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How Parents Can Save $8,000 on Orthodontics!

by Hartke is Online! Contributor, Janice Curtin

Assuming you have two children, and the average cost of braces for each child  averages at least $4,000, you will probably need to spend over $8000 to straighten your children’s teeth.  But did you know research was done years ago that shows how this expense can be totally avoided?

Yes, It’s true.   Research was carried out by a famous dentist named Weston A. Price.  Dr. Price studied traditional cultures around the world that ate their native diet.  He found that these groups, who were not yet exposed to the refined and toxic foods of modern civilization, displayed beautiful teeth, as well as exceptional health and happiness.

They had almost no cavities—in general, less than 0.5 percent.  He continually found they had beautiful facial structure and normal dental bone development with room for all thirty-two teeth, which were straight and even.  In other words, because of good nutrition, they were able to fulfill their blueprint for perfect growth.

Compare that to today’s children who often have narrow faces.  Dental cavities are quite commonplace and are even considered to be normal and unavoidable.   We expect most children will need braces, which are painful, stressful, time consuming, and expensive.  Extraction of wisdom teeth is considered to be a normal rite of passage for most teens and young adults.  But have you ever considered that this was not meant to be?

What did these early people eat?  Diets varied around the world, but none were vegetarian and in every case they consumed some combination of meat and organ meats, fish, shellfish, eggs, and raw milk, cheese and butter.   They did NOT eat  factory-made boxed cereals, canned or pasteurized milk, refined vegetable oils, sugar, or flour.  They did not have low fat or imitation foods.  Whole grains were traditionally prepared by soaking or fermenting to release nutrients and eliminate anti-nutrients.

The Sargeant family has seen all food, dental and medical costs drop, as a result of switching from the standard American diet to the Weston A. Price dietary guidelines.

Sargeant Family has seen medical costs drop on Weston Price Diet

Sargeant Family has seen medical costs drop on Weston Price Diet

You can help your child obtain beautiful teeth and bone structure, his natural birthright,  as did the Sergeant family, shown above.   You can do it, in spite of media advertising and factory food lobbying.  Learn more about how by visiting www.WestonAPrice.org and www.highest-health.com.

The oldest Sargeant son, brought up on the standard American diet until the age of seven, has a narrowed palate and crowded lower teeth.

Teeth Created on SAD diet

Teeth Created on SAD diet

The third child, raised on a nutrient dense diet since the age of two has more room for the teeth and is unlikely to need orthodontics.

Teeth by WAPF Diet

Teeth by WAPF Diet

Janice Curtain

Janice Curtain

Janice Curtin is a long-time member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and the Price-Pottenger Foundation.  Janice’s  philosophy is that to have good health and reduced health costs we must eat nutrient  dense farm food, digest and metabolize it well, and avoid toxins.   Our nutrition determines how our genes express. She grew up on an Iowa farm on a diet of real farm food and raw milk. She has a degree in Education from the University of Northern Iowa and a masters degree in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University.  She has worked in Legislative Affairs on Capitol Hill and at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  She is a WAPF chapter leader, coordinates nutrition talks, and is the coordinator for a farm buying club.  She also works with a TBM practitioner  (Total Body Modification) who uses a whole body approach to healing.

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