Dear Subscriber,

The holiday season is officially
upon us!

That means warmer weather, longer
days and for many – plenty of
sugary sweet treats to nibble on.

This is why today’s article is so
important. In fact, it’s especially
important for those with a sweet

Your teeth and overall health are
depending on it…

Yours For Health,
Shane Shiels
Shashido Enterprises
Adelaide’s Premier Health & Fitness Expert

The Hidden Link Between Your Teeth
And The Rest Of Your Body

We all know brushing our teeth is

It helps keep our teeth clean, our
breath fresh and our mouth free of

But did you know there’s a very clear
link between the state of your teeth…
and the rest of your body!?

It’s true! Your dental health can provide
a very clear picture to how the rest of
your body is doing.

For example, a fairly recent study published
in the British Medical Journal, conducted
a health survey on 11,000 adults.
Researchers then analysed the data
and found a clear link between poor dental
care and heart disease.

In fact, those who reported brushing less
were at a 70 percent INCREASED risk of
developing heart disease. [1]

This is because the bacteria and inflammation
in the mouth and gums, if not taken care of
properly, can seep into your bloodstream –
ultimately affecting your heart and arteries.

Here’s another interesting find…

Researchers at the Columbia University
Mailman School of Public Health followed
over 9,000 non-diabetic participants. The
study lasted 20 years.

The result? people with greater levels of
periodontal disease had double the risk
of developing type 2 diabetes compared
to those with no gum infections. [2] The
researchers weren’t clear on why this
direct link exists, but the data is too strong
to ignore.

And it doesn’t end there…

Yet ANOTHER study published in the Journal
of Periodontology found a link between
poor dental health and your lungs!

As it turns out, people with poor periodontal
health are more likely to suffer from a
respiratory illness like pneumonia, COPD,
an upper respiratory infection or acute
bronchitis. [3]

Again, all these things seem to trace back
to the bacteria and inflammation that can
come with poor dental care.

Fortunately, the solution is pretty simple.
Take care of those “pearly whites!” Brush
your teeth after each meal, whenever possible.

Floss at least once a day. Make sure you get a
proper dental cleaning at least twice a year.

Finally, lay off all those excess sugary treats,
especially now that holiday season is in full

Do this, and you’ll be taking care of two things
at once – your teeth AND your body’s overall

Oh and by the way, if you’re serious about taking
your overall health and fitness to the next level
before the year ends, why not take advantage
of your FREE Fitness Consultation? (an $87 value)

During this consult, you’ll receive detailed information
on how to get fit and trim that’s tailored to YOUR body.

There’s no obligation and it’s totally and completely free.
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[1]. de Oliveira C, Watt R, and Hamer M. Toothbrushing,
inflammation, and risk of cardiovascular disease:
Results from Scottish Health Survey. BMJ 2010; DOI:10.1136/

[2]. Ryan T. Demmer, PHD, MPH, et al. “Periodontal Disease
and Incident Type 2 Diabetes Results from the First National
Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and its Epidemiologic
Follow-Up Study.” Diabetes Care. 2008 July; 31(7): 1373?1379.

[3]. Nikhil Sharma and H. Shamsuddin. “Association Between
Respiratory Disease in Hospitalized Patients and Periodontal
Disease: A Cross-Sectional Study.” Journal of Periodontology,
August 2011, Vol. 82, No. 8 , Pages 1155-1160

Quote Corner

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
– Agatha Christie

Eat Yourself Thin

Cranberry Nut Bread II
(Serves Ten)

2 cups plain flour
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup butter
1 egg
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Lightly grease an 20.5 x 10 cm loaf pan.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar,
baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in the butter
until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

3. In a small bowl, beat the egg, orange juice and
orange zest. Blend into the dry mixture. Stir in the
cranberries and walnuts. Transfer to the loaf pan.

4. Bake in the preheated oven 65 to 70 minutes, or
until a wooden toothpick inserted at centre comes out
clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes, remove to wire rack
and cool completely before serving.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 1 hr 10 mins
Ready: 1 hr 25 mins

Amount Per Serving – Calories: 270 / Total Fat: 9.2g /
Cholesterol: 33mg / Sodium: 390mg / Total Carbs: 43.9g /
Dietary Fibre: 1.8g / Protein: 4.3g

Recipe from

Shashido Enterprises
Adelaide, S.A.
Phone: 0420 347 550

(c) Shashido Enterprises 2012 (All Rights Reserved)




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