Testimonials submitted by Cure Tooth Decay readers and fans. There are different types:
- Healing Baby Bottle Decay Testimonials
- Healing Tooth Decay Testimonials
- Healing Tooth Infection / Root Canal Testimonials
- Like Cure Tooth Decay, the book Testimonials
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Note: Original Testimonials can be seen lower down on this page.
"This book belongs in every American household, and especially in every single dentist's office in this country!"
"I've been following many of your recommendations as best as I can ever since, and I do feel that my teeth and health have both improved substantially."
"The bottom line is, it works for me."
"I am reading your book as fast as I can, it is a real jaw-dropper! Amazing!"
"If only someone could have given me this book before the conception of my first child! Still, I am so grateful for this book and Ramiel Nagel is for me a genius!"
"Me and my husband are getting there, his toothache is gone so it won't be having root canal."
"My relief at this outcome is immeasurable."
"I must say it is fantastic!" (Referring to the book)
"I have zero cases of abscesses."
"Nagel's book is admirable for its honesty, clarity and inspirational power, and deserves to be taken as the deeply valuable resource which it is."
"This book gave me the insights I needed."
"I would recommend this book."
"The book has excellent information on the cause of decay and the effects of various commonly used dental treatments."
Letter from a Reader:
I purchased your book several weeks ago after getting my teeth checked at a dental clinic. The dentist suggested that I get my four wisdom teeth pulled and have root canals & caps done on several (5 or 6) of my other teeth. This was just way too radical for me, especially since my teeth weren't bothering me that much. I knew I had a couple of cavities and some gum problems due to occasional pain and discomfort here and there, and so I only expected nothing more than a filling or two.
Anyway, rather than going through weeks of unnecessary and undesirable dental surgery I ended up searching on the Net for whether teeth can heal naturally and ended up finding your videos and book. Thank you very much for all the information you provide. I've been following many of your recommendations as best as I can ever since, and I do feel that my teeth and health have both improved substantially. I no longer have any irritating gum problems, my teeth are definitely stronger now, and I rarely have any tooth pain. If and when I do, it's comparatively very little to what I was experiencing beforehand.
Additionally, your protocol also seems to have helped alleviate persistant adrenal fatigue I've been suffering from for many years. I really needed to eliminate sugar and all kinds of processed, nutrient depleted, non-foods from my diet, and start eating real nourishing foods. It seems that that's exactly what my teeth were telling me.
J. Steuernol (Alberta, Canada)
"This is a must read! I had several very painful cavities postpartum (after having twins) that kept me up all night in pain and made it so I could barely eat. I could see the decay progressing as well in some of my teeth. I bought this book and read it again and again for the best understanding, I recommend reading it alongside Nutrition and Physical Degeneration and/or Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. I just found that helpful, but those two books are not enough, you must read this book if you're serious about reversing and preventing tooth decay. My son also had a cavity (he's 3 1/2). After following the advice in this book accurately my tooth pain subsided within 24 hours and no longer hurt at all, my teeth also look nicer and my gums no longer bleed and are a nice pink color. The brown color on my son's tooth is going away and his tooth no longer hurts him. After just a couple of months (without a repeat of pain whatsoever) I went to the dentist and there was secondary dentin forming in my decaying teeth (as seen in my x-rays). The dentist was impressed with how strong my teeth were and that the tissues were so healthy despite having some cavities. It's not something they usually see. If they haven't been improving so well, he said he would have wanted to pull 2 of my teeth out. But since the tooth decay is reversing and there's no sign of infection at all, etc. my teeth are saved! The advice works! But you have to have an open mind and be willing to do your best to follow the advice to the letter, it's worth it! "
Otmar Raus (Melbourne, Australia)
"Read the book, made a few adjustments in my approach to my diet as recommended by this book. The bottom line is, it works for me. Thank you."
"I noticed some deterioration in my teeth last year, so I started searching online to find out whether anyone knew anything about healing teeth. I found Rami's website and decided to buy his book. Although I had heard of Weston Price and Nourishing Traditions before, it was through Rami's book that I really came face to face with that information. It made a lot of sense to me. Especially thought-provoking for me was Rami's message to vegetarians (I had been one for 15 years). It was also helpful that he had actually set down a dietary protocol whose specific objective is to help teeth heal, which Dr. Price reportedly did not do. The protocol is challenging for me, but I have been introducing elements of it to the best of my ability.
Then I lost a filling. The first dentist I saw diagnosed decay and a probable need for a root canal, and said that the tooth might already be dead. Her pronouncement caused me untold agony over the next several weeks. Then a holistic dentist determined that the tooth is alive and recognized that it has totally re-enamelized. He simply replaced the lost filling. He told me I am lucky, because most people are not able to get their teeth to re-enamelize like that. Well, I am now a believer. Nourishing Traditions is for real, and it was with Rami's explanation and guidance that I found a way to help my body contain the damage in my teeth. My relief at this outcome is immeasurable.
We have been conditioned to believe that the only opinions worth having are those that come from people who have been formally trained and licensed, but I believe that formal training can be restricted and biased, and does not necessarily consider all possibilities. Here is the work of someone who questions the knee-jerk assumptions of the industry and who has taken the trouble to do the research and the self-experimentation in an effort to find a better way. I am very appreciative that Rami has chosen to share his findings, relieving us from each having to go through the whole process of trial and error from scratch. And he brings some much-needed balance to a subject that is approached by so many from a place of fear."
Maki, Los Angeles
"I was diagnosed by various dentists that I would have to remove several teeth and get implants and redo some root canals as well. I didn't like the idea since I have had a lot of work done in my mouth already and it seemed that I was just digging a bigger hole. I was very stressed about it since all the estimates were sky high as well.
When I found your book and spoke with you I was enlightened and full of hope. I followed your advice and not only my gum infections receded but I lost 10 lbs and my migraines disappeared! (I used to have about one migraine a week). I went to the dentist two months ago and he said that we just need to keep an eye on one of the teeth but the rest is ok. So, I'm saved from doing all that dental work, I'm in better health and migraine free. I just wanted to share my story with you because since I read your book I have completely changed my lifestyle and I feel more in harmony with my body and I am so grateful for your existence!!! Thank you so much!!!"
Corenya, 19 years old:
"Have just bought and read your Ebook. I must say it is fantastic! It is the best and most complete information I have found anywhere. I literally spent days researching ways to cure dental decay/infections with very little to show for it… then I stumbled upon your website. Thank you so much! I have been following almost all of your guidelines for 3 days now and am already feeling better."
Olivier, United Kingdom
"I finally read your book and it was really interesting. I wish I had it when first published as my front tooth that had a root canal and it didn't have any caries at all, it was just falling out and the dentist told me that it was because my body was rejecting it, therefore, lets have a root canal. Not knowing, I agreed.
Dr Mercola, just after I had it done was totally against such surgery on one of his videos as well. I was just one month too early. Sob.... Before I read your book I had a blood test, as I was wondering why was I losing bone mass and teeth etc... Plus the gout was still there, three months after stopping the booze, drinking fresh juices in the morning... I always more or less eat quite healthy as I cook everything, rarely get a take away or a sandwich and never a ready meal in years. I didn't know what was wrong.
Anyway, the analysis came back and I was borderline on vitamin D. Borderline meant deficient (still Dr Mercolas advice). The next day I went to get some D3 in form of oily fish, amazingly the gout dropped in 24 hours after the supplement. That was great. Then I start reading your book and it show that same pattern with malnutrition/ lack of vitamins etc... I could see from where I was coming from with your knowledge. It was great. I haven't been brave enough yet to eat raw livers (the only one organically grown are chicken), I did eat some pate though.
I am having two raw eggs every morning with my juice (as you and Dr mercola suggest, both of you are on the same line). Usually carrot/apple/orange/kiwi (I know, the sweets one...)
I stopped drinking coffee. Less bread, but I need it for my butter...
Taking about 3000 IU D3 everyday from fish livers (sardines, mackerel and another that I can't remember).
All together now the two teeth that have a major bone loss are not as sensitive, this is a great improvement. The teeth that had a root canal still feel odd, I guess this will never cease.
My health is back to so much better, vibrant, alive. About my daughter we give her some D3 as well, not many sweets at all (she was never really raised on sweets), good food cooked by mummy. Yellow butter as you suggested. I'll see her on the 21 for Christmas, I could then see the improvement. After this long time I like to thank you for your writing, it was really an eye opener. I have been thinking now for few years why do we have too many teeth in the mouth (wisdom teeth), you answer my question spot on. Brilliant. All the best. Have a great weekend and a happy Christmas caries free."
Logic Junkie - saw my youtube videos and bought the book.
"I bought your book, and I've been reading it for about a week now, when I have time. I very much like it.
I was fascinated by your discussion of the importance of phosphorous, and I'm surprised no one had ever emphasized it before. But it makes sense, when you think about the fact that the hydroxyapatite that makes up bone is mostly phosphate groups. Also, ATP is adenosine triphosphate, a phosphorous derivative, and the backbone of DNA and RNA themselves are sugar-phosphate chains.
I was diagnosed with dairy allergies at the age of five, and I've always been extremely intolerant of dairy ever since. But when I got on the blood type diet, it said that I could have fermented dairy, which turned out to be okay for me, shock of shocks. But when I read your book, you said that I could also have straight milk, but only if it was raw.
Well, I did a google search for locations where raw milk is available in my area, and it turns out that the sale of unpasteurized products are illegal in the entire state of Oregon, but not just across the river in Washington, where I live. And apparently a Whole Foods carries it just across town from me.
So I bought a small quart of it, and swished just a little bit around in my mouth, to see if I would get any of the characteristic swelling and itching that dairy typically brings me, but there was none. And then, when I drank a bit, there was no discomfort. But I noticed that the taste was incredibly good and pretty soon I downed the entire quart, and ran back and bought a second.
Well, to make a long story short, it's been about three weeks now that I've been buying the stuff, and I feel amazing. I've also been having the two raw free-range eggs that you suggested, and it's brought down the swelling in my abdomen that I've had for a year or so now."
E. Cohen from Florida
"Before reading this book, I had what looked like a bunch of brownish chips forming at the gum line of a bunch of teeth in my mouth - and they were forming fast it seemed. I immediately took action, researched some on the internet, and liked what I heard about this book. So I ordered this book, and some of the food supplements that Ramiel suggests (the butteroil and cod liver oil). I started taking the supplements regularly, eating foods either raw or near raw, avoiding processed sugar at all cost, eating fewer fruits but a ton more vegetables, avoiding wheat flour, etc... I also stopped using toothpaste and other products with either fluoride or glycerine. My teeth have actually re-enameled over the brown spots quite a bit - I definitely have had regrowth. In addition to this, I must be generating more hormones now because I've got more passionate energy and my body has gotten quicker and stronger. He offers great advice I feel on eating healthy in general. I'm not even stictly following all his advice, just some of it. I should re-read the book and incorporate more into my life."
I thought I would update you on my progress; for the first time of my life I have completely given up sugar. I was totally addicted and used to need some everyday, sometimes several times a day. I knew it was bad but I was hooked. Thanks to the very nutritious food that you recommend, I was able to get off sugar for the first time in my life. I eat two soft cooked farm eggs every morning (first time in my life I am able to eat in the morning! Date coincidence with giving up sugar). I have half a liter of raw yogurt everyday and 250 ml to half a liter of raw milk a day. I take the high vitamin butter oil and CLO every day. I eat raw cheese everyday, and I eat very rare cooked farm meat once a week. I eat anchor butter as I have not been able to find raw butter. Here are the results: I used to have sensitivity in some of my teeth. This is now gone. I had one wisdom tooth in particular which had been badly filled and was giving me more and more pain. I thought I would have to eventually remove it. It was made worse as I was eating a lot of sugar and the pain was starting to spread to the teeth next to it. This has totally stopped and this tooth is now completely pain free. It feels strong and healthy again. I had another tooth which was painful whenever I flossed it. This started a year ago and was right after I got a filling on the tooth next to that one. The supplements handled 60% of it, but not everything. When I changed my diet and stopped sugar, the pain never came back and my tooth is now completely fine, healthy and strong again. My teeth feel much stronger and I have no concern over them as I know I have taken responsibility for them and they are healing. I am so happy, this used to give me a lot of concern and I did not know how to solve this. I did not know how to solve a life-long of sugar addiction either, and I feel so much better. In the morning I am not exhausted anymore; I need less sleep, my body feels different and healthy. Funny enough, I suffered from panic attacks on and off for the last 15 years. I knew that sugar produces adrenaline rush, and could feel it sometimes. However I never suspected to what extent. When I went off sugar, the anxiety feelings I would get every so often completely stopped. I was amazed. I never thought this had that much effect and this was a life long problem. So both of the problems I was so concerned about have now disappeared thanks to your great advice and I wanted to thank you for your work. I recommend your book regularly and people are very interested. Thank you very much and I will keep you posted.
Marina - Ontario, Canada
"My daughter Jessica is 4.5, and she has tooth decay, severe, you might say. My other daughter, Nancy, 3.5 has perfect teeth. While pregnant with Nancy, I followed Dr. Weston Price's suggestions on diet. When Nancy was born, she was breastfed and then given raw milk formula. With Jessica, I had no knowledge what-so-ever about a good diet. I did not eat well at all. Jessica has a few cavities and the dentists are surprised that she is so little but already has so many." -
Mrs. Brown, Canada
"I've always known deep down that teeth can heal naturally.
Get this book, especially if you have children."
"The dentist didn't sound so urgent--two months ago he told us he'd be doing surgery or pulling teeth within a couple months--but this time he was more relaxed about it. Her tooth sensitivity appears to have diappeared. She doesn't wince when we brush her teeth anymore, and hasn't for a while."
Ira - Mother
"I have no words to describe the nightmare I went through, because of my baby's decaying teeth, to discover only a little part of the truth described in this book! If only someone could have given me this book before the conception of my first child! Still, I am so grateful for this book and Ramiel Nagel is for me a genius!
Tony, my son, developed very serious tooth decays on the upper front teeth when he was less than 15 months old. In less than a month two of his teeth almost disappeared. It was so stressful watching him that in no time we were scheduled for surgery. The pediatric dentist at first blamed the bottle. However, when I told him my son NEVER used a bottle and was exclusively breastfed every two hours since birth, then the dentist blamed the NIGHTTIME BREASTFEEDING and went into advising us that if I don't stop breastfeeding my son at nighttime, soon, all of my son's teeth will decay!
Of course, we never went into the surgery and I didn't stop breastfeeding my son at nighttime until he was a little over 2.5 years old. Though at the time we didn't know about the magical diet described in this book. So, we treated our son's worst teeth with silver nitrate, a substance that shields the cavity and kills the nerves of the primary tooth, a method widely popular in Eastern European countries, where nobody puts a baby under anesthesia for a problem like this. I still can't find ANYWHERE else REASONABLE information for the CAUSE of my son's rapid decaying teeth. Only now, from this book, I know the problem was in my pre and post conception diet i.e. the lack of fundamental vitamins and good fats, needed not only for healthy teeth, but for the WHOLE BODY (especially the brain and the nervous system.) During my pregnancy I ate everything Nagel says I SHOULD NOT eat including cereals, pasteurized milk, food made of white wheat, the bad fats and absolutely no fish due to the American Pregnancy Advisory to avoid fish because of mercury.
Thank goodness, my son is smarter than me! When I saw him how he devoured a salmon and a chicken liver at a restaurant, I began cooking low mercury fish more often. Fish and chicken liver became quickly some of our favorite foods. We always loved nuts and oatmeal, the only GOOD food I ate during pregnancy. Though we never eliminated sugar food from our diets (it's just more difficult with children), only after those small changes + more shopping from the Wholefoods market, my son's teeth not only stopped decaying, but even GREW MORE. Thus, now I am convinced it was not the silver nitrate that helped us, it was my son's LOVE for GOOD FOOD!
Now that I am expecting another I'm eager to read Nagel's other book "Healing our Children" and God is my witness, I'll do anything he says and I am 100% sure I will have a very healthy baby! "
Mother from Pakistan
"Contratulations! If only there is a dentist around here that follows Dr. Price's methods. Anyways, I'm continuing with your suggestions. Thanks a lot for all your help. It was only you who suggested against pulling the tooth and now even the dentist says that. Wow!"
"At about the age of two his teeth started getting brown spots on them. The dentist said there's nothing that can be done.
Well we came across the work of Weston Price and your lectures on YouTube (I translated them in Bulgarian, remember?). So we put the nature wisdom into practice - started making homemade goat cheese since and growing sunflower and alfalfa sprouts. He (our son) would eat two bowls of salad with goat cheese every day. Today, 1 year later, the brown spots are gone!"
Elizabeth, Salt Lake City, Utah
I'm the poster child for tooth decay, at least, I was.
I'm 24 years old, and the mom to one little girl. I've come a long way on a long dental health story.
My entire childhood memories consist of very frequent dental office visits. As a toddler, I had all my teeth in silver caps, including the front teeth, with their little white windows in front of entirely metal capped teeth. I'm one of those kids who did suffer through much tooth drilling. I was raised on a bottle of fruit punch until I was four years old. My childhood diet consisted of white bread, grilled cheese, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese.
When I started losing my baby teeth and getting my adult teeth in, they came in crooked of course, but beyond that, I had an accident which caused me to lose most of one of my front adult teeth. This was the first root canal, of a future total of three root canals that I would have as a child into my teen years. All on my front teeth. I remember at one point having such drastic infection and pain in my mouth that I woke up to a swollen right side of my face, because the tooth canal was so full of infection and inflammation. Screaming, I went to the dentist where they drilled the back of my tooth open up to the root so it could drain. This brought tremendous relief. Later they did a partial root canal with a temporary filling. I never knew as that 12 year old, that they didn't complete the root canal. Later in life, as a 20 year old, a dentist noticed that the root canal was not completed, and drilled through the front of one of my front teeth, leaving me completely traumatized, just weeks before my wedding bridal photos were scheduled. I was devastated at how he made my front teeth look. And this brought up all the pain from the past. I found another dentist to temporarily bond my front teeth until I could have the actual root canal repaired when I would later have dental insurance.
All of my adult teeth, except six of them, have had amalgam fillings or cavities with composite probably by the time I was 15. I remember as a 10 year old eating apple slices and having one of my molars completely crumble biting into the apple. Even in my adult life, up until recently, I always had a new cavity at every dentist appointment, despite good oral hygiene. Dentists would always advocate for me to use fluoride, which in my entire life never seemed to help.
I tell you my history, to show how much healing I have had to go through to get where I am today.
In college, I got my bachelor's degree in Health Promotion and Nutrition. I wanted to have a healthier life, and help others have health. After my first child was born, I was introduced to the Real Food movement through Nina Planck's book. I then found the Weston A Price foundation and way of life, which led me to find Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel (you!). I started by drinking raw milk when available, and taking cod liver oil. At an eye appointment, I found to the opthamologists surprise that my eye sight had remained the same, for the first time ever, right after having a baby and breastfeeding. The doctor admitted that normally eyesight gets worse after having a baby. In my heart I credited it to the cod liver oil. This was the first sign that something was changing for the better within my body.
This past year, which is now approaching two years since I found this valuable information. I moved to an area (across the country) where I have had unlimited access to raw milk, grass fed dairy, meats, and more. You are very correct when you say in your book that it may not be easy to get these nutrient dense foods, but it wasn't easy for traditional peoples to always get their special foods either. Many of the foods in Cure Tooth Decay are now an integral part of my current diet. I went to my first visit with a Biological Dentist six months ago. (August 2009). I went in with the continued mind set that I always have and will have tooth decay. I asked him, "I try so many things, how can I really stop having tooth decay?" He said to me after inspecting all my teeth, "I don't think tooth decay is something you need to worry about."
That was the comment that made my heart heal, with gratitude, for the information provided in your book and through the Weston A Price foundation. To have a dentist say to me, that I don't have tooth decay, is a miracle. After every dentist visit for 20 years having a new cavity, from going to having NONE, is truly a food and healing miracle. I've suffered so much unneeded pain in my life from dental caries and nutritional deficiency. Now I am healing! I went back to the dentist just this month, and I still have no tooth decay! What a cause for celebration! I'm also allowing myself to heal from the heavy metals that come from having so many mercury fillings and I'm set up to have them replaced throughout the next few months. I feel that Curing Tooth Decay and the methods therein have helped my body to become mineralized from never being nourished, by eating nourishing mineral rich foods.
I feed my family these same nourishing foods, and my biggest hope is that my daughter will never have to suffer as I did regarding dental health. Dental caries are completely preventable through a nourishing traditional diet that meets the nutrient needs of growing children. She's been breastfed for two years, and drinks ample amounts of raw-grass fed milk. Her teeth are white and strong, and I'm so grateful for this. Tooth decay is not genetic, its completely nutritional.
Thank you for helping people learn how to heal their bodies and their souls. I will forever teach those seeking to know the truth about nourishing their bodies, in return for the knowledge and healing I have received."
"Recently I ran into several complications with my teeth. I began to develop an abscess near my gums. I went to have it checked by my dentist, only to find out that the tooth was infected and I needed a root canal, and a crown. I was devastated by this news, I felt like not only my teeth were failing on me, but also my diet. I've been following Paleo Diet for well over three years. Over the years i've noticed increase in muscle strength, resistance to common colds, as well as physical endurance. Lately due to financial reasons, I was unable to afford to buy high quality raw grass-fed bison meat, and at times had to resort to SAD (standard american diet). I noticed that whenever I would eat cooked food, especially white flour, I would get an instant reaction, and develop an abscess on my gums withing fifteen minutes. Later if I ate raw bison meat the swelling would depreciate and disappear by the next day. I was upset that I could see the link between my raw meat consumption and reduction in gum swelling, but my dentist could not. Luckily I was recommended to seek out the help of Rami Nagel through my Paleo Diet Yahoo group. I was glad to find someone who was both knowledgeable in proper diet application as well as dental caries. Rami Nagel was able to incorporate both fields, and the knowledge that foods can heal, and as a result I chose not to do the root canal procedure. He suggested for me to eat more raw meat, which I have began doing, since then I have zero cases of abscesses. Glad I went against the root canal." - Tim, Student
"Ramiel, You (along with Weston Price) saved my teeth. Was supposed to get a root canal (which I had no money to pay for). Tooth was in pain. After three weeks on the diet I can feel a big difference, tooth doesn't hurt now and feels like it's healing. Thanks so much. Unbelievable!" Artist, Utah
"Me and my husband are getting there, his toothache is gone so it won't be having root canal." Magdaly, England
Gum Disease Testimonials
"I just went to the dental hygienist to get my bi-annual cleaning and yet again my gums have grown back even more and she really emphasized how amazingly healthy my gum tissue is....she said it was "very rare" to see such healthy tissue esp. in someone my age...I'm only 43, so it says a lot about people my age. She said I was doing a good job...but she was referring to my hygiene...I had to really be clear with her that I never floss and I really don't brush that well...she was surprised...Thanks for all...I'm giving my hygienist and my dentist copies of your book" Madeleine
Tooth Grinding Testimonials
From Michael J. in Milpitas California
"When we are awake, look at the situations in which we clinch our jaw. These situations are general negative- when we are in pain, stressed, angry, etc... I believe the same thing applies to when we are sleeping. I believe we clinch our jaw and grind our teeth when sleeping when there is stress on our bodies. This stress can be mental/emotional, nutritional, physical, and/or environmental.
Since your book on teeth mainly addressed nutrition, let me mention that first. When you are sleeping, your body shuts down and spends a major amount of effort on digestion. I believe that if you are eating things that are not agreeable with your body, this places an uncomfortable stress on the body.
I also believe that teeth clinching and grinding can be a sign of mental/emotional stress. Some people have stressful negative situations in their life. Some people have personalities in which they put stress on themselves, are extremely impatient, anger easily, have a heightened sense of anxiety, etc....
On the physical side, our modern lifestyle has caused a significant amount of muscular imbalances in our bodies. Doctors give fancy names to numerous problems we have in regards to the (joint, muscle, tendon, etc.) pains people have in their body, but as an Muscle Balance and Function practitioner, I have found that root cause of many of those things are due to muscular imbalances. The alignment of people's bodies has deviated farther and farther from its original design. These muscular imbalances place a tremendous stress on the body.
As far as environmental, we are surrounded by so much unnatural and toxic crap. This is places a tremendous amount of stress on our bodies.
So for me, I was able to resolve my teeth grinding and clinching because I addressed all the areas I mentioned. I made changes to my mental/emotional state. I changed my diet. I worked on and continue to work on correctly the muscular imbalances in my body. I cleared out as much of the toxic products in my home as possible."
Ranko Medved, Alternative Health Researcher From Croatia
"I was at the dentist office and he found a small cavity. I did not let him "fix" it because I felt there must be a natural way to do it. After a brief search it was obvious "Cure Tooth Decay" was the way to do it. When the book came I was left astonished by the wisdom inside it.
The main point to stop tooth decay (and any other illness) is to not eat industry processed food. After that you should eat natural food and drink unpolluted water.
The book helped me realise two truths:
1. You can eat very healthy, but if you eat store bread it will pull down all the power of all other good foods you have eaten!
Any industry processed food is made to do that. Not to kill you but to pull you down. So you accept life's dullness as it as and obey authority. Such food was needed so the workers in industrial age would not question their misery. Food is the same today.
2. It gradually helped my consciousness ditch commercial food. That is the hardest part to achieve because many times in my life I decided to get rid of processed foods, but hidden fears and doubts creeped in! And I was not successful.
This book is the best vehicle I found to help your consciousness grow above unnatural modern marketing of: pasta, bread, cereals, white rice...
I have a substantial knowledge of alternative medicine and yoga. All alternative medicine systems tell you to get rid of processed foods.
But when you try to do it you inevitably have huge fears:
"What will I eat if I do not eat bread?"
"Bread is the best food for me."
"Natural food is very expensive."
"What will others think?"
This book energetically helps you to actually do it. It is a vehicle towards higher good. It changes your perception of reality. It changes the reality.
It has passed two months from when I last ate processed foods, I feel better, and unimaginable as it may sound: I spend less money on food!
For two months I did not eat:
Bread. All bread bought in store is bad, even organic store bread. Bread prepared in traditional ways is fantastic - if you can find it.
Pasta. Pasta is a horrible product of industry, avoid at all costs.
After the book it is easy to do.
White rice. Yet another horrible product made only for profit.
I knew that but hidden unconscious blockages prevented me to ditch it.
Now I can easily do without it.
My cavity has gotten smaller! Once you are set free from being a slave to modern foods of commerce author continues to explain how the ancient people ate. They were healthy, strong and good looking. They had no cavities. They had no illness.
Until familiar western culture came to visit them. If you are reading this review I am sure you understand something is not right in the world. That we are born to live under a certain hypnosis.That we are taught to give away our responsibility to "people with authority", and those people cannot even take care of themselves. I recommend this book if you want the way out."
"Excellent Resource: At Last - a search for the real truth... The author has chosen to go beyond and look for the real cause and I think he has found it. I have used a similar method to halt tooth decay in my family and it works. Well researched and well presented." - Parent
"This book is an incredible resource for anyone who has teeth, and wants to keep them as long as possible, in the best of health. This book will not only change the health of your teeth, but your life, since both are so closely connected - and this book will teach you how.
From illustrating how tooth decay occurs in the first place to showing you how to prevent and even heal it with simple, effective and proven strategies, this book will not only set you off in the right direction for your teeth, and help you save potentially thousands of dollars in unecessary dental work, but also may save you from other degenerative health issues like arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, even cancer - and not only your own but that of your whole family, especially your children.
If you've ever had a root canal or are contemplating having one done, read this book first!
This book belongs in every American household, and especially in every single dentist's office in this country!
Don't delay - get this book today and start learning from a gifted author and researcher who not only turned around his own dental health but also that of his young daughter who had tooth decay at age three. Once you pick it up, you won't want to put it down - at least that was my experience!
There are also wonderful resources in this book, from websites to online groups to help you further your dental health. I truly can't recommend this book highly enough!
My only wish is that it had been available 10 years ago - but better late than never! My next book is going to be the author's other book, "Healing Our Children" - sure to be another insightful read. " Ilona - health consultant.
"Even though Rami Nagel thought he was eating a healthy whole food diet, he and his daughter still had tooth decay. When he learned about the valuable nutritional work of Dr. Weston A. Price, he integrated nutrient dense foods into their diets and, miraculously, their teeth improved. The author has done a tremendous job summarizing the important work of one of the greatest dentists of the 20th century, Dr. Weston A. Price. In order to determine the fundamentals of a healthy diet, Dr. Price travelled the world, studying the diet and health of a variety of cultures. He noticed that in primitive cultures where the people consumed a nutrient dense, whole food diet, they enjoyed both excellent physical and dental health. Cultures that had replaced nutrient dense, whole foods with commercially processed foods suffered with dental problems as well as chronic and degenerative diseases.
In order to convey his message about the critical association between traditional foods and optimal health, the author offers a great deal of helpful personal insights into his own life. He summarizes which foods will sabotage our dental and physical health. And, he does an excellent job outlining the foods that will improve our dental and physical health including, the consumption of fat-soluble vitamins from foods such as raw butter, raw milk, raw cheese, organ meats, eggs (from local pastured sources) and high vitamin cod liver oil.
Even though indigenous people did not brush or floss their teeth, the author does include some very interesting recipes for natural, homemade tooth powders (a much better option over using toxic fluoridated toothpaste).
Not only is Cure Tooth Decay a practical guide to teach parents how to raise healthy children (with healthy teeth), it is also a helpful tool for adults who have suffered with poor dental health and/or chronic disease. I would also highly recommend this book to people who are looking for things they can do to protect their bones, and their overall health, as they age. In other words, this book is a must read for everyone interested in improving their health." Pam Killeen New York Times Bestselling Author
"Rami Nagel is an "ordinary mortal" who has, by virtue of necessity and courage to dare - and the remarkable archive of anthropological-medical data created by Dr. Weston Price - achieved an extraordinary goal: arresting and reversing what most people and practitioners routinely believe to be an inevitable degeneration in dental health
He has come at his subject with all the doubts, hopes and vulnerabilities of a layman whose inner quest will not allow him to be satisfied with the pathological state of affairs that modern medicine takes to be "normal". It is normal in the truest sense of the word - meaning, the condition of the majority, the mean, the present state of things. But normal is not necessarily natural, and the quest for the natural is clearly what inspired both Weston Price and Rami Nagel.
While there are many ways of providing the essential elements required for the job, Nagel chooses to model his approach on that of Dr. Price, who did decades of detailed study and analysis which few now would care to undertake.
However, other - not incompatible - paths exist, such as the very promising potential of modulating the pH acid-alkaline balance in the bloodstream, a pre-condition which is pivotal in virtually all other and later developments in human physiology. One brief example will do: it is necessary for the salivary pH to be at least 6.5 in order for new enamel to be formed.
Even if all other conditions are ideal, and this is not the case, the desired results may not occur. Ideally, "primal" nutrition would create such a condition, but years - perhaps decades - of extreme imbalance (even on well-intended diets), but experience shows that, at least initially, more aggressive measures may often be needed to rectify the all-important fluid state of the body.
Nagel's book is admirable for its honesty, clarity and inspirational power, and deserves to be taken as the deeply valuable resource which it is, collating hundreds of pages of clinical research and distilling it into a user-friendly form for impatient contemporary readers and needers." Joseph A. Marchello (Northfield, MA)
"I found this easy to read book about nutrition and tooth decay to be a well researched, common sense approach to health. I have started to follow the diet proposed in the book and after 7 weeks, I am seeing results in my overall energy levels and reversal of my dental issues. I would recommend this book."
In "Cure Tooth Decay," author and health & nutrition pioneer Ramiel Nagel illuminates the true causes of poor dental health and summarizes the route to healing from it. He uses understandable language and an easy flowing style to point out where modern dental medicine has failed us, and what the research has to say about using nutrition to get our health back on track.
The trail-blazing dentist Weston Price outlined the mistakes western society has made investing in "foods of modern commerce," and revealed how primitive cultures in the 1930s (now largely decimated by modernization) had remained immune to tooth decay. However, as anyone who has ever tried to read his dissertation "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" can tell you, it is not for the faint of heart. Rami Nagel has translated Dr. Price's research, along with that of Melvin Page, DDS and many others, into a primer that anyone interested in better health can pick up and absorb.
"Cure Tooth Decay" provides a synthesis of scientific research and updated healing protocols, complete with resources for further research and where to find the nutritional supplements you may need on your road to superior health.
~If you or a family member (especially young children) are facing extensive, painful, and pricey dental work, and you want to know if there is a better way, you need this book.
~If you have ever had the feeling that dental health may actually be an indicator of overall wellness, but couldn't find a way to make the connection, you need this book.
~If your gut instinct tells you that you may have gotten bad advice from dentists (such as using artificial sweeteners or weaning a child from breastmilk), but didn't know where to turn, you need this book.
~If you want to avoid dentists and oral health problems for yourself or your children, and don't know whether brushing & toxic fluoride treatments will really do the trick (as we all know they haven't for most people), you need this book.
"This book is based on the work of Dr Weston Price as well as the author's own research and experience. It provides a comprehensive nutritional plan (in both vegetarian (not vegan) and omnivore forms) for strengthening teeth, preventing decay, and possibly healing existing decay.
The book has excellent information on the cause of decay and the effects of various commonly used dental treatments. Nagel challenges the reader to take responsibility for their own dental health. For example, how many people regularly examine their own teeth in any detail? Most of us simply believe the dentist knows best what is happening in our own mouths. Not that dentists are not necessary, but they do not have all the answers, and some of their treatments are highly invasive and potentially problematic. And of course, very few dentists work on a nutritional level, which is the focus of this book.
The state of our teeth reflects the state of our health and I believe that this nutritional program will help to improve both. I am trying it especially on my husband, who has numerous dental issues and I believe was malnourished most of his life."
S. Wallace in California
Why is our modern society so plagued by tooth decay? Did indigenous people from primitive cultures suffer as we do, with rotting teeth? Knowing the cause of the problem is always the first step in correcting it. Ramiel Nagel, in this book about curing tooth decay, addresses these questions and much more. Ramiel does an excellent job exposing the root of the problem. He explains the difference between true prevention and just temporarily treating the symptoms.
The author is not a doctor or a dentist, but became intensely interested in the subject of curing tooth decay due to his young daughter's badly decaying teeth. This situation caused him to be fearful and it was this fear and his love for his daughter which motivated him to find a solution to his daughter's pain and suffering.
I have come to learn through much negative experience with the mainstream medical system, that knowledge acquired through medical school, which is mostly funded by drug companies and other corporations, is not designed to serve the public's best interests. It is instead designed for profit. Discouraging natural preventative and curative treatments, while promoting only symptomatic treatments, allows the disease process to progress underneath the surface and provides an avenue for future profits. Ramiel Nagel reveals how this connundrum is especially relevant to modern dental care. I love the following example he uses to illustrate this concept.
"In this example, imagine that a tooth is an orange. Imagine a rotting orange, with a small moldy spot. The moldy spot is equivalent to tooth decay. The equivalent of a dentist placing a dental filling would be removing the moldy spot with a knife and filling the spot with glue. Once the mold is removed, the decay process temporarily slows down. A few more days sitting out, and another moldy spot forms. This is just like how, over time, tooth decay continues to progress even after you get a filling." Ramiel travels a bit farther with this comparison, including the root canal procedure.
The author's purpose in writing this book is to share information with readers which will aid them in taking responsibility for their own dental care and for the dental care of their children. Nagel has researched the groundbreaking works of Dr. Weston Price, a dentist who traveled the world, comparing the health of indigenous people eating their native diets, to those in or near the cities who were consuming refined foods. Dr. Weston Price found, without exception, that those eating the unrefined natural foods had very strong constitutions, moral character and well formed facial and jaw structure. Their health was so excellent that there was no need for doctors or prisons. Those eating the denatured foods, in the more "civilized" areas, had to deal with deformed sinus and jaw structure, rotting teeth, increased crime and increased susceptibility to infectious disease.
Nagel stresses the importance of fat soluble vitamins and activators. He explains what they are and what foods supply them. Activators are natural substances, which are not usually present in our modernized diets. They are needed to aid the absorption of important vitamins and minerals. He talks about the importance of eating some foods raw and fermented, including dairy products and organ meats. Fish liver oil also plays an important role in dental and overall skeletal health.
The book provides a daily guideline or protocol for curing and preventing tooth decay. Ramiel lists the foods which are important in helping to form strong teeth and bones. He also lists food to avoid. He tells us it is not possible to regrow a whole tooth but decay can be stopped and hard dentin can be formed over the pulp of a decayed tooth, which prevents pain and the need for a root canal. Our body's calcium phosphorus ratio needs to be in balance and so do our blood sugar levels. I'd like to include one more quote from page 37 of "Cure Tooth Decay"
"The longer your blood sugar is out of balance, and the greater the imbalance, the more the calcium and phosphorus ratios are altered, and thus the higher the likelihood of tooth decay. This explains why frequent snacking on sugar causes significant decay; the blood sugar remains out of balance for a longer period of time, causing more calcium to be removed from the bones. This also illustrates that even natural sugars from fruits, natural sweeteners, and alcohols can contribute to tooth decay. All of them can place the blood sugar level out of balance."
Nagel also includes discussion on root canals, fillings, the dangers of fluoride, x-rays and a special section on children's dental health. I found this book to be packed with helpful commonsense information. I will keep it close by as a personal guide to not only achieving superior dental health but also general overall health. Our teeth are one of the outward visible manifestations of the internal balance and health of the body.
Ramiel Nagel has no conflicts of interest, no products to sell, except his book, which he hopes will reach and help many overcome and prevent tooth decay. This is a very different type of health book, written from the heart. The information provided is rooted in trial and error experience along with extensive research into the works of Dr.Weston Price, dentist Melvin Page, anthropologist Leon Abrams, and others. The dietary advice put forth in this book is not only crucial for preventing tooth decay but for preserving the health of the human race." Marjorie Tietjen
" I wish I read this book while I was growing up, June 29, 2009
Book is a Lucky Charm
"I'm one of those lucky folks who never had a cavity, despite a childhood filled with Lucky Charms and spaghetti-O-s, so I was shocked when my daughter showed signs of deep decay on her two back molars at age five, especially since I was trying to follow the Weston A. Price dietary protocol. On closer inspection, I realized I'd fallen into the "Whole Foods trap," you know, where you cook the bone broths and rich gelatinous stews that your kids pick at, while in reality they feed on the "treats" like organic cheese puffs and sandwich cremes. I was also relying on raw milk and raw dairy as a magic bullet. I drove an hour to a good holistic dentist who uses digital x-rays and no fluoride, and he recommended healozone, MI paste and a protocol of encouraging remineralization. Ramiel Na
Nagel's book sent me off to the market with a renewed sense of the sacred importance of feeding children, and it turns out my kids love chicken liver pate." Glacier Mom
" am writing to say how grateful I am for the information you have shared in your book and website. After following the nutritional advice and taking fermented cod liver oil for 6 weeks, my 2 1/2 year old daughter's cavity has now halted (arrested tooth decay, according to the dentist). I am delighted with how quickly things have shifted, and hope to maintain this to avoid needing a filling, especially in one so young. I am a naturopath and been eating what I thought was a healthy diet for many years. My daughter almost never ate foods with sugar, though she did have some dried fruit - so I was devastated when she came back from her first dental appointment with a cavity, knowing that this meant something fundamental was not right in her diet and health for such weakness to be present in a 'deep' tissue like the teeth. It sent me on a huge relearning of all I knew about nutrition, and I am so excited to have had the prompting to discover this early on so that I can enhance our whole family's health - and the community through my work as a naturopath.
Looking back at our diets with my new knowledge, I can see the factors predisposing this weakness - a diet high in whole grains and therefore de-mineralising phytic acid, my history of 10yrs on a vegetarian, low dairy diet (luckily I stopped this a year before pregnancy), and also my tendency to even healthy sweet foods (and sometimes not so healthy) as well as stress impacting on my blood sugar levels and pulling minerals out of my bones. I also still breastfeed my daughter and this can be considered a risk for teeth health if there are any sugars in the mouth - though of course healthful in many other ways.Interestingly, for the last 2 years I have been cooking sour dough bread and making raw milk kefir which myself and my daughter eat plenty of, as well as free range eggs and grass fed organic butter (not raw though) - but this was not enough to prevent the decay. I was already aware of Weston Price's work and the issues around phytic acid, but was considering that maybe it was ok in moderation, and even having its own health benefits re its effect on chelating heavy metals and parasites. My new understanding is that it wasn't really in moderation within our diets, especially in New Zealand where the mineral content of our soil is also low - and especially without the offsetting factors of foods rich in vitamins A and D especially. I have also been interested to see that our whole family's immune system has improved while taking the cod liver oil and changing our diet - my daughter has been exposed to some nasty bugs but only come down with a minor cold over the whole winter season.
I am really enjoying experimenting with new recipes to support our health, though it was a bit daunting and stressful to start with as I felt under pressure to create change to avoid needing to get a filling for my daughter. I luckily changed to a supportive and open minded dentist who was happy to monitor her while I tried this approach - a far cry from the first dentist we went to who just lectured me on the benefits of fluoride and mercury...
So thanks again Ramiel - I see this is just a prompting to change our ways to better support our well being.
Aroha from New Zealand :)"
Jessie Phillips / Naturopath
"I can't thank-you enough for your very informative book. It has helped me a great deal!!! Although, I do eat and practice some of the recommendations in your book. I didn't have the rest of the information to help with my (so called) tooth decay. The whole side of my mouth had been aching on and off for months, after having a mercury filling removed the dentist discovered the tooth next to it was quite badly decayed. Before being told this and having my tooth drilled and a filling introduced, I had no problems what so ever.
I had been to a couple of dentist prior to ordering your book and they told me I would need a root canal. This was not an option for me, so I was ready to have my tooth pulled the same day I ordered your book, as I was in so much pain. That day, I downloaded your e-book, got the ingredients you recommended and started putting into practice. Within a few days the pain had settled and I can actually now chew on that side of my mouth. I feel my tooth is getting stronger and healing every day. I am totally amazed at how quick this has worked.
Thank-you again for all your efforts in producing a wonderfully helpful book. Keep up the good work!
"Thank you for your book, and research
into alternative dental health options.
Same story - different patient ...
Over 50 - after menopause - my dental work
is all falling "out" due to hormonal changes
(so says my dentist) Lost most of the old merc-
silver, and had much more removed - ran out of $$$
Scared of the dentist from years of very
poorly managed and executed dental practices
while very young - poor diet, smoking, coffee,
the lot - well, i wanted your book to solve
immediate issues of pain, infection and swelling
of my gums ...
I bought your book, downloaded and began to read
Did it have answers for me?
- within hours - of applying the pain relief
recommendations - etc - i was in a tolerable
pain level. After a good night's rest, i
made sure to avoid ALL the foods that would
exacerbate the sensitivity and that was my first,
of now many, PAIN-FREE DAYS ...
I used the coll. silver and eliminated the
gum line infection, swelling and pain, there, too!
After 10 days - i switched over to the herbs you
recommend - and am now almost done with that
10 day course of application ... my gums look
incredible - feel stronger, healthier ...
The raw milk products are a "bit" to get used
to, the taste is very different than my pallet
can handle, as if i used it like i use my "regular"
butters and milk - they are some-what expensive and
hard to find, in my area - you say that "regular"
organic, whole milk, cottage cheese and cheeses
will still provide me the benefits your
diet promised of increase health of both my
gums and teeth - i'm well into the program and
showing true signs of incredible healing ...
[my dentist wanted to do surgery on the gums-
you SAVED ME from this horrible operation!]
THANKS - once again - for exploring these
alternatives and continuing to keep in touch
through your great emails and videos!!!
All the best"
I purchased your book about a year ago and found it fascinating and encouraging. I am glad to learn of evidence that teeth which have suffered decay hae the potential to heal over and remineralize to the point of avoiding extraction, root canals or other invasive treatments. Pete N.
The protocol in this book isvery effective fr preventing and mineralizing cavities.
Timothy Gallgher, DDS, Past President Holistic Dental Association
"Not only is Cure Tooth Decay a practical guide to teach parents how to raise healthy children (with healthy teeth), it is also a helpfull tool for adults who have suffered with poor dental health and/or chronic disease. I would also highly recommend this book to people who are looking for things they can do to protect their bones, and their overall health, as they age. In other words, this book is a must read for everyone interested in improving their health." Pam Killeen New York Times nestselling Author
"My cavity has gotten smaller!" - Ranko, Croatia
"The practical advice in this book really seems to be reversing my tooth decay!!! Hallelujah brother!!!"Very satisfied, Mike - Ashland, OR