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Gum disease will shorten your life.

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The title of this article pretty much says it all: Not brushing your teeth can trigger dementia and heart disease: A unique experiment shows how bad dental hygiene wrecks your entire body’s immune system 

A doctor conducted an experiment using himself as a guinea pig. He is an infectious diseases specialist and admits to knowing almost nothing about teeth. As he said, “It’s not something you learn about at medical school”.  He only brushed half of his teeth for two weeks.  He wore a guard on the un-brushed teeth just to make sure he did not receive the positive results of the ½ brushing.

Result: bleeding gums, mild gum disease, a compromised immune system.

A quote:

“Lab tests using my white blood cells — the soldiers of the immune system — showed they had become less effective at moving towards an infectious invader when it was introduced to them.

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Study shows that fasting boosts the immune system

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From this article in Medical News Today, Prolonged fasting re-boots
immune system
, come these quotes:

“Results of a new study on mice and a phase 1 trial of humans suggest that prolonged cycles of fasting - for 2-4 days at a time - not only protect against toxic effects of chemotherapy, but also trigger stem cell regeneration of new immune cells and clearing out of old, damaged
cells.”

“The scientists say prolonged fasting appears to shift stem cells of the immune system from a dormant state to an active state of self-renewal.”

“When you stop eating, the body uses up stored glucose, fat and
ketones, and also recycles worn out and damaged immune cells.”

This study was conducted on mice.  This result is preliminary and more studies are needed with humans. The article cautions that this fasting should be done under medical supervision.

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