There are several basic things that we can do to improve our health and well-being immediately.
Mouth & Teeth
Our mouth and the bacteria that live within are the first stage of our digestive system and play a vital role in our health.
Establishing a good daily routine
To promote optimal oral health we:
- clean our teeth throughout with an electric toothbrush
- only use organic, un-fluoridated toothpaste
- use Xylitol as an alternative to toothpaste once daily
- floss or use an interdental brush at least once daily
- do not use any commercial mouthwash, particularly not daily
Professional tooth cleaning
Regular PTC can help improve our oral and overall health. It decreases the risk of a heart attack by 24 percent and the risk of stroke declines by 13 percent. PTC can be complemented by bacteria tests, pocket depth measurement and checking for plaque and incidences of bleeding on probing. We usually establish a 3-monthly routine of professional teeth cleaning and plaque removal by a dentist.
Periodontitis is a common inflammatory disease affecting the tissues that surround and support the teeth. The influence of periodontitis on diabetes, preterm birth, stroke, heart attack, arthritis, and rheumatism is widely known. Studies show that for people suffering from periodontitis the risk of suffering a stroke can increase by up to 700 percent. The risk of a heart attack triples, of preterm births, surges sevenfold, of arthritis and rheumatism sixfold and the risk of diabetes increases fourfold.
Should we have any amalgam fillings, they must be removed as soon as possible due to the toxic mercury content. Followed by a test for mercury contamination.
Supporting our Immune System
Our immune system is our body's built-in defense against all sorts of external and internal threats, including killing off cancerous cells right at the beginning. The best thing we can do to support it in its essential job is not to burden it with additional tasks, so it can concentrate on what is crucial for our long-term health.
We can do so by:
- Getting rid of all gluten in our food to avoid a weakening of the lining of our gut that acts as a filter and protects our body from the content of the gut, which would cause an ongoing immune reaction when being allowed to enter the body
- Getting rid of all casein, the main protein of milk, that produces an auto-immune response and thus puts a constant, unnecessary burden on our immune system
- Consuming coconut oil, that due to its antimicrobial effects can take over some tasks of the immune system, leaving it free for more important work