It is a well known fact that acids in the mouth cause tooth decay. One of the best dentifrices is plain old baking soda (pHour Salts) and sea salt (pHlavor liquid sea salt).
But, acids in the mouth are a continuing insult throughout the day from the foods that we eat. That is why the saliva glands, stomach, pylorus glands, gall bladder and pancreas release plain old baking soda to buffer and alkalize the food and liquids that we are eat. The release of baking soda on the food and liquids that we put into our mouth is in preparation of that food becoming the foundational stem cells that become our blood and then our body cells.
Most folks think that the mouth and stomach are releasing enzymes or acids to digest the food or liquids we eat. This is medical myth. The enzymes or acids in the mouth come directly from the foods and liquids that we eat and the salivary glands, in response to these acids, release alkaline buffers to neutralize those enzymes or acids. This is thereason I DO NOT recommend taking vinegar, HCLsupplements and acidic digestive enzymes. Theydestroy the alkalinity of the alimentary canal andset the stage for dis-ease!
One of the most important truths that I teach is the that alimentary canal is not a digestive system but an alkaline buffering system. The primary organ responsible for making baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is the stomach. The stomach takes water, carbon dioxide and sodium chlorite from the blood to make sodium bicarbonate. That is why are blood is saltedwith sodium! The chemistry is as follows: NaCl + C02 + H20 <=> NaHCO3 + HCL
Now, if you are thinking, 'Wait a minute, Dr. Young, I thought that the stomach was acidic. I thought that the acids from the stomach were created to digest food,' then may I humbly suggest to you that this is the biggest medical myth of the 20th and 21st centuries. The mouth, stomach and intestines are not digestive organs but organs of contribution. The contribution is plain old baking soda - sodium bicarbonate.
When food enters the stomach, the cover cells of the stomach begin to produce plain old baking soda or sodium bicarbonate to raise the pH of the food. The baking soda splashes on the food and the hydrochloric acid falls into the gastric pits away from the food. This is where current medical science misses the boat. They measure the pH of the stomach after the food has been alkalized by the sodium bicarbonate or after alkalization. The only thing left is the acidic residues of the HCL or hydrochloric acid which is a waste product of sodium bicarbonate production, not a product of digestion. The correct healthy pH of the stomach ranges from 7.2 to 8.4 not the current medical theory of 1.5 to 3.0.
The goal is to raise the pH of the food to an 8.2 to 8.4 before it reaches the root system of the body or the intestinal villi (small intestine) for biological transformation into the new erthyroblasts which become our new blood. This transformation of food into blood happens in the smallintestine and can only happen in an alkaline pH of 8.2 to 8.4.
This is why I recommend drinking alkaline beverages like the pH Miracle Water with your alkaline green foods. Constant flooding of the mouth and stomach with pHMiracle Water will create and sustain an alkaline environment in the mouth and stomach which is 'refreshed' with every drink. The concomitant reduction in oral and stomach acids not only will improve overall dental and digestive health, but it will also reduce or eliminate bad breath, indigestion, nausea, acid reflux, ulcers and even cancer caused by acids from the foods and liquids we eat. The following are just a few of the comments that we have accumulated over the years.
J Pub Health Dentistry, Nov 1993. There is a tooth decay epidemic in the US. 42% of people over 65 years of age have no natural teeth, 44-year-olds have an average of 30 dental cavities, 17-year-olds have an average of 11 cavities, with blacks and the impoverished being twice as bad. American Indians have four times the dental problems of the average non-Indian populations. American Indians have free dental care, and have had since almost the beginning of fluoridation. If fluoride helped prevent cavities at a rate of 80% per 15 years as the proponents of fluoride claimed in the beginning of the early studies of the 1940s, US residents would now have less than 2 cavities per person.
In MediZine, Vol. 6 No. 2, April of 2000, the American Dental Association again states that a dental epidemic exists and 42% of those over 65 years of age and 25% of those over 44 years of age have no natural teeth. They admit their ignorance as to why. We now know why. It is the acidic lifestyle and diet which includes how you think.
Studies conducted over a 30 year period indicate that the increasing concentration of fluoride in drinking water from 0 to 1 ppm increases the cavities 7, 43, 22 and 10% in Japan, Tucson, India and the US respectively. In other words, fluoridation about doubles cavitation from the norm. Numerous studies verify the fact that fluoridation of water increases cavities. Tooth enamel (essentially calcium phosphate) reacts with all food acids to form cavities (see any chemistry text dealing with solubilities). The proton of the acid pulls the phosphate right out of the enamel, and fast. Dr. Albert Schatz, Nobel Laureate, who discovered streptomycin, found several decades ago that sharks' teeth with their excessive fluoride would dissolve just as readily in citric acid (Vitamin C) as ordinary non-fluoridated teeth, laying to rest the hypothesis that fluoride would stop cavities.
The American Dental Association pushed aside as insignificant this discovery and Dr. Schatz' discoveries regarding excessive baby mortalities caused by fluoridation in Chili, South America. They returned his mail 3x unopened, and would not deal with him. Some harmful food acids (with pH <4 which includes all animal proteins and fish) which are tart to the taste and attack tooth enamel. The lower the pH, the more rapidly the acids will breakdown and burn.
Reenamelization of the teeth occurs when they are clean. All commercial toothpastes make a barrier of glycerine (a sugar acid) on the teeth which requires more than 20 rinses to remove. A good solution for clean teeth, is brushing with plain old baking soda (pHour Salts - Dr. Young's newest alkaline product for brushing and rinsing the teeth) and pHlavor liquid sea salt which leaves the teeth ready for reenamelization with calcium and phosphate in the diet. The compound adenosine diphosphatase delivers phosphate to the enamel surface. Reenamelization and recalcification of the teeth is necessary on a daily basis, because the enamel leaches slightly even with normal tap water.
Without reenamelization andrecalcification we could never have good teeth. That is why I created pHour Salts (an alkalizing tooth powder), pHlavor Sea Salts and pH Miracle Water. I brush my teethevery day with pHour Salts and spray the pHlour LiquidSea Salt on all my foods and in my mouth several timesa day.
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