Back in 7th grade, I had a friend who was really religious.
He was brought up a Christian Scientist and I was just getting very interested in it too.
So one day I asked him, "Can Christian Scientists heal cavities as well?"
Smiling with a mouth filled ear to ear with amalgam fillings and braces to help straighten things out, he laughingly replied:
"Well that's my little secret!"
When God cannot heal your dental caries and only the dentist with a drill and a potentially lethal mix of mercury, silver, tin, copper and zinc can, there is something seriously wrong somewhere. Some people don't seem to be bothered that much having to rely so heavily on the conventional dentist "torture" treatment while having the potential possibility of mercury poisoning for life.
Even worse is the fact that most dental work eventually must be replaced with even larger fillings and often even root canals and finally dentures. And such drastically unnatural treatments are rarely without side-effects or other health consequences and complications. This expensive "torture" never ends, because, even those who regularly visit a dentist, brush and floss after every meal and avoid sweets often continue to lose just as many teeth as one who never bothers with dentists in the first place.
I never forgot the first few times I had to get cavities drilled and filled! Gagging over and over again on dental X-ray films stuffed deep inside my mouth while being exposed to dangerous X-rays; that awful dreading and anticipation of the next "drill and fill" appointment; that freaky "smoking" smell of the tooth enamel as the drill gets hotter and hotter while trying not to gag on it! That unforgettable horrible sensation of the nerves being invaded into by that hellish drill! Eeeeeeeech!!!!
This form of torture is indeed no solution, just another problem of constantly dreading the next time I have to go to a dental appointment only to find out I have more "pin holes" that will need drilling and filling. If only they could simply fill them, it was the drilling sensation that I found absolutely ghastly. It was enough to give me the screaming willies! I think I'd much rather allow my teeth to rot out than ever go through that horror again! I was 13 when I had my last filling and decided then and there I was never going to get another, no matter what!
Is there no alternative to "drill, fill and bill"? Surely nature cannot be so stupid as to simply allow teeth to rot and eventually fall out costing millions of hapless individuals billions of dollars in dental bills! Obviously it can only be something that humans are doing wrong and not nature.
Yes, there is definitely something wrong with what humans are doing with nature! And it is, no doubt, the modern American diet (MAD) that is so appalling, so opposite to what the body truly needs for a healthy existence. Along with vulnerabilities in all the other parts of the body, the teeth and gums also ultimately lose the battle.
Even though nature has provided many answers to this problem such as tooth remineralization, unfortunately, humankind has somehow managed to obliterate every one of them with modern day convenience food, carbonated beverages, and shortcuts in food production resulting in the elimination or loss of some of the most important factors that used to prevent tooth decay throughout prehistory.
I am not the only person who knows the fact that poor nutritional intake is the real, underlying cause of tooth decay and related health problems. Ramiel Nagel in an excellent television interview, explains that what we eat is the real cause and cure of tooth decay, not bacteria. Also see his "Cure Tooth Decay" webpage on his website at: www.yourreturn.org.
Heal Decayed Teeth, Painful & Bleeding Gums with Correct Eating
Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition by Ramiel Nagel, Foreword by D.D.S., Timothy Gallagher
Dr. Gallagher, the president of the the Holistic Dental Association says, "Cure Tooth Decay is treasure-trove of wisdom as it takes the mystery out of dental health."
Product Description - There is a holistic alternative to conventional dental treatments which can help you heal tooth pain, reduce tooth infections, halt tooth decay and inhibit gum disease. Learn about a flexible whole foods dietary program pioneered by the head of research at the National Dental Association, Weston Price D.D.S. that proved 90-95% effective in halting cavities.
Cure Tooth Decay provides clear and easy to understand dental facts so you can make healthy, life affirming choices about your dental health, including a non-surgical approach to halt baby-bottle tooth decay. Learn five nutritional programs that Nagel used to cure his own cavities, and halt his daughter's severe cavities. Restore dental and oral health through nutrition and lifestyle, not harmful chemicals and surgery.
Reviews --This book is a must read for everyone interested in improving their health.-- Pam Killeen, NY Times bestselling author
--The protocol in this book is very effective for preventing and mineralizing cavities.-- Timothy Gallagher, D.D.S. President, Holistic Dental Association
--It is a life and thought changing book written by a man who's not trying to sell you anything. How rare is that?-- David, Idaho
--This is a very different type of health book, written from the heart. The dietary advice put forth in this book is not only crucial for preventing tooth decay but for preserving the health of the human race.-- Margie, Connecticut
--I was ready to have a tooth pulled and the dentist told me I needed a root canal but I had no money. I was in pain and the cheek had actually started to swell up. Within three weeks of trying the diet I could tell I was turning the corner. The tooth stopped hurting; my teeth all over became whiter. After over a month on the diet it is hard for me to feel which tooth was bothering me. When I look at it in the mirror it still has a hole but the tooth feels like it is healing. Thanks a million to Ramiel Nagel for writing this book. Unbelievable!-- Leroy, Utah
--If you are discouraged and don't know what to do, get this book. I was very worried and upset about my daughter's teeth at first, but now I am actually very calm because I know I am doing the right thing.-- Marina, Canada
--The great thing about this book is that it allowed me to take control over problems that I had once felt I had little control over no matter how hard I tried. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in taking responsibility for their own health and want to live a life of optimal health.-- Michael, California
Introducing the Palaeolithic Diet
Heal Decayed Teeth, Painful & Bleeding Gums with Correct Eating
Primitive diets from the Stone Age were rich in a "Factor X" and many alkaline minerals. I believe there was once a "Garden of Eden" where humankind actually lived in perfect harmony with nature. Human bodies seem to have evolved on a largely alkaline, high fiber diet of mainly fruits, vegetables, tubers, nuts such as almonds and seed such as sesame. Before agriculture wild plants and herbs of the forest provided most of the nutrition and the soils were extremely rich in minerals, especially alkaline minerals such as lime, magnesium, potassium, trace minerals, volcanic ash, and salts. Of course there was none of the heavy reliance on acid forming grain products and alkaline mineral depleting carbonated beverages so popular today.
For protein, early humans must have lived off of raw fish, raw bone powders, bird's eggs, and goat's milk. After agriculture was developed, the world population grew to unprecedented levels, and the same soil tended to be planted over and over again and the surrounding ranges tended to be overgrazed by domestic animals causing a gradual loss of minerals and a slow malnutrition or "aging process" in humans never before experienced where they started becoming more and more fragile, frail and wrinkled as they grew older. As vital minerals became scarcer and scarcer, and vaster quantities of acid-forming foods such as cooked meat, wheat and rice introduced into the diet, tooth decay also started to show up.
Early domestic animals grazed freely in rich, green pastures filled with vital herbs and grasses and therefore created a perfect milk that was fresh, complete, raw and naturally free of harmful bacteria. Unfortunately as agriculture became commercialized and more competitive, humans tried to cut corners, and in the name of efficiency cows were penned up in tiny cubicles and fed various acid-forming grains, antibiotics and even worse: animal by products!
Because of the new diet and stresses applied to the animals, the milk was no longer as alkaline-forming, often was contaminated with salmonella and/or other pathogens, and therefore had to be pasteurized which destroys many of the vital enzymes naturally present in raw milk. It also now lacked a certain "Factor X" or "Activator X," gamma linolenic acid, and many other vital substances needed to support healthy teeth and bones. At this point tooth decay became a normal, expected part of growing up and as one grew older, gum problems, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and many other degenerative diseases also became very common.
Dr. Weston A. Price and the "Factor X" Butter Oil
Your Diet Should be Rich in Essential Fats, Proteins, Vitamin A, 5000 IU Vitamin D, and Vitamin K2
Fortunately, back in the 1930's and 40's a researcher by the name of Dr. Weston A. Price found out what had happened to our diet by studying the diets of ancient cultures still around at that time and helped to revive some of the old ways of farming that would bring back what is lost in modern milk and butter production.
I recently discovered a website where you can order "butter oil" which is a centrifuged oil derived out of raw butter from cows fed only on fresh, spring pasture grasses. It is very high in various vital nutritional resources such as an "activator X" actually known to halt the formation of dental caries and not at all available in modern diets but was quite common in primitive diets. For more information on this amazing butter oil, go here: http://greenpasture.org
One might also try 100% pasture grazed raw butter sometimes available during spring and summer months from: OrganicPastures.com
which tends to be high the "activator X."
According to Dr. Weston A. Price, it is essential to have the butter oil with a particular brand of fresh Norwegian cod liver oil and not just any fish oil. However, I discovered it may be possible for vegetarians to combine the butter oil with a vegetarian vitamin D formula, essential fatty acids, and vitamin A from spiralina, chlorella
and/or a vitamin supplement, all 74 macro and trace minerals, phospholipids from lecithin, and essential fatty acids from fresh, raw flaxseed oil and still enjoy good results as long as there are plenty of antioxidants in the diet as well.
If you have cavities, the "activator X" (also known as "Factor X" and works best with Norwegian cod liver oil) work synergistically with the vitamins A and D and essential fatty acids in the cod liver oil to build up a permanent barrier of enamel directly inside any dental caries one might happen to have, but one must be very careful to protect the caries from any further decay with brushing after every meal using any of the alkaline toothpastes described later on in this document, especially the NovaMin (now Sensodyne
) which contains a powerful tooth enamel rebuilding formula of calcium sodium phosphosilicate.
Those who don't like the idea of using fish oil (If I can avoid it, I would prefer not to use products that require the destruction of the animal to obtain them) one can always try using butter oil (because it's rich in vitamin K2) only with vegetarian sources of A, D, phospholipids (found in lecithin), and essential fatty acids (found in fresh, cold-pressed flax seed oil) which might work just as effectively as cod liver oil for some people.
One might try to consume more than the usual amount of vitamin D, or up to 5000 IU per day which is the same amount obtained from a few hours of sunshine. Of course, there is a well established relationship between lack of vitamin D and dental caries, especially in growing children. Up to 5000 IU of vitamin D (should ALWAYS be taken along with K2) per day is essential for tooth remineralization, healthy bones and general well-being.
It has recently (April, 2017) come to my attention that this "activator X" turns out to be the same substance as vitamin K2 (NOT to be confused with vitamin K or K1) in one or more of its forms such as MK-4 and MK-7 (menaquinone 4 and 7, also 8 and 9, etc.). In other words, "In 2007, modern research about vitamin K2 and Price's lengthy documentation of the X-Factor were finally linked
, bridging a longtime gap in the mainstream understanding of physiological nutrition." Source: The Mystery of X-Factor Butter Oil and Vitamin K2: Solved
Vitamin K2 is now available in many supplements, one of which, for example, can be found on Amazon.com right here
. Another much less expensive source of "activator X" (and therefore vitamin K2) is that same butter oil, but as a much more economically available "grassfed ghee" which can also be found at Amazon.com right here
. The orginal "high vitamin" butter oil can be found here
, yet seems to be more than twice as expensive and seems to be esentially the same thing as grass-fed ghee. As far as I know, it is impossible to get too much vitamin K2, but do not take any vitamin K2 supplements or overindulge in foods rich in K2 if you are taking medicines to prevent blood clotting like Warfarin. Warfarin may react with vitamin K2 in the blood. I've also tried to update other parts of this page regarding it's essential metabolic relationship with vitamin D and calcium.
Alkaline Nutrition Can Save Your Teeth - Part II
Oral Hygiene is Essential - Brush Regularly with Tooth Remineralization Pastes
The following information may not only save one's teeth and gums, but also one's life. Why? Because many underlying causes of disease are affected as well.
Save your teeth with super food green food powders containing dried wheat grass juice, barley grass, adaptogenic herbs, chlorella, spiralina, etc. while at the same time being highly alkaline-forming. There might be other options besides the "Factor X" butter oil to help maintain healthy teeth and heal dental problems.
My theory is that if "Factor X" comes only from those cows lucky enough to be grazing on green grasses and herbs all day long, then why not simply add more super food green powders to one's diet? It has been assumed by certain green foods advocates that for a long time that greens (high in vitamin K1, chlorophyll and magnesium) such as lettuce, wheat grass juice, and chlorella can rebuild damaged teeth. There are also plenty of chlorophyll potions and supplements available in every health food store that might be of some benefit to tooth enamel.
Avoid all beverages such as sodas, colas, beer, coffee, alcoholic/sugary beverages, and "foods" such as sweets, dried fruit, refined carbohydrates, cakes, cookies, and all other such nutritional catastrophes widely and sadly mistaken for nourishment or food.
If one has to have something, it would be far better to enjoy a refreshing non-sweetened herbal tea such as green tea. Avoid the modern American diet (MAD) as much as possible! The common American habit of eating pizzas, hamburgers, French-fries and chips, while drinking beer, colas and pasteurized milk is spiritually, morally and physically disastrous. Instead please follow the nutritional guidelines discussed in this document most appropriate for your special needs.
Please also be aware that even the most healthy food and substances such as citrus fruit, lemons, lemon juice, sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, acidophilus (essential for healthy digestion), vit. C crystals, and kombucha (recommended on various parts of my website) contain concentrated acidic substances that can remove tooth enamel if too much is consumed, too often. Never have snacks containing these substances, and never snack anyway, period. Have the kombucha, sauerkraut, etc. only as a small, but essential part of a main meal for flavor and better health, which should only be of benefit when part of a complete meal.
Live mainly on an organic, mineral and antioxidant rich diet of fresh, alkaline forming fruits (such as acai, blueberries and goji berries), vegetables and greens high in chlorophyll (super food green powders and/or spring greens, lettuce, wheat grass juice, kale, collards, etc.) in the diet as well.
Keep Your Saliva Alkaline
I would like to mention one most important factor for keeping one's teeth healthy is always having alkaline saliva. The alkalinity of one's saliva can vary greatly from individual to individual and from time to time depending on one's diet, source of drinking water, and genetic background.
The continuing existence of teeth in the mouth depends largely on the chemical composition and pH of one's saliva, which if too low (acidic) allows much more tooth decay to occur. Alkaline saliva helps to protect the tooth enamel from acidic residues and is always essential to have if one is serious about keeping one's teeth for life!
The best way to make sure one has high pH (alkaline) saliva is to always take some good mineral supplements high in calcium and magnesium such as the ocean product called coral calcium which contains not only an excellent source of calcium but also all the trace minerals essential for health. Drinking loads of alkalized water between meals instead of snacking is also essential for having more alkaline saliva.
Drink Alkalizing Water ("Mineral Milk") Instead of Snacking
Have at least four grams calcium and two grams magnesium per day which is provided by 6 grams dolomite. Add one teaspoon of dolomite for every 1.5 liters of ionized water, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and one capsule Microhydrin which literally has an extremely high pH (power of hydrogen). This alkalized water is to be taken between whole, complete meals instead of snacking. This habit alone would add years and years to your lifetime and prevent much dental decay and will help your body to create alkaline saliva most of the time which is also critical to preventing cavities.
Drinking this highly alkalized mineral water instead of snacking should also be a great help because its high pH balance of alkaline minerals and negatively ionized water temporarily neutralizes the acidic residues and byproducts from acidic foods and acid producing bacteria on teeth which are the main cause of dental caries.
One can also enhance the circulation with the power of cayenne pepper which seems to reduce and heal gum infection and reduce tooth-ache. The habit of snacking between meals is the worse thing for teeth, especially when it is the usual sugary junk food and phosphoric/citric/carbonic acid sodas so often consumed. However if one "snacked" instead on alkaline water and minerals between meals, one's saliva is bound to become much more alkaline which is critical for preventing tooth erosion.
Also one may not tend to feel as hungry because of the temporary neutralizing effect alkaline minerals and ionized water has on hunger. There is also a common malady in society known as "heartburn" and this symptom is rarely experienced after one is drinking so much highly alkalized water with alkaline minerals every day.
Additional Elements to Add To Your Regimen
Supplement your diet with extra calcium, magnesium, zinc and all other 72 minerals and trace elements, A, D, E, K1, K2, antioxidants, etc., liquid or granular lecithin which contains phosphorous in the form of phospholipids, and a liquid colloidal mineral formula containing all 74 macro and trace minerals, and vitamin antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, bioflavonoids, vitamin D, E, the herb turmeric, circulation enhancing herbs such as cayenne and ginger, and especially large quantities of CQ10 and green tea will help maintain heathy teeth and protect the gums.
Large amounts (more than 300 mg. a day) of the CQ10 might even help reverse gum loss. Gum disease can increase the presence of CRP (C-reactive protein) in the blood which is known to increase blood clotting, heart attacks and strokes. So for one's health, well being and longevity, one needs to have as little to do with gum disease as possible.
Best Toothpastes to Use
Use toothpastes containing only simple, healthy ingredients: After every meal, brush and soak teeth in a toothpaste containing CQ10, grapefruit seed extract, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), green tea, and calcium powder. Periobrite by Nature's Answer (www.naturesanswer.com) contains most of the above ingredients.
The above tooth paste and similar brands should be available in any health food store. However, avoid those products which contain fluoride which is a highly controversial substance. Fluoride only temporarily hardens enamel yet makes it even more susceptible to tooth decay later on and can be very toxic/fatal in large doses.
Carefully brushing teeth, gums (and maybe the tongue as well) after every meal is extremely important because brushing is essential for oral hygiene, brushing helps keep breath fresh, brushing prevents the build-up of unsightly stains, brushing helps to keep saliva more alkaline. Brushing removes particles of food that would otherwise leave damaging acidic residue on teeth.
Even more important, one can remineralize teeth with NovaMin (now available in Sensodyne
) which contains a calcium-sodium-phosphosilicate formula. One can quickly rebuild damaged and/or painful tooth surfaces with a product called "Dr. Collins Restore Remineralizing Toothpaste" (contains NO fluoride) which is my absolute favorite toothpaste. It helps to rebuild tooth enamel by an ionic release of minerals essential for healthy teeth such as calcium, phosphorous, sodium and silica.
NovaMin (now available in Sensodyne
) which uses calcium sodium phosphosilicate as the active ingredient, releases fully active calcium and phosphorus ions when in contact with water. NovaMin provides a higher concentration of the same ions that are naturally found in saliva. After brushing, NovaMin particles adhere to the tooth surface and continues to release ions for hours afterward. This process ensures and enhances the natural self-repair of your tooth surface. It works for me and I am very happy with it. It is a surprisingly inexpensive product for what it claims to do, so no reason not to give it a try. Unfortunately this product seems to no longer be available, but similar products and chemical combinations can be bought online.
Take a Nap to Brush Your Teeth
Lying down on one's back while brushing after every meal allows one to spend much more time and causes one to be much more thorough. While brushing always brush away from the gums (never toward them!) and also try "vibrating" the toothbrush while directly pointing it at the teeth (especially tops of molars) to loosen the tartar that often builds up on teeth and to go deeper into the cracks between molars.
After brushing (hopefully for several minutes) remove the toothbrush (which should always be soft, fine bristled, and as new as possible) and if you have some spare time, allow the remineralizing product to soak in the mouth for 15 to 30 minutes. Brush after every meal and not only that, brush thoroughly to remove all acidic forming residue, tartar and ugly looking stains.
Make Sure Protein Intake is High
Ramiel Nagel makes it very clear that the best results happen with high complete (usually of animal origin) protein diet, especially after using protein from raw food animal sources. Vegetarians should at least eat more legumes, sesame seed, sunflower and pumpkin seed, cooked eggs and loads of protein powder and food-grade yeast.
This information may sound contradictory to having an alkaline diet, but not all protein is acid forming, some protein is needed to regulate acid/alkaline balance and is essential in the rebuilding of any injury including damaged or decayed teeth and gums. Also a diet high in protein and naturally occurring fats and essential fatty acids tends to satisfy cravings so much, that it is so much easier to fast on alkalized water between meals instead of snacking.
A Serious and Permanent Commitment is Essential
Natural dental health, tooth remineralization, and the successful healing of and prevention of dental caries requires a life-long commitment. Results may vary and never expect overnight miracles. Teeth need months under the right conditions to regenerate and these conditions sometimes can be tricky to maintain even with the information I am presenting here. This information is in NO way whatsoever a substitute for emergency dental and/or medical treatment. It is sincerely hoped that the reader is intelligent enough to assume all responsibility for his or her decisions especially when trying a new approach. One must also commit to this program in its entirety without ever skipping any of it.
Frequently Asked Questions - Part III
Can nutrition really heal serious dental caries?
If I already have some serious dental caries, can they heal and completely recover? As long as one remains on the modern American diet (MAD) the answer is a definite NO. Once the outer tooth enamel has been lost the infection has most likely already spread deep within the tooth. It would usually be too late to avoid the drill, root canals, etc. required to stop the condition from getting far worse.
However, a total and permanent commitment to an alkaline forming diet high in phosphorous, vitamin A, D, E, K, K2, raw proteins, calcium, magnesium and other alkaline minerals, grass fed butter, lecithin, essential fatty acids, raw greens, circulation enhancing herbs, brushing with enamel building toothpaste, non-snacking, etc. may make it possible for even the worse decay to come to a halt and actually reverse and eventually heal.
The tooth won't grow back but it is possible for it to heal and form a thin transparent shield inside the area of the cavity that gradually thickens over time. Go here
for more information and proof, videos by Ramiel Nagel and some actual photos taken by Dr. Weston Price of how a cavity stopped getting worse and actually healed after many months on a similar regimen as my own (except for the organ meats).
How would a vegetarian also benefit from the "Weston A. Price" research?
There are many organic animal products such as organic raw milk and organic raw grass fed butter, raw organ meats, fermented raw fish, bone broth, and raw bone marrow products that Ramiel Nagel says are essential. I do not believe the organ meats, raw fish and bone marrow are necessary as long as one takes plenty of complete protein from other sources, avoids snacking, drinks plenty of "mineral milk" (dolomite) between meals, takes coral calcium, takes some form of liquid or granular lecithin, takes plenty of vitamins A & D and full-spectrum mineral supplements including all 74 macro minerals and trace elements, drinks grass fed, organic raw milk, uses only grass fed raw butter, takes cod liver oil, flax seed oil, uses mineral-building toothpastes after every meal, avoids pastry and flour products, and stays on an alkaline forming diet, etc.
I don't think it is necessary in addition to all of the above to also eat raw organ meats, bone marrow, muscles, and/or fermented fish heads! Even though I hope it is not necessary to eat anything from and by which an animal is harmed, I am nevertheless providing links to Ramiel Nagel's website and video anyway because his findings are very interesting, educational, and are a valuable contribution to 100% natural and nutritional approaches to dental rejuvenation for which there is only a scant trace of information on the internet available. Ramiel also provides much information in his e-book for those who prefer to be vegetarian.
Is flossing really necessary?
It seems that nearly every oral care professional I have studied insists that flossing is essential. I suppose for those who are stuck on the modern American diet (MAD) flossing may indeed be essential! One unnatural behavior often requires another to counteract it! However, as long as one follows all the guidelines on this page and other diet sections of this website I see no reason to floss. After over 50 years of not flossing my teeth I have never had any serious problems between my gums and teeth -- except when I did try to floss them for a few weeks! I never received any benefit from flossing whatsoever -- only cut or sore gums and the shoving of rotten food residue even further down between the gums and teeth so that my gums would flare up severely the next day. Flossing seemed a tremendous waste of time and effort and boy did it hurt whenever I accidentally drove that razor thin, sharp strand of cotton right through one of my gums!
This information sounds too good to be true, can one actually completely go without a dentist?
Why should humans who did just fine for nearly three million years suddenly start needing dentists? Something's wrong somewhere! However, one must first
carefully study and follow through with all the information on this page and on other pages and websites I linked to from my site. And again, please read the book, Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition
by Ramiel Nagel. I think it might still be a good idea anyway in some cases to continue checking in with one's dentist from time to time just to see if the dietary changes really
are healing your teeth and gums.
Can one be vegetarian and still rejuvenate teeth?
Yes, but it depends of course on the quality of the vegetarian diet eaten. One must supply plenty of alkaline-forming minerals and antioxidant foods and supplements while avoiding all the wrong foods and substances listed earlier in this material known to decrease the pH of one's saliva.
One's approach, of course, must be individualized. For example one must decide whether a vegetarian or meat based diet will be consumed and/or to what extent if any continuing dental care and type of oral care is to be used.
The vegetarian approach requires more supplements and better absorption than the meat approach described by Dr. Weston A. Price and Ramiel Nagel. I am trying the heavy supplemented vegetarian approach but with plenty of Norwegian cod liver oil, occasional small fish such as sardines and salmon, food-grade yeast, protein powders, and super food green powders with tremendous success.
My latest research on this subject strongly suggests that as long as you are getting plenty of vitamin D and ESPECIALLY vitamin K2 (which can be found from vegetarian sources), calcium, magnesium, and all the other minerals, vitmains, essential fatty acids, proteins, etc. that's all that really matters.
My Most Recent Comments on Healing Dental Caries - Part IV
Important Mar. 7, 2009 Update
After nine months on a heavily supplemented (mainly vegetarian) regimen using at least 6500 IU vitamin D and 6 grams of dolomite daily, and even with no butter oil(!), I am still getting amazing results even better than expected: not only has decay stopped, normal tooth color (white enamel!) is returning in areas where there was at one time only decay.
From around 2002 to 2008 I was often worried about my teeth and how I was going to afford a dentist, face up to the dreadful treatment, etc. Now I am not worried at all and am truly grateful to Ramiel Nagel and Dr. Weston A. Price for showing me that it is possible for teeth to actually regenerate! Whoever said teeth cannot heal themselves know nothing of the amazing healing powers of correct eating, nutritional supplements, and of the body!
Important May. 18, 2010 update
All my teeth and gums are in perfect health, better than ever before! Where I once had a huge cavity back in the years 2002 to 2008, the hole is still there but can tell it has healed completely. Even any remaining little problems such as sore gums or sensitive teeth, etc. completely vanished several months ago.
All my teeth look very clean and white and feel very strong and firm and all my gums feel wonderful and are not receding. At nearly 53 years old, all my wisdom teeth are still intact (dissolving or retreating back inside the gums a little), yet causing absolutely no problems whatsoever.
These days I continue to avoid snacking, am eating much less often but taking all supplements including one tablespoon cod liver oil, 5000 IU vitamin D, fasting between whole, complete meals on watered down juices, colloidal minerals, dolomite and cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper is a vital circulation enhancer that does wonders for gum health and many other aspects of good health.
Important Nov. 22, 2010 Update
Continued perfect health of teeth and gums, except even more total and complete fullness of well-being, giving my teeth and gums a deep-down solid feeling, like I am definitely doing something right! Amazingly, I also am continuing to make discoveries as to what really is essential and what is not, avoiding those foods that do not help while embracing only those that do.
What really is important is plenty of Vitamin D (and K2), up to 5000 IU daily, two tablespoons fulvic (or colloidal) trace mineral complex, and liberal quantities of calcium and magnesium (dolomite at 4 teaspoons per half gallon) mixed with alkalized water and pure Vitamin C crystals (2 teaspoons per half gallon).
One might take as many as six eggs per day for protein, and two tablespoons food grade yeast for phosphorous, along with one tablespoon of a full-spectrum vitamin-mineral liquid formula. To my great relief I found that it is not really necessary after all to rely upon fish or meat or any fish oils or any kind of butter.
The main factors turning out to be most essential are the dissolved trace and macro minerals, dolomite, food grade yeast (providing phosphorous) and the Vitamin D. The herbs ginger, cayenne pepper, and most adaptogenic herbs may also be important. More information regarding this amazing new diet can be found here
and on the Super Foods/Antioxidants
Important Apr. 11, 2011 Update
Another excellent way to improve bone (and tooth) mineral density: save your eggshells. Instead of simply throwing them out like everyone else does, I wash the eggs thoroughly before breaking them open (use same cautions as one using eggs that have not been cooked), grind them up in a high speed blender with soy or hemp milk for up to five minutes. This process dissolves most of the eggshell into the soy or hemp milk (or other favorite juice or beverage) into a surprisingly delicious, thick and creamy tasting mineral rich milk.
It is possible to get an incredible assortment of raw minerals, especially calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and most importantly, a huge selection of many other minerals such as boron, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, sulphur, silicon, and zinc in a form that is more easily to assimilate than rock minerals.
Perhaps even more significant is that thin membrane between the eggshell and the egg white that consists of the exact same material (hyaluronic acid or hyaluronan
) used by the body to create and maintain that essential lining of the joints between the bones, maintain skin elasticity, and youthfulness of brain tissue. It is also essential for the gums, eyes, scalp, hair follicles, synovial fluid, tendons, ligaments, and all other connective tissue throughout the body. I prefer to have everything raw, however here is a website on how to obtain hylauronic acid by cooking them: How to Cook Eggshells to Obtain Hyaluronic Acid
The combination of thousands of IUs per day of D3 and 5 mg. vitamin K2 with raw egg shell minerals and egg shell membrane in a single formula could potentially be a remarkable cure for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, tooth decay and many other degenerative diseases related to mineral loss, nerve problems, and connective tissue loss. A huge study on the combination of these three nutrients alone should be done to see just how effective this combination could be in preventing and/or treating many degenerative diseases related to mineral loss, nerve, eye and joint health.
Learn more on the benefits of eggshells (and recipes using them) right here. Off course, not only the shells, but the whole egg iteself contains all manner of biologically beneficial ingredients including cholesterol (for hormones and brain tissue), choline, B-complex, complete protein (including ample amounts of the anti-aging amino acid l-cysteine), and lecithin. However, please avoid eating only the egg whites, which contain avidin, a protein known to bind with biotin. The egg yoke, however, contains more than enough biotin to overcome this problem.
Important July. 13, 2012 Update
Most important of all is one's mineral intake and one's diet must always be full of antioxidants and nutrient dense "Palaeolithic" types of food. Never snack and always fast on loads of alkalized mineral water with three tespoons dolomite, 1-2 capsules 500 mg. silica hydride and a pinch of sea salt for every half-gallon of ionized water. 5000 IU of Vitamin D every day is also essential, however one can also get that much from bathing out in the sun for several hours. However I do not recommend sunbathing because of the long-term aging effects on the delicate tissues of the skin. It is also essential to thoroughly brush all gums and teeth with a remineralizing toothpaste such as Dr. Collins Restore Toothpaste
whenever you can. My teeth and gums, of course continue to be perfect.
This info was derived from my original website on tooth remineralization at: http://www.wholejoy.com/tooth-remineralization.html
Important July. 7, 2017 Update
I mentioned many times the importance of taking plenty of vitamin D and plenty of mineral supplements including calicium from various sources such as dolomite. Luckly I mentioned Dr. Weston A. Price's Factor X butter oil becuase it turns out to be the same thing as the highly essential vitamin K2! PLEASE DON'T TAKE LARGE QUANTITIES OF VITAMIN D AND CALCIUM WITHOUT TAKING PLENTY OF VITAMIN K2 AS WELL. Vitamin K2 (now widely available in supplement form) is needed by the body to keep calcium from being deposited in the arteries (while sending it exactly where needed: into the bones and teeth!) which of course is hazardous for the circulatory system, the heart and all other vital organs of the body. Knowing everything you can about vitamin K2 is most important and am very pleased and thankful that I've been able to take advantage and benefit so much from this vital knowledge while saving me thousand of dollars in dental bills!
Important June. 13, 2018 Update
No dental bills since 1975, ha, ha! Raw food diet, antioxidants, CQ10, vitamin K2, D, essential fatty acids and all minerals including iodine are essential for healthy teeth and gums. The WHOLE BODY must be included in any serious healing regimen and my latest whole health healing regimen can be found here: Holy Grail