FERMENTED FOODS and WHY we NEED THEM

Why the ancient practice of using mould and bacteria is still an integral part of a modern, healthy diet. Fermentation has been around since the beginnings of time – but we’re only just beginning to truly appreciate the scientific basis of its extraordinary benefits. Partly this is because it is such a mysterious process – take almost any fruit, grain… Read more →

To Floss or Not to Floss? That is the Question…

Should you floss? The answer is of course you should.  “the evidence is weak that flossing is beneficial,  . . . but the evidence that it is not beneficial or harmful is even weaker.”  May I humbly suggest that what I see daily as a dental professional is proof enough – and with a healthcare system riddled with bias, financial… Read more →

CARBS 101: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY OF OUR BELOVED CARB

CARBS 101: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY OF OUR BELOVED CARB by Dr. Jackie Mills  Posted in Nutrition 101 Love them or hate them, carbs are everywhere we look and are often hotly debated. Low-carb diets have had their share of air-time, but we want to explain why some carbs are better than others. Check our where you currently… Read more →

Do I Have Periodontal Disease?

Do I Have Periodontal Disease? Do your gums bleed? Do you have a bad taste in your mouth? Are your gums red or swollen? Do any of your teeth feel loose? Do you currently suffer from diabetes, heart disease, rhuematoid arthritis, osteopenia or an unusual amount of stress? Do you brush and floss at least twice a day? Do you… Read more →

The HEART of the MATTER

For the past century, scientific articles have continued to pour in showing that there are very many risk factors for heart disease, like elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and so on.  There is no question that such risk factors are clearly associated with heart disease, and, when uncontrolled, appear to accelerate its development.  But, there IS a missing link that we must… Read more →

An effortless way to improve your memory

An effortless way to improve your memory A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients. 12 February 2018 When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down… Read more →

Anxiety – Take a Media Break

Anxiety can take its toll. To counteract any anxiety you may be feeling, try adding a calming effect to your day by considering these lifestyle changes: Breathing exercises. They are one of the best single anti-anxiety measures. Controlling breathing and breath work exercises can offer an immediate lessening of anxiety and a sense of empowerment. Meditation. It can help lessen the effect of… Read more →