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Old 11-09-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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Diet changes and body odor

I'm just starting out training people, and one of my clients is a 4 woman who is 60 pounds overweight. I've recommended that she start eating paleo, which she is, pretty well. Apparently, since she's made her dietary changes, her husband has told her that her body odor smells like cat pee.

Anyone have any ideas what's up with that? Suggestions? She has added some nuts in to her diet, but not a ton.
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:53 PM   #2
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Re: Diet changes and body odor

Both exercise and clean diet will detox the system and she is probrably got some toxic build up.... Also the hormonal response to the stress involved in the life style changes not to mention CF ,if thats what she is doing with you, can produce some interesting funk initialy.
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:10 PM   #3
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if she is eating broccoli then watch out. When I started eating a good amount of broccoli with a meal (3+ cups) I got really gasy. But for the most part it goes away overtime. Now, unless I eat an obscene amount of broccoli, I have no gas issues.
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:58 PM   #4
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Cat pee as in ammonia?
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:31 PM   #5
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Re: Diet changes and body odor

She may smell funky if she's in a ketogenic state...
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Cat pee as in ammonia?
That's what her husband said. I haven't noticed anything ... she's coming 3x/week, and she's one of my daughters' preschool teachers, so I see her pretty frequently, but obviously I don't know her as well as her husband of 20+ years does.

I'm thinking the toxins being purged from her system makes the most sense. She's had IBS for years, and I've told her and am hoping that the paleo diet will help with that.

As an aside, perhaps, she doesn't have a gallbladder ... any changes required for her regarding going paleo? Could this be a factor?

Thanks for everyone's input! My client thanks you too!
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:03 AM   #7
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Re: Diet changes and body odor

she is in ketosis... that acetone smell, is characteristic. She needs to eat more carbs in to balance it out.
Found in dietary changes from a high-carbohydrate to a low-carbohydrate diet. When ketone are circulating in the blood in a higher amount than on the previous high-carbohydrate diet.

Ibs is cause by stress and usually by auto immune reason to stress and menses. Hence it affects more women than men and across the spectrum of socio economic groups. The food relation to IBS has never been proven or connected, its an assumption that maybe its a food allergy trigger.
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Frank, that's really interesting about the IBS. I've never heard that theory before. And I'll pass the word on to her about more carbs. Still good, paleo carbs, right?

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Frank, that's really interesting about the IBS. I've never heard that theory before. And I'll pass the word on to her about more carbs. Still good, paleo carbs, right?

yes.. whole food carbs, should do the trick.
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