People think crooked teeth are due to uncontrollable physical disorder since birth. Thanks to the techniques of modern orthodontics it is possible to fix this issue, but did you know that it is possible to prevent crooked teeth naturally?
Modern lifestyle is the main cause of crooked teeth, says Dr. Weston A. Price.
Modern diet and crooked teeth: what is the link?
Dr. Weston A. Price was a dentist in 1930s that developed theories about the relationship between physical health, nutrition, and dental health, including the link between diet and crooked teeth. He asserted that if the teeth were twisted, it could be due to skeletal deformity related to a poor diet. Dr. Weston A. Price believed that this same diet that is causing crooked teeth can also lead to other dental or skeletal health problems, among others.
To test his hypothesis, Dr. Weston A. Price traveled to the four corners of the world to study the dental health of different people. He found that in different parts of the world, people had more or less straight teeth, and were more or less prone to tooth decay.
In his book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Dr. Weston A. Price published his research and photographs of the people he met. He compared the teeth of people living in rural and remote areas to those of people with a modern lifestyle. He found that people far from any modern diet had better teeth, aligned teeth and overall good health.
Dr. Weston A. Price found some similar elements in the diets of people in rural areas.
People living in remote areas have good teeth because they do not eat processed foods, no sugar, white flour or canned products. More surprisingly, they consume very little vegetable oils. Their diet is mainly based on the consumption of products prepared from animal fats (grass-fed animals) and vegetables.
Dr. Weston A. Price has actually analyzed the diets of rural or primitive populations and made a major discovery: all these diets contain 4 times the amount of minerals and water soluble vitamins compared to the current American diet. Even more interesting: the animal fats contain 10 times the rate of fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A and D.
It is almost impossible to reproduce this kind of diet but you can make some changes to your diet based on the results of the studies conducted by Dr. Weston A. Price.
For this, you can start by avoiding highly refined food additives, such as white flour and sugar, and replace them with natural alternatives such as:
- Coconut flour
Prefer coconut flour because it is rich in protein and fiber and it’s less refined.
Natural honey is the healthiest sweetener. Rich in antioxidants and having excellent antimicrobial properties, honey perfectly replaces sugar and cures many diseases, provided that it is 100% natural with no added sugar (read the labels!).
- Healthy animal fats
Vegetable oils can be replaced by a very moderate consumption of animal fats derived from animals fed on grass. Weston A. Price says that good animal fats are the reason for the incredible health and teeth alignment for people living in rural areas.