Are there any scholarly articles about phytic acid causing tooth decay?

Commented on August 13, 2014
Created August 12, 2014 at 6:18 PM

many of us in the paleosphere are familliar with how diets high in phytic acid are bad, and last semester in order to actually stay focused on my homework I ate tons of chocolate and chocolate dipped nuts in order to bribe my brain to stay focused for longer than five seconds so I could actually memorize stuff about phospholipid bilayers and homozygious dominant/recessive and actually get a B in my biology class, but my diet suffered, my teeth suffered, and i just came back to the dentist with a mouthful of cavities. I'm going to be getting them filled, even though I want to remineralize them with the diets everyone talks about that are grain free, nut free, low sugar and starch, and high in healthy fats, raw grassfed milk/grassfed butter/cream/cheese, bone broth, organ meat, and fermented cod liver oil, but that diet is so hard to stick to (for me anyway), and I was talking with my mom about how if I were to follow the teeth remineralization diet I would not be able to eat the packet of chocolate almond butter I just got on sale, but she said that I could eat if as long as I brushed my teeth afterward, then I tried to explain that it's not the brushing so much as the phytic acid in the almonds robs me of the fat soluble vitamins and minerals that are needed for tooth healing, and she did not believe me and I tried to look online for scholarly articles about healing teeth naturally but it's all blogs and anecdotal evidence. Are there any scholarly articles about phytic acid and tooth decay, or is it ALL blogs and anecdotal evidence?



on August 13, 2014
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on August 12, 2014
at 06:39 PM

the original connection between civilization foods and tooth decay was done by Price. I do believe that the identification of phytates, as the mineral sequestering agent, came later and is based on peer reviewed . But it could also be gluten, irritating the gut, and diminishing mineral absorption. Or it could be antagonism to vitamins A and D. See for example

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC252049... (very old)

you could also start from here and dig around


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