Within a day of really watching my diet I can see a visible change the next day-- my teeth are whiter, the darkness is less from within the teeth. Really amazing to me too. It's the same time to go back to bad. If one day I don't eat good food & drink too much coffee, the next day they are darker again. Let me expand a little on my minor minor dietary changes.
I am so impressed and inspired by all of you who post here on the forum with your changes and results. I have not been nearly as successful as most of you. This forum has opened my eyes to so much. For one, I just didn't even realize how very poor my diet was. My teeth had gotten so sensitive that about all I could drink was warm (not too hot & not too cold drinks) so I gradually drank more & more coffee, cooled down with milk. There was a pot of coffee virtually every hour I was awake. I drank it all day and all night. I never drank water, never ate fruit (maybe an apple occasionally) because even if I left the fruit out, it hurt my teeth. All the coffee was dehydrating me so bad. I am 52 and I swear I looked every bit of 65 or older. I had just accepted the 'fact' that I was getting old and this is just the way it was, nothing I could do about it. Also I might add, I was popping vitamin pills daily. A minimum of one multivitamin but usually 2-3 times a day and also was taking soy supplements several times a day. I found out that if I didn't take the soy, this mild mannered tiny woman became a ranting raving uncontrolable lunetic--which also added to the depression--I hate being like that--it's really not me.
So God sent me this forum & I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Knowledge is power and such a wonderful gift to give yourself. Anyway, I started drinking more water (well water-don't have a distiller yet), cut back to 1-2 pots of coffee a day (I know that's a lot but such a drastic change for me), less dairy and virtually no meat. I'm not even close to 'being there', but even these changes have given such measurable improvement. I also do not take vitamins anymore which I didn't think I could keep going without them. I think the worse your diet, the more they may help, but they're really not helping. Food is such a powerful medicine.
For the first time in my life, I KNOW I can make myself well (actually feel good). It's not just an "I think it might work"--I know it can work. I've been going really slow until I can get my teeth metal free because when I go a little faster I detox so badly. I have plans to use MH's formulas and go through all the cleanses again.
I had waited for so long to try to get my teeth metal free and last monday when I came from the dentist (one that was close to me and on the DAMS list) I was just so disappointed, I cried all the way home (a 40 min drive). This was to be my first step in my recovery. She was more concerned with my peridontal problems than getting the crowns & fillings out, she recommended I see a specialist first regarding the peridontal. I kept trying to tell her I could make that better if I could get the bad stuff out. Of course she didn't understand. Needless to say I won't be going back to her nor do I intend to see the specialist who would probably recommend surgery. The bad teeth, metal, & crowns have probably caused the other problems and when I can get the blood clean, and fast, it will get better. Well that's my thinking anyway. Just don't know why I cannot even find a dentist that will pull a couple of teeth. I guess I will just keep trying until I find a dentist who knows this stuff is bad.
Well, I've written a book here, sorry for the long post.
You guys/gals are all so wonderful,