Monday, February 17, 2014


Have you ever had that painful little spot in your mouth
that was so sensitive to...EVERYTHING?!
They can make your eyes tear,
your modes change,
even turn down food!

Canker Soresaphthous ulcers
Little ulcers in the inside of the mouth that usually resolve within 7-21 days

Most likely they are caused by:
impaired immune system:
nutrient deficiency (vitamin B-12, zinc, folic acid, or iron)
food sensitivities (mostly dairy & gluten) or
nutritional problems, such as Celiacs & Crohn's Disease

Let it be known that they are not contagious AT ALL!
The pain is sufficient so you can use ....
Home remedy: dissolve 1 tsp salt in 1 cup of warm water & swish for 30-60 sec
Home remedy: dab honey on the spot or lime & rock salt
OTC: topical numbing cream
OTC: anti-inflammatory

You should remove citrus, lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, coffee, chocolate, spicy or salty foods, nuts, seeds, tomatoes, strawberries from your diet as well as keep the gum chewing to a minimum. 

BUT instead of suppressing the symptoms after they occur,
lets look at how to prevent them, shall we?

The most apparent way to find out if these little buggers are caused by a food allergy,
is to notice the reaction to the lining of the mouth.
Foods can cause a swollen or/and discolored tongue and....canker sores.
The tongue will tell you so many things!
 If you have ever been to a Dr that practices Chinese Medicine the first thing they do look inside your mouth.

Stress increases the development of food allergies.
Times of stress are the most important times to watch your food intake.
A Multi Vitamin will help to balance your nutritional deficiencies.
Lysine supplements will support imbalances in your immune system that cause these painful little guys.

Canker Sores usually can show up as well as fever, physical sluggishness & swollen lymph nodes
all of which are signs of stress, imunne system fatigue.  

How do we prevent this from happening? 

Adequate water intake, proper nutrition, exercise & SLEEP.  
Sleep deprivation can be the main cause of stress on the body!

Take these little pains in the asses as signs 
that you need to slow your roll.  
Calm down, sit down and breathe.  
Rest solves a LOT of problems!

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