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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Now in paperback: 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.

Teeth are often considered the marker of health, attractiveness, success, and even happiness. Yet our approach to dental care has been fearful, costly, and segregated from other parts of the body. We've long known that oral health echoes our overall well-being. But what if we were to flip the paradigm? What if we thought about dental health as the foundation for our physical health?
Dr. Steven Lin, an experienced dentist and the world's leading dental nutritionist, has forged a new scientific outlook to reshape our perception of dental disease. Through ancestral medicine, epigenetics, and an examination of the oral and gut microbiome, Dr. Lin has developed food-based principles for a holistic health approach that is literally top-down. Merging dental and nutritional science, Dr. Lin lays out the dietary program that prevents painful cavities and dental treatment, and gives you the resources to raise kids who develop naturally straight teeth. His 40-day meal plan is complete with the Dental Diet food pyramid, exercises for the mouth, recipes, and cooking techniques to help you easily and successfully implement these techniques in your everyday life.
Since our mouth is the gatekeeper of our entire body, keeping our oral microbiome balanced is essential for creating and maintaining a healthy and wholesome self. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401953195
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 262,029
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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