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Re: Cause of bad breath--it's not what you think
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Re: Cause of bad breath--it's not what you think

In order to save anybody the heartache of failure at alleviating this condition, I have to admit that adherence to any number of diets--raw vegetables, fruits and nuts; paleolithic diet; candida diet; gluten-free/dairy-free; vegan--had absolutely no impact on my bb. Nine years ago I went on a raw veg. fruit and nuts diet for 7 months. I was confident that it would change my life and get rid of bb. Besides making me very weak and pale (I lost 25 pounds which I couldn't really spare), it cleared my tongue, and I assumed this meant bb was gone. Boy was I wrong, and I found out the hard way--from other people.

I have fasted for lengthy periods, gone grainless, have not eaten sugar, dairy or gluten for 5 years (to this day), eaten basketfuls of acidophilus and supplements. . .

I spent a lot of time fiddling with various nasal waterpik devices and neti pots. No impact in the long run.

When somebody wants to believe there's hope, they'll sort of believe that the therapy they're using is going to be the one that works; and for a short while they think it is working. All of you out there who were gypped into buying very expensive mouthwashes, drops, etc. and then left your house to confidently start your new bb-free life, found out in the worst way that they didn't work--people recoiled once you started talking. It's devastating.

I'm not speaking from inexperience. My conclusion that a certain chronic emotional state puts the hormones and immune system into perpetual overdrive and most likely causes the conditions favorable for bb, like dry mouth and overactive oral bacteria, is something I've sort of known for a long time but ignored because I thought there was nothing to be done. One thing that convinced me I was on the right track was that two years ago a man I have been working with for over a decade--who also has offensive fecal bb--was put on a new medication for the bipolar disorder he suffers from. The man suffered facial eczema, dandruff, and Body Odor in addition to bb. His moods were not well-controlled and he was constantly worried and full of anxiety. With the new meds. he's happier and calmer. His eczema, Body Odor and bb are gone. He has changed nothing but his meds. The odor problems have never returned. I know that his emotional change is definitely what did it. I use to step back when he talked to me; that's all gone now.

How do I get to that state? Take his meds.? I can't do that, but I'm on the right track for the first time in two decades.

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