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The Connection Between Tonsil Stones and Other Illnesses

Updated on July 4, 2011
A tonsil stone!
A tonsil stone!

Can Tonsil Stones be an Indicator of Other Ilnesses?

Can tonsil stones be an indicator of other illnesses? and if so what illnesses can cause the stones to appear? This is what you will find out by reading this hub.

Tonsil stones can appear in various sizes and vary in hardness as well as color. They are often white and smell terrible. However, they should not be confused with tonsillitis which is the sign of an infection to the tonsils.

Tonsil stones are often harder and do not pop out by themselves. Both conditions can give rise to a terrible bad breath which usually disappears when the stones or white goo disappear.

Now, can tonsil stones be an indicator of other illnesses? The answer is yes. Many think that the tonsils are not working properly and in many cases that is true, but we have to look deeper and try to find the cause that's making them not functioning properly.

In almost every case, the tonsils are working as they should, it is just that they have a lot of work and the by-product of that work is tonsil stones. You see, the tonsils are organs of elimination and they work on filtering the lymph fluid from foreign particles. So every condition that creates waste products in the lymph fluid can be the underlying reason why these stones appear.

For example, allergy is a condition that produces a lot of 'junk' in the blood and lymph fluid. This is because when an allergen, (a particle that the body has identified as harmful and begins to attack), enters the body, all sorts of process start. Antibody production is increased, hormone production is increased, cells change their metabolism as well as other bodily processes. But these processes creates wastes, quite a lot of waste. This waste gets pumped around in the blood and also in the lymph fluid. To filter this waste out (because the cells would otherwise receive it and you would feel sick) your body uses lymph nodes which takes care of the wastes and make the lymph fluid clean again. This fluid is then mixed with red blood cells and you have clean blood once again.

Tonsil stones are an indicator of much dirt in the lymph fluid and in some cases, tonsils that cannot keep up with the cleaning. So the connection between tonsil stones and other illnesses are they which affect the immune system and the lymphatic system. Some of these illnesses are:

  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Sinus Infection
  • Virus Infections
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Allergy
  • Autoimmune Diseases (There are lots of them)
  • Stress
  • Other Conditions Which Trigger the Immune System

The proper way to deal with tonsil stones is to take a holistic approach which means that you need to improve your overall lifestyle and eliminate refined foods from your diet.

My advice to you is to remove refined foods such as white flour, white sugar, white bread, basically anything that has been refined and are not whole foods, and then replace them with unrefined organic foods. So instead of white pasta I would choose pasta made from whole wheat. And pasta sauce made from organic tomatoes without any artificial additives.

Some people have also reported the tonsil stone gone after reducing or eliminating low quality diary products such as low fat yogurt, milk, cheese, etc.


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      ️Karen S. 22 months ago

      I used to have tonsil stones a lot. I have cleaned up my diet and had my tonsils removed. I have horrible allergies and notice that now my lymph nodes under my my jaw line ache!!! I am wondering if that's because they no longer have a place to release extra by product????