The Dental Diet“, Dr. Steven Lin writes on dental health for babies and the wonders of the oral Microbiome. Lin gives terrific info on the health of your airway, tongue, jaws and gut. In this fast-moving Primal Diet – Modern Health podcast we talk about the role of Vitamin K2, how Weston A . Price changed nutrition and dentistry, and how to help your kids grow better jaws to hold straight teeth with fewer braces and extractions.
The Oral Microbiome and Gut Health
Every part of the body has its own colony of bacteria. Hundreds of species populate the mouth, throat and airway and play a big role in gut health. Who knew? If you’re working on your gut with food, stool tests and probiotics, listen in and read this book for eye-opening insights.
Babies, Nursing, Tongues and Chewing
Moms? What you do before birth and for the next few years will determine the shape of your child’s face. Vitamin K2 is the first key, as I talk about so often on my blog and my podcasts. K2 (totally different from K1 and blood clotting) determines where Vitamin D places calcium. If deficient in BOTH of these, smaller cheek and jaw bones will grow crowded teeth and cause airway restriction that can bother you for life. I know as I have the classic harrow face and pointy chin. And airway issues…. That means I don’t breathe well day or night.
Why are Sugars and Fructose Bad For Your Mouth?
Yes they cause cavities but there’s more to it. They feed bad bacteria that then get swallowed and populate the gut. This chapter alone is worth buying the book. (Along with most of the other chapters). Listen in and nurture your gut and oral Microbiome.
The Dental Diet by Dr. Steven Lin
There is so much unique information here. I loved reading this! The work of Dr. Weston Price inspired Dr. Lin to change his dental practice to prevent dental problems in his patients and to improve the health of the gut and oral Microbiome.
Keep Your Mouth Closed
Never breathe through your mouth. Ever…. Have your baby’s tongue checked early in life to ensure they can nurse and breathe properly, and observe kids for signs of mouth breathing. There’s much more on that in this podcast and book. And in my blog post on why I tape my mouth at night.
Sources of Vitamin K2
Sources of Vitamin K2 include Walkabout Emu Oil (no other), synthetic K2 supplements, certain fermented foods and others noted in the book. I have a terrific podcast with the importer of Walkabout Emu Oil you might enjoy. Their Emu Oil is the richest source of natural K2 next to eating Natto – stinky stuff that it is… I sell Emu Oil as well as a Vitamin K2 capsule or a combo of A, D and K2 here. Take them daily for life.
More Info on all of this
Find Dr. Lin’s website here, Facebook page here at Dr Steven Lin, and on twitter at drstevenlin. Steven Lin is currently the Principal Dentist at , a dental practice on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, that strives to give individuals of all ages the best possible smile.
Here’s my previous blog post and podcast on “Vitamin K2 for Better Teeth and Prettier Cheekbones” and my interview on The Primal Blueprint Podcast on K2.
Get the book – really interesting reading! “The Dental Diet” is here on Amazon.