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Are Commercialized “Natural” Toothpastes so Natural?o-BRUSH-TEETH-facebook

Let’s talk about ingredients found in these toothpastes:  (Sugar Alcohols)

1.  Xylitol — “natural Sweetener” — it ferments the Gut –Yuck!  There is enough xylitol in two pieces of gum to kill a 100 gram rodent.  According to lab tests, a 100 gram rodent can be killed by approximately 1.65 grams of xylitol about half of the time.  There is no long-term safety data.

2.  Erythritol (Truvia) — poison for fruit flies — another sugar alcohol that is produced by the industrialized process of sugar hydrogenation with a heavy metal catalyst.  Erythritol is exclusively derived from corn and much if it is GMO corn.

Note:  While xylitol is poorly absorbed in the gut, erythritol is well absorbed but is poorly metabolized.

Metabolic acidosis can lead to acid reflux and an increased risk or danger to the larynx.  It also promotes dehydration and loss of electrolytes which increases a feeling of thirst.  Erythritol is a commonly used food additive approved by the Food & Drug Administration.  Oh My!

3.  Tee Tree Oil — a volatile oil from the native Australian evergreen, Melaleuca alternifolia.  This oil has active components like terpenes which make it a powerful antimicrobial capable of destroying bacteria on contact.  It can be toxic to pets and may cause toxic and allergic reactions in humans, especially  if swallowed.  Contact to the eyes, nose and mouth should be avoided.  Serious side effects include confusion, inability to walk, unsteadiness, rash, and hormonal imbalances.

In conclusion, I have found a recipe on Pinterest for homemade toothpaste on Crunchy Betty.  

The ingredients are:

6 tablespoons coconut oil

6 tablespoons baking soda

25 drops essential oils (I used Wild Orange by doTerra

1 teaspoon Natural Stevia (about 5 droppers full) for sweetening — Ingredients in it include: Purified/Active Water, Organic Stevia (Leaf) extract

Directions:

1.  Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.  I used my electric hand mixer on low first, then turned it up to get a light, creamy texture.

2.  Pour into small jars and put lid on until ready to use.

Getting out the toothpaste can be a little tricky, but you can use your toothbrush and dip into it; or you can use a clean popsicle stick.  Also a hair dye bottle with pointed tip can be used to store the toothpaste in.

We love how it makes our teeth and mouth feel after brushing gently.  You don’t want to brush so vigorously that you wear away your gums.  The brushing of teeth is to gently sweep out any and all food particles.  Then flossing in between each tooth and the ends is important for healthy teeth and gums.

Enjoy brushing your teeth with peace of mind and without damaging the good bacteria in your mouth!

Pamela Peeke, MD: Expert on Food, Addiction, and Overeating

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Recorded at the September 6 to 9, 2013 McDougall Advanced Study Weekend.

via Pamela Peeke, MD: Expert on Food, Addiction, and Overeating.

Dr. Peeke says that you can overcome genetic tendencies–it’s never too late!  Very good advice and Hopefully to all of you out there.

Ultimate Body Cleanse (Part 1)

Public relations of high-fructose corn syrup

Public relations of high-fructose corn syrup (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Everyone needs to detoxify!

It’s the body’s way to clean house.  It removes the garbage deposited in all the tissues.

What is a Toxin?  What Causes Toxicity?

It is a poisonous substance of animal, plant or chemical origin.  Toxicity is caused from waste materials from industrial plants, smog from vehicles, and chemicals in agriculture, cleaning solvents, cosmetics and even prescription drugs.

How is it Affected?

It’s in the soil where food is grown.  It’s in the drinking water supply.  It’s in the air we breathe.  It affects the organs and tissues of your body.

What is a Filler?

It is in the food you consume, especially if it is canned, frozen, packaged, processed, gassed, irradiated, over-cooked, microwaved.

Canned and Packaged Foods contain:

Nitrates and Nitrites (cured meats) and have been found to be carcinogenic.

Sulfites* (light-colored fruits and vegetables, cookies, crackers, and cereals) to prevent discoloration. *According to FDA, one in 100 people are ‘Sulfite sensitive’.

MSG*  aka ‘hydrolyzed’ is added for palatability and to trick your taste-buds into thinking it tastes good; therefore, it must be wholesome food.  MSG is also in frozen foods; otherwise, the food would taste rather bland.  *Dangers of Food Additivies  by Mary Dallman

Soda Pop (Sugar Free) and Fast Foods contain:

Aspartame (NutraSweet and Equal) approved by FDA in 1993 for inclusion in all food stuffs with no restrictions.  This ingredient changes to formaldehyde (used to preserve dead bodies) and methanol (a deadly neurotoxin).

Caffeine (added to soft drinks) used as a stimulant

Pre-packaged or Processed Foods contain:

Olestra (fake fat) approved by FDA over objections of dozens of leading scientists.

BHA & BHT (prevents oxidation and retards rancidity)

rBGH (Recombinant Growth Hormone) injected into cow’s milk and consumed by you.

Antibiotics are injected into chickens, eggs, beef, dairy, and pork–for mass food production.  *Americans consume about 3 million pounds of antibiotics every year.  Antibiotics mutate the bad bacteria in the body which becomes more resistant to antibiotics. *Food 101, Journalist Michael Pollan, food expert featured in Food, Inc.

GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) where the DNA in food has been altered and does not occur in nature.  Here are just a few:

Fritos Corn Chips, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Total Corn Flakes, Heinz Baby Cereal, Similac Isomil Soy Formula, Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Ball Park Franks, Duncan Hines Cake Mix, Ultra Slim Fast, Quaker Yellow Corn Meal, Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix, Land O’Lakes Butter, Fleishmann’s Margarine, Gardenburgers, McDonald’s French Fries, Ovaltine Malt Powdered Mix, Coca Cola, Nestle’s Chocolate, and Karo Corn Syrup.

What Makes Your Body Toxic?

 *Each year the average American consumes 150 pounds of sugar and 566 cans of soft drinks (‘liquid candy’).  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture that is equal to ’52 teaspoonfuls of added sugars per person per day’.  *Dr. Scott Werner, M.D., Digestion Absorption Awakened