Essential Oils For Dry Mouth
hey guys, dr. josh axe here. welcome to ancient medicine today. today we will be talking about 11 naturaltreatments for a white tongue, and did you know that having a white coating on your tonguecould be indicative of a lot of health problems, from adrenal fatigue, to a microbiome problemin your gut such as leaky gut, or even low
Essential Oils For Dry Mouth, energy levels called low qi in the body inchinese medicine. there are all different types of factors thatcan be causing a white tongue, so on today's episode i'm going to be going over what causesa white tongue and the natural remedies, herbs, the essential oils, and things that can helpyou get rid of it and take control of your
health. and by the way, help me spread the word rightnow that food is medicine. take a minute, punch that share button andclick that like button. millions of people are suffering with conditionsrelated to a white tongue, and don't know how to overcome this. let's first talk about what can cause a whitetongue. number one, dehydration. if somebody is not hydrated, it can causethem to have a white tongue. so of course getting more fluids and not justwater but electrolytes in the diet on a daily
basis. electrolytes are going to be potassium, sodium,magnesium, calcium, and even chloride. these are electrolytes that keep the bodyhydrated. so again, dehydration is a cause of whitetongue, so make sure you're drinking plenty of fluids, especially warm fluids like warmtea, and then vegetable juices can help with hydration. the next thing would be poor oral hygiene. of course if somebody isn't oil pulling, brushingtheir teeth, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, actually green apples, and carrots, and celery,those actually help with good oral hygiene
as does brushing your teeth. and so again, poor oral hygiene can be causingthese issues as well. an illness or infection can cause a whitetongue. so if somebody gets very rundown, gets a cold,or flu, or has another sort of disease that's especially affecting the body's immune system,or spleen, or digestive system, this can happen as well. a dry mouth, again, oftentimes correlatedwith dehydration, making sure you're getting plenty of healthy, healthy liquids in yourdiet is great as well. a few other causes is sugar, this is a bigone.
when you start to get a white coating on yourtongue . . . by the way, there are different causes of white tongue. either your tongue itself can be pale andthat can show that whiteness, or it can actually be a coating on your tongue and if it's thefull tongue or back of the tongue, all of those are different conditions that weâ€™llget into here in just a minute. but sugar, if thereâ€™s yeast in the body,that can cause a white tongue. especially if you've just eaten sugar andgo look at your tongue, oftentimes it's more white right afterwards. reaction to medications, you know, medicationscan leach nutrients from your body and actually
cause yeast overgrowth. in fact, birth control pills are one of thetop medications that have serious, serious side effects when it comes to causing majoryeast overgrowth in your body. also having a candida infection in your body,so candida, a type of candida yeast infection will absolutely cause that white coating onyour tongue. smoking and tobacco use is another one. over use of alcohol, that will typically notcause that coating on your tongue. it will typically cause a paleness becauseof all the stress it puts on the liver. also worry and emotional stress, this is abig one that will cause a white coating on
your tongue. in fact, what will cause just as much of ayeast or candida overgrowth as sugar consumption is a lot of stress and worry. in fact, that really wears down the spleen,according to chinese medicine, which can then cause yeast overgrowth, and congenital heartdisease. if somebody struggling with a heart disease,that's another factor. and let's move right into one of my favoritetopics, and that's chinese medicine. when you get a coating on your tongue in chinesemedicine or depending on the coating, it's indicative of certain health problems.
let me give an example. if somebody has a coating, and by the way,go and look at your tongue, stick out your tongue, â€œah.â€ look in the mirror, your bathroom mirror. if you have a coating on your tongue but it'smostly on the back of your tongue, that's correlated with adrenal fatigue and low what'scalled kidney qi but that means you have adrenal fatigue or you have kidney issues right thereif you have more of a coating on the back or the posterior part of your tongue accordingto chinese medicine. so you can self diagnose by simply lookingat your tongue in the mirror.
another thing that can be causing a whitecoating on your tongue is a spleen deficiency. if you stick out your entire tongue and there'sa coating on your entire tongue, that's indicative of what's called a spleen deficiency and thattypically means that your body, especially your blood cells, things aren't sticking together. so your spleen is responsible for making thingsstick together. especially if youâ€™re a person who has aloose stool, loose bowel movements, not well-formed, having some basic digestive issues, and awhite coating on your tongue, that's indicative of a spleen deficiency. one of the things that can cause spleen deficienciesare worry and stress.
other things are consuming too much sugaror refined grains. the other thing is consuming too many dampfood such as dairy products, or eggs, or wheat products, or bananas, or sugar, all of thesethings cause dampness to accumulate in the body. so a spleen deficiency is typically just,your body's too damp which makes you susceptible to yeast and candida overgrowth in your bodywhich can show up on your tongue as a coating of a white tongue. another thing here is a qi deficiency, andthat is where your kidneys get very worn out in chinese medicine.
now, the way you know that you have a qi efficiencyis not if you have a coating on your tongue but if your tongue is pale. your tongue should actually be a nice brightpink color, okay, when you stick it out and look at it in the mirror. so if it's pink it looks good. if it's like a light pink or even becomeslike a pale, a very pale pink, that's a warning sign that you have a qi efficiency and thatyour energy is depleted. and your kidney, in chinese medicine, is responsiblefor bringing up your energy, and here's another way you know if somebody has low qi.
you know, sometimes they would say in chinesemedicine that person has a glow about them or bright eyes. so if you have this energy, your eyes arebright, you're very, you feel really good like you just feel good, you know, you feelgood, you're energetic. they would say in chinese medicine that personhas high qi, that person has really high energy fullness in their body. if somebody's energy becomes low, their kidneysaren't working as strong, their lungs, their liver, these organs become deficient. people is tend to start to struggle with motivation,say they feel lack . . . not as motivated
and they feel energy depleted as the day goeson. they start feeling, not really serious clinicaldepression but oftentimes there's a modest depression, they can get down some days. but there is just this overall lack of life,and energy, and a glow about the person. if somebody has the lack of that, that's lowqi in chinese medicine and typically that can also be correlated with a pale tongue,so not a coating but a pale tongue there as well. and iâ€™m going to talk about how to helpimprove some of these things here as well, and a likely gut imbalance.
if somebody has a white coating on their tongue,typically they have too much bad bacteria and yeast in their system and they have alack of soil-based probiotics and good bacteria and probiotics in their system, which is affectingtheir overall immune system. so this is how they would diagnose or dealwith some things in chinese medicine. now let's talk about those remedies that helpthe body overcome a white tongue. by the way, if you're enjoying this live training,take a minute right now, punch that share button, click that love button. help me spread the word right now on how touse food as medicine and overcome these chronic deficiencies that so many people are strugglingwith today.
number one remedy, probiotics. we know probiotics help with a number of things,but the number one thing, the right type of probiotics will do, probiotics will crowdout the bad yeast and candida and support the growth or help replenish those good bacteriain probiotics that your body is so deficient in. and so again, probiotics really help withthat microbiome imbalance in the body. now, another thing that can also help a whitetongue is baking soda. baking soda is very alkaline in nature andso that can actually help. a lot of times when our bodies become tooacidic in terms of the foods we are eating
on the regular basis, and if we have thingslike reflex to where things are coming up, we want to dry things down. baking soda can help with that. coconut oil pulling, we know oil pulling. coconut oil is very high in medium chain fattyacids which are antimicrobial which help balance out the good and bad bacteria ratios in thebody. so oil pulling is where you're going to put,like take a tablespoon of coconut oil, swish it around in your mouth from between 5 minutesand up to 20 minutes ideally. and a great time to do that when you're inthe shower, you know, you put in a tablespoon
of coconut oil, you shower and keep in yourmouth and then you spit it out in a paper towel and throw it away afterwards. thatâ€™s great time to do oil pulling thereas well. by the way, if you've ever done oil pulling,i would love to hear from you right now here on facebook live or youtube live. let us know if you've done oil pulling andseeing benefits with that. sea salt, now sea salt especially good typesof truffle salt that are found in things like the bed of the pacific ocean, they are veryhigh in not just sodium but they have good amounts of trace minerals as well.
and actually a little bit of sea salt or mineralsis actually good to support the adrenals, so we talked about one of those conditionscausing a pale tongue or the white coating in the back of the tongue is a lack of electrolytesor hydration, so sea salt with lots of water is actually very, very good. and again, you don't want to do a lot of seasalt but i'm talking about you know, a quarter of a teaspoon and water, drinking that downvery, very good at supporting the adrenal health there as well, just sprinkling someon your food. astragalus, this is the chief urban chinesemedicine that is nourishing to the spleen, very good for dampness in the body, strengthenthese organs as well.
so if you have that white coating on the fullof your tongue, you absolutely want to take astragalus up to six months at a time, verybeneficial for the body. they're one of my favorite herbs, also actas an adaptogenic herb, helping your body better deal with stress. colloidal silver has antimicrobial benefits. this is especially good if you have a coldor flu. again, i know there are, some people thatworried about colloidal silver. it's completely safe if you're doing abouta teaspoon a day, or a teaspoon multiple times a day if you have an illness.
but again, colloidal silver can be very beneficialor just plain silver is good as well. garlic, now garlic contains allicin, an antimicrobialthat is also an antivirus, anti-yeast, can kill off these bad bacteria in your system. so adding garlic to your diet on a daily basiscan prove beneficial when it comes to getting rid of that white tongue. now probably the most powerful natural antibioticin the world today is oil of oregano via oregano oil. and oregano oil contains a compound calledcarvacrol and even some level of thymol and both of these compounds in oregano oil killoff bad bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungal,
infections. so oregano oil, very powerful. now, i don't recommend taking a regular oilmore than 10 to 14 days in a row internally. so you can add oregano to your meals, to burgermeat, to chicken, add it just as a leaf to your meals on a regular basis. but if you're going to go through a candidacleanse, and really cleanse your body of bad bacteria. oftentimes people will do oregano oil aboutone to three drops, three times a day with food for about 10 days as well as eating alot of probiotics during the day as well when
you're doing a candida cleanse like that. and pau dâ€™arco tea, they actually believeif somebody is stricken with candida and that's the cause of their white tongue, pau dâ€™arcois the most powerful tea anyone can consume. i recommend one cup three times daily of paudâ€™arco tea, and this is very cooling to the body and helps eliminate any type of fungalor candida issue there as well. bone broth, you know one of the things i didfor my patients in the past when they struggled with candida or white tongue, i would havethem do a bone broth cleanse where they drink bone broth, they drink pau dâ€™arco tea andthen they consume loads of probiotics and they do that for three days in a row.
then after three days for breakfast and lunchthey drink bone broth all day along with pau dâ€™arco tea and probiotics and for dinnerthey'll do a big salad meal, meat, lots of veggies, maybe a whole grain, that type ofthing. but that's a perfect diet for getting ridof the white tongue. and of course, good oral hygiene, brushingyour teeth, good for getting rid of a white tongue. but all of these things in combination, greatnatural remedies for getting over white tongue. i want to highlight a few. i would say the best are probiotics, astragalus,oil of oregano, pau dâ€™arco, and bone broth,
the most powerful natural remedies at gettingrid of a white tongue. so i hope you've enjoyed this live training. if you have been enjoyed it click the likebutton right now and help me spread the message food is medicine. punch that share button right now as well. and if you're not subscribed to our live feeds,make sure you subscribe. myself, my buddy jordan rubin are always doingthese live trainings and we're always traveling, doing pop-ins at our favorite restaurants,and shops, and stores, so make sure you subscribe here for our channel as well.
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