Good day there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author of Candida Crusher with a question.
My breath is really bad and I have a yeast infection. Will the bad breath go away when I’m cured?
Well, bad breath can come from many different reasons. Look at your diet, for example. Are you eating the right kind of foods? Are you keeping your teeth and gums clean? What does your tongue look like? Is it pale; is it white?
I’m going to do a lot more videos on tongue signs and symptoms, but suffice it to say, if you’ve got bad breath, look at your tongue. If there’s a white coating on it, you’ve probably got poor bacteria and yeast in your digestive system. So coating at the back of the tongue will signify a problem further down; the sigmoid colon or rectum.
So with bad breath, try these tricks. Look after your gums and teeth quite well. Don’t forget to brush your tongue, something a lot of people don’t do. Pop your toothbrush in a bit of water with hydrogen peroxide at night to kill any bacteria, and make sure you floss your teeth quite well and look after your gums. It’s very important. Chew your food properly. Take some digestive enzymes. Don’t eat in front of screens. One in five people in America now have one of their meals of the day in front of Facebook, and a lot of people have their evening meal watching the six o’clock news. It’s not a good idea. So make sure you develop some good habits and chew food properly and slowly away from screens. And take your time when you’re eating your meal.
Eating a good wholesome, fresh foods diet is going to help a lot to prevent bad breath. I’ve seen quite a few patients just live on meat and potatoes, for example, and have not many vegetables in their diet. Seventeen percent of people in England don’t even eat any fruit or vegetables. That’s quite a lot isn’t it? Try and develop some good healthy habits first before you start looking further afield with halitosis, another word for bad breath.
A key thing I look for in people is stomach problems. You could well have an infection called, helicobacter pylori or H-pylori, and I’ll do some videos on H-pylori and explain this concept more in detail.
So there’s a big chance that your bad breath will go away when your digestion’s cleared up. So I hope that answers your question about bad breath and yeast infections. Thank you.