Lack of joy in the decisions made in life.
I trust that right action is always taking place in my life. I am at peace.
Gum Problems - Inability to back up decisions. Wishy-washy about life.
I am a decisive person. I follow through and support myself with love.
"Reverse gum disease with grapefruit? ...gum decay is a symptom of scurvy!... Doubt me? Just listen to this description of a 16th century explorer whose men didn't get their citrus: "Their mouths became stinking, their gums so rotten that all the flesh did fall off, even to the very root of their teeth." -
Source: Health Revelations, 819 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201, Alan Inglis, MD, a real country doctor
When your gums don't get enough vitamin C, what happens? Tiny cracks develop and they leak blood (gingivitis).
from RODALE BOOKS, junk mail for The 24-HOUR Pharmacist by Suzy Cohen
"The body must maintain blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. If there is a shortage of calcium or phosphorus or other minerals the body will take them from nonvital areas so that the more important parts of the body still function well.(4)
"As a dentist I am sorry to say that the mouth is not the most important part of the body and will lose out to other more life supporting parts in the race to have proper nutritional balance. What this means is that the body will take minerals from the jawbones and bring them to the body parts. This will result in a weakening of the bone that supports the teeth and for this reason, periodontal disease can be thought of as the beginning of osteoporosis."
Source: Dr. Victor Zeines http://www.natdent.com/info/periodontal.cfm
"Therefore, sugar leaches out calcium from the teeth, bones, and other sources of calcium in the body. In this way, the real culprit of tooth decay is coming from too much sugar that seeps into the blood and into the lymphatic system. A Japanese nutritionist named Dr. Katase proved that the body can accommodate a small amount of refined sugar that is transformed to glycogen by the liver. Any additional amount is absorbed into the circulation and is converted into carbonic acid. To protect the body from the corrosive action of this acid, calcium is withdrawn from the bones for neutralization. Teeth and other bones are generally prime targets in the body for the leaching of calcium due to excess sugar intake. For information, the amount of refined sugar which can be tolerated by a human being is less than 2/3 of an ounce a day for an adult. For a child weighting forty pounds, the corresponding amount would be 1/6 of an ounce. However, the actual consumption of sugar per person in America is estimated to be about 5 ounces per day. Therefore, we have a real dental catastrophe in this country."
"Refined cereals and foods made with them, meat, fish, and eggs, coffee, tea, sodas, cigarettes, alcohol, and all other forms of drugs, mild or hard, destroy vitamin C in the body which leads to the familiar problem of receding gums. In fact, the color of the gums changes from a rosy red to a pale pink and the tightness of the gums is transformed into a spongy loose aspect by the excessive use of these substances."