I recently had the chance to go to the dentist for a normal cleaning and a checkup of my teeth. However, to my dismay, I have a cavity, not one but more than one. I was a little shocked because I have gone through my whole life with out any cavities in my mouth. So I was a little upset, to say the least. I ended up doing a little research on the topic because I eat pretty good and maintain and avoidance of a lot of things.
However, I learned I was not doing enough. In fact, as I look back this past year I have had a lot going on in my life stress wise and everything. You know the normal ups and downs that come with life. But one thing stuck out to me was that I was eating a lot of ice cream late at night, and a lot more processed food than I would usually consume.
This research and back tracking of what went wrong with my nutrition habits was that the sugars I have been consuming late at night were causing a disruption in my body's natural balance. The sugars were not only damaging to my health but pulling the minerals my body needs for optimum health out of my bones.
Because when your body is not getting the nutrients that it needs it starts to pull the mineral out your bones, and even your teeth because your teeth are bone. Which in return can lead to cavities.
However, since I believe in the power of regeneration and the ability of the human body to heal itself. I've learned thanks to Ramiel Nigel Cure Tooth Decay Naturally Book. That our teeth are in a constant state of De-mineralization and Re-mineralization. Ramiel Nigel claims that we can actually cure our tooth problems through what we eat. He also follows the Weston price foundation way of eating, a Traditional Foods Diet that places heavy emphasis on eating the way our fore parents ate.
I actually follow this model, except this year I have eaten way too many sweets, and boy of boy look what happened.
Another thing that I am trying is something called Oil Pulling, and if you never heard of oil pulling it is an age-old remedy that is supposed to help with teeth problems by healing the area that has gone out of balance with the body. Now don't get me wrong I have nothing against dental fillings and work. But why band-aid a problem and not getting to the root of the whole problem, to begin with.
Oil pulling involves placing a variety of oils in your mouth and then swishing around for about 3 – 10 minutes to help with infections, clean out bacteria and help with teeth pain.
Yesterday, I used about 1/3 cup of coconut oil and olive for my very first Oil Pulling! Oil pulling with coconut oil is great. I swished the oil around for about 4 minutes than I spat it out. With a very mild rinse, I was good to go. To my surprise, right after that, I have not had any pain from my teeth since, however, I do plan on oil pulling for the next week or so to see what results it could bring.
This is not a permanent fix to the problem but it can help speed up the healing process since coconut oil is high in fatty acids and anti-microbial factors. If you want to learn more about the many uses of coconut Oil than I high suggest you read the Coconut Oil Miracle.
But, I will talk more about that once I test them out for myself.
The Benefits of oil pulling with coconut oil really does go a long way. !