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Back to Fish School – Baitfish 101

Class Is In Session… Baitfish 101

Okay.

So you would think that in this information age we fishermen and fisherwomen would have all the knowledge of baitfishing at our fingertips.

Evidently, some of us have been slow to enter this information age, so as a public service I am going to pass along some rather “common sense” information that apparently isn’t being absorbed by the fishing world.

This information is being sent, with the hope that if 200 people read this article and then they tell 200 people and so on and so forth,maybe, just maybe enough people will get the message.

I have enlisted Professor R. O. Tenone, the famous expert on natural fish carnage, to explain the use of “live baitfish” and it’s effect on lakes and rivers. We join the professor midstream on his lecture…

… “Zo class, as you can zee ze Goldfish, why making a very nice pet for ze vindowzil and bringing zmiles to zee faces of zee many kids, makes a very poor choice when uzing it azz bait for catching zee big one!”

“Vy you ask?”

“Vell, if zee Goldfish zhould ezcape zee clutches of zee hook–zen der iz good chance he vill zurvive to dezzimate zee fishery he haz been released into!”

“Are zer any qvestions?”

“Yez–you zer vit zee plaid hat.”

“Professor, why are we talking about Goldfish? Are you actually telling us that people are using Goldfish as bait to catch fish?”

“Abzolutely. Goldfish, Chubbs,and Zquawfish are all ze prime examples of live baitfish that have turned vhat vas once prime trout vaters into vatery vastelands devoid of any vorthvhile fish.”

“That’s a lot of ‘V’s’ professor.

“Zat’s not zee point.”

“Zee point izz, ruining zee fishing of an entire lake just zo one individual can “hang zee big von” zeems a little zelfish–NOOO?”

“No–I mean yes–I mean is this a real problem?”

“Vell, I did not become zee expert on fish carnage vithout having first hand knowledge.”

“Oh, yeah–your the guy that has to use that natural “toxic to fish” poison that kills off all the fish in a lake so they can re-plant fish, so fishermen can fish for trout or something other than trashfish.”

“In zee matter of zpeaking.”

“I don’t conzider any fish trash, but I don’t zink it is natural to have zee giant Koi pond out in zee vild either.”

“Vhat–I mean What can we do?”

Vell, first ve must educate zee fisherman zat zees fish are no good to use azz bait. Zpread zee vord in all zee fishing circles you know, vorms are o.k., Rapalas vork well, and of course zee flys, but no Goldfish!”

“I don’t know professor, seems like a pretty daunting task.”

“Fine, azz long azz you feel comfortable looking at zee grown men ztanding on zee cover of zee magazine holding zee mighty Goldfish–zen it iz o.k. vit me.”

“I guess that isn’t very impressive.”

“In zee conclusion, I am going to give zee link to zee story I read zat made me give zis class”

“Remember class, if zey have to call me–zen it is too late, and you know who pays ven Professor R.O. Tenone has to show up?”

“Uhhh,… let me see… uhhh… the taxpayers?”

“Class dizmizzed.”

My Friend Asked About Magical Anti-Aging Skin Care Products

About a month ago, a friend approached me to ask if I had heard about a particular range of skin care ‘anti-aging’ products.

These products were being sold by an acquaintance of us both and were marketed as superior products containing ‘botanicals’.

My friend had been given samples of the products, and while she was suspicious of the long, chemical sounding name of some if the ingredients (I have drilled her well!) she admitted that the creams she trialed seemed to have softened out some fine lines around her eyes and smoothed her skin generally.

My friend was interested to know if I could investigate the ingredients to try to ascertain what the magic formula could be and if there were any problems with using the products on a long term basis.

It didn’t take me very long to compile a 3 page report on the main ingredients in these products, as many of the same substances are generally used in most of the products on the market.

While we are on the subject of ‘marketing’… it has been reported in the Guardian newspaper “cosmetic companies request Laboratories to design a test that will allow them to make particular claims and with no regulatory bodies controlling the scientific studies conducted within the lab.”

Cosmetic companies regularly trade mark their ‘secret’ ingredients to avoid peer review or criticism. This also means the consumer is unable to find information on what they are using! The ‘botanicals’ are often synthetically derived from natural substances using chemicals. This process can remove the ‘life force’ and beneficial properties from the once natural substance as well as leaving toxic residues.

Two of the most common ingredients in a moisturiser or eye cream are mineral oil and glycerin:

Mineral oil will coat the skin like a plastic wrap, while it may make the skin feel soft and smooth it doesn’t allow the skin to breath or release toxins.

Glycerin is a cheap humectant (draws moisture from the atmosphere) in humidity above 65%. In humidity below that, in a dry environment for example, whether natural or air-conditioned, the glycerin will actually draw moisture from inside the skin and hold it on the surface, making the skin feel smoother, but drying the skin from the inside, out, causing dehydration.

As these 2 ingredients were on the label, it can be assumed that is how my friend’s fine lines were softened and her skin smoothed.

Peptides are another popular ingredient of anti-aging products. In simple terms they are five amino acids linked in a chain. The overall term for linked amino acid chains is peptides. If there are two amino acids they are called dipeptides, if it is three – tripeptide etc. Peptides have numerous useful functions within the body but most studies on the skin benefits of peptides have been conducted in cell cultures not on human beings.

A study conducted by Proctor & Gamble on human test subjects does little to support any anti-aging claims. According to the ASA the majority of test subjects in the paper published by P&G in the peer reviewed International Journal of Cosmetic Science (2005), reported no effect.

Peptides cannot usually penetrate the skin and maintain stability due to their hydrophilic (water-loving) nature. In addition, when they are able to penetrate the skin enzymes can break them down, dramatically inhibiting their effects.

AHAs…It has been suggested that AHAs may cause the skin to age more rapidly and elevate the risk of skin cancer, due to their ability to remove the outer layer of skin which can elevate sensitivity to sunlight, thereby increasing photo-aging. In one study the AHA glycolic acid elevated the sensitivity of human skin to sunburn by as much as 50 per cent in some individuals(1)

Research carried out on guinea pigs found that the AHA glycolic acid caused skin damage, with higher doses altering the structure of the skin and destroying some parts of the epidermal layer, as well as increasing UVB-induced skin damage, to a far greater degree than either glycolic acid or UVB in isolation.

Paraben preservatives: Any ingredient containing ethyl, methyl, butyl, propyl are Paraben preservatives and have been found in the tumor tissue of women with breast cancer. These chemicals are very controversial, with industry claims that they are safe, even though there is mounting evidence that they may be absorbed into organs. So great has been consumer suspicion and back lash, many manufactures are claiming ‘Paraben free’ products.

Many manufactures will use ‘penetration enhancers’ to help their active ingredients to go deeper into the skin. The problem here could be that toxins can also penetrate deep into the skin and into the blood stream (think HRT & nicotine patches)

One of these substances is Disodium EDTA. This chemical irritates skin, eyes and respiratory tract. Animal studies show: seizers, gastrointestinal problems, liver, kidney and endocrine system effects and reproduction abnormalities. It is also a weak mutagen in microbial systems. In a number of studies on mammalian cells in vitro, inhibits DNA synthesis.

Nanoparticles are increasingly being added to cosmetic products despite a lack of information about their safety. For example, nano-sized titanium dioxide and zinc oxide particles are used in sunscreens to protect against UV radiation without leaving a white tinge on the skin.

Toothpastes contain biocomposites to promote tooth repair. Nanocapsules are used to transport active ingredients deeper into the skin (which is of concern because if the nanoparticles are absorbed into the bloodstream they may be transported around the body and cause damage to DNA).

Fullerenes (football shaped molecules consisting of carbon atoms) are used for this purpose, but have been found to cause DNA damage and cell death in human tissues and brain damage in fish exposed to modest concentrations. Carbon nanotubes have been found to cause the same type of damage as asbestos.

There are antioxidants and vitamins added to cosmetics but there quantities may be too small to be of consequence. Retinyl Palminate vitamin A derivative is shown to improve tiny wrinkles – unfortunately, it decomposes under UVA into chemicals shown to cause mutations in mouse lymphoma cells. Is photo toxic- will cause skin ageing, educed DNA damage. This chemical is restricted in Canada.

Another popular vitamin is – Vitamin C topically applied Vit.C improves sun damage and enhances production of collagen and elastin – commercially available products contain low concentrations that are not easily absorbed into the skin and are unstable when exposed to oxygen – oxidization may actually promote production of free radicals.

I could not finish this article without the inclusion of a sunscreen ingredient as this is one of the biggest marketing ploys by manufactures. The sun causes more skin damage than almost any thing else, except for cigarette smoking

But there are some chemicals that should be avoided, such as Oxybenzone – this chemical claims the most common causes of photo contact allergy. Immediate and delayed hypersensitivity, it has been detected in human urine and milk. Potentially damages DNA under UV light. It is a skin sensitizer and a penetration enhancer. Used in many sunscreens!

(1)’NICNAS: Priority Existing Chemical Assessment Report,’ Australian Government, Department of Health and Aging, National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS), Marrickville, NSW, 2000 (12): 128;

(2)Park, K.S. et al, Effect of Glycolic Acid on UVB-Induced Skin Damage and Inflammation in Guinea Pigs, Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology, July-August, 2002: 15 (4): 236-245.

Healthy Kids Lunch Boxes

Now that the first mid term break is behind us, you might be running out of ideas for the school lunch boxes. Kids need a nutritious lunch box but finding inspiration and healthy ingredients to ring the changes can be a challenge. I have compiled a few healthy tips and suggestions that may help to provide that inspiration:

When making up your children’s lunchbox. Try to include a portion from each of the food groups; Carbohydrates: whole meal bread or grains – Protein, fruit & veg and added calcium, important for growing bones!

1 portion from each of the groups is:

 

  • Bread/grains: 2 slices of whole meal bread. 1 medium whole meal bread roll. 1 pitta bread. 4 tbsp. cooked brown rice/ whole grain pasta/ quinoa.
  • Protein: 2 slices lean cooked meat; turkey, chicken, unsmoked ham, small can of tuna, sardines, salmon or mackerel. 1 or 2 hardboiled eggs. 2 slices of unprocessed cheese. Hummus.
  • Fruit & veg: 1 medium apple/ orange/ banana/ pear. 2 satsumas. Fruit smoothie. 80g raw carrot sticks or red pepper slices, or a small bowl of homemade veg soup.
  • Calcium: small pot of yoghurt, small carton of milk, match box size of cheese, sardines, small tinned wild salmon, not forgetting plant based sources of calcium, such as: green leafy veg, quinoa, almonds, hummus, tahini.
  • Whole grains provide a sustained energy release, vital for keeping your kids energy levels balanced and avoiding mid day slumps.
  • Always try to combine protein with carbohydrate (bread/grains) to further help with sustained energy release.
  • Buy a lunch box with different compartments in one box, Kids like finger food and mixing and matching foods from the different compartments.
  • Make eating lunch as easy as possible for smaller kids: Break oranges/satsumas/clementines into segments. Cut apples into slices and sprinkle with lemon juice to avoid browning and to add extra vit C? take grapes off bunch and just include individually. I know these sound like small things, but you will notice, they do make a difference to a lunch eaten or not!
  • Use little cookie cutters to shape sandwiches, or just cut sandwiches into little squares. As above, kids like smaller bites and novel shapes have better appeal.
  • For snacks/sweet things: you can buy fruit rolls which are healthy little snacks and look like sweets to kids, but in fact are one of your 5 a day! They are pure fruit, lightly cooked and compressed into rolls. Or try baking your own healthy flapjacks or muffins.
  • Always choose filtered or bottled water as a drink. You can lightly flavour with any fresh fruit juice if preferred.

 

RECIPE SUGGESTIONS:

Pitta parcels:

Whole meal mini pitta bread, filled with finely diced chicken breast mixed with finely chopped spring onion, shredded lettuce and diced red pepper and bound with mayonnaise or salad cream. You can make up enough of this mixture for a few days lunches and keep refrigerated. You can use left over roast chicken for this or cook a chicken specifically for lunch fillings. Great source of protein, veg and whole grains in one! Switch Pitta bread for wholegrain sliced bread or wraps for a change.

Mackerel/wild salmon/sardine pate:

Mash up the cooked/tinned fish with some finely chopped spring onion and very finely shredded raw spinach leaves, season with a little sea salt and pepper and bind together with mayonnaise of salad cream. Can be used as pitta filling or served with crackers or carrot sticks to dip.

Quinoa salad:

Quinoa is a super grain and contains all 8 essential amino acids so is a great source of protein as well as a rich source of calcium. It’s a favourite with all the family and perfect for lunch boxes.

Place 1 cup of quinoa in a saucepan with 1.5 cups of water, crumble in 1 veg stock cube and add 1 tsp turmeric and 1tsp mild curry powder. Bring to the boil and simmer till liquid is absorbed and quinoa is cooked and fluffy. For those not familiar with quinoa, it looks very similar to Couscous. When cooked and still warm, add 80g of raisins/sultanas, 1 clove of garlic finely chopped, some pine nuts and some chopped coriander. The resulting taste is a sweet and savoury flavour, which kids love. Make enough for a few lunch boxes.

These recipes are great for adult lunch boxes too!

Heal Dental Caries Naturally – Part 2

Oral hygiene, remineralization toothpastes and alkaline nutrition can save your teeth. The following ten steps may not only save one’s teeth and gums, but also one’s life. Why? Because many underlying causes of disease are affected as well.

1) Save your teeth with raw greens: There might be other options besides the “Factor X” butter oil to help maintain healthy teeth and heal dental problems. My theory is that if “Factor X” comes only from those cows lucky enough to be grazing in green grasses all day long, then why not simply add more greens to one’s diet? It has been assumed by raw foodists for a long time that raw greens (high in vitamin K, chlorophyll and magnesium) such as lettuce and wheat grass juice can rebuild damaged teeth. There are also plenty of chlorophyll potions and supplements available in every health food store that might be of some benefit to tooth enamel.

2) Live mainly on a raw food, alkaline diet: Live mainly on a raw organic diet of fresh alkaline forming fruits, vegetables and greens high in chlorophyll (spring greens, lettuce, wheat grass juice, kale, collards, etc.) in the diet as well. It would make a lot of sense to learn all one can about how to identify and remove most acid-forming food from one’s diet and learn how to live on a more alkaline-forming diet. One does not need to remove all acidic food from one’s diet, as some are essential in small amounts. One needs to however be able to distinguish which are which so one can always benefit mainly from an alkaline forming diet which profoundly affects every aspect of the body, not just bones, teeth, saliva, and gums.

3) Supplement with extra calcium, minerals, A, D, E, K, antioxidants, etc: Supplementing the diet with coral calcium, one teaspoon of dolomite per 1.5 liters of ionized water (also add to juice, and make sure to have at least four grams calcium, two grams magnesium per day which is provided by 6 grams dolomite), liquid or granular lecithin(contains phosphorous in the form of phospholipids), raw greens (high in magnesium and vitamin K), kelp, a complete mineral supplement, and vitamin antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, bioflavonoids, vitamin D, E, the herb turmeric, circulation enhancing herbs such as cayenne and ginger, and especially large quantities of CQ10 and green tea will help maintain healthy teeth and protect the gums. Large amounts (more than 300 mg. a day) of the CQ10 might even help reverse gum loss. Gum disease can increase the presence of CRP (C-reactive protein) in the blood which is known to increase blood clotting, heart attacks and strokes. So for one’s health, well being and longevity, one needs to have as little to do with gum disease as possible.

4) Avoid sodas, colas, beer and other acidic drinks: Of course avoid all beverages such as sodas, colas, beer, coffee, alcoholic/sugary beverages, and “foods” such as sweets, dried fruit, refined carbohydrates, cakes, cookies, and all other such nutritional catastrophes widely and sadly mistaken for nourishment or food. If one has to have something, it would be far better to enjoy a refreshing non-sweetened herbal tea such as green tea. Avoid the modern American diet (MAD) as much as possible! The common American habit of eating pizzas, hamburgers, and chips, while drinking beer, colas and pasteurized milk is spiritually, morally and physically disastrous. Instead please follow the nutritional guidelines discussed on this page and other articles on sound nutrition. Please also be aware that even the most healthy food and substances such as citrus fruit, lemons, lemon juice, sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, acidophilus (essential for healthy digestion), vit. C crystals, and kombucha (recommended on other parts of my website) contain concentrated acidic substances that can remove tooth enamel if too much is consumed, too often. Never have snacks containing these substances, and never snack anyway, period. Have the kombucha, sauerkraut, etc. only as a small, but essential part of a main meal for flavor and better health, which should only be of benefit when part of a complete meal.

5) Use toothpastes containing only simple, healthy ingredients: After every meal, brush and soak teeth in a toothpaste containing CQ10, grapefruit seed extract, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), green tea, and calcium powder. “Periobrite” by “Nature’s Answer” contains most of the above ingredients. This one and similar brands of toothpaste should be available in any health food store. However, avoid those products which contain fluoride which is a highly controversial substance. Fluoride only temporarily hardens enamel yet makes it even more susceptible to tooth decay later on and can be very toxic/fatal in large doses. Carefully brushing teeth, gums (and maybe tongue as well) after every meal is extremely important because brushing is essential for oral hygiene, brushing helps keep breath fresh, brushing prevents the build-up of unsightly stains, brushing helps to keep saliva more alkaline, and brushing removes particles of food that would otherwise quickly leave damaging acidic residue on teeth.

6) Remineralize your teeth with “NovaMin” (calcium sodium phosphosilicate): Thank God for calcium phosphate remineralization – For those who are seriously interested in rebuilding damaged and/or painful tooth surfaces there is a product called “Dr. Collins Restore Remineralizing Toothpaste” (contains NO fluoride) helps to rebuild tooth enamel by an ionic release of minerals essential for healthy teeth such as calcium, phosphorous, sodium and silica. NovaMin (Calcium Sodium Phosphosilicate) releases fully active calcium and phosphorus ions when in contact with water. NovaMin provides a higher concentration of the same ions that are naturally found in saliva. After brushing, NovaMin particles adhere to the tooth surface and continues to release ions for hours afterward. This process ensures and enhances the natural self-repair of your tooth surface. It works for me and I am very happy with it. It is a surprisingly inexpensive product for what it claims to do, so no reason not to give it a try.

7) Take a nap to brush your teeth: Lying down on one’s back while brushing after every meal allows one to spend much more time and causes one to be much more thorough. While brushing always brush away from the gums (never toward them!) and also try “vibrating” the toothbrush while directly pointing it at the teeth (especially tops of molars) to loosen the tartar that often builds up on teeth and to go deeper into the cracks between molars. After brushing (hopefully for several minutes) remove the toothbrush (which should always be soft, fine bristled, and as new as possible) and if you have some spare time, allow the remineralizing product to soak in the mouth for 15 to 30 minutes. Brush after every meal and not only that, brush thoroughly to remove all acidic forming residue, tartar and ugly looking stains.

5) Drink alkalizing water (“mineral milk”) instead of snacking: In addition to carefully brushing with the above remineralizing toothpaste(s), drinking a mixture of one teaspoon of dolomite for every 1.5 liters of alkaline (negatively ionized) water between every meal instead of snacking should also be a great help because its high pH (power of hydrogen) balance of alkaline minerals and negatively ionized water temporarily neutralizes the acidic residues and byproducts from acidic foods and acid producing bacteria on teeth which are the main cause of dental caries. The habit of snacking between meals is the worse thing for teeth, especially when it is the usual sugary junk food and phosphoric/citric/carbonic acid sodas so often consumed. However if one “snacked” instead on alkaline water and minerals between meals, one’s saliva is bound to become more alkaline. Also one may not tend to feel as hungry because of the neutralizing effect alkaline minerals and ionized water has on hunger.

8) Keep your saliva alkaline: I would like to mention one most important factor for keeping one’s teeth healthy is always having alkaline saliva. The alkalinity of one’s saliva can vary greatly from individual to individual and from time to time depending on one’s diet, source of drinking water, and genetic background. The continuing existence of teeth in the mouth depends largely on the chemical composition and pH of one’s saliva, which if too low (acidic) allows much more tooth decay to occur. Alkaline saliva helps to protect the tooth enamel from acidic residues and is always essential to have if one is serious about keeping one’s teeth for life! The best way to make sure one has high pH (alkaline) saliva is to always take some good mineral supplements high in calcium such as the ocean product called coral calcium which contains not only an excellent source of calcium but also all the trace minerals essential for health.

9) Make sure protein intake is high: Ramiel Nagel makes it very clear that the best results happen with high complete (usually of animal origin) protein diet, especially after using protein from raw food animal sources. Vegetarians should at least eat more legumes, sesame seed, sunflower and pumpkin seed, raw eggs and more protein powder. This information may sound contradictory to having an alkaline diet, but not all protein is acid forming, some protein is needed to regulate acid/alkaline balance and is essential in the rebuilding of any injury including damaged teeth.

10) A serious and permanent commitment is essential: Natural dental health and the successful healing of and prevention of dental caries requires a life-long commitment. Results may vary and never expect overnight miracles. Teeth need months under the right conditions to regenerate and these conditions sometimes can be tricky to maintain even with the information I am presenting here. This information is in NO way whatsoever a substitute for emergency dental and/or medical treatment. It is sincerely hoped that the reader is intelligent enough to assume all responsibility for his or her decisions especially when trying a new approach. One must also commit to this program in its entirety without ever skipping any of it.

“Can Nutrition Really Heal Serious Dental Caries?” and Other Frequently Asked Questions:

If I already have some serious dental caries, can they heal and completely recover? As long as one remains on the modern American diet (MAD) the answer is a definite NO. Once the outer tooth enamel has been lost the infection has most likely already spread deep within the tooth. It would usually be too late to avoid the drill, root canals, etc. required to stop the condition from getting far worse. However, a total and permanent commitment to an alkaline forming diet high in phosphorous, vitamin A, D, E, K, raw proteins, calcium, magnesium and other alkaline minerals, grass fed butter, Norwegian cod liver oil, lecithin, essential fatty acids, raw greens, circulation enhancing herbs, brushing with enamel building toothpaste, non-snacking, etc. may make it possible for even the worse decay to come to a halt and actually heal. The tooth won’t grow back but it is possible for it to heal and form a thin transparent shield inside the area of the cavity. There are on certain websites, more information and proof, videos by Ramiel Nagel and some actual photos taken by Dr. Weston Price of how a cavity stopped getting worse and actually healed after many months on a similar regimen as my own (except for the organ meats).

How would a vegetarian also benefit from the “Weston A. Price” research? There are many organic animal products such as organic raw milk and organic raw grass fed butter, raw eggs, raw organ meats, fermented raw fish, bone broth, and raw bone marrow products that Ramiel Nagel says are essential. I do not believe the organ meats, raw fish and bone marrow, are necessary as long as one takes plenty of complete protein from other sources such as raw eggs (or even small fish such as sardines), avoids snacking, drinks plenty of “mineral milk” (dolomite) between meals, takes coral calcium, takes some form of liquid or granular lecithin, takes plenty of vitamins A & D and mineral supplements, drinks grass fed, organic raw milk, uses only grass fed raw butter, takes cod liver oil, flax seed oil, uses mineral-building toothpastes after every meal, avoids pastry and flour products, and stays on an alkaline forming diet, etc. I don’t think it is necessary in addition to all of the above to also eat raw organ meats, bone marrow, muscles, and/or fermented fish heads! Even though I hope it is not necessary to eat anything from and by which an animal is harmed, I am nevertheless referring to Ramiel Nagel’s website and video anyway because his findings are very interesting, educational, and are a valuable contribution to 100% natural and nutritional approaches to dental rejuvenation for which there is only a scant trace of information on the internet available. Ramiel also provides much information in his e-book for those who prefer to be vegetarian.

Is flossing really necessary? It seems that nearly every oral care professional I have studied insists that flossing is essential. I suppose for those who are stuck on the modern American diet (MAD) flossing may indeed be essential! One unnatural behavior often requires another to counteract it! However, as long as one follows all the guidelines on this page and other diet sections of this website I see no reason to floss. After over 50 years of not flossing my teeth I have never had any serious problems between my gums and teeth — except when I did try to floss them for a few weeks! I never received any benefit from flossing whatsoever — only cut or sore gums and the shoving of rotten food residue even further down between the gums and teeth so that my gums would flare up severely the next day. Flossing seemed a tremendous waste of time and effort and boy did it hurt whenever I accidentally drove that razor thin, sharp strand of cotton right through one of my gums!

This information sounds too good to be true, can one actually completely do without a dentist? Why should humans who did just fine for nearly three million years suddenly start needing dentists? Something’s wrong somewhere! However, one must first carefully study and follow through with all the information on this page and on other articles I have written, and please read the book, “Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition” by Ramiel Nagel. I think it might be a good idea to continue checking in with your dentist from time to time to see if the dietary and other changes really are healing your teeth and gums. One’s approach, of course, must be individualized. For example one must decide whether a vegetarian or meat based diet will be consumed and/or to what extent if any continuing dental care and type of oral care is to be used. The vegetarian approach requires more supplements and better absorption than the meat approach, however. I am trying the heavy supplemented vegetarian approach but with plenty of Norwegian cod liver oil, occasional small fish such as sardines and salmon, chicken, raw eggs, etc.

After nine months on a heavily supplemented (mainly vegetarian) regimen using at least 6500 IU vitamin D and 6 grams of dolomite daily, and even with no butter oil(!), I am still getting amazing results even better than expected: not only has decay stopped, normal tooth color (white enamel!) is returning in areas where there was at one time only decay.

From around 2002 to 2008 I was often worried about my teeth and how I was going to afford a dentist, face up to the dreadful treatment, etc. Now I am not worried at all and am truly grateful to Ramiel Nagel and Dr. Weston A. Price for showing me that teeth can actually regenerate! Whoever said teeth cannot heal themselves know nothing of the amazing healing powers of correct eating, nutritional supplements, and of the body!