Lesson Teeth

One of the ways anthropologists date human fossils is by looking at skull teeth. The more modern the fossil, the more tooth decay. Analyses of striations on fossilized teeth show no decay or premature wear when homonids ate a raw-vegan diet. Most paleontologists agree that tooth decay coincided with the discovery of fire and accelerated with the advent of agriculture.

An unbalanced cooked diet lacking in alkaline minerals (calcium, magnesium, silicon) and high in sugar and acid-forming minerals (phosphorus, chlorine) damages teeth formation. Because teeth begin to be formed in the pre-natal stage, the diet of the mother has a lifelong influence. Due to improper nutrition, the body does not have the energy or minerals with which to properly control the eruption of teeth into the mouth. Poor nutrition results in crowded and malformed teeth, along with an altered bite. These structural dental challenges begin essentially as birth defects are exacerbated by continuous improper nutrition. T.C. Fry reported in an article entitled, "The Myth Of Health In America" which appeared in Dr. Shelton's Hygienic Review (37:7, p. 150-152) that 98.5% of the US population suffers from dental problems of one type or another. These may often be reversed and corrected in one ore more generations of eating significantly more mineral-rich organic green-leafed vegetables.

The average adult human has 32 teeth: 4 canines (the dullest of any primate), 8 incisors, 20 molars: 12.5% dull canines, 25% incisor teeth, 62.5% grinding teeth. This indicates that the majority of what we should eat is food which must be chewed (ground up), such as fibrous plant matter.

Calcium combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate crystals which build the structure of bones and teeth. These crystals are incredibly light and are formed into a pattern similar to that found in a diamond. They have a weight-bearing capacity which is four times greater than an equal amount of reinforced concrete.

Teeth and bones are dynamic living tissues that are constantly being replaced and rebuilt. To support this process, both calcium and phosphorus are required in a 1:1 ratio. Most people follow a diet high in phosphorus (foods such as: cooked rice or grains, nuts, potato and corn chips, and meat), but they do not balance their diet with easy to assimilate calcium-rich foods (green-leafed vegetables). This creates an acid-condition which leaches calcium from the bones, and especially the teeth, to neutralize the acid, thus leading to tooth weakening and decay.

Meats, nuts, and seeds (grains) are the heaviest foods in acid-forming minerals. Undoubtedly, the introduction of milk products (high in calcium) into the human diet coincided with the explosion in meat and grain consumption when humans domesticated grazing animals and wild grains. Because pasteurized (cooked) milk products are not suitable for human consumption (and for other reasons mentioned in earlier lessons), calcium should come primarily from green-leafed vegetables and/or their juices.

Contrary to the belief that fruits are alkaline, many fruits are slightly acidic in their end-mineral breakdown. Meaning they contain slightly more phosphorus than calcium (reference Lesson 14: Sapoty Brook's CaPNaK Chart). Even alkaline fruits, such as oranges, have such a strong citric acid content that, if eaten excessively, may damage tooth enamel, unless the teeth are cleaned with a brush or green leaves after a meal. Fruitarians can develop dental challenges if green leaves are not included in the diet in adequate proportions to provide alkalinity and an excellent calcium-phosphorus balance.

Green-leafed vegetables help clean sugar from the teeth. The harmful effects of refined and processed sugars on the teeth have been well established, but even excessive fruit sugar can damage the teeth, although not to the degree as these other types.

The body best assimilates calcium, when both magnesium and manganese are present together. Green-leafed vegetables are high in magnesium, manganese, and silicon. Spinach is the best source of all three of these minerals together. When eating, one should daily consume 1,000 mg of calcium, 300 mg of magnesium, and 5 mg of manganese (2 pounds of whole or juiced green-leafed vegetables will be adequate).

Silicon-residue foods play a major role in bone and teeth formation in the body. A high-intake of silicon-residue foods has been shown to heal broken bones at an accelerated rate (see Louis Kervran's book Biological Transmutations). Silicon-residue foods include: cucumbers, horsetail (an herb), lettuce, nopales (prickly-pear cactus leaves), okra, ripe bell peppers, radishes, and tomatoes.

Chewing green leaves helps clean and repair the teeth. I like to say in my seminars, "A few days of 'leafarianism' (eating leaves) naturally brushes the teeth and heals mineral deficiencies."

Wadging like the primates is an excellent way to heal the mouth of pyorrhea, gum disease, and cavities. Wadging means to load your mouth with greens and chew and compress the pulpy matter into the teeth and gums like a ball-player who chews tomacco. Continue to chew and compress the pulpy matter in the mouth for 30 to 45 minutes without swallowing. I have done this every day for weeks at a time for lunch by chewing on mouthfuls of wild malva for 20-30 minutes - wadging with wild food heightens the healing potential.

To radically remineralize the body, and rebuild the teeth, do the following daily for at least two weeks consistently: get plenty of Sunshine, exercise outdoors, eat at least 1.5 pounds (0.7 kg) of spinach and other deep greens with avocado or stone-crushed olive oil daily, drink 0.5 quart (0.5 liters) of fresh green-vegetable juice (kale, celery, cucumber), drink one 12 ounce (0.35 liters) glass of fresh orange juice as your only sugar food (but keep the juice away from the teeth), eat no hybrid vegetables (beets, carrots, corn potatoes, rice), and eat no nuts or seeds.

Be sure to maintain excellent dental hygiene by doing the following:

  1. Be sure to daily floss between all of the teeth. Unlike a natural animal's teeth, the average person's teeth are crowded together.
  2. Brush your teeth daily. The apes are often seen cleaning their teeth with small chewed up branches rich with resin, much as we use a toothbrush. Consider using sea salt and/or baking soda instead of toothpaste. Brush your teeth, rinse, and gargle with fresh ocean water if at all possible. Although I brush with water, I do not use toothpaste and have not since 1992 - occasionally I will brush my teeth with sea salt and/or baking soda. Be sure to also brush the gums and tongue.
  3. Eat green-leafy vegetables. Green leaves are the best source of calcium and mineral salts. Chlorophyll is a medicine. Our teeth are living bones whose primary mineral is calcium.
  4. in my experience working with people, I have found that fasting is a good way to heal a minor toothache. A minor toothache may be the body's signal that it needs a rest from the constant food bombardment, so that it may heal. After fasting on water for a few days, brush your teeth clean, and then consider giving your gums a chance at a complete physiological rest from food and brushing for several more days. If you have sever pain in a tooth, have lost a tooth, have an infection, have a chipped tooth, have bleeding gums, or if teeth problems persist, please see a holistic dentis
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