|Posted on May 16, 2013 at 1:30 AM||comments (14)|
There seems to be a mindset in conventional dentistry that wisdom teeth are superfluous. That they should be extracted at a young age before they can cause a problem. These teeth are believed to have the potential to create anterior tooth crowding and infections in the mouth. They are difficult to keep clean since they are way back in the far corners of your mouth, and you should get them out NOW, be...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 17, 2013 at 11:45 PM||comments (1)|
I am sure that the word “fluoride” popped into your head when you read the title of this post, along with flossing, brushing and avoiding sugars. These are important factors to consider, but there is another issue worth a look. Phytic acid.
Phytic acid is found in grains, nuts, seeds and beans, and represents a serious problem in our diets. It is the principal storage form of phosphorus in many plant tissues, especially in the bran porti...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 30, 2013 at 5:10 PM||comments (1)|
|Posted on December 31, 2012 at 1:10 PM||comments (6)|
Earthing is a relatively new concept in the field of natural health. It is different than grounding since you actually need to connect to Earth for it to occur. Although many of us have been doing it as a natural course in feeling well, the science of how it works has really not been discovered until recently.
Haven’t you noticed how wonderful you ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 1, 2012 at 11:10 PM||comments (0)|
Post Hurricane Sandy has been a bit of a mess in the tri-state area.
Some of us lost electricity for a few days, but others lost so much more. I was one of the lucky ones. Although I had no electric or water at my home, my office was totally operational. With no clients, but a completely functional computer, I got busy.
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|Posted on October 13, 2012 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
I just recently returned from a holistic dental meeting and I was surprised to come across a company that has a system that measures cellular nitric oxide levels from a saliva sample.
For those who don’t know, nitric oxide is a free form of gas produced by the cells in our body. It is produced when enzymes in the body break down the amino acid Arginine, and is mainly used for intra-cellular communication.
Nitric oxide is required for key physiologica...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 28, 2012 at 2:25 AM||comments (2)|
For those who aren’t aware, I have been working on my book for the last 2 years. It was just published 2 weeks ago. “Congratulations” you say. Well, “Thank you very much.”
But here is the surprise; it is NOT about toxic dentistry and how to avoid it. At least not totally.
Enlightened Indigo Child
A Personal Guide to Flourishing with a Sixth Sense
|Posted on June 24, 2012 at 10:50 PM||comments (2)|
When one hears the word hemp, one usually thinks of something illegal (marijuana) or the fabric that makes potato sack bags.
Though its name might be a bit misleading, hemp milk is a perfectly legal, not to mention a healthy alternative for everyone to drink. Produced from the seeds of the hemp plant, this milk has only begun to be sold in the United States within the past few years.
One concern that people have about hemp milk is that it might contai...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 5, 2012 at 11:45 PM||comments (4)|
I take my cues for blogging from the patients that come to the office. Lately, I have had a cluster of clients with issues concerning their lymph system. The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs. It is composed mainly of lymph vessels, lymph nodes and lymph. Lymph vessels, which are different from blood vessels, carry fluid called lymph throughout your body. Lymph contains white blood cells that defend you against germs. Throughout the vessels are lymph nodes. Along...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 26, 2012 at 6:45 PM||comments (3)|
Health, happiness, Dr. Oz. Three ingredients that create a sure recipe for success.
The Health and Happiness Summit with Dr. Oz at Radio City Music Hall this weekend was definitely a success. With an enthusiastic audience of 6000, and a cast of health experts with amazing credentials, how can you go wrong? Even William Shatner showed up for a few minutes of entertainment. So hard to believe he’s over 80 years old and still appears so much younger.Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 5, 2012 at 1:40 AM||comments (5)|
For centuries, Nori has been valued as a food of longevity and detoxification by Asian cultures. It is a sea vegetable known for its nutritional and medicinal qualities.Western cultures have now embraced it for its health benefits, particularly in its ability to cleanse the body of toxins and heavy metals that cause a variety of health problems.
Rich in minerals like iodine and potassium, seaweed is believed to boost the body's natural immune system and improve thyroid and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 14, 2011 at 1:35 AM||comments (4)|
One of the most stressful times of the year is during the holidays.
Between Thanksgiving and New Years, partying and family gatherings are at the top of the list. But for many, somewhere along the way, the stress, the unrealistic expectations and the unreasonable demands show up; and the next thing you know, you're anxious, depressed, over-tired, and dreading one more day of the so-called "holiday good cheer."
If you have been waking up with your te...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 19, 2011 at 9:25 PM||comments (8)|
Billions of dollars have been made from putting plastics, fluoride and heavy-metal containing technology into everyday life. The industrial world is wealthy beyond belief. And the truth is that our bodies have become the world’s biggest toxic dumps.
And due to the recent questions that I have received from patients from my last blogRead Full Post »
|Posted on October 30, 2011 at 4:55 PM||comments (9)|
An interesting occurrence just happened with our dog Celeste. She has been with us since the age of 9 weeks, so we pretty much know her personal doggie health and habits. She has always eaten very healthy home cooked food from stainless steel or ceramic bowls. But about 6 months ago, we started serving her food from the plastic container that it was stored in from the refrigerator.
Shortly thereafter, she developed a little growth on her lip. The veterinarian...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 21, 2011 at 12:15 AM||comments (5)|
As many of you already know, we always take a pH reading of your saliva at every routine hygiene visit. The question I often hear is “Why?’
Well, to put it simply, the saliva pH has got to be the easiest gauge of your overall health. No blood sample. No urine sample. But in less than 2 seconds we can tell the general condition of your entire body. Pretty amazing stuff!
A healthy saliva pH runs about 7.0, fairly neutral. We can give or take ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 28, 2011 at 12:15 AM||comments (2)|
Earthquake on Tuesday. Hurricane on Saturday. This week isn’t over yet. What’s next?
While some of us may be thinking tsunami, especially due to the recent events in Japan, my head doesn’t go there. I’m thinking personal "me time" to take a break and recuperate. Sometimes the Universe and Mother Nature give us obvious messages that most of us totally miss: Slow down and reevaluate your priorities in life.
Many of us h...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 30, 2011 at 6:35 PM||comments (6)|
In this age of veganism, the idea of eating animal meat is verboten. However, this is also an age of rising health problems, weakened immune systems and poor vitality. With this understanding, it is important to keep an open mind for unique health boosting methods.
As an integrative holistic practitioner, it is not unusual for me to meet clients who are quite brilliant in many diverse healing modalities; and as a result, they educate me to some esoteric health building tech...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 11, 2011 at 12:35 AM||comments (2)|
Many years ago, when I first learned about the possible health hazards associated with mercury fillings, I went to a holistic dentist to have my mercury fillings removed. Not a big deal. Just a couple of fillings. And I certainly was educated enough to know that I wanted a dentist who knew how to do this with the proper safety protocol so that I would be protected when this toxic material was removed from my teeth.
So imagine my surprise when this “holistic” de...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 12, 2011 at 4:00 PM||comments (2)|
Although most people are skeptical of Energy Medicine, there is a real science to it. And it works.
The question most frequently asked is “How does it work?” Reasonable enough. I too am a person of science, so I need an explanation. Well, here’s the scoop.
We have all heard about the Energy Field – that invisible science phenomenon that most of us can’t see and know nothing about. Energy Healing is based on the premise that ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 30, 2011 at 1:20 PM||comments (2)|
Dry skin brushing is one of the healthiest self-help methods available to us today. The best part is that it takes seconds to do, can be done in the comfort of your own home, and is painless and cost free.
Variationsof skin brushing have been practiced for thousands of years. For many centuries, the Japanese employed vigorous skin brushing with loofah sponges as a prelude to their traditional hot bath. Prior to bathing (following a hard training session or physical competit...Read Full Post »