I spend quite a bit of time each week answering comments on my blogs, both old and new. I love answering comments and no question is ever a “dumb” question in my book. The only dumb questions are the ones that never get asked!
That being said, there are always a few comments each week that really grab my attention for whatever reason.
Here are the ones in the spotlight this week ….
This from Harmony, a dentist commenting on healing cavities:
As I read this, I became a bit saddened. Our kids are getting sicker and sicker, and we all need to work together to find ways of improving their health. I’m a dentist too, and I’ve read Dr. Price’s book, and what he wrote sounds reasonable. We need to give it a chance before we shoot it. Why not try it? Why not improve the diets of our children? Let’s listen to each other. As dental/medical professionals we can learn a lot from this parents that work so hard everyday to make bone broths, lacto fermented foods, homemade bread, and on and on. It is hard work. How dare we accuse them of being liars or having no heart? We earned a degree to work for them, for the community and their families. And they in turn, should feel comfortable in taking their kids to us, and that we will give them the best advice possible. Doctors are needed when prevention, or diet, or hygiene is not working. We forget who we work for. On the other hand, there has been times when I’ve given dental advice on other blogs or forums like these, and my input is always shot down, because its not what the community wants to hear. We can all learn from each other.
Harmony, I absolutely agree. When someone thinks they have all the answers in their given profession whether they be a dentist or not, it is time to retire. We can all learn from each other and the condescending, know it all attitude from most of the dentists who responded to that post was absolutely shocking. And these dentists actually wonder why folks hate going to the dentist? Come ON!
I am so glad to read comments from dentists like you who remain open minded and committed to continuing to learn throughout their entire professional careers. Bravo!
Since I recently had to have an emergency c-section to save my baby’s life, I am glad to read now about the issues I should be aware of for her in the future. (Even here in the UK where midwives attend every birth, we still have to succumb to the medical establishment in emergencies).
Amy, that is great news that you will be taking steps to shore up the health of your baby’s gut following an emergency C-section. Surgical birth is no doubt one of the best things about modern medicine – this procedure has saved countless lives. But, such a procedure does not come without risks to the long term health of the baby and being aware of how to counteract these effects is very important.
Dr. Thomas Rau, who runs the Paracelsus Clinic (cancer clinic since 1958) in Switzerland recently checked the records of the last 150 breast cancer patients treated in his clinic. He found that 147 of them (98%) had one or more root canal teeth on the same meridian as the original breast cancer tumor.
Linda also posted this comment:
About the connection between root canals and cancer: http://www.new-cancer-treatments.org/Articles/RootCanals.html
Linda, I have not come across this information before but I have to say it doesn’t surprise me. Seeing the incredible health degeneration that resulted over the decades from my husband’s root canal teeth that he got as an 8 year old child after a car wreck and the amazing rebounding of his health after he had them out many years ago convinced me that root canals are very bad news. Our chiropractor once commented to my husband that having those root canals out “probably saved his life”. Anyone with a root canal should take this information to heart and consider having them out in the interest of their long term health. Why wait for a deadly diagnosis before taking action? It just doesn’t make sense. Be proactive.
This High Five comment from Erica in reference to the post about raw store cheese isn’t really raw:
I have to be honest, I thrived on OV’s “raw” cheese for nearly 3 months with no other dairy products in my diet since it is hard to obtain raw milk where I live. I had no cavities during that time, and still managed to have hard teeth. I do believe that you can obtain nutrition from pasteurized fermented dairy products since the enzymes become alive during the fermentation process.
However, I finally found a small dairy farm who sells truly raw cheese, and will never purchase any of OV’s products ever again. I don’t like the idea that they can heat the milk to 155 degrees, and then claim that the cheese is “raw.” I also don’t like that they are so against raw dairy. It seems that we have to do a lot of homework in order to obtain high quality foods since there are so many loop holes in the food system whether it be food from a small farm or a large corporation.
Erica, I am so glad you have found a small farm to supply you with Real Raw Cheese! I don’t like the company Organic Valley and have been personally boycotting their products for some time now. They don’t really stand for what they preach and they make too many compromises for the sake of profits for my comfort level.
Boneheaded Unenlightened Comments
This comment from Laurie regarding the post The Top Five Foods to Never Buy at the Healthfood Store:
You are sadly mistaken about gluten. Celiacs cannot recover. Any amount of gluten destroys the gut for a Celiac and to think otherwise is ignorant.
Laurie, celiac disease is like any other autoimmune disease – it is rooted in gut imbalance and this imbalance can most certainly be corrected. In children, this take 6-18 months on average and in adults, potentially longer. While it may take several years on the GAPS diet to recover gut function, there is always hope! Celiac disease is not necessarily a life sentence! Check out this research on how Celiacs can eat traditional sourdough bread.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s edition of The Comment Spotlight. Another edition will be posted next week!
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist