Throughout the years, dental health has often been characterized as a reflection of our overall health, where bad oral health results from issues with other parts of our body. But what if we flipped the paradigm? What if we thought about dental health as the foundation for our physical health as a whole?Dr. Steven Lin, an experienced dentist and the world’s first dental nutritionist, has analyzed our ancestral traditions, epigenetics, gut health, and the microbiome in order to develop food-based principles for a literal top-down holistic health approach. Merging dental and nutritional science, Dr. Lin lays out the dietary program that can help ensure you won’t need dental fillings or cholesterol medications—and give you the resources to raise kids who develop naturally straight teeth. With our mouth as the gatekeeper of our gut, keeping our oral microbiome balanced will create a healthy body through a healthy mouth.Dr. Lin arms you with a 40-day meal plan, complete with the Dental Diet food pyramid, exercises for the mouth, recipes, and cooking techniques to help you easily and successfully implement his techniques into your everyday life. The tools to improve overall wellness levels and reverse disease are closer than we think—in our markets, in our pantries, and, most frequently, in our mouths—if not just a well-chosen bite or two away.
"I love that Dr Steven Lin is getting us to focus on the microbiome of the mouth, and eating a diet to balance this bacteria as well as the microbes further down the digestive tract, so that we have good dental health for the long run. He also shines the spotlight on why we need animal fats in our diet so that we absorb the vitamins and minerals from our vegetables for strong teeth and good health, a fact which is getting forgotten in the current excitement about plant-based diets. Dr Lin explains the science really well AND gives lots of practical tips on how to implement a dental diet based on new science easily and deliciously."
Author of The Gut Makeover and Registered Nutritional Therapist BSc (Hons) CNHC mBANT
About the Author
Dr. Steven Lin is a board-accredited dentist, speaker, and author. Frustrated by the dental profession’s limited approach to applying without addressing the cause of disease, Dr. Lin merged anthropological, physiological, and nutritional science with oral health to integrate effective prevention strategies into his dental practice. A passionate health educator, Dr. Lin engages in a wide variety of community and institutional programs to grow awareness of preventative lifestyles. He is the dental expert for I Quit Sugar, the online platform of best-selling author Sarah Wilson. Dr. Lin is based out of Sydney, Australia, and you can visit him online at www.drstevenlin.com.