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Curing Bad Breath In 5 Easy Steps: How To Halt Halitosis Forever

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Curing bad breath in 5 easy steps

Everyone has bad breath from time to time. Maybe they’re just getting over the flu; maybe they’ve just eaten a big batch of garlic fries. If, however, halitosis has become a persistent problem for you, here are five steps to take that will help you track down the source of the problem and, hopefully, halt halitosis forever.

1. Start with your mouth – While halitosis doesn’t always start with your mouth, the truth is, sometimes it does. Start your investigation there. Dental problems such as tooth decay or early periodontal disease could be at the root of bad breath. An oral yeast infection could also be the cause. If you suspect this is the case for you, step up your oral health regime. Brush and floss regularly, for instance. Try using a tea tree oil dental rinse after brushing, as well. Also consider adding the probiotic L. reuteri to your supplementation routine. A study published by the National Institutes of Health (1) has shown that L. reuteri inhibits the formation of dental plague and also has both anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. The study concludes that the use of L. reuteri could be “a useful adjunct or alternative to periodontal treatment.”

2. Double check your diet – When the medical community refers to food allergies, they are referring to a very specific histamine reaction in the body that can lead to rashes, hives and even anaphylactic shock. True food allergies can be very dangerous and may require medical attention. Many people who do not have true food allergies, however, can have a food intolerance. Food intolerances, according to The World’s Healthiest Foods (2), can cause a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue, bloating, eating disorders, mood swings and migraines. Other symptoms might include sleep disturbances, memory problems, weight gain, urinary urgency and, yes, even bad breath. If you suspect this might be your problem, a simple elimination diet may reveal the culprit. Completely eliminate the suspect food from your diet for several weeks and monitor your symptoms. Milk and dairy products are high on the list of foods likely to cause food sensitivities, as are corn, wheat and citrus.

3. Watch what you eat – Even foods that don’t produce other unpleasant symptoms can affect your breath. Garlic and onions jump straight to mind, but other foods can add to bad breath — or help it! — as well. Protein-dense foods such as meat, cheese and fish can feed mouth bacteria which can lead to halitosis. Foods that naturally freshen your breath include crunchy fruits and vegetables like carrots, apples and celery. Fresh herbs such as parsley, rosemary and cardamom can help as well.

4. Signs of illness – Chronic illness can lead to chronic halitosis. A recurring sore throat, for instance, or upper respiratory infection can cause bad breath. Fight the infection by beefing up your immune system with garlic, Echinacea, or vitamins A and C and zinc. Breath that smells like nail polish remover — some people call it a “fruity” smell — can be, according to the Mayo Clinic website (3), the first sign of serious illness. This type of “acetone breath” happens when there is not enough insulin in the bloodstream to properly turn blood sugar into fuel. The body starts breaking down fats for fuel, instead, producing ketones that show up in your breath. This could be a sign of hypoglycemia or developing diabetes. Halitosis can also be caused by dehydration or a zinc deficiency.

5. Are medications the cause? While illness itself can cause bad breath, some medications prescribed to treat illnesses can also contribute to the problem. Medications for migraines, acid reflux, allergies and high blood pressure have been associated with halitosis in some patients.

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Actress Osas Ighodaro Celebrates Her 30th Birthday With Emotional Post

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Actress Osas Ighodaro Celebrates Her 30th Birthday With Emotional Post
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Nigerian actress, Osas Ighodaro penned an emotional note via Instagram as she clocked 30-years-old on Monday.

To mark her birthday, the single mother of one posted a monochrome photo of herself as she wished for people to continue praying for those who lost their lives during these turbulent period.

Ighodaro wrote;

“Thank God for another year. Happy Birthday to me. If you know me, you know I absolutely love birthdays but this year it certainly hits different. I’m overwhelming grateful for life and thankful to God to be able to see another birthday bc unfortunately many haven’t and won’t have that opportunity.

I am hopeful for better days for myself, those that I love and hold dear and most certainly for my country Nigeria. I pray for unity, peace, harmony and togetherness. We all deserve it.

My birthday wish is to please continue to pray for those innocent lives lost. Please remain hopeful and focused because I truly believe better days are soon ahead by God’s grace.

Peace, Love and Blessings.”

See her post below:

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The actress’ post

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Exotic Resorts May Be the Best Bet for a Holiday

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An exotic vacation usually means exploring a distant foreign country, whilst resorts are places
to go for rest, sport, or which offers a particular speciality, with many resorts being part of a
popular tourist destination or on or near a beach. If you are planning a vacation to an exotic
resort it can be a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to a far-flung destination or a luxurious place to
stay closer to home where you can enjoy some pampering.

Why stay at an exotic resort

Exotic resorts often offer all-inclusive vacation deals, along with other options that leave you
to plan your stay more precisely to your own wishes. These resorts offer excellent customer
service, superb accommodation and facilities and are usually to be found in beautiful settings.
Here are some of the best resorts from around the world for you to consider:

Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles
This famous resort has made many feel they have entered Paradise. The gentle ocean breeze
floats up the granite hillside and into your tree-house villa tucked away from the other guests
staying at the resort. This is perfect for encouraging you to relax, either by your private pool
or in the clear blue waters of Petite Anse Bay. Perfect for a romantic stay, there is a Spa for
pampering and the chance for a sunset meal on a deserted beach.

Some enjoy simply sitting on their balcony, gazing at the ocean between reading their book,
sketching or checking out international bookmakers and betting sites for the chance of a
flutter. If you want another type of adrenaline kick, check out the resorts excellent kayaking
and snorkelling facilities, which are recommended by nearly all who try it.

Anantara Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand

The ultimate tropical getaway, the Anantara Resort is an award-winning site modelled on a
traditional Thai village and is just three hours drive south of Bangkok. The location is where
Thai royalty and aristocrats have been holidaying for almost one-hundred years. Today, you
can visit historical attractions alongside theme parks and shops as well as vineyards and golf
courses.

The resort is set among 14 acres of lush tropical grounds with lotus-filled lagoons and
meandering pathways through exotic foliage, with many rooms overlooking the shoreline.
Each day, chefs prepare freshly caught local seafood alongside Thai specialities. The resort
also has an award-winning spa located within a lagoon-inspired oasis offering you the perfect
opportunity to relax.

Kurumba, Maldives

Kurumba is a well-established resort that opened almost 50 years ago and continues to offer
superb hospitality and contemporary facilities. There are seven speciality restaurants offering
cuisine from Italy to the Middle East as well as Thila, a restaurant which extends out over the
water which offers gourmet breakfasts and seafood dinners.

You can go snorkelling over the nearby reef full of colourful marine life or sign up to a dive
package as part of your stay, or just enjoy a private pool when staying at one of the spacious
villages. There are also deluxe beachfront bungalows offering direct beach access and views
of the crystal-clear waters.

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Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross

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Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.

Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.

Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines

These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.

Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.

This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.

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