Cure Gum Disease Naturally

Cure Gum Disease Naturally Summary - Guide Part 8/8

Healing gum disease nutritionally requires restoring the missing fat-soluble vitamins and minerals to our diet.

Curing Gum Disease is almost as easy as A, B, C, D, and K

Here are some of the principal vitamins that are vital to incorporate into your gum healing diet, along with some alphabetically listed reminders of key concepts in oral health. 

  • A – Vitamin A prevents teeth from becoming loose by nourishing and strengthening the periodontal ligament and minimizing gum tissue irritation. 
  • A – Acidity is typical in type 1 gum disease. Excessive acidity needs to be eliminated so that the body chemistry can be restored to health and balance. This can usually be accomplished through a program of detoxification and by consumption of greens.
  • B – B vitamins are abundant in liver, wild fish, pastured meats, and poultry.
  • B – Bone broth, collagen, or a cartilage-rich supplement will help with bone strengthening and nutrient absorption.
  • C – Vitamin C is crucial for gum health and reduction and mitigation of toxicities in the body.
  • C – Calories count. People who deprive themselves of food will not get the nourishment they need. On the other hand, there are plenty of malnourished people who consume excess calories in overly processed and denatured foods that cannot nourish their bodies. Choose nutrient-dense foods that will satisfy your hunger.
  • D – Vitamin D from sources such as real cod liver oil is required for calcium and mineral metabolism.
  • D – Everyone is different and unique. Not everyone needs the same thing nutritionally. Listen to your body and if you can, find a way to test supplements or dietary ideas with the bio-energetic system of your body using applied kinesiology, muscle testing, dowsing, cranial rhythm, or other intuitive faculties.
  • K – Vitamin “K2”/Activator X. This fat-soluble vitamin matrix helps rebuild and strengthen your periodontium. Again, for the sake of gum healing, I only recommend foods rich in activator X/“K2” that are from wild or humanely-raised animal foods such as fish eggs, pastured butter, and cultured grass-fed dairy or cheese, and very likely in bone marrow and organs like brain, kidney, tripe, spleen, pancreas, heart, sweetbreads, animal blood, and lungs.
  • K – Kelp, a small amount of kelp is excellent for trace mineral support along with the highly essential iodine. The trace minerals in kelp synergize with the fat-soluble vitamins.

The diet outlined below involves several important aspects to heal gum disease. This outline will help you understand from an overview what foods need to be added or removed from your diet in a way that is flexible and affirming to your dietary needs.

  1. Add fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and Activator X/“ K2” to your diet.
  2. Consume adequate portions of protein with every meal to help maintain balanced blood sugar.
  3. Avoid or reduce modern denatured foods.
  4. In the case of type 1 gum disease, alkalizing foods will be very helpful.
  5. Eat mineral-dense foods like broth, dairy products, kelp, organs, and organic vegetables.

Three Dietary Essentials for Creating Your Healing Diet

  1. Trust yourself and your instincts: As the master of your destiny, only you can walk the straight and narrow path towards health. Health requires internalizing dietary principles, but at the same time, trusting your gut, or your instincts. Listen to your taste buds and follow those inner signals. Do not get stuck in rigid dogmas; but rather, relax and nourish yourself. In the end, the best choices come from a deep knowing within, and my purpose in this book is to create a framework to help you connect with that knowing.
  2. Connect with your food heritage: Each one of us comes from generations of people who knew how to be healthy and how to live in some degree of harmony with the land. In previous generations, we learned what to eat and what was healthy from our parents, grandparents, and extended family. Only in relatively recent times, in just the last century, has the generational/ancestral food knowledge become lost and supplanted. No longer do we learn about healthy foods from our family; we now learn from public schools, advertisements, television, and the government. Unfortunately malfeasant forces have influenced our communal food knowledge and the wise food choices of our familiar linage have been supplanted by unwholesome and harmful substitutes. Generally, foods from our own ancestral lineage work best for us. Talk to your parents, grandparents, or other relatives to help reconnect with traditional foods ways. Also think back to family meals during childhood or special occasions when traditional foods of your family’s heritage were eaten. Typically these foods will be most easily absorbed and digested by you.
  3. Fermented dairy products from pastured animals. Whole milk can be harder to digest in its refrigerated, sweet form. Traditional cultures across the world ferment milk to predigest casein and lactose. Fermented dairy products can be very healing and medicinal. Cheese, yogurt, and kefir are a few examples of fermented/cultured dairy products. [1]  

 Cure Gum Disease General Dietary Guidelines

The specific guidelines are spelled out in much more detail in the book Cure Gum Disease Naturally. Here are a few dietary highlights.

Calcium Rich Foods

Calcium

Trace Minerals

Gelatin and/or Broth

Beef Broth Grassfed

Adequate Zinc

Good Salt

Probiotic Foods

Optional yet Very Helpful Foods to Support Gum Health

Magnesium Baths or Topical Magnesium Oil: Apply two-plus times per week for magnesium supplementation. This can be especially important if exclusively consuming bone calcium.

Fermented dairy: include buttermilk, clabber, or whey for their healing benefits and calcium.

Essential Multi-Glandular: A blend of dried organs and glands such as thyroid, adrenals, pancreas, and gonads: to balance body chemistry and provide missing elements. / Grass-Fed Organ Meats: Kidney, brain, tripe, “ Rocky Mountain oysters,” etc.

Organic Colostrum: To help rebuild the body and speed healing.

Fish Eggs: For trace elements and activator X/“ K2.”

Bone Marrow: Or ½ teaspoon of freeze-dried bone marrow and cartilage powder to build teeth and bones.

Safer Carbohydrates for A Healthy Diet (Choose Organic Where Possible)

Organic Sweet Potato

Organic Sweet Potato

 

Safe Fats for Healthy Teeth and Gums

 ghee - clarified butter spoon

The best and tastiest fats come from healthy animals.

Cultured butter or ghee from cultured butter is excellent;

Foods To Avoid When Restoring Gum Health

Very sweet sweeteners—even natural ones like honey, maple syrup, and minimally-processed natural sugar—need to be consumed with moderation.

(entire list is available in the book Cure Gum Disease Naturally)

 

A Few References

[1] Monastyrsky, Konstantin. “The Ingredients of Longevity Nutrition.” GutSense.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2014. <http://www.gutsense.org/gutsense/nutrition.html>.

[2] Otuechere CA, et al., 2013. Virgin coconut oil protects against liver damage in albino rats challenged with the anti-folate combination, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 28:1-5.

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