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  2. Mar 27, 2019

Keto Diet: Stinky Side Effects

Does the keto diet really have smelly side effects?!

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A growing number of women are claiming that they have developed a very foul odor in an intimate area since going on a high-fat keto diet. There are so many stories out there that the Internet is now referring to the phenomenon as “keto crotch.”

But are these claims real or does this stink of a phony urban legend?

Join “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll and plant-based board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist Christie Cobb, M.D., as they sniff out what’s fact and what’s fiction.

Plus, Lee Crosby, R.D., L.D., returns to the show to talk about other proven side effects of keto, including constipation, the “keto flu,” and a little unpleasant something called “disaster pants.”

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