To prevent and reverse tooth and bone problems are:
The presence of enough minerals in the diet. The presence of enough fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) in the diet. How bio-available these nutrients are and how well the body is absorbing them. They found that this is largely influenced by the presence of Phytic Acid in the diet.
What does this mean practically in the diet? It is not possible or necessary to eliminate Phytic acid from the diet. What should be considered is taking care to minimize the foods that contain the highest amounts.
Some preparations like soaking and fermenting can reduce the phytic acid content and should be practiced if the foods are going to be consumed, but in many cases, it is better to avoid these foods completely.
Nuts, for instance, have a high phytic acid content which can be greatly reduced by soaking the nuts in salt or lemon water overnight and then rinsing and dehydrating in the oven (the same can be done with beans). While this step is time-consuming, it is feasible with things like nuts or beans, but much more intensive with wheat (which contains more phytic acid!)
Grains especially are better soaked, sprouted and fermented, if consumed at all, but this process does not completely eliminate the other harmful properties of grains. Avoiding the most common food sources of phytic acid can also help
You might notice that meats, eggs, vegetables, and healthy fats are not on this list of high phytic acid foods. As I’ve mentioned before, these foods contain higher levels of vitamins and minerals are more nutrient-dense anyway.
Diet to Help Heal Cavities and Improve Oral Health
I drastically cut foods that contained phytic acid. I already wasn’t eating grains or beans, but I also cut or limited nuts.
Limited foods containing even natural sugars or starches– I limited to fruit and even starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes and focused on mineral-rich vegetables, bone broths, meats, and healthy fats.
Ate a LOT of healthy fats. I added extra of coconut oil to my diet each day and used only pastured, cultured butter.
I made an effort to consume a lot of homemade bone broth for its added minerals. (If you’re short on time, I recommend buying your broth online from Kettle & Fire.
To recap No grains, beans or nuts and limited fruits and starches. Lots of vegetables, protein, healthy fats and bone broth.
Supplements to Help Heal Cavities and Improve Oral Health
To help the body remineralize cavities, it is sometimes necessary to increase mineral levels with supplements. While diet alone might be enough, many foods are depleted of nutrients from being grown in nutrient-depleted soil. So supplements help fill the gaps. These are the supplements I typically recommend for improved oral health and dental healing:
Fermented Cod Liver Oil and Butter Blend
This is one of the main supplements recommended by Dr. Price from his research and I took it during this time to help my teeth. FCLO has become controversial recently, but it is the supplement. I used to reverse my tooth problems so. I’m listing it here but do not feel comfortable linking to it or sharing the brand.
Vitamin D– This was the other main supplement that Dr. Price and the Drs. Mellanby found was extremely supportive of dental healing. In the study they did, cavities healed even when the diet wasn’t changed. If Vitamin D was optimized and the best healing occurred when the diet was optimized and Vitamin D was added.
I added a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil to a smoothie or melted in tea each day. You can find it in many places. Just look for organic, virgin and unrefined coconut oil. I also found that I could add healthy fats like coconut oil and butter to coffee or tea. And used healthy fats like tallow, ghee, and butter in cooking.
I also took Magnesium, Gelatin, and Vitamin C daily, though these aren’t as vital to tooth healing.
I brushed with homemade remineralizing toothpaste daily and while I was actively trying to heal teeth. I swished with both calcium and magnesium powders dissolved in water daily. To help provide minerals and to keep the mouth alkaline.
Added Ora Wellness Brushing Blend to my regimen and use their (gentler) toothbrush daily.
Brushed with activated charcoal every couple of days to help pull toxins from the mouth (more on that soon!) and I also practiced oil pulling daily to help support tooth and gum health. 🙂 🙂