Acid Throat and Reflux


Many of my patients told me that they suffer from acid throat when I asked them what that meant, usually they told me excesses acidity or soreness or a bitter, sore taste in their throats. Their symptoms are always caused by fermentation in the oral cavity. Fermentation in the oral cavity always develops because of fermentation in the stomach which develops as a consequence of fermentation in the colon. Yes it is true that chronic inflammatory conditions of the mouth can cause an acidic feeling in the throat, for example chronic gum disease or even awkward abscesses. So clearly it is necessary to consult a dentist who with his or her right technology can answer the question, whether there is a local, oral cause for fermentation. But in my experience even when that exisists there is also the additional component of fermentation in the mouth. The subject of fermentation is so important, and I offer you so many videos on this subject.

Making Acids, Burning Acids Part One from Majid Ali on Vimeo.

Making Acids Burning Acids Part 2 from Majid Ali on Vimeo.

There is a certain joy in understanding nature – you know that grape sugar is fermented to produce wine – so fermentation is a process in which alcohols and acids are produced, usually with other iunhealthy substances as a part of this metobolic process called fermentation. But until I started writing about it many years ago I have actually never seen a reference to this process of fermentation as the essential mechanism of cellular injury and cellular disease. I would consider these theree seminars as my top suggestion to understanding nature.

Healthy Mouth, Unhealthy Mouths
All Healthy Mouths are Alike, Each Unhealthy Mouth Is Unhealthy In Its Own Way

Outline

* Introduction
* Knowing the Mouth—In a Friendly Sort of Way
* Mouth Dryness
* Tongue Coating
* Glossitis
* Gingivitis
* Canker Sores
* Oral Thrush
* Blisters
* Oral Leukoplakia
* Loss of Taste
* Fissured Tongue
* Furrowed tongue
* White Strawberry Tongue (Raspberry Tongue)
* Cancers of the Oral cavity

Introduction

For becoming one’s own primary physician, the tongue is a good beginning. Observing one’s oral cavity, in my experience is a direct, simple, and convenient way of assessing bowel health. While it is easy to get lost in the descriptions of “mouth conditions” listed in medical textbooks (and now on the internet), the healing approach to nearly all of them is simple and straight forward. To underscore this crucial point, I offer some thought on wise physicians and smart doctors before discussing individual tongue conditions listed above and simple, holisic, nondrug therapies to address them.

Knowing the Mouth—In a Friendly Sort of Way

What is the main difference between wise physicians and smart doctors? Who are wise physicians? Who are smart doctors? Here is a hint: Wise physicians are respectful of the tongue and the bowel, smart doctors are not. Why do you think this is so? I did clinical work in hospitals in three countries from 1961 to 1996. Conservatively speaking, I attended five conferences a week, which comes to an astounding 7,400 conferences. I do not recall a single lecturer who focused on the tongue to assess the health of the bowel. I relate this to underscore the central point of this tutorial: the tongue informs well on the state of bowel ecology.

Oral Dryness

The state of moisturization of the tongue offers a good assessment of the state of dehydration. However, this is a crude test. A far superior method is “Dr. Ali’s Hydration Test” posted on this site.

Tongue Coating

Medical textbooks tell us that the cause of tongue coating is unknown. There are vague references to bacterial, viral, yeast, and parasitic factors, as well as inflammatory lesions of the tongue.

What have my patients taught me about tongue coating? It develops as a consequence of altered states of bowel ecology, especially the issues of gut fermentation, excess mycotoxin production, leaky gut state—all caused by sugar and antibiotics abuse, undiagnosed and untreated mold allergy, food allergy and intolerance, parasitic infestations, and problems of indigestion and absorption. Treatment: (1) Dr. Ali’s Oral Hygiene protocol; and (2) detect and address all of the relevant factors.

Glossitis

Medical textbooks recognize deficiencies of vitamin B12 and some other B-complex members. Beyond that they say the cause of glossitis is unknown. There are vague references to bacterial, viral, yeast, and parasitic factors, as well as inflammatory lesions of the tongue.

What have my patients taught me about glossitis of various types? Indeed, in my clinical work, vitamin deficiencies played a role in a very small number of cases of tongue diseases. Much more commonly, they develop as consequences of altered states of bowel ecology, especially the issues of gut fermentation, excess mycotoxin production, leaky gut state—all caused by sugar and antibiotics abuse, undiagnosed and untreated mold allergy, food allergy and intolerance, parasitic infestations, and problems of indigestion and absorption. Treatment: (1) Dr. Ali’s Oral Hygiene protocol; and (2) detect and address all of the relevant factors.

Oral Canker Sores

Medical textbooks tell us that the cause of oral canker sores is unknown. There are vague references to bacterial, viral, yeast, and parasitic factors, as well as inflammatory lesions of the tongue.

What have my patients taught me about tongue canker sores? It develops as a consequence of altered states of bowel ecology, especially the issues of gut fermentation, excess mycotoxin production, leaky gut state—all caused by sugar and antibiotics abuse, undiagnosed and untreated mold allergy, food allergy and intolerance, parasitic infestations, and problems of indigestion and absorption. Treatment: (1) Dr. Ali’s Oral Hygiene protocol; and (2) detect and address all of the relevant factors.

Oral Thrush

Oral thrush in common vernacular stands for fungal (yeast) overgrowth in the oral cavity that is often most pronounced on the tongue. The involved areas are pale white in color and rough in texture. Oral thrush invariably is a manifestation of yeast overgrowth in the bowel and associated gut fermentation.

Oral Blisters

Oral blisters are usually caused by viral infections. In ulcerated forms, they look angry, red, and painful.

Oral Leukoplakia

Leukoplakia of the mouth is a chronic condition characterized by the formation of discrete areas of thickening and white discoloration. The microscopic abnormalities
worsen with time when untreated and eventually lead to the development of cancer.

Medical textbooks tell us that the cause of leukoplakia is unknown. There are vague references to bacterial, viral, yeast, and parasitic factors, as well as inflammatory lesions of the tongue.

What have my patients taught me about leukoplakia? It develops as a consequence of altered states of bowel ecology, especially the issues of gut fermentation, excess mycotoxin production, leaky gut state—all caused by sugar and antibiotics abuse, undiagnosed and untreated mold allergy, food allergy and intolerance, parasitic infestations, and problems of indigestion and absorption. Treatment: (1) Dr. Ali’s Oral Hygiene protocol; and (2) detect and address all of the relevant factors.

Loss of Taste

The tongue is the principle organ of taste, swallowing, and speech. It assists jaws in chewing food. It has a rich supply of nerves and blood vessels, and so is highly sensitive. In humans a secondary function of the tongue is phonetic articulation. The tongue also cleanses the teeth. It is a common mistake to think that it perceives different tastes in different parts of the tongue

Loss of taste is a disturbing symptom, which in my experience nearly always developed as a consequence of chronic inflammation in the oral cavity, which itself was the consequence of disrupted bowel ecology. Difficulties of swallowing and speech involving the tongue are generally caused by neurological disorders and the diagnosis is easily made.

White Strawberry Tongue (also called Raspberry Tongue)

These terms are used for a red, uncoated tongue, with elevated papillae. Originally, they were used as diagnostic criteria for scarlet fever. It is not clear how much one can rely on such appearances of tongue to make that diagnosis.

Clearing Tongue Coating For a Healthy Mouth

* Please think, bowel, bowel, and bowel

DR. ALI’S ORAL HYGIENE PROTOCOL
(A preventive protocol for oral hygiene and to remove fatty microbial toxins associated with of oral infections, chronic gingivitis, and receding jaw bone. This is not a substitute for the clinical evaluation of specific dental issues by a dentist.)

Morning,
before breakfast

Sesame oil oral rinse
Five days/week, for 5-7 minutes/
First thing in the morning

After breakfast

Brush Teeth
Toothpaste containing tea tree or Neem tree components

After Lunch

Brush Teeth
Toothpaste containing tea tree or Neem tree components

After Dinner

Brush Teeth
Toothpaste containing tree tree oil or Neem

Nystatin/penicillin gargles One-fourth tablet crushed and suspended in one ounce of water/ alternate weeks

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