What You Should Know About Mercury Tooth Fillings

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If you have mercury fillings in your teeth, you may wonder what – if any – effect these fillings have on your health. For years, we’ve heard the debate on both sides of the table about whether or not we should be concerned about the amount of mercury in our mouths.

Let’s break down the science. Silver fillings are actually a blend – commonly known as amalgam – of mercury, copper, and silver. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), the amount of mercury in these amalgam fillings is very small and, therefore, “not likely” to be absorbed into the body.

In fact, mercury tooth fillings have been used in dentistry for more than 180 years. Dentists use them to build a tooth back to its original form after a cavity has been removed. The filling ultimately preserves the life of the tooth, which goes a long way toward enhancing the quality of our lives since we rely on our teeth to eat as well as to speak.

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What Are Some Root Causes of Erosive Esophagitis?

Erosive esophagitis can be a common side-effect of acid reflux disease and GERD. It is an inflammation that damages the tissue of the esophagus – the tube that delivers food between your mouth and your stomach. If left untreated, erosive esophagitis can lead to serious health issues, including certain types of cancers.

To successfully treat erosive esophagitis, it’s important to determine the root causes that may be causing the disease. Esophagitis is basically the result of acid backing up from the stomach and damaging the tissue of the esophagus. When you eat a meal, your body is not producing enough acid to break down, digest, and absorb the food and pass it into the small intestine.

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What Are Some Of The Differences Between Functional Medicine, Alternative Medicine, And Conventional Medicine?

Interest in functional (or integrative) medicine has been steadily gaining in popularity as a consequence of a more health conscious and aging population. At a time where information is more readily available than ever before – and people are taking more responsibility and ownership over their health and wellness – functional medicine has become more mainstream as a scientific and evidence-based alternative to the “managed care” approach to symptoms and disease.

But what is functional medicine, and how does it differ from “conventional” medicine?

The role of functional medicine is much more specific to something that Hippocrates said – even though it’s rarely been paid attention to (and not even mentioned in the Hippocratic Oath).

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What Are Some Ways Natural Supplements Can Be Helpful In Controlling Chronic Pain?

When managing and trying to control chronic pain issues associated with disease such as fibromyalgia, there are a number of factors that need to be looked at to discover the true root causes and predisposing factors to the problem.

One of the most common (and easiest) ways to investigate these clinical indicators is to look for very common serum changes in your body’s chemistry.

With the help of your conventional physician, the first thing to do would be check for indications of virus – where white blood cells are increased or lymphocytes (immune cells) are increased.

More importantly than this, however, the C-reactive protein will also be increased, and you’ll also find a decrease in magnesium, carbon dioxide, and thiamine. These are all common indicators of chronic pain and can be assessed through a simple blood panel.

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What Is Sleep Apnea And How Can It Affect A Person’s Health?

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects the way you breathe while you’re sleeping. In untreated sleep apnea, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow while you’re sleeping.

These breathing pauses can last anywhere between 10-20 seconds, and they can occur hundreds of times per night – which interrupts your natural sleeping rhythms and consequently can contribute to a number of related symptoms and complications.

When your body is deprived of the deep restorative sleep cycle (known as REM sleep), it will affect your ability to be mentally sharp and productive throughout the day.

Not only that, but chronic sleep deprivation also results in daytime sleepiness, chronic fatigue, poor reflexes and concentration, and an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and weight gain!

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What are some natural ways to combat neuropathy in diabetes sufferers?

Reversing Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)

When neuropathy occurs in the body as a resulting side-effect of diabetes, it’s important to determine the root causes and specific mechanisms that produced the associated symptoms of neuropathy in the first place.

Often times what happens with sugar dysfunction associated with diabetes is a substance called glucocorticoid – a hormone produced in response to blood sugar that suppresses insulin production.

It also increases the scarring on the internal walls of the smalls vessels the furthest away from the heart – usually the feet and the hands, but most commonly the feet when associated with diabetes.

This hormone production then attracts a group of cells known as foam cells that migrate to these locations … they feed on the inflammation, and as a byproduct, create additional inflammation that causes further narrowing of these vessels.

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What Are Some Beneficial Ways To Improve The Body’s Ability To Manage Late Stage Cancer?

Can The MAP Help With Cancer?

For those suffering from late stage cancer, there are many things that can affect the body’s ability to manage and fight off the detrimental effects (both physically and emotionally).

Although cancer is a vast and complex disease, there are some basic ways you can improve your body’s biochemical terrain to better manage and fight the effects of cancer at any stage.

As a general rule, there are several ways to maximize your body’s potential to combat cancer and strengthen your immune system.

First is to alkalize the body – to reduce and neutralize acidity in your body. An alkalized body is generally more healthy than an acidic one … acidity has been linked to a lack of proper digestion of nutrients, decreased amount of oxygen in the body, and cancer and anemia.

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How Hormonal Balance Depends On Your Body’s Biochemical Environment

Hormone balanceIf you’ve suffered from chronic symptoms such as weight gain, skin problems, fatigue, depression, or mood swings, chances are you may be suffering from hormonal imbalance.

Hormones are tied to every one of the body’s symptoms, so it’s crucial to have well regulated and balanced hormones to enjoy good health … both from a physical standpoint (growth, metabolism, and reproductive health) and from a mental and neuro-chemical standpoint as well!

Hormones are created from good fats and cholesterol. Without the proper biochemical environment however, your body doesn’t have the materials needed to create a healthy balance for optimal health. The wrong kinds of fats and other toxins within your body’s chemistry can have far reaching, damaging effects on hormones.

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Is It Possible To Drink
 Too Much Water?

You’ve probably heard it many times – drinking enough water throughout the day is essential to your body’s wellness and maintaining a healthy metabolism. But if you’re struggling with health concerns – if your body is waging a battle against degenerative disease or chronic symptoms – you may wonder if you’re getting enough water throughout the day … or if there’s even such a thing as “too much” water in your daily intake.

Although there is such a thing as water intoxication, it’s very rare and usually seen only in cases of infants or athletes that are pushing their body to extremes. Conventional medical wisdom allows for the consumption of 9-13 cups of water per day for a healthy adult, depending on your size and gender.

However, even if you’re simply waking up every morning and turning on the television and sitting on the couch until you go to sleep each night, your body would excrete up to 2.5 quarts of water just through your body’s typical baseline functions.

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What Is An Ideal Blood Pressure?

Your blood pressure is recorded as two numbers, written as a ratio such as 120/80.

The top number (higher number) is called the systolic pressure, which measures the pressure in the arteries with each heartbeat (contraction). The bottom (lower) number is the diastolic pressure, which measures the pressure in the arteries between each heartbeat – when the heart muscles are at rest.

In order to get an accurate perspective on these important measurements, it’s necessary to monitor the readings over time.

A single high reading will not be an accurate measurement of your average blood pressure … home monitoring over time is the best way to get a true picture of your blood pressure measurements.

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