Monday, June 30, 2014

3 Positve Effects Of Kindness On Your Health

Because of the cynical things happening around the globe these days, most people withdraw from showing kindness to others. Little did they know that now is the best time to show it as many stressful things around can easily cause us to be stressed and get sick. Kindness can be likened to a drug with healing side effects. If you are doubtful about this, read the rest of this post.

Kindness makes our hearts healthy. In every act of kindness we do, emotional warmth in our hearts. This emotional warmth allows the production of oxytocin that releases a chemical called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide causes blood vessels; thus high blood pressure is reduced. The same goes with the possibility cardiovascular diseases that spring from high blood pressure.
Kindness makes us feel good. No need for artificial morphine and heroin just for you to feel good. When you are kind to someone, you instantly feel happy. Such feeling of happiness excites the release of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is an element that provides humans the ‘natural high’.   A person who is happy is capable of having better relationships with the people surrounding him. Harmonious relationships in turn gives anyone protection from emotional and psychological illnesses.

Kindness makes us younger. Due to stress and unhealthy choices, our cardiovascular systems are bombarded with free radicals and toxins that cause the heart to age quicker. The production of oxytocin mentioned above provides the body with another health benefit ~ the reduction of the inflammation of the heart and the other elements in the body that speeds up ageing.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Oral Health And Your Overall Health

While your eyes are the windows to your soul, your mouth is the window to your overall health. Your mouth or oral health for that matter reveals the true condition of your entire body. By understanding the connection between the mouth and other body parts, you can protect yourself from potential health dangers. Dubbed as the oral systemic connection, medical experts use this as means to identify disease, drug addiction dehydration, malnutrition and even stress among their patients.

There are at least seven major diseases that can be deduced from poor conditions of the mouth. They are endocarditis or infection of the inner lining of the heart; cardiovascular diseases; premature birth or low birth weight; diabetes; AIDS; Osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Having cavities is the primary symptom of most of these diseases. See your dentist if you have cavities to make sure that they have not reflect any these diseases yet. Also, make sure to ask or look for proper dental treatment for your cavities.

Whether or not your oral condition signals more serious ailments however, taking care of your oral health is still important. To do this, begin by observing good oral hygiene. Make it a habit to brush your teeth two to three times daily. Don’t forget to floss. Sometimes, regular brushing and flossing are not enough to remove deep-seated dirt on your gums and teeth. Schedule regular check-ups and teeth cleaning with your dentist to keep your gums and teeth healthy. Do this even before you experience any dental problem.  

Do you eat a lot junk food? You better cut your junk food consumption today for the sake of your oral health. Eat a healthy diet daily and stay away from sugary snacks. As much as possible, limit your food intake during mealtimes only. Snacks in between meals cause tooth decay.

Overall Health & Wellbeing - The Oral Systemic Connection