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HealThy Mouth World Summit

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I recently came across what I consider to be an awesome FREE online event, the HealThy Mouth World Summit (HMWS).  The HMWS is a free online event where you can watch and listen to expert presentations all focused toward how to create greater oral health.

After all, we all have mouths AND most of us have something going on with our mouths that we aren’t thrilled about.  Whether you are dealing with tooth decay, bleeding gums, or have ‘questionable’ dental restorations like root canals or crowns, we all have something going on in our mouths that we would like to see healthier.

Well, this is an opportunity to listen to the solutions from the leading experts from 6 countries around the world in the fields of biological dentistry, nutrition as it relates to oral health, along with medical doctors, naturopathic doctors and acclaimed authors.  They even have ‘in the trenches’ moms who have applied these healing ideas in their own homes and we get to hear what worked and what didn’t for them and their children!

Each day for a week, we will be able to watch and listen to 3 expert presentations all focused toward solutions how to navigate to greater oral health.  So, over the course of the week, we’ll hear 21 expert presentations!

Here are just a few of the questions the summit will cover:

  • How to raise cavity free kids
  • What to do about old dental issues like mercury fillings, crowns, root canals, etc.
  • What materials are the safest for dental fillings
  • The safest protocol to have mercury fillings removed
  • How to determine if a filling material is biocompatible with your immune system
  • The foods to eat (and not eat) to create optimal oral health
  • The TRUTH about mercury and fluoride
  • How to keep your teeth AND your health for life!
  • What to do about common issues like tooth decay, bleeding gums, bad breath
  • How to safely detox mercury from the body
  • The questions to ask a dentist to discern if they are really suited to help your family
  • and on and on…

I encourage anyone with any oral issues to sign up for this FREE online event!

You can sign up here or click the image below.

I’ll see you at the summit!

Try It, You’ll Like It!

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I never liked parsnips. I ate them a few times when I was a kid when my mother made them and made me eat some. I probably cooked them once or twice in my adult life to try them again, just for variety and because they’re healthy for you.

I recently bought the Primal Blueprint Cookbook, after borrowing it from the library a few times. The recipes I had tried were absolutely out of this world delicious. So, when I saw the recipe for Mashed Parsnips, I thought I’d give them a try. Remembering the taste of parsnips from the past, I really didn’t expect much, but the fact that all the other recipes I had tried were so outstanding, I was just curious as to how they would taste

Wow! I couldn’t believe it. They were so delicious! They really were. I’ve actually made them twice in the last two weeks and I have more parsnips in the refrigerator to make the recipe again soon.

If you’ve never liked parsnips, or even if you do, you’ve got to try this recipe. I got special permission to reprint it here for you.

Mashed Parsnips

2 pounds parsnips, peeled and cut into small chunks
1 cup chicken broth  {I used bone broth}
Salt and butter to taste
1/4 cup cream (optional)  {I used Plain Amasai}
1/4 tsp nutmeg and cinnamon (optional)  {I skipped this}

In a deep pan, combine parsnips with chicken broth and 1 1/2 cups water. With a lid on , simmer until very tender (about 15 minutes). Drain off broth and reserve it on the side. Mash parsnips with a fork or potato masher. Add broth or cream until desired consistency is reached. Add salt and butter to taste. Top with a pat of butter and if you wish, a dusting of nutmeg and cinnamon.


Candy As Cattle Feed

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If you eat beef or dairy that comes from the factory farms, i.e. conventionally raised cattle, you might be interested in knowing that these animals that are supposed to be providing nourishment to your bodies when you eat their meat or drink their milk are being fed candy. It’s been going on for awhile, but even more lately because of the drought and its effect on the availability of the corn fed to the animals, the GMO corn.

Read more here.

In order for these animals to provide you with healthy food, they must be healthy. To be healthy, they must eat healthy food.

It’s been long known that factory farmed animals do not provide healthy food.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat meat. Healthy meat is more nutrient dense than plant foods.

But where do you find healthy meat?

The first thing to look for is grass fed, but even grass fed animals can be grain finished. So that’s not healthy.

100% grass fed is not necessarily organic. They may be raised on pastures that are not organic and may be treated with antibiotics and hormones. That’s better than factory farmed, but still could be healthier.

100% grass fed, grass finished, raised on organic pastures and humanely treated from beginning to end – that’s healthy meat. But not all 100% grass fed, grass finished, beef raised on organic pastures are humanely treated.   The best healthy meat I know is from Beyond Organic.

Even the organic, 100% grass fed beef I’ve found in my local natural foods store does not compare with Beyond Organic. I can store my Beyond Organic ground beef in the refrigerator for 4 days – though I don’t recommend it, I have inadvertently done it – and on day 4, it’s still just as fresh and red all the way through. No brown like with other conventional and grass fed beef.

Eating GMOs Alters Your Organ Function

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This is a very good reason to avoid eating GMOs.

Please Vote YES on Prop 37.

Healthy Halloween

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On Halloween, our little “trick or treaters” get so much candy, full of sugar and chemical additives. Sugar is known to cause hyperactivity in children and dental caries, as well as mood swings, depression, and obesity. But, it’s not only the sugar that’s so bad for them. It’s also the other chemical additives, including artificial and natural flavors and FD&C colors, most of which are derived from coal tar which is a carcinogen.

AND just about all candy now contains GMOs, unless it’s USDA certified organic, has a Non-GMO Project label or is listed in the Non-GMO Shopping Guide.

Here are five tips on how to reduce the sugar, chemical and GMO load this Halloween:

1. Instead of candy, give penny toys, removable tatoos, stickers, apples or mini boxes of raisins.

2. If you have little ones, have a party at your house and give toys, stickers and healthy snacks.

3. Let your kids dress up in their costumes and take them to a movie instead of trick or treating.

4. Let your kids dress up in their costumes and take them shopping for a special toy

5. If your kids do go out trick or treating, let them choose 5 candy treats from their treat bag. Allow them to eat only 1 a day and put the rest away. They’ll probably forget about the candy after that.

These hints will make your Halloween a little healthier and still let you fully enjoy the spirit of the season.

GMO Foods – Myths And Truths

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