Saturday, 10 October 2009

Tooth Issues and Raw Food...

Lately we seem to have had a rush of Qs about teeth issues with a raw lifestyle. I thought it might be useful therefore to post here some info on this topic – here we go:

Many raw foodists seem to develop issues with their teeth. I recommend using natural toothpaste that does not contain glycerin, such as the 'Tooth Soap' products. Glycerin coats the teeth, meaning calcium and other beneficial ions cannot easily reach the enamel to help it regenerate. Teeth can regenerate, like all bones in the body, if given the chance. Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide is a great alternative choice for keeping the mouth clean. (Use only in a 3% solution. Add a drop or two of this solution to your toothbrush before brushing.) Eating mineral-rich black rock salt from India/Pakistan has been reported to strengthen and support tooth health as well. Most importantly, floss and brush your teeth daily, rinse your mouth out with water after eating/drinking anything sweet/acidic :)

Other than that, getting PLENTY of green leafy vegetables and mineral–dense foods into the body is KEY for getting lots of calcium into your system that can be used effectively by the sesame seeds/tahini/figs are great for calcium...we also now have the Raw Calcium/Grow Bone products from Garden of Life, if you want to supplement that way...
We also have some GREAT books on dental care on our site HERE.

I hope that helps :)

on October the 8th I loved:

1 quart water
3 cups goji juice blended with camu powder and Merlin's Elixir
bowl of chia pudding: chia soaked in blended apples with maca, lucuma, cinnamon and incan berries = YUMMMMM ;)
1 quart water
2 cups goji juice with Marine Phytoplankton
handful of spirulina cruchies and bee pollen
2 cup water

THANK YOOUUUUU to all of you who sent in your applications for the jobs at The Raw Food World warehouse in Ojai – these positions have now been FILLED. We are delighted to welcome two happy shiny new beings to the team – they will be filling your orders with pleasure and love in the coming months (see if you can feel their love vibes when you receive your packages... ;)

on October the 9th I adored:

1 quart water
1.5 cups mixed juice, 2 Tbsp bee pollen/spirulina crunchies
shot of wheatgrass, 2 cups greeeeeeeeen juice
2 AMAZING persimmons
bowl of energy soup with flax crackers, followed by a yumpot of almond butter mixed with lucuma and maca, with some dehydrated banana chips on the side – YUMMMMM :)
1 quart water

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All blessings and abundant delights,
Ms. Sto–Mo. xxx


  1. what do you think about the issue regarding fat-soluble vitamins and those being mainly absent from a vegan diet and this being the main cause of teeth problems in raw vegans

  2. Hiya

    Why are there issues with the raw food diet and teeth? Are these from all the fruit juices?


  3. Try a toothpaste with Xylitol. It's a natural sugar and it helps the teeth to regenerate.