What do you recommend for mouth ulcers?
Q. Dear Terry, “What do you recommend for mouth ulcers? I have an ulcer on my tongue and was prescribed a medication that actually makes me feel worse. Are there any natural alternatives?” — Julie P., Syracuse, NY
A. Dear Julie, Your mouth most likely has an imbalance in the proper pH levels. I have found that mouth sores heal extremely well and quickly when you maintain a higher level of tissue calcium. While more well-known for its ability to protect bones, certain forms of calcium more specifically protect soft tissue from conditions such as rashes, sun burn, fever blisters, cold sores, as well as cold and flu.
I recommend that you add calcium lactate to your supplement regimen. When purchasing a formula, look for one that features calcium lactate with magnesium citrate. I recommend taking 166 mg of calcium lactate, along with 33 mg of magnesium citrate and 4 mg of zinc three times daily for a few days. As the sores start to heal, you can then decrease to 40-80 mg of calcium lactate, along with 8-16 mg of magnesium citrate and 1-2 mg of zinc gluconate daily.
You may also want to avoid eating acidic foods such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, strawberries and raw chocolate. If this is a chronic issue, you may also want to consider removing sugar, soft drinks, and all grains from your diet. Instead, your diet should consist of animal proteins from beef, bison, and lamb, poultry, fish, fruits, and non-starchy vegetables. You can also eat nuts, seeds and berries. For more information, review my diet at my healthy diet plan. For additional information, I also recommend checking out the following websites: www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com and www.drperlmutter.com. You should also read the books, Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter and Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis.
Terry . . . Naturally