Early human mouth is called Stomodaeum – Which in Latin translates to Mouth of God where Stoma = mouth and Daeum = of God.
Of all the access points into the body, Mouth is the biggest portal of entry, where we voluntarily decide what enters into our body. If we focus on a very elemental level, what actually enters our body is Solids, liquids and Air via our mouth.
Everything that we put in our mouth interacts with our body, whether it is food, water or even air. The general rule when something enters inside the body is either it has to get processed and converted to another energy form in body, or it has to come out of the body. If something does stay in the body without changing its form (eg metals) then it is going to have active, passive or neutral effect in the body.
Hence, the Journey of uncovering the Secrets of an ageless body begins in the mouth. If we simply focus on what enters our body via our mouth, we can create a massive shift towards an ageless and healthy body. Human beings, however, all have the Gift of FREE will. That means we have the choice to choose what we want with our life including our body. This also means that what we put inside our mouth is directly proportional to how much we are using our free will to honor or abuse our own body.
Most health and wellness industry focused on either food/diet plans, or modified drinks or meditation related products forget that the secrets to a fit body do not lie in only one approach. Our body cannot shift by just focusing on one of the elements! An individual shift towards a disease free or ache free ageless body can only happen when we focus on all three elements simultaneously! I go into much more of an elaborate discussion about this when I talk about it in my upcoming LASIVA method.
So what choices are you making to put in your mouth? Are you helping or hurting your body? Can we reverse aging if we chose wisely?
About: Dr. Kalpna Ranadive is an entrepreneur, mom and on a mission to create a generational shift in humanity towards a disease free tomorrow. She is also founder and CEO of Vedic Dental. She, an Ivy League graduate has four dental degrees and has created a dental practice business model, which is designed to preserve and honor our body via self-healing and blended technology. Her single visit practice model attracts many working and busy moms and ageless body health seekers to her practice. With simple easy to use methods, she believes our body already has all the tools necessary to heal into agelessness.
Human teeth, well known for the creation of beautiful smiles are primarily assumed to exist in our mouths mainly to chew on food. The basic primordial functions of human teeth however, go magnificently deeper and amaze us when we realize as to why they truly exist.
In a life-threatening situation especially trauma to head and neck, every bone structure in human face and skull is “divinely” designed to protect, salvage and leave the brain untouched. It is in moments like these we thank and appreciate the sheer brilliance of “The One” who created human body to survive and thrive no matter how modern we get in our lifestyles.
In sudden jerky movements of head and neck like those experienced in automobile accidents or even high speed roller coasters, our teeth are designed to take on the first blow and act as shock absorbers. The hardness of enamel, clenching of teeth in crisscross pattern and a beautiful group function of all teeth as one unit that take on any blow is dynamically beautiful. Research has shown that people who don’t have teeth actually crack/fracture their jaws much more as compared to those who have all teeth still present.
Human beings are a minority compared to the number of microbes that exist on planet earth! Bacteria, which were the first life form on earth millions of years ago, have contributed to evolution of every single species from then on. Human DNA is thus made up of 37% of bacterial DNA according to latest research. Trillions of microflora surrounds us and are also within us. Fortunately 99% of this microflora is beneficial and infact needed by our body to keep us healthy and thriving.
But wait a minute, didn’t Louis Pasteur, Father of the Germ theory, one who devised the concept of Pasteurization say that germs are the cause of all disease? Well guess what on his death bed, Louis Pasteur recanted that, Antoine Bechamp (another scientist as that time) was right, germs means nothing, soil (Terrain) is everything. Antoine Bechamp had strongly opposed Pasteur blaming germs for everything and had said that bad germs are produced in dead and decaying tissue. Hence if the tissue is made healthy those bad germs disappeared.
Ask any dentist or physical therapist and you will hear one common theme….they will all agree that majority of the population has improper biting position. Any person who has headaches (especially early morning or late night), unexplained Jaw pain, Jaw Joint (TMJD) pain, or even unexplained backaches, fatigue, earaches or even vertigo could very well be suffering from an improper biting position issues.
Turmeric has been part of traditional medicine in India and Asia for thousands of years. Turmeric is a critical ingredient in curry powder, giving it both color and flavor.
It has a key active ingredient named curcumin, which is responsible for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral properties and is a natural cancer fighter.
Dr Alok Mishra of Emory University, Atlanta, USA, says that "According to our new findings, we could say that turmeric is good for oral health.” HPV is a virus that promotes the development of cervical and oral cancer. There is no cure, but curcumin may offer a means of future control. Curcumin – appears to have a quelling effect on the activity of human papillomavirus (HPV), reported Science 2.0.
We have all experienced headaches in our lifetime. Some get a few headaches occasionally others get them very often. Headaches can range from mild to severe due to many reasons. Usually headaches also trigger neck and jaw pain and generally most people are miserable during a headache. 90% of headaches are Tension headaches, which usually are triggered by excessive muscle tension in the upper back, shoulders, neck and face. 90% of tension headaches happen in women. Moreover, interestingly 90% of Jaw joint problems happen in women.
Now close your eyes and imagine a life with continuous 24/7 mild to severe headache and neck ache! Yikes! Most people say that they much rather be dead than live a life with 24/7 headache.
Luckily, for all of us, there is a very sophisticated and highly intelligent headache prevention system present within each of our bodies. This magnificently synchronized system actually prevents majority of our headaches even before they can begin within our head. Here is how….
How to Improve your Oral Health using Oil Therapy.
Internet today has brought about many Ayurvedic health therapies into the forefront of public awareness. Many busy health seekers, however, are looking for something simple, easy to pronounce (not Sanskrit), something that does not involve going to a health practitioner and also something that can be self-implemented easily. Thus was born the word “Oil Pulling”.
Now I do want to pause here for a moment to clarify the false expectations created by many internet health gurus. In the process of oversimplifying, many gurus have been amplifying total body health benefits associated with oil pulling. Almost making Oil Pulling sound like a miracle cure for multiple health issues. For experiencing greater bodily benefits however, you need to understand original ayurvedic oral therapies for a moment.
Authentic Vedic oral therapies are designed to be preventative, symptomatic as well as curative. Using these methods, surgery or medication could be prevented for a number of chronic illnesses. To incorporate authentic Vedic oral therapies individualized to your body type, will need more than just one simple video or article on the internet. Why.......?
Because all original Vedic oral therapies involve an absolute individualized approach based on individual body type. These therapies take into consideration current status of health or status of various stages of disease progression before being customized for each person. Thus due to lack of custom individualization, modern "simplified" oil pulling may not give you all the original bodily benefits of oral therapies.
Internet is buzzing with recommendations these days about how Lemon or Lime water is good for your health. And how you should start your day by drinking a cup of Hot lemon Water. From Health Gurus to Health sites to your facebook feed you will see this as the latest recommended "Health Advice"!
Lemon water is touted for turning Alkaline the minute it hits the Stomach, hence it acts as gut and blood cleanser. While I do hold my reservations about such claims that lemons make the stomach alkaline, I do know that Lemon/Lime are a great source of Vitamin C and are a must add to every diet protocol.