Lecture on Dental Materials P3

And then the periodontal membrane is very much like what we see at the baseline of cartilage into bone. So it anchors the root into the alveolar bone. And so a lot of times when we talk about loss of bone it becomes loss of connection to the substrate of the bone structure. So you’ve got a bone line, or jaw bone, that runs underneath the teeth, the teeth are embedded deep into that bone structure.


So again just a little bit of the biology of the tissues, from the enamel you’ve got 96% mineral. So you’ve got 1% protein and lipid, remainder balance — small balance is water, they’re long crystals hexagonal in shape. So you’ve got little single crystals at the nanometer length scale. So again in terms of materials research, a lot to be learned here. They are 48 nanometers in their hexagonal diameter. But they are thousand nanometers in length.


Fluorine, and again we all have seen fluoride in our toothpaste, fluoride in water treatments. It renders the enamel much less soluble. So again it’s your first line of attack for wear assistance, it’s your first line of attack to any substructural damage or cavities if you will in the dentin and it’s really controlled by solubility. And there’s a lot of issues about pH and saliva quality as well. So depending on what dental journal you pick up the focus changes dramatically from a chemical loaded factor versus the mechanical load factor. And just the basic chemical composition of hydroxyapatite. So again just highly crystalline structure predominantly isotropic relative to the role of dentin.


So again this is a more fibrillar structure, so here’s our dentin, you’ve got type 1 collagen fibrils, you still have nanocrystalline apatite, but this time they’re dispersed. You’ve got tubules from that dentin enamel and the cementum enamel junctions to the pulp. So again those tubules are radiating out all the way around and those channels are passed through the odontoblast. So that’s your dentin forming cells. So again a lot of similarity to osteoblasts which build bone during the basic process of remodeling or dentin formation and then you’ve got mineralized collagen fibrils. So again not so dissimilar from bone, you’ve got a lot of collagen in bone but you’ve got a lot of mineralization and these are arranged orthogonal to the tubules. And so again you’ve got a fibrous component that gives you ductility and then you’ve got a rigid component that gives you hardness and strength. And then you’ve got inter-tubular dentin matrix again with nanocrystalline structures. So you’ve got a really unique microstructure built in here. So nanocrystalline and isotropic, highly oriented for very specialized properties.


And then just a relative comparison, there’s lots of places that you can find properties. Again just a comment, this is actually taken out of Biomaterials, the textbook by Park and Lakes, podcast here, (inaudible) correct which is a reasonably good book, because the nice job of reviewing things, it’s just a lot of times he has to rely on what the current literature was at the time and in doing so what you will immediately see is that there is singular values plotted here. So for enamel you see a basic density of 2.2 versus dentin of 1.9. So that makes sense, you’ve got a highly crystalline structure, a lot of repeatability, a lot of ability in spatial form to pack a lot of very tight crystals together. So you’ve got higher density. Dentin, you’ve got radiated tubules, you’ve got more fibrous structures, so you expect the density to be lower.


Elastic modulus, so again this is just a chart that I took from that book. It just gives you a singular tensile modulus. So you might ask yourself, is that the modules that I want? Probably I’d be thinking about compressive modulus, I might be thinking about shear modulus, I might even think about flexural modulus. Those tests are really – how do you — so then, okay that’s easy to be at the critic how do I get those properties, which brings us back to that earlier plot, how do you dissect enamel which has got a length scale that’s very small and how do you get those properties? And so you tend to get a globally averaged value, you isolate it and you get a parameter that gives you a measure and then 48, what they don’t tend to give you in the older literature is 48 plus or minus what? Right, so how many of you are doing biological research? Okay. You want to take a guess of what the plus or minus what would be? At least try. Chang, nanoindentation work, plus or minus what percentage? So variations and that sounds like we don’t know how we are doing in the lab, right?


But the variations between one person’s tooth versus another, so what’s your population that gave you that data? What was the orientation of that? What was the quality? And so just to encourage you to think about these things when you see these lot of textbooks, right? Because everything is nice and easy, there’s little – there’s the chart right there, they put it here for a reason, because they are there, it’s a singular value 48 gigapascals. So what it — the take home message there would be it’s deep. Okay. it’s the hardest material in the body, it’s highly crystalline, so it’s got a high density, you expect it to have high hardness, high modulus. But don’t ever assume that when you see a singular value in biological tissues, that value has meaning, okay. That is a representation for a given set of data and only a given set of data.


Same thing, at least now we know we’re talking about compressive strength, right? So again that would be globally averaged from real compressive tests but again we have to take that from what’s the source, are these 20 to 30-year-olds, are they, as Rob said, are they the people that haven’t had alcohol in their mouth, that makes a difference in the tooth structure. So there’s also parameters with the environment, and again just relative to dentin, so what I tend to — my general rule is this, I tend to look qualitatively at data when I see these things. So I am more interested in comparisons. We expect that the density is higher for enamel versus dentin that’s there. We expect to have a much greater stiffness for the enamel versus the dentin, that’s there. We expect to have a much better compressive strength for the protective enamel coating, again that’s there. It’s not that this isn’t a good starting point, it’s just that you should expect a pretty large standard deviation because of the biological variations between people and the variations in just basic biological structures.


And then we’re going to look at these again in a moment as well, thermal expansion coefficients. So that gets tricky too, when we think about thermal expansion coefficient measurements, I don’t know if any of you have ever done this, it’s really nice when the material is isotropic, right, because we can then run it through a delta T, and we can make displacement measurement, and we can say well, thermal expansion coefficient for steel is X and have some confidence in that number with a really tight standard deviation. When we start thinking about thermal expansion coefficients for dental or other tissues, we really get stuck with what’s the orientation effects because obviously fibrils are going to orient or expand differently in one direction and then will in a different direction. So again, you tend to get globally averaged values and probably if you look in the literature you won’t see thermal expansion properties of any other tissue, but dental tissues for the reason I mentioned before. So for the most part we take the body to be 37C, but we assume that the mouth gets loaded not just mechanically but thermally.


Comments on the mechanical property aspects, I don’t mean to be negative, it’s just — I want a great sense of awareness I think from the class, so you’re going to your case studies, I think the case studies we’ve chosen for you that come from the literature are from good scientific groups. You always want to be looking at these papers with a critic’s eye. You always want to be thinking about what were the conditions for which the data was collected, what are the conditions for which the analysis is done, so when you’re looking at failures what’s the pool, are you looking at pools of athletes for these implants, are you looking at pools of people who chew eight packs of gum a day versus one pack of gum a day, there’s all sorts of conditions that you want to think about.


So for our dental biomaterials we’re going to see a lot of similarities of what we’ve seen in orthopedics but we’re going to see some subtleties. Again we’re going to touch on the one subtlety, which is temperature. Amalgams which was much more common in older days, but we still refer to that technology today, or what we loosely call fillings. So if any of you ever had a cavity and again cavities are not nearly as prevalent as they were before, we have fluoride treatments.


Implants, again you could have loss of tooth for a number of reasons, right? You could have loss of tooth because of loss of structural support. So you could actually have loss of support of the underlying bone. You could have poor mechanical loading of the teeth itself. You could have a brawl in the bar. You could play hockey. There’s number of reasons that one can lose a tooth. And with that there’s a lot of technology involved in what do you do to restore a tooth. The worst thing you can do is not put the tooth back in, because when you don’t put the tooth back in, then all the other teeth get loaded in a flexural mode because the bending orientation’s changed. All the stresses on the underlying bone structure of the jaw also change and so again you just start a process essentially like osteoarthritis where you get some of those effects, or osteolysis where you change the bone structure and then you actually start to have bone loss.


So when we look at fillings, again we’re going to look at just a few scenarios. Amalgams, acrylic resins, so this would be polymer resins or polymethyl methacrylate type resins. Titanium dominates when we look at dental materials, because when we look at either tying into the jawbone or for support you’ll notice – in fact, you will notice a very similar technology to what we see in orthopedics, right? You will see a polyethylene liner, you see titanium backing but you get really osseointegration, you get good mechanical loading, when you talk about anything that gets embedded into the jawbone you’ve got a 99% chance that it’s titanium based.


Teeth, again when we talk about the tooth itself, you’re talking about the crown, you’re talking about – if someone actually needs the dental implant, you don’t give them a titanium tooth, we give them a titanium abutment substructure and then you attach to that porcelain a resin or ceramic, right?


Braces, pretty much dominated by two materials: stainless steel, which are continually loaded through plastic deformation or tightening of the wire or Nitinol, which is a constant low-force mechanism and then again, your basic acrylic resins, so this is really where we borrowed in orthopedics this whole technology of having a very good adhesive that could bond between bone and a metal. So we learned a lot from adhesive technology from the dental community. So the whole acrylic-based polymer what also builds us bone cement came from dentistry.


So again, motivation to replace a tooth, there’s is root support and chewing efficiency, there’s prevention of bone resorption, but most of all it’s cosmetic, right? Most people don’t want to walk around without a tooth present. So there’s the cosmetic component of all that. But there is a real mechanical issue here, so there is root support and actual prevention of bone resorption. So it’s very similar to the stress shielding issue, you need to have bone loading, which would have come from the tooth and you need that stress transported back to the underlying bone, you take the tooth away, you take the stress away, you take the bone away and when the bone resorbs, then the adjacent teeth go. And so what starts as a slightly unpleasant cosmetic appearance becomes a very unpleasant cosmetic appearance very quickly.

Disease and Biological Dentistry

…I take great pleasure in introducing Dr. Louisa Williams, who received the naturopathic training at Bastyr University. She holds a Master’s degree in psychology, [always raised me] and a degree in chiropractic and is the author of Radical Medicine which is in itself a wonderful departure from the world of, well, drill, fill, and bill dentistry and see it, and that is, you know what that is, right? You show up, we see you and see you, that’s it. So Dr. Williams?


Louisa Williams: Thank you, John. Appreciate it. So thank you for asking me here, it’s such an honor to present in front of my favorite dental group and it’s so great to see friends, some of them I hadn’t seen in 20, 25 years. Feel like we have been through the wars together. You know, as holistic physicians and biological dentists, we have been through the wars together. So thank you so much for allowing me to present here.


So my first presentation is on naturopathic prophylaxis, it’s there in your notes. I have changed the name of your time, sorry. And I never know how long these talks are going to go. So why don’t we go ahead and get started because at the end, I have a – I am going to be having you guys workshop together on a new test I want you to try and perform in your office. So I want to have enough time for that.


All right. So you all know this but what changed in April 2007? After over 50 years, what standard of care was largely discarded that was very significant for all dentists but especially biological dentists? There you go. Antibiotic prophylaxis, it’s no longer — it was no longer advised for mitral valve prolapse and mitral valve disease typically, which is a big population, rheumatic heart disease, bicuspid valve disease, aortic stenosis and regular congenital heart conditions. However, it was still advised for high-risk patients, serious congenital heart conditions, patients that had undergone surgery, artificial heart valves, a significant history of infective endocarditis. And I think this is in your notes but I added recently the first two years following joint replacement, which is a sizable percentage nowadays, right? Lots of patients of ours are getting hip and joint surgery.


So what happened is American Heart Association, a group of 23 doctors along with American Dental Association dentists got together and did a retrospective study for 56 years. They did this huge longitudinal study of a MEDLINE search to try to figure out if giving antibiotics for the transient bacteremia after dental drilling or any kind of dental procedure was indeed worthwhile. And Walter Wilson, the head of the group concluded that only an extremely small number of bacterial endocarditis affecting the valves or infective endocarditis might be prevented by antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures, if – if it was even effective. And he went on to say, there is actually no evidence that it works after 56 years of giving patients preventive antibiotics. This is a huge population.


And I kept looking in the article, you’re like, where is the I am sorry or anything? Can you imagine it, naturopaths for 56 years had been giving statin and we found out it doesn’t even work? Anyway, no, I’m sorry, just this is what they had found. So no research, no prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled studies. Of course, this policy, this recommendation began in the 1950s throwing antibiotics at everything, right? It was kind of like that was the style, that was the standard of care at that time, and it just kept going, which for many people it still does overprescribing of antibiotics.


So for us biological dentists and biological physicians, I like that John biological physicians too, we look in the mouth and work with dentists or biological physicians, yeah I like that new term. So for us, it was an excellent change because you know, we don’t like giving any antibiotics unless it’s really necessary, because we know the side effects and the real damage to the gut and dysbiosis that it can cause. George Vithoulkas, a very famous Greek homeopath, wrote a good book on the damage from antibiotics and other drugs and “A New Model for Health and Disease” is the title and he said that our quality of health depends almost entirely on the quality of microorganisms that exist normally within our bodies. If our gut is healthy, our immune system is functioning just as simple as that.


So antibiotics have been labeled as ecological marauders by Dr. Nigel Plummer. He’s a British microbiologist and expert on antibiotics and dysbiosis and also probiotic. So he has found that cephalosporin erythromycin families are capable of eliminating 99% of Lactobacillus species, the most common microorganisms, in our esophagus tube. By the way there is lactobacillus predominately in our esophagus as well as in our intestines, especially small intestine. Of course, we know that our bodies have the ability to recolonize afterwards after a bout of antibiotics but if you’re eating sugar and a toxic diet and you’ve had a lot of rounds of antibiotics that gets less and less possible.


Alexander Fleming who accidentally discovered penicillin, right, was quite honest in the early 1940s, mid-1940s. He cautioned people the misuse of penicillin could lead to mutant forms of bacteria resistant to the drug back in 1945, long time ago. So good for him and his honesty. He was already seeing this in his laboratory. So now we have MRSA, we’ve had MRSA for quite a while. In the 1950s, penicillin was 95% effective in killing staph aureus, 95% effective in the 1950s. Now we have methicillin resistant staph aureus, these little bugs have figured out how to be resistant to the methicillin. And so doctors and hospitals where these infections ran rampant, started using vancomycin.


Well then vancomycin started having a resistance to Staphylococcus. The vancomycin-resistant staph aureus bug, bacteria figured out how to thicken cell walls so that vancomycin couldn’t get in. And we know that MRSA infections are very dangerous, these are the flesh eating bacteria, so called necrotizing fasciitis where it eats away of the skin and the subcu tissue and even the organs, causes toxic shock syndrome and cause death. So it’s a very serious problem. So antibiotics aren’t the answer, they were in the ‘50s, they were amazing at first but as anything that’s toxic and synthetic, it won’t hold up in the long run, right? We know that, it just won’t hold up and it’s not holding up.


So nosocomial infections, hospital-induced infections, another one is the Clostridium difficile, this bacteria is resistant to antibiotics. This one is so pathogenic it literally peels off the lining of the intestine, very dangerous. I have a patient in Rhode Island. He’s 85 years old and he’s just gone through that. And we’ve got him back in good shape but he was in the hospital twice and almost died. So it results in a very explosive debilitating and often lethal form of diarrhea. So often what they use for Clostridium difficile is vancomycin, and that’s not working for Clostridium all the time now anyway and so sometimes they’ll use metronidazole which is Flagyl which nowadays has a warning label, has caused cancer in mice and rats. Literally that’s a dangerous drug to take, but it’s like, what is the biggest gun, what do we do now? If this doesn’t work, then what do we do? This is a very important study.


Antibiotics, overuse of antibiotics can cause cancer. This is a Washington State study, more than 10,000 women, there were exactly 2266 women older than 19 with primary invasive breast cancer and then they had this huge control group, 7953 random control group. And they found that women who have taken more courses of antibiotics have doubled the chances of getting breast cancer. I can’t tell you exactly how many rounds of antibiotics that was because it was based on the age. So it’s more a percentage thing but this is a very important study well-controlled study. There was only one other study before that, when you think about it, who’s going to fund these studies? It’s not like the drug companies are going to fund this.


So there was a Finland study in 1999 before that was reported in the British Journal of Cancer in 2000 and in Finland, they found that women with chronic urinary tract infections that took antibiotics a lot were much more prone to get cancer. And they even controlled for the urinary tract infection bacteria. So it wasn’t the bacteria, it was the antibiotic use.


So is Dr. Huggins here? Not yet. Well I love Hal Huggins because he says things so clearly. So in a recent Weston A. Price journal he said, antibiotics are not like John Wayne, right, and we feel that way and you hear patients say that sometimes like I am just going to break down, I am just going to take the antibiotic and get rid of it. And it does cause short-term usual decrease in symptoms but Dr. Huggins said when he fired at the bad guy John Wayne, the bad guy fell over dead, right? You’re going to kill the bug, when in fact, what happens in our body as the bacterium explodes, we don’t have the knowledge and wisdom of the immune system sending out macrophages and white blood cells and CD cells and quarantining and getting rid and eating up of the particular bacteria. We have an explosion, hundreds of bacterial endotoxins, fragments of the pathogenic bacteria and then the body must try to eliminate them.


So autoimmune disease is a result of this, giving so many antibiotics to the tissue just gets more and more congested and what happens with all these foreign proteins and foreign toxins and byproducts of chronic infection is that the tissue no longer recognizes itself. In autoimmune disease as you know is just epidemic. Now the Merck manual, our conventional medical manual we all have, we all study, has actually clearly said lupus interstitial nephritis, myasthenia gravis, it’s already admitted to several autoimmune diseases that are clearly the result of taking antibiotics. Now when you think about it, most autoimmune diseases are rather slow in coming, right? So these are just the ones that are obvious most of the time, who knows how somebody develops an autoimmune disease.


So another autoimmune disease that is rather a new acronym is PANDAS, many of you have heard this and this is an autoimmune disease due to the tonsils. This is Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus Infection. So after as a sore throat, after tonsillitis, after otitis media, children can begin to exhibit obsessive compulsive disease syndromes, Chorea like movements, involuntary movements, tics, it’s very similar to Tourette. And in the old days Sydenham’s chorea, which has been around for over a century and has been written on, that was that Saint Vitus Dance when the involuntary movements were very strong, that’s been recognized for over a century. As a result of streptococcus bacteria causes these neurological symptoms.


So when I have a Tourette’s patients, what do I always look for, is it tonsil focus? Be sure and ask about the history of that and usually it’s after tonsillitis and then antibiotics and that just drives the autoimmune disease in deeper. Now unfortunately, what’s the conventional treatment? They’re blaming it all on strap, not the antibiotics too and the conventional treatment is just more antibiotics. So I have – you won’t find this if you google it because I just made this up, but this is called [Grandist] and we all know as biological dentists and physicians. What is Grandist? Well, it’s a chronic tonsil focal infection. Chronic tonsil focal infection which are really even harder than dental focal infections. So this is for all of us adults that still have a little OCD or tics or worry or anxiety, huge population of patients.


So how do you diagnose [Grandist] in an adult – well, the person almost always has a significant childhood history of sore throats, tonsillitis, ear infections and then what they remember of how many antibiotic rounds they took in, it’s hard to say. As an adult, you may or may not have sore throats and swollen glands, sometimes you can or you may have no symptoms at all. Now we’re talking about everybody, not just people that haven’t had a tonsillectomy, without a tonsillectomy, you can still have the symptoms because remember we have five tonsils. We don’t just have two. We don’t have the palatine pharyngeal tonsils only, right? We got tubal tonsils that relate to the ear, lingual to the tongue, and the laryngeal to the windpipe, to larynx. So this Waldeyer’s ring is all going to be infected as well as the chain of lymph nodes and cervicals, you can’t take it out, you can’t slice it all out, you can’t improve things, but it’s better to treat it holistically, treat the whole body.


So chronic tonsil focal infections are grandest as an adult, anxiety and obsessive worrying, subtle compulsive movements, tapping, twisting on your fingers, knee jerking, fidgeting, constant clearing  of the throat, little tics. I now I’ve had these things. So – and of course, as adults we cover it up. You notice you’re kind of doing this with your leg or fidgeting and you could say, what is that, why is it my nervous system quiet and relaxed and enjoying this beautiful Carmel weather. What’s going on with this? A lot of it is streptococcus bacteria and our tonsils are in that lymphatic area causing chronic autoimmune neurological stress.


So the good news, so the new April 2000 guidelines, I think we were all really excited about that, because it will reduce antibiotic resistance and antibiotic induced illnesses for a significant percentage of the population. However, what’s the bad news about that? Well, what do we do about bacteremia, bacteria migrating in the bloodstream to different areas in the body after of any kind of dental work? So is bacterial metastasis to the heart, for example, after dental drilling significant? So here’s some research studies just periodontal probing measuring pockets in patients with gingivitis and periodontal — periodontitis create significant bacteremia from 10 to 40% of the time. Well, we agree with that because when you have gingivitis and periodontitis obviously you’re going to have bacteremia. So these are more vulnerable population, but many of our patients are quite a vulnerable population. Bacteremia from dental procedures, inter-ligament injection, injections most of the time, 90% of the time, wedge dam placement 32, rubber dam placement, 29, polishing teeth 24, this is in pediatric cardiology though.


So this is a healthy population of children. So this is just in healthier children, not even in adults that have more chronic illnesses. Bacteremia from extractions, again we’re talking about children, no history of disease. Extractions in children cause bacteremia 69 to 72% of the time as measured by blood cultures and studies indicate bacteremia from extractions 39 to 100%. Of course, extractions really cause a lot of bleeding and that goes into the bloodstream and can be measured afterwards. As we said, patients with gingival disease are more susceptible. Of course, this was — this study was 100 children aged 1 to 8 years old. How many children have that significant gingivitis, isn’t that funny? Yeah, this was in Journal of American Dental Association, they found them.


So even tooth brushing we should be taking antibiotics, right, after we brush our teeth at night and even tooth brushing, manual brushing 46%, electric toothbrushes 78%. So what does that mean? Eating or chewing gum causes bacteremia. So now you’re thinking, well lots of stuff cause bacteremia, right? But to our patients that can be a very real threat to vulnerable populations. When I used to be less healthy, I’d go to the dentist and get a cleaning and I would feel bad afterwards. I’d have patients feel bad afterwards, especially sensitive patients, and we had means of taking products and stuff that reduced that bacteria just even after a cleaning. So bacteremia – the bacteria in the bloodstream and also in the lymphatics and walking along the nerves to axonal transport, that’s a very real threat and it increases the load on any existing bacterial focal infections.

Personal Trainer in San Diego on Detox, Yoga, Sports Clothing, and More

A few words on the influence of detoxification on fitness, from Personal Trainer San Diego Phil Landman:

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“Movement and activity are the natural states of the human body. A sedentary body creates an environment in which body systems do not work optimally. The detoxification systems of the body work this way also.  While I do not suggest over-training, regular physical activity is necessary for overall body health and detoxification.

A stagnant body has stagnant body systems, including the lymphatic and circulatory systems. These both play a huge part in body detoxification. Lacking a pump like the circulatory system, the lymphatic system requires motion to keep the lymph flowing properly. Exercise also facilitates oxygen flow throughout the body and helps the expelling of toxins through the repertory system and lungs.

As stated above, excessive exercise is not required to help you detoxify your body. Consider taking a walk or bike ride, doing yoga, tai chi, Pilates, or some fun activity like a basketball game or dancing. Any habit that gets your body moving will work. Find something you find enjoyable and incorporate it into your regular schedule. Rather than seeing exercise as a chore, which increases the likelihood of stopping, have fun, relieve stress and get the quality physical benefits as well.”

Phil Landman is both a world class personal trainer, as well as the owner of several sports clothing labels.


The idea of “detoxification” is often mentioned by all manner of exercise gurus. Yoga instructors demonstrated detoxifying twists; aerobics class leaders tell their students the benefits of detoxifying sweat and dieters adopt fasts and specific eating plans to detox their bodies. Health professionals remain skeptical, however.

Shirley Archer, a yoga and fitness expert, is also an author and the spokeswoman for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She recently stated that exercise assists body systems, such as the lungs and kidneys, to remove things that can cause disease from our bodies. A complete healthy lifestyle which includes nutritious food, proper hydration and exercise, keeps the body working at optimum health, which includes detoxification.

“As for specific yoga moves, I’m not so sure,” she added.

Some believe particular yoga moves and positions squeeze the organs and help push blood out of them so new, filtered blood can rush in. Archer agrees that improved circulation helps to eliminate toxic waste products from the body and that certain yoga movements can help facilitate this.

Deep breathing techniques practiced in yoga can help introduce more oxygen to the body and rid the lungs of excess carbon dioxide. Oxygen is used by all cells and the practice helps improve circulation.

Mental detoxification can be just as important as physical detox. Meditation and associated physical activities such as tai chi and yoga can help you improve attitude and mind set as you improve your body. They encourage present mindfulness, which helps eliminate toxic thoughts of the past.

Tracy Anderson, a popular trainer of celebrities, ran Detox Weeks last summer for groups of around 40 women. These involved three or more hours of workouts every day and a whole series of lectures on nutrition, exercise and how to make lasting and effective lifestyle changes.


Similar weeklong events are planned for 2013 in other cities.

She says that many women focus on physical results when they exercise. They want to get rid of love handles or their muffin top instead of focusing on the regular and consistent practice of exercise as a part of their lifestyle.

While people should start out with an exercise regime or yoga class they are capable of completing, it is important to strive for more as time goes on. For example start with 10 minutes of exercise your first week, work up to 20 minutes or more as soon as possible.

“Detoxification is a big topic.” Anderson states that detoxification covers a wide range of practices from sweating to rid the body of toxins to improving mental states by clearing the mind of negative thought patterns.


For more information regarding Phil Landman’s sports clothing and personal training, visit: www.sportsclothing.me

The Dangers of Mainstream Dentistry P2

Interview the people, maybe talk to people. a lot  of times I  will go to a friend and  they’ll say I went to this doctor and I’ll listen to the second and third  opinion and  then I’ll stay they must be pretty good because three people  have said to me Mary’s a really good doctor.  So I go to Mary and maybe I like her and maybe I don’t like her.  This is a really big deal. remember the  first alternative I went  to  all of my fillings  fell  out in six months , I’m glad   I didn’t  die of mercury poisoning.

Other things that you can do  during this process is that you take double amount on  the day that you’re having the dentistry   so you have up to thirty and for two days after you go back to  fifteen and fifteen . Now you’re having dentistry on Wednesday, Tuesday you take fifteen in the am and fifteen in the pm.  Wednesday you take thirty in the am and thirty in the pm, Friday fifteen and fifteen, Saturday fifteen and fifteen and then go back to your normal amount.


Forget chlorella just a detoxification. I’ve taken chlorella for thirty years every single day except fasting because chlorella is an unbelievable nutritional supplement. It’s one of the few things that we know that fixes your chromosomes that means DNA.  That means it per longs your life and reduces potentiality for the 5% of genetics who affect you in any way. Not because we say so. There are shocking high volume of research on this. You can see the research goes back forty years in this.


If you really don’t want to age prematurely chlorella is a   great way to do that, also to detoxify plus a lot of you live in a place called London. Is not the most pristine place in all of Britain? You’re picking up like it or not heavy toxin chemicals every day.


For those of you who are a little   bizarre and off track are not eating 100% organic food, some of you are really bizarre and off track, you’re still consuming animal flesh starting item fish, chicken, and red meat. That really helps you collect massive amounts of heavy metal toxins and chemicals because were heavy metals and toxins hang out is in fat. The more at you have in your body the higher toxic levels you have.


This is why morbid obese people have five times   greater incidents of liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. Pretty bad stuff. What’s something else we should think about before we open up for questions on this one? We should also think about what I hear a lot of you say. This can be overwhelming.   The first is we feel overwhelmed because no one told you the most important message. You’ve got to be totally responsible for your life. I was never taught that. I had great parents, grew in a great way, always did what I loved, played music but the reality is nobody told me to be responsible. I had to learn the responsibility thing on my own and because we’re not taught to be responsible and now you’re a grown adult all this can be a tidal wave or a tsunami hitting you in the head. I’ve got to think about my clothing , I’ve  got to think about my supplements , I’ve got to think about my food , where I live .


If you’re really not self-respecting you would like to throw your hands up well to hell with it all. I’ll just eat like the rest of the brats. I’ll just go down fighting or killing myself. I get it, I was there in the early days of this. I was a big fat guy.my greatest love was anger at that point. It took a lot for me to grasp.


The good thing for me was I was a boy. I was twenty years old so I wasn’t as corrupted as some of you are at this age, you’ve really worked hard to season yourself to be a very corrupted individual. I know this is quite difficult for you ND for those of you who aren’t going to be self-evaluating probably still don’t know that you don’t like yourself. You probably think you like yourself because sometimes you do and on a Sunday you eat right or polite occasionally or you do try to buy organic underwear every fifth year.


It’s like when I say to people do you exercise hey say “we walk up and down the stairs”.  We’ve really got to realize why humanity is sin desperation and why things are totally out of control is because of this lack of responsibility. The fay I finally did and the way I’ve taught people to do it, the French taught me this we here as well as the Americans aren’t rash in these areas. We’re the all or nothing type of people. I was over years ago trashing in France and there was a gentleman who came through our health educated program back about 20 years ago that reverses aids. He healed himself of HIV and became a very prominent writer about raw and living food in the French speaking world.


Jacques is a lovely, sophisticated franc guy and he was in my lecture in Paris years ago and I was in there like a gangbuster American saying “you got to do this and you got to do that and if you don’t do this you’re going to die”. The French dent like this so he pulled me aside and said “what you said is absolutely correct but the way you say it was absolutely horrible”.

I said “how should I say it Jacques?”

He said “say the same thing but before every sentence say this is a possibility”

I was shocked. It worked instantly. I’m going to say for those of you who aren’t self-evaluating  that don’t realize you lathe yourself , that don’t realise that you’re an addict this  is a possibility for you. It’s a possibility if you want to improve your life and no be part of the corporate deception that = goes on out there where they’re actually putting deadly position inside your mouth. It’s bad enough that they’re giving it to you, they’re opening your mouth and sticking it in there and drilling it into you.


Money is part of this. You’re not going to get this on the social. if  you find an alternative dentist on the social  let me know  because I’m going to send  every  brit I know . Another thing all roof you Europeans do is that you don’t talk a lot to one another and the Swedish are the worse. The closer you get to the south it gets better. The Italians speak a lot, the Portuguese’s speaker a lot but you guys don’t speak enough. If you don’t have money and you need something done talk to them.


When people want to come to hypocrotese and they really don’t have money they try to bullshit me, I’m going to charge the m double because we check everything but we give scholarships to people. We’re doing fine we dint have to worry about not everyone paying everything and I’m sure some of these dentist who have been doing in for twenty years, not because its popular now it’s because they believe in this. If you say to that man or woman “could you do this for less money or can I pay you on a time plan “what are they going to say to you? Say no to you? And if they do say thank you for the consultation and leave .you’re going to find somebody who’s going to do this for you.


Audience: have you been doing it gradually?


DR BRIAN CLEMENT:  what I learned after they did the wrong to me and lots of people I knew is they usually no more than one or two out at a time and it may take in severe cases if they have the galvanic meter, it picks up the galvanic frequency of it, if you have number tens they may take six months if you have eighteen fillings to take out.


Audience: how many weeks between, is it one month?


DR BRIAN CLEMENT: that a dentist would have to tell you. I’m shallow in that area I couldn’t tell you. Bottom line is if you go to the right dentist he or she will know that. I’ve seen people with all number nines and tens that they wouldn’t pull out the next one for three or four weeks.


One person I knew went two and a half years to get out twenty two fillings.  They were like me everything in their mouth was a filling at that point.  Let’s go to the p back and work our way forward.


Audience: what about the screws? The other question is that I have a dentist, he’s amazing but he’s a normal dentist. I’ve never seen anybody ill. he says he puts in these mercury fillings and he’s so  caring that  if he thought there was anything  wrong with it he wouldn’t do it  but this actually fine, his nurse is fine  so what do I do? DR BRIAN CLEMENT: in history there has been peoples who slaughtered people because they weren’t good Christians, they probably felt that they were doing the right thing.  the intent  is wonderful and I’m happy he’s a nice  jovial guy that you’re happy with but  if he doesn’t get that root canal is dangerous is because he’s  not educating himself.


I could introduce you to hundreds of people who reversed cancer from removing root canals. Not one or two or dozens, hundreds.


Audience: what research do I point him to?


BC : tonight we saw the research here and if  you get on something   called the internet you’re going to see shocking amounts ,  truckloads  of research on this which thousands of  people have said ” now I’m alive because I got rid  of dentistry”.


What you have to understand if people are comfortable with what they do and if they have business and they’re not challenged in any way and even you who should be educated about this obviously can continue and march down the road of deception. Why would he want to change? Most of the time when somebody says to you give me empirical evidence it’s just a nice way to say I dot give a shit.


any serious dentist , any  serious human being  would know of you  stick something  which is questionable, forget him believing if it’s bad for you, questionable in the mouth   wouldn’t that be something you should consider. There’s some things that people told me was right over the years that I finally figured out wasn’t right.


Audience:  and the screws?


DR BRIAN CLEMENT: titanium screws if screws are necessary.  Titanium doesn’t electrically fuse. It’s not going to create a lot of extra a stimuli. Ids it perfect? No but that’s the way to go.


audience : I went to  my dentist , I didn’t have any information  but he recommended me an anti-biotic and I didn’t have the information to really <inaudible>. m pharmacist gave me some anti-biotic and I’ve tried to <inaudible>, do I really need this   but he’s my dentist, he’s my doctor so I had to do it . I didn’t have the information to <inaudible>


DR BRIAN CLEMENT: let’s start by saying you’re going to rarely find even in an alternative dentist or alternative doctor who is going to go against the pharmaceutical and say don’t give you antibiotics. You also precipitated in my mind the thought that I neglected to talk about that there is some people with figuration of the heart. That by law every dentist must give you IV antibiotics during the time they are working on your teeth.


Is there an alternative? Absolutely. Is it shockingly good compared to anti biotic? Absolutely. Does it work ten times better than antibiotics? Absolutely but to find a dentist that is going to do this, good luck. It’s called saver nitrate. The original antibiotic that s doesn’t kill you in the process of antibiotics and destroy your immune system in the process.

Interesting things about the green tea

Every time someone speaks about tea the first thing or the first sensation that comes through my mind is the word relaxation. Either you’re at a meeting or in a public place, a cup of tea can make your day sunny. The production of tea has grown considerably in the last couple of years, and the benefit of consuming tea is that your body is wrapped in all the nature’s help that you can get in order to stay healthy and to live well.

What is good to know for your own knowledge and the idea to find out more things about the products that you drink is that the tea occupies the second place in the category of the most consumed drinks on the surface of the globe, of course after water.

As a second detail, it is useful to find out that the green tea among other types of tea like the white one, or the black one come from the same plant that makes them so tasteful and rich in many curable elements, the Camellia Sinensis.

The base that makes all these types of teas so different is due to the different and various processing methods. For example for the green tea leaves are less processed, this indicating a high level of antioxidants. In the case of the black tea, the processing method assures a process of being highly fermented. The great news is that the antioxidants are vital elements that help your body in the process of skincare and much more. The antioxidants that are found in the green tea can assure the protection of the skin against the sun burns and a process of combating the skin cancer. These elements have a high contribution in the process of the cell renewal.

In general even the appearance and the taste vary. Tasting a tea has become an art that has grown to become as important as the art of tasting wine. When you taste green tea or any other tea you’re looking for some specific characteristics. We look for characteristics that can mainly be found in the flavors, the tannins and of course the two main senses: the mouth and the nose that are used to discover the best qualities in the tea.

But if you consider what makes it be a good tea or how you can choose the best of green tea, here are some advices that will help you decide. For this, you’ll have to look at the shape of tea leaf, because each type of tea has a certain shape that makes it have the best quality. For example when looking at the Dragon Well (a certain type of green tea), its leaves should look like a needle with a surface that is flat and straight.

Another idea is to look at the color because the types of tea that exist have different colors before and after the process of brewing. For example, the green tea leaves before the brewing process have a fresh green color. When it comes to smell, good tea should leave a long lasting aroma of natural essences.

And the last thing when choosing a tea is the taste that guarantees the unique perspective of the flavor. Each type of tea has its own characteristics that help you live every moment from when you’ve tasted your first cup of tea. In the case of green tea, the taste should be pure and fresh.

The green tea remains one of the products that are highly preferred in the Chinese culture and many provinces, but also in the Japanese culture. Yet the British prefer to consume the black tea much more. Black tea is a product that in order to be preserved while being in the cargos that were shipped from China is first put through a process of withering, rolling, fermenting and then in the end firing up the leaves.

When it’s about remedies or fighting a disease or cold, the best way to start is to drink a cup of tea. Its natural selection and the careful processing methods will help you overcome the sickness and feel much better. Another method that is applied in such cases is using the herbal infusions, also called tisanes.
Enjoy every single cup of green tea!

3D Cat Scans in Dentistry


Introduction: ladies and gentlemen our next speaker for this morning is Dr Thom’s Culprits. Dr Thomas Culprits received his dental degree from Washington University dental school and his IMD at Capital University of integrative medicine where he was Professor Emeritus. Dr Culprits is a member of the IOMT and he has a private practise is Tulsa Oklahoma. Please welcome to the podium Dr Culprits.



Dr Colpitts: so what I’m going to be talking about today is a three dimensional cat scan. I’ve been in practise for almost forty years. This is probably the most important technological toll that I have seen since I’ve been in practise. It virtually changes the way that I look ta patients and   it helps us find things that I couldn’t see before. I rich, I said “this is pretty important I would over to be able to do a small presentation”.


There’s two things that I’m going to do. I’ll go through a PowerPoint presentation talking a little bit about the technology, a little bit about h what it can do, some case studies. When we’re done with that I’ll be able to pull up a cat scan on the computer and I’ll go through on how you can actually manipulate it.


One of the things that I’ll talk about here is this is just a tool and it give us one piece of the puzzle. In and of itself is not going to make us great biologic dentist but it is going to give us a tool that is unsurpassed. One of the things that I always worry about is how do we document in the standard of care what we know is true and I struggled with that for a long time.  There’s things that I knew inherently were a problem in terms of infections are concerned.


I sometimes thought I know it’s here but I can’t really document it if I want to take it to the board of governors. So how do I practise still saying within the standard of care. Somehow I was able to do that I never had a conflict with the board since I’ve been in practise but that kind of relieves that.  I have seen one dental patient who came in with cancer in the last fifteen years that didn’t have significant dental treatment that was done. I don’t think that was a coincidence.


I’ve studied a lot with Dr Omega   who is a MD and   his belief is that all disease including cancer is simply an infection. That still seems true to me. I have not seen anything to tell me that’s it’s not true. If that’s true then one of the things they need to do is to find where the infection is and what’s going on and the CAT scan is just an incredible tool to do that. I  don’t know how much technological  tools you have in your office  but I’ve got a bunch, we have a  ceric and we have the cat scan. Every week something goes down and you’re fooling with it trying to get it to work. infect I was talking to somebody and they asked if I was a little nervous about speaking and I said” a little bit but you really worry about is the electronic stuff, is it going to work or not” right now it’s not working.



I’m a clinician not really a scientist but this is what I’ve seen. This is a great book. I used to teach practise management for a little bit. I’ve always been a little bit intrigued with it. This is a very interesting book by Jim Collins, Companies That Went from Good to Great, it talks about passion. I thought it was worthwhile to introduce myself a little bit. I’m passionate about my family, this is my family in Colorado. I live in on a ranch and we have  11 house but you got to go to Colorado  to get everybody together on a horse. These are eight of my grandchildren. at this pint of my life  there’s not a week that comes by that I don’t think that I’m bless that I got to see my children grow and my grandchildren grow up.  Faith is important to me, country is important to me. I fly the American flag. Toby Keith in his song red, white and blue he says “my daddy was in the army he lost his right eye, flies the flag in the earth to the day that he die” well I fly the American flag, the green corps flag and the POW flag. I was not a POW but I serve in Vietnam and it reminds me humbly that there is always   people that paid more than I have paid whether it be in dentistry or for the country.


We just went to new your city this week.  actually it’s my wife’s birthday today and  part of my family and she is part  of the reason I’m here doing what I do because she support me but the statue of liberty reminds me ,  I’ve travelled to ever continent except one and I’ve seen people who never had a chance. Those of us who are here are blessed that we are born with an opportunity. It doesn’t matter how smart you are, how motivated you are, if you are born in a situation that a lot of people are INS omen countries the most that they can hope for is just survival and many of you don’t do that.


This is the flag that flew in little base in Vietnam. The ranch is a big part of our life. We’ve only been on the ranch for about ten years but I really learnt a lot about physiology and I’ve learnt a lot about medicine at the ranch. This is one of our Clydesdale    and little POA called mac and mac almost died from arsenic, mercury poisoning and that’s another  story .these are some of the things that I learnt on the ranch and I think they apply to what I’m going to talk  to you in a little bit. Soils and living organism, stress on animals and health, I’ve studied with one of the best animal movers in the world Bud Williams, 80 years old. He thought us how to move animals gently with ought to stress now why is that important? When he took over a food line in Canada the year before the vet bill and the pharmaceutical bill was 130, 000. Within 1 year that same bill was $15 000. What did he do? All he did was to take the stress off the animals. If they came in and they were depressed got him up and got him walking, if they were hyper he got them walking and calmed them down.


I often think tats the relationship for us as human is stress. I could be better about getting stress out of my life sometimes but I’ve learned a lot. I’ve helped  birth cattle , goat , I’ve buried a lot of them  , our burial is above ground  but we have a lace that we take  them too their happy hunting ground. I’ve really learnt a lot emotionally about this life cycle that all animals are in. they are holistic rangers and farmers that are out there, Stock My Grass Farmers are great source for that. This is me just a month ago, we raised a red Angus grass fed beef past organic. This is me and one of our guard dogs, he guards out house he doesn’t really guard much of anything else. We just got this part of the facility enlarged. These are a couple of guys getting our grass fed beef     ready to take for sale.



Staff sometimes say to me “tell them the goat story” so you guys get the goat story. Goats have a problem with parasite. They are not really designed to come to Oklahoma and live in 200 acres. They are designed to live on hundreds of acres. once  a goat gets parasitic infection and  you don’t catch it early, I’ve seen many times  I’ll see the  goat lying on the ground and I see where it can’t get up or can’t walk and I think not a problem I will get it in the stall , I will give it my natural medicine. I would do all the things and never one of them survived and yet they looked really healthy last week. What happened is the parasite finally destroyed so many red blood cells   that they are so anaemic. The only way that you can tell is if   you pull they’re eyelids down or look at their gums and if they’re very pale you know that they’re in trouble.  We worked goats two weeks ago, now we have a smaller herd of about 60 animals and we really got or herd doing well.


The other thing to go back to the cattle, we do not do vaccinations, we never do antibiotics and out herd is healthy.  This is one of our guard dogs. The guard dogs stay out there and lives with the goat 24/7. one of the things that I’m passionate about an unfortunately feel like I’m obsessed with  and my wife has been a great example without criticizing showing o me how to balance my life a little bit better with the tether things that I do. The Outliers is a great book. It talks about people that are successful, it talks about the ten thousand hours. Everybody that is really successful that he has found had to put in their ten thousand hours and that’s why we’re all here. Even the Beatles, the Beatles played in a bar in Frankfurt, Germany 7 nights per week, 8 hours per night.


This is the CAT scan that I’m looking at my office. If you decide to get one and I hope you do one of the things I didn’t say is that I had no financial interest in any cat scan. I have a Serena Galaleos but I’m not here to promote the brand of CAT scan I have. If this is something when I’m done that you think will interest you do some research, talk to me I’ll be help. when I looked at it I thought carefully two years ago  that things are going to change but I’m  not here to promote a particular brand whether you buy a Ford or a Chevy it doesn’t matter to me . We do a lot of nutritional testing.


The objectives for today: why do I have a cone beam? What is a 3D cat scan? What can it do? Some clinical cases and my opinion of the financial advantages from this? Why did I purchase the CAT scan? Two years ago in January I had a physician send me a patient with cancer. The patient was on the way to Germany for a cancer treatment and the physician said make sure there is no infections. I took formal digital eletrorays. I looks at a mouthful of PMMs and didn’t like that but didn’t see any infection, didn’t see any part of it. I had just heard about 3 dimensional cat scan about among ago and I mentioned to this couple I said ” there is one cat  scan in Oklahoma that you would be interested in ” they  jumped on it and went and  get the 3 dimensional cat scan and the doctor called me and said  their three abyss teeth .  I went back and looked at my digital x rays and I still didn’t see them. It then became a moral issue for me. if I had patients  come in and particularly if they were referred  by the  good nature pathetic physician or the holistic  physician and they say get rid of the infections and I know in my heart  and also intellectually that there’s  a tool out there that is better than what I have I was stuck.  I moved on and within three months we had one at the office and of course they’re expensive. From a business perspective this goes back to Jim Collins book. He talks about the hedgehog concept and it’s based on the essay by Asia Berlin and the fox knows many things but the hog knows one big thing. I would like to think that we at the IMOT look at health like the hedgehog.


Fluorosis In Children

Fluorosis is the disease that occurs due to prolonged intake of high doses of fluoride. The
consumption of water containing fluoride most often affects the content of the element in the bones.


Mississippi Dentists: “The treatment of dental fluorosis is virtually impossible. A lot of modern dental clinics conduct researches and provide recommendations to limit the amount of fluoride that enters the body of the child.”


Mississippi Dentists
Fluoride is also present in foods and even in toothpastes, but there it is not absorbed in such amount as the fluoride in the water. Therefore, fluorosis is endemic, that is, the disease typical for a particular area, where the water is saturated with fluorine. Children and adolescents who have not yet erupted the permanent teeth are most susceptible to endemic fluorosis.


Fluorosis in children manifests not only to the scarcity of minerals, it also shows their excess. The lack of fluoride arises certain dental health problems in children: the tooth enamel becomes thinner, poorly protects teeth and dental caries of deciduous teeth begins, as well as developing the hypersthesia of teeth, that is hypersensitivity. Therefore, most toothpastes contain fluoride in an accessible amount. Besides, for both adults and children the fluorination procedure is offered to strengthen the enamel of the teeth and prevent tooth decay.


The daily requirement of fluoride at this age is 2-3 mg, which the child receives from food and water. For the development of the disease the maximum concentration fluorine in water is 1.5 mg per liter. Young children, at least until the school age, you cannot brush teeth with the toothpaste for adults, as it often contains a lot of fluoride, which for a young child is much higher than the permissible dose, and the excess of fluoride in the body can be even more dangerous than its deficit. If the child’s body during the dental germ formation and the tooth growth receives too much fluoride relative to the weight of the child, dental fluorosis develops. The disease is manifested by the appearance of white spots on teeth (in its mild form) and brown spots, and the discoloration of enamel in cases of intense excess of fluoride. The enamel becomes uneven, rough and ugly. Cleaning the teeth becomes impossible.


If the teeth are too unpleasant to look at, there are a number of aesthetic dentistry techniques to correct the defects. For more detailed information on these techniques, visit http://reviewfordentists.com/dentists/nebraska to find your local dental expert.

Secrets of health, water dispenser

Water is the most important resource after air. Drinking water supply dwindles by the day and is taken for granted by many developed countries. According to United nations, by 2030, 40% of the world population will not have access to clean drinking water.

Let us look at the health benefits of this seemingly abundant resource. Water helps:

  1. Treatment of diabetes
  2. Treatment of heartburn
  3. Treatment of high cholesterol
  4. Prevents aging skin


Too many health benefits are related to clean drinking water. You don’t hear your doctor say, please take those pills with a can of soda, do you? Or, drink more sodas when you are down with flu or diarrhea.

When I mention clean drinking water, I do mean clean. Clean water is without chlorine, fluorine, toxins, germs and viruses. Now, how can we achieve that quality water?

Answer: With a water dispenser equipped with water filtration system.

Tap water contains many toxins, let me just be brief of what these does to you.

Chlorine and Fluorine

These two chemicals are deadly. They increase cancer risks by over 90% and kill brain cells. Fluorine itself is so poisonous, second to arsenic. It transforms normal healthy cells into cancerous ones. Yes, do change that toothpaste you are using daily if it contains fluorine. Think about it, how many millions of people in this world drink boiled tap water? And just how much toxins, fluorine and chlorine its accumulated in their bodies?  Make a change today!

There are a lot of studies by renowned researchers and scientists of what chlorine and fluorine does to us. It is bad news. Go google about it.

Water dispenser with filtration system

A water dispenser with a good filtration system can ensure your quality of water at a small fraction of costs. Reverse osmosis or Ultra filtration removes toxins and viruses making water clean and pure to drink. These units come with a five step filtration process consisting of: polypropylene filter, t33 water filter, post carbon, UV light and reverse osmosis or ultra filter membrane.

Water Didpenser
Also, the water dispenser further boils the filtered water and stores into its own water tank. It has a ready hot and cold function, which provides convenience whenever we need water.

This sort of water dispensers only cost $500 for a home unit and maintenance cost is at $100 per year. We did a rough calculation, An average family spends more on bottled water in a year. So do consider this as an alternative. Furthermore, this is environmental friendly, unlike those plastic non biodegradable bottles.

A good company that provides these water dispensers is 828 water dispenser singapore. This company is formed since 2005. Their prices are extremely low, which is good for customers. Their motto is not to rip people off because of the same products. They have worldwide certifications and high quality on their products. Do feel free to check the water dispenser company out.

I leave you here to make the right choice for you, your family or for your office.