DENTAL NUTRITION
Good nutrition in the body equates to good nutrition in the mouth providing healthy gums and healthy teeth. Listen to me, It is not just about avoiding or limiting sugar in your diet , but taking daily all of the essential nutrients, since healthy dental tissue and saliva play a crucial role in maintaining dental health.
Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. These foods, prepared in as simple and natural a manner as possible, are the most healthful and nourishing. They impart a strength, a power of endurance, and a vigor of intellect that are not afforded by a more complex and stimulating diet.
In order to maintain health, a sufficient supply of good, nourishing food is needed. We are suffering from dental decays and other related diseases because of malnutrition. The food we eat is not nutrient dense. They are sprayed with chemicals and grown in chemicals hence, depleting all the essential nutrients for the body. the Body needs about 90 essential nutriments. did you know that!.
PRENATAL NUTRIENTS DEFICIENCY
•Due to nutritional deficiency specifically Vitamin A,E and D, offspring displayed a narrow face and dental arch causing the crowding of teeth and misalignment, the lack of essential prenatal nutrients, birth defects can occur such as cleft palate, harelip, down’s syndrome and others.
Dr. Bergman , 90 essential nutrients.
NUTRIENTS DEFICIENCY DEFECTS
•Cerebral Palsy caused by congenital Vitamin A, zinc and copper deficiency,
•Cystic fibrosis caused by selenium deficiency,
•Cochlear ( deafness) caused by congenital manganese deficiency,
•Muscular dystrophy caused by a deficiency of Vitamin E and selenium,
•Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy caused by a selenium deficiency,
•Spina Bifida caused by a folic acid and zinc deficiency, Cleft palate caused by a Vitamin A and zinc deficiency.
Our bodies are built up from the food we eat. There is a constant breaking down of the tissues of the body; every movement of every organ involves waste, and this waste is repaired from our food. Each organ of the body requires its share of nutrition. The brain must be supplied with its portion; the bones, muscles, and nerves demand theirs. It is a wonderful process that transforms the food into blood and uses this blood to build up the varied parts of the body; but this process is going on continually, supplying with life and strength each nerve, muscle, and tissue.
DEFICIENCY IN VITAMIN A
•Vitamin A deficiency in a mother can lead to serious deformities in the bone structure of the face and head, harelip, cleft palate, narrow dental arches, nasal passage, sinus defects, and defects in the optic nerves and eyes. In the absence of vitamin A, the ameloblasts ( cells that form teeth enamel), and odontoblasts (cells that form dentine) fail to develop.
•Congenital Vitamin A deficiency can also cause mental retardation, cerebral palsy, and mongolism ( Downs syndrome).
POLYUNSATURATED FAT(PUFAs)
DEFICINCY IN PUFA specifically Linoleic Acid causes a swelling of the submaxillary gland ( also known as the submandibular glands ), by the action of Diiodotyrosine a precursor in the production of thyroid hormone thyroxine ( T4 and T3).
•The submaxillary glands, located on the floor of the mouth, at the junction where the front of the tongue meets the floor of the mouth, secretes most of the salivary volume in the mouth. Swelling of these glands can cause infection and abscess.
Sources of PUFAs.
RICH NUTS LIKE:
Pecan nuts
Brazilian nuts
Macadamia nuts
Cashew nuts
Sunflower
Avocado
these Should be constantly included in our diets, at least .
Nuts and nut foods are coming largely into use to take the place of flesh meats. With nuts may be combined grains, fruits, and some roots, to make foods that are healthful and nourishing. Care should be taken, however, not to use too large a proportion of nuts.
Almonds are preferable to peanuts; but peanuts, in limited quantities, may be used in connection with grains to make nourishing and digestible food.
Much time should be spent in learning how to prepare nut foods.
Careful attention should be given to the proper use of nut foods. Some kinds of nuts are not so wholesome as others. Do not reduce the bill of fare to a few articles composed largely of nut foods. These foods should not be used too freely. If they were used more sparingly by some, the results would be more satisfactory. As combined in large proportions with other articles in some of the recipes given, they make the food so rich that the system cannot properly assimilate it. {Counsels on Diets and Foods page 364}
DENTAL CAVITIES AND THYROID GLAND LINKS
A hyperactive thyroid, increases dental cavities.
Administration of Iodine to control thyroidism can prevent dental cavities. Taking sea weed, kelp, or himalayan salt …or 3 drops of iodine solution in a glass of warm water, will enhance metabolic process in the body to ensure the foods are effectively assimilated.
Main causes of dental cavities.
Dental cavities are largely due to organic acids formed around the teeth by bacterial metabolism of the carbohydrate food residue.
The level of these organic acids depends on the degree of refinement of the food, the complement of oral bacterial flora, and the presence of enzymes and the 90 essential nutrients.
supply the body with vitamins and minerals to defeat this conditions.
Vitamin A is vital during tooth development, providing adequate enamel formation.
Vitamin C provides an efficient dentine formation and growth, and healthy odontoblasts ( those cells that form dentine) that have a reparative function, once the tooth is fully formed. Vitamin C also provides the ability to ‘wall off’ tooth decay, and the metabolism of the 2 main constituents in teeth Calcium and Phosphorous.
Vitamin D also influences the body to resist dental cavities.
In grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts are to be found all the food elements that we need. If we will come to the Lord in simplicity of mind, He will teach us how to prepare wholesome food free from the taint of flesh meat.
Investigate your habits of diet. Study from cause to effect,… Do not neglect or abuse the body, and thus unfit it to render to God that service which is His due. …care for the body by providing for it food which is relishable and strengthening, is one of the first duties of the householder. Better by far have less expensive clothing and furniture, than to scrimp the supply of necessary articles for the table. {Counsels on Diets and Foods page 93}

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