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DianaBanana wrote: Ichigo, I didn’t have time to keep checking the board (I sure wish the forum would send an email when there are replies!)…so I’m just coming back now after you notified me by message.

I remembered that I have an experience more recent than the one I mentioned. In the last 5-10 years, my brother and my grandfather both developed problems with bad breath, and they started using TheraBreath products, which really controlled the problem:

I think your problem is worse than theirs, but this might be worth a try.

Maybe you know the following already, but do some research if you hadn’t heard about it yet. To have good breath, you need to have very healthy intestinal bacteria. I don’t have links to share about that (and no time to look), but I’ve heard this mentioned at health lectures I attended years ago. Find the best probiotics you can find and take lots of them! (But start slowly, of course, in case you have candida die-off.) Eat yogurt, fermented foods, etc. and don’t do anything that kills your good bacteria (antibiotics, chlorinated water, bad diet, etc.).

You asked somewhere else how to avoid losing weight on the candida diet. In my opinion, it’s not possible. I’ve never know anyone who followed a candida diet who didn’t become very thin. Unless you are SURE you have candida overgrowth, I don’t recommend following the strict diet. Find one of those online questionnaires about candida and figure out whether candida is really your problem. If you decide to follow the diet, I think you should be sure to use plenty of fat (like coconut oil, butter, olive oil, meat with fat, etc.) for energy, since you aren’t getting much carbohydrate.

I will try to remember to check back and see how you’re doing!

Thank you for the effort to reply.

Must be hard for your Grandfather, specially for your brother. But good to hear(envy)it was controlled by these products.

Actually my dentist, specializing in curing bad breath prescribed me to use the Therabreath spray and other products from the US that would oxygenate my mouth to prevent bad bacteria from multiplying. It made me feel alive and confident at first but after a week or so, the bad taste or bad smell of the saliva that dried when I lick the back of my hand (which I always do to check my breath).

From the start of my ordeal. I had the speculation that the root cause of this bad breath is the disturbed flora in my guts. I had IBS until I start taking probiotics last month. To my surprise, the diarrhea after a 2-3 days of constipation is gone. I have regular bowel movement now, which makes me feel really good. So I resolved to get a more powerful and good probiotics and continue on using it even when I stopped the diet. With the yogurt and fermented food. It has became my routine to take yogurt as a snack and eat handmade kimchi recently.

I am very motivated and enjoying eating healthy diet now from the improvements that I never felt before.

BTW Oil pulling is amazing. Gives me power and energy. I liked it. I never neglect to put a teaspoon of sesame oil in my mouth when I wake up. Thank you so much for referring me to this great old but so effective method.

With regards to prevent losing weight. Yes I am sure about having a candida because I had it 4 years ago in my esophagus and I do not think It was completely eradicated by Diflucan I had for 2 weeks. Cured the candida in my esophagus but they just migrated somewhere in my body. So I am continuing to do the diet until I am satisfied that the flora in my gut is back from being imbalanced. And my immune system is not suppressed anymore. This is all going to be self-diagnosis.
I’ll take your advice to get lots of foods rich in fats. Luckily, I am a big fan of coconut oil, olive oil and butter.

Thank you again DianaBanana.