Now I know we are all different species of bought-and-paid-for industry shills. For the dentists, exhibit A is dental products, B is fluorIdation, C is mercury amalgams and root canals.
I'm a retired dentist, former site visitor for the Commission on Dental Accreditation, past commissioner and Vice-chair of the Joint Commission of National Dental Examinations, "beneficiary" of municipal water fluoridation (Grand Rapids, 1945, 1.0ppm...now 0.7ppm), and "recipient" of numerous amalgams (all replaced; however even some of the newer restorative material--mostly composites--contain known carcinogens) and four root canal therapies (none of which contain any "mercury"). Given that lengthy intro, you might expect me to pooh-pooh what has been claimed in this Substack piece. Besides the easy-to-denegrate numerous anecdotal entries in it, it is, overall, I am comfortable in saying that it is a spot-on appraisal (overall; there may be a few inaccuracies--minor as they may be) as to how far off the rails dentistry has gone. Dentistry is clearly no longer the same profession I entered fifty-plus years ago. Thank goodness I am long-retired. Like the medical profession, its allied research industry, medical schools, and professional organizations, dentistry, too, needs to be completely overhauled. The three points made in this Substack piece are a start. Quibbling with some of the small inaccuracies, anecdotes, and exaggerations will not be productive and nothing more than a distraction. Dentististry, too, needs a big-time fix. I applaud the making the points in the article. But the "baby with the bathwater" principle must be observed in the overhaul of dentistry as it should be in medicine. And it certainly should NOT be directed by the American Dental Association anymore than the AMA should in medicine. Break out the "Caution: Paradigm Shifting Ahead!" signs. They are overdue.
About deodorant. Not to sound too stinky, but if we are talking about health here. Our bodies are designed to sweat. Sweating helps get rid of toxins in our bodies. If we could invent a pill that designed to make us not sweat, I'm sure people would think that is great. However they would find out real quick just how important it is to our health to sweat. Can you imagine if someone said I hate the smell of urine so I decided to take a pill, or apply something on my body, to stop urinating.
I believe if we were able to somehow clog up our underarms and stop the sweat, then we are asking for trouble with our lymph nodes around our underarms. Our bodies have a very important lymph system and it is extremely important to our health to allow our lymph system to do it's job. It is important to our health that we don't clog up our lymph system. Sometimes not only are we clogging up our natural waste system, thus messing up our lymph, we are putting heavy metals under our arms on purpose to clog up our lymph system. Fun fact. How many times have you heard people talking about having cancer in their lymph systems? Wonder how many of cancer patients routinely clogged up their waste exits in their bodies by using some type of deodorant, and their lymph system got clogged up. Don't clog up your waste exits in your body if you don't want cancer!!
Now lets get back to the stink problem. No one wants to stink. Did you know if you did manage to eat and drink a clean diet that eventually your underarm sweat wouldn't stink. You would still sweat though, but a clean non-processed diet, and that means practically the elimination of pharma drugs too, then you aren't expelling so much toxic stinky waste and therefore you just don't really stink when you do sweat.
Something to think or stink about.
Everyone remember the sweetened, pink fluoride pills they gave us in elementary schools?
Serious question: how could any 'expert' ever be trusted again?
Interesting timing. I had part of a dentist damaged tooth break off two days ago. I haven't gone to dentists in years because of the damage they do and the cost. A sealer or resin filling would take care of the tooth but I can't find a dentist who will just simply do that. It is a crime that the work of Weston Price wasn't the rule for dentistry from his time. His discovered that proper eating yields healthy solid bones and teeth. Thanks for getting the word out.
I can only imagine the wonderful world we would manifest if good were rewarded instead of evil.
I used to get so many fillings regularly. It’s a miracle my teeth are still in my mouth. About 10 years ago I realized I was eating terrible and causing myself chronic disease. I completely changed my diet and I learned about the Microbiome and how important good bacteria is to the human body. After cutting out refined grains, sugar, processed meat, food additives and other processed foods like vegetable oils, my tooth decay stopped. I no longer have receding gums. I also increased my intake of veggies and legumes and other nutrient packed foods. I now use a clay-based toothpaste that taste terrible, but it helps mineralize the teeth. I floss at least once a day. I have decent gaps that food gets stuck in. I doubt I even need the toothpaste though. I now eat a diet that both supports healthy bacteria living in my mouth (and entire nobody) and my body no longer has to rob calcium from my teeth and bones to buffer my body from being overly acidic.
I also no longer have bad breath. If I eat refined carbohydrates (like after going to a wedding or a party with friends or something), I wake up with horrible breath.
My body odor has slowly been decreased as well. I can smell bad after a day or two of hard work and not showering but it’s nothing like it was before. I rarely use deodorant and if I do, it’s a natural homemade version with very few ingredients. All the toothpaste’s, mouthwashes, and most other scented toiletries are usually just masking microbiome problems, which are indicators of high risk of chronic disease.
With everything going on, it sure seems like they have been trying to poison us for many decades. Some of this will be eliminated by your body, but we have no way of knowing what might remain. Thanks for another area of "health" I can no longer trust.
Tooth “paste” :
Warm water and salt.
This was strongly recommended by Mother Rita, of unknown old age. She had the most beautiful set of, somewhat incongruous, perfect pearly whites. Last I heard of her she was seen riding down the high school hallway on a skate board in 1980s.
Yikes I need to make a lot of changes to my daily routine.
A1 info...manyThanks...here's a BFTP...decades ago, an old farmer recalled that whenever he paid his doc a visit, he was told to see his dentist first & 'oddly' enough that would resolve his ailment...go figure...a doc with scruples!
Fantastic post, Robert. I’m 100% with you on the dental care and body care. The baking soda can sting for the first few days as your body acclimates. One suggestion: I’ve not done the in-depth research, but it might be a better practice to find another brand than Arm & Hammer such as Bob’s Red Mill. It’s not cheap and doesn’t come in 13lb bags, but I’m guessing it’s processed with fewer impurities in the pipeline.
In a similar vein, showering every day in chlorinated water is another habit that should be stopped. Getting a filter on the shower head is a simple solution. Man! I should start a Substack! 😉
I changed to a biological dentist about 10 years ago. Removed all amalgams and root canals. I'm so thankful I have this resource where I live. And I buy all personal care products at the local health food store, plus I get a couple of prescriptions from a local compounding pharmacy. When I see pharmacies like CVS and Walgreen's I just see McDonald's medicine. Junk!
Yup. Had all the amalgam removed from my mouth about 14 years ago by my ex, the holistic dentist. Immediately felt better, slept better, less anxiety and I could drink hot or cold liquids without pain. You’re spot on!
Thank you Dr Yoho for another important article on staying healthy. Such great advice!
A few months ago I had the best dental cleaning ever in my life. The hygienist had already recommended a hydroflosser and Dental Herb oil for gum inflammation, so I started using a water pik. Instead of using a lot of the oil ($40 per bottle), I started brushing with baking soda and then using hydrogen peroxide in the water pik water. Had the least amount of plaque ever, especially in my lower front teeth which was always torture.
Arrrgggghhh. I can't take anymore :(
But thanks for the info. Making changes now.
If this podcast was not frightening enough, consider this..