I can sympathize with your experience...........that awful bad taste in the mouth.
I cleaned my tongue & mouth with a strong bristled toothbrush during both of my extended fasts but the taste was far more pleasant during my second as most of the work of detox had been accomplished.
However, in retrospect and contrary to what Shelton
states below, I do not see any harm in a once a day mouth wash, just so long as it is of an organic origin. This will stimulate the salivary glands to some degree but only momentarily and where in my opinion, it will not make any difference one iota to the outcome.
was too strict sometimes I feel.
FOR THE BAD TASTE...............
"Throughout most of the fast, the fasting individual is annoyed by a very bad taste in the mouth. This may be alleviated somewhat by a daily scrubbing of the tongue with a toothbrush. This should not be done, however, until after the tongue has been examined by. the doctor who is conducting the fast. Mouth washes, lemon juice, etc., are not to be recommended. Gargling the throat is certainly of no value. As the fast progresses and the tongue clears up, the taste becomes less and less offensive, until, when the fast should be broken, the taste in the mouth is very pleasant".
THE TONGUE AND BREATH.................
"These are interesting studies during a fast. The tongue becomes heavily coated in almost every instance (I have seen five or six exceptions) and remains so throughout the fast, gradually clearing up, beginning at the edges and the point, until, when hunger returns, it is clean.
The breath becomes very foul and remains so during most of the fast, gradually becoming less so as the work of purification proceeds, until, with the return of hunger, it is sweet and clean. The more foul is a man's body, the more foul will be his breath and the more heavily coated his tongue".
PS. Still no heating here until Tuesday at the earliest, and I am typing this in my lounge looking what most people would call......Russian-like.......bearskins and everything.
You couldn't pay me to fast in these icy conditions.
Keep warm everyone............otherwise this will inhibit elimination and waste your nerve-force.