How I Remineralized my Tooth Cavities Without Dentistry

Two years ago I went to the dentist for a cleaning. I had one small cavity in between two of my upper teeth, and one large cavity way in the back next to my wisdom tooth. The dentist recommended that I stay and immediately have those two cavities filled. I told him I was going to go home and do some research first. I don’t think anyone has ever said that to him before, because he really looked speechless there for a second. I think Doctors are pretty used to getting their way (besides, he already thinks I’m weird because of a previous argument we got into about fluoride). Here is my research:

Contrary to popular belief, the teeth are not inanimate objects, but fully alive parts of the body. What makes up a tooth?

  • Dentin: the bone-like layer in the middle of the tooth
  • Enamel: the hard white surface that covers the tooth
  • Pulp: with its  many blood vessels, nerves and live cells
  • Mandibular nerve: which stimulates the body in carrying blood to the nerves in the teeth
  • Trigeminal nerve: stimulates the blood vessels that feed blood from the large cranial  nerve to the Mandibular nerve
  • Periodontal ligament: connects the tooth to the jaw through millions of fibers all going different directions
  • Dentinal Tubules: EVERY TOOTH CONTAINS 3 MILES OF MICROSCOPIC TUBES, FILLED WITH A SUBSTANCE SIMILAR TO THE CEREBRAL SPINAL FLUID.

Dentin and enamel are fed from tooth building cells which transport or disperse  nutrients through the dental lymph. They essentially act as tiny pumps. A healthy tooth will clean itself out, fluid will flow from within the pulp and move outward to protect our teeth from decay.

This Aborigine Tribe had beautiful teeth and wide arches. The pictures on the right page (top left, bottom left and bottom right) show the effects modern “white foods” had on this tribe.

The teeth’s ability to heal itself is based upon how healthy your salivary glands are. Poor diet causes food debris, saliva, chemicals and whatever may be in the body at the time to be pulled into the tooth through the dentinal tubules. Over time, the pulp becomes inflamed and tooth decay spreads to the enamel.

  • Certain minerals play a key part in tooth health. Namely Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Calcium and Manganese. Without abundant minerals in the diet the flow of fluid through the tubules is reversed, and cellular metabolism and energy-production of the teeth-building cells are damaged.
  • Our hormone secreting glands also play a large part in the health of our teeth. When our endocrine glands are out of balance we develop tooth decay or gum disease.
  •  Blood sugar levels when chronically out of balance, can often cause tooth decay or gum disease.
  • Vitamin A & D are crucial to the health of your teeth. Without enough Vitamin A & D our cells cannot produce enough osteocalcin-the protein that deposits calcium and phosphorous into our bones and teeth.
  •  Without enough fat-soluble vitamins in the diet severe tooth decay can result.

So what can you do?

Help your endocrine and pituitary glands stay in balance by eating a diet very low in sugar. This includes natural sugars.

Eat a diet low in phytic acid, which is an anti-nutrient found in grains, seeds, nuts and beans, and actually blocks the absorption of minerals by the body (I will do a full post on this tomorrow).

Eat more saturated fat! Cholesterol is a vital building block involved in  hundreds of functions in the body. In fact, your body produces three to four times the amount of cholesterol that you eat. Cholesterol from healthy fats (coconut oil, tallow, lard, butter etc) is not dangerous and has no effect on your risk of heart disease.

Consume Vitamin A & D together. The most potent form is cod liver oil. You would have to eat 5 quarts of milk, 1 pound of butter or 9 eggs to consume the amount of Vitamin A found in one teaspoon of cod liver oil! (I order mine online at Iherb and use the coupon code HIF798 for a $10 discount and free shipping)

Update: iHerb just added Garden of Life Arctic Cod Liver oil to their site. It is very high quality. Use the code HIF798 for $10 off!

Increase the amount of fresh, raw foods that you consume and reduce the amount of cooked, processed, prepackaged foods.

Eat something other than grass? Why would I want to do that? This grass is delicious!

The Changes I Made

I take 2 capsules of Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil Blend 3 TIMES A DAY. Garden of Life makes a great quality Cod Liver Oil as well.

I drink 2-3 cups of raw, grass-fed whole-fat milk per day minimum. We also eat full-fat dairy made from this milk.

I make homemade bone broth often, and we use it for cooking daily.

We eat wild-caught seafood 1-2 times per week ( I find fish eggs are a really easy way to do this) Rob loves all sea food, and probably eats more than I do. We eat oysters, clams, crab, lobster, caviar etc.

We eat high quality beef, pork, chicken from a local farm who only feeds the animals what God would feed them.

We eat the organ meats from those animals at least 1 time per week

I eliminated sugar from my diet completely and only allow myself 1 Tbsp per day maximum. Which sounds hard, but once you haven’t had sugar for a while, 1 Tbsp is actually a lot of sweetener. (and fruit tastes like candy)

I increased the amount of green leafy vegetables in my diet, and always consume them with a healthy fat, so I can absorb the minerals efficiently. Juicing is an excellent way to do this, if you aren’t a big veggie fan.

I started soaking grains to reduce the amount of phytic acids I was consuming. I will post on this method tomorrow. I also greatly reduced the amount of grains that we were eating, and started buying sprouted flour.

Have you had your colorful foods today?

Because your teeth are alive, they CAN heal themselves!

I didn’t believe this until I went back to the dentist 6 months later and the small cavity on the top was so much smaller in the X-ray that the Doctor could barely find it. In  my mind I screamed “I knew it would work, I knew it!”. But out loud I just said “hhmmm. It looks like the changes I made worked.” He asked me a lot of questions, and I answered them all. We talked for over an hour about the changes I made, and the research behind why they worked. This man with a doctorate in dentistry literally said to me “I have been a dentist for 21 years and I had no idea a tooth could remineralize itself. I didn’t know it was even possible”.

Now it has been 2 years, and both of my cavities are 100% gone. I also had teeth that were very sensitive to cold, and that has gone away entirely. I can now chew ice cubes (I know everyone with sensitive teeth out there is cringing right now) and rinse my mouth with ice water and I feel no pain.

IN SUMMARY

Tooth decay is caused by an imbalance in body chemistry. Blood sugar spikes  cause our hormones to tell the teeth to stop adding minerals, and our metabolism of calcium and phosphorous is disrupted. Eat plenty of vegetables, stop eating so much sugar and carbohydrates, eat more grass-fed protein and fat and you can resolve this imbalance.

I would recommend the same research to you, that I did to the good Doctor:

Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel

http://www.curetoothdecay.com/

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price READ ONLINE HERE

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

http://www.westonaprice.org/

Know Your Fats by Mary Enig

Find real food here: www.eatwild.com and www.localharvest.org and www.greenpasture.org

Green Pastures produces the highest quality cod liver oil. They use cold fermentation to extract the oil, instead of the more common distillation and heat. I wouldn’t recommend any other brand.

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141 Comments

  1. 7theaven said,

    April 15, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    Wow, if only I had seen this earlier. Excellent post, loads of research. Tweeted

  2. RedDesilets said,

    April 15, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    When I first started seeing my new nutritionist, I had a very painful tooth and was about to break down and go to the dentist (i’ve had several cavities and one root canel since i first got pregnant years ago). However, most of the changes you listed above she had me doing for overall health improvement, esp healing my adrenals, and the tooth stopped hurting!! :)

  3. RedDesilets said,

    April 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Reblogged this on To Come Full Circle and commented:
    When I first started seeing my new nutritionist, I had a very painful tooth and was about to break down and go to the dentist (i’ve had several cavities and one root canel since i first got pregnant years ago). However, most of the changes you listed above she had me doing for overall health improvement, esp healing my adrenals, and the tooth stopped hurting!! :)

  4. Mike G said,

    April 15, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    like and going to reblog

  5. April 15, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Really interesting. Thanks.

  6. chefconnie said,

    April 15, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Now this is my favorite blog! FAVORITE. What a great post. I have made those changes (well not exactly but close) about a year ago but do not know what the out come is yet. I am excited to go to the dentist and see.

    • April 15, 2012 at 8:18 PM

      Oh I can’t wait to hear about your dentist appointment. I was so excited to go to mine that I called and asked if I could go in early :) Let us know how it goes. I have so many skeptics who don’t believe it’s even possible. How do you argue with a before and after Xray though, right?

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  13. Steph said,

    September 13, 2012 at 2:22 AM

    Hi Heather, thank you so much for this post. I’m so inspired by your success with remineralization. I too am trying to remineralize some teeth – and this post is keeping me motivated. Could you also share what your oral health care routine is? Do you use any specific type of toothpaste or oral care products?

    • September 21, 2012 at 10:48 AM

      Right now I’m using homemade toothpaste, just a baking soda and coconut oil mixture made into a paste. I use a water pick every night also. I occastionally gargle with hydrogen peroxide 3%, because I’m prone to allergies and that helps tremendously. Other than that I limit sugar and grains and take my cod liver oil religiously….

      • zoya said,

        November 6, 2012 at 1:23 PM

        Thats amazing, could u tell whats the ratio of cocunut oil and baking soda and how often do u use it: twice a day or once a day?

      • Kailene said,

        May 10, 2013 at 12:53 PM

        Long term use of baking soda wears enamel down— it is too abrasive for daily use. I haven’t done enough research to give alternatives, but the effects of baking soda have been documented frequently enough.

      • May 25, 2013 at 5:07 PM

        Kailene, thank you for your comment. Teeth are living, growing, regenerating parts of the body. Just like skin and bones, they are constantly growing new cells. The enamel on your teeth is no different. As long as you rinse your mouth thoroughly after using baking soda, you will have no problem. I have been using it daily for over 15 years with no ill effect. I’m so glad to hear that you are doing your own research, thats great!

  14. Evie said,

    October 20, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    I was just wondering if there are any known cases of large holes being remineralized with these methods, and will fillings get in the way of the process? I have had quite a number of fillings, most of which were filled with amalgam. So my teeth are in terrible shape. I have had the amalgam removed and replaced with a safer alternative. I have made changes to my diet, though that could be improved more as well. Thanks in advance.

  15. October 23, 2012 at 4:23 AM

    Hello, for me this is amazing, I am terrified of dentists and need some work doing. The thing is I do not eat anything to do with animals… how would I get these things into my system being a ‘vegan’ ….. ?
    Many Thanks x

  16. October 23, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    Excellent and I can back this up with my own experience. I’ve never used fluoride and in my childhood, sugar was generally prohibited by my health-conscious mother. I’m 39 and have mainly brushed with ayurvedic paste, or only bicarb of soda during my adult life. Last year however, I had major decay in one tooth resulting in an extraction. I’d so wanted to avoid this, but it was impossible at the time. A few weeks later, I went to a dentist in India who diagnosed yet another cavity, which had been throbbing a bit. Aaaagghh, not again I thought, but I decided not to get it filled and when back in UK started eating mega amounts of seeds and nuts, which I continue to do. My dentist here in UK cannot find the cavity that was shown to me in India, even though the Indian dentist had clearly shown it to me in the mirror! Xrays show a healthy tooth and it no longer hurts. I have a 100% organic diet and strongly suspect that all the seeds and nuts have repaired my teeth. Plus, I’ve been using xylitol, a brilliant substance known to strengthen enamel + dentine. I’m a firm believer that you can regrow teeth. I’m working on this new thing- Gum Recession, which is why I have an appointment with my dentist soon. There’s a tooth that has exposed dentine and I’m not sure what to do- white filler, or just carry on as normal..

  17. angela said,

    October 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Awesome discovery. My tooth however is in between two molars and have developed a dull ache which is constant. The cavity is in the the last upper tooth which I will have extracted. I which it could be done today as aI fear it may be infected. Yet I am not in severe pain. Just a dull aching throb. It gets worse after eating. I am 59 and wish I had known all this info sooner. AaThank you

  18. Sona said,

    October 30, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Is it possible for a filled teeth to remineralize?

    • Jinny said,

      February 25, 2013 at 1:32 AM

      I have the same question!

  19. Zoya said,

    November 23, 2012 at 6:35 AM

    That is amazing. I am also trying remineralize my cavities .. your story is a great source of inspiration and encouragemnt. Could you tell how you soak beans and how wheat is sprouted.

  20. gingerbreaddice said,

    December 10, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    I’m so glad I found your blog!! I have cavities in every single molar due to childhood vaccinations and poor diet. I’m skeptic about dentists and their fluoride/chemical mixes they put on your teeth (I haven’t found one in my area that I would think about seeing and I definitely will not go back to my childhood dentist). I’ve been interested in alternative health for about 10 years now (I’m 24) and find it amazing that you have healed your teeth.. I don’t know why that has never crossed my mind!
    I eat pretty healthy but still addicted to sugars. Read recently about a ketogenic diet to help with hypoglycemia and to decrease your sugar intake. I’m making little steps to adapt that diet. It’s very similar to the diet that you follow.
    I have a question about your homemade toothpaste mentioned in last comment.. Are you not worried about the abrasiveness or aluminum content of the baking soda? Or the harshness that hydrogen peroxide can do to gums? I read that Dr. Bronner’s soaps can be used for toothpaste (they warn that, yes, it does taste like soap) and am interested in trying that out. Currently I use Weleda’s salt toothpaste but I’m not sure if it’s abrasive like baking soda. Have you tried oil pulling?

    Thank you for posting this!!!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:16 PM

      We’ve been using this toothpaste for a while now, and have had no problem. Any abrasiveness seems to be counteracted by the fact that our teeth are constantly re-mineralizing themselves…

  21. Roy said,

    December 12, 2012 at 1:45 AM

    How long does the cod liver oil last? How much money does it take to keep up with taking cod liver oil, monthly?

    When you limited sugar intake, did that include fruits as well?
    And was that to control blood sugar levels?

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:14 PM

      It costs me about $50 a month to keep up with cod-liver oil. I limit fruit as well, but i’m not as strict about it.

  22. Mohan said,

    December 21, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Thanks for sharing the treatment and I am going to try most of your recommendations.

  23. Yunus said,

    December 23, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    hi, i read your exciting writing and i have a question. All my cavities had occured as interdental that is between last two molar teeth. Recently i have had an another one after having four :( Is it possible to heal (remineralize) it as you meantioned above? or should i go to a dentist and let him fill with a composite filling??

  24. Melissa said,

    December 24, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Hm… I have deep cavities where parts of my teeth have actually broken off. Would switching to this type of diet be able to reverse that? I’m skeptic, but willing to try if I can find substantial research on a problem exactly like mine.

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:05 PM

      visit Rami’s website at curetoothdecay.com for a large amount of information on this topic. I have his book also and love it!

  25. Sad Tooth said,

    February 5, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Hey! Thanks so much for posting. I just wanted to ask if any one knows how long it takes the teeth to remineralize. I visited the dentist last month and was told that I have a deep cavity in one of my upper pre molars, and will need to have a root canal, post and crown installed.

    I looked around and started taking BLUE ICE Royal Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend- Non-Gelatin capsules. This was about two weeks ago. I take two capsules a day (with breakfast). I’ve also drastically reduced my carb / sugar / grain consumption.

    The tooth doesn’t hurt as much any more. I just wondering if anyone has really had a serious cavity fully restored through this method. How long did it take? How do you know the tooth is healing? Does the black stuff on the tooth just…peel off?

    Thanks.

    • February 16, 2013 at 11:32 AM

      Everyone is different, so there is no way to say for sure how long this will take. I also would recommend that you take 2 capsules in the morning and another 2 capsules at night. With that severe of cavity you are aiming for 1 to 2 teaspoons of Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend per day…..And at least for a while i would completely eliminate sugar and grains to allow for faster healing.

  26. February 22, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    This is such great information! I have been doing research lately on teeth health and never thought about how your teeth are alive and that you can heal them, thank you for sharing!

  27. Deathly allergic to all fish said,

    February 22, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    And what do you do if you’re deathly allergic to fish?

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:23 PM

      DEATHLY ALLERGIC TO FISH: Eat butter. You can buy Butter Oil from the same company. I would recommend that you find and purchase the absolute highest quality butter from 100% grass-fed cows. Cows that are allowed to eat rapidly growing green grass and graze at will. This will heal your teeth just as well as Cod Liver Oil. I would also recommend that you eat organ meats from the same high quality sources. Do you hunt? Try the liver, kidney, heart etc of wild game.

  28. Vera said,

    February 24, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    You said fish eggs were an easy way to get wild fish. ?? Are you saying caviar? That seems very expensive – or do you have another more economical source

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:17 PM

      Vera, Yes caviar. And most kinds are pretty cheap. Considering you only eat a couple of teaspoons at a time.

  29. Jinny said,

    February 25, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    Wow, this is so interesting! I have a few metal fillings in my mouth from when I was a kid that I am considering removing. I thought I would need to replace the filling with something else, but now I’m wondering if i could get the tooth to heal itself once the fillings were out? Any thoughts?

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      Jinny, The problem is, when they drill your tooth for a filling they remove all of the ‘innards’ of the tooth, leaving just a gaping hold. I doubt that this could be magically filled in, but I never say never right? I haven’t heard of this happening, but let me know what you find out. I would contact a naturopathic dentist. Do not let your regular dentist remove your mercury fillings, they are not trained in how to properly do this and you end up with a body full of toxic mercury.

      • Jinny said,

        April 1, 2013 at 5:21 PM

        Thanks for the reply. At the very least, I want the mercury out of my mouth.

      • Rena Arzumanova said,

        July 15, 2013 at 12:07 PM

        I also have many mercury fillings, I want to have them removed. You said regular dentists are not trained to do that, could you please tell me what type of dentist I need to go to.

      • July 30, 2013 at 2:19 PM

        Rena, A holistic or naturopathic dentist. You can use this site to help locate one http://www.holisticdental.org/find_holistic_dentist

  30. Claire said,

    February 27, 2013 at 5:39 AM

    Part of my back tooth broke off when i bit something , but i dont want to go to the dentist ! Is there a way i could look after it without fixing it because its not sore

  31. Spencer said,

    March 1, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    I’ve been having gum recession and other enamel issues the past 2 years. I had 4 gum grafts and was so paranoid about making them recede even more that I caused even more damage to my teeth by ONLY brushing my teeth or cleaning them daily with this little metal tool to make sure all the plaque and crap came off my teeth. Now almost all my top teeth’s enamel is peeling off and the majority of the teeth are becoming dull and rough. I noticed this morning that I can even peel off more enamel with my fingernail. As you can tell its pretty soft and brittle! What do I do? I’m freaking out and now I am so self concious when i smile. Ive been following off and on the diet from Cure Tooth Decay but haven’t noticed anything yet? What should I do? I drink grassfed non homogenized milk, eat grassfed cheese and raw milk cheese and take fermented cod liver oil/butter oil. What else should I do? And will that rebuild and fix the peeling enamel on my teeth? Because now I don’t even want to brush my teeth because I feel like everytime I do I’m just peeling off more and more enamel?! Help me please!! Please respond asap!!

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:14 PM

      spencer you poor thing. I would recommend that you contact Rami Nagel at curetoothdecay.com and ask him specific questions, or call him for a consultation. I am not a doctor, so i can’t really advise you. Although following the diet ‘off and on’ could be part of the problem. What dosage of Cod Liver Oil are you taking? I would recommend a full teaspoon 3 times a day for you. I would also recommend zero sugar and zero grains until your teeth are healed.

      • Ava said,

        July 27, 2013 at 3:00 AM

        Dear Spencer,

        I have some recommendations….

        #1 Try Black Walnut Hull tincture. (I would get it from countrybaskets com. It is made for private sale by an herbalist who goes by MH and Barefoot. He posts on curezone dot com) I’ve heard of several people who have used this herbal tincture to re-grow their tooth enamel (check out testimonies posted on earthclinic dot com)

        #2 Go to AlgaeCAL dot com and check out their AlgaeCAL Plus and Strontium Boost products. These are all natural, food based Calcium and other bone building nutrients. What builds bone will also build teeth.

        #3 For gum health make sure you’re getting enough food sourced Vitamin C in your diet. Try Camu Camu powder. Nature’s Way also sells an affordable Vitamin C powder or caps made from high vitamin C content berries.

        #4 Brush your teeth gently 1 -2 times a day max with only coconut oil and a natural SOFT brush. Brush in soft circular motions. Don’t scrape teeth with anything (including your fingernails).

        Oh, I and I would also keep on taking your Cod Liver Oil and Butter Oil (from Green Pastures), Raw Milks and Cheeses, Low Sugar / Fruit / Grains Diet.

        Please keep us posted on your progress.

        Wishing all the best for you.

  32. spettro said,

    March 5, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    What about gums? Is it possible to reverse a receding gum line? Conventional science says no.

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:03 PM

      Spettro and Claire, I would ask Rami Nagel. At http://www.curetoothdecay.com. He would know for sure! P.S for a discount on your cod liver oil visit iherb.com and use the coupon code HIF798 for a $10 discount.

    • P said,

      April 11, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      I’ve read that people use neem or tea Tree oil or something for receding gums. Could have been oil pulling with sesam oil , I can’t remember where I read it but use google search.

  33. colleen said,

    March 8, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you all know that my 15 year old son went to the dentist recently and was told that he has two “little” cavities. He is not a fan of the needles from the dentist so I challenged him to do an experiment. I told him we can heal his cavities but he must stick to the plan for 3 months. If the pain he was experiencing (which was very little, we would get the teeth filled. So, here is what he has been doing for about six weeks or so, and he has no sensitivity nor pain so he says at this time. He takes about 5 ounces raw milk for breakfast and WHEN he eats breakfast during the school week, its raw butter and raw honey on a toasted wheat pita. He uses my homemade toothpaste every morning and evening and water piks each night. When I come home from work and after dinner, I give him 2 FCLO/Butter capsules along with a Vitamin D/Magnesium/Calcium tablet, and a Vit E. That’s it. We haven’t been back to the dentist so I don’t know if the cavities have “healed” but he isn’t complaining about his teeth. For the toothpaste, its made of bentonite clay, coconut oil, guar gum, baking soda and peppermint essential oil.

    • April 1, 2013 at 2:52 PM

      Colleen, please let us all know how this turns out. We’re dying to hear the good news!

  34. Jaye said,

    March 12, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    thanks guys for all your comments. I have both the back teeth top and bottom that have cavitys near the gums and the nerve must be exposed a little as Im having pain. Im taking a pain relief gel so I can sleep. I was going to make an appointmrnt this week to see the dentist, but I might give this book a go. I have a very healthy diet with no sugar and no grains anyway, and lots of fresh veg juice daily. Im hoping this will work for me as I have a huge phobia with dentists. And have been putting it off. Will keep you updated on how Im going….Thanks again everyone for all your suggestions :-)

    • April 1, 2013 at 2:50 PM

      Buy the Cod Liver Oil first thing! That is the most important part of the protocol, especially since it sounds like you eat so well already. Congrats on being sugar and grain free, that is no easy feat!! I would recommend that you take a large tsp full 3 times a day to start. (or 2 capsules 3 times a day).

      I buy my cod liver oil at http://www.iherb.com using the coupon code HIF798 and save $10. Plus they have free shipping which i love!

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  36. Anne said,

    April 9, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    I have a large cavity on my second molar because the wisdom tooth next to it pushed it. And now dentist says i need root canal. My question is would a large cavity be healed with your regimen? Please help.

    • April 10, 2013 at 8:02 PM

      Anne, I would try something for 30 days and see if there is an improvement. Cut grains and sugar out completely and stock up on CLO. If you see zero improvement in 30 days then decide what to do. I personally would rather have the tooth pulled, then ever have a root canal. But that is just me!

  37. April 10, 2013 at 8:37 AM

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  38. Sarah said,

    April 12, 2013 at 6:32 AM

    Just seen this blog- I have just come from the dentist and have small decay in one tooth and large decay in a back molar. Dentist says I need to act immediately but I’m going to give this a go…. Please tell me this is genuine… My dentist laughed when I told him I was going to try this. Said that when I come back in 6 months I will need a root canal and large filling for not acting immediately…

  39. Alan said,

    April 12, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Did this article say that eating butter and coconut oil is healthy….?

    • April 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      Alan, Read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price and let me know your thoughts. You can also find a lot of useful information on http://www.westonaprice.org or by reading anything by Mary Enig.

      • Carlos said,

        May 3, 2013 at 6:28 PM

        Alan, please don’t follow advice if the source of information is unknown. I am a medical doctor that happened to run into this blog, let me point out some misconceptions and mistakes:

        “Mandibular nerve: which carries blood to the nerves in the teeth
        Trigeminal nerve: feeds blood from the large cranial nerve to the Mandibular nerve”

        Nerves DO NOT carry blood, those would be the arteries and veins.

        Butter comes from animal fat, which means it does contain cholesterol, high levels of saturated fat (which is bad for your heart)

        http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/butter-vs-margarine/AN00835

        High LDL (bad cholesterol) has been proven to increase the risk of heart disease in numerous clinical studies.

        If arealfoodlover want to be serious about what she/he is writing, she should be referring clinical data or research to prove her points. I don’t see any personal information or reliable sources in this article, so please be careful on what you read and assume.

        Carlos.

      • June 9, 2013 at 7:19 PM

        Carlos, I just found your comment in my spam folder. I apologize and will publish it now. In response to your observations: Of course nerves do not carry blood. But they do stimulate the arteries and veins which do so. Blood wouldn’t go anywhere if your nerves didn’t tell it to pump, yes? Also animal fat has been consumed for centuries with no ill effect (organic and grass-fed of course). I personally have an incredibly high cholesterol level, and am not concerned one bit. I DID list all of my research at the bottom of the article. I think you would be especially interested in Know Your Fats, by Dr. Mary Enig. And Dr. Prices book would be mind blowing for a fat-hater. I know it was for me when i first read it. Keep in mind that i was a vegetarian for 12 years and ate an almost fat-less diet. I was in the worst health of my life then! I don’t know about you, but I put a lot of stock in anecdotal evidence. If you dont believe my personal story was caused by a diet change, then what would you say caused my cavities to miraculously heal themselves in a few short months?

        I certainly don’t claim to know everything, and I am not a doctor. But I do pay attention to my body. I think the balance in the body is very easily disturbed and this is just one way that our new fangled diet is wreaking havoc on society. I try to keep an open mind. Maybe one day I’ll be proven wrong, until then i will keep learning.

  40. Merry said,

    April 22, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Would taking CLO damage the kidneys in the long run? Does anyone know?

    • April 24, 2013 at 10:36 AM

      read THIS article at Westonaprice.org regarding this specific issue. quick answer, NO is does not cause kidney damage.

  41. Itzik said,

    April 27, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Thanks for the article. I have two cavities and I can see the black in the teeth, can it become white again? And I started to brush my teeth with fluoride free toothpaste, is it too much?

  42. b. sherman said,

    April 28, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    i’ve been using my homemade toothpaste – honey + ground green tea powder + koolaid powder(for the grape flavor).

  43. HopefulLiving said,

    May 8, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    This info sounds great…I always believed that something like this was possible, but just didn’t have the full know-how. What age limits does this type of diet apply to–adults only, or also good for children as well?

    • May 25, 2013 at 5:09 PM

      Kimberly, Children should eat this way their whole lives. I would say that it is more important during pregnancy and childhood than ever! As the bones and teeth are forming and the timing is crucial.

  44. Sweet eater said,

    May 16, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Any help would be appreciated! I read this article and was amazed and also disappointed that I hadn’t found it earlier, I am only 16! And last time I had went to the dentist I had 22 cavities /.\ I had 6 filled and after that I had moved in with my dad, understand we have a very very limited budget with no insurance, I know my cavities have only gotten much worse, given that I can see them just by opening my mouth and looking in the mirror :( I’m not expecting a spoonful of oil to fix all my teeth in a day, but can I do anything to help my teeth other then a dentist?

  45. Diana said,

    May 27, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    I’m beginning to understand the importance of FCLO, no grains, sugar and alkalizing the diet, however, my dentist said my jaw is demineralizing and that’s why my teeth are falling out. Would the above protocol help bone remineralization generally, or is this a really dumb question? lol Right now I have a roaster pan full of halibut stock going, did chicken stock last week, and last night started with remineralizing paste, which was actually not bad tasting. How much FCLO/butter capsules should I take in order to not lose any more teeth/repair cavities?
    I love your blog–I can tell your soul’s really in it!

    • June 9, 2013 at 7:02 PM

      Diane, The real question is “why are your bones losing minerals?” right? Conventional medicine never asks why, and i find that infuriating. They are trained in the best colleges in the world to diagnose and write a prescription and move on to the next one. My advice, find a local naturopath and a holistic dentist and get them to work on finding out the reason to that question. Once you know why it’s happening, you will know what to do about it.

      • Diana said,

        June 13, 2013 at 1:47 PM

        Heather, thank you for that response. After some research I found a naturopathic biological dentist and am seeing him for consultation this afternoon!! Can’t wait to hear what he has to say. Thanks for pushing me in this direction…after spending years with typical dentists I think I will get some answers. Bless you!

      • Tomw said,

        June 25, 2013 at 8:32 PM

        Actually, conventional medicine asks that question all the time and the treatment is rarely just a pill.

  46. Leesha said,

    June 1, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Hi Heather,

    I love your blog. I’m going to start making ginger beer!

    I’m 30 and I’ve been bulemic since I was 16, I’m ashamed to say. I’ve managed to really damage my teeth. They are clear at the bottom. I remember your article about remineralizing teeth and wanted to know if this meant that it is possible for my teeth to stop being clear if I follow your advice.

    Thank you so much for help in advance…it really means so very much to me.

    Warmly,

    LM

    • June 9, 2013 at 6:57 PM

      Translucent teeth are caused by acids eroding the enamel. Enamel can thicken and grow over time and a proper diet. Start with cod liver oil and the removal of all sugars and work from there. A must read: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price. I also think the proper level of healthy bacteria in your body plays a huge role in tooth health. Make sure you are fermenting away. See the recipe page for how-to’s

      • Leesh said,

        June 11, 2013 at 10:39 AM

        Dear Heather – thank you so much for taking the time to reply. It means so much to me. I’m buying the book and following your suggestions. With deep gratefulness! – LM

      • Tomw said,

        June 25, 2013 at 8:39 PM

        There is absolutely no clinical or experimental evidence that enamel regrows. Holes in enamel do not regrow. Ever. Just the same as a leg doesn’t regrow if you loose that. Enamel is formed by cells that are no longer present once the tooth has erupted. From that point on, the crystals that make up enamel cannot grow in size.

        However, enamel that has lost it’s minerals (ie chalky, frosty enamel at the beginning of the decay process) can be re-mineralised using a variety of natural methods.

        Suggesting that enamel can regrow is not only ridiculous, it is irresponsible.

      • tslate said,

        August 28, 2013 at 5:20 PM

        Tomw, that’s great there’s no clinical evidence except for the fact there are no clinical studies that you will find that attempt to regrow enamel unless of course a drug company wanted to do it. It’s easy to say not possible but really hard to prove. Your point has no more validity then you think ancedotal evidence does.

  47. dan said,

    June 13, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Thanks for the infomation.

    Collagen is also important for teeth. Vitamin C, lysine and proline help your liver make collagen. Or something like that.

  48. Sandi said,

    June 13, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    I’ve gone vegan on month ago…many of your tips are based around animal products. Do you have any vegan alternatives?

  49. Diana said,

    June 16, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Heather,
    Well I went to that biological dentist I wrote you about and he said I had BONE loss in my jaws at the toothline. That’s the reason some folks lose their teeth. I had made some remineralizing toothpaste and have been taking FCLO and broths, but I think this is bigger than me. He couldn’t tell me why this was happening. Have you heard anything about amalgam poisoning and bone loss? I had them taken out IMproperly 20 years ago. Anyhow any information to continue to beef up my bones sure would be appreciated. I suppose chelation is next! thanks much.

  50. Mykk said,

    June 19, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    I’ve just had a back temporarily capped molar extracted and after the numbing wore off, I’ve discovered that the tooth (a pre molar) in front of the extracted one appears to have a small cavity near the gum line. I discovered it whilst I was touching it with my tongue and a small brown piece of tooth (enamel I assumed) dislodged from the cavity, only around 1mm in size. The cavity itself is quite small & there is no pain.

    Do you reckon this can be remineralised & healed using this method then?

  51. KristinMcG said,

    June 21, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    Which brand do you buy on iHerb… they don’t have the Green Pasture’s available.

  52. Elyssa said,

    June 21, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    What if you’re a vegan and can’t consume cod liver/butter/milk? I keep a close eye on magnesium, calcium and vitamin intake but is there alternatives?

    • June 25, 2013 at 7:24 PM

      Elyssa, I was a vegetarian for 12 years, and was the sickest I’ve ever been during that time. I don’t know if it is possible to consume the correct kind and amount of nutrients without consuming seafood or land animal products.

      I would certainly not condemn any person for their beliefs or dietary preferences, but to you I would suggest this reading list:
      http://www.westonaprice.org and search the word VEGETARIAN. There are many articles to peruse.
      22 Reasons Not to Go Vegetarian by Sally Fallon Morell
      Eating Animals by Jonathan Saffron Foer
      The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith

  53. kiwi forever said,

    June 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    hi, im a teenager and recently ive been having a very small pain in my front teeth, I brush my teeth about 3 times in the morning and at night because im really scared of getting a cavity ESPECIALLY in my front teeth and I also have braces but ive established this habit since I was young. I decided to check online and see if I could have these pains without getting a cavity but after reading this I decided that should I have a cavity, I would take your advise. I asked my mom to take me to the dentist and she is planning on doing so but that may take a while. I have to admit that I have had a lot of sugar recently but now I stopped (I don’t usually eat a lot of sweets). unfortunately I don’t know what CLO is, is it a pill? or do I have to swallow it? will I have to stop eating fruits because I LOVE them (more so than candy) and recently I’ve been eating them every day with yogurt for breakfast, lunch, and sometimes dinner (exactly 2 kiwi and one serving of low fat yogurt at least). im not really sure if what I eat is organic or not (because im a teenager I leave the food to my mom), and I know my mom wont change the way she eats and what she makes. my big brother has diabetes and has to take insulin everytime he has carbohydrates so I especially don’t want to do something to single him out. do you have any suggestions? I don’t really know what to do because I don’t take care of myself and I don’t have money to buy specific things. I don’t like milk so I drink almond and coconut milk, I can take vitamins but Im not sure I can take those for adults and I don’t want to bother my mom by constantly asking her for things (she’s not made of money). I do floss and I don’t drink soda or juice often, and my mom brought me some mouthwash today (crest pro-health clinical) because I was afraid my enamel might be getting weaker and that’s why my teeth hurts. I don’t think this will really help all that much if any. its only been like this for a couple of days and my teeth are white with no holes but they have always been sensitive to hot and cold. I have had this pain before but I haven’t had a cavity in years. I went to the dentist 3 months ago (I do go regularly, and don’t miss any appointments) and my teeth appeared to be fine. if I end up having a cavity is there anything I can do?

    • June 25, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      Kiwi Forever, I am so glad to see someone so young interested in their health. Now is a great time to build good habits that will last you forever. A couple of answers: (as long as you promise to keep in mind that I am not a Doctor and do not give medical advise)
      1. My first thought is that you are brushing your teeth too often, and therefore wearing the enamel off of your teeth. Make sure you are using a super soft tooth brush, running it under hot water first to soften further and the amount of pressure that you brush with is no more than your thumb and forefinger. In other words, don’t brush hard, brush lightly and for a long time (3-5 minutes). I think once in the morning and once before bed is plenty.
      2. Yes you may eat fruit, and it’s good that you are combining the fruit with yogurt. Yogurt has fat, which helps you absorb the nutrients in the fruit and will not affect your blood sugar so drastically.
      3. Ask your mother if she would be willing to purchase full fat dairy products for you, instead of low/non fat ones. So you would be getting extra nutrients and good fats by eating whole-milk yogurt and cheese etc.
      4. CLO is Cod Liver Oil. This comes in a pill (gel cap) or liquid form. The pill is much tastier ;) You should be taking half a teaspoon twice per day. As should your whole family, especially the diabetic.
      5. Do you have coconut oil in the house? This is very good to swish around in your mouth and helps with tooth sensitivity.

      Let us know how it goes!

      • kiwi forever said,

        June 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM

        THANKS A BUNCH!!!!

  54. Christina said,

    July 4, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    I just started taking Green Pasture’s royal ice blend of FCLO/HVBO about 3 days ago. I ordered the chocolate cream gel. I’ve also started oil pulling with cold pressed unrefined coconut oil and I’m waiting for my phytase supplements to get here. After coming across this blog and doing endless research, I think I’ve gained ALOT of knowledge on this topic. My teeth are in horrible condition after having my two boys. I went to the ER this past sat due to the amount of pain I was in. I have 2 or 3 cavities that are causing the most pain, along with 2 impacted wisdom teeth. I was in tears sat talking with the doctor. I’m almost thirty n it’s extremely depressing seeing my teeth in their current condition. All anyone has ever told me is get to a dentist, it’s the only way to fix it. However, much easier said than done. Not too many have the money laying around to fork out to a dentist. With that being said, in the 3 days I’ve started with the FCLO and trying to cut out sugars n grains, my pain has diminished considerably. I was put on antibiotics to rid the infection from one of my impacted wisdom teeth. However, I have already noticed a slight change in the appearance of my teeth. They are not quite as transparent as they were for one. I am breastfeeding as well which makes me even more determined for this work. It’s not the best tasting stuff but fifty dollars a month sure beats the thousands in dental bills. I don’t wanna get my hopes up or anyone else’s but I truly believe that this can work. For anyone having trouble with diet changes, I found you can take a phytase supplement that helps to neutralize your phytic acid intake. Phytic acid prevents the absorption of minerals your body can take in. Which, from what I understand, causes demineralization and acidic saliva which leads to tooth decay. I know getting raw diary can be a challenge. ESP in states like mine where it’s illegal :( I urge anyone interested in trying this GET GREEN PASTURES ROYAL ICE BLEND FCLO/HVBO. They are the only company that offers FERMENTED cod liver oil. It has to be fermented. You won’t get the key factors needed with any other product. Also try out the phytase supplement. I got mine from Country Life and they were 15.00 for 120 capsules. I will keep you posted how it works for me. I’m gonna put all I have into it! Good luck to everyone else giving it a shot too! I really believe it can work!

  55. Mike Lowery said,

    July 6, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    So… few months passed since many people said they are going to try this treatment, and i dont see that they came back with ground breaking results. How many of you guys can say this works/or doesnt work?

  56. Mike said,

    July 7, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    I discovered some cavities in my teeth today and naturally began panicking about it. However, I began doing my own research into the subject and eventually came across this article. Very informative. I think the biggest contributors are my gross consumption of sugar and poor dental hygeine. So along with regular brushing and cutting down on the sweets, I will definitely be trying this out.

  57. Yara Divany said,

    July 11, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    I just found out that I have cavities and my doctor wants to remove my tooth, do you think that this would help me keep my tooth, or does this only work when it is starting?

  58. Mark said,

    July 12, 2013 at 5:02 AM

    I am 46 years old and want to know if I can I regrow and remineralized my teeth and gums by drinking grass fed milk daily? And what other things do you suggest I can do for serious gum lost?

  59. Joanna said,

    July 26, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Gosh! This could pass as a thesis XD

  60. July 30, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    Reblogged this on Essential Notes and commented:
    This is a wonderful blog I highly recommend reading

  61. Luna said,

    August 11, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    I have small, brown lines on my back teeth on both sides, I’m suspecting they are cavities. I have gotten sealants on those teeth as well. But, the cavities haven’t gotten worse at all. I went to the dentist for a check up and he told me that the cavities are too small to worry about yet or something like that. This was last year. My diet is horrible, well was, last year and up to this years beginning. I hardly brushed my teeth and ate all types of carbohydrates, refined sugars and such. Which was the norm for a teenager like myself.lol my teeth have taken all of that torture and are minimally decayed/damaged. But I’m a good healer, if that makes since. This one time, I got a really deep cut from falling and it healed the very same day with minimal bleeding. I guess tooth regeneration has a lot to do with genetics as well; my mom is a good healer too.

  62. Prasad said,

    August 18, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Hello Areafoodlover…a quick question. Was your large cavity in the dentin? A couple of my cavities have entered the dentin and I read on another such blog that once in the dentin, remineralization isn’t possible. By the way I’ve made all the changes you’ve suggested above for the last 3 weeks or so. Giving up sugar was much easier that I thought it would be :)

    • Lenny said,

      October 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM

      Hi Areafoodlover and Prasad, I too have a cavity in the dentin. I have three teeth that should be removed according to a dentist and though extraction is a standard procedure I am scared. I am going to try to do what ever is possible to remineralize my teeth. I’ve had no success with things like this before like trying to use glucosamine for my knee so I am a bit skeptical. But considering if it doesn’t work then they will just have to remove the tooth anyway I will give it a shot. I have no doubt that smaller cavities can heal but not big ones. Also I would love to figure out how to get the raw milk but it almost seems far fetched to really make an attempt at it.
      If it works I promise to post back with results because I don’t seem to see many people doing any updates. Good luck everyone and thanks for the strand of hope Areafoodlover.

    • SunnyCHITAH said,

      October 5, 2013 at 5:27 PM

      Hi Prasad, I to have three deep cavities in the dentin. I am scared and been looking all around for advice. I have some hope of remineralizing them but I’m seriously faced with that or extraction. I wish you well as I too will try all the things I’ve learned in the past week or so. Great blog Areafoodlover.

  63. August 21, 2013 at 6:52 AM

    […] You can find an anecdotal account of reversing tooth decay using his methods, here: http://arealfoodlover.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/how-i-remineralized-my-tooth-cavity-without-dentistry… […]

  64. ATUNJE said,

    August 22, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    I have two large holes on my molars…I want to know if it is possible for a very large hole to remineralize…I will be very grateful if I can find a solution here.

    Many Thanks…

  65. August 27, 2013 at 5:17 AM

    Reblogged this on thebarefootchroniclesofus.

  66. Ruth Smith said,

    September 7, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    where do you purchase the sprouted flour you mentioned and what brand do you use? we found your blog when researching natural ways to take care of tooth decay and have completely changed our diet. i bake all our own bread products now and we’ve cut out our high phytic acid diet. (never even realized that was a component in tooth decay until i researched and read what you’d written). thanks so much!

    • November 7, 2013 at 10:52 AM

      Ruth, we are lucky enough to have a really awesome and well-stocked health food store, that is where we buy our flour. I have also seen several different brands at Whole Foods Market and Trader Joes…

  67. Abdel said,

    October 4, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Hello I’m 30 years old i have been to the dentist for the number of cavities
    I may have i was told i have 7 cavities
    I’m from Chicago what can i do to Prevent the 7 cavities in my mouth now that my app is near Wednesday october 9th at the Montclare Dental
    7185 W Grand Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707-2807, United States
    Dr Atcha 11:00am
    (773) 622-1818

    Abdel Issa a.k.a Abed Issa

  68. mwangi eva wangari said,

    November 8, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    hi Ramiel Nagel,
    thanx for the tips i have tooth decay and im not ready to go to the dentist yet to clean my teeth cause i wanted to research first ive learnt alot from you am gonna try out this method first and see wat happens thanx a lot. :-)

  69. November 17, 2013 at 5:51 AM

    […] How I Remineralized my Tooth Cavities Without Dentistry […]

  70. December 3, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    I love your article. My upper wisdom tooth just chipped, and I have remineralized the front of it (working on the side of it now) several times. i have a dental appt tomorrow to see if she can put a seal on it. However, I just wondered if I could remineralize it, as it’s just the top side that is chipped. There is still part of the tooth, and it doesn’t hurt at all. I have found a combination of Sensodyne, ACT II, Peroyxl, and salt water rinse to do the trick. And. NO sugary sodas. I know I’m awful, but I switch back and forth between soda and water, and I start getting caries again. I eat a lot of eggs, real milk, and veggies. But I bake a lot too. Hard wheat flour, now, from Whole Foods.

  71. kate said,

    December 8, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    there are some good thoughts here, but i could not add all that animal flesh to my diet. i have healed my teeth without that.

    • January 10, 2014 at 8:08 PM

      Kate, how did you heal your teeth? Please give us details, as we love to hear the specifics of peoples experiences

  72. bill said,

    December 12, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Nice hypothesis, now do an actual double blind study. That way it’s not just “some guy on the internet says…” Maybe you have super mutant healing teeth. Put it together with a control group and a test group then measure the progress. The person measuring the rewsult cannot be allowed to know which group the person they’re examining is in, this way we avoid confirmation bias. This is not a questioneer survey, that’s BS. Do statistical analysis of the measurments.

    • January 10, 2014 at 8:07 PM

      You do realize that this is a blog article about one persons anecdotal experience and not a scientific study right? I’m not a scientist, but I agree that a double blind study would be an wonderful idea. I hope to see more studies of this type in the scientific community in the future.

  73. Maxim Mailot said,

    December 15, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Hi i know it will sound alarming, your research is clearly interresting eccept for the cod liver… Nothing from the ocean is good to consume anymore… Full of nuclear wast, chemical, plastic, the ocean die or … Is dead.. So cod liver its a big no no…

  74. Mykk said,

    December 16, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Hello again
    I posted a while back & have made changes to my diet for a while now but I’ve been doing a little more research & I have a new question – regarding the cod liver oil, do you know whether unfermented cod liver oil has the same effect or a lesser effect… or none at all? I ask because the fermented stuff isn’t as readily available in the UK where I live.
    Thanks :)

    • January 7, 2014 at 10:24 PM

      as I have found out, I think they have similar health benefits, but the fermented far outways the lesser. I have just bought online.

  75. Ashley said,

    December 27, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    SO glad I found this! I have a cavity that I can see, but it doesn’t really hurt yet, so I’m hoping I can save my tooth before I have to go to the dentist (no money for that). Also, I’ve begun oil-pulling with coconut oil, and my teeth already look better.

  76. Tiff said,

    December 30, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    A few thoughts to add: It is my understanding that glycerine, which is in most natural toothpastes, will block tooth remineralization. Ozonated olive oil flossed between teeth and left on at night is good practice, as described in the book Mouth Matters. I love Rupam’s one drop tooth soap for cleaning. Oil pulling is powerful. My homeopath recommended a special oral probiotic to suck on after brushing my teeth at night to avoid gum loss during pregnancy. Prodigin, I believe the product was callled. Search Dr. Mercola for research done on the dangers of root canals. The miles of tiny microscopic canals that are connected to the main canals recognized in dental schools, are almost always impacted in a way that leads to systemic, unrecognized infection. Appreciating the great suggestions and insights in your blog. Thanks for shining the light!

  77. Michael said,

    January 9, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    In UK you can buy from here http://www.red23.co.uk/

  78. kyinoregon said,

    January 13, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Reblogged this on Novice Oregon cook and commented:
    I’ve heard about the benefits of cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil before!

    • January 24, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      Kylie, I just found out that http://www.iherb.com added Garden of Life Arctic Cod Liver oil to their site. I wanted to let everyone know that it is of very high quality. You can get a $10 dollar discount by using the code HIF798. Hope this helps everyones budget!

  79. Hoa said,

    January 24, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    What if you are lactose intolerant ? I can’t consume any milk (whole milk ) products, what do you suggest ? Eating cheese or yogurt will make me very gassy. Can you suggest what kind of vegetables you use ? What do you say the most important must have to mineralized the teeth in your diet list above? ( as I can’t always find all of items on there ) please please respond to me !!!

    • January 24, 2014 at 10:24 AM

      I would say the most important item is the Cod Liver Oil. As I was telling Christina iHerb just added GARDEN OF LIFE ARCTIC COD LIVER OIL to their site. I just ordered mine. It’s very high quality. I also would recommend trying RAW milk. I have all kinds of digestive problems if I drink store-bought milk, but can drink a whole gallon of raw un-pasteurized milk. We have a nearby farmer who gives it to us straight from the cow. It is SO good! As far as vegetables, eat what you like!

  80. christina said,

    January 24, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    i want to try this method too but I cannot find green pasture’s cod liver oil in iherb . it doesn’t sell product anymore?

    • January 24, 2014 at 10:22 AM

      Christina, I’m glad you asked that. They do not carry it anymore. Guess that though? They carry Garden of Life Arctic Cod Liver Oil. Which is very high quality and has no flavor. I just ordered this today!

  81. christina said,

    January 26, 2014 at 1:30 AM

    what about butter oil?? I cannot find any butter oil in iherb. Thanks for letting me know about cod liver oil lol

  82. christina said,

    January 26, 2014 at 2:00 AM

    and is ‘garden of life, olde word icelantic cod liver oil lemon flavor’ the one you are talking about??

  83. christina said,

    January 26, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    can i have ‘purity farm, organic ghee’? instead of butter oil??

  84. christina said,

    January 30, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    did you use remineralization toothpaste? I’m sorry that I asked too much
    (pls. answer my last question also )


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