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Understanding and Addressing Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS)

November 12, 20232 min read

Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is a challenging condition that often leaves sufferers frustrated with the lack of effective solutions from conventional medicine. This article delves into BMS, its potential causes, and offers guidance on addressing its symptoms naturally and holistically.

  1. Root Causes of BMS: Research has suggested a connection between BMS and candida overgrowth. To begin the healing journey, it's essential to identify and eliminate potential food sensitivities, incorporate healing foods and herbs, and reduce stress in your life. Remember, this process may take time, so be patient with yourself.

  2. Healing Your Environment: Before healing can take place, it's crucial to create a conducive environment within your body. Start by nurturing your gut microbiome through lifestyle changes, as this forms the foundation for recovery.

  3. Addressing Cadmium Overload: BMS is linked to an excess of cadmium, found in white flour products, cigarette smoke, and chemically treated foods. Reducing cadmium exposure is key to alleviating BMS symptoms.

  4. Managing Lifestyle Factors: Stress, anxiety, and depression play a role in BMS. Fortunately, these are aspects of your life that you can control. Adopt stress-reduction techniques and practices to ease these factors.

  5. Healing Options for BMS: Consider incorporating the following options to address BMS:

  • B complex vitamins with B12, B2, B3, and choline for tongue health.

  • Iron deficiency can inflame the tongue, so consult your doctor for iron level testing.

  • Lipoic acid, a potent antioxidant, at a daily dose of 100 to 300 mg.

  • Zinc supplements at 25 to 50 mg per day.

  • Identify your food sensitivities through an elimination diet to pinpoint potential triggers. Sensitivities can manifest hours to days after consumption.

  1. Personalized Approach: Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. Each individual's healing journey is unique. Consider your antecedents, triggers, and mediators to create a personalized action plan for long-term healing.

Common BMS Symptoms:

  • Feeling as if you've scalded your mouth with a hot substance.

  • Persistent burning or tingling sensations in the mouth, lasting from hours to years.

  • Difficulty swallowing.

  • Dry mouth.

  • Sore throat.

  • Unpleasant metallic taste in the mouth.

  • Loss of taste.


Burning Mouth Syndrome can be a distressing condition, but by addressing potential root causes, making lifestyle changes, and exploring natural healing options, you can work towards relief.

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Brandon Drake

Brandon, the VP of Business Development at LabSmarts, empowers practitioners with bio-individualized blood work interpretation software, enhancing accuracy and efficiency in analysis while preserving personalized healthcare philosophies for optimal patient care. Brandon also works as Business Development Consultant at a leading CRM company. His role involves fostering partnerships with individuals and organizations keen on optimizing their operational processes and elevating customer and prospect interactions. The overarching objective is to catalyze business growth. Brandon’s approach centers on in-depth comprehension of your unique business landscape, objectives, and pain points. This enables him to discern how his company’s CRM technology can effectively resolve your specific challenges. His foremost aim is to empower customers to harness the full potential of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, thereby streamlining operations, enhancing efficiency, and fostering growth, all while maintaining the human touch in the digital age. Brandon Drake

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