In this week’s episode of Your Best Life, Karl interviews Nadine Artemis, who is the author of Holistic Dental Care. Nadine is an innovative aromachologist who has received rave reviews in the New York Times and formulated a highly regarded collection of rare and special botanical compounds. She develops immune-enhancing formulas and medicinal blends for health and wellness, in addition to her potent dental serums being used worldwide to provide the purest oral care available. During the show, Karl and Nadine discuss botanicals, essential oils, botanical-biotics, monoterpenes, and holistic dental care.
Main Questions Asked:
- What are botanicals and aromatherapy, and why are they important?
- What is happening in this field of study that will continue to bring it to the forefront as a credible method of support for good health?
- What is the fundamental difference between synthetic and natural essential oils?
- What are the areas in which essential oils are providing the biggest benefits?
- What are the ‘must have’ essential oils?
- Do essential oils cause reactions for people with allergies?
- Are there healthy candles and scented products that can give us a similar experience without the chemical byproducts?
- Does it have to be more expensive in order to enjoy the benefits of organic, natural botanicals and products, or can it be done economically?
Key Lessons Learned:
Botanicals and Essential Oils
- Botanicals are herbs and essential oils.
- Essential oils are the secretions from the glands of the plants.
- They have an affinity with the human body and protect us in much the same way as they protect the plant.
- Essential oils are super concentrated and are anywhere from 100 to 1,000 more concentrated than herbal extract.
- Modern scientific research confirms why cultures across the globe have been using botanical-biotics for centuries.
- Nadine calls them botanical-biotics because they work differently to antibiotics.
- We are well past the golden age of antibiotics in the 1940s, and now have decades of antibiotic resistance.
- Esesntial oils continue to come up in research as effective quorum sensing inhibitors.
- Each drop of an essential oil can have up to 500 to 1,000 different chemical components.
- Examples of essential oils include peppermint, tea tree, cloves, oregano, cardamom, frankincense, and rose.
- Essential oils have a similar action as pathogens, in that they can inhibit the intercellular communication of pathogens without disrupting the communication of healthy cells.
- Essential oils have similar antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties.
- It has been said that ginger is as potent as chemotherapy, without the side effects.
- It is important to work with genuine organic essential oils and use the real distillations.
- Essential oils are a classification of a monoterpene.
- All monoterpenes will help the liver to break down excess estrogen or carcinogens.
- Monoterpenes and essential oils will prevent normal cells from proliferating.
Synthetic vs. Natural Essential Oils
- You will miss out of the pheromones, so the emotional and mental effects will be different if you have synthetic essential oils.
- Smell the different oils, and your nose will begin to discern the difference.
- Intuit and attract what is best for your body in order to have the best experience.
Holistic Dental Care
- We have more root canals, cavities, crowns, and extractions than in any other century despite the choices in the dental aisle.
- The microbiome is the bacteria that live in our body.
- We are 90% microbial and 10% mimalion.
- The microbiome is the name for the trillions of colonies of bacteria that live in our gut, skin, and mouths. It enables endless essential body functions.
- Having a happy microbiome is the key to vitality in our mouths and bodies, as we are hosts to the bacteria.
- The dental chemicals are killing the mouth’s microbiome.
- There should be more than 2,400 species of bacteria, and now the average American has 1,400.
- We have bacteria extinction happening in our mouths through products such as Listerine.
- The mouth is a portal into our body, as it interfaces with the outside world and assimilates information via food, medicine, and pollution.
- We are what we consume including thoughts, air, and food. We are also what the planet consumes.
Benefits and Uses of Essential Oils
- Rosacea and acne are visible signs of imbalances in the microbiome.
- Skincare products devastate the microbiome.
- Essential oils are good for asthma and allergies.
- Smell is the lowest on the rung of our senses and not necessarily needed for human survival, so it has gotten lack over time.
- Good for brushing teeth and oral care.
- It is like ice and good for a burn or mosquito bites.
- This is fortifying and great to inhale.
- There is research for cancer and tumors.
- Helps with wrinkles and fine lines.
- This is distilled from orange blossoms.
- Follow up to burn treatment.
- Also good for scars, acne, and rosacea.
- Use diluted to boost immune system.
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