Deep breathing

Deep breathing helps to relax, lowering the harmful effects of the stress hormone cortisol in the body. It also lowers the heart rate and helps lower the blood pressure. Deep breathing activates parasympathetic nervous system, which induces the relaxation response. There are many different breathing practices that will accomplish this, but the following technique is…

woman breathing

Breathing

The importance of breathing is often overlooked. Yet imbalances in the way we breathe affects body chemistry and blood pH, the first step in all diseases. Ideally, we should breathe through our nose with our tongue resting on our palate. Our nose is designed to filter, warm and humidify the air we breathe. Dysfunctional breathing…

tooth decay

Tooth decay

A dental cavity is a hole in a tooth. But did you know that a cavity is the result of the tooth decay process that happens over time? Did you know that you can interrupt and even reverse this process to avoid a cavity? One of the most common dental diseases is tooth decay, which…

bleeding gums

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums can be a sign of chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is also called low-grade inflammation because it produces a steady, low-level of inflammation throughout the body, shown by a rise in immune system markers found in blood or tissue. Inflammation is part of the body’s defence mechanism and plays a role in the healing…