Repairing The Teeth
I have had many letters about whether people can, or cannot, regrow their tooth enamel. There is no answer to this question – For a start, I am not a dentist and cannot give advice on people’s teeth, especially when I have no idea about the age, the health, the circumstances of the individual, and so forth.
Each individual case is different, which is why professional help should be sought if you are contemplating to follow any sort of health programme for the purpose of reversing a serious illness such as cancer or multiple sclerosis, or for the purpose of regrowing your tooth enamel. I would advise you to see a good experienced naturopath, an ayurvedic practitioner, or a homeopath or herbalist. Consulting a naturopathic dentist would be a very good option if you wish to repair tooth enamel, as it is possible that the dentist could apply minerals to the teeth to help them repair themselves.
The Jacqui Davison/Gerson diet, and other wheatgrass programmes have worked well for curing many cancers and have repaired teeth in the process. But there are other therapies which have worked equally well, such as a macrobiotic diet which is based on the Japanese diet, or the traditional Indian diet of Ayurvedic medicine. Indian people who have been brought up on traditional Indian food such as dahl, rice, and vegetable curries, with or without meat, usually have beautiful teeth, which shows how good this kind of diet is for the health.
I have written much about the Gerson therapy for cancer, and Jacqui Davison’s case, where new tooth enamel was grown while she followed Gerson’s therapy for cancer.
But not everyone has the ability, the perseverance, or the time, or the money, to put into following such rigorous programmes as Gerson’s, or other strict therapies recommended for cancer.
So – a modified diet is the best approach for most people, unless they are extremely determined and wish to follow the Gerson diet to the letter, with its castor oil doses every second day, daily enemas, and vegetable juices every hour, among other things.
A Basic Diet For Good Health: I devised a special diet for my family many years ago. I found this diet to be good by trial and error. This diet was formulated mainly to prevent my eldest child from suffering from eczema: Basically, all pre-packaged food, or processed food, was avoided completely so that no preservatives, colourants, or flavourings were consumed at all.
All food was made at home. We omitted dairy foods, wheat foods, bread, sugar and yeast foods. No coffee, tea or alcohol was used. After following the diet for 9 months, to help my son’s eczema, we discovered one day that the small hole which had developed in his new front tooth had healed itself. This proved that good nutrition, and avoiding harmful things in the diet, really does help tooth enamel to regenerate itself. Although being young helps as well: I have heard of other children who have had small cavities which have healed themselves naturally.
Now, I know that this diet I devised is a similar one which is promoted for prevention and cure of candida. This anti-eczema diet of ours is similar to the macrobiotic and Indian diets, where any cooked meats and fish are used, with any cooked vegetables and rice. But I was not following any specified programme as such: I simply used all the foods which were healthy, and abandoned all that were unhealthy for us. My son’s eczema was my barometer: Eczema would appear on his arms very soon after eating anything which he was ‘allergic’ to, such as cow’s milk, wheat, and sugar, or yeast foods. He had been subjected to 245T aerial spraying over our house in the Hokianga when he was not much more than a year old. This had affected our health very badly.
After a while, I found that goat’s milk was tolerated by the whole family. At first, I used fresh, unpasteurized goat’s milk to supplement breast feeding my youngest child. Then, when he was a little older, I found that powdered goat’s milk did not cause any reaction to any of my children, and so this was included in the daily diet also. But for a long time, we did not use milk at all.
Basically, the foods we avoided were all wheat, all sugar, all dairy except for butter. Using butter was recommended by Walter Last – I found butter to be very healthful, but not so cow’s milk.
So I am going to list all of the foods which proved beneficial for us in preventing eczema, and which eventually repaired the enamel on my son’s tooth
List of Basic Foods To Help Regrow Tooth Enamel
All Cooking Oils were good, especially Olive oil, Grape seed oil, Rice bran oil.
All fruits are ok in small amounts, although citrus or very acid fruits were not so good. I found that using oil or protein with fruit helped the assimilation of the fruit sugar. A banana mashed with an egg yolk, and a tablespoon of olive oil, with a little rice, and dessicated coconut, made a very good desert which was assimilated easily, without skin reaction. This might not suit everybody with eczema or allergies though. But generally, if you have a sugar disturbance, then eating oils or fats or protein with a fruit will aid the absorption of its sugar content. Remember to munch a stalk of celery after each meal, especially if you have had a sweet dish. This is very important for children.
Alfalfa spouts: These are very alkaline – one of the most alkaline foods of all. Very good to include these in your daily salads.
Almond milk is excellent, combined with sesame or sunflower seeds. This is a good calcium-rich substitute for dairy milk
Avocado and Avocado Oil
Beans – All dried beans were good. Also fresh green beans
Beetroot – Grated raw beetroot in salads with grated apple. Or cooked beetroot.
Cabbage – Raw in Cole-slaw, or cooked.
Coconut – Fresh or Dessicated coconut
Coconut Milk or Cream
Comfrey – If you can get it. Comfrey is especially high in silica and other minerals which aid the growth of the teeth, hair, nails and bone. I used comfrey tea quite frequently, and occasionally put a leaf in with the silver beet, maybe two or three times a week. Very good to use in the diets of growing children.
Cornmeal – Both fine yellow cornmeal and coarse grain. Tinned kernels were also good.
Dates – We used a lot of dates on Walter Last’s recommendation. Walter wrote a wonderful book called ‘Heal Yourself’. Dates are an ideal substitute for sweetening. I used dates to sweeten desserts, with coconut as well. These sweets were not as sweet as if you were to use sugar, but the family got used to these less sweet desserts. We found dates did not cause an allergic reaction, whereas sugar, wheat and dairy foods, except for butter, did.
Eggs. Only use Free-range eggs. Preferably organic. 2 raw egg yolks are taken daily on the Gerson diet. Raw egg yolk is healthy, but not raw egg white. The white must be cooked. Raw egg yolk can be used with olive oil to make aioli, a Mediterranean substitute for butter. Aioli is a great way to add more protein and olive oil into the diet, as it can be used as a salad dressing, as well as a dip, or a replacement for butter.
Fish – All fish was good, except for smoked fish or flavoured tinned fish. Tinned tuna, sardines in oil were good. I avoided tinned fish in sauces.
Grapes and Grapeseed Oil
Kumara or sweet potato
Mung Beans – Cooked and sprouted. Sprouted mung beans for salads are a great food, as they are rich in enzymes, vitamin C, and are alkaline in nature.
Olive Oil and Black Olives
Onions – red and white. Spring onion and chives. All the onion family are very good.
Peppers – All peppers green and red
Raisins – Like sultanas, we only used these occasionally. Dates were better.
Sesame Seeds and Sesame oil
Silver Beet (in moderation – I would not use this two days in a row, as I found it had too much oxalis acid to use too often)
Spinach (in moderation – same as for silver beet)
Sultanas – I used these only in moderation and not very frequently. Dates were better for sweetening.
Sunflower Seeds and Sunflower Oil
All meats chicken and fish were used. I would say that we used more protein to replace wheat, generally, although we did use rice and cornmeal breads, and other grains from the list above on a daily basis.
We avoided all fermented foods while on this diet, including tofu and tempeh. No vinegars, tomato sauce or soy sauces were used. Vinegars are yeast foods, which can cause candida. The above foods, generally, were good for treating candida. Fruits are used in moderation. Too much fruit sugar can cause candida and eczema, which is why we used fruit in moderation. We found fruit best if almonds or sunflower seed, or a drink of almond milk was taken at the same time.
Clean the Teeth with Alkaline Foods: We used raw celery or carrot or apple at the end of any meal, especially if there was a dessert. My children also had raw carrot apple, and celery in their lunch boxes, to finish their meal, although they say they didn’t eat it very often. However, I made sure that they did so at home.