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TEETH Part 2: Holistic Dentists, Amalgam (Silver) Fillings, and BioCompatible Dental Materials

Have you asked your dentist the important questions? If you are not careful, there are dental materials and procedures that can potentially cause other health issues. In fact, as I explained in Part 1, your teeth are directly connected to other parts of your body.

Dentistry continues to evolve, so keeping yourself educated is key. Knowing what to ask your dentist and becoming your own health advocate is critical. Ultimately, you want to be able to work closely with your dentist and make informed decisions that are good for your mouth and your body.

Below I cover many things you should know: the dental materials you need to stay away from, how to find healthier “biocompatible” dental materials, what you should look for in a dentist, and things to consider when getting your amalgam fillings removed. (In Part 3, I will discuss the pros and cons of other dental procedures.)

There is a lot to cover, so please keep reading.  I learned some things the hard way. My hope is that as you learn to look at your teeth and mouth differently, you can do it right the first time and stay healthy in the process.

What Not to Put Into Your Mouth

First, I want to discuss what not to put in your mouth: Continue reading

What is the Best Water to Drink?

40Update to original blog post (5/17/20)
Shortly after posting the article below, I found another great water purification system from Living Waters that is less expensive than the ones I originally recommended and meets all the recommended purification requirements discussed below – most importantly, taking out most all contaminants, including chlorine and chloramine. (The chloramine factor is becoming more important as more municipalities are changing from chlorine to chloramine each year.) In addition, there is no holding tank and no waste water. Check out this system from Living Water, which as of 2020 also includes a hydrogen cartridge, which provides additional health benefits. (If you decide to purchase, mention my name or Life Design for Health and they will extend my 10% discount to you.)

Original blog post (8/31/14)
During exercise or hot weather, even more quality water is needed. Many are walking around dehydrated and do not realize it. Not only does dehydration affect you physically (think headaches and constipation), but it can affect how you perceive a difficult task, your concentration, and even your mood.

So, what is good quality water? Continue reading