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Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: Homemade Versions Of Everyday Products

On this week’s episode I spoke about every day products that you can make yourself!

Have you ever looked on the ingredients list of those products you put in and on your body every day? Well I have, and there are chemicals in them that are terrible for you, so I researched and tried homemade versions of these products. All of them are easy to make and a lot better for you than store bought ones!

This week I’ll take you through all of the ingredients and the step by step process on how to make homemade toothpaste, hand sanitizer, wipes, and a facemask!

If you missed it, you can tune in HERE.

What We Covered

1:00- Tonight’s Topic

1:50- Why You’d Want To Make Your Own Products

3:03- Humans Cells

5:44- Caller Joe

8:42- Colloidal Silver

9:43- Microbiomes

11:55- Fluoride Toothepaste

12:50- Is Fluoride Good For You?

13:19- Ingredients In Common/Popular Toothpaste

16:17- Products You Can Purchase That Are Good For You

18:19- Benefits of Coconut Oil

21:34- Recipe For Squeezable Toothpaste

23:56- Importance of Lavender

25:10- Recipe For Hand Sanitizer

27:39- Dr. Ron’s Ultra Pure

29:31- How To Make The Towels For Wipes

31:07- Recipe For The Wipes

36:14- Ingredients In Pampers Wipes

38:33- Electric Toothbrushes And Waterpicks

40:37- Benefits of Vinegar

41:55- Tea Tree Oil

44:35- Papaya And Pineapple Facemask

45:34- Recipe For The Facemask

47:10- Maji N Mongo

48:51- Wellness Mama Website

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship. This information is not necessarily the position of Dr. J. Renae Norton or The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity.

Homemade Toothpaste

Ingredients
  • 5 tbsp Calcium powder
  • 3 tbsp Xylitol Powder
  • 4 tbsp Coconut Oil (room temperature)
  • 1 tbsp Organic Baking Soda (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Bentonite Clay
  • 3 tbsp Distilled Water
  • 20-30 Drops Essential Oils (Cinnamon, Peppermint, Etc.)
  • 20-30 Trace Minerals
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor
  2. Once smooth, add the Bentonite Clay, mix by hand (do not use a metal spoon, use plastic or metal spoon)
  3. Store in small BPA squeezable tube

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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HealThy Mouth Summit

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Recently, I posted an article that discussed the dangers of fluoride. I received several inquiries from both readers and patients, asking for a list of reliable resources for information about dental health. Next month, there is going to be a free online summit that will feature an expert panel of dentists, doctors, nutritionists and authors that will be providing cutting edge information to help you attain optimal dental health.

For more information about the HealThy Mouth Summit and for FREE registration be sure to check out: www.healthymouthsummit.com!

The Dangers of Fluoride

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Most of us are exposed to fluoride on a daily basis, whether it’s in our dental care products, prescription medications (it’s one of the basic ingredients in Prozac) or the water we drink, cook with, and bathe in. Fluoride is marketed as being the “key to preventing tooth decay”, but what we aren’t told is that fluoride has never been approved by the FDA and does NOT meet “requirements of safety and effectiveness.” But there’s more that we aren’t told, fluoride may also cause extensive damage to our bodies.

Fluoride is a neurotoxin! Neurotoxins are toxins that target the nervous system and disrupt the signaling that allows neurons to communicate effectively. Exposure to neurotoxins can result in a variety of forms of damage. In the case of fluoride, researchers are seeing impaired neurobehavioral development, brain damage, and reduced IQ levels. There have been many animal studies completed on the effects of fluoride; these studies have found that fluoride causes:

  • A reduction in nicotinic receptors in the brain. Nicotinic receptors are a type of cholinergic receptor; cholinergic receptors are involved with organ function and vital processes like digestive and cardiovascular systems.
  • A reduction in protein content in the brain
  • Alterations in protein expression in the brain
  • Damages to the hippocampus. The hippocampus is responsible for encoding long-term memories and helping with spatial navigation
  • Inhibition of cholinesterase activity. Cholinesterase is one of many important enzymes needed for the proper functioning of the nervous system
  • Increased oxidative stress, resulting from a decrease in the three most important antioxidants (superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase)

In addition to the causing brain damage, fluoride has a detrimental effect on other systems in our body. Fluoride has been linked to:

  • Endocrine disruption
  • An increased risk of 23 types of cancer
  • Hyperactivity, lethargy
  • Genetic damage
  • Dementia
  • Reproductive damage
  • Skin problems
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Premature puberty
  • Skeletal fluorosis, resulting in brittle bones and joint pain
  • Dental fluorosis, causing the teeth to become pitted, cracked, and brittle
  • Arthritis
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Damage to collagen tissue in the body
  • Iodine displacement within the body
  • Lower life expectancy

There are several ways we can protect ourselves from the harmful effects of fluoride.

  • We can avoid dental care products that contain fluoride. Be a box-turner when you are looking for fluoride-free toothpaste, even though a toothpaste may be marketed as being “healthy”, there may be other ingredients that are questionable or may cause damage to the teeth and gums; such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), glycerin, sodium saccharin, sweeteners and hydrated silica. There are two toothpastes that I have found that don’t contain any questionable ingredients; Earthpaste and OraWellness Brushing Blend.
  • Minimize exposure to fluoridated water; use a kitchen water filter that contains activated alumina, limit time spent in the bath or shower. If you’re really serious about it, you can have a whole-house fluoride filtration system installed, but those are typically quite expensive. The fluoride added to municipal water systems is a man-made form of fluoride; it’s a chemical by-product that is produced during the manufacturing of aluminum, steel, cement, phosphate and nuclear weapons.
  • Avoid fluoridated bottled water, soft drinks and commercial dairy products
  • Eat a diet that is rich in selenium. People that are exposed to high levels of fluoride have normal levels of antioxidants when they also eating diets that are high in selenium. Animal studies have shown selenium can prevent organ damage (heart, liver, kidneys) and minimize the brain damage that accompanies excess fluoride. Foods that are highest in selenium include brazil nuts, shellfish (especially oysters and mussels), liver, fish, sunflower seeds, bran, caviar, bacon, pork chops, lobster, crab, and shrimp
Let’s Connect!

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Contact Dr Norton by phone 513-205-6543 or by form

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Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship.

© 2012, Dr J Renae Norton. This information is intellectual property of Dr J Renae Norton. Reproduction and distribution for educational purposes is permissible. Please credit ‘© 2012, Dr J Renae Norton. http://edpro.wpengine.com’

Sources:

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-nicotinic-receptors.htm

http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/profiles/extoxnet/TIB/cholinesterase.html

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-hippocampus.htm

http://www.naturalnews.com/028849_fluoride_dangers.html

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-thyroid.htm

http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/foods-high-in-selenium.php

http://www.naturalnews.com/037267_fluoride_selenium_protection.html