Heal Dental Caries Naturally - Part 1
Terrified of the dentist? Heal dental caries naturally with butter oil and cod liver oil
, oral care, remineralization and correct nutrition, including a life-long alkaline-forming diet be so vital for dental health. This article presents alternative dental research. Much of what we have been taught about tooth decay in schools and colleges is either wrong or incomplete. Interesting research by Ramiel Nagel and Dr. Weston Price explains why incorrect nutrition is the real cause of tooth decay.
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 get teeth filled. 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, unfortunately, humankind has somehow managed to obliterate every one of them with modern day convenience food, overpopulation, 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.
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. For protein, early humans must have lived off of raw fish, 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. 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.
Fortunately, back in the 1930's and 40's a researcher 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. This information is based on the research of Dr. Weston A. Price during the 1930's and 40's.
I recently ordered two jars and am now having the pasture-grazed butter with raw vegetables, raw range-free eggs, chlorella, rice, beans, etc. It tastes really good. They say it is essential to have it with a particular brand of fresh Norwegian cod liver oil and not just any fish oil. However, 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, minerals, phospholipids from lecithin, and essential fatty acids from fresh, raw flaxseed oil which I tried with great success. One might also try 100% pasture grazed raw butter sometimes available during spring and summer months from "Organic Pastures."
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 mainly the alkaline toothpastes described below. Please be advised I cannot guarantee that you will no longer have tooth decay, but this is what I have learned!
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 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 4000 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. I have learned many recently discovered facts regarding vitamin D and just how essential vitamin D really is to health and well-being.
Because butter oil is expensive, a much less concentrated yet less costly source of this remarkable substance can be found in 100% pasture grazed raw butter from "Organic Pastures." Organic Valley also produces a form of "pasture butter," however it is Pasteurized, but seems to work just as well as long as plenty of vitamin D and/or cod liver oil is taken along with it.
I am now 52, it's 2009, I have not seen a dentist since 1975, had no fillings since 1970, and still have all my teeth, including my wisdom teeth and all my gums are in perfect health.
by: Russell Symonds