I went to the dentist yesterday for my 6-month check up and I have wonderful news. Drum roll...
Guess what guys, for the second time this year, I am thrilled to announce: NO CAVITIES!
In this post, I'm going to tell you two secrets that keep me cavity-free: bread and wine, ya'll. Also, I explain why the saints and angels need us as much as we need them.
And yes, this is all connected. Remember, the Holy Eucharist is the bread of life and Jesus changed water into wine.
Stay with me. It will make sense.
Or maybe not yet but one day. We mystics can't really explain things all the time right away, but down the road, you'll be like, "Ohhh... so that's what she meant."
Silica Water to the Rescue
First and foremost, I really believe it is the homemade silica water I am drinking on a daily basis that is preventing cavities.
You're probably like, wait, I thought you were going to talk about bread and wine. I am. Give me a minute. I'm just warming up.
You see, I was getting cavities here and there before I started on the silica water a year ago. I started making the homemade silica water about a year ago and since then, no cavities.
I do not drink the silica water straight. I say this because if you don’t like drinking plain water, you don’t have to worry because you don’t have to.
I don’t like drinking plain water either. It's boring. I prefer sparkling water and I am usually too lazy to make sparkling water in with the Soda Stream — I know, I know, I should do it.
I tried not drinking wine for a week and while I didn't really miss it, it was just dull and boring.
I'm gonna explain here in a minute why WINE is actually an excellent source of silica.
Bread, too. So hang on, I'll get to that.
Anyway, I use the homemade silica water I make for my morning coffee and also for homemade broth (I'll be adding my broth recipes to this blog soon).
I use the broth to cook beans, rice and in soups, stews and sauces. I use broth in everything from chicken enchiladas to sloppy Joes to gravy.
So we end up getting a lot of silica by cooking with the silica water.
My point is, you don't have to drink the silica water as plain water. Because that's boring.
My Silica Water Recipe
Here’s my recipe for homemade silica water — it’s very easy to make.
Why Silica Water?
Okay, so you're asking, what's the deal? Why do we need silica?
I'm working on a longer post about silica water and how it can help you prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's disease and dementia, autism, osteoporosis and dental cavities, Crohn’s disease and other gastrointestinal diseases, hormonal and reproductive problems, breast cancer and cysts, and many more things. Here's a study that talks about all of the disease aluminum causes.
Here's the short version...
Silica in food and drink causes our bodies to eliminate aluminum.
Dr. Christopher Exley says you should drink 1 liter of silica water per day to prevent Alzheimer’s.
The Silica Scientists: Dr. Exley & Dr. Crouse
If you're not familiar with Dr. Christopher Exley, I recommend typing his name into YouTube and watching some of his videos.
Also you have to read this book: Silica Water, The Secret of Healthy Blue Zone Longevity in the Aluminum Age by Dr. Dennis Crouse. This book is on my top 20 list of best books of all time.
This book is the missing link for the work of Dr. Weston A. Price. Dr. Crouse is the one who figured out that all of the five "blue zones" around the world – the places where people have the longest life spans even though they have very different diets – all have high intake of silica.
It's kind of funny because Sally Fallon, founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation, left wine and beer out of her cookbook, Nourishing Traditions.
Because, yes, beer and wine are not only fermented foods, but they are also very high in silica, which I'll get to in a minute.
I've heard that she has a big hangup about alcohol and that she won't even let people drink when they are out to dinner with her. Everyone just sips herbal tea and then they go out to the bar after she's gone.
And No, It's Not My Dental Hygiene
For those of you who are going to say I didn't get cavities this past year because I was doing a good job of brushing and flossing... nope.
I was sure they the dentist was going to tell me I had cavities. Because I have been doing an absolute sh*t job of brushing and flossing.
My irrigator and electric toothbrush are downstairs and half the week I’ve been sleeping upstairs due to construction. So I only use them about half the time. And I’m always in such a rush that I don’t spend a long time brushing.
The dental hygienist seemed very confused because she could tell I haven’t been doing a good job of flossing because my gums were bleeding a little.
And of course, I refused the fluoride treatment when she asked me if I wanted it. HA!
No fluoride treatments, terrible job brushing and flossing, bleeding gums, and yet, still no cavities in over a year.
So it wasn't the plaque because I have plaque. And it wasn't the lack of fluoride because I don't even use fluoride toothpaste.
It has to be the SILICA.
THANK YOU, Dr. Christopher Exley and Dr. Dennis N. Crouse.
How Much Silica Water Am I Drinking Per Day?
With the coffee and tea I drink made with my homemade silica water, I’m probably only drinking around half a liter per day.
Now that I have realized that I'm only getting half a liter and Dr. Exley says we need one liter, I am going to make an effort to use the SodaStream to make high silica sparkling water. And I think I'll start carrying a water bottle, like my kids and husband do.
I typically drink at least 15-20 oz of water (usually La Croix or other sparkling water) a day. So that will help put me over a liter if I switch to the silica water.
Silica in My Diet
Anyway, I was thinking about this, and I thought to myself, "If I'm not currently drinking a liter of the silica water per day, where am I getting silica in my diet?" Because clearly I am doing pretty good since I don't have any cavities.
I also look pretty good for my age (I turned 53 in 2021) and I'm not on any prescription drugs and literally have no health problems.
I realized that I am getting a lot of silica in my diet from other sources like brown rice, whole wheat bread, granola, muesli, and wine.
Wine is actually pretty high in silica — not as high as beer, which I should drink more often because I do like it.
I'm just a mom, and so I drink a lot of rosé wine. It's what we moms do.
According to the chart below, rosé wine is higher in silica than white wine, but not as high as red wine.
So red wine and beer are the best choices if you're tryna get your silica on.
Based on this new information, last night I drank some Italian red wine while I cooked dinner.
Dinner was risotto with mushrooms, asparagus and seared scallops. Yes! Rice is loaded with silica! And homemade broth (made from silica water) – more silica!
And wine with dinner = winner.
If You Smoke, Stop Immediately
Okay that GIPHY above👆 is cute but don’t smoke! Wine is good but cigarettes and pot are VERY BAD.
Why? Because aluminum! Here's the proof.
Both pot and tobacco are very high in aluminum, which is what causes bone loss, cavities, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Eat More Bread & Pasta
That said, you should eat more bread and pasta. Sorry, Paleo People.
Cereal, bread, pasta and rice all have decent amounts of silica as well. Check it out, ya'll:
Eat the Bread! Drink the Wine! Paging Matt Stone!
As Matt Stone used to say, EAT THE FOOD!
Please, everyone, can we stop with these unhealthy low carb and keto diets?
Sigh, where is Matt Stone anyway? Has anyone seen him? His website is kaput. Very, very sad times.
At least we know wine is good for us. Maybe one day The Stoner will come back to blogging. I am praying.
Ha! I just looked up "who is the patron saint of blogging" and lo and behold...
Did Saint Francis de Sales reincarnate as Matt Stone?
When Matt comes back to blogging, I'm gonna call him Francis instead of The Stoner.
That got me thinking about my patron saint, Anna Maria Taigi, wife, mother and mystic.
Sounds just like me. I'm a mystic and a housewife and mother.
She died at age 68. I was born in 1968. Her feast day, the day she died, was June 9th. My sister's birthday.
And um... we look a lot alike, don't we?
Of course they didn't have salons that did highlights back in 18th century Italy.
And I was named after her. Well, my dad said he named me after Sister Ann Marie, the only nun at his Catholic school who didn't hit him on the knuckles with a ruler.
But I'm thinking Sister Ann Marie may have been named after Blessed Anna Maria Taigi. Just a hunch.
Anyway, then it occurred to me that Anna Maria isn't actually a saint so she can't be my patron saint.
I looked up the meaning of "Blessed vs. saint" and she is only "Blessed" and not yet a saint because she has only had two intercessory miracles.
Here's something most of us don't think about: Our guardian angels need us as much as we need them. They want to help us.
But we don't pray. We don't ask for help. And they can't help us if we don't ask because we have free will.
So God can't send them. And they don't get their wings.
Not only that, but when we pray and ask for help, and God sends His angels to assist us, look at the impact it has on the entire community.
Look what would have happened to Bedford Falls if George Bailey hadn't prayed and asked for help. It would have turned into Pottersville, a bunch of bars and pool halls and tenement houses.
Reach out to God. He's waiting for you. And all of His angels, too.
There's a Clarence Odbody up in heaven right now, waiting for you to ask for help.
He needs you as much as you need him.
Intercession of the Saints
Whoa, guys... I think I just figured out the whole "intercession of the saints" thing. When we pray, God sends His angels.
When His angels help us, it's a miracle.
And that's how they get their wings. In other words, sainthood.
Oh, when the saints go marching in
Oh, when the saints go marching in
Oh Lord I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in.
Well, shoot, this was a post about cavities and silica and I've gotten off track. Or perhaps this is the right track after all.
Because I only go where He directs me. He's right, every time.
Like that song by Carole King, "Where You Lead."
Wanting you the way I do
I only wanna be with you
And I would go
To the ends of the earth
To me that's what you're worth
Where you lead, I will follow
Anywhere that you tell me to
If you need, you need me to be with you
I will follow where you lead
– Carole King
Pro Tip: When you listen to love songs on the radio, pretend they are about God instead of a person. Suddenly they make a lot more sense and become a lot more meaningful.
I remember David Wilcock talking about all these songs on the radio that brainwash you into being codependent and needing someone outside of yourself to be happy. I learned this trick and now I turn all the songs into songs about God.
Anyway, I am going to pray for Matt Stone and ask Saint Francis de Sales to pray for him as well. I'm also going to pray and ask Blessed Anna Maria Taigi to pray for me.
I want to do great things in this world, not for fame or money.
I want to do great things to help people and to leave this world better than when I came here. I want to help feed poor people, give them clean water, renovate cathedrals, and build more cathedrals.
And most of all, I want to help lead people back to God so that they can, in turn, lead others back to God.
No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 22:3-5)
I want to live in a world where miracles are commonplace because we believe.
And I want to help Blessed Anna Maria Taigi get her wings.
Anna Maria, please pray for me.
And then one day, a long time from now, after I'm dead, if you are reading this, ask me to pray for you and help me get my wings.
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