Halitosis (bad breath)
There are a myriad causes for the production of bad breath (see below). People that diet and fast may experience bad breath as the body breaks down fat and protein for fuel, when deprived of nutrients. The metabolic products from these processes can produce an unpleasant odour.
Causes: poor dental hygiene, gum disease, tooth decay, alcohol abuse, respiratory infection, dieting, poor diet, smoking, diabetes, foreign bacteria in the mouth, stress and indigestion.
Who to consult: Dentist, dietician, GP, herbalist, homoeopath, naturopath, pharmacist.