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What is a Nasal-Sinus Irrigator? And How Do I Use It?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

When allergy season comes around, are you one of the millions of people that sneeze and get red eyes? It’s probably nasal allergies. Are you constantly getting sinus headaches or a sinus infection every 4-6 weeks? It is probably the same infection that hasn’t fully cleared up.

A Nasal-Sinus Irrigator can help immediately soothe allergies, sinusitis and post nasal drip when used instead of (or in combination with) medication. While over-the-counter allergy and sinus medication can be helpful, they also have a tendency to create dry mouth, leading to bad breath. If you are one of the many people that would like to avoid using medications and take the more natural route, the Nasal-Sinus Irrigator is just the thing to help.

So, how do I use one? The Hydro Pulse Sinus Irrigator is very simple to use and is FDA registered device supported by over 37 published medical reports. (more…)

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Another Bad Breath Spray?

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

If you are like me, then you’re probably thinking “Not another breath spray – isn’t rinsing and brushing enough?”

It’s a valid question…and one that I think I’ve tried to answer before, but I don’t mind doing it again.

Let me start by saying this – bad breath is the odor of the volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) that are created from the anaerobic bacteria that live in your mouth, between your teeth, beneath the surface of your tongue, in the back of your throat, and in your tonsils (if they exist).

breath spraySee the picture to the left…. reaching your mouth, teeth, and front of your tongue in regions D, E, and F is simple – tens of thousands of you do it every day with our TheraBreath Oral Rinses and Toothpastes. But what about the production of odors farther back (Regions A, B, and C) – in the very back of your tongue, deep in your throat or in your tonsils?

When you gargle with an oral rinse (mouthwash) – most of time it can be very difficult to reach way down deep in your throat. Many of my patients find that a ‘Gag Reflex’ kicks in (this happens automatically in most people when something touches a sensitive area in the back of your throat and tongue). So what can you do? To stop bad breath you MUST neutralize the sulfur compounds that have been created by the anaerobic bacteria that live in deep recesses of your throat and tongue.

In response to this exact concern, I’ve created a breath spray that addresses this problem. TheraBreath PLUS Extinguisher Breath Spray has a unique 7.5cm long, swiveling, extended head which holds down the tongue and sprays the potent Therabreath PLUS formula directly on the bacterial breeding ground located in the back of your tongue and throat. It’s the only patented extra strength formula that can literally reach the part of your throat and tongue that no other formula can touch!

Many of you have told me that during your first clinical appointment, you’ve always felt something stuck in your throat – and you’ve attributed that uncomfortable feeling to your breath and taste disorder. This spray was designed to solve that problem.

Please remember that for chronic conditions, the only way to prevent the anaerobic bacteria from creating VSC’s is through daily use of an oxygenating line of products such as TheraBreath Oral Rinse and Toothgel (now at Albertsons, SavOn, Jewel, Osco, and Acme). For specific instructions on how to do this, see the Instructions of Use.

It’s especially useful for patients with:

  1. Chronic bad breath who want extra relief throughout the day
  2. Occasional (situational) breath or taste disorder, who want instant relief without an overbearing strong minty taste or smell
  3. Dry mouth sufferers, whose tongue tends to become extra sticky as the day goes on

TheraBreath PLUS Extinguisher Spray is small enough to carry in your pocket, purse, or briefcase, so that you can even use it before or after your favorite garlic dish. I hope you can now see how a breath spray (especially one that actually reaches the source of bad breath) can help you regain your confidence.

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Can TheraBreath PLUS Cure Sore Throats and a Cold?

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Now that we are in the middle of the worst winter in years, I have been receiving dozens of emails every day asking me if there is a natural formula that will help prevent sore throats, colds, etc. I’m flattered that so many of you have come to me with your health concerns, and as you’ve pointed out, most of you can’t get hold of your physician, or worse yet, your doctor is eager to to prescribe antibiotics at the first sign of a sniffle.

Knowing that the bacteria that causes sore throats is an anaerobic bacteria (s. pyogenes) we know that an oxygenating formula would be a natural choice. That would include all of our mouthwash formulas, to be used as a gargle. However, I would recommend TheraBreath PLUS Oral Rinse as a twice daily gargle because it combines the most concentrated oxygenating compounds available with zinc gluconate (the fastest-acting form of zinc – that will NOT dry out your mouth) and tea tree oil (another potent antimicrobial). If gargling is a hassle for you, the obvious choice would be to use the TheraBreath PLUS Extinguisher Spray twice daily. It’s patented spray head reaches directly into the back of the throat to directly attack sore throats – as well as the bad breath bacteria stuck in your tonsils!

What else is helpful? Well, our AktivK12 probiotic treatment as been proven to prevent sore throats in several studies in New Zealand. In fact, that was initially why it was developed – to prevent sore throats in New Zealand school children. The side effect of perfectly fresh breath lead us to develop it as an oral product.

Last, but by no means least, I highly recommend the TheraBreath PLUS Nasal Sinus Drops or Spray. The formula is our strongest by far and by applying it directly to the nasal passages, the oxygen/tea tree oil works on the bacteria and viruses that make you sick. (the nasal formulas do not contain zinc).

Here is an email from a very satisfied Nasal Drops user: Dear Dr. Katz: “I can’t thank you enough for inventing TheraBreath nasal drops. I had no relief from rx nasal drops and they starting making my nasal pasages close after 20 minutes use. Your drops opened up my sinusses and allowed the proper drainage so I can breathe easier again. I no longer have that thick mucousy build up that drove me and my husband crazy.” Sincerely, Marlene S.    Dover, DE

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