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Oral Health and Cancer--Is There a Connection?

…dental plaque is often the result of lower levels of vitamin D. Our saliva contains several compounds that defend against pathogenic bacteria in the mouth. One of these compounds is cathelicidin, which is regulated by vitamin D levels. So, a buildup of dental plaque is an early warning of low levels of…

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Oil Pulling: A Natural Way to Promote Oral Health

…around in your mouth for up to 15 minutes before spitting it out. Personally, I can’t attest to the accuracy of many of the claims about the benefits of oil pulling (curing diabetes and cancer, pulling toxins from the blood, etc.), but it does balance the bacterial flora in the mouth and can significantly…

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Six Steps to Successful Sprouting

…glass canning or mayonnaise-type jar (about a quart-size, with a wide mouth), some organic seeds and a screened lid. 1. To make your own screened lid, cut a piece of cheesecloth or clean nylon pantyhose so that it overlaps the mouth of the jar about two inches all around. You’ll need a large rubber…

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Q&A: What's Safest Way To Swallow A Pill?

…capsule in your mouth and sip some water. * Tilt your head forward so your chin almost touches your chest. That way, the capsule can’t travel into your trachea, and you’re less likely to gag. Tilting your head forward also allows the capsule to float up to the back of your mouth and closer to your…

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Is the Swimming Pool Making You Sick?

…Always shower before going into a pool. * Don't swim when you have an upset stomach or diarrhea. * Avoid swallowing pool water or putting it in your mouth. * Try to always wear goggles, especially if you are swimming underwater and wish to open your eyes. This is particularly relevant if you wear contact…

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Quick Relief from Post-Surgery Nausea

…saline solution, or oil of peppermint. Each patient was instructed to breathe in slowly and deeply through their nose, then exhale slowly through their mouth, for three repetitions. The patient was then questioned two minutes and fine minutes later about any nausea. To the researchers' surprise, after five…

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Treat Head Lice Naturally

…them on contact. Not to mention, these products contain some pretty harsh chemicals that obviously come into pretty close contact with your child’s mouth, eyes, and nose. Fortunately, you can get rid of lice naturally, without toxic chemicals. The first option is to try Vaseline, which essentially suffocates…

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It's Basic, A Primer on Why Excess Acid is Unhealthy

…until later in life. Keep in mind, however, that along with many of the so-called "less serious" symptoms--such as chronic fatigue, blisters in the mouth from eating citrus, urinary tract infections, insomnia, low blood pressure, etc.--underlying structural damage to your body continues to occur on a…

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Could Castor Oil Cure Everything?

…to name a few. It is also one of the best ways to treat cold or flu symptoms. I’ll be the first to admit that taking castor oil isn’t exactly mouth-watering (at least in a good way). Fortunately, you can realize all of the same benefits from a topical castor oil pack applied to the abdomen. Using…

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Stress Relief

…Nose—Wiggle it back and forth, up and down. Relax. Feel the warmth and calmness in your nose. * Lips, cheeks, and jaw—Draw the centers of your mouth back and grimace for five seconds. Push your lips into a pout. Relax. Feel the warmth and calmness in your face. * Hands—Extend your arms in front…

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How to Fix a Hiatal Hernia Naturally

…pretty good jolt. Drop down like this 10 times continuously. * Then, while standing with your arms up in the air, breathe short quick breaths with your mouth open for about 15 seconds. That’s it. You are essentially forcing your stomach out of the hole. The warm water acts as a weight in the stomach, while…

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Onions May Hold the Key To Freer Breathing

…Extract" To make your own onion extract, all you need is three or four large yellow or white onions (the red variety is less potent), a quart-sized wide-mouth canning or mayonnaise jar with a good lid, a blender and some 190 proof (95% absolute alcohol) grain alcohol (ethyl alcohol). (In most areas of the…

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