You know, my boyfriend went away on tour this fall as a music directer for a theater show. He was on the road all the time and ate mostly crap. (trust me, his normal diet isn't much better!)
Ever since he got back into town, he has had a REALLY bad breath problem!!! (unbeknownst to him!!!) It's there all the time and it has a very distinct smell to it (like bacteria, or feces or something --sorry it's so gross!) I have another friend who has always had this problem who also happens to have IBS. Lately her bowel movements have had blood in them. So I know this must be a sign of poor health.
An interesting note is that his mother has this problem, and has had it ever since I've known her. Awhile back, she had a really bad case of Candidiasis that nearly killed her (it made her have bowel movements every five minutes, so her weight was rapidly dissappearing, also had multiple food and chemical sensitivities.) She responded very well to Nystatin drug, diet control and acidophalus and is now "fully recovered". Although I wonder how her bowel and liver must still be without any cleanup. She did get really into the juicing and taking vitamins.
Anyway, I am worried about my boyfriend. Is his diet finally catching up with him? What does chronic bad breath usually indicate about a person's health? He is currently 35 years of age, and absolutely adorable other than this most uncomely problem!
It's hard for me to want to kiss him anymore, but how does one TELL someone their breath smells like excrement and bacteria without offending them??!!?? He is NOT interested in doing any of these cleanses because he believes that everything is working perfectly right now and he'd be worried that taking some herbs may set him off balance in a bad way. (!!??)
So any information and/or advice about this would be great. Thank you!
Scarlet! Oh your post made me giggle. That's a hard one!
But, recently, on www.sensiblehealth.com I read that bad breath was a result of poor liver function! Maybe it runs in the family? You should go to that site...I think that a product they sell called 'Chinese Bitters' (gentian and bupleurum) is a liver toner and helps to get rid of bad breath. If he won't do the cleanses..maybe he'll take the tonic! (I think I'm going to make some...I have a Chinese Pharmacy right around the corner from me...and the *best* chinese herbalist around too...)
I found out I had candida about 4 1/2 yrs ago I was so sick and so many things have changed in my health since.
One of the changes is BAD breath. I know I have it and my husband is usually pretty good about not making a big deal about it.
Although I think he doesnt kiss me as much anymore and probably because of this. I am very self concinous about this problem.
I know my candida is under control finally after tring so many things nothing worked until Threelac. Well, Since taking the Threelac I have realized some of my health problems I thought was candida was actually my digestive system. So this makes since if it is caused by the liver.
I wanted to do a Liver Flush so bad tonight but I will have to wait until tomorrow I even went to costco and bought my grapefruit today..LOL
I hope you find a cure for your bodyfriend since he wont try any of the cleanse or flushes.
Thanks for the advise, I think I actually will look into those chinese bitters. Out of curiosity, why are you looking into them if you are doing the flushes? Does it help with the flushes? I read that it helps get the liver ready for flushes, but I thought you were well under way as far as flushes went.
Oh! By the way, I am actually 27 but Chad is 35. He also happens to have eczema on his elbows. Any ideas what causes this?
Thanks, and I will get you my birth information whenever I can, thanks for agreeing to look at my chart, I appreciate it!
Hi Scarlet! I'm looking into the Chinese Bitters for a couple of family members who might not want to continue with the liver flushes...I do have a special affinity for Chinese Medicine (I live in Chinatown, too!) and may even take it myself as a healthful toning tonic. But, yes, I am forging ahead with the liver flushes! I've only done 2 so far and am trying to find some time right now when it would be good to do the next one...it should be soon now!
I have no idea what is causing his eczema on his elbow! drat.
So am I supposed to actually TELL him about his little problem? I know that if he knew he would want to do something about it (who wouldn't!), but how exactly would this go?
"You know, honey, the reason I've had a hard time getting close to you lately is because your breath smells like roadkill, pass the potatoes, please?"
It has just been the past year or so that the problem has even began, and just the last month or so that it has been out of control.
I think that if I were to try to get him to take any liver herbs, he would need some kind of explanation as to why I am suddenly pushing them on him.
I know! Maybe after he sees the incredible transformation I am about to undergo with all my liver flushes, he will become a believer! Then maybe he will be more willing to give it a try. I am more worried about the state of his health than how it affects me.
Ask him if he ever noted that his mother has bad breath?
He must have!
Get an enema bag (equipment), sit down with him, and have a serious talk.
His colon is full of bad bacteria and candida, and he is not aware of that.
It will slowly destroy his liver function.
REMEMBER, you are doing him a favour! Keep that on your mind.
If you don't, who is gong to talk with him about it?
His friends? Hardly. Even if they do, what can he do about it? Brushing teeth won't help.
He is embarasing himself with his friends, and with people he is working with, and he is most likely not even aware of his problem! Do him a favour if you love him! he will understand, unless he is stupid, what he most likely is not.
Most people with bad breath don't know it. You can't smell your own breath!
Remember, today it is bad breath, and tomorow he may endup very sick in the hospital, or it may be a heart attck.
Living with bad bacteria/yeast in your colon is not very smart ...
I have had someone tell me I had bad breath once and I sure appreciated it.I make sure I don't have it any more. I've also told people. Just tell him. Wait until he's going out somewhere and say " you better use some Scope before your leave, your breath reaks".He will be asking you to check it after that.
I think Duschan is right, but if you don't want to discuss bad breath I don't see you getting into enemas. Try cleaning his mouth, that's what I did. Floss, brush, (get a natural toothpaste [Jason Powersmile] I use) Also order Julia's mouthwash at sensiblehealth.com It works fantastic.
I also liked your other line "You know, honey, the reason I've had a hard time getting close to you lately is because your breath smells like roadkill, pass the potatoes, please?" LOL (now thats an honest relationship)
I hope I don't make this too long, I tend to ramble. I'm new at this forum and just a few minutes ago posted a question about olive oil. I wish I had found curezone.com a long time ago.
My mother isn't the best cook and I can see that our whole family shows signs of bad health, probably caused by the diet she feeds us (don't get the wrong idea, I love her dearly!). I just turned 19 and still live at home, but I try to make my own meals whenever possible.
When I started high school I realized that I had bad breath. I tried everything I could to stop it, but it just kept getting worse. It go to the point where the whole classroom would reek of my bad breath within minutes of me entering! I'm not exaggering one bit. I was miserable in class because of it and ended up dropping out after sophomore year. After that I ended up spending all day online, mostly looking for a 'cure'.
I have been trying my hardest to avoid all sugars and red meat, but it is difficult. I drink as much water as possible, it being the only drink I will take, along with natural juices I make.
After a month of eating only 'safe' food for an anti-candida diet I noticed a lot of improvement, but the die off symptoms made me too weak to continue. I wasn't taking any supplements at the time, I know I should have. I have since tried to go back on a strict diet but I don't have the strength to do it. I have always been underweight and it is hard to explain to other people why I am on a special diet, they think I'm insane.
I had been doing a lot of reading about pH balance/imbalance and the role it plays in our bodies. I thought that for sure I would find relief if I tried to make my body alkaline, but of course I still feel very ill.
Because I knew of the correlation between Candidiasis and parasites I decided to try a parasite cleanse. I was only on it for four days before I quit. I was taking ParaGONE, but I didn't think that I could keep a healthy diet so I decided to try again some other time. On the fourth day there was a whiteish thing in my stool, probably part of a parasite.
My new plan is to do the Ultimate Cleanse, perhaps this Spring, and hope that my body feels even just a little bit better (but getting rid of that nasty bad breath would be great!)
I think you should approach your partner about this, in a sensitive way. Bad breath is only a symptom of something very wrong within the body.