Friday, September 18, 2015

My Friend Has Extremely Bad Breath

Sep. 18, 2015

Dear Cathy:

I am a senior in school and my friend who is also my cousin, has always had bad breath.  Kids in school have made fun of her for years but I don’t think she really caught on to what they were trying to say – so most people just keep their distance away from her.  What can I do to tell her her breath stinks?  Bad Breath, Louisville, KY

Dear Bad Breath:

First of all you can try leaving a bottle of scope or listerine on her desk or somewhere you know she will be.  But understand up front, bad breath can be a sign of sickness in many people.  

It can be a sign of many illnesses including infections in your mouth, poor dental hygiene, medications, stomach cancer, lung cancer, heart failure, diabetes, kidney failure, sleep apnea, gerd, or respiratory infection.

Many people don’t understand that whatever you eat, will eventually pour out of your skin.  So when you see people with a bad body odor including underarm odor and bad breath, they are probably eating a toxic diet.

The breakdown of food particles in and around your teeth can increase bacteria and cause a foul odor.  Eating certain foods, such as onions, garlic, and other vegetables and spices, also can cause bad breath.  After you digest these foods, they enter your bloodstream, and are carried to your lungs and affect your breath.

The goal is to eat an alkaline diet because disease and sickness can’t exist in an alkaline body.  Since she is a relative, you should have an adult female relative, talk to her parents or have the school counselor talk to her parents.

You can read more about how the human body operates at "How To Take Control of Your Own Life: A Self-Help Guide To Becoming Healthier Over the Next 30 Days" -- which is available as an e-book or paperback.

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