Integrative Health Blog

Fluoride - What's the Big Deal?

Posted by on Wed, Jul 17, 2013

The dental profession has embraced a full range of fluoride treatments, including topical fluoride, fluoride in tooth paste and fluoridation of the water supply. For many dentists, to be against fluoride is the craziest thing that they have ever heard of- why would anyone be against anything that prevents tooth decay and is so good for you?

But Is This the Real Story About Fluoride?

Fluoride actually has two issues, one topical application in the dental office or tooth paste, the other is water fluoridation. Research has shown that fluoride only works in a topical manner. Fluoride interacts with hydroxyl-apatite to form fluorhydroxyapatite, which is more resistant to dissolving in the acids produced by the decaying bugs. In addition, fluoride is an anti-metabolite of bacteria (plaque). But there are other factors involved in bacteria control that is, plaque in our mouth- including nutrition, genetics, oral hygiene and salivary flow. More to the point, fluoride is a known xenobiotic, or toxin. In fact, a NIH panel concluded that “most tooth decay research is poorly done and lack of fluoride doesn’t cause decay but poor diet does.”

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The Power of Garlic, a Detoxification Super Food

Posted by on Mon, Aug 08, 2011

Detoxification, or the process of removing the unneeded “bad stuff” from the body, is a key component to health and longevity.

Living in the modern world, we are exposed daily to a variety of chemicals and substances that are not beneficial to the body, and may be harmful.  Pesticides, chemicals and radiation can be found in air, water, food, personal care products, cleaning products and more. Home and work environments are air-tight and filled with wireless tvs, computers, cell phones, routers and smart meters. Technology changes so rapidly that we are not able to assess the long term effects of all this exposure to the human body.

However, there are many foods, herbs and drugs that are in the arsenal of a holistic patient and their doctor’s tool kit to help the body detoxify in a natural manner. Garlic is one of the most important! This ancient food has been used for years to increase longevity. Garlic has so many benefits that it truly ranks as one of the most important super-foods.

The Major Benefits of Garlic

  1. Garlic is a Super Detoxifier

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Tags: garlic, detoxification, nutritional supplements, Dr. McClure