I’ve been reading about healing tooth decay with a high vitamin/mineral diet as I‘ve just been to the dentist and got the bad news that I have a cavity! I was pretty surprised as I rarely get cavities (even after skipping on the dentist for 5 years while eating a high grain/low fat diet!), and I eat close to (lacto) Paleo now which should support healthy teeth…. I reread Stephan’s great article on this: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/03/reversing-tooth-decay.html and I’m wondering if some of the foods I still include in my diet caused this problem due to phytic acid and/or sugar.
I was sorta thinking I was in the clear as I’ve been avoiding grains, and I thought nuts and chocolate would not actually leach minerals as they contain a fair amount. In any case here are the possible culprits:
Macadamia nuts (1/4-1/2 cup/day)
Fruit (1/2-1 piece/day)
White rice (perhaps ½ cup 1x per week)
Starchy tubers (I get leg cramps if I go VLC)
Coffee (rarely consumed before Paleo)
85% dark chocolate (maybe eaten too often, but less than binges on kids’ b-day cake pre-paleo!)
Gluten free English muffin (probably ½ muffin every few weeks, but they are made w/brown rice)
Or, is it more likely my mineral intake has not really been adequate? I do take D, but not in the summer and in winter I take only 1000 IU/day) I was assuming I was getting plenty of K with full fat pastured dairy, but perhaps I still need more?
I want to try to heal this cavity naturally. So far I have cut out all of the above foods except the tubers. I also upped my D to 2000 IU and rushed out and got some vitamin K… I should have read more first as I may have gotten the wrong kind. Mine is MK-7, but should I be taking MK-4? I’m not clear on dosage for K either and cannot seem to find a clear answer on that( I’m not interested in the RDA, but what dose would be enough to rebuild the tooth). Anyone out there have any experience healing tooth decay with diet?