Take your health and wellness to the next level
Little tweaks can make a BIG difference in your health and wellness. Last week, we learned a few ways to biohack our beauty. This week, we’re biohacking our dental health five ingredients.
Dave Asprey from Bulletproof defines biohacking as “a crazy-sounding name for something not crazy at all—the desire to be the absolute best version of ourselves. The main thing that separates a biohacker from the rest of the self-improvement world is a systems-thinking approach to our own biology.”
It’s the difference you feel before and after having a cup of coffee. You can go a level deeper and refuse to add cream if you’re sensitive to dairy. Or you could “Bulletproof” it by adding Brain Octane Oil and ghee to boost your energy and cognitive function.
Dave says, “If we want better outputs — to have more energy and focus, to be free of disease, to have a better memory, to perform optimally in business and athletics — then let’s tweak the things we put into our body and mind to stack the deck in our favor.”
You can experiment with different hacks to find out what does and doesn’t work for you. Here are 5 ingredients we found to hack the improvement of our dental care. Give them a try and let us know what works best for you!
Using a clay-based toothpowder instead of toothpaste can greatly improve the health of your teeth. Clay will gently clean and polish your teeth — without fluoride, harsh chemicals or artificial sweeteners.
Clay also helps detoxify your teeth and gums so you can keep your good bacteria in tact. This will reduce bad breath and plaque build-up. And because the clay has the natural minerals your teeth need, it can help remineralize weakened spots. This is something toothpaste can’t do.
Essential oils are becoming more and more popular in health and wellness. They can make an impressive difference in your dental health, since they have properties such as: antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and antiseptic.
Essentials oils affect not only your teeth, but also your gums and mucous membranes. This can lessen inflammation, infection and symptoms from cold sores and gingivitis.
Using a regular old toothbrush with regular bristles will clean your teeth. They’ve been doing it for years. However, using a toothbrush with charcoal bristles will boost your dental health.
Charcoal absorbs the acids left behind by your favorite beverages, so it naturally whitens your teeth and gets rid of deeply embedded stains. It also absorbs harmful bacteria to give you fresher breath and slow down tooth decay.
You can also brush your teeth with activated charcoal or toothpowder that includes activated charcoal for added whitening power.
If you clean your tongue, you know you have the choice between plastic and copper tongue scrapers. I feel copper is superior because it is antiseptic and anti-bacterial. But let’s back up…
Are you scraping your tongue? If not, you should consider adding it to your brushing routine. Tongue scraping helps remove the coating of bacteria and food particles stuck in the rough surface. This reduces bad breath and prevents that bacteria from creeping back on to your teeth.
Do you oil pull? Most people use coconut oil and swish it around their mouth for up to 20 minutes. This helps detoxify your gums and teeth while preventing decay and bad breath. A great alternative is using a gum serum made with olive oil.
Olive oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and contains healthy antioxidants. It will also pull toxins from your teeth and gums, preventing the toxins from doing damage in your mouth or entering the bloodstream. You can either swish around diluted gum serum or rub it directly on to your gums.
Inspired to take it to the next level?
Bringing it back to Dave Asprey… Dave is a genius at biohacking your life. Read his new book or join us at the 5th Annual Bulletproof Biohacking Conference. Primal Life Organics will have a booth there, so you can meet me and some of my team, get samples of our best products, and enter exclusive giveaways.
Register here. We’ll see you soon!