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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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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



Hello world!

This is my first blog posting for NeemFirst. Woo!

This blog is about Neem, an amazing tree with amazing applications. Enough with the “amazing”, but it really is. Neem is a tree relatively unknown in the U.S., especially for its health and insect-control applications.  Health and insect-control from the same herb? Yeah – keep reading.

It’s one of the most diversified herbs out there, categorized among the safest, least toxic of substances. Neem kills bacteria, candida, fungus, virus; stimulates the immune system; kills and deters hundreds of insects; and it’s soothing to the skin, with increased tissue elasticity (ie less wrinkles).  Amazing, right?  The applications could be limitless. But I didn’t learn about Neem until years of exposure to the arena of vitamins and herbs.

Anyway, I’m in my 30’s, and have endured some “strange” health challenges for about 10 years, one after the other, like layers in an onion. Regular medical doctors told me I was “fine”.  Nothing showed in my bloodwork, which meant that nothing was wrong with me (at least not physically, my friends would say). But I knew the body wasn’t meant to feel as awful as mine did. So, amidst my relatives’ whispers that I was a hypochondriac, I set out on a journey to find some answers. Neem was one of those answers.  This Blog is part of my website, www.neemfirst.com, created to inform others looking for their own answers. Neem could be it. What could be more perfect than a blog?

Please join me in discovering Neem, what Neem can do for you and the hundred (+) ways Neem can be used to improve health: for the body, a beloved pet, your home and garden.

See you in the Blog-o-Sphere!

– NeemFirst Lady

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ps, before you use Neem, check the contraindications of using this herb. Remarkably safe, there are a few things you should know.