Look 10 years Younger

Want to look 10 years younger? East more fish. eat more wild salmon. It turns out that the stuff that make wild salmon red can make you look and fell younger. The stuff that makes salmon and shrimp red is called astaxnthin. This stuff is a very powerful antioxidant and it has other health benefits.
Notice, I keep talking about wild salmon. the farm stuff is dyed red with a chemical. The wild salmon is pink because of the shrimp the salmon eat. The shrimp are red because of the algae they eat. Never eat farm raised salmon. I never eat salmon at a restaurant because restaurant salmon is never wild, it cost too much. I get my wild salmon from VitalChoice.com. This is line caught salmon and flash frozen on the boat. I also never eat fresh salmon because freezing will kill any parasites like worms that salmon may have. Wild salmon usually has worm problems, farm raised salmon has lots of worm problems, so that’s another reason I don’t do farm raised salmon.
This astaxnthin also does lots of other neat stuff, like lower cholesterol, raise HDL the good cholesterol, help cure acid reflux. Also astaxnthin lowers triglycerides, improves vision and lower C-reactive protein, a marker for heart disease. And the free radical anti oxidative properties, you will get less wrinkles and look much younger. Oh one more thing, astaxnthin improves men’s sexual function.

As usual, this is the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth from your Davenport dentist. Dr Griebahn

Are Silver Fillings Bad

There is a lot of buzz about the mercury in silver fillings. However the World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that for the mercury levels to be toxic , you would need about 300 fillings to have enough silver fillings to reach levels considered toxic. Now since most of us have only 28-32 teeth, some people have less, you would need to grow another 270 teeth and have all of them filled.

Singing Can Stop Snoring

Researcher at the University of Exeter England discovered that 30 minutes of singing can strengthen weak throat muscles. In some patients weak throat muscles caused the throat to collaspe the airway and cause or increase snoring. Researchers found a significant reduction in subjects who made their throat muscle stronger simply by singing each day for 30 minutes. Further research is being done in a larger study.

Butter Is Better

Your grandma was right, butter not only tastes better, but it is better for you.Butter is better for because is raises your “good cholseterol” and good for your teeth. There is evidence that butter may have a healing or protective effect on preventing or repairing cavities. I like eating butter plain, letting it mely in my mouth. And yes it has no effect on my cholesterol except it raises my HDL, the good stuff.

What about margarine? Well, it tastes like crap and margarine has the unique ability to lower you HDL ( good cholesterol) and raise the LDL ( bad cholesterol). Nice! So if you want to plug up your arteries, eat margarine.

Now if you can get some raw butter, that is even better. Raw butter has a substance that helps stiff joints heal and feel better.

Always Cook Your Brocolli

Many vegetables are better digested and healthier for you if they are slighlty cooked or fully cooked, really. Cruciferous vegetables, like brocolli, cabbage and cauliflower in the raw form are groitrogens. What is a goitrogen? Goitrogens are foods that slow or damage the thyroid. Many vegetables have a natural protective chemical that is harmful when eaten. When you cook vegetables you remove these ani-nutritive chemicals making them easier to digest.

Attention All Diabetics

Here is an easy way to help your lower blood sugar levels, floss your teeth once a day before bedtime. Numerous research studies have shown that by simply flossing once per day you can have better blood sugar control especially if you are a diabetic.
I recommend flossing once per day before bedtime. Just like any good thing, yes you can over do flossing. It takes the bacteria 24-48 hours to cause damage to your teeth and gums, so flossing once per day is adequate.

Floss Your Arteries?

Yes actually, when you floss your teeth you are protecting your arteries. Regular flossing has been shown to lower blood levels of cholesterol. The bacteria that hide in tooth plaque are the same bacteria that grow in artery plaque. When plaque is left on your teeth, the plaque causes inflammation in your gums. The gum inflammation creates an open sore that allows bacteria to enter you blood stream. The bacteria then attaches to your arteries creating inflammation and more plaque build up in your arteries. When you floss, you reduce the gum inflammation and thus plaque build up in your arteries.

Why Mouthwash is Bad for You and Your Mouth

Patients like to ask me as their dentist, what mouthwash I recommend?. For years, my answer has been, I don’t like mouthwash. Mouthwash has harsh chemicals which dry your mouth and kill bad and good bacteria in your mouth and in your gut. When you kill bad bacteria you also kill some of the good bacteria. Then the bad bacteria come back with a vengeance. When you use mouthwash you will also swallow some mouthwash which then kills some of the beneficial bacteria in your gut. The good bacteria in your gut produce life sustaining vitamins and chemicals needed for health.

Recent research has proven again that your oral health determines your overall health. Bacteria linked to pancreatic cancer were found in the mouths of patients with pancreatic cancer. These cancer patients also were missing some friendly bacteria in their mouths.
Also it was discovered that a certain bacteria that causes tooth decay can destroy the human papiloma virus(HPV). The HPV virus is responsible for 85% of head and neck cancers. So when you rinse with mouthwash you may be killing some life saving bacteria that can kill the HPV virus.

Brushing and flossing will is the best way to keep your mouth healthy. Also a little yogurt and some kefir will keep your mouth and gut healthy with friendly bacteria.

I would run away as fast as I could from any dentist recommending mouthwash.