Sunday, October 10, 2010

Gallstones Contribute to Tooth Decay?

According to Andreas Moritz, liver gallstones interfere with attaining and maintaining health in a variety of ways, such as from the bacteria and viruses hiding within the stones that can leak into a person’s system (viii, 10). He confidently writes in his book The Liver and Gallbladder Miracle Cleanse, “Gallstones in the liver are, as you will understand from reading this book, the main impediment to acquiring and maintaining good health, youthfulness, and vitality (viii). Puffy eyes, impotence, gout, and nightmares may be related to liver gallstones (5). That is not all. Moritz warns that thrush, herpes, tooth decay, and problems with gums are all related to these green, brown, beige and black gallstones within the liver (8, 10). Tooth Decay? It may be a surprise to hear that there is more to tooth decay than simply not brushing correctly.

Digestion, absorption, and elimination are all functions that occur in the alimentary canal of the digestive system. Moritz explains, “The stones interfere with digestion and absorption of food, which, in turn, forces waste products meant for elimination to remain in the intestinal tract. The storage of waste in the intestines creates a toxic, anaerobic environment that supports breeding of destructive germs and parasites and undermines preservation of healthy, resilient tissues” (8). As a consequence, the intestines are clogged up with this undigested waste that most likely will lead to bacterial and viral infections in the mouth. How? Bacteria all along the gastrointestinal tract may lead to thrush in the mouth, which is one end of the tract (9). Moritz warns, “Since the largest part of the immune system in the body is located in the mucus lining of the GI tract, thrush indicates a major weakness in the body’s general immunity to disease” (9). With herpes, the virus attacks the nucleus, which is the cell’s interior (9). Moritz is adamant that a person cannot suffer from either thrush or a herpes outbreak with a healthy colon and elimination function, and that both cases involve “weak and unhealthy cells – that is, cells that are already damaged or dysfunctional and are susceptible to mutate into cancerous cells (8-10). Keeping cells healthy is a priority in order to maintain a healthy body.

When a body is not healthy, bacteria will perform its duty of decomposing the problem, just as with bad fruit or a carcass. “While decomposing food or flesh, bacteria produce toxins,” writes Moritz (9). He adds, “Bacteria never attack - that is, infect something – that is clean, vital, and healthy as a well-nourished fruit hanging on the tree” (9). Having a clean colon ensures no bacterial attack, and for this an adequate amount of bile from the liver is necessary (10). When not enough bile is available, the bacteria clean-up crew is happy to be on the job, which can create a plethora of problems for the host: you. One obstacle to adequate bile production is gallstones.

Tooth decay is related to the lack of bile from the accumulation of gallstones. Not enough bile secretion can reduce “appetite and secretions of saliva from the salivary glands in the mouth. Saliva is required to cleanse the mouth and keep its tissues soft and pliable (10). Again, if the mouth resembles an unhealthy situation like bad fruit or a carcass, bacteria will show up to do their clean-up job, which in turn will result in the production of toxic waste products, and may likely result in “tooth decay, gum destruction, and other tooth-related problems” (10). Bile that has “regurgitated into the stomach and, from there, into the mouth” can cause a bitter taste in your mouth and “drastically alters the pH-value (acid-alkaline balance) of saliva, which inhibits its cleansing action” (10). The bacteria are your friends, simply trying to help your unhealthy mouth out. They are not the cause of your tooth decay, even though tooth decay may result from their presence (10).

For more information about how gallstones can affect your health and for details on the Liver Gallbladder Gallstone Cleanse, please read The Liver and Gallbladder Miracle Cleanse: An All-Natural, At-Home Flush to Purify & Rejuvenate Your Body by Andreas Moritz.