Sunday, February 23, 2014
Several people have asked me about Xylitol. As I began researching it, I found that it is used in my "Tom's of Maine" toothpaste. Hmm-m-m. So I continued researching it. This month, The magazine from Marlene's Health Food Store has an article about Xylitol for oral health! See below: Xylitol is a sugar alcohol found in numerous plants, fruits, and vegetables, and is naturally produced by the body - up to 15 grams daily. Equal in sweetness and volume to table sugar, xylitol is a low calorie sweetener. It's also available in chewing gums, mints, toothpastes, and other products. Research supports using xylitol to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Since bacteria cannot use xylitol to grow, fewer cavities decay causing bacteria survive on the tooth's surface over time, reducing plaque formation. And, it's not just teeth! Poor oral health has also been linked to cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer s disease, obesity and various types of cancer.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013
Never use a barbecue grill, propane camp stove or any cook stove not approved for interior use inside your home. These stoves replace oxygen in the air with carbon monoxide. When used in a closed space, the results can be fatal.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
If you do have a bacterial infection and are prescribed antibiotics to treat it. It is important to take the antibiotic exactly as instructed. Do not skip doses and take the entire prescribed course even if you start feeling better.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Antibiotics should only be taken if prescribed by your physician for a bacterial infection. They do not work for a viral infection such as a cold, cough or the flu. Taking an antibiotic when you don't need it can lead to antibiotic resistance.