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What Are The Main Differences Between Nutritional Ketosis, And Ketosis?

I believe these can be used interchangeably. Ketosis is ketosis - this term describes a metabolic state characterized by elevated level of ketone bodies in your blood and low blood glucose levels, induced either by consumption of exogenous ketones or medium-chain triglycerides that are quickly metabolized into ketones, or by starvation (or, at least, restriction of carbohydrates), which switches your body’s metabolic machinery to utilizing fat oxidation as the main source of energy (byproducts of fat oxidation in the absence of glucose are then metabolized further into ketone bodies that can be used as energy substrate by most tissues). “Nutritional ketosis” is more often used to describe a voluntary exercise of inducing ketosis through certain dietary practices (in other words, this is ketosis as a result of a specific nutrition). But, given that nutrition (or lack thereof) still remains a primary method of inducing ketosis (barring direct consumptino of ketone esters, etc.) - most of the time, any ketosis is nutritional ketosis. Continue reading >>

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  1. Javier Gómez

    Cervical cancer has a characteristic smell due to the presence of dibutyl phtalate, and other volatile organic compounds.
    In a diagnostic test trial a Beagle dog was trained to recognize cervical cancer odor. He was able to detect and discriminate cancer and non cancer odors with a sensitivity of 96,5% [95% CI 90,51 -100] a specificity of 99,55% [95% CI 98,8 - 100] and a positive predictive value of 96,36% [95% IC 90,51 - 100].
    There are other reports about dogs ability to sniff out breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer and bladder cancer (this last one with a sensibility of 41%), narcolepsy, migraines and hypoglycemia .
    Sources:
    Guerrero-Flores et al. A non-invasive tool for detecting cervical cancer odor by trained scent dogs. BMC Cancer (2017) 17:79
    Willis Carolyn et al. Olfatory detection of human bladder cancer by dogs: proof of principle study. BMJ (2004);329:712

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  2. Xu Beixi

    Fetor hepaticus , symptomatic of portal hypertension.
    Uremic fetor , symptomatic of chronic kidney disease.
    Bad breath, could be caused by not brushing, as well as “disorders in the nose , sinuses , throat , lungs , esophagus , or stomach ”. Diabetic ketoacidosis can give one a fruity/acetone smelling breath, too.

    Body odor, commonly harmless, could be caused by certain types of food, microbes on the skin, gland secretions, getting sprayed by a skunk, etc. Metabolic disorders can cause one to smell odd; people who can’t process an amino acid called phenylalanine smell musty, and those with trimethylaminuria smell fishy.
    And from a rather humourously written paper:
    Infectious diseases were known by their characteristics odors--scrofula as smelling like stale beer; typhoid, like freshly baked brown bread; rubella, like plucked feathers; and diphtheria, as "sweetish." Anosmics might be banned from medical school.

    What does Candida smell like--a "heavy sweetness"? Darier's disease in poor control--"organic"? Pseudomonal infections--"foul and biting"? And are not our patients with noninfected eczematous dermatitis distinct for lacking any peculiar odor, do they not actually smell "dry"?

    Scratch and sniff. The dynamic duo.

  3. Matt Morgan

    There are numerous bad stinks I have come across, but the one that made me almost vomit was a patient with gastrocolic fistula. In this disease, the large intestine somehow gets connected to the stomach, so the fecal material refluxes into stomach and the patient has poo stink breath.

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