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VLC and bad fishy breath?

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Created April 03, 2011 at 2:05 AM

So I'm a month in, and besides the singing voice thing the only other complaint is that my breath is awful!

I know ketosis can cause bad breath, but what I've read suggested that it's mostly an acetone sort of smell. This is much worse. I've noticed that on days when I don't have any sugars or carbs my breath gets a stale doggy/fishy twinge. It sucks! And it makes my girlfriend back off and not wanna kiss me. Ugh. I just had to go brush my teeth in the middle of cuddling while watching A Bronx Tale, because she sat up and said "WOOOOOOF! You smell like wet puppy!"

I've never ever had a problem with halitosis before...Anyone else dealt with this?

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on April 24, 2011
at 04:17 PM

In my experience, the only time you really get the 'sweet fruity breath' (think pears and acetone), is when your body is overproducing ketone bodies, which primarily happens in ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is bad, ketosis is not.

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on April 21, 2011
at 06:47 PM

isnt keto breath a sign of diabetes? one sign of dieabetes is a 'sweet or fruity taste and breath...... not only is there lots of bacteris in the crevises of the tongue, but fungus ( candidas ) enjoys the moisture and warmth of the mouth. i had oral fungal infefection. it is the worst oral infection that can become a systematic infection.

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on April 03, 2011
at 02:55 PM

I second the fresh mint. Fresh parsley is great for breath too.

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on April 03, 2011
at 05:12 AM

I do still have my tonsils. Tonsilolith is the scientific term! Ick...the picture they have on the wiki entry almost made me heave.

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on April 03, 2011
at 04:43 AM

Thanks Dexter! I'll try it.

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on April 03, 2011
at 03:39 AM

You have keto breath and nothing more.

A half a yam or sweetpotato every other day microwaved first to just soft, then sliced into rounds and pan fried in coconut oil for breakfast along with eggs and bacon got rid of my keto breath. Just enough of a carb to keep me right on the edge of ketosis.

I also am able to grow fresh mint in garden pots and I cut a few sprigs and chew on them and swallow the leaves to get them in my digestive track. Also eliminates keto breath.

Also be sure you brush your tongue when brushing teeth. Lots of bacteria in the crevises of the tongue to turn breath bad.

76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

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on April 03, 2011
at 02:55 PM

I second the fresh mint. Fresh parsley is great for breath too.

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(5639)

on April 03, 2011
at 04:43 AM

Thanks Dexter! I'll try it.

Ef4547c4966188ca5f7c6681320a2f25

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on April 21, 2011
at 06:47 PM

isnt keto breath a sign of diabetes? one sign of dieabetes is a 'sweet or fruity taste and breath...... not only is there lots of bacteris in the crevises of the tongue, but fungus ( candidas ) enjoys the moisture and warmth of the mouth. i had oral fungal infefection. it is the worst oral infection that can become a systematic infection.

Db4ad76f6f307a6f577e175710049172

(2297)

on April 24, 2011
at 04:17 PM

In my experience, the only time you really get the 'sweet fruity breath' (think pears and acetone), is when your body is overproducing ketone bodies, which primarily happens in ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is bad, ketosis is not.

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on April 03, 2011
at 04:44 AM

Do you still have your tonsils? Sometimes changes in diet can temporarily cause harmless tonsil stones to form in the back of your throat- they look like little white lumps and they awful and could cause bad breath. Check in a mirror, if you have them you can pop them out with a q-tip.

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on April 03, 2011
at 05:12 AM

I do still have my tonsils. Tonsilolith is the scientific term! Ick...the picture they have on the wiki entry almost made me heave.

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on April 05, 2011
at 01:32 AM

The essence of the Every Other Day Diet is that if today is strictly prohibited many of the products, then tomorrow you can eat them. Every Other Day Diet is effective diet for those who cannot!

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