Day: July 6, 2016


Are There Alternatives To a Root Canal?

When the pulp of the tooth is infected, damaged or decayed, dentists usually perform a root canal. The pulp refers to the soft tissue that runs all the ways from the crown of a tooth till the roots. It is this part of the tooth that also contains the nerves. In a root canal, the pulp and nerves are removed. The space created is then filled. However, the costs of the treatment are quite high and most patients would prefer not to have one. The good news is that there are some alternatives to root canal.

When the decay inside the tooth is near the nerves, usually the procedure is performed. However, at times, the dentist may decide not to do a root canal. Instead, after cleaning the decay out, the space is filled with a sedative or medicated filling. This can help with pain in the nerve. It is this pain that makes the procedure a necessity. But because of the sedative filling, the pain is prevented. This filling is temporary and after around a month, the filling is removed and a permanent filling is placed.

If the root of the tooth is infected, the dentist may first try to treat the infection with antibiotics. If the infection clears out after the treatment, then root canal is not performed. Some of the antibiotics used are penicillin and amoxicillin. However, it may take a few days for the antibiotic to start working. During this time, the person would require painkillers to help relieve the pain. Painkillers such as NSAIDs are usually prescribed. However, if the pain is severe, then a stronger painkiller is given. This alternative to root canal may not be feasible in all cases.

The last alternative is extraction. Not only is it a quicker option, it also costs less. The extraction can be done by an oral dental surgeon or a general dentist. After the extraction, the dentist may advise the person to have a bridge, partial denture or implant to fill the gap. This is recommended as the teeth on either side of the extraction will not have support and in the long run they will get loose or misaligned. This replacement could end up adding to the cost of the extraction. Hence, before you opt for an extraction, it is important to speak to your dentist to find out how the tooth would be replaced.…

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Penis Health Could Be Impeded by This Soap

Few things are as important to a guy as his sexual health, and therefore most men want to do anything they can to protect themselves in this area. General expert attention to penis health is one of the primary factors in maintaining good sexual health, but sometimes there are factors that may not seem obvious. For example, it seems possible that the soap a man uses might have some impact on sexual and penis health, especially in terms of the libido.

Antibacterial soaps

That doesn’t mean that a guy needs to stop showering and washing just to protect his penis; that would have serious negative consequences! But it does mean a man might want to pay more attention to the kind of soap he uses.

Men are often advised to use a gentle soap on the penis, largely because soaps with harsh chemicals or fragrances often can irritate the sensitive penis skin. But recent research has raised the possibility that some antibacterial soaps should be avoided because of how they may affect penis health.


The culprit here is bacterial soap that contains an ingredient called triclosan (sometimes called triclocarban). Triclosan is a common antibacterial (also antifungal) agent found not only in some soaps but also in some detergents, deodorants, mouthwashes, toothpastes and other products.

But there have been questions raised about how effective triclosan really is; as a result, the FDA has started procedures to ban its use in over-the-counter products that promote it as an antibacterial ingredient. This ban will take place in September, 2017.

The ban was instituted because the FDA has found insufficient evidence that triclosan truly has an antibacterial effect. However, a recent news report found that animal studies suggest triclosan can have a negative impact on both hormone production and thyroid function.

If the same holds true for humans, triclosan could therefore lower testosterone levels in men, as well as impact muscle production. Both of these factors tend to depress libido in men.


While any causal relationship between triclosan and sexual health in humans is not conclusively proven, men may want to take steps to eliminate this ingredient from their lives. Some suggested steps include:

– Checking labels. Look on the labels of any soaps and body washes (bar soap or liquid) to see if they contain triclosan or triclocarban. In addition, look for the same on laundry detergents, toothpastes and mouthwashes.

– Switching products. If hygiene products do contain the ingredient, switch to a different brand that claims to be triclosan-free.

– Monitoring changes. After making these adjustments, it may be a good idea to see if a man notices any positive changes in his sexual and penis health. If he does, this increases the possibility that triclosan was having an inhibitory effect on him.

Triclosan has a relatively short lifespan so long term accumulation is not likely to be a problem.

Although antibacterial soap with triclosan might impact sexual health, so does not taking proper care of the penis in general. …

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Health – The Best Kept Secret Around

If you want to keep a secret – chop it into pieces and give each person a piece.

O No one person knows the whole story.

The practice of modern medicine is similar in structure to the above analogy.

O Health is divided up into small bits and pieces (read as: Symptoms)

O Specialists vie for the honor of treating each little bit

O And the pharmaceutical companies reap the monetary rewards of taking a little bit from each part.

To-days practitioners rarely stray from the cook-book formula of prescribing for symptoms – although I often hear words like; 'My practiceer is holistic.'

The truth of the matter is this.

O I do not know of a practitioner that is truly 100% holistic. The first question practitioners ask is, 'what's wrong with … and then they proceed to treat the part / symptom.

O All parts of the body are connected and inter-connected – no one part exists on its own.

O All parts of the body, from the smallest cell to the largest organ, work for the benefit of the whole – there is no 'Selfish' here.

As a result of accepting the current medical philosophy of disease causation and treatment we agree to be 'kept in the dark' regarding our own body, how it woks, what it needs and what to do with it if it needs repair.

An environment, you must agree, that is most conducive to the proliferation of fear and the reliance of others for the supply of simple needs.

Do not be left in the dark by worrying yourself with 'parts of the whole.'

Education is the answer.

Health can be determined, read and understood by simply observing nature – or if you are so inclined – may I suggest that you pick up a good read about Nature Cure – you will be left in no doubt as to the truth about health.

To each and every reader we wish you all the best in your daily
Efforts to apply the laws of health to your own lifestyle. …

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