8 tips to avoid sugar

Easy to follow tips for avoiding added sugar in your diet

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Following on from my last blog ‘Eight reasons to quit sugar’, this next blog of the series has advice on how to avoid added sugar. Feel free to share your own tips and experiences!

Eight reasons to quit sugar

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These are some of the recent headlines about sugar… “Removing sugar from diet for just nine days can have ‘dramatic results’, new study claims.”  Independent “Sugar is as dangerous as alcohol and tobacco, warn health experts.” The Telegraph “Sugar is addictive, warns top doctor.” The Times Sugar seems to have replaced fat as the number one food to avoid due …

The good, the bad and the microbiome

What is the ‘oral microbiome’ and how can you manage yours?

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Most bacteria are good for you! The average mouth is teeming with around 296 different types of bacteria, officially known as the ‘oral microbiome.’ These bacteria can be sub divided into ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria, the balance of which has important health implications.

Probiotics for oral health

Bacterial Balance

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Probiotics are regularly in the news, most notably for their benefits on digestive health. However, probiotics for oral health are a new and emerging field of research. With more than 600 species having been shown to colonise the oral cavity, it’s an area we thought was worth looking at. We asked Nutritional Therapist Natasha Wilcock to take a look at …

Nutition for Dentition

Nutrition for Dentition

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Nutritional Therapist Natasha Wilcock shares her top round-up of nutritional strategies to aid oral health.

Sweet Freedom

Sweet Freedom

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Sugar has been in the news again with the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently issuing a conditional recommendation to reduce daily intake of free sugars from the current 10%, down to only 5%. We caught up with Nutritional Therapist, Natasha Wilcock to look at ways we can help you to encourage your patients to reduce their sugar consumption and improve their …

Extracting the Evidence

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Over the past few months, the national news has been in uproar over the state of children’s dental health. So, we’ve enlisted the help of Nutritional Therapist Natasha Wilcock to provide this week’s blog. Specifically written for the parents amongst your patient list, this blog helps to reinforce the advice of many dentists on how parents can help prevent bad …