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DENTAL INVASION…


I have shared with you the importance of using Paraben free toothpaste; now it is about more than chemical free toothpaste… Oh no, and oh yes!

Steady Health stated, “As your mouth has contact with numerous types of bacteria, it can develop into a breeding ground for all sorts of nasty germs.” If you take Probiotic’s this is still important information, and if you don’t, please let me know, as I will be writing  accurate information about why it is so valuable to take them and including a list of quality products. Now back to your mouth…

I have done research on dental plaque and how much serious damage it can have on ones body. Several studies have found that Heart disease risk and inflammatory disease are linked due to the neglect of oral hygiene. In addition, the concern is more than a cavity or two. Dr. Kowolik said that if you get a bacterial infection anywhere in the body, billions of neutrophils come flooding out of your bone marrow to defend against the intruder; the inflammatory response to dental plaque could help us identify individuals who are at greater risk for infections anywhere in the body.  This is including those affecting the heart, he said. Without good dental health, our bodies are at risk for bacterial infection; this creates a disadvantage to our immune systems’ ability to fight off such infections.

It is so simple to get up and floss, brush our teeth and get regular cleanings, yet it continues to be an on-going hurdle…  I speak for myself when I say I (too sadly) need the motivation after an exhausting day to be rigid with my dental health. The pillow calls my name louder than then floss does. Please heed this warning, though, and think not only of your gums, but your body. Getting infections from not brushing my teeth, enough is not a place I want to be! Heart Disease is the number one killer in women, so besides telling your kids to floss and brush, women please remember to take care of your fabulous selves!

Dental Care is expensive. However, did you know that many of the local colleges have excellent Dental schools and prices that are adjustable? UCLA, for example, has an excellent Dental school. Dr. Peter Moy, who is internationally known, is also an adjunct associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the Division of Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He also serves as the director of the UCLA Dental Implant Center and the Straumann Surgical Dental Clinic.

If you do not live in Los Angeles, please check out your cities Dental College for quality care and lower prices.

Please send me a comment on this article. Have you been to UCLA Dental College or a Dental School in your State?

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RESVERATROL… NOT EVERY R IS THE SAME!


Have you noticed that when a product is considered “HOT” on the market it appears in and on EVERYTHING!  Resveratrol is one of those products. Be careful what you wish for… You might just purchase the wrong Resveratrol!

Everyone from the Mayo Clinic to believe it or not UTUBE has something to say about Resveratrol. In short, Resveratrol is an antioxidant and similar to red wine (In moderation,) is considered to be good for the heart. The youthful factor is now tagged onto everything Resveratrol from tonics to face spritz!

I have spoken with several Doctors, who have stated that findings on Resveratrol are beneficial, but the data is new, and more research needs to be done. I wanted to try it out for myself, and in doing my own research, as I suggest to you, read many labels. I did this and then purchased Resveratrol 100 by Jarrow Formulas. The brand is not paying me to write about them, nor do they know that I am one of their customers. The company is a reputable one; please feel free to check them out. What I like about Resveratrol 100 is that is offers 100 mg of Resveratrol. Many supplements have great looking packages but the inside contents include additional ingredients. RESV 100 as I am calling it includes Vitamin C and Resveratrol, that is it and that is what I like about it.

I have been taking it about two months, and in my personal opinion, it is too early to make major claims about it. I can tell you that I am also taking ACAI Berry (More about that product on a different post), and although it is too early to make major claims, I do feel good over these past two months of product use. Used as directed they are not harmful and my Doctor gave them the thumbs up!

If you want to try Resveratrol, please make sure you are actually getting the real thing. Write me and tell me about your experience. Do not expect miracles, if a  product says it will take ten years off your age, and it does not include Yoga or a Surgical knife, it is most likely full of it. To those who have created Resveratrol 100, thank you. Every little bit helps!

HIGH RANKING POMEGRANATES… Not All Juices Are A Like!


On May 10, 2010, I started writing a  new post on knowing your juices, including the  benefits of Pomegranate Juice. Today, 5/12, Yahoo posts front page, from Men’s Health, “The Unhealthiest Juices in America. Parabenfree and Organic Blog provides you front page, vital information before the magazine is off the press. This blog is for YOU, delivering  accurate information and where to get it. Drink Up and read on…   Your comments are  appreciated!

Pomegranates are an A List Star when it comes to the vast benefits this fruit provides our bodies. Additional to the folic acid, fiber and anti-oxidants, Pomegranates are a rich source of Vitamin C.

Not all Pomegranate Juices are alike. The bottle may say fresh, but check it, because it could be concentrated, which means you are not getting fresh Pomegranate juice. Your best bet is Evolution Fresh, you can find the brand and their variety of natural juices, fruits and vegetables at Whole Foods, Ralphs, Bristol Farms and Gelsons. Evolution Fresh’s supreme quality and gratifying taste delivers a Pomegranate juice full of flavor, nutrients and no bitter after taste. Their delicious tasting Pomegranate juice leaves you wanting more and their Apple juice is addictive!  www.evolutionfresh.com

HIGH POINT POMEGRANTE NEWS! Pomegranate juice is known to lower bad cholesterol and stimulate the immune system. Pomegranate juice helps alleviate post-menopausal and menopausal symptoms due to the Phytoestrogen found in the Pomegranate seeds. Pomegranate juice is beneficial for those with digestive disorders by stimulating digestion. A UCLA study indicates that drinking a glass of pomegranate juice every day can assist in slowing down the spread of prostate cancer, the leading cause of death of men in the USA. It is important to drink up when it comes to this FRESH purple juice!

At the Farmers Market Apple Sherrill Orchard’s Pomegranate natural juices are tasty; they have a variety of flavors and several juices are made kid friendly. It is a family run business. The juices come straight from the farm to the farmers market. Obviously, it is bottled in-between. In my opinion, their juice has a rich, non-bitter taste that can often be found in Pomegranate juice. The contact information is below. If you live in Los Angeles, CA, you can find them at any Farmers Market.

APPLE SHERRILL ORCHARDS HEALTHY JUICE 3265 Valpredo Rd Arvin, CA 93203                                       661-858-2035

HAPPENING NOW ON WEDNESDAYS…
Apple Sherrill Orchards Pomegranate Juices are available Wednesday in WESTWOOD, CA. Farmers Market on Broxton Ave from 3-7P. (Free 2 Hour Parking on Broxton.)
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Smile is not about just white Teeth anymore…


TOOTH NOTE – I like clean teeth, those with a glimmer of white, but not with a reflection.  Teeth that look like a Snow Storm in the Twin Cities, is not the twinkle I think the Tooth Fairy was going for.  What do you think? How is your flossing going? I have my good days and days that need to be better. I know, how could I?! What do you think about the bright whites? Too bright?                                                                                      

SMILE…  Yes , it includes toothpaste! Believe it or not the outside package states not to swallow when brushing ones teeth. Those fizzy, Willy Wonka bubbles, who coud resist? Especially if you are five?  The more bubble the more to banish. If you have no clue what the product is, stay away from it! If the list is longer than your (five-year olds) arm, another good clue to avoid it.

Natural, Pure, Quality does not have to mean expensive.  I use All Natural, No Fluoride, Antiplaque Toothpaste with Fennel, Propolis & Myrrh. I buy it at Trader Joe’s. It has a clean, fresh taste  and no left over feel! AHA.  For those without Trader Joe’s, I have tried and liked Jason’s Toothpaste. It can be found at Whole Foods.  I am not a fan of  Tom’s of Maine products. This is my  personal, researched and very wise opinion.  Please check it out, remember, I’m on your side!

Paraben free – Getting the picture?      

Best of –

NJS