There are 3 main types of thyroid conditions that may adversely affect your overall health: Hashimoto’s Disease, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism. Each of these conditions inhibits the thyroid’s ability to produce a normal and healthy amount of thyroid hormone. It is important to always consult your physician if you suspect you may have a health condition, particularly if you notice symptoms associated with Hashimoto’s disease, Hyperthyroidism, or Hypothyroidism (as side effects may have a profoundly negative impact on physical, mental, and emotional health). After learning more about the specific condition that is affecting your thyroid health, you may learn more about the medications and natural remedies that are available to help.
When it comes to nutrition, few plants offer more value than the coconut. Tropical island communities have long relied on the coconut as a primary source of life-sustaining meat, juice, and oil. Dependence on the coconut is still common, and an estimated 30% of the world population still relies on this power food for some form cosmetic or holistic sustenance.
Miami dentists are often asked questions regarding overall health and nutrition. "What does vitamin A do?" is a common inquiry, as the nutrient is widely available in a range of supplements and natural foods. To start, vitamin A was the first vitamin to be discovered in the early 1900s. It is a fat-soluble vitamin-- meaning that it needs fat to be used by your body, and it can be stored in your fat cells for later use. It is also known as retinol because it produces pigments in the eye’s retina.
If you are afraid to see your dentist, you are not alone! In our last blog article, we shared an eye-opening statistic from the British Medical Journal that shows most individuals fear the dentist. Specifically, 1 in 5 individuals who were surveyed reported fearing the dentist more than snakes, spiders, or heights. For Miami dentists, this statistic shows that greater care must be taken in educating patients of the importance of regular dental cleanings to prevent oral health problems. Additionally, it illustrates a large need for patients to learn to cope with dental fear and anxiety.
Nearly 1 out of every 5 individuals fears the dentist more than snakes, spiders, or heights according to a recent British Medical Journal survey (i). Alarmingly, that survey also indicates that the 1,000 respondents polled fear the dentist up to 10 times more than any other medical professional. This is disheartening for Miami dental professionals, indicating that as many as 1 in 5 Miami residents may be avoiding regular cleanings and other procedures. With the tooth decay and gum disease on the rise, holistic dentistry practitioners are beginning to ask: How can we help patients overcome the fear and anxiety associated with seeing a health professional?
What does it take to create healthy teeth and gums for life? New research suggests it may not be as easy as brushing and flossing twice daily. Leading medical professionals are excitedly sharing new research that illustrates a strong connection between thoughts, emotions, and the physical structures of the body. In honor of National Dental Hygiene Month, our Miami dentist office would like to encourage South Florida residents to consider the “big picture” of holistic wellness.
Miami Invisalign treatments are becoming popular among both holistic dentists as well as the patients they treat. Invisalign has gained support from the holistic dental community primarily for its minimally invasive method of straightening teeth. These revolutionary “removable” orthodontic braces effectively straighten teeth without disrupting the normal eating, brushing, and flossing habits of the patient. As a result, patients are able to comfortably straighten their teeth while minimizing the chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease!
Miami dentists and holistic health care professionals are nutty. That is, they have long recommended that individuals add nuts to their diets to attain a plethora of health benefits. Such benefits are many and varied, but a major advantage include increased cardiovascular health and longevity. Now, research from the Marshall University of West Virginia indicates that a very specific type of nut may help reduce the risk of breast cancer. Enter: Walnuts.
Miami dentists are quick to warn patients that fluoride is not necessary to prevent tooth decay. In fact, numerous studies have recently indicated that Americans receive too much of this mineral. Miami holistic dentists have long urged patients to keep a watchful eye-out for the 5 Most Common Sources of fluoride so as to limit exposure and prevent the development of associated illnesses.
Our Miami dental practice is fully committed to helping children develop strong oral hygiene habits at an early age. Studies show that good brushing habits, for example, significantly reduce the chances of developing serious illnesses like heart disease. Good habits start at an early age, however. Young children with good hygiene habits grow in to young adults with strong and healthy smiles. But is this happening? According to recent research, it is not. In fact, recent research indicates that over 80% of the Los Angeles area’s children are in need of immediate dental care (i).