Our tongues can tell us a great deal about our health and give us clues into what is happening inside our bodies. Many people consume too many sugary foods, which causes an overgrowth of fungus in the mouth.
This can cause white patches to appear on the tongue, the roof of the mouth, and the throat and you may feel a cotton-like sensation.
Your mouth contains over 700 different species of microbes such as bacteria and yeasts which are usually harmless.
However, if you have taken antibiotic drugs, consume too much sugar or milk, or artificial sweeteners Then the yeast in your mouth starts to spread and become out of control (oral candidiasis.)
This is what causes the white coating across your tongue and can make the tongue feel sore when you rub it against your teeth.
If you have this problem milk products can make the problem worse, along with sugary junk foods and even fruit sugar.
Now that you understand what is causing the white coating on the tongue, let’s take a look at 6 natural methods to reverse this so that your tongue can return to its normal, pink, and healthy state.
Just my usual reminder, this video is for educational purposes only,
so do speak to your doctor if you have any medical concerns.
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
Mix 3 tablespoons of water with 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract. Swish this around the mouth and then swallow once per day. This is a natural antifungal liquid that kills off the overgrowth of yeast in your mouth and restores balance to the friendly microbes.
- Stop Consuming Milk & Sugar
Whilst treating this problem it’s important to cut out milk, sugar, and fruit as these all feed the candida yeast on your tongue and make the problem worse. The yeast ferments the sugars, including lactose from milk causing the white coating to spread.
Mix 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, 1/4 teaspoon of fine black pepper, and 1 cup of water in a pan. Heat this until warm and then swish this around your mouth, and then swallow. The curcumin from turmeric and piperine from black pepper help to kill the candida fungus In your mouth and help to boost your immune system. against all types of infections.
- Stay Hydrated
If you don’t drink enough water, your saliva will become thicker and make it easier for the yeast to take hold and spread through your mouth. Drink at least 1 liter of mineral water each day to stay hydrated, and a little salt to keep your electrolytes high.
- Eat Garlic & Oregano
Eat garlic and oregano it’s important to eat foods that will naturally balance out the friendly bacteria in your mouth if you want to cure this permanently. Raw garlic & oregano act as natural antibiotics and anti-candida agents to maintain a healthy balance of microbes throughout your entire body.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Start taking 2-3 apple cider vinegar capsules before each meal. The acetic acid in these helps to boost your immune system to fight off fungal overgrowth in the mouth. It helps to cleanse the body of harmful microbes and restore healthy balance to the mouth, throat, and digestive system.
Important Notes Some important notes and summary A white coating on the tongue is caused by an overgrowth of the candida fungus that naturally lives in your mouth.
This condition is sometimes called oral thrush, and can also occur in your private parts if the microbes in your body are out of balance.
Along with the treatments recommended today, brush your teeth twice per day and swish your mouth with salt water before you go to bed.
This will help to remove any extra sugar that’s sitting in your mouth and feed the fungus (yeast). If you regularly use asthma inhalers, take steroid medications or have taken a course of antibiotics, these may be causing the oral thrush.
In this case, you may wish to eat foods rich in friendly bacteria such as sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi, and miso. These will help to restore balance to your microbiome and prevent overgrowths of yeast in the future.
Remember that the tongue, fingernails, and other body parts always give us clues as to the internal state of our health.