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The Difference Between Tension During The Day and Night

I would like to talk to you about the stress we are all having (which is often related to COVID lately) and TMJ symptoms or problems.

The stress we have during the day if we are clenching and grinding our teeth, and we are aware of it, is a cognitive/behavioural issue. It’s a habit. We can stop ourselves.

The musculature in the head and face tends to tighten up, we could slip off the jaw disc, but usually we can stop ourselves and limit this.

The problem comes during sleep and we are unconscious because we are not aware of this.

This is a nervous system problem and because we are unconscious this can go on for many minutes and possibly even an hour or so. Therefore, the musculature is even tighter.

We can end up with ear symptoms or headaches. We could wake up with headaches.

This is when we are doing these things to ourselves while we are sleeping.

Call us for me information. I’m happy to help.

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Teeth Grinding May Not Be Due To Tension

It’s Dr. Richard Goodfellow.

COVID still continues. There is a light at the end of the tunnel but please be careful. The rescue ships are coming so keep treading water and don’t do anything silly. I know this is a challenge so I’m going to talk to you about being uptight.

People clenching and grinding their teeth during the day is a result of tension. This could be due to traffic, kids, COVID and all sorts of things someone experiences during the day.

If you find yourself clenching your teeth during the night while sleeping… that is something else because you are asleep and unconscious.

That is usually an airway issue and a sleep/breathing issue. This often leads to morning time headaches or jaw tightening or waking up with the jaw locking or even neck and back issues in the morning.

Please be aware of the difference between these two situations.

Consult your dentist or doctor.

Be careful to recognize the difference between waking up with a headache versus having a headache at 5 o’clock in the afternoon.

It could be tension but it is a different kind of tension.

Be careful and be safe.

More information is on our home page.

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Non Invasive TMJ Treatment

I’m here to talk about craniofacial pain, headaches and TMJ problems.

We deal with this in a non-invasive, reversible way.

We support you structurally so that your muscles start to relax and then the pain starts to drop down.

We do this by finding out what position you want to function in using your neurology.

Then your muscles start to lengthen and relax.

The pain then decreases and patients start to feel much better in a very sustainable way.

More information about TMJ disorders is available on the home page.

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Something to consider regarding snoring and sleep apnea

Women have an important role to play on behalf of the husbands or men in their life who may be snoring, not sleeping well, having headaches, neck aches or back aches. Since men are asleep when they snore or stop breathing for short periods during sleep (sleep apnea), it is the woman in a relationship who may be better able to notice these issues with a man.

What is not commonly known is these concerns may be related to the jaw and it’s alignment.

Sleep and breathing issues such as snoring and stopping breathing during the night may contribute to head and neck pain as well as to jaw related issues.

This is an inflammatory issue. Strokes, heart attacks and type 2 diabetes can be linked to sleep disordered breathing as well.

It is all in the literature.

We are happy to help.

If you are nervous about this or have any questions, please contact us.

We are here for you.

More information about sleep apnea is here or click on snoring for more information about that issue.

Call us at 905-470-0009 with any questions you may have.

Resources:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25281562/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4824338/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6321898/

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Tip For Fatigue and Sleep Problems

I’m Dr. Richard Goodfellow.

I have an office that is completely dedicated TMJ and jaw problems, headaches and sleep/breathing disorders.

I would like to talk about one particular topic right now which is fatigue and/or sleep problems.

This often happens in females between 25 and 60 years of age, where everything else is going fine but they are just tired all the time.

Often it is a sleep and/or breathing problem.

If you interrupt sleep (sleep has a shape and architecture), you interrupt hormones.

If you interrupt the flow of hormones, you interrupt almost everything – appetite, digestion, growth, healing, and so on.

With kids, it is a growth issue.

For adults, it is a healing and maintenance issue.

It could affect appetite, weight loss, and of course, how you feel.

Here’s a tip:

Have a look at your nose. Notice how you are breathing through your nose. Do anything you can when you go to sleep to open up your nose such as using “breathing strips”, nasal spray etc. Then see how you feel over the next week when you breathe through your nose better.

If you have any other questions or if you want more tips, especially about sleep apnea or snroing, look around my website.

I’m happy to help.

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14 Warning Signs The Adrenals Might Be Burnt Out and How To Fix Them

Adrenal fatigue is a condition in which chronic stress causes the adrenal glands to overwork, depleting the levels of cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that allows a person to better respond to danger by elevating blood sugar and blood pressure. However, when the cortisol level stays elevated for too long, it can throw the endocrine system out of balance and produce burnout, brain fog, anxiety, insomnia and other symptoms. The primary cause of adrenal fatigue is emotional stress, especially over major life events, but diet and lifestyle can play a role as well.

Key Takeaways:

    • When the adrenal glands are overworked it leads to low cortisol levels and poorly balanced hormone levels, which creates extreme fatigue.
    • In rare instances, very high or very low cortisol levels can come about due to Cushing’s or Addison’s disease.
    • Unfortunately, adrenal fatigue is not a disease in the conventional sense, nor is it acknowledged as such, meaning there are no pharmaceutical agents to treat it.

“Adrenal fatigue isn’t the fault of the adrenals per se; it’s a dysfunction between the brain and adrenal glands.”

“When your adrenals begin to falter, you may notice

  • fatigue
  • weight gain
  • digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea
  • sugar and/or salt cravings
  • the “3pm crash”
  • brain fog
  • increased susceptibility to illness
  • decreased ability to handle stress, feeling frazzled
  • insomnia or waking around 4am, unable to get to sleep
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • PMS/hot flashes associated with menopause
  • inability to focus
  • low sex drive”

Read more: https://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/4-simple-steps-to-reversing-adrenal-burnout-includes-supplement-guide/

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Eating Celery Every Day For A Week May Provide These Health Benefits

One of the best vegetables for overall nutrition is celery. The benefits seem almost endless. Consuming celery helps maintenance of the pH balance, cholesterol, and blood pressure of our bodies. Not only does it help with that, but it may help treat issues like urinary tract infections, acid reflux, heartburn, constipation, and ulcers. In addition, it may help with sleep, assist with weight loss, protect eye health, and even help clean teeth. As if that wasn’t enough, celery also may help promote male fertility and even act as an aphrodisiac.

Key Takeaways:

    • Celery may help regulate the pH balance in the human body, besides combating inflammation.
    • As a vegetable that is more than 90% water, celery is able to hydrate the body.
    • Celery may help treat stomach issues, such as gastritis and constipation, besides helping regulate blood pressure and treating urinary tract infections.

“Celery is one of the most nutritious vegetables we can consume, as it is a rich source of magnesium, potassium, and vitamins C, A, B, and K.”

Read more: https://longevitybox.net/when-you-eat-celery-every-day-for-a-week-your-body-will-get-these-14-health-benefits/

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13 Foods that help keep arteries clean and protect against heart attacks

Over the years, plaque can accumulate inside of artery walls, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Fortunately, the human body has the ability to heal itself, and clogged arteries might be cleared by adhering to a healthful diet. Eating plenty of fruit (including kiwi, red grapes, pomegranates) and vegetables (spinach and tomatoes) can play a big role in reversing clogged arteries. Foods as varied as garlic, walnuts and green tea provide similar benefits. Improving one’s diet, in combination with exercise and stress reduction, is a key to living a healthier, longer life.

Key Takeaways:

    • Cantaloupes and kiwi fruit can both help reduce fatty buildup in arteries and help the body to use fat for energy instead of retaining it in arteries.
    • The flavonoids in red grapes and berries can help reduce plaque accumulation and harmful oxidative stress.
    • Whether chopped up raw or roasted in the oven, garlic may help control cholesterol and blood pressure.

“When arteries clog, it can lead to a problem for the whole body. Unlike a house whose plumbing has become blocked, unfortunately, we cannot call a plumber to deal with our arteries.”

Here is a list of foods to help with the heart:

Fish oil

Red grapes and berries

Garlic

Apples and grapefruit

Spinach

Olive oil

Tomatoes

Green Tea

Pomegranate

Oats

Walnuts

Turmeric

Read more: https://theheartysoul.com/13-healthy-foods-that-will-help-clear-your-arteries/

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Lower blood sugar levels with these foods | StethNews

Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is critical in defending against diseases such as Diabetes. What people eat has an immediate impact on their blood sugar levels. Avocados and olive oil are both full of healthy fat that increases insulin resistance. Blueberries have ingredients that may increase sensitivity to insulin. Chia seeds have also been shown to regulate sugar levels. Garlic is another food that is known to possibly lower blood sugar levels. Spices may help how a person processes food including the possibility of lowering blood sugar level.

Key Takeaways:

    • Avocados are a healthy food but several people avoid it because of its fat content not knowing that the fat is healthy fat.
    • The fat in avocado, known as monounsaturated fat, slows down the distribution of sugars in one’s bloodstream, and in so doing, a lesser amount of insulin is released.
    • Blueberries may increase one’s sensitivity to insulin and it contains compounds that may reduce the risk of becoming diabetic.

“Maintaining healthy levels of your blood sugar can protect you against diabetes and other health conditions, such as stroke, blindness, and heart attack. What you eat can impact your blood sugar levels.”

Read more: https://www.stethnews.com/1631/lower-your-blood-sugar-level-instantly-with-these-foods/

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Stop Buying Ginger. Here’s How To Grow An Endless Supply Of Ginger Right At Home – Organic Home Remedies

Ginger, a spice that has numerous health benefits, is low maintenance, and can be grown at home easily. First, purchase ginger root from a garden centre or seed catalog. Do not use grocery store-bought ginger root, as it may be sprayed with chemicals that inhibit growth. Fill a wide, shallow pot with potting soil. Soak the ginger root overnight. Place the ginger root in the potting soil, with the buds pointing upward. Water well and place in a warm, shaded spot. Keep the soil moist. Shoots will appear after a couple of weeks.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory features that relieve joint and muscle pain.
  • Don’t buy ginger roots from the grocery stores because they might be sprayed with chemicals and have ingrown inhibitors.
  • Ginger can sooth stomach issues and menstrual pain and treat indigestion.

“Ginger needs low maintenance, which means that you can grow it in the comfort of your own house. As soon as you cut off a piece of it, the rest will keep on growing. Now you have seen how easy it is to grow your own endless supply of ginger which is free of hazardous industrial chemicals!”

Read more: https://www.organichomeremedies.com/2018/03/30/stop-buying-ginger-heres-how-to-grow-an-endless-supply-of-ginger-right-at-home/

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