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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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halitosis cause, I: constipation

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



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

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



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 
Renée



Halitosis and ACV, II

I received a comment to the entry titled Halitosis and ACV, so I thought others may want to see the additional explanation.
Q: Will ACV be able to freshen your breath effectively? Or do they just mask the smell of bad breath? Also what kind of toxins are you referring to?
A:ACV doesn’t freshen ones breath or mask halitosis, so much as kill the culprits causing or worsening BAD breath or halitosis. It works primarily by killing bad yeast and balancing PH, in addition to its ability to “pull” toxins from the mouth and throat.
ACV improves halitosis because drinking the ACV cocktail solution improves the balance of flora in the gut, which is not only essential to getting rid of halitosis, but also for general health and disease prevention.  A balanced PH and making sure that the body isn’t compromised by battling excess yeast is an important step to make sure the body is capable of efficiently fighting the bacteria causing halitosis. Much of the coating on the tongue and in the mouth stems from the gut. Improve the flora in the mouth and gut, and it will be much more difficult for halitosis, bacteria and other “bad smell” generators, to inhabit and set up shop. That’s the most critical reason for using ACV in treating halitosis.
Toxins
The toxins I referred to in the post are just general toxins. The more toxic a body, the more likely to have bad breath or halitosis. At the very least, the more toxic a body, the more the body is occupied in protecting the body from toxins instead of healing the cause of halitosis
Toxins come in all forms. Yeast creates toxins, the body’s functions and bi-products create and attempt to expel toxins. The human body is all about functioning and keeping it toxin-free.  Halitosis itself could be a bi-product of the body trying to detoxify, as it is a common symptom during detox programs.
The skin, lungs, kidneys, and liver all have the primary function of removing and/or excreting toxins…whatever they may be…whatever the body can’t process or may be harmful to the body’s functions.
ACV also cuts down on environments that encourage bacterial and fungal growth, thus cuts down on halitosis. Mucous, for example, is a big harbinger of toxins and bacteria, and ACV cuts through mucous supremely well, thus removing prime real estate where bacteria, yeast, etc. would typically dwell. Sinus infections, ie mucous, has often been suggested as a reason for halitosis, which will be addressed in a separate post.
Renée



Bad breath / halitosis can be embarrassing…
1 October 2007, 5:16 am
Filed under: bad breath, candida, candidiasis, halitosis, oral+health+care, pro-biotics

A friend of a friend of a friend asked me a while back about Halitosis, and what can be done to improve or get rid of it. Since I woke up this morning feeling like I’d kissed a baboon’s butt sometime while I slept, I figured I’d write about it today.

First of all, if you’ve been told by doctors and your own experiences that nothing can be done for your bad breath or halitosis, forget it. Know that they are wrong. You simply haven’t been given the proper information to arm yourself against it.  But also know that halitosis is a symptom of other conditions.  There is no “miracle” cure for halitosis if you only treat the symptom. The way to get rid of halitosis is to attack the issues causing it.

Bad breath beyond the normal early morning baboon-butt, or garlic-and-onion aroma, is not something you have to live with. I’m not an expert, and alternative doctors would be much better informed than I, but I’ll tell you how I would attack the problem. Start with researching the web; there’s lots of information out there that I don’t know since I’ve never researched it myself. But there are a few things I do know. All or none could apply to you, and it’s very much like a mystery hunt to figure out the why of persistant bad breath and halitosis.

Taking a daily balanced pro-biotic is an absolute must.  A couple of brands I recommend are PB8, Jarrow, Renew Life.  It’s practically guaranteed that your natural supply and balance of pro-biotics in your gut is out of whack.  It’s also possible that this imbalance has allowed an over-growth of candida (fungus-like yeast) to grow in your gut. It’s imperative that you get this in check, because when candida is involved, bad breath could become the least of your problems. I’m not trying to scare you, but it is serious once the candida gets to the point of puncturing your colon wall and entering the blood stream. But that’s a different post. Look up candidiasis if you’re interested.

Absolutely no alcohol until it’s under control. There’s multiple reasons: alcohol dries out the mouth which makes halitosis worse; alcohol (except tequila) turns into sugar, which feeds candida and makes it stronger. Check your mouthwash. If it has alcohol, toss it and get some from the local vitamin or natural food store. 

Some toothpastes dry out your mouth too. And there’s debate about the true effects of flouride, since its original use was as a rat poison. Perhaps change toothpastes. A good alternative? Neem mouthwash and neem toothpaste at Neemfirst would be an excellent start to getting rid of halitosis, as well as perfect for killing bacteria and fungus, including candida.

I’ll post more tomorrow; that’s enough to chew on for now.

Renée