Here’s your reason to eat BACON

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Early Childhood Carries ( ECC, more commonly known as BOTTLE ROT )

I’ve personally been down this road with my daughter, even when caring for her teeth with a dentist recommended fluoride toothpaste regimen, so I can personally understand the inexplicable pain and fear ECC parents are going through.

My daughter was THE healthiest kid on the block, never had she tasted apple juice, never had she tasted white bread or any sort of junk food. She grew up on quinoa and dandelion greens in a bottle for goodness sake!

So imagine my despair as I helplessly watched her four front teeth disintegrate before my eyes each day.

Well, today I can tell you that the decay on her teeth has been 100% arrested for the past two years! They are HEALED, no fluoride or dental interventions, although I do take her in for a yearly evaluation with a fantastic dentist.

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^ Homemade chocolate milk, made from soaked cashews ^

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

* Our standard American diet couldn’t be set up more perfectly to destroy our teeth, only in part due to the copious amounts of sugar people consume.

* Today even health conscious individuals consume large amounts of dietary toxins in the form of phytic acid. On the other hand, most people consume very little essential fat soluble vitamins, such as A and D, which are essential for healthy teeth.

* Phytic acid, along with enzyme inhibitors, are found in grains, seeds, nuts and legumes. It is an anti-nutrient that binds with minerals and nutrients in the intestines, leading to serious deficiencies that affect the teeth.

* Diets high in phytic acid and low in fat soluble vitamins lead to weakened and vulnerable tooth enamel, resulting in cavities and the epidemic of EEC we are now seeing in very young children.

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TIME TO START SOAKING, AND EATING BACON

Your family can still enjoy all the tasty grains, nuts, seeds and legumes that you like! It’s all in the preparation.

Soaking these foods is a crucial step in their preparation as it breaks down phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors, and even increases the Vitamin B content ( hello increased energy ), specifically in nuts.

Soaking is not time-consuming, you just have to remember to do it. I soak my goods for a minimum of 4 hours, although 12 hours is best.

I have never been ardently vegan for moral reasons, although I have dabbled in it and fully support families who choose it for themselves. I think it’s a great option.

However, if you are experiencing frequent cavities, tooth sensitivities or your child is experiencing EEC, it could be time to consider adding some consciously chosen animal products into your family’s weekly diet to up your intake of fat soluble vitamins.

Some examples are pasture butter, liver and other organ meats, bacon, eggs, fermented cod liver oil, cream, shellfish, fish eggs, and fish. Very cautiously chosen raw milk from a responsible and organic farmer is an excellent option as well.

I know there is a lot to discuss on the topic of EEC, so if you have any questions or concerns please comment and I will get back to you within the day.

Know that you are NOT alone, and there is hope beyond scary interventions.

 

‘I Eat Kale’ Starring Nevaeh Lee

Getting kids to eat their veggies can be a difficult task,
however with a positive outlook, I promise that it CAN be done!

The trick is to change their perception of vegetables from “Yuck but Mom says I have to”, to “Wow we always have fun when the veggies are out!”

It helps to make every “green experience” they have be all about fun and games. Always keep up a positive attitude about it, respect that there are certain tastes they will need to grow into, and of course the age-old, “You will grow big and strong” truth never hurts 😀

Lastly, don’t forget the most important piece to raising veggie lovin/toleratin kids – take the pressure off yourself by removing any expectations! It’s OK if your kids don’t like kale right out of the gate, the important thing is that you are introducing them to it!

Lead by example and you can never go wrong! Keep up the good work Moms and Dads XO