The Story of Tooth Soap®
When I really think about it, the story of Tooth Soap® actually began when I was a child. Growing up I went to doctors for every sniffle, sneeze and cough. My mother who was one of only three in her family to graduate high school, proudly had a government job with full insurance coverage and took us to the doctor constantly. That insurance plan was like a badge of honor and I would often question in my mind her loyalty to that system (even as a child). I remember thinking that when I grew up, I would not go to the doctor’s office for every little thing. It seemed I was sent home to recuperate on my own anyway and so many times I heard there’s nothing we can do so why the constant need to go and wait and wait until it was my turn? When I grew up, I would be free from that system that many times had no answers and even told me to “stop worrying” when I had stomach issues they couldn’t diagnose. Or the times when my body reacted negatively to the medications I was given (when they were guessing what was wrong with me) and their guess led to side effects.
When I was diagnosed with endometriosis in my early 20’s and the doctors put me into a chemical menopause twice, I kept asking them “why did I have the endometriosis” but they said they didn’t know why. I was never told of any of the side effects of the chemically induced menopause. They tried different treatments hoping they would work but they didn’t promise anything. They said I would probably never be able to have a baby. After literally spending over $10k out of pocket for laser surgeries, injections and drugs, with no relief, I decided to step out of the regular mainstream medical box. I had heard about Chinese medicine and some women having success with helping their endometriosis — I was intrigued.
Around the same time I met a good friend for lunch that I had not seen in a few months. I couldn’t believe my eyes! My friend was so slim and looked like a different person! I immediately asked what the new eating plan was and he told me, “It’s Fit For Life”. I ran to the store and got the book and read it from cover to cover and I will say that it was that book that initially changed my life when it came to health and it was the beginning of my zeal for natural remedies, especially using the healthy properties of food. I was determined to alleviate some of my hormonal issues by eating healthy, nutritious meals. I was convinced that some of my issues were due to not having the proper nutrition in my body and not absorbing it correctly when I did eat it.
Food became my medicine and I began to reject putting toxic substances into my body. I remember the guy I was dating at the time was a big drinker. He wanted me to drink with him and when I chose not to drink, it caused problems. I ended the relationship shortly after that because I was on a health kick and was no longer okay with poisoning my body with alcohol. I would go out on Friday night and party and feel lousy on Saturday morning. I faced reality and chose another path. Those were the years when I was over the top zealous for health! I would go to a BBQ and bring my juicer, freshly squeezing carrots, greens, apples and any other vegetables I was loving at the moment. Yeah, I was a bit of a psycho back then. No one said anything to me, but I could imagine what they were thinking when I told them I was not partaking in “flesh” when they were biting into their meaty burgers. Years later, I had calmed down about health some and was more balanced. For a few years I was even off the health wagon completely and didn’t care about food so much. I was definitely more tired those years. I always remembered the health principles I learned before and would use some of the techniques to gain more energy.
Back to the doctors..well, they were wrong, again! I was able to have a baby girl and a few years later I had another. I didn’t believe the doctors when they said I would never had a baby. I believed they were not in charge and if I was meant to have a baby I would. I had faith. Over the years, I’ve been into health more times than other times but no matter what, I did continue to stick to some basic principles I learned back in my 20’s.
When I was pregnant with my second baby my thyroid was off, I was totally anemic and I gained too much weight. I wasn’t thinking about health so much, long story for another post. I was determined to get the baby weight off because I gained 60 pounds! I remembered the days when I was so zealous about health - I used it as my motivation to create a personal regime for myself with the goal of taking off that baby weight. The eating plan was properly combined foods plus doing deep breathing and isometric exercises. Oh, I remember the early days and how hard I worked and how nothing seemed to materialize! It was like nothing was moving anything. I thought I would never lose that excess baggage. But I kept at it and had my eye on the prize. I kept eating correctly and doing the deep breathing and other exercises. I wasn’t able to reduce my food so much because I was nursing full time. But by seven months I had taken off the weight and I felt great! I was beyond inspired.
I wanted to share this awesome plan that worked so well for me so I wrote a step-by-step book, put up a website, some before and after pictures, a support forum and shortly after launching I had a group of over 20,000 women and some men following the plan, dropping excess and feeling awesome. I coached people individually and in the group. This went on for about five years. Then times changed and people were moving into different portals and I still kept in touch with my original group via email.
My two daughters were young and I did not rush them to the doctor for every sniffle and cough. I took them to the doctor only when required or if it was an emergency. This was a problem when it came to dental care. The toxicity issue came to the forefront again in my life and I felt like I hit a brick wall. This time it was in the dental area. The years were passing and I kept researching and my heart was sinking. Mercury in fillings, drilling in teeth, fluoride treatments and more. There was no way out of this chemical web. I personally react negatively to fluoride so I was avoiding the issue.
I wanted to be able to avoid toxic substances and potentially harmful chemicals, escape expensive, uncomfortable, continuous dental procedures and avoid pain in our mouths (and my wallet) and more importantly, I wanted help save my two daughter’s teeth and gums from harm.
The thing is, I wasn’t finding any type of natural dental plan. There was nothing out there that I could follow step by step. There was really no such thing as a natural dental plan. To make things worse, I felt terrible because my daughters were asking me why we weren’t going to the dentist. They saw a cartoon of a character in the dental chair and learned about fluoride. I didn’t know how to respond to them when they asked about fluoride treatments. It was my words against the cartoon! No one was openly speaking against fluoride in the mainstream world, I was completely alone in this and considered quackery. I knew this but could not let go of the “quack” in me. I felt even worse about the situation because as I was trying to do my best to protect them from potentially harmful chemicals, but at the same time, I could be harming them by not providing a good alternative. I felt like I was letting my girls down which gave me a stomach ache. I remember that time and how I felt. I needed to find a solution quickly, but from where would it appear?
The problem was that back at the turn of the century, alternative health care was not like it is today. Even though I was a health nut back in my 20’s, almost no one was into it with me and I was on the fringe. It wasn’t mainstream in any way to even ask for a natural dental plan and I was feeling more desperate as the days went by as my own personal research was not showing anything. I’ve been on this path for decades, going against the grain often in a toxic society for quite some time. But I had hit a wall when it came to the dental issues, which worried me because every day that went by without me implementing a real plan, I was putting my girl’s teeth and gums at risk. We ate healthy but I was concerned it wasn’t enough. I turned to my standard way of dealing with challenges and prayed. I remember exactly where I was standing, the room I was standing in and the words that came out of my mouth.
Then, as if by chance, something amazing happened…it was a miracle really, but I didn’t know it yet.
That same week, I read an email newsletter and discovered an ad for a dental protocol from a scientist back in 1997 who spoke all about brushing teeth with the best thing to prevent cavities and gum disease! It was a complete plan with instructions, a little rough around the edges (I had some questions!) but completely doable. The scientist was a fluoride and cancer researcher of 40 years. And he had plenty to say about the toxicity, it was pure music to my ears.
It was now crystal clear to me how to cleanse teeth and gums thoroughly, provide them with what they needed to maintain decay and disease free and after reading the doctor’s book, I saw I could finally relax. I had a real plan for teeth and gums for my girls and I was so excited I wanted to share it with the world! I was going to be able to do this without toxic substances. It was a true answer to prayer! I also learned that what we are taught by mainstream dental is not sufficient and we need to take our dental health into our own hands instead of relying soley on the dentist instead.
As a result I started brushing with a bar of regular soap (yeah, it was gross) because it was evident that even a bar was better than regular toothpaste. It was the scientist’s number one choice for many reasons. I was hesitant to try it at first, I admit it! But I knew the numerous benefits so I fought through. I can imagine what you must be thinking! Is she looney-tunes?! After I adopted the soap brushing routine, I started writing a book that listed an easy, three-step protocol (combining the doctor’s recommendations) that anyone could follow to maintain healthy teeth and gums for life. Suddenly, I was publishing my second digital book on my amateur website (my first book published in 1998 was the one about how to lose weight after having a baby).
That’s when I realized that the secret to the natural dental plan was using a soap that one could really stick with. The one I was using was leaving me nothing to look forward to. The most non-toxic paste I could find in the store was natural but not ideal or soap based. I needed a soap based cleanser and so did my two girls. My plan was to start developing a line of organic oral care that was actually palatable. There had to be a way and I wasn’t giving up. I knew soap was part of the answer to prepare teeth to prevent cavities and gum disease but again, it needed to be a product that had some pleasure attached. That bar of Ivory was not tasty in the least.
So I started brainstorming ideas about different essential oils because I was semi-obsessed with them before anyone cared. I discovered which ones were the most beneficial for gums and the ones to avoid. But I didn’t stop there. I then met a master soap maker and told her about an idea I had for a soap based oral care product. She got excited! I then consulted the scientist that wrote the book on the natural dental protocol I discovered. After that, we agreed on a final formula. But there was still a problem…
How would I ever convince people to actually buy this product? Even though I knew it was ideal beyond ideal, it was a crazy concept. Even though it was endorsed by a reputable cancer and fluoride researcher of 40 years and I had thousands of clients who trusted me 100%, how would this end up? I was using the product and loving it myself. My teeth and gums never felt so clean and I said, “If no one wants to buy it, so what? I will have a lifetime supply of the best oral care in the world!” But there were those nagging moments that my idea of bringing this oral care to the world would not pan out. What if they think I’m crazy, what if, what if?! I actually did hear those exact words from people that were close to me. “You’re going to bottle up soap for teeth? You’re crazy, it will never work.” The good news was that I had only allowed myself to invest $100. If it didn’t work, I didn’t put my family at risk with another entrepreneurial endeavor. I was focused on making the product with “individual servings”. There were several different ways I tried to make the oral care just right but it wasn’t happening. I was wracking my brain daily with this and felt a great sense of urgency at the same time. I ended up getting so frustrated that I decided to shred it and hope the clients would appreciate the little shavings of super duper cleansing power (even though I knew it was the most bizarre concept ever on the dental care scene).
I chose to call it “Tooth Soap®”.
I thought if I could create something that would make it possible to help a person avoid cavities, gum disease and reduce their dental visits, I’d be really happy. After using Tooth Soap® for a couple of weeks, I was able to address the tartar problem I have dealt with my whole life. I was blown away at Tooth Soap®’s ability to blast plaque and soften tartar to the the point it is whisked away easily. My teeth never felt so clean and they were silky smooth to the point I looked forward to brushing! I could now take care of my oral health and not worry about a negative report.
I contacted my clients and let them use Tooth Soap®. They felt the same as me about it. Since that time, countless people in the USA and all over the world have benefited from this 100% natural dental plan and oral care. We’ve put power back into people’s hands along with more money into their wallets. Who doesn’t want to have better teeth, healthier gums and more cash to play with?
After creating Tooth Soap®, I was not only able to provide a real, non-toxic product that was effective for my entire family, I’ve also been able to stop worrying about what would happen (if) and when I chose to go to the dentist to check on things, because we now had a comprehensive, proven plan that is so simple that anyone can follow it. And in the end, all of this means I’m now able to feel confident that not only is my family using the best oral care to keep their teeth and gums healthy for life but tens of thousands of others are also benefiting which means the world to me.
And the best part is, over the years I’ve had numerous people tell me how they no longer get colds in the winter. They think it’s because they are washing their mouths out with soap. I have no evidence for this other than the individual reports, but if it keeps them out of the doctor’s office, I’m okay with that too.
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