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The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health

The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health

by Steven Lin


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A unique exploration of how dental health connects to holistic health, with a 40-day meal plan and long-lasting dietary guidelines that are easily integrable into everyday life

Throughout the years, dental health has often been characterized as a reflection of our overall health, where bad oral health results from issues with other parts of our body. But what if we flipped the paradigm? What if we thought about dental health as the foundation for our physical health as a whole?

Dr. Steven Lin, an experienced dentist and the world’s first dental nutritionist, has analyzed our ancestral traditions, epigenetics, gut health, and the microbiome in order to develop food-based principles for a literal top-down holistic health approach. Merging dental and nutritional science, Dr. Lin lays out the dietary program that can help ensure you won’t need dental fillings or cholesterol medications —and give you the resources to raise kids who develop naturally straight teeth. With our mouth as the gatekeeper of our gut, keeping our oral microbiome balanced will create a healthy body through a healthy mouth.

Dr. Lin arms you with a 40-day meal plan, complete with the Dental Diet food pyramid, exercises for the mouth, recipes, and cooking techniques to help you easily and successfully implement his techniques into your everyday life. The tools to improve overall wellness levels and reverse disease are closer than we think—in our markets, in our pantries, and, most frequently, in our mouths.

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ISBN-13: 9781401953195
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 71,598
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Steven Lin is a board-accredited dentist, speaker, and author. Frustrated by the dental profession's limited approach to applying treatments without addressing the cause of disease, Dr. Lin merged anthropological, physiological, and nutritional science with oral health to integrate effective prevention strategies into his dental practice. A passionate health educator, Dr. Lin engages in a wide variety of community and institutional programs to grow awareness of preventative lifestyles. He is the dental expert for I Quit Sugar, the online platform of best-selling author Sarah Wilson. Dr. Lin's speaking and training programs have been delivered all over the world.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Introduction 1

Part I The Truth in Your Teeth

Chapter 1 Why Your Mouth Matters 11

Chapter 2 The Modern Diet's Missing Pieces 17

Chapter 3 The Ancient Wisdom in Our Teeth 31

Chapter 4 The Mystery of the Missing Vitamin 61

Chapter 5 The Language of Bacteria 81

Chapter 6 It's Not Genetic 107

Part II How Modern Food Has Destroyed Our Health

Chapter 7 Why the Food on Your Plate Is Making You Sick 129

Chapter 8 From Low-Fat to Cholesterol 149

Part III Dental Nutrition-How to Eat for a Healthy Mouth, Body, and Mind

Chapter 9 Eating to Make Your Dental Checkup a Breeze 171

Chapter 10 The Dental Diet Model and Food Pyramid 193

Chapter 11 The 40-Day Dental Diet Meal Plan 225

Conclusion 279

References 283

Index 305

Acknowledgments 319

About the Author 321

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