Dental Decay

A condition that is almost entirely nutritional. All parents should read “Nutrition, and Physical Degeneration” by Dr. Weston Price (available on eBay). A really fascinating book, written in a most unpretentious and gripping way. Dr. Price was a dentist in California in the 1930’s. Being a man of great integrity he wanted to help his patients as much as possible. He decided to try and find out what caused cavities in the teeth so that he could help his patients to avoid them, rather than simply spend his life filling them. He travelled all over the world on this quest. He discovered that where people were eating their natural diet of fresh, largely uncooked foods with many fruits and vegetables, unrefined grains, fish, meat and eggs and in some cases dairy products, their teeth were perfect.

Only when the “white man’s diet” arrived consisting of largely cooked and tinned, packeted stale foods, refined carbohydrates (white flour and sugar) did the dental decay start. Without dentists to help them, native people could only resort to pulling their own teeth out.

Dr. Price noticed that as the teeth deteriorated so did the general health. As the general health deteriorated, so did the person’s physique, with much degenerative illness arriving that had not formerly been seen.

Interestingly, Price found that if a person’s diet were improved, small cavities would often heal themselves without the need for active intervention. In other words you did not need to drill and fill the little ones, if you get there in time with the nutrients.

If you are unfortunate enough to have teeth that need filling, be sure to ask the dentist not to use mercury amalgams, but to use a white filling that does not contain fluoride. It is possible to go “out of the frying-pan into the fire” as many dentist are replacing mercury preparations with white fillings that can continually release fluoride into your mouth!

It is possible to obtain white fillings that do not contain fluoride, but I would have this conversation on the telephone before you go, rather than when you are already in the chair!

The dentist may have to obtain the innocent white filling. She/he may not wish to do so, as dentists receive a lot of propaganda regarding fluoride. If necessary, I would change your dentist. Contact the Fluoride Action Network.

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