How I got into Traditional Foods

Last year I went to the dentist. It had been about 2 years since the last time I went. Those two years ago I was told that I had 15 cavities and desperately needed dental work. I was pretty upset, since I did not eat sweets and I took a fairly long time to brush my teeth. Since I was impressed by the somewhat ‘miraculous’ healing that natural medicine has done in my friend’s life, I decided to see if there was a natural way to heal cavities. I stumbled upon Sarah Pope’s blog ‘the healthy home economist‘, and from then on found out about the work of Weston Price. I did not get those cavities filled, and started eating traditional foods and Fermented Cod liver oil. I’ve been modifying my supplements every day, adding some occasional fulvic acid for minerals, raw calcium with a mineral mix, and magnesium. I briefly at one point added comfrey tincture (also known as bone-heal) to my mouthwash.

I found a new dentist (or rather my parents did). The x-ray came back with only 3 cavities and 2 minor holes in the enamel. I don’t know if the 15 cavities my previous dentist told me about was him lying to have an excuse to drill and get money, or real. I wish I kept the first x-rays. Now I have a new set, and I’m going to keep track of my cavities so I can give you substantial proof if they do heal.


Disclaimer: Not getting cavities filled is a serious infection risk. If you do not take precautions, bacteria can enter the cavity and even infect the jawbone area. It can lead to sepsis and death. Lugol’s iodine diluted as a mouthwash works great as an antiseptic, please do research and precautions if you’re considering trying to heal cavities.

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