it seems to be a common symptom of fasting or carb restriction, nevertheless it's really annoying - this white fuzzy tongue.
I really like the benefits of ketone bodies and eat lots of ketogenic coconut oil and limit my carb consumption to less than 80g per day. But whenever I do that my tongue gets this white coating.
Is it somehow possible to be in ketosis and have a normal pink tongue? And what's actually causing this condition? I read somewhere that it might be fungi thriving on ketones, any experiences?
asked byThomy (2384)
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on July 04, 2012
at 04:10 AM
Yes it is candida, but you might have better luck fighting it with an anti-candida diet that doesn't contain much, if any coconut oil, and skimming along just out of ketosis. Coconut oil won't help with the candida once it has gone systemic because the little bastards actually thrive on ketones. Paul Jaminet has what looks like some pretty good advice on this in his book and on his website "Perfect Health Diet".
on July 04, 2012
at 03:52 AM
Yes, it is from candida but if you can stand to cut out the carbs and all sugars until your tongue gets pink, you can likely rid your body of the overgrowth of candida. Do some research though. You can use coconut oil, due to the caprylic acid, which is great at fighting this systemic issue (which you evidently use already). Also, you can use Apple Cider Vinegar, which, as far as I have learned, increases your enzymes and makes your body more alkaline, thus a decrease in yeast. Also, to replenish your natural flora, you can use probiotics and even prebiotics. Good luck.