OraMedia Dental Self Sufficiency
OraMedia Newsletter October 2, 2009
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How clean can teeth get?
Mercola misses again
Greens & Reds
Xylitol looking better...
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Hello again,

I coDr Joe Mercolame up against a lot of odd ideas about oral health  from all sorts of places. Though I do not claim to possess the vast knowledge that Dr. Joe Mercola imparts on a regular basis, I tend to take note when he gets into the subjects of teeth and gums.  Now, I don't know if he writes his own articles or whether he has staff writers like Mike Adams does, but I perked up over his comments about Dr. Weston Price.  Sometimes one just has to ask, "Whaaat...?  Did the good doctor really check this out?"
I explain below.

Also, I posted an article about the virtues of Xylitol a year or two ago.  I think xylitol is pretty good stuff - we put it in our tooth powder for the oral health benefits, you know.  Well, it looks like more benefits are coming out of the lab, so I thought I'd share that in this issue.

Thank you for taking the time to view!

On with it...

Nara Cleansing Powder for Fresher Teeth & Gums How Clean Can Your Teeth Get?
(You'll surely know when you try it...)

Nara Cleansing Powder is a simple formula of baking soda, Himalayan salt, Xylitol and natural flavoring.  That's it.

Clean teeth are absolutely necessary for keeping them from losing - and RECOVERING the calcium and phosphorus ions needed for building and maintaining strong, healthy enamel.

In addition to stronger enamel, wouldn't you want something that really does the job in taking care of the germs that cause tooth decay and gum diseases?  Believe it or not, baking soda and salt are two of the most powerful substances capable of controlling those pathogens - along with thorough and regular brushing, of course.  And for cleanliness and germ control, it is far superior than yummy and overpriced pastes, soaps, etc.  See for yourself.

No Fluorides     No SLS

Clean, Very Effective and Simple.  That's it.
That's Nara Cleansing Powder.

Mercola misses the mark again with
Dr. Weston Price
by Tom Cornwell

Dr. Joe MercolaSometimes, if we would just stop and think a little bit about what we believe or say, really consider the things we read and throw those concepts up against what we know to be true, then we can discern between what is correct and what is not.  If we simply go along and believe everything and anything that comes down the pike (and there is a lot of it coming down), then there is no 'holding fast' to that which is true.  There is confusion and failure.  If there is no 'holding fast' to infallible truths, then how can we have a solid foundation from which to operate and succeed?  Those who think otherwise are delusional.  First, though, we need to know the truth.

Dr. Joseph Mercola is a successful internet marketer.  There is absolutely no doubt about that.  According to Compete.com, his web site ranks within the top 2,000 sites of all the millions and millions of existing websites and is one of the very top-ranked Health web sites out there.  We might conclude, then, that since Dr. Mercola is so popular and with so much traffic coming into his servers that he must be telling the truth in order to achieve such success.  How could millions of people be wrong?  Well... Bernie Madoff was a pretty successful guy too.  Lots of folks believed in his message, didn't they?  I'm in no way implying that Mercola and Madoff are ethical equivalents, rather, trying to point out that successful marketing of a message does not necessarily equate to the validity of the message.

"But I like doctor Mercola!  ...and what has this got to do with Dr. Weston Price?," you ask...


New study: Antioxidants are BAD for your health?

You know, I heard a doctor on the radio last week talking about a study which revealed that supplementing with antioxidants is actually harmful, because it thwarts the body's own ability to produce them.  I thought that was kind of strange, but after thinking more on it, I concluded that if that was true, then there would be no sense in eating a whole list of certain foods such as berries, because they would be harmful to your health for the same reason.  So, I suppose that blueberries, for instance, are to be avoided according to this line of thinking.  Call me crazy, but I ain't falling for it.  I'm eating my fresh berries - and other good foods - when I can get them.  When I can't, I've got my Greens and my Reds

Try them, they're good for you!
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By the way, if you have ever tasted 'similar' green mixes, you may be reluctant to try again. Don't let past experience hold you back!  Trace Minerals' Greens donot sacrifice taste for the powerhouse of nutritional content packed into each serving!  6000+ ORAC/serving!

Reds Pak Super Foods SupplementReds Pak is a full-spectrum antioxidant supplement of energy-packed whole foods and extracts, super fruits, vegetables, and other essential nutrients for superior health. Reds Pak is designed to help maintain cellular integrity, promote cardiovascular health and immune system function, provide increased energy, support healthy digestion, and fight against free-radical damage.
5200 ORAC/serving!


It would be unwise to think that any one substance is going to be your magic bullet to a healthy and stable oral environment. Just like there are many factors to tooth and gum disease, there are several, as well, which play into tooth and gum health.  While fermentable sugars are considered players in the nutritional factor of decay, xylitol is a player in the nutritional factor (as a sweetener) in the health of the teeth and gums - because it doesn't do what other sweeteners do...  -Tom

Science grows for xylitol's tooth health benefits
by Stephen Daniels

"Formulating products with xylitol may reduce the development of tooth decay, according to a new study from the US.

Children consXylitoluming eight grams per day of xylitol had 1.3 few decayed teeth, compared to children consuming only 2.7 grams per day of the sweetener, report researchers from the University of Washington in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine"

Go to article...

See Also:  Xylitol: Our Sweet Salvation?
From the mailbox...

Q  Dear Tom,
A friend in Canada has told me about Oramedia. I can hardly believe (having periodontal disease) that someone is saying 'you can save your teeth'. My biological dentist is saying I will eventually loose them which has made me very depressed. My question is, do you know of a sane dentist in the UK that is sympathetic to Dr. Nara's regime?

I would be very grateful for you reply.
N. G.

A  Unfortunately, I have no list of dentists, 'sympathetic' or otherwise.

Interesting, however, that the dentist, labeled as a 'biological dentist,' doesn't hold much hope for you in the end (dentures)...  You would think that the trendy title would imply such a thing as what Dr. Nara promoted in saving the teeth, wouldn't you?

Dr. Nara promoted a specific methodology and mindset which he felt was required for optimal oral health and the hope for recovering from the effects of neglect.

Many people will study Dr. Nara's work with an observant eye and a mind geared toward conceptual thinking and understanding, which is really the necessary key for the successful application of this workable methodology.  ("Teach a man to fish...")

On the other hand, those who are looking for a quick-fix or having their hands held by someone the entire time may as well reconcile to investing their time and money with the dental office - no matter what the title; General Dentist, Biological, Holistic, 'Preventive,' etc.  This type of person will simply fail at attempts to prevent and heal on their own, simply because, though they agree with the concept, it really isn't a priority with them.  Sadly, this is becoming more and more commonplace with the contemporary expectation of entitlement and/or the transference of one's own responsibilities to others.  Younger people may feel that they can afford to put it aside for the time being, while we older folks tend to have a better understanding of time and have a little more respect for it.

I don't mean to imply that there is no place for the tooth mechanic.  Many people don't come across Dr. Nara's work until they have let their conditions worsen to the point where repair work is the only hope in getting their teeth and gums back to a certain degree of health.  Again, sadly, this is very often the case.  At that point, however, the job may actually be able to be handed back over to the individual for personal maintenance and damage prevention.  If the individual knows and understands these workable concepts and is seriously willing to take action, then success is certainly possible.  However, let's not be so naive to think we can fix a broken leg by laying back and taking minerals...  At that point, which would be considered an emergency, the patient needs to get to the doctor, who will set it and place it in a cast (repair).  That's common sense.  Pain can be an excellent motivator for taking action.  But sometimes pain doesn't show up until late in the game.

So, getting back to your question...  No, I do not have a list - and if I did, I would very likely be doing you a disservice by providing one, without also offering, and promoting the virtues of a viable alternative - a new way of looking at your oral health.

Thank you for writing,

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