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For the past ten months I have been working full time in a restaurant. This means I go into work around 2 to 3 pm, and I am unable to eat between five and eight on a busy night. In a nutshell, my diet is way off! Actually I ate french fries burgers and sandwiches most afternoons, for more than six months! Ooph! That is a lot of fries! So it was only a matter of time before signs started appearing that there are cracks in my “vessel.”
Yes, I went to the dentist today, and I have one cavity and several potential cavity spots. He recommended I do fluoride trays for a year to get my teeth to remineralize. I told him I wanted to do some research before spending $200 on a contentiously debated product like that. And after research? Yeah, I’m not going with fifty yards of that crap! Sodium fluoride was a waste product of aluminum manufacturing, and they wanted a good industry to dump it in. It has also been used as a rat poison, and the amount of body systems disrupted and depressed by fluoride is unreal. There are numerous studies that show that the percentage of hip fractures in older adults rises dramatically in areas with fluoridated water. Before receiving any fluoride treatment, and especially before giving fluoride to your kids, do some research!! Or just change your diet and avoid it all together.
So I started looking up alternatives to fluoride treatments to remineralize the teeth, and I came across several blogs and articles about the teeth as living organs which can, given the right conditions, heal themselves. This sounds right up my ally!
How can we coax our teeth to remineralize without toxic chemicals being involved? Easy, clean up our diet. We can also try mineralized tooth paste, but I’d prefer the natural approach. There are also many examples of indigenous people eating natural local foods and meats (no processed food) and their teeth are perfect – white and radiantly healthy.
I realized I need to make some major changes if I have any chance of cleaning up my diet and mouth. And more than just regular flossing, which is an easy way to disrupt that nasty bacteria. First I went out and bought Blue Ice – one of the highest quality Cod Liver oils on the market. This provides great vitamin A and D and more. Next I read about the best way of absorbing minerals from veggies – eat healthy fats with them, like coconut oil or butter from raw milk. But most importantly, dropping sugar and processed food from the diet seems to be paramount.
Plus I made my own (cheap and healthy) toothpaste. I got this recipe from a fellow blogger who I will site soon (silly iPad makes citations difficult). But I used baking soda, coconut oil, hydrogen peroxide, stevia and peppermint oil. The peroxide makes the toothpaste bubble and pop when I open the jar, which makes me think it is alive! What fun!
I think this is good timing too. I need something to focus my energy on, and I need to improve food intake anyway. I presently am experiencing my Progressed Moon in the Sixth House, which is the house of discipline, routine health and diet among other facets. And I think the sixth house loves to have a problem to solve or a cause to serve. In my case, a $500 dentist bill is a problem, and if I can solve this issue through healthy eating, well how many other areas of my life may also improve?! So this is my new hobby.
I am running an experiment using my body (teeth) as the subject and I am going to give it a year. One year of no added sugar, no desserts at my home or at work, although with holidays coming, I have to eat my mother’s baking. But I will soak my grains, seeds and nuts, eat more greens with coconut and olive oils and primarily go for organic meats and fresh fish. Oh, and that means I have to give up my obsession with the nearby Chinese restaurant. Sorry Taiwan Garden, I don’t trust your $5 lunch special to have free range or local meat 🙂
Wish me luck! I plan to check in from time to time to update my dietary shift. Yay!