Archives for the month of: March, 2012

ImageI received an amazing email today from the United Farm Workers  announcing their victory regarding U.S. use of methyl iodide! I wrote a post about it last June and now the fight is finally won! Here is the email they sent out this afternoon:

Si Se Puede! Arysta pulls methyl iodide nationwide.

We did it! We are proud to share a huge victory with you. We’ve just gotten word that Arysta LifeScience has pulled cancer-causing methyl iodide off the U.S. market. This announcement  means the end of  the use in the U.S., of what scientists have called “one of the most toxic chemicals on earth”.

Thanks to consumers like yourself, through public pressure and supporting litigation when federal and state agencies failed to protect the public, the use of this dangerous poison has been limited.

UFW President Arturo Rodriguez  said, “Today farm workers can breathe a little bit easier knowing that the  risk of being exposed to methyl iodide will be  gone, thanks to the support of thousands of people throughout the country, PANNA and the brave workers who risked their jobs to speak out and say  “enough”.

The UFW will stay vigilant to ensure Arysta does not bring the toxic back.

Thank you  for all you have done to help.

Today I went to the dentist. I’ve never had very good teeth. I’ve had frequent cavities and my orthodontia history is known to make some people squeamish. However, today the dentist told me something that caught me off guard. He said my teeth look terrific! 

I haven’t been to the dentist since just before the 2011 Weston A. Price conference where I was lucky enough to be educated about the importance of a diet rich in minerals and nutrient dense foods. Since then I’ve really been laying on the good stuff,and now I’ve begun to wonder if my good report with the dentist may be due to my recent change in diet.

I started to scour my mom’s bookcase at home (it’s like my private reference library) and found the book, “Cure Tooth Decay” by Ramiel Nagel, who as it turns out even has his own website,, dedicated to the message of his book. Much of what he says you can do to restore your teeth to optimal health by following the advise of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and Nagel even references Dr. Price’s work researching the primitive peoples’ dental health around the world.

Since returning from the conference in Dallas, I have  increased my consumption of raw dairy and have been making bone broths fairly regularly. Both of these are tactics Nagel recommends to begin to rebuild the structure of our teeth. Could it be that my change in diet has been unintentionally enhancing my dental health? I know that I’ve definitely struggled with steering clear of the cavity causing sugar and carbohydrates, especially in the midst of Girl Scout cookie season.

I wouldn’t say I’m 100% cured of any type of dental decay, my teeth still have some sensitivity, but if you have issues with your dental health, don’t lose hope! You are what you eat and if your are deficient in minerals there are delicious steps you can take!