I am on day 2 of water only and I have the normal white coating on my tongue but in addition to that the sides of my tongue have ridges on them. Almost like they groove in and out. I have never experienced this before so I am hoping I am not the only one out there. It does not hurt or bother me just odd looking so my curosity has been sparked.
there are many causes of ridges on the tongue.
People who suffer from arthritis or sinus or digestive problems will have a tongue that appears puffy with a scalloped edge.
Do you have any other illnesses/diseases which could make this a possibility?
A ridged or scalloped tongue has been associated with a Vitamin B deficiency, and in particular a B12 deficiency or even a problem with the Spleen.
Wow, that is very interesting to know and thank you so much. I suffer from SEVERE allergies that usually lead to sinus infections. I also use to get B12 shots and I would feel like a new woman after I got them. Sounds like after I finish my fast that maybe I should purchase some B12 pills.
allergies are usually caused by a toxemic condition of the body and the bodys internal reaction to an external stimulus, so if you resolve to eliminate your toxemia via water-fasting, then your allergies will disappear.
No need for B12 pills either.............
A B12 deficiency or pernicious anemia is usually caused by a malabsorption problem.
Dr Virginia Vetrano (a Natural Hygienic Physician) argues that the real problem in so-called B12 deficiency is a failure of digestion and absorption of foods, rather than a deficiency of the vitamin itself. She further argues that vitamin B12 coenzymes are found in nuts and seeds as well as in many common greens, fruits, and many vegetables. If you eat 100 grams of green beans, beets, carrots, and peas you would have half of your so-called daily minimum requirement of Vitamin B12 coenzymes, providing our digestion and absorption are normal.
Dr George Weger MD adds: "This state (of Pernicious Anemia) is not due to lack of food. To the contrary, too much food and food of the wrong kind is generally the chief cause. We have records of cases and later reports from patients who were treated ten or more years ago by a preliminary fast for the purpose of freeing the system of toxic waste. These patients are still alive, well, and efficiently carrying on their work. Such results were accomplished without feeding liver or using iron or other drugs."
In the paper quoted from above Fleming says: "What did we do for them? (pernicious anemia cases). If a case was not too weak, a fast was undertaken for at least ten days. During the fast there was an increase in the blood-count of several hundred thousands. This always occurred during a fast in any case of anemia. By the fast toxemia is partly eliminated, and the source of blood-destruction is reduced. The bone-marrow is rested, and also relieved of toxemia, and stimulated to activity once the source of poison (toxemia) is removed, contrary to the stimulation of transfusions, X-rays, drugs, etc., which ends in greater enervation."
These experiences coincide with that of Hay and of the present writer. Rest, fasting, sun bathing and a corrected mode of life accomplish the seemingly impossible in these cases.
Arsenic and iron are useless in pernicious anemia, and can only produce and cause more poisoning and enervation, as they only 'stimulate' and then enervate. Experiments on anemic rats with diets containing drug iron, food ash containing iron, flour to which copper had been added, etc., showed that by no kind of trick or makeshift diet could the anemia be overcome. The rats had to have real foods from Nature's own food laboratory — the plant kingdom — in order to recover...........Dr H M Shelton.