View Full Version : Cooked foods cause dental problems
04-01-2005, 04:28 PM
Check out this news release. Just another reason ... to be raw (if only my parents had known; maybe there'd be no cavities and root canals today - hope for our children, though)!!
Actually, this is a worrisom article that seems to argue that modern humans just don't have the right teeth for an all-raw diet, inlike our primate cousins. Indeed, I've noticed that my jaws seem a little tired, and of course, we've all heard about raw foodists having dental problems. I'm trying to take all the precautions I can to minimize dental stress -- good hygene, smoothies and other processing methods. Let's hope they work!
04-01-2005, 05:07 PM
Well, it is and it isn't worrisome, as Wood mentions at one point in the article that present-day humans must cook or prepare their food somehow as opposed to being able to graze from bushes and the like as our primitive ancestors could. However, Wood probably would concur as did Asil above that the fact that our teeth have evolved smaller and smaller over the centuries since people began cooking food makes us have to consult dentists and orthodontists more than those primitive humans would have had to do had they had any.
I'm guessing that the fact that we have gathering and food preparation techniques could enable us to eat raw foods more successfully than otherwise might be the case.
04-01-2005, 11:47 PM
Well, this is what I get for quickly glancing over an article and posting it without really reading it (thinking ... I'm in a hurry; I'll really read it later).
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