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  1. Chris says:

    Love your work!

    Just wondering if you have ever addressed sugar causing cavities? I could not find this on your site.

    Here is recurrent question: Marina Weston If fluoride reduces decay, why do we still have cavities?!?

    Response: Melissa Gallico That’s a good point to make! You could say something like, “Fluoride is not an essential nutrient. That means there are no known negative health effects from consuming a fluoride-free diet. Plus, everyone agrees that cavities are caused by sugar, not a lack of fluoride. A better way to prevent cavities is to eat a nutrient dense diet that is low in sugar.”
    There is a lot of clear documentary evidence that the sugar industry has historically promoted fluoride as a way to prevent cavities and they muddied the science on sugar’s role in tooth decay.

    Extracted from: from FB conversation.

    Love to see an article addressing this.

    Tried sending this via DANM@COWSEATGRASS but it bounced back:
    DNS Error: 6835176 DNS type ‘mx’ lookup of cowseatgrass responded with code NXDOMAIN
    Domain name not found: cowseatgrass

    • DanM@cowseatgrass says:

      I haven’t written on the subject yet, but I’m always wary of people who say things like “everyone agrees that…” without putting forward an argument. Tooth decay is a metabolic issue and has to do with a number a factors including chronic stress, inflammation, bacterial issues, mineral and vitamin deficiencies, amino acid imbalances etc…sugar, in the context of a diet with enough of the other important nutrients, reduces stress and inflammation, promotes metabolic function, and is protective.

  2. Jay says:

    Keep defending sugar since it’s the new target for everybody! Good article as always.