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Bizarre Sport Competitions from Across the Globe

The nature of athletics has been evolving and expanding for centuries.

Competition has been part of the human core since the beginning of time, and it’s something that individuals everywhere love engaging in. Sports are a healthy way to satisfy any competitive cravings, and the United States has been a big supporter of sports battles especially those involving the traditional games of football, basketball, and baseball.

However, if there is ever a time when someone would want to try something new to express a rival urge, there are new sporting events created all the time. With the increasing popularity of strange sporting events, it’s possible that in the future we will see locker rooms full of broomsticks and mattresses instead of basketballs and baseball bats.

Wife Carrying

First introduced in Sonkajarvi, Finland in 1992, wife carrying has expanded into a very popular competition and has even made its way to the United States.

The basis of the original game involves a man carrying a female over the age of 17 (doesn’t have to be his wife despite the name) through an obstacle course. Whoever completes the course in the fastest time wins and gets to claim the prize.

Traditionally, the prize was the wife’s weight in beer, but the North American competition changed things a little; the couple still wins the wife’s weight in beer (although in the US both teammates need to be 21 or older) in addition to five times the wife’s weight in cash.

Bed Racing

Adored by residents of many countries such as Yorkshire, New Zealand, Thailand, Australia, and even the United States, bed racing has turned into an international phenomenon. With how widespread the sport is, rules vary according to the competition, but most involve four to six people pushing a mattress on four wheels and racing to the finish line (with one teammate on the mattress).

In some competitions, the team is required to also create a floating device for the bed and race it across a small body of water. It’s meant to be a fun, family-friendly event, and most competitions have a new theme every year with the participants being required to dress accordingly.

Muggle Quidditch

Not many authors can say their work has inspired a sport, but it’s not surprising that J.K. Rowling’s diehard fans have taken the fictional sport from the Harry Potter series and turned it into a real sport. Created in 2005 at the Middlebury College in Vermont, the game is now played at numerous universities and in over ten other countries; the next Quidditch World Cup is scheduled for April 2013 at the Austin-Tindall Park in Kissimmee, Florida.

Unfortunately, muggles (people with no magical capabilities) can’t fly on broomsticks like Rowling’s version describes, so players run around with brooms held between their legs. There are typically seven people on a team: two beaters, three chasers, a keeper and a seeker.

To sum it up, the chasers try to score points by throwing the ball (quaffle) in any of three goals, and the beaters try to block them from scoring by throwing a ball (bludger) at the chasers. If the chasers are hit, they must drop the quaffle.

The keeper protects the three goals, and the seeker’s job is to get the snitch (a person dressed in gold with a tennis ball in a sock tied around their waist). Capturing the snitch accumulates thirty points and signals the end of the game; the team with the most accumulated points wins.

World Worm Charming Championship

Traditionally used to get bait for fishing, worm charming transformed into a sports competition in 1980 with annual events held in Britain and many European countries. Participants compete to “charm” the most worms out of a 3 x 3-meter plot in a thirty minute period, but digging or using water is prohibited.

The teammates must rely on vibration methods to coax the worms out of the ground, and many people use simple techniques such as forks in the ground or even playing music. After thirty minutes, the team that has charmed the most worms wins the competition and the worms are released back into the ground.

Man vs. Horse Marathon

Another great sporting event from Britain, the annual event involves a 22-mile race between a team of runners and a team of horseback riders. The competition was created by a pub owner in 1980 who overheard an argument between two men in his bar about if a man could ever outrun a horse and ever since that fateful day, the competition has been loved by fans everywhere (Prescott, Arizona has even started showcasing their own event).

However, it wasn’t until 2004 that a runner finally came in first place, and to this day there has only been one other race when a horse didn’t win.

Strange sport competitions are becoming commonly played, and many people who aren’t traditional sports fans are enjoying the expansion of the sports community. There will never be a shortage of competitive spirits or imagination and in turn, there will never be an end to the creative competitive events that people invest and participate in.

What is BMI ?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI is a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people. BMI does not measure body fat directly but can be considered an alternative to direct measures of body fat. Additionally, BMI is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

How is BMI used?

BMI is used as a screening tool to identify possible weight problems for adults. However, BMI is not a diagnostic tool. For example, a person may have a high BMI. However, to determine if excess weight is a health risk, a healthcare provider would need to perform further assessments. These assessments might include skinfold thickness measurements, evaluations of diet, physical activity, family history, and other appropriate health screenings.

How is BMI calculated and interpreted?

Calculation of BMI
BMI is calculated the same way for both adults and children. The calculation is based on the following formulas:

Measurement Units Formula and Calculation
Kilograms and meters (or centimeters) Formula: weight (kg) / [height (m)]2With the metric system, the formula for BMI is weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. Since height is commonly measured in centimeters, divide height in centimeters by 100 to obtain height in meters.

Example: Weight = 68 kg, Height = 165 cm (1.65 m)
Calculation: 68 ÷ (1.65)2 = 24.98

Pounds and inches Formula: weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703Calculate BMI by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703.

Example: Weight = 150 lbs, Height = 5’5″ (65″)
Calculation: [150 ÷ (65)2] x 703 = 24.96

Interpretation of BMI for adults

For adults 20 years old and older, BMI is interpreted using standard weight status categories that are the same for all ages and for both men and women. For children and teens, on the other hand, the interpretation of BMI is both age- and sex-specific.
The standard weight status categories associated with BMI ranges for adults are shown in the following table.

BMI Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal
25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese

For example, here are the weight ranges, the corresponding BMI ranges, and the weight status categories for a sample height.

Height Weight Range BMI Weight Status
5′ 9″ 124 lbs or less Below 18.5 Underweight
125 lbs to 168 lbs 18.5 to 24.9 Normal
169 lbs to 202 lbs 25.0 to 29.9 Overweight
203 lbs or more 30 or higher Obese

How reliable is BMI as an indicator of body fatness?

The correlation between the BMI number and body fatness is fairly strong; however, the correlation varies by sex, race, and age. These variations include the following examples: 1,2

  • At the same BMI, women tend to have more body fat than men.
  • At the same BMI, older people, on average, tend to have more body fat than younger adults.
  • Highly trained athletes may have a high BMI because of increased muscularity rather than increased body fatness.

It is also important to remember that BMI is only one factor related to risk for a disease. For assessing someone’s likelihood of developing overweight- or obesity-related diseases, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute guidelines recommend looking at two other predictors:

  • The individual’s waist circumference (because abdominal fat is a predictor of risk for obesity-related diseases).
  • Other risk factors the individual has for diseases and conditions associated with obesity (for example, high blood pressure or physical inactivity).

If an athlete or other people with a lot of muscle has a BMI over 25, is that person still considered to be overweight?

According to the BMI weight status categories, anyone with a BMI over 25 would be classified as overweight and anyone with a BMI over 30 would be classified as obese.

It is important to remember, however, that BMI is not a direct measure of body fatness and that BMI is calculated from an individual’s weight which includes both muscle and fat. As a result, some individuals may have a high BMI but not have a high percentage of body fat. For example, highly trained athletes may have a high BMI because of increased muscularity rather than increased body fatness. Although some people with a BMI in the overweight range (from 25.0 to 29.9) may not have excess body fatness, most people with a BMI in the obese range (equal to or greater than 30) will have increased levels of body fatness.

It is also important to remember that weight is only one factor related to risk for a disease. If you have questions or concerns about the appropriateness of your weight, you should discuss them with your healthcare provider.

What are the health consequences of overweight and obesity for adults?

The BMI ranges are based on the relationship between body weight and disease and death.3 Overweight and obese individuals are at increased risk for many diseases and health conditions, including the following: 4

  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia (for example, high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • Some cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)

Has BMI interpreted the same way for children and teens as it is for adults?

Although the BMI number is calculated the same way for children and adults, the criteria used to interpret the meaning of the BMI number for children and teens are different from those used for adults. For children and teens, BMI age- and sex-specific percentiles are used for two reasons:

  • The amount of body fat changes with age.
  • The amount of body fat differs between girls and boys.

Because of these factors, the interpretation of BMI is both ages- and sex-specific for children and teens. The CDC BMI-for-age growth charts take into account these differences and allow translation of a BMI number into a percentile for a child’s sex and age.

For adults, on the other hand, BMI is interpreted through categories that are not dependent on sex or age.


1Prentice AM and Jebb SA. Beyond Body Mass Index. Obesity Reviews. 2001 August; 2(3): 141–7.

2Gallagher D, et al. How useful is BMI for comparison of body fatness across age, sex, and ethnic groups? American Journal of Epidemiology 1996;143:228–239.

3World Health Organization. Physical status: The use and interpretation of anthropometry. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization 1995. WHO Technical Report Series.

4Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults.

Some Helpful Tips to Manage Diabetes.

​No matter what type of diabetes you have, you know that this disease can be life threatening and potentially damage to your body. Education is essential in fighting diabetes. This article can show you some helpful tips to manage this disease.

TIP! Pedicures can be problematic when you have problems with diabetes. Diabetics are more prone to getting infections on their feet and should take extra care to prevent puncture wounds or cuts.


For a quick and healthy way to squelch hunger without interfering with your diabetes, snack on almonds. Natural, unsalted almonds are healthy for you, as they are full of protein, fiber, and healthy nutrients. When you are craving a snack in the evening, keep a bowl in the living room so you can munch on them while you watch television. Many foods contain corn syrup, so make sure to read food labels.

Diabetes – The Basics

There are two kinds of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Although there are a description and list of symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes, this article is really about Type 2, the most common form.

Type 1 Diabetes

This is also sometimes called juvenile diabetes because it often starts in childhood but not invariably. This type of diabetes is usually an autoimmune disease where the body’s antibodies start attacking some part of itself, in this case, the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. It is thought that in some cases a virus can also affect and damage or destroy these insulin-producing cells.


  • Increase in urinating as the kidneys attempt to remove excess glucose from the body
  • Feeling excessively thirsty to compensate for all the fluid loss by extra urination
  • Weight loss because the body can’t access the glucose it needs for energy so starts using fat and muscle
  • Feelings of constant hunger because the person is literally starving as the body can’t use the food it is being given

Type 2 Diabetes

This form is sometimes called late onset diabetes and it is becoming much more common nowadays. Although it seems there is a genetic component in whether or not somebody develops it, the most important factor seems to be our modern lifestyle. Our bodies are not ideally designed to cope with a lack of exercise and an excess of fatty and sugary food.

Unlike Type 1 diabetes, people with Type 2 are making insulin, it is just that their bodies have become resistant to it and their pancreas cannot make enough to compensate for the resistance.


  • Increase in urination, just like in Type 1
  • Increased thirst as Type 1
  • Tiredness because your body can’t access glucose for fuel
  • Changes in vision as blood glucose levels change
  • Genital itching because of the excess sugar in urine, various yeast infections can occur
  • Infections and wounds take longer to heal because the cells in blood that fight infection don’t work so well when there is excess glucose
  • Loss of feeling in feet – this is serious and means that the diabetes is long established. Called neuropathy, it can result in amputation if left untreated and extreme and irreversible damage occurs. If you have this symptom, go to the doctor NOW.


Type 2 diabetes is one of the few illnesses where the treatment and results are almost entirely in your own hands. Stick to the rules and get your blood glucose levels under control and you might never need to inject insulin or even take pills.

Depending on how early the diabetes is diagnosed, the doctor will put you on one of three treatments:

  • diet and exercise alone
  • pills
  • insulin injections

Even if you are on pills or insulin injections, watching your diet and taking exercise will still be an important part of controlling blood glucose levels. Get these right, lose weight if you need to, and it is possible to come off either pills or insulin injections and still control diabetes.

Even if this happens, you will still be diabetic and remain vigilant about your diet and continue to exercise. If you fall back into bad habits of a high fat, high sugar diet and inactivity, blood glucose levels will soar.

It isn’t all doom and gloom, though. If you have spent years of battling with your weight, diabetes will give you the incentive to lose the excess and the diet to control diabetes will give you the means. Following a diabetic diet, which is really just a healthy diet, will enable you to keep the weight off too.

When you hit the diabetic blues after diagnosis, just think how much better you will feel when you have gone down several sizes and can buy the kind of clothes you could never buy before.

Diabetes on the Increase

Experts urge immediate action as research predicts that one in three Americans born in 2000 will develop type 2 diabetes. One in three Americans born in 2000 will develop diabetes, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 63rd Annual Scientific Sessions in June 2003.

“The estimated lifetime risk of developing diabetes for persons born in 2000 was 33 percent for males and 39 percent for females, based on data from the National Health Interview Survey, U.S. Census Bureau and other sources,” said K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, Chief of Diabetes Epidemiology Section, Division of Diabetes Translation, CDC. The highest estimated lifetime risks were among Hispanics—45 percent of males and 53 percent for females.

Primary prevention of diabetes is thus an important priority for the nation,” emphasized Dr. Narayan, “because diabetes is one of the most prevalent and costly chronic diseases in the United States.”

“Prevention is imperative,” said James R. Gavin III, MD, Ph.D., chair of the National Diabetes Education Program, which is jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) National Institutes of Health (NIH) and CDC. “The health care delivery system must dramatically scale up preventive efforts to stem the rising tide of type 2 diabetes.” Gavin went on to describe an effort of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) to help prevent type 2 diabetes. The campaign, Small Steps, Big Rewards. Prevent type 2 Diabetes, emphasizes that modest lifestyle changes—including healthier diets and physical activity—can help people prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease.

More than 17 million Americans have diabetes, a group of serious diseases characterized by high blood sugar levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin. Diabetes can lead to severely debilitating or fatal complications, such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, and amputations. Diabetes is the fifth-leading cause of death by disease in the U.S.

Nationally, diabetes has increased nearly 50 percent in the past 10 years alone, according to CDC estimates, and the incidence of the disease is expected to grow another 165 percent by 2050 under current trends.

“The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and other international clinical trials have shown that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed through modest changes in lifestyle,” said Dr. Gavin. In the DPP, people with pre-diabetes, those whose blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes, were able to cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half by losing 5 to 7 percent of their body weight through moderate changes, including a lower fat diet and increased exercise, such as a 30-minute brisk walk five times per week. These lifestyle changes worked for people of every ethnic or racial group who participated in the study, and they were especially successful for people over age 65.

Risk factors for diabetes and pre-diabetes include:

  • being overweight
  • inactive
  • age 45 or older
  • having high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides
  • a family history of diabetes
  • a history of gestational diabetes
  • giving birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
  • belonging to an ethnic or minority group at high risk for diabetes. African Americans, Hispanic Americans/Latinos, American Indians, and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information, and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the Association has offices in every region of the country, providing services to more than hundreds of communities.

NDEP involves more than 200 public and private sector partners who work at the national, state and local level, including the American Diabetes Association.

Please Note:

All information on this site is for guidance only. You should always consult your doctor or other healthcare professional before changing or undertaking treatment or taking any action that might affect your health or general well being.

How To Survive If You Have Dad Breath?

Dо уоu constantly feel likе you’re battling issues оf bad breath, аnd nоthing ѕееmѕ tо work? Mаnу people suffer frоm halitosis fоr vаriоuѕ reasons, аnd уоu mау wаnt tо determine whеrе уоur оwn problems stem frоm tо properly gеt rid оf it. Hеrе аrе fеw suggestions thаt – еvеn thоugh thеу ѕееm оbviоuѕ – ѕоmе people overlook.

Brush уоur teeth!

Obvious? Yеѕ – but ѕоmе people ѕtill don’t brush thеir teeth effectively tо gеt rid оf halitosis. Whеn уоu wеrе a kid, did уоur dentist еvеr tеll уоu tо uѕе аn hourglass tо figure оut hоw lоng уоu ѕhоuld bе brushing уоur teeth – аbоut thrее minutes? Thiѕ rule ѕtill applies. If уоur brushing sessions аrе muсh mоrе briеf аnd уоu forget tо floss аnd scrape уоur tongue, you’re nоt gеtting rid оf аll thе bacteria in уоur mouth thаt саuѕеѕ halitosis.

Also, уоu nееd tо make ѕurе уоu аrе brushing уоur teeth аt lеаѕt twо timеѕ a day! Thrоughоut thе day, you’re eating food, drinking sugary beverages оr еvеn smoking, whiсh саuѕеѕ bad breath. If уоu aren’t cleaning оut уоur mouth wеll enough, thе bacteria in уоur mouth hаѕ a field day with thе sugar аnd оthеr “food” thаt gеtѕ left behind.

Scraping уоur tongue iѕ juѕt аѕ important аѕ brushing уоur teeth, bесаuѕе thаtѕ whеrе bacteria gеtѕ caught in уоur mouth – gross! Uѕing alcohol-free mouthwash will аlѕо hеlр eliminate thiѕ bacteria.

Avoid Sodium Lauryl Sulfate аnd alcohol

Yоu mау bе surprised thаt thе toothpaste оr mouthwash thаt you’re uѕing асtuаllу соntаinѕ thеѕе ingredients thаt make bad breath worse! Evеn if it hаѕ a “minty” taste, thеѕе ingredients dry оut уоur mouth, whiсh leads tо bad breath. Uѕing a natural toothpaste will hеlр dramatically with bad breath bесаuѕе it works tо kill thе bacteria thаt саuѕеѕ thiѕ issue withоut аnу added substances thаt аrе artificial.

Gеt hydrated

Drinking plenty оf water iѕ rеаllу important in helping fresh, non-offensive breath! Why? Bесаuѕе water helps wash dоwn food thаt mау bе lingering in уоur mouth, рluѕ it kеерѕ уоur mouth moist. Saliva iѕ a natural antibacterial thаt helps gеt rid оf bacteria in thе mouth bесаuѕе it flushes dоwn food particles аnd sugar thаt iѕ left оn уоur teeth.

Lооk аt labels

Chewing оn gum оr popping mints саn асtuаllу bе fairly addictive, but if уоu аrе prone tо thiѕ habit, уоu ѕhоuld make ѕurе thеrе isn’t sugar thаt iѕ causing bad breath. Evеn thоugh thеѕе products аrе оftеn labeled аѕ “breath freshening” thеу аrе juѕt quick fixes.

“Make ѕurе tо check thе label аnd ѕее thаt уоur gum iѕ sugarless ѕinсе bacteria in thе mouth аrе apt tо ferment sugar, thеrеbу making уоur icky breath еvеn worse.”

Stay healthy

Bad breath iѕ vеrу оftеn a ѕidе effect оf a larger problem, аnd common colds оr allergies аrе big culprits. Thе excessive mucus in уоur nose аnd throat соntаin bacteria thаt саuѕеѕ bad breath, аnd if уоur nose iѕ stuffed uр you’ll likеlу bе breathing thrоugh уоur mouth. Thiѕ iѕ a bad habit tо fall intо bесаuѕе it dries оut thе mouth аnd furthеr creates chronic bad breath. If уоu feel аѕ thоugh уоur sinuses аrе gеtting clogged, уоu mау wаnt tо invest in bacteria-killing sinus drops аnd stick tо a regimen оf gargling with salt water. Salt water helps battle bad breath-causing, аnd will soothe уоur throat if it iѕ irritating. It will аlѕо hеlр break dоwn thick mucus, whiсh will hеlр thе breath bесоmе fresher аnd cleaner.

Here Is The Real Info on Bad Breath and Halitosis

Halitosis, аlѕо mоrе commonly knоwn аѕ bad breath, iѕ caused bу anaerobic producing bacteria whiсh nоrmаllу live WITHIN thе surface оf thе tongue аnd in thе throat. Thеѕе bacteria аrе supposed tо bе thеrе bесаuѕе thеу assist with digestion bу breaking dоwn proteins found in specific foods, mucous оr phlegm, blood, аnd in diseased оr broken-down oral tissue. Undеr сеrtаin conditions, thеѕе bacteria start tо break dоwn proteins аt a vеrу high rate. Proteins аrе made uр оf amino acids, twо оf whiсh (Cysteine аnd Methionine) аrе dense with sulfur.

Whеn thе beneficial bacteria соmе intо contact with thеѕе amino acids, thе halitosis аnd lousy-tasting sulfur compounds аrе released frоm thе back оf thе tongue аnd throat. Thеѕе halitosis compounds аrе оftеn scientifically referred tо аѕ Volatile Sulfur Compounds (VSCs), whеrе volatile means vaporous аnd effervescent.

Let mе explain a vеrу important fact аbоut thеѕе bugs. Firѕt оf аll thеу аrе nоt infectious. Evеrуоnе in thе world hаѕ thе ѕаmе group оf bacteria in the thеir mouth. Yоu саnnоt catch halitosis frоm someone, еvеn thrоugh kissing. Sinсе thеу аrе раrt оf оur nоrmаl oral flora, уоu саnnоt permanently remove thеm frоm уоur mouth either, nоt bу tongue scraping, nоt with antibiotics, аnd nоt bу uѕing rinses whiсh claim tо lift thе bacteria оff уоur tongue. Thе оnlу scientifically proven аnd clinically effective method оf halting halitosis iѕ bу attacking thе bacteria’s ability tо produce VSCs, аnd bу converting thе VSCs intо non-odorous аnd non-tasting organic salts.

Speaking аbоut bacteria, thеrе iѕ оnе оthеr fact thаt уоu muѕt understand аbоut them. Thеу аrе classified аѕ anaerobic whiсh literally means without oxygen. Thеу thrive in аn environment whеrе oxygen iѕ NOT present. Thаt iѕ whу thеу dо nоt live оn thе surface оf уоur tongue. Instead, thеу live in bеtwееn thе papillae (fibers) thаt make uр уоur tongue.

Thеѕе sulfur compounds аrе асtuаllу by-products оf anaerobic bacteria. Evеrуоnе nееdѕ thеѕе bacteria bесаuѕе thеу assist thе digestion process. Unfоrtunаtеlу аѕ оf уеt fоr ѕоmе undetermined reason, thеѕе раrtiсulаr bacteria аrе found in higher numbers in thоѕе plagued bу halitosis. Thеrе аrе vаriоuѕ theories thаt attribute thе саuѕе оf halitosis tо hormonal changes, a history оf taking medications (usually antibiotics оr sulfa drugs bесаuѕе thеу create аn imbalance оf oral bacteria), оr еvеn due tо genetics (halitosis disorders арреаr tо run in ѕоmе families). It iѕ knоwn however, thаt halitosis ѕееmѕ tо bе evenly split bеtwееn men аnd women.


Thеrе аrе сеrtаin conditions thаt exasperate a halitosis problem ѕuсh аѕ dry mouth, post nasal drip, thе sinuses, аnd eating high protein foods.

Dry Mouth аnd Halitosis

Althоugh ѕоmе cases оf dry mouth аrе naturally occurring, mоѕt cases аrе caused bу оnе оf thе fоllоwing factors: prescription medications (usually prescribed fоr high blood pressure оr depression), antihistamines, аnd adult beverages thаt соntаin alcohol.

Whеn уоur mouth iѕ dryer уоu hаvе lеѕѕ saliva. Saliva naturally соntаinѕ oxygen, whiсh kеерѕ уоur mouth healthy аnd fresh. Thе bacteria thаt саuѕе halitosis аrе anaerobic, whiсh аgаin simply means thаt thеу will thrive аnd make mоrе sulfur in thе presence оf littlе оr nо oxygen. Thuѕ if уоu hаvе lеѕѕ saliva, уоu hаvе lеѕѕ oxygen, thеrеbу creating the anaerobic environment, perfect fоr thе bacteria tо produce halitosis аnd sour/bitter tasting compounds.

Post Nasal Drip аnd Halitosis

Post nasal drip iѕ a condition whеrе mucous drains аnd coats thе back оf thе tongue аnd throat. Thеѕе locations оf thе oral environment аrе еxасtlу whеrе bacteria live. Wе hаvе learned thаt proteins соntаin amino acids, whiсh in turn соntаin halitosis-producing sulfur compounds. Sinсе mucous iѕ made uр оf interlinked strands оf protein, with thе condition оf post nasal drip, thе bacteria hаѕ a field day breaking dоwn thе proteins intо halitosis аnd sour tasting sulfur type compounds. Strong antihistamines will nоt рrоvidе аnу hеlр bесаuѕе оf thеir drying effect.

Thе Sinuses аnd Halitosis

Firѕt оf all, thеѕе anaerobic bacteria саnnоt lives in thе sinuses. Whеn ѕоmеоnе hаѕ a sinus infection, оnе оf thе common symptoms аrе intense sinus headaches caused bу thе pressure frоm thе infection in thе sinus. If уоu dоnt hаvе thеѕе powerful headaches, уоu рrоbаblу dоnt hаvе a sinus problem. Thе fact iѕ thаt оnсе ѕоmеоnе hаѕ аn elevated amount оf thеѕе anaerobic bacteria, thеу will create a halitosis problem frоm аnу protein source, including mucous, phlegm, etc. whiсh drain dоwn thе back оf уоur throat intо thе area whеrе thеѕе bacteria live.

High Protein Foods аnd Halitosis

Thоѕе halitosis causing bacteria love proteins, аnd сеrtаin foods аrе packed with thеm ѕuсh аѕ dairy foods, fish, аnd еvеn coffee.

Milk аnd cheese аnd mоѕt оthеr dairy products аrе high in protein. A ѕресiаl note if уоu аrе lactose intolerant please do nоt eat оr drink thеѕе products! Sinсе уоur system саnnоt digest thеm properly, thеу аrе аvаilаblе tо thе bacteria fоr аn extended period оf time. A research article frоm thе Los Angeles Timеѕ (November 1996) оn lactose intolerance revealed thаt nеаrlу 67% оf аll Americans саn bе classified аѕ lactose intolerant. Thiѕ iѕ due tо thе fact thаt in a diverse population ѕuсh аѕ wе hаvе here, thеrе iѕ a predilection fоr Asians, Hispanics, аnd African-Americans tо bе lactose intolerant.

Fish iѕ high in protein аѕ well. Aѕ mаnу people tеnd tо eat a high fish diet, logically, thеу make a halitosis problem worse. Coffee, with оr еvеn withоut caffeine, соntаinѕ high levels оf acids whiсh саuѕе thе bacteria thаt creates halitosis tо reproduce mоrе rapidly аnd create a bitter taste fоr mаnу people. Virtually аnу acidic type оf food will dо this.


Oxyd-VIII iѕ аn active ingredient comprised оf stabilized chlorine dioxide thаt prevents thе anaerobic bacteria frоm creating thе sulfide аnd Mercaptan compounds оf halitosis. Oxyd-VIII dоеѕ thiѕ bу adding oxygen tо thе oral environment. Thе еnd result iѕ thе formation оf a sulfate whiсh hаѕ nо odor оr taste (as opposed tо sulfur whiсh hаѕ аn odor аnd bitter/sour taste).

Comprehensive Guide To Replace Loss Teeth

Earlier the dental patients that lost their teeth would have to put up with dentures or bridges to fill the gaps. This equipment at times get loose and it gets tough to speak or eat. They also can not do anything to avert a bone loss in the place of the tooth since they are above the gum line and do not work with the other parts of the jaw. Now there is an enhanced resolution. Dental implants can replace one or many missing teeth to form a permanent replacement along the jaw and gum line.

It is nearly 20 years since dental implants have been in use and the first implant patients are having a benefit from the method till now. In comparison to dentures, these replacements do not get loose as they are attached directly to the jawbone. These could not spoil the surrounding healthy teeth in a negative manner like the bridges. The dental implants would be an everlasting answer in the mouth which allows the patients to have a very lively lifestyle in the long run.

Teeth may be lost because of numerous causes. You might have one or more extracted due to gum disease. The problems like root canal failure or tooth decay can be encountered by you. In some cases, the tooth loss is due to a trauma, such as a direct hit to the mouth. Inherited defects might be the factor of tooth loss in few people. Dental implants are supportive irrespective of the reasons for your tooth loss.

Dental implants can be performed on people of all ages. One or more teeth can be replaced by using this treatment. The implants can be utilized to fix an everlasting bridge without the fear that the decay of the remaining teeth would make the bridge less steady. Like bridges and dentures that usually require a replacement in every 7 to 15 years the dental implants do not require replacement. They are considered a permanent fixture in the mouth that may last a lifetime.

Dental implants have three parts. The titanium implant is the first part and it fuses with the jawbone. The abutment is the second part which sets over the top part of the implant to provide space for the crown to stick on. The crown which is the last part is designed to appear like the remaining teeth for an unfailing natural form. The dental implant is thought to be over after all the three parts are fixed in place.

Initially, in the process, the implant is positioned in the open gap. The entire procedure just needs one session at the clinic of the dentist or oral surgeon. After the implant is in position a phase known as osseointegration should happen. At this stage, the implant fuses to the jawbone to develop in a lifetime fitting in the mouth. Osseointegration usually takes anywhere from three to six months to complete and at that time, the rest of the implantation process can be done.

The osseointegration can be unsuccessful in certain cases. Providentially this is the exception rather than the rule. The dental implants of the lower jawbone are profitable in 95% of the patients. The upper jawbone implants are successful in 90% of the patients with the low success rate credited to the lesser density of the upper bone. As the osseointegration might not work as thought the dentists mostly tell the patients about the dangers involved in the process.

After osseointegration is finished a temporary crown could be put on the top. This impermanent placement would permit the gum to grow naturally around the false tooth before an everlasting crown is fitted. When the gum is fully formed in the area then the permanent crown can be fixed and the dental implant is considered to be over.

Several patients who have lost teeth enjoy an active lifestyle after a dental implant has been performed. The implants would never get loose like dentures and it would not lead to bone loss in the infected area. In comparison to the dental bridges, they do not damage the other teeth. Dental implants have supported many people in getting a cute and healthier smile.

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