In over 30 years of practice, I have seen that my female patients seem to have more stress related problems and fatigue than ever before. This degree of stress and fatigue can interfere with a woman's medical as well as dental health, and even her sexuality. This month I am interviewing Dr. Elena Sokolova, MD, ND.
Systemic Enzymes: What You Need To Know - Part 2
There are several different types of enzymes. Some make oxidation-reduction reactions possible. Others transfer a chemical group from one molecule to another, etc. The ones used in oral systemic enzyme preparations are proteases, meaning they catalyze the splitting of proteins.
Do you suffer from arthritis, lupus, M.S., sinusitis, prostatitis, cystitis, ulcerative colitis, or any other "itis"? If so, you will want to read further.
Do you suffer from allergies to mold, dust mites, pollen or other airborne pollutants? Are you living or working in a "sick building"? Did you know that most of our time is spent indoors? The United Stated Environmental Protection Agency has said that indoor air can be up to five times worse than outdoor air; and we all know that our outdoor air is not what it ideally should be.
Lights Out! - A Good Night's Sleep & The Reasons Why You NEED It!
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Depression, Seizures, Cerebral Palsy, Head-Injury Symptoms, Post-Stroke Symptoms, Autism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, Poor Memory, Difficulty Concentrating: What do these very different conditions have in common?
They all involve one of the most important organs in the body - our brain.
As discussed last month, ozone (O3) is bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal. The head is a breeding ground for all of these. Thus O3 would be a wonderful adjunct to our arsenal of treatments. This month I would like to discuss various applications of O3 in dentistry.
What do you think of when you hear the word ozone? Most people answer smog. We hear reports, "The ozone level is high - don't go out and exercise especially if you have breathing problems because ozone irritates the lungs and breathing passages." However, the ozone level is increased when the smog level is up because ozone is nature's way of cleaning pollutants. Ozone is used to measure smog because it is present in reaction to smog.
I highly recommend Dr. Stephen Sinatra's book, The Sinatra Solution. Dr. Sinatra is a cardiologist who combines traditional cardiology with his knowledge of complementary modalities such as nutrition, supplementation, whole-body dentistry, etc.
Sometimes, despite diligent brushing and flossing, a patient will continue to develop tooth decay. In such situations, I believe that balancing a patient's body chemistry will prevent further decay. This, however, is a difficult and elusive task to accomplish. While this effort to rebalance the body is in progress, the patient may continue to get tooth decay.
In the last issue of this e-zine, I addressed some disturbing news that has been emerging in the dental world. Cases of necrosis (death) of the jawbones that are unresponsive to treatment are currently being reported. The common denominator for the patients in all these cases was the taking of drugs used to treat osteoporosis, osteopenia and bone cancer.
Some disturbing news has been emerging in the dental world. It is being reported that there are cases of necrosis (death) of the jaw bones which are unresponsive to treatment.
Last month I discussed "Super Bugs" and the fact that approximately 100,000 people die every year from infections involving these antibiotic-resistant hospital-acquired strains of bacteria.
Is there anything that can be done to combat such infections without having to rely on antibiotics?
Fortunately there are several treatment modalities that can be used. These include homeopathy, essential oils, intravenous hydrogen peroxide, UV irradiation of the blood, use of colloidal silver, and intravenous ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).
This month I would like to address the issue of "Super Bugs". These are bacteria that are resistant to all or most of our present stock of antibiotics. Some are becoming more pervasive and attacking seemingly healthy people.
Last month I briefly mentioned the studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine evaluating the safety of mercury fillings in children. One study, conducted in Lisbon, Portugal, involved 507 children. The conclusion of the authors of this study was that, "amalgam should remain a viable dental restorative option for children."
My patients are a highly educated group of people. Most come to me knowledgeable about the toxic effects of mercury in the mouth, root canals, fluoride, etc. Often they teach me something. So it was with a special type of foot bath.
Last week a panel of the National Academy of Scientists released the results of a study on fluoride commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Currently the maximum allowable amount of fluoride in drinking water is 4 mg/liter. The study concluded that the amount of fluoride that has been allowed to be present in our drinking water (i.e., 4 mg/liter) is too high and can cause health problems.
As I discussed in the previous newsletter, our thoughts can have a profound impact on our physical body at the most basic level. The research of Dr. Masaru Emoto shows the effect music, words, thoughts, and even photos have on the crystal structure of water. Don't forget, we are mainly water. Thus, how we feel about ourselves, our self-esteem, can have a lot to do with our physical health.
You have heard people say, "Be careful what you wish for because it will probably come true". Thoughts are powerful.