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I am often asked what I think about, or know about, dental regeneration and dental healing as a result of natural healing modalities, particularly raw foods diets, including both vegan and those which include animal foods, the latter of which are often referred to as RVAF diets (raw vegetation and animal foods), nutritional supplements, energy healing and spiritual healing.
Well, what do we mean by dental regeneration? Dental regeneration, as usually defined, may include any of the following:
Here, then, are my musings and observations.....
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Some Observations Regarding Raw Diets and Dental Regeneration
Let's be clear here.... This website started as an informational website about the possible benefits of eating largely raw and largely Paleolithic diets, particularly ones which include some animal foods. Of course, as will happen with any self-evolving system, the scope of this website has grown to include a number of related wholistic modalities to allow folks to reach a greater level of health and vitality. In other words, the scope of the site has grown well beyond the realm of simply largely-raw or largely-Paleolithic diets (aka Caveman diet, Neanderthal diet.) I will assume that most inquirers who have been asking me about dental regeneration and dental healing are primarily interested in largely-raw or largely-Paleolithic diets, but would also be open to information about other wholistic, gentle, non-invasive methods of natural healing as well. Thus, the intent of this webpage is to attempt to share what I know and what I have learned and observed in these realms.
First, let us get out of the way the perennial and related questions:
"Will a raw diet heal all my cavities and damaged teeth?From my own perspective, the answer to these questions is that a raw diet (whether vegan or a RVAF diet) alone will not usually result in a whole lot of drastic repair/regrowth phenomena. Indeed, there are rampant stories of many fruitarians and raw vegans who, over time, have suffered accelerated gum disease and development of dental caries (cavities) due to long-term deficiencies (of minerals, trace elements, fatty acids, protein, etc.) linked to such diets. However, a number of persons on RVAF (raw vegetation and animal foods) diets (aka RAF diets) have reported that existing cavities and broken teeth (which were exposing pulp or root) have sealed over with what appears to be a layer of calcium and that all decay and pain at those sites have ceased. Further, many folks on largely-raw RVAF diets have also reported reversal of gum disease and periodontal disease. In both cases, the majority of folks reporting such phenomena (myself included) seem to have made a real effort to ensure ample levels of minerals (especially calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg)) and trace minerals in their diet (conversely, I have encountered other folks in the largely-raw RVAF world who continued to have dental and gum problems until they started supplementing with Ca, Mg and trace minerals . There have been a few folks in the raw vegan world, particularly teenagers, who have also reported healing or sealing of cavities, and one report of a raw vegan teenager (from the Boutenko family, discussed below) who apparently had all his cavities completely heal, including re-growth of missing enamel.
"Will it prevent further cavities?"
"Will it regenerate my missing or badly damaged teeth?"
So, my general observation is that if a person is on a largely-raw RVAF diet, and they are getting enuf calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and other minerals (almost always needed as well from supplemental sources), then they may likely experience a complete halt of dental caries (which causes cavities) at their current stage, and an arresting of the development of further cavities, and they seem to often report that existing cavities will "seal" -- meaning the cavity stops growing, but much of the cavity is still there, and may still look discolored, but it is now sealed by a thin layer of minerals (an enamel-like compound) deposited by the body, and no longer causes pain or discomfort. I had a detailed conversation, in person, on this topic with Aajonus Vonderplanitz (the founder of the Primal Diet, which is an all-raw RVAF or RAF diet) in both November 2000 and again in early 2001, and his own experiences and observations seem to jibe one hundred percent with mine. He shared with me that he has almost never seen complete regeneration (re-filling) of a cavity from any raw diet, whether it be raw vegan or RVAF (aka RAF), but that folks on his diet often experience the type of sealing of old cavities which I have referenced above.
Further, and here the percentages are, of course, lower than for the phenomena related above, I have heard a number of anecdotal reports (first-person and second-person) that indicate that a significant number of persons on partially-raw or fully-raw RVAF or Paleo diets who also supplemented extensively with minerals (particularly Ca, Mg, boron, and especially the so-called "chelated colloidal liquid minerals" from ancient seabeds) seem to experience full repair of all cavities, even to the extent of old restorations ("fillings") being pushed out of the tooth as the process unfolds.
Going further, it seems that in general, folks on a RVAF diet usually seem to have an easier time with teeth -- both in terms of arresting of old cavities and sealing of open cavities -- than do most folks on a raw vegan diet; fruitarian diets seem to be the worst in this regard. However, there are a few isolated reports of folks, often teenagers (again, for example, see the Boutenko reference below), on raw vegan diets who have achieved either partial or full restoration of old cavities from raw diet alone. Examining raw vegan diets more closely, if we go to the extremes of such diets, and take a look at fruitarians (folks who eat primarily raw fruit or only raw fruit), we find numerous stories of rather massive tooth decay and even tooth loss among people who try or have tried fruitarian diets over the long-term (3 months or longer), and also among some Instinctos (and Anopsologists) and Pangaians who have chosen to eat largely-fruit raw diets.
Despite my previous statements above that RVAF diets in general seem to allow folks to "do better" with dental problems than raw vegan diets, there are some exceptions. Perhaps the most notable which comes to mind is that of the Boutenko family, a family (often reported upon via raw vegan websites and in raw vegan lectures and conventions; Victoria Boutenko has also written a book on the benefits of raw diets) which has eaten an all raw vegan diet for at least four years. Victoria Boutenko has reported in her book and in lectures that their then-15 year old, previously diabetic son experienced complete self-repair of all of his dental cavities (to quote a book reviewer, "imagine Sergei's horror as his fillings fell out one by one, and his subsequent amazement as those same teeth refilled themselves") after being on a raw vegan diet for a few years. For an off-site link to the Boutenko Family homepage, see The Rawfamily Page. For some off-site pages with reviews on Victoria Boutenko's book, please see Wellness Today -- Book Review: Raw Family and Raw Food Info Review of Raw Family .
Healing and Regeneration with
Other Natural Healing Methods
Is all hope lost for complete regrowth of missing or badly damaged teeth? Not necessarily, although our excursion is now about to venture beyond the confines of largely-raw food diets and largely-Paleolithic diets (aka Caveman diet).... There are several natural healing traditions which have seen occasional regrowth of missing teeth or regeneration of the damaged part of cavity-ridden teeth. These traditions/techniques are:
Body Electronics (I trained in this tradition for about 7 years; it does involve a largely-raw diet as one component) is a system of natural self-healing (with a spiritual component as well) and related methods which aim for cellular regeneration. While Body Electronics (aka BE) does not officially claim that this will happen on their program, and in fact officially warns that you cannot count on it, nor even exact such results at all , there are at least 5 folks (and probably more like 14, according to friends who have delved deeper into BE than I), mostly in the mid-West USA region (largely Michigan) who experienced such regrowth in the 1970s and 1980s due to use of BE methods. The interesting thing is that in these cases, each person had previously had dental restorations ("fillings") in their cavities, and, during the healing (in a few hours or overnite), the restorations (fillings) popped right out of the teeth, and the teeth regrew new pulp, dentin and enamel, to become whole again. A few of these folks regrew teeth which had been entirely missing. If you wish to learn more about Body Electronics, please see my article on an on-site page entitled An Overview of Body Electronics: Effectiveness and Controversies.
A fascinating side note to this: I decided to do a rather in-depth follow-up of a male one-time BE practitioner from Michigan who'd had all his teeth with cavities (I believe there were five) self-repair overnite (I believe there was a minor white-light experience as well as some foul odors coming off his body as he did a rapid nasty detox as well) while at a 5-day BE seminar in the late 1970s. It turns out that, as many people do at times, he eventually got caught up in the details of living life, and forgot about natural healing. Within a year or two afterward, he apparently lost all interest in health and healing, dropped his raw food diet and went back to the ways of the world, including fast food and french fries. Within 10 years, according to friends of his, he had more cavities and restorations than before he had started his BE work, and it did not appear to bother him one bit! He apparently has never shown any interest in returning to BE or raw foods, last I heard, despite his rather magical experience with BE in the late 1970s.
John Christopher, Sr.
The late John Christopher, Sr. the master herbalist, claimed a few such successes as well, using herbs; and apparently these cases occurred in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Again in these cases, it did not seem to matter if there were restorations (fillings) in place or not. Further, he even claimed a few cases of teeth which grew to replace missing teeth.
Some folks in spiritual traditions who experience a state of complete God-unity and love and perfection have also experienced massive healings in their bodies at the same time, including tooth regeneration. Some of these miraculous healings have apparently occurred in the past 50 years, and some in the USA. I will cover the related topics of energy healers and spiritual healers below.
Quantum Touch (QT) is an easy-to-learn system of increasing inner energy flow so that the practitioner may then use that energy for their own healing or to work on others via energy healing modalities, either in-person via hands-on work or via remote healing. Some folks who practice QT use QT methods only as their healing modality, while others use the QT techniques to "energize" other energy work, such as Polarity or Reiki. The founder of Quantum Touch is Richard Gordon, who is a colleague and friend of mine. Richard has recently reported to me (November 2004) that QT practitioners have, in the past few years, reported at least two cases of dental regeneration (regrowth of missing or damaged teeth) in clients and also at least one case of a major correction of overbite. Here are all the details of each case that I have available to me at this time:
1) Dental regeneration in an adult female: A healer named Bob Rasmusson, whom Richard has credited with teaching him much of what has become QT, reported to Richard that he had performed several hands-on QT healings on his adult daughter, a woman in her mid-40s; she had a history of some rough dental problems, including lots of cavities, lots of restorations (fillings) and other problems, and had lost a number of teeth, leaving gaps in her mouth. Bob told Richard that his daughter reported to him that after several sessions of QT new teeth had erupted in her mouth to replace each missing tooth. However, a caveat, Richard has also written to me the following about this purported incident:By the way, many of the basic energy methods that QT uses to increase inner energy flow may be easily learned from their inexpensive book or from one of their tapes/CDs or videotapes. To learn more about QT, or to find a practitioner of QT near you, check out their website at www.quantumtouch.com, or call 888-424-0041 or (direct dial) 808-821-1940; their e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org"Story #1 was told to me by Robert Rasmusson, the man who taught me to run energy, who worked on his daughter. The session was not remote, but lasting almost two hours. She had already lost her teeth and a new set grew in. I have no way to validate this tall tale."2) Dental regeneration in an adult female: In one of Richard's instructor workshops, a woman in her 40s who was a QT student and had been a recent and frequent recipient of numerous QT sessions (some during workshops) reported that two missing teeth were being replaced by new "baby" teeth which were now erupting from her gums to replace them; she claimed that recent x-rays from her dentist showed the erupting teeth. Richard has written about this incident:"#2 - ...She was in her 40s and attended one of my workshops. I believe that most of the reason she succeeded was because she absolutely believed she would. She had two missing teeth that had fallen out years ago, and x-rays showed two new teeth coming in to replace the missing ones. The teeth had not yet broken through the gums yet, and I had not seen her x-rays, but she was thrilled and excited about the results so I believed her."3) Correction of major overbite in one remote session: An accomplished QT and energy healing practitioner in Florida reported to Richard in December 2004, and subsequently to me, a tale of a significant healing of dental overbite in an adult female healing client. The woman in question had volunteered for a healing treatment, but had reported that her only health-related problem was a case of overbite which was currently being corrected with a retainer. So, on a Wednesday evening in November 2004, the QT practitioner (also a degreed minister) and several members of his congregation who were also QT practitioners devoted a bit of time to performing remote healing on the woman in question. I am told that the client called the practitioner within hours and reported that her overbite had been corrected almost instantly, and that she also gleefully reported that her dental retainer would not longer fit in her mouth. Before and after photos were also submitted to Richard Gordon and to me. The QT practitioner in this case was Rev. Dennis Alexander, who is located in Florida; his website may be found at http://www.mayanreiki.com/
Here are some more comments on this case by Richard Gordon:"#3 She just wanted a general healing session, and the thing that changed was her overbite. Body intelligence does what it will with the energy. This was a hands on session with a small group of QT practitioners.....
This story is solid. Feel free to use the photos too.
I heard from a number of QT people that they could delay root canals for a very long time (with QT) and perhaps avoid them."
Other Systems and Methods
A few folks (I believe the count to be four) who have used the inert noble gas/magnetic devices designed by Hilarion have experienced regrowth of missing teeth. Jon Fox (who happens to be a raw foodist as well) may be able to tell you more about this, as he markets these devices; more information is available at his Hilarion website (off-site link) .
A few folks who have reported close encounters "of the third kind" with UFOs have claimed to have had all kinds of healings, including several tooth regeneration incidents (a few of these folks have web pages talking about these things; you may find them via a search at Google search engine if you wish....). I have never bothered to verify these myself, and would wonder, if the stories are true, if perhaps the person had had some sort of major spiritual opening, accompanied by white light and healing, and then later attributed it to a UFO encounter in an attempt to define or classify the experience.
Please note that I am using herein the term "spiritual healer" in its strictest sense, to indicate those healers who work only by invoking God (or Being or Spirit or Divinity, whichever you prefer) and allowing God/Being to restore perfection, with no energy work or effort or intention on the healer's part. In my current definition, any system which uses significant intent or visualization or "energy" to heal a problem would qualify as energy healing, rather than purely spiritual healing. Indeed, you will find a section devoted to energy healing further below.
A few Christian evangelical ministers based on the East Coast (usually the Carolinas or below ) and who work the entire Eastern Seaboard circuit, have claimed over the past 10 years, to have lots of missing and damaged teeth self-repair among many people in their audiences. I have never been able to substantiate any of these stories, and I know that whenever one of the more well-known of these preachers visited my local county, and local newspapers have asked for names, phone numbers or other documentation to corroborate the claims, the minister and his support staff have clammed up and been unable to provide any "live specimens" or documented cases. A few of these ministers claim that the teeth do not exactly self-repair, but rather that all fillings turn to "pure gold" or "pure platinum".
A few other psychic healers and spiritual healers have produced documented cases over the years of occasional dental healings. The late Olga Worrall of Washington, DC comes to mind -- her healings -- of all kinds -- were quite well-validated, and I have known dentists who believed as well that her few dental healing claims were legitimate. Her primary modality seemed to be spiritual healing (versus energy healing, which will be discussed below...).
Much as noted above, I define energy healing as qualitatively different from spiritual healing, and, in my schema, any system which uses significant intent or visualization or "energy" to heal a problem would qualify as energy healing, rather than purely spiritual healing. This definition would include much psychic healing and shamanic healing as well, so long as they involve significant intent, visualization or use of energy.
Healers Who Were Able to
Work Well With Teeth
I remember a time in early 2002 when I was on a raisin-eating binge, and it seems that every time I start eating lots of raisins on a daily basis, I seem to get toothaches (they are the only thing in the world nowadays which give me toothaches, if overdone; the reasons are rather obvious: the concentrated sugars, and the gummy nature of raisins, causing pieces to stick in and between teeth...) Anyway, I was being stubborn, and wanted to keep eating my raisins, and yet wanted to get rid of the excruciating toothache pain, so I simply called my friend Lana, who was a Russian energy healer. I had done several favors for her over the previous year for which she had been very appreciative, and she had always offered to return the favor if I ever needed one. So, one Saturday morning, when I was really getting very tired of the deep toothache (don't ask me why I did not simply stop eating raisins or increase my Ca and Mg levels even further... I guess I was being stubborn...), I called Lana on her cell phone. She was about 200 miles away at the time, visiting family up the coast, but quickly agreed to do the work remotely; it took her all of about three minutes or less. Within a half-day the toothache was a memory and never returned....
My now-deceased friend Jean Tamborski, who was a healer (my impression of her work was that it was primarily energy healing, with some Joel Goldsmith-type spiritual components thrown in) on Long Island (New York State), often told me that toothaches were one of the easiest things for her to deal with remotely, and that people came to her from far and wide for permanent healings of particular dental problems such as cavities or abscesses.
My energy healer friend
Lana has shifted her
attention to other interests,
and is not available at this time for any kind of remote healing work,
and Jean passed on in early 2002. However, after my mention of each of
these healers and their dental work in posts to one of the raw foods
groups, I received several requests from folks who wanted
for other good energy healers who have a good track record with teeth.
Recommendation for a Very Powerful and Effective Remote Energy Healer: Jerry Wills
As you may already know, I wear several hats, and, in addition to being a consulting scientist, a mystic and an intuitive, I am also a remote spiritual healer, and have had a website devoted to my spiritual healing work since the year 2000. Largely because of that website, I have made the acquaintance of a great many remote spiritual healers and remote energy healers from around the world over the past 15 years; some of them have also performed remote healing treatments on me. (BTW, if you are confused about the difference between spiritual healers and energy healers, you may find an explanation of the considerable difference between the two types of remote healing in one of the latter paragraphs of my note on my healing site at http://www.divine-heart.org/notetohealers.html)
And, as some of you may recall, for many years, whenever I had been approached by people asking for my recommendation of the most powerful and effective remote energy healer for physical problems of whom I was aware, I always recommended Australian energy healer Ron Wilding; I also had a recommendation for Ron's remote energy healing work, along with a link to his healing website, on several of my websites.
Well, Ron Wilding was quite advanced in years, and he passed away in October 2013. Since the time that Ron Wilding became essentially unavailable for remote energy healing work, many people have asked me if there was some other remote energy healer in the world whom I could recommend as strongly as I had recommended Ron Wilding. For a number of months, I was unable to recommend any particular remote energy healer to these inquirers who stood out in my mind as a suitable "replacement" for Ron Wilding.
However, in each case where I was asked, I promised that I would continue looking for a remote energy healer whose work was at least as powerful and effective as Ron Wilding's had been, and I surrendered the entire matter to Divinity, asking to be guided, at the right time, to such a remote energy healer; I was, in turn, advised by Divinity and by my angels that the matter would be taken care of by June of 2014.
Well, Divinity came through in fulfilling my request in early March of 2014. Through an extremely unlikely and circuitous route, one filled with bizarre synchronicities, I became aware recently of the existence of a remote energy healer in Arizona named Jerry Wills, who also happens to be a very colorful character (he became well-known at one point as a UFO and alien contactee, and he also leads guided tours to sacred and mysterious places in Peru).
Once I had learned of Jerry and his remote energy healing work, I was nudged by Divinity to approach him to ask him for a remote energy healing session, which I had in early March of 2014 (he does his work while talking with his client on the phone for the duration of the approximately 30 to 90 minute session). I can tell you that Jerry's remote energy healing work is, in my estimation, even more powerful and more effective than was that of the aforementioned Australian remote energy healer Ron Wilding.
Now, it takes a lot for me to make such a statement, for I know, or have known, hundreds of remote energy healers, and many of them have done some work on me over the years. However, the bottom line is that I feel, based upon my own experience, and also upon inner guidance from Divinity, that Jerry Wills is a remote energy healer whose work is at least as powerful and effective as was the remote energy healing work of Ron Wilding. You may find Jerry's energy healing website here: www.jerrywills.com[For full transparency, I want to note here that I never receive any kind of compensation, commission or remuneration in return for my recommendations from any of the remote healers or intuitives whom I may recommend on my websites.]
Minor Related Notes
What if you do want fillings or already have them? I personally believe, after much research and personal experience, that plastic composite fillings (restorations) are better for the body than metal amalgam. However, some folks in the RVAF movement, including Aajonus Vonderplanitz (father of the Primal Diet), feel that their bodies will not tolerate any restoration material at all, and thus have had all their fillings removed and their old cavities exposed. I personally have only plastic composite restorations. I had all my amalgams (49) removed in the late 1980's at great expense, to be replaced with composites; I have never regretted this. Perhaps some day I may try having a few composites restorations removed to allow the body to seal the cavity; in the meantime I allow this by natural attrition; as old plastic composite restorations fall out, I do not replace them. I do note that at least some of the stories above of dental regeneration happened in teeth with intact restorations -- the fillings apparently "popped out" at the time of repair in these cases.
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