Acetone?

It is a common practice to relate a strong smelling breath with the food that someone has eaten. This is true in most of the cases, for example, eating garlic or onion may cause the development of a pungent smell in your mouth. However, in some cases, the foul-smelling breath may reveal much more than this. If a persons breath reminds you of acetone, more commonly known as the typical nail polish remover, it could be an indicator of several health conditions, the most prominent of them being diabetes. The way your breath smells can, in fact, tell about your overall health. This article will explore the reasons why your breath may smell just like acetone and what it indicates about the status of your health. Diabetes can alter the way your breath smells, leading to bad breath, also known as halitosis. In a study performed in 2009, researchers concluded that the analysis of a persons breath can help in the identification of pre-diabetics when their disease is in extremely early phases. Two different circumstances, both associated with diabetes, can lead to bad breath. These include a high level of ketones and gum disease. The gum diseases, also known as periodontal disease, include Continue reading >>

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  1. holymolysoly

    I am on day 21 and my husband has remarked on several occasions that my breath is absolutely horrific and offensive. After some searching in this forum and online, it seems the most likely culprits are ketosis and acetone breath from the over-consumption of protein? I dont think either of these are possible culprits, but over the last few days, I have increased my starchy veggie consumption to two per day and my husband said it hasn't helped. I am a nursing mamma to an almost 2 year old, so I figured I could use the extra starchy veggie because he still nurses 4 to 6 times in a 24 hour period. I follow the meal template fairly strictly so I don't think I am lacking or overdoing it in terms of protein or plant based starches/carbs. I feel great and want to continue with a very slow reintroduction of just a few things but my husband said he can barely tolerate the next 9 days and he is looking forward to me eating "normally" and my bad breath issue resolving ASAP. Any suggestions ? I really would like to make this way of eating a lifestyle and the breath issue is the only impediment for me.

  2. ladyshanny

    On July 25, 2016 at 10:12 PM, holymolysoly said:



    I am on day 21 and my husband has remarked on several occasions that my breath is absolutely horrific and offensive. After some searching in this forum and online, it seems the most likely culprits are ketosis and acetone breath from the over-consumption of protein? I dont think either of these are possible culprits, but over the last few days, I have increased my starchy veggie consumption to two per day and my husband said it hasn't helped. I am a nursing mamma to an almost 2 year old, so I figured I could use the extra starchy veggie because he still nurses 4 to 6 times in a 24 hour period. I follow the meal template fairly strictly so I don't think I am lacking or overdoing it in terms of protein or plant based starches/carbs. I feel great and want to continue with a very slow reintroduction of just a few things but my husband said he can barely tolerate the next 9 days and he is looking forward to me eating "normally" and my bad breath issue resolving ASAP. Any suggestions ? I really would like to make this way of eating a lifestyle and the breath issue is the only impediment for me.
    Hi,
    The most common culprits is ketosis but could also be from dehydration causing dry mouth which allows bacteria to breed.
    If would be most helpful if you would outline your last few days of food including portion sizes, specific vegetables/fat types and quantities, fluids, exercise etc. We can take a look and see if anything stands out.

  3. holymolysoly

    Thanks so much for the response. I generally walk between 5-7 miles a day and sleep is disrupted with several night time wake-ups since my son does not sleep through the night yet.
    Here's what my days have looked like:
    M1 - 3 scrambled eggs cooked in ghee
    1/3 of a 6 inch in diameter acorn squash drizzled with some EVOO
    1 trader joe's bag of organic spinach, steamed to yield about a cup
    1/2 cup coconut milk in coffee
    M2 - 3 turkey meatballs (each a bit smaller than a tennis ball),
    1 cup home made complaint marinara
    2 cups green beans (steamed)
    2 tbsp ghee mixed into marinara after cooking
    M3 - 1 and a half boneless skinless chicken thighs cooked into a curry with
    1 cup broccoli, 1/2 cup red peppers
    Served atop cauli rice with 1-2 tbsp of ghee mixed in after cooking
    Yesterday
    M1 - Fritatta made with 2 eggs, 1/4 cup ground chicken, asparagus, zucchini, onions, spinach
    roasted potatoes with herbs
    1/2 cup coconut milk with coffee
    M2 - Buffalo chicken spaghetti squash bake (PaleoOMG recipe)
    Mixed greens with tomato and cucumber, EVOO and balsamic
    M3 - ground turkey with 2 cups of veggies (same as in morning fritatta) with 1-2 tbsp of ghee mixed in after cooking
    I practice good oral hygeine and brush and floss twice a day. I have been carrying around mouth wash and using that several times a day as well. I can't tell that my breath smells bad. Also, I never had this issue before W30, and do not have any underlying medical conditions that could be causing this. My husband mentioned bad breath to me the last time I did a W30 in October of 2013, but he doesn't recall it being as severe as it is now. About a week ago, I ate squash or potato at every meal for 2 or 3 days and my husband said it wasn't as rancid but that he could still smell it.

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Learn more at www.heasduphealth.com/levl New to low carb or ketogenic eating and unsure if youre in ketosis? Or eating low carb but not achieving the results you were hoping for? Measuring breath ketones with the LEVL ketone breath meter is an accurate and non-invasive method to measuring and tracking. No more poking your finger multiple times a day to get feedback on whether or not what youre doing is working. Find out more about how this device works and how to easily track this data along with other metrics using Heads Up Health. In this podcast episode, Dave Korsunsky, sits down with Joe Anderson, Ph.D. of LEVL. Together they share how tracking breath ketones with the LEVL ketone breath meter and integrating it into your Heads Up Health account can help you optimize your approach to fat burning and metabolic health. Listen in iTunes! In this episode, youll learn about the LEVL ketone breath meter and much more: The correlation between breath acetone to fat loss Importance of using an FDA approved medical device for testing What makes the LEVL ketone breath meter accurate How the LEVL ketone breath meter doesnt allow you to test inaccurately Learn how the LEVL ketone breath mete

Ketosis Breath: Causes And Prevention

Bad breath isn’t life threatening or a health problem but rather socially embarrassing. Usually, bad breath is associated with poor oral hygiene or from eating garlic for lunch. However, adopting a ketogenic diet may be the cause of bad breath. The ketogenic diet has a plethora of amazing health benefits such as, improving fat burning, brain function and reduces inflammation. House of Keto Monitor™ is an accurate breath based device developed to measure the ketone levels in your system. Shortly after starting a ketogenic diet many people report foul breath or a bad taste in their math. This is extremely common and fortunately can be overturned. Find out more: House of Keto Monitor™ Causes Excess Protein People often consume protein as their primary source of calories when adopting a ketogenic diet as they’re reluctant to eating high amounts of fat. When someone consumes higher amounts of protein, ammonia is set free from the body through the breath. The smell varies from fruity or similar to apples that are fermenting or rotting. A high protein diet inhibits the ability to get into ketosis because excess proteins can actually be converted into sugar through gluconeogenesis. Continue reading >>

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  1. pamb

    My, but life is full of little challenges. Our latest is the observation that our bedroom, where my CFS husband spends 20 hrs/day or so, is just plain stinky.
    This post is mostly a curious one, wondering if anyone else has ever noticed this?
    We've washed everything, change sheets and his clothes very often and still a stinky bedroom. I've even moved everything and taken every drawer out so see if we had a dead mouse somewhere. nope.
    All I can conclude is that is it from dear husband's breath. It definitely smells like he has ketosis, something I'm familar with from our past competitive athletic days when serious over-training would lead your body to start living off itself, resulting in very weird breath. And for sure the stinky part would be compounded by the fact he is always cold, so has the heat cranked up and is always closing the door to keep the heat in. When he is not in the room we open the door and windows, even just a bit if it is cold, and wide open if warm. That helps a bit but not for long. If we had two bedrooms I'd rotate him day to day, but alas, just one.
    So, is it just us, or has anyone else noticed something similar? Of course, if so, any and all suggestions to alleviate are welcome.

  2. George

    After my CFS became active I noticed a distinct body oder change. I smelled 'sour', my sweat, breath, urine everything it seemed had gone sour on me. (grins) I was watching Rocky and Bullwinkel (long story) when I saw a short on using chlorophyll to get rid of onion breath. I remembered something about this from middle school chemistry so I looked it up on the web. Sure enough it's suppose to help with body odor. So I order some and I've been drinking a teaspoon in water twice a day for just over three months now.
    It has worked for me like a charm. Plus my digestive process seems to be working better as well. Now my house is back to just smelling like dogs. (big grins)

  3. richvank

    Ketosis in CFS
    pamb said: ↑
    My, but life is full of little challenges. Our latest is the observation that our bedroom, where my CFS husband spends 20 hrs/day or so, is just plain stinky.
    This post is mostly a curious one, wondering if anyone else has ever noticed this?
    We've washed everything, change sheets and his clothes very often and still a stinky bedroom. I've even moved everything and taken every drawer out so see if we had a dead mouse somewhere. nope.
    All I can conclude is that is it from dear husband's breath. It definitely smells like he has ketosis, something I'm familar with from our past competitive athletic days when serious over-training would lead your body to start living off itself, resulting in very weird breath. And for sure the stinky part would be compounded by the fact he is always cold, so has the heat cranked up and is always closing the door to keep the heat in. When he is not in the room we open the door and windows, even just a bit if it is cold, and wide open if warm. That helps a bit but not for long. If we had two bedrooms I'd rotate him day to day, but alas, just one.
    So, is it just us, or has anyone else noticed something similar? Of course, if so, any and all suggestions to alleviate are welcome.
    Hi, pamd.
    As far as I know, this degree of ketosis is unusual in CFS. Most PWCs have some elevation of beta hydroxybutyrate in their urine organic acids tests, but I don't think that having such severe ketosis that acetone is exhaled in significant quantities is very common in CFS. Maybe others will correct me if I am wrong about this.
    I do have some concern about your husband, because if ketosis becomes too severe, it results in ketoacidosis, which can be life-threatening. In this situation, the levels of the ketones become high enough in the blood to overcome the body's ability to buffer their acidity, so that the blood pH drops too low. I think it would be a good idea to have the pH of his blood measured. If it is too low, a doctor could help to raise it up. That would not stop the generation of ketones, but it would protect your husband.
    I would be very interested to see the results of a urine organic acids test on your husband. I see that Genova Diagnostics serves France through [email protected] Their urine organic acids test is called the Metabolic Analysis Profile.
    Generally speaking, ketosis occurs when acetyl-CoA rises high compared to normal in the cells.
    This is usually a result of the cells not being able to get enough glucose. The usual causes of ketosis are diabetes, starvation, a very high-fat ("ketogenic") diet, or prolonged, severe exercise, as you mentioned. When the cells do not get enough glucose, they cannot make oxaloacetate fast enough, and thus there is not enough of it to react with acetyl-CoA, so acetyl-CoA rises. It then reacts with itself to produce ketones.
    In your husband's case, I doubt that any of the usual causes of ketosis are present. I think that it is more likely that he has a severe block in his Krebs cycle, causing a very high rise in citrate, and that for some reason (perhaps genetic), his body is not able to divert the high citrate into the synthesis of fat. The result is back-pressure on the citrate synthase reaction, which would cause acetyl CoA to rise, thus generating ketones. I'm guessing that your husband does not gain weight. Is that correct?
    I think that most PWCs, who also have a Krebs cycle block, are able to divert citrate into making stored fat, and that prevents them from developing severe ketosis. It also causes them to tend to gain weight.
    The fact that your husband always feels cold is evidence of mitochondrial dysfunction (note that the Krebs cycle is located in the mitochondria, so a block in the Krebs cycle would be consistent with this).
    You asked for suggestions of how to alleviate this problem. Elsewhere on this forum I have posted about the Simplified Treatment Approach for lifting the partial methylation cycle block in CFS. When this treatment is successful (as in about two-thirds of the PWCs who have tried it) it allows glutathione to come up to normal, and that should eventually correct the problems in the mitochondria. If this worked in your husband's case, I think it would stop the ketosis. If you want to look into this further, you could go to this website: http://www.cfsresearch.org Click on M.E./CFS, and then on my name. As I've noted elsewhere, my position is that a person needs to be monitored by a physician while on this treatment. I also favor running the methylation pathways panel to determine whether there is a partial methylation cycle block before trying the treatment. This panel is offered by the Vitamin Diagnostics lab in the U.S. and by the European Laboratory of Nutrients in the Netherlands.
    I hope this is helpful.
    Best regards,
    Rich

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