Osteoporosis and tooth decay are an ever increasing and costly problem in western industrialized nations. Both of these conditions have a similar root cause that lies with the modern processed food diet and over consumption of refined sugars. Refined sugars are especially dangerous since they greatly increase acidity of the blood leading to the leeching of calcium from the bones and teeth. This eventually leads to dental caries and osteoporosis.
People are consuming massive amounts of hidden sugars in packaged and processed foods, sauces, condiments, soda’s, restaurants and countless other places that most would never consider and most fail to factor in when calculating their sugar intake.
Take a look at this quote from Familyeducation.com website;
“Every year the typical American consumes between 120 and 150 pounds of refined sugar. That translates to over one-third of a pound a day and 600-plus calories of teeth-rotting, health-destroying sweetness, sort of a contradiction in terms.”
Even if you don’t eat sweets, the amount of refined sugar you may be consuming would no doubt come as a surprise to many. Over two-thirds of the refined sugar used in this country is used in the manufacturing of processed foods. Since most people spend upwards of 90% of their food dollars on processed foods, the majority of what people are eating is loaded with processed, nutrient dead sugar.
Many are also not aware of the many hidden sources of sugar and thus calories that is hidden in rather innocuous foods either such as condiments, sauces, syrups and the like. Did you know that a tablespoon of ketchup contains a full teaspoon of sugar? Other items such as breads, soups, cereals, cured meats, hot dogs, lunch meats, salad dressings, spaghetti sauce, crackers, mayonnaise, peanut butter, pickles, frozen pizza, canned fruits and vegetables, tomato juice, and a host of other products all contain sugar. This doesn’t even take into account the obvious culprits like candies, cakes, ice cream, cookies, doughnuts, and soda pop.”
Refined sugars can include unrefined sugars in their natural state and refined sugars that have had their minerals removed, leaving just the pure white sugar in its place which is 99.9% pure sucrose. Others example of sugars include turbinado, sucrose, brown sugar, sucrose, maple sugar, maple syrup, molasses, fructose and high fructose corn syrup.
The great danger to the bones and teeth when consuming too much sugar occurs when the body leeches or steals calcium from the bones and teeth in order to neutralize the excess acid in the bloodstream. The body uses calcium because calcium is a base which neutralizes an acid. It’s this constant calcium leeching from bones and teeth that eventually leads to osteoporosis and tooth decay.
When it comes to tooth decay brushing is only half the battle. Most decay occurs from the inside out, not the outside in. Brushing takes care of the buildup of germs and bacteria that lead to plague on the outside of the teeth, but it does little to prevent internal destruction to the tooth dentin on the inside. It’s this increase in sugar consumption over the past several decades in modern industrialized nations that has caused the epidemic of osteoporosis and dental caries in recent decades. Did you know that drinking a just one 12oz can of soda contains so much sugar that if the body didn’t take emergency action to neutralize excess acid, you would die within two minutes from acidosis!
Fluoride is not the answer to cavities and actually does little to prevent them. In fact it may actually make cavities worse. Those who try and convince people that fluoride prevents cavities often point to studies in the 50’s that showed towns that fluoridated their water supplies showed a decrease in dental caries. But they fail to mention that nearly all towns in the US showed a decrease in dental caries during those same years, whether they fluoridated their water supply or not. This decrease was due to greater knowledge about the importance of brushing teeth, not because water supplies were being fluoridated.
This internal leeching is why when you go to the dentist you teeth may look fine on the outside but X-ray shows that you have a cavity or need a root canal because the leeching has been going on inside of the tooth for years.
One of the best ways to help prevent internal destruction of the teeth from acids that get under the gum line and through the pores of the teeth is with the use of a a sea salt water solution. Make it fairly strong which is approximately one level teaspoon of natural sea salt with minerals to four ounces of water give or take. Swish it around the mouth for 3-5 minutes once or twice a day. More if you currently have tooth pain as this will help to kill the germs and bacteria inside of the tooth that causing the pain.
Many other illnesses are also caused from excess bacteriological buildup in the teeth and under the gum line. This bacteria then gets into the bloodstream causing a general weakening of the immune system and since so many peoples systems are compromised due to the lack of nutrients, minerals, enzymes and living on fast, processed and energy dead foods today, these bacteria get into various organs and parts of the body and can cause real havoc and lead to serious disease, even heart disease and cancer. That is one reason that there is a known connection between heart disease and those with serious dental problems.
Another method similar to the sea salt swishing is something called “oil pulling” This is where you use a natural oil such as sesame seed, olive or neem seed oil and swish it around the mouth for 5-10 minutes or until the saliva dilutes it completely. The thicker oil then “pulls” the bacteria out from under the gum line and between the teeth greatly preventing and even helping to reverse decay. The sea salt will do the same things as I’ve had some teeth that were hurting but no longer do once I practiced these techniques.
Regular brushing and using one or both of these methods of removing bacteria from the teeth will go a long way to keeping your teeth as long as possible and even your entire life as nature truly intended when eating REAL foods that grow in from the ground, not found in a box, a bag or from a drive through window.
How to Reverse Tooth Decay
“Osteoporosis is a symptom of the aging process. As calcium in our body system leaches, our bones become brittle and weak. Taking only a calcium supplement cannot correct or stop this threatening and crippling disease because the body cannot assimilate and make use of the calcium without the presence of silica. Evidence suggests that, instead of affecting healing, supplemental mineral calcium, on the contrary, accelerates the leaching away of bone calcium and thus hastens the degenerative process of osteoporosis and similar diseases that affect the supportive and connective tissues in the human body.
For osteoporosis, silica can stop the pain and even restore the body’s self repair process. Osteoporosis symptoms attack women primarily after menopause but the degenerative process starts much earlier in their younger days. More women are dying of fractures caused by osteoporosis than of cancer of the breast, cervix, and uterus combined.
In osteoporosis, thinning of the bones occurs due to insufficient production of the surrounding protein medium in which calcium salts first deposit. A lack of calcium in the bone matrix leads to enlargement of canals and spaces in the bones, giving the bones a porous, thinned appearance. The weakened bone becomes fragile and may be broken by a minor injury. The bones may even fracture from normal pressure or stress. For purposes of remineralization of damaged bones, it is recommended that a sufficient silica supplement be taken daily. Bones are made up of mainly phosphorus, magnesium and calcium but they also contain silica. Silica is responsible for the depositing of minerals into the bones, especially calcium. It speeds up the healing of fractures and also reduces scarring at the site of a fracture.
More and more research evidence shows that through a transmutation process, silica is turned into calcium when it is needed. That is why some scientists refer to silica as a precursor of calcium. Even when calcium is insufficient, the body can turn silica into calcium that the bones need.”
To help reverse the tooth decay and bone loss that has occurred the horrid western sugar laden, nutrient EMPTY diets, start taking an herb known as “Horsetail” which contains a lot of silica. Bones are made up of mainly calcium, phosphorous and magnesium but they also contain silica, which is critical to bone re mineralization. Studies show that taking calcium supplements can actually INCREASE bone loss because without sufficient Silica the body can NOT make use of the extra calcium so it is useless and can even be dangerous.
Why have we NEVER heard this before….? Why doesn’t your doctor or dentist tell you to take silica instead of calcium…simply because they don’t WANT you to know about it. I started giving my 80 year mother silica (500mg a day for 4 weeks) and when she had her next bone density scan which was only 4 weeks after her starting the Silica, the doctors were shocked at her density increased by 30%. She had been on a steady decline while taking the useless “OSCAL” and other over the counter supplements.
In 1939, the Nobel Price winner for chemistry, Professor Adolf Butenant, proved that life cannot exist without Silica. According to his research in 1972, silica is an essential nutrient and must be supplied continuously from food sources. Silica plays an important role in many body functions and has a direct relationship to mineral absorption. The average human body holds approximately seven grams of silica, a quantity far exceeding the figures for other important minerals such as iron. Both iron and silica are body essential, meaning they are needed for carrying out ongoing metabolic work that is vital to life. Both elements must be continuously supplied.
Taking about 500mg to 1000mg of silica or horsetail a day you can actually begin to reverse bone loss but tooth decay. The better your overall health the better these techniques will work.