Beyond the Biome: Why Oral Health is Key to Whole Body Balance, with Dr. Kourosh Maddahi
Believe it or not, bacteria has so much to do with the way our body functions. Both inside and out, our bodies harbor a huge array of micro-organisms, where a shocking 98% of this bacteria is actually good for us. Our microbiome–the body’s own ecosystem of microorganisms–is the first line of defense against disease and illness. It’s the protective shield that keeps our immune systems intact – so we must do everything we can to protect it. Keeping our microbiome healthy starts with the foods we eat and the types of oral care products we use, resulting in maintained whole-body health. So how do we manage this balance? Which of our daily products do we need to reassess? And how does a balanced microbiome lead to long-term health and success? I’m excited to break down these questions with Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, founder of Lumineux. Dr. Maddahi is a world-renowned and award-winning cosmetic dentist and best-selling author of his latest book, The Toxic Overload, which highlights just how connected your mouth and body are to overall health and well-being. Welcome to the party Dr. Maddahi! • Join the party on social @workparty and stay in-the-know at workparty.com. Find out more about Lumineux and the microbiome mission at oralessentials.com. Use discount code PARTY to save 15% off your first order. Produced by Dear Media
EP. 590 - Your Mouth Wash Is Chemo! Dr. Kourosh Maddahi
Mark Bell's Power Project
Kourosh Maddahi, DDS, Smile Transformation Specialist, is an Award-winning Cosmetic Dentist who has helped thousands of patients transform their smiles and change their lives for the better. Dr. Maddahi explains to us today how our mouths, hands and even our eyes all have their own microbiome and our everyday tooth pastes, mouth washes and anti-bacterial soaps are the equivalent of chemo therapy. Special offer from Dr. Maddahi's Lumineux Products: Use Code POWER for 15% off! Link: https://oralessentials.com/ Special perks for our listeners below! ➢Magic Spoon Cereal: https://www.magicspoon.com/powerproject to automatically save $5 off a variety pack! ➢8 Sleep: Visit https://www.eightsleep.com/powerproject to automatically save $150 off the Pod Pro! ➢Marek Health: https://marekhealth.com Use code POWERPROJECT15 for 15% off ALL LABS! Also check out the Power Project Panel: https://marekhealth.com/powerproject Use code POWERPROJECT for $101 off! ➢LMNT Electrolytes: http://drinklmnt.com/powerproject ➢Piedmontese Beef: https://www.piedmontese.com/ Use Code "POWERPROJECT" at checkout for 25% off your order plus FREE 2-Day Shipping on orders of $150 Subscribe to the Podcast on on Platforms! ➢ https://lnk.to/PowerProjectPodcast Subscribe to the Power Project Newsletter! ➢ https://bit.ly/2JvmXMb Follow Mark Bell's Power Project Podcast ➢ Insta: https://www.instagram.com/markbellspowerproject ➢ https://www.facebook.com/markbellspowerproject ➢ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbpowerproject ➢ LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/powerproject/ ➢ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/markbellspowerproject ➢TikTok: http://bit.ly/pptiktok FOLLOW Mark Bell ➢ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marksmellybell ➢ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarkBellSuperTraining ➢ Twitter: https://twitter.com/marksmellybell ➢ Snapchat: marksmellybell ➢Mark Bell's Daily Workouts, Nutrition and More: https://www.markbell.com/ Follow Nsima Inyang ➢ https://www.breakthebar.com/learn-more ➢YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NsimaInyang ➢Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nsimainyang/?hl=en ➢TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nsimayinyang?lang=en Follow Andrew Zaragoza on all platforms ➢ https://direct.me/iamandrewz #PowerProject #Podcast #MarkBell
#145 - Dr. Kourosh Maddahi on Real Business Success
Good Advice: Do Business Better with Blake Binns
Dr. Kourosh Maddahi joins the Good Advice Podcast to talk about the real journey of transforming entrepreneurship into actual business success. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi is an entrepreneur and one the most well known dentists today. For the past 33-years, he has created smiles for many of Hollywood's top stars. He has been featured on Oprah, CNN, Entertainment Tonight and has appeared as a Dental Expert on CBS, NBC, ABC, and the Doctors. He is also the startup founder of Lumineux Oral Essentials, a multi-million dollar non-toxic whitening kit for people. Find out more at https://www.drmaddahi.com/. This Episode is sponsored by WP Maintenance Plan, the trusted resource for maintenance and optimization of your Word Press website. Find out more at WPMP.org.
091 | The Methodical Approach to Scaling Your Business | with Dr. Kourosh Maddahi
Dr. Kourosh Maddahi is an entrepreneur and one the most well known dentists today. For the past 33-years, he has created smiles for many of Hollywood's top stars. He is also the founder of Lumineux Oral Essentials, a dentist formulated and certified non-toxic oral care brand. On this podcast, we talk about the similarities in the founders “origin stories”, the importance of owning customer relationships, the pros and cons of Amazon for your business, and so much more! To learn more, visit: honestecommerce.co Resources: Dr Maddahi’s website drmaddahi.com Lumineux’s website: oralessentials.com Visit gorgias.grsm.io/honest to get your 2nd month with Gorgias free! Visit klaviyo.com/honest to schedule a demo! Visit postscript.io/install for a free 30-day trial! To get updates on our new episodes and exclusive deals from our partners, text HONESTVIP to 72599 and join our VIP texting list!
EP 89 : Teeth, The Oral Microbiome and Toxicity with Dr. Kourosh Maddahi
How To Not Get Sick And Die
Do you think that our ancestors ever put braces on to sort out their teeth? A better question might be did they even have out of place teeth? Or, did they brush their teeth twice per day to keep them clean? These oral hygiene practices are very new in the context of human evolution but the better question is, why are we now doing this? And is this change for better or worse? This episode with famous Beverly Hills & Hollywood dentist Dr. Kourosh Maddahi dives deep on how the modern diets, lifestyle and oral hygiene products are really causing some major damage to our entire body starting with - what you put in your mouth. In This Episode We Cover: Nutritional deficiencies relating jaw, teeth and face structureToxic oral hygiene and cleaning productsWhat we can do to start improving the state of our mouths *** Join the Facebook Group Here(formerly Health Hacks For Humans): https://www.facebook.com/groups/IntermittentFastingForHealth/ *** -- SOCIAL MEDIA -- DR. KOUROSH MADDAHI Website: https://www.drmaddahi.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_smile_expert/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeverlyHillsDentistDrMaddahi/ -- MATTY LANSDOWN Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattylansdown/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matty-lansdown/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattylansdown Website: https://mattylansdown.com/ Join the Facebook Group Here(formerly Health Hacks For Humans): https://www.facebook.com/groups/IntermittentFastingForHealth/ -- Thanks for checking out the show. If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear more then please consider subscribing. If you really loved this episode and want to just tell the world about it then please take a screenshot and share it on your Instagram story and be sure to tag me so I know you're tuning in. 5 star ratings and positive reviews really help the podcast too so thank you in advance! . . . . . . Music credits: Intro/Outro track Tropic Love by "Diviners feat. Contacreast" www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoJfqJsGk8s
071 The Dangers of Ignoring your Mouth’s Microbiome w/ Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, DDS
Health Mysteries Solved
In our last episode, we met Emily who was dealing with fatigue, brain fog, dry mouth, bad breath and problems with her gut health. We discovered that the root cause of her health issues was in her mouth - namely that she was suffering from undetected infections and was experiencing Mercury leaching from her silver amalgam fillings. Dealing with this root cause carefully while supporting her immune health resulted in a massive improvement in her day-to-day well-being. Plus, she even reduced her Hashimoto’s antibodies significantly! If you missed that surprising episode - listen to it here. The Investigation Helping me out with the last case was dentist to the stars, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi. Our conversation went well beyond the dangers of mercury fillings and hidden dental infections. We also talked in depth about the importance of paying attention to the microbiome of your mouth (yes, your mouth - it’s not just your gut that has a microbiome!) That conversation was so important that I wanted to make sure to share it with you. So, this week, we are continuing our conversation about obtaining optimal dental health to support your overall well-being. How Food Impacts our Dental Health Most of us know that sugar can cause tooth decay, but Dr. Maddahi says that our diet has a bigger impact on our oral health than this. He believes that pesticides we ingest (when we are not eating organic food, for example) can seriously impact our mouth’s natural biome. The Microbiome of the Mouth When people hear ‘microbiome’ chances are their thoughts go to the gut. It’s what we talk about the most! But, your body has other biomes including a delicate one in the mouth. And, like the one in your gut, the mouth needs both good and bad bacteria to balance out to optimal. Dr. Maddahi says that the mouth’s microbiome has been under attack with the increasing focus on eradicating all bacteria in the mouth. Mouthwashes, sprays, toothpastes all promote being anti-bacteria (usually in their promise to get rid of bad breath). However, these products don’t just kill the bad bacteria, they kill the good bacteria too, leaving the cells in the mouth unprotected and the mouth’s microbiome in an unhealthy state. In addition, the body requires certain bacteria to stimulate the creation of certain vitamins. For example, it’s required for the production of Vitamin K. Without proper levels of vitamin K, blood may not coagulate properly. Digestion Starts in the Mouth When we think about digestive issues, we don’t often think about where the process starts. In order to digest our food properly, we have to first chew it properly. We also need a healthy mouth biome for the food to start breaking down. The gut has 144 strains of microbiome and about half of those are also found in the mouth. So, the process of digesting our food really does start in the mouth. Dry Mouth Can Cause Big Problems Saliva is a part of the defense mechanism in the mouth as a natural antibiotic. It plays a role in maintaining a healthy microbiome. However, there are over 450 medications that cause dry mouth. This is more than a discomfort. Dry mouth increases the chances of cavities. Without sufficient saliva, these cavities can develop very quickly - even with good oral hygiene. Maintaining Healthy Microbiome in the Mouth Ninety-eight percent of the bacteria in your mouth is good bacteria. However, that percentage can fluctuate when bad bacteria spikes. These spikes are caused by things like eating sugar, nutrition, not cleaning the mouth regularly and allowing plaque to harden on the teeth. The fear of bad mouth bacteria causes some people to reach for an antiseptic mouthwash. While these products do kill the 2% of bad bacteria, they also kill off the 98% of bacteria that’s good - the bacteria that’s protecting your mouth (and your gut). It’s much better to avoid sugar, toxins, and practice good dental hygiene to control the bad bacteria. Brushing Your Teeth Properly Brushing and flossing regularly is key to removing plaque before it can harden on the teeth. However, Dr. Maddahi says that most people are doing it wrong. In fact, he says improper brushing or use of the wrong kind of toothbrush causes 50% of the recessive gums he sees in his practice. Toothbrushes should have soft bristles otherwise, it will damage the gums. He also says that you should not be scrubbing your teeth or going back and forth with the brush because it can damage the gums and remove important tooth enamel. Instead, he recommends holding the toothbrush at a 45°, starting at the gum level and brushing down (or up for the bottom teeth) followed by a very gentle circular motion to remove plaque. If using an electric toothbrush, don’t use it the same way you would a manual toothbrush; let the mechanics do the work instead. Select a Non-Toxic Toothpaste Dr. Maddahi says that it’s important to select a toothpaste that is not going to disrupt the balance of your mouth’s microbiome and that is not going to introduce toxins. He has developed a dental care product line that naturally neutralizes the toxins and bad bacteria without destroying the good bacteria. Dr. Maddahi has created a natural tooth-care product line called Oral Essentials that he says is proven effective in 51 clinical research studies. There are a variety of products including one for whitening (without the enamel damaging peroxide) and one for kids. Conclusion After my conversation with Dr. Maddahi, I changed the way I brushed my teeth and was inspired to try the Oral Essentials. We can’t take our teeth for granted but there is so much more to caring for them than just making sure they are sparkling white. Since the mouth is the gateway to our guts, how well we take care of it will directly affect our gut-health which we know is so central to good health. Eliminating Health Mysteries Could a simple change to your oral health practices have a big impact on your overall health? There are so many health mysteries that could be caused by the microbiome in the mouth. Could this be the missing clue for you or someone in your life? Links: Resources mentioned Thanks to my guest, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi. You can connect with him through his website or on Instagram. You can also check out his line of natural dental care products - Oral Essentials here and make sure you use the promo code INNA15 to save 15%! Suggested Products OralEssentials.com (save 15% with promo code: INNA15) Related Podcast Episodes: The Case of Mercury Fillings w/ Dr. Kourosh Maddahi The Case of Tooth Pain Causing Fatigue with Naturopath Dr. Christine Shaffner Thanks for Listening If you like what you heard, please rate and review this podcast. Every piece of feedback not only helps me create better shows, it helps more people find this important information. Never miss an episode - Subscribe NOW to Health Mysteries Solved with host, Inna Topiler on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts and remember to rate and review the show! Find out more at http://healthmysteriessolved.com PLEASE NOTE All information, content, and material on this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Some of the links provided are affiliate links. This means we may make a very small amount of money should you choose to buy after clicking on them. This will in no way affect the price of the product but it helps us a tiny bit in covering our expenses.
070 The Case of Mercury Fillings w/ Dr. Kourosh Maddahi
Health Mysteries Solved
The Case: Emily is 45 dealing with fatigue, brain fog and digestive issues as well as dry mouth and bad breath. Her doctor’s diagnosed her with Crohn’s Disease and Hashimoto’s but that alone didn’t help her symptoms. She tried changing her diet, took supplements and brushed her teeth after every meal. The Investigation My investigation started by looking into Emily’s dry mouth and bad breath. Her oral health was quite poor despite frequent brushing and I noted that she’d had several root canals and many silver fillings. I know this was going to be a key piece in solving her health mystery because even though these may not seem related, everything in the body is connected. “Silver fillings” or Amalgam fillings are actually about 54% elemental mercury and mercury can cause all kinds of health issues. On top of that, our oral health can seriously impact our overall health, even when we think we are practicing good oral hygiene. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi is a dentist to the stars, the author of 'Anti-Aging Dentistry' and the founder of the research-based Lumineux Oral Essentials. He joins me in this episode to shed some light on what might be going on with Emily. Your Mouth is a Gateway to Your Body The mouth is the first entry point for the digestive system with regards to disease or infection. The mouth is the most vascular area which means that it is easy for bad bacteria and viruses to be transmitted through the mouth vascularly as well as by swallowing. We know that chronic inflammation is a key component in many diseases and the mouth is also susceptible to inflammation. Gingivitis, for example, is chronic inflammation of the gums. This inflammation can increase the chances of transmitting disease because swollen gums are more likely to have tiny cuts (and bleed) which removes the barrier between bad bacteria or viruses and the bloodstream. Signs of Inflammation in the Mouth The first and most common sign of acute or chronic inflammation is bleeding during or after teeth-brushing. A second sign is if there is discomfort when eating, especially if there is pain when biting or chewing. Pain during eating can be a sign that there is an infection under the tooth, in the gums, or in the bone. Dentists can do X-rays and probe the gums to confirm chronic inflammation and/or a suspected infection. Causes of Inflammation in the Mouth & How to Avoid It Inflammation can happen quickly. For example, Dr. Maddahi says that a build up of hardened plaque causes inflammation and plaque can harden on your teeth within 24 hours. That’s why brushing frequently is so important. He says the simplest way to avoid inflammation is to remove plaque before it can harden - in other words, floss and brush regularly and see your dentist to remove hardened plaque every 6-months. Health Risks from Silver Fillings (Amalgam Fillings) Silver fillings contain mercury which is known to cause health issues. Mercury exists in three forms: solid, liquid, and vapor. The vapor form is the greatest concern in the mouth because it can leach out when we are chewing or drinking hot liquids and enter various tissues and organs. Of particular concern is that mercury vapor can break the blood-brain barrier and the half-life of mercury in the brain is 20-years. As mercury accumulates in organs, it can reach toxic levels. Mercury toxicity can impact the nervous, digestive and immune systems. It can also negatively affect the development of children in utero and in early life. Testing for Mercury Toxicity Common practice is to test your hair and urine to determine mercury levels in the body. However, Dr. Maddahi says this is not a true indication because the mercury could be absorbed in the tissues and organs. Instead, he suggests doing a challenge test. Should You Remove Mercury Fillings? This is a controversial question for a lot of dentists and health experts. While it may seem like an obvious solution, given the leaching of mercury vapors into our system, the drilling and removal of silver amalgam fillings can cause a significant release of vapors - as much as 100 times more than the you might experience by not removing them - during a very short time period. If the patient is healthy and doing the removal as a precaution, then Dr. Maddahi suggests only doing one quadrant at a time. Safety During the Removal of Mercury Fillings Anyone choosing to remove mercury fillings should select a dentist who will take the greatest precautions to reduce the potential exposure to mercury vapors. For example, the patient should be on oxygen so that they are breathing through their nose and not through their mouth during the removal. There should also be a vacuum to capture the filings and aerosol caused by the drilling. And, Dr. Maddahi also gives patients an activated charcoal rinse to coat the gums and stomach which reduces the chances of mercury being absorbed. What is Biocompatibility Dentistry? Biocompatibility Dentistry is the matching of dental products to the individual based on sensitivities they may unknowingly have. This process involves doing a Clifford Test prior to dental work that tests the patient’s blood for incapability issues they may have to certain (commonly used) dental materials. This is really important because without it, a patient may get a crown or a veneer using materials they are incompatible with and constantly have issues with and around that tooth (including discoloration, inflammation, pain, and bleeding). Detecting Infections in Teeth and the Mouth Aside from mercury fillings, there is another hidden dental issue that can impact overall health - infected teeth or bones in the mouth. Infections can happen inside teeth - especially in the case of a poorly-done root canal. Dr. Maddahi says that these infections have been linked to immunity issues. Detecting this kind of infection can be done using an X-ray or, in some cases, a cone beam scan. Another source of infection is through cavitations in the bone caused by the removal of a tooth. A scan can also help with detecting this. Mystery Solved The first step in solving Emily’s health mystery was for her to see a biological dentist and get some good scans to determine if infections or cavitations may be the culprit. And, to discuss whether removing her silver amalgam fillings might be beneficial. This visit revealed a lot! While she worked closely with this dentist to address all those issues, I supported her detox pathways with glutathione and binders to make sure she was not absorbing any of the toxins that were being removed from her mouth. Emily and her dentist took the removal of her silver fillings slow to ensure her body could detox and adjust. She had 10 fillings changed over and had one tooth pulled (a previous root canal had become infected) over the course of 3 months. In that time, she had no detox reactions and noticed an improvement in her energy and brain fog when all the dental work was done. While doing the dental work, we also began a cleanse with anti-microbial herbs to deal with several infections that we detected through a stool test. Then we healed her gut and replaced the good bacteria with probiotics and Enterovite (please log in to view). During this time, I also had Emily change her oral hygiene products so we could maintain the microbiome in her gut AND her mouth (more on this in the next episode!) We also worked on better chewing and saliva production. Happy Ending 6 months after we started, Emily’s energy was back to normal, her brain fog was gone and her digestive issues were improved by 75%. We’re continuing to work on balancing her gut and address a few remaining infections to get her to 100%. The other really cool thing was that her hashimoto’s antibodies dropped by 300 points in these 6 months! Eliminating Health Mysteries For Emily we were able to find that missing piece of the health puzzle and help her regain her health. Could this be the missing clue for you or someone in your life? Links: Resources mentioned Thanks to my guest Dr. Kourosh Maddahi. You can connect with him through his website or on Instagram. You can also check out his line of natural dental care products here. Suggested Products: Glutathione UltraBinder Probiotics Enterovite (please log in to view). Related Podcast Episodes: The Case of Tooth Pain Causing Fatigue with Naturopath Dr. Christine Shaffner Thanks for Listening If you like what you heard, please rate and review this podcast. Every piece of feedback not only helps me create better shows, it helps more people find this important information. Never miss an episode - Subscribe NOW to Health Mysteries Solved with host, Inna Topiler on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts and remember to rate and review the show! Find out more at http://healthmysteriessolved.com PLEASE NOTE All information, content, and material on this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Some of the links provided are affiliate links. This means we may make a very small amount of money should you choose to buy after clicking on them. This will in no way affect the price of the product but it helps us a tiny bit in covering our expenses.
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Kourosh Maddahi (Celebrity Dentist & Author)as we discuss how he was able to get his celebrity clients, what he wishes was taught in medical school, and how our microbiome might be the best defense against the coronavirus. Purchase his book here Check out Lumineux Oral Essentials More on Dr. Maddahi Award-winning Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Kourosh Maddahi has been one of Beverly Hills premier cosmetic specialists for over three decades. During that time he has developed his practice to create a truly one-of-a-kind experience for people looking to transform their smiles. After graduating with honors from UCLA in 1983, Dr. Maddahi completed his dental degree at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1987 and opened his Beverly Hills dental office later that same year. Follow The Startup Life Podcast Facebook Page Want gear from The Startup Life? Check out our gear! Check out other great podcasts from The Binge Podcast Network. Written by: Dominic Lawson Executive Producers: Dominic Lawson and Kenda Lawson Music Credits: Show Theme Behind Closed Doors - Otis McDonald Break Theme Cielo - Huma-Huma Sponsors/Partners Purchase a Flexio Series sprayer from Wagner Use code BETTEREVERYDAY for 30% everything sitewide at ladder.sport. That’s “BETTEREVERYDAY” for 30% off at ladder.sport. Since then more than 6,000 patients have come through our doors to take advantage of Dr. Maddahi's award-winning treatment.
049 Keys to Anti-Aging Dentistry with Dr. Kourosh Maddahi
Longevity Codes Podcast
In this podcast Fred Herbert interviews Dr. Kourosh Maddahi DDS, who is a board-certified cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills and is considered a pioneer in the field of cosmetic dentistry. In this interview Dr. Maddahi shares strategies for protecting the microbiome of our mouth just like we do our gut. Taking care or our oral health is an important longevity strategy. https://www.longevitycodes.com