What we eat and drink has a powerful impact on our teeth. Even our kids’ baby teeth are tremendously affected by what they put in their mouths.
When consuming foods and drinks, the bacteria in our mouth converts sugars and carbs from the foods we eat into acids. Over time the acids begin to attack the enamel on our teeth, which starts the decay process.
National Children’s Dental Health Month reminds us that our children’s oral health is essential to their overall health and well-being.
It may feel like your child is too young for the dentist, but the earlier children begin a healthy relationship with the dentist, the better.
Many people believe that baby teeth don’t need to be cared for like adult teeth since they fall out at such a young age anyways… but children with cavity problems in their baby teeth are at much higher risk for cavities and other oral health issues down the road.
Each year, the late fall and winter season welcome the challenge of warding off a multitude of colds and flus that spread around our homes, schools, the workplace, shopping cart handles, and essentially everything we come into contact with throughout the day.
If you have been one of the lucky ones who have avoided sickness this winter, take the following actions to protect yourself throughout the final weeks of this cold and flu season.
On Friday, February 5th, let’s unite to prevent heart disease and stroke in women. Help turn America Red and SAVE WOMEN’S LIVES throughout the globe by wearing your red
National Wear Red Day® takes place on the first Friday of February each year- a day created to encourage everyone to wear red, raise your voices, understand your cardiovascular risk, and take action to live longer, healthier lives.
Our mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends are at risk. Each year, heart disease causes more deaths among women than all cancers combined.
American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day are just around the corner, and create perfect reminders about the importance of staying true to our heart health.
If you are like me, you may tend to over-indulge in delicious comfort foods, such as your favorite baked sweet treats during the colder months. Valentine’s Day also traditionally gives us an added excuse to spoil our taste buds with fancy dinners out and expensive chocolates.
Two years ago, my husband had a near fatal car accident on his drive home from visiting our daughter; this accident was due to his blood sugar dropping dangerously low. I was out of town when everything occurred, and we are truly blessed that he didn’t injure other drivers on the road that morning.
Looking for another reason to love your body? How about the fact that it burns calories all by itself- as long as you don’t get in the way. Even while sitting around doing nothing, our bodies are continuously burning calories.
Boosting metabolism is the holy grail of many weight loss programs being promoted today. Many of us may long for a speedy metabolism, but how fast our body burn calories depends on several factors such as: