What Do Nail Polish Remover and Fat Burning Have In Common?

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Have you been wondering why your breath smells like acetone on keto? Or, maybe your breath smells like nail polish remover while on keto. Well, in this video I’m going to explain why this happens and what to do about keto breath. 

There are three types of ketones:

• Beta-hydroxybutyrate 
• Acetoacetate
• Acetone

Acetone is the ketone that has the same chemistry as nail polish remover. If your body is making acetone from fat, it’s not toxic. However, if you consume acetone, it is very toxic. Consuming nail polish remover is not the same as going into ketosis.

Acetone comes out of your breath while you’re still adapting to running on ketones. This can give you acetone breath on keto until you become fully keto-adapted. If your breath smells fruity or like nail polish remover, it’s a sign that you’re in ketosis. The smell is just temporary.

Benefits of ketosis:

• Hunger goes down 
• More weight loss
• Decreased inflammation
• Better blood sugar stabilization 

If you want to speed up the transitional phase to get rid of acetone breath:

• Drop your carbs lower
• Fast longer

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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