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Anybody experiencing bad breath? I have a little tip to share.....

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 06, 2011 at 11:56 PM

I have been Paleo (ish) for about a month now. When I say "ish" I still incorporate dairy and have cheat meals up to twice a week. Generally I have an overall feeling of wellness, lean-ness, more energy and abdominal bloating is GONE!

However I find that my breath is rather stale, especially after my morning coffee. I have found that chewing a pinch of fennel seeds not only cleanses my palate after my hot brew but also freshens my breath. And they taste amazing.

Just thought I'd share this tip as I am sure I am not the only one out there experiencing this :)

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on September 13, 2013
at 05:03 AM

Try regularly flushing your sinuses with salt water. Also try gargling with hydrogen peroxide 3%. Don't eat any dairy foods or drink tea or coffee or anything with sugar or alcohol in it. I can tell you Oraltech Labs advice worked for my bad breath and I think I tried most other products on the market. Its not easy as the program has you treating all causes of bad breath just in case your suffering from any one cause and don't know it. I was happy to follow the Oraltech Labs program just to get my life back. http://www.oraltechlabs.com

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on June 07, 2011
at 06:46 PM

Great tip. I have found nothing quite ruins one's breath like coffee. Dairy isn't so great for it either. I'll try fennel seeds...thank you :)

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on June 07, 2011
at 04:20 AM

Yep - sure is. So cheap, so portable and oh so tasty.

D9706b13da08495733c48662d6ccdc31

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on June 07, 2011
at 01:29 AM

Thanks Dexter - I tried this but felt that the effect wore off after a few minutes. Perhaps the anise flavour/aroma of the fennel has more neutralising properties. Also much easier to carry around in my handbag ;)

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on June 07, 2011
at 03:29 AM

I see bowls of fennel seeds at Indian restaurants sometimes in lieu of peppermints. It's a great alternative. I also love chewing on parsley or cilantro

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on June 07, 2011
at 02:08 AM

If your carbs are low enough, you will end up getting keto breath...AKA wet dog and smelly feet breath. Your idea is helpful. Another good one is to supplement with chlorophyll...also a great natural deoderant. More green veggies and if that doesn't do it...buy some chlorohyll tabs.

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on June 09, 2011
at 11:18 AM

Thanks for this! Just bought them on my lunchbreak! They taste suprisingly good, even while chewing! I've had a little addiction to chewing gum - especially when i feel keto-breathy and gum doesn't even seem to help that much.

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on June 07, 2011
at 02:30 AM

What a cool, natural tip! Sounds a bit more primal than hydrogen peroxide rinse. This is the same fennel seed that comes in spice jars, right?

D9706b13da08495733c48662d6ccdc31

(153)

on June 07, 2011
at 04:20 AM

Yep - sure is. So cheap, so portable and oh so tasty.

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on June 07, 2011
at 01:12 AM

Also chewing on a few springs of fresh mint and swallowing the ball of greens makes the ketobreath go away.

D9706b13da08495733c48662d6ccdc31

(153)

on June 07, 2011
at 01:29 AM

Thanks Dexter - I tried this but felt that the effect wore off after a few minutes. Perhaps the anise flavour/aroma of the fennel has more neutralising properties. Also much easier to carry around in my handbag ;)

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on June 07, 2011
at 12:32 AM

Thanks for the natural breath mint!

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