Surprising Foods That May Raise Your Cholesterol Levels

Surprising Foods That May Raise Your Cholesterol Levels

 As we age, the food we consume becomes more important to us than ever before. At a younger age, we certainly don’t think about the harm consuming particular food can cause, however, this start to fade away as we get older. The reason is that most conditions that humans suffer as they age are as a result of what they consume, which is why it is paramount to monitor the things we eat because some of these foods may aggravate certain health conditions that are present in the human as well as bring in new ones.

One of such conditions that require watching the things we consume is high cholesterol and heart disease. These conditions are a serious concern to a lot of people around the world and as such proper care should be taken to avoid the occurrence or to maintain the already existing condition. Many foods that we take tends to raise the blood cholesterol levels, and to be on a better side; such things should be avoided. It becomes even more troublesome when some of the foods we usually believe are good for our health is now culpable of raising our cholesterol levels.

We already know that consuming some specific food such as high-fat meat and butter raises cholesterol levels, but what we don’t know is that there are other foods that we think are okay for consumption that increases our cholesterol levels. Some of these foods will be discussed briefly below.

Whole-Fat Diary Foods

There is no doubt that dairy foods are rich in nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, proteins, and calcium; however, it becomes an issue if you go for a full-fat choice. You will be getting a dose of saturated fat when you opt for whole fat dairy food which is a red flag if you don’t want your cholesterol level to rise.

Liver

Liver can be a healthy food for a lot of individuals because it is a type of food that is high in iron. However, liver can be a source of increasing the cholesterol levels of others because it is the body’s principal source of cholesterol. Cholesterol is stored in the liver hence it is capable of increasing the cholesterol levels when consumed by some individuals.

Applesauce

It is said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, not when the apple is conventionally grown. Apples that are grown conventionally contains high amount of pesticides that can cause metabolic syndromes as well as obesity. Also, most applesauce makers often rip off the fibre-rich back of apples and add sweeteners which makes it a processed food; such foods are incredibly high in sugar which reduces its fibre content making it a culprit to increase cholesterol levels.

Nuts

Nuts are often known to be a good food that can be taken instead of snacks; however, not all nuts are good. It is paramount to know that all nuts are created differently and there saturated fat levels are also different. It is essential to choose the nut you consume because you may be increasing your cholesterol level when you consume nuts such as Brazil nuts which are very high in saturated fats.

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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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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Reasons Why You Should Avoid These Supplements

 

Reasons Why You Should Avoid These Supplements

Consuming supplements is an everyday routine to some individuals, to them, it is more like brushing their teeth and taking their bath. These people are so used to taking these supplements that they jump into consuming just any available one even when they know little next to nothing about it. They hardly do without these pills. On their own, supplements are good; however, not all types are good for human consumption, especially when you know nothing about it. It is paramount to talk to a doctor before taking any supplement; this is because some of these pills might not be good for your present medical condition.

The downside about taking un-prescribed pills is that they may cause severe health problem and aggravate an already existing health condition that you may be experiencing. We understand that consuming supplements without consulting a doctor is dangerous to your health; however, there are certain pills that you should go close to even when you do self-medication when it comes to consuming supplements. No matter what you do, you should never get close to taking these supplements because their side effect is very severe that it may cause permanent damage to your system. Below are some of the supplements that you should avoid by all means possible.

 

Aconite

Aconite is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that is consumed to alleviate heart-related problems, gout, inflammation, joint pain as well as nerve problems. Aconite on its own contains strong venom like that from poisonous snakes and extremely toxic poisons that are found in lead. All these make consuming the pill to ease symptoms very dangerous to health.

Germanium

Some proponents promote the ability of germanium to enhance the immune system in such a manner that aid in treating HIV, Cancer as well as other conditions, however, this has no sufficient backing to the claim. That stated, the potential negativity associated with the pill is enough reason why people should avoid consuming the supplement. Germanium has been liked to cause kidney damage that may lead to death.

Kava-or kava kava

Kava Kava is another pill that you should keep away from due to the danger it poses to your liver. It has been believed for hundreds of years back that Kava Kava provides health benefits which include the treatment of anxiety and insomnia, it is also said to aid relaxation as well. The big issue about this supplement is that its potency has not been backed or confirmed to be what they truly said about it. The root has been linked to causing liver-related issues which include liver damage, failure as well as cirrhosis.

There are a lot of other pills that you should avoid they include Ephedra, Yohimbe, LX1, Comfrey, Coltsfoot, Chaparral. These supplements have been associated with some life-threatening conditions including paralysis, liver damage, breathing difficulties, death, some of these issues starts as early as from three weeks from the start of use. To avoid these severe health-threatening problems, you should stay away from these supplements or simply consult with a specialist in nutrition that will guide you to use supplements provided by reliable manufacturer companies.

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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Cardiotrophin: The Protein that makes the Heart think you are Exercising when you are not

Cardiotrophin: The Protein that makes the Heart think you are Exercising when you are not

Exercise plays a significant role in keeping the human heart healthy. A healthy heart pumps blood to other parts of the body proficiently, it performs at its best effectiveness and reduces the chances of any risk of heart failure. Keeping the heart healthy is paramount to anyone that wishes to lead a healthy life, which is why a lot of individuals have taken to exercising. Exercising the body does more than keeping the body physique in shape, its role in strengthening the heart cannot be overemphasised. However, understanding how exercising aid the heart can bring about a significant breakthrough in treating certain cardio conditions.

Various researches have been done to ascertain how exercise benefits the heart, and a lot of findings have been done, and there have been some alterations that show that some specific proteins can mimic the way exercise affects the heart, making the organ think that you are exercising when you are not actually doing so. It will be great to achieve the same positive effect that exercising has on the heart with the real activities involved. Cardiotrophin is a protein that does precisely that; it makes the heart feel as if you are exercising while you are not, therefore giving your heart the benefit of exercise without you undergoing the real exercising activities.

This claim was backed by a recent study conducted by a group of senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital. According to the study, the protein, Cardiotrophin, will on its own instigate the profitable growth of the heart by making the organ feel as if you are exercising. The protein on its own will stimulates the muscles and cells of the heart in a way that exercise does and gives the gains that are usually attributed to working out or exercise as the case may be. This is a real scientific breakthrough because it will significantly benefit individuals treating right heart failure, as it has not much drug interventions as the left heart failure.

The researchers went on to state that Cardiotrophin enhances the growth of heart muscles and blood vessel in the heart. When this is done, the ability of the heart to pump blood increases, the scenario is the same as what is obtained when we exercise. The study also showed that the protein is useful in damaged hearts, no matter the part of the heart that is damaged. Most of the conventional heart failure drugs are for the left heart failure, with little or none of them being active in the right heart; hence, Cardiotrophin can do more in alleviating such condition. In the past, right heart failure has always been treated by transplant, but with such a scientific breakthrough as this, there is undoubtedly light at the end of the tunnel.

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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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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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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