View Full Version : Can raw food help get rid of a coated tongue?
09-29-2010, 07:29 PM
Hi, all -
I just started doing 100% raw foods last week. It took me 2 months to work myself up to 100% raw, and I love the way I feel on it. However, I am dismayed to see that the coating on my tongue has not gone away, as I had hoped it would. I've lost 10 pounds so far...but my tongue is still coated with a white coat. (Gross, I know. Sorry!)
Here is my question: Has anyone had any luck with clearing away a coated tongue by eating raw foods?
Also, anyone know what causes a coated tongue? I also have a geographic tongue (mapped tongue), but that's something else entirely....it is genetic. But I have a feeling that a coated tongue is a sign of a toxic body.
I've also tried homeopathy and colon cleansing. They helped a lot with other health problems, but my darn tongue is still coated. Grrrr...
09-29-2010, 08:47 PM
The first thing I think of is CANDIDA ... my son has struggled with this so much. The best thing for him is for me to avoid antifungals and treat him with S Boulardii. He is on Specific Carbohydrate Diet (animal protein, fruits, veg, no baked goods, he is totally gluten free, dairy free), fruit will kick up yeast for him though so I have to be careful. Not sure if raw would do the same if you are eating a lot of fruit.
09-29-2010, 09:04 PM
I have read differing opinions on whether geographic tongue is a result of candida or not. One person wrote that they didn't believe it was candida because he was doing many anti-candida approaches ( he wrote on curezone or something like that) ---and one night he ate a bunch of pecans, which to his surprise helped right away.
so he looked up the nutritional profile and figured it was the zinc in the pecans.
So, what I'm saying is, it wouldn't hurt to try some zinc. I'm not believing in pills though these days for mineral supplementation, so I'd try the pecans (It helped him!) pumpkin seeds and if I supplemented (which I do), I'd use a water soluble angstrom ionic mineral....
I have no experience with this though. But I noticed my son used to have this....LOL, think I'll go check his tongue and start giving him some zinc....
09-29-2010, 09:21 PM
Thanks, both of you. I was also thinking it could be candida related, but I don't have a problem with yeast infections, usually.
I've tried probiotics in the past, and it never helps the coated tongue, though.
I was thinking of trying brewers yeast (since it is sarcchoses and not candida...a different type of yeast), thinking that maybe the good yeast would beat out the "bad yeast."
Then I stumbled on the oil pulling forum, and I thought of trying that, first.
So, I might try the oil pulling. I hate to give up my fruit! :)
09-30-2010, 12:19 AM
I would have never thought of oil pulling. Let us know how it goes!
09-30-2010, 07:27 AM
Oh my gosh, it worked great! Right after the first oil pull, I noticed that the coating on my tongue was less. And this morning when I woke up, it was even less than last night. I am going to continue to do this three times a day.
Other things I noticed:
1. While doing the oil pulling last night, I felt a movement/mild pain in my uterine fibroids. (The reason I started going raw was to try to get rid of of my fibroids naturally. I'll take this as a good sign that something is working.
2. Two hours afterwards, I noticed a mild healing crisis (achy and sore muscles, and sore gums/teeth.) But the sore gums and teeth could have been from the flossing, because I'm ashamed to admit, I don't floss regularly!
3. This morning when I woke up, the achy and sore muscles were gone. And I noticed some tingling in my fingers and feet. But not numbness like I've had before...more like "prickling." Weird.
4. My thumb nail hurt and I looked down and the thumbnail psoriasis that I've had off and on for years had disappeared. (It had flared up a few weeks ago.)
This morning I did the oil pulling again, and while doing it (I am doing it now, actually), I am noticing that I have the prickling feeling in my feet and a soreness in my lymph glands under my arms.
Just spit it out. The coating on my tongue is a bit less, but still not entirely gone. Hopefully, this will work over time!
I'll keep you all posted.
10-01-2010, 09:44 PM
Thanks for posting all the details of your progress!
10-02-2010, 08:17 PM
I have found that, keeping your mouth clean, brushing your tongue regularly, and doing regular oil pulls will dramatically clear up your tongue issues.
As your tongue extends all the way to your anus, any tongue issues are directed related to issues in your body.
Check out this:
where does this coating cover your tongue?
That is a good indicator that you have existing toxins in that part of your body.
It takes quite a while to rid the body of all past toxins.
give yourself time, while also maintaining good tongue cleaning regimen.
10-02-2010, 11:47 PM
It is called "Thrush," and is from antibiotics. They aggravate fungal growth.
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