View Full Version : Dry mouth?
11-20-2009, 07:12 AM
Lately my mouth has been very dry and my tongue irritated from the dryness. This is causing me a great deal of discomfort and distress. Any advice?
11-20-2009, 07:29 AM
Hmmmm. I don't know. Have you changed anything lately with your diet or even clothes/dish detergent/soaps/shampoos?
11-20-2009, 07:29 AM
I dont know either but I shore miss you.
11-20-2009, 08:39 AM
Coconut water is good for dehydration.
Raw Angel Mom
11-20-2009, 09:11 AM
If you are on medication, it cans to that.
If you aren't then i would increase my water and add more fiber to help your gut to retain the water.
Hope you find what is causing this!
11-20-2009, 09:45 PM
I would say up the water intake and add either some dulse flakes to the water or a pinch of good salt for sodium/added minerals. Only do this once a day, not for every glass : )
I don't know how long you have been raw but considering most people have been in a chronic state of deydration most of their lives and the body goes through major cleansing while raw, it seems logical our bodies might require more in the beginning. I would listen to your mouth telling you it's dry : )
11-20-2009, 10:27 PM
No, I haven't made any changes that I can think of. I have been raw for two years so I don't think it's detox. I drink lots of water and don't feel dehydrated other than there being no spit in my mouth.
11-20-2009, 10:51 PM
Are you eating a lot of persimmons? From what I've read from here is that if it's not ripe enough, it sucks all the saliva out of the mouth or something like that. If was me with a dry mouth, I still would drink plenty of coconut water just to be on the safe side. Sometimes drinking regular water isn't always enough when it comes to dehydration. Look up the benefits of coconut water to see what you think.
11-21-2009, 08:58 AM
"Iodine can also be concentrated in the parotid and submandibular glands of the mouth, and iodine deficiency here can result in dry mouth." http://www.life-enthusiast.com/index/Education/Iodine
It is believed by doctors who have studied iodine deficiency that most people are deficient and need higher dosages for a period of time to achieve optimal levels.
11-21-2009, 09:42 AM
Is your tongue coated white? I think that could indicate a bacterial imbalance in the gut, or a candida overgrowth. Biting the tip of your tongue to a point you can reasonably tolerate is a quick way to release some saliva...try it, it works. Now maybe for some reason (related to the iodine defficiency mentioned?), your parotid glands are plugged or aren't up to par. They can then be manually expressed if needed. I would think oil pulling might help clear them also.
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