I was researching something about cavities and somehow stumbled onto a post about healing cavities with real food and have been hooked on learning more ever since. The book, Cure Tooth Decay , is a very informative book in regards to the food we eat and the affect it has on our teeth. I got it for only $10 for the Kindle edition.
It’s all a little overwhelming so I’m just taking baby steps to change the way we eat.
What do I mean by real food? This post by The Nourishing Home sums up the basics.
One of the first things I started doing was having my family start taking Green Pastures Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil Capsules. It’s pricey but it’s recommended by so many for it’s quality. I don’t want to waste my money on low quality so I just save all the Amazon gift cards I get from Swagbucks and Superpoints to buy it.
Some of the other things I’m doing now is making my own chicken stock, grinding my own whole wheat flour and soaking it, drinking raw milk, and using raw milk butter. I just made some homemade mayonnaise this past week and have Italian dressing, almond nut butter, and kombucha on my list to make real soon. And as I’m writing this, I have a quart of raw milk yogurt sitting on my counter I’m hoping will be ready tomorrow.
I’ve also started switching our usual processed basic pantry items like sugar, salt, syrup, and honey for it’s raw/natural/unprocessed counterpart. Now I use whole cane sugar , Real Salt sea salt , maple syrup (Grade B for it’s nutrient content), and raw, unfiltered honey.
There’s still so much for me to change around and substitute but I’m going to do it slowly and do what I can.
I plan on posting more about this and will link to some very informative posts out there in the blogsphere.
Side note: Buying Green Pastures Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver oil in the gel form is much more economical over the capsules. I bought the capsules thinking my 7 yr old would have no problem taking pills. She swallowed them fine the first time but ever since then hasn’t been able to swallow them and it would be a struggle to get her to take them. She decided to just chew up the capsules and swallow.
Since she’s been able to handle that, I figured I’d get the gel and save money and got the chocolate gel flavor. I’ve read reviews where kids either like it or they don’t. We received it in the mail today and had her take her dose and she said it was horrible! Now I read some reviews where (with a different flavor) they would take it straight out of the fridge, get some out with a knife (instead of a spoon) and use their teeth to scrape if off the knife and just swallow. Will have to try that tomorrow since she had it right after we got the mail and it was quite warm.