Believe it or not, your tongue can tell you a lot about your overall health!
From your vitamin/mineral deficiencies, to yeast overgrowth – certain characteristics of your tongue can be indications of specific conditions!
A healthy tongue should be pink in colour, without any coating on it.
What can the colour of your tongue indicate?
A dark red coloured tongue can indicate a vitamin/mineral deficiency – specifically B12, selenium and zinc.
A super pale looking tongue can indicate pernicious anemia or an iron deficiency.
What can a thick coating indicate?
A thick coating on your tongue can be an indication of yeast overgrowth (like candida).
How can these indications affect your hormonal health?
Your thyroid is also known as the body’s “master gland of metabolism”.
B12, selenium, zinc and iron are essential vitamins/minerals needed for optimal thyroid function.
It is important to have your thyroid functioning optimally as it not only influences the function of your metabolism – but also directly affects the function of your brain, heart, kidneys and liver!
Aside from vitamin/mineral deficiencies – a yeast overgrowth can also affect your thyroid, resulting in decreased overall function of the gland.
Basically, if your thyroid is not functioning at it’s best – neither are you.
Your body is smart, it is important to pay attention to and be mindful about the signs it gives you!