I have large patches of enamel erosion all over my front teeth. I've tried many supplements, I eat healthy, but nothing really helped. My enamel would grow back, then wear away again. Then it dawned on me one day. I've recently, in the last few years, neglected brushing my teeth in the morning. I've come to only brush once at night, using gum or rinsing to freshen my breath in the morning. So I reverted back to brushing my teeth with any typical toothpaste, morning, 1 hour after lunch, and night. It's been less than 1 week since I've done this and my enamel has already grown back 35-40%.
Bacteria stains the teeth and wears away the enamel. Keep the mouth free of bacteria. This greatly helps with enamel growth.
This how to on how to prepare horsetail with honey, vinegar, or vodka is amazingly well done
and just want to say the above dental info on black walnut is also very encouraging. Let us all heal our teeth and have faith in restoration no matter how bad they look. The mind is a powerful tool.
Vitamin C, Boron
Any brand or dosage recommendations? Thank you.
He said eat an apple not use it as a tooth brush. The acid from an apple is a good acid btw which converts to an alkaline. Chewing on chocolate on the other hand is bad acid.
My son is the same as this case exactly.
Depends on how big a bottle/strength want. Can peel the hulls off the walnuts and put in the jar, or can just dump whole black walnut in without peeling. Just need bigger jar for this method.
Appreciate completeness of post. Have looked into black walnut usage, will try it some time. Have been making smoothies of chopped parsley, (just pull off green leaves, chop up celery, can destring it if want, I did just cause strings didn't cut). Used a little gingerale and cranberry flavored ginger ale for liquid. After 2 weeks, noticed left front tooth looks whiter, more substantial. Have to admit teeth looked almost transparent before beginning this. Believe used 1/4 of parsley bunch (leaves only, else winds around blades) and 2 stalks of celery at a time. Can add some beets as is good also. Did use at beginning, but ran out.
Forgot to add that I am as old as Disneyland!
Had same question about how long can safely take the black walnut extract. Read can take for 3 weeks, then skip for 3 weeks. 3 weeks on, and 3 weeks off.
I have started using Black Walnut Extract about 10 days ago to remineralize my tooth enamel and must say that I am very pleased with the results.
I just take the extract internally (no swishing in the mouth) and the small holes I have in my teeth have already begun to get filled. Plus, my teeth are not looking as yellow as they did before due to how thin the enamel layer used to be.
I bought an alcohol-free extract and take 2-3 dropperfuls a day straight out of the bottle, undiluted (no need to, as there is no alcohol). The taste is quite pleasant.
However, I think I will follow the instructions on the box and not take this supplement for longer than 3 weeks, because of the tannins contained in it. I will probably wait a couple of months and then repeat the treatment as necessary.
I eat really well now, all natural paleo, use raw honey instead of any sweets it will heal almost anything. Natural bone broth everyday will heal your gut and your teeth. If you still have receding gums try myrrh, I used it religiously 2x a day, just opened a capsule and put it in my mouth by that area and let it sit there. You can put in on a brush or mix a tiny amount of water there to make a paste to put on. Leave it in your clean mouth for as long as you like or even pull with your oil and myrrh, you will find healing and recession to get better. It took a few months and when I get a flare up due to my dry mouth I use that and turmeric, separately of course and both help. My better way of eating has really helped my gut and mouth, I am probably at about 70% improved and that is major for me at age 56, so far only lost 2 teeth due to me listening to stupid dentists. Turmeric may seem to make your mouth yellow but your baking soda will clean that up. Also can do the same with activated charcoal, just know it is the messiest, I actually do it outside and hang out as long you can keep it and use it like oil to pull, the longer the better, then spit, rinse and brush with Baking soda. If you have cavities, consider colloidal silver, a few drops in your mouth and pull it then spit. You can even put a few drops on a q-tip on your caries and it will either heal it or stop it. You do need to eat well and to keep you digestive track clean eat a lot of fresh greens every day. Good luck, prayers to you.
NO. It would not be safe to use internally for that long. Black walnut is a very strong medicine. It is used to kill parasites and anything that damages human parasites will also be harmful to humans if not used carefully. Juglone, the chemical coming from black walnut trees, can kill tomatoes, berries, and a whole host of plants. It is only safe to use short term- I suggest a week or less.
I would like to take Black Walnut Hull Tincture internally for longer periods of time (several months up to 1 year).
Does anyone know if this would be safe for a generally healthy male?
Dear Mama to Many, thank-you very much for the information and help.
The bottle the black Walnut tincture I bought came in does not have a dropper. I have been informed that 10 to 15 drops is equivalent to about 250 to 300mg of black Walnut so I will use about 15-20 drops in 2 tablespoons of water.
Sorry to read that you have also had problems with teeth grinding, good tip about taking some Magnesium before sleep, I will try that and also drink some Chamomile infusion.
I have not heard of Oatstraw so will look into it.
I worked out that I am getting approximately 500mg of Calcium a day from Raw Milk, Gouda cheese, Butter, Nuts and seeds, eggs, Broccoli, Kale and Beef. For a 50 year old man I understand 1000mg is recommended.
I do drink a 1/3 of a cup of Ox tail bone broth a day but from what I have read not much Calcium is extracted.
I may try to top up the Calcium with Osteocare which also contains Vitamin D, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, selenium and Boron.
You have certainly done your homework and are doing so many good things for your teeth! Wow!
When we swish and swallow the black walnut we use one dropperful of the tincture in a tablespoon or two of water. (I think about 20 drops?)
The teeth grinding is really hard on the teeth (I have been there and literally ground through several night guards and had to have surgery to repair a jaw joint that was ruined by the time I was 26! ) Magnesium seems to really help that for me (didn't know about that 20 years ago), but you are already taking magnesium. I wonder if it would help if you took it at bedtime, if you don't already? I notice my jaw is sore even now if I don't take magnesium at bedtime.
I am not sure if you would need extra calcium either...
You could also try something like chamomile/oatstraw infusion. If you prepared it in the morning and drank it at bedtime it might help with the teeth grinding. (And oatstraw would provide calcium.)
Here is how I make infusions:
1 T. chamomile dry herb
1 T. oatstraw dry herb
Put into a glass jar
Pour 1 cup hot water over the dry herbs. Let sit all day. Strain in the evening and drink at bedtime. This may reduce the teeth grinding and would also supply a bit more calcium in an form that would be easily assimilated with other minerals in a natural combination.
Keep us posted on your progress!
~Mama to Many~
Dear Mama to many,
Thank-you for your response and time,
I wanted to let you know that I have been coconut oil pulling twice a day before I brush my teeth for the last 7 months since I had a 12 year old root canalled molar extracted and this has whitened my teeth and done wonders for my gum health but they are still receded from many years of incorrect and over brushing.
I now only brush twice a day with a soft bristled brush, interdental brushes and saline mouth rinse after every time I eat or drink anything.
1/2 teaspoon of Xylitol after meals.
Oral pick, floss once a day. 1% Hydrogen Peroxide mouthwash for 20 seconds once a day.
Vit D 5000 IU, Vit K2 MK7 from Natto 100mcg, Cod liver oil 1000mcg with Vit A 2660 IU, 1gram of VIt C 5 times a day with food, 400mg of Epsom salts, MSM, Calc Phos tissue salts, Calc Fluor Homeoplathic remedy, White oak bark in a tea bag placed between gum and cheek 3 nights a week for receded gums.
I also add 2 drops of either Clove or Oregano essential oil to the coconut oil.
Make my own toothpaste with Diatomaceous earth, Bentonite clay and baking soda, Coconut oil just solidifies so I don't add that anymore.
Sometimes I substitute the toothpaste for Xylitol.
Raw Milk and butter, grass fed beef, broccoli, no sugar or grains but I do eat sourdough bread. Homemade Bone broth, Gouda, Brie, soaked nuts and seeds every second day.
I do grind my teeth and some lower teeth are ground down so I wear a mouthguard at night.
I am 50 so like you said it may be harder for me to heal my cavities at this age.
Besides the 1/8 inch circular black caries on the side of the lower rear Molar I have also just noticed in good light that I have a tiny black dot on each of the 3 upper and lower last Molars so I have managed to find some Black Walnut Tincture 25% alcohol which I will dilute in water and swish for 20 seconds twice a day and then swallow the liquid.
How many ML of tincture should I be adding to the water?
I do not supplement with Calcium, not sure if I need to with my diet.
I agree that straight tincture to the tooth sounds harsh. Adding a dropperful of tincture to an ounce of water and swishing for 20 seconds and then swallowing has worked for my family.
Adult teeth are harder to heal than children's teeth. You will want to make sure that you are eating well, getting plenty of nutrients. Brushing with baking soda (gently) at bedtime will keep your mouth alkaline overnight to help prevent decay.
Using hydrogen peroxide (3 percent mixed with water - equal amounts) as a mouthwash will also help to keep your mouth free of bacteria.
You may want to look in to oil pulling here at Earth Clinic as well.
~Mama to Many~
I have a black dot of decay on the side of my last molar, about 1/8 of an inch. I was going to buy some BLACK WALNUT HULL TINCTURE and use a cotton bud to dip in into the liquid and apply it directly to the decay on the tooth. I am based in the UK and managed to find some tincture online. But I am concerned the 60% alcohol will damage the surrounding tooth enamel. What do you think about that or is it supposed to be added to water and swallowed?
Avoid Commercial Toothpaste
Right on Carly I agree this site has helped change my life and I thank God I found it. I am much more healthy than I was 2 yrs ago when I found it And I found out new things almost daily. It is very funny (odd) how you can tell others about it with testimony and they shrug it off you actually have to show most people to get them to pay attn I cant stay off this site more than 2 days or I go thru withdraw. I liken it to Being a christian and trying to tell people about god
Avoid Commercial Toothpaste
I just used Borax, Baking soda and Turmeric! Wow what a difference Holy Crapola!!!
Whiten Yes but the best feeling of CLEAN I have ever experienced, so next time I am adding a few drops of peroxide this will whiten even further!
I am sure Borax is safe even to ingest low quantities, like a teaspoon to 32 oz clean water and taking one ounce of solution 3 times daily, works for Arthritis and fungal issues and this is why it is great for cleaning your teeth and bad Breath! Wow did I say this Twice LOL
Black walnut did not work for me. One of my cavities was way bigger when I went to the dentist. It was much deeper and it was a big bummer because I have been using black walnut extract for months! I took a couple breaks because I wasn't sure if it was ok to take it daily, but there were days that I would easily swish it in my mouth 2-3 times a day. Very disappointed.
It difficult and very time consuming to clean my teeth with miswak. The hairs are too soft and always get out of shape and have give them a toothbrush shape every little. But because it is too soft it is good for the tongue. Its head is small so one has to do one tooth at a time and takes a little toothpaste on. It leaves the tooth shiny but doesn't remove the hard plaque. It must have been good some centuries ago! I'm giving up using it because it is too time consuming and doesn't have eve the results of a common plastic toothbrush let alone sonic and other electric toothbrushes. Because of the special movements one has to make with miswak he/she cleans his gums also and is gentle on gums. It lasts long.
Is the ionic phenomenon true? Maybe not
I have started using an ionic toothbrush for months. It doesn't remove more plaque as it is said and I don't observe any better cleaning than with a common toothbrush. The bad thing is that it is adviced better not to put tooth paste with ionic and doing that I even had worse results. I now put toothpaste with the ionic toothbrush.
Avoid Commercial Toothpaste
Being 56 years old and doing what many lousy dentists advised I was losing my teeth, just eroding away. As a child eating healthy and just basic care I had super teeth and good health. I stopped everything they traditionally told me because hey I want some teeth lef, went paleo pretty much, use turmeric baking soda water with Redmond's toothpastes (I am a mud-mouth) this has stopped the cavities and healed about 98% of all gum issues. It even rid our daughter of her cavity she is 16 and has no fillings, and it brightens her 2 teeth that have flouridosis. No more fluoride in our household and we use well-water or spring water only. Xylitol is always around for us and raw honey along with organic apple cider vinegar and msm in water. I added alfalfa tablets to my diet and things are so much better. Sadly 2 teeth are gone and I still need to finish all the removal of amalgam and plastic fillings to be replaced with form fitted by computer porcelain, no more metals or plastic of any kind any more. Activated charcoal 1x a week for 15 left in your mouth also whitens and cleans your mouth, just follow up with regular brushing and rinsing, just watch your clothes. Coconut oil, olive oil or sunflower oil pulling is also wonderful before bed, helps greatly with dry mouth. You can do all the research on-line on all of the above so you can learn, but it works. Face it God knew what he was doing with the things found in nature, just don't get why these corporations are so keen on destroying us all. Also keep a capsule of myrrh in your mouth for as long as you can, when you have had enough spit and rinse with water, your gum health will change so fast. Within 1-2 weeks you won't believe it. Some parts of my gums changed in 1-2 days. Wishing you all the best and don't give up and keep sharing, it matters.
I am so sorry to hear about all of this on such a little one. You have my heartfelt prayers, you are not alone. When you have enamel hypoplasia it is defined as
Enamel hypoplasia is a defect of the teeth in which the enamel is hard but thin and deficient in amount, caused by defective enamel matrix formation. Usually the condition involves part of the tooth having a pit in it.
Since it is thin it will discolor and have issues, but since there are other teeth that are okay the best bet is to hold off a bit on any surgical intervention to get another opinion by a holistic qualified dentist and regular holistic physician. This will require searching but as my Great-grandfather said-surgery should a last resort and to be to save your life, so if not let us see what can be done first naturally. Please check out Dr Weston Price, Paleo diets, Dr Axe, Dr Mercola and Fred Bisci, all of them are on-line and qualified. What you eat helps establish a good foundation for health, pray and meditation is important and all children should know they are loved by their Creator, it helps, this world has problems but love exists. Please make this fun for your child because there is too much stress with health issues. Food should be your friend and be fun, grow a garden and get acquainted with good organic farmers, it may seem like alot, but in the end it is so worth it and you will wonder why humanity is not doing this since like forever. This needs to be a way of life for all of you and find those who support you. If you do not use raw milk don't start yet, your young child need to ease into this so get a good doctor and nutritionist that knows what they are talking about. We were able to heal our daughters cavity and brighten her florosis condition on her front teeth, in fact the jaw now provides adequate room for all of her teeth. Our older children as teenagers stopped eating so healthy and as a result had less room and more teeth problems. No fluoride in our home either, I now have no cavities despite the erosion I suffered with for years, I am in the process of much recovery and only wish I knew all of this sooner. Keep the faith and don't give up.
Repost if you need to. If your child needs the surgery make sure you have done all that you and your beloved other need to do to the best naturally and possible. Then find good medical providers that are not aggressive but assertive and avoid unnecessary intervention, don't let your kid pay their rent. Best of the best you and yours.
Ionic Toothbrush, Liquid Calcium
Try organic eggshell, just rinse off, let air dry, after drying any chance of salmonella is gone. Grind in food processor or coffee grinder, please only use for this purpose, it must be clean. Then either sprinkle in smoothie into the banana part but I prefer in capsules that you can buy and stuff them in. Up to 1/2 teaspoon of eggshell a day should provide you with the calcium that is close to our teeth
Hope that helps.
Dietary Changes, Horsetail, Silica
Horsetail is good but is a concern, use it carefully and it did not agree with me. Oatstraw is a good alternative. Found this-
Good food sources of silica include whole grain bread and pasta, oatmeal, brown rice, oat and wheat bran cereals, bananas, mangos, green beans, spinach, and believe it or not, beer. There isn't any recommended daily intake of silica because it hasn't yet been recognized as an essential nutrient.
Good luck, and remember the body knows better how to deal with whole foods plus the added benefits of other nutrients in whole foods in nice. Regards!
Eliminate Glycerin, Black Walnut Tincture
Dittos on the story, same happened to me almost to the letter. Changed without the Black walnut and wow what a difference. Coconut oil, olive oil, or sunflower oil pulling before bed rids dry mouth for sleeping and does clean. Turmeric baking soda water is great for brushing, rinsing and drinking for so many things. Also myrrh pulling for gum health then spit, or activated charcoal once a week in the same way. They really need to educate the medical community they would actually make more money on monitoring us doing the right thing than destroying us and having no teeth left to work on. Good diet also means no orthodontists or jaw issues, so feed your kids healhfully, I have kids to prove it. See Dr Weston Price. Best of the Best and lots more blessings!
That is good stuff for your child, also check out Dr Weston Price, Dr Axe, Dr Mercola and Fred Bisci, all found on-line, we are what we eat and what we use should be from nature. It is working for us here, good luck and lots of blessings, also prayer goes a long way. Get your little one involved in gardening and healthy cooking, make it fun and let that education spill over in to the rest of life :)
Also consider using a sprinkle of turmeric and baking soda in good water, use that to brush with, rinse with and drink with. Good for so many things, not just good oral health. Blessings!
I just read about black walnut tincture and ordered it from iHerb.com (Green Black Walnut Hull Tincture) and received the bottle today. I got few questions:
- My son just turned 2 and he has enamel hypoplasia (from birth) in his four upper teeth. Those teeth look quite bad, but other teeth seem to be good (except one of his molars that maybe seems to have white spot=early decay?). He is scheduled to have a surgery in local anaesthesia in about one month. They are going to either extract them or fill them and probably to put crown to his molar.
- Is it possible to repair his teeth with black walnut tincture? Is one month too short time?
- How can he use the product? He can't swish it.
- What about the dosage?
- I read somewhere it can't be used for more than 2 weeks? That it could harm your good gut bacteria / be toxic?
- Are there any side effects with black walnut tincture and the anaesthesia? Should I stop the use long before that? Should I ask the doctor about this? But they are definitely gonna say no about the using it at all...
- What about the alcohol content in tincture (1:0.68)? Can I give that for a little child?
Thank you for your answers!!
The first thing I would try for the loose teeth is oil pulling with a quality sesame oil. That and high quality nutrition.
I think you will have benefit from the black walnut swishing even without swallowing it, thought there is benefit in taking it internally as well, unless it disagrees with you.
~Mama to Many~
Dear Mama to Many,
Thanks a lot. I am blessed to find EC, you and many others on this site.
Thanks a tonne. Yes I bought readymade black walnut tincture from Fruitful Yield. I read somewhere that I should be also taking Cal+Mag supplements. I took one dose yday and I could feel the difference immediately. Tingling stopped and hence the discomfort also. Now I will make the tooth powder with your receipe. Is it ok, that if I just swish the tinture and spit it out? Will it still work? Any remedy for loose tooth?
What you are doing for your teeth sounds good.
Have you tried oil pulling? (I would use organic sesame oil for the mouth issues.)
You might also try a cod liver oil supplement, internally.
Also, internally, use high quality foods from a variety of food groups. Avoid refined foods and sugars. Avoid soda pop.
Do try the black walnut tincture added to water and swished in the mouth and swallowed.
I made my husband a tooth powder with 1/2 black walnut powder and 1/2 baking soda (or maybe I used diatomaceous earth and not baking soda?). He used it twice a day to brush his sensitive teeth and it helped him pretty quickly. A pinch of clove powder in the mix will also help with pain.
Check out this page for lots of ideas, too.
~Mama to Many~
The whole black walnuts with the green outer fruit would not be available for sale. You may be able to find someone locally who would have some; this is the time of year they fall from the trees.
You should be able to find black walnut tincture in a health food store or online. I am partial to the brand Herbpharm for my store bought tinctures.
~Mama to Many~
Dear Mama to Many,
Can you please tell me remedy for following:
My lower jaw incisors tooth roots are exposed. I am having tingling sensation and lot of discomfort and little pain. One of the tooth is also little loose. I just noitce yday. Normally whenever the season is changing I get this tingling sensation in my lower incisors and suddenly I see the roots expoxed. After some days it becomes normal. Meanwhiel I keep applying tea tree oil and some herbal tooth powder or neem leaves powder. But this time the discomfort is more and it has been long time and also the one tooth is bit loose.
Namaste Mama to Many,
I am so grateful to you that you post very good home remedies. Here my question is where can I get Black Walnut. Are they available in shop for sale?
The biggest clue on why xylitol worked on Dennis is because it helped him produce saliva after eating. Saliva is the most important thing to heal tooth decay because it is a naturally rich mineral source to re-mineralize your teeth and will naturally wash away, bacteria, debris and acids from eating. But along with the needed saliva, if you are losing enamel, you also need to change to a diet that supports teeth and bones. Check out the Westen A Foundation on the research of nutrition to heal tooth decay.
Hi there, I started drinking Horsetail herb tea about 3 weeks ago cause it's supposed to be good for bones. I noticed a huge improvement in two front teeth. They had previously looked almost see through and dark due to lot's of lemons. I was amazed when they started filling in. It's the only thing I've done different. There is some good info out there regarding Horsetail and how it helps bones, teeth, collagen, ect.
If you eat an apple instead of brushing multiple issues will cause you to loose said teeth. Teeth decay due to acids and sugars. Both of which are contained in an apple. Now lets just say you are smart enough to follow the apple with something basic. Nothing completely dissolves the biofilm that sits on the tooth. This film is a combination of acid producing bacteria, a sticky lattice, and minerals like calcium and fluorides that become sharp to you underlying gingiva or pink tissue and the bone beneath. This agitation causes an inflammatory response from the underlying tissue that destroys bone and then causes further areas of teeth that are more prone to decay or causes loss of teeth due to the tooth no longer having proper bone support. Brushing with an apple may been acceptable when people didn't have proper brushing techniques or materials, but even then those people lost teeth at high rates and early ages. But, good luck
Hi :), You're right. For ten years I noticed my teeth are immediately white after a few bites of apples. I'm getting the best from natural foods and fruits. Plus, apples are an energy boost for me. I eat them after breakfast or after dinner when I know I will doing many chores or projects just to stay awake. Apples work! Have fun in life! E'dit
Just wanted to let people know that baking soda seems to be an excellent choice for stopping tooth decay. You can make a paste with it using coconut oil, adding maybe peppermint, and pearl powder for mineralizing teeth/bones. I read somewhere that ancient people would use pearls as teeth fillings and that due to their biology being close to ours, it mended/blended with the tooth.
Dietary Changes, Horsetail, Silica
It can contain thiaminase which is an anti-nutrient to b-1. Have you seen any confirmed cases of this as I can't find them. What I have found is that it is now thought this could happen based on some cattle who ate large amounts over a period of time. So if it is taken as a silica supplement (as in caps/tabs) everyday then maybe it would be best to check that it has had the thiaminase removed..t
People who have the conditions you mentioned should always check what they take, but I don't see why everyone with these two conditions can never take this herb. It has long been used to increase blood circulation particuly to the scalp. I also personally know people who have/do use this herb as an herb tea who have heart conditions.
I and others I know have taken this herb with great success, but we have only taken it for varying periods never on a daily basis year in year out. Also mostly as a tea.
Dietary Changes, Horsetail, Silica
Stav, it has been reported that the nicotine content is less than 1 ppm (1 part per million), there is another report that it contains nicotine when grown in contaminated soil.
I have not seen any evidence that it contains an anti-nutrient that reduces potassium. As it contains potassium those on medications that have to have a low potassium diet would usually not be advised to take it. It does work as a diruretic for some and just like any prescribed diuretic it can cause loss of potassium with prolonged use. You are right that it should not be taken on an ongoing basis without breaks.
Dietary Changes, Horsetail, Silica
Horsetail should be used with special care. Before using horsetail (Equisetum arvense) one should conduct research on how to use the plant safely. People with various health conditions (heart conditions, blood circulation conditions and more) should not use horsetail at all.
Horsetail should not be used for a prolonged amount of time. Horsetail contains nicotine and an anti-nutrient which reduces the amount of potassium in the body and the amount of vitamin B1.
Horsetail has many more potential side effects, and therefore one should research before using it.
There are other plants with a high silica content such as oatstraw and bamboo.
Dear A in NY,
When I made mine last summer I just plunked the whole nuts, hulls and all into the jar. They float. I can't remember if I did anything to keep them submerged. You may want to dunk them daily. I don't think with the alcohol they would mold if they were sticking out the top, but dunking them in daily would help.
So excited to hear that black walnut has been helping your son!
Enjoy your tincturing!!
~Mama to Many~
The black walnuts are just about ready, so I am preparing to make some black walnut tincture. I just reread the post from Mama to Many on the 'how to, ' and was wondering...do you peel the hulls or just put the whole thing in...nut and all?
An update...I have been using it for one of my sons and I am pleased and amazed to see his problem teeth remineralizing! Very neat!
Mama to Many...I hope that you and your family are all doing better now, and thanks for writing up some things we can do if we get the virus. It was very helpful, and good to have on hand! Thanks!
Thanks for sharing about turmeric and ginger. That is a great idea. I had not heard about that benefit of turmeric, but I think turmeric is amazing so I should not be surprised!
Also, I am not familiar with that spice company but always appreciate a good tip on sources for such things!
Thanks for taking time to write and share!
~Mama to Many~
Hi Mama to Many,
I think I'm too late collecting the BW this year. I can't believe how fast they disappeared. I've not been able to get out much.
I read your post about your father taking niacin for Alzheimer's, so I thought I would mention to you I saw an article about turmeric being found to dissolve the amyloid plaque in the brains of lab animals. I know it has helped my memory and hearing. It has been used in studies and you may find reports at pubmed.gov.
You can have it sprinkled on his food with some ginger without it being taken as another form of medication. I use them both on all my food, even in my oatmeal.
Were you aware of Penzeys Spices? They will ship free for orders of $30 or more. I cannot buy that much at a time but thought you'd like to know. KT
Good morning, Kt!
Yes, you should be able to use any jar that the black walnuts (still in the hull) will fit into. I have used plastic or metal lids when making tinctures. Usually the tincture isn't in contact with the lid, so I don't worry about which one I use.
Good reminder...we have lots of Black Walnuts falling and I ought to be making tincture! :)
Have a great day!
~Mama to Many~
Dear Mama to Many--I just posted some paragraphs with questions about making the BW tincture myself and just lost it all.
I wondered if I cannot fill a gallon jar could I use a smaller one, making sure the walnuts were covered with vodka for six weeks? I also asked about the lid...plastic or metal?
I have to put them somewhere to dry because the squirrels are taking them. I forget what else I asked...I'm too tired to think now so I'll try again tomorrow.
Thank you in advance for your help.
I feel like this is a "DUH" moment for me. Right on the bottle of Black Walnut it clearly states "Caution: Not for long-term use of more than six weeks, followed by a two-week break." The suggested use is two to four times a day so that may make a difference. When I was becoming aware of the hidden sources of MSG I was advised to be careful of "extracts" or any other product that is a consequence of manufacture.
When I took two droppers full of black walnut twice a day for several days, my stool changed. Without going into detail, I'm full of adhesions due to multiple surgeries so elimination is not "normal" for me. Maybe it was too much for my system all at once or maybe I ate something that was not compatible with it. When I saw MtM's remark by a NP I could understand and reduced my consumption. Things seem to be back to what is normal for me.
I have not found anything that would indicate that Black Walnut is contra-indicated during breastfeeding. My favorite sources do not caution against it as they do with some herbs. (Philip Fritchey, Rachel Weaver, Mountain Rose Herbs.)
We have used a natural wormer for our goats that has black walnut in it. It is considered safe for animals which are pregnant and lactating.
Personally, it seems to me that, unless the Black Walnut disagrees with you in some way, it may well be healthy even for the breastfeeding child (through the mom taking it). It is a natural source of iodine, which is often low in American diets. But that is just my opinion.
Rachel Weaver recommends 2 droppersful in some water 4 times a day if you are trying to heal cavities. It you want to continue as you are, at once a day, it may just take longer to accomplish what you are trying to accomplish.
As a side note on Black Walnut...Black Walnut is toxic to horses. But I recently read that it is not actually the Black Walnut that is toxic, but some type of mold that can grow on the Black Walnut that is toxic to horses.
Let us know how it goes for you!
~Mama to Many~
Dear Meeya, I only used two droppers full for a few days. When Mama to Many shared that a NP thought it could be hard on the system, I cut back to one dropper full in the morning and one before I go to bed. It is so expensive, I may start taking only one before I go to bed so it has all night to work.
I would be cautious about taking more than one dropper full a day if I were breast feeding. I haven't reviewed everything here again but maybe Mama to Many could better advise you. It was she that said a NP thought BW could be hard on your system.
Hi Mama to Many and Kt, thanks for sharing with me. Thatâ€TMs exciting that enamel and cavities are filling in! Since you all didnâ€TMt notice any staining, I went ahead and did a 60 second swish this morning before swallowing. I plan on swishing once in the morning first thing, and then again later in the day between meals. Does anyone know if 2 dropperfuls of the tincture per day are enough, or do I need 4 dropperfuls total per day? Iâ€TMm 34 years old, 125 lbs, female (and breastfeeding a 15 month old).
Hi Lauren, I have not heard of BW causing cancer. Everything Iâ€TMve read about it says it is a strong fungicidal / anti-parasitic / anti-candida herb. My understanding is that BW is quite potent and medicinal and therefore shouldnâ€TMt be used long term, versus an herb that is considered nutritive (having a high nutrient content making it more like a food than a medicine) like stinging nettle, for example. I plan on only using the BW long enough to fill in some cavities and gain some more enamel. I think after 2-3 months I will stop taking it regardless.
I like Laurenâ€TMs idea of swishing with coconut oil and plan on doing that on a regular basis. Iâ€TMm also drinking a 3-5 cups per day of oatstraw and/ or nettle infusion, and taking fermented cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil (about 1 tsp /day of each), in addition to eating a healthy, whole foods diet with plenty of vegetables, and avoiding all processed foods, GMOs, corn, soy, dairy, sugar, and gluten.
Hi Meeya, I've only been using the BW since the latter part of May. I swish and swallow. I have not noticed my teeth getting stained from it. I have already noticed enamel filling in at my gum line (lower central and lateral) where the gum has receded. One tooth has a small cavity starting that appears to be healing. You could also OP with some coconut oil.
Hi Meeya...I used to use black walnut to make my teeth stronger but then I started hearing a lot of people saying that it can cause cancer. I was wondering if you or anyone on EC has heard this as well. I have stopped using it since. Just thought I should pass it on. Would love to hear your comments.
We have not had trouble with Black Walnut staining teeth. We had a preschooler with a cavity who did the swish and swallow thing for a month or two and had no staining. We put a dropperful into maybe an ounce of water. It did heal the cavity.
I have done the swish and swallow with Black Walnut (again, a dropper in an ounce or so of water) and did not have staining from it. I wasn't very consistent about it.
You may have to experiment for whether or not the swishing is needed for you. I read about a man who found the tea to work the best for him, so no swishing. (But perhaps the tea was contacting the teeth when he drank it.)
~Mama to Many~
Hi, I'm going to try the Black Walnut Fresh Green Hulls Tincture to remineralize and hopefully whiten my teeth. I tried it today, but didn't swish... only swallowed. I was too scared to swish with it because the tincture liquid is so dark- almost black! I was concerned it might stain my teeth and make them look even darker than they already do! Anyone tried this and found that it does or doesn't stain their teeth? And is it really necessary to swish it at all? Thanks
It does sound like the Black Walnut could be causing your trouble. Perhaps it isn't suitable for someone with the health situation you describe. It is interesting how not everyone handles foods, herbs, medicines the same way. I assume you have taken turmeric for a while? My understanding is that is can be constipating, though we have not seen such in our family.
If you were taking the Black Walnut for tooth remineralization, you could use what you have left just in your mouth. We have put just a dropperful into a cup with a little water and swished for 30 seconds or so. We then swallow, but your could spit it out and still have some benefit to the teeth. Of course, if you were taking it as an anti-parasitic, this wouldn't help.
Your explanation of your intussusception was helpful. Thanks for taking the time to explain it and for sharing what you are learning!
Hope you feel well soon!
~Mama to Many~
Dear MtM, Thank you for letting me know what the NP felt. I had seen another post, maybe it is in this thread, about using two droppers full twice a day to start. I don't know how many days I did that but I didn't have a good feeling about it so I cut back. The expense is also a factor. I think my metabolism is so slow I don't always feel the effects of things in a timely manner.
Thank you for all your information. I have been in the process of trying to be my own doctor for a couple of years. I had read about BW and parasites in my nutrition almanac. My problem is intussusception but it has gone on so long it may never heal properly.
I feel it's similar to someone losing a lot of weight and having excess skin. My colon/rectum and even small intestines have been "telescoped" so long I have a lot of excess bowel that fills up. The remedies below were helping so much until I started the BW.
I just finished posting to someone with a constipation problem. I have found help with the dry mustard, turmeric, ginger and ACV with the mother. NOW THIS!
Then I thought maybe I drank the BW too close to taking some turmeric. I really feel the combination of different foods and supplements have an effect, especially now that GMO's are in everything.
It's painful to sit here and type this so it has to be done piecemeal. My elimination has to be done piecemeal, also. I need to spend more time in the oval office.
Herbalist Philip Fritchey, in his book, Practical Herbalism, has a section on Black Walnut. He lists it as having a laxative effect. He also lists it as an herb to use for constipation (because of its laxative effect) but also for diarrhea (because of its astringent effect.)
Rachel Weaver, herbalist, mentions its effectiveness at ridding the body of microbes and parasites in her book, Be your Own Doctor. I wonder if this would be the cause of a change in the stool.
I did once see a naturopath that felt that Black Walnut was hard on the system and did not think one should use it regularly. At the same time, I have never heard of this caution anywhere else.
Hope this information will help you figure out what is going on. I am sorry you are having trouble. Let us know how it all turns out.
~Mama to Many~
Does anyone know whether taking Black Walnut twice a day can affect bowels? It seems like the products of my elimination have changed since I have been taking it. In addition, I bent over today to pick up the vacuum and pulled something on my lower left side. I am in so much pain I can't bend over. Since the BW is supposed to harden tooth enamel, could it have also contributed to a bowel obstruction by binding with food? I tried to take it an hour from eating anything but I did forget a couple of times.
WONGOBILY: My Nutrition Almanac lists black walnut as one of the natural remedies for parasites. We probably eat things throughout the day that will feed these critters so I don't think a daily dropper or two is going to make your toes fall off!! I've just started using the tincture because an x-ray revealed some decay on the tooth structure under a crown. I also had a root canal and have a gold post. To have a core build-up is more than I can afford and will have to put it on a charge so I hope taking this BW will heal. BTW I am over 60.
Hi, Jake from Chicago, I am in agreement with every point you make. But as with me, I will never indebt myself to professional groups as I am nobody's slave. They live by society but hold it to ransom, doing untold harm. I have been a victim of medical malpractice several times. Even though I have steered away from them mostly, I have noted the arrogance and erosion of common human values by these professional/scientific communities which have taken us to where we are now, to MEDI-SIN.
The good news is: these conditions and practices will disappear in the very near future. Already institutions exist that use state of the art equipment and unconditional love and respect without financial remuneration. It is FREE for all. Highest quality and expertise. This is a thorn in the eye of the powers that be right now. Believe it or not: accountability is a reality and to be reckoned with.
This where I stand and I have enough self confidence to carry on in the face of ever increasing obstacles.
Thank you for your post and God bless you. Namaste, Om
Hi Om and Greenglo,
I imagine urine pulling is at least as safe as any oil pulling, but amalgams I personally consider more potentially bodily disruptive even than dead teeth or root canals. In my view, (I of course hope I am right and the dental profession is wrong) my immune system may be able to confine the infection and keep it from producing uncontrollable damage.
Amalgam however I see continually feeding disruption into the bodily functions. I believe my own considerable health issues over the past 5 years stem from the break down of one of my amalgam fillings. Afterwards even with the replacement of all (many) amalgam fillings, I suffered what I believe were mercury and other metal complications, some I think from the removals as well. Do not take this step lightly if you decide to have them removed. Even many so called holistic dentists are less than careful or accurate in what they are doing.
Under each mercury filling btw was decay. These fillings, I was disappointed to discover, expand and contract and over the years provide cover for, and hide infection that feeds into the body. My current view is to have any amalgam filling removed if possible. Best to you both.
Promising areas to investigate might be serrapeptase, and also glutathione precursors (also believed to be beneficial for the liver) NAC with R-ALA and Vitamin C.
Best of luck to you both.
Hi Om, Thanks for the clarifications. I have to say that I really enjoy your posts. Thank you once again for the quick response. G
Greenglow from Denver --- I e-mailed the webmaster of PARADIE NOW from where I have much inspiration and she checked into it, saying the amount excreted would be extremely minimal, to relax. I have mercury fillings but rather I act than sit back and see a drama unfold. Sofar all is well. Silver, celtic salt, DMSO, UT #1, all help to keep the mouth stable. Neem is also a good natural to include in the regimen. Will this help? Namaste, Om
Hi Om and Jake,
I have read about the benefits of urine pulling but am concerned about following it due to the fact that I have mercury fillings in my mouth. Have you any idea if its safe to do with fillings?
Hello, Jake from Chicago ---- glad to read your post.
I have been oil pulling for over three years now and also do urine pulling and keeping urine in mouth at night. I also do urine swishing in between. I have successfully contained one dead tooth and healed two tooth abcesses, once with celtic salt pack and just now with DMSO. I plan on DMSO / water swishing twice a day to keep my mouth well. Gums are receeding but firm and pink. I have all but one teeth yet.
For whitening I use seven drops of MMS for two minutes with four oz water which helps every time. My inspiration came from Paradise Now, online which has valuable information for those that want to keep their teeth. I want to keep it this way and am grateful for all the info on EC that led to it. As a senior, I do not have to go into debt to satisfy the financial demands of the dental community and avoid their lethal poisonings.
With respect to healing cavities- this past summer my dental checkup showed 7 cavities, 1 of which was found under an existing crown. I postponed my appointment to have them fixed several times, and 6 months later I had a full mouth xray showing no cavities anywhere. Since I take many herbs and barks and tinctures, it is hard to say exactly whether it was one thing or the combination of many things that did the trick. Mainly I believe most beneficial in the mix were urine pulling twice a day (10 minutes minimum with urine instead of oil), and swishing and pulling with xylitol (from birch) after eating, as often as possible - half to one teaspoon 2 to 5 or 6 times a day. This is not a chore as the xylitol is sweet tasting and almost like eating a dessert. I swallow after swishing.
Also I have several dead teeth in my mouth and have been advised to have root canals or to have them pulled, for several years now, by several dentists. As my mouth seems to be stable despite serious gum recession, with all gum issues nevertheless seemingly under control, I have as yet not acceded to this advice. This path is obviously risky, not recommended of course, the fear being that at some point as I grow older (currently I am 70 plus) my immune system may not be able to keep the infection contained as it apparently is doing at the moment. I'm warned that: 'of course it will undoubtedly be a Sunday night of a major holiday weekend when my face blows up with infection out of control."
I have in fact had a few of these blowups and tooth throbbings over the past years that I have brought under control with - UT for the original blowup (upper left), and niacin (1000 mg.) at night for 3 or 4 nights for the throbbing (lower left.) My current dentists are a bit surprised that my xrays seem to show the infections and bone loss under my teeth and in my jaw mostly stable, and in some cases even improving (based on my latest cavitat exam.) We all view my situation as an experiment of one, wherein whichever directionI determine to follow, it is fraught with risk.
Dear Mama to many,
Sorry it took me so long to respond...my computer was having trouble. Thank you so much for the "how to" in making the black walnut tincture! I'm looking forward to making it...but now for the waiting part! I know that it really won't be long before summer comes (and then goes again), but we had snow flurries in the air today, so that can make summer seem further away than what it actually is! I ordered some black walnut tincture to get started on my one son, and it should be in tomorrow. I'll post again with the results...I'm hopeful that it will work. Thanks again for the help!
Sorry to take so long to get back to you. I have been out of town an unusual amount the last 6 weeks!
I made my black walnut tincture by putting as many freshly fallen black walnuts (still in the green hulls) as will fit into a gallon glass jar and covered it with vodka. I strained out the walnuts after 6 weeks. (Keep in a dark place.) This is how a friend makes hers. Rachel Weaver says it is better to use the walnuts to make a tincture after the husks have turned black.
Rachel Weaver has a whole chapter on using black walnut in her book, "Be Your Own Doctor." She has found a tea made with black walnut powder to work as well for teeth (and drunk) as swishing the tincture in a little water.
Regarding using Black Walnut while breastfeeding...I found no contraindications in Rachel Weaver's book or in Philip Fritchy's book. (Two of my favorite herbalists.) Neither seemed to consider it contraindicated in pregnancy. One website said not to use it for purging/cleansing in pregnancy. Other lists of herbs contraindicated in pregnancy do not include it. I have used black walnut internally while breastfeeding, with no noticed ill effect on me or my baby.
Let us know how it works out for your family!
~Mama to Many~
Dear Mama to many,
Thank you so much for the info, and helpful advice. (I think that I will buy a "small" bottle for my son that is having the most problem, and have my others take the capsules or powder...and see if it seems to help.) My parents live nearby and they have several black walnut trees, so I am sure that I can make the tincture...but I don't know how. Is it possible for you to give me the "recipe?" Thank you so much! (Also do you think that it is safe to take the black walnut tincture while breastfeeding?)
I am sorry to take so long to respond. I have been out of town for almost two weeks with very little internet access until now.
My family has used black walnut tincture and we have used capsules. We did heal a child's cavity with the tincture (diluted and swished in the mouth before swallowing.)
I believe that I have read that taking it as a tea or in capsules can help, though perhaps the effect is not as strong. I will check the reference when I return home and let you know.
If you are not dealing with a tooth issue that needs immediate attention, perhaps you could use the powder for now and in the summer, make your own black walnut tincture. (If you can find someone with a black walnut tree.) I was able to make a half a gallon of it last summer for the price of the vodka I used to tincture it. I appreciate the cost issue!
~Mama to Many~
I had read the posts about using black walnut tincture for helping to remineralize teeth. I was wondering if anyone knows if taking it in capsule form works as well, or if you get better results with the liquid? If the liquid is the better option...does anyone know if it can be bought in larger quantities? I have a rather large family and 4 oz. bottles is the largest I have seen it in...and I don't think that would last very long at all! Thanks!
Regenerating toddler tooth enamel:
My toddler who's enamel and teeth has been wearing away since 12 months of age, inspite of breastfeeding - even now still on breastmilk. Then when I was treating my toddler's constipation with fruits and fiber, DH developed enamel hypoplasia, and a pinhole size cavity.
After searching and researching, and some things by chance, I finally put my toddler on the following perfected protocol at around 22 months of age. The improvements can be noticed within a few days. The worn out teeth have not regrown, but for example the smallest of the enamel erosion is completely healed up, and the others shrinking in size.
Protocol that regenerated DH enamel:
Puncture the mk7 from Gold capsule and give 4 drops per day at different times (forget the butter oil - it did nearly nothing for the price, I now use the leftover as base for the mk7).
Make sure of iodine sufficiency (thyroid function important with this supplement).
gluten free diet - suspected celiac
no casein - highly sensitive to casein which severely disturbs digestive tract
Jarrow's Bone Up (based on microcrystaline hyroxyapatite) - open 4 capsules in 2 divided doses (trying to stay near 1000 mgs dietary calcium intake)
Great Lakes collagen hydrolysate - around 2 tablespoon daily
hemp milk for base drink with coconut oil - great amino acid profile and healing seed
Squigle Tooth Builder Sensitive Toothpaste
on fermented cod liver oil since before tooth problems - it did not prevent the problems at all (maybe you can replace with fish oil vitamin a and vitamin d, which are a must)
I am not certain about this "protocol" that I made up yet. It is 3:09 AM and I seem to have trouble relaxing. I may have consumed too much of the blend I made through out the day. I think it is the Azomite I have swallowed too much of because I have had this same experience after drinking Azomite in water too in the past. So. Hold off on this until further. I wouldn't swallow this. I am now just going to use it as a mouth wash several times a day and see if this goes away. It seems to me that the solvent DMSO would help make the trace minerals more available to the teeth, though. Until further notice, please use your own due diligence.
Greetings in the name of the Messiah, Jesus Christ: Peace.
I have been inspired to write today on an issue that has been bothering me quite a bit the last period of time of recent.
I have a tooth pain in my lower jaw and I don't know what is causing it but it has been bothering me on and off for several years. In the past I have made and used clove extract in Alcohol, cloves soaked in Extra Virgin Olive Oil to alleviate the pain.
In the last week I have gradually been noticing that my sleep is being affected, I must not be entering into REM sleep, or perhaps deep Delta wave sleep, I am not certain which), and this dawned on me because I have felt less alert recently during day light hours.
And about 2 nights ago I realized that I had a faint throbbing in my lower jaw and now am certain that it is causing my sleep disruption.
Now, after having read a number of posts here, I had a brain storm which I have tried. First of all I have settled in my mind that I believe that God did not make junk when he made me, two (2) that the teeth can be re-mineralise and three (3) that this problem can be solved using things in my possession already.
So, going on the above stated theories I have done the following:
In a 12 ounce glass canning jar
I added two (2) teaspoons of Azomite which is a clay mined in Utah the has many many trace minerals;
two (2) I added two (2) teaspoons of ground dry turmeric powder;
(3) I added three (3) teaspoons of DMSO and finally I added a few droppers full of extract of turmeric ( made from turmeric powder soaked in alcohol).
And four (4)I filled the rest of the jar with distilled water
"the protocol" I am going to use now:
What I am going to do is take a teaspoon of this multiple times and swish it around in my mouth, and I probably ought to swallow the solution ( there is nothing in it that would cause injury and I already drink DMSO, I eat turmeric, I drink distilled water, and I also consume turmeric extract).
[Azomite is another example of a God made thing that could likely be very beneficial to the health of men and women but is not currently approved; yet, like DMSO, Azomite is fully approved and encouraged for animals. I guess it is up to the man or the woman to decide for themselves whether or not Azomite is a good idea. ]
I have gathered together some information on Azomite for my readers at my site and put a bit of information to get them familiar with this God made dust. (God used dust to make Adam so perhaps he used Azomite and perhaps God was standing in Utah, could explain why the Mormons made their headquarters in Utah, LOL).
God willing, I will let my readers know what has happened with this experiment I am doing and I will return here to post the results. Thank you, my dear Reader.
Thank you Angela for that information on glycerine. I am now going to elimate that from my oral tinctures. Now that you have put that into my mind I am wondering if it is not exacerbating my tooth pain that I am currently experiencing. I have been using glycerine in my tinctures for several years and I like it but, if it is causing and or making worse my tooth pain I am not going to use it any more. Thank you.
Eliminate Glycerin, Black Walnut Tincture
Hi Mary, just want to add my thanks for YOUR post. I really related, with the only difference being our ages. I also love your reply to the Dentist. Thank you for that piece of humour!!! I'm going to start myself and my children on these methods, and goodbye toothpastes!!! Yippee. Thank God (or perhaps nature!! ) for natural remedies. And this site! :)
Thanks for that, I've used garlic clove on an infected tooth, and it cleared the infection, you have to leave it on for 5 minutes at a time. It stings but you can feel it working. Miswak yes I think that has got herbs in it, herbs regrow enamel.
The fermented cod liver oil also comes with butter oil, that boosts the cod liver oil. And fermented cod liver oil contains A, D, E, K and more. I'm using the FCLO as well as my grown daughter, both for rebuilding enamel. We have sensitivities to milk, so are passing on having a quicker healing w/ the Butter oil/Cod liver oil mix.
Cod Liver Oil
Agree with the cod liver oil remedy! After taking it, fermented or otherwise, my cavities were reversed and haven't come back after 4plus years. The fat-soluble vitamins A & D help to remineralize all your bones, including your teeth. I also reduced my refined sugar consumption, and ate plain full fat yogurt for breakfast daily... Probiotics, calcium, healthy fats, and fat-soluble vitamins = healthy, strong teeth and gums.
I don't brush every day, and I floss maybe 1x/week. The dentist says my mouth flora is in great shape, and I don't have obvious plaque issues (visible lines of it at the gumline). Heal your teeth from the inside out! I have also gotten all my amalgam fillings replaced with porcelain composits many years ago (pretty sure amalgams cause gum receeding).
BTW- the weston price foundation is awesome! Finally someone has the courage to speak the truth!
Janice, Did you use Borax or Boric acid. There is a difference. We use boric acid to get rid of insects and borax in our laundry.
I used a bit of Borax at the front door for ants, and it was completely burning my eyes at the other side of the house so much I had to vacuum it up at 3am. DO NOT USE BORAX in your mouth PLEASE!
Eliminate Glycerin, Black Walnut Tincture
be damn careful with hydrogen peroxide, I have damaged enamel, after listening to bad advise and using a slightly stronger than 3% hydrogen peroxide.
i would be very careful with hydrogen peroxide.
i would use oils like teatree or oregano, or the like, or even a colodial silver, but not hydrogen peroxide, exect maybe at 1% at very low concentration, for very small amoutn of time.
Vitamin C, Boron
Two critical factors are needed to produce new cells, and to initiate growth and repair of collagen. The entire body is made of collagen! Its connective tissue "glue" is what holds us together. These two factors are Vit. C and Boron. Without them, wounds don't heal, cells don't repair, teeth get loose, and calcium is taken from the bones and teeth. With them, receeding gums heal, teeth re-enamel, and calcium goes where it should and not where it shouldn't (i.e. ) calcifying the pineal gland, brain, heart, and arteries). On this last point, lactoferrin similarly directs iron out of where it shouldn't be, and to where it should be. Hope this is what does the trick! --T.
Use dissolved borax (not dry) for tooth brushing. Kills bacterial infections, and kills fungal infections. Dissolve borax powder in small glass of hot/warm water. Use in bathing, tooth brushing, and laundery to help reduce candida, and other fungal infections/infestations.
NAY on your teeth! The mechanical action of brushing borax on your teeth cannot be good for enamel. It's abrasive, therefore very bad for enamel. Rub it between your fingers, you'll see what I mean.
Baking soda is not abrasive, and I use that with Dr. B______s liquid soap. I've found that using the soap in a small squeeze bottle at 50/50 with water keeps the bottle opening from clogging. I haven't had a cavity in many years.
If you want to use boron (that's what is in borax) boil boric acid in distilled water to dissolve the crystals (as for eye wash), but the amount to ingest is very small. You could use that with baking soda, but I think Dr. B______s is the better way to go.
Agreed on the uselessness of commercial toothpaste, you can actually feel that scum in your mouth after brushing. Furthermore, if it has flouride, it displaces iodine in the body, and you are ingesting the flouride even if you don't swallow. Stick to natural.
Hi, just a note to anyone suffering from thinning teeth. Check the water your are drinking for sodium fluoride as it will THIN your teeth.
I have tried this and it has worked for my horribly two-toned teeth. I thought that I had suffered from minor dental fluorosis or a high fever when my adult teeth were half-formed, thus causing the bottom part of my teeth to be white while the top half to be quite yellow. I'm not certain, but I do suspect it was fluorosis as there is some mottling on the white parts of my teeth.
Many years ago I had tried professional whitening from a dentist which did make a small change, the dentist forgot to mention that it may cause permanent sensitivity which it has :( but there was a minor change in the whiteness of my teeth.
I found a post on crunchybetty's blog about whitening your teeth with activated charcoal, and I'm glad to say that it has greatly improved my stained teeth. This was more effective than the professional whitening, much cheaper, and I didn't have any side effects (apart from looking like I have a zombie-mouth while doing the treatment). My teeth still aren't perfectly white, but they are much better.
Here's what to do:
- Take a photo of your teeth before you do this for the first time. You won't believe the change it makes after the first treatment.
- Buy food grade activated charcoal (This might come in powder, capsule or tablet form. Bust open the capsules to get the powder out, or grind the tablet until it has become a fine powder.)
- Add a small amount of water to a few teaspoons of the powder to make a paste and ensure that the powder is well dissolved (you don't want to breathe in a lungful of this stuff)
- Put a small amount (1/2 tsp) of the paste in your mouth and swish it around your teeth well
- Spit out any excess
- Hold the paste in the front of your mouth for at least 5 mins, then rinse well.
- Do this once a day for a week for best results.
Warning: Activated charcoal adsorbs toxins from your body as well as medication and possibly nutrients too. If you are on medication, you need to ensure that you aren't swallowing the charcoal and it may be necessary to speak to your doctor before doing this.
I suspect that this would work best for people who have tea, coffee or cigarette stained teeth. You can do this every now and then for maintenance, or you could try adding some charcoal to your toothpaste if you wish, just make sure that it isn't so much that it abrades the enamel on your teeth. Less is more in this case!
My son, 6, just got his first adult teeth in the bottom recently. I became very alarmed as they did not appear healthy at all and looked like they were coming in covered with cavities. They were puny and yellow and mottled with a large crevice in the front of one that catches food. He has never had a cavity before, even though his dental care and brushing has been very sporadic as he used to fight me. Nonetheless his baby teeth were perfect and beautiful. The new ones are in stark contrast to the baby teeth. I went to his dentist immediately and was told he had a condition known as enamel hypoplasia -meaning little to no enamel developed during infancy - usually caused by a virus or some insult on the system during development. It may only affect these teeth or it could affect all of his incoming adult teeth - we won't know until they erupt. Needless to say I am very upset and feel guilty and terrible for him. If you see the photos online when kids have a full set of these -they are pretty monster looking - not a pleasant thing. Anyhow, I remembered reading in Weston Price's book on degenerative nutrition that native peoples show evidence of reversing tooth decay and caries so I began researching it. There is a really great book written fairly recently on the topic by Ramiel Nagel after reversing his young daughters rampant tooth decay and several of his own caries.
Basically, based on Weston Price's findings about nutrition, one needs to include a couple of missing essential nutrients in their daily diet. First you need to consume organ meats and bone broth. If you are like me you won't be able to get near organ meats so you will need to take fermented cod liver oil instead. The second ingredient you need to consume is K2, and to be more specific, the Mk-4 type of K2. This can be from high vitamin raw butter and/or milk from grass fed cows or goats. You can also now get K2 (mk-4) suppliments. Research has shown that they have now discovered that the mk-4 signals where calcium is deposited and caries it to the bones and teeth. Without mk-4 the body deposits it in soft tissues where it calcifies... Often leading to heart disease and related hardening of the arteries! Also, the calcium is often utilized by bacteria to make a hard shell that protects it from the immune system. Teeth are different from bone in the way they rebuild and protect themselves. Teeth use circulating saliva to deposit calcium, phosphorus, etc. I also read that teeth are composed of silica. Most tooth pastes include glycerine, which acording to Nagel coat the teeth and help prevent the reabsorption of these molecules in remineralization. So, it is best not to use glycerin products if you want to heal and remineralize the teeth. You can make your own remineralization paste or powder. Find the recipe online.
So, I have my two kids and me on a protocol where I make a drink with rice milk, 1/2 TBS liquid calcium/magnesium/phosphorus, 2 drops k2 (mk-4) and several drops of bioSil. The kids get 1/2 tsp of of fermented cod liver oil.
We brush using ionic toothbrushes.
After brushing and when my son is in bed I apply MI Paste to his bad teeth.
Also helpful is black walnut extract because it too helps remineralize the teeth.
I started seeing improvement in my son's teeth after only 1 week on treatment. The crater inthe front of his new tooth looks has progressively filled in with a white rim at the edges much the same way as a wound heals from the edges toward the center. The teeth look like they are becoming slightly whiter overall -compared to the white teeth next to them they do not appear as yellow as they did last week before we started the proticol. The teeth seem to be looking smoother. Oddly, they also appear to be bigger as if maybe there is a growth in enamel that is filling in the space all around and making them closer in size to the neighboring teeth. In the last week he had an upper front tooth begin erupting and I am also treating that tooth with the paste hoping to help avert any damage that has been done to it, if any. My own teeth feel glossier for longer after every brushing. I haven't noticed any difference with daughter's teeth yet. I'll give an update on son's teeth as this progresses. One other side note. This FCLO is more mild tasting than the regular CLO we have tried in the past. It also has this handy oral syrnge that plugs into a stopper so you can easily draw up the liquid. It is very expensive so you don't want to waste any. The syrnge allows you to shoot it at the back so you taste it less and anyhow you don't need to use as much because its much more nutritionally dense than regular CLO. I don't like paying this much money for FCLO, but teeth are worth it and besides the dental bill would be higher in the long run.
I did not see a section on earth clinic about reversing cavities or repairing rotten teeth. This is such an important topic and I hope that a new section can be created and other people can try this and share their results. The fact is that dentists don't have a clue about nutrition and how it affects the teeth. They treat our living tissues known as teeth as dead objects and just drill them and fill them when there might be another alternative. If this seems impossible, look up what scientists are currently doing regarding growing entirely new teeth from the jaws using ultrasound... Hope is on the horizon for those with missing or damaged teeth. Nonetheless, nutrition can improve our dental state and reverse some existing damage if we take the proper steps.
Hi Ingupo from Blackburn, Lancashire, UK and EC. I haven't been back for a while.
----- to answer your q Ingupo Sun Harvest bottle size was 1ounce & Dr Clark's bottle size was 2 ounces.
My original BW was Sun Harvest from Sprouts here in San Diego. That's the one I got my shiny teeth from the first three days. Went thru 3 bottles of that then went to DR C's BW. I also experimented and tried raw milk with Dr Clark's BW tincture. I made sure I had a glass or two of the raw milk per day and just a little warm water with a dropper full of BW. I didn't take them at the same time. For a test I switched around to raw milk with BW for a week then went back to just BW for a week. Then I just had raw milk for a couple of days without BW. BW & raw milk seemed to work the best taken the same day. After I went thru about 2 bottles of Dr C's BW it seemed to stop working. I wasn't getting any more re-mineralization/ whitening in the dark areas & a tiny dent in my tooth stopped filling in. At about that time I got a little scared because I was loading myself with all kinds of herbs and remedies and wasn't sure so I stopped just about everything. My body functions changed when I went to the restroom. Stools went completely black for weeks so I got scared and stopped everything. I will start up again soon probably with just the Sun Harvest BW then depending on results I may add raw milk. If I get no results then I'll try DR C's BW again. I still want this to work but I got very discouraged a few months back especially with such a good start. I will post again.
I've been on and off brushing and rinsing with Celtic Sea Salt. Also I'm using the Celtic Sea Salt in a nose irrigator too. :)
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Hi Carly, Well, I'd say give the liquid peppermint/castile a go. You mostly taste the peppermint. When I first heard about using bar soap to brush your teeth I just couldn't bring myself to do it! Then it occurred to me that I should just use the liquid soap since I already use it in the shower! It's made with all organic oils too- coconut, hemp, jojoba, olive and peppermint.
One other person I wanted to bring to your attention since you're interested in health and holistic dentistry is Weston Price. Have you ever heard of him? I learned of him about 3 years ago when I was at a talk by Daniel Vitalis. He started as a dentist and then shifted his attention to nutrition because he saw a direct correlation between it and teeth. You might want to google him to learn what he had to say. I have learned a lot from his wisdom and incorporate much of what he recommends dietarily in addition to my alternative mouth care.
Best to you, Lisa
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Hi Meg, I'm so glad the posts have helped you! Glad to hear the sodium thiosulfate post sent you in the right direction. You mentioned you have adrenal/ digestive issues. Did you ever check out the body ecology site that I often refer to? There are a lot of great articles to read that are very helpful, delicious recipes to restore digestion and adrenal health and video too. It's not just for candida, which could be misleading because that's when I usually mention that site. I have used so much of Donna Gates advice because it is so valuable. I had to rebuild my adrenals too and used information from all my favorites. Along with her info, I used David Wolfe, Truth Calkins and Ron Teeguarden. You should check out 8 Immortals on Dragon Herbs which is what I take. At least read about it. It is an amazing Chinese herb formula and I can't believe how I feel from it! Chaga is David Wolfe's favorite Chinese herb but this formula has herbs to build the jing (restore the adrenals).
It's great to see your willingness to keep learning! I love that! Best to you, Lisa
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Hi Lisa, Yes, I am still excited about all the information and videos re gum/teeth health you have posted, and I am sure I will resolve my painless abscess and gum issues eventually. Thanks also for the sodium thiosulphate website... I have been using some from the pet store but the brand you are using appears to be much purer.
Once my adrenal/digestive issues are resolved (I am ever hopeful! ) and I have more internal and physical energy, I am sure my gums will also heal more quickly and throw off the infection. All we can do is keep trying and I am so grateful for all the advice on this site and to you and others so willing to share your experiences. I am going to look up your link to chaga mushrooms next as they seem to be the 'in' thing for the immune system according to David Wolfe et al. Thanks again for your kindness. Meg
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Hi Lisa, and thank you! The video you shared from Nadine Artimis came after I had already changed my tooth care regimin... however - it truly reaffirmend for me that this IS the way to go to care for teeth.
I am totally sold on not using commercial toothpaste ever again. I will look into the Dr. Bronner's liquid castile / peppermint soap. Heck, even if I can't handle the taste.... I can still use it as a soap!
Congratulations on 5 years and no cavities! I am hoping five years from now I can say the same! ;)
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Hi Carly, I'm so excited to see that you have really embraced a new mouth healthcare protocol. It's funny because I am 55, hadn't been to the dentist in over 5 years and had been using this type of protocol for the past 2 years. I had absolutely no cavities. I change up between, baking soda, sea salt and Dr. Bronner's liquid castile soap w/ peppermint.
Just wondering if some of the info you used was from Nadine Artemis' video I had posted? I remember Meg was very excited about this as well.
Congratulations once again! Lisa
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Hi. I have many old (as in more than 8) large mercury fillings.
After much reading I have found out that these mercury fillings expand and contract in a persons mouth (due to eating hot and cold foods, icy drinks, pressure from chewing and grinding teeth at night, etc.)
Over time this resulted in the breaking off of tooth material around the filling. This has been my experience, anyway.
I despise going to the dentist. I had some very bad dental experiences as a child. I finally went to a decent dentist last month and had x-rays and a consult. (I finally found a dentist that refuses to put mercury into people! How awesome is that?! )
Anyway - after one decade of not having my teeth cleaned (I had been in to my old dentist for two broken off pieces of teeth and two huge mercury fillings however). Anyway, I digress.... after one decade = I had three small cavities, and my gums are all good!
I am a 51 year old woman, and I do floss 2x a day.
Since those three cavities were found last month I have been reading like mad on how to remineralize teeth, and have decided that commercial toothpastes are not the way to go.
I decided to start using baking soda instead of my regular toothpaste only after much, much reading. I know some people believe in bar soap.... Sorry, I cannot stand the taste of bar soap, that would put me over the edge into barfing land.
It has been approx. three weeks since I started using baking soda to clean my teeth and tongue. I noticed right away that my teeth don't get that "furry" feeling like they used to with toothpaste! It is like the toothpaste left a film on my teeth that actually GREW things! (I used to use a sentitive teeth type toothpaste).
I simply cannot believe how awesome my teeth feel now as compared to before. I waited these few weeks to be sure I wouldn't develop sensitivity or something. I have not. The key is to make sure your toothbrush is a soft brush (NOT MEDIUM) and that it is super wet when you put the BS on it. If the BS is too dry then it is too abrasive on your teeth... Kind of like you are sanding them.... the brush needs to be wet.
I am going in for a dental cleaning at the end of this month, and am hoping those three small cavities are gone by then. If not... Oh well. No more mercury will be going in this body at least.
Oh, and re gum health - I honestly believe that my good gums are due to flossing daily, taking Co-Q10 at 100mg a day and Vitamin C at 1,000 a day. Possibly the Magnesium, Boron, and K2 I take as well.
Dental issues are so horrid. I just wanted to share that commercial toothpaste is garbage, (MO) that I now TOTALLY believe that it attracts bacteria to the teeth.
Thank you again Earth Clinic - For providing such a great site for all of us to share our thoughts, ideas, and findings.... There is not one other site on the internet that even comes CLOSE to being as helpful as this awesome place is! :-)
Yes, I swallowed it.
Clear Roshi wrote: "Not sure why the black walnut works so well... if anyone knows, let me know."
It's antiseptic and contains natural iodine and fluoride, thus it strengthens teeth including enamel, and removes plaque.
Don't just swish the tincture, swallow it as well. As Jessica said above, it mainly works internally.
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Recently I have suffered severe tooth loss due to chronic infections and apparent tape worm cyst in the jaw. Am now gargling 5% H2O2 twice daily. Yesterday I got desperate as I could actually feel my teeth aching and put 4 drops trace mineral concentrate in a gulp of filtered water and held it in my mouth for about 30 min. Repeated treatment before retiring. Aching seems to have abated substantially as of this writing.
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Hi Mary! Did the dentist mention how big or deep your cavities were? I have heard that cavities that are still in the enamel layer of the tooth can remineralize, but once they reach the dentin layer they normally don't. I don't know if that has any truth to it, but I thought I would ask.
I have several cavities that are fairly large that I am currently trying to regrow following your advice. Just trying to find out if there is any hope left for me, or if I should just go get them filled. Thanks so much!
I am another YEA. I discovered this wonderful site by searching "and my gums don't bleed anymore. " That led to this site I started oil pulling about a year ago. Usually with sunflower oil, sometimes with sesame. My enamel is definitely stronger. My teeth are more firm in their roots. My immune system is stronger. My gums usually don't bleed when I brush my teeth anymore. Certainly nowhere near as much as before. Many benefits from this amazingly simple remedy. Thanks!!!