All you would need is a spoon, a plastic bag, your own mouth, and 60 seconds. This technique for gauging the health of your internal organs is quick, and best of all, it’s free. Together, you and your spoon can check the status of your respiratory system, metabolism, hormones, intestines, and even your kidneys, right in the comfort of your own kitchen.
How does it work?
First, simply scrape your tongue, preferably the back of your tongue near the throat, with the front side of the spoon, till you have collected a fair amount of saliva.
Next, wrap the plastic bag around the spoon. You will keep the spoon in the bag for 60 seconds under a light.
The stronger the light bulb, the better the results. Once the minute is over, you’ll want to take a look at the spoon. If the spoon is clean, congratulations! You’re most likely a pretty healthy human. Now, you have to get even more brave and smell the spoon. If it only smells like saliva, you’re in the clear. If not, don’t freak out; just keep reading.
When the spoon comes from under the light, if it is:
1. Orange, this could signify kidney problems, such as chronic renal disease.
2. Purple, this could indicate high cholesterol, poor circulation, or bronchitis.
3. White, then you likely have a respiratory infection.
4. Thick yellow or white, this may indicate a thyroid problem or an imbalance in the mouth.
If the spoon stinks, sorry to break it to you, but your mouth smells less than pleasant. Rectifying this problem could be as simple as paying more attention to your oral health by flossing, brushing, and gargling two times each day.
However, it may be a symptom of a bigger problem:
1. A sweet smell could indicate a high blood sugar count or diabetes.
2. The smell of ammonia could mean that your kidneys are functioning incorrectly, and other smells could indicate gastric or lung problems.