Whether you have children or are worried about your own sugar consumption on Halloween, here are a few ways to have a healthier holiday.
Summertime brings on a carefree aura, but that doesn’t mean you should let your diet fall to the wayside. Maintaining a healthy nutritional profile is pertinent to your health no matter the season. Consuming foods rich in vitamins and minerals helps keep your body running optimally regardless of the heat, which can promote dehydration and nutrient depletion. For a tasty yet wholesome summertime snack, consider one (or all) of the following delicious bites!
Summer is here, which means longer, sun-filled days and warm temperatures that lend themselves to outdoor activities. If you’re a fan of the warmer weather, then you’ll love this little known fact: Moderate sun exposure helps the body maintain healthy skin, bones, and teeth. Nourish and protect your skin this summer with these delicious foods, rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
Given the approaching summer weather, you might be highly focused on your weight, diet, and exercise routine. If you’re not keeping your teeth and gums in mind, however, your oral health will suffer. In fact, the two go hand in hand – a healthy lifestyle should be an all-around goal, not limited to one portion of your body over the other. To keep up your oral care routine, remember these seven tips.
Okay, so your teeth aren’t exactly falling out. But maybe they aren’t as strong as they could be, either. If you brush and floss regularly but still notice pain, sensitivity, and cavities when you go the dentist, this article is for you.
Prescription medications often carry an array of unwanted side effects. For those who suffer with a gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease, those side effects might even include abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue, irritability, ADHD, and arthritis. That’s because many prescription medications are coated with gluten, a wheat protein that causes more than 300 undesirable side effects for an estimated 3 million Americans (i). There is another side effect to gluten consumption that is often overlooked, even by those who suffer with allergy or Celiac disease. That side effect is oral decay, and it has the potential to lead to infection, gum disease (periodontitis), and increased risk of stroke and heart disease.
For researchers at the College of Connecticut, there’s no question about it: Junk food is addictive. Most addictive are heavily processed snacks that have high levels of sugar and fat, like Oreo cookies. In fact, a recent study indicates that Oreo cookies are just as addictive as cocaine or morphine. This is a startling discovery for parents and children alike, as Oreos are one of America’s favorite sandwich cookies. Nevertheless, the discovery underscores and important fact: The American diet is rich in high-fat and high-sugar snacks that wreak havoc on the teeth, gums, and total body health.
In this article, we explore how insulin-related diseases can cause a rise in blood sugar levels that ultimately harms the holistic health of the body. We then examine how these conditions accelerate the development of gingivitis, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and undermine oral surgeries, like dental implants.
In theory, the raw diet seems like a great idea. The composition of food changes when it is cooked, leading to a decrease in enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Proponents of the raw diet believe it delivers higher concentrations of naturally occurring nutrients to promote health, wellness, and vitality. However, recent studies suggest following the raw diet can actually be harmful to the body, especially the teeth and gums.
From the Oscar winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth comes a new film on the American health crisis caused by low quality food production and deceptive marketing. “Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong,” the film warns, backing this claim with documented testimony from some of the nation’s leading health experts and research institutions.
Fed Up shines a light on the misleading and dangerous practices employed by some of the biggest names in the American food and beverage industry, encouraging viewers to re-evaluate the diet Americans have grown so accustomed to over the past 3 decades. The film debuted in theaters May 9th and featured former president Bill Clinton, former FDA commissioner David A. Kessler, and activist Michael Pollan.