Many individuals have approached our company, CanXida, with a common concern: How do they clean their tongue and get rid of the filmy residue often associated with Candida? They wonder how to make their breath smell fresh and have their tongue appear pink and healthy. The solution isn’t overly complex, but there’s a fundamental understanding one should have.
The key is to think of the tongue as the entry point to the digestive system because it’s an integral part of this system. To ensure your tongue looks its best, you must focus on maintaining a clean digestive system. Merely focusing on cleaning the tongue with methods like brushing isn’t enough because the root of the issue often resides deeper in the gut. When you notice a coating on the tongue, it typically indicates dysbiosis or an imbalance in your gut flora. The position and heaviness of this coating can provide clues about which part of your digestive system might be affected.
Here are some actionable steps to improve the condition of your tongue:
1. Dietary Choices: Embrace foods that benefit the gut. This includes cultured and fermented items like kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut, and kimchi. Such foods are abundant in lactic acid, which not only cleanses the gut but also promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria. This naturally results in a cleaner tongue.
2. Oral Hygiene: While it’s not the ultimate solution, brushing the tongue can stimulate the digestive system. Consider rinsing with diluted organic apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Using a toothbrush with a bit of tea tree oil can also cleanse the tongue.
3. Natural Remedies: Several natural remedies can help maintain oral health. Calendula, an antifungal herb, can be mixed with water for mouth rinsing. Likewise, a mixture of grapefruit seed extract and lemon juice is beneficial. You might also consider oil pulling with coconut oil, a practice that cleanses both the tongue and gums.
4. Supplements: Digestive enzymes, particularly those meant for the stomach and pancreas, can aid in keeping the tongue clean.
5. Dietary Avoidances: Steer clear of junk food, alcohol, sodas, and excessive sugar. They can exacerbate oral issues.
6. Mindful Eating: Chew your food well. The process of thorough chewing can benefit your overall digestion and subsequently your tongue.
In simple terms, your tongue’s appearance is a reflection of your dietary choices. If you eat healthily and maintain a balanced gut flora, your tongue will naturally look and feel clean.
Disclaimer: While the above guidelines can assist many in improving their oral health, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional to address individual needs and circumstances.