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Periodontal Disease and it’s Effects on the Human Physiology – Part 4
Periodontal Disease and the Relationship to Cardiovascular Heart Disease.

Most individuals realize that there are environmental and genetic predispositioning factors associated with cardiovascular disease. These include: diabetes, lipid abnormalities and associated metabolism issues, obesity, hypertension and age.

Environmental issues play a major role also which may include: stress, smoking, chronic infections processed exercise.

Additionally more recent research shows that patients that have periodontal biofilms create a domino effect of chronic infections inflammatory processes, oxidative stress, and immune dysfunction to cardiovascular disease.

Bacteria: streptococcus mutants and porphyrominas, gingivitis can stimulate platelet aggregation and thrombus formation.

42% of atheromatous plaque are found in patients with periodontal disease. 25% of patients have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Men younger than 50 years of age have a 72% higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Additionally, those that have periodontal disease have a two-fold increased risk of both fatal and non-fatal strokes.

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Periodontal Disease and it’s Effects on the Human Physiology – Part 2
Periodontal Disease and its Relationship with Diabetes

Patients that suffer from either type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent) or type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent) have twice the risk of periodontal disease than non diabetics.

Did you know, because I did not, that periodontal disease ranks the sixth most common complication of diabetes.  Additional those that have periodontal disease with infections have worse glycemic or blood sugar control. Leading to the etiology of this is to be related to inflammation and insulin resistance.

The bottom line is that the control of infections and associated biofilms should be standard treatment.

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Periodontal Disease and it’s Effects on the Human Physiology – Part 1

Periodontal Disease is a highly prevalent disease that causes chronic inflammation affecting the gums and supporting bones.

Periodontal Disease occurs in patients age 30 years and older. There is also a strong association between periodontal disease and the following: cardiovascular disease, kidney or renal issues, osteoporosis, lung problems and diabetes.

Periodontal disease occurs more frequently in men at 56% and 38% in women.  Periodontal disease is an inflammatory process which occurs or starts by oral yeast, bacteria, viruses or their by-products. This on-going process leads to inflammation and ultimately bone loss.

There are over 700 different species of bacteria that live within the mouth. These bacteria work in harmony to produce proteins and enzymes. Unlike free floating bacteria, these polymicrobial forms exist in biofilms that are resistant to normal antimicrobial drugs.

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Let’s Make Chicken Soup With A Twist
Ingredients

• 1 big pot filled up halfway with water.
• 2 organic chickens cut up
• Shitaki mushrooms- 1 pound cut
• Organic Cilantro- 1 batch cut
• 6 Large cloves of garlic, crushed
• Green onions, 1-2 batches chopped
• Baby Carrots
• Celery- cut into pieces

Directions

1. Boil water and add some salt ( 1 tablespoon) , turn down to medium heat
2. Add Chicken, garlic, baby carrots, celery, cilantro, mushrooms and green onions
3. Stir ingredients constantly
4. Cook on medium heat for 2-3 hours. Remove chicken once it separate from bones. Take all chicken meat and place back in soup. Dispose of bones.
5. Cook on low fire for another one hour.
6. If possible let sit over night in refrigerator that way all the flavors can mix. Reheat and Serve.

Integrative Treatment for Hypothyroidism: Blog 3 of 3

Nutraceutical Supplementation

Patients diagnosed with hypothyroidism have been shown to have the following symptoms and deficiencies. Dr. Smith would address the following health issues through nutraceuticals to help to put the body back into balance.

  • Iron Deficiency – Iron deficiency impedes thyroid hormone synthesis by reducing thyroid peroxidase.
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Are thought to have some role in thyroid follicular cell proliferation.
  • Vitamin D – Has great importance in immune function by its relocation of the inflammatory cytokine production and inflammatory cell proliferation necessary for inhibiting autoimmune inflammation.
  • Probiotics – Patients that have symptoms of hypothyroidism such as constipation, flatulence and bloating also have, or are prevalent to small bowel bacterial overgrowth or SBO. Probiotic usage is beneficial to ameliorate gut flora abnormalities.