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Oral Health and Cancer--Is There a Connection?

…cathelicidin, which is regulated by vitamin D levels. So, a buildup of dental plaque is an early warning of low levels of vitamin D in the body. Dental cavities and chronic periodontal disease is the next phase…a more advanced warning of a vitamin D deficiency. It’s not much of a leap to understand how…

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Oil Pulling: A Natural Way to Promote Oral Health

An ancient technique to clean the oral cavity of toxins and pathogenic bacteria is called oil pulling. I first learned about oil pulling when studying the system of healing called Ayurvedic medicine that originated in India thousands of years ago. But recently, oil pulling seems to be making a comeback…

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Foods for Oral Health

…-based toxins. As for the digested milk proteins the researchers also studied, I wouldn’t be surprised if we learn that they are useful in the oral cavity as well as in the intestines. Fermented milk proteins, such as those found in real buttermilk, yogurt, and kefir, come to mind. I particularly like…

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The Benefits of Oral Probiotics

…beneficial ones. If you use this product immediately after the course of antibiotic therapy, there should be even more open physical sites in the oral cavity for the probiotics to colonize and flourish. Individuals with higher oral levels of the bacteria S. salivarius seem to never be bothered with colds…

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Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

…often expand and become inflamed, resulting in diverticulitis. If the pockets rupture, the resulting infection and inflammation in the abdominal cavity can prove fatal. Not surprisingly, the treatment for diverticulosis (the condition before inflammation sets in) is to increase fiber and promote bowel…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Ginseng

…in patients taking ginseng extracts or whole ginseng powders. Ginseng was particularly effective at lowering the risk of cancers of the lip, oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, colon and rectum, liver, pancreas, lung and ovaries. * Diabetes: Research discovered that patients who were given ginseng…

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