LOOKING FOR A HOMEMADE TOOTHPASTE THAT REALLY WORKS? IS YOUR GOAL TO HAVE WHITE, STRONG AND CAVITY-FREE TEETH?
I was hesitant to try a homemade toothpaste recipe for a long time, because I was more than happy to purchase a “natural” brand at my local health food store. Being a real foodie, blogger, farmer and homeschooler, I have to pick and choose which items I make homemade and which I buy from the store. Sometimes, I just like a little luxury like store bought toothpaste. The problem is that even natural brands contain glycerin, which can inhibit remineralization. That’s important!
WHAT IS REMINERALIZATION AND IS IT POSSIBLE?
If you know about my history of research for a healthy diet, you’ll know that I stumbled across the work of Weston A. Price a few years ago. To make a long story short, Dr. Price traveled the world in the 1930s in search of traditional societies that were free of degenerative illness and cavities.
Guess what? He found them. He also found a surprising link between the societies that were thriving in health and those that weren’t. It was fat soluble vitamins.
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Yup, vitamins that are soluble in fat. That includes A, D, E, and especially Vitamin K2. Each of the 14 cultures he studied, which were scattered across the globe and had never met or even heard of each other, all considered fats sacred in their diet. They took care to eat animal fats from seafood, organ meats, whole meat that includes the fat and skin, raw milk, and cheese.
Dr. Price later discovered that it was these fat-soluble vitamins to be the key to assimilating our minerals. Vitamin K2 in particular plays an important role in telling our bodies where to correctly place minerals (in our teeth and bones) and where to NOT place them (places like arteries and joints).
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Dr. Price went on to found the research department of the National Dental Association. If you haven’t already, you should check out Dr. Price’s book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.
WHY DON’T MODERN DENTISTS BELIEVE THAT REMINERALIZATION IS POSSIBLE?
There are a host of opinions on why today’s dentists don’t believe that remineralization is possible, but my opinion is because they really haven’t seen it happen. It’s rare for our society to focus on the traditional fats found in lard, tallow, organ meats, whole meat, bacon, seafood and raw milk. Even though butter was recently declared healthy by Time magazine after 50 years of butter slander, American can barely dare to drink whole milk without worrying about packing on the pounds.
Meanwhile, the rest of us all maintain good health and have strong, mineral-rich teeth.
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