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02-09-2009, 03:23 PM
I was curious as to what you all do for chewing gum? I used to chew pine sap as a youngin', but it doesn't really sound appealing to me anymore. Any suggestions?
02-09-2009, 04:26 PM
I'm confused. :confused: Not clear what you mean "do for chewing gum". I don't do anything. I eat food, drink water. That's it. What's the purpose ~ if any ~ of chewing gum?
02-09-2009, 05:09 PM
Well, I usually like to have chewing gum because it helps prevent me from grinding my teeth, as I have a problem with that. It provides a barrier to keep my enamel from wearing away from the grinding. Hope that gives you a good enough reason for my asking about it.
02-09-2009, 05:46 PM
Hmmm. I'm thinking the problem here is, while you're doing that, you're keeping your digestive juices going and causing problems down there.
Maybe someone has a better solution for the real problem then. See, for me, using something that causes another problem is not a great solution. Let's see what else might assist ~ or, I know there are gum chewers out there too. :)
02-09-2009, 06:33 PM
Chewing blades of wheatgrass then spitting out the pulp is great for your teeth and your digestion.
02-09-2009, 07:01 PM
i don't chew regular gum anymore (like orbit or dentyne) because many brands are loaded with artificial sugars and flavorings. plus, the chewing gives me air bubbles in my tummy...ugh. i'll definately be trying that wheatgrass thing soon though!
02-09-2009, 09:07 PM
Hi, I read somewhere that dehydrating strawberries, appricots, and the like makes great fruit leather (or fruit chew) and usually satisfies the gum chewing thing...I think it could help with the grinding, too...They probably don't last as long as a piece of chewing gum, but should help a bit...The blades of wheatgrass sounds good, too, because wheatgrass is sooo good for you...
02-11-2009, 01:09 AM
Health food stores in my area carry "natural" chewing gums...I haven't investigated these myself. Peelu is one brand I can recall seeing. Dried fruit could very well cause more problems than it solves (cavities). How about a plug of beeswax? My favorite "candy" is honeycomb, where you get the beeswax to chew on after the sweet is all gone. Check with a local apiary, maybe they can hook you up with some plain ol wax.
But maybe you can investigate some other ways to solve the real issue--the tooth grinding. Or perhaps you already have? I would google it. Google is pretty cool and useful.
02-15-2009, 07:04 PM
I chew peelu...I love chewing gum.I figure some lil bit of chewing gum in my life with all the great raw I eat,is no problem at all....I chew away...Life is so good being balanced .
02-17-2009, 01:22 PM
I had a natrual licorice stick once. The actual stick, so i was basically chewing a stick, but it was great because it was licorice!
It lasted for ages too!
02-17-2009, 01:24 PM
OOOOOHHHH!!!! Tea tree chewing sticks!!!!! I totally forgot about those!
THANKS for the reminder
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