Oral health has always been perceived as a separate field from overall wellness. However, Dr. Rachaele Carver, a leading figure in biological dentistry, challenges this perception by uncovering the profound connection between oral health and overall well-being. Her journey into biological dentistry began with her personal struggle with chronic eczema, leading her to discover the root causes of oral health issues, rather than just treating the symptoms.
In this enlightening episode, Dr. Carver unravels the adverse effects of our modern lifestyle on oral health. The increase in processed foods, sedentary habits, and exposure to various pollutants have significantly contributed to oral health problems. To address these issues effectively, Dr. Carver emphasizes the need for a team approach, bringing together experts from different fields to create a holistic treatment plan.
One topic that deserves more attention is children's airway issues. These issues, often overlooked by pediatricians and dentists, can have far-reaching implications on a child's overall health. From allergies to bedwetting and ADD, many health issues can be traced back to airway problems. By addressing these issues early on, we can significantly improve a child's sleep and overall health.
Another fascinating subject is the intricate relationship between the oral microbiome and gut health. Recent studies have shown that inflammation in the gut can impact the oral microbiome, leading to dental health issues. Dr. Carver sheds light on the importance of maintaining a healthy oral microbiome and addressing underlying sources of inflammation, such as parasites.
In addition to the common oral health topics, Dr. Carver delves into unique subjects like the role of parasites in inflammation and oral health. She emphasizes the need to address the root cause of inflammation and debunks the misconception that certain health issues, like swollen tonsils, are normal.
The conversation also navigates towards the understanding of cavitations, which are holes in the bone where a tooth used to be. These cavitations can become breeding grounds for toxins and microbes due to lack of blood supply, leading to chronic illnesses. The importance of the vagus nerve and lymphatic system in this area is highlighted, demonstrating how energy medicine and 3D x-rays can help identify cavitations.
The episode wraps up by discussing the importance of preparing the body before dental procedures and maintaining good oral health. Dr. Carver underscores the need to consider the mouth as a potential source of health issues if all other avenues have been exhausted. She also emphasizes the power of community healing and the essence of maintaining personal wellness.
This episode of the podcast serves as an eye-opener to the world of biological dentistry and the significant role oral health plays in overall wellness. By addressing root causes and emphasizing a holistic approach to health, we can begin to transform our health one smile at a time.