Acid Mouth - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Acid Mouth. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Lettuce  

Posted by Par ( Billings, Mt Usa) on 07/18/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Burning tongue..... Simple solution, lettuce, it almost immediately neutralizes the burn, pretty simple, pretty amazing.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda  

Posted by Anjum (Miami, Florida) on 06/23/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I have been suffering with burning toungue and acid mouth for ten years and I thought it was from Flouride in water because the month flouride was put in Sacramento water I started burning in my mouth. When I was eating alkaline foods (not knowing what I was doing good) it will be 40% to 50% better but never had a cure. with milk and yogurt my conditions worsens. Some days I will have so much burning and acid in my mouth that I will have canker sores from it. I didn't know what will trigger it since I will eat tomatoes one day and I will be alright with them but other days I will get a bad burning with tomatoes too. Even bananas gave a bad burning to my mouth( tomatoes and unripe bananas are alkaline).

I wanted to clear the point that after ten years of suffering I, by chance came to "EARTH CLINIC" site and I am so thankful to God that I found it. I read about baking soda 1/4 teaspoon and water 8 oz. drink it for two weeks on empty stomach 2 to 3 times a day. Ted also said just take this to alkalize your mouth then after two weeks start on applecider and baking soda both. Sometimes (with some people who have low magnesium and low potassium) they will need a pinch of potassium bicarbonate and magnesium citrate 250 to 300mg in the water also and I remember Ted also said that if you have Thyroid problem (which I do have) then do not take too much potassium just take a pinch in your water for few days and quit. Ted also said to avoid any sugar products even honey, white breads ( sometimes all wheat bread because you might be allergic to Gluten) and avoid all dairy products. then you will get good results.

That's exactly what I did. First thing I did was I quit taking sugar ( watching all the ingredients in products with " OSE" in the end like fractose, lactose, Maltose, textrose,and the list goes on and on with syrups and artificial sugars) then I took baking soda and water 2 times a day on an empty stomach for 2 weeks and WOW my burning mouth was gone. I realized if I take any thing with sugar the burning comes back. I am trying not to take suger at all for atleast six months. I am so happy with the result that I also started doing some other things on this site. I started to OIL PULL, Take LECITHIN with my dinner ( since I had my gallbladder out I always had bloating and Lecithin granulated helped with gas and bloating it helps breaking up the fat in digestion) I am also doing yoga for my legs pain since I can not take too much of potassium. I took Magnesium for 5 days a week leaving two days and it has helped me a little but I only take one 150 mg to 200mg in water. I am afraid to load my body with all the things at once so I will try this later. I did buy me some EPSOM SALT to soak my feet to get some Magnesium. I am getting towards a healthy me. By the way I am 51 and was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism recently but I do not want to take the medication (methimezol) it was making me lethargic. I am trying to find VIRGIN COCONUT OIL here in Miami ( I don't see alot of health food stores in Miami) But I will go to Sacramento California soon I know some health food stores and co-Ops over there.I am visiting my daughter here in Miami.

Thank you Ted and others who give us their precious time to support all of us and give the best remedies to try. Good luck to all of us who are in sufferings and pains.

Anjum