decayed teeth

How much vitamin D3 should I give my 5 yr. old son who has had severe tooth decay? It has been a long road to try and figure out why he has had to deal with this and being so little it has been hard.


It started when he was only 1 yrs. old. I now see some signs on my 1 1/2 yr. old son and am frantically trying to formulate their diet according to Weston Price and with supplementation.

Since decay is a sign of deficiency...how much should I give my boys? I would think more than the average dose of 2000 iu for my 5 yr. old and 1000 iu for my 1 yr. old.

I also have a 6 yr. old daughter with a alopecia areata. An autoimmune disease and am figuring all of this is coming from maternal vitamin d deficiency. Please help me with dosages. It is has been quite the research journey to correct our diet and find local farmers with raw milk, butter and cheeses etc... and since doctors only know how to treat the symptoms... it makes it tough. However, I feel well educated on nutrition and my family is better off because of it.

I know to test and will... but would rather get them started first and then test.

Thank you--
Jenny Penton

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It might be Celiac....
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Jenny,

How frustrating that your doctors are considering this 'normal' and not frantically looking into WHY your boys have severe tooth decay. I commend you for taking action on your own.

Getting on a Weston A Price Diet is a GREAT start, and I highly recommend adding the Bone Broth in on a daily basis. It's NOT just for soup either. My partner and I make it CONSTANTLY and you can drink it for a hot drink instead of hot cocoa or tea.

You can even cook their oatmeal, rice and anything else that requires liquids in order to cook. We even poach eggs in it and then boil it down and pour the thick juice back over the eggs like gravy. There is so many ways to use bone broth.



So, you're right. Tooth decay can be a sign of vitamin d deficiency, so it's great that you are getting a start on that with them. Dr. John Cannell of the Vitamin d Council recommends a dose for kids based on the following formula:


"Children over the age of 1 year should take 1,000 IU per every 25 pounds of body weight per day, depending on latitude of residence, skin pigmentation, and sun exposure. On the days they are outside in the summer sun, they do not need to take any; in the winter they will need to supplement accordingly."


At the following link, you can get Sunshine Mist Vitamin D Spray that's great for kids.


Two more things, however. Be sure to get the ebook Money by the Mouthful to see what you can DO about stopping the decay - and maybe even reversing it!! It's written by a dentist who believes in the REVERSAL of dental disease and managed to keep his patients 100% free of dental disease for many years - and got his license revoked for practicing 'preventative dental care'- it figures!


BUT, I think that the UNDERLYING PROBLEM for your kids MAY be.... (continued...)





(continued...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

... Celiac Disease!!


If you look at all of the sites that talk about Celiac Disease, you'll say, "My kids don't have any of those symptoms.", but in this study Celiac has been called, "The Great Imitator".

Both alopecia and dental enamel defects have been 'presenting symptoms' of Celiac Disease in many studies! I made some links to studies for you below:

Studies on Celiac Disease PRESENTING with Dental Enamel Defects OR Alopecia Areata


While Diagnosing Gluten Sensitivity is not an exact science, if any of them DO come up positive, then you know for SURE that they are. There is also genetic testing that can be done as well.


I'm sure that this was not what you were expecting, but it seems with 3 kids with symptoms of Celiac Disease at SUPER young ages, that its NOT an unlikely scenario- and could explain ALL of their symptoms!!


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

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