We've all meet someone with bad breathe at some point, so know exactly how it negatively affects those we interact with.
Having bad breath can blow your chances at romance, job interviews, or even business deals. If being blissfully unaware wasn't bad enough, the realisation can really knock your confidence in a variety of aspects.
What Causes Bad Breath?
Temporary bad breath can be triggered by strong smelling food such as onion, garlic or alcohol. Fortunately, it's usually gone the next day or after we've brushed our teeth. It can also be caused by the lack of daily oral hygiene, such as tooth brushing, flossing, and mouth washing.
If it's triggered by oral problems such as a plaque on your teeth or a tooth abscess, this can usually be solved within a few trips to your dentist.
But the real problem of lingering bad breath or halitosis, as it is medically called, can be caused by more serious health problems, such as gum infections, tonsillitis, stomach reflux, low metabolism, digestive problems, yeast infections in the digestive tract, sinus and lung infections, or liver/kidney problems.
So if you can't seem to shift your bad breathe, it's essential to first identify the underlying medical causes. Start by consulting your doctor to establish where your bad breath comes from your mouth, your sinus, your digestive system, etc.
With a professional diagnosis and with the guidance of your doctor, you can then start to treat your bad breathe using these natural, holistic approaches.
5 Natural and Easy Ways to Cure Bad Breath
1. Stop Candida Growth By Avoiding Refined Sugar and Flour
It is not called “The White Death” for nothing. Refined sugar, the sparkling white crystals and powder, is the cause of many health problems and the main culprit in feeding, growing and proliferating candida in your mouth, throat, and digestive tract. The next trouble makers are grains under the form of refined white flour, white bread, pastry, cereals, cookies, cakes, pasta, etc.
It is recommended to quit eating these yeast-growing foods for a healthier digestive tract, a stronger immune system and even for weight loss.
2. Promote Gut Health With Probiotics
This can be achieved by adding probiotic-rich foods in your diet, such as kefir, Kombucha, sauerkraut, yogurt. Or for greater convince and effectiveness, consider a natural probiotic supplement.
These friendly bacteria (probiotics – “pro” (for) and “bio” (life) – life-giving or life-promoting) are a natural part of your bowels and they keep the right balance of your intestinal flora. When this balance is broken, candida overgrowth, causing many other health problems such as chronic fatigue, migraines, headaches, allergies, asthma, constipation, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammations, infections, throat and gum problems, vaginal yeast infections, oral candidiasis, bad breath. Thus the immune system becomes weak and our organs and functions become impaired.
Probiotics offer many beneficial health effects, helping your gut restore its natural balance while strengthening your immune system. You'll soon notice your oral health improving as a result and bad breath will be banished.
3. Improve Oral Health With Probiotics
Studies have confirmed the therapeutic valences of Probiotics in oral health prevention and treatment, for tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontitis, candidiasis and bad breath. Probiotics have been found effective in tooth caries, as they reduced the number of cariogenic bacteria in saliva, in recent studies.
Probiotics inhibit the oral biofilm formation by reducing the antibacterial activity, studies show. More data reveal that probiotic oral rinses clearly improve oral health. Thus, another way you can use NutriFlair Probiotics is to keep them in your mouth.
4. Boost Your Intake of Antibacterial and Anti-fungal Oils
Refined oils are bad for your health. Instead, cold press oils such as coconut or olive oils. These healthy saturated fats are antibacterial, anti fungal and provide antibiotic properties body can use to restore your health naturally.
Coconut oil is a worldwide used natural cold press oil that is famous for fighting against candida and yeast infection.
How to Use Coconut Oil for Oral and Digestive Health
Cold-pressed coconut oil can be used in a variety of forms. Chose those that you can fit easily into your daily regimen:
- You can use it in your warm drinks (tea, milk, hot chocolate, coffee), smoothies, breakfasts, salads, side dishes (only added it after you take the pot off the heat, never boil it, keep it at the body temperature), and desserts.
- You can simply take 1 teaspoon or tablespoon 2-3 times a day on an empty stomach, before meals.
- You can use the oil pulling method, by swishing 1 full tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth, in the morning, before eating, for 10-20 minutes, then spitting it out. The oil will pull out all bacteria, microbes, toxins from your mouth to improve your oral hygiene, your oral and digestive health.
Tip: you can add 1 drop of an antibacterial, antifungal, or antiseptic essential oil, such as peppermint, cinnamon, clove, lavender, or lemon.
5. Boost Oral Health Using Essential Oils
Essential oils, such as peppermint, clove, lavender, cinnamon, lemon, tea tree have antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, antiseptic properties. Here's two methods for working these essential oils into your every-day routine.
Homemade All-Natural Essential Oils Mouth Rinse
You can use them as a natural all-natural mouth rinse, diluting a few drops of essential oil in a distilled water bottle with a spray cap. Then, whenever you need to refresh your breath, shake well, puff 1-2 times, rinse and spit.
Homemade All-Natural Essential Oils Tooth Paste
Make a mix from the following ingredients, until to obtain the consistency of a paste:
- 4 tablespoons baking soda (alkaline Ph, neutralizes bad odor and in your mouth, removes plaque, whitens the teeth)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral)
- 10 drops essential oils (of your choice, tea tree (antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral), mint, orange, lavender) or 3-5 drops of cinnamon or clove.
Keep it in a small jar. Use it 2-3 times a day, as your regular toothpaste, along with a natural probiotic supplement.
Our NutriFlair Probiotics are among the most potent on the market, featuring 50 billion CFUs (colony forming units) and 10 different powerful strains.
These vegetable capsules are both easy to swallow and for the body to assimilate. We've even included a unique carbohydrate formula (FOS fructo-oligo-saccharides) created to support the restoration of friendly bacteria in the digestive system and the oral cavity. Now kiss goodbye to bad breath!