Tooth decay is caused by not enough minerals in the teeth. More minerals in the teeth (calcium, phosphorous etc.) are what makes the teeth hard and keeps them from decaying. Eating things that cause your blood sugar to spike causes your hormones to tell your teeth to stop adding minerals! You can keep your blood sugar from spiking by eating plenty of vegetables, more grass-fed protein and fat. And by eating moderate amounts of carbohydrates. The following list of foods are full of the minerals that build your teeth and bones.
- Take cod liver oil daily. We use this brand because no synthetic vitamins are added. And I trust this company to know their stuff concerning purity.
- Eat Butter from grass fed cows. Kerrygold is a good brand. It is available at Costco for a really good price. It is also available from Amazon:
- Eat (or drink) broth made from animal bones. Here is a recipe for Chicken Soup that includes directions on how to make the broth-Cold Kicker Chicken Soup.
- Add organ meats to your diet. This includes things like beef liver. I’ll admit that I have some grass fed beef liver in my freezer and haven’t tried it yet! But I have heard that you can just add a little to your hamburger and you won’t notice.
- Eliminate white sugar. Try sweetening your tea with a little honey. Don’t drink soda! Sodas will rot your teeth and bones and cause weight gain etc. (Even diet soda is bad!) I know this is difficult for some because soda and/or sugar can be very addictive. I am working on a post to help people get off of soda (stay tuned!)
- Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables with fat. Think salad with homemade dressing, or cooked collards with butter.
- Eat seafood-I buy Royal Pink Wild Alaskan salmon from the regular grocery store. Wild Alaskan salmon is low in mercury.
- If all your cavities haven’t healed you may want to consider reducing your grains. Which means eating potatoes, carrots, peas, or fruit for your starches instead of bread or cereal. You could also consider buying sprouted flour (which isn’t bad for your teeth like regular grains) to bake with. Here is a sprouted spelt flour (used like wheat flour).
I will be working even harder on these steps for my family as winter is coming and I like to keep our immune systems strong. And I want to help my family to have healthy teeth!
Interested in learning more? Check out this post on reversing tooth decay. Or check out my post about using food as medicine. There is a link to an article with stories of people who reversed their tooth decay!
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Disclaimer: This post is not medical advice. You should consult your health practitioner before making changes in your diet or supplements. I am not a doctor or medical professional.
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