Are You Dealing With One of These?
- Posted on: Nov 21 2019
Let’s face it, we all have body issues we struggle with but are less commonly talked about. These may impact our self-esteem and become more noticeable as we age. The good news is there are solutions to these issues that are all-natural, easy to implement, and inexpensive.
Everyone gets bad breath, especially after consuming food or drinks that give off strong odors. For most of us, swishing some mouthwash and/or brushing our teeth are all that are needed to get rid of it. For millions of others, though, no amount of brushing, mouthwash, or gum chewing can reduce that halitosis. If this sounds like you, then rest assured. There is a solution, and it involves tackling the source of the problem.
Chronic bad breath occurs when sulfur-causing bacteria accumulates on the back of your tongue. These bacteria are typically out-of-reach of a normal toothbrush, but there are specialized tongue scrapers that can reach back there and remove these stinky critters. Then, using all-natural toothpaste, brush your tongue, teeth, the inside of your cheeks, and even the roof of your mouth. This works to get rid of bad breath for the vast majority of chronic halitosis sufferers.
What else can you do? Chewing cinnamon or sugarless gum will increase saliva production, which rinses out your mouth and clears away bacteria. Staying away from garlic, drinking plenty of water, and nibbling on mint or parsley leaves can also improve your breath. For those with dentures, making sure they’re regularly cleaned is another key for keeping breath fresh.
Excessive Body Odor
It’s something nobody wants to hear: “You stink.” Excessive sweating and body odor can come with age as hormones fluctuate. Take care of the smell by tackling the accumulating bacteria on your skin that causes offensive odors.
Apple cider vinegar has been known to kill odor-causing bacteria by lowering the pH of your skin. Many people swear by lemon juice or milk of magnesia to do the same. Spritze them onto your body and then pat dry. Wearing clothing in breathable fabrics, like cotton, and bathing or showering regularly is also a way to combat odor.
Diet can impact body odors as well. Eating more chlorophyll-rich foods such as kale, spinach, broccoli, and other leafy greens, can help with eliminating smelly toxins.
Dry, Cracked Feet
Dry, cracking feet are not only painful, they can make you feel self-conscious in those sandals or flip-flops at the beach or by the pool. If you need help in the foot department, at-home remedies are available.
Before you climb into bed for the night, soak your feet in a tub of warm water and liquid soap for 20 minutes, then use a pumice stone to gently exfoliate and scrub off dead skin. Rinse your feet with clean water and apply foot cream or even extra virgin olive oil, then cover your feet with clean, cotton socks overnight. Repeat this as much as necessary.
Also battling yellow toenails? Add a denture-cleaning tablet into the tub while you soak. Then use a sponge or washcloth to scrub the nails.
Yes, I have three dogs. They are the sweetest little things. I’d like to introduce them to you:
Bella (at top) – age 11 – Cairn terrier/Maltese mix- She is a cancer conquerer. Diagnosed three years ago after adoption, Bella is going strong. She’s wickedly smart and a lady.
Macks – age 11 – Shih tzu – Given up for adoption at least twice before we adopted him, he is so so sweet but kind of clueless. Macks loves to find comfy places to nap.
Sammy (Num num) – age 13 – unknown breed- We adopted him over a year ago. He is the survivor of being attacked by pit bulls, but now wears a diaper all day. He loves cuddling into your lap and is now the happiest little guy on earth.
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