(NaturalNews) Forget about breath mints. You can never take enough to cover halitosis if your breath really smells bad. The only real way to get rid of bad breath is to solve the problem internally.
Fortunately, there's an easy way to do that: Chlorophyll. It's Mother Nature's amazing green cleaning machine, and the more you take, the cleaner you get.
Here, we bring you a collection of supporting quotes about chlorophyll and halitosis (bad breath) from some of the best-known natural health authors in the industry. You'll learn not only why chlorophyll works so well, but also the best sources for getting some.
Of course, if you don't have time to read this, there's always mouthwash...
Chlorophyll eliminates bad breath
Taken from the green pigment in plants, chlorophyll is very similar in chemical structure to human hemoglobin. The difference is that where hemoglobin contains iron, chlorophyll contains magnesium. One of the reasons people drink wheat grass, alfalfa, barley, or spirulina is that these plants contain very high concentrations of chlorophyll and can help to "purify" or cleanse toxins from the bloodstream. Do you remember the chlorophyll gum that was recommended to improve bad breath? Bad breath is usually a sign of a toxic colon, and chlorophyll helps to remove the toxins. - Stop Your Cravings: A Balanced Approach to Burning Fat, Increasing Energy, and Reducing Stressby Jennifer Workman
The green pigment known as chlorophyll does more than keep our world green. When it comes to human health, chlorophyll is an antibacterial and an anti-inflammatory. Chlorophyll is used to promote wound healing, promote new tissue growth, relieve gas and bloating, and prevent gallstones. Perhaps chlorophyll is best known for its ability to eliminate bad breath. Typical dosage: 1 teaspoon powder or three 100 mg tablets after each meal. - The Natural Pharmacy: Complete Home Reference to Natural Medicineby Schuyler W. Lininger, Jr. DC
Benjamin Gurskin, director of experimental pathology at Temple University, in the American Journal of Surgery, focused on 1,200 patients treated with chlorophyll. On the power of chlorophyll, Gurskin wrote: 'It is interesting to note there is not a single case recorded in which improvement or cure has not taken place.' In 1950, Dr. Howard Westcott found that just 100 milligrams of chlorophyll in the diet neutralized bad breath, body odor, menstrual odors, and foul-smelling urine and stools. Nutrient density: Greens and superfood algaes are our most nutrient-dense foods. - There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Programby Gabriel Cousens
Another food supplement recommended for various conditions is chlorophyll. Chlorophyll, the green pigment found in plant tissue, is a natural deodorizer and contains many useful trace nutrients, especially magnesium. It is helpful when treating ailments as varied as bad breath, canker sores, chronic constipation, menstrual cramps, vaginitis, and mononucleosis, as well as in rebuilding blood after a major bleed or in rebuilding bone tissue after a break. - Smart Medicine for Healthier Living : Practical A-Z Reference to Natural and Conventional Treatments for Adultsby Janet Zand, LAc, OMD, Allan N. Spreed, MD, CNC, James B. LaValle, RPh, ND
Chlorophyll tablets help freshen the breath because they have a cleansing effect in the intestines. Take a chlorophyll supplement, as directed on the product label, after each meal and again at bedtime. If you suspect bad breath related to poor digestion, try supplementing your diet with digestive enzymes. There are a number of over-the-counter products available that use natural enzymes - bromelain (from pineapple) or papain (from papaya) - which may be helpful. Follow the dosage directions on the product label. - Smart Medicine for Healthier Living : Practical A-Z Reference to Natural and Conventional Treatments for Adultsby Janet Zand, LAc, OMD, Allan N. Spreed, MD, CNC, James B. LaValle, RPh, ND
We now know that chlorophyll contains several important nutrients for health, including vitamin K (for clotting and bleeding problems), and is rich in antioxidant carotenoids. It is reputed to have anti-inflammatory properties, is useful as a disinfectant for wounds and in gum disease, and eliminates bad breath and body odor. - Viral Immunityby J. E. Williams, O.M.D.
Parsley is rich in the natural deodorizer chlorophyll, and also sweetens the digestive tract. If bad breath is an occasional problem related to poor digestion, typically accompanied by upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation, or a lot of burping, sipping a cup of peppermint tea after meals should help to ease digestion. Or try taking a cup of ginger tea twice a day, with meals, to enhance digestion. - Smart Medicine for Healthier Living : Practical A-Z Reference to Natural and Conventional Treatments for Adultsby Janet Zand, LAc, OMD, Allan N. Spreed, MD, CNC, James B. LaValle, RPh, ND
Parsley is especially good when garlic or onions are the source of the bad breath, as it is high in chlorophyll. Chewing a few parsley sprigs dipped in vinegar offers immediate, if only temporary, fresh mouth for adolescents who've just eaten a meal seasoned with garlic and onions. If the leaves are swallowed, they will be digested and continue to provide breath freshness. These plants also seem to reduce the production of intestinal gas by promoting better digestion. Tea tree oil contains antiseptic compounds that make it a powerful disinfectant. - Salt in Your Sock: and Other Tried-and-True Home Remediesby Lillian Beard M.D., Linda Lee Small
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