“10 Essential Tips for Perfect Teeth” – by Frederic Patenaude

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“10 Essential Tips for Perfect Teeth” – by Frederic Patenaude

For the past few years I’ve been warning raw foodists to take care of their teeth, because the raw food diet is known to cause more dental problems if proper precautions are not taken.

Many raw food experts deny that fact and yet their followers continue to experience dental disasters.

My Dental Advice Summarized

Here’s a summary of my dental advice for anyone eating a lot of fruits and vegetables.

1) Realize that the raw food diet is more cariogenic.

“Cariogenic” is a term used by dentists that means “more prone to cause cavities” or causing cavities (caries).

The raw food diet is simply more cariogenic because:

- More fruit is consumed, therefore more sugar
– Because fruits and vegetables are low in calories, people tend to eat more often, therefore more exposure to sugar
– More exposure to acidity in lemons, oranges, pineapple, tomatoes, and other acidic foods
– Raw foodists tend to eat other foods that are cariogenic, like dried fruits

Because most people have inherited pretty weak genetics when it comes to teeth, problems are more likely to appear on a raw food diet.

Keep in mind that even wild monkeys will get severe dental problems leading to death when fed bananas (even organic ones).

Maybe our natural diet would have contained a lot more tough fiber, but that’s not the cause in modern days so we should not fall in the trap of “everything natural is perfect.

2) Brush your teeth first thing in the morning, as bacteria have been active during the night.

3) Use a tongue scraper, a metal kind (not plastic).

That’s because bacteria can be transferred from your tongue to your teeth.

4) Your longest brushing session should be before going to bed.

Use a soft toothbrush and don’t apply too much pressure. Use a technique to reach all four corners of the mouth. An electric tooth brush is good too.

5) You should brush for at least 5 minutes in total per day.

You don’t need to brush after or before every meal, but you need to brush for a total of 5 minutes or more per day. However you spread that out doesn’t matter as long as you reach every corner of the mouth.

6) Use a water irrigator once a day

Like the waterpik, or Vita-Jet.

7) Floss once a day.

8) Avoid glycerin in toothpaste.

Glycerin is a substance used in toothpaste. It creates a sticky coat around the teeth that prevents remineralization. Make sure to find a toothpaste without it.

9) However, if you’ve recently experienced dental decay, you should temporarily use a fluoride toothpaste or rinse to re-strengthen your enamel.

That’s for people who have had some serious dental problems. I know there are controversies around the use of fluoride but keep in mind I’m not advocating adding it to water. However, it really works to strengthen the enamel in individuals that have experienced decay, and can stop the progression of the disease.

10) Make sure to wait 30 minutes after meals to brush as to not weaken the enamel from the acids in your mouth. (In fact, you could even brush before your meals).

This is the basic technique but you also need to understand all the background and more advanced techniques such as how to monitor the bacteria content in your mouth.

The only way to prevent dental decay for life and reverse a bad situation is to take active control of your oral environment. Just controlling your diet does not address the root of the problem.

That’s why I publish the best course available on the topic, called “How to Heal and Prevent Dental Disasters.”

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Q & A Series: People, Products and The Health of Our Planet – Interview with Chana Liora/Janine Laura Bronson

For the twenty-second interview, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Chana Liora/Janine Laura Bronson, former assistant to Ann Wigmore, who revolutionized healthy eating in America with wheatgrass, living foods and “energy soups.”. She started the Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston, MA and it moved to West Palm Beach, Florida and is now run by Drs. Anna-Maria and Brian Clement.

From Ann Wigmore’s Wikipedia Page:
In 1968, Ann Wigmore co-founded the Hippocrates Health Institute,a health resort in the United States, with Viktoras Kulvinskas. Known as “the mother of living foods”, she was an early pioneer in the use of wheatgrass juice and living foods for detoxifying and healing the body, mind, and spirit.

In her autobiography, Why Suffer?: How I Overcame Illness & Pain Naturally, Wigmore recalls observing her grandmother using herbs and natural remedies as a child in Lithuania.

Wigmore died in Boston on February 16, 1994, of smoke inhalation from a fire at the Ann Wigmore Foundation.

At the time of her death, the Institute was called the Ann Wigmore Foundation. Brian Clement owned the Hippocrates Health Institute next door, which he moved from Boston to West Palm Beach, Florida.
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Question #1: Tell me briefly about yourself and why you decided to get involved in the “health” industry?

I have come to realize my full potential as a peace-maker, even though this has been a long time in coming, and I believe that a healthy person contributes to a peaceful universe, and think that veganism, in particular a vegan variation of Kosher Parve (which would exclude all animals and animal products in the categories of eggs, fish, dairy and meat) is more peaceful and moderate…more about this in another answer…

As to why I got involved in the “health” industry, and how come I spent time up at the Hippocrates Health Institute… here’s a testimonial, also involving my Mother.

I originally contacted the original Hippocrates Health Institute (in the 1980’s) which used to be located in Boston, MA, because I was reading books by Ann Wigmore but was looking for more information. Little did I expect to reach Ann directly by telephone, all I really wanted to find out was the answer to my question about sprouting fava beans (since I couldn’t really find them on any list as to how long to soak them) and amazingly for me, and a total surprise was that “Dr.” Ann, as she was called back then (she had a doctorate in Divinity) answered the call herself, because at the time, she was actually just lacking an assistant, and praying to find such a person, mentioning it to me, while I was exactly in transition and looking for work, and she invited me up, and I DROVE all the way there, in my little old car from New Jersey to Boston, and luckily for me, she liked me on the spot, and hired me then and there! I assisted her for about three years, when I had to return to Israel, to look after my Mother who was recuperating from a so-called incurable disease (there is no such thing, by the way) from which she made a total recovery and is still alive about 25 years later and approaching 90! Thanks to what I learned from Ann, we can each and every one of us find true healing and not have to rely on conventional medicine. My Mother, of course, chose to immediately stop the “poisonous therapy treatments” to which she was allergic and was being given to her from the hospital of which I made sure they allowed her to be released. I made her wheat grass juices, and other things such as energy soup, that I had learned at the Hippocrates Health Institute, and of course, daily fresh vegetables and fruit from the local farmers’ market, and picked avocados from our family plantation in Pardes-Chana/Karkur (near Hadera on the way to Haifa up North-East, from Netanya). I wish more people would discover how we might try to “Let Food be Thy Medicine, and Medicine be Thy Food” (Hippocrates saying)…

Question #2: If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed to take only 5 items with you (they can be food, books or specific products that are all health-related), what would they be and why?

1- The first item I need that I would not like to leave behind is to take a copy of Perek Shira which has quotes from Biblical sources that speak of the praises of all creations to The Creator.
2- I would take as pure a container of fluoride-free type of mineral or purified water as I can manage to take with me, not knowing when I could find this precious life-giving water, when on the island, knowing that even though this is a heavy item it might be life-sustaining for at least some time.
3- A certain filtering flask that purifies braken-type water from unpotable sources that I might find.
4- I’d appreciate having a compass, for direction.
5- Some sort of a communication device to seek help from the rest of civilization, but not sure if this would work in such a remote place, but who knows?
(Note from interviewer: Although I only asked for 5 items, Chana added an additional one, which is ok by me)
6- If this is available, a map of the desert island to explore the surroundings more logically, oh, and I didn’t know if one could bring another person with, as well? Ha, ha, ha… (not sure who that would be though, haven’t met my true soul mate, ha, ha, ha…)

Question #3: What one message do you want to share with the people of this world that is crucial for their ultimate well-being and longevity?

I think the message of caring compassionately for not only ones own well-being but the wellness of the planet and all of Hashem’s/G-d’s creations is very important from an ecological viewpoint, environmental, ethical reasons against Tza’ar Ba’alei Chayim (not causing harm to any living creature) and feeding the hungry…

Questions #4: If someone could afford to purchase only one product at this moment to start their journey towards better health (food or health-related), what would you recommend and why?

This depends entirely on the person, no two people are identical, cannot give one cure-all…

Question #5: Tell me more about your business/company and/or products you offer to the public to help them achieve optimal health and well-being?

Massage, Brain Gym (in process) and common sense regarding living moderately (my advice is following a Kosher Raw Vegan Organic lifestyle)…

Question #6: What are your hopes/aspirations/dreams for the future health of the people and the planet?

To be at peace, one can vee (I coined this word, meaning to live as a raw vegan-Kosher person…

Question #7: Who is your greatest hero and why?

My greatest hero is Hashem/G-d because He is All-Knowing, Omnipotent and Everlasting

Question #8: Is there anything else you would like to share with the public?

Life is miraculous and very precious and we should value each one of those 86,400 seconds in a 24 hour day.

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Have you watched the video of my Raw Vegan Superfood Multi-Layer Cake?

I did a video showing the Raw Vegan Superfood “No Bake” Multi-Layer Cake using products from Navitas Naturals.

Here are some pictures of what it looks like, along with the products I used. Half of the cake is eaten already and is yummy!

Superfood Multi-layer Cake and products used #1

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Raw Vegan Superfood Multi-Layer Cake and products used #2

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Raw Vegan Superfood Multi-Layer Cake and products used #5

Raw Vegan Superfood Multi-Layer Cake and products used #5

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Check out the video of me talking about all the products used:

Navitas Naturals: Organic Superfood Products – Part 2

Check out the video of the cake and how I made it:

Navitas Naturals: Rainbow Superfood Multi-Layer Cake – Part 3

For more information on this company and their products, go to: http://www.navitasnaturals.com

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Holiday Deals on Health Products

The deals from my friend, Frederic Patenaude, for his health products are available, once again, for the holidays, exclusively to my readers. Check them out before the discounts are removed, which could be at any time, without notice! Remember to use the coupon code for those products where indicated to get the discounts.

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Q & A Series: People, Products and The Health of Our Planet – Interview with Mark Samuels & Josh Askin, Co-Owners of Nimbus Eco

For the twenty-first interview, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Mark Samuels & Josh Askin, Co-Owners of Nimbus Eco – makers of sustainable, tree-free paper products, in business since Spring of 2012.

Question #1: Tell me briefly about yourself and why you decided to get involved in the “health” industry?

Josh: It’s always nice to be able to create a positive impact on people and be able to help improve the world one happy customer at a time. Also, I like that while improving the well-being and health of others I’m moved to improve my own as well—it keeps me accountable.

Question #2: If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed to take only 5 items with you (they can be food, books or specific products that are all health-related), what would they be and why?

Mark: Bag of seeds, hunting knife, tent, surfboard, lots of rope
Josh: My drum set (no power needed and hours of entertainment), Various types of seeds to grow fruits and vegetable, Fishing pole – for fishing, Knife- cutting and building, Flint for starting a fire

Question #3: What one message do you want to share with the people of this world that is crucial for their ultimate well-being and longevity?

Mark: If you believe you can, you will.
Josh: Always question what is in the products that you buy. This forces companies to be accountable and always have the consumer in mind. Also, just because something has been made a certain ways for a decades, this doesn’t mean it’s the best way of producing that particular product.

Questions #4: If someone could afford to purchase only one product at this moment to start their journey towards better health (food or health-related), what would you recommend and why?

Mark: Ph 9.5 Water, because it gets you more hydrated and tastes great.
Josh: Nimbus tree free toilet paper. If everyone in the US, swapped one roll of Nimbus Eco’s tree free paper once a year we could save 470,000 trees. It’s a simple switch with a huge impact. Or solar panels…haha

Question #5: Tell me more about your business/company and/or products you offer to the public to help them achieve optimal health and well-being?

Mark: Nimbus Eco is a customer-oriented, sustainable paper products company that sells tree-free napkins, hand towels and toilet paper to the janitorial and wholesale markets utilizing advanced, eco-friendly innovations thereby dramatically cutting carbon footprint, waste and improving corporate profits.
Josh: Nimbus Eco offers tree free paper products for the home to be used in the bathroom and kitchen. We provide tree free napkins, toilet paper, paper towels and hand towels made from bamboo and sugarcane. These are both sustainable products that require no irrigation or pesticides and grow up to 4 times faster than trees. The biggest rewards however are the amount of CO2 that is spared from being put in our atmosphere by cutting down these trees for paper.

Question #6: What are your hopes/aspirations/dreams for the future health of the people and the planet?

Mark: My hope is that we can create a world where paper no longer comes from trees and in turn, save our forests for future generations to enjoy.
Josh: To create a world where paper no longer comes from trees. This is a mindset that will spill over to a lot of everyday ways of life. From the cars we drive, to the foods we eat, it is a mindset of being aware of your specific impact.

Question #7: Who is your greatest hero and why?

Josh: My heros are my parents. The work ethic they have taught me and the way they have navigated me through life, letting me make my own path and supporting me no matter if I was wrong or right.

Question #8: Is there anything else you would like to share with the public?

Mark: For every 24 pack we sell we plant a tree in poor communities worldwide, an investment in Nimbus Eco is an investment in our planet!
Josh: Our products are very very good. We have worked extremely hard test different types of tree-free materials and blends to offer an eco friendly product that does not sacrifice quality.

For more information on this company and all their products, go to: http://www.nimbuseco.com

Watch my interview with Mark and Josh: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal

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Q & A Series: People, Products and The Health of Our Planet – Interview with Oscar Garcia, Owner of Ancient Cookware

For the twentieth interview, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Oscar Garcia, Owner of Ancient Cookware – Importers and Distributors of Unique Kitchen Tools, in business since 2009

Question #1: Tell me briefly about yourself and why you decided to get involved in the “health” industry?

Specifically the “health” part of our product came to use after we started importing and using the products. We discovered that using pure clay products was a healthier way to cook. Not only do you need less oil, but also, the foods do not react with the material of the cookware, and you don’t need to worry about toxic substances.

Question #2: If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed to take only 5 items with you (they can be food, books or specific products that are all health-related), what would they be and why?

If I were stranded on a desert island, I would want a flint kit to make fire, a fishing rod, a chicken, a banana plant, cooking pot.

Question #3: What one message do you want to share with the people of this world that is crucial for their ultimate well-being and longevity?

I think for people’s well-being and longevity, the best is to do everything possible to eliminate stress from their lives, eat naturally good foods, and find people that love you, and you love them.

Questions #4: If someone could afford to purchase only one product at this moment to start their journey towards better health (food or health-related), what would you recommend and why?

I would say Glucosamine. Since I started taking it, I have seen marked improvements in joints and muscles.

Question #5: Tell me more about your business/company and/or products you offer to the public to help them achieve optimal health and well-being?

As I mentioned above, many of our products offer a great option to cook things naturally. Of course, choosing healthy item to cook in it will depend on how healthy it will ultimately be, but at least you won’t have to worry about contaminations.

Question #6: What are your hopes/aspirations/dreams for the future health of the people and the planet?

I hope people realize that all the processed foods and sugars we are taking in are leading to obesity and a whole range of diseases, and change the way they eat. Go back to the time of our forefathers and cook and eat naturally.

Question #7: Who is your greatest hero and why?

Martin Luther King, because he spoke truths about humanity and made us see fellow humans in a different way.

Question #8: Is there anything else you would like to share with the public?

Just that the key to happiness is in our hands. We make our own heaven or hell.

For more information on this company and all their products, go to: http://www.ancientcookware.com

Also, check out my video review of some of their products on my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal

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Q & A Series: People, Products and The Health of Our Planet – Interview with Shannon Schnibbe, Co-Founder and C.E.O. of Sister River Foods

For the nineteenth interview, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Shannon Schnibbe, Co-Founder and C.E.O. of Sister River Foods maker of Parma-Vegan Parmesan in business since 2004

Question #1: Tell me briefly about yourself and why you decided to get involved in the “health” industry?

I have severe allergies and have tried many different ways of eating to give me relief. I was turned onto organic food, a new way of eating (now called ‘raw’), and health food stores in 1990 by a student of Ann Wigmore. In 2000, while living in Chicago and an L Train ride away from Karyn’s Fresh Corner (her pervious raw food restaurant), I went all raw and starting making what is now Parma! I have a B.S. in Business Management, have worked at various businesses. I moved to Oregon and when I got pregnant with my first baby, we decided to start bottling my “cheesey stuff”, and along with our family, Parma! was born.

Question #2: If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed to take only 5 items with you (they can be food, books or specific products that are all health-related), what would they be and why?

Organic dark chocolate with sea salt, Parma!, chia seeds & coconut water – that about covers it.

Question #3: What one message do you want to share with the people of this world that is crucial for their ultimate well-being and longevity?

Forgive yourself, learn from your mistakes and evolve, forgive others, remember we are all one, practice your (Iyengar) yoga, be here now, and know that, according to Marshall Rosenberg of Non-Violent Communication, that you can heal someone by really hearing what they are saying to you.

Questions #4: If someone could afford to purchase only one product at this moment to start their journey towards better health (food or health-related), what would you recommend and why?

Parma! of course. Parma! gives you that cheesey flavor without all the dairy baggage. It is an excellent food source of high quality vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, omega 3’s, trace minerals, all the goodness of hemp, and it tastes great!

Question #5: Tell me more about your business/company and/or products you offer to the public to help them achieve optimal health and well-being?

Parma! is an excellent food source of high quality vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, omega 3’s, trace minerals, all the goodness of hemp, and it tastes great!

Question #6: What are your hopes/aspirations/dreams for the future health of the people and the planet?

Remember that we are the care takers of this planet and all things on it, not the masters. It is our responsibility to ensure a healthy and bright future for our children and our animal and plant friends for seven generations to come.

Question #7: Who is your greatest hero and why?

There are so many. A couple that pop into my head are Ani DiFranco. She is so brave. She has made it on her terms so eloquently, with a beauty that moves. Another is Franklin Roosevelt — I recently watched part of the PBS show on him. He did so many great things standing up to the powers that be, was will to let go of things that didn’t work, and he did it as a “cripple”. Would anyone with a disability like that make it into office right now?

Question #8: Is there anything else you would like to share with the public?

Thank you for your support, and for giving Parma! a try — sharing it with your friends. We hope you enjoy it. We wish you health and happiness!

Question #9: I know that there are variables as to how much food/calories each person consumes when eating raw vegan food (based on many lifestyle factors, etc), but is there a basic guideline you would recommend for everyone?

I will just say that too much of anything is not a good thing, vary your diet.

For more information on this company and all their products, go to: http://www.sisterriverfoods.com or http://www.eatparma.com

Also, check out my video review of some of their products on my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal

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