Ok peeps, so I don’t even know where to start on this topic but it has surfaced everywhere online it seems, none from any reputable sources but surfaced just the same. I have been reading articles from New York Post, Global News and even Womens Health all raging about “keto crotch”, yes that’s what I said. So if you want to know if this is a real side affect of the keto lifestyle keep reading.
There are many magazines, online advertisements and even radio shows gossiping about how the keto diet can give you a smelly region down below, when I read these I thought there was no way anyone could fall for this nonsense right? Wrong, a lot of people are getting misinformed and missing out on the benefits of a keto way of life. So I have put together this small article to “debunk” this theory. At the end of this article Dr. Ken D Berry also discredits this gossip.
Va Jay Jay pH
When I thought about writing this article I had so many mixed feelings, mostly got a chuckle out of it. I personally think exaggerating this topic is coming straight from the mouths of uneducated people, the same people that think Keto is just “sizzling steaks or bacon with cheese drenched eggs” as the New York Post described. Yea I eat that stuff but always in moderation, for me its usually a treat or as a reward. Anyone that truly has educated themselves on this way of life knows we focus on healthy fats, in my article “fat does not make you fat” I clearly explain the difference.
Alright lets get down to business of our action area, your va jay jay (if you have one) has a ph balance. PH is a measurement of how basic or acidic something is, a normal pH of your lady garden is between 3.8 and 4.5 which is a little acidic.
All throughout our lives our pH balances change and for many reasons. The pH can change because of anything from when you reach your “ready to produce babies” stage to later in life when you reach pre-menopausal. Just a few factors that can change your tunnel of love’s pH balance are:
Unprotected sex – Semen is alkaline, which will throw off the balance of our honey pots. In this same category unprotected sex can lead to many problems that would definitely throw off your pH and cause more serious issues.
Antibiotics – If we don’t know this yet our girly parts have good and bad bacteria and antibiotics destroy both. That is why a lot of women get a yeast infection while taking these medications.
Shark Week – Shark week is a common keto term us ladies use for that time of the month. Our menstrual blood is a little basic, so it raises the pH balance, and another thing to take into consideration is what we use for this time of the month. If we are using tampons and allowing that blood to sit there for 6-8 hours absorbing into out bodies the balance is going to be higher.
Douching – I personally hate this word but in my opinion its an outdated term. This is in reference to flushing out our kitty cage, which I might add is not recommended. This greatly increases the pH level of the holiest of holy’s.
Now, when our pH balance is off, it can change the natural scent of our love triangle. Above I have only listed a few factors that can do this, there are many more that can do the same thing. I want to add in here a quote from Jessica Shepperd M.D. who is a gynecologist in Dallas: “any diet can change your vaginal ph balance”.
So even if the keto lifestyle changes the pH of your pear hotel, I for one can say it is not going to a foul odor or unpleasant essence.
I’m here to educate & entertain
Since I have actually got this far on the ridiculous attempt to discredit or to deter people from living a healthier lifestyle. I would like to explain that “acetone” which is something we as keto’ers do emit from being in ketosis gives off a fruity scent, not a foul or fishy odor.
Being as serious as I can be, if you are releasing a fishy odor or anything unpleasant please see your Doctor as soon as possible. I am sure she/he will have a reasonable explanation as to why this is happening besides it happening from the change in your diet.
Although this topic in entertaining to say the least, I hope you don’t let these uneducated false accusations steer you away from making healthier life choices. I do understand that to some this seems like a legitimate scare tactic but to someone who has lived this way for almost two years I can assure you this is not something you should stress over.
To lighten the mood a little I’m going to add in a YouTube video from Dr. Ken D. Berry who I think was as entertained as I was to hear of this foolishness, I can understand why Neisha didn’t stand in on this one: