Healthy Living / Holistic Approach
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Nutrition

nutritionThere is a considerable difference in processed foods and healthy foods. Processed food is anything that has been significantly altered, items include: bread, cereal, instant oatmeal, pasta, crackers, granola bars, pretzels and chips.

Foods to avoid include sugar (candy, desserts, cookies, donuts, pastries or ice cream), sugary drinks like soda, tea, juice, energy drinks and fried foods (they can cause gases that settle in joints).

Healthy foods play a huge part in your overall health and also help with pain. Supplements to consider adding to your diet may be:

  • Vitamin Supplements of B, C and D
  • Probiotics
  • Fatty acids like olive oil, flax oil, chia seed, pumpkin seeds and walnuts
  • Fish oil offers Omega 3s (Aim for a total of at least 1,000 mg of EPA + DHA combined)
  • Curcumin (a powerful natural anti-inflammatory)

Foods and drinks that are “good” for you include:

  • Fresh juices: carrot, celery and beet juices preferably
  • Fresh/cooked steamed vegetables
  • Meats that come from healthy grass fed animals
  • Eggs, including the yolks!
  • Nuts
  • Fresh caught fish
  • Fresh fruits
  • Fresh vegetable salads
  • Dark chocolate (in moderation)
  • Green tea

Watch the video to learn the results of Dr. Price’s studies regarding good nutrition.

Dr. Weston A. Price (1870-1948), a Cleveland dentist, has been called the “Isaac Newton of Nutrition.” Dr. Price embarked on a mission to discover the factors that lead to dental decay and physical degeneration that he observed with patients in his dental practice. To find answers Dr. Price traveled all over the world and studied the teeth and physiques of the isolated “primitive” peoples. (Groups including isolated villages in Switzerland, Gaelic communities in the Outer Hebrides, Eskimos and Indians of North America and more). Dr. Price found that wherever he went, people with the beautiful straight teeth, no decay and strong bodies as well as people with strong immune systems were those peoples in isolated groups who maintained a native diet of unprocessed whole foods. Dr. Price studied these foods closely and found them to be much richer in calcium, minerals and vitamins then foods found in diets that favored modern convenient-processed foods.

Founded in 1999, The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity which lives to communicate the research of nutrition pioneer and dentist  Dr. Weston Price.

The Weston A. Price Foundation exists to educate the public about foods that are loaded with nutrients and to bring those foods back into our daily diet.  The foundation is active in research and activism and is supportive of other organizations that work towards this objective. including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of

Through the foundation’s site you can learn or stay abreast on the latest in all sorts of health topics such as cod liver oil and its benefits as a super food, environmental toxins, all about our critical need for natural fats and the dangers of modern manufactured fats, the dangers of modern processed foods and much much more.  You will be captivated by the expansive library of articles on diet, nutrition and health.

Dr. Singer, a childhood Cancer survivor, is passionate about educating patients of the importance of good nutrition for a healthy, happy long life.  Call the Centre today to learn more about your condition whether it is regarding a sleep disorder or TMJ disorder, Sleep Apnea and TMJ dentist, Dr. Singer can help make a difference. 703 299 4614. Serving Alexandria, Burke, Springfield, McLean, Arlington, DC and surrounding areas.

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Recommended Reading for better health and prevention of disease:

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Wheat Belly
explores how eliminating all kinds of wheat from our diets (SAD= Standard American Diet) is the key to permanent weight loss and can alleviate a wide range of ailments.Dr. William Davis describes the positive outcomes of thousands of patients that he put on ‘wheat free’ diets.
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Renowned neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter: Carbs are destroying your brain. Both “unhealthy” and “healthy” carbs such whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and more. Dr. Perlmutter details your brains responses to common ingredients in the bread and fruits you eat daily and why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol. Dr. Perlmutter tells you how to take control of health through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits.
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Drs. James and Hannah Yoseph have written on an important topic-exposing the science, corruption and the enormous conspiracy that many had to undertake to put statin drugs on the market. A fascinating book that is written in easy to understand language
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The secret to avoiding calcium-related osteoporosis and atherosclerosis
Taking Calcium and Vitamin D without the addition of Vitamin K2 could prove dangerous. The body needs Vitamin K2 to direct Calcium to deposit in the bones.  Without K2, calcium deposits in soft tissue (think of hardened arteries)—leading to a combination of osteoporosis and atherosclerosis – “the calcium paradox.” This is the first book to reveal how universal a Vitamin K2 deficiency is, and the risk (in the form of cancer and diabetes, among other ailments) the absence of Vitamin K2 poses.

Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox illustrates the enormous health benefits of Vitamin K2 in making the body less susceptible to dental cavities, heart disease, prostate cancer, liver cancer, diabetes, wrinkles, obesity, varicose veins, and other ailments

If you are interested in science based information about the diet humans were and are meant to eat, consider watching The Perfect Human Diet. The trailer is below:

Stress Control

Woman doing yogaPhysical problems can be caused by stress. You will experience problems like headaches, clenching/grinding teeth or tense neck muscles. Over a period of time, teeth surfaces begin changing with the pressure of grinding and clenching. If stress is uncontrolled, it can result in a mental breakdown, nervousness, illness, etc. When your stress threshold is reached it causes some part of the body to malfunction. Today about 85% of hospitals are filled with stress-related disorders like heart attacks, strokes, stomach disorders, asthma and chronic pain.

Making a list of what stressors and events cause you anxiety will help. Some things you can do to alleviate the stress include: Talking with your minister or counselor for support and/or to discover management techniques. Always incorporate music, laughter, exercise and fun into each day.

Fill out our Contact Form or call us at Alexandria Office Phone Number 703-239-6475 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Singer today!