I'm a fan of the BBC America show called You Are What You Eat, which tackles severe weight problems in the UK and is lead by holistic nutritionist Gillian McKeith.
McKeith holds nothing back as she enters the homes of the often morbidly obese and examines everything from the contents of their fridge to their bowel movements. Yes, she actually has them go in a plastic container and the contents are send to a lab for analysis.
McKeith is also a firm believer that the state of one's tongue is a very good indicator of overall health.
She examines the tongues of her clients and believes that sore tongues, tongues with a line down the middle, cracked or discolored tongues and tongues with a bright red tip can mean weak digestion, poor nutrition, or livers and spleens that are not functioning properly.
She believes poor nutrition is the culprit for most of the bodies malfunctions or weaknesses and sets her clients on a course of often raw, fresh, very colorful foods, that are high in vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and fiber, as well as lean proteins, calcium and iron. Her clients do lose a huge amount of weight over a couple of months, and most stay with their new lifestyle and see vast overall improvement.
For more on her programs, click here www.gillianmckeith.info
Do you believe your tongue can be a sign of how healthy (or not) you are? What does your tongue look like?