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Monday, June 11, 2012

Tooth Health: The Entrance To Your Body

At the entrance of your body is your mouth and your TEETH.  If what you're putting in your body is destroying your teeth, what do you think it's doing to the rest of your body?!

This is a great article about drinks and your teeth.  I'd like to take this a bit farther and say that your teeth show wear and tear that your intestines, liver, kidneys, stomach & colon all see too.  Energy and Sports Drinks and Your Teeth by The Chicago Tribune

My Dental Hygienist has this table of drinks in her office:

How To Minimize The Damage

  • Swishing your mouth out with water after drinking these beverages can help decrease the amount of acid contacting the teeth
  • Chewing sugar-free gum or anything with xylitol will also help minimize the damage
  • Drink sugary and acidic beverages with meals, and never before bedtime unless you plan to brush your teeth before sleeping
  • Using a straw also helps decrease contact of these drinks with the teeth
  • Other drinks that contribute to tooth decay: Milk, wine, beer, tea, coffee, and fruit juices
  • Drink more water!
    NOBODY wants teeth that look like this.
Trident offers sugar-free gum with Xylitol in Spearment, Wintergreen, bubblegum and some other fruity flavors, you can find it on Amazon or Soap.com.  There's also a Xylitol gum, I haven't tried it though, so I can't recommend it for flavor.

Tooth health is important to your body, so with regular dental check-ups and maintenance with brushing and flossing, you shouldn't run into problems.  If you're experiencing negative tooth health, the rest of your body is probably paying for the sugar and acid intake too!  One more reason to not eat CRAP!

Have you looked at the chemicals that you put in your body?
Daily poisons that bring about acidity: Read the labels on the processed foods we eat. aspartame, phosphorus (as in soda), caffeine (binds up calcium so it can't be used in the body). They and others create an acidic state in body.

Look at what your using and see how many products contain any of these chemicals (there are more but below are the most prevalent)):

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - known to be carcinogenic - found in toothpaste, shampoo... etc. etc.

Cocaminde DEA - know to be carcinogenic to animals - found in even the "natural" soap powders because its made from coconuts??,

Propylene Glycol - this is in antifreeze - implicated with contact dermatitis, etc.

Phenol - coal tar, causes nausea, convulsions, coma, etc.

Iodopropynl Butyl Carbamate - adversely affects liver, etc.

Organophosphate is an insecticide actually used to kill spider mites from agricultural fields. Farmers, their families and pets are warned to stay out of a sprayed field for a minimum of forty-eight hours. So why is this vigorous insecticide in our laundry powder?

Blue #1, Yellow #5, and Red #40 - all coal tar derivatives.

How do we get these chemicals into our system? - we brush our teeth with them, wash our face with them, they are found in our deodorants, hairspray, perfumes, makeup and cleansers, moisturizers, etc. etc.

Even common soap is made from cattle and pigs (animal fats). The antibiotics, hormones etc.. that are in the animal systems are then transferred into your body system. In addition, your skin also can get plugged up using these animal fats and cannot get rid of wastes through this system of detoxification - the skin.

The products with chemicals in them are very easily assimilated into the person using them. Deodorant's chemicals are very easily to absorb into the lymphatic passages and to your body's systems. Aluminum can get into the brain since it can pass the blood brain barrier - and aluminum products researchers say may cause Alzheimer's. The more "natural" deodorants have propylene glycol in them and that is a petroleum product found in many products including makeup.

Here's a look at the acid levels of what you eat from Ripped Club

Extremely Alkaline
Lemons, watermelon, baking soda, sea salt, mineral water, pumpkin seed, lentils, seaweed, onion, taro root, sea vegetables, lotus root, sweet potato, lime, lemons, nectarine, persimmon, raspberry, tangerine, and pineapple.
Alkaline Forming
Cantaloupe, cayenne, celery, dates, figs, kelp, limes, mango, melons, papaya, parsley, seaweeds, seedless grapes (sweet), watercress. Asparagus, fruit juices, grapes (sweet), kiwifruit, passion fruit, pears (sweet), pineapple, raisins, umeboshi plums, and vegetable juices.
Moderately Alkaline
Apples (sweet), alfalfa sprouts, apricots, avocados, bananas (ripe), currants, dates, figs (fresh), garlic, grapefruit, grapes (less sweet), guavas, herbs (leafy green), lettuce (leafy green), nectarine, peaches (sweet), pears (less sweet), peas (fresh, sweet), pumpkin (sweet), sea salt (vegetable).
Apples (sour), beans (fresh, green), beets, bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, carob, cauliflower, ginger (fresh), grapes (sour), lettuce (pale green), oranges, peaches (less sweet), peas (less sweet), potatoes (with skin), pumpkin (less sweet), raspberries, strawberries, squash, sweet Corn (fresh), turnip, vinegar (apple cider).
Apricots, spices, kambucha, unsulfured molasses, soy sauce, cashews, chestnuts, pepper, kohlrabi, parsnip, garlic, asparagus, kale, parsley, endive, arugula, mustard green, ginger root, broccoli, grapefruit, cantaloupe, honeydew, citrus, olive, dewberry, carrots, loganberry, and mango.
Slightly Alkaline
Almonds, artichokes (Jerusalem), brussel sprouts, cherries, coconut (fresh), cucumbers, eggplant, honey (raw), leeks, mushrooms, okra, olives (ripe), onions, pickles (homemade), radishes, sea salt, spices, tomatoes (sweet), vinegar (sweet brown rice).
Chestnuts (dry, roasted), egg yolks (soft cooked), essene bread, goat’s milk and whey (raw), mayonnaise (homemade), olive oil, sesame seeds (whole), soy beans (dry), soy cheese, soy milk, sprouted grains, tofu, tomatoes (less sweet), and yeast (nutritional flakes).
Most herbs, green tea, mu tea, rice syrup, apple cider vinegar, sake, quail eggs, primrose oil, sesame seed, cod liver oil, almonds, sprouts, potato, bell pepper, mushrooms, cauliflower, cabbage, rutabaga, ginseng, eggplant, pumpkin, collard green, pear, avocado, apples (sour), blackberry, cherry, peach, and papaya.
Very Low Alkaline Forming Foods
Ginger tea, umeboshi vinegar, ghee, duck eggs, oats, grain coffee, quinoa, japonica rice, wild rice, avocado oil, most seeds, coconut oil, olive oil, flax oil, brussel sprout, beet, chive, cilantro, celery, okra, cucumber, turnip greens, squashes, lettuces, orange, banana, blueberry, raisin, currant, grape, and strawberry.
Butter (fresh, unsalted), cream (fresh, raw), cow’s milk and whey (raw), margarine, oils (except olive), and yogurt (plain).
Very Low Acid Forming Foods
Curry, Kona coffee, honey, maple syrup, vinegar, cream, butter, goat/sheep cheese, chicken, gelatin, organs, venison, fish, wild duck, triticale, millet, kasha, amaranth, brown rice, pumpkin seed oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, pine nuts, canola oil, spinach, fava beans, black-eyed peas, string beans, wax beans, zucchini, chutney, rhubarb, coconut, guava, dry fruit, figs, and dates. 
Slightly Acidic
Vanilla, alcohol, black tea, balsamic vinegar, cow milk, aged cheese, soy cheese, goat milk, game meat, lamb, mutton, boar, elk, shell fish, mollusks, goose, turkey, buckwheat, wheat, spelt, teff, kamut, farina, semolina, white rice, almond oil, sesame oil, safflower oil, tapioca, seitan, tofu, pinto beans, white beans, navy beans, red beans, adzuki beans, lima beans, chard, plum, prune and tomatoes.
Moderately Acidic
Bananas (green), barley (rye), blueberries, bran, butter, cereals (unrefined), cheeses, crackers (unrefined rye, rice and wheat), cranberries, dried beans (mung, adzuki, pinto, kidney, garbanzo), dry coconut, egg whites, eggs whole (cooked hard), fructose, goat’s milk (homogenized), honey (pasteurized), ketchup, maple syrup (unprocessed), milk (homogenized).
Molasses (unsulferd and organic), most nuts, mustard, oats (rye, organic), olives (pickled), pasta (whole grain), pastry (whole grain and honey), plums, popcorn (with salt and/or butter), potatoes, prunes, rice (basmati and brown), seeds (pumpkin, sunflower), soy sauce, and wheat bread (sprouted organic).
Nutmeg, coffee, casein, milk protein, cottage cheese, soy milk, pork, veal, bear, mussels, squid, chicken, maize, barley groats, corn, rye, oat bran, pistachio seeds, chestnut oil, lard, pecans, palm kernel oil, green peas, peanuts, snow peas, other legumes, garbanzo beans, cranberry, and pomegranate.
Extremely Acidic
Artificial sweeteners, beef, beer, breads, brown sugar, carbonated soft drinks, cereals (refined), chocolate, cigarettes and tobacco, coffee, cream of wheat (unrefined), custard (with white sugar), deer, drugs, fish, flour (white, wheat), fruit juices with sugar, jams, jellies, lamb.
Liquor, maple syrup (processed), molasses (sulphured), pasta (white), pastries and cakes from white flour, pickles (commercial), pork, poultry, seafood, sugar (white), table salt (refined and iodized), tea (black), white bread, white vinegar (processed), whole wheat foods, wine, and yogurt (sweetened).
Tabletop sweeteners like (NutraSweet, Spoonful, Sweet ‘N Low, Equal or Aspartame), pudding, jam, jelly, table salt (NaCl), beer, yeast, hops, malt, sugar, cocoa, white (acetic acid) vinegar, processed cheese, ice cream, beef, lobster, pheasant, barley, cottonseed oil, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, fried foods, soybean, and soft drinks, especially the cola type. To neutralize a glass of cola with a pH of 2.5, it would take 32 glasses of alkaline water with a pH of 10.

And, here's a great Alkaline Diet to follow!

What are the dangers of an over-acidic body?

You're probably are aware that the body only functions well in a very narrow range of body temperature. A body temperature of 98.6 degrees is normal. If it goes lower, you don't feel so good, if it goes even a couple of tenths of a degree higher, you don't feel well. Three or four degrees higher might bring about convulsions and death.

Well, the body also has another small range in which it can operate and that is it's pH. The optimum pH for the body fluids is 7.0

The Japanese feel that the degenerative diseases as osteoporosis, cancers, arthritis, etc. are primarily due to acidosis (the system being too acid).

Based on testimonials, conditions, ranging from dandruff and fungus under the toe to diabetes and cancer have lessened or in some cases gone into full remission simply by achieving a proper acid/base balance.

When a body is acidic, it creates a welcoming environment for viruses and bacteria to come in and begin to flourish. As viruses and bacteria continue to flourish inside our body, we experience lack of energy, frequent illness and pains. If a person doesn't do anything about changing the acidic state of the body, the situation can get worse. Virus or bacteria can mutate into a serious illness.

Conversely, bacteria and viruses perish in alkaline environment, because a pH balanced, or alkaline body doesn’t create the environment for viruses and bacteria to thrive and flourish. Thus, no bacteria or virus will enter an alkaline body, grow and mutate into serious illness or disease.
Even just a mild acidosis in your body can cause problems such as:

Heart damage and cardiovascular disease, including reduced oxygen levels and the constriction of blood vessels.
· Diabetes, weight gain and even obesity.
· Kidney stones and bladder infections.
· An under-active immune system.
· Free radical damage, and possible cancerous mutations.
· Irregular hormone activity. · Causes the body to age prematurely.
· Weak bones and osteoporosis.
· Muscle ache and joint pain from acid build up.
· Fatigue and chronic tiredness.
· Digestion problems and constipation.
· Chronic yeast infections.
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