Recipe Friday: Yogurt So Easy

There are many health benefits of yogurt, such as boosting immunity, reducing yeast infections, and lowering the risk of colon cancer.

When you make yogurt, you will get thousands of times the benefits of nutrition if you use raw milk. This recipe is specifically for raw milk – it does not boil the milk, which would thereby destroy many of its nutrients and benefits. Be sure your raw milk comes from an impeccably clean facility with organic, pasture-raised cows.

Raw Milk Benefits:

“Raw milk is an incredibly complex whole food, complete with digestive enzymes and its own antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic mechanisms conveniently built into a neat package. It is chock-full of both fat and water-soluble vitamins, a wide range of minerals and trace elements, all eight essential amino acids, more than 60 enzymes, and CLA—an omega-6 fatty acid with impressive effects on everything from insulin resistance to cancer to cardiovascular disease. Raw milk is delicious medicine.” – from https://www.drdeborahmd.com/health-benefits-raw-milk

More information about the health benefits of raw milk can be found in a search of “weston a price raw milk.” This one is an easy read: http://www.realmilk.com/brochures/real-milk-brochure/

Another interesting and informative article can be found by Dr. Josh Axe, here: https://draxe.com/nutrition/raw-milk-benefits/ . Benefits include reducing allergies, improving skin health, and preventing nutrient deficiencies.

The addition of gelatin guarantees thick yogurt, and contributes nutrition. Be sure to only use pure, organic gelatin, as other types may be mixed with other ingredients, or may come from chemically-raised beef. Gelatin is another nutrition powerhouse. It’s great for gut health, it has collagen, and helps your body build strong discs, ligaments, tendons, skin, nails, and hair. It helps to strengthen joints and prevent against the development of injuries, or helps to heal them faster.

You can let the yogurt culture 8 – 24 hours. The longer it cultures, the tangier it gets. 20 hours was too tangy for me. I’ll try 12 hours next time.

I buy my yogurt starter in a box that has little packets; one packet per quart. You can also buy yogurt starter in bulk; read the instructions for amount to add.

 

My recipe cultures the yogurt right in the jar. You can also pour everything into the Instant Pot insert: this would be helpful if you’re making it by the half gallon or gallon. If you use the insert, you will need a good-fitting lid for it when it goes into the ‘fridge.

This recipe uses an Instant Pot. If you don’t plan to use an Instant Pot, you can culture your yogurt in any type of setting where the temperature is kept at a fairly consistent 110° – 115°. Temperatures above 125° – 130° will kill the beneficial bacteria. If you have an oven with a heat-producing light bulb, or a gas pilot light, that is an option. I’ve also seen folks use a chest-type cooler: heat the inside of the cooler by putting in a pan of hot water (with a lid on it). Make sure the water is below 115°, then put in the yogurt and close the lid. Check the temp every once in a while to keep it warm. I’ve also heard of wrapping the yogurt in a towel and a heating pad, or putting it on a heating pad (but you’d have to check the temp of the heating pad).

Raw Milk Yogurt

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 – 24 hours to culture; 24 hours in the ‘fridge

Yield: 1 quart yogurt

Ingredients:

1 quart raw milk

1 packet yogurt starter

2 teaspoons powdered beef gelatin

Directions:

Pour a small amount (maybe 1/4 – 1/2 cup) of the raw milk into a 2-qt saucepan.
Sprinkle the gelatin over the milk in the pan. Let it soften 1-2 minutes.
Over medium heat, warm the milk to just under simmering. Take the pan off the heat. Whisk the gelatin in.
Pour the rest of the raw milk into the saucepan. Whisk.
Sprinkle the yogurt starter over the milk. Whisk.
Pour the milk into a 1-quart glass jar.
Put the jar of milk into the Instant Pot insert. (Do not put the lid on the jar.)
Put the lid on the Instant Pot and turn to seal.
Press the yogurt function. If yours allows, adjust to show Normal.
Set how much time you want, from 8 to 24 hours (the longer the culturing time, the tangier your yogurt will be).
Once the Instant Pot recognizes the setting, it will revert to 0 for time, and count up to the time you set.
If you like, you can take the lid off any time to check on it or take it out. The Pot does not seal because it never goes above the low temperature needed to culture the yogurt.
When your yogurt is finished culturing, remove it from the Instant Pot, and turn the Instant Pot off. Put the lid on the jar, and put the jar in the refrigerator. Leave it there for 24 hours.
Now it’s ready.

Recipe Friday: Chocolate Teff Balls

(wheat-free, gluten-free, egg-free)
Early in my post-allergy life, I found a recipe that called for 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, and one egg. Pretty simple, and probably delicious; however, I can’t have cane sugar or eggs, and, I wanted CHOCOLATE! These are my indulgence.

These yummy little balls can be made with or without the teff – they are SO good, either way. Without the teff, they have a texture and consistency of snowball cookies (aka Russian Tea Cakes, which has been a point of contention in my family ever since I grew up). With the teff, they are moist and chewy. The photo shows with teff.

Teff info:

Teff is a delicious grain. It adds some chewiness and a little crunch to the cookie, as well as helping to hold it together. [Side note: To cook teff as a tasty porridge, mix 1 part teff to 3 parts water in a saucepan. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally; stir well when done. Mix with a little fruit and sweetener (if desired) of your choice.]

Teff is gluten-free, and is a good source of copper, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, and selenium ( 1 , 5 ). Additionally, it’s an excellent source of protein, with all the essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein in your body.

Teff is known as an ancient grain, as it has been grown in Ethiopia for thousands of years. It is relatively new to American markets. It can be purchased as a grain (it is the world’s tiniest grain!), or as a flour. This recipe uses the whole grain.

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min

Yield: 15 – 20 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy; use the natural kind – peanuts and salt ONLY
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I use sucanat)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons egg replacer, mixed with 1 tbs warm water (OR a real egg, if you can tolerate them)
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa (I use raw cacao powder)
  • 1/4 cup dry teff, simmered for 15 minutes with 1/2 cup water, and cooled enough to handle (teff is optional)

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°.

If using the teff, cook it first.

Mix together the peanut butter, sugar, egg replacer, and cacao.

If you’re adding the teff, this is when. Mix really well.

Roll into balls, and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Place sheet in a 350° oven for about 10 minutes.

Makes 15-20 cookies, depending on size; it will make more, if you add the teff.

Another way to use this recipe:

For moist, chewy brownies, cook 1/2 cup teff in 1-1/4 cup water for 15 minutes, and add that to the peanut butter/ cocoa mixture. Pour into a greased or oiled 8″ round or square pan, and bake at 350° for 15 minutes.

Recipe Friday: Kathy’s Sandwich Bread

This is my new favorite bread recipe. It slices beautifully, is flexible when sliced, and it’s pretty tasty. It’s good for sandwiches or toast – whatever you use bread for. Since I rarely eat bread, I slice the whole loaf, put squares of baking/parchment paper in-between the slices; then put the loaf into a zip lock freezer bag to freeze. I can take out as many slices as I need at a time, and they don’t take long to thaw.

I’ve discussed soaking grains previously. This is a traditional method of preparing grains that our ancestors knew all about. How did we lose such important information??? Grains have a protective enzyme that benefits them while they’re growing, but are non-beneficial to us when we eat them. Effects of these enzymes on us include making the grain hard to digest, inability to absorb all the nutrients available in the grain, and gas and bloating.
Soaking neutralizes the enzymes, thereby opening up all the nutrients for us to absorb, and we digest them more easily.
When you soak grains, use a small amount of some type of acid such as apple cider vinegar, yogurt, buttermilk, or kefir. When I soak rice (or quinoa), I add a splash of vinegar to the water the day before I plan to serve it. Understand, we eat a traditional Midwest “dinner” at noon. Grains should soak 8 hours or overnight; so, if you plan on an evening supper, get your grains soaking that morning. For the rice, I soak overnight, then drain and rinse it before adding the amount of cooking water needed.
Likewise, when I make my biscuits, I mix the flour, oils, and liquid the night before, making sure to add some kefir to the liquid.
For oatmeal (or any other “breakfast grain”) I use yogurt or kefir. It adds a delicious richness.

Remember to use high-quality, organic flours. Processed white flour is not good for you.

I did post my bread recipe previously (it’s in the Biscuit post as a bonus, and if you want even more to read about the health benefits of soaking your grains, you can read it there.). But I changed it up just a bit and am really pleased with the results.

This recipe makes two loaves.

Time: 10 min the night before + overnight soaking + 10 min mixing + 2 hours combined rising time + 30 – 35 min baking

Ingredients:

The first day:

  • 4 tablespoons flaxseed
  • 4 tablespoons chia seed
  • 6 cups flour * (I used 4 cups einkorn and 2 cups spelt flour)
  • 2 tablespoons egg replacer (this can be omitted, but it helps with texture)
  • 1/4 cup kefir, or other fermented liquid
  • 1 3/4 cups dairy or non-dairy milk *
  • 10 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil*

The second day:

  • 1 tablespoon (heaping) active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sucanat or honey*
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

The first day:
In a coffee grinder, or other similar device, grind the flax and chia seeds until well ground, 10 – 20 seconds.
Add all the first-day ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Mix well enough that all the dry ingredients are incorporated. Cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap, and let it sit 8 hours or overnight at room temperature.


The second day:
proof the active dry yeast with 1/4 cup warm water and 1 tablespoon sucanat.
Add the salt to the dough, mix in.
Stir in proofed yeast. It is easier (and less messy) to let the mixer do the initial mixing, with a dough hook, even though you may have to babysit it with a spatula for a while.
After the dough comes together, turn out onto a countertop (with all the oils in the dough, it didn’t stick, so I didn’t need to dust with flour).
Knead until smooth and dough doesn’t crack or come apart (10 – 15 minutes).
Return dough to the mixing bowl, cover with a damp towel, and let rise in a warm oven until double (about 1 hour, depending on your yeast).
Turn dough out and punch down. Cover with a damp towel and let rest 10 minutes.
Shape into 2 loaves and place into loaf pans.
Let rise in a warm oven until almost double (about 1 hour).
Bake in a 375° oven 30-35 minutes. Loaves should sound hollow when thumped (internal temp of 200°).
Turn out to let cool 15 – 20 minutes, then package.


* Pretty much any combination of your allowable flours / oils / sweeteners / milk will work with this recipe.

 

Herbs and Essential Oils 2020 Super Bundle Offer

Early on in my health issues journey, I started researching (online) natural health (aka functional health or functional nutrition). I investigated essential oils, herbs, and eating properly. Why this route, instead of pharmaceuticals? Because God gave us what we need, and I needed to learn from people who understood that. After all, steroid use was primarily what got me into my health issues in the first place (well, that and the fact that I had been such a poor steward of the original health God gave me). I no longer wanted chemicals and medicines: these are the widely-used tools that, to me, represent what people have been messing up, mostly to make money.

I learned a lot in that first year. One of the most beneficial tools I found was the Herbs and Essential Oils Bundle that I purchased. Mind you, this was the only purchase I made in my pursuit of health knowledge: all the other information I gathered was free.

But the Bundle that I purchased was such a great deal; and I have to say it was one of the most helpful, useful, and valuable purchases I’ve ever made.

Lisa at Ultimate Bundles is offering this great deal again, and I highly recommend it. For a very low price, you can get amazing information, courses, and links to even more great stuff.

Check out the offer at this link: https://ultimatebundles.com/sale/heosb2020-main/.

Food Matters TV Free Screening

From a Natural Living Family (Dr Eric Zelinski) e-newsletter:

Have you heard? Food Matters TV just launched their biggest F-R-E-E screening of the year and you can get a front row seat by going HERE. If you could unlock the secrets to good health, natural healing, and longevity would you?  Our friend & colleague James Colquhoun and founder of Food Matters is hosting a global screening event the and our Natural Living Family community is invited! The great news is, it’s live today! –> Go HERE to begin watching From now until Monday, November 23, you’ll get unlimited access to the Food Matters library of films, including Food Matters, Hungry for Change, and Transcendence Seasons 1 & 2. You’ll be joining 64 leading health & wellbeing experts in this free screening event to discover:

  • Which foods to eat and which to avoid for optimal gut health and vitality.
  • How to boost your immunity to fight off disease and viruses.
  • Anti-aging secrets to looking and feeling more younger.
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  • Plus, so much more!

If you have tried to transform your life or health somehow, but find yourself getting stuck or reverting to old habits, then join this free screening event to discover a new perspective on health, gain the confidence and clarity to build the life of your dreams, and unleash a radiance you’ve never experienced before. We hope you enjoy this global screening event. It might just be the transformative information you need to turn 2020 around. –> Join the movement HERE!

Recipe Friday: One Pot

This dish is like a fraternal twin to Chili. It’s made the same way, tastes as good, and is just as versatile.
This recipe can be doubled or tripled, and is even better when you eat it as left-overs.
Serve this in a big bowl with sides of a salad and crusty bread or corn bread.
Or, spoon into a casserole dish and top with biscuits, corn bread, or tater tots. Bake at 350° until the topping is cooked and brown (20 minutes or so if biscuits and corn bread start as dough).
Optional ingredients:

  • black olives
  • green/red/yellow/orange peppers
  • macaroni
  • rice or quinoa
  • a mixture of brown sugar and vinegar.

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 20 min + simmering

Ingredients:

1 pound                    ground meat (can be beef, venison, buffalo, etc)

1                                large onion

1 tablespoon           minced garlic

1 (15-ounce) can    diced tomatoes with juice

1 (15-ounce) can    tomato sauce

1 (15-ounce) can    black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15-ounce) can    pinto beans, rinsed and drained

2 tablespoons         Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon           liquid smoke

1/4 cup                     barbecue sauce

Directions:

In a medium-large pot, over medium-high heat, brown the ground meat and onions. In the last minute of browning, add the garlic. Stir and cook.
Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, black and pinto beans, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, and barbeque sauce.
Stir well. Bring to boiling.
Allow to simmer on low heat for at least 20 minutes.
Alternatively, this can be put into the oven (covered or uncovered, depending on how thick you want it) at 250° for several hours.

Baked Goods Free Webinar by Melissa K Norris

Melissa K Norris is hosting a free webinar this Thursday. Here is information from her e-mail:

I figured out how to have Easy & Healthy Homemade Baked Goods in One Hour Per Week

This week I’m teaching this method LIVE with a Q&A at the end.

Thousands of people have gone through this FREE training and are now serving up delicious homemade food to their families every day without slaving in the kitchen every single day.

https://melissaknorris.lpages.co/bread-webinar-melissa/

Once you enter your information in the new tab, you get a link to her recipe website. It includes stuff like this:

Recipe Friday: Thieves Blend

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Thieves Blend, or Four Thieves Blend, has been around since the Middle Ages, give or take a few centuries. There are many stories surrounding the name and the mixture, but most herbalists, scientists, and doctors agree on its effectiveness.

Thieves Blend of essential oils is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal & anti-viral. Granted, many microbes are beneficial to the human body, but God provides amazing protection against the harmful ones through His plants.

Benefits of Thieves Blend:

  • Cleans the air of germs and molds as you diffuse
  • Respiratory support
  • Prevents against food spoilage
  • Stops unwanted microbes and superbugs
  • Antioxidant
  • Oral health
  • Digestion
  • Alleviates discomfort due to arthritis, muscle pains, joint pains, nausea, vomiting, gum issues, and ulcers
  • Powerful emotional and physiological effects from diffusing

According to https://www.fiddlerselbowgrease.co.uk/blog/the-story-of-the-four-thieves , here is the story:

The use of Thieves oil dates all the way back to the year 1413.  The time of the infamous Bubonic Plague (aka The Black Death) ran rampant through Europe and Asia. The plague spread like wild-fire amongst the citizens, and the physicians alike.  It seemed impossible to be in the vicinity without contracting it, and at the time, the sickness really did mean ultimate death.

However, four thieves, who were notoriously robbing the infected dead bodies of all their possessions, miraculously never contracted the highly infectious plague, were captured and charged for stealing from the sick and dying.

The crime these four men committed was punishable by being burnt alive.  The judge was so intrigued by how these men had stayed immune to this terrible disease, that he told them if they shared their secret he would spare them this punishment. Taking the deal, they told stories of their herbal knowledge and their powerful medicinal properties when combined in certain ways.

The Thieves told the judge their secret: they were perfume and spice merchants who were unemployed due to the closure of the sea ports and the devastation of the plague.  In this age, physicians were seen wearing long black robes, wide brimmed hats, and masks that appeared to have a beak. The reason being that the masks were said to have contained a combination of herbs, spices, and essential oils that the physicians would breathe in order to keep themselves safe from those afflicted with the illness.

Their long black robes were also said to be doused in a similar fragrant concoction and current research continues to build upon this theory. They had prepared an essential oil recipe that when applied to their hands, ears, temples, feet and masks over their mouths, kept them safe from infection.

The judge stayed true to his word.  The men were not burned alive, but instead they were hanged for their crimes.

From then on, the doctors who treated the Black Death victims appropriately used this special blend.  The beak is how doctors got the long-lasting nickname “quack”.

Yet another version of the story relates that a man named Richard Forthave developed and sold the preparation, and that the blend was originally referred to as Forthave’s. Over time, his name became corrupted to Four Thieves.

There are many versions of how Thieves Blend is made, but the basic ingredients are essential oils of lemon, clove, cinnamon, and rosemary. Those are included in the Young Living brand, as well as eucalyptus. Other mixtures contain also oils of  white camphor, sweet orange, thyme, and sage.

A sample recipe for Thieves Blend:

8 drops of Clove Essential Oil
7 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
4 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil
3 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
2 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil

How to use Thieves Blend

Using the blend straight:

Combine 1 drop Thieves Blend to 4 drops of carrier oil to massage on soles of feet, lower back, neck, hands, temples, and behind the ears. This can be used on everyone, but you may wish to spot-test for sensitivity first.

  • Add to dish water
  • Add 5-6 drops to a load of laundry
  • Wash pet dishes in a solution of soapy water and 1-2 drops of oil
  • Add 10-15 drops to a bucket of soapy water to clean floors
  • Sprinkle on your face mask to kill microbes coming and going

All-Purpose Spray: 2 drops of Thieves Blend per ounce of water. Add the oil to the bottle first, then the water. Shake well each time you use it. Use the spray for cleaning around the home.

You can also combine with vodka and/or witch hazel instead of water, and spray on surfaces as an anti-microbial; wipe off or leave on, as indicated. Suggested surfaces:

  • Stuffed animals / toys
  • Cell phones
  • Dishwasher
  • Pet bedding
  • Mattresses / bedding
  • Air vents
  • Take on trips and use in guest rooms or hotels
  • Spray on your face mask, both sides

Thieves Blend is good for diffusing throughout the air.

Much information can be found at this site: https://survivalschool.com/%EF%BB%BFthieves-oil-history-recipes-uses/

There is also a Thieves Vinegar. Fill a jar with herbs and slices of lemon, garlic, sage, lavender, thyme, rosemary, mint, and wormwood. Pour vinegar to cover all, and cap tightly. Allow to steep for several days. As with Fire Cider, this is shelf-stable. To use, rub over hands, sip lightly, or consume with rice or vegetables (do not cook it, though).

According to Wikipedia, “an original copy of the recipe posted on the walls of Marseilles during an episode of the plague: Take three pints of strong white wine vinegar, add a handful of each of wormwood, meadowsweet, wild marjoram and sage, fifty cloves, two ounces of campanula roots, two ounces of angelic, rosemary and horehound and three large measures of camphor. Place the mixture in a container for fifteen days, strain and express then bottle. Use by rubbing it on the hands, ears and temples from time to time when approaching a plague victim.”

*image from google images

5 Ways to Heal Cavities Naturally

The entirety of this post is taken from this website: https://naturallivingfamily.com/how-to-heal-cavities-naturally/ . Please visit Dr Zelinski’s website and read more about natural health.

ORAL DISEASE IN THE U.S.

General Dentistry recently published an article that shows the connection between periodontal disease and chronic illness. There is a correlation between cavities and other diseases such as diabetes and heart health. It is important to practice good oral health, because you will reap the benefits of better overall health. And if you have cavities already, it’s important to know how to heal cavities naturally to avoid invasive procedures in the future.

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofascial Research (1) shows that American adults do not have as many cavities as they did in the 1970s. However, American adults do have many unhealthy dental problems. Recent studies from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey shows that adults age 20-64 include:

  • Blacks, Hispanics, young adults, and people from lower socio-economic situations and educational backgrounds who are not as likely to care for decaying teeth.
  • On average, 3.28 decayed or missing permanent teeth and 13.65 decayed and missing permanent surfaces that are identified in all ethnic and class groups.
  • Hispanic subgroups, and people who are economically depressed, who experience higher levels of tooth decay in permanent adult teeth than other demographics.
  • Whites and people of better economic means and educational status who suffer from tooth decay more often than other demographics.
  • 23 percent currently have decaying teeth that require treatment.
  • 92 percent who have had at least one cavity in their permanent teeth.

Although there have been many solutions to help prevent tooth decay since the 70s, the data above shows that everyone is at risk for cavities, no matter what their socioeconomic and educational status may be.

Additionally, there has been a rise in systemic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes in America. It is no coincidence that these diseases are connected to oral health.

UNDERSTANDING & PREVENTING CAVITIES

Healthy teeth are sustained by a flow of beneficial dental fluids. When you get a cavity, there is a reversal in this proper flow. When one has bad oral hygiene, bacteria and acids can feed on sugar. This erodes the enamel that protects teeth and creates an inflammatory response in the dentin.

Ultimately, your body’s metalloproteinases becomes activated and starts the cavity process. It is important to maintain good dental fluids to minimize the harmful bacteria in your mouth. It is important to learn how to heal a cavity naturally by using natural remedies, because chemicals can create greater problems.

TRUTH BEHIND FLUORIDE

We’re told that fluoridated water is “natural” and known to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Dentists and public health officials have pushed this information on us for decades.

However, scientific data suggests this is completely false. Chemicals found in American water are safe to drink, except for fluoride. Fluoridating water is not encouraged in most developed countries.

The Fluoride Action Networks says,

“The main chemicals used to fluoridate drinking water are known as ‘silicofluorides’ (i.e., hydrofluorosilicic acid and sodium fluorosilicate). Silicofluorides are not pharmaceutical-grade fluoride products; they are unprocessed industrial by-products of the phosphate fertilizer industry. Since these silicofluorides undergo no purification procedures, they can contain elevated levels of arsenic — more so than any other water treatment chemical. In addition, recent research suggests that the addition of silicofluorides to water is a risk factor for elevated lead exposure, particularly among residents who live in homes with old pipes.”

It is inconclusive whether or not the risks outweigh the benefits of drinking fluoride water on tap.

An epidemiological study done in Vojvodina Serbia, which included 145 children under the age of 6, determined that fluoride prevents cavities and tooth decay in deciduous (baby) teeth, but the “presence of fluoride in the drinking water doesn’t affect the health of deciduous teeth.”

Whether we give our children unpurified tap water to drink, or pay the dentist to give fluoride treatments during check-ups, it makes me wonder if we are poisoning our children.

5 WAYS TO HEAL CAVITIES NATURALLY

Brushing and flossing daily is important, and there are many ways you can reverse cavities without taking fluoride. Here are some tips to heal cavities naturally at home.

1. OIL PULLING

Oil pulling has been used for centuries by Ayurvedic medicine. It is a great way to detoxify your mouth. You can swish a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for 20 minutes to cure gingivitis, headaches and systemic diseases like diabetes. We recommend using coconut oil and clove or tea tree essential oils for antiseptic and antifungal treatments:

  • It is best to oil pull first thing in the morning
  • Don’t let 20 minutes scare you. You can oil pull while you get ready for the day.
  • After pulling, rinse your mouth with warm water. Use salt water for antimicrobial properties.
  • Do not be shocked if the oil mixture is white or yellow.
  • Brush your teeth like normal
  • This should be a relaxing process, so you do not need to vigorously swish your mouth the entire time.

2. USE MINERALIZING TOOTH PASTE

There are many brands of fluoride free toothpaste. Or, you can make your own easy/cost effective toothpaste with bentonite clay and essential oil toothpaste.

Try this recipe:

HOMEMADE TOOTHPASTE POWDER

This recipe is for tooth powder, but it makes a great toothpaste too! The color of your finished product may vary depending on the color of your clay and the essential oils used.

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a food processor.
  2. In a separate container, add your chosen essential oils to the carrier oil and mix well.
  3. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients in the food processor gradually until well blended. Mixture should be granular and slightly damp.
  4. Store in a glass jar with a lid.

To make toothpaste, once the tooth powder is complete, gradually add in water and more coconut oil, blending as you go, until you reach the desired consistency.

* No matter what allergies you may have, there’s a carrier oil that’s right for you. You can use any, or a combination of these: Avocado, Fractionated Coconut, Grapeseed, Jojoba, Sweet Almond.

** Essential oils are great for oral health and these are some of our favorite blends for your homemade toothpaste recipe:

3. CONSUME RAW DAIRY

Of course, if you’re sensitive to dairy, avoid it at all costs, but it’s important to recognize that pasteurized dairy is void of vital nutrients and will not “do your body good” like the slogan says.

Raw dairy, on the other hand, is full of vitamins and minerals that help healthy dental fluid flow and maintain strong teeth. Consuming raw dairy can help boost your calcium, vitamin K2, magnesium, phosphorus, and fat soluble vitamins levels.

4. REMOVE PHYTIC ACID

Phytic Acid is in the bran portion of grains and legumes. It blocks the phosphorus availability in humans, and binds minerals for oral health such as calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. These minerals become unavailable for proper utilization.

Phytic acid has anti-nutritional effects such as digestive disorders, lack of appetite, and nutrient deficiency. It is important to limit your grain consumption and stay away from soy products. It is also best to eat foods that are organic and GMO free.

5. REMOVE SUGAR

Sugar is the worst thing you can consume for cavities. It feeds oral bacteria and prevents a healthy flow of dental fluids. It is very acidic and can demineralize teeth which makes them decay. This means no candy, soda, or baked goods, and it also means to limit honey, maple syrup, and juices.

These natural approaches can reverse cavities in a cost effective and efficient way. Take good care or your oral health and show off your new smile with pride.