‘Keto crotch’: What the keto diet can do to women’s vaginal health

For Hardy, a foul odour, yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis can be a sign that the keto diet isn’t for your body.“There are some studies to suggest that the keto diet is actually harmful to our microbiomes, simply because it reduces the variety [of foods] and the types of carbohydrates that are so important for feeding those good bacteria,” said Hardy.STORY CONTINUES BELOW ADVERTISEMENT

That being said, there are some ways to promote good gut and vaginal health while on the keto diet.

“Most people that I see doing the keto diet end up doing more of a moderate approach, [which means] consuming a bit more than the recommended five to 10 per cent of their calories as carbohydrates,” Hardy said.

It may also help to speak with your pharmacist or family doctor about using probiotics, which can help reduce your risk of bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections.

However, Hardy doesn’t think the keto diet is a sustainable way to lose weight — especially if you’re experiencing these additional side effects.

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“Proponents of the keto diet suggest that by eating this low carb, it puts your body into ketosis, which is helpful for weight loss,” explained Hardy. But entering into ketosis requires a very restrictive meal plan that can be hard to maintain.STORY CONTINUES BELOW ADVERTISEMENT

In addition, the drastic changes that happen to your body during ketosis can have several other negative side effects.“Ketosis occurs when your body runs out of its primary fuel source: glucose. Our carbohydrate-containing foods get converted to glucose in our body and provide [us] with energy. When we restrict that, our body has to find energy from other sources so it takes other nutrients, fats and proteins and converts them into ketones, which can be used like glucose,” said Hardy.

“The reason why people lose weight so rapidly is your body actually stores glucose as glycogen, and for every one gram of glycogen it stores, it stores three grams of water. So when people go on the keto diet, they deplete their glycogen stores and very quickly lose quite a lot of pounds.”

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