Emma Nutrition

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Embarrassing illnesses


Sometimes we have illnesses we would rather not talk about. ‘Your Healthy Living’ magazine has some advice on some of these embarrassing illnesses. I was delighted to be asked to give an expert opinion on the embarrassing illness bad breath:


“Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is usually caused by poor oral hygiene or cigarette smoking. Local infection, such as sinusitis or bronchial infections, are sometimes responsible. However, another common cause is poor stomach digestion, constipation or a functional gut disorder such as IBS.

Nutritional treatment is to eat more fibre, increase water intake to at least 2L per day, take digestive enzymes, breathe properly when eating, take apple cider vinegar with each meal, increase Zinc, eat natural yoghurt or take probiotics, drink liquorice/ or fennel tea to calm any gas and to treat any underlying functional disorders. Teeth brushing is of course highly recommended to ensure bacteria doesn’t grow from remaining food particles stuck in the teeth.”

Tongue diagnosis can also provide clues as to the health of the body. It is a very useful tool to use to gather information on digestive health, inflammation and nutritional status.

For advice on other embarrassing illnesses check out the article here.

Thanks for reading!

Author: EmmaNutrition

Emma Wight-Boycott MSc mBANT is a natural health expert with a passion for simplifying the science. Emma works with post natal mums, weekend runners and those with digestive issues to find the source of their health issues and rediscover their health mojo.

2 thoughts on “Embarrassing illnesses

  1. Absolutely! Thanks Amanda x

  2. I also think that tongue scraping/cleansing is a big helper when it comes to combating halitosis!

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