Candy and Tooth Decay

It is halloween again. Or perhaps your child is going to a friend's birthday party where they have lots and lots of cake and candy. On this page you will learn about how candy affects children's teeth.

When I was a child, I loved candy bars. I would eat them as a snack. I would take several with me to school after halloween, and every day I would ingest the poisonous substances for weeks and months. Once I had finished the tasty candy bars, I would eat candies that didn't taste that good just because I was hungry. Over time, my body broke down from too much candy and I got some cavities. This could have been reversed or prevented had I known about how my diet affects my body. But being in high school I did not know better, and nobody taught me any different. Rather, the dentist filled my small cavities with poisonous dental amalgam fillings.

You might think to yourself that a few candies won't hurt, and that may be true, but let's examine some of the toxic ingredients in modern candy.

Sugar these days is made mostly from sugar beets. The beets are pressed, heated, sliced and so on to extract the white, processed molecules of sugar. Dentist Weston Price traveled all over the world and he saw how modern diets destroy our teeth. One primary ingredient of the modern diet is processed sugar. Since sugar raises blood sugar, it can pull minerals from our teeth and bones.

Roasted peanuts are probably the only natural ingredient in many candy bars.

Corn syrup is made from corn, likely to be GM (genetically modified); it is first shipped to a facility. The corn is soaked in water with a small amount of sulfur dioxide for 50 hours. (Making corn syrup is not a natural process; it requires machines.) The soaked corn is ground up and then separated. It is further milled and centrifuged. Strange enzymes are added, before the syrup is refined in filters, centrifuges and ion-exchange columns, and excess water is evaporated. Corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup are not recognized by the body. As a result they do not get digested properly and throw our internal ecosystem out of balance, many times contributing to tooth cavities.

Hydrogenated palm kernel and coconut oil: palm kernel and coconut oils can be healthy for us. However when they go through the hydrogenation process, it renders them toxic. The body cannot recognize man-made hydrogenated fats. Remember that our liver has not changed in more than 10,000 years. So it has not evolved for factory-made food.

High-fructose corn syrup is corn syrup with a higher concentration of fructose in it. Fructose in corn syrup cannot be recognized by the body and is processed in the liver, just as a toxic element would be.

Why Candy Will Cause or Contribute to Tooth Decay

Our bodies and teeth mineralize or de-mineralize on a daily basis. The presence of sugar in the blood stream causes blood sugar fluctuations. The more refined and synthetic the sugars, the more the blood sugar levels fluctuate. Prolonged blood sugar fluctuation causes minerals like calcium and phosphorus to be pulled from our bones to rescue the body, which is now in a stress response.

In short, feed your kids too much candy and it will limit their growth process by taking minerals out of their body to stop and neutralize the toxic candy sugars and highly processed ingredients. This won't be noticeable on a day-to-day basis, as the results take a long time to be visible outside of the body.

Dentists Buying Halloween Candy

The dentists who buy candy from trick-or-treaters are doing the world, and your children, a big favor.

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