How in the world!?
We eat very little processed food, only natural sugar (honey), and eat real wholesome foods on a regular basis. I still go over my son’s teeth at night and my daughter isn’t old enough to brush her own teeth yet. I know my kids’ teeth are getting cleaned well each day. So, how on earth did this happen?
I’m still working on the answers to that question but I think I might have a pretty good idea of what happened.
After reading Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel, I think our problem has a lot to do with the fact that we have been eating a dairy-free diet on and off for the last few years. Both of my kids have had issues with dairy so it seemed best at the time to go dairy-free. We’ve been on a Paleo like diet for quite some time, which substitutes coconut milk or almond milk for actual dairy.
But here we are with cavities… We have never had cavities before and oral health is very important to me so this was a shocker.
For weeks now I’ve been working on healing my children’s teeth, which I didn’t know was possible until reading Nagel’s book.
We have dental appointments coming up in about a month. We’ll get to see then whether or not all of this work has paid off. And I’ve been praying!
Until then, I wanted to share this breakfast shake I put together to get that extra boost of nutrients into my kids.
This shake isn’t just for healing teeth either! It’s great for keeping your body healthy and strong.
Nutrient Dense Breakfast Shake
This shake makes 2 tall glasses
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 of a 10oz. bag of frozen strawberries (You could also use blueberries, blackberries, cherries…)
- 2 tsp. high vitamin butter oil
- 1 1/2 tsp. raw probiotics for kids by Garden of Life
- 2 raw egg yolks
- 2 cups raw milk
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup of plain yogurt (I make my own using an electric yogurt maker.)
Put all the ingredients into a blender, like a Vitamix, and blend until smooth.
Nagel, in his book, recommends consuming raw eggs. They’re a great source of protein for healing teeth because they’re easily digested and full of vitamins and minerals. I researched a lot before I introduced raw eggs into our diet, as I didn’t feel comfortable about it at first. I do use them now but only organic free range eggs or the ones from our own chickens. I also wash them before using them.
As for the raw milk, we found a wonderful local raw milk dairy farm that I trust. We visited the farm and met the “girls”. If you need help finding a raw milk source in your area you can try Weston A. Price’s real milk finder. It’s a good idea to check out the farm and get a tour, too.
Have you ever been surprised to find out you or a family member had cavities? What did you do about it?