Posts Tagged: Tooth Decay

How to Strengthen Bones and Teeth with White Sugar

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Sugar-addict

Strengthen bones and teeth with white sugar?  What am I crazy?  If you don’t know much about me, you would say yes.  Stick around long enough and you might find I’m surprisingly sane. I have no interest in perpetuating dogma or saying the same thing everyone else says and thinking like everyone else thinks.  The bottom line is that I and several others I communicate with have noticed a tremendous loss of tooth sensitivity as our teeth have become stronger.  That much is indisputable fact.  No one could convince me that my teeth haven’t become significantly less sensitive over the past year, because they have, and it’s obvious. What I want to know is why.  This post is about exploring the potential mechanisms behind the increase in tooth strength I… Read more »

Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay is the most common form of degenerative disease in the world, affecting nearly every human being on the planet.  Most children are born into the world, have a bunch of their baby teeth filled with amalgam fillings, have those teeth fall out, and then start the same process over again with their next set. Modern dentistry is able to hide the woes of cavities and toothaches through modern dental practices.  Regular tooth brushing, mouthwashes, and more help keep our cavities from getting out of control. But get this.  Our teeth dissolving in our mouths within a few short years of arriving is the most telling sign of our collective lack of health than any other barometer we have.  It is the canary in the coal mine of human… Read more »

Fat vs. Fruit

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Recently I’ve been trying to take it easy on my friend fruit. For years I’ve advocated an entirely sugar-free approach to overcoming certain health problems, and when my diet was very high in fat, fruit was a major aggravator of health issues – like tooth pain, them little tongue bump things, emotional irrationality, joint pain, allergies, asthma, and fat gain – and zits too. Aurora’s response is identical, only worse on many of those fronts. Same for dozens of others that I’ve had these discussions with. However, my past experiences with fruit weren’t necessarily congruent with my newer, more recent condemnations of fruit. For example, in 2005 I did all kinds of “cleanses” and forever improved my health doing so. These cleanses were based primarily around sweet fruits, fruit-only smoothies,… Read more »

Summer Recap Part II

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Well, I’m not going to totally go off on my summer diet. I did want to give a few basic details for all those interested. For the first time in several years, I did decide to experiment with a little ice cream. I chose Haagen Daz because of the short ingredient list and lack of indigestible substances such as Guar Gum, Carageenan, and/or Xanthan Gum. On my days off I would intentionally do a high-calorie day like that recommended by Scott Abel. It may have helped me maintain muscle mass, just like Season 2 in which I ate a half dozen doughnuts for breakfast every day, but the idea overall was probably pretty dumb – especially using ice cream, a food that I’ve known to be my primary nemesis for over… Read more »

Carb Wars: Episode II

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Here’s a compelling low-carb/paleo adventure from a 180 Member and frequent blog participant (my responses in red): Hi Matt, My low-carb story starts a long time ago. Knowing what I know now from reading the research of McCarrison and Pottenger on multi-generation metabolic decline I know it started at least with my grandmother and potentially before. My grandmother was raised on margarine and jam on white bread, vegetables cooked to a mush and ice cream by the pint. She lived that way all her life and raised my Mom that way. My Mom tried better with me, but there was still a lot of baked goods at home and I was “the fat kid” by age 3. Good insights. I agree completely. I’ve come across lots of overweight people who… Read more »

Suckled by Triceratops

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Apologies kind followers for the recent raves of fellow comrade-gone-wild, Bruce K. It’s been real, and it’s been fun, but the loyal followers have had enough. Although, for whatever pains and frustration it has caused anyone, or what damage Bruce may inflict upon himself or others with his IQ of 12,000,000 – it may be worth it. Why? Because someone proposing to be a member of the Bruce K. Royal fan club posted a lengthy rant that mentioned Bruce’s superpowers and his childhood rearing, involving being suckled by Triceratops. After peeing my pants once, and then again after reading about his intergalactic breakfast of Black Holes, I realized that the pain and suffering was worth it. If you have even a mediocre sense of humor and a familiarity with what… Read more »

Layla’s Pearly Whites

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“When we saw someone with really bright skin and shiny hair we used to assume that they were eating a lot of butter.”-Layla Sheikh’s remark watching me snarf up ridiculous amounts of butter Recently I crossed paths with a Somalian refugee living in political exile here in Maui. Her name is Layla Sheikh. But don’t think that she’s some poor peasant girl fresh outta the Somalian desert sand, begging for food. She sports a stylin’ fro and highly fashionable clothes. She cruises in an SUV, and has her own two-bedroom apartment 200 yards from the Pacific ocean. She works as a professional model, getting gigs like holding the round cards at the UFC fights over in Lahaina, as well as doing plenty of photo shoots and fashion shows. Basically, she’s… Read more »

Malabsorption

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First off, apologies to my long-time followers for always being so preoccupied with Weston A. Price and others that witnessed the sudden dramatic decline of health at the dawn of modern food. But the shift of human health really dominates my thinking. From the beginning I’ve really been perplexed and driven to understand how and what, specifically, brought about this shift. As a very brief recap for all the newbies, Price directly observed a dramatic change in physical, mental, and even societal health amongst several independent groups of humans worldwide, as they were exposed to modern foods for the first time from a previously natural, nutritious, and untainted diet. Highlights include improper formation of facial structure resulting in crooked teeth, something we now just consider to be normal and “genetic”… Read more »

Fruc Fructose

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Fructose is a kind of sugar. There are many kinds of sugars: sucrose, lactose, galactose, maltose, dextrose, raffinose, glucose, and bunches more. Fructose is just one type. Fructose is famous for being the type of sugar found in fruit. Because of this association with fruit, considered to be a very nutritious and overall healthy food to be included in the daily diet of every man, woman, and child, fructose has been given unfair judgment. We might want to take a moment to investigate fructose a little further though, because there’s a legitimate possibility that it is the biggest single contributor to chronic disease. For realsies. As those who have done their homework have discovered, there is a striking correlation between the availability of refined sugar and the widespread onset of… Read more »

Hungry, Hungry Hippos

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The question I promised to answer in last week’s self-starvation experiment saga was “why are we so hungry if we’re eating more than ever before?” This is one of the biggest questions of the 21st century, and the correct answer may hold the key to unlocking the entire degenerative process that began at the dawn of carbohydrate refining. Most people agree that the cause of the Diabesity epidemic (a great term that I stumbled across, as the two, type II Diabetes and obesity, often go hand in hand) is eating too much and exercising too little. But as anyone who has read more than a few paragraphs of this blog knows, my opinions differ. I certainly see this ballooning phenomenon having far more complexity. It is clear that Americans, as… Read more »

Status of the Puzzle

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It’s been a year now of concentrated research and tireless pondering on the current human health status, what constitutes an optimally healthy diet and lifestyle, and the best strategy for where to go from here if health interests you. To be able to come to some worthy conclusions, I had to make as much sense out of the endless sea of information as possible. This was no small feat, and the process of putting the pieces of the “puzzle” together is an ever-evolving process of refinement. But as we hit the end of 2007 and celebrate a full year of my self-righteous proclamations, it made sense to commemorate the current status of my overall understanding of the health trends that we’re seeing in the world. First of all, for all… Read more »

A New Revolutionary Field of Biology!

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A book I’m currently reading, The Biology of Belief, got my motors running in a big way. It fired me up because it totally sums up the ridiculous blind tangent that some of the “smartest” people have been on for 60 years. The author, Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., states that the field of epigenetics (meaning control above genetics) is a revolutionary new field of biology regarding how we look at heredity. Instead of seeing genes as the sole determinants of our blueprint, epigenetics “profoundly changes our understanding of how life is controlled.” By this I can only assume that “our” refers to the idiots that have been trying to unlock the human genetic code, and “profoundly changes our understanding” means that they no longer think about it with the intellectual integrity… Read more »