When Dr. Greenblatt first met Mary, she was a sophomore in high school suffering with OCD, ADHD, digestive system problems, and dwindling treatment options. According to Dr. Greenblatt, Mary had been having a poor response to traditional medicines for OCD and ADHD, which to him was a “red flag” that a larger problem was contributing to her condition. Stories like Mary’s are becoming increasingly common. Although digestive system issues have likely always been a contributing factor to physical woes, the connection between gut health and total body wellness is only now garnering the mainstream media attention it deserves.
As the Miami community dons pink ribbons in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Assure A Smile would like to take a moment to share new medical research on the role iodine might play in preventing this terrible disease. Iodine and cancer share a close relationship for which the public must be aware, according to studies by cancer expert and author, Dr. David Brownstein, MD. And since this October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the link between iodine and breast cancer takes a special media spotlight. Iodine deficiency can also lead to dry mouth, cavities, and a host of other oral health conditions, making it important to learn how this essential element can be used to improve total body wellness.
Leaky gut syndrome is a condition characterized by a damaged intestinal wall. As a result of this damage, the contents of the small intestine slowly leak into the abdominal cavity and circulate throughout the body. This can cause much larger health issues, because under digested food particles and bacteria can accumulate and disrupt normal, healthy body function. In the first installment of this 2-part series, learn more about Leaky Gut Syndrome and the 4 main activities that cause it.
We’re happy to announce that Dr. Herrmann is now certified to administer ozone therapy for cavities, root canals, and other dental procedures. Along with Dr. Herrmann’s new certification, Assure A Smile is now home to an exciting new line of advanced ozone therapy technologies that safely administer O3, or ozone, during routine procedures.
A new orthodontic treatment has patients buzzing with excitement and positive reviews. It’s called the Daytime-Nightime Appliance®, or DNA appliance® for short, and medical professionals believe it will forever change the way patients think of smile enhancement.
Did you know: The dental materials used in the office and at home can have a profound impact on total body health. From the restorative material used for routine fillings to the fluoride in your toothpaste, each product has the potential to help– or hurt– the health of the teeth, gums, and body.
This summer, Assure A Smile invites South Florida families to learn more about biocompatible dentistry, a special application of holistic dentistry that focuses on using safe and non-toxic materials to promote total body wellness.
At the end of 2012, Portland city council members met behind closed doors in an attempt to pass a public water fluoridation mandate. When word of the council’s plan leaked, citizens sprang into action, collecting an unprecedented 400,000+ signatures to bring the controversial decision to the public for a vote. Six months have passed since that time, and we’re happy to announce that the residents of Portland have successfully voted to keep public water free of fluoride.
So, what can we learn about Portland’s recent underdog victory against the pro-fluoride lobby?
Dental amalgam made headlines in early March when the Dr. Oz Show performed a demonstration that very clearly illustrated the toxic nature of the outdated silver fillings. Broadcasted on national television, the demonstration showed that silver fillings could leak odorless, extremely toxic mercury vapor when brushed by a normal toothbrush. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and holistic dentistry professionals are celebrating a new victory in the fight against toxic fillings, however. This year, more than 140 nations have signed into effect an international mercury treaty that lays the groundwork for an eventual “phasing out” of this dangerous material.
The fluoride free movement continues to see unprecedented momentum in 2013 as Israel announces the phase-out of public water fluoridation requirements. First put into action in 2002, Israel’s fluoridation mandate formerly required all municipalities to treat public water with fluoride. That mandate will be lifted within a year, however, empowering Israeli municipalities to reduce exposure to the potentially toxic mineral by going fluoride free.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are more than just delicious. These colorful foods are packed with the vitamins, minerals, and water our bodies need to make us look, feel, and function at our best. Health professionals have traditionally recommended eating about 2-4 servings of fruit and 7-13 servings of vegetables each day, however, that recommendation has nearly doubled in recent years. As Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity make it more difficult for an estimated 1 in 133 Americans to eat certain wheat-based foods, a growing number of individuals are compensating by eating more fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, the use of insecticides and other genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can pose a serious threat to long term health.