in the last months ive often checked my teeths. i hoped that my two holes will close up naturally during this lifestyle. Now there are about six holes in my teeths and im very disenchanted! I think i have to quit my low fat raw vegan lifestyle! im vegetarian for 4, vegan for 3 and (hclf) raw for one year. i always had the best tooths and no holes (as meateater, vegetarian, vegan). Now I eat a lot of calories, always on 811 or 955, checking my caloric intake daily (cronometer) and had 3000-5000 calories a day. I ate a lot of very ripe organic bananas or apples, sometimes durian, melon, (wild) greens and many vegetables etc.. I really dont know what to do, i love the way i eat but my tooths hurts very often when i'm eating fruit. I dont want to leave the "raw"-movement and i feal so great instead of my teeths. But six holes are enough.. I think that i will try the cooked 811 without a lot of fruits till tomorrow. I think I have to try cooked quinoa, buckwheat, oat, potatoes, sweetpotatoes etc. but i dont know how my body will react.
I love to call me a raw-vegan, feel great, gained muscle and support everyone during this lifestyle but for some reason i think its not for me or not yet.
I hope that you have a lot of tips for me because i dont want to fall in to a sad cooked diet because of my teeth....
My teeth have gotten mildly better since I stopped eating anything but fruit, and I only brush/floss once a day usually, so I beg to differ. Most damage to teeth happens from minerals being leeched by the body, not from acids on the surface. Grains and nuts are far more damaging to teeth than fruit.
Thnx for the info, i def will!
So what diet are you going to do to give you better teeth?
I believe that if you do not look after your teeth they will have holes in them. You need to brush and floss at least three times daily. I do not believe that it is the 80/10/10 diet, simply because 99.9% of people on the diet have amazing teeth while people on the SAD diet have generally bad to normal teeth. I think it is too easy to blame the diet.
Here is a good thread on the topic:
how much water do you drink and how many hours do you sleep a night?
8-10 hours and 3 Liter water..
If I drank only 3 litres of water I would be dehydrated, try to increase it to 5-6 and see if it helps, cause dry mouth can cause bacteria forming in your teeth, also sleep at least 10 hours a night not less than that
thanks. i wil buy ph-stripes and have a look. what calcium rich foods are you talkin about? (checked cronometer daily, enough calcium)
my mouth pH is 6.5-7.0. tomorrow i will check again without drinking water before.
That's a very interesting post, Prana. Could you expand a bit on the reasoning behind this? I've noticed that the pH of my mouth in the morning is always 6, while the pH of my urine in the morning is about 8. I've always wondered why i have this discrepancy, and it seems like you might be onto something.