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Was Halitosis Invented by Listerine?

Was Halitosis Invented by Listerine?

Before I start, I am not saying Listerine invented bad breath — human mouths have stunk for millennia and there are ancient breath freshening solutions to prove it. The question is: Was halitosis invented by Listerine? The answer is yes.

For centuries, chicken soup has been given to those suffering from the symptoms of colds and the flu.  (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

The Beneficial Broth

Broth is the touchstone of all traditional, gourmet cookery. “Without broth, one can do nothing,” claimed Auguste Escoffier, the grandfather of French cookery. But it wasn’t just the French who understood the health benefits of slow cooking and about the…

Shiitake mushrooms are the sweetheart of the edible mushroom family — they’re honored as the queen of the plant kingdom. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Shiitake, the Sweetheart of Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms are the sweetheart of the edible mushroom family — they’re honored as the queen of the plant kingdom. Rich in nutrition, shiitake are high in protein, vitamins (such as vitamin B, iron, potassium, and vitamin D), they have…

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Was Halitosis Invented by Listerine?

Before I start, I am not saying Listerine invented bad breath — human mouths have stunk for millennia and there are ancient breath freshening solutions to prove it. The question is: Was halitosis invented…

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Food With ‘5 Colors’ Benefit Health the Most

In Chinese culture, food and medicine are closely related. The practice of traditional Chinese medicine places great emphasis on achieving balance in one’s body for the regeneration of the body’s…

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The Beneficial Broth

Broth is the touchstone of all traditional, gourmet cookery. “Without broth, one can do nothing,” claimed Auguste Escoffier, the grandfather of French cookery. But it wasn’t just the French who…

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4 Herbs for Healthy Skin

Since ancient times, the Chinese have formulated many secret recipes for beautifying the skin and nourishing the hair.

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Acupuncture and Science Intertwined

Acupuncture is thousands of years old, and is one of the five pillars of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Needles are inserted into points on the human body to alleviate illnesses…

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Ginseng: Wonder of the World

Ginseng has always been shrouded in folklore and magic. Like the rich mountain forests where it grows naturally, its use dates way back into the mists of antiquity.

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From Chinese Antiquity, Tea Has a Long History

As one of the most popular drinks in the world, tea has celebrated a triumphant procession into almost every household. The tea plant’s rich history began in China, where the…

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10 Biological Bullies That Tomatoes Will Crush

Tomato’s vitamin C content is about 10 times that of watermelon. With the protection of organic acids, its vitamin C content is not easily altered during storage and cooking. Tomatoes…

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More Benefits of Drinking Tea

Yes, tea is good for you, but how so? These facts shared on Chinese social media show just some of the awesomeness you can derive from drinking tea.

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10 Reasons to Eat More Bananas

Nutritious and delicious, bananas are a perfect food. They are ideal for students or young people on the go; they even come in their own packaging. So, why are they…

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Shiitake, the Sweetheart of Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms are the sweetheart of the edible mushroom family — they’re honored as the queen of the plant kingdom. Rich in nutrition, shiitake are high in protein, vitamins (such…

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7 Foods and Drinks That Help Detoxify the Body

During the metabolic process, the body generates waste, such as creatinine, urea, oxygen free radicals, carbon dioxide, and toxic metals. Some toxins can damage body tissues and accelerate the aging…

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The Many Uses of Baking Soda

Baking soda is a cheap and handy item in every household, whose uses are many fold. Other than its use in baking or as an odor absorber, it is also…

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The Wonders of Eucalyptus Oil

The word eucalyptus is derived from the ancient Greek word eu, meaning good or well, and calyptos, meaning covered. When early explorers arrived in Australia, they collected samples of various plants, including…

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Why Do Chinese Wear Masks?

There are many reasons why the Chinese people wear masks while in the U.S. — pollution is everywhere, as are airborne illnesses. But why is the mask-wearing trend primarily limited to…