And bad health begins there, too! Almost everything we put in our bodies, for better or worse, has an effect. And it all starts in your mouth!
We all work hard to maintain our overall health – we go to the gym, eat well, listen to our doctors and take steps to manage our stress (or try!). But have you ever thought that a little extra effort to maintain your oral health could affect your overall health? Probably not; but the connection between oral health and overall health is surprisingly strong.
Bacteria: Where it all begins. Bacteria in our mouths can cause infections, which can lead to inflammation and cause our gum tissue to break down. Over time, this can become a chronic problem and lead to gum diseases like gingivitis or periodontal disease.
Then it gets really sticky. Poor oral health has been linked to diabetes and heart disease, strokes, among other serious problems (check out the Mayo Clinic’s list). Why? Because when your gums break down, are infected or inflamed, your body responds (in come the white blood cells). This can trigger arterial inflammation or blockages (heart attack) or arterial plaque, which research has tied to strokes.
On the whole. Take a holistic approach to your health by starting where it all begins – your mouth. Primal Life Organics Dirty Mouth Boost Primal Gum Serum can help replenish the natural oils in your mouth – not just for your teeth, but for the health of your gums and mucous membranes, too. The 11 essential oils that make up Dirty Mouth Boost help reduce the culprits (bacteria) in the mouth that lead to chronic inflammation, fungal and viral infections (cold sores), gingivitis and denture stomatitis (inflammation of the mouth).
Anti-what? Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antiviral, antiseptic and anti-infection are just a few of the plusses of the oils found in Dirty Mouth Boost. Organic tea tree oil mixes with a stimulating blend of lemon, peppermint, clove, lavender and cinnamon with the anti-inflammatory properties of eucalyptus ad myrrh. Organic cypress serves as an astringent, antiseptic and a homeostatic to stop bleeding gums.
Seriously, what more can you ask for? Primal Life Organics offers Paleo, organic, and natural solutions for your overall health, all made from ingredients you can trust. If you haven’t heard from Kimberly, read her Dirty Mouth testimony here.
I know many suffer from acne, I did until I fixed my diet (Paleo), supplementation AND my skincare. Paleo skincare has definitely helped resolve my breakout issues. For more information from Whole9 about acne, causes and treatments, see this great article and video.
The Purely Primal Skincare Guide by Liz Wolfe, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, is another great resource that will guide you through the process of healing your gut via foods, supplements and numerous dietary and skincare techniques. Leaky gut, inflammatory foods, hormonal imbalances, food sensitivities and nutritional deficiencies, as well as the toxic ingredients in commercial skincare, can be causes of acne.
Did You Know: Benzoyl Peroxide, widely used in acne products is a toxic ingredient?? It is also a known skin irritant and can actually CAUSE acne in some people. Furthermore, the MSDS states benzoyl peroxide is a possible tumor promoter and may act as a mutagen and produce DNA damage (those pregnant should definitely AVOID benzoyl peroxide). It is toxic by inhalation and an irritant to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Benzoyl peroxide is also tested on animals!
For the Primal Life Organics topical treatment to help heal acne-prone skin with REAL food sources, see our Banished and Beyond line- made with primal dirts (clays) which help to detoxify the facial tissues by pulling the toxins from the skin, and real food sources, such as:
Garlic*, Turmeric*, Rosemary*, Ginger Root*, Cumin Seed*, Rosehip seed*, Carrot Seed*, Himalayan Sea Salt*, Dulse Seaweed*, Birch Bark*, Burdock, Calendula*, Chaste Tree*, Coriander*, Lavender*, Neem*, Soapwort*, Rose*, Tea Tree*, Thyme*, Walnut*, Green Tea*, Rosemary Leaf*, Apple Cider Vinegar*, Witch Hazel* (Alcohol Free), Tamanu*, Hazelnut, Argan*, Pumpkin*, Hemp Seed*, Hyssop*, Bergamot*, Neroli*, Clary Sage*, Orange*, Rosewood*, Rosemary*, Emu, Baobab*, Sea Buckthorn*, Frankincense*, Myrrh*, Geranium*, Chamomile*, Cypress*, Red Thyme*, Helichrysum* *Certified Organic
The premium blend of Primal ingredients in Banished™ and Beyond™ will help:
- Moisturize, balance and restore normal sebum production
- Decrease bacteria that can cause acne
- Provide proper nourishment to your skin via nutrient dense, real food sources, such as essential fatty acids (EFAs), vitamins, anti-oxidants and proteins
- Diminish acne and acne scars
- Enhance cellular repair Increase blood flow and circulation to aid in healing
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Benzoyl Peroxide has been linked to cancer for a number of years and many research journal entries state “benzoyl peroxide is a free radical-generating skin tumor promoting agent.” Performing a word search of the words “benzoyl peroxide cancer” in PubMed in the National Library of Medicine produces 102 articles from medical publications dealing with research aspects of BP and cancer. About two-thirds of the research supports linkage between BP and skin cancer.
“In 1995 the FDA changed benzoyl peroxide from a Category I (safe) to a Category III (safety is uncertain) ingredient and stated this action (56 FR 37622) was based on new information that raised a safety concern regarding benzoyl peroxide as a tumor promoter in mice…” Additionally the FDA charged manufacturers with the responsibility of providing this information to consumers so they could make educated decisions. Many manufacturers and product marketers have not provided this information so consumers can be advised of the potential dangers.