Can Cultured Vegetables Make Your Teeth Sensitive? : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

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Look at that smile… teeth are as white as the snow on the mountain!

One of the larger issues with eating extreme type diets is that somethings strange things happen that you’ve never seen before in your life.

Two of them, that I’ve both encountered are specifically related to the teeth – tooth sensitivity and staining.

Today, I’ll address whether or not cultured vegetables are to blame for this as well as what to do to get your teeth in tip-top shape.

Here we go…

First from Satori who’s a long time reader and commenter!

“I have a question regarding cultured vegetable. I think it’s damaging my teeth. It’s making my teeth very sensitive. I also noticed that it’s staining my teeth, but I solved this problem with tooth brightener and oil pulling. Have you experienced the same issue or is it just me?” – Satori

Satori, before anything else, thanks for being a loyal reader / viewer for so long! Ann and I – and everyone else over here – really appreciate it.

As for your teeth, there are a couple of things to consider…

Fermented foods alone should not cause your teeth to be sensitive.

In my experience – I’ll tell it in a second – tooth sensitivity comes from the inability to digest your food properly causing an acidic and mineral poor condition in the body.

So to be extremely clear, sensitive teeth are not good to have.

Let me explain what happened to me.

About 3-4 years ago, I noticed my teeth were super sensitive. I’d get into the shower and rinse out my mouth (filtered water!) and the hot water would make my teeth ache like crazy.

Other times, if it was cold out, I’d breathe in the air and it would feel like needles were being stuck into my teeth – not in a pleasant way.

I had heard all the talk about raw fooders (which I was a committed one then) and their teeth problems, but I ignored it for a while. I thought maybe it was a stage.

That wasn’t true.

It stayed the same for at least 6 months.

During that time, I tested my mineral levels – which were low – and I worked with some practitioners who came to the conclusion that I was not assimilating my food well. My digestive fire had become a pilot light.

So for about another 12 months, I slowly changed my diet and the sensitivity started to go away.

Now, 3-4 years later, I have none. What I did worked and so I want to share it with you now.

But here’s the thing – I’m not sure what exactly worked or if everything worked together, but I can give you a list of items that I added to help restore my teeth (and overall health.)

Feel free to experiment with some or all to see if you get the same results.

Here’s the list…

– Seaweeds in smoothies every day.
– Cellfood drops.
– Vitamineral Green or Ormus Greens daily.
– Marine Phytoplankton.
– Green juices.
– Goat’s kefir.
– Cooked food – steamed vegetables, tubers, and grains.
– Sunwarrior rice protein.
– HCL Supplement
– Digestive Enzymes

Amino acids and mineral supplementation is the first place to go, since if you’re not digesting your food properly and stoking the fire, you won’t break down your protein into amino acids for assimilation. You also won’t be able to make the minerals easily absorbable either.

Some people will scoff at what I’ve written here (or find some sort of reason to explain why it’s wrong), but as I write this, my tooth sensitivity is completely gone. I can drink hot tea or ice cold water with no issues whatsoever. Something clearly made a difference, so if you have this problem, be open to experimenting and finding out what gets rid of it for you.

So, Satori, I’m almost positive it’s not the fermented foods, but it’s an issue of a larger scale – that (good news) is reversible.

Next up, a question from Chris…

“I suspected that Kim-chi from my local Korean restaurant was making my teeth sensitive, and discoloring them (internally). I recently developed a dark spot on the tip of my front tooth. Strangely, I noticed someone at the health food store with a dark spot in the exact same spot. Kevin, do you know anything about this?”

Thanks for your question, Chris!

Again, referencing the first question, in my experience fermented foods won’t cause the sensitivity, it’s a wider scale issue.

What I didn’t mention above, is that it may be possible that the fermented foods – which on the surface of your teeth could be somewhat acidic in nature – would assist in making sensitive teeth slightly more sensitive. But, healthy teeth aren’t formed from the outside. The condition of your teeth is directly related to the internal environment of your body.

So, in terms of sensitivity, I’ll stick to the answer above in most cases.

As for the stains, I have a story about this too. (Sometimes I wonder what haven’t I experienced on this journey, LOL!)

One day around the same time as my teeth were super-sensitive, I looked in the mirror, smiled and freaked out.

I noticed a bunch of dark spots on them and they looked very, very yellow and brown.

Because of my existing sensitivity issue, I thought it was only a matter of months that my teeth would start falling out – just as the raw food nay-sayer prophecy had dictated.

I needed to get to the dentist fast.

So I went, and I told him that me teeth were falling out.

He asked, “how do you know that?”

“Because they’re turning brown and have spots all over them.”

“Do you eat salad and drink green juice?” He responded.

“Ummm, yeah… why?”

He went on to explain that these dark leafy green vegetables can stain your teeth very easily. He cleaned them up with a little abrasive paste and told me to look in the mirror and see if I was satisfied.

I did.

My teeth were pearly white. No stains in sight.

It was a massive relief and I learned a lot from it.

First, I learned that these stains will come and go if you eat greens and you just need to make sure you see a dentist about once every 6 months to clean everything up. I went to the dentist about 5 months ago and now I have some stains coming back that will be wiped out when I go back in a month.

Second, I learned that (as Satori says) if you use a product like Tooth Soap, you need to also use an abrasive like Tooth Brightener to help remove the stains.

(I don’t have the patience for oil pulling, but there is some evidence that it’s effective for whitening teeth and killing bacteria.)

Most commercial tooth pastes have abrasive agents in them that will help scrape away brown and green spots before they are noticeable. When you switch to natural methods like Tooth Soap, you remove all the nasty chemicals, but you also remove the abrasives.

So adding Tooth Brightener to your routine – once a week – will help you remove some of those stains. But go to a dentist first to get your mouth fully examined and cleaned, then start your protocol with whatever products you feel necessary.

I hope this helps the two of you get through these issues. Let me know how it goes for you both!

Your question of the day: Have you had tooth problems? How did you address them?

Live Awesome!
Kev

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog RenegadeHealth.com — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.

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