One of my recent discoveries on how to detox the body is tongue scraping. This is an ancient practice that been around for hundreds of years and is one of the simplest, most inexpensive, effective forms of home oral hygiene methods. Once you try it you will never go back.
Every morning when we wake up, there is a large buildup of toxins on the tongue, resulting from the body’s metabolic processes throughout the night. This buildup consists primarily of bacteria but also contains dead cells, food and fungi. Not only is this a major cause of bad breath, if left alone, the bacteria could cause any number of dental health issues, but also puts additional burden on the body’s immune system.
So instead, first thing in the morning you can use a tongue cleaner—or even your toothbrush, although I would recommend a dedicated instrument because your toothbrush will need frequent replacement.
In Ayurvedic medicine and in ancient India, the toxic buildup on the tongue is known as Ama, toxic byproducts from from the digestion process. While you sleep, the body detoxifies itself and deposits the toxins on the tongue. In addition to fresh breath and oral hygiene, some physicians see a link between oral health and diseases such as cardiovascular problems, pneumonia (due to breathing the toxic bacteria in the mouth), birth problems, increased risk of diabetes, osteoporosis and infertility problems for men.
Just try it and you will never go back. Once you scrape off the gross layer of junk on your tonugue first thing in the morning and feel what its like to have a fresh pink tongue, you will never go back!
You can get them at most pharmacies, or here on Amazon
- by Jon Heinrich
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