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by 1005 · about 18 hours ago

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 6:39 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 · about 18 hours ago

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 3:06 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 · about 18 hours ago

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 4:32 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 · about 18 hours ago

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 · about 18 hours ago

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 5:28 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 · about 18 hours ago

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 · about 18 hours ago

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 8:06 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 · about 18 hours ago

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 7:14 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 3742 · about 18 hours ago

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 · September 29, 2014 at 4:01 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 · about 18 hours ago

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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Matt_11 0 · August 18, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Remineralization might be a pipedream. I've only seem WAP types talking as if this is possible, conventional dentistry says it's not likely. I myself have been doing supplemental D & K with lots of vitamin A with the hopes of keeping... (more)

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by 529 · about 18 hours ago

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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Varelse 0 · August 09, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Well, dang. Any way you could be talked into some conventional treatment mixed in there? I just honestly do not think that, given the description of your problems, you will be able to acheive good oral health with only alternative measures. That... (more)

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by 529 · September 29, 2014 at 4:00 AM

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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AxialGentleman 0 · July 22, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Are the plastic jugs HDPE ("type 2") plastic? That's the kind of plastic that normal supermarket milk jugs are made of. I have never seen any research, or even any unfounded scaremongering, suggesting that HDPE is capable of leaching harmful... (more)

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by 915 · September 28, 2014 at 4:01 AM

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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dashwood 0 · June 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Have you tried supplementing with home made bone broth? After 6 hours in my pressure cooker many of the bones are soft and crumbly so I eat them along with the broth.

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by 130 · about 18 hours ago

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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Marie 0 · June 06, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Liver and pastured food products + sunshine are a much better source of your fat soluble vitamins. Eating higher fat foods works to lower food expenses through satiation. (I didn't eat for 12 hours yesterday because I ate enough fat (1/4 c... (more)

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by 496 · September 28, 2014 at 4:01 AM

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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Stephen_4 0 · June 03, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Eat some alkaline food with you meal, like fish bones, those are pretty freaking alkaline.

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by 0 · September 29, 2014 at 3:57 AM

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 · September 28, 2014 at 3:57 AM

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 · September 26, 2014 at 4:05 AM

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 9:22 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 343 · about 18 hours ago

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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Crowbar_1 0 · March 11, 2013 at 10:09 PM

What does this have to do with paleo?

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by 30 · September 29, 2014 at 3:52 AM

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 4:05 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 · about 18 hours ago

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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Stephen_4 0 · February 14, 2013 at 6:11 PM

"Aren't the nutrients that he suggests mainly vitamin D and k2?" Yes, and I highly encourage you to grab some k2-mk4 to take with your d3, Thorne makes the best deal I think with their 1mg drops. If you find a better price for k2 mk4 than thorne... (more)

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by 1418 · about 18 hours ago

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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Gabrielle_1 0 · February 12, 2013 at 5:25 AM

I used to have braces years back and a retainer. It was stage 1, and I was supposed to get more but didn't. I remember my dentist telling me I have an overbite because of the placement of my tongue. That's why I had a weird poky thing on the back... (more)

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by 1772 · about 18 hours ago

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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August 0 · January 17, 2013 at 6:11 PM

The rate of dental decay seems more dependent on nutrition during their formation than the proximate cause. In other words, if you had crap nutrition when you were a kid, then yes, fruit probably can ruin your teeth. I am hoping, and think it is... (more)

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by 608 · about 18 hours ago

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 4:36 AM

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