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Living with diabetes? Watch your mouth!

January 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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11723Living with diabetes? Watch your mouth!

 

(Family Features)  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with diabetes are two times more likely to develop gum disease. In fact, about one-third of people with diabetes have severe gum disease.

 

Why are those with diabetes more vulnerable to gum disease? High blood glucose levels impair the body’s ability to heal from oral infections and uncontrolled diabetes can make treating gum disease more difficult, according to the American Diabetes Association. The Association is joining with Colgate to launch a new “Watch Your Mouth!” campaign to help raise awareness surrounding the often over-looked link between oral health and diabetes. Here are some tips to help you live well with diabetes:

 

  • Watch your mouth! Begin to develop healthy oral care habits, like brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist regularly. Research shows that brushing twice a day with Colgate Total toothpaste can help improve gum health in as little as four weeks.*
  • Don’t miss out on your favorite foods. Just eat healthier versions that everyone in your family can enjoy. Making simple substitutions to most dishes can help increase nutritional value, while not sacrificing on taste.
  • Use the right tools. Stay organized with a journal large enough to keep your diet, exercise, goals and health information together. Keep a week’s worth of prescriptions in one place with a handy pill case.
  • Know your risks. The American Diabetes Association lists the common risk factors for diabetes as being 45 or older, being overweight, not exercising regularly, having high blood pressure and being a part of certain racial and ethnic groups.
  • Visit your dentist. While your doctor and certified diabetes educator play an important role in helping with your diabetes, so does your dentist. If you don’t see a private-practice dentist, you can visit dental schools that provide services at a fraction of the cost to help you keep your mouth healthy.

 

For more expert tips and information, visit www.OralHealthAndDiabetes.com.

 

*Results improve with continued twice daily use, as shown in 6 month clinical studies of the general population.

 

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Senior Citizens Health – Choose to Be Healthy the Natural Way by Philip Jubb

April 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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As a Senior Citizen your body looks after you, well most of the time. It  behoves us well to as Senior Citizens to  return the favour and look after our  body.

Natural  is about being proactive. You need to be dedicated to making and  keeping your body healthy.

Natural medicine does not cause drowsiness and works with the body to help  you.

Natural medicine, made from natural ingredients, because of its  anti-bacterial effects, is used by many senior citizens in place of traditional  medicine to assist in the cure their ailments.

Natural is not about being a health freak, but more about being a health  conscious person,  making the natural health lifestyle work for and with you.    It seems unlikely that you as a Senior Citizen will have been living a junk food  and quick meal life,  but, if you have,  you will need to consider incorporating  a series vitamins into your regime.

Natural means incorporating more natural solutions in your life. The best way  to prevent, treat, and in many cases cure illness is to give your body the right  tools and let it go to work reduce  the amount of processed food you eat keep  the salt and alcohol down and take more exercise and get more sleep..

Recent studies seem to  have confirmed that an increased intake of water and  the proper immune enhancing nutrients  offer the best defence against most  infections. Water please note! Not alcoholic drinks. In fact one of the most  common causes of headaches is lack of proper hydration.

Even back pain can be caused by a lack of fluids. Spinal discs which are  filled with fluid act as shock absorbers in our spinal column and when they are  not hydrated  they deflate and provide less absorption placing the load on the  shell of the disk instead of using  fluid . Another effects of the fluid level  in disks can be lack of movement, moving your head around and moving your upper  body around while sitting at a desk can help alleviate this and allow the discs  to become rehydrated.

High blood pressure or hypertension an be caused by a lower blood volume from  dehydration. Its a bit obvious but since our blood is over 80% water it can be,  from a volume point of view, very susceptible to changes in hydration.

As a senior citizen you will be able to enjoy the pleasures of life with a  body that functions at its optimum for a good few years yet, once you start  living a natural life, you start feeling better; and that is crucial in dealing  with the everyday stresses and strains of the senior citizen growing ever  older.

Philip

Philip can usually be found at Senior Citizens Health either writing on senior citizens  issues or health issues.

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