Banish bad breath & toxins with this easy fix

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The best thing to help clear bacteria from the mouth, reduce bad breath and inflammation of the gums is to clean your tongue with a tongue scraper first thing in the morning. During the night, the body works hard to eliminate toxins from the body and one place the toxins accumulate is in the mouth – leading to bad breath and gums. If we look in the mirror at our tongue when we first wake up, you might notice a yellow, brownish or white coating on it - in Ayurveda this toxic build up is known as Ama. The colour and quantity of this film gives an indication of the imbalances your system is working to correct. In any case, this toxic residue needs to be eliminated by the body. If we don’t get rid of it by using a tongue scraper, it will be reabsorbed back into the body, undoing the good work the body has done to try to remove it.

What You'll Need

  • A tongue scraper

What You'll Do

  • 1. Upon rising in the morning, use your tongue scrape to remove the accumulated bacteria from the back of the tongue forwards.
  • 2. Ensure you scrape the tongue within the first 5 minutes of waking, minimising the chance of the body reabsorbing the toxins back into the body.
  • 3. Remove as much of the sticky, white substance, called Ama, off the tongue as possible - trust me, that stuff is better out the body!
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