What Causes Bad Breath?

by Tawphic

What Causes Bad Breath?

Terri’s Answer: Other than eating onions and garlic, there can be a number of reasons for bad breath. A few of the more common ones would be poor digestion, infection and toxic buildup. Keep in mind that they are intertwined. So I will touch on each of these to give you some helpful hints.

First and foremost, drink plenty of filtered water. You have to keep your body flushed out and working well. Any of the three underlying issues I just mentioned can be helped greatly just by drinking water.

Remember 1 ounce for every pound you weigh so if you weigh 180 pounds, be sure to be drinking at least 90 ounces per day.

After the water......

Lets talk first about poor digestion. This can include constipation, inadequate protein digestion, etc.. Think of your digestive system as taking in good food , then disposing of the trash, if the food stays in your body too long or the trash doesn’t go out often enough, just like your kitchen trash, it starts to smell after awhile.

Take a well rounded digestive enzyme with every meal to help digest your food so it doesn’t become rancid in your digestive tract. Extra Bonus: This also helps with toxins as the enzymes will eat toxins if there is no more food to eat.

Toxic system, heavy metal
buildup, poor liver function, unfriendly bacteria in the colon can also all be causes of bad breath. So take in plenty of Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll cleanses the blood stream and the colon.

You can drink lemon water and fast to help cleanse your body. Although this may cause your breath to get worse for a short time before it gets better as your body gets rid of the toxins.

Check for candida yeast syndrome. Candida can be the root of many health issues.

Make sure you don’t have a nose or throat Infection or gum disease. For gum disease, place goldenseal on the infected gum or take internally if you suspect some sort of system wide infection. You can also take an immune boosting supplement.

Try going on a raw food diet for 5 days. This can be one of the best ways to allow your body to re-create good health and good breath.

Brush your teeth and tongue after every meal, floss daily and use new toothbrush regularly. You can use hydrogen peroxide to kill the germs on your brush, remember to rinse well after use.

Don’t use commercial mouth wash as that is just a temporary solution to a potential ongoing problem. Mouth wash may get rid of the bacteria for the moment but it can then come back with more gusto.

Best wishes for clean, fresh, breath.

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