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Sudden bad breath, but not from ketosis?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 23, 2012 at 1:02 AM

I've been doing paleo for about 2 months, and things are going well. I lost 7 of the 15 pounds I want to lose and am really enjoying my more healthy eating habits.

Suddenly, by breath became crazy offensive.

I'm clearly not in ketosis because of the qty. of fruit and some other carbs I'm eating.

I wish I could pinpoint the exact day it started, so I could try and think back and see what happened, but I can't put my finger on it.

So, I'll ask this difficult to answer question this way:

Other than ketosis, what might account for a sudden and unpleasant change in breath?

Could too much fat, fruit sugar, salt, acid beverages cause this?

I did notice white film on my tong which I mouth washed and scraped off.

Some recent dietary changes: started eating lots of kerry-gold pastured butter, started V8 (low sodium), started eating a lot of bananas (trying to boost my potassium), started eating more justins nut butters (the yummy almond + choc). I think I had sour cream on potato pancake while out (not usual) around the time it started (I think).

I do realize I'm not being very helpful, but any non-ketosis breath thoughts would be very much appreciated.

Thanks, Mike

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on September 13, 2013
at 05:03 AM

Try regularly flushing your sinuses with salt water. Also try gargling with hydrogen peroxide 3%. Don't eat any dairy foods or drink tea or coffee or anything with sugar or alcohol in it. I can tell you Oraltech Labs advice worked for my bad breath and I think I tried most other products on the market. Its not easy as the program has you treating all causes of bad breath just in case your suffering from any one cause and don't know it. I was happy to follow the Oraltech Labs program just to get my life back. http://www.oraltechlabs.com

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on April 24, 2012
at 04:50 AM

In the Pacific NW, allergy season is in full swing. I get many more of these at this time of year.

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on April 23, 2012
at 01:23 AM

Thanks for responding. GI seems ok. Pretty regular 1x /day , occasionally 2x /day.

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on April 23, 2012
at 01:19 AM

Any chance you are having stomach issues? I know constipation can cause bad breath... other stomach issues might as well.

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on April 23, 2012
at 01:23 AM

Thanks for responding. GI seems ok. Pretty regular 1x /day , occasionally 2x /day.

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on April 23, 2012
at 06:39 AM

Tonsil stones sometimes you can't see them

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on April 24, 2012
at 04:50 AM

In the Pacific NW, allergy season is in full swing. I get many more of these at this time of year.

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on April 24, 2012
at 06:46 AM

Just because I hadn't seen it, I'll add this. It could be fructose intolerance/allergy. I'm given to understand that one method docs use for diagnosis is to smell the breath.

Glad you got better! ('She turned me into a newt!')

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7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

on April 24, 2012
at 01:57 AM

I suddenly got better.

Not sure if it was the tong scraping or something else.

I'll have to keep a better eye on the situation.

Thanks everyone for the emails. Definitely some good info to keep in the back of my mind!

Mike

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on April 23, 2012
at 03:41 AM

If it is in your mouth, try one round of oil pulling. Every once in a while I think I get tiny, tiny bits of meat stuck that floss and brushing don't get, but 20 minutes drawing the oil through my teeth leaves my breath coconutty fresh.

If you can't figure it out through process of elimination, it is really strong, and really weird go get a check up because certain illnesses and cancers can give you weird breath.

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on April 23, 2012
at 01:38 AM

Too many hard boiled eggs give me really foul breath.

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