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Raw meat and tooth decay

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 19, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Hi all, I am wondering if there is a relationship between eating raw meat(specifically beef) and tooth decay. What prompted my question is the feeling and condition of teeth after raw meat consumption: they feel more grainy for lack of a better word, similar to when one consumes any acidic substance. Despite brushing I am still registering this feeling. Has anyone had similar experiences with raw meat? If so what do they attribute these symptoms to(acids,etc.)?

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on June 19, 2011
at 11:14 PM

Wouldn't your body simply compensate by creating less stomach acid? I haven't yet seen any rational basis for acid/base food balancing. Our bodies are really good at balancing stuff.

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on June 19, 2011
at 05:06 PM

Fire? no. Its your choice. If you can tolerate it go for it. Society has influenced humans to do other things.

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on June 19, 2011
at 03:00 PM

Perfect! I will persevere in the endeavor. Would you advise against raw ground meat(grass fed/finished from reputable farmer)? I have found that consuming raw ground beef has had no unpleasant effects; only store bought and this only on rare occasions. Am I playing with fire? P.S : Is your website set up yet. The Chairman may be watching...

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on June 20, 2011
at 02:36 PM

I eat most of my meat cooked, but I haven't noticed this when eating rare or raw at all. I can definitely say that eating only meat and fat, I never feel like my teeth are unclean. I try to remember to brush now and then just out of prudence, but they never feel like they "need" it.

It seems unlikely that meat in any form would cause tooth decay. Do wild carnivores have tooth decay? Did paleo (wo)man? I don't know.

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 19, 2011
at 02:40 PM

ITs not the teeth Person......its the change in your saliva once you go paleo. That is why the teeth start to feel a tad different. You teeth are less likely to decay eating meat. Step mutans is the bacteria that causes decay and it eating meat destroys its ecological niches in you mouth over time.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 19, 2011
at 03:00 PM

Perfect! I will persevere in the endeavor. Would you advise against raw ground meat(grass fed/finished from reputable farmer)? I have found that consuming raw ground beef has had no unpleasant effects; only store bought and this only on rare occasions. Am I playing with fire? P.S : Is your website set up yet. The Chairman may be watching...

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on June 19, 2011
at 05:06 PM

Fire? no. Its your choice. If you can tolerate it go for it. Society has influenced humans to do other things.

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on September 02, 2012
at 03:32 AM

Turkana boy died of a tooth abcess, you can't get more paleo than that.

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on June 19, 2011
at 02:43 PM

If you diet is high in acidic foods without enough alkaline foods to balance them out this could be your problem. Use this info http://www.johnberardi.com/articles/nutrition/bases.htm to calculate the acidbase balance of your diet and go from there.

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on June 19, 2011
at 11:14 PM

Wouldn't your body simply compensate by creating less stomach acid? I haven't yet seen any rational basis for acid/base food balancing. Our bodies are really good at balancing stuff.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 20, 2011
at 02:42 PM

Sitting a lot in front of TV and Computers or being away from forests and countryside also makes less able to cope with things. Sometimes just a walk or some time outdoors makes every problem going away. And the PH is balnced also.

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