We’ve previously discussed how cancer can be related to dental infections. But the fact that your teeth connect via your nerves to the organs, muscles and body tissues means that heart and gland problems can also originate from dental pathogens. So if you want your heart and glands to be healthy, check the health of your mouth first. (more…)
Oral health is an essential component of health throughout life. Poor oral health and untreated oral diseases and conditions can have a significant impact on quality of life. They can affect the most basic human needs, including the ability to eat and drink, swallow, maintain proper nutrition, smile and communicate. (more…)
It’s rare to see a drug that is shown, in study after study, to have remarkable and significant anti-cancer properties both in vivo and in vitro. But curcumin is such a drug, and it induces tumor apoptosis with no apparent toxicity.
To get just a sampling of how thoroughly curcumin has been studies in cancer over the past few years, consider the following. (more…)
Supplement Forms/Alternate Names
• Grape Seed Extract; Pine Bark Extract; Procyanidolic Oligomers (PCOs); Pycnogenol (more…)
Since 1984, many studies have confirmed that cranberries have numerous health benefits, the foremost being its “anti-adhesion” effect on certain bacteria. Cranberry juice cocktail contains proanthocyanidins, more commonly known as condensed tannins, which actually “disable” certain harmful bacteria that cause infection in the body, so the “bugs don’t stick.” (more…)
Bad breath, or halitosis, is not only embarrassing, but it can also be an early sign of health problems. While most of us experience some sort of `morning breath,` it is estimated that 14-25% of Americans suffer from chronic bad breath that continues throughout the day. Americans spent $6.7 billion on artificially toxic mouth freshening products in 2007. Natural herbs provide a much safer and healthier approach to treating bad breath.
This sounds familiar…
A new technology is introduced. It’s hailed as a great leap forward. It’s embraced by the mainstream. Then a few years down the line, problems start to become apparent. Watchdogs call for greater oversight. But by then too much time and money has been invested. The new technology is here to stay.
That’s sort of how it’s shaping up with cone-beam CT scans–a revolutionary dental imaging technique.
On a website that provides information about cone beam technology (conebeam.com), you’ll find this bold statement at the top of the home page: “CBCT FOR EVERYONE”
That’s a stunning statement. Because it’s a really REALLY bad idea.
Dangerous fun (more…)
Breath that’s less than fresh can have many causes, including bacteria in the mouth, dental problems, stomach and intestine problems, sluggish bowels, sinus or throat infections, certain foods, and tobacco and alcohol. Fortunately there are several natural remedies for fresher breath. Begin by taking steps to include dietary, lifestyle and other practices which lead to fresher breath.
A bad diet can lead to stomach problems and a deficiency in good intestinal flora which can cause bad breath. One of the best natural remedies for fresher breath is a diet consisting of fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts and grains, with the emphasis on raw and cooked vegetables and fruits. Take steps to eliminate constipation when present and avoid refined carbohydrate foods, such as white sugar, and anything made with bleached white flour. (more…)