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.
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- Saunas – 20 minutes a day.
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- 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
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- 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:
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- We recommend that you listen to Dr Coldwell’s stress CD’s.
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Triphala, an Ayurvedic herb, is useful for both bad breath and for balancing GI disorders. Take 1/2 teaspoon with warm water, 30 minutes before bedtime. You can also chew roasted cumin, fennel, and coriander seeds after each meal to further ensure healthy breath.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
As this is considered a symptom of “stomach heat”, it is important to address the deeper cause of the problem. We recommend you consult a licensed practitioner. But the following may be used: Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia root) is a famous Chinese herb that nourishes Yin energy, cools the heat, and replenishes fluid.
- Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica root) is a common blood tonic herb and removes blood stasis. Additionally, it moistens the intestines and unblocks the bowels.
- Mu Dan Pi (Peony bark) clears heat and cools the blood.
- Huang Lian (Coptis rhizome) is a well known Chinese herb that clears heat, purges fire, and removes toxins in the digestive track.
- Sheng Ma (Black Cohosh rhizome) clears heat and removes toxins.
The above 5 Chinese herbs constitutes Qing Wei San, a known ancient Chinese herbal formula for clearing Stomach heat and cooling the blood.
- Mai Dong (Ophiopogon tuber) acts to nourish stomach Yin energy to generate fluids. Mai Dong also clears the stomach heat.
- Da Huang (Rhubarb root) drains fire and removes toxins. The Chinese herb moistens intestines to relieve constipation.
- Hou Po (Magnolia bark) regulates Qi downward to resolve chest fullness. The Chinese herb also dries dampness and transforms phlegm.
- Zhi Shi (Immature bitter orange) breaks up Qi stagnation and removes food retention and abdominal distention.
Peppermint, lavender, and cardamom essential oils can all help cases of bad breath.
Arnica, Merc sol., Nux vom., Kali phos., and Chelidonium are the most commonly used homeopathic remedies for addressing bad breath
Chewing seeds of fennel or anise as needed will mask the odour and have a mild local antimicrobial effect. Alternatively, chew cardamom seeds, parsley leaves, or other chlorophyll-rich herbs such as basil and cilantro. Peppermint or bergamot tea can also be helpful.
Juice Therapy: The following fresh juice combinations can help alleviate bad breath symptoms and also help GI disturbances that may be a contributing factor: Carrot and celery with parsley, spinach, watercress, alfalfa, comfrey, or beet tops; wheat grass juice; green juice; and carrot, spinach, and cucumber.
Flower Essences: For negative feelings surrounding the problem, use Crab Apple.
Use of an ozonated water gargle may be effective.
Magnolia Tree Bark: Magnolia Bark has been used in Chinese Medicine since the year 100 A.D. Magnolia Bark was primarily selected as a safe treatment for low energy, anxiety, stress and depression. Recently, after hundreds of years of herbal use, scientific research discovered that magnolia bark is rich in two biphenol compounds (magnolol and honokiol), which are thought to contribute to the primary anti-stress and cortisol-lowering effects of the plant. Studies have also shown that used in breath mints, magnolia bark kills the bacteria that causes bad breath.
Cucumber: Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.
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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