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Tonsil Stones & the Connection to Other Illnesses

Updated on August 24, 2018

Tonsil Stones - an Indicator?

Why having tonsil stones could be an indicator of a deeper imbalance in your body

Nothing happens by its own, and these yellow "stones" in the back of your throat could be an indicator of a deeper imbalance in your body. Don't worry though, if you read on you will find out what you can do about it.

I’ve had these uncomfortable stones myself and I managed to get rid of them by making diet and lifestyle changes.

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.

If you haven't already, read up about my own experience with tonsil stones and how to get rid of them.

I'll try to be as clear as possible on this page as to what these stones can be an indicator of.

A tonsil stone!
A tonsil stone!

On This Page

On this page you will find:

  • About lymph fluid
  • Waste in the lymph fluid
  • Possible conditions
  • Change your habits

On lymph fluid and tonsil stones

Dirty lymph fluid

Tonsil stones are often hard and do not dislodge from the tonsils themselves. Compared to tonsillitis, tonsil stones are harder and bigger. Both conditions can give rise to a terrible bad breath which usually disappears when the stones or white goo disappear.

Can tonsil stones be an indicator of other illnesses? In my opinion, the answer is yes. Many have the false impression that their tonsils are not working properly. In some cases this is true, but in the majority of cases we have to look deeper and try to find the cause for their malfunction.

Mostly, the tonsils are working properly, it’s just that they have a high workload and the by-product of that is tonsil stones. You see, your tonsils are the organs of elimination and they filter lymph fluid. So every condition that create waste in the lymph fluid can be the underlying reason why these stones appear.

Allergy for example, is a condition that produces a lot of waste particles in the blood and lymph fluid. This is because when an allergen enters the body, all kinds of processes start. Antibody production increases, hormone production increases and the metabolic rate of our cells speeds up. There are other bodily processes as well and the result of these processes is that they create waste in our system. Depending on the condition it can add up to a lot of waste that your body need to take care of.

This waste is being pumped around in your body until your body filter it out. If your body cannot filter out these waste particles effectively, it means that cells in your body get nutrients mixed with garbage. You will most certainly feel sick!

Your body has many filtering stations located at certain key areas of your body. Two of the largest of these filtering stations are located in the back of your mouth and which call tonsils. Once the lymph has been filtered, it returns to the blood stream where it mixes with red blood cells to energize the cells yet again.

Tonsil stones and other conditions

What does this knowledge leave us with?

If you have tonsil stones, it means that your lymph fluid around your throat and neck have a lot of waste particles. In some cases it could mean that your tonsils are not functioning as they should. Most likely it’s a combination of the two, meaning, too much waste made your tonsils underactive or poorly functioning tonsils increased the amount of waste in your lymph fluid.

Tonsil stones are an indicator of a condition that create waste particles in your lymph fluid. Some of the conditions/illnesses could be:

  • Post nasal drip
  • Sinus infections
  • Virus infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Allergy
  • Autoimmune diseases (There are lots of them)
  • Stress
  • Other conditions that trigger the immune system

The changes you need to make!

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.

© 2011 Siri Vedya


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      ️Karen S. 

      3 years 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????


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