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Connection Found Between Lupus and Oral Hygiene

Connection Found Between Lupus and Oral Hygiene

If the eyes are the gateways to the soul, then perhaps we can say that sometimes the mouth is the gateway to the body. Of course, it is the orifice through which we ingest healthy and pleasurable/tasty food, but the care of it is also important to our entire well-being. We have often discussed how brushing our teeth and cleaning our tongues daily are important steps for the control of some bacteria that are deleterious to our health, but recently scientists have discovered that neglecting oral hygiene appears to exacerbate the effects of Lupus. What is Lupus, anyway? Lupus is a chronic autoimmune...

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Be On the Look Out for these Chemicals in Your Food Packaging!

Be On the Look Out for these Chemicals in Your Food Packaging!

We all know how important it is to eat healthy foods, right? We often pride ourselves on selecting organic products, on making our own baby food, on drinking lots of water, and on watching fats and sugars. But there are hidden chemicals in foods that can be deleterious to the health of your kids and of you as well. According to the American Association of Pediatrics, there are a number of chemicals that are added to foods and/or packaging that can contribute to obesity, puberty problems and other health issues. We thought we would outline a few of them for...

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Simple and Effective Ways to Get a Happy Mouth

Simple and Effective Ways to Get a Happy Mouth

We all know that bacteria cause bad breath. We also know that we all have bacteria in our mouths. So, how can we keep those bacteria happy and in check so they don’t cause our friends and family to shun our hugs? Well, we all know that brushing our teeth and cleaning our tongues every day does wonders for combating bacterial buildup, and swishing some mouthwash or chewing some sugarless mints can cover up some of the residual odors, but we also know that certain bacteria are healthy, so how do we keep them happy? My mouth isn’t happy, so why is yours? Each...

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Are you a “Smelly” Person?

Are you a “Smelly” Person?

You get to your seat on the plane, and you realize that the person next to you kind of smells bad. Or you get home from the gym and your significant other points you to the shower. Or maybe your friend comes to that morning class or meeting and sits down next to you and…you want to change your seat. Well, as much as well all know that feeling, there are a lot of reasons for people to have what we have all affectionately (and, perhaps while pinching noses) called “B.O.” It isn’t always because of unwashed clothes, unclean bodies,...

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Traveling is Good for You

Traveling is Good for You

For those of you who feel like you may be in a rut, or just plain bored, or blah, or seeking an adventure maybe the answer will be to plan a trip! Whether is it across the river, across the country or across the world, whether you travel by plane, train, automobile or ship, getting out of your current environment is actually good for you! Traveling for Adventure Maybe you have always wanted to ride a camel in the desert or go white-water rafting down the Colorado River. Maybe your bucket list includes climbing a mountain or scuba diving in the Great...

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