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The Intricate Link Between Oral Health, Nutrients, Dysbiosis, and Alzheimer's Risk


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Welcome to the realm of holistic healthcare, where we explore the interconnectedness of oral health, essential nutrients, dysbiosis, and Alzheimer's risk.


As a functional medicine practitioner, I'm here to empower women in the healthcare field to take control of their well-being by addressing root causes. In this article, we'll dive deep into the surprising relationship between poor oral health, dysbiosis, Alzheimer's disease risk, and the role of essential nutrients.


Let's also discover how a functional medicine approach can guide us towards better health.


The Oral Health and Dysbiosis Connection

Understanding the intricate connection between oral health and dysbiosis is key to overall wellness. Dysbiosis refers to the imbalance in microbial communities, a factor influenced by poor oral health. Conditions like gum disease and cavities disrupt the oral microbiota balance, potentially leading to harmful bacteria overgrowth and chronic inflammation. This inflammation doesn't just affect the mouth; it can impact the entire body.


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Oral Dysbiosis and Systemic Inflammation

Research by Xie J et al. (2022) emphasizes how oral infections, including dysbiosis, contribute to systemic inflammation¹.

This inflammation, a known catalyst for various chronic diseases, extends beyond the mouth, potentially increasing Alzheimer's risk. This underlines the significant impact oral health has on our overall well-being.


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Nutrient Power in Restoring Balance

Essential nutrients play a dual role in supporting health—nurturing our body and maintaining a balanced oral microbiome. Including prebiotic-rich foods such as onions, garlic, and asparagus in your diet can nourish beneficial oral bacteria. Probiotic foods like yogurt and kefir introduce helpful bacteria, aiding in microbial balance and promoting oral health.


Functional Medicine Approach

Functional medicine's holistic perspective strives to uncover the root causes of health issues, going beyond symptom management. When addressing the complex interplay of oral health, dysbiosis, and Alzheimer's risk, a functional medicine approach involves assessing oral hygiene, diet, gut health, and inflammation markers. This information shapes personalized strategies that address oral health, restore microbial balance, and support overall wellness.


As we navigate the journey to well-being, remember that your oral health is a gateway to better overall health. The correlation between poor oral health, dysbiosis, and Alzheimer's risk underscores the need for balance within our body systems.


By embracing essential nutrients and adopting a functional medicine approach, you can restore harmony within your oral microbiome, curb inflammation, and pave the path for a healthier future. Your choices shape your health, and I'm here to guide you on your quest for lasting vitality.





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Why Book a Call with Us?


🌱 Holistic Perspective: Our functional medicine nurse practitioner, Ebony Coleman, brings a holistic viewpoint to your health journey. We believe in addressing the underlying factors rather than just treating symptoms.


🔍 In-Depth Assessment: During our call, we'll conduct an in-depth assessment of your health history, oral health, diet, and overall well-being. This comprehensive understanding allows us to create a personalized plan tailored to your needs.


📚 Evidence-Based Approach: Our recommendations are grounded in scientific research. We stay updated with the latest studies, ensuring that our strategies are effective and well-informed.


💡 Empowerment and Education: We're not just here to provide solutions; we're here to empower you with knowledge. Understanding the connection between oral health, dysbiosis, nutrients, and Alzheimer's risk is a crucial step toward taking control of your health.




References:

  1. Xie J, Van Hoecke L, Vandenbroucke RE. The Impact of Systemic Inflammation on Alzheimer's Disease Pathology. Front Immunol. 2022

  2. Sansores-España D, Carrillo-Avila A, Melgar-Rodriguez S, Díaz-Zuñiga J, Martínez-Aguilar V. Periodontitis and Alzheimer´s disease. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2021

  3. Kamer AR, Pirraglia E, Tsui W, Rusinek H, Vallabhajosula S, Mosconi L, Yi L, McHugh P, Craig RG, Svetcov S, Linker R, Shi C, Glodzik L, Williams S, Corby P, Saxena D, de Leon MJ. Periodontal disease associates with higher brain amyloid load in normal elderly. Neurobiol Aging. 2015

  4. Bredesen DE. Reversal of cognitive decline: a novel therapeutic program. Aging (Albany NY). 2014

  5. Morris MC, Wang Y, Barnes LL, Bennett DA, Dawson-Hughes B, Booth SL. Nutrients and bioactives in green leafy vegetables and cognitive decline: Prospective study. Neurology. 2018


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