What Your Tongue & Gums Say about Your Health

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Your mouth can give you great clues as to what is happening in terms of your whole-body health.
Air Date: 8/26/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Victor Zeines, DDS
Victor-ZeinesDr. Victor Zeines has been practicing Holistic Dentistry for the past 25 years. He received his degree from N.Y.C. College of Dentistry and completed an internship at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester New York. Dr. Zeines always believed that dentistry needed to do more than just “fix teeth.” Dr. Zeines is the author of Healthy Mouth Healthy Body, Living A Longer Life, and Your Tongue Never Lies, plus the creator of Vital Boost Formula. He is also a contributing writer for Rodale’s The Herbal Drugstore, and he makes regular appearances on radio and television. Dr. Zeines is one of the contributors of the film Food Matters. A member of the Advisory Board of TheHolisticOption.com, Dr. Zeines uses a combination of homeopathy, kinesiology, nutrition and aromatic therapy along with bio-compatible materials in a gentle relaxed atmosphere. Dr. Zeines uses non-surgical laser and nutritional techniques for treatment of periodontal problems. Dr. Zeines practices in Manhattan and Woodstock, New York.
  • Book Title: Living a Longer Life
  • Guest Twitter Account: @VictorZeinesDDS
What Your Tongue & Gums Say about Your Health
Your mouth is the very first part of your digestive system and can give you great clues as to what is happening in terms of your whole-body health. 

According to holistic dentist, Dr. Victor Zeines, your tongue is very responsive to changes in the body.

For instance, if you've ever looked in the mirror and seen a colored coating covering your tongue, that could be an indication of a larger problem.

A white coating might mean that you're suffering from a cold or the flu, or appear as a result of a detox (because toxins are coming out). A white tongue could also indicate adrenal insufficiency or circulation problems.

A green coating might mean gall bladder and/or liver issue. A grey coating might mean stomach or GI problems. A cracked tongue may be indicative of a vitamin deficiency. And, if the tip of your tongue is red, that could indicate heart or thyroid problems.

These colorations don't appear overnight, but the thicker the coating, the more chronic the condition. 

Listen in as Dr. Zeines joins hosts Andrea Donsky and Lisa Davis to share more about what your mouth is telling you, as well as ways to remedy these specific conditions.