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Teeth

A Safer Kind of Floss: Making The Switch

Most floss is toxic because it is made from nylon, a petroleum-based product, coated with a Teflon synthetic resin – think nonstick cookware – called PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). Both are carcinogenic and can cause cancer, arthritis, altered immune response, thyroid disease, hyperactivity, hormone imbalance, and reduced fertility.

When I first heard this, I thought “how can a piece of floss cause so many issues?”

Here’s the short version of why certain kinds of floss can harm …. floss that contains PTFE can leave traces of chemicals in your mouth that will either be swallowed or absorbed into your bloodstream through the thin mucosa lining of your mouth; especially if you floss once or twice a day for years on end as many of us do.

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Healing Foods The Body Ecology Diet

Bones Worth Chewing: Benefits of Bone Marrow

Bone marrow is fatty, nourishing, and a remedy for healing the digestive/immune system. It is a primal super-food that was once considered ‘brain food’ by our ancestors whom relied on it for healthy fats plus protein and minerals.

What is bone marrow?

Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside of bones. Think, an animal’s leg, hip, or thigh bones. Marrow contains a variety of valuable bone-building cells that can help to revitalize your body and promote good bone growth among many other things.