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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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Homeopathy

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Chapter 21

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Homeopathy

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Homeopathy works with your body´s own recovery system to get well naturally.

It was discovered and developed by Samuel Hahnemann a German physician in the 18th century.

The bottom line of  Hahnemann´s philosophy is to treat the person rather than the dis-ease or the symptoms.

Homeopathy uses only ingredients derived from nature.

With a knowledge of homeopathy your dentist can perform a much gentler treatment reducing side- or after-effects dramatically.

If you look at your ailments from a holistic point of view homeopathy is definitely worth the effort and by using our extensive list of homeopathic remedies you can support your immune system yourself.

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Tooth Ache

Chapter 8

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Tooth Ache

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You often hear toothache is amongst the worst pains known to man.

So we thought you might like to know what to do when tooth ache strikes.

Normally this happens on a Friday afternoon when your dentist is already on the 3rd hole of his golf course.

We put together twenty remedies – several of them will help reduce or even eliminate your tooth ache until Monday morning.

The recommendations range from plants and liquids to homeopathic remedies and acupressure.

Even if the pain disappears let your dentist  have a look to make sure nothing more serious is going on.

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