Podcast Episode 145: Reasons to Chew Mastic Gum with Logan Wright

Podcast Episode 145: Reasons to Chew Mastic Gum with Logan Wright

April 3, 2024 | 46 minutes, 27 seconds
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In this episode of the Ayurveda Meets Modern Science podcast, host John Douillard, DC, CAP, interviews Logan Wright on his company Greco Gum. Logan, a proponent for the importance of chewing, is the founder of Greco Gum. Greco Gum is an all-natural chewing gum, made entirely of sap from mastic trees. Organically grown and hand-harvested on the island of Chios, mastic resin has been chewed for thousands of years and is revered for its medicinal benefits. 

Use code LIFESPA at grecogum.com/lifespa/ for free US shipping (or discounted international shipping) on your first purchase of Greco Gum.

What is Mastic Gum? 

Mastic gum is the world’s first gum and has been harvested for at least 2,500 years. Mastic gum is derived from the crystallized tree sap resin from the Pistacia lentiscus, or mastic tree, and is exclusively harvested once a year on the Greek island Chios. 

Unlike conventional chewing gum you might find at a gas station, mastic gum is not full of chemicals, dyes or sweeteners.Similar to products like maple syrup or eggs, mastic comes in various grades. Greco Gum utilizes only the finest A grade mastic. Dr. John has tried many different mastic gums and Greco Gum is the favorite. It is not powdery or overly sticky and turns into the gum texture quickly, unlike other brands he has tried that may have been using a lower grade product. 

Note it will still take a few minutes to slowly warm up from its hard rocklike resin to actual chewing gum. 

See also How Nose Breathing Can Prevent Dental Cavities

Benefits of Chewing Mastic Gum

  • Has bioactive compounds that have anti inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant properties
  • Can be effective against gut issues including stomach ulcers, irritable bowel disorder, and indigestion (maybe we should just say: supports issues related to digestive discomfort)
  • Can reduce heartburn 
  • Nurtures good bacteria in the mouth and gut and keeps bad bacteria from proliferating
  • Will help with facial development 
  • Can help widen your airways allowing you to breathe through your nose more effectively 

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Ayurveda Meets Modern Science is hosted by Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP, founder of LifeSpa and author of seven health books (including bestselling Eat Wheat and The 3-Season Diet), seven online courses (including Yoga Journal courses Ayurveda 101 and 201), and numerous free eBooks.

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