Welcome to this week’s episode of Next Level Human Podcast. This week’s topic is bad breath. As much as it might sound like a humorous theme for the great majority, there are a lot of people that suffer from this problem severely to the point that it prevents them from having relationships, friendships, or a regular daily routine. Known as its scientific name – halitosis -, bad breath can manifest due to different health issues.
Dr. Jade explains this problem more in depth and shares some great advice on how to get rid of the bad smells that can occur. You will learn the M.I.N.T. protocol (that stands for Mouth, Intestines, Nose, and Throat), how each one of them can affect oral health, and what you can do on a daily basis to prevent having bad breath. Simple habits like drinking water, flossing, and chewing gum are good options, but more advanced ones like washing the mouth with pure sources of liquid fat such as coconut and olive oil can also be effective. Tune in!
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Podcast Intro: [00:14] welcome to the Next Level Human Podcast. As a human, you have a job to do. In fact, you have four jobs; to earn and manage money, to attain and maintain health and fitness, to build and sustain personal relationships, to find meaning and make a difference. None of these jobs are taught in school and that is what this podcast is designed to do. To educate us all on living our most fulfilled lives through the mastery of these four jobs. I'm your host, Dr. Jade Teta and I believe we are here living this life for three reasons and three reasons only; to learn, to teach and to love. In this podcast, I will be learning, teaching, and loving right along with you. I'm grateful to have your company; here is to our next level.
Episode Intro: [01:18] Okay, everybody, welcome to today's show. Today, we're going to move back to some natural medicine and a little bit of a topic that you might say, Jade, why are you doing this topic? It is a topic that is one that is very important. Some might find it humorous. But it is a topic that a lot of us do not talk about, and many people are suffering from this issue. And it is not something that many people will tell their friends and family. And even if they do tell their friends and family, this is something that most people don't know how to solve. Now part of the reason that I developed this particular protocol is that I once got a message from a woman this is going on probably 10 years ago, it wasn't in my clinical practice, it was actually a message that I got sent to metabolic effect, my old company, and the message was incredibly sad, this woman was going getting ready to go through a divorce or husband was essentially saying that he no longer wanted to be with her and her kids were, you know, essentially telling her that her breath was terrible and when I say her breath was terrible, this was the issue, she really thought that her husband was leaving her because of her bad breath. And even her children were telling her, you know, something is wrong with your breath and multiple visits to the dentist did nothing about it. And she was essentially writing me and saying, you know, I don't know what to do. You seem to know a lot about metabolism. And I'm wondering if you can help me because my family essentially tells me that my breath smells like poop. Like it smells like a bowel movement. It smells like feces, it is that bad. And one of the things that it reminded me of and I know that this can be a humorous topic for people and you know, maybe make you giggle and maybe say oh my god, that's horrible. But think about that just for a second, if you are the person suffering from this, and either you're never told, or you are told, and then there's nothing that you can do about it. And so there are some really clear, beneficial natural things, naturopathic medicines that you can do for bad breath, especially the worst of bad breath and so, because this has come up of late with some friends, and because it's a running joke, actually with a lot of my friends. So I'll tell you a funny thing here. Obviously, I do natural medicine, personal development, physical development, most of you listen to this podcast know that's what I do but one of the things that I often talk about with humans in general is our inability to have honest conversations and tell people in loving, compassionate ways, the things they may need to hear. And we do this with our loved ones all the time. And so one of the things that I'm oftentimes saying to my closest friends is, listen if my breath stinks, you better tell me. And it doesn't just mean if my physical breath stinks. I want to know it means if my breath stinks, meaning breath being a euphemism for if I'm acting like an asshole, or my social skills and etiquette are off, or if I'm treating people poorly, essentially and so we oftentimes laughs like that person's breath stinks. And sometimes it means their breath stinks physically, like they have physically literal bad breath but oftentimes most of the time, it actually means that they are not really good humans and treating other people poorly. So this is sort of a running joke with a lot of my very close friends. And they also laugh at me because they know I have a protocol and have developed a protocol around a bad breath. Now one of the things that I will say here is before we get into this particular protocol, that I want to teach you, because I think it's valuable. And I also am one of these people who feels like we should, as humans be having difficult conversations with our friends and family and loving them from the perspective of look, if someone has bad breath, whether it's because they are, you know, have bad personal traits that are making them be rejected in society socially, or whether it's because they have physically literal bad breath, and that's causing people to not want to be around them. If we love somebody, don't we want to tell them this. And so this podcast is something that I feel like is beneficial that you could essentially send to a friend or a family member anonymously, perhaps from an anonymous email or something like that, that could help them manage this very difficult upsetting situation. And so I am going to teach you all the things about bad breath, the literal physical, you know, bad breath coming from the mouth. And of course, the rest of this podcast talks an awful lot about social etiquette and being a good human, and not having, you know, the metaphorical bad breath of being, you know someone who is an asshole. I really think this is important podcast, it won't be long, but I do think it is critical. And certainly, there are not a lot of podcasts out there like this. If someone is looking for help with bad breath and they go out on Google most things that we search on Google, you know, we think we're gonna get help. And most people who are dealing with this problem halitosis is the medical term for bad breath. Most people dealing with halitosis when they search on Google, and they try to get help for this, it essentially is just sending them to, you know, a dentist and saying, you know, clean your teeth. And what you're going to learn in this podcast is that bad breath is not just about teeth, it is about multiple different factors that can cause a bad breath. And so we're going to go through them.
[07:50] Now I oftentimes, like and you know, me, all of you who listen to this podcast know that I usually when I come up with protocols, I try to come up with acronyms, or a formulas or alliterations, or something to help you remember the principles. And this one has an easy one to remember, it's called the mint protocol. So obviously, most people if they have bad breath, or want to keep their breath, nice and fresh, they will take a mint, won't they and they'll put a mint in their mouth. And that's supposed to give them better breath. So the mint protocol is what you need to keep in mind. And the mint protocol stands for M Mouth. And when we say mouth, we mean teeth. We mean tongue, right? Teeth and tongue. This is basically the mouth. So this is the kind of oral hygiene that most people will think about this is that aspect of it just in the mouth. Now most people say, well, what else is there Jade, isn't it just mouth? Well, no, there's a lot more that goes into bad breath. And so the eye in the mint acronym is intestines. And that really stands for essentially the esophagus and the stomach and the upper intestine duodenum. And we'll get into that in just a minute. So there can be bad breath is an issue that can be coming from the in testing, and we'll learn why that might be the case, as we go through this and we'll go through each one by one. The next is n is the nose and this has to do with essentially sinuses in the nose. Your sinuses are can be a breeding ground for bacteria and this can cause bad breath and a specific type of bad breath. And then the T in the mint acronym stands for throat. So what ends up happening oftentimes is post nasal drip from allergies caused the sinuses to drain into the back of the throat. We also have our tonsils and can develop tonsil stones in the back of the throat, these little sort of semi solid excretions that can be formed on the tonsils that can have a very pungent or bad smell to them. And so the throat is another potential cause of this. And so when you're thinking about bad breath, you need to think of the mouth. Yes, of course, the intestines, the nose and the throat.
[10:20] So let's go through the mouth first. Well, first of all, one of the things that most people don't realize, if you talk to most dentists, and most especially dental hygienist, they'll tell you because they're working with people with mouth issues all of the time. And so yes, it's teeth, and cleaning the teeth. It's also gums, and it's also tongue. Okay, but the biggest issue that most people talk about when they talk about bad breath, especially people in the dental community, is they're talking about gingivitis, inflammation of the gums or necrotic tissue in the gums. This gingivitis is where the inflammatory condition in the gums is causing the gums to recede, bleed and become necrotic. Necrotic is basically dying tissue and dying tissue smells exactly like what you might think dying tissue smells like it could smell very bad, almost like smelling a dead body or a dead animal. And so, gingivitis is a big one, inflammation of the gums is a big one. And you might say well, how do we get gingivitis in the first place? One of the things that dental hygienists will tell almost everybody that if you really want to keep your breath smelling nice, it's far more important to floss than it is to brush your teeth. Now, obviously, you need to be doing both and you should be doing both on a regular basis. But if you had to choose one, to say which one was more impactful in terms of breath, it's going to be flossing your teeth, and anyone who floss us on a regular basis. I'm someone who flosses constantly I floss morning and night. Sometimes I floss after, you know I eat, but flossing is huge. And if you ever smell your dental floss, after you've had chicken and let it sit in your teeth all day, perhaps you will smell immediately something that you don't want people smelling in your mouth. And this is another thing that me and my friends joke about right? It's just like my whole thing is I floss enough to where I don't smell anything on the floss and flossing your teeth is critical. Now, if you do not floss your teeth, there's a good chance that you are having halitosis. And here's the interesting thing about how to toes is just like assholes socially don't really always know they're assholes. Most people with bad breath cannot tell they have bad breath. And that includes people blowing into their mouth and trying to you know, cover their mouth and blow into their mouth and trying to smell whether they have bad breath or not. Part of the reason that's the case, it's just like when you walk into a smelly room, right, you can smell it at first. But once you're in there for a while you become acclimated to it. So if your breath smells, you're acclimated to that smell, now your breath might smell horrible, but you are acclimated to it, so you are no longer reacting to it, but other people are and so when you think about mouth, yes, it's brushing your teeth, it's mainly the one of the main things the two main things are here is getting into the gums, which means flossing or using a Waterpik and also the tongue where a lot of the bacteria will hang out and so it's not just brushing your teeth, it's brushing your tongue or using a tongue scraper. And it's flossing either through regular dental floss or a Waterpik to get the food particles out of your mouth. And you should be doing this at least at the end of the day to clear all the debris from the you know gum lining. So that you do not have these bacteria then coming in and digesting and for venting and creating the same kind of situation that you would have going on in your colon you do not want that putrefaction process to be going on where you have dead smelling feces smelling rotten smelling things in your mouth, which is why you want to be flossing on a regular basis. You want to brush your teeth. Yes, especially along the gum line. Then you want to be brushing your tongue and or scraping your tongue. These things are critical with within the mouth. Now if you have gingivitis, you also want to be doing other things. So you might say well Jade what about mouthwash isn't the type of you know, things that you would use? Well, one of the best things to use when you are cleaning your mouth are a couple of things and there are ways that you can do this one is a little known area of Vedic practice known as oil pooling. Now a lot of people will you probably heard this those of you have heard this talk about oil Holding as pulling out toxins you put like coconut oil in your mouth or olive oil in your mouth and you use it like mouthwash and you swish it around, and people talk about, oh, this is going to pull out toxins in the body. That is not true. At least we don't have any evidence to say that if you put oil in your mouth and swish it around that you're gonna pull out mercury or persistent organic pollutants or anything like that. So as far as we know, that is a bogus claim. And I certainly have never seen anything suggesting that in the research at all. However, what we do know is that a lot of the compounds produced by fermentation of putrefaction and all the things that are going on in your mouth with bacteria. These things are very lipophilic. And so what happens is when you put oil in your mouth, and swish it around, one of the things that you're doing is you can bind up a lot of these volatile elements that create these smells.
[19:54] and let's get back to the show. And so one of the things that can be really useful is As to swish your mouth out with coconut oil, or olive oil, or any kind of pure fat, coconut oil probably being the best because it also contains things like mono, Lauren, and other compounds that can act as anti bacterial, but more what it's about is pulling some of the lipid loving bacteria and lipid loving compounds that bacteria produce into the oil solution. And then you essentially spit that oil solution out. And so there is something to be said, for oil pulling that can really be very healthy for your mouth and the gingival to there's some indication at least in the lower intestine or the intestine, not lower intestine, but the whole intestine, the enterocytes, the cells lining the intestine, that short chain fatty acids, which are mostly present, and things like lauric acid and butyric acid and these kinds of compounds, these shorter change, fatty acids can act as fuel for the cells lining the skin, from the mouth down to the anus. And so not only can things like coconut oil, be really good at pulling the scent out of these bacterial byproducts that cause bad breath, but you may actually be nourishing some of those cells as well. And so oil pulling is a really good one. The other one is xylitol, which sounds like a chemical which scares a lot of people but we make xylitol in our in our mouth in our bodies rather, every single day. It is something that we are we humans make and we can digest. It's very sweet to the taste. It actually has a sweet and sort of cooling aftertaste. And Xylitol is incredibly beneficial for the upper respiratory tract and mouth. Xylitol is a bacterial static, so it does, it's not an antibiotic where it kills bacteria, but it keeps bacteria from binding in the upper respiratory tract and so it is wonderful as a nasal rinse and nasal douche and we'll talk about a little bit more when we get the sinuses and it's wonderful mixed in toothpaste. And a lot of you know the Finnish because, you know in Finland they have lots of birch trees Xylitol comes from Birch. That was the original thing and my understanding is back in World War One or World War Two when there were sugar shortages. A lot of the Finns were using Xylitol to sweeten things it is a sweetener it is an alternative sweetener, not a zero calorie alternative sweetener, but a low calorie alternative sweetener. So you'll find it a lot in low calorie endorsed sugar free gums and mince and things like that. But it's very popular and very healthy in some of these natural toothpastes. So if you look for xylitol, spelled XYLITOL, it's a sugar alcohol. There are other sugar alcohols like a really tall and mouth a tall and sorbitol. But Xylitol seems to be the one that is best for the oral cavity. It also comes in nasal sprays, because it's amazing for sinus infections, which we'll talk about in a minute. And when you use it in gums, it essentially clears out an awful lot of those bacteria keeps them from sticking and adhering to the teeth and the gums and the tongue so that you can essentially swallow them and then they be killed in your stomach. And also one of the things is that they have shown that kids who incorporate Xylitol gums and things like that who have recurrent ear infections and recurrent sinus infections tend to have much less recurrent ear infections and recurrent sinus infections. And when we talk about the throat aspect of bad breath, certainly your Eustachian tubes which drain the back of the ear drain into the throat and so not only do you have your tonsils and tonsil stones there and post nasal drip, but you also have the Eustachian tubes which drain the ear. So if there's a bacterial infection in the ear, a bacterial infection in the sinuses, what's that's going to cause his tonsils, the tonsils to swell, you're going to get drainage in the back of the throat that's going to create smells and bad breath. But Xylitol is really good for all of those things. And so when you're looking at toothpaste and things like that, and mouth washes and mouth rinses, you want to be looking at some and incorporating some that incorporate Xylitol probably better than fluoride and I know fluoride gets a bad rap in a lot of ways. It's in our water and it's in a lot of different things. There is debate, very good debate in my mind why we're using that to such a degree in our, you know, dental products and things like that. It does help with strengthening teeth and reducing cavities. That's very, very clear. However, also there is theoretically and some actual research showing fluoride may not be good for our health in other ways, and can interfere with things like thyroid function and other things like that. And so certainly, if we have other alternatives like Xylitol to use in our dental products, that would be a very good thing to have. And of course, then there are essential oils and things like that, that can be really, really good to kill specific bacteria, for example, bitter orange, essential oil is wonderful for strep throat infections, and gargling with bitter orange can kill strep throat. The other thing that's just, you know, just really, really important here is saliva is amazing, and our most natural, anti microbial antifungal thing that we can have. So the more saliva you produce in your mouth, the better health oral health you're going to have, which is why any kind of chewing, or production of saliva can be really, really good. This is why gum, in general can be really helpful, even if it is sugar based gum. And that's because the saliva is essentially washing your mouth constantly. And so one of the things you could do if you were out in the wilderness and had no, you know, way to clean your mouth, what you would probably do is take water, swish vigorously to try to get all the food particles out of your mouth. And then constantly try to express saliva so that you could keep the bacteria down. One of the things that you'll find and one of the reasons you wake up with bad breath in the morning and have morning breath is because the mouth dries out due to lack of saliva at night, and that causes bacteria to overgrow. Now, if you were able to express plenty of saliva all night long, you would probably have a less morning breath. And so these are the things that you want to be sort of thinking about you can do oil pulling oil pulling works wonderful. I especially like to do that myself first thing in the morning and or after my coffee. So oftentimes, I'll brush my teeth in the morning, have coffee and then do some oil pulling after the coffee or if I don't brush my teeth in the morning, I'll do some oil polling, have my coffee and then brush my teeth. And part of that is yes to give my teeth you know some health benefits, but also to keep that you know, sort of bad breath down it's really useful to do that. So this is the mouth Component number one most important thing floss, remove those food particles from in between the teeth so that you can keep that from causing putrefaction and fermentation and all the things that these bacteria do. Using oils for oil pulling using Xylitol based mouthwash is and men mouthwashes that use good quality essential oils, especially ones that we know can be specifically detrimental to certain bacteria that can cause infections. You know, bitter orange is one specifically for strep throat but a good essential oil blend many different types of essential oil clove being a really good one of the things that I like to do because I have this funny habit that if you give me gum, I just tend to swallow it and then call it the Italian me we put something on our mouths, we want to eat it so I'm not a good gum chew or however I will suck on clothes. Cloves are amazing. And clove oil is wonderful for killing off some of these negative to negative bacteria that cause bad breath and also continue to help you express saliva and so these are the things you want to keep in mind. Now with gingivitis we're not going to go into detail there because it is a medical condition and there are a lot of things there but a vitamin C is a big one. And nutrition is a big one in general, with gingivitis and things like that. So if you're dealing with gingivitis Yes, it's going to be a cause of bad breath. Yes, you should do everything we just talked about. But you're also going to want to talk to someone like myself or a doctor or a dentist who is trained in functional medicine to be able to help you deal with getting those gums healed again.
[29:25] so now we move into the intestine and one of the things you need to understand about at the bottom when you swallow food at the bottom of your esophagus and at the top of your stomach there's what we call the LES lower esophageal sphincter and then at the bottom of the stomach into the duodenum, there is a another sphincter that essentially drains the stomach into the duodenum. While the lower esophageal sphincter is a big deal in bad breath people who have GERD, gastro esophageal reflux disease GERD often have very bad breath and part of why that is the case is that they are expressing acid up through the esophagus the lower esophageal sphincter for whatever reason isn't patent isn't closed all the way and is expressing things hydrochloric acid into the esophagus which is burning the esophagus and the stomach has a lining, mucosal lining that protects it against the acid environment of hydrochloric acid. The esophagus does not and so hiatal hernias where the stomach pops up part of the stomach can pop up into above the diaphragm can cause this, but many things can do this one popular by the way thing I should mention here is Peppermint. Peppermint oil is a very common esophageal sphincter lower esophageal sphincter relaxer. And so someone with GERD wants to be very careful with peppermint oil. So if you haven't bad breath, and you love peppermint oil, but you also have, you know, GERD, gastro esophageal reflux disease, you probably don't want peppermint to be the thing that you're going to be using because it can worsen esophageal reflux disease. And if you're having GERD, and that's the cause of your bad breath, and that peppermint meant that you're using is probably not the best thing for you to use, you'll want to find other oils, but you can imagine if that lower esophageal sphincter is open, then essentially you are getting the smell of stomach content. But more importantly, the esophagus is becoming necrotic. That acid is burning that esophagus and destroying that tissue and over time that creates Barrett's esophagus, which is a precursor to can't esophageal cancer. So we're very concerned about this in medicine, and we do not want this to be happening. But one of the things that can happen there is you get this necrotic esophageal tissue, which guess smell can smell this is some of the worst breath you can get. This is the stuff that smells like feces, or a bowel movement, or a dead animal or really just sort of this necrotic you know, sort of feces oriented bad breath. By the way, the mouth bad breath is usually more you can have some of that, but it's more like this morning breath type of smell, what you can get some of the necrotic stuff when you're not flossing your teeth, but the stuff where you're just like, oh my god, I can smell you know, this person's breath across the room and it smells like poop like I can smell it like from the backseat of the car.
[32:29] That is going to be you know, stuff probably coming from the intestines. This is where the worst stuff comes from. Now to deal with that, one of the things that you want to begin to do is you want to rule out hiatal hernia and get that stomach pulled back down below the esophagus, you can do that with people who do visceral manipulation, you can do that in many ways. One of the things you want to be careful about certainly using you know, these acid blockers and proton pump inhibitors, and you know, Tums and you know, some of these things can keep the acid down. But those things too, because hydrochloric acid is important for digesting and killing and, you know, making sure you get all the stomach content out into the duodenum, those things over time can cause bad breath as well. And so one of the things we like to do if you're dealing with this bad breath is first deal with the cause. So we want to get rid of GERD and then we also want to begin to use some of the things that repair and you know, help the lower esophageal sphincter and the lower esophagus behave more appropriately. One of the ones that does this is something called DGL or deglycyrrhizinated licorice, not only can it protect the esophagus from burning, but it can correct some of what goes on with gastro esophageal reflux or GERD and so chewing a DGL capsule DGL is deglycyrrhizinated licorice, it tastes like licorice because it is licorice and they take the glycerin component out of it. And that has a lot of good quality, building up compounds for the lining the intera sites the lining the skin of the esophagus, so we use DGL. We also use zinc carnosine. And we use a good quality digestive enzyme here because we want those food that food to be fully digested. There is a coordinated action from mouth all the way down to anus when you digest your food. What ends up happening is the mouth communicates with the stomach the stomach mixes the acid the stomach content goes into to go into the duodenum. The duodenum needs to sense up a particular acid concentration of that kind of time is what we call that bolus of food that moves from the stomach into the duodenum that then triggers all the digestive acid, the digestive secretions, enzymes from the pancreas and gallbladder, lipase amylase trypsin or trips and all these things that digest proteins. So when you're dealing with bad breath that's coming from the intestine, what you want to be thinking about is DGL, perhaps to deal with the esophageal reflux condition that you're dealing with. And you also want to be thinking about digestive enzymes being something that you really want to pay close attention to digestive enzymes can be really good, you can find these pretty much over the counter anywhere. And you also want to be careful with using Tums and proton pump inhibitors and all of these things. Now, obviously, you'll have to use those in the short term to control the gastro esophageal reflux disease, but over the long run, they can be the cause of the bad breath in the first place. And so this is kind of what you want to be thinking about. So the first thing when I think about with intestines is I think about okay, we want digestive enzymes on board we want to do something to protect the esophagus, so that tissue is not necrotic we want to do something to shut down the acid coming in. And by the way, one of the cheapest things and most effective things you can do for gastro esophageal reflux disease is a small amount or teaspoon or two, probably not a two but like a quarter teaspoon to a whole teaspoon of baking soda mixed in water. It does not taste good at all. It will make you burp but it is out very alkaline and it is a great way over the counter way to take away a you know acute bout of gastro esophageal reflux disease, just drinking down some of these. The other thing you can do is realize that vinegars and lemon or lemon juice and things like this are really good as sort of stimulators of digestive acid secretions in the same way that lemon and vinegar make you secrete more saliva, they also help the stomach and intestines do some of the things that they do to release their secretions that help digest the food that could be causing the bad breath in the first place. And so now we've covered mouth and intestine.
[37:03] now let's go into the nose. And so whereas the intestine stuff is very necrotic, dead animal feces smelling in a sense, and whereas the mouth is more, you know, sort of morning breath kind of thing with a little less of the necrotic smell. The sinuses really give off a sickly sweet, sort of smell. So when someone is dealing with sinus infections, you're going to have bad breath and it's going to be more sickly more like a vomit type of smell than a feces type of smell and one of the things you want to do for sinuses is you want to make sure you rinse those sinuses out. Now you can do it with saline solutions, salt water, that kind of stuff or just water in general. One of the best ways to do this is when you're in the shower, just clap your hands. Basically get water in your hands, snort that water gently up into the sinuses and rinse your sinuses but the better way to do it is to use a xylitol or saline based rinse. We talked about Xylitol before it's wonderful for sinuses and one of my favorite things for sinus infections is something called Xlear nasal spray clear spelled with X Xlear nasal spray, it is clear it is a nasal spray that uses Xylitol along with saline. This is wonderful for the sinus, the sinuses, you guys may have heard of these, and you put in saltwater and saline and flush out the sinuses that way are great. And what that will do is that we'll deal with some of the things that will you know, essentially help with the post nasal drip because people who have sinus issues usually have post nasal drip as well. And I apologize, but I don't know if you guys can hear that. But there's someone right outside my window, I just got a new place right outside my window, who's obviously weed whacking so hopefully you're not hearing that too much. It's not giving you too much feedback and you're following me fine here, but I apologize about that. Hopefully there'll be done with that soon. But this is really important with sinuses because sinuses are a major cause of bad breath and many people have sinuses due to pollens, rag weeds, dairy allergies, you can have sinus issues from food based stuff and allergens as well. Now if you're dealing with allergens, one of the things you want is you want to reduce the allergens ability to stick to the lining of the sinuses and you also want to decrease some of the inflammatory reactions that can go on so when an allergen binds inside binds to the skin of the sinuses, it will set off mast cells which cause inflammation which causes the sinuses to swell, which make them a really good breeding ground for bacteria. So one of the things you want to do is not just flush, so you get lots of liquid and lots of xylitol up into the sinuses and keep them hydrated. That makes the allergens less likely to bind you also want to make sure you're drinking plenty of water internally as well and you also want to decrease any triggers that might be triggering the sinus infections. Dairy is a very common one for a lot of people. One really good digestive enzyme that serves multiple purposes here is bromelain. Bromelain is a digestive enzyme that we isolate from pineapple, you take it in concentrated form, it helps to digest proteins. So it's really good for the intestine bad breath and is also a really good for decreasing in inflammation in the body as well and it can help with upper respiratory tract sinus stuff. So bromelain and Xylitol nasal sprays are my favorite when we're talking about sinuses.
[40:47] and now we'll deal with the last one the throat the T because the throat really is about the tonsil stones, the post nasal drip and potential inner ear infections draining into the back of the throat. The throat now, obviously gargles are great. Oil pulling is great for this. And when we talk about gargles, we want to go back to Xylitol based gargle, saline based gargoyles, gargoyles that use, you know, good quality essential oils and things like that which are really, really nice. You know, you kind of want to be thinking about those gargles. And you also want to be thinking about the idea that it looks like now they're doing now they're out there right now doing jack hammering. So we're almost done. Let's hope that you're not getting all this feedback in this podcast today. And I apologize about that. But ultimately, what you want to be thinking about Xylitol does multiple things for the throat stuff. So does bromelain. And then when you add in these, these sort of gargles, and oil rinses, and oil polling, then you are really getting sort of a 1234 punch for the throat stuff. And the throat stuff just like the sinus stuff has a similar smell is sort of the sickly sweet vomity type of smell. That's when you know it's coming from the sinuses or inner ear infection or back of the throat versus you know, sort of the morning breath coming from the mouth versus more the feces necrotic smell coming from the intestine. And so that's the whole story here as it pertains to bad breath and dealing with bad breath. Those are really all the causes. And now you have a good quality sort of approach for the entire mouth, intestine, nose and throat approach the mint protocol.
[42:42] and I'm going to end the podcast here because it's getting super, super loud right outside my door. And hopefully you got something from this podcast and it's something that you can discreetly share with your friends who would benefit from it. Alright everybody, take care and I'll see you at the next podcast.