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by 993 · August 13, 2014 at 02:39 AM

many of us in the paleosphere are familliar with how diets high in phytic acid are bad, and last semester in order to actually stay focused on my homework I ate tons of chocolate and chocolate dipped nuts in order to bribe my brain to stay focused... (more)

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glib 0 · August 12, 2014 at 06:39 PM

the original connection between civilization foods and tooth decay was done by Price. I do believe that the identification of phytates, as the mineral sequestering agent, came later and is based on peer reviewed . But it could also be gluten,... (more)

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by 0 · June 01, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Hi, a newby here. I am not even on Paleo (or any other) diet, but trying to find the right one for me. One thing I am trying to understand about Paleo and teeth is this: I have read at several places that oats for example, are very bad because of... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · June 01, 2014 at 03:06 PM

Why someone may have said this to you is that the phytic acid binds with minerals making your body unable to absorb them, so if for example you were eating this with milk and you needed calcium, oats might then hurt your cause then leading to weak... (more)

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by 0 · May 04, 2014 at 04:41 PM

not sure if the subject is paleo related. i mean, in paleo times people didnt go to the dentist every 6 monthes to remove their teeth's plaque...im not sure they even brushed their teeth at all. plaque is also a natural compound. so should you... (more)

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cblupo 0 · May 04, 2014 at 04:32 PM

This isn't an answer but I was in an email conversation with Monica Reinagel [wikipedia.org] about cavities and tooth decay in relation to diets. And I kinda did a lot of research in one of my replies that may be of interest to... (more)

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by 120 · April 08, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Is it safe? Effective? Anyone have anecdotal evidence?

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raydawg 0 · April 08, 2014 at 10:29 AM

I'd be worried about getting the charcoal stains out of my teeth afterward.

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by 0 · March 21, 2014 at 05:28 AM

I have read many of the treads on this website about conventional toothpaste and homemade substitutes. I'm looking to avoid SLS, fluoride, and carrageenan, but the stores where I live have absolutely no products without those ingredients! I... (more)

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samc 0 · March 21, 2014 at 05:28 AM

I've been using this: NaCl salt 62% NaHCO3 baking soda 22.2 Xylitol 10 KCl potassium chloride 4.2 Ca Cl2.2H20 calcium... (more)

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by 0 · February 23, 2014 at 12:17 AM

I've been paleo for about a year now, and love it. HOWEVER- my teeth get stained so easily now it's crazy. At first they started losing the whiteness at the tips, and now it's moving closer to the base. Also, after I started to eat frozen... (more)

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dietnerd0999 0 · February 23, 2014 at 12:17 AM

I'm experiencing the opposite, my teeth which were transparent and easily stained and now they are getting whiter since I eat paleo. My guess would be something is wrong with your diet. It's hard to give advices without knowing your... (more)

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by 777 · February 02, 2014 at 09:36 AM

The roots of the Salvadora Persica tree make a great toothbrush, have any of you used one of these for an extended period of time? I've used them on & off and they make your teeth feel exceptionally clean but they're a bit long winded... (more)

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AmplifiedHeart_ 0 · February 01, 2014 at 08:06 PM

I was going to make a post about this soon. Glad you did first :) I just discovered salvadora persica aka miswak through a friend of mine. He swears by the stuff! He told me how on a trip to Africa he met a beautiful black African girl that... (more)

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by 487 · December 16, 2013 at 07:14 PM

I went to the dentist today and despite my strict regimen, I have a cavity in one of my back teeth. My family as a genetic tendency to have poor teeth. Gingivitis, dentures before 40, etc etc. Mostly I think it is because they also all... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · December 16, 2013 at 07:14 PM

I do it fairly frequently and have noticed a significant difference in plaque and bad breath. I also wrote a post on it after I started trying it. There is not much in the way of peer reviewed scientific evidence on the topic, but what I could... (more)

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by 3737 · September 22, 2013 at 07:32 PM

Problems with wisdom teeth seem to be very common. It seems strange that its so prevalent. Can it be attributed to Neolithic diet and lifestyle? My thought here is that jaws have been getting smaller and the complications from wisdom teeth are... (more)

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Elizabeth_12 0 · September 21, 2013 at 10:35 AM

You can read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston Price here: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200251h.html It is an absolutely fascinating read. I can't remember it addressing wisdom teeth specifically - he was more interested... (more)

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by 144 · August 29, 2013 at 09:33 AM

I'm 100% paleo and have been for nearly a year now. However due to my diet before going paleo (15 years wheat & sugar, virtually no fat), I have tooth problems leading to root canals etc. Doctor has mentioned 'bone loss' (shudder) around... (more)

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by 40 · June 01, 2014 at 05:37 AM

I'm reaching a 6 months period of strict Paleo. I literally didn't cheat once since the beginning of March. It seems like I managed to enhance my body quite bit, even overcame hypothyroid symptoms. No constipation anymore, clear thinking, lot of... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · August 19, 2013 at 06:41 PM

What toothpaste are you using? Really you want one with nanohydroxyapatite - I'm using the one from Sensodyne (repair toothpaste with 'novamin'). I sometimes put it in a dental tray and leave it on for 5 mins Brush before and after... (more)

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by 512 · August 10, 2013 at 05:22 AM

I have a limited budget but will do what is necessary to arrest and reverse semi-severe tooth decay. What diet/supplements will give me the most bang for my buck, and why? Please analyze my current knowledge and revise, or feel free to build... (more)

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danno 0 · August 09, 2013 at 08:21 PM

All you need is vitamin d and vitamin k2 to reverse tooth decay. Get sun everyday for at least 30 mins and try to expose as much of your skin as possible, think nothing but tighty whities or a banana hammock. For the days you miss out on sun... (more)

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by 512 · July 23, 2013 at 03:05 PM

Hello. I receive raw milk every week and am trying to heal my teeth & overall health/gut health. The first week's milk was a wonderful success, but I drank the 1 gal. I received within 2.5 days. The raw milk is delivered (presumably fresh... (more)

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RonPaulFan 0 · July 23, 2013 at 02:10 PM

We have the same dilemma choosing between: www.OrganicPastures.com in plastic or www.ClaravaleDairy.com in glass My ideas: -budget your milk more closely and drink no more than you may need to get the nutrition you think you need -stick to... (more)

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by 905 · June 20, 2013 at 03:07 PM

I have just got back from the dentist, i'm having an implant & the dentist pulled what was left of my tooth, he found that my bone on the front part of my tooth has eroded due to long term infection. To my horror it's delayed my treatment by... (more)

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Varelse 0 · June 20, 2013 at 02:30 PM

Ask your dentist if they can do a bone graft. It's not appropriate in all cases or situations, but when it can be used it can make a huge difference.

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by 130 · June 07, 2013 at 03:44 AM

IIRC, the original WAP protocol was cod liver oil (can't remember if it was fermented or not) and butter oil, but the logic of it was/is to get the triple-threat combination of fat soluble vitamins: A, D and K2. WAP chose FCLO/BO as his preferred... (more)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · June 07, 2013 at 03:44 AM

It seems that a lot of people can't stomach natto, so it's probably best to try it before concluding that you can! I've noticed that most people who research or write books on K2 appear to be supplementing in addition to getting it in their diet.... (more)

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by 430 · June 03, 2013 at 11:44 PM

i love consuming lemon/lime water sometimes as well as add some apple cider vinegar to some dishes. I occasionally indulge in some fruits like oranges. how would i go about making sure the acidity of these fruit don't harm my teeth enamel? is... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · June 03, 2013 at 09:04 PM

I have the same problem...try drinking it through a straw, it will minimize the amount of contact the lemon/lime water comes in with your teeth

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by 0 · May 03, 2013 at 02:07 PM

Hey, Just back from the dentist to be told I have a large cavity in one of the back teeth. Needless to say I was annoyed when I asked her to check the x-rays from last year (had been having tooth pain for at least 2 years) and she said it was not... (more)

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by 5 · April 04, 2013 at 10:23 PM

From a lifting perspective, how much could the people from Weston Price's book put up in the gym, you think? No doubt physical labor is good for the body, but if these people were truly STRONG, then would this be from the work itself, or from the... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · April 04, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Depends on how you define strong, picking up 400 pounds or carrying a sack of potatoes a mile. I would say the people that WAP studied were more of the latter than the former though both are definitions of strength. I personally would rather... (more)

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by 726 · March 25, 2013 at 09:22 PM

According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoride_toxicity), excessive fluoride can lead to dental fluorosis and a weakening of bones, but evidently one woman who FOD'd had strengthening of the bones... (more)

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Mscott 0 · March 25, 2013 at 09:22 PM

Large amounts of fluoride can increase the density of bones while also increasing their fragility and likelihood of fracture. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199003223221203 And hey, maybe something else in the tea, like vitamin K,... (more)

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by 342 · March 11, 2013 at 11:25 PM

The caveat is that the orthodontist recommends I remove my wisdom teeth in hopes that it would fix my open bite. Right now, only the last set of wisdom teeth touch when I bite down. It wasn't always this way. I wore an improperly fitted... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · March 11, 2013 at 11:25 PM

They are doing amazing things with orthodontia these days, they know a lot more than they used to--for instance, I had a narrow, crowded and highly arched palate so they pulled teeth 40+ years ago to "make room". So now I have even MORE narrow... (more)

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by 30 · April 14, 2013 at 04:22 PM

Hi all, It seems there's little disagreement about the undesirability of mercury-based fillings. However, there's some disagreement about whether it's better just to leave it in there, or to take it out safely. Also, if taking it out and... (more)

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BobK 0 · March 17, 2013 at 04:05 PM

Sherif- I think the answer to your questions are, like a lot of things in life, complicated and very dependent on the particulars of the situation. I have researched the topic a few times. Short answer for me...adults with no mercury allergy... (more)

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by 476 · February 14, 2013 at 06:11 PM

Aren't the nutrients that he suggests mainly vitamin D and k2? I'm asking because wouldn't it be just as well to forgo the fermented cod liver oil and use a vit k mk-4 butter/butter oil and get lots of sunshine? or does the vitamin A play a... (more)

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paleo12 0 · February 14, 2013 at 06:07 PM

I think the main problems for teeth/cavities arise from consuming refined grains and refined sugars. Other than this, high quality dairy both raw (milk/cream) and cooked (ghee/butter) along with lots of sunshine and some supplemental vitamin d... (more)

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by 1401 · February 13, 2013 at 05:17 AM

I am sure a lot of you have heard about the Buteyko breathing method. There is a proper way to rest your tongue and to swallow properly. Apparently children who grow up doing it the wrong way, develop narrow palates and eventually need... (more)

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Kelleil 0 · February 13, 2013 at 05:17 AM

Tip of my tongues against upper teeth. Old yoga thing. Naturally rests there now. http://radiantyogi.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/yoga-for-your-tongue/ (more)

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by 1768 · April 12, 2013 at 06:50 AM

I hear a lot that fruit rots your teeth, but, it just doesn't make sense to me. I mean, aren't chimpanzee teeth made of the same material as human teeth? Chimps eat a LOT of fruit, and their teeth don't rot out of their mouths. If fruit does in... (more)

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je_2 0 · April 12, 2013 at 06:50 AM

I began a fruitarian diet 2 weeks ago it took around 1 week and a fee days and the enamel on the top half of my teeth totally rotted away. It cannot be possible for any other cause because that is all i changed, moreover, i always inspect my... (more)

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by 608 · December 10, 2012 at 04:36 AM

Does anyone have any idea why recently two of my teeth became very sensitive to cold, specifically when I eat something warm and then cold or just drink cold water. It's very uncomfortable.

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summerflu 0 · December 10, 2012 at 04:36 AM

I had a friend who developed teeth sensitivity... she ended up needing a root canal o_O. Make an appointment with your dentist.