SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

November 30, 2014

How Oral Microbiome protects us


This post is a brilliant piece sent out by Dr Joseph Mercola regarding our Oral Health which couldn’t be more important to our everyday lives.   Loved this interview with this remarkable “Integrative dentist” Dr. Gerry Curatola, but I also downloaded the text as there are some pertinent details which interested me regarding  ‘Oil Pulling’ which I also use.  Whether you still have some or all of your teeth isn’t important,  for the oral Microbiome is so closely linked to our overall  health kinda like hand and glove with our mouth being greatly responsible for what else might be going on within our body.  Protection starts in the mouth (defense), so please learn some helpful info here and use it.    Jan

Unusual “Trigger” Linked to the Deadliest Heart Attacks
Please don’t ignore this – if it does trigger a heart attack, nine times out of 10 it will actually kill you. What’s more, it can also increase your risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 700%.

Story at-a-glance

  • Thousands of studies have linked oral disease to systemic disease, including Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes
  • Advanced periodontal disease or gum disease can raise your risk of a fatal heart attack up to 10 times; there’s also a 700 percent higher incidence of type 2 diabetes among those with gum disease
  • The oral microbiome has a protective component that protects you from deadly viruses and bacteria in the environment, provided you maintain homeostasis in your mouth
  • For oral health, eat an alkalizing, antioxidant-rich, and anti-inflammatory diet, and replace toothpaste and antibacterial/alcohol-based mouthwashes with an oral rinse that nourishes your oral microbiome

After watching this dialogue with Dr Curatola, one may understand why I make my own homemade dental cleansing powder,  use  sea-salt rinsing, and instant pain relief for infection or swelling – til you can get to a dentist,  if you must as well as the healing oil combination I was able to devise (all of which, of course, I’ve shared within the past year or two. If you can’t find it, let me know. . . I’ll try to assist as my blog is big with over 2200 posts — gets confusing.   Jan


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