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Getting braces for crooked teeth is evidence of modern day malnutrition

Monday, July 29, 2013 by: Michelle Goldstein
Tags: braces, tooth decay, malnutrition

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(NaturalNews) Dr. Weston Price set out to discover the causes of misaligned teeth and cavities in the 1930's with his 10 year, in-depth research of native cultures around the world. He discovered the secrets to dental and overall health lie in nutrition. It is now understood by holistic dentists that when the jaw bone has enough nutrients during its development, all 32 teeth will have adequate space to come in straight without crowding. Likewise, holistic dentistry accepts that nutrition is the cornerstone of preventing dental caries. Current standard dietary recommendations lack the important fat soluble vitamins needed for strong teeth and wide palates. As a result, "braces," used to correct crowded teeth, have become common place among American teens.

Price's amazing research more applicable today with Americans' highly processed diets

Dr. Price did painstaking research to analyze the native diets in 14 countries, untouched by modern man's processed foods. He found that the water and fat soluble vitamins were 4 to 10 times greater in the natives' diets compared to the typical American diet. It is highly likely that the vitamin deficiencies found today would be much greater. Price observed that the natives had perfectly straight teeth with no crowding along with almost nonexistent tooth decay.

Price also observed that when some natives began to adopt a processed food diet, containing white flour, processed oils, sugar, along with canned milk, vegetables and fruits, their teeth began to decay. In addition, these natives' future children developed crooked teeth along with decay. If these individuals returned to their previous vitamin rich diet, their teeth would improve and their children would again experience palates large enough to accommodate all teeth, aligned correctly.

Dr. Price also did an experiment on the effectiveness of taking two teaspoons of cod liver oil daily, along with butter oil, and found a significant increase in immunity to tooth decay along with its reversal. Cod liver oil provides an excellent source of vitamins A and D, while butter oil is rich in vitamin K2.

Standard dietary recommendations lack essential fat soluble vitamins needed for dental health

Essential fat soluble vitamins A, D and K2 are found in healthy saturated fats and organs from pastured animals. The Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services issue dietary guidelines every 5 years, which dictate dietary policy in this country for health, hospital and school personnel. The 2010 guidelines continue to incorrectly recommend following a low saturated fat diet, substituting vegetable oils such as soybean, corn and cottonseed for traditional fats. These vegetable oils are devoid of any nutrients and are highly processed and inflammatory. Most of these oils are also genetically modified, adding to their health danger.

Standard blood testing performed for vitamin D has proven widespread deficiencies in this vitamin. It is well known that vitamin D and calcium are essential for adequate bone and teeth development. Vitamins A and K2 are also important, working together with vitamin D. See (http://www.naturalnews.com). The widespread occurrence of cavities and crooked teeth in children, adolescents and adults in this country provides additional evidence of widespread deficiencies of these many essential vitamins.

Correcting teeth problems

Ramiel Nagel, in his book, Cure Tooth Decay, outlines a comprehensive dietary program to re-mineralize decayed teeth and prevent tooth decay, with a focus on the fat soluble vitamins Price found were so essential. Foods recommended include raw whole milk, cheese and butter from pastured animals; fish eggs; organ meats including brain, kidney and liver; home-made gelatin rich bone broth; high quality animal protein; cooked vegetables; and fermented cod liver oil. See (http://www.westonaprice.org) for more details.

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Price, Weston. (2009) Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. 8th Edition. the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation: La Mesa,CA.

Holick, Michael. (2010) The Vitamin D Solution. Penguin Group: USA

Nagel, Ramiel. (2011) Cure Tooth Decay. Golden Child Publishing: CA

About the author:
Michelle is a mental health therapist who incorporates holistic approaches into her counseling practice. She has 25 years of experience successfully counseling individuals, couples and families.

Michelle became passionate about holistic health, healing and politics, after immersing herself into the world of alternative medicine looking for answers to a family member's health crisis. Beginning in 2008, Michelle learned that many standard health care recommendations, which she had long trusted, actually contribute to causing disease.

Michelle's health articles can be found at the following sites:





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