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Probiotics: What they can do for your health and how to choose one for you

In Wellness by Amy M. Dayries, DMD, FAIHM

Probiotics is the term for food or dietary products that contain live bacteria or yeasts. They can be ingested to seed your gut and mouth with types of bacterial strains that contribute to better health. If you have a deficiency in these better strains of bacteria, you are likely to suffer from leaky gut, hormone imbalance and digestive and chronic diseases. Leaky gut is a …

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Planting Seeds for Wellness

In Wellness by Amy M. Dayries, DMD, FAIHM

Farmer’s Markets are an ideal place to get all of your nutrients and health benefits. You get fresh produce and know how it’s prepared and where it comes from. Integrative dentist Dr. Amy Dayries, host of Whole Healing Radio, interviews Shannon Gowland of Roswell Farmer’s Market on the health benefits of her produce, the preparation, and how she manages to help others through her market.

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Weaning Yourself from PPI’s and H2 Blocker Medications

In Wellness by Amy M. Dayries, DMD, FAIHM

PPI (proton pump inhibitor) prescriptions written for in the U.S. last year totaled $9.5 billion in sales.  These are given to patients who complain about digestion issues, primarily heartburn, flatulence and bloating.  Many do not need to be on these medications.  The FDA has approved these medications for short term usage (8 weeks), but most patients find themselves on these for the long term and …

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Show Off Those Pearly Whites! Keeping Your Mouth Clean The RIGHT Way

In Dental Hygiene by Amy M. Dayries, DMD, FAIHM

Did you know your teeth are the control center for your entire body? That’s why it’s so important to keep your mouth clean. But brushing and flossing may not be enough! Join Dr. Amy Dayries as she talks with Dr. Heinzelmann on integrative dentistry, and how simple actions like grinding your teeth and vitamin deficiency can lead to serious problems all around your body.

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Osteoporosis: A Fatal Disease?

In Wellness by Amy M. Dayries, DMD, FAIHM

By the year 2020, forty million American Women will be over the age of 65. Up to 33% may suffer from a hip fracture before the age of 90. How does one get a diagnosis of osteoporosis? By obtaining a bone mass density (BMD) scan using DEXA and receiving a score of the hip or lumbar spine less than or equal to 2.5 standard deviations …

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Margaritas and Menopause

In Wellness by Amy M. Dayries, DMD, FAIHM

Ok, so maybe you are thinking that this article will address new recipes for margaritas…. But actually it will instead concentrate on what we know about menopause- topics often not openly discussed between many women, and perhaps especially things a lot of aging mothers didn’t share with their grown daughters.  A lot of us wonder how our mothers never mentioned certain issues from which they …