3 fixes for common PROBLEMS
Exercise daily Even walking for 15 minutes several times a day can help food move through the intestines quicker, making it easier to go.
Do yoga Not just for relaxing the mind, those twisting poses act as a massage for your gut.
Eat 18g of fibre per day Especially high-fibre foods (dried fruit, wholemeal bread, pasta, rice) which will help make your stool softer – and drink 2l of water a day.
2 Bad Breath (halitosis)
Get a tongue cleaner Bacteria build-up on your tongue = bad odour.
Don’t skip meals When the body breaks down fats on a crash diet, it releases the chemical ketone, which has a sickly smell.
Visit the hygienist Gum disease is the leading cause of halitosis.
Self- medicate If you have the typical symptoms (thick discharge, itching, soreness) make over-the- counter antifungal creams, like Canesten (Clicks; R219.95), your first port of call.
Talk to your partner Thrush isn’t an STI, but men can get it, and you could be passing it back and forth to each other. Friction during sex can also cause yeast to grow in the vagina, so if you’re prone, use a lubricating jelly.