THE WYSONG e-HEALTH LETTER 838
~Thoughts for Thinking People~
Current Research and Thoughts You Can Use for Health and Healing
...And Which Verify The Wysong Optimal Health Program™
MENTAL HEALTH: Patients with bipolar depression who were treated with omega-3 fatty acids had significant reductions in symptoms compared to a control group.
OSTEOPOROSIS: As many as 80-85% of all residents in U.S. nursing homes have osteoporosis.
PREGNANCY: Dietary supplementation with 0.4 mg of folic acid per day provides a greater than 40% increase in protection against neural tube defects (spina bifida and ancephaly) in newborns.
STROKE: Vitamin E from food sources plays a role in the prevention of stroke because it scavenges free radicals and prevents LDL (low density lipoprotein) oxidation.
At least 80% of dogs and 60% of cats have gingivitis, periodontitis or tooth decay. When carbohydrate-based foods are deposited on teeth, plaque may be formed, which creates acids that strip calcium and phosphorus from tooth enamel. The loss of these minerals from the tooth matrix softens tooth hard structure, increasing susceptibility to cavities. On the other hand, plaque at the gum line sets the stage for bacterial growth, inflammation, gum disease (periodontitis), bone disintegration, and tooth loss. Systemic infections can also occur with chronic infection in the mouth.
Wysong Dentatreat is an aid to maintaining pet oral health, utilizing the beneficial properties of special cheeses, probiotics, minerals, and other natural ingredients: Certain cheeses act in several ways: the alkaline cheese buffers acidity and raises pH in the mouth; increases salivary flow, diluting and clearing sugars from the oral cavity; their proteins impede demineralization and aid in remineralization of the tooth enamel; and calcium and phosphorus ions are also made more available for remineralization.
Probiotic agents provide many internal benefits, including some that are specific to dental health:
reducing the population of putrefactive bacteria responsible for bad breath; optimizing calcium metabolism; and producing beneficial amino acids that limit tooth decay. Trona mineral salts have antibacterial properties and are highly effective natural agents in physically removing dental plaque.
Additional natural ingredients that have beneficial actions for oral health include calcium lactate
(increases mineralization), xylitol (inhibits cavity formation), oligosaccharides (nourishment for probiotics), and apple polyphenols (antibacterial).
Wysong Dentatreat is a delicious snack for both dogs and cats and can be fed as a treat on a daily basis. Sprinkle over daily food, or mix with a little water to form a paste to feed to your pet or apply directly to the teeth with a soft toothbrush.
Best of health to you and yours from all of us here at Wysong.