Canker sores, (Aphthous stomatitis) are very common and can appear on the tongue, inside of cheeks, lips, or gums. They usually begin as a little crater surrounded by slightly raised concentric rings of yellow then red. Canker sores range in size from miniscule to over two centimetres. Their healing period can take from two days to two weeks. Typical symptoms are pain, burning when eating certain foods and bad breath.
Ulcers can also develop in the esophagus, resulting in irritation or pain upon swallowing certain foods, acid and bad breath.
The cause of canker sores may be different for each individual, but generally there will be a challenge with weakened immune function as well as nutritional deficiencies of iron, B12, lysine, or folic acid. Poor oral hygiene, food allergies and sensitives (especially to chocolate, gluten, oranges, lemons, tomatoes, pineapple – all fruits which are acidic in the mouth, even though they are alkalinizing for the pH), systemic Candida, stress and fatigue may be underlying causes. It is important to determine what is causing cankers for you.
What can be done to prevent and heal canker sores?
Topically: apply directly to cankers, or other sores
Tea Tree Oil – apply 1 drop directly on sore 2-3 times per day
Silver Gel – apply a dab directly on sore 2-3 times per day
Drink at least 3 tsp. of Chlorophyll to help alkalinize the system. Chlorophyll can also be gargled straight, then swallowed.
Liquid Silver Guard can also be swished and held in mouth, if possible, for 6 minutes, then swallowed. (Do not be put off by the label of mouthwash; this is necessary for approval by a government branch which protects pharmaceuticals in the guise of protecting the public’s health.)
It is useful to support the entire immune system when working with canker sores. Sometimes it is necessary to implement the Candida diet also. Because of this, we have noted good results when we include Bifidophilus Flora Force with the program.
HRP-C Liquid or HRP-C Capsules are beneficial for many people, especially if there is viral or bacterial involvement. This combination of herbs stimulates the immune response to fight micro-organisms . It is available in liquid or capsule form.
Drinking Aloe Vera Juice is one of the best for sores or ulcers that are not reachable, i.e. further back in mouth or in esophagus.
Overall optimization of health can be achieved by following the Four Pillars of Health as explained in Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally.
Follow a program for at least one month. If improvement is not noticed within this time, contact Benoit & Associates Health for specifics to help you.