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In the midst of Melbourne’s cold, dark and viral winter, the master of mind-body medicine, physician trained in brain chemistry Deepak Chopra is coming to town to run the Neuroscience of Enlightenment conference.

His message is clear: aim for SUPER HEALTH by making careful lifestyle choices.

According to Chopra:

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Deepak Chopra rests his foundations of Well-being on 6 supporting columns:

 1: GOOD DIET

A diet aimed at reduction of inflammation linked to chronic disease and obesity

  • Add prebiotics such as oats, bran, bananas, not strained fresh orange juice
  • Include probiotics for gut health for example active yogurt, pickles and sauerkraut
  • Aim to eat fresh unprocessed food
  • Limit snacking to measured portions
  • Be mindful eater-eat only when hungry and stop once full

2. EXERCISE

EXCERSISE

  • Be continuously active throughout the day, aim to devote half of lunch break to movement

3. SLEEP

Good quality sleep is vital for health and well-being.

Sleep disorders have been linked to chronic disease such as high blood pressure, unstable diabetes, Alzheimer’s etc.

  • Relax and wind down before sleep in dark and comfortable surroundings

4. STRESS

  • Control stress by reducing multitasking and try to do one thing at a time
  • Attempt to leave work on time and do not bring work home.
  • Neutralise negative emotions by adopting positive outlook

5. MEDITATION

Try to form a routine

  • Meditate daily for 10 min
  • Take 10min of your lunch break to sit alone outdoors with eyes shut.
  • Join meditation group

6. EMOTIONS

  • Take control of your feelings, because well-being depends upon happiness
  • Write a list of things that make you happy and do at least one of them on daily basis.

These changes, according to Chopra, one small step at a time, may help you to boost wellness and delay genetic ageing, which is the subject of his latest book ‘Super Genes’. Deepak has collaborated with Prof.Rudolf E.Tanzi, a global authority on genetics to present a bold update on our genes.

Deepak

Empowering and inspiring stuff, lets listen and learn to become enlightened Super Humans…

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a1We live in times where the obese population of the world out numbers underweight population. It has been documented by scientists, that increased obesity is a result of increased sugar consumption.

Although… sugar is essential for our normal bodily functions.

Increased sugar intake is linked to inflammation, impaired immune response and increased prevalence of diabetes, heart disease, cancers, Alzheimer disease .etc.
Thanks to sugar, in the mouth, we dentists observe:

  • increased acidy of the saliva
  • erosion
  • tooth decay
  • accelerated gum recession
  • uncontrolled periodontal disease.

Sugar is highly addictive.

a2Eating sugar triggers a natural production of opioids in the brain which is the body’s own reward mechanism.
When you eat sweets, the brain sends out reward signals. Reward signals over ride the self-control mechanisms and that is typical of addiction.
This explains craving mechanisms.

…No wonder, that when it comes to sweets it is hard to resist!

Highly addictive sugar is hidden in everyday food and products by manufactures.

 

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Do your own research and Look for these hidden sugar ingredients
On the supermarket shelf labels-

Agave
Corn syrup
Fructose
Galactose
Cane sugar
High maltose corn syrup
Honey
Lactose
Maltose
Maltodextrin
Molasses
Palm sugar
Panela
Rice syrup
Treacle
Turbinado sugar

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends a limit daily sugar intake of

  • 7 teaspoons for adult males
  • 6 teaspoons for adult females
  • 3-6 teaspoons -for children, depending on their age.


One Tea spoon equals to 4 grams of sugar approximately
Despite WHO ‘s recommendations , in the USA the average American consumes 22 tea spoons of sugar per day, in Britain consumption of sugar amounts to 34 tea spoons per person a day.

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Glucose is the main source of body’s energy it is metabolised by body’s cells.

Excessive blood levels of glucose interfere with the normal metabolic body function, leading to metabolic syndrome.

Fructose is metabolised in liver cells, the liver’s ability to breakdown fructose is limited to 6 tea spoons of added sugar per day.

All excessive fructose consumed is stored as fat.
Thus fructose is the sugar responsible the most for weight gain.

Research confirms that sugar consumption, especially fructose, is the primary dietary factor driving weight gain, chronic degenerative illness and the rate at which you age.

We consume large quantities of fructose often and unawares. Fructose is a cheap, sweetening ingredient, which is added commonly via high fructose corn syrup to many processed foods.

Increasing waist lines, are linked to increased processed food consumption and altered food supply coupled with reduced physical activity and a sedentary life style. These changes are responsible for increasing health risks in world’s population.

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According to Diabetes Australia: 280 Australians develop diabetes every day
That is 1 person every 5 minutes.

Similarly, According to the current statistics: 1/2 of adult Americans have metabolic syndrome and suffer from pre diabetes and diabetes.

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Choose health- by Being proactive in reducing sugar intake on a daily basis

When it is not always possible to eliminate sugar completely, replace it with healthy alternatives e.g. Stevia.

The Action Plan-

Step 1) Clean out the pantry
Packaged and processed foods contain sugars, bad fats, additives and preservatives, do not rely on them! Simply replace them… choose raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts etc… As snacks.

Step2) Know your ingredients

When you go shopping, if food has long list of ingredients, avoid it.
Magic number of ingredients on the label is 5 or less.

Step 3) Choose fresh unprocessed food options


Try to cook from scratch from raw, unprocessed ingredients.

Check out these sites for inspiration:

http://www.superchargedfood.com/tag/sugar-free-recipes/

https://www.thehealthychef.com/category/recipes/

http://www.sugarfreemom.com/

http://www.yummly.com/recipes/

 

Reclaiming your health may be as simple as reducing your sugar intake…Take charge of your wellness and you will not have to rely on your health insurance.

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Nasal breathing is essential for good health because:Nasal Breathing

Nasal breathing results in 20% more O2 uptake as compared to the breathing through the mouth.
Nasal breathing warms, humidifies and filters incoming air. It also removes a significant amount of bacteria and germs from the air we breathe in.

During nasal breathing Nitric oxide (NO) is continuously released from the back of the nose and nasal sinuses into our lungs.
This gas helps in vaso-regulation, neuro-transmission, enhances immune response and ensures regular breathing.

Chronic, habitual mouth breathing on the other hand resulted, according to scientific studies, in decreased muscle strength, reduced chest expansion and impaired pulmonary ventilation.

Postural problems were found to be more common in school aged children, who mouth breathe.
If growing children continuously breathe through their mouths, their faces may develop abnormally.

Examples of the abnormal facial growth are:

•    excessive appearance of the upper front teeth
•     ‘V’ shaped upper arch
•    open bite and cross bite
•    excessive anterior face height
•    gummy smile

Lack of growth may affect the whole face and is associated with:

•    flat cheeks
•    unattractive lips
•    large noses
•    tired eyes
•    double chins and receding chins
•    Slopping foreheads.

These facial changes may result in life long sleep apnea…

Healthy Breathing
Children that do not sleep at night-due to upper air way obstruction, may have weaker concentration, hence reduced academic performance and developmental delays.
Negative dental outcomes of mouth breathing are:

•    More gum disease and dental decay due to acidification of the dry mouth.
•    Bad breath and staining due to the altered bacterial population.

If mouth breathing is treated early enough its negative effect on facial and dental development and the medical and social problems may be reduced or averted.

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HPV positive throat and tongue cancers are taking off in men.

Head and neck cancers associated with HPV are on the rise.

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HPV (human papilloma virus)is the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease in western world and  worldwide, infecting just about ALL men and women at some point in their lives.

Although most  people clear the virus naturally, recurring infections with some virulent strains can lead to cancer 

Oropharyngeal cancers, affecting the back of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue are on the rise.

At iSmile Studio we care about the rising  incidence of HPV among Australian population  and routinely perform oral cancer screen as part of our comprehensive dental examination.

The susceptible  patient  profiles point to younger men, often with no significant history  of the commonly recognised  risk factors of smoking or heavy drinking, which are risk factors for head and neck cancers.

In 2005  studies 73%of oropharyngeal cancers tested +to HPV.

HPV associated cancers make up 3.3% of all cancer causes among women and. 2 % of all such causes in men.

Experts predict that by 2020 incidence of HPV related oropharyngeal cancers will overtake incidence of cervical cancers, shifting the burden of HPV associated cancers from women to men.

Oral cancer claims around  700 lives a year in Australia.

Keep an eye out for red and white patches in your mouth or ulcers that won’t clear up within 3 weeks. See your dentist straight away.

Based on these statistics gender neutral or male – centric approach in vaccinations with GARDASIL  vaccine may be beneficial in prevention of HPV – associated cancers.

A win for all of us!

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Breastfeeding provides a host of remarkable health benefits to babies and mothers alike. It is the best source of infant nutrition, providing essential immune protection, supporting good digestion and assisting in healthy development. Breast feeding provides many maternal health benefits, including reducing the risk of breast cancers and diabetes. It is also a wonderful opportunity for mothers and babies to bond.

For more on the benefits of breastfeeding visit:

https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au

 

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One factor that causes breastfeeding difficulties is an infant tongue tie. Tongue tie (ankyloglossia) occurs in 4-15% of babies and is caused by a genetic mutation.

 

iSmile Blog Image 3It is the TBX22gene mutation that is responsible for ankyloglossia.  This is the same mutation which also produces a high arched palate and deformed vomer bone. These features set the stage for compromised airway function (leading to sleep dysregulation) as well as impaired oral motor functions of sucking, swallowing and breathing. This mutation is also linked with an amplified gag reflex.  These genetic aberrations frequently disrupt proper alignment of teeth and jaw function.

 

Abnormal tongue and lip ties may overtime contribute to:
- Nutritional problems
- Colic
- Reflux
- Drooling

- Gagging
- Sleep apnea
- Poor sleep patterns
- Speech difficulties
- Jaw growth and development aberrations
- Dental decay

 

When an infant’s tongue tie remains untreated, breastfeeding becomes a struggle. This is usually the point where many mothers begin using formula, within 3 months after giving birth. Breast feeding is the natural and normal way to feed an infant, however mothers continuing to breastfeed one year olds and toddlers are very rare in our society today.

 

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Examine your newborn for:
1) a ‘speed bump’ under the tongue – rather than smooth mouth floor
2) a small, medium or large membrane under the tongue.
to check, press under the tongue. If the tongue is free, pressing here will not cause any movement at the tip of the tongue.

According to experts, division of tongue tie should occur when clinically indicated, within 72 hours after birth, in order to ensure the best breast feeding outcome.

 

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Oil pulling is an ancient ayurvedic remedy that assists with  REMOVAL of a wide variety of impurities from the body. It consists of holding some oil in your mouth for twenty minutes, swishing it all around and between your teeth
Try oil pulling and see if this suites your daily routine.

Oil pulling instructions

When you get up in the morning, do this very first thing, before brushing your teeth, eating or drinking anything. First, spit out anything in your mouth. Then take 1 tablespoon of oil and hold it in your mouth, tilt your chin up and slowly swish it around, pulling it through your teeth. Lifting your head up gets the oil to your back molars. Get it all round your mouth and tongue. Do this for at least 10 minutes but preferably 20 minutes. The oil should be a thin white foam when you finally spit it out. If it is still clear or yellow, you haven’t done it long enough. After spitting it out, rinse your mouth well. Complete the procedure by drinking 1 –2 glasses of lukewarm water.

Important:

  • Do not swallow the oil. It contains bacteria and toxins.
  • Do not gargle in the throat. The oil should be swished in the mouth only.
  • Do it slowly.

If you want to detox faster, you can oil pull up to three times per day. Make sure you do it on an empty stomach –wait 4 hours after eating, or an hour after drinking.

It is highly unlikely that oil pulling will cause your dental fillings to fall out unless there was pre-existing damage or loose fillings.

The traditional Ayurvedic instructions say that sesame or sunflower oil should be used. Coconut oil is our favourite. However, one can obtain  good results with walnut, macadamia, olive and Udo’s oil. It also seems that after a couple of months of using one type of oil, changing it to a different oil renews potency of the oil pooling procedure.

 

How does oil pulling work?

I don’t think oil pulling “pulls”anything out of your body. Instead, it seems to infuse your body with essential fatty acids (EFAs) sublingually (under your tongue). These EFAs enter the bloodstream, bypassing the gastric juices in your stomach. It is a fast and effective way to get some of the components of healthy oils (omega-3 and omega-9 acids, for example) straight into your blood. This explains why many skin conditions clear up with oil pulling.

The oil dissolves plaque. This explains why your teeth look so white after you start oil pulling. (Much whiter than with toothpaste and conventional cleaning).

Bacteria in the mouth are attracted into the oil. Normally bacteria continually grow in your mouth, and you continually swallow them. Some of these bacteria are beneficial for good health.Unfortunately , many ailments occur when harmful bacteria proliferate and get out of control. If harmful bacteria proliferate in the mouth, they can provide a source of infection for organs all around the body.

The practice of  oil pulling provides a control over the bad bacteria and their ability to produce an infection. You are no longer continually swallowing them because,your mucus is soluble in the oil.

Oil pulling is very gentle. If you wish to increase its antibiotic potency for a short period, add one drop of oregano oil to the tablespoon of the  chosen oil. Oregano oil is a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent.unfortunately, it tastes terrible and makes the procedure unpleasant. If you add oregano oil,your healing and detox may go into overdrive. We suggest ,that you do not do this for more than one week in every couple of months.

 

Oil pulling is a traditional remedy for these ailments:

 

Allergies.

Arterial diseases.

Arthritis.

Asthma.

Bad breath.

Cancers (various).

Chronic infections.

Constipation.

Eczema.

Tooth decay.

Varicose veins.

 

Gingivitis.

Heart disease.

Insomnia.

Kidney diseases.

Lung diseases.

Migraines.

Sinus problems.

Skin complaints (various).

Stiff joints.

Tartar (calculus).

Toothache.

 

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Having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning? Pressing snooze more than once to get a couple more minutes of “shut eye” before your day begins? Or you’re noticing it’s becoming more difficult to concentrate on your work throughout the day?

It is very possible that your sleep habits and overall health may be contributing to more than a lack of good quality sleep, but longer term health issues.

On Friday, March 13th, 2015, World Sleep Day will be celebrated all over the globe. This annual event is a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep.

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This year’s theme is “When Sleep is Sound, Health and Happiness Abound” focusing on insomnia with several other identifying messages. Let’s take a look at each of the statements in this year’s slogan.

Sound Sleep – How do you know if you’re getting sound sleep? 

If you are breathing well, dreaming well and resting well your sleep will be continuous and uninterrupted, deep and of adequate length resulting in restorative sound sleep. If all of these are achieved you should feel alert and rested throughout the day.

If you have the inability to sleep or deal with habitual sleepiness you may have insomnia, which can affect every aspect of your life.

Health Abounds – People with any level of insomnia may not realise all of the health risks that can result from sleeplessness.

There is a higher risk or cardiovascular issues, as well as cognitive and memory deficits; children with insomnia may have learning disabilities and stuff behavioural problems.

Individuals that struggle with getting an entire night’s sleep without any interruptions also experience higher rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and other chronic illnesses.

Happiness Abounds – Studies have shown that people with insomnia suffer from more symptoms of anxiety and depression than people without insomnia.

The quality of sleep can disturb day to day mood and affect relationships depending on how you socially interact and perform your daily activities.

With better sleep, life will result in a happier life for yourself and also for your colleagues, family and friends. It will also help prevent the aggravation of mental health illnesses.

World Sleep Day 2015

World Sleep Day is organized by the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM), an international association whose mission is to advance sleep health worldwide. For practical steps to start your journey toward quality sleep, check out WASM 10 Commandments of Sleep found at www.worldsleepday.org .

10 Commandments for Children
Ages Birth to 12 Years

Sleep is one of the most important contributors to your child’s physical and mental health. Good sleep habits, sleep hygiene, or “sleep health” are alternative terms often used to describe sleep promoting practices. The explanation as to why healthy sleep practices promote sleep is likely to be, at least in part, that they work by improving the regulation of sleep, either by reinforcing the body’s natural circadian rhythms (i.e., timing of light and darkness), or by increasing the drive to sleep.

Other sleep practices help us to associate certain activities (like a bedtime routine) and environments (i.e., the bedroom) with sleep. Healthy sleep behaviors also promote sleep by reducing factors in the environment which are stimulating (like caffeine) and increasing relaxation, making it easier to fall and stay asleep.

Finally, good sleep practices include providing an adequate opportunity for sleep based on age and individual sleep needs an environment that is conducive to good sleep quality and safety.

1. Make sure your child gets enough sleep by setting an age-appropriate bedtime (preferably before 9:00 pm or 21:00 hours) and waketime*.
2. Keep a consistent bedtime and waketime on weekdays and weekends.
3. Establish a consistent bedtime routine and recommend wearing comfortable clothes in bed, including strong absorbing diapers for infants.
4. Encourage your child to fall asleep independently.
5. Avoid bright lights at bedtime and during the night and increase light exposure in the morning.
6. Keep all electronics, including televisions, computers, and cell phones, out of the bedroom and limit use of electronics before bedtime.
7. Maintain a regular daily schedule, including consistent meal times.
8. Have an age-appropriate nap schedule.
9. Ensure plenty of exercise and time spent outdoors during the day.
10. Eliminate foods and beverages containing caffeine, including many sodas, coffee and tea.

*Table of Recommended Sleep Amounts
Age                       Sleep Needed
3 – 12 months    14 to 15 hours
1 – 3 years           12 to 14 hours
3 – 5 years           11 to 13 hours
6 – 12 years         10 to 11 hours
12 – 18 years         8.5 to 9.5 hours

10 Commandments for Adults
10 Commandments of Sleep Hygiene for Adults

In addition to Clinical sleep problems, poor sleep habits can cause poor quality sleep in adults. To help improve overall sleep and wellness, WASM has created the 10 Commandments of Sleep Hygiene for Adults:

1. Establish a regular bedtime and waking time.
2. If you are in the habit of taking siestas, do not exceed 45 minutes of daytime sleep.
3. Avoid excessive alcohol ingestion 4 hours before bedtime, and do not smoke.
4. Avoid caffeine 6 hours before bedtime. This includes coffee, tea and many sodas, as well as chocolate.
5. Avoid heavy, spicy, or sugary foods 4 hours before bedtime. A light snack before bed is acceptable.
6. Exercise regularly, but not right before bed.
7. Use comfortable, inviting bedding.
8. Find a comfortable sleep temperature setting and keep the room well ventilated.
9. Block out all distracting noise and eliminate as much light as possible.
10. Reserve your bed for sleep and sex, avoiding its use for work or general recreation.

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 In January it’s so nice pic2

While slipping on the sliding ice to sip hot chicken soup with rice. 

Sipping once

Sipping twice

Sipping chicken soup 

With rice.

                                       -Maurice Sendak

Good Medicine

Chicken soup and your health.

Damaged intestinal lining results in impaired absorption of nutrients and enzymes that are vital to proper digestion.

Partially digested proteins leak through intestine and can enter blood stream .With continuous exposure, the body attempts to attack the foreign invaders.

It responds with inflammation, allergic reactions and symptoms related to variety of diseases.

Poultry, meat or fish broth is an excellent food to improve your gut, bone and joint health. chicken broth

Bone broth is easily digested and it contains numerous immune optimising components. It is a wonderful food to include in your staple diet.

Here are the benefits that attest to its status as “good medicine”

-Gelatine found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid, it attracts and holds liquids such as digestive juices.

It also helps to seal and heal your gut and promotes healthy digestion.

-Chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine Found in broth are derived from boiled cartilage, they are useful for reducing joint pain/inflammation.

-Calcium and magnesium. derived from bone broth promote healthy bone formation

-Glycine, proline and arginine amino acids help to fight inflammation and help to calm.

-Bone broth inhibits and mitigates infections caused by cold and flu.

Every one has their own version of broth,

Here is our version of this good medicine…….

 Chicken & Veggie Soup 

Ingredientschicken and veg soup

6 carrots

8 sticks celery

1 turnip

2 leeks

2 onions, peeled and roughly chopped

2 bay leaves

sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

4 whole peppercorns

1 free range chicken, breast and thigh meat removed, meat cut into small pieces. Retain carcass. 

extra virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced

4 shallots, peeled and finely sliced

a few sprigs of fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked

2 handfuls seasonal greens, such as kale or cavalo nero, washed and shredded

200 g spinach, roughly shredded

half a cauliflower

1 lemon

Method

Wash 2 carrots, 2 celery sticks, turnip and leeks – roughly chop them. Add them to a large saucepan with the onions, bay leaves, peppercorns, a pinch of sea salt and the chicken carcass. Fill the pan with cold water so that everything is covered, then place on the heat and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 1 hour, skimming off any scum that rises to the surface from time to time.

About 20 minutes before the stock is ready, peel the remaining carrots, wash the remaining celery and cauliflower,slice the carrots and celery nice and evenly, about 1cm thick. In another large saucepan on a low heat, add a good lug of olive oil. Add the garlic and shallots and cook for 5 to 10 minutes until soft but not coloured. Add the cauliflower, carrots and celery and cook for a further 5 minutes.

When the stock is ready, remove the chicken carcass, pull off any remaining pieces of meat and leave to one side, then discard the carcass. Strain the stock through a sieve into the pan with the softened veg. Bring to the boil then simmer for 20 minutes. Add the chicken pieces and seasonal greens and cook for a further 10 minutes, adding the spinach for the last minute. Finish the soup by squeezing in the juice of 1 lemon, sprinkling your parsley and a pinch of freshly ground pepper.

NUTRITIOUS AND DELICIOUS… ENJOY!

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When you sleep you’re not just getting the rest that your body needs to function but improving your beauty, creativity, confidence, clarity, decision making skills, happiness and overall health. Poor sleep is associated with high stress levels on your body which is reflected by your skin, waste line and can cause more chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.

A good night sleep helps your brain and body’s cells repair itself, getting 7-9 hours’ sleep enhances your learning ability, creativity, problem solving and your ability to remember information.

From a lack of sleep your more prone to dark circles, skin disorders and a weak immune system, this is because when you sleep your body releases an anti-aging hormones called melatonin and human growth hormone, these hormones work together to re build, protect and rejuvenate your cells and making collagen that keeps your skin tight and toned, which make you look and feel younger.

Sleep hygiene is a important step that needs to be taken, sleep hygiene is all the things you do before you go to sleep that effects your quality of sleep and health. Steps that should be taken to help your sleep are, training your body to get into a rhythm by going to bed at a regular time every night, avoiding artificial light such as computer screens and your mobile screen a few hours before going to sleep, exercising during the day that will make you feel more rested when you are ready to go to sleep.

Even the food you eat effects the quality of your sleep, consuming magnesium- rich food and calcium rich foods such as leafy green vegies, nuts, seeds, fish, brown rice, avocados helps to trigger and balance hormones that are produced during sleep that will help you feel more relaxed, help you fall asleep and  stay asleep during the night.

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Nutrition Heart

Our body is constantly regulating our blood to sit at around 7.5 on the pH scale. This is slightly more alkaline than neutral and proves to be an optimal level for bodily functions. It’s important to remember that a balance is ideal for homeostasis within our bodies.

Disease, whether it is a virus, inflammatory condition such as arthritis, or even severe diseases have much less chance of survival in an alkaline body. In simple terms, our bodies thrive on alkaline-producing foods, which create an alkaline environment, for optimum health! On the other hand, when we consume foods that cause our  bodies to become more acidic, our overall health declines.

Our bodies are affected by the stresses of our day to day lives. Including stress, tobacco, caffeine, alcohol, chemicals, pharmaceutical drugs, pollution, toxins, herbicides and pesticides will have a negative effect on our bodies.

alkaline body drinkThere are some very easy ways to start becoming alkaline such as: Deep breathing, juicing, meditation, yoga and squeezing lemon juice in a glass of warm water each day.

A simple way to include many alkalising foods at once is through juicing. Juices can be included in your breakfast or can replace your dessert!

 

For more information, find us at

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The Alkaline MouthKNOW YOUR PROTECTIVE FACTORS AND AGENTS

A simple definition of “protective factors” is that they are factors that weight people toward health rather than disease. Just as a healthy diet and exercise are protective factors against heart disease, there are a number of protective therapy agents that one may choose to correct an oral imbalance as well as protect themselves from an oral imbalance in the future.

DID YOU KNOW…?

Many micro-organisms found in the mouth, require a pH around neutrality for growth and are sensitive to extreme changes in acid or alkali.

ALSO…

For those that are experiencing decay, alkaline dental products can be used daily to reverse the bacteria shift from cavity causing bacteria to healthy bacteria.

 

For more information, give us a call at

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