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halitosis cause: constipation summary (cont)

Halitosis, Constipation & Toxins: Everyone has toxins, and some may say, “So what?”  But the point to stress here is, if you’re constipated (less than 2 bowel movements per day), then you are MORE toxic than normal. And, you’re placing overwhelming stress on all of the body’s processes. The effects of constipation will catch up to you. It may take decades, perhaps 20 years, but the body does begin to fail. How could it not?

The colon, kidneys, and liver are amazing, and could reverse damage and eliminate excess toxins, if given a chance. But if constipation persists, these organs have no rest, no opportunity to spend time on “extra” work like cleaning built-up waste and toxins. There’s no chance to overcome. Thus, auto-toxification. And for some, halitosis.  And beyond halitosis, colon cancer is also a significant concern.

Colon cancer is one of the most frequent types of cancer, if not the most frequent type. The number goes up each year. Constipation, and the resulting toxins, plaque build-up (housing the “nasty beasties”), and reduced nutrient absorption, are the primary common denominators in colon cancer. 

How Do You Know if You’re Toxic?
Would you know that you’re “toxic”? Not unless you were familiar with this information and that halitosis can result. Most likely, you’d just recognize that you were tired all of the time, not thinking clearly, no energy, reduced sex-drive, frequent illnesss (2+/yr), and other inconvenient symptoms that, on their own don’t seem like much, but combined…Bingo! Something’s NOT right.

But, if you DO have halitosis, please recognize that halitosis could very well be a symptom of something greater. Most people view halitosis as an independent condition, unrelated to whatever else may be occurring in the body. Halitosis would not occur in a “perfectly healthy” person, as the body was meant to function.

Tomorrow:  Halitosis / Constipation Summary (cont)
Renée

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halitosis cause: constipation summary & toxins

Halitosis / Constipation Summary & Toxins
In summary, Constipation causes a nasty downward spiral of ill-health.  Halitosis could be the least of your worries in advanced situations of auto-toxification (when your body essentially is poisoning itself due to inefficient detoxification thru the bowel, lungs, skin, kidneys, liver, etc.). Halitosis could be part of the detox process.

For example, it’s not uncommon for people to experience temporary halitosis while Fasting, a  program that will detox the body by simultaneously releasing great amounts of toxins from the organs, previously accumulated and stored over the years.  In this case, it’s obvious that halitosis is part of detoxing. But in life, day-to-day, year-to-year, it’s not so obvious that halitosis is caused by toxins.

Tomorrow:  Halitosis / Constipation Summary (cont)
Renée



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Constipation = Backed-Up Plumbing = Playground for Bad Bacteria = Halitosis
Constipation (fewer than 2-3 bowel movements per day) is a serious threat to health, and will affect every condition in the body, including halitosis, toxic load and susceptibility to systemic candidiasis (yeast mutated to resemble fungus, pervades entire body). High toxic load (which can happen to anyone with these conditions) means a challenged lymph system, liver and kidneys, and typically results in halitosis at some point.

Poor liver and kidney health have shown to cause halitosis, too. If you have excessive yeast or candidiasis, the strength of your immune system is assuredly low. Which means that you also lack the proper balance of flora in the gut, a major defense against sources of halitosis.

And all of this contributes to….a population explosion of the bad bacteria, fungus. A side-effect of these is additional mucous along the intestinal lining (which turns into black tar-like plaque and will provide a home for these nasty beasties, parasites, and some theorize disease such as cancer, too; as well as reduce absorption of nutrients. And increase the probably of catching colds, and virus outbreaks. And, of course, halitosis.

Tomorrow:  Halitosis / Constipation Summary
Renée



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Acidic Body is Prone to Disease, and Halitosis 
An acidic body is highly prone to disease and the causes of halitosis. To stay healthy and fight back against disease and halitosis, lower your intake of acidic foods: dairy, red meat, sugar, bread, white rice, vinegars [except for ACV]. To lower your body’s acidity, improve your health and win a step in the battle against halitosis, I also recommend drinking the ACV cocktail (search for it on the blog), as well as drinking fresh lemon in your water. The ACV lowers acidity, thereby creating a less favorable environment for halitosis and illness. ACV removes toxins from the mouth / throat when gargled and spit; balances the PH when consumed; AND kills yeast too.
Your body’s acidity is set for the day approximately 3 hours after rising. So drink 20 oz of lemon water before then. And for those thinking, “Lemon?” Yes, lemon (and all citrus) goes thru a chemical conversion in the body, and is in fact alkiline in the body. You can test your acidity with lithmus paper kits to see if acidity is a concern. And there’s also water that helps with alkalinization. Evamore, I think. My doctor recommends a 70/30 ratio favoring alkaline for daily intake. Here’s a chart to give you a better idea of acid/alkaline foods. It’s a good step toward hitting your halitosis.

Tomorrow: Constipation = Backed-Up Plumbing = Playground for Bad Bacteria = Halitosis 
Renée



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…and now, back to our regularly scheduled programming…info on Halitosis 
Sugar – Bacteria – Halitosis 
There is an undeniable link between sugar and bacteria, and thus between sugar and halitosis. But if this halitosis connection isn’t enough motivation to stop consuming sugar, know that sugar also throws off your entire processes and hormone production, mutiliates your immune system, and causes weight gain, in addition to feeding bacteria and yeast. And I mean all sugar is considered bad when you’re in a halitosis predicament: bread, white rice, wheat, flour, fruits, and alcohol (except tequila). Most carbs all turn into sugar, which keeps halitosis sticking around. The same can be said of the relationship between candidiasis (yeast) and sugar. Do a search on my blog for sugar substitutes to maintain good health and keep halitosis at bay. They’re good for you, AND good tasting. Xylitol has the double bonus of killing bacteria, so it’s an excellent choice for battling halitosis. My favorite is Agave syrup. Both are obviously excellent sugar substitutes for diabetics, too.

Tomorrow: Acidic Body is Prone to Disease, and Halitosis 
Renée



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6 November 2007, 12:48 am
Filed under: neem-general

Halitosis and the Diet
No, this blog entry is not the typical Halitosis /Diet notation; it’s not about abstaining from garlic and onions, and using freshening essential oils, which I’ve already blogged about. It’s about the impact your diet may effect on halitosis, and the general harm that you might be unaware of. And the harm in your diet that your doctor most likely isn’t telling you…because for most Western doctors, except for concerns of cholesterol and blood pressure, the diet isn’t integrated as a major componet of health. Not really. Your perfectly sensible, and acceptable American diet that everyone says is “healthy” could be feeding your halitosis instead of your health. If you eat the typical American diet, absent of McDonalds, but still filled with sugar, red meats, and low quality breads, it’s a sure bet that your body is a prime target for halitosis. After all, it’s estimated that up to 65 million Americans have halitosis.
The average American body is too acidic, addicted to sugar, prone to excess yeast, high toxic load, insufficient fiber intake, excessive meat intake, deficient in vitamins, all of which combine to create a veritable playground for halitosis, as well as a host of other symptoms of ill-health, such as low energy, constipation, acne, and disease. Please remember that your body is a chemical / electrical formula. Your body and your food are interconnected. You truly are what you eat. If you make a choice to eat poorly, you’re making a choice against health, and possibly a choice for halitosis. It sounds dramatic; but unfortunately, it’s true. On the other hand, it’s also fortunate …because what you eat is something you can control; and therefore a way to control the halitosis.
If you’re having a problem getting rid of your halitosis, then check yourself; check your diet. Break it down. The food that you’re putting in your mouth…what is it really doing for you? What will it turn into? Will it turn into halitosis?

Tomorrow: Sugar – Bacteria – Halitosis 
Renée



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OK. I dropped off the face of the Earth for 2 weeks. Deadlines in Real Life interferred with the fantasy. But I’m back now. On with the Neem Adventure. For now, the continuation of Help for halitosis. I WILL be back tomorrow!  : ]

Environment of Halitosis 
There must be a reason why one mouth is prolific with halitosis bacteria, and why another mouth is not. The presence of halitosis and sulfurous odor-causing bacteria is a matter of environment. Things to consider when battling halitosis and the bacteria that causes halitosis: diet, sugar intake, exercise, vitamin deficiencies, yeast / candida albicans, PH, toxic-load, medications, and the presence of heavy metals. Some experts even suggest blood-type as being a determining factor in who contracts halitosis. But since that’s not something we can affect, let’s deal with what we can.

Halitosis and Vitamins
If you have halitosis, make sure that you’re taking a vitamin supplement; although it would be much better to get the majority of your vitamins through food sources. Vitamins found effective in battling halitosis include Zinc, CoQ10, folic acid. Zinc is especially critical, because it’s been shown to have a direct dampening effect on the sulfurous bacteria found in halitosis (it’s also recommended for acne problems). You’ll frequently find Zinc in toothpaste and mouthwash, for this exact effect on the bacteria causing halitosis. Selenium, Vitamin C and Vitamin E have also recommended to improve halitosis.

Tomorrow: Halitosis and the Diet
Renée