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halitosis cause, I: bacteria in the mouth, set f

…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 


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very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

Comment by Idetrorce

Thanks for your comment. Which part don’t you agree with? Bacteria is considered the foremost cause of halitosis, and sugar is what bacteria like most. However a major reason to ease up on sugar is because of its effect on the rest of the body, including your gut’s balance of flora (good bugs like acidophilus). After brushing your teeth and tongue, it only takes 4 hours for your tongue to get back the “white coating,” which is an exact reflection of the flora in the gut. The flora in the gut determines what bacteria is allowed to live…some good, some bad. More bad equals more probability of halitosis. And also the possibility that halitosis will disappear with the proper balance of flora in the gut, in addition to oral health care. In this way, you can attack the “wrong bacteria” causing halitosis from both ends: the mouth and the gut.
Also, one of the things that is most frustrating about halitosis, is that dentists, doctors and experts can’t come to a common agreement of one definitive cause of halitosis. It’s possible that everyone is right, and halitosis is actually caused by multiple conditions or factors. I’m a proponent of this theory, since I believe in whole-body health. Most ailments are symptoms of other things. I believe, like many others, that halitosis is not a condition, but a symptom, or secondary condition. And, while time-consuming and frustrating, if you find the problem (original condition), then the secondary condition (halitosis) will go away as the body gets back on track. Babys aren’t born with halitosis; something happens during life, setting up the body for halitosis.

Comment by neemfirst


I’m currently researching various weight loss programs and courses.

So, if you don’t mind please answer in this topic: What’s your single most important question about weight loss?

Cheers, JD

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