In our last blog we invited you to make a commitment to flossing (hopefully 2x) every day. How’s that going? Today we want to talk about upping that commitment to the next level — Healthy Flossing. Yep, it’s a thing…ok, maybe not a thing-thing, but we think it’s important enough to be called a “thing”. What do we […]
As we forge into a new year, it’s a time to reflect on where we are, what went well and what changes, if any, we want to make moving forward. Small changes can sometimes enhance our lives in a positive way — simple and easy to follow, yet essential for everyday self-care. Why is flossing […]
Can Ayurvedic wisdom help fight colds/flu in 10 seconds?
When you inhale the beautiful aroma of lavender or bergamot, rose or lemongrass, you’ve breathed in essential oils. Aromatherapists call these oils the life force of the plant; a gift from nature and an avenue to holistic health. Yet oils are even more than aroma — let’s look at a few simple ways to use […]
Ionic toothbrush: the advanced technology that eliminates more plaque. Oral care and the protection it offers influence our lives in countless ways, including some that are rather unexpected. While inaccurate, research shows people associate discolored teeth with poorer estimates of intellectual ability, psychological adjustment and social competence.1https://www.nature.com/articles/bdj.2008.134 Crazy, right? For millennia, we humans have been brushing […]
How do we create a healthy oral microbiome? For the mouth-body connection to be healthy there should be balanced, healthy flora in the oral cavity.
The word ‘microbiome’ shouldn’t be intimidating. It simply means “the community of microbial residents in our body.” Coined by Nobel Prize winner Joshua Lederberg, the term describes the ecological community of microorganisms that literally share our body space.
You might not know this but your tongue has the amazing ability to tell you—ok maybe more like show—what’s going on in your body, in particular your organs.
Moms and Dads from coast to coast are familiar with the ‘back-to-school’ drill: Start getting the kids to bed earlier; go shopping for new school clothes; begin school registration process—a literal checklist of preparation tasks to look forward to. Of course all of these are important must-do’s. However, this is also a great time to […]
The mouth is the gateway to, and start of, the digestive system that extends for about 30 feet in adults. Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark reminds us that removing irritants from the digestive tract and replacing them with agents for digestive support helps promote a healthy “gut immune barrier”.1https://drgeetamakerclark.com/healthy-living/healthy-digestion (Our intestinal immune system resides in these 30 […]