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.