USING A HOMEMADE TOOTHPASTE CAN HELP REMINERALIZE, WHITEN, AND STRENGTHEN YOUR TEETH.
Like I said before, even if you are purchasing a natural toothpaste you should check out the label. It’s probably got glycerin. Glycerin keeps the toothpaste smooth and holds it together, but it also creates a strong coating on the teeth that can make remineralization difficult. In fact, according to Dr. Ramiel Nagel of Cure Tooth Decay, it can take up to 30 days of not using glycerin for it to completely wash away from our tooth enamel.
How long does it take to work? Well, that depends on your diet (and how many traditional fats you embrace), your stress level, sleep, metabolism, and general health. Do you have to eat perfect to remineralize? In my opinion, no. But I think it’s important to make big changes if you need some serious remineralization.
Read my book Have Your Cake & Lose Weight Too if you need some basic guidelines on where to start. That’s where I share how I lost weight and got healthy by eating whole, real food that included traditional fats! It’s much easier than it looks, I promise.
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WANT STRONG TEETH? JUST LOOK AT NATURE.
Did you know that dogs who are fed a diet of raw meat have perfect teeth without decay? Did you know that when we feed our pets (who are designed to eat as carnivores) grains, they develop tooth decay? It’s the same with humans. We need OUR indigenous diet. We are omnivores, so we need a variety of nutrient-dense food from plants and animals.
Nature has given us the map for perfect tooth enamel, impervious to tooth decay. We can maintain a high immunity to tooth decay provided we obey Nature’s laws, eat a proper diet rich in calcium, phosphorous, the fat soluble vitamins, and avoid overly-processed nutrient-devoid foods. (source)
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HOMEMADE TOOTHPASTE RECIPE – REMINERALIZING, WHITENING, AND CAVITY-PREVENTING
Before we get to the recipe, let’s go over each of the ingredients and why they’re so important:
- Filtered water – The last thing you want in your toothpaste is fluoride, chlorine and other “who knows what” additives. Shoot for filtered water in this recipe.
- Bentonite clay – Bentonite clay has the ability to absorb toxins, heavy metals, and impurities.
- Calcium/Magnesium Powder – Calcium and magnesium help provide a good source of minerals and can whiten as well.
- Coconut oil – Coconut oil is a natural antibacterial and anti-fungal material, and it also helps bind the ingredients together.
- Baking soda – Baking soda helps whiten the teeth by removing stains. It also contains minerals and is alkaline.
- Trace minerals – Adding a boost of bio-available trace minerals will provide an array of extra minerals to your toothpaste.
- Essential oils – The essential oils I use in this recipe are peppermint oil and the Protective blend, which is a blend of the essential oils wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary. It is a powerhouse blend formulated to support healthy immune function in the mouth. Peppermint oil is refreshing and cooling to the taste. It also supports circulation to the gums and teeth.
- Stevia – This is totally optional, but a small amount of stevia can add a touch of sweetness to your toothpaste. Be sure to look for one WITHOUT added glycerin.
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