The Mouth, the Oral Microbiome, and Systemic Inflammation By Cass Nelson-Dooley, MS Introduction While both professions deal with health, dentistry and medicine have diverged such that dentists alone handle oral health while the mouth is often an afterthought for the primary care provider. Yet the mouth is intimately connected with its downstream counterpart, the gastrointestinal […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
The oral microbiome is an important part of the gut microbiome and tending to its balance should be a routine part of any good “gut protocol.” Indeed, dysbiosis of the oral microbiome (and a leaky oral mucosa) might be key underlying imbalances in pathogenesis of systemic diseases, including autoimmune (IBD, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren) as well […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
If you’ve heard that autoimmune diseases have no cure, then your doctor may not know about leaky gut. Leaky gut, also known as intestinal permeability, describes a gut lining that is worn down and leaky. As a result, large molecules can pass through the gut lining and enter the bloodstream. Normally the gut lining serves […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.