May 21, 2016 | Posted in Health IS Wealth | By Zahn LaScot
Last March (2015) I went to the McCloud Dental Clinic for the first time and apparently got really lucky. There, they have ‘traveling’ dentists and the one I saw, on her very first day, told me she aspired to be as #holistic as possible. This was my dream come true! After checking my teeth, she told me there were a couple of crowns that might need replacing but after I told her about how holistic I was about my #health, she said, lets give it about 6 months and see what happens. She also recommended I use #Xylitol to strengthen my teeth, which I did. (more about that later). The #hygienist also told me to use my tooth brush angled against my gum line to make sure all the plaque was removed. Low and behold, when I went back, the dentist took x-rays again and declared my teeth PERFECT! Through the nutritional program, I upgraded even more towards this goal, and their recommendations, I healed the teeth other #dentist guaranteed would soon need replacing. Here are the guidelines I followed…
Here is WHAT YOU NEED IT FOR Healthy Teeth and what each is for:
Protein: Tooth structure, mucosal/connective tissue development, and immune function.
Calcium: Tooth structure; may enhance enamel remineralization.
Phosphorus: Tooth structure.
Zinc: Mucosal/connective tissues and immune function.
Antioxidants: Mucosal/connective tissues and immune function.
Folate: Mucosal/connective tissues and immune function; low levels are associated with periodontal disease.
Iron: Mucosal/connective tissues and immune function.
Vitamin A: Mucosal/connective tissues and immune function. But be aware that getting too much from supplements may result in gum problems.
Vitamin C: Collagen maturation and to maintain the integrity of the periodontal ligament; mucosal/connective tissues and immune function.
Omega-3 fats: Mucosal/connective tissues and immune function; modulates the inflammatory response.
Vitamin D: Mucosal/connective tissues, immune function; may enhance enamel remineralization.
B vitamins: Epithelial cell turnover.
Arginine: This important amino acid may alter oral pH and reduce chances of cavities.
I’ve mentioned this next vitamin before in regards to heart and bone health. Here it is again (no surprise) for tooth health….
Vitamin K2 and tooth decay. Research shows that vitamin K2 and vitamin D together result in a far greater reduction of tooth decay than does either vitamin alone. To read more…
In addition, here are a couple of Foods to eat for good teeth:
Polyphenols have been known to reduce bacteria and toxic products of bacteria in the mouth. Tea also tends to be rich in natural fluoride, possibly the most well-known tooth strengthener, but definitely not the ones you get from the dentist or pharmacy! .
Cranberries and other plant foods rich in anthocyanins (such as blueberries, red cabbage, eggplant peel, black rice, and raspberries) may prevent the attachment and colonization of pathogens on host tissues (including teeth).
Also, using #Xylitol or Erythritol by either chewing gum that contains them or by making a solution of Zylitol in water, to use as a mouth wash (or buying a mouthwash that contains it) after brushing. Either one will help greatly reduce tooth decay by…
*Reducing the development of dental caries
*Reducing #plaque formation
*Increasing salivary flow to aid in the repair of damaged tooth enamel
…and may be useful as a sugar alternative for people with diabetes (on the advice of their healthcare providers) And while diabetics can use this one without worry, it has a delicious sweet taste… with no unpleasant aftertaste and 1/3 fewer calories than sugar. Beware… consuming too much can cause diarrhea.
#Erythritol is touted as not having that side effect, but its made from corn, so I’m a bit wary as I have not seen any that say ‘no GMOs’.
Studies using xylitol as either a sugar substitute or a small dietary addition have demonstrated a dramatic reduction in new tooth decay, along with arrest and even some reversal of existing dental caries. This xylitol benefit is long-lasting and possibly permanent. Low decay rates persist even years after the trials have been completed.
FOODS TO AVOID:
Foods that contain Phytic Acid: Phytic Acid is found in whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, and in some fruits and vegetables. The body naturally converts phytic acid into #phytates, which are un-absorbable and take calcium, iron and other minerals from the body. Those who consume high amounts of phytic acid will lose calcium and absorb other minerals at lower rates.
The answer to this dilemma is soaking or sprouting all nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes to release most of these phytates and/or by slow cooking them. This link gives you a great deal more of info about what foods contain phytic acid, how to counteract the effects in foods you eat, etc. To read more.. http://tinyurl.com/ob8cgzy
Foods that contain Oxalic Acid (#Oxalates): Dark leafy greens, such as spinach, kale, chard, etc. contain Oxalic Acid that also inhibit absorption of the minerals. Steaming them will significantly reduce the Oxalic Acid but do toss out the left-over water. Also, one can ferment veggies (like cabbage to sauerkraut, or carrots, beets, etc) to release them. Here is a link to how much Oxalic Acid is in various veggies and fruits: To read more…
I’ve recently learned that both phytic acid and oxalic acid can cause #auto-immune disease and/or inflammation in the body, which in turn causes pain.
MY ANSWER TO THIS CONUNDRUM:
I recently realized that because I have been able to #detoxify people of toxins (even chemo) and drugs (recreational & pharmaceutical), as well as crystals of discordant energies and foods of toxins, for about 30 years (pretty much since I realized I could bring powerful healing energy through my hands), I decided to use this unique gift to release Oxalic Acid and Phytic Acid from all my foods before I eat them. I am looking towards finding ways to use this gift for the benefit of all. Stay tuned…
First of all, it is of utmost importance to NOT use any toothpaste that has GLYCERINE, as that actually prevents teeth from healing themselves, which is why I have created my own toothpaste from equal parts of #Organic #Coconut Oil and Baking Soda. The coconut oil needs to be soft but not melted (or the baking soda will drop to the bottom). It is recommended to add peppermint essential oil drops as well. If you have really bad gums, or even if you don’t, I also recommend adding antibacterial oils such as Tee-tree oil, Oil of Oregano, or possibly Thieves by Young Living Oils, or whatever else you feel guided to add.
Oil Pulling is not only great for your gums, but for detoxifying your body and strengthening the teeth. Here is a video that describes how to do it and the benefits gleaned from it. Perhaps because I eat a very pure, organic diet and take several health products (Biotite & Liph Concentrate http://zahnsmelange.com/shop/) daily to help detoxify my body and strengthen my immune system, I don’t need as much of the detoxifying effects. But I am sure that this method is helping my gums stay firm and plaque-free. BTW, because I do everything else for my gums, I’m guided to only oil-pull for 10 – 15 minutes a day and I do it in the bath, because a couple of times I coughed while doing it and it was sort of messy, to say the least.
Also, it is recommended to rinse with baking soda in water, unless you brush afterwards, as I do, with coconut oil/baking soda toothpaste, followed by Xylitol rinse. Here is a video that tells how to do it and the results….
CUTTING EDGE TREATMENTS
No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment
Scientists in London develop pain-free filling that allows teeth to repair themselves without drilling or injections. To read more…
Scientists Regrow a Tooth with Ultrasound
Photoactivation of Endogenous Latent Transforming Growth Factor-β1 Directs Dental Stem Cell Differentiation for Regeneration
this is highly technical and you may have to sign up to receive the full article, which I did. You’re on your own from here….
Well, that’s it for now. There’s no telling when I may send another Health IS Wealth blog, as I’m living totally in the NOW these days, so enjoy this and stay tuned….
Lots of Love, Joy, & HEALTH,