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Did You Know – 08/07/2017

 

1. That you need to brush you teeth before bedtime as research from the Harvard University that twice daily brushing reduces your risk of bowel cancer. The University have found that there is a link between oral bacteria and inflammation in the body.

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 2. Belladonna – Italian for ‘beautiful lady’ was used in a sleeping potion in Chaucer’s time. but today it is used in homeopathic medicine to alleviate infant teething, mastitis and menstrual pain and is especially used for acute illness with a violent onset such as flu with high fever.

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3.The anthocyanin in bilberry protect the eyes against oxidative damage and have a relating effect on blood glucose.

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4. Doctors at the University of Colorado School of medicine found newborn infants who were given 100mg of Phosphatidyl Choline had fewer negative brain changes that could signal developmental delays. . Phosphatidyl choline is built around the B vitamin choline and is essential to brain health. Choline is involved in methylation which regulates gene actions

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5.  30 years after the death of artist Salvador Daii’s his body was exhumed to settle s paternity suit. When they opened the casket they found his iconic mustache was intact and also the ends were still pointing in the classic 10 past 10 position.

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Did You Know – 03/20/2017

 

1. Believe it or not, beer has some nutritional value in the form of antioxidants, B vitamins, electrolytes and carbohydrates. All of these attributes can play a role in recovery. Antioxidants help to reduce oxidative stress (which is induced by inflammation), B vitamins aid in metabolism functions, electrolytes assist in fluid balance and proper cell function, and carbohydrates replenish energy. This of course is recommended for a light-to-moderate consumption.
Non-alcoholic beer has about half the calories and potassium. Due to its lower amount of alcohol (typically about 0.5% alcohol by volume), non-alcoholic beer provides the benefits of beer without the potential for alcohol’s negative effects.
Always avoid binge drinking after races because we know that’s not good for your body.

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2. Just another reason to love Peanut butter. It can cure hiccups! United States study spent five years studying hiccups and ways to stop them. The best remedy they came up with was to slowly eat a spoonful of peanut butter. Apparently it spreads a coat on your throat and you concentrate on chewing, your breathing pattern stabilizes and the hiccups disappear.
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3. To clean a pearl necklace, fill a large jar with rice then bury the pearls in the rice. Put on the lid and shake for 10 minutes.
Source:Aunt Daisy well-known radio personality in the 50’s

4. That if your dog refuses to have its teeth brushed – smear a little canine toothpaste on its favorite chew toy or rope and let it chew to its hearts content. (do not use human toothpaste)
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5. That cheese could be the secret to a longer lifespan. A study published in the journal Nature Medicine suggests that eating aged cheese containing the compound spermidine could lead to better heart health and overall improvement of bodily functions. Apparently the research not solidified yet but ‘YAHOO’ for me cause I love cheese especially the old stuff
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Things Your Mouth tells you about your Health

 

 

 

 

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1.SHARP TOOTH PAIN – sharp pain in your teeth when you bite down or chew is reason to see your dentist immediately, as it could indicate dental decay or a cavity. For throbbing, aching pain, he says to wait three days if it still is a problem go see the dentist. 

            An ache that’s located in your top teeth may signal a sinus infection  as the sinuses are located just above the upper roots of your upper teeth. A dentist should be able to tell if your sinuses are infected with an x-ray, and a decongestant should help the pain ease. Source – Steven Goldberg, D.D.S., a Boca Raton, FL-based dentist and inventor of DentalVibe

2. BLEEDING GUMS –  It is not normal for your gums to bleed. If your gums bleed during brushing or flossing it could mean you have periodontal (gum) disease. Make a trip to your dentist as soon as possible for a thorough cleaning, and be sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day, as gum disease can be extremely dangerous to the rest of the body. Bacteria that’s causing your gums to bleed can leave the mouth and enter the bloodstream, potentially affecting your heart by inflaming your arteries. people with pre-existing heart valve conditions, this can even lead to death.

It is  recommended that all pregnant women pay close attention to oral hygiene, ramp up their brushing and flossing regimen, limit sugar intake, and avoid major dental procedures that could in any way influence the baby’s growth and development

Source – Lori Laughter and  Steven Goldberg, D.D.S., a Boca Raton, FL-based dentist and inventor of DentalVibe.

3. PERMANENTLY STAINED TEETH – Most yellow or brownish stains are superficial, usually caused by drinking coffee, tea, soda, red wine or smoking. Toothpaste that contains a derivative of hydrogen peroxide such as carbide peroxide will help whiten your teeth. Some Dentists have over the counter whiteners as well.

Dark black or brown spots on a tooth can signal a cavity, while red or blue marks that appear suddenly could mean the tooth has cracked to the pulp, where the nerves and blood vessels are located  in that case the tooth will have to be removed.

If you have white, yellow, or brown spots and grooves or pitting on the tooth’s surface, you could have celiac disease. About 90 percent of people with celiac have these problems with their teeth enamel.

Lastly, some stains may have occurred during childhood as a result of tetracycline antibiotics, and unfortunately bleach cannot make these go away. So go easy on the antibiotics for the children.

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4. CRACKING OR LOOSE TEETH – Cracking, crumbling, or suddenly crooked teeth can indicate that you may need to check on your mental—rather than physical—wellness. These problems are usually a sign of tooth grinding. That could be because you are suffering from some sort of stress. Stress causes muscle tension in your jaw, which causes you to clench your teeth while sleeping or trying to sleep. This also can cause headaches and damage to your jaw.

Of course to solve the problem of stress would help solve the problem also a mouth guard is another solution. You could try muscle relaxation techniques, physical therapy, and applying heat to the facial muscles to help alleviate the problem.

 

5.  MOUTH SORES – You need to have diagnosed what type of sore you have. Crater-like sores that appear inside or outside the mouth are canker sores and ulcers.  Stress, hormones, allergies, or a nutritional deficiency of iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12 may be to blame. Try not to eat acid or spicy food as it could make the problem worse. A topic gel will usually help calm this down. 

Fluid-filled sores on your lips, those are cold sores. This is caused by caused by the herpes simplex virus. Avoid touch these while they are weeping as they are contagious. No kissing. It can take up to three weeks for them to heal.

Not to scare you but Any kind of sore that doesn’t start to heal or disappear after about two weeks, and especially one that turns red, white, or swollen, requires an immediate trip to the dentist. “This could signal an autoimmune disease or even something more serious like oral cancer.

 

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6. METALLIC TASTE –  it could be a side effect of a medication you’re taking; possible culprits include antihistamines, antibiotics, and heart meds. 

It could be a symptom of gum disease, which requires a thorough dental cleaning and vigilant home care.

It could be a zinc deficiency. Vegetarians and vegans are more prone to this, as the mineral is found mostly in animal products.

7. CUTS ON THE INNER CORNERS OF YOUR LIPS – Angular Cheilitis—Its not just a side effect of chapped, dry lips. These cuts are inflamed areas of fungal or bacterial infection, and may be caused by nutritional deficiencies.

Topical anti-fungal medications can provide relief,  talk to you doctor to see if you are lacking B vitamins or iron.  You also may need to change your diet.

8. WHITISH BUMPS ON YOUR TONGUE – It could be the result of poor hygiene, dry mouth, or a medication, it may also be thrush. You need to take care of it ASAP.

Swollen white nodes toward the back of your tongue could also indicate HPV.  The dentist would need to biopsy the lesions to be sure. 

 A bluish color on your tongue may just be a blood clot where you bit yourself.  It also could be a sign of oral cancer in this case go see the doctor ASAP.

9.  WHITE WEBBING ON YOUR INNER CHEEK – White strand or web-like patterns inside your cheek usually mean you have lichen planus, a condition that can also cause shiny red bumps on other areas of your skin such as your hands nails, or scalp. More common in women ages 30 to 70, the cause of lichen planus is unknown.  it isn’t contagious or dangerous, there’s no known cure for it either. 

 

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10.  DRY MOUTH – Side effect of many medications, including antihistamines, antidepressants, and anti-anxiety meds. Moisture in your mouth helps prevent cavities, tooth decay, gingivitis, and other oral infections. Products that contain xylitol, such as sugar-free gum or Salese lozenges,  helps stimulate the production of saliva which is necessary for the health of your mouth.

 If you  suffer from cracked lips and swollen, sore, or bleeding gums, you may have Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that can be treated with medication or surgery. Go see your dentist if you have concerns.

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11. BAD BREATH – It is  buildup of bacteria—and a sign you need to be more mindful with your toothbrush. 

It could be the result of a more serious problem, respiratory disease, post-nasal drip, uncontrolled diabetes, gastric reflux, or kidney failure. if your breath is fruity, it could be a sign of diabetes.

If you are worried about this go check with your dentist and he can point you in the right direction for help.

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Quick And Easy Exercises To Get Rid Of A Double Chin – Well Help Anyway

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1.While standing, tilt your head back and look towards the ceiling.
2.Pucker your lips and “kiss the ceiling.”
3.Hold the kiss for five seconds.
4.Relax your lips and return your head to a neutral position.
5.Repeat this 15 times.

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1.While facing forward, open your mouth wide.
2.Stick your tongue out slowly over a five count, until it is as far out as possible.
3.Return the tongue to your mouth over another five count.
4.Repeat this 10 times.

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1.Tilt your head back and look towards the ceiling.
2.Push your lower jaw forward to feel a stretch under the chin.
3.Hold the jaw jut for a 10 count.
4.Relax your jaw and return your head to a neutral position.
5.Repeat this 10 times.

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1.While standing, drop your chin forward to your chest.
2.Slowly rotate your head to the right.
3.Hold your head for a five count.
4.Slowly rotate your head back down so that your chin is to your chest.
5.Continue to rotate your head to the left.
6.Hold your head for a five count.
7.Repeat this for 30 seconds.

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1.While keeping a straight back, open your mouth as wide as possible.
2.Place the tip of your tongue against the backside of your bottom row of teeth.
3.Inhale through your mouth, and exhale while making an “ahh” sound.
4.Continue this for one minute.
5.Relax the mouth and tongue.
6.Repeat this once more.

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1.While facing forward, carefully slap your lower jaw with the back of your hand, not too hard or too soft.
2.Repeat this careful slapping at a constant and regular pace for 30 seconds.

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1.Making a “V” shape with your hand, place your thumb on one side of the jaw and the rest of your fingers on the other side.
2.Make sure your fingers are far back on the jawline, with the thumb and index finger in the same place as each other on opposite sides.
3.While holding your hand in place, press forward using your head and neck.
4.Hold for 30 seconds.
5.Relax the neck and hand.
6.Repeat this three times.

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1.While laying face-up on a bed, allow your head to hang off the end.
2.Slowly lift your head up towards your chest while keeping the back and shoulders flat against the bed.
3.Hold for 10 seconds.
4.Very slowly return your head to its starting position.
5.Repeat this two times.

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Saving tip For Today – 09/22/2015

Keep your Dogs Teeth clean. 

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Buy Greenies or Milk Bone Brushing chews to remove plaque. Periodontal disease in pets can lead to more serious and expensive illnesses

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Did You Know – 10/29/2014

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1. Did you know that 2/3rds of the proportion, by which education achievements are down to genes, not classroom environment or the involvement of parents. 

Source – UK researchers 

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2. Green tea compound may improve power of Cancer drugs. It has been revealed that a molecule that is a key ingredient in green tea can be used as a carrier for anti-cancer proteins. While this does not mean drinking green tea will cure cancer, scientists have discovered the molecule, which has the catch name of epigallocatechin -3-0gallate – May improve the effectiveness of anti cancer drugs used to treat breast and stomach cancers.

Source – Journal Nature Nanotechnology

 

 

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3. Norway is the best place to grow old. Australia came in 13th which puts Australia behind the US, Japan, New Zealand, and the UK. The report card for Australia shows that the Aussie oldies are highly educated and healthy, but there are too many living in “poverty” and worried about their personal safety.

Source – Body and Soul – Aust Sunday Mail

 

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4. Laughter can cause the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels to expand and this in turn increases blood flow. It is recommended that you laugh at least 15 min per day to get the best benefits 

Source – University of Maryland , US

 

 

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5. Brushing you teeth less than twice a day may increase your risk of heart disease by 70 percent. Participants in a test who had bad oral hygiene,  tested positive for inflammatory markers. Researchers said their results confirmed and further strengthened the suggested association between oral hygiene and the risk of cardiovascular disease. 

Source – University college London

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6. Women who routinely practice yoga may have lower amounts of cytokine interleukin-6 (a substance that increases inflammation and heart disease risk) in their blood. It is also equally effective for novices and pros

Source – Ohio State university

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Did You Know – 05/12/2014

 

 

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1. Research has shown that coconut oil or sesame oil swished around your mouth for 20 minutes a day reduce gum disease. Apparently it is an ancient Indian remedy used to ‘Pull’ bacteria from the mouth. I practice it, but only for a couple of minutes, 20 minutes may be a  bit of a push for me. It is said to help whiten your teeth.

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2.  A lobsters blood is colorless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue.’ Tomalley‘ is the lobster’s liver. It turns green when cooked and is considered a delicacy. ‘Coral‘ is the red colored material and  is the egg mass of a female lobster. Cooking colors the tiny eggs a deep coral or red.

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3.  Lipsticks with shimmering effects were initially made using a pearlscent substance found in fish scales. Lip colouring started to gain some popularity in 16th century England. During the time of Queen Elizabeth I bright red lips and a stark white face became fashionable.

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4. There is a new device to help prevent migraines. It is called Cefaly, it electrically zaps nerves in the forehead that are thought to be linked to the source of the debilitating headaches. They say at least 36 million Americans suffer from these headaches. Cefaly is positioned on the forehead using an adhesive electrode. Precise impulses are produced, which act on the trigeminal nerve in order to reduce pain and prevent migraine attacks.

 

 

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5. Did you know that in warmer weather,  tires lose air at a higher rate, reducing gas mileage and decreasing their life span. I also causes battery failure so make sure you top off the fluid and clean corrosion from the terminals and make sure the cables are tightly connected. When possible always park your car in the shade. These are good tips for those of us that lives in Texas.

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