Healthy Home Hint – Toxic Toothpaste

No one wants cavities, and people have been using fluoride for decades as a way to keep their teeth healthy. Though fluoride has made a difference in the teeth of people in developed countries, it is not a cure-all for oral health. There are many dangers involved in overexposure to fluoride, and since it is in public drinking water—and thus in almost everything we drink and eat—having fluoride in toothpaste only increases the likelihood of ingesting too much of this chemical. Children are even more likely to swallow toothpaste, and they are at the greatest risk for enamel fluorosis, which causes white streaks in the teeth and sometimes even mottling of the teeth in its most severe form. Though only a cosmetic issue in all but the extreme cases, enamel fluorosis is still an example of fluoride causing the very opposite of what we use it for: stronger teeth.

OMG, is my family at toxic risk?

The whole idea of “The Healthy Home” strikes fear in me! What have I been doing all these years that puts my family at risk? There is so much to learn and so much to change! My guess is you might be feeling a little like me? Anyone? This is a new area for me and a part of me wants to ignore it. The good news is we can learn together and we can take simple steps to protect our family from hidden dangers.
I found this really amazing video that I want to encode in my mind to show me that we start with our own body’s natural defences. We take care of our body so it can take care of the hidden toxins. Join me in Long Beach and/or San Diego for a presentation al about The healthy  Home

WEDNESDAY MARCH 30 – Long Beach

THURSDAY MARCH 31 – SAN DIEGO

email@drkarenwolfe.com for details

Broader Risks seen in Type 2 Diabetes

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine

Adults with type 2 diabetes who did not have a known vascular disease died an average of six years earlier than those who did not have diabetes, recent study results revealed.

“About 40% of the years of life lost from diabetes can be attributed to nonvascular conditions, including about 10% attributable to death from cancer,” researchers from the Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine.

They analyzed data from 820,900 people who participated in 97 prospective studies to determine whether type 2 diabetes or hyperglycemia was associated with risk for death from nonvascular conditions.