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When Good Foods Are Bad for You

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High-Grit and Acidic Foods

Food

High-grit foods and/or grains (such as the whole cracked-grain pieces common in organic bread or coarsely ground stone-ground whole grains -- especially if they contain stone powder or sand) and acidic foods (such as carbonated drinks, uncooked vinegar, uncooked tomato, citrus -- especially lemon -- and ceviche)

Problem

Odontolysis

What Happens

Odontolysis is the degeneration or wearing down of teeth by excessive chewing of high-grit foods and/or grains or excessive use of acidic liquids.

How Much Do You Have to Eat?

"For acidic foods, concentration and time of contact are what matters. For instance, drinking lemon juice is a relatively short exposure, but sucking a lemon for the same total intake is a much longer and damaging exposure. For acidic odontolysis, the process is to dissolve the enamel and dentin of the teeth. For grits and grains, the process is simple wear, like filing down your teeth...only slower. Unfortunately, odontolysis is not reversible, and it predisposes one to cavities and broken teeth," says Ramirez.

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KPlumb7979 wrote:

What is the test for a 'predisposition to calcium oxalate kidney stones'?

11/2/2013 09:14:19 AM Report Abuse
nottydotty45 wrote:

This is a great teaching...glad I found it... I was told not to eat grapefruit and now I know why... I only have one kidney due to CHF and that is when they told me not to eat grapefruit, which i happen to love...LOL

7/15/2013 11:59:44 AM Report Abuse
mj9693 wrote:

Grapefruit is delicious. I would hate to give it up for any medication.

7/15/2013 11:39:55 AM Report Abuse
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2/2/2012 02:42:39 AM Report Abuse

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