The Link: Cardio and Oral Health

Holistic dentistry professionals know that overall health is intricately tied to oral health.  Several studies have linked heart disease and gum disease, showing that the same bacteria that infect the gums may also lead to cardiovascular disease.  With this in mind, dental professionals are increasingly urging patients to consider the “big picture” when it comes to…


Glyphosate is the most widely-used agricultural weed killer in the world. Two years ago, a branch of the World Health Organization declared the already controversial herbicide as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” The 2015 report when on to say the following: “The agricultural use of glyphosate has increased sharply since the development of crops that have…

Does gum disease cause heart disease? According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), there is strong evidence in support of the answer yes. And with 47% of American adults suffering with periodontal (gum) disease, the number of individuals at high risk for cardiovascular issues like heart attack and stroke is staggering.

Should I Take Fish Oil SupplementsAs a rule of thumb, whole foods are the best source of nutrition. Every rule has an exception, however. When it comes to a balanced diet, fish oil is one nutrient that consumers may have no choice but to purchase in supplement form. This is because fish oil is essential in promoting holistic health and well being, yet the body does not naturally produce it. High quality fish oil supplements can also provide the optimal balance of essential oils (omega-3s and 6s), which is something that is lacking in most American diets.

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