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Doctor insights on: Why Do Low Carb Diets Cause Bad Breath Is There A Way To Fix This Without Loading On Carbs

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Why do low carb diets cause bad breath? Is there a way to fix this without loading on carbs?

Why do low carb diets cause bad breath? Is there a way to fix this without loading on carbs?

Yes: Low carb diets are rich in proteins. Odor producing bacteria in your mouth love proteins , so they multiply... Sometimes rinse with diluted peroxide (1:1) may help. If not - find a dentist who can do "full mouth detox" we do it exclusively in our breath center in calabasas, ca. ...Read more

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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested.
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Eat your vegetables!
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There are plenty of low-carb recipes online. Try something new.
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Try a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wrap for sandwiches
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Could my ultra-low carb diet have caused my prolonged diarrhea?

Could my ultra-low carb diet have caused my prolonged diarrhea?

Get checked: You've been asking a lot of questions on this site about prolonged diarrhea. I think it's time to see a doctor face-to-face! good luck. ...Read more

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Can a low carb diet cause you to lose muscle?

Can a low carb diet cause you to lose muscle?

Low carb: Read this wiki en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/low-carbohydrate_diet. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Don't "mix and match" parts of different diet types
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Consider a stool softener or Miralax if needed for constipation
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Low carb diet takes away acid reflux is it because of eliminating sugars ? Does sugars cause acid reflux?

Low carb diet takes away acid reflux is it because of eliminating sugars ? Does sugars cause acid reflux?

Not really: Reflux results from ring of muscle at lower end of esophagus relaxing & allowing acidic food to reflux up esophagus. Fried/greasy food, spicy food, acidic food, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, carbonated drinks, meds like calcium channel blockers/nsaids etc can all exacerbate reflux. Being overweight, lying down right after eating can too. ...Read more

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Are carbohydrates bad for you? Why do people always talk about low-carb diets?

Are carbohydrates bad for you? Why do people always talk about low-carb diets?

Some are: some processed carbs- like white bread have few nutrients and may result in high blood sugars when digested, The same may go for sugar laden cakes, and many refined baked goods. The better carb choices are fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, whole grains. They are digested slowly, full of nutrients, and higher in fiber when compared to their processed counterparts. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more

Low Carb Diet (Definition)

A low-carb diet emphasis dietary protein and fats, but limits carbohydrates like grains, ...Read more

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