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By Sarah C. Corriher

While traveling to some of the most remote regions and cultures of the world, Dr. Weston A. Price discovered that some groups which had no access to traditional medicine had extremely low incidences of cavities. He discovered that the cultures which consumed foods that were high in fats and minerals had the best dental health. Some of those groups did not even brush their teeth.

When people are malnourished, dental problems are often the first indicator. Most people from the Western world believe that teeth naturally decay with age, so everyone will inevitably get cavities. Popular consensus is that teeth self-destruct. However, a person’s diet primarily determines his dental health. The myth that people have no control over the deterioration of the teeth is one of the justifications for the fluoridation of water supplies, because it is tacitly contended that human teeth disintegrate without help from the chemical industry. In truth, cavities and dental malformations occur as a result of malnutrition, which is actually exaggerated by chemicals, such as pharmaceuticals and fluoride. Western foods are not only deficient in vitamins and minerals, but they also contain chemicals which impair the utilization of nutrients in the body. Tooth decay is more common in pregnant and nursing women, because these women have greater nutritional needs.

Fluoride, in particular, pulls calcium and phosphorus into areas of the body that they would not normally travel, such as the pineal gland and the arteries, so these minerals are not properly used for strengthening the bones. Teeth too are bones. Fluoride can prevent the healing of cavities, because it disrupts the proper mineral usage of the human body.

“It is most remarkable and should be one of the most challenging facts that can come to our modern civilization that such primitive races as the Aborigines of Australia, have reproduced for generation after generation through many centuries — no one knows for how many thousands of years — without the development of a conspicuous number of irregularities of the dental arches. Yet, in the next generation after these people adopt the foods of the white man, a large percentage of the children developed irregularities of the dental arches with conspicuous facial deformities. The deformity patterns are similar to those seen in white civilizations.”

– Dr. Weston Price, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, 1939

Healing Cavities

When provided with the right diet, cavities can heal. This healing process is known as remineralization, because it is a process of giving the teeth the minerals that are needed to repair them. The two minerals that are most important for dental health are calcium and phosphorus. To use calcium properly, the human body also needs adequate amounts of vitamin D from sunlight or fish (not the chemical type found in milk), and the body also needs magnesium from vegetables and nuts. In addition, the fat-soluble vitamins are invaluable. Fat-soluble vitamins include A, D, E and K. These vitamins can be found in butter, eggs, dairy products, and meats. A healthy diet that heals cavities is the opposite of the low-fat diets that are most often promoted by the media, and the ideal diet is reminiscent of the Atkins Diet.

Food High in Phosphorus

  • Meats
  • Real butter (yellow-orange butter is best)
  • Cheese (especially parmesan)
  • Oats
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds (contain vitamin E, magnesium, and other fat-soluble vitamins)
  • Nuts (especially brazil nuts, cashews and walnuts)
  • Flax seed oil *

* Flax oil must be processed, packaged, and handled properly to be safe and effective. Reference the article about flax seed oil for more information.

Items to be Avoided

  • Artificial foods, chemical additives and pharmaceuticals invariably impair the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, and they lead to an increased excretion of nutrients, by being toxic to the beneficial bacteria of the intestinal tract,
  • Soy should always be avoided, because the high levels of phytic acid that it contains reduces the assimilation of magnesium, calcium, copper, iron and zinc. Soy also imbalances the hormones, which exaggerates issues caused by malnutrition.
  • Tea and coffee contain naturally-occurring fluoride, so those who currently have cavities should limit their intake until the cavity is healed.

Do not brush or attempt to clean the teeth with lemon juice, or acids. Similarly, abrasives such as baking soda should not be used whilst attempting to heal a cavity, and these things should only be used occasionally by people with good dental health. The ideal toothpaste will include both calcium and a phosphorus containing ingredient, such as monocalcium phosphate. It should never contain fluoride.

Antibiotics cause tooth decay in multiple ways. They reduce the assimilation of nutrients by triggering an artificial immune response with their mold-based bio-toxins, like most pharmaceutical drugs do. Antibiotics additionally kill the beneficial bacteria. The mouth is similar to the gastrointestinal tract in that there is always the presence of two types of microorganisms. Candida albicans (or just simply “candida”) is the yeast that ferments sugar inside the human body. It is known for eroding the teeth with its acidic wastes. It is also responsible for bad breath and a plethora of health issues cataloged in the article about allergies. In a perpetual war with candida is a beneficial bacteria that is known as flora. Flora is much easier to kill, and when it dies, candida flourishes. Flora is killed by a variety of chemicals and toxins, and it is vital to helping a body digest its food.

Sugars should be avoided as much as possible, and carbohydrates should be reduced while attempting to heal cavities. Fructose specifically causes a decrease in phosphorus, which is one of the reasons why sugar contributes to cavities. Cavities are certain to occur whenever there is phosphorus depletion, because contrary to popular belief, the teeth (like everything else in the human body) are always in a process of being slowly destroyed and rebuilt. Sugars stimulate yeast growth.

It is not possible to heal cavities on a vegan diet, and it would be challenging on a vegetarian diet. The nutrients that are needed for good dental and bone health do not exist in adequate quantities in vegetable sources. Persistent dental problems are the most common reasons why vegetarians and vegans return to healthy diets.

When a cavity is healed, the area where it previously existed often turns black. This is purely cosmetic, and there are no health implications. The discoloration is likely to be permanent. Any dentist who notices it will drill it, if you are foolish enough to let him.

Toothache Remedies

The remedies being provided are meant to help people obtain temporary relief from toothache pain. If these steps are used perpetually, but no effort is made to heal the cavity, then it may eventually become impossible to heal. This could result in serious complications; for example, a brain infection.

  • Clove oil applied directly to the the troublesome tooth is known to be very effective. If clove oil is not available, a paste can be made using ground clove powder and olive oil. The paste can then be applied directly to the tooth.
  • Vanilla extract, applied directly to the tooth using a cotton ball. Ensure that it is real vanilla, not an artificial flavoring.
  • If the toothache is the result of wisdom teeth entrance, simply using menthol-based cough drops may be enough to reduce the swelling and provide pain relief. Read the ingredients in such products to avoid artificial sweeteners or other unacceptable ingredients.

Dr. Weston Price’s Book, “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration” is out of copyright, and may be freely downloaded from our archive.

Thomas Corriher and Sarah Corriher are the detectives from Health Wyze Media. They are refreshingly honest, which often means that they are hated by both sides equally. Over the past seven years, they have produced a plethora of media, including audio shows and the documentary, “The Cancer Report”. They are currently in the process of creating the documentary, “Prescription For Manslaughter”, which catalogs how certain psychiatric drugs, and in particular S.S.R.I. anti-depressants, cause violent and suicidal tendencies. They are the co-authors of “Defy Your Doctor and Be Healed” Defy Your Doctor and Be Healed .

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    • MSG Chicken

      Ah yes, Dr. Weston Price. His organization is largely responsible for the return to butter, pastured eggs and animal products, fermented vegetables and vitamin D among other things.

      They are a seminal organization.

      • SuperNiceGuy

        Fermented vegetables and actual vitamin D. The rest of the abuse can just about fuckoff.

    • Anonymous

      high vitamin butter oil, fermented cod liver oil, kelp, and brewers yeast…plus less stress

      • SuperNiceGuy

        If you haven’t noticed, common “sugar” fungus (your reference to brewers yeast) is pathogenic.

        • Anonymous

          s said, “(brewers yeast) is pathogenic.”

          Alcoholic beverages were once used as a means of preservation, of the grain, fruit, and to make water drinkable.

          The resulting vinegar could be used to pickle vegetables, clean wounds, and toiletries.

    • Champak

      Its disinfo that vegetarian diets support more cavities.

      I have been a vegetarian for many many years and the day I became a vegetarian I never have had a filling since, but I eat lots of Dairy products so im not vegan.

      Theres so many psychopaths around trying to spread that a vegetarian isn’t good for you because they don’t want to feel guilty about killing animals for their health and sense pleasure, its pretty sick. Karmas law is if you kill a cow you will come back as a cow. Some people will have to learn the hard way unfortunately.

      • Authentica

        Wrong it’s militant fundamentalist vegans & vegetarians who are responsible for spreading grossly inaccurate information.

        “”Dr. Cursio: … I’m speaking now how these changes took place – especially in the care of children – so that we have here problems that came up in the children when I followed the strict fruit program with nuts, and minimal amounts, compared to what I use now, of green stuff (salads). These children, the skeletal development wasn’t right, the dental arches were not well-formed, teeth came in crowded because of it. I noticed a great deal of boys that were born who were herniated – who had what we call hydroceles. So, with the noticing of these conditions and other miscellaneous…

        At one year, he cut his first tooth only to have most of the enamel missing off the front of it. This revealed more evidence of Hallelujah Diet deficiency beyond Vitamin B-12.”

        Today I went to the dentist, after 3 years of postponing it – and the verdict was “no holes”!! “Absolutely unbelievable – last time in 2000 I had a bill of $5000 (pre-insurance) due to many severe holes – and the time before that in 1997 I had a bill of a couple of 1000′s as well. (Yes I know I should go every year, but I just have this barrier – and I didn’t expect that many holes – earlier I usually only had one or two.) The only difference is that I was an almost-vegan for a decade plus ending in 2000, and since then have been a paleo-hygienist. I have always been good at brushing and flossing so that hasn’t changed. Perhaps I am now reaping the rewards of all those eggs I have been eating (and craving) since 2000, (for a while I was up to 8 a day) and the other animal foods I have been eating. It can’t be just a fluke (why didn’t I have at least a small hole?), there must be a reason. In that case – thnx Dr. Bass for convincing me this was the way to go!! I hope healthy teeth means better health in general – isn’t that what the dentist Weston-Price meant”

        Dr. Bass describes how his fruitarian dietary experiment destroyed his teeth. It turns out that the damage might not be limited to fruitarian diets:

        There is much more. People on strict vegan diets can become infertile and/or very very sick. There is HEAPS of evidence that a vegan diet is not sufficient no matter the supplements. At a bare minimum animal proteins must be included for optimal functioning. The Paleo (cave man) diet is the most natural. We are in animal bodies of flesh and we require meat to survive. Such is this life. Take care of your animal body as you take care of your pets.

      • Sunshine

        Really? So…Following YOUR logic, if one were to fail #rd grade, he/she would be sent back to kindergarten…???????

      • GBCIR


        “…psychopaths trying to spread that vegetarian diet isn’t good for you because they don’t want to feel guilty about killing…”

        That’s the Truth.

        Meat production is destroying Earth. It is POLLUTION.

        Meat eaters are in; Wilful ignorance. Cognitive dissonance. Disassociative thinking.

        Their behaviour is IMMORAL. Carnism is IMMORAL.

        EVERYONE knows the objective difference between morally RIGHT behaviour and morally wrong behaviour.

        Carnism = choosing morally wrong behaviour.

        And if carnism committers knew the Truth about the CONSEQUENCES of their behaviour – they’d STOP immediately.

        Every meaty mouthful enforces the frequency fence that imprisons them and strengthens their connection with anti-life.

        They eat meat and IT EATS them.

        • Ardin

          You can eat well, exercise daily, look after yourself and you’ll still die.
          We are bright flames and we burn out very quickly. Life is over in the blink of an eye.
          I’m going to enjoy it while I can, and since I enjoy the nice fulfilling taste of meat and feel much more energetic and content after it’s consumption as part of a healthy diet, I’m going to do just that and eat meat.

          Spread bacon, not hate.

        • Anonymous

          According to the Eastern worldview, plants, water, minerals, and inanimate objects can be ensouled, so feel discomfort. You should not even be able to look at the sun, or be a breatharian, because even the ether could experience a feeling.

    • Champak

      Just because you don’t BELIEVE doesn’t mean it wont happen! God loves his children and animals are Gods children as well.

      • Ardin

        They are his tastiest children.

        • SuperNiceGuy

          What an abusive piece of shit you are.

        • Sun Rabbit


    • Linda Perry

      great article…

    • SGde3a

      Saying cavities can heal is like saying an elephant can heal it’s tusks.

    • Dr Richard Ruhling

      The author shows a serious lack of nutritional understanding by his statement–”Persistent dental problems are the most common reasons why vegetarians and vegans return to healthy diets.”

      Pritikin, Ornish, Esselstyn, Colin Campbell, The China Study, Furhman, Barnard and many others would debate a vegetarian or vegan diet as being inferior.

      • DIgnified

        Humans are not vegetarian by nature. We are omnivores. We have both plant cutting and meat cutting teeth for a reason. There are certain things (aminos and whatnot) that you can not get form a one or the other method. Yes, you CANNOT get all you need form plants. E.G., B12. It is why vegans need to take supplements. You wouldn’t need man-made concoctions if it gave you all you need. Its not natural. If our ancestors went vegan, we would be extinct by now. “We’re all dying from vitamin deficiency and the resulting health problems created by our vegephilliac nature; but a tleast our animal equals will live on!!! We are so smart!”

        • GBCIR


          No. Humans are FRUGIVORS by nature. We are NOT omnivores.

          We are anatomically Frugivors.

          That is what DARWIN stated! Research “The Frugivorous Nature Of Man”

          Charles Darwin categorically stated HUMANS ARE FRUGIVORS. It’s OUR anatomy. Yet people will continue to deny. They are in a state of cognitive dissonance and this is easily exposed when their disassociative thinking kicks in to attack the messenger. First they feel sleepy and if the messenger continues exposing their WRONG actions, they attack.

          Animals are sentient, thinking, feeling beings. They don’t want you to kill and eat them. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT.

          Anyone that watches “Earthlings” and continues eating meat is insane. 150 billion animals killed each year. If you accept and support this atrocity then you are BROKEN.

          Carnism has consequences. It BITES (voids) BAD behaviour.

          • dennis48309

            Animals also don’t want to be killed brutally by other animals but it happens you fucking idiot. When will fucking retards like you realize some perfect loving god didn’t create this reality. Survival of the fittest is the universal law of nature you fuck face.

          • Majestic 12

            FRUGIVORS eat mostly fruit you fucking retard.

        • Ardin


          When you look down at your vege garden, I hope you take into account the recent findings of university studies. Yip. Your salad will be able to hear you eating it, and it will try and defend itself to some degree.

          We are KILLERS by nature. We don’t eat anything unless it was alive first. Plants included.

    • NEO Oracle 2016

      I am cavity free and loving it!

      • NM

        The rumors on the street say otherwise

    • Equalizer

      In addition to the prescribed diet changes, find a supplier for coral calcium from Okinawa Japan. This is the most readily absorbable form without getting gallstones. Another key is to use skate fish oil (Price used it) as one drop per day, and you will never have another cavity for the rest of your life. You will also build up the gums with this combination. Stay away from soft drinks that deplete the minerals in teeth. Stay away from aspartame that is a slow kill. The skate fish oil is the most powerful antioxidant known to man. You will clean out the arteries and never need bypass surgery either. You could put it in the sun for 100 years and it will not go rancid.

      To eliminate heavy metal toxins, use nutridine and silver 100, from the foremost source on earth for quality. Ask for the first line of defence kit, to prevent death from the coming airborne plague. Refuse at your own risk !!! Get the skat fish oil from

    • GBCIR

      For those that KNOW…

      Vegetarianism and Occultism – C. W. Leadbeater

      Sir Henry Thompson, f.r.c.s., saying: “It is a vulgar error to regard meat in any form as necessary to life. All that is necessary to the human body can be supplied by the vegetable kingdom. . . . The vegetarian can extract from his food all the principles necessary for the growth and support of the body, as well as for the production of heat and force. It must be admitted as a fact beyond all question that some persons are stronger and more healthy who live on that food. I know how much of the prevailing meat diet is not merely a wasteful extravagance, but a source of serious evil to the consumer.” There is a definite statement by a well-known medical man.

      Then we may turn to the words of a Fellow of the Royal Society, Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson, m.d.; he says: “It must be honestly admitted that weight by weight, vegetable substance, when carefully selected, possesses the most striking advantages over animal food in nutritious value. I should like to see a vegetarian and fruit-living plan put into general use, and I believe it will be.”

      The well-known physician, Dr. William S. Playfair, c.b., has said quite clearly: “Animal diet is not essential to man”; and we find Dr. F. J. Sykes,, the medical official for St. Pancras, writing: “Chemistry is not antagonistic to vegetarianism, any more than biology is. Flesh-food is certainly not necessary to supply the nitrogenous products required for the repair of tissues; therefore a well-selected diet from the vegetable kingdom is perfectly right, from the chemical point of view, for the nutrition of men.”

      Dr. Francis Vacher, f.r.c.s., f.c.s., remarks: “I have no belief that a man is better physically or mentally for taking flesh-food.”

      Dr. Alexander Haig, f.p.c.p., the leading physician of one of the great London hospitals, has written: “That it is easily possible to sustain life on the products of the vegetable kingdom needs no demonstration for physiologists, even if the majority of the human race were not constantly engaged in demonstrating it; and my researches show, not only that it is possible, but that it is infinitely preferable in every way, and produces superior powers, both of mind and body.”

      Dr. M. F. Coomes, in The American Practitioner and News of July, 1902, concluded a scientific article as follows: “Let me state first that the flesh of warm-blooded animals is not essential as a diet for the purpose of maintaining the human body in perfect health.” He goes on to make some further remarks which we shall quote under our next head.

      The Dean of the Faculty of Jefferson Medical College (of Philadelphia) said: “It is a well-known fact that cereals as articles of daily food hold a high place in the human economy; they contain constituents amply sufficient to sustain life in its highest form. If the value of cereal food products were better known it would be a good thing for the race. Nations live and thrive upon them alone, and it has been fully demonstrated that meat is not a necessity.”

      • Anonymous

        Thompson said, “All that is necessary to the human body can be supplied by the vegetable kingdom. . . . ”

        With enough work, you can also make it taste delicious.

        But, vegetables are not as efficient.

        Carnivores tend to have shorter digestive tracts and chew less. Herbivores, the opposite. Mankind is intermediate.

    • Pink Slime

      NO can comment blocked.

    • Dr Richard Ruhling

      BAD INFO TO RECOMMEND A DIET HIGH IN FAT AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS which have been linked to cardiovascular disease (heart, hypertension, diabetes) and more recently to some types of malignancy, including colon cancer by excellent studies from Framingham (more than 50 years ago)

      Pritikin showed all of the above 40 years ago in the 70′s with his NY Times best-seller, The Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise. It had a large section of scientific studies in the back. Dean Ornish, Neal Barnard and other MDs like Dr. Esselstyn, Bill Clinton’s cardiologist from Cleveland Clinic understand this–and you can see 5 minutes of a DVD with Esselstyn on my website,

    • SandyOsehan

      I am surprised no one has mentioned either coconut oil or salt…

      I swish coconut oil twice a day and my teeth are AMAZING…

      And salt (yep, that 4-letter word) increases bloodflow AND creates 3 liters of stomach acid to properly digest food – this is all related to good teeth.

      My teeth are tight, white and bright as a result.

      I have not been to the dentist in close to 20 years.

      Check this out about salt:

    • erbdds

      ? Reputable, peer reviewed scientific studies? (Including before and after photos and radiographs) please…

    • SuperNiceGuy

      Btw, if you wanted to “cure” cavities, I would suggest you actually look at the chemical composition of teeth. You will perhaps notice that sodium fluoride (or hydrofluorosilicic acid) are not major components of teeth and in fact simply incredibly corrosive toxic shit.

    • Anonymous

      All of the people I know, with bad teeth, have not eaten this kind of stuff, naturally.

      This is a mineral, more than a hygiene, problem.


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    • gracer

      I never get cavities or sensitive teeth any more because since 2011, mornings I have taken 2 capsules of NOW brand’s Calcium Hydroxyapatite Caps. It is a low temperature processed calf bone concentrate containing the whole bone matrix.
      Cavities will not form. I order it from SwansonVitamins and usually with an email discount.

      For my gums and slightly loose teeth, since 2011 I have also taken one 500 mg capsule of the citrus flavonol hesperidin from SwansonVitamins, but will be switching to BulkSupplements’ 90% hesperidin powder soon.
      My gum pain healed within days in 2011 and my teeth tightened. My gums continued gradual improvement for the next 2 years.

    • Sun Rabbit

      Been using baking soda for brushing teeth 1x a day for about 30 years and no new cavities. I’ve been to a dentist a few times to have fallen-out fillings replaced, and on 2 occasions he pointed out that I have a cavity, only to have each of them disappear by the next x-ray. I attribute that to some process of natural recalcification caused by the baking soda. I also consume all foods and drink at close to room temperature. You really don’t even need the baking soda, even though it helps by raising the Ph and making the mouth inhospitable to bacteria. Basically you just need the brush to get rid of food remnants and bacterial by-products, that’s all. Around the same time I quit using toothpaste I also quit all other artificial cosmetics like shampoo, scneted soaps, deodorants, anti-perspirants, and hair gel. Unsurprisingly I look about 20 years younger than my contemporaries. Oh, and garlic. LOTS and lots of garlic every day.

    • luanle90

      the article very good

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