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Ozone Dental Therapy for Dental Cavities

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

As a city dweller, when you hear the word “ozone,” air pollution probably comes to mind. Yes the two (air pollution and ozone) often go together, but only because ozone is nature’s response to counteracting the air pollution. Uncontrolled ozone at ground level does impact air quality levels, usually negating air pollution toxins.


Ozone is simply oxygen (O2) with an extra atom in its gas molecule (O3). It is often referred to as “excited oxygen.”...

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Integrating Naturopathy and Dentistry

Posted on July 22, 2017 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Holistic medicine is growing rapidly in the United States. Conventional medicine with its use of medications (and subsequent side effects) and invasive treatments, is losing its allure to the general population. People want to be well and feel well without taking drugs.


This is not to downplay the importance of allopathic medicine, as it certainly has its place in emergency situations. But for chronic health challenges, patients are waking up to the idea that there may be s...

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Colostrum: Superfood for Babies and Adults

Posted on June 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Colostrum is what is often referred to as "pre-milk", or the fluid produced by the mother's mammary glands during the first 72 hours following the birth of her child. Colostrum provides vital immune and growth factors that ensure the health and vitality of the newborn. In fact, all mammals produce colostrum after giving birth to their young; and receiving colostrum is so important that most baby animals would become ill and die prematurely without it. Colostrum contains almost no lactose, so ...

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A Healthy Mouth May Extend Your Life Span

Posted on May 12, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Most of us involved with holistic health are already aware that the health of your mouth is a reflection of the health of your body.


Here is another study substantiating this.


According to the BMJ (British Medical Journal), a recent study in Sweden was conducted that proved there is a significant link between excessive dental plaque and premature cancer death. Higher levels of bacte...

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Healing Your Adrenals

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (1)

As a follow-up to our last post, there are some simple remedies to improve your adrenal health:

 

• Limit all caffeine (soda, coffee, tea, chocolate). Or just limit it to the early morning

• Limit all sugar foods or foods that quickly break down to sugar (most simple carbohydrates)

• Increase Vit C intake

• Increase mineral intake (grey Celtic salt is a good choice as it has 84 minerals)

• Increase magnesium intake- Epsom ...

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Adrenal Fatigue and Mercury Fillings

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Adrenal fatigue is rampant. With our highly stressed lives, poor diet and environmental toxins, adrenal gland imbalance will occur and can be a major undiagnosed underlying factor in many chronic illnesses.


Testing for adrenal fatigue is easy (saliva test) but rarely done by most physicians, unless specifically requested. Even more unsettling is that most physicians have no clear cut remedy to treat this illness, as the causes of the adrenal fatigue can be multifactorial. I...

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Boron and Fluoride Detox

Posted on January 22, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Boron is a naturally occurring vital trace mineral that is required for normal growth and health of the human body, especially the joints, bones and teeth. It is believed that it improves the natural ability of the human body to absorb important minerals such as calcium and magnesium.

Boron


More importantly, boron has bee...

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Heal Your Gut. Heal Your Life.

Posted on November 20, 2016 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (1)

It has been said that 80% of the immune system can be found in the intestines. If this is true, then good health will never be attained until your digestive system is working at its best.

Intestines



So if you are dealing with chronic health problems and also have chronic intestinal issues (constipation, lo...

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Swimming Can Be Harmful to Your Teeth

Posted on October 22, 2016 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

As a biological dentist, I have quite a number of health conscious patients, several of whom are avid swimmers. Swimming is a very healthy sport, but it can have its drawbacks.


Handstand in the swimming pool


Most swimming pools are chlorinated, and as most of us already know, chlorine can be toxic. We know that our skin is the...

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Wonderful Whey Protein

Posted on September 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Detoxing the body from heavy metals and other everyday toxins can be a challenge. As such, it is important to find simple routines and nutrients to incorporate into your daily rituals to enhance health. (Read My Secrets to Regaining Health) Ingesting whey protein may be wor...

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Bleeding Gums

Posted on August 20, 2016 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Do you have bleeding gums or chronic bad breath? Do you find blood on your pillow in the morning? If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions you may have gum disease.


Bleeding Gums


Periodontal (gum) disease is rampant. It is estimated that 80% of the adult population o...

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Oral Probiotics

Posted on July 17, 2016 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (4)

When we think about probiotics, we automatically think of intestinal health. We know that intestinal health is a significant key to our healthy immune system, so it is important to maintain its integrity by eating fermented foods or regularly supplementing with probiotics.


But now we can look at the other end of the digestive system- the mouth. Most of us are already aware that the health of the mouth is a reflection of our bodily health. This has already been shown through...

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Fluoride with Lead: A Toxic Combination

Posted on June 26, 2016 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (1)

According to a recent report published by the Fluoride Action Network, fluoridation chemicals added to public water supplies can leach lead from water pipes and increase lead levels in children’s blood. The report, produced in light of the current lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan, explains that fluorosilicic acid (the chemical that fluoridates the drinking water) intensifies the corrosion ...

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Osteonecrosis: Death of the Jawbone

Posted on May 22, 2016 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (2)

 

When one thinks about losing teeth, usually we think of periodontal (gum) disease, deep dental decay or maybe even trauma (getting hit in the mouth). But as baby boomers age, one has to consider how medication may play a part in this.

 

Osteonecrosis of the Jawbone



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Biomimetic Dentistry

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (2)

A relatively new phrase in the holistic dental community is ‘biomimetic dentistry’.


The word "biomimetic" is derived from two terms: "biology," the science of life or living matter in all its forms, and "mimic," to imitate or copy. With the advent of adhesive bonding technologies in dentistry over the past few decades, materials and techniques have been developed that allow for the minimal removal of tooth structure, followed by adhering tooth-colored material o...

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Is Fluoride Making You Sick?

Posted on February 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (4)

Fluoride is found everywhere today. Not just toothpaste and mouthwashes, but in many antibiotics, medications, and even non-stick cooking pans. I think that most of us know that it is found in many bottled waters and municipal water supplies.


The fallout from this fluoridated water supply is that it is currently in just about everything we eat or drink that has...

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Avoiding Root Canal

Posted on November 15, 2015 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (5)

Root canal teeth are frowned upon in the holistic community. For those in the know, endodontically treated teeth are a source of chronic low grade infection and can create a stress on the entire immune system. Statistically, it has been shown to have a correlation with autoimmune diseases and some types of cancers.

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Curing Candida Naturally

Posted on September 6, 2015 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (2)

Candida (yeast) infections are on the rise; mostly due to side effects from medications, poor diet and alcohol use.


It is one of those sneaky diseases that develops over the years, presenting with symptoms that are vast and non-specific. I would have to say that over 80% of my patients have some degree of this fungal infection, many of who believe it is something else going on in their body.


Candida Overgrowth (Thrush)

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Mercury-Free vs. Mercury-Safe

Posted on June 4, 2015 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (6)

Recently at a dental meeting, I met many colleagues who promote their practice as mercury-free. As such, they believe that they are also mercury-safe since they no longer place amalgams within their practice. Although this sounds good in theory, the reality is significantly different. These mercury-free dentists have no safety protocol in place, and as a result, are exposing their patients, their employees and themselves to a heavy load of mercury aerosol each time old amalgam fillings are dr...

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Eggshell: The Forgotten Health Food

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (2)

 

Tooth regeneration seems to be a big topic in the holistic dental community. As the work of Dr. Weston Price gets more popular, people are looking outside conventional dentistry for natural ways to restore their teeth.


Eggshell supplementation may very well be part of the solution.


Ground Eggshells

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