I remember being a kid waiting for the school bus with the
neighborhood kids on many chilly winter mornings.
Without fail, at some point someone would remark that they
could see their breath...
...to which a wise guy in the group would respond, "You
can see YOUR breath in the summer." And we'd all laugh
Seriously, though, halitosis (bad breath) is no laughing
Now, we all have it once in a while, especially if we have
a cold or have eaten garlic or raw onions. But that's
normal and it passes pretty quickly.
The real problem is when you have bad breath all the time.
It affects ALL of your interactions with people--socially,
romantically, professionally and personally.
Is it ever embarrassing. After all, it's pretty tough
when you know that people hold their breath or try to turn
away every time you open your mouth to speak.
It reminds me of an episode of Spongebob where he ate some
food that gave him horrible breath but doesn't know it.
Every time he opens his mouth a green cloud comes out and
people around him start to gag, faint and their eyebrows
singe off, and he gets very upset.
The personal care companies are cashing in big time on
people's embarrassment. Store shelves are flooded with
cinnamon and minty mouthwashes, toothpastes, breath mints
and gum, and sell them by the boatload each week.
There's just one small problem with all of that.
With very few exceptions (like gum disease, a mouth
infection or abscess), bad breath doesn't come from your
mouth--it comes from your digestive tract.
So you can rinse, brush, gargle and chew all those
products till the cows come home and you will still "offend."
Sure, you'll have a great minty taste in your mouth...but
you'll still stink.
When you have chronically bad breath, that's a sign that
your stomach is having trouble digesting your food.
And the most common causes for that are: Eating too many
foods and food combinations that overproduce acid in your
When you do this continually, digestion can go on for 8,
10, or even 12 hours or more.
Food that's sitting in the stomach for all those hours
during this process doesn't look or smell pretty. It's
rotting, fermenting and putrefying and stinks to high heaven.
If you doubt what I'm saying, think about the last time
you smelled vomit. Just the smell makes you want to vomit.
The odor from this rotting mess sitting in your stomach
rises up through the esophagus and out your mouth every
time you say, "Hi."
Voila--you get your own personal "green cloud."
Listen, if you REALLY want to get rid of bad breath, ditch
the mints. Stop the gum chewing--it's not very attractive
to look like a cow chewing its cud anyway. Save the money
you spend on those expensive mouthwashes each and every week.
Instead get yourself clean from the inside for good.
The manual "Foods That Create Acid, Foods That Take It
Away" spells out exactly which foods are acid forming, so
there's no guessing.
Quick, efficient digestion means no more food rotting in
the stomach for hours.
And THAT means no more green cloud coming out of your
Now that's really something to smile about.
To your health,
PS: Karen no longer takes Prevacid...and neither does her
sister in law or her husband:
Not only have I been able to discontinue my Prevacid, but
I have lost seven pounds. My headaches are gone. I
haven't experienced any shakiness with my hypoglycemic
Can you believe all this in just a few days?
Unbelievable. So you betch your buttons I'm staying with
your program. I absolutely love all the recipes.
My sister-in-law gave me the heads up. I had told her I
was going to start Weight Watchers on line. She knows of
my touchy stomach so she proceeded to give me the lowdown
on your plan.
Praise the Lord. She and her husband are now former users
of Prevacid also--all because of your wonderful food plan.