Living teeth need living food

Living teeth need living food

Living teeth need living food is the foundation of my approach to healing teeth and gum.

This sets the teeth healing diet apart from many systems of eating for health.

It’s more common to label different categories of food as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ on the basis of what nutrients are present or absent in that type of food.

Some of us go gluten-free or vegan. We are ‘naughty’ when we eat chocolate. We are ‘good’ when we drink green juice.

I’m less interested in whether food is good or bad, than I am in the energy that a food brings into your body, and particularly how that energy can support that teeth.

Healthy teeth are constantly being nourished by what we eat.

I think you can eat almost any category of food, as long as the food is nutrient dense, high quality, fresh and prepared appropriately.

That generally means seeking out un-processed organic ingredients to cook yourself.

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Sadly, our industrialized food system has so depleted the quality of most retailed food that eating this way is much harder to achieve than it should be.

I know that in many parts of the world, including some communities in the USA, it can be difficult to find (and afford) high quality fresh food, and so supplementing your diet with pills and powders is the next best solution.

It is normal after all, to take to pills and powders to supply particular nutrients that our symptoms suggest we need.

Our society is so medicalised and pharmaceuticalized (did I just make up a word?) that we routinely pop vitamins, minerals and probiotics instead of being able to trust our meals keep us healthy.

The approach to a teeth healing that I advocate involves getting nutrients in their original context, from eating real food.

The isolated nutrients in supplements, especially when synthesised rather than extracted, lack the complex synergies and the activating qualities available only in whole foods and combinations of foods.

These synergies and activating qualities enable our bodies to turn the nutrients we eat into the hormones and proteins that teeth and gums need to be strong and healthy.

Whole fresh, nutrient-dense, organic food is what your teeth and gums (and the rest of your body) really need to be healthy.

That is not to say that healing your teeth is impossible if you can’t access good food, it is just more complicated.

The holistic teeth healing toolkit that I work with includes a dozen or so different kinds of strategies of which diet is just one.

When your diet can’t heal your teeth effectively, then nutritional supplements come into play, supported by mental, muscular, care, cleaning, dental, emotional and environmental strategies.

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Should you read it?

Nonetheless, Metaphysical Anatomy has occasionally been helpful for me over the years since then. When I've encountered a client with a condition I'm not familiar with, MA is one of several books I might turn to help me build a healing story with them (although I would never wholly rely on it). As a result, it has helped to influence the 'Symptoms as Messengers' chapter of The Secret Lives of Teeth.

Register now to watch the Holistic Tooth Fairy's FREE online workshop recording on how to maintain oral health at home. Learn how to:

  • Prevent dental emergencies with teeth & gum nourishing foods, herbs and supplements
  • Protect your gums by fine tuning your oral hygiene habits 
  • Relieve jaw tension to avoid breaking enamel or fillings
  • Do your own oral health self assessments to identify any issues
  • Evaluate whether an issue needs a dentist urgently or can wait
  • Manage issues with holistic home remedies until normal dental services resume

Has a dentist told you that your cavities or receding gums are your fault because you are drinking too much Coke, you don’t floss enough or you need to stop breastfeeding your baby? And you know that isn’t true!

I’m a natural oral health coach and I'm not going to blame you or shame you.
The underlying causes of your oral health issues are not your fault!

Nature or nurture, ancestry or environment, free will or systemic oppression, unconscious emotions or the degraded food system are the factors that make your teeth and gums vulnerable to disease.

Even though your tooth decay and gum disease is not your fault, it is within your power to change.

I can help you to turn your oral health around with natural strategies, healthy habits and intuitive insights. 

Is there a Spiritual Meaning to Your Toothache?

Asking your intuition about your toothache meaning can put you in touch with the subconscious feelings and thoughts that influence your oral health. Is there something you're not talking about in your life? What are your stress levels day-to-day at the moment? Are you...

Metaphysical teeth: Self-help strategies for oral health

Metaphysics is the study of abstract ideas, concepts and systems.  There is more to teeth and gums than their existence as physical objects within our bodies. Economics, aesthetics, psychology, spirituality, meridians, family stories and cultural myths are just a few...

Political Teeth

What do Nazis have to do with your teeth? A holistic approach to oral health doesn't stop at the boundaries of our bodies (or even at the edge of our aura).  We exist in communities that are connected globally in real time and our mouths are not separate from what is...

Sexy, sacred teeth healing diet

Sexy, sacred teeth healing diet

 

One of the qualities I love about the teeth healing diet (besides the fact that it saved my teeth and thousands of dollars in dental bills) is the abundance of delicious, filling foods that I once considered naughty treats but now prioritize for my health.

Here’s a romantic gesture that doesn’t involve setting sensitive teeth on edge with a box of chocolates. Before sugar became the way to seduce a sweetheart, some of the foods most associated with sexuality, virility and fertility are now recognized as teeth healing. And the most powerful teeth healing foods are those which indigenous cultures called sacred because of their association with fertility, growth and life force.

If you feel like its hard to convince you partner to get on board with ‘healthy’ eating, I’ve put together a tasting menu of savory treats to inspire you and your beloved.

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Should you read it?

Nonetheless, Metaphysical Anatomy has occasionally been helpful for me over the years since then. When I've encountered a client with a condition I'm not familiar with, MA is one of several books I might turn to help me build a healing story with them (although I would never wholly rely on it). As a result, it has helped to influence the 'Symptoms as Messengers' chapter of The Secret Lives of Teeth.

Register now to watch the Holistic Tooth Fairy's FREE online workshop recording on how to maintain oral health at home. Learn how to:

  • Prevent dental emergencies with teeth & gum nourishing foods, herbs and supplements
  • Protect your gums by fine tuning your oral hygiene habits 
  • Relieve jaw tension to avoid breaking enamel or fillings
  • Do your own oral health self assessments to identify any issues
  • Evaluate whether an issue needs a dentist urgently or can wait
  • Manage issues with holistic home remedies until normal dental services resume

Sexy, sacred, teeth healing foods

Oysters  are not only a well-known aphrodisiac, like all shellfish they are full of teeth healing fat soluble vitamins and are very high in trace minerals.

Caviar, like all fish eggs, is a great source of teeth healing vitamin D- more by weight than most land animal eggs, meat or organs. Traditionally served with salmon which is another teeth healing powerhouse.

Cheese, especially goat cheese is an excellent source of fat soluble Vitamin A which is essential for teeth healing.  Dairy products in general are teeth healing, especially if raw or fermented (fermented dairy products include cheese, yogurt and kefir).

Steak Tartare, made from very high quality raw tenderloin beef mixed with raw egg is a super teeth healing food because the best way to ensure that your body can assimilate essential nutrients and minerals is when you eat animal protein raw.  If you are worried about intestinal parasites from eating raw meat, just freeze the whole steak for 14 days before you make the dish- which must always be prepared at the last minute.

Fumet or fish head broth; this version of fashionable and uber-healthy bone broth  is particularly associated with virility. Made with carcasses and heads of fish it is rich in fat soluble vitamins and minerals including iodine and calcium. Drink the broth as a light clear soup or use as the base for a chowder or sauce.

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You might be able to find a fancy French or tapas style restaurant where these items are on the menu or you can prepare them at home. They’re not difficult to make or serve once you’ve found suitably high quality ingredients (which isn’t always easy in some places).  Your teeth, hearts (and the rest) will thank you!

But what about dessert? Check out this blog post where I introduced my favorite teeth healing sweet treat: the anti-cavity candy also known as yummy gummies.

If you would like to know more about teeth healing foods and how they support your teeth and gum health download Feed Your Teeth my handy e-book guide to eating for your teeth health.

Should you read it?

Nonetheless, Metaphysical Anatomy has occasionally been helpful for me over the years since then. When I've encountered a client with a condition I'm not familiar with, MA is one of several books I might turn to help me build a healing story with them (although I would never wholly rely on it). As a result, it has helped to influence the 'Symptoms as Messengers' chapter of The Secret Lives of Teeth.

Register now to watch the Holistic Tooth Fairy's FREE online workshop recording on how to maintain oral health at home. Learn how to:

  • Prevent dental emergencies with teeth & gum nourishing foods, herbs and supplements
  • Protect your gums by fine tuning your oral hygiene habits 
  • Relieve jaw tension to avoid breaking enamel or fillings
  • Do your own oral health self assessments to identify any issues
  • Evaluate whether an issue needs a dentist urgently or can wait
  • Manage issues with holistic home remedies until normal dental services resume

Has a dentist told you that your cavities or receding gums are your fault because you are drinking too much Coke, you don’t floss enough or you need to stop breastfeeding your baby? And you know that isn’t true!

I’m a natural oral health coach and I'm not going to blame you or shame you.
The underlying causes of your oral health issues are not your fault!

Nature or nurture, ancestry or environment, free will or systemic oppression, unconscious emotions or the degraded food system are the factors that make your teeth and gums vulnerable to disease.

Even though your tooth decay and gum disease is not your fault, it is within your power to change.

I can help you to turn your oral health around with natural strategies, healthy habits and intuitive insights. 

Is there a Spiritual Meaning to Your Toothache?

Asking your intuition about your toothache meaning can put you in touch with the subconscious feelings and thoughts that influence your oral health. Is there something you're not talking about in your life? What are your stress levels day-to-day at the moment? Are you...

Metaphysical teeth: Self-help strategies for oral health

Metaphysics is the study of abstract ideas, concepts and systems.  There is more to teeth and gums than their existence as physical objects within our bodies. Economics, aesthetics, psychology, spirituality, meridians, family stories and cultural myths are just a few...

Political Teeth

What do Nazis have to do with your teeth? A holistic approach to oral health doesn't stop at the boundaries of our bodies (or even at the edge of our aura).  We exist in communities that are connected globally in real time and our mouths are not separate from what is...

Stop tooth decay naturally

Stop tooth decay naturally

Healing tooth decay

A holistic approach to remineralize tooth decay is probably quite different from almost all the mainstream dental advice you’ve ever received.

It starts from the principle that the health of our teeth and gums is tied to the health of the rest of our body, in a two way interaction.

In order, to understand holistic teeth healing strategies, you really have to understand how teeth, and the rest of your body, are connected.

Watch the video, or keep reading to understand the mechanics and anatomy of teeth remineralization.

Healthy bodies remineralize tooth decay constantly

In a healthy mouth, nutrients and oxygen are delivered by the blood stream into the root of the tooth, and these nourishing vital fluids pass from inside the tooth out into the enamel by way of 300 yards of microscopic tubules. The tooth’s sponge-like quality means that when everything is working well, your teeth enamel is constantly being renewed from the inside out.  As long as the fluid flow is going from the center of the tooth outwards then tooth decay can be prevented or even reversed.

Tooth decay is a symptom of weak teeth

The fluid flow can impeded by high blood sugar levels, stress, hormonal shifts like pregnancy or adolescence and a lack of certain vitamins and minerals.  When the fluid isn’t flowing outwards, the spongey network of tubules in the enamel suck in the bacteria, toxins and fermentable carbohydrates (old food) from the mouth. That’s what causes decay, inflammation and ultimately toothache.

Decay will only occur if the tooth is vulnerable from the inside. So, holistic teeth healing is a whole body approach aimed at allowing that flow of nutritious fluids into the teeth and supporting the body to express its natural inclination to constantly remineralise.

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Foods that prevent tooth decay

Diet is the most important aspect of holistic teeth healing because if your teeth are getting the right nutrients flowing into them, they are amazingly resilient. The teeth healing diet I follow is based on the recommendations of  Dr Weston A. Price and made famous in Ramiel Nagel’s book Cure Tooth Decay and Sally Fallon’s book Nourishing Traditions.

I eat lots of animal protein in the form of  grass-fed meat; organ meat especially liver; bone broth, raw dairy, and eggs.  I also eat lots of fresh nutrient-dense vegetables and fruit.  It happens to be an delicious and filling way to eat that has not only transformed my terrible teeth, but also improved my skin, hair and nails.  And my gut is better! I no longer have the tummy troubles that used to plague me for years.

Check out Feed Your Teeth, my user-friendly guide to teeth healing foods.

healing tooth decay

Should you read it?

Nonetheless, Metaphysical Anatomy has occasionally been helpful for me over the years since then. When I've encountered a client with a condition I'm not familiar with, MA is one of several books I might turn to help me build a healing story with them (although I would never wholly rely on it). As a result, it has helped to influence the 'Symptoms as Messengers' chapter of The Secret Lives of Teeth.

Register now to watch the Holistic Tooth Fairy's FREE online workshop recording on how to maintain oral health at home. Learn how to:

  • Prevent dental emergencies with teeth & gum nourishing foods, herbs and supplements
  • Protect your gums by fine tuning your oral hygiene habits 
  • Relieve jaw tension to avoid breaking enamel or fillings
  • Do your own oral health self assessments to identify any issues
  • Evaluate whether an issue needs a dentist urgently or can wait
  • Manage issues with holistic home remedies until normal dental services resume

Other strategies to help heal tooth decay

The next priority in my hierarchy of holisitic teeth healing strategies is to make sure that your jaw is relaxed so those nutritious fluids can flow freely to the teeth and gums.  TMJ disorder, misaligned bite, or tension in your neck and shoulders can all be contributing to mouth problems by blocking the free flow of fluids to your teeth. Clenching and grinding also puts pressure on the roots and can wear down your tooth enamel. I’ve put together a playlist of free TMJ relaxation exercises for you to try.

Hygiene is the third line of holistic defense with a lot of botanical and mineral options for cleaning teeth and gums. Check out my resources for oral hygiene self care.

Holistic teeth healing can also involve working with your emotions and mindset, genetics and ancestral influences, the energetic body, toxins in the environment and in your body, and dental relationships including anxiety and trauma. These are almost always the underlying issues that need to be addressed. Check out my overview of the metaphysical approaches that can help heal your teeth and gums.

A holisitic approach to remineralize tooth decay is probably quite different from almost all the mainstream dental advice you’ve ever receive.

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Recommended Reading

Cure Tooth Decay

Nourishing Traditions

Holistic Dental Care

I love recommending books and I love the Book Depository so I have partnered with them for my recommendations. If you choose to purchase a book through my link, I may receive a commission. Win win! Yay!

healing tooth decay

Should you read it?

Nonetheless, Metaphysical Anatomy has occasionally been helpful for me over the years since then. When I've encountered a client with a condition I'm not familiar with, MA is one of several books I might turn to help me build a healing story with them (although I would never wholly rely on it). As a result, it has helped to influence the 'Symptoms as Messengers' chapter of The Secret Lives of Teeth.

Register now to watch the Holistic Tooth Fairy's FREE online workshop recording on how to maintain oral health at home. Learn how to:

  • Prevent dental emergencies with teeth & gum nourishing foods, herbs and supplements
  • Protect your gums by fine tuning your oral hygiene habits 
  • Relieve jaw tension to avoid breaking enamel or fillings
  • Do your own oral health self assessments to identify any issues
  • Evaluate whether an issue needs a dentist urgently or can wait
  • Manage issues with holistic home remedies until normal dental services resume

Has a dentist told you that your cavities or receding gums are your fault because you are drinking too much Coke, you don’t floss enough or you need to stop breastfeeding your baby? And you know that isn’t true!

I’m a natural oral health coach and I'm not going to blame you or shame you.
The underlying causes of your oral health issues are not your fault!

Nature or nurture, ancestry or environment, free will or systemic oppression, unconscious emotions or the degraded food system are the factors that make your teeth and gums vulnerable to disease.

Even though your tooth decay and gum disease is not your fault, it is within your power to change.

I can help you to turn your oral health around with natural strategies, healthy habits and intuitive insights. 

Is there a Spiritual Meaning to Your Toothache?

Asking your intuition about your toothache meaning can put you in touch with the subconscious feelings and thoughts that influence your oral health. Is there something you're not talking about in your life? What are your stress levels day-to-day at the moment? Are you...

Metaphysical teeth: Self-help strategies for oral health

Metaphysics is the study of abstract ideas, concepts and systems.  There is more to teeth and gums than their existence as physical objects within our bodies. Economics, aesthetics, psychology, spirituality, meridians, family stories and cultural myths are just a few...

Political Teeth

What do Nazis have to do with your teeth? A holistic approach to oral health doesn't stop at the boundaries of our bodies (or even at the edge of our aura).  We exist in communities that are connected globally in real time and our mouths are not separate from what is...

Yummy Gummies: The Anti-Cavity Candy

Yummy Gummies: The Anti-Cavity Candy

Sugar-free sweetness

Why is sugar so bad for teeth?

A teeth healing diet is full of delicious food options, but sweetness is not its main flavour.

Everyone knows that sugar is bad for your teeth, though its a well-kept secret that the reason sugar causes cavities is not what most people think.

Rather than the sugar in your mouth causing plaque to create cavities its the sugar in your blood stream upsetting the natural processes of remineralisatoin.

When our blood sugar levels are elevated the body isn’t able to manufacture the hormones and proteins that naturally and continuously remineralise teeth.

Sugar is everywhere.

It hides discreetly in almost every single packaged and processed food.

But of course it’s out flaunting itself as well, in bakery cabinets, birthday parties, convenience store refrigerators and almost everywhere else you look.

And because sugar is addictive, the flaunted sugar is often hard to resist, even when you are being vigilant about avoiding the hidden sugars in mayonnaise, pasta sauce or bread.

anti-cavity candy

Should you read it?

Nonetheless, Metaphysical Anatomy has occasionally been helpful for me over the years since then. When I've encountered a client with a condition I'm not familiar with, MA is one of several books I might turn to help me build a healing story with them (although I would never wholly rely on it). As a result, it has helped to influence the 'Symptoms as Messengers' chapter of The Secret Lives of Teeth.

Register now to watch the Holistic Tooth Fairy's FREE online workshop recording on how to maintain oral health at home. Learn how to:

  • Prevent dental emergencies with teeth & gum nourishing foods, herbs and supplements
  • Protect your gums by fine tuning your oral hygiene habits 
  • Relieve jaw tension to avoid breaking enamel or fillings
  • Do your own oral health self assessments to identify any issues
  • Evaluate whether an issue needs a dentist urgently or can wait
  • Manage issues with holistic home remedies until normal dental services resume

Teeth healing diet

One of my principles of holistic teeth healing is that you can start to heal your teeth by adding helpful foods before you start removing the unhelpful foods, so I don’t advocate that sugar addicts have to give up all sugar in order to heal your teeth.

But cutting back on refined sugar is definitely a good idea, and if you have already embraced a sugar-free life, your teeth are thanking you for it.

Sometimes when you need a sweet treat to share with children or to feed the child within, its good to have an option with no fructose, minimal glucose and as much tooth healing goodness as you can squeeze in. And that’s where the magic of gelatin (or gelatine) comes into its own.

anti-cavity candy

Gelatin- an anti-cavity secret!

Gelatin is a concentrated teeth healing food, equivalent to bone broth in its delivery of protein and minerals.  I’m not talking about jello, which is mostly sugar, but the plain unsweetened gelatin powder, ideally sourced from grass-fed, organically cattle.  This good quality gelatin is more difficult to find- I have to order mine online- and much more expensive than the regular plain gelatin sold in my supermarket. But oh, the things that it will do for your teeth.

My favourite way to consume gelatin is as teeth healing gummies.   There are infinite variations to satisfy every kind of sweet craving. For this demonstration I used  some of the glut of homegrown plums and whole, heavy, summer-grass-fed cream for a double whammy of teeth healing goodness.  You can use whatever you have available.

anti-cavity candy

Anti-Cavity Candy Formula

Rather than giving a recipe, I’m sharing the formula so you can change it up to suit your taste and what’s available.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups of fruit and liquid in any proportion and combination

  • Suggestions for fruit: plums, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, apples, pears, mango, etc. Kiwi, pineapple and most citrus are too acidic to set well (and are hard on the teeth).
  • Suggestions for liquid: cream, milk, coconut milk, kombucha, kefir, yogurt, herbal tea, green tea, water, left over smoothie, fresh vegetable or fruit juice etc

3 1/2 tablespoons of high quality gelatin dissolved in 1/2 cup fluoride-free cold water

1/2-2 tsp of optional sweetener

  • Suggestions for optional sweeteners: raw honey, organic maple syrup, stevia

Method

Heat fruit and liquid slowly until hot but not boiling, then cool slightly and blend, mash or mouli til smooth.

Dissolve gelatin into cold water and let it sit 5 minutes then stir to break up the gel into small lumps.

Add the gelatin into the warm fruit mixture and stir until smooth.

Pour into molds or a shallow container and leave to set in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Keeps in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Should you read it?

Nonetheless, Metaphysical Anatomy has occasionally been helpful for me over the years since then. When I've encountered a client with a condition I'm not familiar with, MA is one of several books I might turn to help me build a healing story with them (although I would never wholly rely on it). As a result, it has helped to influence the 'Symptoms as Messengers' chapter of The Secret Lives of Teeth.

Register now to watch the Holistic Tooth Fairy's FREE online workshop recording on how to maintain oral health at home. Learn how to:

  • Prevent dental emergencies with teeth & gum nourishing foods, herbs and supplements
  • Protect your gums by fine tuning your oral hygiene habits 
  • Relieve jaw tension to avoid breaking enamel or fillings
  • Do your own oral health self assessments to identify any issues
  • Evaluate whether an issue needs a dentist urgently or can wait
  • Manage issues with holistic home remedies until normal dental services resume

Has a dentist told you that your cavities or receding gums are your fault because you are drinking too much Coke, you don’t floss enough or you need to stop breastfeeding your baby? And you know that isn’t true!

I’m a natural oral health coach and I'm not going to blame you or shame you.
The underlying causes of your oral health issues are not your fault!

Nature or nurture, ancestry or environment, free will or systemic oppression, unconscious emotions or the degraded food system are the factors that make your teeth and gums vulnerable to disease.

Even though your tooth decay and gum disease is not your fault, it is within your power to change.

I can help you to turn your oral health around with natural strategies, healthy habits and intuitive insights. 

Is there a Spiritual Meaning to Your Toothache?

Asking your intuition about your toothache meaning can put you in touch with the subconscious feelings and thoughts that influence your oral health. Is there something you're not talking about in your life? What are your stress levels day-to-day at the moment? Are you...

Metaphysical teeth: Self-help strategies for oral health

Metaphysics is the study of abstract ideas, concepts and systems.  There is more to teeth and gums than their existence as physical objects within our bodies. Economics, aesthetics, psychology, spirituality, meridians, family stories and cultural myths are just a few...

Political Teeth

What do Nazis have to do with your teeth? A holistic approach to oral health doesn't stop at the boundaries of our bodies (or even at the edge of our aura).  We exist in communities that are connected globally in real time and our mouths are not separate from what is...

emotional influences on teeth

The Secret Lives of Teeth

An energetic oral health book by Meliors Simms

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