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June 2017 Newsletter

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Quote Of The Month:   “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.” (Ellen DeGeneres - Comedian 1958 - present)

Congratulations To:

I. Dutro of Phoenix, Arizona  Winner of our May early payment drawing for 1 free additional year of membership.

Congratulations to our winner and thank you to everyone that entered the drawing.

To Your Health With Jourdin Hendershot:

Grape Seed Extract And Dental Fillings

It may come as a surprise to you to hear that seventy-two million tons of grapes are grown worldwide each year, most of them being used to produce wine.

Grapes are an easy, delicious, healthy snack.  But did you know that the seeds found inside of the grapes are the healthiest part?  Grape seeds contain antioxidants and a natural plant compound called “Oligomeric proanthocyanidin Complex” (OPCs)".

Studies have shown that grape seed extract reduces edema (swelling), lowers your blood pressure and heart rate and helps with eye diseases related to diabetes.  The National Center For Complementary and Integrative Health, states there is a preliminary research using grape seed extract to fight Alzheimer's disease and hereditary Hemochromatosis (when body's iron is too high).

If grape seed extract can help all of these things, I wondered if the natural compound found in the grape seed extract could strengthen dentin (the tissue beneath a tooth's enamel) so I did some research.
If you have a filling you probably already know it won‘t last forever  You may get 5-7 years out of it before it needs replaced.  According to the Journal of Dental Research, Ana Bedran-Russo, associate professor of restorative dentistry, explains how grape seed extract can make fillings stronger.

Ana stated that “the extract can increase the strength of the dentin, which comprises the majority of the calcified extracellular tissue of the teeth, forming the layer just beneath the hard-external enamel.”

During her research, Ana discovered that damaged collagen can repair itself with a combination of plant based OCPs and the extract from the grape seed.  As an extra bonus, using grape seed extract can help, stop or reverse early tooth decay!

So what is the suggested dosage of grape seed extract?  Drugs.com states that a standard dosage of grape seed extract consists of 50 - 300 milligrams daily.  The University of Maryland Medical Center notes the following: 25-150 milligrams daily for general antioxidant support and 150-300 milligrams daily for chronic insufficiency's.

Too many people take some sort of supplement before consulting their primary physician.  Unfortunately, forgetting to inform your doctor could lead to major problems such as reacting to medications and altering the way the body works.  It‘s very important that you take the time and consult with your doctor to make sure the new supplement you want to take is right for you!

If you have questions you would like to discuss with Jourdin, feel free to drop her an email by clicking here.

The above health material is provided as an information service.  It should not be used for diagnostic purposes nor is it intended to take the place of the important relationship between you and your doctor.

Grandma's Kitchen With Grandma C.:

Tasty Summer Mixed Berry Sangria (for two)

Grandma C.
  1. ½ bottle of red wine (your choice)

  2. 1 shotglass blackberry liqueur

  3. 8 oz Ginger Ale

  4. ¼ cup sugar

  5. ¼ cup raspberries

  6. ¼ cup blackberries

  7. ¼ cup strawberries
Place the berries, wine, blackberry liqueur and sugar in a glass pitcher.  Fold gently with a wooden spoon until mixed and sugar is dissolved.

Cover and let it steep in the refrigerator overnight to allow the flavors to blend.  Just prior to serving, add the Ginger Ale.  Serve over ice.

This recipe makes just enough for two!  To serve additional people, simply double the recipe!

Enjoy!  And remember, if it looks and smells good, eat it!!

If you have a recipe that you would like to share with Grandma C., drop her an email by clicking here.

Keeping Fit With Clayton "TR" Parker

Foam Roll

Clayton (TR)
I just found that the second week of May was “National Foam Roll Week.”

Wow!  how did I not know that?

Had I known that, this article would have been written for the May Newsletter instead of the June issue.

Well, since I am late to finding this out, my foam roll article will be late as well!

Now, for those of you wondering what on earth I am talking about, I will tell you that it is not a new sport where you roll a piece of foam all over the place, although that would make a great You Tube video.
The foam roll is actually, or should I say arguably, an exercise apparatus.  I say arguably because most personal trainers classify it more as a warm-up or stretching apparatus rather than an exercise one.  However, I plead my case for it to be both.

I bought my mom a foam roll a couple years ago for the sole purpose of stretching out her back.  It is fantastic for that especially if your lower back tightens up from working at desk all day
Foam Roll
Just simply lay the roll horizontal on the ground, lay down over it and do a slight back bend.  You will feel the stretching for sure.  The nice thing is that you don‘t need to be very flexible to do it either.  Depending on where you place the roll, you can actually stretch out your whole body as well.

The foam roll is also a great little exercise apparatus.  For example, when you have it set up to stretch out your lower back, you can also do hip lifts.  Now you are working out the muscles in your lower back, glutes, mid-back and upper hamstrings.  Over time it will also increase your flexibility.  The higher up your back that you place the foam roll, the more muscles you will be working out.

The foam roll is also inexpensive.  You can get one in the exercise equipment isle at just about any major retailer for about 10-20 dollars depending on the size of the roll that you want.

So, In-closing, Happy Belated National Foam Roll Week! Maybe next year we will all remember it and be foam rolling along with the rest of the nation!

Until Next Time, Roll-on and be flexible!

If you have questions you would like to discuss with Clayton, feel free to drop him an email by clicking here.

The above fitness material is provided as an information service.  Remember:  Always check with your doctor before starting any new type of exercise program.

Fun Facts:

Crazy, Zany Facts We Bet You Didn't Know

  • Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was the physician who set the leg of Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth… and whose shame created the expression for ignominy, "His name is Mudd."

  • Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

  • Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.

  • Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.

  • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

  • In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting ad space on his cows.

  • It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland.

  • Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
Come back for more in next months issue!

Dental Talk - A Member Blog Forum:

Come blog with us!  Dental Talk with Savon is a fun forum to post your interesting topics!  Your comments are welcome, it‘s free to use and no membership is required.

Some of the topics include;

These are just a few of the topics.  Our blog site contains many other interesting topics.  Please join us!!

Here’s Your Answer

Questions From Our Members

M. Luedke of Surprise, Arizona asks: 

“I had a root canal performed on one of my molars in November of 2016. They covered the tooth with a porcelain crown. 6 months later I am still experiencing extreme sensitivity to pressure and constant pain.  I've been back to my general dentist and the endodontist and still can't get any relief.  What could be causing this pain?”

Savon’s Answer

Before I start with the answer, it is imperative to know that we are not dentists!  With that being said I did some research on the website "“RealSelf” and here are some suggestions from other dentists.

Dr. Scott Young of Houston TX states:  “Though it is rare, there are times when a tooth that has had a root canal can produce discomfort. One of several things could be happening.
  1. The tooth has an accessory (extra) nerve that is small and perhaps was not found.
  2. The tooth has a crack that is usually between the roots.
  3. The existing crown may not be fitting as well as it could.
I would have your dentist do an evaluation and take an X-ray. He/she can then give you possible causes of the pain and solutions to correct it.”

Dr. Murray Bruckel of Norwalk CT. states:  “It sounds like one of the nerve canals was overlooked, or incomplete removal of found nerves.  Have your dentist take an xray for signs of infection and have the rootcanal redone right through the crown.”

Dr. Soheyla Marzvaan of Orange County CA states:  “When a tooth hurts after root canal, Several factors may be involved.  If temperature sensitivity or pain exists, its either another tooth next to the tooth in question, or an accessory or main nerve still exits in the tooth and the root canal needs to be retreated.  If temperature does not cause any throbbing pain then a crack in the tooth, and a in ill fitting crown could cause it.”

The one thing that these dentists agree on is you should not be in pain.  Get in touch with the dentist(s) that treated the tooth and push the issue!

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