Do you have a root canal or are you considering it? Read this!

Root canal treatment is treatment for a tooth that has become infected or dead. After scraping out the inside of the tooth the dentist will attempt to disinfect the tooth and the canals to eliminate any source of infection.   According to Dr. Meinig, no matter what material or technique is used ALL root-filled teeth harbor bacteria and/or other infective agents. He explains that the bulk of...

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Do you suffer from reflux? This simple food could be the answer

A lot of people suffer from reflux after eating a meal. Most people assume that they have too much stomach acid and that is the cause of their problems. So they reach for antacids to relieve their symptoms. However, what actually happens is that the body does not produce enough stomach acid to digest the food. There is not enough acid to keep the stomach environment sterile, so yeast starts...

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Is the Gluten Free Fad Just a Fad?

Is the Gluten Free Fad Just a Fad, or an Important Part of a Healthy Gastrointestinal System? by Kylie Smart Having a Gluten Free Diet is definitely the ‘in thing’ right now, it is now common to see restaurants and cafés advertising their Gluten Free options, even country bakeries are stocking Gluten Free breads! But the question is why all of a sudden is Gluten a problem? Our parents grew...

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Does weight affect fertility?

  Obesity or being underweight is involved in about 12% of female cases of infertility. Women with a BMI (body mass index) higher than 25 are considered overweight, and higher than 30 obese. Infertility risk is 2.7-fold higher in obese women. A similar trend is also observed in thin women. It has been reported that obese women have lower rates of egg collection and conception after any...

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Thinking of having a baby?

When thinking of having a baby, one of the first things women do, is buy some prenatal supplements, which is great. This shows that they want to be healthy to give their baby a great start in life. What they don’t realise is that they pay a lot of money for not very good quality supplements. Additionally women feel “safe” that they are giving their body all it needs to conceive a healthy...

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Don’t be conned into this popular breakfast food for kids

  It is advertised as a healthy breakfast option for kids, including ingredients such as hazelnuts, cocoa and a glass of skim milk. You guessed it, it is Nutella. These ingredients don’t sound too bad, right? What they forget to tell you on the ads is that it also includes sugar. How much sugar? You’ll be surprised. Would you let your kids have a couple of Tim Tams for breakfast?...

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