Sunday, July 07, 2013
Better Homes and Gardens page 180 February 2008
Stock up on Floss. Your dentist really is right - you should floss every day, and not just for your dental health. Researchers have repeatedly found a direct link between the inflammation caused by gum disease and heart disease. the Healthier your mouth, the less risk to your heart. "Plaque in an artery is more likely to rupture with prolonged inflammation," says Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiologist and author of YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger. If you haven't gone floss shopping in a while, try one of the Crest Glide flosses ...They slip easily between teeth and because of this are much less cumbersome to use than many other flosses.
Dust Off The Scale
You may have an unfriendly relationship with your bathroom scale, but it's time to mend the fences. Doctors at the National Weight Control Registry, a database of people who have successfully lost large amounts of weight and kept it off, observed tht those adult who weigh themselves daily are the ones who are most likely to keep excess weight off."