What a Coated Tongue Can Mean and Some of the Best Resources, Foods & Supplements for Health
In an interesting video Anthony William aka Medical Medium discusses the causes of that coating on the tongue we’ve all seemed to have had at least once and the reason for thrush.
White Coating Causes:
Dysfunctional, sluggish, overheated liver pushing out bile. A chunk of bile will get pushed out into duodenum (part of the intestines) when sleeping at night. This bile creeps up into the stomach, up the esophagus and into the mouth. The bile is normally yellow, loses its pigment and turns white when it gets to the mouth and then sits on the tongue.
Gut imbalance due to streptococcus, staphylococcus, C. Diff (Clostridioides difficile or C. difficile), H. Pylori (Heliobacter pylori), E. coli (Escherichia coli) bacteria, etc. These bacterium have to go to the bathroom. The waste from the bacteria creep up the esophagus at night and land on the tongue and you see it in the morning. The coating on your tongue is basically excrement (poop and pee) from the bad bacteria in your gut. These bacteria also give you other symptoms such as gas and bloating, spasms and cramps.
Thrush - A fungal infection that grows in your mouth, throat and other parts of the body. It can look kind of like cottage cheese with white, raised lesions on your tongue or cheeks. This condition can become irritated and cause pain and redness in the mouth usually treated with an antifungal or antibiotic:
Often when we have bacteria inside of us it becomes antibiotic resistant when we’re prescribed antibiotics in order to address the problem. Initially, probably within the first few months, you may notice a reduction in the symptoms because a lot of the bacteria has been killed off, but not all. If this happens the surviving bacteria are now stronger. If we’re not taking care of ourselves and bolstering our immune system by reducing stress, eating well, staying hydrated, exercising or not on the right therapies, nutrients, remedies or protocols, that surviving bacteria starts grow again. The surviving bacteria can especially be strengthened by foods such as dairy, eggs and gluten so it can be very helpful to limit these foods while dealing with this issue. It can be anywhere from 3 to 6 months later that you’ll start having symptoms again just as you did before treatment.
Beyond just one specific issue or condition, it’s important to address the cause and source of any illness or pathogens in our body and how to properly heal and nourish the body the right way and for the long-term. Knowledge, books and other resources that teach us how to treat, heal and take care of the body can address issues that often leave us scratching our heads as to how to deal with them and how they came about in the first place.
Valuable resources for taking care of the health of the body include:
The Bible: Although we can eat what we choose and depending on a variety of factors, we may or may not fall victim to illness, but there is a reason certain dietary practices were followed in the Inspired Word of God and a reason why our Creator set forth certain principles when it came to caring for our physical bodies and our health. A lot of times it takes quite some time for human science to catch up to what spiritual texts have been saying since they were in existence. Just check out this brief piece on the dangers of eating pork.
EGW health ministry writings:
Medical Medium Book Series on healing the body
Here’s a list of some of the best infections fighting foods:
It’s best to try to get organic and non-GMO if possible to avoid overexposure to toxins, chemicals and genetically modified food that can be damaging to our cells.
Spices such as clove, thyme, oregano, basil, cinnamon (ceylon), cumin
Flax, hemp and pumpkin seeds
Sweet potatoes (yams)
Beans and legumes (preferably sprouted)
Here’s a list of supplements that can fight illness and support overall health and vitality in the body. Not exhaustive but a good start:
Always be mindful of the purity and quality of any supplement you take. Ensuring the supplement is free from chemicals, preservatives, flow agents, binders and anything else that can harm the body and organs especially when taken long-term.
A good multi-vitamin
Chlorella (make sure it has a broken cell wall)
N-Acetyl Cysteine and NAC (FDA has declared it a drug and not a supplement so my be coming off the shelves. Get some now)
The combination of glycine + NAC
Adaptogens such as eleuthero, ashwaghandha, ginseng, etc:
Collagen - it’s actually best to take certain types together and other types separately for best utilization such as taking types I & III together and type II alone. But any type taken (as long as it’s grass-fed, purity tested and high quality) that may combine all types together is still good to take.
ALA (alpha lipoic acid)
Minerals and electrolytes
EAAs (essential amino acids)
Foods To Avoid:
Oils cooked at high temperatures, stored improperly and exposed to heat, light and air
Artificial sweeteners such as Splenda or aspartame
Simple carbohydrates (anything highly refined and stripped of it’s natural nutrients and fiber - cookies, cakes, pies, white pasta, refined white flour, most boxed cereals and packaged foods).
Conventionally raised meat, dairy, eggs
Farm raised fish
Chemical additives, preservatives and artificial colors (as a general rule, if you can’t pronounce it or don’t recognize it then it’s best to avoid it).
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