When the government has control about what we have in our drinking water, things have gone a little over board… Don’t you think we should have control over if someone puts something in our water?
Thank goodness, About 72 percent of the U.S. population drinks water with added fluoride, but these numbers are finally starting to decline. During the last four years, about two hundred jurisdictions, from Georgia to Alaska, have chosen to end the practice of adding fluoride to the water.
But the real opinion-changer has been government warnings against overuse of fluoride. A report released in 2010 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked fluoride to an increase in dental fluorosis, unsightly mottling of the teeth.
The government also informed parents of infants who exclusively use infant formula reconstituted with fluoridated water that their children face an increased risk of fluorosis and suggested using low-fluoride water, like distilled water, to make the formula.
Also, the journal Nuclear Medicine Communications, which found a link between sodium fluoride consumption and cardiovascular disease. When researchers examined the relationship between fluoride intake and calcification of the arteries in more than sixty patients, they found a significant correlation between fluoride consumption and hardening of the arteries.
Other studies have found that fluoride negatively affects cognitive function and over one hundred animal studies have linked fluoride to an increase in diabetes, male infertility, and other health problems (naturalsociety.com, January 17, 2012).
So what do we do about Cavities?
Weston Price was a dentist. He wrote a book called Nutrition and Physical Degeneration back in the 1940s that discusses his findings of studies on indigenous peoples, studies that took him ten years to complete. He wanted to answer the question, “What is a healthy diet?” First, he had to find healthy people, and the way he knew that people were healthy was by looking at their teeth. If he could find populations that had no cavities, or virtually no cavities, and had naturally straight teeth and good facial structure, he could assume that the diet they were eating was the right type of diet for building the body and then keeping it healthy throughout life.
He discovered fourteen different populations that had excellent dental health, and by inference excellent overall health. He then looked at their diets. Their diets were all very different. Some had dairy foods and some didn’t. Some had lots of plant foods and some had almost no plant foods. So then, the question became “What are the principles of a healthy diet?” – because the particular foods available to people are different all over the world. He analyzed these foods for nutrient content and found that all the diets were very high in minerals, they were very high in the water soluble vitamins. But, they were extremely high in the fat-soluble vitamins – vitamins A, D, and what we now know as vitamin K2, the animal form of vitamin K. And the only place you can get those types of vitamins is in the food that we’re told not to eat — butter and fats from grass-fed animals, organ meats, fish organs, fish roe, shellfish and egg yolks from grass-fed hens. So all the high-fat, high-cholesterol foods that most people try to avoid are the foods that are absolutely critical to good health. So we set up the Weston A. Price Foundation to show the scientific validation for traditional food ways. We wanted to make these principles lay-friendly and to help people find these types of foods.
Fluoride is a poison. It’s very toxic. It’s an environmental poison and the solution that the industry came up with for getting rid of this environmental poison was to sell it to water districts to put in our water! It’s basically the by-product of three industries – the fertilizer, nuclear and aluminum industries. When Herbert Hoover became president (and the aluminum industry was very helpful in getting him to be president), he gave them free reign in the U.S. Health Department. So now, instead of having this toxic waste problem, they can sell it on the premise that it will stop tooth decay. There’s more cancer in areas that are fluoridated, there’s more hip fractures. Actually, Europe has banned it from drinking water. They know. But, here in the U.S. we haven’t done that. And the irony is that these healthy cultures that Dr. Price looked at, they were not fluoridating their water, and they didn’t have tooth decay.
Sally Fallon said “ You might call the combination of high-vitamin cod liver oil and high-vitamin butter oil Dr. Price’s magic remedy. It was the combination of these that he used with great success not only to reverse tooth decay, but to treat growth problems and bone problems; he even treated seizures successfully. The combination seemed to work for all sorts of health problems.”
Is it too late once you have cavities ? You can actually do things after you’ve grown up, even if you’ve had a bad start. If you have a lot of vitamin K in your saliva, you do not get tooth decay. And vitamin K is supported by vitamins A and D, so that’s where the butter oil and the cod liver oil come in. The butter oil supplies the vitamin K and the cod liver oil supplies the vitamins A and D.
Diet to Help Heal Cavities
- Cut out foods that contained phytic acid.
- Limit foods containing even natural sugars or starches– focus on mineral rich vegetables,bone broths, meats, and healthy fats.
- Eat lots of healthy fats. add about 1/4 cup extra of coconut oil to your diet each day, and use only pastured, cultured butter.
- Consume a lot of homemade bone broth
- Take Fermented Cod Liver
- Take liquid Vitamin D, this alone can help!
- Add Coconut oil to your diet, add it to your teas etc.
- Take Magnesium Citrate
- Clean your teeth monthly with activated charcoal
Another great book to check out is “Cure Tooth Decay“.