Gum Disease

Smile With Confidence, Even If You Have Diabetes

…severe forms of gum disease, and they typically lose more teeth than people without diabetes. The main culprit behind the increased risk of periodontal disease is damage to blood vessels due to elevated blood sugar levels. Without nourishment and removal of wastes from their tissues, the gums become less…

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Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

…higher risk of developing periodontal disease than people without blood sugar problems. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, occurs when the gums become infected and inflamed. Signs that you may have periodontal disease include: * red, sore, swollen gums * bleeding gums * loose or sensitive teeth * bad breath…

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Floss Your Way to Better Heart Health

…and cardiovascular disease. The reason is that periodontal disease (infection and inflammation of the gums) is associated with increased levels of C-reactive protein (CRP)—and the higher your CRP the greater your risk of cardiovascular disease. So, keeping your teeth and gums in good shape is one…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

…builds up in your gum line and plaque in your arteries are connected. Dental plaque causes gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), and as it progresses, your mouth becomes a breeding ground for bacteria that pass into the blood and cause inflammation elsewhere. People with gum disease invariably have higher…

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How to Quit Smoking Naturally

…months without a cigarette, your risk of having a heart attack will drop, and your lung function will improve. * After one year, your risk of heart disease will be cut by 50 percent, as will your risk of lung cancer after five years. In short, I don't know anyone who has quit smoking naturally for any…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…-carotene from mixed carotenoids, daily. Vitamin C Vitamin C plays a critical role in warding off disease. Studies have shown that people with high blood levels of vitamin C have reduced risk of heart disease, and that vitamin C may help delay or prevent cataracts. A high intake of C also supercharges some…

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Knock Out a Top Cause of Diabetic Complications

…. But, as I will explain, this devastation is largely preventable. Nutrient Losses Cause Diabetic Complications Diabetes is a nutritional wasting disease. The elevated blood sugar levels that characterize diabetes cause excessive urination. In fact, diabetes mellitus is taken from two Greek words meaning…

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Little-Known Health Benefits of Probiotics

…for diarrhea and constipation associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and for ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s and other inflammatory bowel diseases. * Obesity. Research suggests that probiotics may help fight the battle of the bulge. The bacteria that reside in your intestinal tract are involved…

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