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Not Just Skin Food: Eat your way to Healthy Teeth and Gums

If you haven’t busted out your Dirty Mouth Toothpowder yet this morning, you’ll definitely want to after reading this!

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The American Dental Association lists their Top 9 Foods that Damage Your Teeth that berates chewing on ice, eating excessive citrus, dried fruits or sticky foods (like trail mixes) that can stick to your teeth.

And that doesn’t include beverages. Coffee can both dry out your mouth and stain your teeth. Alcohol can cause dehydration and dry mouth, as well as a reduction in saliva over time.

Now… we all know that scare tactics can only go so far. So what healthy habits can improve your teeth?

Re-Mineralize. Acids in the foods we eat can remove the minerals in our enamel and lead to tooth decay. Remineralizing is when minerals are deposited back into tooth enamel. So, remineralizing’s the goal!

Get some calcium and phosphorous. Perfectly Paleo foods like chicken, leafy greens, and nuts can boost your calcium intake and protect teeth, as well as phosphorous-rich eggs and fish. Raw, grass-fed dairy (milk and cheese if they are in your diet) can neutralize acids in your mouth – an additional bonus. Make eating whole, unrefined foods a habit for your health and your teeth. Crisp apples and pears can sometime “scrape” disrupt plaque on your teeth. These types of fruit also have high levels of water, not just sugar.

Add Vitamin A. Fermented Cod Liver Oil is another at-home remedy for tooth decay. The Paleo Mama shares some great research on her post on cavities and tooth decay that suggests diets lacking in fat-soluble vitamins are the culprit of decay. She offers recommendations like eating high vitamin butter oil daily, using ghee and grass-fed butter in cooking, eating liver regularly, among others.

Mix with Water. If you can’t get to some Dirty Mouth Toothpowder soon after coffee, alcohol or the dried figs you just ate, rinse with water. Try to avoid sipping coffee or snacking all day, as you’ll just be continuously exposing your teeth to risky sugars and stains.

Banish Bacteria. Not many of us think about the level of acid in our mouths each day, but bacteria in our mouth and saliva cause tooth decay. Primal Life Organics toothpowder is naturally minty and made from a blend of clay that is rich in minerals to neutralize acids and remineralize your teeth – like silica, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous and more. Learn more about pH and the active ingredients in Dirty Mouth Toothpowder.

Not convinced? Let Kim and our testimonials tell you themselves.


Ready to refresh your resolution?

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Let’s face it. Literally. New Year’s Resolutions are hard to keep. Suddenly, it’s Valentine’s Day and you’re snowed in, cooped up and ready to let the next trip to the gym slide while you enjoy sweets from your sweetheart (or sweethearts if you’re cabin fever includes little ones!). Almost all resolutions are hard to keep – so for the rest of this year, resolve to have a resolution you can handle, and truly reap the benefits from.

Re-think your resolutions and vow to have chemical free skin, teeth and body with Primal Life Organics. Why hold yourself to a healthy, sometimes grain or gluten-free regimen if you’re going to ignore the largest organ in your body – your skin. If you’ve looked at the labels of your conventional skin products lately and were unable to recognize the words on the ingredient lists, doesn’t it make sense to think twice?  So many of us strive to eat clean, organic, grass-fed food-we-can-pronounce; we should be able to do the same for our skin.

Primal Life Organics products have a shelf life of up to 12 months, but it won’t take that long for you to see results in how your skin looks and feels.PLO has solutions for aging, acne ridden, dry, oily, scarred or discolored skin. Each PLO product is paleo skin-food, made from ingredients you can recognize, and is truly an organic, paleo, vegan and gluten-free product line that you can feel good about using. There are 10 more months in 2014, so make them count.

If you’re not convinced, take a gander at our recent video testimonials to hear what other cave girls and cave boys have said about PLO.

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Acne: More Adults Silently Suffer Than You Think

I know many suffer from acne, I did until I fixed my diet (Paleo), supplementation AND my skincare.  Paleo skincare has definitely helped resolve my breakout issues.  For more information from Whole9 about acne, causes and treatments, see this great article and video.  

The Purely Primal Skincare Guide by Liz Wolfe, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, is another great resource that will guide you through the process of healing your gut via foods, supplements and numerous dietary and skincare techniques.  Leaky gut, inflammatory foods, hormonal imbalances, food sensitivities and nutritional deficiencies, as well as the toxic ingredients in commercial skincare, can be causes of acne.

Did You Know: Benzoyl Peroxide, widely used in acne products is a toxic ingredient?? It is also a known skin irritant and can actually CAUSE acne in some people.  Furthermore, the MSDS states benzoyl peroxide is a  possible tumor promoter and may act as a mutagen and produce DNA damage (those pregnant should definitely AVOID benzoyl peroxide).  It is toxic by inhalation and an irritant to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract.  Benzoyl peroxide is also tested on animals!

The Purely Primal Skincare Guide directly links you to the supplements and products she recommends.  You can find The Purely Primal Skincare Guide here: http://bit.ly/WCXWdJ

 

For the Primal Life Organics topical treatment to help heal acne-prone skin with REAL food sources, see our Banished and Beyond line- made with primal dirts (clays) which help to detoxify the facial tissues by pulling the toxins from the skin, and real food sources, such as:

Garlic*, Turmeric*, Rosemary*, Ginger Root*, Cumin Seed*, Rosehip seed*, Carrot Seed*, Himalayan Sea Salt*, Dulse Seaweed*, Birch Bark*, Burdock, Calendula*, Chaste Tree*, Coriander*, Lavender*, Neem*, Soapwort*, Rose*, Tea Tree*, Thyme*, Walnut*, Green Tea*, Rosemary Leaf*, Apple Cider Vinegar*, Witch Hazel* (Alcohol Free), Tamanu*, Hazelnut, Argan*, Pumpkin*, Hemp Seed*, Hyssop*, Bergamot*, Neroli*, Clary Sage*, Orange*, Rosewood*, Rosemary*, Emu, Baobab*, Sea Buckthorn*, Frankincense*, Myrrh*, Geranium*, Chamomile*, Cypress*, Red Thyme*, Helichrysum*        *Certified Organic

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The premium blend of Primal ingredients in Banished™ and Beyond™ will help:

  • Moisturize, balance and restore normal sebum production
  • Decrease bacteria that can cause acne
  • Provide proper nourishment to your skin via nutrient dense, real food sources, such as essential fatty acids (EFAs), vitamins, anti-oxidants and proteins
  • Diminish acne and acne scars
  • Enhance cellular repair Increase blood flow and circulation to aid in healing
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles

Benzoyl Peroxide has been linked to cancer for a number of years and many research journal entries state  “benzoyl peroxide is a free radical-generating skin tumor promoting agent.”  Performing a word search of the words “benzoyl peroxide cancer” in PubMed in the National Library of Medicine produces 102 articles from medical publications dealing with research aspects of BP and cancer.  About two-thirds of the research supports linkage between BP and skin cancer.

“In 1995 the FDA changed benzoyl peroxide from a Category I (safe) to a Category III (safety is uncertain) ingredient and stated this action (56 FR 37622) was based on new information that raised a safety concern regarding benzoyl peroxide as a tumor promoter in mice…”  Additionally the FDA charged manufacturers with the responsibility of providing this information to consumers so they could make educated decisions.  Many manufacturers and product marketers have not provided this information so consumers can be advised of the potential dangers.

Source:http://www.skintactix.com/benzoyl_peroxide_skin_damage.htm

 


Can’t Live Without My Dirty Mouth Toothpowder and Dirty Poo Hair Wash!

Hey Everyone my name is Kimberly and my journey with Primal Life Organics began late last May. I had been hearing great things about PLO on the online community, and I had been wanting to try them out for quite some time. I had gone Paleo the September before, and suddenly found myself very conscious of the products I put on my skin, and began to make efforts to go toxic free – but the college student in me couldn’t justify spending extra money on things that I could possibly do from home – so for months and months I attempts to find a toxic free hair shampoo, and failed.

I tried  a bunch of different things with my hair – including the no poo method, along with a couple of other things. To say my hair didn’t like it would be an understatement. Within a few hours of washing my hair with the no poo method my hair would be limp, stuck to my scalp and greasy, only to be brittle and dry the next day – it was a strange combination. For months I told my self “its just the adjustment period, it will get better”, but it didn’t – it only got worse. After about 6 months of wearing a hat nearly every day and trying to convince myself that my hair didn’t look that bad – I broke down and ordered the Dirty Poo Primal Hair Wash, along with Dirty Mouth Toothpowder, Boost Gum Serum and the Carrot Seed Cleanser. Let me tell you – the Dirty Poo was a game changer. For the first time in months I didn’t feel embarrassed to go out in public because of the way my hair looked, and the need to was it became less frequent, and my hair would even start to look better a few days after washing it. If that wasn’t enough, my hair began to do what I want when I styled it and for the first time in my life my naturally limp and fine hair began to build up some body! I was ecstatic, and will honestly never go back if I can help it.

I was equally impressed with the Toothpowder and Gum Serum. I have had gingivitis/teeth/enamel/yellowing problems since I was a kid. The vast majority of my teeth have cavities in them and I was told as a teenager that if I didn’t do something about my teeth soon Id have denture by the time I was 20. Hearing that put me into panic mode, and I began to take extra care of them.

I managed to avoid dentures,but until I switched to the tooth powder/gum serum I still struggled with gingivitis, bleeding, yellowing, plaque build up and sore teeth.  No more! The last time I was at the dentist my dentist could not believe how good my teeth/gums looked, and even asked me if I went somewhere else to bleach them because they were looking so white. When I said no she asked me a lot of questions about the product I was using – to which I happily told her. My gums no longer bleed, my I have not had a cavity in ages and don’t think I ever will, and they are stronger and whiter than ever.

I have also used the Carrot Seed Cleanser and Primal Colors (make up) Lid Stains (I am still learning the art here!) and have had great experiences with them both! I would love the opportunity to use more of Primal Life Organics, and it is my first recommendation to people when they are looking for non-toxic products. I have included a picture of myself here – this was taken 6 days after washing my hair with Dirty Poo and its still looking good, and my teeth are looking whiter and healthier than ever.

Thank you for changing my life Primal Life Organics! Your products make me feel beautiful.

 Kimberly