Eight Surprising Health Truths You've Never Heard Before

Style Magazine Newswire | 1/12/2018, 4:17 p.m.
In today's health-conscious culture, knowledge and truth are powerful agents for healing and continued wellness. Here, Thomas E. Levy, MD, ...
Dr. Thomas E. Levy

"Root canaled teeth often become highly toxic and can lead to chronic degenerative diseases," says Dr. Levy. "If you can avoid having a root canal, do so. In many cases, having the tooth pulled is a far safer alternative."

Oxidation is the source of disease. All disease comes down to a single factor: too much oxidative stress in your body. Oxidation is a normal component of the body's healthy metabolic activity, but thanks to our highly toxic lifestyle, a state of highly increased oxidative stress (IOS) is becoming the norm. A powerful way to reduce IOS is by decreasing your toxic load. First and foremost, this can be achieved by identifying and treating infections in the mouth. But there are other steps you can take as well.

"Aside from eliminating chronic infections in the mouth, you can decrease your toxic load by improving your digestion," says Dr. Levy. "The standard American diet consists of highly processed foods that lack beneficial micronutrients. Further, thanks to compromised gut health, many people fail to fully digest their food, which then putrefies and creates a host of toxins and toxic metabolic byproducts. To combat poor digestion and get the most nutrition from your food, pulverize a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables into a nutrient-rich smoothie."

Another tip to reduce IOS: Sweat out your toxins in a far infrared sauna. And if you don't have access to a sauna, aerobic exercise is another great way to gently detoxify your body.

Balancing your hormones can lessen the impact of oral infections. Low estrogen levels in women, low testosterone levels in men, and low thyroid hormones in both men and women all result in an increase in oxidative stress. And when oxidative stress is increased throughout the body, any focal infections present in the teeth and gums are more likely to become metastatic. Therefore, it's important to keep these hormone levels well within the normal range at all times.

"Normal thyroid function is particularly important in preventing infected teeth and gums from producing increased oxidative stress throughout the body," says Dr. Levy. "Traditional thyroid testing reliably diagnoses only extreme thyroid problems and misses more subtle forms of dysfunction. Patients should request T3 and reverse T3 tests to correctly analyze their thyroid health. Many people need to supplement with T3 as well as desiccated thyroid to restore function."

The right supplements can help safeguard your health... "Vitamin C, magnesium, vitamin K, and vitamin D3 are arguably the four most foundational supplements," says Dr. Levy. "The supplementation of each of these agents individually is associated with a decrease in all-cause mortality, meaning that they positively impact all diseased cells in the body."

Other important supplements, he says, include tocopherols (vitamin E source), beta carotene (vitamin A source), vitamin B complex, lysine, proline, omega-3 fish oil (EPA and DHA source), iodine/potassium iodine, coenzyme Q10, N-acetyl cysteine, alpha-lipoic acid, curcumin, MSM, aloe vera, and whey protein.

"Work with your healthcare practitioner to learn which supplements are right for you," says Dr. Levy.