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3.0 out of 5 stars few can follow this advice, 12 Nov. 2009
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This review is from: Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition (First Edition) (Paperback)
I believe the advice in this worthy and sincere book does work, but would you be willing (or able, come to that) to comply with these requirements daily, in order to cure and prevent tooth decay: fermented cod liver oil, high vitamin butter oil, raw grassland milk, bone broth soup made from slow cooking the bones and organs of fish, bone marrow from grassfed animals, and fermented foods such as sauerkraut, yogurt or kefir plus lots of vegetables. Then, several times weekly you must eat: rare or stewed (but preferably raw) wild-caught and/or grassfed red meat or poultry and raw fresh oysters.

There is a variation for vegetarians but this comes with the caveat that it takes longer. However, everyone must completely avoid: all sugar in any form except some fruit and a little untreated honey, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs (including prescription and over-the-counter), anything non-organic, all flour and grain products (even organic, unless freshly ground), all oils and fats except the following organic oils: coconut, palm, and olive plus butter, lard and tallow.

Better to get "The Natural Cure For Tooth Decay" by Scott. Yes, organic is important, but this simpler, short book makes it clear that carbohydrates (starchy foods and sugars) are the main reason for decay - in teeth and in the rest of the body. "Primal Body, Primal Mind" by Gedgaudas provides all the information you need to know to stop eating that stuff, even though most of us are addicted to carbs, which are not needed by our bodies, not at all.

The information, especially showing that conventional dental "wisdom" is rubbish, is worth 5 stars, but I've docked 2 stars for the apparent utter impracticality of the suggestions. If you have a job, how would you find time to source the full "menu"? If you don't, how can you afford to? Anyway, where would you be able to find all the essential foods (even health food stores don't stock half this stuff).

However, if you are still keen, I'd like to recommend either "Eat Fat, Lose Fat" or the previous "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon (founder of the Weston Price Foundation, on which this book seems to be based), a great help towards this type of eating (I don't want to say "diet" because of the negative connotations - really this book and Fallon's are about a different, and far healthier, lifestyle). "Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox" is also well worth looking at.

Later note: my dental issues (especially gum problems) improved when adrenal and thyroid issues were finally diagnosed and treated. Within two months after I started thyroid supplements (not that awful synthetic T4), my regular hygienist commented that my gums were noticeably better. 4 months after that (my gums have been so bad I see the hygienist 3 times a year), she confirmed they were continuing to improve. I had made no changes in my life and habits except for the thyroid and adrenal support. [see stopthethyroidmadness website and book if you suspect thyroid problems and especially if you have been told your test was "OK".

It's also worth knowing about "The Calcium Lie II" an intriguing book plausibly claiming to explain the root cause of most illnesses and which shows how taking calcium with vitamin D is actually dangerous and that the increased cancer and medical problems related to "vitamin" D hormone deficiency are more likely related to D hormone suppression from intracellular calcium excess thus leading to adrenal suppression with a resulting increase in illnesses.
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