Dental Caries and Periodontitis Linked to Hardening of the Arteries

periodontitis_heart_diseaseResearch from Austria has confirmed that dental caries are specifically linked with atherosclerosis – the hardening of the arteries – a major component of most heart diseases.

The researchers – from Austria’s Innsbruck Medical University – utilized computed tomography along with standard dental instrumentation to analyze 292 patients – 137 women and 155 men. The patients had an average age of 54 years old. Continue reading

Solving the One Cause of All Your Health Problems

nutrSo many health problems are tied to high levels of blood sugar. It contributes to obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, brain function, and other issues that can be uncomfortable and life-threatening.

The best way to control blood sugar is by dieting and eating nutritious foods rich in healthy fats, low in bad cholesterol, and low in refined sugar. Foods high in refined sugar, for example, Continue reading

How Safe Are Root Canals?

root canalAlmost 60 million root canals are performed a year (1), on individuals who are mistakenly informed that it is a safe and harmless procedure. While your teeth may look and feel fine after the procedure, the reality is that it is impossible for all of the bacteria to be removed from the tooth. After a root canal, the healthy bacteria changes to highly toxic anaerobic bacteria that will continue to thrive inside and around the tooth, Continue reading

The Hidden Deficiency Zapping Your Energy and Brainpower

b12vitSadly, this affects 1 in 2 older adults.  Are you one of them?

Unfortunately, many of us are familiar with the hallmark signs of aging: declining strength and energy, brain fog and “senior moments,” irritability, difficulty sleeping, hearing and vision loss…the list goes on.  Most people attribute these symptoms to “getting older,” Continue reading

Cognitive Decline Linked to Periodontal Disease

periA groundbreaking study from the United Kingdom has connected gingivitis and oral health to cognitive decline. The study’s findings are backed up by a multitude of research supporting the mechanisms.

Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry at London’s King’s College followed over 1050 adults Continue reading

Toxins in Sexual Health Products

sensualWith most couples using personal lubricants and over 80% of women using sexual products, chances are that you and/or your partner(s) have encountered toxins in them. Most consumers are shocked to learn that because most sexual products are labeled as novelty items there are no regulations that would Continue reading

The Dangerous Truth about Root Canals

What are the dangers of root canals?

You may have a colony of bacteria in your mouth that you aren’t even aware of, especially if you haven’t heard about the dangers of root canals to your total body health.

Dr. George Meinig, a dentist and one of the founders of the American Association of Endodontists, asserts in his book The Root Canal Cover Up that a root canal is paramount to leaving an organ that dies to rot inside Continue reading

Why Most Detox Programs Do More Harm than Good

Bankrolling $100 million a year, the detox industry—made up of detox diets, supplements and colon cleanses—is here to stay.  No longer a fad for all-natural health nuts or extreme dieters, detoxing is now a mainstream health practice.  As your resource in all things health and wellness related, the Underground Health Reporter is blowing the whistle on this detox deception. Continue reading

Dangers of Chlorine in Your Shower

showerCan taking a shower really be dangerous? It may come as a shock, but the very method most people use to keep their bodies clean could be exposing them to unforeseen health risks.

While many people are aware of the dangers of drinking unfiltered water, few consider the risks of showering in unfiltered water. Continue reading

How Eating a Grapefruit Could Kill You

Grapefruit is one of the healthiest foods you can eat—except that it could kill you.

The familiar citrus fruit is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants. It is recommended not just as a food for optimum health, but also for weight loss. Not surprisingly, this has led to an increased popularity in grapefruit. But, Continue reading

Chinese Herb Dang Shen Treats Many Different Problems

One of the traditional alternative medicines of ancient Chinese tradition, an herb called dan shen, is winning over North Americans. Its effects are said to extend to the liver, heart, immune system, lungs, and increased energy.

Dan shen is regularly used to treat a range of health conditions. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Continue reading

Beat Eczema Naturally

 Eczema is known as a chronic dermatological condition that is characterized by skin rashes, dryness, crusting and flaking skin. Research indicates that eczema is caused by chronic inflammation that affects the skin cells and causes scarring. Natural lifestyle strategies allow the body to de-inflame and beat eczema. Continue reading

Study Shows This Could Be the Real Cause of Some Heart Attacks

One of the risk factors for the heart arrives through the eardrums. Studies have suggested that people who work or live in constantly loud environments may have weakened hearts. More to the point, long-term exposure to blaring noises is believed now to be triggering fatal heart disease.

Noise pollution is well-known, Continue reading

Surprising Cancer-Fighting Benefits of Pineapple Enzyme

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  • Chemotherapy destroys healthy cells throughout your body right along with cancer cells, a “side effect” that often leads to accelerated death, not healing; it is also known to encourage the growth of the treatment-resistant cells within tumors, making the cancer more deadly Continue reading

How Your Gut Flora Influences Your Health

A new study in the journal Nutrition in Clinical Practice shows that microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract form an intricate, living fabric of natural controls affecting body weight, energy, and nutritioni. The findings may offer new ideas on how to treat nutrition-related maladies, including obesity and a range of serious health consequences linked to under-nutrition, the scientists said. Continue reading