Bad breath, or halitosis, is an unpleasant odor emanating from the mouth. This is usually caused by a health problem in the mouth – the teeth, gums, throat or gastrointestinal tract.
The primary symptom of bad breath is a bad odor emanating from the mouth that is usually not detectable by the person who has bad breath.
Certain smells are associated with specific disease; for example a metallic smell may indicate diabetes or an active metabolism undergoing rapid weight loss. Sour smells may represent stomach problems or tumours. Orthodox physicians do not agree that halitosis may represent intestinal problems but anecdotal evidence by many alternative practitioners finds differently. Bad breath may also be caused by chronically infected sinuses, tonsils or lungs.
Usually caused by some health problem in the mouth, teeth, gums, throat, or gastrointestinal tract. Other contributing factors may be smoking, liver disease, and poor protein digestion. The mouth is one window into the body. If there is a bad odor, it is a general sign that there is some underlying cause and imbalance that needs to be treated.
Astute holistic health practitioners smell the breath and examine carefully the tongue and mouth of all patients. Certain odors or smells emanating from the mouth can be indications of specific disease; for example, a metallic smell may represent diabetes or an active metabolism undergoing rapid weight loss; sour smells may represent stomach problems or tumours. While conventional physicians do not agree that halitosis may represent intestinal problems, holistic practitioners, based on extensive anecdotal evidence provided by their patients, disagree, and will often address gastrointestinal health when treating cases of bad breath.
Bad breath can also be caused by sinusitis or infections in the tonsils or lungs. Attention should also be given to other underlying causes, such as tooth and gum disease. People who experience bad breath, abdominal bloating and gas, and tiredness after meals may also be deficient in stomach acid.
Bad breath can also be symptomatic of constipation or sluggish bowels. If you are not having 2-3 healthy bowel movements per day, consider doing a bowel-cleanse. Parasites can also be an undetected factor and should be screened for if halitosis doesn’t improve after trying other treatment options.
If you do the Jeff McCombs Candida Protocol you will already be avoiding all of the foods that trigger acne. However here are the foods to avoid at all costs.
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey. Check out www.grasslandbeef.com.
A whole foods diet with plenty of raw foods is recommended, along with water with the juice of fresh lemons added and/or one teaspoon of chlorophyll on rising or before going to bed
- Digestive enzymes – www.qnhshop.com
- Take Fivelac – one packet three times a day.
From existing site: Nutritional Supplementation: The following supplements can be helpful in addressing bad breath, particularly if it is related to infections or GI disorders: Proteolytic enzymes (two between meals, three times daily, and two with each meal), vitamin A, vitamin B complex (100 mg two times daily), vitamin C, thiamine (vitamin B1), niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin B6, PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid), Beta carotene, acidophilus, digestive enzymes, magnesium, zinc, and charcoal tablets.
Chlorophyll products (wheat grass juice, chlorella, alfalfa tablets, barley juice) act as a blood purifier and can be effective in reducing and preventing bad breath.
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription drugs are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications, but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr. Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing. 2 practitioners to consider are:
Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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- We recommend that you listen to Dr Coldwell’s stress CD’s.
- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
Home remedies for bad breath: altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/badbreath.htm
Reverse halitosis: www.naturalnews.com/026916_halitosis_natural_remedies.html
Chlorophyll for bad breath: www.naturalnews.com/027256_chlorophyll_halitosis.html
Fight bad breath naturally: www.naturalnews.com/032408_bad_breath_solutions.html
Cucumbers can reverse bad breath: www.naturalnews.com/036769_cucumbers_health_benefits_rehydration.html
Ayurvedic home remedies for bad breath: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-s-HI4su6I
Home remedies for bad breath: www.ehow.com/video_4397884_home-remedy-bad-breath-_halitosis_.html
Bad breath is no match for yoga: fyiyoga.com/bad-breath-is-no-match-for-yoga/
Yoga fights bad breath: www.naturalnews.com/034244_yoga_bad_breath.html
Magnolia Tree bark fights bad breath: www.naturalnews.com/022466_magnolia_bark_bad_breath_herbal.html
A dirty colon is often the cause of bad breath: www.naturalnews.com/027633_colon_bad_breath.html
Good bacteria fight bad breath: www.naturalnews.com/010507.html
Further Information (links and books)
Herbs That Cure – Bad Breath by Prayank and Kavita Singh; Natural Ways to Treat Dental Problems (Health Information and Tips) by Diana Thorgill; Bad Breath Cure Report: Safe and Effective Home Cures for Halitosis (Bad Breath) by David Smith; Herbs For Natural Dental Care by Kita Centella and Nick Brown; Fight It Early. 12 quick and natural remedies to treat bad breath in Children, Teens and Adults by Sunday-Ma-Grace Onyango; Bad Breath Be Gone: Tips & Tricks to Help Combat Bad Breath! by Andy Anderson.
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Probiotics, Flora Source, NutriHealth
pH Drops, pH Plus Liquid Enhancer
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Mouthwash, Herbal Mouth Therapy
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