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Posted by: lann1958, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 7:40pm
ive been on btd for over a year now, my health has improved 1000%. i weigh less than i have since middle school. but i have started clenching my teeth, i catch myself all the time. i use to do this before the btd but noticed a few months ago that i wasnt doing it anymore. i dont know if its related to something im eating or not eating, dont know if im lacking some nutrient or what.if anybody has a thought id appreciate it
Posted by: deblynn3, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 8:14pm; Reply: 1
What little I know teeth clenching is caused by stress/ tension. I have found for myself that I'll clench my teeth when I have tension, even something as simple as a sewing project going wrong. Try doing alternate breathing. or other relaxation techniques.

You've done so well!
Posted by: lann1958, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 8:43pm; Reply: 2
thanks, ill givr it a try.
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 11:18pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from lann1958
i have started clenching my teeth, i catch myself all the time. i use to do this before the btd but noticed a few months ago that i wasnt doing it anymore.

My guess is that since you were doing it prior to BTD, stopped for a while, and are now doing it again, that it MAY be a healing issue.  It is possible that there was some problem in your diet that caused this, you stopped eating it, so the problem went away for some time, but there may still be some of that item stored somewhere in the body that is now being removed.  

The best answer I can provide is to continue to eat well and see if this issue gets better over several months...  You don't say how long the issue was present prior to the diet, but even if you did, it is hard to guess how long to suggest to allow the symptoms to clear before being concerned, unless you can feel some spots that are sore where waste may be being removed...
Posted by: lann1958, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 11:22pm; Reply: 4
thanks that makes a lot of sense. come to thilk of it ive had some pain and inflamation on a couple of joints in my hand, it is getting better, maybe tied to that. Thanks! that makes me feel a lot better!
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 1:07am; Reply: 5
try this search for other discussions on the same topic
http://www.bing.com/search?cp=1252&FORM=FREESS&q=clenching&q1=site%3Adadamo.com
Posted by: BHealthy, Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 2:33am; Reply: 6
I can't explain why this works but it did for me:

Clench your teeth as hard as you can and hold for a minute or two.  Do this 10 - 15 times every day.  Eventually, you will notice that you aren't clenching inadvertently any more and can stop doing it on purpose.

My father in law says his dentist gave him that advice years ago, it worked for him, and he shared it with me about 5 years ago.

I haven't clenched my teeth inadvertently since then.
Posted by: DenverFoodie, Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 6:26am; Reply: 7
Check with your dentist to see if you have been clenching or grinding your teeth for awhile.  They will show a wear pattern.  Take it from the "King of Bruxers" as my dentist refers to me. :-/
Posted by: Averno, Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 12:57pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from BHealthy
I can't explain why this works but it did for me:

Clench your teeth as hard as you can and old for a minute or two.  Do this 10 - 15 times every day.  Eventually, you will notice that you aren't clenching inadvertently any more and can stop doing it on purpose.


The advice here from BHealthy is good, it works for me, too. Also, open your jaws like a scream, to stretch them in the same manner. You should feel the tension melt away.

I agree with Deblynne. The source is probably an emotional fixation. Something under your skin?
Posted by: Patty H, Thursday, September 13, 2012, 10:07pm; Reply: 9
I clench my teeth while I sleep.  I ended up getting a mouth guard because I had cracked most of my molars from the pressure.  I have crowns on all of them now and I am trying to protect the crowns.  I don't know why I clench while sleeping but it is not that uncommon.
Posted by: lann1958, Friday, September 14, 2012, 12:48am; Reply: 10
thanks for all the info guys, i will be trying these exercises. something under my skin? yes. but not anymore than usual
Posted by: Lola, Friday, September 14, 2012, 5:54am; Reply: 11
parasites perhaps?
heard that somewhere, not sure
Posted by: Seraffa, Saturday, September 15, 2012, 2:46am; Reply: 12
Quoted from Lola
parasites perhaps?
heard that somewhere, not sure


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3177368
Here You are!!!

UGH  UGH UGH !!!!!
http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/guidelines/domestic/intestinal-parasites-domestic.html  I must have them too!  I wear a mouth guard at night
and am a mild bruxist ever since I got married.

GREAT NEWS
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pathogenic-parasites/id451807041?mt=8
There's an App for that.............(dizzy)
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, September 15, 2012, 6:06am; Reply: 13
;D  so there you go!!
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