High Carb Diets and White Tongue (Oral Thrush)

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/12/2021

Here’s what you need to know about high-carb diets and white tongue (oral thrush). I’m also going to share the best remedy for oral thrush!


0:00 What is oral thrush?

1:10 Who is at risk for oral thrush?

1:40 The best remedy for oral thrush

2:18 Share your success story!

Today we’re going to talk about oral thrush and a high carb diet. Normally, candida lives inside the body, and it doesn’t bother you. But if you take an antibiotic, which kills all of the bacteria that are keeping the candida in check, then you could have an overgrowth of this yeast. This can lead to oral thrush.

Typically, if you have oral thrush, your tongue will look white. You can also develop oral thrush if you consume a lot of sugar. Candida loves sugar and things that turn into sugar quickly, like refined grains and starches.

These things can turn neutral candida into an unfriendly version of candida called candidiasis.

Candidiasis can live in the:

• Vagina

• Skin

• Throat

• Mouth

• Esophagus

• GI tract

A few things that can increase your risk for oral thrush:

• Steroids

• Stress


• Birth control pills or high estrogen

• Diabetes

• Antibiotics

The best remedy for oral thrush:

*Grapefruit seed extract

Grapefruit seed extract is a fantastic natural anti-fungal. You can take 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract mixed in 3 tbsp. of water 1-3 times a day. You can also swish it around in your mouth for about 20 seconds before swallowing.

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