Article by Angela Haldane
Q. I am conscious of my bad breath, but I’m having trouble finding a solution to the problem.
A. A few causes for bad breath include dental problems such as decay or an abcess. Visit your dentist for a thorough examination and remember to floss daily.
Constipation is also a factor to consider, make sure that your bowels move daily. On rising drink some lemon squeezed in water, which naturally stimulates the secretion of digestive enzymes and bile, which in turn stimulates the bowels. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, wholegrains and 8 glasses of water per day.
Probiotics are also a valuable contribution to healthy breakdown of food matter in the gastrointestinal tract. You can get good quality probiotics via your natural health practitioner (such as Natural Ange Ltd).
Sinus infections, and post nasal drip can give rise to bad breath. Herbal medicine is very effective in these instances – see you registered medical herbalist (MNZAMH) – Natural Ange Ltd.
Otherwise you are not eating on time and thus your energy source is drawn from ketones (rather than glucose). In this mode you are burning fat for energy, and this results in bad breath.