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  • Ketosis/ horrible taste in mouth

    So I am a week into my fruit-free whole30. Not intentionally VLC but fruit messes with my blood sugar and gives me cravings so I took it out for now. As when I started paleo last year, I have the most disgusting taste in my mouth. I imagine my breath must stink as well, dh is the type to not notice, but still.

    I read that once the body adjusts to fat burning it stops overspilling ketones and the taste goes away. Is that right? Because it's disgusting! I don't like to speak when I'm at work as I am in close proximity in a care job and I don't want to kill anyone LOL.

    It is bloomin good to know I am burning fat anyway. After being dependant on 3 hourly meals and snacks with wholegrain carbs and protein, I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!
    Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

    Eat food. Mostly real. Enjoy life.

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  • #2
    "Assmouth," as Robb Wolf calls it, is the *only* downside of this whole thing for me.
    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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    • #3
      I've noticed that if I up my H2O intake it usually helps push the ketones & toxins out and diminishes that foul breath.
      "You can always do more than you think you can !" Sensei Scash

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      • #4
        Ditto for upping the water. If nothing else, it takes the taste away for a while.
        "So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
        And we never even know we have the key."
        ~The Eagles, "Already Gone"

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        • #5
          From me that taste go away after 2 or 3 weeks doing daily IF. So I guess is an initial stage of body adaptation

          Anyway what I did to overcome it, was drinking water and chewing cloves or cinnamon sticks.
          Rephrasing the famous Socrates quote: "All I know is that I know nothing" and about that fact, I am still not so sure.

          Greetings! from Jorge from Venezuela.

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          • #6
            I hope so Diedelser!

            I drink 5 pints of water a day so I don't think I can up that lol.

            I just swilled with mouthwash but it came right back. Gah!
            Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

            Eat food. Mostly real. Enjoy life.

            Health, energy, wellbeing, vitality, joy, LIFE! Health At Every Size

            "Do not ask what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
            Harold Whitman

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            • #7
              Drink lots of water, tea; some brush with baking soda. I am more in ketosis than not, but don't get the bad breath which I attribute to drinking a couple liters of tea, mostly green, a day. Of course, some people may be more apt to experince this side effect. Chewing on parsley is supposed to sweeten the breath, and it is primal.
              This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

              Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
              Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

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              • #8
                Thanks. Parsley and cinnamon sticks sound worth a try. I think I'll clean my teeth before work as well, just to be on the safe side!

                I got dh to smell my breath and he said it smelt slightly different from usual but not bad at all. He has a rubbish sense of smell so I won't trust that, but at least it means he doesn't think I stink!
                Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

                Eat food. Mostly real. Enjoy life.

                Health, energy, wellbeing, vitality, joy, LIFE! Health At Every Size

                "Do not ask what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
                Harold Whitman

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                • #9
                  It goes away after 2-3 weeks. In the mean time, brush your teeth often, drink lots of water, eat dark chocolate or fruits to cut the bad taste, and try not to talk too closely to anyone.

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                  • #10
                    Yes, I remember this part. It did last for about 2 weeks, progressively getting better with each and every day. To combat this I had plenty of olive oil and coconut oil which seem to freshen things up without changing my brushing habits. I can also assure you dark chocolate (100% cacao) helps tremendously as well!

                    After switching to Primal, my breath is fresher than ever thanks to not ingesting sugar and starchy foods.
                    "You can have it all, but how much do you want it?"

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                    • #11
                      My mother has a sour taste in her mouth for about 2-3 weeks now as well after going primal/paleo. Any other useful tips to make it better besides what mentioned already + waiting for it to go away?

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                      • #12
                        ok so when does this ass-mouth go away? I have had it since mid April, it is mid June now and yeah my breathe smells like bad fart. I am curling my wife's hair and melting the screen of my E-reader.
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                        • #13
                          Isn't the smell really coming from your lungs and not really your mouth? I think this is why it's very hard to keep the death breath away. I really don't feel like the smell goes away. It just gets stronger on certain days than others.
                          My husband smells that smell on me like two feet away. ugh...it's so hard.

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