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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Questions & Answers: What is Geographic Tongue?

Geographic tongue (GT) takes the form of migrating spots on the tongue that change in shape and size. It often looks as if the upper layer of tongue is missing and it stings to various degrees when exposed to certain foods.

How does a person heal geographic tongue raw patches?
A strict clean whole food based diet cured my daughter’s GT condition. However, everyone is different. If this kind of diet doesn’t help in a period of three weeks, I suggest implementing an elimination diet. This type of diet entails avoiding potential allergens for two weeks and eliminating all potentially allergenic foods: dairy, wheat, gluten, eggs, soy, citrus, strawberries, and chocolate. After two weeks, you re-introduce these items individually to learn which food gives you a reaction or discomfort.

What is a clean whole food based diet?
It is the diet of our ancestors that our immune system is built to understand. It has abundance of plant-based products and it excludes the food created in a lab. The whole food based diet comes from the garden and free-range happy pastures. It does not include packaged foods.

How long does it take for geographic tongue to heal?
In our case, it took two weeks for it to heal, but there was a recurrence of symptoms when we strayed from a healthy diet.

Do I have to follow this diet for the rest of my life?
If you look at your body as an extremely smart bio-computer that consists of 100 trillion cells, then you understand those cells need special “oil” (i.e.- special foods to operate well). The heart has to beat, the brain has to think, the liver has to detox 24/7, the eyes have to see for you to productively function. Once you start looking at your body as an expensive Ferrari you won’t fuel it with cheap gas. Choose whole foods abundant in vitamins and minerals, phytonutrients and anti-oxidants that will create new cells and fix your old ones. Remember, you want the highest grade gas you can put in your tank.

What doctor to go to, who can help me with GT condition?
In my experience, few of the classic medical doctors will be able to help you. GT is believed to be a benign condition and many feel it is a chronic issue to be endured.

Learn my personal story about how I healed my daughter's GT here..

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