View Full Version : Craked mouth corners-detox or defficiency?
08-21-2007, 09:34 PM
I am all raw five days now- no salt, oil, dehydrated stuff-just fruits and veggies, and very little nuts some days, but from yesterday I got my mouth corners craked. And it is worse today than was yesterday.
Is it detox or defficiency? What do you think?
08-21-2007, 09:36 PM
Lack of B vitamins. Try adding some nutritional yeast to your diet.
08-21-2007, 09:45 PM
also try rubbing coconut oil on your lips if they're dry too. LOVE it! :D
It could be a deficiency.
My bf (not raw btw) gets cracked mouth corners sometimes.
Then he takes a vitamin/iron pill and it disappears very quickly.
He thinks that, in his case, it has to do with a lack of iron (he has always been very low in iron). It doesn't have to be the case with you, but still could mean some kind of deficiency. If it's detox or low ph (= acidic), you can find out by using ph strips and check your saliva.
Maybe you can do a google search on cracked mouth corners?
08-22-2007, 06:00 PM
I concur with th B vitamins
08-22-2007, 09:53 PM
Thank you all for responses!
I know that oficial medical opinion is vitamin b defficiency. It is though weird that it happened on the day 3, would I become defficient on iron or b vitamins that quickly, despite that i eat greens and huge amounts of fruit(sweet and nonsweet). And it gets worse overnight and better at night.
So far I just drink fresh vegetable juice for that. I decided to see, if it will go away by itself-then it would be detox. If not - then I might need to do something different.
08-22-2007, 11:28 PM
It could be dehydration.
It could also be a small overgrowth of yeast (candida), to which I suggest a topical application of coconut oil on the affected area for as often as needed.
08-23-2007, 04:21 AM
Happened to me too when I first went raw. Went away after a few days. I figured it was detox.
08-23-2007, 04:34 AM
Its a vitamin B deficiency
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