Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition
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Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition

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There is a holistic alternative to conventional dental treatments which can help you heal tooth pain, reduce tooth infections, halt tooth decay and inhibit gum disease. Learn about a flexible whole foods dietary program pioneered by the head of research at the National Dental Association, Weston Price D.D.S. that proved 90-95% effective in halting cavities. Cure Tooth Deca...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 208 pages
Published November 11th 2010 by CreateSpace (first published 2007)
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To cure tooth decay, Ramiel Nagel used the research of the dentists Weston A Price and Melvin Page to heal himself and his daughter. Price focused on principles he found in all “native” diets around the world that were cavity free and Page focused on diet and body chemistry. Nagel adds reflexology to the protocol with the intention to help balance the glands thus balancing the blood chemistry thus helping with the correct flow of the fluids in teeth thus aiding in healthy teeth.

Nagel discusses...more
There are some interesting ideas in here and I think I'm going to start implementing some of the nutritional recommendations into my diet, however there were a few things I just couldn't get over.

Ramiel Nagel says, "For many, but not for all, vegetarianism is a masked form of a denial of life. Somewhere deep within you, you believe that life is suffering, and you want to suffer. Superficially, vegetarianism is a good way to minimize impact on the planet, not harm animals, and to get a high and l...more
I had extreme tooth sensitivity for over a year. It was so bad that I couldn't open my mouth outside in the winter or else I'd have an instant tooth ache. After 2 weeks on the prescribed diet, my tooth sensitivity disappeared. I also have, what mainstream dentists call, a dead tooth. My "dead tooth" made my whole head ache for weeks. The vast majority of dentists would recommend a root canal, but I have decided to try to heal my tooth with diet. It turns out that my tooth is not dead after all,...more
Nagel has some interesting ideas, and some common-sense advice (like 'don't eat sugar'). But everything he says is called into question by his assertion that "vaccines promote tooth decay", and that there "is no evidence of their success". He says to "seek natural replacements and alternatives." This is just so nutty and unscientific that I can't believe anything else he says. Anyone who promotes the view that vaccines cause autism/tooth decay/pick-an-ailment need only look to history and think...more
There is a lot of good information here, but also a lot of personal beliefs hammered in over and over and some bad information mixed in. I gave it 4 stars because the good stuff is material you just don't tend to find elsewhere (I've never seen most of it anywhere). It's reasonably well documented but ultimately very one-note.

It's all about diet. Which doesn't add up, but I'll agree diet is very important. Unfortunately, his examples of cultures with good teeth are all very dairy-centric ones. S...more
Aug 03, 2011 Helen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone with any health problems
Recommended to Helen by: Author's website
Shelves: health
One of many books on diet controlled diseases that really helps. Others helpful (keywords, concepts) are: Weston Price, failsafe diet, Dr. Robert F. Cathcart, Dr.MyHill, paleo diet, raw food.

What I would like:
Have ten pages alternative to this redundant and verbose book, with the same essential content.
Plus replacing testimonial on the cover that the person who could not afford root canal could afford recommended in the book, by a realistic estimate of income threshold you have to have to be a...more
Jun 10, 2011 Karen rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone wanting to avoid painful dental work
I bought this because my husbands family has notoriously BAD teeth. His parents have an astonishing number of root canals. I know tooth and gun health is directly related to diet and while my husband's diet is profoundly better than his parents, he's starting to have a few problems.

This book basically will turn your world upside down. My husband has bought the government line that fat is evil and whole grains are the holy grail. This book will explain why pretty much the opposite is true when it...more
Licia Hanshaw
Be aware that although this guy Ramiel Nagel in "curing tooth decay" gives you some good tips on teeth and holistic dentistry which it's mostly only more expensive dentist really, another TRAP.
As a nutritionist (coming from his personal experience and under nourishment etc)I must say he still has a long way to go not say, it is a total a disaster;
To follow his diet is also to follow a big fat belly. I was very interested in his book, even suggested at one point, I must say that following his di...more
Elisabeth Hurley
An ok book. Compelling info in it that sent me in a new direction with my diet and health. Why isn't the work of Weston Price common knowledge is what I want to know? I felt the book as a work of writing wasn't all that great. Kind of repetitive and irritating to read the same advice over and over. Basically: Weston Price figured out some crazy compelling stuff about nutrition MANY decades ago, follow the recommendations of him and the Weston Price Foundation, take cod liver oil supplements from...more
Kristen Arnett
So grateful to have discovered the research in this book. After a year of being frustrated with my daughter's tooth decay despite a healthy diet and regular brushing/flossing, I now have hope. After 2 months of following this diet the best we could (raw dairy, cod liver oil, lots of veggies, organic meats, little fruit, low grains, and pretty much no sugar) her decay stopped and two of her cavities healed completely. The dentist was shocked as he crossed those two off her chart and told me to ke...more
Edina Truth-Jones
a must read for all those looking to firstly understand their problems with tooth decay and STOP THEM. In addition I find Ramiel to bring via Dr. WEston Price an ESSENTIAL understanding of proper diet and nutrition.

It has also amazed me to find that a lot of recommendations in the book were quite familiar to me. As a child< i recall my diet to be filled with items from this book. The recommendations for proper nourishment are heavily focused around organ meats, fat fat and more fat, fat solu...more
Well-researched, nicely organized study of the true causes of tooth decay. Nagal says "with few exceptions, modern dentistry is an inhumane system." I never really thought of it that way, especially not until recent personal questions popped up and after reading this book. The dietary principles are extreme, taking traditional food to a perhaps new level even. Even having a good background in traditional foods, this was still an eye-opening read.
I learned so much from this book. There were a lot of "a-ha!" moments of things that just made sense to me. I'm not going to change my diet to the level that he suggests, but we have made some great improvements since then. The Logan library has it.
It was interesting; I think he is on the right track. I plan to share this book with my nephew who is studying to be a dentist. If some traditional dentists were interested in reviewing this book, I would be most interested in what they had to say.
This book has revolutionized how I look at dental health and helped me make a lot of dietary changes. It was very empowering and helpful to me.
Meagan Melgares
My only complaint about this book is the organization. When I first got it, I was desperate for WHAT DO I DO!! after my 2 yo inexplicably developed severe cavities and a gum abscess after we had been meticulously taking care of her teeth and visiting the dentist every 3 months for almost a year. The first several chapters include thoughts on prayers, motivational thinking, and how modern dentistry works. That's all good and fine, but I wanted practical steps right away. I ended up skipping all t...more
This book is written by a father after his daughter's teeth crumbled out of her mouth. He did a bunch of research to try to save her teeth (his teeth were also failing ... made me wonder about their drinking water, etc.). The book is heavily reliant on the ideas of Weston A. Price. I have mixed feelings about Price. He has some good things to offer, but much from his foundation is extreme and unrealistic. This book suffered the same problem but in much worse fashion. The man who wrote the book i...more
Lisa C
This book has a wealth of information regarding healing and preventing tooth decay. Using these practices we stopped decay in one of my son's baby teeth that hadn't formed properly. He had a very large spot that was discolored and going soft--it is hard and shiny now. My own oral health has improved as well. Many of the recommendations in the book will support overall health, too, and can be incorporated into long term habits. Most recommendations are dietary such as avoiding grains (if tooth de...more
This book was an eye opener on the importance of fat soluble vitamins such as vitamine A and D. It gives great insight how our food effect our teeth and bones; also how blood sugar and hormones can either help aid in restoring our teeth or can cause them to decay. The reason I am giving Nagel's book 4 stars instead of 5 is the fact that some of his diet recommendation are a little on the extreme. Seriously, liver and organ meat 2-3 times a day?! Yeah that's not going happen, especially when most...more
Fascinating read on the correlation between diet and the health of your teeth. I have a few very small cavities that I really don't want to have filled, so when I found this book which claims to have the answers to "healing" cavities, I was intrigued. Most of the book is fantastic, but there are a few spots that bothered me (like the author's unfounded rejection of vaccinations). Other than those spots, I enjoyed learning about Dr Weston Price's travels and discoveries about people who never bru...more
Naomi O'donovan
Nagel's ideas rely heavily on Weston Price's work (which available for free online). There are some noteworthy concepts mentioned in the book, however, it would benefit from a good structural edit and his sources are not always cited, especially toward the end of the book.

You can certainly hear the author's passion about the subject and some of the protocol to heal teeth are certainly interesting and will, no doubt, encourage people to experiment with their diet.

Personally, I found it interesti...more
Dru Pagliassotti
I picked this book up after seeing it referenced by a few different paleo blogs. As a professor, I can't possibly recommend the book as a scholarly text — it examines others' research (mostly Price's, although it cites a number of other articles, as well) but offers no original research of its own and is full of repetitive, poorly structured anecdotal evidence heavily biased by the author's own anti-dentistry beliefs. This is not by any means an objective review of the health literature! That sa...more
Stephanie Sheaffer
The author's recommendations revolve around taking cod liver oil several times daily and increasing consumption of raw, whole-milk dairy products to prevent and heal cavities.

His other recommendations are as follows:
* Avoid sweets and foods sweetened with white sugar, cane sugar, xylitol, high fructose corn syrup, and organic evaporated cane sugar.
* Avoid dried fruit, candy bars, and health food bars.
* Avoid white flour, including organically labeled grain products.
* Avoid whole grains that are...more
Good information in a not-so-great writing style. Reviews the biochemistry involved with food nutrients, and goes in to the dubious history of the American Dental world which was really irreputable. Glosses over (but does mention) some other useful techniques like oil-pulling. A really good reference to keep around - especially for parents with children who have cavities.
A lot of interesting information but the regime seems very complicated, extreme, expensive, and hard to implement.
Sarah Du Pot
Feb 20, 2009 Sarah Du Pot is currently reading it
Gives somewhat impractical info for todays fast pased lifestyle. One might consider it near impossible if they werent into alternative healing already.
Blah, blah, blah. I'm not buying cod liver oil over the internet and I'm not eating organ meats.
Interesting concepts, however, the book feels very one sided.
Eye opening.
W.K. Lawrence
Save your teeth but destroy your body in the process? The expensive consequence of this book is heart disease, cancer, and obesity by following the writer's outrageous dietary claims. His diet goes against what every heart specialist, cancer expert, and institutes like the Gerson Institute recommend. This book really sounds like it's supported by the beef and dairy industry, and based on their influence on government and popular fad diets, it wouldn't surprise me if they found some new original...more
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