HOW TEETH REMINERALIZE

Recently, I had a traumatized tooth extracted. It was not an easy choice. I already had other teeth traumatized by the drilling of my teeth with childhood cavities, by overfilling the holes in the teeth with silver amalgams (mercury), by replacing the silver amalgams with a composite white material as an adult, and when I needed crowns (gold at first) because the fillings fell out with parts of the tooth, and finally there was more drilling involved to place a porcelain (composite) crown. After all the drilling and fillings, which gives you more microscopic breaks in the enamel and the dentin (hard bone-like middle layer of teeth), and if there is not enough blood supply to the tooth with certain nutrients through the dental lymph, the tooth can become decayed unless you remineralize your teeth with a nutritional intake of minerals. How do you know if you are deficient? Please read on.

I was born number two of five children. All of my siblings' teeth lacked in the right minerals in our mother's womb because of familial dietary habits she brought from her family origin. A lack of minerals she would have received from fresh whole foods and my mother taking medicine during the time of the growth of our teeth made us susceptible to "soft" teeth.

Understanding the process of tooth cavity healing (mineralization) and tooth cavity formation (demineralization) takes us on a path to see our body as a system and not as body parts. Decades ago, there were many heated discussions between doctors of medicine that would and could not agree in principle that the teeth had anything to do with our general health. Today, there are many studies supporting the theory that as the health of the teeth go is how the body goes. I am still looking for the dentist who will assist with nutritional advice and not only the drilling and replacing of teeth with crowns and root canals.

For example, in my case, for months I knew the crowned tooth (#3 tooth right upper jaw, energy association to that tooth is the pancreas, stomach and thyroid) was slowly dying. I felt the dull pain. I went to see the dentist and I had my teeth cleaned. Within a week, I had inflammation develop quickly with gum swelling. I went back to the dentist and she advised that I take antibiotics and then go get a root canal. I remembered my last root canal which was quite time-consuming and expensive to boot within the last few years and I then decided to do research. In the meantime, I decided to not take the antibiotics and to not get a root canal. I utilized my BEMER technology (a frequency machine that enhances the general blood flow to the microcirculation level) and it reduced the pain and swelling to virtually nothing for a few months. I also did a lot of nutrition research of how to get the right minerals in the blood supply to the tooth by measuring my hair tissue to balance the minerals in my body for the past 18 months, which I do every 8-12 weeks by sending it to a lab for analysis.

anatomy of a tooth

In my research, the anatomy of the tooth is as follows: dentin is the hard, bone-like middle layer of teeth; enamel is the hard white surface covering your teeth; the root of the tooth is embedded in the jaw; the tooth pulp is in the middle of the tooth. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and cellular elements including tooth building cells. Each tooth has a blood supply and a nerve that travels through the center of the tooth roots into the jaw bone via the mandibular nerve. The mandibular nerve is a branch of the largest cranial nerve in our body, the trigeminal nerve. This nerve connection is what makes toothaches so painful and debilitating. The periodontal ligament lines the root of the tooth. It connects the tooth to the jaw through millions of taut fibers running in different directions. These fibers absorb the shock of chewing, and hold the tooth firmly in place. The cells in the periodontal ligament can degenerate and regenerate. A worn out periodontal ligament is a primary cause of tooth loss.

Each tooth contains about three miles of microscopic tubes called dentinal tubules. Dentinal tubules are 1.3-4.5 microns in size. (1) This is close to one thousandth the size of a pinhead. Dentinal tubules are filled with a fluid that is estimated to be similar to the cerebral spinal fluid in the spinal cord and brain. (2) The tooth enamel contains about two percent of this fluid. In addition to the tooth fluid, the tubules can contain parts of tooth growing cells, nerves and connective tissue. (3)

Dentin and enamel are fed from tooth building cells called odontoblasts which transport or diffuse certain nutrients through the dental lymph. Ondontoblasts contain microscopic structures that act as pumps. In effect, a healthy tooth cleans itself out. Microscopic droplets of nutrient-rich solution from our blood are pumped through the tiny tubules. In a healthy tooth, the fluid flow from within the pulp moves outward in a pressurized system that protects our teeth from corrosive substances in our mouths. (4)

A dentist Ralph Steinman discovered that our teeth's ability to remineralize is based upon the regulating action of the largest salivary glands, the parotid glands. Located near the inside of our jaw bone, the parotid glands regulate the activity of the nutrient-rich dentinal fluid. The signal to the parotid glands comes from the regulating center of the brain, the hypothalamus. When the tooth fluid flow is reversed due to a signal from the parotid glands (as a result of a poor diet or otherwise), food debris, saliva and other matter are pulled into the tooth through the dentinal tubes. When this happens over time, the pulp becomes inflamed and tooth decay spreads to the enamel.

Dr Steinman identified the loss of certain key minerals in this process of tooth decay. These are magnesium, copper, iron and manganese, all of which are active in cellular metabolism and necessary for the energy-production that allows the cleansing flow of the fluid through dentin tubules. (5) An interesting note is that phytic acid, an anti-nutrient in grains, nuts, seeds and beans, has the potential to block the absorption of each one of these vital tooth building minerals. If you'd like to learn more about how to reduce the amount of phytic acid in these foods, please do not hesitate to do your own research or to find a knowledgeable holistically minded individual to help you with this. It takes time to truly heal the body as it does to make foods that your body can absorb. I even advise my clients in how to prepare food to be readily absorbed into the body.

Before I had my tooth extracted, I had been measuring my blood sugar daily and it was actually in the high range (102-112 when I awoke). When I had my tooth extracted (root canals only take the nerve pain away, but the tooth is still diseased), and within 36 hours I awoke to a blood sugar of 82; a twenty to thirty point difference!

There are a number of glands that are responsible for healthy gums. The master gland, called the pituitary gland and its two discrete sections, are based on the hormones of the anterior and posterior pituitary. The posterior pituitary gland is to work in conjunction with the pancreas to control blood sugar levels. Blood sugar levels, when chronically out of balance, can often cause tooth decay or gum disease. If the posterior pituitary cannot regulate the blood sugar properly, then this can create a biochemical imbalance that will cause phosphorus to be pulled from the bones. The primary cause of this deficiency is white sugar. The posterior pituitary can be brought slowly back to health by eating a diet low in sugar which includes avoiding natural sugars as well.

Gum disease is caused by an overactive anterior pituitary gland. One of the roles of this gland is to produce growth hormones. This gland is balanced with testosterone or estrogen. The lack of growth hormone production is therefore intimately connected with gum disease.

Another gland affecting tooth decay is the thyroid gland which is regulated by the anterior pituitary gland. Often the relationship of the thyroid to the pituitary is not considered, leaving thyroid treatments ineffective. A malfunctioning thyroid also plays a role in producing tooth decay and gum disease because the thyroid plays a role in maintaining blood calcium levels. To repair thyroid function, the anterior pituitary gland usually needs attention. People on medications that affect their thyroid can have significant tooth decay problems.

Even excess testosterone can be linked to inflamed gums and excess levels of phosphorous in the blood stream. (6) Excess estrogen can also cause inflamed gums.

The reason for highlighting the role of glands is because prescription drugs, birth control pills, and other toxic or stress factors can significantly influence on or several of our glands leaving us susceptible to tooth decay. Conversely, supporting the health of our glands can support a faster tooth decay recovery. The regulation and balancing of these important glands will support healthy parotid gland function and thus promote tooth remineralization. If you feel that your glands are out of balance, or you are taking prescription drugs that influence your glands, then you will need to seek additional treatments beyond diet. In particular, herbal therapies, glandular supplementation therapies, and traditional medicines like Ayurveda, Tibetan or Chinese medicine including acupuncture and the use of the BEMER technology can all help enhance the flow of blood to strengthen and balance your glands. It is never too late to reclaim your health if you take action now and not wait until you come down with a diagnosis.

For those who would like to take charge of their health including the health of their teeth, please contact me via the contact form below. You might be able to save yourself from future pain and a healthy mouth for the rest of your life.

REFERENCES:

  1. Cook, Douglas DDS "Rescued by My Dentist.": 27
  2. Berggren G., Brannstrom M., "The Rate of Flow in Dentinal Tubules Due to Capillary Attraction." J Dent Res. 1965; 44: 307-456.
  3. Ten Cate A.R. Oral Histology: Development, Structure and Function. Mosby, St. Louis, Boston, Toronto 1998; Chapters 5,9,10,11 and 18.
  4. Roggenkamp, Clyde L., and John Leonora. "Foreword." Dentinal Fluid Transport: Publications of Drs Ralph Steinman and John Leonora. Loma Linda, CA:  Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, 2004. IX. Print.
  5. Huggins, Hal A., DDS. Why Raise Ugly Kids. Arlington House Publishers, Westport, CT, Copyright 1981, ISBNO-87000-507-3, pages 143-149.
  6. Forbes, R. The Hormone Mess and How to Fix It. 2004:  12.

LOVE AND TRUTH EMBODIES OUR HEALTH OF BODY AND MIND

As my parents age with illnesses, I have come to realize that death is part of the life cycle first hand. There are many perceived family pressures associated with my father’s beliefs and expectations of my mother with Alzheimer’s disease by him saying that this was not part of their retirement plans.

Any disease that happens to us or others, we cannot plan for every health contingency.  However, the key is prevention to live the best quality of life and to keep on learning about ourselves each and every day.

Dr. Bruce Lipton, a cellular biologist at Stanford University, said in his research that the thing that causes illness and disease is stress. And the thing that always causes stress is a wrong belief. Those wrong beliefs are embedded in our cellular memories. Dr. Lipton goes on to say that if you can heal that wrong belief, the stress goes away and the immune system in the body can heal everything even genetic illnesses and disease.

When my mother had her mental facilities, she seemed at odds with practically everyone. I truly believe her belief source came down to that she could not please her own mother. I felt that if she could heal this one belief, she would have had a better life. I still have not given up on taking this challenge on with her even with her state of mind.

You see, when you heal the wrong belief, you also heal the thing that is blocking the success and prosperity in life. I know this first hand. I have been working on so many aspects of fear-based thoughts on both the conscious and unconscious levels so that I can have love and truth for my success goals, which need to be 100 percent under my control. Why? Because stress drains your energy and it dumbs you down and it causes you to come at everything from a negative perspective. How in the world are you going to be successful when you can’t think straight, you don’t have energy and you are coming at everything from a negative perspective? Every negative thing flows from fear.

And the wrong belief, according to Dr. Lipton’s research, causes us to be afraid when we should not be afraid. So what comes from fear? Anger, sadness, depression, manipulation, dishonesty, every crime that is ever committed, as well as, fear of failure and fear of other things. So this category of unhealthy beliefs can absolutely change your life.

Some of the unhealthy beliefs are:  “I’m unlovable. I’m insignificant. I’m flawed. I’m hopeless. I’m worthless. Something bad is going to happen. Something must change right now for me to be okay. People are going to take advantage of me. I am bad. I’m not good enough. I’m unforgivable. People are out to get me. I must be in control. It’s not fair. People must think well of me for me to be okay. I can’t do it. I’m not capable. Others should do it for me.”

Those are the unhealthy beliefs that block us from living the life we want to live. And that, when they are healed, can change our lives forever. I know I have lived with most of the above even while looking successful on my resume and the plaques on the wall. However, my body remembered and expressed its dissatisfaction with my negative beliefs by throwing my immune system upside down with the development of my severe plaque psoriasis. Not only did I look at my nutrition, but I had to look at the how and why I could truly heal my autoimmune condition. My heart knew.

Let’s look at some of the positive transforming beliefs. I am lovable. I am significant. I’m whole. I’m a person of worth regardless of my circumstances or what anybody thinks. I have unbounded hope for the future. Wonderful things are in store for me. My future is not tied to the past. I am free. I am always okay. Even though I’m always learning, growing and getting better, I am satisfied and content right now. I love everyone. Everyone is different, but all have worth and value. I will receive all good things by surrendering to love and truth. I can lay down control. I don’t have to try to be someone I’m not in order to be loved. I will believe and live the truth of who I am. I am capable. I can do it. I don’t have to get others to do it for me. I have a say over my life.

Which of these beliefs would you rather hold? How would you rather live? Well, that is why we want to heal those destructive beliefs, and to infuse the healthy ones. I promise you, if you do that in just this category, you will never, ever be the same.

I know how success looks for me everyday and that includes a healthy mind, body and spirit. What does it look like for you?

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HOW POTATOES CAN GIVE YOU CANCER

Even if you don’t smoke, a high-glycemic diet can lead to lung cancer. There was a surprising new study by the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. It found that people with a high-glycemic diet have a dramatically higher risk of lung cancer even if they did not smoke. (1)

Researchers studied more than 1,900 lung cancer patients and more than 2,400 cancer-free people. The scientists focused on the glycemic index of the subjects’ diets. Starchy foods, such as white bread and potatoes, have high-glycemic indexes. They cause spikes in blood sugar levels. Ever since I and my clients have given up or reduced our white starchy foods, I, and my clients, blood sugar levels returned to normal. Each time that your blood sugar goes above 100-110 (eating or not), it tears up and scars your arteries of not only your cardiovascular system, but  plays havoc in the development of lung cancer.

The people with the highest glycemic diets had a 49% greater risk of developing lung cancer than those with the lowest. (2) Among non-smokers, a high-glycemic diet more than doubled the odds of lung cancer.

Tobacco use is the leading cause of lung cancer. But researchers have long been puzzled by non-smokers getting the disease. This new study helps provide the answer. (3) Besides white bread and potatoes, high-glycemic foods include white rice, bagels, pretzels and corn flakes.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. It kills more than 150,000 Americans a year.

REFERENCES on Request.

THE NATURAL SECRET TO GREAT SEX AFTER MENOPAUSE

Over the years, it seems that much more attention has been paid to male sexual health and satisfaction than it has to the female sexual health. Contrary to what the mainstream medical community might want you to believe, that women are interested in having fulfilling sex lives too and even after menopause. But sometimes it just physically isn’t that easy. Atrophic vaginitis can make sex downright unpleasant for many women. This condition is very common and includes symptoms like vaginal dryness, itching or burning, painful sexual intercourse, light bleeding after intercourse, and sometimes incontinence.

You may have all of these symptoms or just a few. But, since the usual treatment for this problem is hormone replacement therapy (HRT), you may decide to “just live with it,” rather than face the risks that have surfaced regarding synthetic hormone replacement.

Keep in mind that you can take hormone replacement safely with all-natural, identical-to-human HRT, but there may even be a simpler solution; an all natural ginseng.

Decades ago, a British researcher found that Panax ginseng can be used effectively to treat atrophic vaginitis. Women with a history of vaginal dryness and painful intercourse were asked to volunteer for biopsies of the vaginal mucosa. When examined microscopically, the biopsy specimens showed typical atrophy, with a thinner skin and little to no mucous production. Physical examination prior to biopsy showed the same changes.

The women were asked to take Panax ginseng for two to three months. Repeat biopsies showed significantly thickened mucosa with more normal surface mucous. Physical examination showed the same types of changes, and women reported disappearance of vaginal dryness and painful intercourse.

I advise 100 milligrams of standardized Panax ginseng extract three times daily. After comfort has returned and symptoms have diminished, you can usually lower your dosage of ginseng to an appropriate maintenance level that works for you.

No one should give up hope, comfort, or great sex after menopause. If any of the symptoms listed above apply to you, Panax ginseng is certainly worth a try. It’s available in almost any natural food store, as well as many pharmacies and supermarkets. Look for the most pure form with as little additives listed in the other section on the bottle.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER:  The statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. We make no curative claims. This information in this blog is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only with regard to healthy living. It is a self-help tool for your own use, it is not medical advice. Always consult with your doctor when considering dietary, exercise, or prescription changes.

Please contact me if you’d like further information on how I can assist you in resolving your challenges by contacting me in the form below.