12 Natural Toothpaste Alternatives | The Nourished Life Natural toothpaste alternatives are all the rage these days. So, what’s wrong with toothpaste? Well, like most commercial health and beauty products on the market, toothpaste has been industrialized over the years. Here are just a few of the questionable ingredients commonly found in commercial toothpastes: Fluoride. So, what are some natural toothpaste alternatives? I asked you on The Nourished Life Facebook Fan Page what you use instead of commercial toothpaste. And as I expected, you all gave some great responses–so many that I really couldn’t list them all! 1. How much more natural can you get than brushing your teeth with salt from the sea? It’s easy, too: just dab your toothbrush in sea salt and brush away as usual. Concerned about abrasion? Me, too. 2. This has got to be one of the most popular natural toothpaste alternatives. Like sea salt, you can just dip your toothbrush in baking soda and brush like normal. A lot of people use baking soda as a base for homemade tooth powder. 3. 4. 5.
What to Avoid in Toothpaste, and How to Make Your Own Fluoride has made the news (again) recently, for potentially being linked to autism in children to being under fire in U.S. Federal Court because of dental fluorosis. An ongoing concern is the safety of water fluoridation, with some cities actively fighting fluoridation of their drinking water, such as Portland, OR. But this got me thinking about the toothpaste we use, which might also contain fluoride—as well as other ingredients we should consider avoiding. After all, one of the fastest ways to absorb something into the body is through the mouth. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock There seems to be a general consensus among health advocates—from Environmental Working Group to Dr. What else in your toothpaste should raise a red flag? The Eco-Dentistry Association emphasizes the important step we should all be taking: Read your labels! FD&C color pigments—Synthetic coloring agent made from coal tar that can be found in a multitude of personal care products. So what then are some alternatives?
10 Incredible and Amazingly Bizarre Homes Please note: Ikea will not make your house look like this. 1. Tribecca Wonderland Our first house belongs to Meghan Boody, a contemporary artist and photographer living in Tribecca New York. Her taste you will find is wild, and sometimes pretty hard to swallow… And by hard to swallow, I mean the very lifelike silicone sculpture of a young girl locked in the moss-lined cage. Boody has also built a tiny alcove above the foyer that can be reaches stairs hidden behind a door. 2. This one belongs to architect Ricardo Bofill’s and it serves as his Barcelona home and office. You may also be having deja vu right now as this home was shown on MTV Cribs a few years ago by Spanish singer Paulina Ribero, when she was at the time engaged to Bofill. 3. It was an abandoned and neglected house in a disadvantaged neighborhood for some 30 years before Zecc Architecten and Studio Rolf came along and transformed it. 4. 5. Having been abandoned for almost 20 years, St. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Okay, okay one more!
97% of Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had This Dental Procedure… Fact: 97% of Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had This Dental Procedure… by DR MERCOLA Do you have a chronic degenerative disease? If so, have you been told, “It’s all in your head?” Weston A. Most dentists would be doing an enormous service to public health if they familiarized themselves with the work of Dr. Dr. Dr. What Dentists Don’t Know About the Anatomy of Your Teeth Your teeth are made of the hardest substances in your body. The Root Cause of Much Disease Under the stresses of oxygen and nutrient deprivation, these formerly friendly organisms morph into stronger, more virulent anaerobes that produce a variety of potent toxins. Root Canals Can Lead to Heart, Kidney, Bone, and Brain Disease As long as your immune system remains strong, any bacteria that stray away from the infected tooth are captured and destroyed. There may also be a cancer connection. Dr. Good Bugs Gone Bad How are these mutant oral bacteria connected with heart disease or arthritis? The ADA rejects Dr. Share:
Homemade vitamin C (NaturalNews) Vitamin C is best known for strengthening the immune system. This potent antioxidant also has many other important roles that control significant aspects of our health. Vitamin C helps detoxify our bodies, protects and promotes healing of all of our cells, and helps us deal with both mental and physical stress. It also supports healthy bacteria in our gut, neutralizes free radicals, is anti viral and anti bacterial, prevents and kills cancer cells, and so much more. Natural vitamin C complexes from wholefoods are more potent than store-bought vitamin C tablets. Full disclosure, I meant a fully-grown, large watermelon. Rosehips, parsley, cilantro, and coriander are also very potent vitamin C suppliers. The best vitamin C is the vitamin C that comes as food. Save money with your own vitamin C supplement Any organic orange, lime, or lemon peels left over from the fruit you buy will do the trick. Sources: Close
Kevin West's 'Saving the Season' Cookbook author Kevin West possesses a rare ability. He can make a damn good jar of spiced fig jam and writes beautifully, but the talent I’m talking about is more interpersonal: He’s excellent at introducing people to one another. In Los Angeles, where he and I both live, introductions can be, at their clichéd worst, more about favors and recognition than anything remotely friendly. Who do you know, what do you do, what can you do for me, etc. In his new book, Saving the Season: A Cook’s Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving, West charts a personal, literary and cultural history of “putting up” over the course of more than 500 pages, 220 recipes, and numerous essays. Thinking about making strawberry jam? And in many instances, canning recipes are stand-ins for the fascinating people West has come across over the years. CUCUMBER DILL SPEARS AND CHIPS | Yields 2 Quarts • ¼ cup kosher salt • 6 cups lukewarm water • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds 1. 2. 3. 4.
Homeopathy and Toothache | KNOW-HOW Homeopathy is a wonderful support if you have toothache or need to get dental work done. A very dear friend of mine is headed to the dentist today and so I thought I would share with you the advice I sent to him. While you are waiting to get an appointment, homeopathic remedies can help with pain relief. sudden shooting nerve pain, extreme sensitivity to heat and cold, Hypericum 30c /200cshooting pains, better for pressure and warmth, Mag phos 30c/ 6xfor sudden toothaches, anxiety, after exposure to cold or wind, Aconite 30c/200cfor throbbing pain with heat and redness, Belladonna 30c/200cfor severe pain of abscess with chills, Hepar Sulph 30c /200cfor maddening toothache with irritability, Chamomilla 30c/200cfor teething pains,babies, children,adults (wisdom teeth), Chamomilla 30c/200c Before you go to dentist take Arnica 30c or 200c it helps your body deal with the physical trauma. After you have dental treatment: Other thoughts on dental work
Folk Remedies For You La Structure Fractale : la clef de la compréhension de l'Univers Sommaire du sous-titre Quand un simple Arbre, un Chou de Romanesco ou une Feuille de Fougère nous racontent l'Univers TOTAL... Quand ils nous apprennent comment l'Univers TOTAL fonctionnent et comment il crée les univers et les mondes C'est à Benoît Mandelbrot, l'un des pères de la géométrie fractale (voir ici l'une de ses fractales appelée "fractale ou "ensemble de Mandelbrot"), une nouvelle et très riche branche des mathématiques, que l'on doit en 1974 le mot "fractal" (éthymologiquement "brisé", "fractionné"), notion qui décrit par exemple une très curieuse caractéristique des côtes bretonnes. Ce n'est donc que très récemment qu'on a pris conscience de l'importance des fractales dans la Nature: Arbre, Chou de Romanesco, Feuille de Fougère, Flocon de Neige, Galaxie, etc., sont des objets fractals. Dans cette première partie nous ferons un exposé technique de ce qu'est une une générescence et une structure fractale au sens le plus large et le puissant du terme. Et vous savez quoi?
healthy Homeopathy: Dr. Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman and Dr. Robert Ullman The Teeth Are Part of the Body: A Case of Acute Dental Pain Homeopathy treats people, not diagnoses. One of the unique features of our healing science and art is the our medicines address concerns of the whole person, mental, emotional, and physical, including the mouth. Homeopathy can be remarkably effective for acute, as well as chronic, dental issues. We urge readers to consider homeopathy as your first intervention prior to pharmaceutical drugs, surgery, or other more invasive and complex dental treatments. We include first, the acute dental case of a patient whom we have been working with for thirteen years. Karen, fifty years old, called us in November, 2010 We have treated her constitutionally, very successfully, for eczema and anxiety with Magnesium carbonicum (published in the Spring or Summer Townsend Letter issue of 2009). “The pain is piercing. “ The mouth pain is worse from laying down and the throbbing is much worse in the evening.