Continuing on from my previous article about your health and your tongue, today I am sharing five more issues that relate to your tongue and your health.
Red patches appear on the surface of your tongue that shift places over hours or days. This is what gives this condition the name geographical tongue – it looks like a map. The cause of geographical tongue varies and can be attributed to an allergic reaction or an immune system issue. It looks like psoriasis of the tongue.
Swelling or inflammation of your Tongue
If your tongue becomes swollen and discolored, it can be due to an allergic reaction to medications, mouth washes or toothpaste.
A dry furry tongue indicates excess mucus in the body. It can be caused by swelling of the salivary glands, due to too much dairy foods and sugar in the diet.
The tongue is covered with little projections called filiform papillae. Normally you can’t see them. However, sometimes these papillae elongate and because they are made of keratin ( same as your hair), they can resemble hair on the tongue and are dark in color. Therefore this condition is called hairy tongue. Could be caused by an infection. This is obviously not normal.
Canker Sores/Mouth Ulcers
Mouth ulcers can occur as a result of eating certain foods such as spicy foods or citrus foods. Certain people are more susceptible to canker sores suggesting that they are hereditary. You can get them when suffering from stress or a cold or flu. They normally only last a few days but if you suffer canker sores longer than 10 days, you must seek medical attention.
So no matter what strange bumps or colors turn up on your tongue, they are an indication of an imbalance in your system and your health.
You can take immediate action to improve the health of your tongue by:
1. Give up smoking ( if you do) and avoid alcohol when you tongue is telling you of an imbalance.
2. Start a good pro biotic to help the bacterial content of your gut and promote cell healing. You can contact me if you want more information on what pro biotic to take.
3. Drink lots of water, making sure you are keeping well hydrated. Several tongue issues are an indication of dehydration.
4. Get a tongue scraper and brush your tongue when you brush your teeth. This will help to keep any excess bacteria at bay.
5. Support your immune system by taking supplemental Vitamin C, echinacea and Vitamin D.
6. Supplement redox signaling molecules with ASEA. Redox signaling molecules switch on your immune system and your antioxidants and make sure that your body does what it is designed to do. As we age, starting at puberty, we make less and less redox signaling molecules. ASEA helps to optimize the performance of your cells.
7. If your tongue continues to show signs of imbalance after 10 days, consult your primary care physician or your holistic health practitioner.
Your tongue is a road map of your health. I hope this has been helpful. Please comment below and stay in touch by subscribing to updates.
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