Vitamin D

The Sunshine Vitamin For Healthy Bones, Teeth, and Cancer Prevention

Vitamin D increases calcium absorption. Deficiencies of Vitamin D are associated with infertility, cancer, osteoporosis, rheumatic pains, and dental disease

It is known as the SUNSHINE vitamin because exposure to sunshine, even as little as 10 minutes per day, promotes the body’s natural production of Vitamin D. Those living in northern climates where sunshine is limited or in southern areas who shield themselves from the sun with clothing or sunscreen can easily become deficient in Vitamin D.

Dr. Braverman says about Vitamin D:

New research is showing the anti inflammatory benefits of Vit D. It has been shown to decrease NK cell activity, as well as alter the TH1/TH2 cytokine ratio in favor of the anti inflammatory response by lowering TH1 and increasing TH2.  Its effects are very similar to the TH2 cytokine called IL-10 one of the most important TH2 cytokines produced for the maintenance of pregnancy.  It is the TH2 cytokine we measure with our TH1/TH2 ratio. We recommend patients that require this therapy take between 2000 and 4000 IU /day.  We have started screening our patients for what is turning out to be a common vitamin deficiency in this country.

Dietary sources of vitamin D include: fish liver oil and egg yolk.

More recently, higher intakes of vitamin D have been shown to protect the body from cancer, especially prostate and breast cancer. Many authorities are recommending that the recommended adult daily dose should be raised from 400 IU to 1,000 IU. Doses of 1,000-6,000 are not only safe, they may be needed for disease prevention.

Maxi Multi contains 800 IU of Vitamin D per daily serving.

NOTE: Do not use more than 10,000 IU per day without medical supervision because Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. Although vitamin D can store in the liver and become toxic, these toxicities were seen in people consuming 30,000IU or more (20 times the recommended dose!) for months. Vitamin D is much safer than we have previously been led to believe.

Suggested dose: Daily adult dose range: 800-2,000 IU. Doses as high as 10,000 IU may be needed to normalize vitamin D levels.

Vitamin D 5000 – Product # 288  (250 Capsules) $21.95

Each (one) capsule contains: Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 5000 IU.

References:

Please see a full list of references at this special report:  Vitamin D Special Report

Dental Health

Natural Support For Healthy Teeth And Gums

Problems with the teeth and gums are a frequently overlooked cause of symptoms elsewhere in the body. Such dental-associated problems can range from cardiac irregularities associated with tooth and gum infections to neurological disorders associated with mercury toxicity from amalgam fillings. In addition, the mouth acts as a mirror to the rest of the body. Loose or demineralized teeth strongly suggest bone demineralization (osteoporosis) elsewhere.

Further, many holistic dentists also disapprove of root canal procedures which leave bone in the gum without a blood supply. They site compelling evidence that such unvascularized bone acts as a foci for bacteria. In Chinese medicine, the mouth is seen as an important site for the remainder of the body. Amalgam fillings, which contain a mixture of metals, are felt to interfere with the flow of energy (“chi”) through the meridians they cross. I once had a patient who began having serious heart problems shortly after having an amalgam filling placed in a tooth the was in the heart meridian.

From both a conventional and an holistic perspective, it is known that health of your teeth and gums have a profound effect on the rest of your health.

Diet And Lifestyle

    • Practice good nutrition. The teeth need adequate calcium, magnesium, boron and other bone nutrients to stay healthy. Sugar, white flour and other acid-reacting foods can damage the teeth, especially with failure to brush promptly after eating them. (These foods aren’t health for the rest of your body, either!)

 

    • Practice good dental hygiene. You’ve heard it before from your momma and your dentist. Now you’ll hear it from me. Take good care of your teeth and gums by regular brushing, flossing, and using gum massage when appropriate. Here are some “holistic” ways to care for your mouth:1) Brush. Baking soda makes an excellent, pure dentifrice. Add a drop or two of essential oil of peppermint to an ounce of soda and mix thoroughly for added flavor. Table salt can be added (just a pinch) once per week for extra whitening power. (Don’t use salt daily, however. It is too abrasive). Soda acts to neutralize the acid bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities. Although some dentists claim that baking sode is too abrasive, I’ve been using it as a dentifrice for over 30 years and always get great reports on my dental exams.

      2) Floss daily. Flossing removes bacteria-feeding debris between the teeth that brushing alone may miss. The new Teflon-coated dental tape is ideal for those who find that regular dental floss breaks off between the teeth.

      3) Check-ups: twice per year. A full-mouth x-ray is probably unwarranted every check-up, but is certainly needed every 1-2 years to check for infection under crowns, etc. Be sure your dentist uses a metal thyroid shield and body shield before taking x-ray pictures.

 

    • Have a dental exam and cleaning twice a year. If you have been diagnosed with a new-onset heart irregularity, be sure to have a dental exam. Gum or tooth infections shed bacteria that can damage the heart valves and possibly even the muscle itself. If you do have an infection and the dentist recommends an antibiotic, it may be wise to take it. Some studies have shown a lower incidence of heart problems in people who have taken antibiotics for any reason. Again, an unrecognized source of harmful bacteria may be the culprit in such cases. Be sure to take pro-biotic (gut bacteria) replacement, such as Suprema-Dophilus, to keep the “good” gut bacteria healthy while taking any antibiotic.

 

Primary Support

  • Maxi Multi: 3 caps, 3 times per day with meals. Optimal (not minimal) doses of antioxidants (ACES), calcium, magnesium, boron, bioflavonoids and B complex vitamins are particularly important for good dental health.
  • Grape Seed Extract: 50-100 mg, 3 times per day.

Additional Support

For gum disease

  • CoQ10: 50-100 mg per day with meals. CoQ10 has shown impressive results in treating gum disease. (CoQ10 is also an important heart nutrient).
  • Essential oil of myrrh rubbed onto sore or bleeding gums with a Q-tip. Myrrh is both an anti-infective and a soothing agent.

For loose teeth

  • Cal-Mag Amino: 1 cap, 3 times per day in addition to the 1,000:500 mg from Maxi Multi (Basic Program).

Preparation for dental work:

Beginning 2 weeks before planned dental work

Just after dental work

  • Continue above supplements for an additional two weeks.
  • Bromelain: 1-2 caps, 3-4 times per day between meals. Continue for 2 weeks or until all dental work is healed.

Dr. Myatt’s Comments

Finally, a caution about having mercury amalgam fillings removed. Although there is clear evidence that the metal, especially mercury, in dental fillings can cause neurological damage, there is also evidence that having amalgams removed can exacerbate neurological problems. If you believe that your dental fillings may be having an adverse effect on some aspect of your health, get a hair analysis first to determine mercury levels. Hair mineral analysis is one of the least expensive screening tools for high body mercury. It is considered to be an accurate test for this purpose. (But not for nutritional mineral determination).

If your mercury levels are high, DO NOT USE oral or IV chelation as a solution in lieu of having amalgams removed.

In my nineteen years of practice, I have seen a handful of patients with neurological diseases get worse when their filling were removed. The problem lies with the way these fillings were removed. Done incorrectly, removing amalgams can release more mercury than leaving the fillings in place. To find out more about the correct way to have amalgams removed, please read this article in HealthBeat News: The Hidden Causes of Disease Lurking in Your Mouth

Remember that the overall health of the body is reflected in the mouth and vice versa. Take good care of your general health, and your teeth and gums will benefit. Take good care of your teeth and gums and your overall state of health will benefit. Or, as your momma probably told you, “watch your mouth”!

Smoking Teeth = Poisonous Gas This video shows toxic mercury vapor outgassing from an amalgam dental filling. It is Odorless, colorless and tasteless — but it casts a shadow in black light!

There is Toxic Mercury Vapor coming from this tooth with it's amalgam filling. Click the picture to see the video proof of how these common dental procedures are poisoning us.

Click on the image above to view the video

Essential Oils

Concentrated “Plant Hormones”

Essential oils are highly concentrated, volatile oils found in many plants. In plants, they serve a variety of functions similar to human hormones.

Essential oils can be used, diluted, for topical application (all essential oils are highly anti-microbial), aromatherapy, or (in the case of lavender and tea tree) applied directly to the skin (undiluted) for healing.

Lavender Essential Oil – Skin’s Healing Friend

Essential oil of lavender can be applied undiluted to the skin for burns, bites and general irritation. It is the single best healing oil for all skin types. Used as aromatherapy, lavender has a balancing, relaxing and uplifting effect. Apply several drops to a cotton ball or diffuser to help drift peacefully off to sleep.

Myrrh Essential Oil – Soothe Irritated Gums

Essential oil of Myrrh is a classic for healing sore, irritated gums. Apply at gumline with a finger or Q-tip swab.

Myrrh Essential Oil is increasingly expensive and difficult to obtain. Dr. Myatt is able to special-order this rare oil but availability, price, and delivery times are variable. Please call for a quote.

Tea Tree Essential Oil – Nature’s Anti-Fungal

Essential Oil of Tea Tree can be applied directly to the skin for fungal infections, including toe and fingernail fungus, athlete’s foot, jock itch and ringworm.

Dr. Del Nichols

Dr. Del Nichols, The Wellness Club’s most highly recommended dentist for the critical task of safe mercury amalgam removal, passed away in 2009 following a brief illness.

We at the Wellness Club miss his wisdom and compassion and extend our most heartfelt sympathies to his family. We will maintain this page because we feel that the knowledge he gave us should be an enduring legacy to his memory

We are currently seeking another holistic dentist of Dr. Nichols’ caliber, but his shoes will not be easily filled.

Dr. Myatt does not currently have a recommendation for an holistic dentist.
She is unable to assist in obtaining past dental records from Dr. Nichols’ practice as she was not associated with that practice.
Dr. Nichols sold his practice before his death. There is a new dentist practicing in that same location, now called “Rustic Mountain Dentistry”.

The Wellness Club was very fortunate to have located an holistic dentist who was highly skilled in the safe removal of mercury amalgams. In fact, Dr. Myatt felt comfortable in placing her confidence in Dr. Del to have him replace all of her mercury amalgam fillings, and she has never for a moment regretted her decision – she reports that her health improved markedly following the procedure!

Here is what Dr. Del had to say about his process of mercury amalgam removal:

We have found several unique keys that lead us to a successful Amalgam Removal and Replacement.

Before the patient comes in for the removal we have them take a special blood test to do a blood serum biocompatible dental material testing which shows the different types of dental materials their unique body composition is compatible with. Also, we can and have used other modalities for determining the proper match up of dental materials to the patient.

Most materials in the mouth have a current that is either positive (+) or negative (-) but the natural tooth does not have a charge. The unique principal we have incorporated into our program is that the currents do not come out when they [the amalgams] are removed. The standard for normal removals is to remove one quadrant (upper right, upper left, lower right, or lower left) at a time. The problem with this is the currents will reattach to the existing metals in the mouth which can create a meridian overload and an electrical short circuiting. We use an electro current analyzer to determine the currents of the filings. We then remove the highest cumulative current quadrant first, the next highest second and so forth. We will remove the amalgam filings two quadrants at a time and then replace them with the compatible material. Then we remove and replace the next two quadrants. The complete removal is accomplished in either one or two days depending on the number of filings.

During the procedure the patient also has the option of using regular Anesthesia or a non-invasive electrical anesthesia.

We also encourage the patient to use an oral or IV chelation and we work very closely with a health practitioner that can perform these.

We take many precautions to protect the patient during the removal. We use a rubber dam to keep as much debris as we can out of the patients mouth. We use special ionizers and a Swiss filtering system to pull any debris from the air. All of our patients are on oxygen during the entire procedure with gas also available. All staff in the room also have masks on for their protection.

In the picture to the right you can see how the rubber dam seals the patients teeth from the oral cavity, and prevents any mercury-containing debris from contacting the tissues of the mouth or entering the breathing passages or throat. A rubber dam protects the oral cavity The Dentis, assistant, and patient are all protected from the freshly released mercury The picture to the left shows the extent to which Dr. Dell and his assistant – and especially the patient – were protected during the mercury amalgam removal procedure. A fume extractor is removing contaminated air from the work area. Dr. Del Nichols was a Native Arizonan, born and raised in Heber, Arizona.
He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in General Dentistry in 1973.
For two years he served his country and fellow men in the Navy as a naval dentist.
He returned to his roots and started his practice in Snowflake, Arizona, in 1977.
He was a holistic dentist and had been removing mercury for over 20 years.
He was trained in TMJ, Sleep Disorders and Functional Orthopedic Orthodontics. The Late Dr. Del Nichols

We were pleased tohave been able to have Dr. Del working with our patients. He was gentle, kind, patient, and above all, highly skilled! We miss you Dr. Del!