Nutritional Advantage to Vegetable Pasta

Many of us have a weakness for pasta and, unfortunately, the more we learn about nutrition the more we realize it is just a plate full of sugar. Ideally, pasta would be made out of healthy foods so that we could eat it without guilt. Vegetable pasta would be the result & this New York Post article tells you how to do it.

Magnesium Deficiency

It is estimated that 75-80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium & this could be the cause of up to 50% of the heart attacks in the U.S. yearly. If you want to check your level the serum magnesium will not tell you because it is almost always normal. Ask your MD about doing the Magnesium RBC test because it will check the level of magnesium in your cells. Your target level is the high end of normal according to Dr. Carolyn Dean in her book, The Magnesium Miracle. **This is not intended as medical advice. Always consult with your personal physician to see what is best for you.**

Why am I Still Getting Cavities?

Unlike diabetes where the amount of sugar that you ingest can eventually cause the disease, dental caries is influenced by the number of times a day you ingest sugar.  Every time you eat something that contains carbohydrates (almost every food) you get ten minutes of decay activity.  This can really add up.  In my office ( I use this example:  If you had ten apples and you could eat them all at once (apple sauce?) you would get ten minutes of decay activity. However, if you ate one an hour you would get one hundred minutes of decay activity.  Now I’m not saying which is better for you medically.  We know that physicians believe small, frequent meals is better than a few large ones. I’m just telling you what’s best for your teeth.  If your doctor has prescribed small, frequent meals you must recognize the danger to your teeth and act accordingly i.e. more frequent brushing and flossing, possible a fluoride rinse or tray.

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