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Help I’ve Got Bad Breath!: Could It Be Candida?

August 18, 2019

Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker. Author of Candida Crusher and I’m also the
formulator of the range called Canxida. Thanks for checking out my video. It’s incredible how many emails I get over
the years and also feedback I’m getting on YouTube. When people say, “Help, I’ve got bad breath. What am I going to do? My mouth is stinky. It’s affecting my relationships. I’m really embarrassed. My girlfriend or my boyfriend hates me. I can’t talk to people anymore. I’m staying inside. What am I going to do?” If you go to sites like WebMD or all these
other kind of sites, the Mayo Clinic and stuff like that, you’re going to find three, four
or five pages all relating to bad breath. The causes, the treatments, all the potential
things. I looked at one site and it talked about rectal
cancer or something linked to bad breath. Be careful what you read. I’ll have to do some videos about be careful
of Dr. Google because lots of people spend way too much time on the internet trying to
find out what’s wrong with them. They go to Symptom Finder. The funniest one was I had a lady who thought
she had a rare kind of brain tumor and she found it through Symptom Finder. Talk about that another time. Bad breath is a condition called halitosis
and it affects many different people. Bad breath can range from not so good to “Wow,
go away from me. Don’t come near me.” From fecal breath to the point where you’re
almost dry retching. I’ve been seeing patients now for some time
and I’ve had over the years only a handful of patients. Some are in my room so bad that I just about
dry retched. It was like really offensive. Seriously offensive. The tragedy is many people with seriously
bad breath are not even aware of it themselves. Some people have had breath so bad for so
long that they’ve become used to this bad breath. A bit like body odor. A bit like dandruff. A bit like certain skin conditions. If you live with something long enough, it
becomes part of who you are. It becomes part of your relationship with
your body. And your partner may accept it. Your kids may accept it. It’s to the point where you think “Well, it’s
normal. I’ve got dandruff like snowflakes all over
my clothes. It’s normal. What’s your problem? Nothing wrong with dandruff.” I’ve got a friend like that. Every time I look at him, it’s almost like
he’s been out in the snow. I’ve got another friend with breath that’s
very offensive. I’ve spoken to him on a few occasions and
he said, “There’s nothing wrong with my breath. There really isn’t.” When you pull your head back when someone
talks to you, you know it’s pretty stinky. What causes bad breath? What can we do about it? How can we remedy bad breath? We could set up a YouTube channel on bad breath
alone. That’s how many videos I could do on this
one particular topic. This will be one of a couple of videos I’ll
eventually do on bad breath. Halitosis has many different causes as I mentioned. They can range from things like medications
you take, foods you eat, gum disease. It could be a sinus problem. You could have issues with your stomach. There could be lots of different causes. But the key thing that I’d like you to do
if you’re watching this and you’ve got bad breath is to ask people to be very open and
honest with you, family members and friends. Give people a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being
like “back off,” “don’t come near this person,” to 1 being “okay.” Get them to put on a sliding scale from 1
to 10 what they think your breath is like. It’s good for people to be honest with you
and for you to understand to what degree your breath could be affecting other people. The second thing to do is to find out what
is causing this bad breath. How many people in the family have got it? How many people around you have it? It could be a certain type of infectious reason
why you’ve got it. The main thing is get your teeth checked out. Go to the dentist and find out what’s wrong
with your mouth, if there is anything. Have you got gum disease? Have you been to a dental hygienist? Have you got any bleeding gums, any loose
teeth, root canals, bridges, caps or anything with your teeth that could be suspect? That’s the very first thing that you check
out. Root canals are a very big one because many
people have anywhere between 1 to 5 or even more root canals. They can become really stinky and toxic in
the mouth. It’s important. Yeast infection in the mouth is not that uncommon,
especially denture wearers. I’ve seen quite a bit of oral yeast infections. Look at the tongue. The tongue should be a nice clear color. There can be a slight white film on the tongue
for healthy people when they wake up in the morning. But if the tongue is cracked down the center,
if it’s scalloped down the sides, if it’s got huge white patches down the back, that
can be a big problem. The tongue is a very good indicator of digestive
health. Many different civilizations throughout the
millennia have looked at tongues for a diagnosis. The Chinese and the Indians, Ayurvedic medicine,
very big on tongue diagnosis. I can remember when I was a kid, the doctor
always looked at your tongue. They got this stick out. I remember I used to think it was like one
of those big ice cream sticks. They put the tongue depressor in and they’d
say, “Go, Ahhh.” And then they look at your tonsils, your tongue
and everything. But they don’t do that so much anymore. That’s a good indicator of oral health, but
also gut health. I believe your stomach plays a big role in
what’s happening in your mouth. Many times I’ve actually people improve the
odor from their mouth just by digestive enzymes alone. You can take a good probiotic enzyme formula
and that can have a huge impact on your oral hygiene. A couple of tips and tricks for you. Make sure you chew food properly. Make sure you brush your teeth regularly,
at least two if not three times per day if you’ve got bad breath. Floss your teeth regularly. Get your teeth checked out. Make sure that you’re eating a whole foods
diet and not some crappy McDonald’s diet. Every time you have a drink, you have a sip
of Coca Cola. That’s not going to do a lot for your gut
is it? What you eat will dictate to a big degree
what you look like, how you feel, and also your gut health. Eating good foods and especially whole foods,
you’ll have a lot less chance of having stinky breath. If you’re going to rely on nuggets, burgers,
fries and Coke with meals two or three times a day, you’re probably going to end of up
stinky and fat and have a lot of associate health problems. Tea tree oil toothpaste is quite a nice one
to use. Baking soda on a clean toothbrush can help
quite a lot, too. Please keep away from those alcohol mouth
rinses. I think they’re really crap for the mouth. They kill off the bacteria. Do you wash your whole body down in a bottle
of methylated spirits when go have a shower? Do you do that? Do you get a half a gallon of methylated spirits
and pour it over your head? That’s what you’re doing with your mouth with
those oral rinses. I think they’re crap. I can’t understand why people use mouth rinses. When you’ve got a healthy diet like I have,
you chew food properly, you’ve got good dental health, your breath smells quite sweet. There’s no stink and you don’t mind being
around other people when they’re like that. Nothing worse than having offensive breath. Try the probiotics. Try the enzymes. It’s going to help you quite a lot. Another one that you may want to try is zinc
lozenges. Zinc and vitamin C because they can really
add to the oral health as well. Those are just a couple of tips for you to
try to get your head around the bad breath. But the investigation is the important part. Go and talk to your doctor or naturopath about
the bad breath. It’s important for your practitioner to have
a good examination of your lifestyle and diet to see where the potential is, the causes. Because I can tell you now, if you nail this
cause, the stinky breath will go away. That’s going to really increase your confidence. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve seen
over the years with bad breath that cost them their relationship, their occupation, everything. All because of the odor coming from the mouth. It’s not pleasant. Food for thought. Think about it. Thanks for tuning in.


  • Reply Kale Mussel February 21, 2016 at 4:13 am


  • Reply NaturalHI February 21, 2016 at 7:52 am

    I have bad breath even after I brush my teeth, so I think it's from rotting food in my stomach, gastritis, dandruff, and sibo, and candida.

  • Reply Shadow of Juniper Hill February 22, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    When I developed SIBO, Dysbiosis after taking an antibiotic, I also developed very bad breath that would begin 15-20 minutes after eating certain food such as fruit and continue for about 3 hours. My husband was kind enough to help me figure out when it started and when it went away since I could not smell it. I was told it smelled like a dirty outhouse. Very offensive even at a distance. I eventually found a Dr that tested for SIBO with a three hour breath test. During the test I had to sit in a small room and my sister came to keep me company. Prior to the test she verified to me that my breath did not smell and shortly after drinking the sugar solution it began to smell and the tiny room had a horrible smell in it by the end of the test. Just from me sitting in there! I am so thankful for my family for explaining it to me in detail because it is why I searched for a SIBO test. And it explained the mental changes I was having. My SIBO test was positive with very high levels of Methane (and another gas). From what I understand the methane is absorbed into the bloodstream when it is in the small intestine and blown off by the body through the lungs. The methane is very bad smelling to others but not detectable by the person blowing it out through their respiratory system. By the time we were driving home from the test, the smell was gone. This would happen daily. After taking more drugs, herbs, probiotics, changing my life, I no longer have that horrible smell coming from me, thank God. I check with my family often to be sure. I am so afraid of it returning because when I had that, I was at my sickest ever. There are, as you say, many reasons for halitosis but I thought I would share my experience. Now, if I smell that coming from others I will automatically think SIBO. Thanks so much for sharing all your knowledge with us.

  • Reply milliondollar smile June 30, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I have post nasal drip as well constipation issues, I also have chronic bad breath that seems to never go away. Also I'm allergic to dogs and cats, my ENT recommended for me to get a shot every week to make my self immune to these allergic reactions. I was also told that I'm getting acid reflux which is affecting my mucus in my throat to go down . I honestly believe my constipation issues is whats causing my bad breath sometimes I would get a width of my breath and it'll smell like feces. I got a halitosis treatment not too long ago and I feel like it reduce the problem tremendously in my mouth. But its still there.. I can stand next to someone and they won't cover their nose the entire time. They would rub their nose though, and I can tell just by their body language that its my breath. My father had chronic bad breath issue but hes overcome it. I have perfect dental no gum disease nothing , straight teeth , brush/floss 2x a day. Everytime i go to the dentist they compliment my teeth

  • Reply Yesenia Ramirez September 2, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Where can I email you some questions I need your help Eric I've been dealing with this for 2 years now and it's affecting my life & relationships

  • Reply Derese Perkins-Lucien August 13, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Thank you so much. I laughed at times, but I will say this is serious. It can ruin your confidence, and your relationship. Your videos are so helpful. Again I thank you.

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  • Reply Ian Rust January 17, 2018 at 5:30 am

    I had horrible breath until I started taking a probiotic called l salivarius – an oral probiotic, then also started this natural toothpaste with tea tree oil, cinnamon, peppermint, neem, baking soda, and clove. My breath smells better than ever before. Also I had low stomach acid and I am working on that with apple cider vinegar and another formula. But wow, what a difference! Now it even smells alright when I wake up in the morning. I will never go back

  • Reply yaallah3 January 19, 2018 at 10:39 am

    I have bad body odour I consult doctor lots of doctors like gynecologist ,ent etc .now I checked my toungh I found white coating is this candida anyone pls reply me fastly

  • Reply Abdulrhman NAJDI April 19, 2018 at 6:55 am

    I have very very bad bad taste and bad brath very very stinky i can,t hold on any more 😔😞🤢🤮🤧

  • Reply Ariel Fowler November 17, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    I have been suffering from chronic sinusitis and post nasal drip for years which I’ve noticed overtime has led to halitosis, dry mouth and throat. My dentist cannot detect the smell but others around me can. People almost immediately rub/cover their nose and back away when I speak. This has been quite difficult especially when I am already doing all the “right things” as far as brushing and flossing (after every meal), scraping my tongue, drinking 8-12 cups of water and using salt rinses and baking soda solutions.

    I am tired of shying away from conversation, covering my mouth and pretty much entering a state of complete social isolation in fear of embarrassment. Suspect it’s my diet because even when eating healthier, unknowingly I’ve still been consuming LOTS of sugar.

    What do you suggest is a proper method in eliminating bad breath? Really do not want to suffer anymore 🙁

  • Reply Pound 4 pound March 25, 2019 at 2:42 am

    My bad breath won’t go away and it’s been years now!!!! I’ve tried everything. Please help me doc

  • Reply Alexandra Marks May 17, 2019 at 3:32 am

    I have dental implants. I wasn’t born with my dental incisors and I got the surgery when I was 17. I could definitely improve in all these areas that you mentioned but I noticed you mentioned Route canals and other dental procedures that might lead to trapped yeast infections. I know it smells pretty horrible up in the dental posts of my implants but the smell is trapped more or less by my beautiful prosthetics. As I get older I’m just very worried about the long term health ramifications. When someone has these dental procedures is the treatment going to be different and is there something additional that we should do? … for all that trapped bacteria? My breath is horrible in the morning and my tongue is crawling with too much white /yellow up in the back bacteria.

    Anyway, I’m going to add in all your suggestions to my daily routine and diet but is there anything else I should do due to my particular dental history…?

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