The Way Stress Affects Your Teeth and Overall Health
Treating the cause of the problem.
I believe so heavily in all things Health and my recent check up at The Melbourne Smile Centre has given me a deep insight into the link of Oral Health and overall Health. What interests me the most is the connection of teeth and gums and Optimum Health!
The mouth doesn’t lie. It is the window into our overall Health and Wellbeing.
If you have got chronic inflammation in your mouth then it’s likely you’ve got a problem brewing elsewhere, too.
It is chronic inflammation that is the root cause of almost all systemic illnesses, which is why there’s so much research about poor dental health linking to heart disease, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, infertility issues, low birth weight, and cancer.
Want a set of perfect sparkly glossy healthy pearlers? Good news, I know just how to get them. Whether you’ve had a long standing feud with your teeth since your teenage days, or you are after a little tweak, The team at the Melbourne Smile centre are smile saviours. Their approach is aimed at producing the absolute best healthy teeth and preventing dental problems prior to undertaking any cosmetic or corrective procedures you may wish to have. After my deep and meaningful consultation I found out what the latest and best dental innovations are to achieve ultimate #smilegoals.
I personally have been experiencing chronic fatigue and not feeling 100% well. This may be because after seeing my Dentist my teeth need some love.
I had my teeth checked and thoroughly cleaned and the outcome is that my gums showing are not at optimal health, they are very red and inflamed. So I have had 3 appointments at the Melbourne Smile Centre and they have been taking care of my Health. I can honestly say that I never expected that my dentist could have such a tremendously positive impact on my quality of life. In the next couple of months I will be having my wisdom teeth removed and have Invisalign done to straighten my teeth.
First things first though, having a dental hygienist clean my teeth up is extremely imperative. Having too much inflammation in the body is bad for you. It’s a real enemy when it comes to putting your health at risk and creating stress. When you’re inflamed, you’re more likely to put on weight, have skin issues, feel lethargic and irritable, and be more susceptible to illness and disease. Yikes. Needless to say, it’s best to keep inflammation at bay.
An obvious connection between dentistry and systemic health that research supports is that microbes in the mouth are also found in the gut. Gram negative bacteria are those bacteria that live in oxygen poor environments, like the areas under the gums and between teeth. These bacteria have access to the digestive tract and can cause inflammation in the gut just as they do in the mouth. This is called the microbiome, the combined genetic material of the microorganisms in a particular environment, in this instance this mouth and gut. Do your gums bleed? Are they red and inflamed? Now imagine these same things going on within your gut. If the bacteria in your mouth are causing inflammation in your gums, you may assume that the same thing is going on along your intestinal lining. This is because the same bacteria or microbiome is present in both places. Omg!
Lifestyle factors such as lowering stress levels through meditation and yoga, and eating a high quality diet low in sugar and carbohydrates can have a positive effect on pH and inflammation. People often don’t realize how important a daily stress reduction practice is to health and the quality of your daily experience, especially in the areas of resilience and coping with stress.
Regularly Dental check ups and daily flossing and softly brushing the teeth are essential to long term health. Here are a few other guidelines I follow to keep my teeth as healthy as they can be:
HOLISTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL HEALTH.
Here is a good Dental hygiene routine habit to follow.
Make sure the things you do the most of are of quality and can affect your health. We sleep the most, we move the most, we eat and drink the most.
A way to keep your teeth in good health is to balance and prioritise sleep, not binge on alcohol and sugar.
Focusing on foods that will keep your mouth and teeth healthy is also something worth considering if you want your smile to see you into old age.
Stress is another issue that needs support. This includes you getting deep sleep and getting off electronics at night. Blue blocker sunglasses help to improve your sleep quality. Blue Light from our phones and computers affect your melatonin and makes it hard to get your deep level sleep.
You need sleep to rest and repair and rejuvinate you. This ultimately helps you to take care of your sleep health.
Blue light says to your brain and especially your melatonin to ease off and your cortisol and stress levels will now strike.
Beyond sleep, research (over 6000 studies) shows that melatonin benefits are profound and far reaching. Known as the body’s most efficient free-radical scavenger with an impressive ability to control oxidative damage, melatonin has powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune properties. This is why a healthy consistent sleep pattern is so beneficial to not only beautifying you but keeping you healthy!
In efforts to not only boost the immune system, but to keep gums happy too, an increase of daily dose of vitamin C. Rather than getting it from a synthetic vitamin tablet, a couple of superfoods that I love include Camu Camu and Kakadu plum that are the most vitamin C rich fruit on the planet. I also love to put Vitamin C on my face topically.
Vitamin C is great for reducing your risk of oral infections and also strengthen the collagen network within your gums.
Coconut Oil Pulling and Tongue Scraping first thing in the morning is beneficial for the health of your body.
Oil pulling works by cleaning and detoxifying the oral cavity in a similar way that soap cleans dirty dishes. It literally sucks the dirt (toxins) out of your mouth and creates a clean, antiseptic oral environment that contributes to the proper flow of dental liquid that’s needed to prevent cavities and disease.
Remember to floss, brush and pixter daily!!! Brushing and removal of inter proximal plaque are important in the prevention of oral disease such as gingivitis, periodontitis and caries. It is shown from studies that the effects of oral health are slowly becoming more understood as not localised to the mouth but also having an impact on systemic health.
I will keep you posted on my transformation to optimum teeth health. Watch this space.
If you wish to book a complimentary initial consultation to discuss dental services,
call (03) 9824 7722
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A HEALTHY BODY BEGINS WITH A HEALTHY GUT
My deeply purifying and skin beautifying Colonic Hydrotherapy experience at the beyond Heavenly @towonderlandwellnessspa ✨?
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Have you ever noticed how lifeless your skin looks after a night of drinking and eating naughty sugary salty junk?! Ladies and Gentleman it shows!!!!
Your skin is a TRUE reflection of how healthy you really are. Colon health is linked to Skin health…. I am having a series of colonics with the alignment of skin love support by the beautiful @ingridseaburn
After 3 colonics and an intensive beautyifying facial, my “gut face” of furrowed brow, exhausted puffy eyes and inflamed skin beholds razor sharp cheekbones, glowing skin, bright sparkly green eyes and my little pony shiny glossy hair. It is indeed the most divine nurturing cleansing experience…. I had been struggling with stress and hormonal breakouts were angry as my skin was taking a turn for the worst! ?
I needed a detox and internal cleanse to get to the root of my skin flare up.
As Hippocrates once said, “all disease begins in the gut.” To Wonderland Wellness Spa Treatments are designed to promote longevity; restoring balance to body and mind, inspiring rejuvenation of spirit, whilst alleviating stress and fatigue.
Our intestines are 22 feet long. A healthy, fibrous, whole food CLEAN diet will move through those 22 feet with ease and create a bowel movement like clockwork approx 30 minutes after you eat each meal. This would equate to 3 healthy movements per day. However, this isnt what everybody experiences, as soon as the bowels become sluggish (due to stress, unhealthy food, acidity or lack of circulation/ movement), the fermentation and putrefaction of food waste will occur before it gets a chance to leave your intestines.
It should NOT be fermenting inside of you feeding parasites! OMG!!!
DO YOU KNOW We absorb the toxins and ammonia gas particles that result from fermentation, which then go directly into our blood stream. This can cause headaches, cloudy or foggy thinking, bloating, depression, anxiety, abdominal pain, joint pain, bad skin like Acne breakouts and infection (due to waste in the blood) and even heart arrhythmias…
SO, by Keeping your intestinal tract clean is the most important thing you will ever do, and here is why….. The billions of cells in your body – your skin, hair, nails, brain and organs ALL depend on the absorption of nutrients from food in the bowels. This absorption can be completely blocked from your healthy cells due to retained waste in the colon!!!
This is why you should colon cleanse….. As people get older there is an accumulation of waste from unfit foods, chemicals, and negative emotions. Let it GO!
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FREEZE YOUR FAT OFF FOREVER!
So, despite eating clean and healthy, always at Yoga or Pilates and generally kicking ass at living, we all have those “trouble areas” on our butts, thighs or tummies. In fact, some people are just genetically predisposed to carrying and storing pockets of fat in different areas. So if you are concerned about stubborn pockets of fat that are immune to diet and exercise Body Catalyst uses state of the art, non-invasive technologies that act as a catalyst to help stimulate and improve the natural processes of the body, helping you achieve your body love goals.
READ ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE AT BONDI BODY CATALYST.
A targeted controlled cooling process using a special vacuumed applicator is placed onto an area of fat on the body and lowers the treatment area to -9C. I chose to target my inner thighs.
Clinical studies show fat cells cannot survive at this temperature and so it effectively kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination.
Once crystallized the fat cells slowly break down and are transported through the lymphatic system to the liver where they processed out of the body as waste. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they are gone for good….
At my treatment, I had a Nutrition Consultation with the beautiful Amy who believes in a healthy balanced diet for a sustainable lifestyle.
I love her philosophy of supporting and aligning with this treatment, she is very knowledgeable and passionate about body love and healthy eating. One of the guidelines is not to drink Coffee 2 hrs before treatment and no alcohol for 24 hrs prior. Then 2 Litres or more of purified water after the treatment to help flush out impurities and toxins.
So, after the cooling process kills the fat cells, they’re attacked by white blood cells, which convert them to triglycerides that are then metabolised by the liver and eliminated.
The process results in a 20-30% fat reduction. The best bit? Once those fat cells are gone, they’re gone forever!!! YAY! After the 2-hour treatment was over, I only had a day of numbness, plus slight tenderness that went away in a few hours.
I am going back to Body Catalyst in 10-12 weeks to track my progress, as it takes that time for your body to flush out the dead cells via your lymph system. I will let you know my experience and results! I LOVE that this is a non surgical holistic approach for fat reduction.
So, one of the hottest beauty treatments in Bondi uses cold therapy.
Polar Bare Club Cryotherapy
This treatment supports blood circulation and improves lymphatic drainage. What is the first thing you do when you are in pain from an injury?
Hello an ice pack.
For ever we’ve know instinctively that that something about ice makes us feel better when we are in pain.
Cryotherapy is an ultra-cold treatment designed to shock the body into action by revving up blood circulation and boosting the immune and central nervous systems. And when we say cold, we’re talking minus 140c
To give you an idea of how cold that is, home freezers are chilled to minus 18c and it’s minus 89c in Antarctica!!!
As a result, the body detoxifies itself more easily. The treatment cleanses the skin and removes waste substances, also the metabolism is activated and the body burns calories. The process has been shown to relieve soreness and inflammatory conditions, it also stimulates the autonomic nervous system, your breathing, heartbeat and digestive systems…
The benefits of Cryotherapy for Beauty, Health, Muscle Recovery and Detox
- Reduction of wrinkles through the boosted production of collagen
- Activation of the metabolism through burning extra calories
- Reduction of cellulite, acne and pimples through improved blood circulation and drainage of toxins
- Firmer skin
- Stimulates lymphatic drainage
- Activates blood circulation
- Reduces fatigue
- Improves sleep
- Balances hormone levels
- Stimulates cell renewal
- Natural detox for body and skin
- Closes pores
- Faster recovery after surgery
- Treatment of psoriasis and dermatitis
- Strengthens nails
So, what was my experience? Within seconds of warming up, I felt alive. I knew from my research that what I was experiencing was an insane supercharged rush of endorphins the feel-good result of putting your body into total shock.
This rush is why so many people are obsessed with cryotherapy, YES it’s a true high. it’s a thrill followed by a rush of pride. YAY I did it!
Your body works harder to heat and transport blood, resulting in increased metabolism and calorie expenditure.
Consequently, it’s been reported that 500-800 calories are burned as a result of each session! ICE ICE BABY.
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THE BEAUTY SCENE FRESHWATER
???My skin has been a bit blah lately, so I have been on the endless pursuit for a Beauty glow and thanks to weekly treatments of Omnilux facials and consistant Infrared Saunas I now have a zenned out complexion thats hydrated, plumped and glowy.
Sunlight is highly beneficial to humans. Not only does it help the body react and produce Vitamin D, Omnilux is the latest technology in light therapy to combat ageing. It detoxes, heals and rejuvenates your skin for fresher, brighter, younger looking skin.
Infrared is insanely powerful as it infiltrates deep down many layers and encourages nitric oxide production and mitochondrial respiration in the cells which increases blood flow to the nerves and other tissues. This lasts for several hours after sauna. This can dramatically increase circulation to injury sites and areas of chronic pain! It is incredible… You sit in the sauna for 30mins listening to relaxing music and reading mags.
When infrared light is used for therapeutic purposes, it is referred to as photobiomodulation, or biostimulation. This therapy is being researched for amazing things such as the reversal of traumatic brain injury, recovery from the debilitating effects of stroke and heart attack, and the regeneration of damaged nerves and severed spinal cords.
I love the infrared sauna for these 2 reasons!
- DETOXIFIES THE BODY – Increased blood circulation from NIR stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins and waste. Sweat is the only way to remove certain carcinogenic PCBs, dioxins, phthalates, and volatile organic hydrocarbons. This can improve your skin as toxins are no longer coming out through eruptions and blemishes.
- REDUCES CELLULITE – Cellulite is fat mixed with toxins that are trapped, in part due to an underactive circulatory system. Cellulite is so visible, in part due to weakened connective tissue or fascia. NIR helps rebuild connective tissue and has been shown to reduce cellulite.
Thank you to the incredibly knowledgeable beauty experts, these beautiful girls have also been looking after my eyebrows, and doing an organic spray tan on my body before photoshoots, and have got me addicted to SPF50+ Sunblock!
Results… High beaming, beautiful natural fresh skin without the use of filters.
30 mins in the sauna having a giggle! xx
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At Prana, they are big advocates for raw foods. Prana juices are fresh, raw, living foods, pure and uncontaminated by preservatives, GMO ingredients or any methods of pasteurization. Their juices also have no added sugars, flavors or colors – just picked, pressed, bottled and delivered to stores.
Our body’s are extremely intuitive, and will give us signs when it’s time to shape up and pay attention to what it needs.
Detox is an important part of maintaining health and beauty, and drinking Prana is the ultimate purification with enriched extracts of earths finest ingredients, allowing your body to reset itself in natural harmony. This juice offers a perfect balance of vitality and variety, inspiring your inner radiance and exterior glow. The fiber in juice plays a key role in this process. Fiber has no calories, and it helps remove circulating fats and toxins, and removes them straight out of your body.
I believe in loving your LIVER! As, the liver is the major fat burning organ in the body and regulates fat metabolism by a complicated set of biochemical pathways. It can also pump excess fat out of the body through the bile into the small intestines. If the diet is high in fiber, this unwanted fat will be carried out of the body via the bowel actions.
This is why the liver is the fat burning excreting machine for keeping weight loss and deep cleansing organ. I believe in saturating the body with antioxidants and fruits and veggies are essential for body love beauty glow.