It’s a common thing that has been going on for decades, have a cavity in your mouth, time to get a filling or an even more costly time-consuming root canal. But what if these dental procedures could soon be a thing of the past.
Goodbye Fillings, Once And Forever
Researchers have discovered that one of the drugs developed to help slow down the adverse symptoms of Alzheimer’s could actually be beneficial to our teeth and get this actually repair any problems inside the mouth, which will include cavities. The drug which is called Tideglusib has actually promoted natural regrowth of teeth in lab rats.
Up till now something that has never been able to be accomplished, it was a known fact that if the teeth rotted, they were lost and could only be saved through a dental procedure or removed completely, so this could be a dental breakthrough.
From what researchers have been able to determine because the enamel of teeth started to regrow in the lab rats who were given the drug during initial research pertaining to Alzheimer’s and now more research is being done pertaining to the regrowth of teeth in general. So, if the research is successful and the drug is approved does this mean dentist are also obsolete? Not so fast, first of all, the drug has still only been tested on lab rats in the dental research. Yes, in Alzheimer’s research some initial study as pointed out by Paul Shape aKing’s College London Dental Institute Professor who has been quoted as saying:
“Using a drug that has already been tested in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease provides a real opportunity to get this dental treatment quickly into clinics.”
Also on its own from what has been determined that Tideglusib will only grow back a thin layer of enamel. The researchers are now working on a procedure where biodegradable sponges are applied properly to help promote the regrowth along with the drug itself. So, yes this is where an accredited dentist will still be needed to ensure the whole process is done to ensure the teeth have properly regenerated something Sharpe went on to further point out in his interview with the Telegraph:
“The simplicity of our approach makes it ideal as a clinical dental product for the natural treatment of large cavities, by providing both pulp protection and restoring dentine.”
So, odds are the dental community will embrace an opportunity to take their work to the next level. After all, it is a dentist mission in life to save teeth, and this new drug advancement could help them do just that with no more fillings or root canals necessary.
People have recognized and valued the amazing properties of ginger for centuries. It is a rich source of numerous nutrients and offers powerful antibacterial, antiviral, anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory effects.
According to Rachael Link, MS, RD:
“As one of the most used dietary condiments in the world today, it’s no wonder that the benefits of ginger are pretty impressive. With its zesty, peppery flavor and its extensive list of health benefits, ginger root is equal parts delicious and nutritious. It’s versatile, easy to use and has been associated with everything from beating motion sickness to better brain function.
The health benefits of ginger are largely due to its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and content of therapeutic compounds like gingerol, shogaol, paradol, and zingerone.
Available in fresh, dried, ground, capsule and juice form, ginger root is easy to add to the diet and can have a lasting impact on just about every aspect of health.”
It is one of the richest vitamin C sources, and it is also in magnesium and other minerals, so it fortifies the immune system, helps digestion, relieves pain, cleanses the liver, and treats asthma and cardiovascular diseases.
Ginger tea is one of the best ways to reap all these benefits, and its regular consumption will:
Strengthen the Immune System –It is abundant in antioxidants and thus strengthens the immune system.
Fight Inflammation – The strong anti-inflammatory properties relieve muscle and joint pain.
Improve Blood Circulation –It prevents clogging of the arteries, boosts blood circulation, and lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Relieve Nausea – It is one of the best ways to treat nausea, vomiting, and motion sickness.
Fight Respiratory Problems – it relieves congestion and treats environmental allergies.
Improve Stomach Performance –Ginger tea helps digestion, helps the absorption of food, and prevents bloating
Relieve Stress – Its healing powers relieve stress and reduce tension.
Relieve Menstrual Discomfort – It relaxes the muscles, and thus soothes menstrual cramps
Moreover, its regular intake will lower the risk of strokes, cleanse the liver, relieve headaches, prevent cancer, and dissolve kidney stones.
Here is how to prepare it:
1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric
1 cup of water
Heat the water, and as soon as it starts to boil, add the ginger and turmeric. Leave to simmer for 10 minutes, and the coconut milk, and strain. Sweeten with honey, and enjoy it!
Inflammation has been found to be the root of most diseases and ailments, so it is of high importance to fight it and thus improve overall health. The combination of cinnamon and turmeric is one of the most delicious and powerful natural ways to fight inflammation in the body.
Namely, cinnamon has been found to be the richest source of antioxidants among 26 popular spices and herbs tested. It is rich in calcium and manganese, soothes allergies, strengthens the immune system, and regulates blood sugar. Also, it improves heart health, lowers the risk of cancer, and offers potent anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties.
On the other hand, turmeric has been used for more than 4,000 years as a natural remedy, as it fights inflammation, helps digestion, lowers the cancer risk, and improves the function of the heart and brain. Moreover, turmeric soothes the symptoms of arthritis and improves skin health.
According to LiveStrong:
“Turmeric and cinnamon are spices that add flavor to foods and appear to have health benefits. These spices are inexpensive, calorie-free and easy to find in most supermarkets and natural foods stores. Because turmeric and cinnamon are safe with no side effects, they may be worth a try for their potential health benefits. Keep in mind that ground spices release flavor more slowly than whole spices.”
The third ingredient in the powerful tea recipe we recommend today is green tea, which is a rich source of polyphenols, that fight free radicals and prevent chronic diseases. Green tea regulates blood sugar, helps weight loss, fights inflammation in the gut, and lowers bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol. Also, it boosts liver health and the cognitive function, helps weight loss, and lowers risk of heart disease.
Now, here is how to prepare this miraculous drink:
Cinnamon Turmeric Iced Tea Recipe
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. turmeric
1-2 Tbsp. black or green loose leaf tea
1 tsp stevia or honey
lemon slices, optional
Add the ingredients to the bottom of a French press, add hot water to about the halfway point, and leave to steep for 5 minutes. Stir once press and leave the mixture to cool.
Then, add ice cubes, pour the tea in a mug, and add the lemon slices. Enjoy and naturally fight inflammation in the body!
Furthermore, Medical News Today advises the following foods consuming the following foods that “have been shown to help reduce the risk of inflammation, including: olive oil, tomatoes, nuts, such as walnuts and almonds, leafy greens, including spinach and kale, fatty fish, such as salmon and mackerel, fruit, including blueberries and oranges”
On the other hand, “avoid eating foods that aggravate inflammation, including fried foods, including French fries, white bread, pastry, and other foods that contain refined carbohydrates, soda and sugary drinks, red meat, margarine and lard”
At 10 months of age, Kalel Santiago of Puerto Rico was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma. He endured chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and surgery for two years—and survived. Then he was diagnosed with something permanent: severe autism that disabled him from speaking.
“While he was in the hospital, we noticed he didn’t speak at all and had some behavior that wasn’t right, like hand flapping, and walking on his toes,” his father Abiel Gomez Santiago told Yahoo News. “But we waited until he was 3 and cancer-free to look at his behavior.”
According to Yahoo, “He and his wife Gladys — also parents to two older boys, now 18 and 20 — did a cram course in educating themselves on autism. They tried various schools and therapies and eventually found impressive success with a unique surf-therapy school near their home.”
Eventually, the Santiago family stumbled upon a treatment of real potency and potential: CBD oil.
Through a fundraising program, they were able to receive a tiny bottle of the oil. Kalel was given oral doses twice a day.
Within just two days, he was finally able to speak. “He surprised us in school by saying the vowels, A-E-I-O-U. It was the first time ever,” Abiel said. “You can’t imagine the emotion we had, hearing Kalel’s voice for the first time. It was amazing. The teacher recorded him and sent it to my wife and me and we said well, the only different thing we have been doing is using the CBD.”
Soon after, he began using consonants, too, speaking like his parents never thought possible. “He said, ‘amo mi mama,’ ‘I love my mom,’” Abiel says. “I don’t know how to thank [the CBD oil makers].”
Kalel’s story is yet another piece of evidence piling onto the mountain of support for cannabis oil and full marijuana legalization. Please share this with as many people as possible.
The psoas major muscle (pronounced “so-as”) is often referred to as the deepest core, or as yoga therapist and film-maker Danielle Olson states, the “muscle of the soul.” This core-stabilizing muscle located near the hip bone affects mobility, structural balance, joint function, flexibility, and much more. In addition to its function to help keep the body upright and moving, the psoas is believed to allow you to connect with the present moment especially when it is stretched out and tension is released from the body.
Research indicates that the psoas is vital to our psychological wellbeing in addition to structural health. Liz Koch, author of The Psoas Book, states that our psoas “literally embodies our deepest urge for survival, and more profoundly, our elemental desire to flourish.” This means that there is a lot more to the psoas than one might initially think. It is entirely possible to harness healing pranic energy and improve mental health by keeping the psoas healthy.
Where is the Psoas?
The psoas is the principal muscle associated with physical stability. It stretches from the legs to the spine and is the only muscle connecting the legs to the spinal column. The muscle flares out from the T12 vertebrae, follows down the five lumbar vertebrae, before attaching to the top of the thigh bone.
The Reptilian Connection
In addition to connecting the legs and spine, the psoas is connected to the diaphragm. Breathing is modulated at the diaphragm, and it is also the location where many physical symptoms associated with fear and anxiety manifest. Koch believes that this is due to the direct link between the psoas and the most ancient part of our brain stem and spinal cord, called the reptilian brain.
According to Koch, “Long before the spoken word or the organizing capacity of the cortex developed, the reptilian brain, known for its survival instincts, maintained our essential core functioning.” The way we live today, constantly rushing, competing and achieving, has the psoas in a constant “fight or flight” state.
Issues Associated With Chronic Psoas Stress
Trapped in a constant “flight or fight” state, psoas muscles are stressed and constricted, almost from the time of birth. As Koch notes, “this situation is exacerbated by many things in our modern lifestyle, from car seats to constrictive clothing, from chairs to shoes that distort our posture, curtail our natural movements and further constrict our psoas.”
This lifelong chronic stress put on the psoas can lead to many problems like back, hip, or knee pain, and even digestive issues and dysfunctional breathing. It could also be a major cause why people suffer from chronic physical pain.
The physical body is not the only part of you that suffers from a chronically-stressed psoas. The psoas is much more than a muscle used for structural stability. It influences every element of life, from how you feel, to how you look at the world, and even how you treat others.
A variety of problems have been associated with a chronically-stressed psoas muscle: it can negatively affect your emotional state; it can impact your interpersonal relationships; and it can influence your general contentment with life. Awareness that a healthy psoas is important to emotional wellness, as well as physical health, is the first step towards ensuring that we give this muscle the attention it deserves.
Koch states, “Whether you suffer from sore back or anxiety, from knee strain or exhaustion, there’s a good chance that a constricted psoas might be contributing to your woes.”
Fear And The Psoas
Since the psoas is closely linked to our “fight or flight” mechanism, fear can be over-represented in those with a constricted psoas.
It is an emotion that manifests itself in the most unusual ways and can “lock” itself into the body resulting in both physical and emotional tension. By restoring balance to your psoas muscles, you are likely to release this pent up tension, which can have a profound effect on releasing unfounded fearfulness about life, and thus improve both your physical and mental wellbeing. You will feel a greater sense of inner peace, along with fewer muscle aches and strains.
The Connection To The Energetic Body
Lengthening and releasing your psoas grounds you to the Earth, which is filled with healing and revitalizing energy, thus allowing you to balance your pranic energy and enabling you to feel more present in the moment. Proper structural stability attributed to a healthy psoas allows prana to flow, unimpeded, throughout the body, allowing for proper distribution of vital energy. In the physical sense, when the body can properly support itself, movement is less-restricted and requires less effort, thus leaving you more energetic.
Ancient Wisdom For Modern Times
Our understanding of the psoas is by no means new knowledge. In fact, it is more akin to ancient wisdom that was either lost or discarded over time. Yoga shows us explicitly that ancient gurus understood the importance of releasing contracted psoas muscles. Ancient yoga asanas, or postures, that are now practiced all around the world, focus on lengthening and releasing psoas muscles and restoring comfort and balance to the entire body.
With consistent practice, you can learn how to isolate this muscle, which can be immensely useful and healing in the long run.
Yoga is also a great way to measure the current health of the psoas. There are many postures, such as tree (Vrksasana), which cannot be properly achieved if the psoas is contracted. If you are practicing a sitting or standing yoga pose and feel strain in either your knees or lower back (or both), then there’s a good chance that your psoas is constricted and needs more of your attention.
The psoas is an important, yet often unknown, muscle that plays a vital role in physical health and mental wellbeing. The cumulative effect of neglecting this muscle is physical and mental stress and tension, which manifests itself in our society as anxiety, depression, chronic back pain, knee pain, digestive distress, respiratory problems, etc.
Originally written by Brett Wilbanks and published on Waking Times
Belly fat is really embarrassing. It mars your overall figure. Belly fat isn’t something that is found only in overweight people. Even skinniest of people can have a protruding belly. And it is one bulging part of your body that seems stubbornly impossible to get in shape.
What causes belly fat?
Before we get on to the ways of reducing belly fat, let’s get ourselves acquainted with the reasons why it happens in the first place. People who have weak metabolism are prone to develop belly fat. A weak metabolism can be due to various reasons such as age, pH imbalance in your body, or diseases such as diabetes and thyroid. Stress is another major factor contributing to belly fat. Overeating, poor posture and a sedentary lifestyle can also cause belly fat. Other than these, genetics and hormonal changes in your body may also lead to fat accumulation around your belly.
How to reduce belly fat
Nothing burns belly fat faster than crunches. Lie down flat with knees bent and place your hands behind your head. Inhale deeply. Lift your upper torso and while doing that exhale. As you go down inhale again. Repeat.
This exercise tones your abdomen, hip and lower back muscles. On the floor, position yourself on your elbows and knees. Now lift your knees up. Support your leg on toes. Keep your body straight. Hold this position.
Your position will be similar to that in the previous exercise. But instead of holding your body on elbows, use your palms. Next, bend your elbows and lower your chest. Return to the first position. Repeat.
Stand with legs hip-width apart. Take a big step forward with your right leg and lower your body. Make sure your knees make 90° angles. Return to the first position. Repeat the same with the other leg.
Lie on the floor. Keep your hands behind your head. Lift both your legs and mimic cycling. Bring one knee closer to your chest while keeping the other away. Repeat.
(If you are a beginner, do not strain yourself much as it may lead to back ache and other problems.)
Apart from the above-mentioned exercises, walking, running, jogging, swimming, and aerobics can also help you to reduce belly fat and tone your overall body. Diet control is necessary too along with regular exercise. Cut on sugar and sodium and increase vitamin C intake. Eat a healthy balanced diet. And drink lots of water.