Healthy teeth and gums will certainly give you a beautiful smile, but also indicate good oral health and hygiene that play a very important role in your life. Studies show that oral problems can lead to heart and kidney diseases, strokes, diabetes and oral cancer. With proper care, your teeth and gums can stay healthy throughout your life. The healthier your teeth and gums are, the less risk you have for tooth decay and gum disease. Don’t forget that the cure for all disease is healthy living and of course, healthy eating!

What’s New with Vicky

Vicky is back in New York and will be spending the next several weeks preparing for V Well Health product line. Her trip to the Mediterranean was extremely successful and she is excited to share some of the great resources she found!

Weekly Read
Oil pulling is one of the best ways to remove bacteria and promote healthy teeth and gums! Vicky DeRosa shows us the right way to use it. Click here for more information!

Weekly Recipe

trailmix

Nuts and seeds are a great source of plant-based protein, and they pack in powerful teeth-healthy micronutrients such as phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and most importantly, calcium! Trail mix is a great snack idea you can have during the day, while taking care of your teeth at the same time! In a Ziploc bag combine the following ingredients and get your daily dose of them!

• Raw walnuts
• Raw almonds
• Sunflower seeds
• Pumpkin seeds
• Hemp seeds
• Black sesame seeds
• Raw hazelnuts
• Raw cashews
• Raw Brazil nuts

For a little extra kick, once in a while you may want to add some chopped dates!

Health & Beauty Tips of the Week

Nowadays, lots of people use chemical methods to whiten their teeth. Don’t be one of them! You can whiten your teeth naturally by mixing 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder with 1/8th teaspoon of coconut oil. Dip your toothbrush in the paste and brush your teeth as normal, but instead of rinsing when you’re done allow the paste to sit on your teeth for 3 minutes. Spit and rinse thoroughly, then follow with a second brushing using your regular toothpaste.

Natural aid for gum disease or just to keep your gums healthy… Studies have shown that the combination of high doses of Vitamin C combined with oil pulling is quite effective in the restoration of healthy gums. In this instance, add clover to your oil pulling process.

Ask Vicky

Q: Is there a natural way that can help cure bad breath?
A: Excellent question! Parsley is a rich source of chlorophyll that effectively helps in the removal of bacteria responsible for bad breath. You can chew on fresh parsley leaves fight bad breath!

Q: Is it true that we can make our own homemade toothpaste?
A: Of course you can! Mix 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, 3 tablespoons baking soda, a few drops of peppermint or other essential oil to form a paste. Store in a jar and dip your toothbrush in when you want to use.

Weekly Inspiration

“Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth!”