People mention getting a coated tongue while fasting as a sign of detox. I have had a coated tongue for as long as I can remember (which doesn't say much). I have been improving my diet for the past couple years though. Could I have been detoxing this whole time. Perhaps if I fast I will get a pink tongue again; that would be nice.
Has anyone else had the coated tongue without a fast? I had a naturopath tell me it was candida from all the fruit I eat! Please!
A coated tongue reflects the inner condition of your digestive tract, and which in essence means that there is some fermentation/putrefaction within your digestive system.
Try and eat a properly combined diet and ONLY WHEN HUNGRY and your coated tongue will disappear while eating, in a relatively short time-frame.
A water-only-fast-conducted according to thirst, and thirst only, will usually make a coated tongue worse initially, as toxins are discarded for elimination, but will clear as toxemia is lowered or eliminated.
A non-coated tongue on a fast will mean that toxemic levels are already low, and the work of the body in eliminating toxins is almost there.
If your coated tongue is due to a parasitical infection such as candida-albicans (a fungus), then water-only fasting will eliminate the "terrain" which has caused this overgrowth.
Toxemia will provide this inner "environmental terrain" for any fungus or parasitical infestation to thrive, so eliminating this bodily environment will rid your body of the candida and therefore the coated tongue.
Candida plays havoc with the digestive process and your coated tongue can therefore be most likely a symptom of this disruption.
"Man lives in such a manner that he breaks down his resistance to parasitic invasion. Parasites cannot harm the man or woman who has maintained, unimpaired, the integrity of his or her body."..............
Herbert M. Shelton DP ND DC DNT DNSc DNPh DNLitt PhD DOrthop
"Parasites or fungal infections can be starved out and they will not again infest an intestinal tract that is kept sanitary by right food and living.".........
George Weger MD.
The one thing that will sanitize your digestive tract above all else is water-only-fasting.
"It is impossible for parasites to develop in the intestines of a child or adult unless the digestive secretions are weakened to such an extent that they have no destructive influence on the ova, or eggs, of the parasites taken in with the food"...........
J H Tilden MD.
Thank you Chris. I will fast this out of my system then. I suppose I will know it is gone when the tongue becomes normal again. Any idea how long I can expect for this to happen?
On a side note; I received my water distiller yesterday and processed a batch. My goodness, the rusty coloured sediment that was left over! And the smell! I'm going to have trouble bathing now that I know what's in there.