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Nutrition for your Teeth

Hello my friends,

This is a distillation of multiple sources on the topic of oral hygiene and tooth decay


Catchy title :

Dental Denial; the true story behind what causes cavities and what to do about it

 

Source one:

Dr. Ramiel Nagel – Author of “Cure Tooth Decay: remineralize cavities and repair your teeth naturally with good food.”

In 1915 prominent dentist Weston Price was appointed as the first research director of the National Dental Association found and detailed in his book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, that there are cultures throughout the world who have  perfect teeth despite no access to modern dentistry, while similar cultures with different diets had very high rates of tooth decay.

 

Source two:

Wellness Mama

Sir (Dr.) Edward Mellanby (discovered Vitamin D) and his wife Dr. May Mellanby were also influential in discovering the roles of nutrients in oral health. These two contributed much research in the areas of bone and tooth health and mineral absorption.

 

Source one again:

In 1883 a dentist by the name of W. D. Miller found that extracted teeth immersed in fermenting mixtures of bread and saliva produced what appeared to be tooth decay. He thought that acids in the mouth that were formed by microorganisms dissolved teeth, yet never himself believed that tooth decay was caused by bacteria, but that bacteria were simply just part of the process of decay.

Dr. Miller wrote this: “The extent to which any tooth suffers from the action of the acid depends upon its density and structure, but more particularly upon the perfection of the enamel and the protection of the neck of the tooth by healthy gums. What we might call the perfect tooth would resist indefinitely the same acid to which a tooth of opposite character would succumb in a few weeks…. The invasion of the micro-organisms is always preceded by the extraction of lime salt ….”

Dr. Weston Price, Dr. Miller, Dr. Edward Mellanby and Dr. Mary Mellanby would all reached the same conclusion – that tooth health is largely determined by three main factors:

  1. The presence of enough minerals in the diet.
  2. The presence of enough fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) in the diet.
  3. How bio-available these nutrients are and how well the body is absorbing them. They found that this is largely influenced by the presence of Phytic Acid in the diet and how much sugar is consumed.

 

Dr. Miller once again:

Over one hundred and twenty years later dentistry and the American Dental Association (ADA) sticks with Dr. Miller’s theory while leaving out vital information! – They write: “[Tooth decay] occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, pop, raisins, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result. Over a period of time, these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay”.

 

Dr. Rameil Nagel:

The modern theory of tooth decay further dissolves because white sugar actually has the ability to incapacitate microorganisms since it attracts water. In a 20% sugar solution, bacteria will perish. Yes, bacteria are present as a result of the process of tooth decay, but a lot of sugar at once will destroy them. If dentistry is correct about bacteria, then a high sugar diet should eliminate them.

 

… so that is something to think about …

 


 

If you like the sound of the diet ‘route’ over the dental ‘root’, below there are 6 diet suggestions that will help you on your path:

  1. Eat fermented foods, especially fermented cod liver oil (for vitamin D)
  2. Get your Vitamin K1 and K2 – Dr. Weston Price calls them the X-factor[1]
  3. Avoid Phytates, they cause demineralization – Soak your Grains! (Fermentation helps break down phytates)
    “Phytic acid is found in grains, nuts, seeds and legumes and in much smaller amounts in some fruits and vegetables. The body naturally converts phytic acid into phytates, which are un-absorbable and take calcium from the body” (source two).
  4. Raw milk, Bone broth, Grassfed meats, Seaweed, Pasture butter/cheese, Organic Raw Chocolate
  5. Mineralize and Alkalize your Water for better nutrient absorption![2]
  6. Oil Pulling?!? – plaque is fat soluble and is more likely to dissolve in oil than trying to brush it off[3]

[1] http://medicinal-foods.com/regrow-tooth-enamel-heal-cavities-naturally/

[2] Ibid

[3] Ibid

Other Sources:

  1. Healing Teeth Naturally!
    http://www.healingteethnaturally.com/
  2. The #1 Weird Way to Remineralize Teeth and Heal Cavities
    http://naturalsociety.com/the-1-weird-way-to-remineralize-teeth-and-heal-cavities/
  3. Wiki – Reminiralisation of Teeth:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remineralisation_of_teeth
  4. How I Remineralized my Tooth Cavities Without Dentistry
    https://arealfoodlover.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/how-i-remineralized-my-tooth-cavity-without-dentistry/

 

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FEAR

FEAR manifests itself in many different ways;

–  the fear of failure – fear of rejection – of reality – losing face – pain/sacrifice – commitment – self-doubt – Control –

ETC….

However,

When you know you are MORE than the positions or titles you hold,

you are truly FREE.

Free to exercise free will.

Free to be your best,

and free to be FREE OF FEAR.

 

If you ACT into fear, it will disappear.

 


 

Control what you can, Ignore the rest.

 

  1. Value the process as much as the finished product ” Doing is the Reward; the Reward, the Doing”
  2. Only compare yourself with yourself
  3. Don’ t be Lazy (Dynamis) – Play the game of Life INTENSELY, but not SERIOUSLY

 

“Human affairs are like a chess game;

Only those who do not take it seriously

can be called good players”

– Hung Tzu Ch’eng

In the Game of Careers

What is Peripheral often slips in to fill the void left by lack of PURPOSE

Once you have identified your own purpose, the next step is to realize that there are many other Culturally and Socially prescribed “unwritten” rules you must accept and follow.

This is the “Game”

The skilled player is able to maneuver her way through the vicissitudes of life while staying calm and compassionate.

She has the awareness to play the game without taking herself or the game too seriously.

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From this Awareness there are many ways to ‘Play the Game of Life’ without losing yourself in it.

  1. “win the game”
  2. “retreat from the world”
  3. “taking care of others”
  4. “making social change”
  5. “professional waker-upper”

Think of the above as a ‘Life Lenses’ – literally ways in which we can view or perceive the world, such that we can then organize our energies to high efficiency and achieve freedom from fear and fulfillment of purpose.

I personally believe you should try to see the world through all these lenses at once.

But I also believe that one persona cannot serve more than one master.

To be continued ….