Saturday, 7 March 2015


The pile of books-to-read on my bedside table never seems to get any smaller! The latest one that I can't put down is 'Tooth Decay. Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition' by Ramiel Nagel. It details the ways in which diet and nutrition can impact dental health. 
To paraphrase: Each tooth contains about 3 miles of microscopic tubes called dental tubules which are filled with a fluid similar to cerebral spinal fluid. Tubules also contain parts of tooth-growing cells, nerves and connective tissues. Microscopic droplets of nutrient-rich solution from our blood are pumped through these tubules. The hypothalamus stimulates the Parotid gland (located in the jaw) to release the movement of mineral rich dental lymph though the tubules to remineralise teeth. Are you ready for this? A diet heavy in SUGAR creates a blockage in this signalling process. 

So, we can heal cavities, and re-mineralise teeth naturally with a diet rich in phosphorous, Omega 3, and vitamins D3 and A? Potentially, yes! I'm not sure about you, but this is news to me. Again, I'm learning how inter-connected every part of our body is. The current reductionist medical paradigm has programmed us to believe that each body part works in isolation, and yet nothing could be further from the truth. When did we become so disconnected from our physicality, or from the simple truth that the food we eat is what nourishes us, allowing our bodies to function optimally?
Furthermore, we have been taught that it's OK to eat whatever we like, as long as we clean our teeth with (poisonous) fluoride, rinse with (carcinogenic) mouth wash, and fill cavities with (toxic) mercury.

Dental health is intrinsically linked to overall health. Dr Thomas Rau found a link between root canals in certain teeth and breast cancer. I've never had a root canal (and nor would I) but it makes perfect sense to me that as our teeth are connected to the body's meridians and blood system, so the decay or infection of a tooth could absolutely have an effect on a distant body part or organ. In less specific terms, bad tooth health impacts the body in a more general way by placing a heavy burden on the immune system.

So many illnesses are caused by heavy metal toxicity, mercury being the most prevalent, and indicated in Cancer, Autism, Motor Neurone Disease and Alzheimers to name but a few. This toxin is incredibly difficult for the body to process and excrete, resulting in much of it being stored in fatty tissues, like those of the brain. It's presence directly affects the central nervous system. Dental amalgams account for 90 percent of the body's mercury burden, but be aware, there are plenty of environmental sources of heavy metal toxicity which also need addressing. Sea food is a major culprit, and shockingly, mercury released from crematoriums also poses a problem! 

A couple of years ago I had two amalgams removed by a holistic dentist, and replaced with composites. It took me three years into my healing journey to feel physically strong enough to deal with any fallout, as removing mercury, and subsequent chelation, can liberate heavy metals which tax the body. Always look for a dentist who uses up to date removal techniques such as rubber dams, and ideally glutathione IV's. Following amalgam removal, I followed a strict protocol of chelation therapy, and I still take chlorella daily, which is a fantastic heavy metal detoxifier. Composites hold their own challenges for the body as many contain plastics, and leach xeno-oestrogens. I used kinesiology to test for the safest match for me. 

The body is programmed to heal itself. What happens when you cut yourself? An innate process unfolds. However, a poor diet, stress, or toxicity interferes with every process in the body, while a mineral rich diet, heavy in vitamins and live food can help to create the foundations for repair. 

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