Heal Cavities Naturally Diet – Food Journal for Meal Planning

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Heal Cavities Naturally Diet - Food Journal for Meal Planning

Today I am sharing a food journal of the meals I ate while following a diet to heal my cavities naturally. I took this on as a six-week-challenge to get rid of the cavities in my teeth at home with nutrition. Logging my meals daily helped me stick to my teeth healing dietary protocol. It also allowed me to check if I was getting adequate nutrition, including fat soluble vitamins and calcium.

 

I hope this food journal inspires you with teeth-healing meals and helps with meal planning!

 

My personally tailored diet to heal cavities naturally is based upon Ramiel Nagel's book Cure Tooth Decay: Heal And Prevent Cavities With Nutrition.

If you would also like to try healing your cavities with nutrition, I recommend starting by reading this informative book.

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My Diet to Heal Cavities Naturally Wasn't Perfect

Before we dive into my weekly food diary, I just want to clarify that my diet wasn't perfect while trying to heal my cavities with nutrition. I did not follow my original plan exactly of How to Get Rid of Cavities at Home Naturally.

I did a good job of staying away from foods to avoid. But I forgot to eat fermented foods until the very last week. I also had a hard time getting all of the necessary vitamins and minerals from food. Mostly, I should have eaten more vegetables! And I wish I could have gotten raw grass-fed dairy products.

As I mentioned in a previous post, my teeth healing diet was based upon two good meals a day. I tried to get my daily nutrient intake from breakfast and dinner. When eating lunch out, I tried to stay away from foods to avoid, but didn't always manage to completely. All of the meals I ate at home were gluten-free and grain-free.

I dove right into the teeth healing diet without doing any meal planning. After a while, we were eating the same meals over and over again. After the fifth week I finally realized the importance of meal planning. From then on we started adding new options for dinners.

 

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Heal Cavities Naturally Diet - Week 1

Welcome to week 1 of my six-week-challenge to heal my cavities naturally with nutrition! Here's what I ate this week:

 

Day:Breakfast:Lunch:Dinner:Snacks:Extras:
Monday (8/29/16)Omelette with chicken and duck eggs, cheese; Butter teaThai red spicy soup with chickenBeef/pork burgers; Cauliflower rice with butterOil pulling for 15 minutes
Tuesday (8/30/16)Butter teaThai omelette with musselsBeef burger with cheese; Cauliflower rice with butterGreen olives; CheeseOil pulling for 10 minutes
Wednesday (8/31/16)Scrambled duck eggs with cheese; Butter teaSmoothie with dragon fruit, banana and coconut milk; Chicken with Morning GloryBeef stew with potatoes and liverOil pulling for 10 minutes
Thursday (9/1/16)Omelette with cheese; Sausage wrapped in bacon; Butter teaThai omelette with musselsBeef stew with potatoes and liver; Watermelon; Sliver of frozen liver with grass-fed organic milkOil pulling for 10 minutes
Friday (9/2/16)Banana & egg pancakes; Butter teaBBQ chicken (probably has sugar) with fried eggBone broth soup with broccoli and sausage; Liver fried in butter with mustardOil pulling for 10 minutes
Saturday (9/3/16)Banana & egg pancake; Butter teaBBQ chicken with fried eggLiver nuggets with coconut flour and butter; Bone broth soup with cauliflower, broccoli, and sausageOil pulling for 5 minutes; Brushed teeth with activated charcoal
Sunday (9/4/16)Fried chicken eggs; Butter TeaChicken Massaman curry (oops peanuts); Boiled duck eggSalmon; Broccoli with butter; Liver nugget; WatermelonCheese; Orange pulpOil pulling for 10 minutes

 

Monday: We finally tried making cauliflower rice, and it's yummy! We blended the cauliflower with a little bit of water and cooked it with lots of grass-fed butter. We hadn't tried making it before, since the cauliflower was so expensive in Hawaii, but it's super cheap here in Thailand!

Cheese Burger with Cauliflower Rice with Butter

Cheese Burger with Cauliflower Rice with Butter

 

Wednesday: Our order of grass-fed beef liver arrived today.

 

I ate liver! A whole slice of it. Fried it with butter and topped it with mustard. Pretended it was a hot dog. Eating it wasn't so bad.

 

Friday: When I list banana pancakes, it refers to the gluten-free banana pancakes we make from just bananas, eggs, and a splash of coconut milk. We use about two eggs per one banana, blend the mixture, and then cook with plenty of grass-fed butter.

Heal Cavities Naturally Diet - Week 2

 

Day:Breakfast:Lunch:Dinner:Snacks:Extras:
Monday (9/5/16)Omelette with cheese; Butter teaBBQ Chicken with fried eggPork burger; Liver nugget; Beef stew with potatoesThai tea with coconut milk (no other sweetener); Orange and collagen gummiesOil pulling for 10 minutes
Tuesday (9/6/16)Omelette with cheese; Butter tea with ginger and limeHot and spicy soup with fish; Thai omeletteBeef stew with potatoesCheese; Pina colada shake; Orange and collagen gummies-
Wednesday (9/7/16)Fried chicken eggs; Liver with butter and onions; Butter teaBBQ chicken with fried eggSoup with broccoli, cauliflower, butter, coconut milkThai tea with pure coconut milk; Cheese; BananaOil pulling for 10 minutes
Thursday (9/8/16)Omelette with cheese; Butter tea with ginger and limeSpicy papaya salad; ChickenSausage with tomatoes, basil, and cheeseThai tea with coconut milk; Olives-
Friday (9/9/16)Omelette with cheese; Butter teaSpicy pork with fried eggBroccoli soup; Liver with onions; Cauliflower mash with cheesePina colada shake; Olives -
Saturday (9/10/16)Fried chicken and duck eggs; Butter teaCrispy pork with greens; Curry drumstickChicken with kale; Chicken with gingerMilk; Olives; CheeseOil pulling for 10 minutes
Sunday (9/11/16)Banana pancakes; Butter teaStewed pork with boiled eggBeef stew with liver and potatoesDates (not many); Olives-

 

Wednesday: Eating liver isn't so bad, especially if I eat it along with something else and don't pay much attention to what I'm eating.

Fried Egg with Liver and Onions

Fried Egg with Liver and Onions

 

Thursday: I miss rice! My husband and son have been eating it the past two nights, and I really want some.

 

The spicy papaya salad I ordered for lunch today was deathly hot! I ate the entire salad, but almost fainted as I walked out of the food court.

 

Friday: To see how I've been doing as far as getting the necessary fat soluble vitamins A and D, I'm going to add up the estimated values from the food I ate today. The daily recommended amounts are at least 6,000 IU of Vitamin A and at least 2,500 IU of Vitamin D. For more details, please see my post on Vitamins and Minerals for Healing Teeth Naturally with Nutrition.

 

Vitamin A and D Intake on Friday

FoodVitamin AVitamin D
Omelette (3 chicken eggs)660 IU180 IU
Butter tea (2 tbsp butter)700 IU16 IU
Beef liver (1 ounce)10,000 IU8.5 IU
Total:11,360 IU204.5 IU

 

Based on today's example, I am getting a good amount of Vitamin A from food, but not nearly enough Vitamin D. I didn't realize at first that unlike cod liver oil, beef liver is low in Vitamin D.

I have been taking Jarrow Formulas Vitamin D3 (2500 IU) and hopefully I have been producing some Vitamin D from sun exposure. Now I can see that one of the benefits of taking cod liver oil is getting Vitamins A and D together.

Saturday: I purchased a dental explorer and mirror. With the explorer I can feel a hole where each cavity is located. I can feel the pick on the cavity, but it isn't any more painful than pressing it against any other tooth. The cavities do not feel sticky. The mirror made me realize that my gums are inflamed, especially around my back molars on the top and bottom.

I've been dreaming of sweet treats. When this six-week teeth healing challenge is done, I'm thinking of rewarding myself with a Paleo cake in a mug!

Heal Cavities Naturally Diet - Week 3

 

Day:Breakfast:Lunch:Dinner:Snacks:Extras:
Monday (9/12/16)Duck and chicken egg omelette with cheese; Butter tea with gingerBBQ chicken with fried egg and French friesBeef stew with liverPina colada shakeBrushed teeth with activated charcoal; Oil pulling for 10 minutes
Tuesday (9/13/16)Duck and chicken egg omelette with cheese; Bacon; Butter teaBBQ chicken with fried egg; French friesPork with basil and tomatoes and cheeseOlives, Banana, CheeseOil pulled for 15 minutes
Wednesday (9/14/16)Duck and chicken egg omelette with cheese; Bacon; Butter teaRoasted pork with boiled egg; Omelette with onionsSoup with bone broth, chard, liver, butterWatermelonOil pulled for 10 minutes
Thursday (9/15/16)Omelette with cheese; Butter teaBBQ chicken with fried egg; French friesSoup with bone broth, chard, liver, butterHerbal teaOil pulling for 10 minutes
Friday (9/16/16)Omelette with cheese; Butter teaBBQ chicken with fried egg; French friesPork with tomatoes, basil, and cheeseOlives; Cheese; Passion fruit smoothie with coconut milkOil pulling for 10 minutes
Saturday (9/17/16)Banana pancakes; Butter teaChicken in coconut milk soup (Tom Kha Gai); Fried egg; ChickenChicken; Cauliflower mash with butterCheese -
Sunday (9/18/16)Omelette with cheese; Bacon; Butter teaChicken with kale; OmeletteLiver with butter and bacon; Pork burger with cheese; Potatoes fried in lard and butter with cheese -

 

Tom Kha Gai Soup

Tom Kha Gai Soup

 

Saturday: I had a delicious bowl of Tom Kha Gai (chicken coconut soup) for lunch today at one of the fancier food courts.

 

I ordered a bottle of Cod Liver Oil, and I can't wait for it to arrive! It's been difficult eating beef liver everyday, and I missed a few days this week. Never thought I'd be excited about CLO...

 

Sunday: The only vegetables we had to cook for dinner were white potatoes, so I fried up some tasty cheesy potatoes. Dinner would have been perfect with some greens on the side.

Cheese Burger and Cheesy Potatoes

Cheese Burger and Cheesy Potatoes

Heal Cavities Naturally Diet - Week 4

 

Day:Breakfast:Lunch:Dinner:Snacks:Extras:
Monday (9/19/16)Omelette with cheese; Butter teaChicken with fried egg; French friesBeef stew with potatoesBanana pancakesOil pulling for 10 minutes
Tuesday (9/20/16)2 Fried duck eggs; 1 Fried chicken egg; Butter teaBeef stew; CheesePork burger with cheese; Fried potatoes with lard and cheese; Beef liver with baconPassion fruit smoothy with coconut milkOil pulling for 10 minutes
Wednesday (9/21/16)Chicken and duck egg omelette with cheese; Butter tea with gingerStewed chicken with potatoes; PicklesBone broth soup with blended cauliflower and broccoli, coconut milk, butter, porkCheese; Banana; Cup of warm bone broth-
Thursday (9/22/16)Omelette with cheese; Butter teaBone broth soup with blended cauliflower and broccoli, coconut milk, butter, porkGround pork with basil and tomatoes; CheesePassion fruit smoothie with coconut milk-
Friday (9/23/16)Omelette with cheese; Butter teaGround pork with basil and tomatoes; Burrata cheese; Ginger chickenBeef stew with bone broth and potatoes; Swiss cheeseSwiss cheeseOil pulling for 10 minutes
Saturday (9/24/16Banana pancakes; Butter tea with ginger and limeCurry pork wrapped with omeletteBeef stew with bone broth and potatoesOlivesOil pulling for 10 minutes; CLO: lunch, dinner
Sunday (9/25/16)Pork sausage; Two fried duck eggs; Butter teaRoasted duck, pork, boiled egg; Shrimp and basil wrapped in omeletteChicken in Oyster sauce with kale; Cauliflower mashCheeseCLO: breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Monday: The round cavity on my right back molar seems to be getting less noticeable. The transparent tips of my teeth do not seem to be improving and are much more noticeable in person than in photos. I bought a new plastic extra soft tooth brush, since I didn't like the feel of the bamboo tooth brush I have been using.

 

It's hard being sick! I would really like some honey in my tea or a cough drop to ease my sore throat.

 

I have had a cold for about a week now. Being sick brings on cravings, like the warm buttery rice my family ate last night. I've been dreaming about Bulletproof Hot Chocolate Mix and want to try it once my teeth are healed. It would be so delicious with some extra Cacao Butter melted in.

Tuesday: We ate the last bit of beef liver. Hopefully the CLO arrives soon!

Wednesday: I realize that I have not been getting enough calcium. I've been eating roughly 2 ounces of grass-fed cheese a day, but that only provides about 400 mg of calcium, under half my daily target of 1-1.5 g. I am going to start eating more cheese and drinking a warm cup of bone broth as a snack. I tried the bone broth plain today, and it was nice and soothing. It had more of a sour taste than I expected. We have also been trying to buy more green vegetables, but soup is the main dish that we manage to incorporate vegetables into.

Bone Broth Soup with Blended Broccoli and Cauliflower

Bone Broth Soup with Blended Broccoli and Cauliflower

I have also been eating too much sweet fruit. The book advises to avoid sweet fruits like bananas and pineapples and only eat less sweet fruit like kiwi. I'm going to stop eating bananas separately as a snack and only have them mixed into a smoothie with coconut milk, since it's best to eat fat along with fruit.

Thursday: I was so excited this morning, since I thought the package containing Cod Liver Oil had arrived, but instead it was something my husband had ordered. I just realized that I haven't started eating fermented foods daily, as I had intended. We are waiting to start making water kefir again until after I heal my cavities. We had thought about making milk-kefir, but the grass-fed milk is too expensive for that use. Maybe I better move making pickles to the top of my to-do list!

I had such a bad headache at dinner time, that I barely ate and went straight to bed. Too much worrying about the foods I should be eating!

Saturday: My Garden of Life Olde World Icelandic Cod Liver Oil arrived today! I'm so relieved. I was worried since I had not eaten any liver for three days this week. The bottle suggests taking one teaspoon per day, but I plan to take 0.5 teaspoon with each meal, for a total of 1.5 teaspoons daily. This will provide around 6,750 IU of Vitamin A and 675 IU of Vitamin D. I took my first serving after lunch today, and it's not bad at all! It just tastes like mint oil. And strangely it reminds me of my childhood. Maybe my parents used to have a bottle of mint cod liver oil in the refrigerator...

 

Beware of red Thai chili! It's true what they say- it's worse coming out than it is going in. The pork curry I had for lunch today made for a miserable evening.

Healing Cavities Naturally Diet - Week 5

 

Day:Breakfast:Lunch:Dinner:Snacks:Extras:
Monday (9/26/16)Omelette with cheese; Bacon; Butter teaKiwi smoothie with banana and coconut milkPork burger with cheese and fried egg; Cauliflower riceOlivesOil pulling for 10 minutes; CLO: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Tuesday (9/27/16)Banana pancakes; Butter teaChicken with fried egg and French friesBeef stew with potatoes and kabocha squashOlives; CheeseOil pulling for 10 minutes; CLO: breakfast, lunch; dinner
Wednesday (9/28/16)Omelette with cheese; Butter teaBeef stew with potatoes and kabochaBeef stew with potatoes and kabocha; Fried potatoes with cheeseCheeseCLO: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Thursday (9/29/16)Omelette with cheese; Butter teaPapaya salad; PorkPork burger; Cauliflower mashOlives; MangosteenOil pulling for 10 minutes; CLO: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Friday (9/30/16)Omelette with cheese; Butter teaPork with fried egg and French friesBone broth with blended broccoli and sausageBanana; Thai tea with coconut milkOil pulling for 5 minutes; CLO: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Saturday (10/1/16)Banana pancakes; Fried egg; Butter teaStewed pork with boiled eggBone broth soup with blended broccoli and sausageIce cream (oops!)Oil pulling for 5 minutes: CLO: breakfast, dinner (1tsp)
Sunday (10/2/16)Omelette; Butter teaRoasted chicken with boiled eggChicken drum sticks with butter; Cauliflower mashCheese; Thai tea with coconut milk w/out sweetenerCLO: breakfast, dinner (1 tsp)

 

Butter Tea with Collagen

Butter Tea with Collagen

Monday: It's really difficult mixing a teeth healing diet with a strict food budget. We've pretty much run out of money in our food envelope for the month, but we still need to eat lunches for the rest of the week. Luckily, our refrigerator is still stocked with grass-fed meat for dinners.

Tuesday: The round cavity on my right tooth does appear to be slightly smaller. I can feel a very small hole with the dental explorer. The cavity on my left tooth still looks the same, and there is a hole running along the crevice of my tooth.

Wednesday: It has been hard to tell whether my gums are improving. Today when I flossed my teeth, my gums didn't bleed at all. That's a good sign!

 

Saturday: I accidentally ate ice cream today. Oops! I forgot it wasn't allowed on my teeth healing protocol.

 

We were shopping at Ikea and stopped for a snack. I was eyeing the salmon, but my husband didn't want to get a full meal, so he said "Let's get ice cream." and I said "okay". I wish he would have reminded me about the sugar. It was the weekend and we were enjoying family time, and I totally forgot.

Heal Cavities Naturally Diet - Week 6

Welcome to the final week of my six-week-challenge to heal my teeth naturally with nutrition!

Note: Many of the dinners we prepare are made with ground pork, since we are able to get local pastured pork here in Thailand. If you live in the USA and it's easier for you to get grass-fed beef, you can substitute with ground beef.

Day:Breakfast:Lunch:Dinner:Snacks:Extras:
Monday (10/3/16)Omelette with cheese; Butter teaChicken with fried egg and French friesClam chowder with coconut milkCheese; Papaya smoothy with milk kefir and coconut milkCLO: breakfast, dinner (1 tsp)
Tuesday (10/4/16)1 Fried duck egg and 2 fried chicken eggs; Butter teaChicken with fried egg and French friesClam chowder with coconut milkCheese; Papaya; Brie cheeseCLO: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Wednesday (10/5/16)Omelette with cheese; Butter teaSpicy chicken with fried egg and French friesGround pork with tomatoes, basil, and cheeseOlives; Brie cheese; Thai tea with coconut milkOil pulling for 10 minutes; CLO: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Thursday (10/6/16)Omelette with cheese; Butter teaSpicy chicken with fried egg and French friesPork meat balls with turmeric; Kabocha soup with nutmeg and cinnamonOlives; Brie cheese; OrangeOil pulling for 10 minutes; CLO: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Friday (10/7/16)2 Fried chicken eggs, 2 Fried duck eggs; Butter teaSpicy chicken with fried eggPork meat balls with turmeric; Kabocha soup with nutmeg and cinnamonCheese; Brie cheeseCLO: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Saturday (10/8/16Banana pancakes; Butter teaMushroom chicken with French friesLiver nuggets breaded with coconut flour; Pumpkin soupCLO: breakfast, lunch
Sunday (10/9/16)1 Fried duck egg and 1 Fried chicken egg, Homemade sauerkrautChicken drum sticks with curry sauceBeef strew with bone broth, carrots, potatoes, and onionsOlives; CheeseCLO: breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Monday: We are getting tired of eating the same meals over and over again, so we are finally going to start meal planning.

 

Today we made clam chowder with coconut milk for the first time. It was delicious!

Clam Chowder with Coconut Milk

Clam Chowder with Coconut Milk

 

Tuesday: Our order of herb-fed pork from Sloane's arrived today, along with a special treat for me- Brie cheese by Heaven on Cheese made locally from raw milk! I had been dreaming about having a special chocolate treat after my teeth healing challenge is over, but instead I got a compliant treat to eat during the challenge. If these fancy raw milk cheeses were not so expensive, I would eat them every day.

Heaven on Cheese Brie

Heaven on Cheese Brie

Wednesday: Today we made one of our favorite staples. Ground pork with tomatoes and basil.

Ground Pork with Tomatoes and Basil

Ground Pork with Tomatoes and Basil

Friday: I am getting so tired of eating the same meal for lunch everyday. There are not many options without rice in the food court across the street. At least this weekend I will be able to eat somewhere else for lunch.

Saturday: I think there was gluten in the sauce on the chicken I ate at lunch today. I started getting a headache during lunch and had a terrible headache for the rest of the day. Bummer! It was nice that we finally got to eat somewhere different for a change.

Sunday: I finally ate a serving of homemade sauerkraut! The first batch turned out well.

I made it through six-weeks on the cavity healing dietary protocol!

Results - Heal Cavities Naturally Diet

After six weeks following the dietary protocol, it appears that the cavity on my right tooth is improving. It looks smaller. There is also bright white enamel on the top of my molar, that appears to be closing in on the cavity. There is still a tiny hole in the tooth, the size of the point of the dental explorer. It is not sticky or painful.

The cavity in the crevice of my left tooth does not appear to have changed. I'm starting to wonder if it is really just a stain.

My gums appear to be healthier, and no longer bleed when I floss.

I plan to start looking for a holistic dentists in the area, so I can get my teeth cleaned and hear their opinion as to whether my tooth is re-mineralizing.

Continuing the Tooth Healing Diet

I think I just need a bit more time to heal the cavity on my right tooth.

I will continue the teeth healing diet, but will not be as strict. I am going to start eating white rice again. I'll just try not to eat so much that it effects my nutrient intake. My eating pattern has become comfortable over the six weeks, and I will still eat healthy snacks between meals. I will continue taking Garden of Life Olde World Icelandic Cod Liver Oil.

With Halloween coming up, I won't be eating any candy. Instead, I will stick to healthy Halloween treats.

I will report back in a few weeks to let you know if my cavity continues to improve.

Update July 28, 2017: I visited a regular dentist on February 21, 2017 for a teeth cleaning. My two small cavities were not deep enough to show up in the x-rays. I asked for copies on the digital x-rays, but was not given them.

I asked the dentist if the cavities were sticky and she said they were. They didn't seem sticky to me, when touching them with a dental explorer, but I am not trained.

There is a brighter white patch on my right tooth near the cavity which I thought might be new enamel forming. The dentist thought it was sealant, but I don't remember ever having sealant placed on that tooth. The dentist advised filling the cavity on the right side, but not the one on the left. She looked at me like I was crazy when I told her I was trying to heal my teeth through eating healthy foods.

In July one of my front bottom teeth chipped near the gum line. I haven't been following the nutrient dense diet very closely lately, so this was motivation to get back on track.

I think the missing piece for me is minerals. I have started following the Magnesium Advocacy Group's Root Cause Protocol in hopes of balancing out my mineral levels. As part of that effort I have stopped taking synthetic vitamin supplements. When I return to the USA I will switch to taking Rosita's cod liver oil, since Garden of Life cod liver oil may contain synthetic vitamins.

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3 Comments

  1. Emily Messick on July 26, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Whatever happened to your cavity???

    • Heidi Avelino on July 27, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Hi Emily,
      Basically, my two small cavities have not changed much. I don’t think six weeks was enough time to heal them. It’s hard to find the motivation to go back to the strict diet, but I know I need to at some point. I have learned more about nutrition since then, and now I try to completely avoid vegetable oils and synthetic supplements.

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