Pyorrhea and Vitamin C
A September 22, 1934 article published in the Science newsletter talks about the curing power of vitamin C. They quote the Nobel prize winning Prof. A. Szent-Györgyi.
Pyorrhea is gum disease. It is a bleeding disorder of the gum. The fact that vitamin C was reported to cure bleeding gums means that people are likely suffering from severe vitamin C deficiencies.
Vitamin D, present in cod liver oil, with vitamin C rich green vegetables may help prevent not only gum disease but tooth decay. Beautiful teeth are found in cultures which eat their native diets, typically including the fat-soluble vitamin D.
Foods rich in vitamin C include papaya, steamed broccoli, brussel sprouts, strawberries, bananas, oranges, cantaloupe, kiwi, boiled cauliflower and kale. Acerola berry has one of the highest amounts of vitamin C. Hot chili peppers, guavas, litchis, and currants are also very high in vitamin C.
Guinea pigs kept on a vitamin C deficient diet eventually show signs of gum disease. Their teeth become elongated, and gums red and spongy.
Pyorrhea is just a weak or beginning form of scurvy.
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Other people have learned the secrets to stopping cavities with the published book Cure Tooth Decay