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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



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 cause, I: bacteria in the mouth, set d

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



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



halitosis and foods, pt.II

Foods can help you get rid of halitosis. Please read the entry “Halitosis and foods, pt. I” for the first portion of this post.

Teas for Better Breath & Digestion
For teas, drink peppermint tea, fennel tea, and ginger tea. Each will improve your digestive system as well as halitosis. And since some experts are of the opinion that halitosis is caused by issues in the digestive system, you should do whatever you can to improve it. I’m of the same opinion, which is why I recommend getting rid of the excess yeast in the body and digestive tract.
Foods to Run From
Other foods to stay away from include pastrami, salami, and pepperoni due to the spices (essential oils) used; Camembert, Roquefort, and blue cheese; fermented dairy; sugar; alcohol; most mints and alcohol mouthwashes; some fish like anchovies and tuna; coffee.
Some Alternatives to Keep your Breath Sweet
An alternative to mints (which can also dry out your breath and worsen halitosis) is to use peppermint oil. One drop on the tongue is all you need.
Instead of sugar (which feeds yeast and bacteria), check out xylitol, which is a natural powder, very sweet, good taste, AND kills bacteria!! You’ll have halitosis on the run. It’s popularity in dental products is increasing, too.
Or, you could use Agave syrup, which is my favorite for taste. It is, like sugar, tasteless – except for it’s sweet flavor. No aftertaste. And no, I’m not lying – No aftertaste. Xylitol scores approx 7 on the sugar index, and Agave syrup around 10. Sugar scores 100. Obviously, it’s great for diabetics, too.
ps. another tip for reducing bacteria in the mouth and getting rid of halitosis? If you don’t have neem toothpaste, then put a drop of neem oil on top of your toothpaste. It’s very strong tasting, but get used to it. It’s your friend in combating halitosis.  But, like most toothpastes, it’s not recommended that you swallow or consume neem oil.
Renée