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Adopted4
Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 7:49pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I'm sure it's not a given that all or even most nonnies will experience tooth decay or gum issues. There are plenty other manifestations of being a nonnie, some of which aren't a problem for me such as insulin resistance and cholesterol/trygliceride problems. Or maybe some people on these forums are simply very young and aren't old enough to start experiencing receding gums or sensitivities. Even though I've suffered from cavities all my life, it's only been in recent years that I've really suffered from gum inflammation and had a hygienist tell me I have receding gums. I think its the ones that start suffering from decay at a young age and continue through adulthood that statistically have a higher chance of being a nonnie, but obviously not everyone is, as we've all learned from this thread.

DoS, I find it interesting that you associate your teeth problems with eating wheat because one of my type O sisters firmly believes that being gluten free for many years has spared her a lot of dental problems. I don't doubt that.

Patty, I used to do oil pulling years ago with sunflower or coconut oil. It seemed to energize me and often got rid of migraine headaches. I got out of the habit though and I don't really feel a need to do it anymore since I don't get headaches very much as long as I stick to my diet and continue daily supplementing of quercetin.

Del, I don't think I've ever seen you post so I want to say hello and hope to hear more from you in the future. You found out just like the rest of us that good nutrition has immeasurable benefits. Some of us only wish we knew that when we were younger. But as someone once said "Better late than never".

Good for you KimonoKat having your mercury fillings removed. That had to be quite a hassle and expense, but I agree that there are potential health hazards with amalgam fillings. Some of mine have been replaced by composite fillings or have simply been crowned after being root canaled, but I still have some amalgams.

Damon and Eric, you guys are really the lucky ones (at least for now anyway)!

Perhaps I didn't even have to start this thread because yesterday my dh and I were discussing how to spend a substantial amount of Christmas money given to the whole family. I have been persuading my dh to get a SWAMI and secretor test as he has more significant health issues than I, although not life-threatening right now. If indeed he agrees that it will be a good investment to buy a SWAMI and secretor test for himself, then we may just buy a second test for me. I've enjoyed and appreciated learning from all of you that have contributed to this thread during this busy holiday season.


Coleen ISF-J, Non-Taster
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:26-27
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 11:44pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Adopted - From memory I'm pretty sure gum disease/inflammation is a lack of a certain minerals or vitamins - Let's see:
Zinc & small quantities of selenium help stimulate antibodies to fight infection, (which should be taken in conjunction with vitamins A and E) Calcium and magnesium & CoQ10 are beneficial in treating a number of health problems, including oral health...
A deficiency in vitamin C can also be one of the conditions that contribute to gingivitis and ultimately to periodontal disease...

Read more: Vitamins for Gum Disease | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5376647_vitamins-gum-disease.html#ixzz2GCkA93U0

& hi to you Del!!!




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Possum, the article is very interesting. The part about Vitamin A and the correllation with gum disease is not something I heard before. My older daughter was born with a malformed eye and is therefore blind in her right eye. I did know that Vitamin A deficiencies were relatively common in Asians and therefore probably had a lot to do with her condition, but I didn't think that it was somehow related to her mouthful of cavities as a very young toddler. She had dental restoration at the age of 2 and had a total of 9 cavities, 4 of which were root canaled and crowned. She is 9 years old now and just recently lost one of her root canaled molars. She got an extra special surprise from the tooth fairy because she lost her baby tooth and crown. Thanks to sealants and good dental hygiene, her teeth have been very good with the exception of one small cavity around the age of 6 which was just before the sealants were put on (it didn't even require novacane). It is very likely that she is a nonnie, so for now we follow the O nonnie diet for her.  


Coleen ISF-J, Non-Taster
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:26-27
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Grazing on raw veggies won't cause tooth decay.


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"Grazing on raw veggies won't cause tooth decay".



I agree, with maybe the exception of carrots or sweet bell peppers. But offering veggies as a snack is not something I do a whole lot because of the work involved. We do plenty of raw veggies with lunches and dinner in the form of salads.

My husband and I did and sent our secretor tests today, so it will be nice to find out for sure. I keep having these nagging thoughts that I could be type AB, even though my mom wrote in my baby book that I"m A- . I've heard people give warnings on these discussion boards to be sure to do a recent and accurate blood test to determine blood type to ensure the correct diet. I suppose I kind of ignored that advice because my health is so much better than before following a type A diet. It has also been said that a person shouldn't do the strength tests in the genotype diet book that don't match their own blood types, but I have a lot of Nomad characteristics. Something Dr. D emphasized about Nomads was their vulnerability to temperature and barometric changes, something I can very much attest to. Of course, that doesn't mean others won't have those vulnerabilities.

Anyway, I'm sure it's unlikely I'm anything other than an A-. I appreciate that the secretor test can be analyzed with blood type to ensure an accurate test result.  Although, I thoroughly hate getting blood drawn as well as all the squeezing necessary to get enough drops of blood in the vile. I'm sure in the end it will be worth the expense and effort.


Coleen ISF-J, Non-Taster
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:26-27
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I have had horrid dental problems - my childhood dentist over-filled my teeth and I was told by another dentist to expect them to crumble, crack & break - well now teeth that were not filled nor had cavities are crumbling, breaking, and dying.  

So glad to have found Dr. D'Adamo, but wish I would have found him sooner.  I have no real chewing surfaces left, so I chew with my incisors.   I have been concerned and tried to find answers as to why my teeth have disintegrated over the years, and when I read of that tendency of nonnies as well as my many health issues on my blood type alone, I KNEW I'd finally found REALITY!    

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Yes, Lapisrose, I have the same cracking and breaking teeth thing going on. However, I had the secretor test done after this thread went away in January and I found I"m a secretor. I can only imagine how much worse my teeth would be if I was a nonnie, but then of course, I could have been wearing dentures like my mom does.

My nonnie son doesn't have problems with tooth decay, and I hope he takes care of his health as he is on the verge of manhood and could potentially have decay issues in the future if he doesn't take proper care of them.


Coleen ISF-J, Non-Taster
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:26-27
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I have great teeth- not so great gums, but they are improving - just switched to a battery powered child's toothbrush and fixed the gum problem and I am a nonnie A+


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