September 2019

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Put Your Heart & Mind in Your Mouth – Final

As September draws to a close, here is our Final post about Oral Health. So last week we discussed the link between Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disease. This week’s discussion is about another important disease link. Study claims: The Cause of Alzheimer’s could be Coming From Inside Your Mouth In recent years, a growing number of scientific studies have backed an alarming hypothesis: Alzheimer’s disease isn’t just a disease, it’s… Read More »Put Your Heart & Mind in Your Mouth – Final

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Put Your Heart & Mind in Your Mouth

Continuing on with September HEART HEALTH AWARENESS month I would like to highlight the ORAL HEALTH AWARENESS aspect – Oral care also being a focal point for the month of SEPTEMBER. The Connection Between Oral Health & Systemic Disease It’s not news that there is a significant link between one’s oral health and overall health. Though studies are ongoing, researchers have known for quite some time that the mouth is connected to the rest… Read More »Put Your Heart & Mind in Your Mouth

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Heart Health & Healthy Life Choices

We continue with a discussion on heart health during September, last week we looked at atherosclerosis and the importance of cholesterol. This week we are discussing healthy life choices, dieting, and some myths related to diets. Healthy Lifestyle Choices Research has found that – eating a balanced diet rich in organic fruit and vegetables, leaner meats and fibre reduces heart disease risk. Whether that diet is rich in fats, protein-rich… Read More »Heart Health & Healthy Life Choices

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Heart Health – Part 1

With a focus on HEART HEALTH in September, I would like to take a look at the primary cause of the heart & vascular disease process namely ATHEROSCLEROSIS. What is Atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is the narrowing of arteries due to “plaque buildup” on the artery walls. Arteries carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body. They are lined with a thin layer of cells that keeps them smooth and allows blood to flow… Read More »Heart Health – Part 1