Monthly Archives: April 2014

Fluoride Your Foe! Read to know why!?

FLOURIDEFluoride is rated as enamel protecting substance that shields your teeth from tooth decay. This myth has been used over and over from your tooth paste to mouth wash, from your drinking water to your dental treatment. Which is baseless, many researches,  carried, suggests that fluoride not only protect you against tooth decay; but it also instigates a host of health problems, ranging from bone cancer to brain damage.

The Fact

In America alone $50 billion are spent yearly to treat cavities, despite the fact that mouthwashes, toothpastes, and water supplies are flooded with fluoride. Consequently, proving the dubious nature of fluoride as cavity fighter. The research done by World Health Organization (WHO) proves that in Europe the people have better dental health in comparison with the Americans. i.e. because  the majority of mainland Europe has banned the use of fluoride in water, respecting the health ramifications, whereas the U.S, adds fluoride to over 50 percent of its public water supplies—all in the name of healthy teeth. More than 25 studies have proven that fluoride found in drinking water, lowers the IQ in the children.

Still need more proof to clear your misconception about flouride!? So here goes, sodium fluoride is often used in cockroach and rat poisons—and which is a simpler form of fluoride!  Plus,longtime consumption and accumulation of fluoride could  also lead to:

  • Impaired thyroid function
  • Bone cancer
  • Dementia
  • Decreased intelligence
  • Cell death
  • Weakened immune system
  • Reduced collagen synthesis
  • Bone fractures
  • Muscle disorders
  • Increased infertility
  • Arthritis

So, Not Fluoride,  What is The True Cause of Tooth Decay?

Leave the sugar and the fluoride! Excessive consumption of sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) speeds up tooth decay. The sugar, gets metabolized by the bacteria in the mouth, in the process it produces acid, which damages the tooth enamel and causes tooth decay.

I would suggest you to completely avoid fluoridated water and use filter water instead.; and give up on fluoride based mouthwashes and toothpastes, instead, go for  fluoride-free alternatives.

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

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Oil-Pulling Made Easy!

oil-pullingYour dental health goes deeper than cavity-free chompers, healthy gums and pearly white. Inflammation of the gums and bacteria in the mouth affect your over-all health and have been implicated in life-threatening conditions like dementia and heart attack. Commercial mouthwashes contain artificial colours, alcohol and fluoride. Luckily, there is an alternative health option for gum care. I would advise you to consider this folk remedy that will improve your dental health and overall well-being.

Oil Pulling 

It has been used for thousands of years to prevent gingivitis (gum-inflammation) and plaque, and also to reduce bad breath. In Ayurveda, oil pulling is not only used to whiten teeth, but it is also used to treat diabetes, asthma, acne, migraines and headaches.

How to Practice Oil Pulling

  1. Select an oil, like coconut oil, sesame oil, or vitamin E oil.
  2. Swoosh the oil around in your mouth for 5 to 20 minutes.
  3. Spit out the oil and brush your teeth.

There, now you have healthier gums and fresher breath all in a very little time.

The Science behind Oil Pulling

As you swish the oil in your mouth, the bacteria slowly get dissolves with the oil. Many studies have proven that it reduces the symptoms of gingivitis, plaque and bad breath as effectively than mouthwash like chlorhexidine. Just remember to throw away the oil after 5 minutes so that you are plaque and bacteria free.

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

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7 Worst Food Ingredients

  1. 71. Artificial Sweeteners

Its sweet taste regardless to the caloric content, enhances your appetite , which leads to weight gain. Aspartame has been tested to have most profound effect in this regard but other artificial sweeteners are also not behind. Apart from that, it can also attack your brain-cells. Sucralose, a type of artificial sweetener can destroy 50 percent of friendly gut-bacteria. These health-demerits are huge from even SUGAR!

2. Synthetic Trans Fats

These are present in foods that contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, like fried foods, bakery items, crackers, and chips, just to name a few. Synthetic trans fats promotes inflammation in your body which is the root cause of almost all the chronic illness present. For example, according to a 2010 study on women (post-menopausal), who ate synthetic tranfat daily, had a higher incidence of ischemic strokes by 30 percent.

Synthetic trans fats have also been associated with:

  • Decreased immune function: They reduce your immune response.
  • Diabetes: They interfere with the insulin receptors in your cell membranes.
  • Heart disease
  • Problems with reproduction: They interfere with enzymes needed to produce sex hormones.
  • Cancer: They interfere your body’s enzymes which prevent cancer.

 

3. Artificial Flavors

It simply means “danger” as its extracted from unnatural additives. For instance, diacetyl which is commonly present as butter flavoring in microwave popcorn. Study shows it can be damaging for your brain health and may trigger Alzheimer’s disease.

4. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

This is present in Chinese foods and all the junk food, you can comprehend. MSG overexcites your cells to point of damage, even death. It also cause brain dysfunction, and trigger or worsen learning disabilities, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease etc.MSG is 78 percent free glutamic acid; which is similar to neurotransmitter that your brain, pancreas, eyes, nervous system and other organs use to initiate certain bodily processes.

5. Artificial Colors

Every year, food manufacturers pour 15 million pounds of artificial food dyes into U.S. foods — and that amount only factors in eight different varieties. As of July 2010, most foods in the European Union that contain artificial food dyes were labeled with warning labels stating the food “may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.” The British government also asked that food manufacturers remove most artificial colors from foods back in 2009 due to health concerns.

Nine of the food dyes currently approved for use in the US are linked to health issues ranging from cancer and hyperactivity to allergy-like reactions — and these results were from studies conducted by the chemical industry itself.  Red cause hyperactivity in children and accelerate the appearance of immune system tumors in mice.

Blue color present in pet foods, beverages, candies etc. was associated to brain tumors. While yellow food color, used in cereal, candies, baked goods etc. is not just contaminated with several cancer-causing chemicals, but it is also connected with behavioral effects, hypersensitivity, hyperactivity in kids.

6. High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

Fructose is only read by liver, which has same damaging effect on liver as ALCOHOL.

It just gets stored in your fat cells, which leads to mitochondrial malfunction, obesity and obesity-related diseases. I advise keeping your TOTAL fructose consumption below 25 grams per day. 

7. Preservatives

Preservatives lengthen the shelf-life of foods, increasing manufacturers’ profits – at your expense, since most are linked to health problems such as cancer, allergic reactions and more.

This blog is to educate you about the toxins you eat every day in the name of food.

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

 

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