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How I’m Healing My Cavities Without Dentistry

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Six months ago I walked into a routine cleaning at the dentist and walked out with a hefty quote for dental work to be done on SIX cavities they found in my teeth. At first I was embarrassed. Shocked. I eat a very clean, whole foods diet. How could I have cavities? I don’t even eat white sugar. I brush and floss every, single day!? How can this be true?

I told my dentist that I don’t even eat sugar or complex carbs and asked him if there is a way I can heal my cavities without having thousands of dollars of work done. I told him I had heard of “remineralizing” and curing tooth decay with diet and asked him what he thought. Of course, like many conventional dentists, he had never heard of it. So, I stopped asking questions, grabbed my quote, scheduled an appointment to have all six cavities filled, and went home discouraged.

When I got home I started reading and researching natural ways to heal your teeth. I read the book, Cure Tooth Decay: Remineralize Cavities & Repair Your Teeth Naturally With Good Food  and my mind was blown. I can heal my cavities without having thousands of dollars of dental work done? I can heal my cavities with proper diet? I can remineralize my teeth? I’m in! This post is about how I’m healing my cavities without dentistry, the protocol I used and how it worked! However, to fully understand how to heal your cavities, we must take a look at what is the root cause of tooth decay.

Root of Tooth Decay = Lack of Nutrition

A prominent dentist, Dr. Weston A. Price,  and author of Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, set out in 1915 to discover the cure for tooth decay. He studied groups of people from different parts of the world. His field studies took place in many indigenous areas (where modern toothbrushes and floss are nonexistent) and the discoveries he found in these countries are astounding. His conclusion:

“All groups having a liberal supply of minerals particularly phosphorus, and a liberal supply of fat-soluble activators, had 100 per cent immunity to dental caries.”

Dr. Price determined that tooth decay was a result of a lack of nutrients in the modern diet and modern diet does not even meet the MINIMUM standards for proper nutrient intake (1).

The Two Major Suspects of Tooth Decay: 

1. Lack of Adequate Fat-Soluble Vitamins in the Diet– Fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K are found in fat and let’s face it, with the low-fat lifestyles that most of us believe in, we are deprived in these vitamins. Dr. Price discovered that all the indigenous groups he studied had the highest immunity to tooth decay. Why? Because they, liberally, ate foods that are high in fat. Their diets consisted of organs and meat from land animals, fish, and shellfish…all containing generous amounts of fat-soluble vitamins.

2. Lack of Activator X in the Diet – Dr. Price discovered that Activator X, a hormone similar to vitamin D, is the missing nutrient in modern diets. Activator X is found in the grassfed dairy of animals that are grazing on rapidly growing green grass (grass grown from May through September). Butter that has a deep yellow or orange color, has more Activator X in it is produced from grassfed milk that is from cows that are grazing on rapidly growing grass.

Other Notable Suspects: 

  1. Lack of Proper Minerals in the Diet – Calcium and Phosporus are vital in tooth remineralization and their levels in the blood need to be balanced (2).
  2. Hormones are Out of Balance – When our endocrine glands are out of balance, we are more susceptible to tooth decay. Common influencers of hormone issues are prescription drugs, birth control pills, and other toxic/or stress factors.
  3. Too Much Phytic Acid from Grains in the Diet – Prior to the cultivation of grains, corn, and rice, human fossil records show that tooth decay was virtually unheard of (1). Phytic acid is significantly shown in grains, nuts, corn, rice, beans, legumes and seeds.

The Missing Link in Our Diet:

The absence of fat-soluble vitamins is THE PRIMARY cause of tooth decay. You need Activator X and liberal amounts of vitamin A and D to properly reverse tooth decay. The simplest and most effective way to add fat-soluble vitamins to your diet is by adding in extra-virgin cod liver oil and extra-virgin butter oil (1).

Extra-Virgin Cod Liver Oil (EVCLO) Extra-virgin cod liver oil  real Norwegian cod liver oil that is fresh, raw & handcrafted from wild livers using a very rare ancient extraction technique which uses nature to separate the oil from its liver. EVCLO has a pale/golden color and a very mild, fishy taste (unlike fermented cod liver oil.

Extra-Virgin Cod Liver Oil is fresh and a rich source of vitamins A, D and Omega fats. Cod liver oil tops the food chain with the highest levels of Vitamin D AND Vitamin A. Following closely behind for Vitamin A is liver; and for Vitamin D is high vitamin butter oil.

FCLO meme

Extra-Virgin Butter Oil (EVBO) – Extra-virgin butter oil is is one of the most stable, flavorful nutritional oils produced today – although it has an old world traditional feel and taste. It comes from grassfed cows that are grazing on rich pasture grass. It takes 26 days of grazing on rich pastures for the milk to test out at its peak and only then is the milk considered ‘high vitamin’ for use in Extra-Virgin Butter Oil. 

Unlike many brands of Ghee and clarified butter that use high heat to extract the oil from the milk solids, destroying the lower fatty acid chains, EVBO is processed minimally to preserve all of the nutrients, freshness, aroma and color. Many lactose-intolerant people find no difficulty digesting EVBO.

EVBO is a natural source of vitamin A, E, K2 (MK-4), Butyric Acid, Wultzen Factor and Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA). It is extremely potent it its levels of Activator X and Vitamin K2. Foods that are also high in Activator X are the innards of crab and lobster, skate liver oil, bone marrow, and animal glands. Yea…those foods aren’t on my menu, so I choose to supplement with extra-virgin butter oil. Butter is one of the top 10 foods with the highest amounts of K2. There are no solid sources that know the ratio of butter to extra-virgin butter oil when it comes to figuring out the K2 content, but most believe that it’s a 1:8 -1:10 ratio. This would make high vitamin butter oil top the list with Natto, goose liver paste, and hard cheeses like Gouda (3).

HVBO meme

Since that day at the dentist when I was told I had 6 cavities, I have been diligent in pursuing the complete healing of my cavities. I cancelled my appointment to have my teeth all drilled and filled, and I began my journey into curing tooth decay with proper nutrition. And my journey has been successful!

Why Did I Have Cavities?

  1. My diet was missing the fat-soluble vitamins found in extra-virgin cod liver oil and extra-virgin butter oil. I have since started taking this powerful duo, as well as the rest of my family for added nutrition.
  2. I had been dairy-free for over a year and did not focus on my intake of calcium and phosphorus. Since discovering my tooth decay, I have since added back raw milk from grassfed cows and goats into my diet as well as many homemade cheeses.
  3. I, most likely, had been consuming high amounts of phytic acid in nuts and seeds. Since learning of my cavities, I have minimized my intake of nuts and seeds, and have become diligent about properly soaking them to help neutralize phytic acid. 

 What Have I Been Doing to Heal My Tooth Decay? 

  • I take  extra -virgin cod liver oil daily I take 1 teaspoon a day. The kids prefer their’s with a dash of raw honey mixed in.
  • I take high vitamin butter oil daily. I take 1 teaspoon a day.
  • I take 1 teaspoon a day of Skate Liver Oil.
  • I drink 3-4 cups a day of raw goats (or cow) milk per day.
  • I drink 1 cup a day of homemade bone stock and use grassfed beef gelatin to cook with and add to beverages.
  • I eat liver once a week. If this grosses you out, you can take desiccated liver tablets.
  • I use liberal amounts of grassfed butter and ghee in my foods and recipes. As mentioned in the post, this is NOT a substitute for extra-virgin butter oil
  • I oil pull with coconut oil. Not sure what oil pulling is? CLICK here to learn more.  
  • I avoid any toothpaste with glycerin, as it counteracts remineralization. I make my own toothpaste using bentonite clay or I buy this one. 
  • I, normally, don’t eat any many grains or foods high in phytic acid. I make sure my nut butters come from a trustworthy source and are soaked. If you are not willing to give up your grains, look into supplementing with Vitamin C to help neutralize phytic acid.

Where to get the best fermented cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil: 

Corganic carries the most trusted brands of extra-virgin cod liver oil and extra-virgin  butter oil on the market. They are a One Stop Shop for products and resources for optimal oral health and more ! They, also, carry skate liver oil, grassfed beef gelatin, and the coconut oil I use in my remineralization protocol. Cure Tooth Decay was the book that changed my life and showed me I could take healing my cavities into my own hands!

If your budget is limited, you can buy a blend of fermented cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil!

  • Fermented Cod Liver Oil: CLICK HERE to buy.
  • High Vitamin Butter Oil: CLICK HERE to buy.
  • Fermented Cod Liver Oil & High Vitamin Butter Oil Blend: CLICK HERE to buy.

UPDATE: 12/13/13

I have had many emails, messages and comments asking if this is actually working. I understand the need for proof. Today, I had my 6 month check up and there are NO CAVITIES to be found in my mouth! Not only that, my gum health has drastically improved, they found virtually no plague, and I walked out of the dentist reminded that food, truly, is thy medicine.

Sources:

  • (1) Nagel, Ramiel. Cure Tooth Decay
  • (2) Page, M. Abrams, L. Your Body is the Your Best Doctor.
  •  (3) http://www.westonaprice.org/fat-soluble-activators/x-factor-is-vitamin-k2#interactions

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185 Responses to How I’m Healing My Cavities Without Dentistry

  1. Melissa November 26, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    I love the comparison chart for cod liver oil… really puts it in perspective. We recently healed my daughter’s teeth using diet change and nutrition therapy under the direction of a wonderful holistic dentist (YES! They DO exist!). Here is a link to our story: http://bellabumsandbellies.com/2013/11/23/healing-tooth-decay-our-story/

  2. Kitkat32 November 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    If you’re pregnant high doses of vitamin A are dangerous. As always, talk to A DOCTOR before taking advice from a stranger on the internet.

    • LYM November 27, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

      High doses of SYNTHETIC vitamin A are ALWAYS dangerous, pregnant or not, but when pregnant, they can also cause birth defects. Ironically, insufficient vitamin A is the other cause of birth defects, and the most common one by far across the world and across the 20th century.

      I have never seen any evidence that natural vitamin A, naturally occurring in whole foods with its naturally occurring co-factors (including vit D & vit K2), can cause birth defects at all. The reason we are so paranoid about vitamin A is because of the serious dangers of manmade A.

      • gailtoo December 15, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

        Please be careful. Dr. Weston Price, in his book, said it is possible to take too much cod liver oil. He said too much can cause depression and possibly some other problems I don’t recall. It’s best to stay with the dosage given on the bottles.

      • Melissah January 15, 2016 at 12:31 am #

        AMEN!

    • Mmom December 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

      Unfortunately doctors know nothing about nutritions. You can’t possibly eat too much liver to overdose on vitamin A that way. Your body will signal when it gets too much of it by making you sotisfied. Yes, vitamins in form of pill (natural as well) are bad.

      I always ate well, but not well enough. I got pregnant with my first baby when I was 34. I had bad start do to deficiencies. My alternative medicine doctor gave me vitamins made from natural sources and he said they were the best as he knows. I felt better right away. Little later I start craving for liver. I ate it, but I limited my intake do to fear of overdosing. Stupid me. I should of eat lots of liver and drop those vitamins. Though my son was born okay, my daughter was born with cleft. It is vitamin A deficiency. I thought I was very healthy and figured everything out.

      Nurses in the hospital said I looked yellow and my daughter looked same way. They asked if I like eating lots of carrots. No, I did not. Apparently, I ate too many vitamin pills with beta-carotin. My body was overloaded with it and was dumping it out. When you take too much of some vitamin, body switches to dumping mode and imbalance happens. I was deficients in vitamin A, but overloaded with beta-carotin. My body was not converting it to vit. A. Those vitamins had just vit. A as well, but it did not help. Seams like it hurt more then anything else. Eat your vitamins in food not pills.

      • terry January 30, 2014 at 1:18 am #

        your body can and DOES overdose from an intake of too many vitamins and does it not by making you satisfied but by making you SICK.

        you said this yourself in your post regarding your beta carotene intake– you overdosed on it and your body told you nothing. you thought you were healthy. (and usually looking yellow is an indication of jaundice, not of a vitamin overdose.)

        you can be deficient in vitamins and minerals and you can also overdose. whereas deficiencies are more common, overdoses can be more dangerous.

        be aware– too much is just as bad as too little.

  3. Beth Jones November 26, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    So have you been back to the dentist for a checkup and if so, what have they said?

    • LYM November 27, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

      I can’t speak for this author, but for my own family, we ended years of rampant cavities, despite a totally hygienic, sugar-free diet, by adding fermented cod liver oil and natural animal fats. All the pain was instantly gone, and the cavities, even the horrible ones, stopped progressing and hardened, instantly, and have been gone for years.

      • Laura December 23, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

        Instantly? Really??

      • Jasmin March 16, 2016 at 7:53 am #

        I have adanced decay in two wisdom teeth and one molar. Do you think the same could work for me?

        • Jackie Ritz March 16, 2016 at 8:00 am #

          I really can’t give you an answer on that. I do know it works on smaller, less invasive decay, but am not sure about advanced decay.

  4. grace November 27, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    Thanks for writing out all this info so clearly! Would you be willing to share your toothpaste recipe and also where you get the clay for it? I’m working on guiding my family toward better health, and I’d like to be able to help them avoid any more cavities.

  5. Christy November 27, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    I had to laugh at the limited budget comment – I mean really, if you have a limited budget, cavities filled at the dentist will be far more pricy! I have been reading a lot about this and have yet to try it – but now I am inspired!
    I think kitkat is wrong about the Vitamin A and pregnancy thing… I think Weston Price Foundation says otherwise… I guess that’s only if you choose to believe what modern flawed medicine tells you… and part of the reason we are all here on the internet finding things and reading books is because our Doctors DON’T know/won’t tell. 😉

    • Twix December 10, 2013 at 12:40 am #

      Just so you know, kitkat is VERY correct in the vitamin A and pregnancy thing. Accutane is a drug that is a high dose of Vitamin A. You cannot get it unless you sign a waver for abstinence or will be on TWO forms of birth control. Taking Accutane during pregnancy will cause phocomelia amongst other birth defects.

      • Krista January 24, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

        Anyone else think it’s amusing that the first person who said this about vitamin A and pregnancy had the name KitKat, and the second person to say it has the name Twix?

  6. Joanie November 27, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    Please share the recipe for homemade
    toothpaste !!!

  7. Jr November 28, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    I’m very curious have you been back to the dentist?

  8. Lisa November 29, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    This is sooooo interesting, but have you been back into the dentist to see if they have truly healed deep down?

  9. Amber November 29, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

    Did u go back to dentist? How long do cavities take to heal?

  10. Katie November 29, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    While this is very good information for treating demineralization, you should caution your readers that some decay will not be treated with dietary changes and will need treatment. Cavities (loss of tooth structure…ie: a space or loss of mass) are bacterial infections, and depending on where they are on the tooth can be linked to certain types of bacteria. Decay in the enamel portion that has not broke thru to the inner part of the tooth is called incipient decay, and can (not always) be remineralized. Untreated decay can lead to some really nasty infections. Sugar and fermentable carbohydrates and a source of food for the bacteria and also cause a drop in the pH of the mouth creating a healthy environment for those bacteria to survive. Plus, a person’s own biology also will factor in. Good information for most, but an ounce of caution should be stated!

  11. Teresa November 30, 2013 at 1:26 am #

    Thanks for the info. I am guessing you have not been back to the dentist. You should go back, even if to make sure the regimen is working and to follow up for your readers.

  12. The Paleo Mama November 30, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    I head to the dentist this coming up month! Can’t wait to share the “proof”…however I’m pretty sure I won’t have x-rays for another 6 months since my insurance only covers them once a year and a dentist visit is only covered twice a year. I know everyone wants “doctor proof” with stuff like this, so I’ll be sure to update with good news in a few weeks. However, I already know this protocol has paid off because I feel the difference in my teeth. THey are stronger, no more sensitivity in certain spots! I’ll update with the “proof” you all want this coming up month! THe title is “How I’m Healing”..present tense, so I’m still in the process.

    • Carly July 7, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

      Hey Jackie – I’m going to try this out as I have a cavity right now. How long did it take to heal?

      • Jackie Ritz July 8, 2015 at 7:34 am #

        It will vary quite a bit depending on the degree of decay. Mine were still surface cavities, and it was six months to a clean bill of health from the dentist. But don’t apply that timetable to every cavity.

  13. Michelle December 1, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

    What do you use instead of coconut oil in the recipe you posted? Or do you just omit it and not replace it with anything???

    • The Paleo Mama December 2, 2013 at 11:00 am #

      I just omit it. YOu can use it if you want…it just makes the paste really hard

  14. Peter Swanson December 4, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    I have been using this stuff for about 6 months and it is awesome. Your teeth feel smooth and clean even the next morning. Lot easier than buying big bulk bags of herbs:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DEY0KW2

  15. kim December 11, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    I’m here because of a FB friend who shared this article. I’m with Katie above. A visual inspection by your dentist will not reveal what is happening at the roots. Dental x-rays detect damage and areas of concern that even a sharp-eyed dentist cannot see. I avoided x-rays for two years and it cost me thousands of dollars in repair, including a root canal.

    Years ago, I was outraged that my life-long dentist had no great reason for the mouthful of cavities I’d developed despite my routine 6-month cleanings and good brushing habits. Well, he did suggest I floss more. I switched dentists and my new guy recommended I get tested for Sjogren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease that affect moisture producing glands throughout the body, including salivary glands. I hadn’t realized I had an unusually dry mouth until we started talking about it. I knew that I had dry eyes, but my eye doctor never suggested there might be a biological cause for it. At any rate, if you have a dry mouth and poor quality saliva, that could have played a role in these cavities developing especially given that you seem to have a great diet and sound dental hygiene.

    Having spent a lot of time and money at the dentist, I’d advise you to check in with your or another dentist on your “wait and see” plan for fear that this could cause a lot of damage in the long run.

  16. Stephanie Aegerter December 11, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Thanks for this great post! I had a similar experience ten years ago, except that I got the fillings. Since that time, I’ve prevented further cavities with a more traditional diet and cod liver oil.

  17. Marc December 11, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    What about almond milk? It has more calcium than milk.

    • Lilly April 25, 2014 at 1:09 am #

      It also has phytic acid which prevents you from absorbing the calcium. Raw milk is a better option for tooth decay: http://www.curetoothdecay.com

  18. Sharon December 14, 2013 at 2:10 am #

    Hi, I thought you might be interested that my dentist told me yesterday that I had re-enameled and healed a decayed tooth. He couldn’t explain it. He had previously told me it was impossible. Here’s my story if you’re interested. Cheers!
    http://heleadsmesharon.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/how-i-re-enameled-tooth-and-other-great.html

  19. Terri December 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    A good diet can prevent a host of problems, but don’t put off getting regular dental care. Scheduled dental visits are a good preventive measure for maintaining health. It concerns me that some of the comments above seem to think that certain foods are “magic bullets”. Common sense can go a long way in assuring the best possible health, and going for regular check ups (holistic dentist or not) is key.

  20. MaryAnn December 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    I agree with Katie (comment #10). As a dental hygienist, my personal interests lie in alternative/natural healing through nutrition and positive life-style changes. There is a toothpaste called “MI Paste” that is excellent for remineralizing enamel. (ask your dentist for this). If you have so much tooth structure gone, (i.e. a big gaping hole), there is nothing you can eat, drink, brush or rinse with that will restore the tooth to its original condition. (Usually, secondary dentin will offer a protective layer over the nerve, nature’s band aid). But, you still have to repair the structure; so, now you are left with choices of filling, crown, etc. $$$$

    • Terra January 27, 2014 at 1:57 am #

      MI Paste is chock full of toxic stuff. Our dentist gave some to me for my daughter and I nearly had a cow when I read the ingredients!

  21. Michael Wilkinson December 14, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    A contradictory viewpoint here
    http://nourishedandnurtured.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/why-we-stopped-taking-fermented-cod.html

  22. Vic December 15, 2013 at 2:29 am #

    I highly recommend listing to these 2 interviews, lots of good information and they both support eachother.
    Anyway I take Green Pastures Cod liver oil and it DOES actually work. It’s taken a few months but the pain in my teeth has gone which I’ve had for years. I’ve also been oil pulling around the same time so that may have contributed.

    Alison Adams – Hour 1 – Mercury Toxicity, Mouth Body Connection & Natural Recovery http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2013/05/RIR-130523.php

    Ramiel Nagel – Hour 1 – Cure Tooth Decay
    http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2013/06/RIR-130626.php

    • Peter March 25, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

      Having done an amount of research myself on omegas etc and nutrition a recurring problem with most Cod liver oils are that they contain varying quantities of mercury. Most of us already have a toxicity build up from amalgam fillings ( especially the baby boomer group among us ) so i have tended to shy away from cod liver oil.. Krill is good if clean or another option which I came accross is shark liver oil. It has been used widely in scandanavia for 60 years or so and there are many research studies done on its effectiveness. It has no mercury as only artice deep water shark liver is used for the oil. This oil also contains Alkyglycerols which also help with issues such as helping to rid the body of chemical toxins and heavy metals,problems with skin and joint inflamation, white cell production while on chemo or radiation therapy, boosts immune response, and also has powerful anti fungal,anti bacterial, and anti viral properties. Note Alkyglycerols are active substances found in breast milk which help protect babies until their own immune system is devoloped.

  23. April December 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    What do you do with fermented cod liver oil? How do you “eat” it?

    • The Paleo Mama December 15, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

      Yes…off a spoon. You can do capsules too, but the liquid one is more frugal.

  24. Gail December 16, 2013 at 12:46 am #

    How do you take your FCLO? It’s hard to down sometimes. :-/

    • The Paleo Mama December 16, 2013 at 11:54 am #

      I take mine from a spoon. The cinnamon tingle one doesn’t taste bad at all! For my kids, who have no cavities, I mix a tiny amount of raw, local honey in a bowl with it.

  25. Sally D January 5, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    I am a dental hygienist, who also has spent years studying nutrition and the role of vitamins
    on your teeth and overall body. There is no proof that this change in diet ie: fats and vitamin a
    will prevent tooth decay. Decay is caused by acids that are formed from the foods you eat and our inability to clean our teeth properly The paleo diet in its best form would be great for your teeth because it eliminates carbohydrates which breaks down into sugars. To tell people to go home from the dentist and make these changes and ignore the decay is really scary. People who ignore decay ultimately loose their teeth. If you are all about healthy you need to be careful how you influence people and their decisions concerning their health. Is your concern your pocketbook or your health?
    Those are two very separate things. You can keep your teeth and protect your budget. Your advice
    ultimately will lead to expensive unneeded dental treatment.

  26. Jen January 11, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

    Can we just fast-forward to 10 years from now when you have to get fake teeth because of your pseudo-science?

    • The Paleo Mama January 12, 2014 at 8:43 am #

      proof is in the teeth. All six cavities have been successfully healed following this protocol.

  27. Wendy January 12, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

    Dumb question….would fish oil capsules work? I have a huge bottle of these from costco.

    • The Paleo Mama January 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

      If you are trying to heal cavities, you should really get fermented cod liver oil.

  28. Tal January 13, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    I hope it doesn’t come across as gross — but when we’re talking “cavities”, what size are we talking of, what type of cavities? And what do your (or any healed one’s) teeth look like when they’re considered healthy again, what did the cavities and gums look like before?
    I know, there are probably some photos in the book you recommend… but I would love to hear from you, since you write about your own success. Haven’t you taken photographs to document all this?

  29. Caette January 19, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    The end cause of decay has been proven to be streptococcus mutans. So……some how this nutrient “cure” must interfere in some way with it’s production. They are very hard to get rid of once you have them, and they are contagious from mother to child. They are also much more productive once again in teenagers. Adult decay is not nearly as common. As to some comments above, proof would be to post your digital radiographs with before and after. This would apply to interproximal decay for the most part. I am not sure that cavities, not decay, could disappear. That would be a creationist miracle, in that the hole would have to fill itself in, as in grow new enamel.

    • Roel June 4, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

      Why is it so strange that enamel grows?
      Bone grows, doesnt it?

  30. Brittany Ardito January 23, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    I hate to be Debbie downer here, but I have been eating a traditional diet complete with frozen grassfed liver pills once a day, cod liver oil/butter oil (1sp each daily), only grassfed & pastured meats/eggs, plenty of grassfed dairy, homemade bone broths etc.. I eat only soaked or sprouted grains and nuts sparingly. I even make my own toothpaste with benonite clay. Just went to the dentist and had 4 cavities found! I am so discouraged. All the money I have been spending on fermented cod liver oil and butter oil and now I have all these cavities. I haven’t had cavities in 5 years and now that I added all these things in to my diet over the past 2 years, I now have these cavities 🙁 Seems like it didn’t help me at all. I added this all to my diet just for the health benefits and thought any dental benefits would just be added bonus, but that is not the way it worked out. When I was eating a conventional diet, I went for years without any cavities. It doesn’t make sense. I work full time and adding all these homemade things into my diet takes a lot of time and preparation and I wish I could say it paid off 🙁

    • Tasha January 29, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

      Hi Brittany,

      We are similar, except my 9 year old son can’t do the dairy because he’s anaphylactic. But we give him 1/2 tsp/day of fermented cod liver oil and a vit K2 supplement, sprouted grains, grassfed/pastured meats, bone broths almost every day, lots of veggies, seaweed etc. Found out this week that he has a cavity! You can be sure that lots of things were swimming in my mind as to how this happened….even the thought of fluoride came up in my head….was it wrong of me to use fluoride-free toothpaste and decline fluoride treatments at the dentist?

      One thing I would recommend is to check your vit D status. I was on fermented cod liver oil + butter oil (I can do dairy) for over a year. I ended up getting very ill and found out that my vit D levels were extremely low. I had my son tested too because I was giving him FCLO too and his vit D level was even lower than mine. We now both supplement with Vit D3 on top of the FCLO and we get our Vit D status tested regularly. In any case, my son’s vit D level is fine now and he still ended up with a cavity!

    • Alicia September 12, 2014 at 12:57 am #

      Brittany, do you drink kombucha? I have the same diet as you and never had a cavity growing up, but I have spotted a few this week. Upon further reading, I’m realizing my consumption of kombucha could have been damaging my teeth. 🙁 Starting the remineralization process…

    • Ruth December 9, 2015 at 7:38 pm #

      Brittany, Thanks for sharing that information. $50.00 plus shipping for a jar of the fermented cod liver oil and butter oil would be worth it if it worked. I wonder if anyone has found alternatives. I scanned the replies and saw where black walnut hulls might work. I’m going to look into that

  31. Bob January 24, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    Fish oils are full of heavy metals and toxins. You obviously have not read Dr. Schecter’s research on how it will kill you. If taken for too long, you will develop a bipple on your klavola.

  32. Amanda January 25, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    Great Blog. It keeps circling through my network of friends.

    Another great thing to help with cavities and tooth decay is Oil pulling.

    I use coconut oil about a tablspoon and put it in my mouth and swish it around for about 30-45 seconds.

  33. MaryAnn January 25, 2014 at 9:37 pm #

    I’ve tried oil pulling…(you’re supposed to do it for 20 minutes). I’ve decided to use a Waterpik Waterflosser instead: it’s a modern take on an ancient practice; uses water or mouthwash (not oil); and takes 2 minutes (not 20). When used properly, it enhances brushing and can replace flossing. Amazing results!

    • JessMcGhghy January 31, 2014 at 2:03 am #

      I’m pretty sure the Waterpik is for cleansing under the gums. My husband’s dentist said they are great, but they are not meant to replace flossing.

    • Peter March 25, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

      Hi MaryAnn ,
      If using oil it should be cold pressed ,it should say on the label.. and not sure about the mouthwash you mention as most have some nasty ingredients, including alcohol,Fluoride (yuk) and a few other nasties…. For toothpaste i use a non fluoride brand with ganoderma in it.
      The oil pulling / philching should be swished through the teeth until milky white ,,, then you know you are done.. lol

  34. GypsyGirl January 28, 2014 at 10:22 am #

    This is one of the weirdest things I have read lately. I understand what a cavity is: It’s a hole in your tooth! I think you mean something more along the lines of veneer decay. You couldnt repair a hole with any kind of diet changes.
    That said, I think biology plays the biggest role here, and next to that, the streptococcus mutants, like Caette pointed out. Also, I personally used to have 2, 3, or 4 cavities every year. . . And then we moved to a place with very hard water. . . And I havent had a cavity for about 7 years. I’m wondering if the hard water I drink every day has something to do with this.

  35. Carissa January 28, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    Question: I am currently starting this with my 2 year old who has atleast 4-6 cavities on his molars (he has deep groved teeth making it easier for cavities) My oldest was the same way and he had 2 root canals and 2 fillings at age 2 as well. My 2nd has “Diamond Teeth” and not a spot on him! My oldest also found out he has Enamal Hypoplasia on one of his teeth which will eventually decay. Do you know if this will work for that as well? I am also trying to avoid any kind of surgery for my 2 year old as well.. they would have to put him to sleep and put Nickel/Stainless steel crowns in there and I just cannot fathom doing that as we don’t even vaccinate as my oldest son had a bad reaction and almost died. I am really hoping this will heal him up.. I don’t want him to be in pain. They are pretty bad.

    • The Paleo Mama January 29, 2014 at 8:34 am #

      I can’t say yes or no Carissa. I would recommend finding a biological/holistic dentist in your area.

  36. Kim January 28, 2014 at 7:46 pm #

    I love this article! thank you. This is exactly what I did w my now almost 3 year old, starting a year and half ago when we found out he had 4 major cavities. he is allergic to everything and had been malnourished his whole life and was failure to thrive. He has FPIES which is like an intestinal allergy to food proteins. He would have been allergic to any fillings and they wanted to pull his 4 top front teeth out!!! I was horrified and found the same book and started trying to do as much as I could with him. We also visited a wonderful holistic dentist in Marin CA who did ozone treatments on his teeth to kill what was there. He still has all his teeth and his cavities are still visible but they are hard or calcified! I think his cavities could be better then they are but we still struggle with keeping him healthy and he regularly has gut problems/reactions to things and gets “sick” which doesn’t help his teeth at all.

    • The Paleo Mama January 29, 2014 at 8:33 am #

      Thank you Kim and thank you for sharing your experience too!

  37. Tasha January 29, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    Thank you for posting your experiences and I am glad that it was a positive outcome!

    Do you have any suggestions for an alternative to the raw dairy? My son can’t do cow or goat’s milk because of severe anaphylactic allergies.

    • The Paleo Mama January 31, 2014 at 7:13 am #

      Raw dairy gives you the vitamins you need but you can certainly leave it out if you have allergies to it. Just make sure you are getting adequate vitamins from other sources.

  38. Nadz February 4, 2014 at 3:18 am #

    Congratulations to you for successfully treating and healing your cavities by consumption of healthy food. I appreciate this blog and your efforts as you have stated facts regarding cause of tooth decay. I have also read Ramiel Nagel’s book Cure tooth decay and I found out that all this time we have been made fools to believe that bacteria causes tooth decay. In fact the truth is that the food we eat determines our dental health. Tooth decay is caused by poor nutrition, the food which is deficient in vital nutrients like vitamin D, calcium; phosphorus, potassium and other minerals makes teeth weak and prone to decay. Therefore all we need to do is eat right. Consume food which is rich in these nutrients as these nutrients have the potential to prevent and also reverse tooth decay. I would also recommend this book to everyone as the author has explained the causes of tooth decay and has devised an effective nutritional plan which ensures prevention and also reversal of tooth decay. This is his website for more information http://www.curetoothdecay.com/

  39. Jen February 7, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    Paleo Mama,

    Since you’re a doTERRA user, can you tell me if you also use the LLVs, and if you integrated them along with the FCLO? I’ve tried both, and the FCLO nauseated me when I took it regularly. I take the LLV, but don’t know how the xEO Mega compares with the FCLO and Ghee. If you have any insights I would really love to hear about them! Thank you for sharing your recipes!!!

    • The Paleo Mama February 9, 2014 at 9:41 am #

      I have never tried the LLV but I did just order the GX Assist and PB assist. I don’t know about the comparison to FCLO. So sorry! The LLV look amazing though and I do want to gradually introduce them into my diet.

  40. Sophie February 8, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    Hi Paleomama,

    Have you ever heard of FCLO causing anxiety? I started it on Jan 10, along with HVBO and not long after, my anxiety intensified. So I stopped about three days ago and it seems to be subsiding somewhat. I have continued the HVBO though and plan to restart the FCLO in maybe a week, to see if it was the fish oil or just coincidence that I had heightened anxiety. I am really trying to improve my dental health (bone loss, receding gums) so I don’t want to have to be “allergic” to the FCLO.

    Thank you

    • The Paleo Mama February 9, 2014 at 9:40 am #

      I have never heard of that. I’m sure there are many who are allergic to it…maybe you are. I hope you get it figured out.

  41. Maureen February 9, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    So I guess you do not recommend almond milk? That is what my family has been drinking for past 2 years. What would suggest if I don not have access to raw cows milk? Thank you in advance for your response!

    • The Paleo Mama February 11, 2014 at 8:38 am #

      I don’t…especially if you are healing cavities. Homemade almond milk would probably be ok occasionally. Have you checked with realmilk.com to see if there is a local farmer near you?

  42. DrTodd February 9, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    Cool article Paleo Mama! Food for thought! I’m an open minded dentist http://www.drtoddcooper.com, and I would love to chat with your dentist with permission, I would love to advise my patients of this incredible medical breakthrough! So if u could get a copy of before and after X-rays or a letter from your dentist that I could reference it would be super for my patients! Thanks!!!!

  43. Raven February 10, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    Hi all! I’m hoping for an answer to my conundrum. So, I have fairly bad teeth. Kind of always have. Poor diet growing up, etc.

    Recently, I went paleo and full force hippie, and I would really like to heal my teeth, BUT I can’t take the butter oil or drink milk because I’m lactose-intolerant.

    I do take vitamins, but is there any other workaround?

    Thanks!

    • The Paleo Mama February 11, 2014 at 8:34 am #

      Have you ever tried raw milk? Some people who are lactose intolerant can drink it with no problems.

    • JD March 30, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

      There is no lactose or casein in high vitamin butter oil (according to Green Pasture’s website), so you might be able to tolerate it. It would be nice if you could try it first before spending $60+ though.

  44. TJ February 11, 2014 at 12:47 am #

    I was able to heal an extremely painful abcess on a crowned tooth. My dentist said I should take antibiotics and have the tooth removed, but instead i went home, read Cure Tooth Decay and followed the recommendations. It was healed within a week. It has been over a year.

    • Laura September 5, 2014 at 12:31 pm #

      Hi TJ:) I too got a painful abscess on a crowned tooth. I healed it using Oregano oil. However, I did go to the dentist after I healed it to find out if anything else was going on under the gum line. An x-ray found bone loss which turned out to be some deep infection under my improperly placed crown.

      Please don’t think that curing the abscess is all you may need to do. I had no symptoms of periodontal disease before my abscess. I believe in dietary and holistic dental care and preventative care. But, it is possible that infection is growing even if you don’t have symptoms.

      All I’m saying is to make sure to ask the question next time you go to the dentist. You don’t have to take all the advice but if there is bone loss on an x-ray there may be infection that might not respond to the holistic treatments. Find a holistic dentist if you can as they will understand your desire to heal as naturally as possible and will analyze your infection and anything else going on under the gum line with that in mind.

  45. Oral Health February 17, 2014 at 12:49 am #

    I have recently found that tooth cavities can be healed and try to find some more information about this issue. This post is very convincing and inspiring, thanks! Instead of passively preventing my teeth from cavities, it’s time for me to do something fighting back!

  46. EdLo February 20, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    I’m not sure if anyone has asked this already, but how about eating legumes and whole grains that have been properly soaked? I make yoghurt at home and routinely use the whey to help break down the phytic acid.

  47. Stacy March 10, 2014 at 6:23 am #

    This is very interesting. Thanks so much for sharing! Having a child on the autism spectrum I know the impact good nutrition can make. I find that oil pulling( using coconut oil) is very beneficial to your oral health as well.

  48. Maureen March 12, 2014 at 2:05 am #

    I would love to hear what your dentist had to say when your “after” x-rays showed no cavities!!

  49. momo March 12, 2014 at 6:25 pm #

    Any alternatives for a vegetarian, who will not take cod liver oil?

  50. Mary March 12, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    I can’t do raw dairy. What vitamins do you suggest I take in place of this?

  51. Chrissy March 25, 2014 at 5:52 am #

    Please post your before and after x-rays so the dental professionals (me included) are able to see your proof. I am squirming reading this thinking some people are putting off dental work and could possibly have situations that are dangerous to their overall health that will worsen. Please remember to see a dentist at least twice a year so we may help prevent problems. There are so many connections between problems in the mouth and overall health and diseases. Thank you!

  52. jason March 27, 2014 at 7:58 am #

    HI does this work if you have a hole in between gum and outer tooth (quite big).
    i haven’t been the dentist in ten years (my own stupid fault) lol
    but im wondering if i have a pretty big hole can this be cured naturally ?
    any help appreciated
    Jason

    • Violet April 29, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

      No! Go to a dentist!

  53. Kalli March 27, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    I have a daughter who is 6 and her molar just broke through the surface with a cavity. I want to try to heal it naturally and I’m curious, do your kids also take one tsp of Fermented Cod Liver Oil or less because they are kids? One the bottle it says a serving size is 2ml, but is that enough to heal her cavities?

    • The Paleo Mama March 29, 2014 at 11:07 am #

      My kids take 1/2 ts of fermented cod liver oil a day. If you are trying to heal any cavities I recommend getting the book Cure Tooth Decay. It has advice for kids

  54. jason March 27, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    I Have a Large hole from gum to tooth (outer layer) i there a way this can heal ? will you method heal the hole ?

    • The Paleo Mama March 29, 2014 at 11:06 am #

      Jason, you should probably find a functional (holistic) to help you. I cannot give advice on this. My cavities were just on the enamel.

  55. Jason March 28, 2014 at 6:22 am #

    hi im just checking to see if you saw most recent post

  56. nicole April 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    thank you for information, I found it via pintrest. I just found 3 sm holes in my teeth. I also am lacking in the items causing tooth decay. we raise goats and drink their raw milk. I will add this protocol with my raw milk intake {we make cheese & skin care too}. Most of my back teeth have broken due to the fillings from the 70’s. happy to have the foreign metals out of my body though. coconut oil pulling is a great too.
    thanks again.

  57. Britt April 3, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    Hello, I am also healing my teeth which suffered due to a hyper thyroid problem.
    I am using Fermented Cod Liver Oil and Butter X together.
    I found it most palatable to take them with Raw Milk. In Australia, look for. Cleopatra’s ( bath) Milk. I also make a broth with organic marrow bones.
    I like oil pulling with coconut oil.
    Still looking for the perfect toothpaste mix.
    I’ll report progress in 4 weeks.
    Good Luck everyone!
    Love and Light
    B

  58. Anin April 10, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    I’m one of those people who need to “see” to believe 🙂 If you could post your before and after X-rays that would be awesome! I am looking into doing this for my 5 year old who has minor cavities. I’d like to reverse the damage now before they get worse. Thanks!

  59. Renee April 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    Can you tell me what dosage you give your children of the CLO? I have also been using the above diet to remineralize my son’s teeth, but I’m wondering if I’m giving him enough cod liver oil. I’m doing about 1/2 teaspoon a day. Thanks!

    • The Paleo Mama April 30, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

      Is it fermented or not? For fermented I do 1/2 ts and for regular I do 1ts.

  60. Ang May 3, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    I would be interested to see the X-rays proving this.

  61. PaleoDentist May 5, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    Hi, are your cavities healed yet???

    your protocol is a great start, here is a more in-depth protocol containing every available strategy:

    http://www.smithtownsmiles.com/blog/05032014-0814/how-eliminate-tooth-decay-2014-update

  62. Cait May 5, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    Please Help!?!?!

    My 4 year old son has been diagnosed with a cavity and an abscess on his second to last (bottom) molar. The dentist has recommended the tooth be extracted and a spacer be inserted. I am a very natural minded mother and am floored that this has happened to him. I am in a state of panic and desperately trying to get some advise from other natural mamas out there. I do NOT want to have the tooth extracted (even though it is a baby tooth). Im feeling an immense amount of pressure to make a very quick decision so the abscess (infection) does not progress. I started a colloidal silver regiment today to keep the infection at bay. My son is not in any pain, he says it only hurts when he touches it. Antibiotics are out of the question for now. I am seeing alot of info on the FCO and high vitamin butter. Is this something that will help with the current issue at hand? Or should I have the tooth removed and implement both of these products moving forward? Needless to say, our intire family will be implementing new oral health regiments and diet changes. For now though any advise on “to extract” or “not to extract” would be most helpful…
    Thank you in advance.

  63. Issho Genki May 5, 2014 at 11:30 pm #

    Hey Jackie,

    Really enjoyed reading this feature on how you dealt with cavities without dentistry. I’ll definitely recommend your action plan to friends who hate going to the dentist. Was wondering if I could replace cod liver oil with shark liver oil. Care to share your thoughts? Thanks

  64. Chicagoland Dentist May 8, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    At first I started reading this thinking, “Nah, can’t be true.” But it sounds like you have things down pat. Am I 100% convinced? No. Am I intrigued? Yep. great post, Paleo Mama .

  65. viktoria May 24, 2014 at 9:23 am #

    I’ve started “healing my teeth” 2 weeks ago.I’ve been using your remineralizing toothpaste recipe,taking cod liver/butter oil blend,drinking raw milk,eating raw butter.I had one white spot on one tooth,and another tiny tiny brownish one on another tooth(never painful) when I started.2 weeks later,the brown spot started to hurt and now I can notice its bigger in size and sensitive.I limited my grain+sugar intake,so I don’t know what I’m doing wrong..anyone?:S

  66. blair Harvey June 1, 2014 at 1:02 am #

    Hi Paleo Mama, its great you have healed your cavities. How you achieved it is very commendable, it takes patience and persererance to continually to make stock and stay on top of it.
    I have read both books, and they are indeed great, however Romi contradicts Dr Price in a few areas, specifically his take on grains. When you read through Dr Prices info you will start to notice each culture he examinamined had a staple starch, most of the time grains that they complemented with their animal products. Rami sways away from Price’s original standing on the subject at his pictures he backs it up with. Rami mentions white flour for example would be healthier, because of the low phytic acid where Prices patients he fixed were already on the white flour and it was only with the return to the whole flour(prepared properly of course) could he return their teeth to total immunity. It was the B vitamins, phosphorus and specifically vit e he was chasing

  67. Tammy June 12, 2014 at 11:39 am #

    Hi Jackie,

    I just purchased all the ingredients from Radiant Life and I was wondering for how long did you take all of these and did you take the recommended dosage on the bottle..

    Thanks
    Tammy

  68. chad June 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    Very interesting. I lost a filling about 1 1/2 years ago. Im not a fan of the dentist so I just cleaned my teeth and the hole in my tooth as best I could. About 2 months ago, I noticed that hole had almost disappeared. Somehow my tooth is rebuilding itself. I figure is must have something to do with my diet….the big changes were the addition of grass fed butter, supplementation of D3 and Omega3 as well as grass fed beef. I actually starting taking large doses of D3 as I live in Canada with limited sun exposure in the different seasons. (1000iu per 25lbs body weight)…anyhow….i found this to be pretty amazing that a tooth could do this!

  69. breanne June 18, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

    hi there! i just got back from the dentist today, completely depressed and discouraged that my dentist told me i need 8 fillings and a root canal. i’m just wondering how deep your cavities were? i intuitively feel against getting the root canal done, and i am determined to heal at least the smaller cavities. were yours small cavities, or were they deep near the nerve? thanks!

  70. Victoria June 25, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

    I eat better than I ever have and floss more than I ever have, and still found out today I have a medium-sized cavity 🙁 I am going to try your methods vs. drilling. I was wondering what flavor of butter oil do you and your kids prefer? I am kind of like a child when it comes to the taste of supplements! Thank you!

  71. mhikl July 3, 2014 at 12:30 am #

    Hey Paleo Mama,
    Two suggestions- three, actually

    1. Xylitol kills bacteria that cause tooth decay. It dissolves phlegm immediately and dramatically the nose and mouth are cleaned out. Children who chew Xylitol gum have fewer cavities than those that don’t. It strengthens teeth enamel and probably what’s inside the tooth, too.
    Xylitol stops an ear ache (so I have read). Used in a hand pump or neti pot it really cleans out the nostrils and sinuses, pronto.

    I spray it in my ears to stop itching and to clean them. It tidily stops itchy eyebrows-the only thing I have found that works.

    Spraying it in the nose and other head orifices daily will help prevent colds and flues. (I use a 250ml/1 cup spray bottle from the Dollar Store and then I add a 1/4 tsp baking soda as a buffer and four TBSP Xylitol.) If a cold or flue seems to about to take off, spray eyes, ears, nose and swish in mouth. I haven’t had one cold or flue in five years now whilst before, I was prone to colds and occasionally the flue. This five year relief is a record for me. My whole life has been plagued by sinus problems. Xylitol clears it right up. Doesn’t cure, just dissolves mucus etc in the nose and suddenly I have open nasal passages. Sadly, it does not help as fast or as much for smokers, but it is still better than nothing.

    Do look it up if you haven’t already. There are other ailments it fixes and helps overcome.

    2. Borax. Many think this is a poison as it is used to kill ants and cockroaches but it is harmless and beneficial to us. It takes twice the amount of Borax to kill a human as it does salt. Check out Walter Last’s article, “The Borax Conspiracy”. http://www.health-science-spirit.com/borax.htm
    Borax hardens teeth and bones. It kills bad bacteria, fungus and – just read the article and you will be amaze.

    A third suggestion is to make sure you getting your magnesium. Magnesium is one of the five electrolytes and it is called the Great Regulator. Read Walter Last’s article on Magnesium too. Without magnesium, calcium is not efficiently stored or used. http://www.health-science-spirit.com/magnesiumchloride.html

    But it is the Magnesium that is the Great Regulator, remember. 🙂 Magnesium is stored in the lining of the stomach and the intestines (both of them) but too much at one time will cause the trots. For magnesium check out this handy and cheap way to make a concentrate. Some concentrate is then added to a litre/quart of drinking water and it is sipped throughout the day. It is a great sports water with a little Celtic Sea Salt and potassium added. Most people are deficient of this valuable mineral and it is needed regularly. Every heart patient especially needs a steady supply and a shortage of magnesium is a major cause of heart troubles.

    Here is one site that has the recipe but there are many on the web: http://www.gwens-nest.com/natural-remedies/magnesium-supplements-a-great-diy-recipe/ (Magnesium saved my mum’s life and her ambulance trips to hospital came to a halt. It was claimed she had a potassium deficiency, probably did, but taking the magnesium did the trick and her electrolytes became steady until she was deprived of it in hospital for another ailment. Terrible story.

    Namaste and care,
    mhikl
    I have read that a good form of calcium is egg shells. Cleaned and dry they can be powdered in a rotary coffee or spice grinder or pestle and mortar and added to stews and soups. And 1/2 tsp or so goes down well enough.

  72. Joshua July 11, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

    Jackie:

    I find your information on healing your cavities intriguing! I had a few questions for you:
    1) do you find that taking Skate oil, high vitamin butter oil, Fermented cod liver oil causes them to repeat on you like sometimes occurs with fish oils.
    2) Have you heard of anyone getting gallbladder issues with such a high intake of oil/fats in diet?
    3) Any recommendations on dosage of Vitamin C to counteract the Phytic acid in grains?
    4) Where do you get the raw goats milk….

    The reason I ask is that I am on the verge of loosing 3 teeth. I have been told I need at lease 2 root canals on teeth that have cavities that extend into the roots and are under the gum line and would require gum surgery to even be able to fill the teeth… as you can imagine I want to avoid the root canals and gum surgery and possible extractions at all costs.

    Thank you so much!

  73. Joshua July 11, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    Jackie:

    Also forgot to ask you about a good source of calcium/Phosphorous and dosage you are taking to help your teeth.

    Thanks

  74. Leah July 18, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    Hi. can I use your method of healing cavities if i already have fillings in my teeth? Am a big believer in going natural but I had never heard of this before.

  75. Cheryl July 23, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    Hi,
    I went to the dentist two days ago and was very upset and anxious when I was told I needed a crown put on one tooth and I had a cavity in my back tooth(both teeth are adjacent to one another). I have always had problems with cavities my entire life and I feel like if I let dentists drill into my teeth I will have no teeth left! I’m going to talk to my dentist about natural ways to reminieralize my teeth naturally as this is causing quite a bit of anxiety for me. I saw also diagnosed with Inflammatory bowel disease about 8 months ago and I have been on steroids(predisone) twice in the last six months, so I’ve been on predisone for about 22 week and I feel very duped that I was not told that this drug could cause tooth decay. As I am positive predisone was the icing on the cake that caused this new cavity that I have. I feel like dental work begets more dental work which is why I really want to avoid getting this crown and cavity filled. I mean how long will it last? Will I have problems with it? I told my dental hygienist that I don’t like root canals because I always hear that people that them done and then 1, 5 or 10 years down the road they have to have them redone due to another abcess? My dental hygienst said she has rarely ever heard of this happening? While I like my dentist, I really don’t feel that the crown and filling is the best way to hear my teeth.

  76. Z July 27, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    I just wanted to comment for those people who do not eat Dairy and flesh, or wish to remain Vegan, as is my choice.

    You can still get these vitamins, it just isn’t as straight forward. Here is what I’ve done that has helped tremendously.

    Vegan whole food diet with lesser emphasis on grains and stronger emphasis on vegetables
    Organic foods high in minerals
    I eat good fats daily like coconut, nuts, and avocado. I avoid all sugars and dried fruit.
    Oil pulling with coconut oil
    *Rinsing with sea salt water after eating and before brushing* especially after fruit, bean, or grain
    *Supplementing with trace minerals*
    Supplementing with D3 from non-animal sources, and get D from the sun also
    If additional calcium is supplemented, always balance with proper phosphorous and magnesium ratios- you don’t want to add calcium alone
    If intense healing is needed due to cavities, etc, the calcium/mag/etc supplements themselves can be “packed” onto the tooth in the powder form (or just empty or crush a capsule) This gives the nutrient directly to the ailing tooth. But don’t overdose- just do this for your daily dose- I was doing this with “Vitamin Code” supplements because they are all raw and pure. But check the dosages.
    You can also “pack” bentonite clay over a tooth to draw out bacteria. If your gums are also unhealthy, a turmeric pack will help heal gums.
    Neem is another great tooth re-mineralizer. Add it to your toothbrush.

    To respond to an earlier comment- You can do all these things even if you already have fillings. It is my understanding that if you have composite fillings, they will eventually wear over time. They will deteriorate or fall out and you’ll need a new one. If you’re able to heal the teeth in the meantime, then you won’t have to get these fillings re-filled.

    • Z July 27, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

      Oh, and I supplement with Omega 3 in the form of EPA and DHA from non animal source.

    • The Paleo Mama September 6, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

      Thank you so much for sharing this Z!

  77. Michelle July 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    I’m just wondering . . . do I take these oils all at one time, or should I spread them throughout the day?

  78. Susan July 28, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    Being a dentist myself, I can attest to the fact that most dentists just aren’t talking about this stuff. You come in, we tell you to brush and floss and if you have any cavities we fill them. Period. I think it’s great that natural ways to heal cavities are starting to become a “thing”. Oil pulling, avoiding phytic acid and excess sugars, and yes brushing and flossing is all you really need to prevent cavities in the first place. And if you can figure out how to heal a cavity without a filling from me then more power to you 🙂

  79. Christine August 15, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    What did your dentist say upon your follow visit (and your diet plan)?

  80. Mary August 24, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    Hey, how did your cavities looked before the protocol? Where they brownish or even black? Have you noticed a difference in your teeth color (more white) ?

    PLease, post ehn you can your X-rays if you have them, i have a cavitie like this one http://www.propdental.es/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/caries-dental-cavity.jpg

    Please answer soon!!

  81. Kelly September 7, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    Do the cod liver/butter in capsules work as well as the gel? I need help 😛

    • The Paleo Mama October 15, 2014 at 10:09 am #

      Yes but you might need to take quite a few of them so they are not as budget friendly.

  82. Kristie October 8, 2014 at 1:59 am #

    I went to the dentist today and was told I have receding gums and 7 cavities that were going to cost $2,000 to get filled. I am 27 and have never had a cavity before, so I was shocked. They showed me some tiny dots in some x-ray photos, but I can’t see or feel any of them, so I don’t think they are very big.

    I have spent all night researching this, and I’m so glad I came across your blog post. I already ordered all the supplements you recommended (FCLO, skate liver oil, high vitamin butter oil, dessicated liver tablets, and the grassfed beef gelatin), and I also bought all the ingredients to make your toothpaste recipe. I also started oil pulling tonight and spraying my gums with colloidal silver, and my mom thinks she might be getting a cavity and is going to do all the stuff you are recommending, too 🙂

    The diet part is going to be really hard for me, but seems to be one of the most important parts based on everything I’ve read. I’ve been a vegetarian for 9 years, and not really a salad-eating one — I primarily live on bread, pasta, and bean burritos. I think I am going to start eating meat again, because I don’t think I can survive on fruits and veggies only — but I am wondering how strict you are about avoiding foods with phytic acid. For example, what do I use as a thickener in soups or gravy, if I can’t use flour or cornstarch? Or is a little bit of that stuff ok if I eat lots of Vitamin C?

    Also, where can I get raw milk? I feel like the Horizon Organic kind they sell at Whole Foods might not count as raw…

    Thanks again for all this wonderful information 🙂

  83. Kristin October 15, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    I just came across your blog on pinterest while searching for paleo breakfast ideas. I did not expect to see this!! I am absolutely fascinated by this as I just had my first ever cavity and filling, and I too considered myself a pretty healthy eater. I had no idea this was possible so thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing!! I am so excited to tell people about this.

  84. Jennifer October 24, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

    I just ordered the capsules because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to stomach the gel. Do you know how many capsules are needed to equal the same dose?

    • The Paleo Mama October 27, 2014 at 8:48 am #

      I’m not too sure…but I believe he tells you the conversion in the book Cure Tooth Decay.

  85. Steve November 2, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

    I have a question. So I recently found that i have alot of cavities and I am trying to remineralize my teeth. I started adding to my diet a daily dose of vitamins A, C,D,K,Calcium+D (all capsule form). I dont want to overdose on vitamins, and alot of what you listed is rich in ‘this’ or ‘that’ vitamin (same as what im currently taking). What would be as suggestion?

    • Innerhealth December 28, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

      I doubt you will see any benefit from taking capsules. I think only vitamins in their natural form from the fermented cod liver oil will benefit your teeth. Synthetic vitamins are often in an incorrect ratioa that can have toxicity risks.

      Note that Ive supplemented with standard Cod liver oil before but only saw benefit after I tried fermented. Standard Cod liver oil has synthetic vitamins added to it.

      You are better off supplementing with Green Pastures fermented Cod liver oil / High vitamin butter oil blend, organic coconut oil, reducing or eliminating refined sugars, reducing or eliminating processed foods, using grass fed butter or ghee, drinking whole milk or organic / raw, using a toothpaste that does not contain glycerin, reducing phytic acid in the diet and if you don’t consume bone broth, try Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin, Kosher, 16 Oz.

      I would be very surprised if you got any benefit from those vitamins in capsule form at all. Some people do add a vitamin D3 capsule to their fermented cod liver oil because some say the natural vitamin D is too low but some don’t.

      Ive also read some people that claim black walnut hulls assist in tooth remineralization but who knows. The nutritional profile of black walnut (if its true) does include all the requirements http://www.livestrong.com/article/250447-black-walnut-nutritional-facts/

  86. giselle November 29, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    That’s the question I have. ..how deep are the cavities she healed and remineralized? I don’t see how it’s possible to grow tooth mstter…The hole still needs to be filled in !!

  87. miles December 2, 2014 at 4:45 am #

    It’s not super surprising. It stopped pretty much instantly in (at least) some people treated by Weston A. Price in his book ‘Nutrition and Physical Degeneration’ which I’m reading now. The body creates a secondary dentin layer I think to block the (cavity) hole which allows access to the pulp chamber pretty much as soon as the diet is improved, instantly stopping the progression and almost eliminating the discomfort/pain; but then further improvement upon that would take longer.

    Take the general idea of what I’m saying, not the specifics, since I’m not sure (e.g. if it’s called a secondary dentin layer). Basically the progression stopped instantly, pain massively reduced, and then continued improvement over the following year until full recovery, was approximately how it went as far as I recall..

  88. Curing Cavities December 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

    Hello Paleo Mama! I was just wondering, can I substitute the 3-4 cups of goat milk with cow milk? Or kefir?
    Thanks for your help.

  89. Brian December 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Can’t we cure cavities with natto without taking FCLO? It’s very high in vitamin K2. More than gouda. It’s important to eat it with oil as K2 is fat soluble. We can optimize our vitamin D with sunlight and we convert beta carotene to vitamin A. I live in Canada and shipping is expensive. I was surprised that I got gumline decay at my check up 5 months ago. I wonder if eating cold food causes malnutrition. Too bad mainstream nutritionists do not see vitamin K2 as a necessity.

  90. John December 19, 2014 at 8:16 pm #

    Hi i have a question i have been taking the Butter oil blend and cod liver extract tablets from Blue Ice for about a month now is it possible that during the remineralisation process a tooth might become a little sensitive to cold drinks like mine did today maybe due to the healing process.

  91. Julian January 8, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

    The Paleo mama,

    I need some advice.

    I have had composite dental fillings put in as a teenager. (Now 22) and have been pale for 12+months with no intention ever to change. I am starting to reminneralize my teeth. However can’t find any info online as to whether its possible if i remove my fillings will my teeth be able to rmeineralize? Or has the damage already been done as the dentist did extra drilling before filling.

    Thanks Julian

    • The Paleo Mama January 9, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

      I would definitely check with a holistic dentist in your area!

  92. AClady January 21, 2015 at 11:41 am #

    Just ordered the Green Pastures cod liver/butter oil, years of Now and Later candy when I was a kid wreaked havoc. I can’t get raw milk in my state but will implement everything I can! Thanks for writing this!!!

  93. Tracey February 19, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

    I am inquiring about the cod liver oil, would this contain any mercury? also how do you modify this for a 4 year old? thank you!

  94. Jesus March 3, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

    hi, i have a similar story going on. I had a tooth completely removed 3 years ago due to a bad root

    canal job done on me and ive been afraid of the dentist ever since. so recently i went for a check up

    and just my luck i have several cavities and the dentist left me with a pricey estimate that ranged from

    1000$ to 9000$ worst case . so im re -evaluating the way i take care of my teeth and ive been looking

    into way to reverse cavities and get healthy teeth again naturally without the dentist drilling into my

    teeth. ive done some research and im so confused some say flouride mouth wash and tooth paste is

    good for getting rid of cavities and other say don’t use it because its harmful. i want to try what you

    suggested to get rid of my cavities but i have a couple questions, like is would a re mineralizing tooth

    paste without flourirde be better then a toothpaste with flouride? also i drink coffee on a regular basis,

    would coffee harm me in the process of getting rid my cavities. i hear caffine is harmful to teeth. also would the skate liver oil be a critical thing to leave out?? and thank you for the article it was a huge help in changing the way i take care of my teeth.

  95. Suzette March 12, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    Hi Jackie!

    My 21-year-old daughter started complaining about sensitivity in one of her teeth a couple of weeks ago and thought she might have a cavity. She brushes her teeth faithfully with fluoride-free toothpaste but wasn’t so disciplined when it came to flossing and using mouthwash (The Natural Dentist brand) even though I would scold her about it. Of course, she is now flossing and using mouthwash….LOL! She also made an appointment to have her teeth cleaned since it had been a couple of years since her last cleaning.

    I remembered reading an article about healing cavities, so I searched my Pinterest board and, sure enough, there was your article! I ordered the FCLO, SLO, Butter Oil, and Dessicated Liver Tablets from Radiant Life yesterday and they shipped out today (YAY!!). I’m going to be ordering the Great Lakes Unflavored Beef Gelatin tonight or tomorrow. I just have a few questions:

    1) Do you take all of the supplements at the same time and, if so, do you take them first thing in the morning?

    2) Can you give me some ideas on how to use the beef gelatin? Some of the reviews on Amazon talk about how awful it tastes, so ideas on how I can make it palatable for my daughter would be greatly appreciated.

    3) I already ordered the original Butter Oil but I was wondering if you get the original or if you get one that is flavored?

    Thank you so much for writing this awesome post and helping raise awareness!! By the way, my daughter went for her cleaning today and no cavity!! However, I’m still happy that I ordered everything because the sensitivity could be the start of something. I’m also going to have her start oil pulling. 🙂

    • The Paleo Mama March 14, 2015 at 8:42 am #

      I usually take all my supplements first thing in the morning. I use the beef gelatin to add to shakes, smoothies, and coffee for added nutrition. If you google it, you can pull us some uses and recipes other people have posted also. So happy to hear that you are getting started with these healthy protocols.

  96. Suzette March 14, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

    That’s kind of when I figured she should take them for maximum absorption. I will google uses for the gelatin. I already read something about how to use it to make homemade jello. Thanks again!!

  97. Jay March 16, 2015 at 8:29 am #

    I saw this article a couple months ago. I had a medium to large size cavity on my smallest molar right on the gum line. I started reading up on it came accross your site and here is what I did for a period of 2 months solid. I didn’t check my tooth for 2 months but I did take a before picture so I could compare results and see if anything happened.

    1) Started taking COD liver oil as well as butter oil capsuls twice a day

    2) Started taking Alive calcium pills made from organic cale and some other stuff. It’s much more natural than limestone calcium.

    3) Started brushing my teeth more, and switched to a tooth paste that had no flouride or glycerin

    4) Took xylitol breath mints between meals and snacks when I wasn’t planning on brushing my teeth

    5) Increased vegitiable intake by 20-30%

    6) Started oil pulling every day for 15-20 minutes

    7) Reduced plytic acid in my diet. Sour dough bread instead of regular bread, soaking rice in water etc. Probably reduced consumotion by 30%.

    I am extremely discouraged that this doesn’t appear to have done anything to my cavity.

  98. Suzette March 19, 2015 at 8:42 am #

    Hi Jackie,

    I just wanted to get your advice on something. We received our supplements yesterday and my daughter took them this morning. The Skate Liver Oil (Spicy Orange flavor) went down fine but when she took the FCLO (Cinnamon Tingle), she gagged twice and I thought (and she thought) she was going to vomit. Maybe the reason she didn’t is because she hadn’t had anything to eat yet. I was surprised when she said it was “too cinnamony”…..this coming from a girl who will only chew cinnamon gum!! The butter oil (non-flavored) also made her gag. Do you have any ideas how I can help her get these oils down easier? I’m considering getting veggie capsules and maybe putting the oils in there. Also, the recommended dosage for the liver capsules is 6 capsules per day. My daughter only weighs 92 pounds….do you think 3 capsules per day would be sufficient?

    I appreciate any advice you can give me to help make this a better experience for my daughter!!

  99. Teresa G March 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

    Thank you so much for this article! I’ve had some luck making crockpot paleo chili (lots of root vegetables make up for the lack of beans) and pureeing raw grass-fed beef liver and just adding it to the chili. It cooks in and you can’t even taste it at all! I’ve served it to some many guests and they have all loved it! Also, if you add parsnips to you chili, it sweetens it a little bit — delicious!

  100. marla latinakova April 2, 2015 at 12:55 am #

    That chile sounds wonderful! Can you share the recipe?

  101. Devin April 4, 2015 at 12:21 am #

    Hi! Great article, I started this today, but I have a question, would it be perfectly okay to take a multivitamin with this combo? or better to do without? I’m paranoid about vitamin overdose. (Yessssssssss, laugh at me now, but the paranoia IS REAL.)

    Also, how effective would this be if one replaces the butter oil with just eating a lot of dairy, like the raw milk, ghee, etc. (It’ll take a week for it to ship to me.)

    THANK YOU for your awesome self.

  102. EY April 4, 2015 at 4:39 pm #

    Hi Paleo Mama!

    I just read your article and am amazed at your research, but I am also very curious about certain details. So what you’re saying is by following these steps for about 6 months, you were able to go back to the dentist and find no more cavities? So your dentist did not have to do any fillings and numbing?? And like others have said, if you could have photos of your X-rays that would be absolutely wonderful! I actually have many, many cavities and want to heal naturally, even just a few would help! And how did your dentist react to your cavities disappearing??
    Thank you for your work!!

  103. Amy April 21, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    Oh man, I WISH you had taken photos. The only photographic evidence I’ve found is on the Healthy Home Economist blog, and the photos are either non-uniformly taken, or only show plaque (not cavities). Do you have ANY before and afters?

  104. Jinhan June 2, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

    I felt kind of assured to find a comment by Paleo Mama saying that her cavities were only in the enamel part of the teeth.
    Because I had to make the decision to drill and fill or attempt to heal completely naturally.
    So many articles about healing teeth do not specify about the type of cavities they miraculously heal.
    And so many people think they can heal huge holes in their teeth after reading about this topic.
    That’s frustrating and builds distrust in natural health gurus. The natural way is best, but it’s also usually the preventative way.
    If bacteria is eating away and very near your tooth ‘pulp’, go to a dentist if you want to avoid a root canal.
    But of course, after the filling, definitely adjust your eating and tooth care habits if you wanna avoid more fillings.

  105. Laura June 8, 2015 at 1:21 am #

    Is the cod liver oil/butter oil blend just as effective as taking the oils separately? Also, is the capsule version just as good as the straight oil?

  106. Lisa June 20, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    What would you suggest for someone who is dairy allergic?

  107. Jacqui June 29, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

    Hi, love your article and can’t wait to try it. I have 12 cavities that were filled with amalgam when I was 12. I just went to the dentist and he said one is cracking or shrinking and needs to be replaced, of course he wants to drill out the old filling and replace it. He is worried about decay underneath or next to the filling. I assume nothing can be done if the crack is in the middle of the filling, but my question is will your method work on cavities to re-mineralize the enamel next to the filling to close up the gap? Thanks!

  108. Susan July 1, 2015 at 4:56 am #

    I am confused… The date of this entry was November 26, 2013 but the 6 month follow up is dated 12-13-13. I am not a rocket scientist, but that is not six months!

    • Jackie Ritz July 1, 2015 at 9:05 am #

      The dates refer to the actual dates of my blogs, not the period of time I was working on healing my cavities.

  109. N July 2, 2015 at 10:48 am #

    Another great tip – if you want to avoid root canals I found a cheap effective fast way… Homeopathic remedy: PYrogennium literally heals abscessed/Infected teeth… I always had a problem w/root canals and interestingly when I would get a root canal and use the antibiotics – it seemed another root canal quickly followed – either the procedure or the antibiotic would bring on a 2nd one…. 🙁 I found Pyrogennium in a dental homeopathic book and it works better than hardcore drugs and actually heals the tooth completely – I haven’t had any root canals since and on a couple occasions felt a tooth might be getting infected – quickly took Pyrogennium and it went away… nice to have on hand. And this is why the AMA and medical cartel are working so hard to get rid of homeopathy an other natural remedies – it interferes with their gold mine and captive audience for their Big Pharma drugs…

    • Taleitha July 13, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

      Hi N,
      what was the dosage of the Pyrogennim you took? I currently may need a root canal and want to take all steps possible to avoid it!
      I have never had one before but have had several deep cavities in my child/teens years.. I am now 24 and do not want this to keep happening. I have poor teeth genetics in my family…

  110. steve August 10, 2015 at 7:54 am #

    ii also have six cavities … I’m gong to try the natural approach

    My question is:

    1. can i still eat rice and pasta?

    2. how long does it take to heal?

    3. once healed do we just take maintenance dose ?

    • Jackie Ritz August 18, 2015 at 9:47 am #

      Since rice and pasta are grains and contain phytic acid, a major culprit to decay, I’d probably avoid them as much as possible. Grains are not part of the Paleo eating plan, so I rarely eat any. Healing is dependent on many things, and could be anywhere from a couple of months to a year or more. I recommend continuing to brush with the remineralizing toothpaste at least a couple times a month.

  111. Wendy December 8, 2015 at 2:55 am #

    What about those of us who are allergic to dairy? I cannot eat any dairy without ill effects.

  112. darraugh December 28, 2015 at 6:43 pm #

    Hi Jackie,

    Any thoughts on the “scandal” regarding the quality of Green Pastures products? I’ve gone through one jar and am starting to read more about it, and I’m not sure whether to keep buying it or not. I just wondered if you might have heard any more about it.

    Thanks,
    Darraugh

  113. Anja January 12, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

    Hi Paleo Mom
    thank you for your article <3
    Sadly i only just started to re-research on remineralizing.
    I was told my teeth were those kind of teeth that would always have cavities – doe to week enamel. ..
    my youngest (3) seems to have my teeth. About a year ago one of his molar tooth chipped a bit and it looked like he was getting cavities. I had the doctor check – she said it was ok – now i just started giving the kids cod liver oil and today i got to look at my tooth-brush-hating boys teeth and it looks like a crater. This really scared me. (It doesn't hurt him).

    But now I'm positive I'm on the right track and want to try my best. (I'm a bit scared and need some moral support)

    Thank you so much!

  114. Melissah January 15, 2016 at 12:34 am #

    You mention fermented and extra virgin, I’m confused, I’ve been taking fermented, which is best?

  115. jo January 25, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    im a vegetarian and recently gone vegan..this is a big problem as I eat mostly veg, fruit, nuts, seeds – no dairy..

    can you advise what is best as I cant take cod liver oil or butter etc

    I have notice I have a few cavaties recently

  116. Umo February 21, 2016 at 7:59 am #

    Hiya,

    I wonder if you know how much ghee to take per day for the curing cavities/remineralising teeth protocol? And also, what’s the best way to take it? It’s not very pleasant eating it off the spoon! I thought maybe melting it on top of steamed/boiled vegetables while they’re still hot is a good idea. What do you think?

    By the way, just in case you know the answer, if ghee is butter which has been heated, doesn’t that mean that the nutrients are cooked off? So isn’t actual pastured butter better? I don’t understand… And does that mean that high vitamin butter oil is a better, more nutrient-dense choice?

    Anyway, please help if you can! I have ordered Ramiel Nagel’s book but it hasn’t come yet and I’m not sure if these answers will be in there…

    Many thanks!

  117. Shifali February 26, 2016 at 5:57 am #

    Good presentation of the content. I am feeling so relieved to know that tooth cavities can be healed without visiting a dentist by just taking a proper diet.

  118. Jon March 1, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

    So, from what I gather the simple combo of cod liver oil and HV butter oil is not enough to heal caries?

    In other words, do I need to use skate liver oil and grassfed beef gelatin, etc. etc. to heal teeth?

  119. Monica March 7, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

    Hi Miss Jackie,

    It’s been a few years since you posted this. How are your teeth doing now? Did you find that you could relax this protocol a bit, or must you eat like this all the time in order for you to maintain this level of dental health?

    Thank you,

    Monica

  120. kurt April 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

    can i use unsweetened almond milk instead of cow milk or goat milk?

  121. Anonymous April 19, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

    That’s a crazy statement about the fish oil. I never knew that. But you don’t have to incorporate dairy in order to have calcium. Almond and soy milk have loads of calcium… way more than cows milk.

  122. Zoltan May 20, 2016 at 5:17 pm #

    Calcium does not get utilised unless vitamin K and D are also present. I read in a study and it found that your body gets the CA from bones – your teeth too if needed to reduce acidity. So if you take CA but no K and D vitamins your body chemistry reacts in a bad way – though you have the CA intake it cannot be used – so it is like your body being hungry for CA – and it gets it where it is present – from bones and teeth.

  123. Vicki May 27, 2016 at 9:37 pm #

    I have had a toothache the last few weeks and someone told me that once you get a toothache, it is too late to remineralize your teeth and you will need a dentist. Is this true? Did you have any toothaches before you healed your cavities? I am so stressed out over this.

  124. Jennifer June 9, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

    HI, Can you specify if healing cavities can be done if they are under or on the edges of a filling? I have one that already was filled several years ago but unsure if I can heal it from the inside out or if I need the filling drilled out and just redone. thanks so much!

  125. Rusty June 10, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

    What do you recommend for a vegan that would like to heal their cavities, but does not want to use animal products?

    Thanks!

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