We published an article recently on how fluoride does not necessarily prevent dental decay. In fact, there is evidence of dental decay declining in countries that do not use fluoride just as with countries that do use it. Moreover, more countries are banning the use of fluoride because they believe it is toxic. (1)
Today’s article focuses on tooth decay and how you can reverse it, as studies show.
What is the real cause of dental decay?
Web MD indicates tooth decay as damage that occurs when germs (bacteria) in your mouth make acids that eat away the tooth, which can lead to cavities. If not treated properly, pain, infection and tooth loss can occur. (2)
While that may be true, Dr. Weston Price and other dental pioneers state that tooth decay can occur for many reasons other than just the presence of bacteria. They suggest four things that cause tooth decay:
- Lack of minerals in the diet such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
- Lack of fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K.
- Excessive consumption of phytic acid rich foods.
- Excessive consumption of processed sugar. (3)
Study shows that cavities can be reversed!
The British Medical Journal conducted a study on 62 children with cavities who were split into three different diet groups. The first group ate a standard diet plus oatmeal (rich in phytic acid). The second group ate their normal diet plus supplemented with vitamin D. The third group ate a grain-free diet and supplemented with vitamin D. (4)
Results showed the first group with a diet high in grains and phytic acid increased in cavities. The second group had some improvements. However, the greatest improvement was found with the third group who followed a grain-free diet rich in vegetables, fruits, meat, milk, and took vitamin D! (3)(4)
To learn more about phytic acid, visit The Weston H. Price Foundation. (5)
Here’s how to remove cavities naturally
Teeth have the ability to heal and traditional cultures exemplify that. The Inuit have a low rate of tooth decay, even despite the possibility of wearing their teeth out by chewing leather and sand-covered dried fish. The African Wakamba tribe can file their teeth into sharp points without causing decay, as they are so strong. (6) Unfortunately, due to the adoption of a poor diet in most “civilized” areas, the resistance to tooth decay has drastically declined.
To reverse tooth decay, do the following:
- Remove sugar – Processed sugar is the biggest offender here, however, “natural” sugars should be avoided as well due to the high acid content.
- Remove phytic acid – A key culprit found in grains, nuts, seeds, and beans, unless they are soaked and sprouted, which kills off the phytic acid.
- Consume raw dairy and nutrient-rich foods.
- Make your own mineralizing toothpaste.
- Practice oil pulling. (3)
Check out this article about how to do oil pulling! …and remember that at the root of it all, diet plays a significant role for overall health.
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