Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The difference of ONE meal.

This is SUPER exciting.  I had read this before when I read "Cure Tooth Decay" but I looked it up in my book "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" by Weston A. Price {most amazing life changing book by the way} and was SO excited and motivated about what I read.  This is PROOF that it doesn't have to be "all or nothing."  

I have suffered {yes it's a disease ;) } for EVER from "All or Nothing" syndrome.  It's Monday, I blew my diet, so I'll blow the rest of the week too.  Can't run all the miles for training? I won't run any.  Can't afford all the Organic healthy groceries I want and everyone says I should have? I won't get ANY.   
Seriously this mind frame led me over weight and depressed. And ONLY when I realized finally that this was my problem, and that in fact SOME is better than NONE, did I change inside and LOSE WEIGHT!

I've been dealing with this monster again for my middle son Cody's health.  He hasn't been complaining of tummy aches anymore since I cut out then 4 months later reintroduced gluten back into his diet, (You can read here how cutting gluten out for a time helped him grow 2 inches in a short time). BUT as of late, he hasn't been sleeping as well, growing as much, or paying attention as well, as when he was on a full healthy nutritional diet & supplements. 

You can read here how I healed a cavity in my own mouth! 

Weston A. Price was a dentist in the 1900's and traveled the world studying primitive cultures and how robust and healthy they were compared to the modern American families who were plagued with cavities and physical and mental degeneration diseases.  

Summary: Dr. Weston Price brought what he learned back to America, and during the depression, took 27 children, with sever cavities and health conditions and fed them a nutritious meal ONCE a day, and in as little as six weeks saw boys that could barley get around, to playing basketball.  They didn't change any meals at home, or take away any of the sweets and starches they were eating everyday.  They just added ONE NUTRITIOUS meal a day for these children

Here is what the book says.  It speaks for itself:  Pages 391-395 "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration". 
(Remember, these children were in the depression.  Our kids may not need as much as they did if we give them healthy breakfasts like eggs and butter, and dinner like fish and veggies.)

-"One of the boys, who was so weak at the beginning of the test that it was considered questionable whether it was safe for him to walk the two blocks from his home to the mission for the one reinforced meal a day, in six weeks was able to play basketball."

-"During the experiment, the home meals were not changed, nor was the home care of the teeth. The preliminary studies of each child included complete x-ray examination of all the teeth, chemical  analyses of the saliva, and a careful plotting of the position, size, and depth of all cavities, a record of the height and weight and a record of school grades, including deportment. 

-"It is important to note that the home diet which had been responsible for the tooth decay, was exceedingly low in body-building and repair material and high in sweets and refined starches.  It usually consisted of a highly sweetened coffee and white bread, vegetable fat, pancakes made of a white flour and eaten with syrup and doughnuts fried in vegetable fat."

-"The diet provided these children in the supplemental meal was as follows: About 4 ounces of tomato juice or orange juice and a teaspoonful of a mixture of equal parts of a very high vitamin, natural cod liver oil, and an especially high vitamin butter oil was given at the beginning of the meal." 

-"The child then received a bowl containing approximately a pint (2 cups) of a very rich vegetable and meat stew, made largely from bone marrow and fine cuts of tender meat.  The meat was usually broiled separately to retain its juice and then chopped very fine and added to the bone-marrow meat soup, which always contained finely chopped vegetables and plenty of very yellow carrots."

-"The next course consisted of cooked fruit, with very little sweetening, and rolls made from freshly ground whole wheat and spread with high vitamin butter.  The wheat for the rolls was ground fresh everyday in a motor-driven coffee mill."

-"Each child was also given 2 glasses of fresh whole milk."

-"The menu varied from day to day by substituting for the meat stew fish chowder or organs of animals."

"Clinically, this program completely controlled the dental carries of each member of the group, as determined by x-ray and explorer examination." 

"It is important to note with the regard to the effect of the special nutritional program on this group of children that two different teachers came to me to inquire as to what had been done to make a particular child change from one of the poorest in the class in capacity to learn to one of the best. Dental caries is only one of the many expressions of our modern deficient nutrition."

"In many of these cases, the open cavities were left with out fillings; and in all such cases, the exposed dentin took on a hard glassy finish.  There were many other evidences of betterment." 

One of these children had 3 molars that exposed the PULP of the tooth (ouch! this is where a dentist says root canal needed asap!).  This photo shows that they were healed! 
It says below the photo, "Fig. 97 Three cases that illustrate how nature can close an exposure of the pulp due to dental caries by building a protective wall within the pulp chamber when the nutrition is adequately improved."

This next photo is of a 14 year old girl that had 42 cavities in 24 teeth!!!! She already had four molars pulled and the first dentist she saw recommended pulling all her teeth and giving her dentures! All of her teeth were saved after seeing Dr. Price.  Amazing.

I think we can ALL start with just one highly nutritious meal a day for ourselves and our growing children.  I'm motivated and will be doing a meal like this for lunch, once I go grocery shopping.  It is tricky, how to get a 4 year old to take Fermented Cod Liver Oil/High Vitamin Butter oil, but I think I'll mix it with applesauce and see if that works.  I can make a bone broth meat stew on Monday's and serve it for a few days at least.  :) 


Mandy Knight said...

Let us know how it goes with getting your four year old to take the FCLO! I too have a four year old and would love to get him to take this everyday! :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This is so incredible. You have now made me want to check this book out!!

Hannah Taylor said...

Hi! Glad to have stumbled upon your blog! I was wondering if you feature guest postings. Thanks and have a great day!