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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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Dr. Arthur Heller
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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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Can a low carb diet cause more acidic urine?

Can a low carb diet cause more acidic urine?

Possible : It depends on what's in your low carb diet. If you eat lots of protein and citrus fruits, your urine ph could be acidic. Which in itself is rarely a problem. You can dilute the acid urine by drinking more water. ...Read more

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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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Globulin nml but is decreasing urinalysis nml and grf remains between 80-97 depending on my diet for 10 years. Could low carb diet cause this or what

Globulin nml but is decreasing urinalysis nml and grf remains between 80-97 depending on my diet for 10 years.  Could low carb diet cause this or what

What is the problem?: Glomerular filtration rate estimated from a spot serum creatinine means very little; bodybuilders are all in early kidney failure. If your globulin is reasonably close to the normal range, and your Albumin is as well, i would not be concerned especially if your physician is not. ...Read more

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What causes off of a low-carb diet without gaining weight?

What causes off of a low-carb diet without gaining weight?

It's calories, not c: It's not carbs, but calories, that determine whether you'll lose weight. A calorie is a calorie to your body, and it takes 3500 to gain or lose a pound. Eat less, exercise more and you'll be fine. ...Read more

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Can a low carb diet cause higher urine ph?

Can a low carb diet cause higher urine ph?

Possible : It depends on what's in your low carb diet. If you eat lots of protein and citrus fruits, your urine ph could be acidic. Which in itself is rarely a problem. You can dilute the acid urine by drinking more water. ...Read more

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On low carb diet last few bloodwork globulin normal but each time lower 3.0 2.8 now 2.5 what would cause this?

Not significant: The globulin is something we usually don't have to pay any attention to. It's blood proteins other than albumin, which is the primary blood protein. They do include the gamma globulins that are important to fight infection and can be deficient in very rare diseases. But you are describing a small change that doesnt look important. ...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