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Bad Breath & Fertility

Dec 8, 2022

Most of us think bad breath comes from mouth bacteria; so, we just brush or gargle more often. But when this persists, there’s a deeper issue at play.

The real cause is poor gut health – an imbalance esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines. But how is this connected to getting pregnant? I will explain.

But before that did you know health issues like acid reflux, diabetes, IBS, stomach ulcers, promote growth of bad bacteria & disturb your gut microbiome. This produces halitosis or bad breath. So, when gut health is disturbed how does it affect fertility:

1st. A leaky gut can trigger miscarriages. In leaky gut undesirable food particles enter bloodstream via intestine. These cause an endometrial immune response that can contribute to miscarriage.

2nd, your gut microbiome is responsible for converting bound estrogen to free, active estrogen. Without a healthy microbiome, estrogen function is impaired, leading to endometriosis, PCOS, and infertility.

3rd, A meta study done showed that women who had unexplained infertility had 3.5 times higher chance of having celiac disease which is a disease of the gut. & Celiac disease is often undiagnosed.

Lastly, bad gut means your body isn’t fully absorbing the nutrients you’re eating. This affects egg & sperm quality & consequently, pregnancy chances.

So, beyond just visiting a dentist or chewing gum for bad breath, examine for gut issues. Because gut health is absolutely critical for conception.

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