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Is The Ketogenic Diet Right For You? Nutritionists Weigh In

You may be hearing a lot about the ketogenic diet as a way to slim down while noshing on butter and heavy cream. This way of eating is suddenly hot among venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, who believe it will help them live longer and healthier, CNBC reports. Some praise the high-fat/ultra low-carb plan for helping them to lose weight and have energy all day long. Other advocates say it finally helped them to get control of their body. How does it work and could it help you? We asked Bonnie Taub-Dix, a registered dietitian nutritionist and author of “Read It Before You Eat It”; and Keri Glassman, nutritionist, registered dietitian and TODAY Tastemaker. To start with, both said they would never advise the ketogenic diet for weight loss. “Cutting out carbs is usually an invitation to overeat them at another point,” Taub-Dix said. “For a diet where you’re looking to lose weight, look good and feel good… I would not recommend a diet like this.” “For safe and effective weight loss, the carb reduction is too extreme,” Glassman added. RELATED: Read inspiring stories of ordinary people slimming down in TODAY's My Weight-Loss Journey Here’s what you need to know: W Continue reading >>

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  1. Jensmom7

    I'm a Hospice Nurse, and yes, sometimes there is a death smell. That's one reason, when I do post mortem care, I look for perfume, Cologne, even baby powder. I sprinkle some on the patient, some on the bed linens-not enough to be overpowering, just so the family has a better sensory memory when they say their final goodbye.

  2. SmilingBluEyes

    I know cancer has a distinctive odor oftentimes, that I detect. And there must be something to it, because dogs can be trained to "sniff out cancer".
    I don't see much dying where I am cause I am not in the hospital setting, but I can smell certain infections and some weird foul odor that goes with certain cancers.
    I have often thought I was crazy, but not anymore. My sense of smell is so keen it drives me crazy sometimes. I smell things my colleagues do not, and often.

  3. LeslieAlexander

    i have noticed this as well and googled "smell of death" because i smelled it last night at work. i've smelled it before, even with animals. i was curious if anyone else has. I am sure when i go to work next my patient will be dead. smelling that smell last night helped me care for him better. i hope he goes in peace.

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