The Truth about ‘Good’ Cholesterol Exposed

The Truth about ‘Good’ Cholesterol Exposed

Over the years we’ve been told by doctors that “good” cholesterol levels are great for our overall health. Cholesterol is divided into two parts, the good and bad cholesterol. The good cholesterol is known as high-density lipoprotein (HDL) while the bad cholesterol is called low-density lipoprotein (LDL). The wide spread belief before now has been that high-density lipoprotein level is good for our health, but this generally accepted idea has come under questioning, with some studies linking too much good cholesterol to be actually bad in the end. It was found out that people consuming too much of this good cholesterol are faced with a high risk of mortality.

 

The medical community has often associated bad cholesterol or low-density lipoprotein to blockage of the arteries, while higher levels of high-density lipoprotein to be desirable and protect the human body against stroke and heart disease. However, a recent research (1) has linked high good cholesterol levels to raise the risk of early death. According to the research, it was stated that people with excessive levels of good cholesterol in their blood are more prone to premature death with 106 percent higher chance of dying compared to those with an average level of high-density lipoprotein. However, this statistic was for men, while women with high level of HDL have a 68 percent higher chance of dying prematurely against those with a mean level of high-density lipoprotein in their blood. The study also showed that people with medium levels of high-density lipoprotein have the lowest mortality rate.

People with high HDL levels will need to carry out more tests to identify the degree of risk they may be up against for heart disease and furred-up arteries. Despite the previously accepted theory, it now seems that for some individuals, excessive high-density lipoprotein levels, are far from being beneficial to their health, actually giving no added health advantage to them rather, it may even be detrimental. The liver produces most of the cholesterol primarily from saturated fats. Low-Density Lipoprotein takes cholesterol from the liver to cells where it is needed for processes such as for the production of hormones and strengthening of the cell walls. While in its own case, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol takes excess cholesterol from the cells back to the liver to be removed as bile from the body or recycled for other use.

Consuming more HDL cholesterol can be beneficial to our health; however, its potency tends to reduce as it appears to get to the maximum level. When it gets to this level, HDL will tend to act more like the bad cholesterol increasing the risk of stroke as well as heart disease. Besides heart related diseases, the adverse effects of high HDL cholesterol level also include tissue damage, arthritis, dangerous to people with kidney dialysis, aggravating inflammation and infuriates diabetes.

This is more an eye opener, though more studies and researches are needed to sustain the study, but till then, keep it safe and maintain an average level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

Copyright DR. JEAN-JACQUES EDDERAI

 

(1) Washington University School of Medicine 2016

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Why your Diet may be working against you

Why your Diet may be working against you

Individuals on a diet probably have been working hard to achieve a result, and they would have also spent money in order to obtain the desired result they are seeking. However, it becomes very tiring when all the efforts and money dedicated to dieting returns no or little results that are below your expectations. One aspect of our life that pushes people to start dieting is in the area of weight loss. Obesity has been a problem that people around the world are always on the lookout for ways to lose some extra pound.

One of the ways individuals use to get a result is by trying to incorporating diet that will make them shed some weight off their body. The disappointment of not losing enough weight after working hard is devastating, to say the least. There is always a reason for every happening in life, so there must be a reason why your diet is not working or probably working against you. Often the problem is identifying the cause of the problem. If you are fighting obesity by dieting and you are not getting the desired result, there may be things that you are not doing or doing them wrongly that have limited the result you are getting. Below are some of the reasons why your diets have not been working or working against you.

Fibre consumption enhances weight loss; this is because it adds weight to the food we eat without a lot of calories making you get filled quicker and feel satisfied without consuming much food. Fibre also helps in the release of glucose making it a good blood sugar stabiliser, they act as an internal scrub that cleans out gunk and fat from the system.

When you consume less than 1,200 calories per day, you are not eating enough to get all your nutrients, which makes your body slow down your metabolism so as to enable it to hold on to precious calories. If that is the case, then you may need to bump up your calories to increase metabolism. And if you skip meals as a part of dieting to lose weight, it makes your body lose the feeling of being full. For no reason should you skip breakfast, within the first hour you wake up, you should take about 500 calories together with fibre and about 15 grams of protein this will help in enhancing metabolism.

There are many other reasons why your diet may be working against you; it is important to incorporate the right eating habit to stay healthy and achieve your weight loss goal.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

Copyright @Dr Jean-Jacques Edderai

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Eating Your Way to Better Sexual Health

Eating Your Way to Better Sexual Health

Accomplishing a healthy sex drive is a combination of factors that are psychological, physiological and environmental. An individual’s sex drive depends on how they feel mentally together with the physical environment they find themselves. However, people can enhance their sex life by changing their eating habit. There are foods that we consume that contribute to the low sex drive that some people experience. Before consuming just any food, it is important to understand that what you eat affects your libido. All that human needs to function at the highest efficiency has already been provided by nature. It is our action and inability to harness the superpowers of nature that have hampered our healthy life.

There are many foods that naturally boost the libido, most of the foods can be consumed in their raw state while some require being cooked, whichever way they come, this has been provided to humankind by nature. These foods consist of vegetables, nuts, spices, whole grains and some herbs that have the power to enhance the human sex drive. It doesn’t matter how useful these foods can be, if someone is not ready to change their eating habit, it can be difficult to achieve any tangible result. So I will say the first step is to make a decision to change and then you will experience a drastic change in your sex life.

Seafood

Consuming seafood that is rich in fatty acids helps the body in building the lubrication systems and increases the production of body hormones and they also assist in increasing sex drive in human. Seafood such as Salmon, herring, mackerel tuna, sardines, and anchovies are a great reservoir of these properties.

Fresh Vegetables

Vegetables are known for their detoxifying, diuretic and alkalinizing properties. These resources promote good sex health by improving the flow of blood around the body and ensuring the basic level of the body is accomplished. Vegetables such as carrots, asparagus, shitake mushrooms, celery, okra, avocado, cabbage and leafy greens all possess excellent properties that enhance and improves healthy sex life.

Organic Fruits

Fresh fruits from a natural source such as berries, plums, coconuts, apples, watermelons, mangos, bananas, peaches, and cherries are some of the fruits that improve sex drive in human. When these fruits are consumed, they enhance the vital sex energy which is healthy for maintaining good sex drive. Consuming these fruits either garnished on salads, as morning smoothies or as a standalone snack will help the body to keep a healthy equilibrium of energy to enhance your overall sex life.

Whole Grains and Herbs

Whole grains such as barley, rice, corn, oats, and millets possesses an abundance of fertility in them; however, little is known about it. This grain reduces the cholesterol level in the body as well as balancing the body’s sugar level. Herbs such as cumin, turmeric, cayenne, and cinnamon are rich and potent in enhancing the circulation of blood and help the body in increasing sex drive. Consuming these foods will do your sex life great benefits.

 

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

Copyright Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai- 2017

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Dietary Fibre – For Diabetes, Heart and General Health

Dietary Fibre – For Diabetes, Heart and General Health

Dietary fibre is the part of a plant that the body cannot absorb or digest. They are also called roughage. They are not like other food components that the body can absorb, instead, when we take fibre, it passes through the stomach, small intestine, and colon straight out of the body. There are two types of fibre, soluble and insoluble fibre. The soluble fibre is the type of fibre that dissolves in water while the insoluble fibre does not dissolve in water. The soluble type of fibres dissolves in water to form a material like gel, and they help in lowering glucose level in the body as well as blood cholesterol level.

The foods that soluble fibre can be found include apples, carrots, oats, psyllium, beans, barley, peas, fruits, and citrus. The function of the insoluble type of fibre includes promoting the movement of materials via the digestive system and helps individual’s that are battling with constipation by increasing stool bulk. The sources of insoluble fibre include vegetables, beans, whole wheat flour, nuts and wheat bran. Though they are not digested by the body, consuming dietary fibre is beneficial to the human body in so many ways.

One of the ways that fibre benefits the body is by normalising the movement of the bowel by increasing the weight and size of the stool we pass out, hence also helping in maintaining a healthy bowel. Fibres contribute to decreasing the cholesterol level of the body. They contribute to decreasing the blood cholesterol level by lowering the low-density lipoprotein, and they also have so many other benefits related to the heart such as reducing inflammation as well as blood pressure.

In individuals with diabetes, soluble fibre has been found to slow the absorption of sugar and assist the blood sugar level, while the insoluble fibre reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Foods that are rich in fibre tend to occupy the stomach more than fewer fibre foods, which means it reduces the quantity of food that we consume, therefore, helps in maintaining a healthy weight. Meals with a high composition of fibre possess a lower amount of calories compared to its low composition meals, which also is a gain towards maintaining a healthy weight.

A fibre rich diet especially the insoluble type gotten from cereals can minimise the risk for type 2 diabetes. Diets rich in a high-fibre meal are linked to a reduced risk for other common digestive system cancers, including pharynx, mouth, and stomach. Fibre, particularly soluble fibre, is a significant part of any healthy heart diet. A high fibre consumption can reduce your risk for metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors linked to coronary heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Eating a diet high in fibre improve cholesterol levels by reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

Copyright Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai

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Delicious Ways to Reduce Cholesterol without Drugs

Delicious Ways to Reduce Cholesterol without Drugs

Cholesterol is a combination of alcohol and steroid also known as atherosclerotic plaque. It is a wax-like substance that is in the cell membranes of body tissues carried in the blood plasma. The human system needs cholesterol in order to make and sustain cell membranes. The body also needs cholesterol because it enhances the metabolism of fat soluble vitamins and it assists with the production of bile. A condition known as atherosclerosis is the build-up of cholesterol in the artery walls. There are two types of cholesterol; HDL (high-density lipoproteins) and LDL (low-density lipoproteins).

The high-density lipoproteins are the good cholesterol while the low-density lipoproteins are considered as bad cholesterol. Both perform different functions in the body, while HDL is known to reduce the risk of heart attack, the low-density lipoproteins are linked to increasing the risk of heart disease. However, reducing cholesterol level in the body can be done with a simple change of diet, but if it is not checked, its high levels of cholesterols can only be reduced by drugs. There are several foods that can reduce LDL cholesterol. Foods that are high in fibre are right to the body, and they decrease the level of low-density lipoproteins in the body. These foods high in fibre such as barley, wheat bran, and oat bran can be consumed as cereals sprinkled on foods for breakfast.

Other foods such as pears, apples, pearl barley, beans are high in fibre and should be eaten daily to help in lowering the level of bad cholesterol in the body. You can also try to incorporate lentils, fava, borlotti, kidney and other whole foods into your diet because they contain lecithin that also lowers bad cholesterol level in the human body. Eating your way to lower bad cholesterol level shouldn’t be difficult because there many delicious foods that you can incorporate into your diet to give you excellent results. Most of the foods possess other vital nutrients that do not only lowers the level of cholesterol in the body but helps in fighting other diseases that may be fighting against the body.

Foods such as Shitake mushroom contains a compound known as lentinan. This compound does not only lowers bad cholesterol level in the body but also has anti-cancer properties that enable it to boost the human immune system. Avocado also possesses a nutrient that lowers cholesterol level of the body, thanks to the presence of monounsaturated fat that also possesses properties that benefit the heart. Also, there are fruits such as strawberries, black or red berries, apples, raspberries, apples and citrus fruits.

Incorporating these foods into your daily diet will not only help in reducing the cholesterol level of the system but adds other health benefits to the body. All these superfoods are not only beneficial to lowering of bad cholesterol in the body, but they also offer more regarding guaranteeing overall wellness of the body. It is evident that you can deliciously eat your way to a better cholesterol level and obtain other health benefits from eating well.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

Copyright Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai

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Tips for Preventing and Controlling High Blood Pressure

Tips for Preventing and Controlling High Blood Pressure

 

Heart disease is often associated with high blood pressure, and a lot of people are suffering from this chronic condition due to their lifestyle. Our way of life plays a significant role in how effective preventing or controlling high blood pressure will be. Though medications may appear as a way to monitor the effects of high blood pressure, however, it is imperative to know that a healthy lifestyle will help to reduce, delay or even avoid the need for you to take medications. By making changes in the way you lead your life, you can lower your blood pressure and avoid the risk of battling heart disease. Adopting a new lifestyle will help in preventing and controlling high blood pressure.

Shed some Weight

Obesity is one of the leading causes of high blood pressure. If you maintain a healthy weight, you stand a better chance of preventing and controlling high blood pressure. Shedding even a little quantity of weight contributes to a better blood pressure, it doesn’t matter how many pounds you lose, it will be helpful towards achieving a healthy weight.

Frequent Workout

Individuals that exercise regularly are less likely of developing high blood pressure compared to people that are not active in exercises. If you don’t exercise, you can incorporate small exercises into your daily routine; it doesn’t have to be massive, it is important to be active that’s the aim. The goal is to lower the risk of developing high blood pressure.

Minimise the Intake of Alcohol

If at all you want to take alcohol, minimizing the quantity is paramount to maintaining a healthy blood pressure. Excessive alcohol consumption increases the blood pressure. Limiting the amount of alcohol consumption to two drinks a day for men and a single drink a day for women is right to maintain the body’s blood pressure.

Eat meals with nutrients that help in the prevention of high blood pressure

The food that we consume determines how healthy we can be. Consuming diets that are high in high blood pressure preventive nutrients is imperative if you aim to win the war of accomplishing a good blood pressure rate. Some of the nutrients to look out for include calcium, potassium, magnesium, garlic and fish oil. These nutrients help in maintaining a healthy blood pressure.

Minimising the Consumption of Salt

High consumption of salt increases the rate at which blood pressure rises, and being that already have high blood pressure will experience a fall in their blood pressure. If you want to maintain a healthy blood pressure, minimising your salt intake is paramount.

Quit smoking

If you want a healthy blood pressure, quitting smoking is imperative because smoking increases your blood pressure. And besides reducing blood pressure, quitting smoking increases life expectancy.

Adopting these easy but effective life changing habit will help in maintaining a healthy blood pressure and prevent the risk of heart disease.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

Copyright Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai- 2017

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The Benefits and Side Effects of Creatine

The Benefits and Side Effects of Creatine

Creatine is a body chemical that is found mostly in the muscles and the brain. The primary use of the chemical is in enhancing exercise performance and improving the mass of the muscle. Creatine is most commonly found in red meat as well as seafood, and they can also be made in the laboratory. The use of creatine has also been traced to enhancing of athletic performance of individuals during a short but high intensive activity such as sprinting. Due to its ability to aid performance, the chemical is often used in producing most nutritional supplements. Though creatine enhances athletic performance in people, it has other uses in the human body. The chemical is consumed by mouth for syndromes of its deficiency that may affect congestive heart failure (CHF), fibromyalgia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Huntington’s disease, depression, the brain, diabetes.

Creatine is also involved in the manufacture of the energy that our body muscles require to work. Individuals that have low creatine level in their system such as vegetarians seem to benefit more from this chemical when they start taking creatine supplements than persons with a higher level of creatine. This scenario happens because the human skeletal muscles have a limit of the amount of creatine that it can hold, adding more to this level does nothing to the level. This level of required creatine in the skeletal muscles can be achieved within few days of consuming the prescribed dose.

Side Effect of consuming Creatine

Every health supplements or drugs has its side effect when not taken appropriately and so it is with consuming creatine wrongly. When this chemical is absorbed by mouth for up to five years, it is safe in so doing, but anything other than that will be harmful to the human body system. When creatine is taken by mouth more than what is prescribed, it could lead to harm of vital body organs such as the kidney, heart and may also impair the functioning of the heart. The high dosage of creatine can also cause cramping of the muscle, nausea, stomach pain and diarrhoea. Some studies have shown that creatine does not build muscles but may lead to weight gain in people that consumes it because it takes water from every other part of the body. Due to the fact that the chemical absorbs water from all areas of the body, it is advised to consume more water when taking creatine supplements because it might lead to dehydration.

Though most of the side effects of creatine lack sufficient scientific backing, it is however advised to stay on the safe side if you are in doubt. Breastfeeding and pregnant women are to remain clear of usage, though there is no precise information if the chemical is safe or not for them. It is also safe for children to consume about five grams of creatine by mouth daily for not more than six months. Staying safe is the paramount thing, so if you have any doubt of consuming creatine, it is better to stay clear of it.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

Copyright Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai- 2017

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Skin Cancer Prevention 5 Ways to Protect Yourself from UV Rays

Skin Cancer Prevention 5 Ways to Protect Yourself from UV Rays

While allowing the body to soak some sun especially after the winter season might sound like a good idea, however, do you know the danger you are exposing your skin to? The type (melanoma) of skin cancer caused by the ultraviolet rays of the sun happens to the most dangerous type of skin cancer. Due to the adverse nature of the skin cancer resulting from the sun, it can be prevented easily by protecting your skin from the direct rays of the sun. When preventive measures against the sun are applied daily, the chances of developing skin cancer will reduce significantly. Here are five ways to adopt towards protecting yourself from ultraviolet rays.

Avoid exposing your skin to direct sunlight

Since the light from the sun is the primary cause of this condition, preventing the exposure of your skin to the direct rays of the sun should be the first step to take. Though our skin requires sunlight, exposing it to the sun from 10 am to 4 pm is not a very good idea. The reason is that during middays, the ultraviolet rays are very intense that exposing the skin at those periods will harm it.

Use Sunglasses That Block UV Rays

The eye is an important part of the body and should be protected from the dangerous effects of the sun. If you will be exposed to the sun for an extended period, ensure you make use of sunglasses that blocks off the effect from the sun. A perception is to believe that the darker the glass, the better the prevention. The protection against UV on the lenses of the sunglasses are chemicals that are applied and has nothing to do with the colour.

Utilise Sunscreen Properly

Though we are to avoid the direct exposure of the skin to sunlight, however, the complete avoidance may be hard. If you have to be under the ultraviolet rays of the sun at midday, you can add layers of protection to your skin by using sunscreen. Though sunscreen does not offer 100 percent protection against ultraviolet rays, it will help to alleviate the effect it will have on your skin. Get a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor probably greater than fifteen, because the higher the sun protection factor, the higher the amount of protection your skin will have.

Stay away from tanning beds

Contrary to what people think, indoor tanning beds can be more harmful than tanning your skin in the sun. The reason behind this assumption is because these indoor tanning beds use only UVA rays and these rays penetrate the body more deeply than the UVB rays making UVA rays more dangerous. Another bad side of UVA rays is that they don’t cause sunburn, making it difficult to know when your skin is being damaged by the rays. Instead of tanning your body, exposing the body to sunlight between eight to fifteen minutes is better.

Check with a Dermatologist

Even after applying all preventive measure that you know, it is important to see a dermatologist at least once every year. But if you notice anything usual about your skin, don’t hesitate to see your dermatologist.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

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5 top tips to reduce toothache

5 top tips to reduce toothache

Waking up in the middle of night and clutching your cheek while you writhe in pain is no amusing thing. Not being able to concentrate for an exam the other day, the dentist not being available on Sundays or any given holyday(doesn’t happened with Dr.Jean-Jacques Edderai) and painkillers not working on tooth aches are just a few things that highlight how important it is to get rid of the toothaches. In such conditions these are the five most effective and commonly used practices that may not only reduce but in some instances cure the pain in your teeth.

  • The usual treatments

Teeth are a sensitive matter and it is important that a person takes care of them in order to not cause the pain in the first place. Now that the pain has started the usual routine would be to take painkillers, brush or floss your teeth to clean out whatever is stuck in your teeth, the fluoride helping to numb the bacteria. You can also try different gels that are used for numbing the effect of the pain and not eat from the sides where your teeth are extra sensitive. But these are the usual remedies that may not always work in case of which we have home remedies to back us up.

  • Gargles with warm salt water

Using a mixture or salt and water has been one of the oldest remedies in the history of toothache. Beware of the fact that if the water is too hot it may cause the pain to increase or it may scald your tongue so use lukewarm water for best results. Using a moderate amount of salt will not make you puke and all you have to do is grab a glass, heat some water, add a big pinch of salt and gargle with it for best results. Remember salt kills all bacteria upon contact.

  • Using peppermint leaves

Peppermint leaves have certain soothing qualities and is used in the making of many types of toothpaste. Mint has anti-fungal properties that will kill the bacteria and the cooling effect would prevent the pain from happening again. You can either chew the leaves or extract the juice from it to apply to the area that is aching.

 

 

  • Using Cloves

Cloves are one of those spices that can instantly ease you from pain. Although when a patient has teeth that hurt he/she must go immediately to the doctor to see where the roots of the problem lay but till that time clove can be used to numb the pain instantly. Some people use oil with cloves as they apply the sticks to the area in question, but as cloves are stingy and intense in taste they could also be used as powder.

  • Garlic water

While the more famous properties of Garlic are to ward off vampires, it may also be used to ward off tooth ache. Research has shown that garlic water can be used to reduce the pain in your teeth, although if you don’t mind the strong taste of this spice, you may even chew one or two of the cloves from the bunch and say goodbye to tooth ache.

 

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

Copyright Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai- 2017

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Your Immune System and Cancer

Your Immune System and Cancer

Every day of our lives, there is a battle between our immune system and cancer. More than we ever know, cancerous cells develops in our body; however, the immune system fights against these cells ensuring that we stay healthy. However, you may wonder, if the immune system is always fighting against these cancerous cells, why then are people still having cancer? Well, for cancer to develop, it may be that you are exposed to a lot of cancer-causing toxins or anything that abnormally accelerate the development of the cells to a level that may be too much for your immune system to control. Other reason may be that your immune system is unable to kill the cancerous cells as soon as they are developed because it has become ineffective and worn out.

To stand a better chance in the fight against cancer, it is important that you take strengthening of your immune system seriously. The simple truth about cancer is a signal that the immune system of the sufferer is ineffective. Over the years the treatment for cancer has witnessed significant advancement thanks to the merging of the alternative and conventional method. As a cancer patient that is undergoing treatment, it is quite imperative to know that you need to rebuild your immune system because cancer treatment is immune suppressing.

Effort should be made towards restoring the suppressed immune system, and this can be achieved through several means. It is important to understand the importance of the food we eat because who you are health wise is as a result of what you eat. Though many herbs, supplements, essential oils, and workouts help in building up the immune system, what you consume is capable of either further reduces the effectiveness of your immune system, increase it or keep it at the level it is present. The human body needs unprocessed, organic food; you shouldn’t be perturbed by the extra cost of getting them because your health should be of more importance to you.

When you search for possible treatments for cancer, you will find many natural supplements, the truth in it is that these natural supplements help the immune system, this is why they can treat cancer in the first place. However, these supplements are only effective if the immune system is almost strong enough to handle these cancerous cells. These supplements can hardly help treat cancer if the immune system is in a state of awry. Another reason why people use natural supplement is a simple fact that the human body needs natural food, and since the supplements are made using natural ingredients, they tend to build up the immune system.

Antioxidants are another set of important compounds present in real foods that help the immune system. The functioning of the human body produces waste that forms free radicals; these substances needs to be taken care off to avoid damages. These injuries are taken care off by the antioxidants that we consume; they combine with the free radicals to suppress the damages that they may cause to the human body.

Remember………Before treating gum, tooth, or other oral problems consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities before they start and add to your physical wellness. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

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