[TOOTH Summit] Dr. Victor Zeines on Nutrition and Tongue Diagnosis for Optimal Oral Health
As a dismayed tooth repairman turned private psychotherapist, Dr. Victor Zeines discovered that when you change your diet, you change your mood. “Very interesting!” he pondered, “I wonder what else food can do?”
In perfect synchronicity, the universe dropped clues along his path to whole-body health; he heard Dr. Hal Huggins speak on mercury toxicity, and then he stumbled upon two key books: Diet and Disease by Dr. Emanuel Cheraskin andNutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston Price. Reinvigorated by tooth-truth, Dr. Zeines returned to dental practice armed with vitamins, and his clients — and their teeth — thrived.
Opened to a whole new world of healing, Dr. Victor Zeines went on to earn a master’s degree in nutrition and became a student of acupuncture, chiropractic care and kinesiology. He incorporates herbs and homeopathy into his dental practice. His offices have been mercury free for over twenty-five years.
He is passionate and enlightens people about natural techniques that create healthy oral ecology. He is the author of Healthy Mouth Healthy Body, Living a Longer Life Naturally and the book Your Tongue Never Lies. He is also a contributing writer for Rodale’s The Herbal Drug Store and one of the contributors of the film Food Matters.
Dr. Zeines hosts the Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body show on New York Talk Radio. He is a member of the advisory board of the holisticoption.com, and his offices have been mercury free for over 25 years with locations in Manhattan and Woodstock. His website can be found at www.natdent.com.
“Your tongue is the only internal organ you can see, if your tongue is white it means you’re toxic, different coloured tongues can mean different problems, just as cracked or scalloped edges where a pale tongue accompanied with low energy can mean there are problem with adrenals. The thicker the coating on your tongue, the more chronic the condition.”
“Use your toothbrush to fight cancer, you simply can’t leave oral health out of your overall health equation”. Periodontal disease increase you chance of cancer and heart disease.”
“People are generally good at brushing their teeth, yet they are often told by their dental hygienist’s that they have plaque and have to brush more. The plaque that develops on your teeth is not caused by not brushing it’s caused by you being too acidic.”
“Eight out of ten people have some form of gum disease and don’t know it, because you can have it without bleeding gums or pain.”
“Receding gums are a result of bone lose. The bacteria living in gum pockets spew out toxins that reduce the bone, as well as getting into your system and causing the liver to make C-reactive proteins in response of inflammation. These higher C-reactive levels are a major indicator for heart disease. More gum disease, more C-reactive protein levels.”
“If you watch TV you’ll notice 40% of all the advertising is about either drugs and oral health. This is designed to keep our attention on what “product” we need to “buy” to keep us healthy, this keeps the ‘profits’ of the drug companies healthy, definitely not our health”.
“Use any toothpaste as long as it doesn’t have a warning on it. Companies sweeten their toothpaste to make it appealing to our children so they will eat it!!!”.
“What’s going on in your mouth, is symptomatic of what’s going on in your body. Gum disease is the first stage of nutritional deficiencies and this is the way it’s showing up.”
“Cavitation’s are an unhealed socket left in the jaw after a tooth has been extracted and the gum has healed over leaving a festering mess. These are the monster in the cellar, and can affect your entire system, we treat them with Ozone therapy with good results”.
“Follow the Western Price diet for dental health”.