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Has paleo restored your pink tongue?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 23, 2012 at 2:06 AM

My tongue was always an icky white! Thrush, maybe? Now it's a pretty newborn Persian kitten pink. Anyone else get a fresh baby tongue after going paleo?

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

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on January 23, 2012
at 04:27 PM

Do you still eat dairy? That's what made my tongue white/yellow!

D5a4ff096a452a84a772efa0e6bc626e

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on January 23, 2012
at 04:08 PM

For sure! Feeling virtuous that I cut back to 5 or 6 training sessions a week instead of 8 or 9...turns out having some recovery is a good thing. Closing in on my purple, and am lucky enough to live in LA, where we have some really top-notch upper belt girls to wail on me.

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on January 23, 2012
at 03:37 PM

Jitz, still training the BJJ?

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on January 23, 2012
at 02:15 PM

"Anyone else get a fresh baby tongue after going paleo?" Yes, by the pound. I fry them up with scrambled eggs -- delicious!

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on January 23, 2012
at 04:11 AM

Wait... so my thin, white tongue coating was normal? "F-this, healthy stuff,then * hits speed-dial for Pizza-Hut*. Seriously, though, mate, thanks for the link :)

8838443ac82e9f98e4ae9daf80d50eb5

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on January 23, 2012
at 04:08 AM

and this link too... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-37340/How-colour-tongue-reveals-health.html

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on January 23, 2012
at 02:48 AM

It's been three years. I have amazing skin and am trim when I drop cheesy goodness and high carb. Trust me, beer keeps me out of keto :)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 23, 2012
at 02:46 AM

+1 for bloaty pants :-))

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 23, 2012
at 02:45 AM

@Lyndsay, oh, well! If you become perfect immediately, how will you be able to set new goals? Just try to nudge your habits in good directions and stick with the changes that make you feel better (maybe not immediately but for the long haul.)

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on January 23, 2012
at 02:38 AM

"bloaty pants" LOL!

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on January 23, 2012
at 02:27 AM

What's even more unusual is that I still drink beer and smoke fags, but the tongue remains a deep pink. Perhaps I am offsetting the damage by being otherwise quite strictly paleo. I can't even call myself "paleo" since booze and fags are a paleo "fail."

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on January 23, 2012
at 02:34 AM

Yes! I've been bragging about this and I'm sure grossing people out by showing it off. It is one of the few things I've become quite vain about. When I went off the rails in October the first thing I noticed was the return of white tongue coat (and plaque on my teeth, yuck). Getting rid of that again was way more of a motivator than staying out of my bloaty pants.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on January 23, 2012
at 02:38 AM

"bloaty pants" LOL!

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 23, 2012
at 02:46 AM

+1 for bloaty pants :-))

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 23, 2012
at 02:19 AM

Yes! I was so amazed when it happened because I'd always had a yellow tongue.

A word of warning--each time I splurged with even a small amount of wheat the yellow tongue came right back. Fortunately for me, so did other symptoms so I have sworn off wheat completely. And even more fortunately for me, honey and fruit don't cause a problem so the pink tongue seems here to stay.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 23, 2012
at 02:45 AM

@Lyndsay, oh, well! If you become perfect immediately, how will you be able to set new goals? Just try to nudge your habits in good directions and stick with the changes that make you feel better (maybe not immediately but for the long haul.)

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on January 23, 2012
at 02:27 AM

What's even more unusual is that I still drink beer and smoke fags, but the tongue remains a deep pink. Perhaps I am offsetting the damage by being otherwise quite strictly paleo. I can't even call myself "paleo" since booze and fags are a paleo "fail."

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on January 23, 2012
at 02:48 AM

It's been three years. I have amazing skin and am trim when I drop cheesy goodness and high carb. Trust me, beer keeps me out of keto :)

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8838443ac82e9f98e4ae9daf80d50eb5

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on January 23, 2012
at 04:05 AM

Eastern medicine is big on tongues. They use it to diagnos illness.

http://www.sacredlotus.com/diagnosis/tongue/index.cfm#body_color

8838443ac82e9f98e4ae9daf80d50eb5

(896)

on January 23, 2012
at 04:08 AM

and this link too... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-37340/How-colour-tongue-reveals-health.html

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on January 23, 2012
at 04:11 AM

Wait... so my thin, white tongue coating was normal? "F-this, healthy stuff,then * hits speed-dial for Pizza-Hut*. Seriously, though, mate, thanks for the link :)

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C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

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on January 23, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Yes, in my case it was dairy that caused the white/yellow costed tongue. The furry teeth were caused by grains.

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D5a4ff096a452a84a772efa0e6bc626e

(2486)

on January 23, 2012
at 03:35 PM

What? No! I feel gypped!! I still have to scrape every day or I get a (slight, but full tongue) coating. I've been solid primal/PHD for almost a year...what's the trick? No dairy?

D5a4ff096a452a84a772efa0e6bc626e

(2486)

on January 23, 2012
at 04:08 PM

For sure! Feeling virtuous that I cut back to 5 or 6 training sessions a week instead of 8 or 9...turns out having some recovery is a good thing. Closing in on my purple, and am lucky enough to live in LA, where we have some really top-notch upper belt girls to wail on me.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on January 23, 2012
at 03:37 PM

Jitz, still training the BJJ?

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1801)

on January 23, 2012
at 04:27 PM

Do you still eat dairy? That's what made my tongue white/yellow!

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 23, 2012
at 02:50 PM

Haha- of course I jumped up and ran to the bathroom to check my tongue right away! It is pink thank goodness.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on January 23, 2012
at 11:06 AM

You're right, hadn't noticed the change, but looking at it now, it has!

I did notice that my teeth and gums were improved, but hadn't thought to look at the tongue.

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