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BAD BREATH (Halitosis)

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Bad breath can undoubtedly lessen your confidence and self-esteem and in more extreme cases, cause depression. It does not need to be from now on if you follow the many recommendations on this site.

First thing to do is having your teeth checked by your dentist for any decay and gum disease. If you wear dentures ore have bridge work done get this checked as well. Also see that your sinuses are clear. If you smoke, well, you know what would be best.

Some illnesses  such as  diabetes or kidney dysfunction as well as being on severe diet can also cause bad breath.

If all the above is ok and Bad Breath still persists then the following tips may help.

1. Rinse your mouth with fresh water after every meal, add a teaspoon of salt and gargle

2.   Start by cutting down or cutting out alcohol, coffee, high-protein foods    and  alcohol-based mouthwashes,

3.   Avoid low carb and high fat diets

4.   Increase healthy raw fruit and vegetables Every morning and afternoon   bite into some hard, crisp fruit and vegetables like apples, cucumber, celery and raw carrot. These will naturally clean your teeth.

5.   Increase intake of Vitamin B (esp. B1 from whole grain cereals, green vegetables, beans and peas, brown rice and berries) as this is essential for digesting food properly                  

6.   Drink more water, especially if you are on any form of medication.

7.    Clean your tongue from right to the back and use plenty of water to ensure the  mucous and debris is washed away.

8.   Change the environment in your mouth so these anaerobic bacteria will no  longer grow. The best thing you can do to achieve this is to bring high amount of oxygen into the place where the bacteria live.

9.   Use the toothpaste we recommend in Chapter 6  to clean your teeth.

10.  Start implementing the Dr. Phillips Blotting Technique?

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You can also

  • chew fresh parsley;
  • take a teaspoon of whole cloves, a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and two  teaspoons of parsley, add them to a mug of boiling water, let it sit for 15 minutes, then gargle;
  • boil two teaspoons of anise seeds in water for 3 minutes, strain it and drink or swill round your mouth.

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Lazy Man´s Solution for Healthy Teeth

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Have you ever dreamed of  a secret  to keep your teeth clean?

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You are just about to discover your new  best friend!!

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You won´t believe it!

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It is  a   S U G A R

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But not an ordinary one!

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It´s name is      X Y L I T O L

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Here are just a few benefits of XYLITOL:

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  • Xylitol is a natural sweetener with only 40% of it being absorbed and metabolized into energy. Hence you get the sweetness, but only half of the caloric impact

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  • Xylitol does not increase the insulin production

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  • Xylitol´s key benefit is to “kill” biofilms

Have you ever experienced   this furry, sticky enamel feeling as you run your tongue alongside your teeth after drinking a Coke? You’re feeling  the effect of too much acidity plus sugar on your teeth. You feel the biofilm!

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To quote an expert  on microbiology: “The biggest mistake we have made in understanding bacteria that cause disease in humans is to consider them in their individual, free-floating state, rather than as members of a community of bacteria that live within a complex system called a biofilm.”

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Biofilms cover your teeth and oral cavitiy and other areas in your head (sinuses…). They are perfect hiding places for bacteria. Biofilms allow bacteria to grow. They are  resistant to the natural anti-microbial qualities of saliva and to toothpastes and mouthwashes.

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Without this protective biofilm, bacteria can not stick to the enamel and release their damaging substances that can cause cavities

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Our  modern high in sugar diets,  sugar-laden beverages and plenty of snacks are ideal breeding grounds for and sustaining of dental biofilms.

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A typical “energy drink” contains 18 teaspoons of sugar which equals 72 grams of carbohydrates, or 300 calories!

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  • Xylitol toothpaste, chewing gum, or pastilles all have an anti-biofilm effect.

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  • Xylitol fights against gum disease (now the most common cause of tooth loss) because bacteria that initiate gum disease have no place to hide in the gum crevesses

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  • Xylitol chewing gum makes your teeth  feel smooth and clean.

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  • Xylitol reduces bad breath

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  • Xylitol gum and pastilles is given as “dessert” in Finnish schools. They have seen a remarkable reduction in tooth decay.

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  • Xylitol should be given to young children  to prevent  cavity formation in the first place

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A word of caution:

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If you still have mercury fillings you should use pastilles rather than chewing gum.

Chewing gum will release even more mercury from your fillings

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http://www.everydayhealth.com/dental-health/dental-health-advice-from-the-experts.aspx

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Today’s Diet & Nutrition, Part 2

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Every month a new diet is launched that claims to be the perfect one for you to lose weight, gain muscle strength, become healthier or live longer.

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The most media covered diets today include:

Atkins, Baby Food, Beverly Hills, Blood Type, Cabbage Soup, GI, Grapefruit, Hay, High Protein, Japanese, Low fat, Macrobiotic, Maple Syrup, Majo Clinic, Meal Replacement Shakes, Mediterranean, Metabolic Typing, Montignac, Scarsdale, Schnitzer, Skinny Bitch, Slimming World, South Beach, The Zone, Vegetarian, Vegan, Weight Watchers to name some of the weird and wonderful choices available.

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Look beyond the surface and you’ll realise that the entire weight loss industry is based on failure.

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Certainly there will be instances of pounds being shed, but this is usually accompanied by a strict regime of deprivation or replacement that isn’t healthy for the body.

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Despite this I find it fascinating that so called experts are claiming their diet is best for you even though they don´t know a single thing about you.

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One simple fact remains undeniable:

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After decades of specialist advice, people in the western world remain overfed and undernourished.

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The old adage

“One Mans food is another Man’s Poison” is absolutely true.

You are as unique as your fingerprints.

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Why would there be a diet that fits all of us?

Some people thrive on meat; others prefer to be vegetarian or vegan. Furthermore we each have different eating habits.

You might find you digest food better in the relaxed atmosphere of home whereas someone else digests better in a noisy environment.

Some people enjoy cold foods; others thrive on a spicy cuisine.

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Eskimos for example live on very high animal protein and fat but don´t suffer from heart disease or cancer because they really need this kind of slow burning foods to survive the challenging climate they live in.

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The Hunzukuts in Asia live on a diet high in complex carbohydrates and vegetables and are known for their extraordinary health and longevity.

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Of course there are some basic facts that need to be addressed when it comes to nutrition.

Eating food that is as natural as possible is clearly the most important one.

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Today’s Diet & Nutrition, Part 1

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Already in 1936, the US Government warned all Americans to start supplementing their diets with minerals because the American farmlands had become severely mineral deficient due to over-farming.

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They warned of degenerative diseases caused by mineral deficiencies to reach epidemic proportions within 50 to 60 years.

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Now, more than 70 years later, this prediction is happening worldwide because a similar deficiency in farm soils has occurred everywhere.

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The old adage “One Mans food is another Man’s Poison” is absolutely true. We are as unique as our fingerprints. Why would there be a diet that fits all of us?
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Avoid Genetically Modified (GM) Foods

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Dr. David Ehrenfield, Professor of Biology at Rutgers University says “Genetic Engineering is often justified as a human technology, one that feeds more people with better food. Nothing could be further from the truth. With very few exceptions, the whole point of genetic engineering is to increase sales of chemicals and bio-engineered products to dependent farmers.”

This is in fact one of the main reasons of disease and misery today but mainly ignored by industry and scientific “experts”.

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Be Wary of Microwaves

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Under NO circumstances heat your baby’s milk formulas in a microwave. The microwaves will turn them into poisonous to the nervous system and the kidneys. It’s bad enough that many babies are not nursed, but now they are given fake milk (baby formula) made even more toxic via microwaving.”

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Look out for Part 2  next week!

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Five Simple Steps to Maintain Healthy Gums and Teeth

Why is it that with all the technically advanced toothbrushes, toothpastes and mouthwashes available today, the incidence of gum disease and tooth decay is higher than ever before?

 
We even see young children suffering from gum disease.
 

 

WHY???

There are three main reasons

 

1. The food we eat today is so lacking in nutrients that we derive far less benefit from it then our ancestors. Carbonated drinks, juices (apple juice as a pH of only 2), sugary food, processed food and artificial sweeteners all add to this burden.

 

 

 

2. The daily cleaning habits are often insufficient in removing harmful bacteria from teeth, gums and tongue and do not reflect the need for a healthy mouth.

Toothpastes and mouthwashes  are not necessarily the most appropriate option for promoting oral health.

The modern methods ingrained into us through persistent marketing clearly haven’t been as effective as we are led to believe, especially with the overuse of chemicals.

 

3. Both 1 and 2 lead to an environment in your mouth that is more likely to be acidic then alkaline. And it´s only in an acidic mouth that harmful bacteria, that feed on sugars and carbohydrates, can thrive and infection starts.

 

 

 

Gum disease and Tooth decay are Infections!      

 

Mouth breathing, sinus problems, braces, acid reflux, bulimia and prescription drugs can increase acidity.

Bad breath might be a first sign the mouth gets too acidic. Other symptoms can be erosion of tooth enamel, discolouring of teeth and tooth sensitivity to cold and hot.

 

If someone in your family is suffering from gum disease or reoccurring tooth decay it is quite likely other family members have the same bacteria in their mouth as we pass them around.

 

Traditional cultures, the ones that haven´t converted to our so called civilised Western diet, hardly ever suffer from gum disease or tooth decay.

 

 

 

 

           The new era of prevention

 

To really keep your children´s and your own teeth sparkly white and healthy it is important to move beyond brushing, flossing and rinsing to a new standard of prevention.

Today prevention should first focus on changing the oral environment. The pH (acidic / alkaline level) of the mouth should be around 7 which mean it is alkaline.

This is achieved by using a totally different approach to oral health.

 

Your Whole Mouth Cleaning Programme

 

  1. Saliva check with pH testing paper
  2. Rinse with baking soda  for an alkaline mouth
  3. Clean your teeth, gums and tongue with your Blotting Brush
  4. Desinfect and store your Blotting Brush safely
  5. Add Xylitol and Probiotics to your diet

 

 

First the saliva pH needs to be tested and monitored over a period of at least five weeks and periodically afterwards. This is easily done with pH strips. To measure the pH of saliva fill a teaspoon with saliva and place a strip of the measuring paper in the liquid. After a few seconds remove the paper and read the pH by comparing the colour of the paper with the test strip provided. Always test at the same time of the day. I recommend straight after getting out of bed. Do not drink or eat for two hours before testing.

If the pH is below 7 it is even more important to follow the next steps to regain healthy alkaline saliva.

 

Second use an alkaline mouth rinse before start cleaning teeth. The most affordable way is using baking soda in a mix with luke warm water. Swished around your teeth for a minute will provide a highly alkaline environment.

 

Third is cleaning your teeth, gums and tongue.

According to research people in the U.S. spend an average of only 37 seconds brushing their teeth. You and your child can do better!

As long as your teeth and gums are healthy use any tooth brush you like but make sure it has a small head to reach every area. Electric tooth brushes especially the ultra-sonic ones are very effective.

Brushing without toothpaste allows your child to feel the bacterial biofilm before and after brushing, which is not possible when using toothpaste due to the flavour and wetting agents. Toothpaste makes the mouth feel clean even when it’s not. Dry brush first until the teeth feel clean and taste clean, then add toothpaste. Choose a toothpaste with as little as possible chemicals. Make sure it is flouride and sodium laureth sulphat free.

 

If your child already suffers from gum problems and / or tooth decay I recommend using  the Blotting Brush and Dr. Phillips Blotting Technique (for details see www.toothwizards.com). Blotting Brushes are used without toothpaste.

 

Now floss your teeth. The Blotting Brush can do this for you as well. Watch the video here

 

Flossing is followed by tongue scraping. The process of tongue cleaning removes millions of bacteria, decaying food debris, fungi, yeast (e.g. candida), and dead cells. This process is vital as 80-95% of bad breath originates from material at the back of the tongue. For best results gently scrape the surface of the tongue from the back to the front. Run the scraper under the tap after every scrape.

Watch www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFeb6YBftHE  for a funny and educational video clip.

 

Fourth. You need to clean your toothbrush after every use for at least 30 seconds with an antibacterial rinse such as Listerine original. Then rinse the bristles with water and store it head up allowing to dry. Keep your toothbrushes away from each other and never share toothbrushes! Change your toothbrushes regularly.

 

 

    Fifth. Introducing  Xylitol and Probiotics into your daily diet. Xylitol is a tooth friendly sugar, which         kills harmful bacteria in the mouth and has amazing benefits for teeth and general health. Xylitol comes in many different forms such as mints, gums, tooth paste, powder, granules or nasal spray. Look for products like those from Spry that are 100 percent xylitol-sweetened and available in health food stores or online.

Aim for five exposures of xylitol each day.

Most important to have Xylitol after each meal.

 

Oral probiotics (e.g EvoraKids) deliver millions of friendly bacteria to change the balance of bacteria in your mouth. Use them twice daily.

 

 

This  protocol is inexpensive, easy to follow, and, more importantly, you’ll notice a difference within a few days.

 

Also Check out www.toothwizards.com

 

Yours in healthy gums & teeth

 

Dr. Elmar Jung