My Presentation At The 2019 Ancestral Health Symposium

I spoke about how processed carbs ruin our teeth and health, and I get into the specific mechanisms of tooth decay and gum disease. I hope you enjoy the video and more importantly I hope it can help you better understand how processed carbs work in insidious ways to harm our health.

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The Truth About Cracked Teeth and Crowns

Cracked teeth are so common as to be practically ubiquitous. A tooth crack is not a disease but is instead a risk factor for further problems. Fractures tend to grow and change over time; therefore it is very important for dentists to screen for cracks and catch them early. The prognosis of cracked tooth that is not treated will progressively deteriorate and may evolve into a split tooth or result in severe periodontal defects. Eventually the tooth may be lost. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment are essential in saving these teeth. This post discusses the ways to approach diagnosing and treating a cracked tooth.

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Red and Near Infrared Light Therapy: Too Good to Be True

Red light therapy is becoming more and more popular lately. The benefits are so numerous as to seem too good to be true. In today’s post I will discuss the science behind the claims.

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A New Study Shows Gum Disease May Cause Alzheimer's Disease

A recent study shows a strong connection between gum disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. The germ that causes gum disease has been found in the brains of Alzheimer Disease sufferers. Substances known as gingipains are secreted by the bacteria are responsible for much of the damage. The good news is that gum disease is easily treatable. The same study shows that there may be a new drug on the horizon to inactivate gingipains.

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Gum Disease, Heart Disease and Cholesterol-A Clearer Perspective

Today I want to talk about the connection between gum disease and heart disease. I am going to talk about one specific recent study, and I am going to get more scientific than usual, so forgive me, but the information is too good to ignore.

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The Truth About Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is an ancient ayurvedic therapy for maintaining oral hygiene. It involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of oil typically edible oils including coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out The popularity of oil pulling has seen a recent surge in popularity. The practice has been verified as a legitimate therapy and also as a wive’s tale. Which one is true? This post will cut to the truth of the matter.

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Grow, Rest, Repeat

I often find myself striving to be a better person physically, spiritually, and intellectually. This can take quite an effort sometimes. The only way I find I can keep up with myself is to get plenty of rest. This post is dedicated to my good friend Al Danenberg who despite a terminal diagnosis, is still growing himself, and teaching me how to grow a better me.

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The Confusing World Of Dental Pain

Sadly, many people avoid going to the dentist, but when teeth start hurting, their motivation goes up. Unfortunately, waiting until you have a toothache is like trying to fix the roof while it is raining. Today I am going to talk about tooth pain in all of its varieties and what you should do about it.

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