Good nutrition is essential for fighting gum disease. But which nutrients matter most? The nutrients in your food can be classified as macronutrients or micronutrients. Macronutrients are the ones needed in relatively large amounts: fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. They fuel the body and provide many of the vital structural components from which it’s made. Micronutrients […]
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If you could stand side-by-side at a mirror with one of your distant ancestors, one thing you might notice is that your mouth is a whole lot smaller than theirs. The question of why is at the heart of a new book by orthodontist Sandra Kahn and biologist Paul R. Ehrlich, Jaws: The Story of […]
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for oral health. Among other things, your gut needs it to efficiently absorb the calcium from your food. After absorption, it helps ensure that you have enough calcium and phosphate in your blood to keep your teeth well mineralized, protected against decay. Of course, D is essential to your […]
Last week, we ended with a couple of basic points for naturally supporting your body’s ongoing process of tooth remineralization: Get enough minerals, especially calcium and phosphorous, but trace minerals, too. Get enough fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Now let’s dig a little deeper. For one, these are hardly the only nutrients you […]
After years of having the low-fat mantra beat into our brains by the media, food industry, and others, the statement may seem controversial, if not downright heretical: High-fat diets are good for your health. Science continues to document the benefits. At the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, nutritionist John Ramsey has spent […]
If you just change what you eat, could it help reverse gum disease? Even if you don’t change your hygiene habits at all? A small but compelling German study in BMC Oral Health suggests yes. For two months, an experimental group switched from their regular diet to low carb. Their new diet was also rich […]
You probably already know full well that a healthy diet includes lots of fruits and vegetables. You probably buy organic whenever possible, maybe even have a membership with your local CSA. If so, you’re exceptional. According to the USDA’s latest Ag and Food Statistics report, most Americans still eat well below the recommended amount of […]
Vitamin C is one of the key nutrients for good oral health. And if you want to get the most from it, you take it in liposomal form. And just what is liposomal C, pray tell? Here’s a bit more on how liposomal technology works: Also see Dr. Rehme’s article Vitamin C Connections […]
Ever had one of those moments when you swore to yourself that you were going to start eating healthy? If that moment was followed by the realization that you’d have to either eat or throw out half the food in your pantry, you’re not alone. Many of us choose to eat that stock down, despite […]
If you’re committed to healthful eating, the thought of holiday parties may find you wanting to curl up under a blanket until they pass. So much easier than facing things like sweet potatoes with marshmallows, green bean casserole, cookie trays, and frosted stollen, But hiding out is hardly your only option. Here are 10 tips […]
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