Causes of Plaque:
All you need to do is follow some oral care tips like:
- Brushing daily at least for two minutes both in the morning and night. It helps in regular removal of plaque.
- Daily flossing to clean between the teeth and under gum line.
- Reduce intake of sugars and carbohydrates, especially sticky candies and gums.
- Book regular appointments with a good dentist for professional cleaning and check-ups.
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Avoid congestive foods, such as refined carbs like wheat, dairy, sugar and high-fat foods.
Make 2/3 of your plate green veggies at each meal! At Passiflora we offer organic greens, a variety of sprouts and microgreens, plus green smoothies for you to enjoy at each meal.
Split the remaining 1/3 of your plate between a protein and a healthy starch.
Drink 6-8 glasses of water per day.
Sip hot water throughout the day during allergy season.
Vitamin C blocks the release of histamine from inflammatory cells. Get plenty of vitamin C – rich foods, such as citrus fruits (grapefruits are in season), papayas, broccoli, brussel sprouts, bell peppers and kale.
Drink dandelion root tea: 2-3 cups daily during allergy season.
Interested in learning more about your Ayurvedic body type and which superfoods are best for you this spring? Check out John Douillard’s Superfoods For Your Body Type.
- The healthy and necessary role of cholesterol in our brains! Dr. Perlmutter discusses the correlation between the increase of cholesterol-lowing prescriptions and the increase in brain disorders. He provides a scientific look at the role of cholesterol in our brain and why lowering our body’s ability to make cholesterol via statins may not be healthy for our brains.
- The relationship between increased glucose levels in the blood and Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Perlmutter goes so far as to call Alzheimer’s Diabetes Type 3 and shows a correlation between obesity levels and Alzheimer’s Disease in this country.
- Gluten-sensitivity and its relationship with a host of illnesses including autism, ADHD, depression and migraines. Gluten-sensitivity is currently a very popular topic and we had an interesting talk about the difference in modern grain versus traditionally sprouted, fermented grain as well as the potential “junk-food” additives in certain gluten-free substitutes.
- Neurogenesis and epigenetics, or our ability to alter the expression of our genes. Which is to say: perhaps we are not born with diseases, we can change our genes! This is a relatively new and exciting area of medical health.
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In these times of high anxiety, when every social media post or news article can invoke a feeling of not being grounded, there are both ancient and more recent learnings that can provide us with guidance, as we enter the cool Winter season.