Natural Healing for Halitosis

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Bad breath is a common, and embarrassing problem for many people. Also known as halitosis, or skunk breath, chronic bad breath cannot be addressed only with chewing gum; rather, it must be addressed through the root of the problem, your digestive system. Chronic bad breath is merely a side effect of a separate, deeper problem. While brushing your teeth and flossing regularly can provide a temporary remedy, treatment for halitosis begins with the foods and drinks you choose.

Causes and Risk Factors

Consuming foods that are highly processed and full of additives can affect your breath. A diet full of meat, dairy, refined sugars, and refined grains not only can directly cause halitosis, but also impact your colon and GI tract, which further affects your breath; foods are absorbed into your bloodstream and then transferred to the lungs, causing bad breath. This is why choosing acidic foods and drinks (i.e. coffee) makes you more likely to have halitosis. Acid-forming foods promote bacterial growth and gut infections that can cause bad breath.

 

When there is an imbalance of good and bad bacteria (as a result of food, even cosmetics), yeast and candida are more likely to cultivate and burden your body. Toxins

accumulation of chemicals, bad bacteria, and waste that can trigger halitosis.

 

The decreased flow of saliva in your mouth can also affect your breath. The production of saliva is a critical part of the digestive process in order to help cleanse the mouth and rinse away food particles, but if your colon and digestive tract is full of toxins, your body can not produce saliva at the rate you want it to. As such, odor-causing food particles and bacteria can accumulate in your mouth, causing bad breath.

 

But in attempting to mask and fight halitosis, many people are causing harm to themselves with the use of mouthwash. Many commercially sold mouthwashes contain alcohol, which has been shown to potentially cause throat cancer. Commercial mouthwashes may contain petroleum-based dyes and artificial sweeteners that may have a multitude of negative consequences.

 

In addition, saliva contains natural enzymes that encourage the production of antibodies that get rid of bad bacteria. However, using chemical-laced oral hygiene products eliminate those enzymes.

 

 

Eradicating Halitosis
Switch to a mostly raw foods and vegan-vegetarian diet consisting mainly of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables. Green, cruciferous vegetables are full of fiber that aid in the detoxification process and the balance of your digestive system. Also, foods high in zinc, such as pumpkin seeds, can be antimicrobial.

Three natural breath fresheners are:

  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Mint

Chlorophyll-rich greens can help eradicate halitosis. Such greens include:

  • Alfalfa
  • Barley grass
  • Wheat grass
  • Spinach

 

Aromatic, herbal teas with warming herbs can help your digestive function. Such herbs include:

–       Ginger

–       Turmeric

–       Fennel

–       Black Pepper

Cleansing the colon and your other eliminative channels can also help treat halitosis.  Good colon-cleansing herbs that will evacuate the bowels of waste and detoxify your system include:

  • Cascara Sagrada
  • Senna Leaves
  • Aloe Vera
  • Rhubarb
  • Buckthorn
  • Bilwa
  • Bibitaki
  • Trifala

Colonics and enemas are also great methods and procedures for cleansing the colon and rectum. Colonics can be performed every three to six months and enemas can be performed on a more regular basis, i.e. weekly or bi-weekly.

While poor dental hygiene that may cause gum disease, tooth decay, and plaque can contribute to halitosis, your gut is more often than not, the root cause. Nevertheless, brush your tongue with an all-natural toothpaste and floss between your teeth, as your tongue and tooth gaps can harbor excess bacteria.

 

Chewing on certain sticks and twigs, such as MISWAK, LICORICE, and NEEM can provide temporary relief for halitosis. These sticks and twigs are antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, and antibiotic.

PEELU tooth fibers (sold at health food stores) can help to remove plaque from the teeth (enamel). Use of these fibers may also help to freshen the breath and kill negative (or harmful) bacteria in the mouth.

The herbs GOLDENSEAL, MYRRH, and BAYBERRY can also help to remove plaque, kill negative bacteria, help heal oral herpes and mouth sores (which can be quite painful), and help gum bleeding diseases. Chewing on raw pieces of CARDAMOM, CLOVE, CINNAMON and/or NUTMEG can help freshen the breath and fight oral bacterial conditions.

 

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    Q: I have a question regarding Bad Breath. I have tried everything, baking soda, rinsing with peroxide, Dr. Katz products, changing toothpaste, breath mints, everything you could think of. I don't think it has anything to do with my hygiene I think I have a health problem that my doctors have not been able to find. I really want to know how to get rid of it. My self esteem is affected by it and I am a business owner and the last thing I want to do is have my clients think that I don't brush my teeth. I brush them several times a day and I even carry my toothbrush with me sometimes.

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    Bad breath starts in the colon! Read the article "SKUNK BREATH (Halitosis)" on our site in the articles section. It'll give you great insight into this situation. Product-wise, I recommend you perform the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE.

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    Q: Recently I have been having a problem with my breath. I did a complete cleanse and I came to a conclusion that it is not from my colon. Lately I have been pulling up phlegm That taste and smells horrible, also I have been getting tonsilloliths (tonsil stones) about three to four times a day. If you aren’t familiar with them, they are little white or yellowish bacteria balls that cling to the back of your throat. I have tried everything. It only seems to mask the problem; I want to eliminate the problem. If You have any advice please tell me what formulas I should use. I am purchasing your TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE next week and also would like to purchase any formula you have for my problem.

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    YOUR DIET IS THE PROBLEM. THESE SMELLY LITTLE WHITE BALLS RESULT FROM THE DIET (POOR DIET), ESPECIALLY CONSUMPTION OF REFINED GRAINS (DONUTS, CAKES, BREAD, PASTA, AS WELL AS JUNK FOODS. CHANGE YOUR DIET. YOU CAN HEAL THIS SITUATION BY EATING 90% RAW FOODS WHICH WILL AUTOMATICALLY FRESHEN YOUR BREATH. TRY IT AN SEE! AND CONTINUE CLEANSING TOO (I.E. FULL BODY DETOX EVERY 3 MONTHS).

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    Q: My aunt keeps returning to the emergency room because she can't breath. Each time I try to get her started on herbs (she's a diabetic, now on dialysis because a medication ruined her kidney - she wouldn't listen to me about herbs over the years) she somehow ends up in the hospital because she can't breath. I don't believe that it's the herbs (the four you recommend for diabetics). What can I do to help her clear up this problem so she won't end up at the hospital again? I'm afraid that she is going to blame it on the herbs, and she won't want to try anything anymore after today.

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    Flush her out with plenty of water. Have her drink herbal tea of Mullein Leaf, Boneset, and/or Fenugreek. You know, it sounds like the medication has really attacked her lungs. Also sounds like her eliminative channels are very, very weak! She should eat only raw fruits and vegetables and consume herbal tea to remove the obstruction that is preventing her from breathing. You know, Beloved, if she is afraid of herbs and not drugs she has the wrong mindset. Fear is negative and shuts down healing. Sometimes, there's only so much you can do to help a person. Some people have made up minds that they can't or won't heal and so there's really nothing you can do to help them.

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    You should listen to how you feel and DETOX! Detoxing will help you, and your situation. The drugs have made you toxic! Here's what you need to do first and foremost, perform the Full Body Detox, followed by the 10-Day Electric Greens Cell Food Cleanse, followed by the 10-Day Supreme Colon Cleanse. While performing these cleanses, drink 1 cup of Female Health Tea daily, and read the "Mental Science Manual" and apply the principles.

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    Q: I have constant bad breath and its not a sinus problem or dental problem. What do you suggest?

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    Read our article entitled "â€Skunk Breath (Halitosis)†under Articles on our site!

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    Dental care is pretty allopathic, and you need to make a choice about the piece of molar in your mouth. Are you willing to deal with your teeth spreading. While my teeth have been fine since 1994, I still live with the damage of my past (I have two teeth that were pulled and have empty space where the molars were - I didn't want plastic or anything synthetic in my mouth). The last time I went to the dentist, he did major damage trying to pull my tooth out. A piece of teeth went through my gums, and slightly protruded through my mouth. It eventually healed, but I learned my lesson. So you have a choice to make, Beloved! Only you can make that decision. You don't want to live with pain though! That's why I got my two teeth pulled - the pain was unbearable! I've been fine ever since due to my vegan and raw foods diet. I know brush my teeth with Dherbs.com Herbal Tooth Powder and sometimes Activated Charcoal. These help keep the teeth very white and the mouth hygienic. You only oil pull once a day, or if you oil pull more than once, you only do so on an empty stomach.

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    Q: I suffer with extremely bad breath due to a poor diet. I am a 34 year old women and I am looking to do theFULL BODY DETOX. My question is, which formula should I start with, TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE or the regular FULL BODY DETOX?

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    BY ALL MEANS START WITH THE FULL BODY DETOX AND THEN PERFORM THE RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN.

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    OUR â€EYE PROBLEMS†ARTICLE GOES OFF INTO MORE DETAIL ON THIS INQUIRY, BUT FOR THE SAKE OF TIME, WORK ON YOUR KIDNEYS AND CIRCULATION, BELOVED. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR CIRCULATION IS BEING CUT OFF, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU LIE DOWN OR SLEEP. DRINK PLENTY OF PARSLEY AND CUCUMBER JUICE. GOOD DHERBS.COM COMPOUNDS INCLUDE EYES FORMULA, KIDNEYS AND BLADDER, AND CIRCUL-AID FORMULA.

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    Q: Do I need to take a "Probiotic Supplement" with the FULL BODY DETOX? For the bacteria that needs to stay inside your colon, because we lose good and bad bacteria from the colon from detoxing the whole body. Do good bacteria need to stay in our colon and bodies especially for women's vagina to keep it clean.

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    Taking the supplement in addition to the cleanse is not necessary at all. The cleanse does not eliminate all of the good bacteria, if anything it plays a role in balancing it out. Probiotic supplements are not always the best choice.

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    I can understand what the dentist said, but why not attempt work on your nerves (Nerves Formula and Tea), drinking Cilantro and Parsley juice, drinking other vegetable juice, and changing your diet? Dap some Clove oil on to the toothache (use a q-tip and rub on tooth and gums). Try everything in your power before you give in to dental surgery, Beloved! Brush your teeth with Herbal Tooth Powder and Carbon. Read our 2 dental articles too!

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    The heart failure is only permanent if you guys (especially your sister) BELIEVE so! What is believed is achieved! It's nothing but medical BS if you ask me!

    To CURE her heart condition, I would suggest she:

    1. Perform the Full Body Detox (absent any pharmaceutical drugs, but it is your sister's choice to stay on them or get off of them)

    2. While on the FBD, drink 2-4 cups of Hawthorn Berry tea

    3. After the FBD, she needs to take CARDIOVASCULAR Formula (3 capsules 2 times daily), CIRCUL-AID formula (3 capsules once daily), and BOWEL MOVER (3 capsules before bed every night).

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    Q: I need to know what is the best way to get rid of post nasal drip without taken drugs (chemicals) prescribed by a doctor? It's causing me to have bad breath and I have been suffering from it for about three years.

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    You can supplement with our Immune Formula and Vitamin C.

    In re bad breath, clean your colon out. Try our Bowel Motion and/or Colon Formula.

    Cilantro and Parsley (juiced or in natural state) are good foods to naturally eradicate bad breath.

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    Q: I have metal fillings in my mouth do I have to stay that way or can my teeth grow back. I heard that there are commercial mouthwashes that can grow teeth, but I want the natural way.

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    The metal can be removed. However, it will take a very long time for the teeth to grow back or heal, but it can be done! A commercial mouthwash is unnatural and an unnatural thing cannot help the teeth grow back.

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    Q: what can I take for bad breath?

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    1. Change your diet (go raw foods/vegan: no meat, no dairy products, no refined grains) 2. Perform FULL BODY DETOX 3. Perform 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE 4. Drink vegetable juice (containing parsley) daily.

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    Q: I brush my teeth and tongue at night before I go to bed. The next morning, I wake up I have a white film on my tongue. What type of internal cleansing do I need too do to correct this? I have done a colon cleanse.

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    We highly recommend you perform the Full Body Cleanse to help eradicate this white film on the tongue problem. This is a sign your colon is toxic, and must be detoxified in order to eliminate.

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    Q: I brush my teeth and tongue at night before I go to bed. The next morning, I wake up I have a white film on my tongue. What type of internal cleansing do I need to correct this? I have done a colon cleanse.

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    You may wish to perform another 10 day Colon Cleanse for further healing.

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    Q: Is there an herb that helps stop bad breath, and one to make flatulence not smell bad?

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    We would recommend the Colon Cleanse. Both bad breath and flatulence are symptoms that originate from the colon.

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    Q: Please tell me which products will help my 11 yr old son eliminate or aid in his healing of this horrible disease (Allergic Fungal Sinusitis). He was taking allergy shots once a week for a year. He is allergic to everything...grass, trees; dustmites, soy, wheat, dairy, eggs. He now drinks rice milk and I order food online at ener_g foods such as breads, cookies etc that are made without all the things he is allergic to. I want to boost his immune system to help fight this disease. He is on a strict diet and I would love you input on how to help him.

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    Clearly he's toxic! Clean his body out and the problem will go away. Try CHILDREN DETOX (liquid extracts) . Let him drink warm water and lemon juice (from fresh squeezed lemon) every day. Let him drink herbal tea of Mullein leaf and/or Eucalyptus. When he is bathing, drop in 6-8 drops of essential oil of Eucalyptus per bath and add 1 box of sea salt to every bath. Let him soak for 45 minutes or so. He can heal from this problem!

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    Q: What can I give my 5-year-old son for his bad breath?

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    It's not what you can give him, but what you can stop giving him, i.e. meat, dairy, refined grains, processed foods, etc. He needs a dietary change, especially more fruits and vegetables in his diet. More salads! More water! Start him off on the CHILDREN DETOX (liquid extracts) which will greatly help him!

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    Q: Hello, I was wondering what should I use for bad breath, and cholesterol control?

    A:

    Please read our article "SKUNK BREATH (Halitosis)"for remedies and recourse! For cholesterol: CHOLESTEROL BUSTER