Oral Health Affects the Entire Body


By Tammy Balatgek, DDS, MS New research revealed what happens in your mouth doesn’t stay in your mouth! Did you realize that your mouth is the beginning of your digestive tract?  That means we are swallowing mouth bacteria and causing inflammation in our gut and throughout our entire digestive tract which then gets absorbed into … Continue reading Oral Health Affects the Entire Body

Why families should watch the Olympics


By Aparna Mele Pyeong Chang, Republic of Korea will host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, Feb 9-25, 2018. The Olympics are a spectacular celebration of the world’s best athletes, all convened together to achieve the highest levels of athletic accomplishment and success in the world. The games, the scores, the advertising—they fill our TVs and … Continue reading Why families should watch the Olympics

Minestrone Soup with Collard Greens and Cannellini


Source: Everyday Food, Oct 2007 Warm up your winter with this gut healthy soup that is loaded with fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. Bonus, it’s all vegetarian too and a great way to add to your daily vegetable intake! Ingredients 1tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp tomato paste ½ tsp dried thyme 1 medium onion, chopped Coarse … Continue reading Minestrone Soup with Collard Greens and Cannellini

Massage Benefits in Winter


By Dale Ashley of Academy of Massage and Bodyworks Massage therapy has many benefits, particularly during the cold harsh winter months. Colder weather tends to bring on many discomforts including aches, pains and arthritis, not to mention winter colds, sinus infections, seasonal depression and the dreaded flu. Massage has many wonderful benefits, and in the … Continue reading Massage Benefits in Winter