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The ABC’s of Vitamins

Here's our Cast List: Vitamin A; the "B's" (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12); Vitamins C, D, E, K, and P. Some, like Vitamin C, are old friends; others, like Vitamin P (bioflavonoids) are more mysterious. What they have in common: all can be found in one or another food source. And all can be taken as "Vitamin Supplements." Here's where the ABC's of vitamins begin to get fuzzy. Not everyone agrees on the merits of vitamin supplements. And vitamins appear to have a role in disease prevention, but researchers are still working to understand it. We do know that a balanced diet of meat, fish, dairy products, whole grains, citrus and other fruits, and green leafy vegetables can provide virtually [...]

By |2022-01-10T22:51:54+00:00April 5th, 2022|Nutrition|Comments Off on The ABC’s of Vitamins

Guard Against Gum Disease

More than half of adult Americans have gum disease. Poor nutrition causes much of it, with neglect contributing a share. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, with doctors suggesting that bacteria from gums moves into the bloodstream and then to the heart, in turn, causing increased rate of heart attack and stroke. The saliva of people with gum disease also doesn't have the antioxidant effectiveness of healthy people, inhibiting the body's ability to ward off inflammation. Other possible risks from the condition may include rheumatoid arthritis, low-birth-weight and premature births, and respiratory infections. Seniors with sore gums have a higher rate of chronic illness. You can prevent gum disease by brushing properly with a soft-bristle brush and flossing [...]

By |2020-03-28T16:50:22+00:00May 14th, 2019|Periodontal Dentistry|Comments Off on Guard Against Gum Disease