Colon Cleansing and Bad Breath

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Published: 25th March 2009
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What do bad breath and colon cleansing have in common?

Unknown to many, bad breath, or halitosis, can originate from digestive issues in the colon. Constipation: backup leading to the decay of waste matter in the colon can cause an unpleasant odor to emanate from the mouth. Although bad breath is a common problem, no amount of oral hygiene or masking bad breath with mouth fresheners can completely eliminate this type of bad breath. Getting to the root cause of bad breath will provide a more permanent solution for this type of halitosis.

More than 50 percent of bad breath could be caused by bacteria in the mouth, especially from cavities and tooth decay. This is where bacteria find a place to breed and thrive. When bacteria multiply, they emanate a gas that contains sulfur compounds. Sulfur compounds usually smell like rotten eggs and this is the reason for the foul smell that characterizes bad breath. While it may be true that a good dental treatment every year is essential to maintain oral hygiene, there have been many occasions when people have maintained good oral hygiene only to discover bad breath still prevails.

There are a number of reasons why bad breath can be a problem.

Lack of Saliva Production: Digestion begins in the mouth, and saliva is needed to keep bacteria under control. Too much alcohol, smoking, certain medicines like antibiotics, decongestants and diuretics, or mood-altering drugs, and even stress can reduce the production of saliva in the mouth and thereby increase the production of bacteria. Bad breath is the result of bacteria breeding in the mouth due to lack of saliva production.

An Alkaline Intestinal pH: Bad breath can also be caused by a disturbance in the intestinal pH balance. The pH environment in the stomach must be slightly acidic to allow for proper digestion of food. Without a balanced pH environment, food may pass partially undigested through the digestive system causing it to become rotten and producing foul gas which presents itself as bad breath.

Imbalanced Microflora: Bad breath can be caused by low levels of good bacteria. An imbalanced microflora can lead to poor digestion and unpleasant acid reflux. Probiotics (good bacteria found in foods like yogurt) usually help to maintain the microflora balance in the digestive system.

Not Enough Digestive Enzymes: Bad breath can be caused by food which is not properly digested, which could be the result of an inadequate supply of digestive enzymes. This could be a symptom of an imbalanced diet ; a diet that consists of processed food and not enough fresh vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables.

Dieting: Severely altering your eating habits can disturb the digestive system, consequently causing bad breath.

Insufficient intake of water: Not drinking enough water could cause digestive problems and constipation which may lead to bad breath. Drinking more water will help keep the bacteria in your mouth to a minimum.

Lactose Intolerance: Milk and milk products can lead to bad breath.

Certain Foods: Foods such as garlic, onions and some spices are proverbially known to cause bad breath, as are eating simple carbohydrates such as sugars and starches.

Parasites Infection: Bad breath could also be an indication of a parasite infection, especially if it is accompanied by other symptoms which may include bloating, weight gain, constipation, gas, skin rash, and insomnia.

Herbal Colon Cleansing and Bad Breath
So what does colon cleansing have to do with bad breath? Colon cleansing can get to the root of of bad breath. An herbal colon cleanser can:



  • Help relieve constipation

  • Help restore intestinal flora

  • Help provides nutritional maintenance that can reduce bad breath through supplementation of Vitamin B complex--especially Vitamin B6, zinc and Vitamin C

  • Contain dietary fiber, probiotics and herbs that help in the digestive process.



An herbal colon cleanser like BeneCleanse can help relieve the problem of constipation, and also enhance the digestive system and help resolve the issue that may be at the root of your bad breath problem.


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