Bad breath? It’s an unpleasant part of life. One we all face it from time to time.
No one likes to get a whiff of someone else’s stinky breath. But I think you’ll agree it’s even worse when you realize your own is offensive.
Talk about embarrassing.
But what if I told you that embarrassment might be the least of your worries?
Because it turns out a mean case of dragon breath could be far more than what you had for dinner coming back to haunt you.
That smell could be a warning sign. An often overlooked symptom of a dangerous disease.
When bad breath is the tell-tale scent of danger
In fact, bad breath could be the fragrant proof that a deadly condition is spiraling out of control in your body at this very moment.
According to experts, smelly breath (and sweat) is an often overlooked symptom of a condition that goes hand in hand with undiagnosed diabetes.
Known as “diabetes breath” by those in the known, it has a very distinct smell. Rotten apples or nail polish remover comes closest to describing it.
And when you have it, it’s a red flag that glucose is running rampant in your body.
It starts with bad breath but ends with death
As you probably know, when you develop type 2 diabetes your body doesn’t use insulin properly. Then, over time, your body becomes unable to make enough insulin to keep up with rising blood sugar levels.
And that tell-tale smell? Chemicals your liver makes when there isn’t enough insulin in your system are what’s behind it.
Known as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), those same ketones or blood acids can also trigger other clues including confusion, shortness of breath, and stomach pain.
Left untreated DKA can lead to fluid buildup in the brain, a heart attack, or kidney failure. In other words, DKA could eventually kill you.
An estimated 7.2 MILLION Americans are walking around in the dark, unaware they have this ticking time bomb in their bodies. And it can all start with an “innocent” case of bad breath.
Prevent and REVERSE diabetes with ONE diet tweak
But now you know how to spot the bad breath warning sign. Which means you may be able to STOP diabetes (and DKA) in its tracks and REVERSE its course.
Slashing adding sugars from your diet is a no-brainer, of course. But don’t stop there.
Researchers recently completed a new analysis of nine different studies on diabetes and diet. And they found that one particular style of eating clearly leads the pack.
It turns out switching to low carb can dramatically reverse rising blood sugars.
You see your body essentially converts carbs to sugar. Which means when you cut WAY back on things like sandwiches, white potatoes, cereals, white rice, and baked goods your blood sugar has a better chance of returning to normal.
If you suspect your bad breath is caused by more than the garlic bread you ate for lunch, don’t ignore it. Get your blood sugar tested to find out.
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