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How to Get Rid of Bad Breath Fast

August 28, 2019

Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, Doctor of Functional
Medicine and founder of Today I’m going to share with you my top tips for getting
rid of bad breath fast, including the diet and supplements you can do, along with using
certain essential oils. Bad breath is something that absolutely nobody
wants and can sometimes be a sensitive topic. But if you want to take care of bad breath,
first we need to get to what is the actual cause of bad breath. Typically, it’s caused
from the bad bacteria buildup within your body. Now, sometimes certain foods like garlic
can give you temporary bad breath, but chronic bad breath on a regular basis is caused from
yeast and candida overgrowth in your body. So the first thing we’ve got to address is
getting rid of yeast and candida. You’re going to do that by following a diet
that is lower in sugar and higher in probiotic rich foods. And so, again, if you’re consuming
too many, not just processed sugar, but grains and white bread and white rice and even wheat
products, but grains that over time, starches that break down into sugar, that’s the biggest
culprit and problem. Really yeast and candida feed off of sugar and grains. So I would recommend for a temporary time
going completely grain free and eliminating sugar from your diet and replacing those foods
with lots of protein, fiber, healthy fats, and probiotic rich foods, and, last but not
least, alkalizing foods. Some of the best probiotic rich foods you can add in are things
like 24 to 29 hour fermented homemade yogurt, buying goat’s milk kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi,
kombucha, coconut kefir, but really loading up on the probiotic rich foods. That good
bacteria is going to help overcome the yeast and candida in your body and help balance
out those microbes in your body. That’s going to help breath very, very quickly. Also, again, consuming more healthy fat. Healthy
fat, especially coconut oil. Coconut oil contains specific types of fatty acids called medium
chain fatty acids, like lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid, which are antimicrobial
in nature. So doing a tablespoon or two of coconut oil a day or eating a lot of coconut
products can help bad breath as well. And then, the next thing you want to do is
there are certain foods and supplements you can take to help out with bad breath. Again,
the first is a probiotic supplement. The second thing you can do is use peppermint essential
oil. In fact, I make my own at-home toothpaste with a mixture of baking soda, coconut oil,
and peppermint oil. Just a single drop of peppermint oil on your tongue or in your water
can help freshen up your breath. Then a food that can really, really help in
improving your breath is parsley. Part of the reason is parsley is so alkaline in nature.
So if you are making vegetable juice at home, consuming vegetable juice can actually help
give you fresh breath, especially if you’re using things like parsley and green leafy
vegetables like kale, spinach. and chard, also doing things like cucumber and celery
juice. But if you start doing a green juice daily and also consuming parsley, those are
specific foods that will have a profound effect on improving your overall breath. So again, if you follow those tips, I guarantee
you’re going to have fresher breath. Hey, if you want more of my best tips on how to
improve your health, make sure you subscribe here to our YouTube channel. Hey guys, this
has been Dr. Axe with top tips to cure bad breath.


  • Reply Holli D April 28, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Great video. Your videos are so informative. Keep up the good work

  • Reply Gjon Kola April 28, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Bad breath is often linked with hypochloidria … when protein is not digested well in the stomach it causes bad breath … using coconut oil or any kind of breath freshner will not cure bad breath

    What worked for me were enzymes
    All kinds of enzymes

  • Reply daisy walsh April 28, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    thanks can u answer my question i commented on the adhd one

  • Reply PeruvianCook April 29, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Please make a video to show us how do you make the toothpaste.

  • Reply asma khan April 29, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Can I use tea tree oil instead of peppermint oil?

  • Reply CountryRoad April 30, 2015 at 12:36 am

    I don't have a juicer but an awesome blender. Can anyone give me a good green drink?

  • Reply Aline Mbemba April 30, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Very helpful. Thanks  Dr Axe.

  • Reply ferdynand2402 May 1, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Good lookin doctor 😉

  • Reply Jarmila Dockum May 7, 2015 at 12:38 am

    How much probiotics should we take. I am taking 50 billion is that enough? Still have chronic smell but i also know i feel my mouth feels dry even i drink enough water with lemon

  • Reply DD Nice May 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Many people also have bad breath caused by tonsil stones. If these are stuck in your throat, it can cause really bad breath. There are many videos here on Youtube how to remove them and how to prevent them. Once they are removed, the bad breath issues may stop.

  • Reply Lori Cockley May 9, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Excellent information and tips. May I also suggest, that bad breath or halitosis may be a direct result of cavities or gum disease. Brushing very carefully, along with flossing, tongue scraping and seeing a dentist would be helpful as well. I appreciate your series and am a new subscriber.

  • Reply über alles May 12, 2015 at 2:58 am

    But if you have calcium growing out of your throat that's really going to give you power press

  • Reply Bariy Henry September 9, 2015 at 3:22 am

    Can you make a video of your home made toothpaste
    your was amazing😇

  • Reply Rose Xavier December 17, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Thanks Doc, it was very helpful!

  • Reply roseller rober January 3, 2016 at 5:18 am

    HaI Dr. Josh Axe can u writte the ingrigients of how get my bad breath or suplement for i buy thanks and more powers

  • Reply forever young January 30, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    may i ask if having a braces can cause bad breath.. thanks! ..

  • Reply luis m February 16, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    This guy knows his stuff. I enjoyed just his confidence more then the great info. Thanks Bra

  • Reply shanice turner March 3, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Dose bad breath has to do with genetics

  • Reply Angel Enriquez April 10, 2016 at 3:14 am

    how do you use the cocoa nut oil?

  • Reply James Chung May 29, 2016 at 1:13 am

    what about acid reflux can it cause bad breath

  • Reply My Crafty Time June 2, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Does anyone know where can we buy pepper min oil? Is it in a grocery or in a pharmacy?

  • Reply Fernando June 8, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Thanks for the tips, they are very useful in our daily life.

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  • Reply James Q June 20, 2016 at 1:12 am

    will you make a video on what to do for stinky/smelly feet?

  • Reply Ahmad Malass July 18, 2016 at 9:21 am

    make a video on how to get rid of armpit odor

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  • Reply maldeventre July 31, 2016 at 3:45 am

    apple kills bad breath too!!! and its healthy

  • Reply wallace elvin August 12, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Pretty good keto diet plan source below.
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    It works just like a charm.

  • Reply Hundred October 21, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    dont put baking soda on ur teeth everyday : /

  • Reply WolfGuru October 29, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    hi i think i have halitosis and i always think i have bad breath even when i might not how do i get rid of it asap and also naturally whiten my teeth

  • Reply marisa liu February 3, 2017 at 2:52 am

    How come I constantly have bad breath even after brushing?

  • Reply Tamanna Baig April 6, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    make a video on toothpaste please

  • Reply BiteawayTV International April 11, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Just love your tips and tricks! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply carmeli estrella April 29, 2017 at 11:16 am

    hi doc from Philippine

  • Reply anupama reddy May 15, 2017 at 4:31 am

    For how many days should I use probiotic diet

  • Reply Candice Perry May 25, 2017 at 3:48 am

    the best way to get rid of
    bad breath is brush your teeth and use mouthwash or chew gum

  • Reply James Willson June 22, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Keith from buzzfeed vibe anyone ?

  • Reply s pacino July 11, 2017 at 10:45 am

    what type of doctor should I see?

  • Reply S Hunter July 22, 2017 at 11:03 am

    My breathe is so bad. It fills a room and I am not able to get rid of it. So embarrassing, shameful and humiliating. Can someone please help me? I am at my wits end. I know this is funny to some people. But, this has brought me to depression . I need help please.

  • Reply Lisa Justiniano January 25, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you for all your great Information

  • Reply wole william February 6, 2018 at 11:33 am

    I've had bad breath for the past 6 years, tried all the bad breath products- profresh, closys, went to my doctor he told me to take a multivitamin. went to a couple of ent's- prescribed me some nasal spray, even my brilliant dentist couldnt help me, so I just gave up & tried to accept I would have bad breath forever, even though I brushed & flossed at least twice every day. My wife suggested I try A herbal doctor call Dr,Aloma that she saw people testifying about his great work,I contacted him via([email protected])he prepared the herbs immediately and sent it to me through DHL fast delivering services,After sticking to him for a couple of days as i was instructed my bad breath was totally cured permanently.He can as well cured the following diseases(HivAid(Genital herpes)(diabetic)(infertility problem) (Hepatitis bc) (fatty liver)his cell phone number}+2348051095232 goodluck……..

  • Reply rotaxrider February 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    What about tea tree oil as a gum rub or tongue bath or mouthwash? Is it safe?

  • Reply Amir Bajrami April 5, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Just wonderful, I been tryin to find out about "how to stop bad breath home remedy" for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried – Honulian Wiffy Remover – (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my mate got excellent success with it.

  • Reply Stephen Anderson July 2, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks for the Great tips

  • Reply Banish Halitosis July 5, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Thank you for posting this video. It is definitely a lifestyle change with diet.

  • Reply Harrison Gomez September 16, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Oil of Oregano works wonders

  • Reply Abel Calhoun October 7, 2018 at 12:59 am

    I started this bad breath treatment method “Kanzοzο Zato” (Google it) just 2 days ago however the difference has been astonishing. There is a girl I have wanted to ask out on a date for months but I was really paranoid about my breath I couldn`t risk the rejection. I finally feel confident enough to opt for it. Have this space watched! .

  • Reply Katrina Harrison October 9, 2018 at 2:02 am

    I`ve been following bad breath treatment “Kanzοzο Zato” (Google it) and my bad breath has completely vanished. I can now speak closely to people with self-confidence mainly because my mouth is no longer bringing out any type of odor! .

  • Reply Ken Mac October 13, 2018 at 1:22 am

    This terrible breath treatment method “Kanzοzο Zato” (Google it) assisted my husband. He always keeps breath mints and gum in his pocket. As he chews gum and suck on mints it seems to only work at that time. He needed something to work for hours and hours. This informative guide has never disappointed him in terms of improving his breath. .

  • Reply Katrina Harrison October 23, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    My breath was really humiliating. I literally did not want to leave my house since it was so bad. After trying my dental practitioner told me, it only worked for a few hours. Now my breath is fresher, clean and 100% better. This stinky breath treatment “Kanzοzο Zato” (Google it) has really finally given me my life back. .

  • Reply Wasay M December 4, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Looks like DrAxe is not well and suffering from cold I guess. Low on energy and nasal voice makes me think so 🙂

  • Reply Adam McGrath March 25, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    What type of peppermint oil do you use to drop on your tongue?

  • Reply Ben Theblackbutterfly May 29, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    If you have H. Pylori I feel like alkaline diet wouldn’t be the best tbh

  • Reply VitaminJ7734 July 28, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Bot sure about the probiotic food as that is what caused my problem and gave me sibo.

  • Reply Wine Kelly July 31, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Did I hear you mention protein?i heard another dr saying to get ride of a bad breath you have cut down your protein in take .Someone is confused

  • Reply steven white August 11, 2019 at 1:12 am

    This terrible breath treatment method “Kanzοzο Zato” (Google it) assisted my husband. He always fill his pocket with breath mints as well as gums. Chewign gum and also sucking on mints appear to be working only in a really short period of time. He`s searching for something which can perform for extended hours. I`ve got noticed an amazing enhancement on his breath after using this guide. .

  • Reply Lord Toc August 16, 2019 at 10:29 am

    My husband’s oral problem was resolved by this stinky breath treatment method “Kanzοzο Zato” (Google it). He always fill his wallet with breath mint candies as well as gums. Chewign gum and sucking on mints appear to be working only in a very short time period. He needed something to work for hours at a time. This guide hasn`t disappointed him with regards to improving his breath. .

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