Articles in: Dental Health

Learn Ayurvedic techniques for dental health and hygiene. A holistic perspective of dental health encompasses lifestyle, diet and herbal support for optimally healthy teeth and gums.

Does Weak Digestion Sabotage Mental Health?

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 49 seconds Article at a Glance Take my quiz below to see if weak digestion is decreasing your body’s ability to handle stress, assimilate nutrients and process toxins. Brahmi is touted as Ayurveda’s #1 Stress/Digestive Herb. It has been used for thousands of years as the main herb for […]

Smile! This Sugar Helps Your Teeth

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute, and 51 seconds While xylitol is one of the more popular sugar alcohols used as a sugar substitute, it is also found naturally in fruits and vegetables. Surprisingly, it is also produced by the body during carbohydrate metabolism. The average adult actually makes up to 15 grams of xylitol per […]

Oil Pulling for a Beautiful Smile and Healthy Mouth

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute, and 21 seconds Oil Pulling has been getting lots of press lately for its teeth-whitening and cosmetic benefits. Today, I would like to share with you the science behind this very popular topic. Oil Pulling got its name from the “pulling” or cleansing effect oils have when applied to the […]

The Magic of Sesame

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Sesame seeds and sesame oil have been used as a medicine for thousands of years. According to Ayurveda, there is no better or more therapeutic oil than sesame. It has been documented as a food and medicine in ancient Egypt, Babylon, Rome and India. Almost all Ayurvedic massage oils are a blend of sesame oil […]

The Truth About Oil Pulling

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Perhaps you have heard of it: the Ayurvedic technique of swishing oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes daily that claims to deliver a litany of health benefits. The web is chock-full of stories claiming amazing results from this seemingly innocuous procedure. It seems implausible that swishing oil in the mouth could benefit one’s joint, […]