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Geriatric Breath vs. Halitosis

Geriatric Breath is NOT Halitosis
Just a sidebar: although the following is not halitosis, it’s a good example of breath as an indicator of health. Geriatric breath (typically found in older people), is not due to age as most think. This non-halitosis breath is actually due to poor health condition, specific to organs loosing functionality, and the break-down of the body’s processes (usually associated with old age). If you’re older, and in good health with fully-functioning organs, etc., then this particular geriatric, non-halitosis breath won’t develop.

Tomorrow: Great Unknown Halitosis Factor: Body Abuse
Renée



Halitosis / ill-health 3

Halitosis: Different Causes = Same Symptom
Although many people have halitosis, the halitosis symptoms could have developed due to different factors of “ill-health”. For example, if your immune system is weak, bacteria may run rampant in your mouth; the result: halitosis. Or you may have digestive weakness and improper balance of flora in the gut; not enouth pro-biotics; the result: halitosis. Or, perhaps your PH levels are too acidic, weakening your body in general, and unable to properly control bacteria in the mouth; again, halitosis. Or maybe your body can’t keep up with your current intake of sugar and breads, which feeds bacteria, and could result in halitosis; sugars also upset the PH in the mouth – again, halitosis. Or, as already discussed in this blog, chronic constipation may have set your body on a track of auto-toxification; a combination of typical detoxing and reduced efficiency of elements above, and you’re a candidate for halitosis.

Neem is a natural bactericide, fungicide, and virus killer and can help improve your health under many different conditions and symptoms, including various culprits of halitosis.

Tomorrow: Halitosis vs. Geriatric Bad Breath
Renée



halitosis cause: ill-health 2

Halitosis / ill-health 2
Halitosis is a red flag that something is going on.

It’s no coincidence that the checklist for a healthy animal is similar to the human subconsious checklist for an attractive partner. Halitosis is not on that list because halitosis is a sign that there is some type of  “ill” health. Perhaps the illness is not big, and not even considered an “illness,” but halitosis is still a signal that something is going on. Let halitosis be a signal to you. You can act to fix halitosis with natural products like neem, a natural anti-biotic and natural bactericide, fungicide, and virus killer, before it gets worse (or permanent), because halitosis doesn’t go away without dedicated and direct action. (You can do it!!)

 

Tomorrow: Halitosis : ill-health 3
Renée



halitosis cause: ill-health

Halitosis / ill-health
Halitosis is a sign of ill-health. A “perfectly healthy” body, as it was meant to function, would not have halitosis. It’s an obvious statement, but most people don’t connect halitosis with ill-health, especially if they are otherwise healthy.

Think of halitosis in this light: an animal’s health is determined by the brightness of their eyes, the strength of their lungs, the health of their gums/teeth/tongue, quality of skin/fur, muscle tone, feet…and their breath. Halitosis: there’s a difference between typical doggie breath and halitosis doggie breath. For the human animal, it’s the same. Most doctors have forgotten that, and rarely check these basic indicators during a check-up.  But halitosis is a red flag that something is going on.

Neem naturally boosts and strengthens the immune system, excellent when dealing with any general ill-health issue.

Tomorrow: Halitosis : ill-health 2
Renée



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: 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