Natural Remedies for Bad Breath

Stinky breath happens to the best of us. Many of us have such strong “morning breath” that it could peel the paint off the walls! It’s always pretty awkward when somebody randomly offers us a breath mint.  Let’s not forget about that good ol’ garlic breath we bring back to the office after lunch! Halitosis is typically caused by poor dental hygiene. However, many other factors are involved including improper diet, inadequate protein digestion, indigestion, and too much unfriendly bacteria in the colon.  Here are some simple steps you can take to keep your mouth kissable.

  • Go on a five-day raw foods diet. After the fast, eat at least fifty percent of your food raw every day.
  • Drink plenty of good quality water.
  • Avoid spicy foods, anchovies, blue cheese, Camembert, garlic, onions, pastrami, pepperoni, Roquefort cheese, salami, and tuna. These foods leave oils in the mouth that can release odor for up to twenty-four hours.
  • Beer, coffee, whiskey, and wine leave residues that stick to the soft, sticky plaque on teeth and get into the digestive system. Each exhalation releases their odor back into the air.
  • Go on a cleansing fast with fresh lemon juice and water to detoxify your system.
  • Brush your teeth and tongue after every meal.
  • Replace your tooth brush every month.
  • Keep your toothbrush clean by storing it in hydrogen peroxide or grapefruit seed extract. Rinse the brush well before each use.


Balch, P. A. (2006). Prescription for Nutritional Healing. New York, NY: Penguin Books Ltd.