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11-12-2005, 08:04 PM
does anyone have a suggestion about what to do for bad breath? i started eating raw a little more than a week ago and i notice that after i eat i often don't have the best smelling breath. i assume part of the problem is the detox process.
normally, i'd pop a breath mint in my mouth, but since i'm staying away from those, i'm looking for an alternative.
11-12-2005, 08:08 PM
You can chew on peppermint leaves, carry around bottled water that has peppermint leaves (or a drop or two of peppermint essential oil) in it, drink finger-warmed mint tea, try taking chlorophyll.
I've never done any of these (with the exception of the tea) I've only heard these things being done before... I still chew gum.
11-12-2005, 09:13 PM
I had this problem for two weeks ! when I first went raw. Being in a Profession where I talk face to face with clients it posed a serious problem for me!
So I added Chlorophyll to my water.
I took my tooth brush with me for the day but that was so inconvenient
The most effective was buying a product from Garden Of Life called Clenzology Tooth and gum solution which is a mixture of oils. I put a few drops in water and swished and gargled MANY times a day.
Another option I had was Tom's Mouthwash...less expensive more available and that worked too.
Best of All it will pass...now I am super fresh.
11-13-2005, 11:06 PM
chlorophyll, chlorophyll, chlorophyll....this is another area that those green smoothies have done wonders. No morning mouth, no bad breath.
11-14-2005, 12:01 AM
Yes, chlorophyll is amazing stuff. Swish with it! It is so fun the way your mouth turns green. Also, I found that during detox, brushing with baking soda really helps balance out the acidity. Scrub your tounge and eat onions.. then you will smell like onions! :)
11-14-2005, 06:37 AM
Be sure to floss as well as the other suggestions already provided above.
11-14-2005, 07:51 AM
Greens greens greens, and flossing.
Since I've had at least one blenderful of green smoothie per day, my breath has smelled better. And I notice my oldest daughter's breath, which used to knock me out, has improved. It doesn't smell.
11-14-2005, 08:20 AM
I simply chew on a sprig of parsley after eating a meal -- for me it works as a natural breath deoderizer.
11-14-2005, 08:31 AM
chlorophyll, chlorophyll, chlorophyll....
Can one pick up chlorophyll at Whole Foods? or do I have to order it online?
It sounds like a liquid and not capsule... How bad is the taste ?
Would E3 Live or Blue Manna algae be similar enough since they have
lots of chlorophyll in them?
11-14-2005, 09:34 AM
Chlorophyll is a naturally occuring substance in greens (spinach, kale, lettuces, green sprouts, collards etc). Increase your greens intake and you'll be fine.
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