This Week On The Health Hub…Connecting TMJ Health with Tourette’s Syndrome & Other Movement Disorders with Dr. Anthony Sims

Dr. Sims received his D.D.S. degree from Ohio State University in 1983. He has an Integrative Medicine Doctorate and a Doctor of Humanitarian Services degree. He has had a general dental practice for over 37 years and is currently in Columbia, Maryland, where he also treats TMJ, snoring/sleep apnea and TMJ associated movement disorder patients. He enjoys the systematized application of how dentistry interrelates with the many different types of movement disorders. He is a member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, National Spasmodic Torticollis Assoc., Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Assoc., The Board of Integrative Medicine and The World Organization of Natural Medicine. He has spoken in the United States, Japan, Brazil, Canada and Europe on the perspective dentistry has on the possible abeyance of certain movement disorders. He has published the results of his treatment in peer-reviewed journals and books.

Learning Points:

  • What are the most common symptoms of TMJ?
  • How can TMJ issues lead to other health issues?
  • How are TMJ issues connected to Tourette’s syndrome and other movement disorders?

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Your Nails Can Give You Insight in to Your Health

Through symptomology our bodies are always telling us the story of our health.  What we need to learn is how to understand the story being told.

Within this space, a well-studied area is fingernails.  Most symptoms reflected by our nails are innocuous.  But others can be indicative of chronic diseases, including cancer.

Our fingernails are composed layers of a protein called keratin.  Healthy fingernails are smooth, uniform in colour and without pits or grooves.

What Your Nails Might be Telling You

Yellow Nails

Nails may yellow with age or develop through the use of acrylic nails or nail polish. Smoking can also stain nails yellow.

If your nails are thick, crumbly, and yellow, it could be due to a fungal infection. 

In rare cases, yellow nails can indicate a more serious condition such as severe thyroid disease, lung disease, diabetes or psoriasis.

Pale Nails

Very pale nails can sometimes be a sign of serious illness such as:

  • Anemia
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Liver disease
  • Malnutrition

 White Nails

If nails are mostly white with darker rims, this can be indicative of liver issues such as hepatitis.

Bluish Nails

Nails with a bluish tint can mean the body isn’t getting enough oxygen. This could be a sign of a lung problem such as emphysema. Some heart problems can be associated with bluish nails.

Dry, Cracked or Brittle Nails

Dry, cracked or brittle nails can be simply a result of lifestyle factors such as having  your hands in water frequently, excessive use of nail polish remover or exposure to other harsh chemicals.  Low humidity can also be a contributing factor.

However, in some cases, dry, brittle nails that frequently crack or split can be linked to a thyroid disease.

Clubbing Nails

Clubbing is when your fingertips become enlarged and the nail becomes curved downward. This can be a sign of low oxygen in your blood and is associated with lung disease. Clubbing can also be related to liver or kidney disease, heart disease and inflammatory bowel disease.

Spoon Nails

This describes nails that curve upward at the edges.  This may be a sign of iron-deficiency anemia, hemochromatosis (excess iron absorption), heart disease or hypothyroidism.

Pitting Nails

Nails that have multiple pits or dents could be a sign of psoriasis. Nail pitting may also be due to connective tissue disorders or alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.

Dark Discolourations

Black streaks or painful growths on your nail (or nails) needs to be taken seriously, as they may be due to melanoma, a form of skin cancer.

Tips to Keep Your Nails Healthy

Do Not Cut Your Cuticles

The cuticle of the nail is a natural protection against bacteria and fungi. Cutting them could leave you exposed to infections of the nail bed.  What you can do is moisturize overgrown cuticles and encourage them back with a cuticle brush.

Moisturize and Massage Your Nails and Cuticles

Massaging your nails regularly will improve blood circulation making your nails stronger and healthier.

Using olive oil to massage your nails is a wonderful way to moisturize!

Soak Your Nails in Green Tea

Green tea can help to make your nails strong and healthy. The antioxidants in green tea can help prevent brittle nails. Green tea can also help get rid of yellow discolouring.

  • Brew a cup of green tea and allow it to cool. Soak your nails in it for 10 to 15 minutes once or twice a week.

Eat Foods Containing Biotin

Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that helps to build healthy nails.  Foods rich in biotin include salmon, carrots, eggs, lentils, sweet potatoes and almonds.

Eat Adequate Protein

As mentioned earlier, nails are made of a protein called keratin.  Eating adequate protein daily will provide the building blocks for growing strong and healthy nails.

References

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-nails-and-health

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/12/07/10-nail-symptoms.aspx

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/nails/art-20044954

https://healthiack.com/beauty/5-tips-on-how-to-get-healthy-nails-naturally

https://www.top10homeremedies.com/how-to/how-to-make-your-nails-stronger.html

 

 

 

 

 

This Week On The Health Hub…A Functional Medicine Approach To IBS with Dr. Soyona Rafatjah

Dr. Soyona Rafatjah is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and Medical Director and Co-Founder of PrimeHealth. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan with a BSE in Biomedical Engineering, received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and did her residency training at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. Prior to starting PrimeHealth, she was a physician at Parsley Health in New York City, a technology-forward Functional Medicine practice where she was integral to its rapid growth. Dr. Rafatjah worked and received expert mentorship at the renowned Mount Sinai Beth Israel Center for Health and Healing, Dr. Frank Lipman’s Eleven Eleven Wellness Center, and Dr. Robert Rountree’s Boulder Wellcare.

Learning Points:

  • What are the common symptoms of IBS?
  • What are relevant tests that could be considered to determine a diagnosis of IBS?
  • What are the first steps for healing from IBS?
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This Week On The Health Hub…The Paradox of Longevity with Daniel Kennedy

Daniel E. Kennedy is a healthcare executive, counselor, author and filmmaker. His passion for disease prevention was ignited professionally while working with thousands of cancer patients, and personally, by witnessing the cancer and heart disease related deaths of his grandmother, uncle, aunt and father. His philosophy is simple — it’s not good enough to live a long sick life when there’s the opportunity to live a healthy long life. Through the process of writing and host-writing 15 books on cancer and heart health, Daniel honed the skills necessary to create, write and direct the 8-episode Healthy Long Life documentary series. His relationships with researchers and clinicians, developed over the last three decades, has given him access to the world’s top experts on healthy life expectancy. The Healthy Long Life documentary series is a global celebration of life, food, ancient healing traditions, dance and music. It’s a feast for the eyes, and food for the brain. It uncovers longevity and health secrets around the world.

Learning Points:

  • What is the paradox of longevity?
  • What is key to living a healthy long life?
  • How can curiosity inspire better health for us?

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This Week On The Health Hub…Don’t Interpret Your Dreams. Live Them with Rodger Kamenetz

Rodger Kamenetz is the author of 13 books of poetry and prose including the international best seller The Jew in the Lotus and The History of Last Night’s Dream which was featured on Oprah Winfrey’s “SOUL SERIES”. He has developed a unique approach to working with dreams as a path to the soul and now leads a group of 14 practitioners of Natural Dreamwork seeing clients all over the world. He was featured on the Shift Network where he hosted a dreamwork summit and most recently on the CALM app. He is Professor Emeritus of English and Religious Studies from Louisiana State University where he held the Sternberg Honors Chair. He lives and works in New Orleans.

Learning Points:

  • Do we all dream?
  • Are dreams an extension of our waking life?
  • Can dreams be an important part of our health?

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Every Tuesday from 11am -12pm I host The Health Hub, an interactive, forward thinking talk show on Radio Maria Canada.   Call, tweet or email your questions as together we explore health issues that are relevant to you from new and innovative points of view.


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