Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Our everchanging nutrition field..

Although I have been doing this, I mean working in the health and nutrition field for now thirty four years, and I sometimes arrogantly think I know it all. I am usually wrong, and then end up learning something I did not know, or thought I did. For me this is never anything other than exciting. It means that the health and nutrition field is changing, growing and continually developing new techniques and new delivery systems for our lifestyles that seem to be heading in one direction, towards unhealthy living.

What amazes me is that our need for new supplementation and healthy alternatives and compliments is changing, and most likely not in the best way, or for the right reasons. Our needs are changing due to the fact that we are more unhealthy, more rundown, we have more diseases, and we are aging into the geriatric disease category at a younger age. None of this is good news, but having a continuous stream of new adjusted health and nutrition products is a good thing. In my opinion it translates into hope, and possible great success for future quality and possibility longevity of great health.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Been to your Dentist lately?

When you you delay going to the Dentist, the only person that gets hurt is you. I know, myself, growing up I hated the Dentist, and with good reason. My Dentist was hurtful and had bad breath and made feel bad and the pain was awful. It took until I was an adult to search out a Dentist that could be not only supportive and professional, but an artist and so gentle that I felt comfortable.

Most of us put off going because of these same reasons, either fear or bad experiences. What I have learned is that the longer we wait, the chances are small problems become large problems and damage that could take a lot of time and money become more probable. No matter, going in and getting an over view may also be surprising, and it may not be as bad as your feared.

Gum disease, and periodontal disease are both on the rise, as are unhealthy teeth and bad breath odors, You will see this as there is so much advertising today for breath freshening products. Oral Cancer, I have learned is also on the rise, and a good Dentist will use a Val scope to check your mouth for beginning signs or more deadly advanced stages of oral cancer.

Bottom line, spend more time on your oral care. Get an electric toothbrush and use the timer to make sure you are thoroughly brushing, long enough, 2 times per day. Flossing is also important and a must to remove particles that if left in place lead to gum inflammation as well as odor and tooth degeneration.

Interview your Dentist and make sure you are comfortable with his training, teaching and  bed side manner. Remember, you are hiring your Dentist, make sure it is a good fit.