This month as part of our continuing discussion on what is the right diet for you, I would like to talk about Dr. Barry Sears' Zone Diet.
Ever wonder why the Atkins diet worked so well for a friend, but not very well for you? Or why when another friend became a vegetarian, he felt so good that he tried to convert everyone into becoming a "veggie". You gave up your meat and became a carrot cruncher, and still didn't fare as well.
What we do in our office to chase away the "Bad Guys". This issue, Part 3, covers the final segment on the topic of Periodontal Disease.
It is estimated that 200 million Americans have periodontal disease. Let's get a few simple explanations out-of-the way first so you can better understand the information that follows.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) believes that its biggest success story is fluoridation of public drinking water. In their opinion it has saved billions of dental health care dollars by preventing tooth decay and has spared many people the pain and suffering associated with cavities and its consequences. If the American Dental Association (ADA) and NIH had its way, 100% of our drinking water would have fluoride added.
Can you imagine having such dizziness, head and chest pain that you have to go to the emergency room? Not once - but on a regular basis because the only relief you were given was an injection to knock you out? Imagine the despair when doctor after doctor told you that there was nothing they could find wrong. Just by looking at her, I knew what the solution was...
Last month we began our discussion of Alzheimer's disease. This month let us explore the "dental connection."
You are walking down the supermarket isle and can't remember what it was you wanted to purchase .... Those darned car keys, where are they? What's his name - I remember the face, just can't recall his name. It's so frustrating.
Because of the rise of mercury in our waters, consumption of fish may be harmful due to their levels of mercury. In many geographical areas, GUESS WHO is the largest polluters of our waters? You guessed it - the dentists. That is why, since last July, general dentists in Connecticut are required by law to have special mercury traps to help keep mercury out of the waste water. I have had such a trap for over 15 years!
We have all seen television and print ads with sparkling white teeth, big beautiful smiles pictured along with prominently displayed name brand oral hygiene products. But are these products really the best that the industry has to offer? Are they right for you and your family?
I get very upset when I see too much dentistry being done or recommended when a more conservative approach would better serve the patient.
Joe, "Doc, I would like my fillings out as soon as possible. Can you do it?"
"Joe, let's do a complete examination and then I can answer that question."
After the exam I had to tell the patient;
"Joe, I know you would like your mercury fillings replaced very soon, however, I would strongly advise against it."
"Let me tell you why..."
Imagine having one device that not only can screen for mercury toxicity, but can also evaluate the health of teeth, screen for cavitations, and help determine the systemic impact of root canals. This valuable piece of equipment is known as an EAV device. EAV stands for Electro-Acupuncture According to Voll. Today, it is also sometimes calledElectro-Dermal Screening, or EDS.
Who invented this revolutionary device?
"I have no mercury in my mouth, my body levels of mercury test low, and I have no root canals, but I am still not feeling well. Dr. Breiner, what do you think is going on?"
Can you imagine having such dizziness, head and chest pain that you have to go to the emergency room? Not once - but on a regular basis because the only relief you were given was an injection to knock you out? Imagine the despair when doctor after doctor told you that there was nothing they could find wrong.