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Ask Ayurveda: Tongue Scraping VS Tongue Brushing: Is there a difference?

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Dear Ask Ayurveda:

“A friend of mine recently told me about the benefits of tongue scraping for oral health and even the health of the body.  I have not used an official tongue scraper before, but I have been brushing my tongue with my toothbrush for years.  I am just curious if there is a difference and if one is more powerful than the other.  I do have a slight coating on the back of my tongue and often have bad breath in the morning.  Do you think a tongue scraper would be better for these issues than simply brushing the tongue?  I would be happy to switch if it would be beneficial.”  Tongue Brusher in Texas Continue reading »

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Ask Ayurveda: How do I get rid of the white coating on my tongue?

tongue coatingAsk Ayurveda:

“I am a 34 year old female from the Mid-West.  Since reading your “Ayurvedic Tongue Analysis” article, I have been examining my tongue each morning.  I seem to have a thick, white coating on my tongue which gets worse in the back area (although it is partially coated all over).  According to the article, the coating is due to a build-up of toxins in my body.  I am happy to have discovered this issue, but now I am left confused since I do not know how to get rid of the coating and remove these toxins. If it helps, I am 5’4, 145 pounds and have been told I am a PittaKapha body type.  My energy is fairly low at this time and I tend to gain weight easily.  I typically feel very sleepy after a meal and crave sweets often.  Please help me Ayurveda!” Continue reading »

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