Acclaimed oral health expert and wellness pioneer, Dr. Gerry Curatola, explores the bi-directional relationship between the health of your mouth and your body, and provides a groundbreaking program for creating a healthy mouth that will help maintain a healthy body.
The mouth acts as mirror and a gateway and reflects what is happening in the rest of your body and the health of your mouth appears to have a profound impact on the rest of your body. Chronic, low-grade oral disease is a major source of inflammation throughout your body, which can sometimes result in serious systemic problems, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and premature birth.
The Mouth-Body Connection educates the reader on the natural ecology of the mouth. The oral microbiome consists of communities of 20 billion microorganisms of more than six hundred types-keeping these communities balanced is the key to well-being.
Dr. Curatola's program, thirty years in the making, helps to restore microbiome balance and reduce health-destroying inflammation. The Curatola Care Program fosters a healthy oral microbiome by means of diet, supplements, exercise, and stress reduction. Four weeks of meal plans and fifty delicious recipes will convince you that eating for balance can be a treat. There are supplement schedules for each stage, two high-intensity band workouts that take only 15 minutes twice a week, relaxation techniques, and yoga postures to fight inflammation.
In just four weeks, you will reboot your body and begin to take control of your health. Best of all, your brilliant smile will prove that you have never felt better.
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About the Author
Dr. Gerry Curatola, a dentist with more than thirty years experience, is the founder of Rejuvenation Dentistry®, a holistic approach to oral and overall health care. Dr. Curatola studied neuroscience at Colgate University and attended dental school at the New York University College of Dentistry where he now serves as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care. He studied nutrition and wellness at the Pratt Institute, Harvard Medical School's program in complementary and alternative medicine, as well as numerous programs on natural health. He lives with his wife Georgia in New York City and Southampton.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Mouth Matters 1
Part I The Mouth↔Body Connection 9
Chapter 1 Worlds Within 11
Chapter 2 A Mirror: From Your Body to Your Mouth 16
Chapter 3 The Gateway: From Your Mouth to Your Body 27
Chapter 4 When Balance Is Disrupted 45
Chapter 5 The Ecological Catastrophe in Your Mouth 59
Part II The Fundamentals 67
Chapter 6 Climate Control: Time to Clean Up 69
Chapter 7 The Triple A Diet: Anti-inflammatory, Alkalizing, Antioxidant 106
Chapter 8 Dr. Gerry's Superfoods 123
Chapter 9 Moving Just Enough 143
Chapter 10 Calm Counts 166
Part III The 28-Day Curatola Care Program 181
Chapter 11 Week 1: Rethink/Clean Up 183
Chapter 12 Weeks 2 and 3: Restore/Shift the Balance 197
Chapter 13 Week 4 and After: Renew/The New Lifestyle 212
Chapter 14 When Needed: Refresh/Getting Back On Track 224
Chapter 15 Superfood Recipes for Balance 226
Afterword: Balance Is Everything 285
Selected Sources 289
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"Inflammation is the final common pathway in a host of diseases, often starting in the mouth with gum disease. Untreated, major diseases in all organ systems can and do result. Dr. Curatola delivers an excellent, easy-to-follow program to combat inflammation while maintaining the critical balance of our oral microbiome, the unique ecosystem of the mouth. Solidly scientific, informative and engaging." Who would have ever thought that simply by looking in to the mouth, gums and tongue of someone would you be able to tell the state of their health? I remember distinctively visiting a Chinese herbalist in Los Angeles, who asked to look at both my tongue and mouth and new what what going on with my body. Did you know that your mouth can be an indicator for things like cancer, diabetes, anemia, liver disease, Hepatitis C, Crohn's disease, stress, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, HIV, Leukemia and others? Your mouth, gums and tongue can give up oral symptoms of these diseases often times before other signs begin to show up in your body. Dr. Curatola provides the details in how we can ensure that we live a more healthier and happy life simply by what we take into our mouth and how our bodies react to it. He instructs readers on how to restore the microbiome balance in our mouths and reduce health-destroying inflammation by means of diet, supplements, exercise and stress reduction. This book even includes 4 weeks of meal plans and recipes that will convince you that eating for balance can be a treat! I received The Mouth-Body Connection by Dr. Gerry Curatola compliments of Center Street Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Groups. I absolutely believe that everything that is plaguing our bodies is based on what we are eating and drinking. We are seeing more evidence of diabetes, obesity and disease on the rise with nothing to stop it. Our lifestyles are too busy to allow us the time to educate ourselves that we are virtually eating our way to early death and disease when we don't have to. I absolutely LOVE this book and the insights it offers on how to get healthy and even more importantly how to have more energy and vitality to live our lives better than we thought possible and eliminate drugs to get us back on a healthy way of living. I give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars.