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October 2019 Newsletter

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Quote Of The Month:   “I´d dress up as Siri or Alexa for Halloween if my life didn´t already entail being asked stupid questions all day.”  (Author unknown)

Congratulations To:

J. Phillips of Mesa, Arizona and L. Johns of Phoenix, Arizona  Winners of our September early payment drawings for 1 free additional year of membership.

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

To Your Health With Jourdin Hendershot:

CBD Oil As An Alternative Treatment For Diseases In Adults – Part 5 Of 5

This month I will discuss the Effects of Cannabis Oil on Multiple Sclerosis:

Multiple Sclerosis is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system.  As with the two other diseases (Alzheimer´s and Parkinson´s) that I discussed in the prior months, at this time there is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis.

Although new treatments are constantly being developed and tested, nothing has been developed that halts or cures this disease.  Because the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis are so painful, many patients are researching and trying alternative therapies to reduce fatigue, pain, and improve mobility.

In an article that was written by Rudroff and Sosnoff for the magazine “Frontiers in Neurology,” Rudroff and Sosnoff believe CBD Oil will improve mobility of people who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis and have provided evidence to support their claim:
  • Responses from a survey by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society found that of the people surveyed with Multiple Sclerosis, 66% used CBD as a form of treatment.

  • While there is no positive data as to the effects of CBD on physical mobility, some data claims that CBD with a 1 to 1 or greater mix of THC does actually reduce muscle spasms and pain.

  • In addition, a study conducted by Piper et al. of people that used opioids to control pain showed that when they started using CBD about 77% of the people decreased their use of opioids.

  • The same study also showed that patients using CBD decreased their use of anti-anxiety, migraine and sleep drugs by between 65 and 72%.
Although the primary results are positive, it is important to understand that CBD may react in an unfavorable way with certain traditional drugs and in some cases reverse the helpful effects of the drugs.

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.:

Spicy Sausage & Penne Pasta Comfort Soup

I love soup!! Since Fall is now upon us, this is a great comfort food recipe for kicking off the cooler weather!
Grandma C.
  1. 1 lb ground spicy Italian sausage
  2. 2 TBSP butter
  3. 1 TBSP minced garlic
  4. 1 cup sliced celery
  5. 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  6. 4 cups fresh spinach
  7. 3 cans chicken broth
  8. 2 (broth cans) filled with water
  9. 1 can white or navy beans, drained
  10. 1 cup penne pasta, uncooked
  11. 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  12. 1 heaping tsp dried parsley

Melt butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven.  Add onion , celery and garlic and saute until partially done, approximately 2-3 minutes.

Add sausage and brown until meat is cooked through.  Add chicken broth, water, Italian seasoning and dried parsley.  Bring to a boil.

Add penne pasta & beans.  Reduce heat to medium/low and simmer approximately 20 minutes.  Add spinach and cook 5 minutes more.

Garnish with shredded mozzarella cheese and a sliced baguette for dipping.  French bread works just as well!

Makes 4 servings.

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.


Dentistry At Grayhawk

Our spotlight for October goes to the city of Scottsdale, Arizona and shines on Dentistry At Grayhawk.

Dental Center
The team at Dentistry at Grayhawk creates a warm, family-friendly environment where patients not only receive compassionate and gentle dental care but also benefit from state-of-the-art dental equipment and best practice

Patients can rely on the Dentistry at Grayhawk team always putting their dental health and well-being first.  Here are some of the things that patients have said about this practice:
  • “Dr. Bahar Abadi, and her husband Dr. Cameron and staff are genuine about their care.  They're excellent about listening to your needs and wants as well as educating you on your necessary care for your teeth.  Their expertise in their field is unsurpassed!  Love them!” (Nauheed N.)

  • “This is the best dentist office I've been to my entire life.  The office staff is excellent, the dentists are the best in the Phoenix area and the dental hygienist great.  I highly recommend this place to everybody I know!!” (Douglas B.)
The practice is located at 20801 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 209, Scottsdale, AZ 85255.  The phone number is (480) 513-2773.  We also invite you to visit them on the web.

Say thank you to your dental office for the excellent manner in which you are treated by nominating your dentist!

Fun Facts:

Crazy, Zany Facts We Bet You Didn´t Know

  • The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs.

  • The “L.L.” in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood.

  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

  • The Neanderthal´s brain was bigger than yours is.

  • The placement of a donkey's eyes in its´ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times.

  • The starfish is one of the only animals who can turn it´s stomach inside–out.

  • The state of Florida is bigger than England.

  • There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones.
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

D. Halofax of Los Angeles, California asks: 

“I´ve been having some issues with my teeth becoming loose.  My dentist suggested that, along with other things, I lower my salt intake.  What´s salt got to do with my teeth?”

Savon’s Answer

If you´re consuming a lot of salt in your diet, this can actually affect your oral health, as well as your overall health.  Sodium can weaken your teeth, and with a high sodium intake, your body can rid itself of more calcium than necessary through urine, which, in turn, can lead to tooth loss and osteoporosis.

Tooth Talk With Tommy The Wisdom Tooth

Swimmers Risk Stained Smiles, Chipped Teeth

A direct reprint from Know Your Teeth
Competitive swimmers may be at risk for developing yellowish-brown or dark-brown stains on their teeth, reports the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing dental education.

Athlete swimmers, who often swim laps more than six hours a week, expose their teeth to large amounts of chemically treated water.  Pool water contains chemical additives like antimicrobials, which give the water a higher pH than saliva, causing salivary proteins to break down quickly and form organic deposits on swimmer´s teeth.

The result is “swimmer´s teeth,”  hard, brown tartar (calculus) deposits that appear predominantly on the front teeth.  “It´s a common cosmetic condition among swimmers,” says AGD spokesperson J. Frank Collins, DDS, MAGD.  Swimmers who notice the stains should talk to their dentist and perhaps increase their dental visits to three or four times a year, advises Dr. Collins.
During the summer, swimming pool accidents are the number-one cause of dental emergencies at the office of E. “Mac” Edington, DDS, MAGD, past president of the AGD.  ”Swimming underwater and quickly coming to the surface causes some children to hit the hard ledge, loosening the front tooth,” says Dr. Edington.

Also, running on slippery, slick cement and ceramic pool surfaces sends many children headfirst into the ground, often causing chipped or displaced teeth.  “Diving into shallow waters and hitting the bottom pushes the tooth up and can fracture the whole bone,” says Dr. Edington.

Until next time; brush, floss and keep smiling!

The above material is provided as an information service and is not intended as medical advice.

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