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Sounds appealing huh?  Well actually they were really delicious!  Here’s the deal, I have horrible teeth.  I haven’t had dental insurance in a long time and when I finally buckled down and went I found out that all those years of not going and not properly taking care of my teeth has resulted in a lot of money spent sitting in a dentist chair.  I do go to the dental school, but still it’s expensive.  I started to do some research on alternative dental care.  I had already learned about the horrible dangers of fluoride.   The dental school still tries to push that one me, my student dentist does know my preferences and although the instructors try to say it, I let it go in one ear and out the other.  Fluoride is a horrible toxin, it shouldn’t be anywhere near our bodies.  Feel free to search it on naturalnews.com and learn more about why fluoride is so bad for us there.

So in my quest to find a more natural approach to dental health, I found a book called Cure Tooth Decay With Nutrition by Ramiel Nagel.  I highly recommend this book!  Rami really puts the research of Weston A Price into a neat and easy to read and understand book.  Dr Price wrote a book called Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, where he basically goes around to different cultures around the world.  He goes to “indigenous” people who live off the land, they eat the entire animal when it’s killed, they don’t eat processed foods or sugars, they eat raw milk (by the way check out this article about a Harvard study that shows that Pasteurized milk is linked to cancer http://www.naturalnews.com/035081_pasteurized_milk_cancer_dairy.html).  Then he goes to their opposite, the “industrialized” (aka what we live in) people.  These people are in many minds, better off than the indigenous people, they have processed foods and sugars, they buy the prime cuts of meat at the store and rarely eat the entire animal.  What his studies found was that the people who ate from the land, ate raw milk and all the animal they kill had better teeth than those who live in the industrialized culture.  He has photos to prove it.  I haven’t bought Dr Price’s book, although I want it very badly.  I have seen photos from the book (in Rami Nagel’s book as well as online) and I’ve done research on this subject myself.  So the thought process is that we are living in an industrialized society where we don’t eat the organ meats anymore, honestly most people (myself included) think they are pretty gross.  But what came out of this research is that tooth decay is not from sugars and such on our teeth that cause the decay but that we are not getting the right nutrition in our diet, and then our body must take nutrients from our teeth in order to let other more important organs survive.

When Hubby and I were invited to a chicken slaughter we went and helped.  In return we got chicken and I asked for a ton of organ meat.  Honestly, it’s been sitting in my freezer for months!  I just don’t know how to prepare it!  Finally last week Hubby took it out and basically forced my hand to get that into our bodies.  I did some youtube research and watched people make things out of the organs.  Apparently, most of the world still eats these and it’s just us who don’t.  In many ways it’s pretty disrespectful to NOT eat the entire animal, if you kill it, it should all be used.  There were a lot of Caribbean dishes made from liver, gizzards and hearts.  The first night I made some, it was ok, basically a saute of onions and garlic and veggies and liver over rice with braggs amino acids.  The second night was better, I followed a recipe I found on youtube http://caribbeanpot.com/simple-chicken-liver-and-gizzard/  here is the link to the website for the recipe.  I did goof it though, the “green seasoning” that it calls for I sort of winged.  I didn’t want left over so I just put some into my magic bullet (yes, I have one and love it) then ended up dumping it all in before realizing that it only called for 1/2 tsp, but I have to say it turned out really good.  Again we had this over rice.  There were tons of left overs from those two days.  So Friday I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and I picked up a tortilla press ($20 and totally worth it).  Hubby bought a huge bag of Masa (corn flour) and I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making homemade tortillas.  We had a blast trying to figure it out.  It was a comedy of errors but we did get to eat.  🙂  I think making tortillas takes time to figure out.  You have to get the dough just right and the pan has to be really hot with not too much oil.  We topped them with some of the left over organ meat and rice, plus added fresh veggies, cheese and sour cream.  They tasted AMAZING!  We did decide that anything would taste pretty good if you put cheese, sour cream and hot sauce on it though. haha.  Then we had two days of nachos, with the meat and rice over chips with cheese and heated in the oven.  Again, you really didn’t know you were eating organ meat.

So over all it went well.  I think we still have to try new recipes, if you have one please feel free to share!  The whole fried liver and onions thing though… yeah it still tastes like liver.  It’s too bad we didn’t grow up eating these more, I think it would not be so difficult to figure out now, but it’s still a fun challenge.  Oh! And I saw a lady (on youtube) who put chicken hearts on a skewer and put them on the BBQ.  So Hubby has some more organ meat marinating in some Jerk Seasoning he made, which he learned to make from a Jamaican friend in Florida.  I’ll let you know how they turn out.  Now let’s just pray this pays off in future dental visits.

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