Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Latest fads for a perfect smile 😄

Latest fads for a perfect smile by Sarah Jebreil

Probiotics are the craze these days because with our super clean-living habits (including eating food out of boxes), our microbiomes are not balanced. Our ancestors used to eat less processed food and have less cleanly living conditions, which allowed for less gut imbalance and more bacterial flora within the body. Bacteria: gross right? In reality, bacteria contributes to flawless skin, thin physique and fresher breath. Scientists have found that bacterial imbalances in the GI tract, which start in your mouth, can contribute to a whole host of issues.

According to Dr. Amy Myers' interview with Goop, studies have shown that anxiety, depression, and weight gain can be transferred via fecal transplants, suggesting the broad impact bacteria has on health. About 60 to 80 percent of our immune system lives in our gut. Imbalances in the gut’s microbiome (which is primarily made up of bacteria) lead to digestive issues, while many other potential effects can be felt throughout the body—from feelings of fatigue to depression, thyroid dysfunction, autoimmunity, and a host of skin issues. Conditions like rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, and acne are really inflammatory conditions, and often a manifestation of something that is happening deeper within the body.

When you fix the gut, skin issues often resolve as well. In addition, the tip of the GI tract, the mouth, has a whole host of its own bacteria that can become imbalanced and cause periodontal disease, decay and halitosis. Studies thave shown that with proper probiotic supplementation, the oral conditions can diminish.

So, which supplement is right for you? It is recommended to take one with 30 billion CFU, but if you are going to be taking or are taking antibiotics, it's important to up your dose to 100 billion CFU. Also, be sure to read the fine print, because when we taking CFU, choose 30 billion CFU at the time of expiration.

It is also important to look for SBO probiotics or Soil Based Organisms because they are more resistant to the GI tract acids that cause the bacteria to become inactive by the time they reach the gut. If you have a leaky gut or are immunocompromised, it is important to consult with your doctor prior to taking an SBO probiotic.

While it is difficult to overdose on probiotics, you may notice bloating and discomfort if you do take too much, therefore always take the recommended dose and back off if it is too much in the beginning. Also trying to incorporate fermented foods into your diet is a great way to get started as well. A shot of Apple Cider Vinegar or Kombucha are great ways to start integrating more probiotics into your diet easily.

Your GI tract starts at the mouth, therefore keeping the entry point clean is of utmost importance.

When you neglect your oral health, no matter how many supplements you take, they will not be able to circumvent the inflammation and disease you pass with each swallow to the rest of you body.

Another hot trend? Oil pulling, the ancient Ayurvedic process of detoxifying the mouth, teeth and gums. The oil attracts bacteria and pulls it out of the tissues and teeth as you swish it around. It is thought to improve skin clarity, asthma, and arthritis. Also, the process of swishing the oil around for 20 minutes is excellent facial yoga and can actually improve muscle tone as well. Start with a teaspoon of coconut oil, such as Skinny and Co because it's raw and has a hint of peppermint. Begin swishing the oil around your mouth, pulling in in and out of your teeth and swishing into all corners of the oral cavity.

Spit out the oil and use a WaterPik, followed by a toothbrush to remove residue. Results are not seen overnight, but within a minimum of 2 weeks, you will start to see results in your complexion, facial tone and oral health, and while at first 20 minutes can seem exhausting for those facial muscles, within no time they will build up stamina. http://www.sarahjebreildds.com/

More about Sarah Jebreil, DDS

Sarah Jebreil is highly skilled and sought after for her ability to create youth and beauty in the face. Dr Jebreil is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and in 2017 was appointed to the Board of Directors of the AACD. She has published many articles and serves on the Editorial Board of the Dental Products Report. Patients love Dr.Jebreil’s keen eye and responsible aesthetics to create beautiful smiles as nature intended……‘Everyone will notice but no one will know.’


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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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