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Just like your body, your teeth can talk to you. ~ Raquel Norris
My guest today is Raquel "Rocky" Norris. Rocky is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner dedicated to helping her patients reclaim their well-being and vitality through transformative nutrition and lifestyle adjustments.
Rocky is deeply passionate about the intricate relationship between oral health and gut health, recognizing their individual significance in enhancing our overall quality of life. It's fascinating how the condition of your gut can impact your oral health, and conversely, how your oral health can influence your gut. Her primary objective is to guide patients toward achieving balance within their bodies, fostering holistic wellness from the oral cavity to the digestive system.
With over 15 years of experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist, Rocky has witnessed firsthand the profound impact of gut and oral health on our overall well-being. While there is growing awareness about the importance of gut health and its influence on our vitality, not many people are aware of the crucial connection between oral health and the gut, or how indicators of health issues throughout the body can manifest in oral health.
You can find out more about Rocky at toothgut.com.
The number one nutritional element we all need is oxygen. ~ Raquel Norris
Why is eating local better for your health? Local foods, those foods that are grown around where you live, mean that the food does not travel as far. Fewer food miles traveled means more nutrients are retained.
When you eat food that is local, you also ensure that you are eating seasonal foods --- so your body gets a variety of vitamins and nutrients. Additionally, compared to large factory farms, small farms are most likely to be less aggressive in the use of chemicals, pesticides, etc, in their produce.
WHAT ARE NATURAL TOXIN BINDERS?
Toxins are in the foods we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, the clothes we wear, the homes we live in, the schools where we send our children and our workplaces. There’s no escaping them. Binders are natural ways to expel toxins from your body.
Any fiber you consume as part of your diet or supplementation aids in detox. Fiber from barley, oats, wheat bran, alfalfa, flax, chia, guar gum, and so on bind to bile to lower cholesterol and reduce the amount of bile and the toxins it contains from being reabsorbed into the body.
Additional binders include cholestyramine, charcoal, glucomannan, fulvic acid, and probiotics.
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