How do you get rid of tonsil stones?
Dear Terry, “How do you get rid of tonsil stones? I have tried everything – nothing seems to help. Hoping you may have some recommendations.” — Carol K., Pittsburgh, PA
Dear Carol, When most people talk about having stones in their body, the most likely conclusion is kidney or gall stones. However, the tonsils are another location where hard, and sometimes, painful stones may develop.
Your tonsils are filled with nooks and crannies where bacteria and other materials, including dead cells and mucous, can become trapped. Tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths, are formed when this trapped debris hardens, or calcifies.
While I do have some options that I believe may help, I would first encourage you to consult with your healthcare practitioner. They can instruct you on the proper way to dislodge the tonsil stones manually, often with the use of picks or swabs.
If for some reason you are not able to remove the tonsil stones manually, I would recommend trying calcium and magnesium, along with vitamin B6, betaine HCl, vitamin C, and ammonium chloride. These ingredients help keep calcium more fluid to make sure it doesn’t form stones. In short, they help ensure that calcium is where it should be, dissolves it where it shouldn’t be, and prevents it from building up there again. I recommend taking this combination with each meal, as well as at bedtime.
Make sure to look for products that feature calcium in the form of calcium phosphate and calcium chloride and magnesium in the form of magnesium glycerophosphate. These forms are important in maintaining optimal calcium absorption and healthy acid/alkaline balance.
I would also recommend Cinnamon, Thyme, Clove, and Oregano oils – some of nature’s most powerful ingredients – to help kill bacteria in your mouth and tonsils, and prevent the stones from forming. I suggest taking a total of 75 mg of these oils internally 1-2 times daily. You may also want to consider taking the softgel and allowing it to melt in your mouth. You can also bite the softgel to break it open and then swish the oil in your mouth for 20-30 seconds. You can either swallow the oil at the end or spit it out.
Make sure to choose concentrated plant oils that are approved for internal use. Unlike essential oils used for massage and aromatherapy, these plant oils are tested and “fingerprinted” based on specific molecular makeup, species, marker compounds, purity and safety for internal medicinal use. The extraordinary potency of these tested plant oils allows for relatively low doses, but very powerful health benefits.
Terry . . . Naturally