Thank you so much for stopping by! Time appears to be flying by way too fast and I'm looking to do something exciting with the rest of my life. I'll be starting an online fitness business called "GoBeDo" sometime this year. Be sure and check in. You'll learn about High Interval Training, Yoga, Body weight exercise, Spartan races, Functional training and whole lot more. Real $hit, for Old Timers like me. Why? We only have one shot at a grandiose and fulfilling life. Let's get busy creating one. Remember, it's the start that stops most people. The last thing I want to take to my grave is "regret!"
Peace/Love and Hugs!
Guapo (Grandpa Jasso)
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What Causes Bad Breath?

Bad breath, medically referred as halitosis, is brought on by excessive bacterial activity on the tongue in most cases (85%-90%), and gum disease which produces high levels of foul odors mainly due to the breakdown of proteins into individual amino acids, followed by further breakdown of certain amino acids to produce sulfur compounds. The stomach is considered by most experts to be a very uncommon source of bad breath. It is because the esophagus is closed, and a reflux serious enough to be bringing up stomach contents between the stomach and the esophagus indicates a health problem (i.e., gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD). That said, only an extremely small percentage of bad breath problems may arise from stomach and digestion problems. Since halitosis is almost always caused by a problem in the mouth, home remedies used against bad breath, such as mints and gum, may only temporarily mask the odors but cannot cure your bad breath. Eliminating the source of halitosis is an effective solution. I recommend that you visit a dentist first. If no oral cause of your bad breath can be identified by the dentist, I suggest an appointment with a primary care doctor or gastroenterologist (GI) to be evaluated for underlying reason for the potential stomach problem or any other condition that is causing your bad breath so that you can be treated appropriately. Now you know.

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