My Primal Life Organics journey continues

Self Care, Anti-aging (or “sage-ing”) with Primal Life Organics

I have added some new products by Primal Life Organics to my self care and anti-aging or “sage-ing” routine. 🌅💦🌱

I don’t wear makeup (haven’t for about 10 years anyway), but I thought I’d try Primal Life Organics face foundation makeup for whenever we get the opportunity to perform our music out “LIVE” again.

Primal Life Organics natural foundation makeup

I love that these come in sample sizes, as that is all I will use in a couple years! Ha! And they allow you to add as much or little as you need to achieve the coverage you want, wet or dry!

You can also mix and blend these colors to get the perfect color for you! Sure to compliment your skin tone, and so easy!

Primal Life Organics foundation in light, medium. and dark colors

I also really love Primal Life Organics’ Stick Up™ natural deodorant! I actually only have to apply it every other day or so! (Quite inexpensive in my particular case.)

Primal Life Organics Stick Up™ Natural Deodorant

See what a fan I am of natural products? Haha! In the next pic, I show the near powder consistency of this deodorant and that it makes it easy to apply!

I’m always using natural products to help my body detox and restore balance (as just living in today’s world is toxic on many levels)! 😉

Primal Life Organics Stick Up™ Natural Deodorant

It’s so easy to apply, and when massaged in, gives you a bit extra self care to your underarm lymph nodes! (As you know, our lymph nodes and entire lymphatic system will enjoy and use all the help we can give it!) ❤️

This is what I call a double duty natural remedy—when you get double (or more) benefits from one product!

Primal Life Organics’ Stick Up™ natural deodorant

My weight loss journey continues with the assistance of Primal Life Organics’ weight loss system, Weight Loss Naturally Supplement. (As shown from their email to me below):

You can order Primal Life Organics weight loss system here: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/products/weight-loss-naturally-supplement?_pos=1&_sid=d4e0c3155&_ss=r

No more need to use water to wash your hair when traveling or incapacitated.

Love my naturally curly hair with this aWEsOMe product

Salty hair texturizer from Primal Life Organics

My naturally curly hair stays in bouncy style with this texturizing spray by Primal Life Organics on wet hair.

Like I stated in a previous blog article, living Off Grid, I’ve made a lot of adjustments and sacrifices, like not having hot water! So, when I wash my hair (once a week), I don’t want to use much on it to maintain bouncy curls. Primal Life Organics has hit a home run with this product though! I love it! My curls are defined, and look fantastic, even the next day (after sleeping), and for several days! Game changer for me! And it’s EASY!

Primal Life Organics Salty hair texturizer can be found here: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/collections/hiar-products/products/salty-hair-texturizing-spray

Me with my Salty hair and wearing my Everything Resolves to Gratitude t-shirt (wink!)

Gratitude design for t-shirts, mugs, stickers, etc here:
https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/7100940-everything-resolves-to-gratitude?store_id=183016

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida #naturalremedies #takeyourhealthintoyourhands #empoweryourself #alternativehealth #getyourhealthback #dentalalternatives

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my updated health book (that took 13 years to research, test, and write), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Whiten your teeth with light!

Whiten your teeth (and improve gums) with LED light!

Your teeth are one of the most prominent, most visible, and most telling areas of your appearance—and the one people tend to notice FIRST before anything else… why not whiten their appearance and gain the confidence to smile bigger!

Primal Life Organics Real White Teeth Whitening System

That’s no exaggeration! After having a front tooth extracted a couple of months ago (no choice as the tooth previously had a root canal, which weakened the root, and the root broke horizontally—straight across), people would question me within seconds of seeing me, “What happened?” That’s right. Whether friends or family saw me in person or on a Facebook Live video, they asked. And I was shocked at how often people responded in that way.

So, the one thing you can do to improve your facial appearance (after smiling), is to improve your teeth. And whiter teeth are noticed. Yes, whiter teeth and healthy gums are anti-aging too!

Primal Life Organics Real White Teeth Whitening Device

Primal Life Organics took the pain out of teeth whitening! Witness the whiteness of your bright smile and feel your confidence soar!

Now is your chance to impress your dentist, boss, significant other, and friends. Finally, you can be your own whitening dental hygienist!

Restore a whiter smile!

Using this LED light Real White tooth whitening system is grand self-care, and I do consider light as a natural remedy. (Wink!)

Primal Life Organics Real White Teeth Whitening System

Primal Life Organics Real White Teeth Whitening System will have you smiling more with bright white teeth and fresh breath!

The NEW REAL WHITE TEETH WHITENER offers the following:

  • double the lights (16 red/16 blue)
  • THREE treatment options (red, blue, red & blue)
  • a built-in timer

I’ve been using the corded version of Primal Life Organics red/blue LED, but am upgrading to the NEW REAL WHITE TEETH WHITENER. Mostly, I love that I can choose the lights (red or blue—or both), that I want to be ON, depending upon my need, and that I can use this device untethered to my phone or computer—no cord!

This teeth whitening device is cordless, rechargeable… and 100% portable!

Using Primal Life Organics LED tooth whitening system empowers you to improve your dental health and take it to the next level with ease.

Dave Asprey, of Bulletproof says, “Upgrade your dental health to an Oralgasm… yes, it’s a thing!”

Buy the LED tooth whitening system here: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/products/led-teeth-whitener?

*This is the HOT Christmas gift this year… limited supply. Pre-order today at our introductory price! These will begin shipping on November 15th or sooner.

Listen to Trina Felber talk with Dave Asprey here: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/blogs/primal-life-organics-blog/achieve-oralgasm-with-a-dirty-mouth-trina-felber-with-dave-asprey-753?utm_campaign=LED%20UPGRADE%20%28UGuMXB%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=LED%20blue%2Fred&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJzaGVpbGEubXVycmV5QGdtYWlsLmNvbSIsICJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlFKZDN1aSJ9

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida #naturalremedies #takeyourhealthintoyourhands #empoweryourself #alternativehealth #getyourhealthback #dentalalternatives

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my updated health book (that took 13 years to research, test, and write), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Dental advice for vibrant health and bright smiles

As promised, this is the third article in a three-part series that explores biological dentistry.

There are rare few dental professionals in the world who will take the time to educate us the way Dr. Paul O’Malley does in his series of video presentations. And trust me, the more you learn the better you can converse with any dentist about the work you may or may not need done in your mouth.

You can gain invaluable cutting-edge dental information from Dr. O’Malley here:

FREE holistic dental education course

Learning about some aspects of modern dentistry was disturbing, like how much tooth enamel and dentin most dentists drill away unnecessarily when prepping a tooth for a crown! CrAzY!

As well, one of the most exciting whole health advances I’ve heard about is the idea of brushing one’s teeth with mud! Okay, it’s actually clay to be accurate, but the word mud seems more shocking. Haha!

Yes, Trina Felber created a product called, Dirty Mouth toothpowder that contains three kinds of clay that can actually remineralize the enamel (outer white layer) of teeth! Check out her video about it here:

https://youtu.be/Lof7ZeRjtc4

The synchronistic thing about this is I had 3 little sample packets of dental mud from the holistic dentist I had seen and had never opened–until I had my mini freak out (about my teeth turning gray) and after watching Trina’s toothpowder video.

Another win, was having previously bought a Rotodent electric toothbrush from the holistic dentist.

See more about it and order from this link:

https://amzn.to/2BODC5A

One of the things I love about this amazing toothbrush is how tiny the bristles are (they reach into spaces that my other toothbrush can’t), and it vibrates the gums and teeth, which on a metaphysical level, I believe, rejuvenates all.

While brushing, I think about all the little dental tubules within my teeth. You could try that too! We can send thoughts of love and care to our teeth (sort of dentin affirmations, if you will) while brushing.

Part 1 of this series can be read at: Healthy Recipes After Oral Surgery.

Part 2 can be read at: Before you go to a holistic or biologic dentist

After brushing, my chiropractor who specializes in Nutrition Response Testing found by muscle testing me that I would also benefit from using this inexpensive homeopathic dental spray called, NEWhuman Teeth & Gums ProtoGenX oral care, which is reported to help heal teeth and gums:

https://thenewhuman.com

Now, after freaking out about my natural teeth turning gray, I was in a rush to figure something out. I had nightmares of my teeth falling out in little piles!

I’m so ecstatic to report that the “before” picture (on the left) has totally been rejuvenated at home as the “after” picture (after less than 2 weeks of using Dirty Mouth Toothpowder!) shows (on the right).

As for where and how to find a biomimetic dentist, check out the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry page here.

There are different levels of Biomimetic Dentists, the ONLY level you should trust your mouth to is a MASTER OF BIOMIMETIC DENTISTRY. The group is called BMG (Biomimetic Masters Group) and is by INVITE ONLY. Some biomimetic dentists just do a weekend seminar or something and then label themselves biomimetic. Don’t get fooled!

Dr. Paul O’Malley

Another aid that I have used is my red light tool by Photonic Health. I only thought to shine this healing light on my teeth and gums, after visiting the holistic dentist and not resonating with the treatment plan she had in mind for me, so I am excited to watch the improvements in the weeks and months ahead.

Finally, know that there’s no one panacea to keep your mouth biome, teeth, and gums healthy. This dental healing journey will take time and effort, but the rewards of less time in a dental chair, vibrant smile, and good ability to chew into later years, are so worth it.

In my next article, I’ll break down the steps I took to finally, loud drum roll here, beat the nearly two year battle I’ve had with an entrenched (that was the doctor’s word for it) fungal infection. Hint: the clay toothpowder / dental mud played a critical role!

Our body is intricately connected. I learned the hard way that preventing tooth decay is so worth the time, energy, and focus. I had to eventually practice more self discipline to remineralize my teeth, which thankfully, also balanced my gut bacteria!

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This was a health issue I detailed in my book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life. You won’t believe the synergy between all of the products and supplements involved, not to mention the pain I endured, time, and money spent to unravel and resolve the issue!

As always, I’m your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Spirit-Soul-Mind-Body guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being. I’ll be offering a new holistic health & wellness coaching program soon!

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful.

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available now.

I can come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

After 13 years of research and work, my newest book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

I am interested in being the emcee for any outdoor health festivals in Florida – if you would like to reach out to me.

If you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it. Send me an email and keep in touch.

Be the best version of who you want to be.

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Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

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Finding the silver lining after traumatic dental experience

August 12th, 2017: I began to feel something going terribly wrong with one of my lower bicuspid teeth, #29. During the course of one weekend, the pain grew from a throb to the kind of head-banging, non-stop pain that would make a preacher cuss.
I soaked the tooth in alcohol, as the pain grew worse over the weekend. I didn’t know of any emergency dental offices, or that I could have gone to the hospital emergency room for a tooth (I later learned that I could have and that they could have started me on antibiotics until I could see a dentist).
By that Monday morning, my jaw was swollen.
I called up a dentist in Seminole, Florida whom I had seen a year or so before we moved to Palmetto, FL because I knew he had all of my records, and I had always received prompt, courteous, and expert care from him. His office was able to get me in the next day, and though it was a 45 minute drive to get there, I went.  Somehow, I thought it would be easier to go there instead of starting with a new dentist.
I wanted the tooth pulled. And the dentist didn’t want to pull it. I asked again for it to be pulled and explained my reasons. Keep in mind though that I am a non-confrontational type of person, as well as, emotionally and spiritually sensitive. Call it spineless if you want, but I am an empath who often finds that people do not listen to me–perhaps this explains why I’m a writer?
Anyway, after what I call a ‘dog and pony’ show, I was talked into saving the tooth and having a root canal and crown. The dentist performed the root canal.
He did a fine job, using a specialized instrument that beeped when he reached the very bottom tip of the root, so that he could fill the now empty root space with whatever standard dental filling material they use.
I’d already explained that I didn’t want amalgam materials in my mouth and though this was not a holistic or biologic dentist, he understood and agreed to that for me.
However, during the cleaning of the root, the dental hygienist / assistant spilled the bleach solution (used during the procedure to sanitize the root space) in my mouth! She immediately apologized, seeing what had happened, and began to rinse all of this liquid out of my mouth.
Sept 3rd, 2017: After experiencing the pain (and aggravation) of an abscessed tooth for nearly 3 weeks (including the multiple dental appointments), I know there is more to learn about letting go of pain in the body, so I listened to a free online summit to learn more.
Apparently, I was experiencing a tooth abscess.
To note here: I’d always taken good care of my teeth (or so I’d thought), and had never had an abscess before, so all of this was completely new to me.
Once home, I read that this rinsing procedure is supposed to be done with gentle water pressure, and she had used too much. Therefore, I lived with chemical burns in my mouth for a week or more until it healed.
But, that was not the worst part of this story.
Six weeks from the time that first bicuspid abscessed, the same tooth, on the opposite side of my mouth, #20, began to hurt.
Even though I know about the meridian system of the body, and figured there was an energy component to all of this, I also quickly knew how painful it could become, as it felt similar to the pain I had experienced six weeks prior.
I called a new dentist who’d been referred to me by three friends. This dentist’s office was much closer to where we were living. At least, I wouldn’t have to miss a whole day of work, and I could get there quicker to relive the pain.
Live and learn as they say. What I had failed to ask our friends was if they’d ever been to this dentist (whom they all loved) for an abscessed tooth. My bad.
The first numbing shot went into my jaw hinge; my lip wasn’t even numb. So, the new dentist gave me another shot and asked if I was numb after a few more minutes.
Yes, I was numb. And then the drilling began.
If you don’t already know this, most dentists will remove an old crown before performing a root canal on a tooth. Yet, for whatever reason, since tooth #20 was holding a three unit bridge in my mouth this dentist decided to drill THROUGH the crown!
Even while this man was drilling through the #20 bicuspid crown, I was wincing. He noticed and said, “I’ll do something else to get to it.”
I don’t know what he did, but he was working down in the root and the nerve pain was unbearable for at least 10 seconds.
I began banging my left hand on the arm of the chair, thinking this would make him STOP! He didn’t stop.
I banged my hand on the chair several more times and though he said he was sorry, he informed me that we were half way through and that I needed to “hang on.” He continued, saying, “It won’t hurt anymore in a minute.”
I’ve been through natural childbirth twice in my life. It was equivalent to that pain, but crammed into one tooth for ten seconds.
Tears dripped from my eyes.
I held my sh*t together, but stuffed my anger (even knowing that’s not the thing to do).
After he finished, he asked me if I had ever been this hard to “numb up” before (like this was somehow my fault). I thought to myself, no, recalling that I’d just been “numbed up” six weeks prior for the root canal work done on the other side of my mouth–and that part of the former procedure had been fine.
This dentist didn’t use any bleach in the empty root like the previous dentist had. He didn’t even have water to swish my mouth with, though the assistant did use a vacuum I think, because I could hear the air.
He said he would have to research the 100% porcelain 3D printed bridge (which was the only question that I had gone in there with to ask about) because normally he uses crowns made of porcelain over metal. Ugh!
The previous dentist in Seminole only uses the full porcelain and had told me he’d only been using those for several years.
Before I left, this Bradenton dentist asked me what was wrong. My tears continued to flow from my eyes., but I couldn’t put it into words. I only knew that I felt violated. It had hurt like hell. What the !@#$ was I supposed to say? You’re a horrible dentist?!?
He tried to explain to me that some people have a nerve on the inside of the mouth, below the gum and roots, and that it can be hard to get it numb.
My later research would indicate that he was referring to either the Inferior alveolar nerve, Mandibular nerve, or Mental nerve–and since I am not a dentist, I do not know which one would run under tooth #20. But, I guess this was his way of apologizing.
I felt as though I’d been dentally raped. The experience triggered old emotional wounds.
I should have walked out when he first displayed his lack of bedside manner, and the “no personality” front desk women told me she didn’t know what to do (at first), when I told her the name of my new dental insurance. Ugh!
At the end of it all, and after spending literally thousands of dollars on my teeth in my adult life to straighten and crown teeth, it dawned on me. I had just endured the most horrible dental experience of my life!
Within three weeks, that 3 unit bridge fell off while I was snacking on some soft cheese. Thankfully, I didn’t swallow it.
Check out this picture. I still can’t get over the shoddy workmanship of it. And look how large the hole is that the Bradenton dentist drilled through it. No wonder there was nothing left of the real tooth underneath the bridge–nothing left to hold another bridge had I wanted one!

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3 Unit Bridge

What did I learn?
  • General dentists should not do root canal.
  • I need an oral surgeon to safely and painlessly extract (remove) my teeth
  • I am going to have teeth pulled before ever having another root canal
  • I am going to keep pulling teeth until it’s time to get dentures
  • I am only going to see a holistic or biologic dentist in the future; no matter how far I have to drive
It’s pain-free or dentures from here on out.
After the two root canals were done, I’d thought I could forget about going to the dentist for awhile. But, about the time we moved from the west to the east coast of Florida, tooth #28 became very sensitive. It didn’t hurt when I ate, but when I flossed, used a toothpick or dental pick, it would hurt.
I read through ads, used Google, and all sorts of things to find an oral surgeon in Brevard county, Florida. I called the first oral surgeon I found in Merritt Island and made an appointment.
Though I felt confident by this time that I could successfully navigate my way through the whole experience, and trusting that his job was to remove teeth, I thought I could get what I desired. But, noooo. Once again, I met with resistance.
When I scheduled the appointment and arrived at the Merritt Island dental practice, I specifically stated that I was there to have at least three teeth extracted (I actually had wanted more pulled). I wanted the two teeth that had been holding the 3 unit bridge and the sensitive tooth on the other side pulled.
I really did not trust that the Bradenton dentist had performed the root canal on #20 correctly.
However, after a 45 minute consultive dog and pony show with this one, he said, “I’m not an oral surgeon” and referred me to someone in Melbourne, FL!
I was outraged, though proud that I had stood up for what I wanted. Yes, I had remained steadfast in my desire to have these three teeth pulled and firm in wanting dentures.
I said that I had specifically asked for the teeth to be extracted when I made the appointment and that he was listed as an oral surgeon where I’d found his information online. He laughed! He noted that all of these sites online tag him as an oral surgeon and other things (yet, apparently he’s never attempted to have those tags corrected). Grrr.
The only good takeaway I had from this visit was when his dental hygienist told me that I’d been  “dentally traumatized” by the prior two experiences on the west coast of Florida. And I agreed with her on that, though dental trauma is actually defined as accidental injury to teeth, and the trauma I experienced was more emotional–though triggered by the physical nerve pain the Bradenton dentist had caused.
Once again feeling duped, I gave up.
I started brushing my teeth with hydrogen peroxide and within a three or four days the tooth sensitivity on #28 magically went away. UPDATE 9/11/2019: KEY POINT–This was why my natural teeth turned gray!!! (Thank you, Trina Felber for mentioning why NOT to brush teeth for prolonged period with hydrogen peroxide! WOW! Light bulb moment! 💡 Check out my articles here and here!
Eventually, my husband also had three teeth that he wanted pulled. He found an oral surgeon. Went for a consult. And then, a few days later, returned for the extraction. My hubby had no issues at all. None! He was so pleased that he told the oral surgeon, Dr. Gerald W. Bird, that he’d send me in to see him.
Watching Richard get through his oral surgery and heal successfully, was motivation enough for me to try again. And my dear darling husband even offered to go into the consultation with me, to ensure I could get what I had been saying I wanted.
Interestingly, Dr. Bird’s office is in Cocoa Village, much closer to us than Melbourne. Thus, I couldn’t figure out why the Merritt Island dentist (who was supposed to be an oral surgeon but wasn’t) wouldn’t have referred me to Dr. Bird? Was it possible he did not know Dr. Bird? Or was there another motive at play? I’d love someone to comment an answer to me.
In fact, I may send this whole blog article to the dental commission in Florida (along with most of the names I’ve removed) to see if there’s anything they can do about this–and perhaps save other people from experiencing some of the negative experiences I’ve had in less than a year.
Suffice to say, Dr. Bird listened to me. He gave me his advice about trying to save tooth #28, even though he gets paid for extracting teeth. I’d had my consult with him on a Friday and by the next Monday he performed the extraction of teeth #18 and #20 flawlessly. I was sedated for the procedure and sent home (with Richard driving) with a pain prescription that I didn’t even need to use.
The silver lining:
Hold on. Before I get to the best part of this story, there’s one more challenging thing.
Dental deception during the appointment setting process.
I called to schedule an appointment with a lady dentist (who I’d found by Google searching). Somehow when I called, the number rang a different dentist, and the person I spoke with did not confirm the dentist’s name or location.
You see, I’d only had the weekend to research for a holistic type of dentist, between the time I’d met Dr. Bird for a consult, and the time that he would be extracting three teeth on Monday. If tooth #28 was to be saved, as Dr. Bird believed it might only need a filling, I felt that I needed a dentist more aligned with my holistic belief system.
While searching for someone who thought holistically, used ozone, and did not believe in using amalgam fillings, I found the office of Dr. Claire Stagg in Indian Harbor Beach, Florida.
I was overjoyed with Dr. Stagg’s videos and with everything on her website that I read about her practice. But, I must not have entered her office phone number as a contact in my iPhone.
When the time came (after healing from the oral surgery) to call her for an appointment, I must have just done one of those quick lookups and mistakenly called the wrong dental office.
Thus, the day of the appointment I arrived at Dr. Stagg’s office and her abSOULutely wonderful office gal, Vanessa, nicely explained to me that although they were expecting a new patient that morning, it wasn’t me.
I was stunned.
I almost cried. But, I held it together.
I sat down and called the lady I’d just talked with the day before, when she’d called me to confirm my dental insurance. The day before, she had called me to confirm the appointment, but did not mention the name of the dentist, or their location. If she said the name of the office, she said it so fast that I didn’t understand her.
While sitting in Dr. Stagg’s waiting area, I called the number back for the woman I had spoken with and asked where their office was located. I still could not wrap my mind around what had happened. She said they were located in Rockledge, Florida.
I hung up, triggered with emotions. I couldn’t figure out how I had gotten that wrong, especially after I’d spent hours on Dr. Stagg’s website.
I apologized to Vanessa for wasting her time, and asked if she could schedule me with an appointment, knowing full well it probably would NOT happen the same day, and besides, I had an afternoon appointment at 1:00pm with another doctor in Titusville.
Vanessa said she thought they could fit me in at 1:00. Feeling the cloud of emotion overtake me, I told her I had another appointment at that same time and asked if we could set up something for October.
By the time I made it out to my rental car, I was beside myself. I was judging myself and feeling defeated. I was triggered with more emotions–this time involving my mother’s Alzheimer’s. Thoughts were swirling in my mind that this must be the kind of thing my mama had gone through for years.
I looked at my phone and saw a voicemail. I took a few moments to calm myself (using breathing techniques and EFT) before driving.
As I pulled out onto A1A, I listened to the voicemail. It was my doctor’s office receptionist saying that they apologized, but they had somehow wrongly scheduled me for a Thursday appointment, and Thursday’s are the doctor’s surgery days.
I whipped the car around at the next traffic light, and went back in to see Vanessa about getting that 1:00 appointment.
To me, this was divine intervention.
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Thankfully, Dr. Claire Stagg’s office more than made up for my appointment scheduling mistake. And I ended up having a wonderful experience with her and her staff instead of wasting a day off work, and the cost of a rental car.
Vanessa gave me my new patient paperwork, which included many questions, and spoke to me in a helpful and calm tone to ensure I understood all that I needed to fill out before returning to their office that afternoon.
Vanessa and Dr. Stagg were the silver lining to my day.
Though the whole appointment thing had totally been my fault and the fault of the other office in Rockledge for not verifying their dentists’ name and location when I had called them, by that afternoon, I found that I was in a good place physically and emotionally.
I had a comprehensive new patient exam at Dr. Claire Stagg’s office, which is aptly named, Health Connections.

Dr. Claire Stagg at Health Connections Dentistry offers an amazing array of testing and non-surgical approaches to find causes and relief for issues such as: TMJ, Craniofacial pain, sleep disorders, snoring, and more to support whole body wellness through dentistry. If you have those issues, she’s the one to see.

http://www.smileprofessionals.com/index.php?page=25

 

My research

Too much sugar and processed foods will only make dental problems worse, while vitamin and mineral rich foods and supplements that are easily digestible, will help build a glassy hard tooth structure. These types of foods and various herbs will also provide a strong antibacterial component, which is helpful in keeping those harmful microbes in your mouth at bay.

Eat plenty of foods rich in vitamins A, D, E, and K. Almonds (soaked), avocado, basil, beef liver, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, butter, cabbage, carrots, coconut oil, cucumbers, eggs, kale, mushrooms, natto, salmon, scallions, spinach, sunflower seeds, sweet potato, or tuna.

For supplementation, take fermented cod liver oil, mineral formulas, and magnesium which, the body can use for the calcium and phosphorus to work correctly. Take mineral drops in water daily and use Ancient Minerals oil to get more magnesium into the body to help rebuild teeth.

 

Pain relief for abscess tooth:
The first dentist gave me two different kinds of antibiotics (one of the antibiotics was Clindamycin, which later I found out can give people C-diff!!!) and 220mg Aleve. I tried 2 at a time which the dentist recommended, but they made me queasy, thus I stopped those. Oddly, the pain seemed most severe at midnight and noon! Weird.
The first day (this was with the first abscessed tooth), I dogged through the pain after Publix wouldn’t fill my prescription because we were “out of the area” and it’s a controlled substance.
I had only slept one hour Sunday night, so by that Monday any relief made me sleepy. After crying from the pain at midnight Monday night, I slept for 6 hours.
I noticed that when I held the acupressure point (on my hand where thumb and index finger meet) it seemed to help. I was trying to work also, so it was difficult to work/type, and hold my acupressure point. When my husband noticed that, he was bound and determined to make the store fill the pain script.
By noon that Tuesday, Richard took me to Walgreens and we got the pain pills.
I guess the pain forced me to grow a spine by then and was determined to get those pain pills, if I had to physically go over the counter to get them! It sure gave me perspective for those unfortunate souls who live in daily pain.
Funny thing was, when the clerks behind the counter saw me, with my ice bag on my face, they asked about the address but didn’t give us a hard time. By holding ice on my jaw for an hour or so, the severe pain had subsided. I really think the ice has to nearly freeze the jaw before it helps.
Of course a slice of raw ginger was the best thing to relieve the pain naturally, along with the ice and acupressure.
Dental tooth essential oils
First off, essential oils are antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral. Thus, we’re all in pretty good hands when we keep a few of these in our medicine cabinets. Note: Who named that bathroom cabinet a “medicine cabinet” anyway? Hmm.
In alphabetical order you can try:
  • Cinnamon Bark oil
  • Clove oil (My favorite, and it helps topically numb your gum since its an analgesic.)
  • Mastic oil (Reduces plaque and helps heal gums.)
  • Myrrh oil (Similar effects to Clove oil)
  • Oil of Oregano (My favorite is Oreganol P73.)
  • Peppermint oil
  • Tea Tree oil or Melaleuca (Best for reducing plaque, which can cause gum disease.)
  • Wintergreen oil
Some people, even dentists, like to promote Xylitol also for cavity prevention and more, however I point to Dr. Axe regarding the use of Xylitol as I have tried it a year or two ago to help with breaking the snack habit, and it caused me excess bloating and more. You can read about that on Dr. Axe’s website:

Any person or company I’ve ever represented has a product I love & use myself. Should you choose to purchase anything I recommend, thank you in advance for your trust. 😊 And naturally, if it’s not for you, I completely understand.

My next blog article will explore biological dentistry.

 

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available now.

I can come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

If you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it.

Send me an email and keep in touch.

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida

To learn more about me Click Here –>> Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, vibrant, and beautiful.

UPDATE 9/12/2018:

The book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

I am interested in being the emcee for any outdoor health festivals in Florida – if you would like to reach out to me.

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Good-Gums tooth powder instead of toothpaste

Combination of two articles originally published on EXAMINER Sept. 20, 2014 and July 9, 2014

Good-Gums tooth powder, a healthful toothpaste alternative and natural remedy, has been this author’s daily dental product for many years, reversing several gum and dental issues, as well as providing a glistening clean.

I’ve been using Good-Gums since 2013 and have naturally reversed receding gums and gingivitis! It’s hard for me to estimate just how much money and pain this wonderful Good-Gums product has saved me!!

Good-Gums in my hand

I had been without dental insurance for about a year and a half so I had been looking for some non fluoride toothpaste (while shopping at the market) the day I was introduced to Good-Gums. The product’s creator, Isabelle Dunkeson, explained we can use Good-Gums just as easily as we use toothpaste.

 I had previously undergone deep scaling cleaning for pre-periodontal disease and gingivitis! I certainly did NOT want to go through that ordeal again as it was quite painful (even with the numbing shots)! So, if that’s your issue, also consider gently brushing (or better yet, “massaging”) your gums.

So, I bought a bottle of Good-Gums and took it home. I followed the instructions and brushed faithfully – including my gums – daily. A couple of months went by. I noticed I was having a lot less bleeding when I flossed. I also noticed the tooth sensitivity I had previously experienced was GONE.

After moving, starting a new job, and getting dental insurance again I went to a new dentist. He took the normal X-rays and gave me a thorough exam. I had NO cavities and NO sign of gingivitis or periodontal disease! NONE!

I must admit I was surprised. I knew I had been doing a good job with brushing and flossing (but I do not floss daily either as I know I should) and I had noticed that with Good-Gums my teeth always felt CLEAN – just like they do after a dental cleaning, but I really didn’t expect such a good report. Now I only wish I had been using Good-Gums my whole life!

When I did return to a dentist for a cleaning and to repair a crown, the new dental hygienist who cleaned my teeth didn’t even scold me for not flossing! Every previous cleaning I had always been scolded for not flossing daily. But now, it’s sure seems like Good-Gums had been doing such a good job for me that my lack of flossing didn’t matter! Now, I’m not suggesting you don’t need to floss, but at least for me, I found it did not matter that I had skipped some days!

The first product review I wrote for Good-Gums (Natural health and beauty product review: Good-Gums toothpaste replacement originally published on EXAMINER x date) became kind of well known–because Isabelle printed a ton of them and handed one out with each purchase of Good-Gums at the Sarasota Farmer’s Market. Yay!

I’ve returned many times to visit with Isabelle to get the whole scoop on Good-Gums and how she brought this fantastic health product to market. Eventually, I was honored to be interviewed by Phil Pagano of the Sarasota Farmer’s Market on behalf of Isabelle and Good-Gums.

I am happy to help this small company in any way I can to promote this amazing product that definitely has materialized via these folks “putting your money where your mouth is” and utilizing a grassroots type of marketing and promotion.

You can read more about (and order) this fantastic natural product here –>> Good-Gums.

So let me share with you how Good-Gums came to be produced. When Isabelle Dunkeson originally formulated Good-Gums she thought she was only doing so to alleviate her own gum issues. Little did she know just how many people she would help, how many people’s gum issues would reverse, and how many teeth she’d save! I’d be thrilled if one persondoesn’t have to undergo dental or gum surgery from reading this article – so I know Isabelle lives a joyous life knowing how many people she’s helped! Isabelle’s Good-Gums formula not only cured her own dental issues but it’s helped so many others – including me!

In fact, in the Jan 2012 issue of the HSI newsletter I became fascinated with an article written by Michele Cagan that recounted the miraculous healing experience of a lady named Winnie Burke. Winnie was quoted as saying, “He (her dentist) told me I’d lose every one of my teeth. But I knew they were already getting better.” The article outlined Winnie’s experience in detail – to summarize, Winnie had very loose teeth when a friend suggested she try Good-Gums. Apparently she had a dental checkup just after beginning to use Good-Gums tooth powder. So when the dentist told her something contrary to what she was already beginning to experience (from a short time of using Good-Gums) that her teeth seemed to be tighter in her gums, she began to question his desire to perform gum surgery even if he pulled her teeth! You see, Good-Gums can help strengthen gums and save your loose teeth!

That particular article presents information many of us have encountered and it’s also something I talk about often. A doctor or dentist tells us something that just doesn’t quite feel true or right to us and almost bully us (because they wear the white coat and have degrees) into believing their knowledge trumps ours. But the moral of the story is, Winnie continued using Good-Gums and did not return to the dentist for three years. She never lost any of her teeth and saved herself from gum surgery! When she finally returned for a checkup the dental hygienist was surprised that after such a long time between visits Winnie had no pockets between her teeth and gums, minimal plaque, and NO cavities!

So what’s in Good-Gums and why is it so special? Well, part of the reason Good-Gums works so incredibly well is that it DOES NOT contain:

  • Glycerin
  • Fluoride
  • Toxic Chemicals
  • Harsh abrasives
  • Artificial ingredients

The reason Good-Gums works so beautifully is that it ONLY contains 100% non-toxic ingredients that contribute to healthy teeth and gums, such as:

  • French grey sea salt

Salt – not just any salt though. The French grey sea salt is ground to a very fine specification to limit abrasion; its known for it’s high mineral content and lowest sodium content.

  • Cinnamon

Cinnamon – Herbalists have used cinnamon for years to aid infants who experience teething pain because it offers mild anesthetic properties, along with antimicrobial action.

  • Cranberry

Cranberry offers the extraordinary benefits of making plaque less sticky. It’s one of the reasons cranberry works so well in the urinary tract, it helps keep bacteria from sticking to the urinary tubes so your body can more easily expel it.

And if you’re now beginning to wonder if dental plaque is the same as arterial plaque – which can cause heart attacks, I have an answer for you –> Click here.

  • Vitamin-C

Vitamin-C promotes healing of the connective tissue which, holds your teeth in place. Connective tissue depends on collagen, and collagen cannot be produced without vitamin-C! So the whole discussion about teeth not being bones, that kind of goes out the window when you think about this: you can’t have your teeth without the connective tissue that holds them in place!

  • Bio-flavinoid complex

Naturally occurring plant metabolites that possess the ability to neutralize reactive oxygen stabilizing molecules and breaking the oxidative chain – in other words, they are plant based antioxidants.

  • Peppermint

Peppermint for pain relief, calcium, magnesium, and other trace minerals. The peppermint herb is easily absorbed and soothing on the gums.

Finally, let’s talk about one of my favorite ingredients in Good-Gums:

  • Myrrh

Myrrh is a wonderfully ancient remedy referred to many times in the Bible and used in Germany and England to this day as an approved treatment for gingivitis is a highly beneficial ingredient in Good-Gums. Many of my readers know that I am a Young Living therapeutic essential oil distributor so yes, I know much about the healthy benefits of myrrh and other oils. Our medicine cabinet mostly only contains these helpful oils.

When I say “pure” ingredients the company that manufactures and bottles Good-Gums adheres to all the same standards and regulations as a pharmaceutical company does.

This product is so pure and natural, even pregnant women can use Good-Gums. It is well known that a baby extracts calcium and other minerals and nutrients from it’s mother’s food supply but perhaps also possibly robbing calcium or other minerals from her bones (though reportedly not from teeth – though bones and teeth are made of calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals). If a pregnant woman is not eating a nutritionally sound diet, the mom-to-be is very much encouraged by her obstetrician to take prenatal vitamins. But what is missed? Does the doctor refer her to a dentist, or other qualified dental practitioner to ensure the health of her teeth while she’s expecting? If she’s low on vitamin-C as I note above, then this could be the reason women who’ve had many pregnancies are correlated with having lost more teeth! You didn’t know that I’m a scientist, now did you? Ha!

Many men lose their teeth for a variety of reasons too! So, I realize pregnancy is not the only reason we need to use Good-Gums. In fact, every tooth is connected to a meridian in the body! You can Google “Meridian Tooth Chart” to learn more about the connection between teeth and acupuncture.

If you’ve ever wondered why some people do not ever have cavities or bad breath it may be due to their having a healthy gut, which means they have good intestinal flora. You can build up good gut flora by eating one cultured living food a day like yogurt, kefir, etc. Also, these people no doubt have a healthy biofilm on their teeth (in a healthy mouth every tooth has a film around it called a biofilm) and those people never have any dental problems. The ingredients in Good-Gums encourages a healthy biofilm – does your regular toothpaste?

An acquaintance of mine mentioned that she has receding gums and that her dental hygienist suggested that she should brush multiple times a day because of it. I commented, “so much for 40 years of fluoride huh?” (always my subtle way of saying it hasn’t been of any help – people still get cavities, root canals, crowns, bridges, and dentures as much as they always did) and she began to tell me about the importance of the deep cleaning ever three months!

When people are very strong in their belief system, I try not to get into a long conversation or enlighten them about alternatives. Pressing too hard about any particular subject usually either offends the person, or they won’t listen anyway. Also it seems to me that if what you are doing is working for you, who am I to question it. Go ahead! But for me, I would rather not go to the dentist, and not have that painful deep scaling and root planing. YUCK! I mean, I had a really good dentist and hygienist where we used to live, but even as good as they were, I prefer Good-Gums and my new brushing method better!

I really don’t want to knock your dentist, but honestly if fluoride was helpful, after 40+ years of it being pumped into our water and toothpaste – why would anyone get cavities? Whose interest is it in to keep us going back to the dentist? I certainly do NOT enjoy going to the dentist for crowns, bridges, and so forth! Lots of pain and EXPENSE!

Regular toothpaste that contains fluoride and other toxins is your mouth’s worst enemy because all it does is kill your teeth. Fluoride is plain old poison. Just read the label on YOUR current toothpaste! You’re encouraged not to swallow it, and to call poison control if you do! Unfortunately, it gets worse.

Toothpaste keeps Good-Gums from working effectively. Why?

Most toothpastes contain glycerin (even the ones found in health food stores) and glycerin actually coats teeth with a film that prevents your saliva from re-mineralizing your teeth! Yes, your body knows how to naturally heal and repair your teeth! Our body grows our teeth and heals a cut on our skin, so why should this concept shock you? If your teeth aren’t re-mineralizing it could be because of the glycerin in those products that coat the teeth.

Not only are fluoride and glycerin bad, but regular toothpaste contains harsh abrasives, preservatives, etc. Why eat organic food and then brush with pesticide and chemically laden toothpaste? Makes no sense to me!

You brush your teeth everyday, so even if you only absorb a small amount of the toxins and chemicals found in drugstore and grocery store toothpaste, you’re getting dosed twice a day, every day of your life!

If you’ve been told you need gum surgery I definitely suggest you give Good-Gums a try. After all, what do you have to lose? Good-Gums can only HELP bring health back to your gums, tighten your teeth, whiten, and allow your body to re-mineralize your teeth.

If like me, you believe every purchase you make equates to voting with your dollars, then you know the best way to nurture companies like Good-Gums is to keep buying and using their products.

Good-Gums has begun making a pet version of their product too! So, now your dog can naturally have healthy teeth and gums!

Good-Gums for dogs.JPGBack of package Good-Gums for dogs.JPG

Sales of Good-Gums have exceeded 45,000 units and continue to climb, as more people discover its outstanding benefits.

If you’d like to stock Good-Gums in your store, contact Good-Gums at: Email: sales@good-gums.com  Phone: 1-888-693-0333

You can read more about (and order) this fantastic natural product here –>> Good-Gums.

There’s always an alternative if you look for it and be open to receive!

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available now.

I am available to come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

If you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it.

I am interested in participating in any raw and living food’s festivals in Florida – if you would like to reach out to me to help you get that going!

Send me an email and keep in touch.

To learn more about me Click Here –>> Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, vibrant, and beautiful.

UPDATE 9/12/2018:

The book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

P.S. If you find this blog informational, won’t you consider a small donation to keep it going? PayPal.Me/SheilaMurrey