• Gary Moller

How to clean your tongue to improve your health

Updated: Jul 10, 2019

Tongue Before any cleaning
Tongue Before any cleaning. It appears to be coated with a thick mat of yeast, fungi, bacteria and dead tissue. Take note of the yellowish colour of the tonsils and other tissues of the back of the mouth and compare this with the same tissue in the "After" photo below.

Tongue after several weeks of cleaning
Tongue after several weeks of cleaning. There is still some room for improvement but what a difference! This person is visibly in better health and feels like it. Note the healthy colour of the tonsils and surrounding tissues. Compare this with the original photo.

When looking carefully at a tongue, if there is a mat of white, grey or brown matter on it this is most likely made up of yeast, fungi and bacteria as well as dead tissue. Think of this as the "Mother Lode" for infecting the entire body. These bugs will continually be shed, infecting other parts of the body including the gums, sinuses, gut and even the lungs, bladder and skin. Every time the person swallows, coughs, sneezes and even breathes, bugs from the tongue will be ingested deep into the body. Even during sleep.


Chronic infections are very common and they gradually wear people down.


Bad breath may be the first indication that the tongue may be infested.


If anybody has chronic health issues, especially where the gut is affected then it is always a good idea to consider that a overgrowth of bugs in the mouth may be contributing to the person's lack of recovery. The mouth, looking at the health of the gums and the tongue are one of the first areas to investigate. Surprisingly, this is often overlooked.


Unless your tongue is pristine clean, please do this using either a manual or electric toothbrush


  1. Put a little non-fluoridated toothpaste on the dry toothbrush.

  2. Brush the tongue back and forth, right up to the gag-point (you'll get better at this, just like a sword-swallower does with regular practice!)..

  3. Then brush the teeth and gums. (I quite like the bamboo toothbrush which can be purchased from "Bin Inn" shops around the country).

  4. Rinse and gargle with water, preferably salted.

  5. Spit it all out - do not swallow the contaminated water.

  6. Do this twice a day every day and for life.

  7. You may gargle once a week with a fluoride-free mouth wash but this is not really necessary or desirable for the long term.

  8. Floss your teeth at least once a day. Watch the video for guidance about flossing.

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