Archive for June, 2009

Zicam Users Should Use the Natural Non Zinc Nasal Formula from Dr. Katz and TheraBreath

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Many of you have now seen today’s headlines –

“FDA: Some Zicam Cold Remedies Are Risky”

 

  • Agency Warns That Zicam Intranasal Products Containing Zinc May Lead to Loss of Sense of Smell
  • The FDA today advised people not to use Zicam intranasal products that contain zinc, due to the risk of anosmia (loss of the sense of smell), which may be long-lasting or permanent.

 

  • “Consumers should stop using these products immediately and should discard or return them,” Deborah Autor, director of the FDA’s Office of Compliance, said at a news conference.

 

 

But, there is a natural non-zinc nasal-sinus formula that has been used successfully for many years – TheraBreath Nasal Sinus Drops.  A NON-ZINC formula that utilizes Oxygenating compounds and Tea Tree Oil to open up the nasal passages….NO danger or anosmia (the loss of the sense of smell).

I invented this formula to assist with bad breath because the formula also attacks the area behind the sinuses where  mucus and bacteria interact and where chronic bad breath can begin. Unfortunately, it’s also where mouthwash, toothpaste, and other oral products cannot reach.  Hence, a natural formula that gets to the area where strong odors are produced when anaerobic sulfur-producing bacteria break down the proteins in mucus and phlegm.

No other formula can do this. The “hidden” benefits, unknown to us at first, were that users were able to obtain open nasal passages without habit forming medications, expensive or painful nasal sprays, or debilitating anosmia.  TheraBreath Nasal-Sinus Drops are one of the key components in our Tonsil Stones Kit because it allows our patented oxygenating compound (OXYD-8) to into cryptic tonsils and slowly dissolve tonsil stones (tonsiloliths) by accessing the throat through the back of the sinuses.

You can find TheraBreath Nasal Sinus Drops by clicking here. (Only $12 per bottle): http://www.therabreath.com/productdetail.asp?cat=4&pid=12

As the FDA noted, without the sense of smell, people “may not be able to detect dangers, such as gas leaks or something burning in the house, and may not be able to tell whether food is spoiled before eating,” as well as having their quality of life diminished. Zinc can damage receptors in the nose that are needed for smelling, notes Charles Lee, MD, a medical officer in the FDA’s Office of Compliance.

The FDA has gotten more than 130 reports of anosmia in people using those products. Some of those people also reported a loss of their sense of taste, according to a warning letter the FDA today sent Matrixx Initiatives, Inc., the company that markets Zicam.

In that letter, which is posted on the FDA’s web site, the FDA states that it “is aware that Matrixx appears to have more than 800 reports related to loss of sense of smell associated with Zicam Cold Remedy intranasal products.” The FDA has asked Matrixx Initiatives to share those reports with the FDA. The FDA has ordered Matrixx Initiatives to stop marketing the products without FDA approval, and to plan how to remove the products from the market, Autor said.

You can also purchase TheraBreath Nasal-Sinus Drops (non-zinc, of course) in a thrifty 3-pack for only $30: http://www.therabreath.com/productdetail.asp?cat=4&pid=13.

And, as with ALL of our formulas – my TheraBreath Nasal-Sinus Drops are 100% guaranteed to be effective or your money back!

Dr. Harold Katz

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Fight Off Tooth Decay and Bad Breath with Magnolia Bark Extract

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

The magnolia is one of the oldest flowering tree types in the world.  Magnolia bark contains polyphenols, which have been used for centuries by Chinese and Japanese medicine.  Now, the magnolia bark chemicals have been proven to get rid of bad breath.  Research printed in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that breath mints containing magnolia bark extract kill the majority of bacteria that cause tooth decay and bad breath within a half hour.  Magnolia bark extract significantly improves oral health around the world, and may be beneficial if used in chewing gum.

The mouth is an ideal environment for the bacteria that causes bad breath–especially four species of bacteria: Veilonella alcalescens, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Bacteroides melaninogenicus and Klebsiella pneumoniae.  These bacteria feed on food remains, dead cells, and other chemicals in the mouth, and in the process of their feeding, they release foul-smelling gases.  This putrefaction can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.

Regular chewing gum tends to only guard against these bacteria for a short period of time, and anti-bacterial products tend to have negative effects like tooth staining.  A team conducted a research project where they tested the power of a mint with and without the magnolia bark extract.  Without the extract, the mint destroyed just 3.6%  of the bacteria, and with the extract, 61% of the bacteria was killed. 

Furthermore, the extract has also been found to be useful for guarding against cavity-causing bacteria. 

Source: Softpedia

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Secrets of Teeth Whitening at Home

Monday, June 15th, 2009

I began practicing dentistry in 1975 – at that time I had just graduated with my DDS degree from UCLA and was eager to make my mark as a dentist. I worked a double shift at a dental clinic near the corner of Hollywood and Vine (about as unglamorous an intersection as you will ever find, especially when seeing emergency patients at 10:30 pm) and at a clinic near CBS Television City (where I once fixed the cracked denture of a famous Vaudevillian who was appearing across the street).

 Home Teeth Whitening

Everybody loves a bright white smile,
and there are many different procedures available
to help you improve the look of yours.

At any rate, it really didn’t matter at which socioeconomic level my patients came from. This was Los Angeles; everyone was very image conscious about their smiles. Back in the 70′s, cosmetic dentistry meant using “Pearl Drops” toothpaste.

A lot has changed in the past 28 years, and especially in the last 10 years in the field of teeth whitening, both in the dental office and at home.

Two Methods For Teeth Whitening

*1st method: Dental (In-Office) Teeth Whitening is effective, but can be a time consuming and expensive procedure.

I can tell you from first-hand experience, dentists love the patient who wants his or her teeth bleached in the dental office. Back in the early ’90′s, there was only one option!

Your dentist would make molds of your teeth, send them off to a lab, and in 5-10 days receive back your custom fitted mouthpiece. Then you would sit in the dental chair for 1-2 hours, with these plastic molds filled with peroxide (at a very low concentration) pressed against your teeth and gums.

After 3-4 visits, you teeth would be officially declared whiter (and usually they were), and you would be sent home with a nice, fat $500 – $1,000 bill to pay. With whiter teeth of course.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit, dental office whitening has come a long way in the past 10 years. Now, the most popular dental whitening procedure known as laser bleaching (or power bleaching, argon bleaching, etc.) which basically consists of the application of a concentrated peroxide gel spread onto your teeth, and for the next hour you sit in a dental chair with your mouth wide open, while a special light (usually argon) is shined onto the paste which chemically reacts with the peroxide to complete the bleaching process in as short a time period as possible.

This procedure does work (although many dentists say that you get a whiter smile by repeated tray applications because the peroxide stays in contact with your teeth for longer periods of time); however, the downside is that you still get stuck with that fat $500 – $1,000 bill (at least for the good dental whitening!). Furthermore, you still need to either come back 6 months later for another whitening (excuse me – a touch up!), or you’re given some take home bleaching items (then, why did you spend $500-$1000 dollars for the in-office procedure?)

Fortunately (as with most other things in life), technology stepped in to make teeth whitening easier and more affordable!

*2nd method: Home Teeth Whitening is now as effective as dental office treatments, in addition to being less expensive and more convenient.

It’s now possible (in almost all cases) to achieve dental office quality teeth whitening, from the comfort of your own home.

At-Home teeth whitening and bleaching has taken a bite out of (sorry about the pun) the in-office power bleaching systems, where millions of corporate advertising dollars now compete with the comfort of doing it at home.

And rightly so…

Up until a few years ago, teeth whitening was a fairly complex process – the hard part was making those fitted mouthpieces for each patient. For this reason alone, home teeth whitening was not an option for most people.

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Essentially, There Are 3 Different Types of Home Teeth Whitening Available:
Brush-on whitening
Strips you stick on your teeth
Trays with bleaching gels

*1st Type: Brush-on Whitening
Brush-on whitening in principal is a great concept. Just brush on the formula, allow it to dry on your teeth, and let it stay on your teeth overnight. Sounds simple, right?

In reality, brush-on whitening is designed for the segment of the public that is in love with shortcuts. (In other words, for those people who don’t want to spend the time to do it right the first time).

Why doesn’t Brush-on Whitening work?

Brush-on Whitening has Two Main Flaws:

Flaw 1: When you brush on the formula, it relies on the premise that it will dry on your teeth. This is great in principle, but if you get the formula wet (i.e. from saliva) then it becomes REALLY easy to rub off parts of the whitening formulas. Guess what happens if you rub off only part of the whitening formula? You got it – you don’t get an even whitening result! It turns out patchy, and blotchy. It reminds me of the time I painted our first apartment…don’t ask!

Flaw 2: The second flaw with most brush-on whitening, in my opinion, is the ingredients. If you look at the ingredient list of the leading brush on whitener, you’ll see the first ingredient is alcohol – and if you’ve read my free ebook, The Bad Breath Bible, then you already know that alcohol is terrible for your breath! Actually, I’m sure the reason why they’ve added alcohol to their formula is because it’s needed as a desiccant (something that dries out the formula so that it supposedly stays on your teeth at night); however, that still doesn’t diminish the effect it can have on your gums and your breath. Also, most of these brush-on whitening formulas contain glycerin, which literally sucks the moisture out from the enamel of your teeth and is the primary cause of most tooth sensitivity from whitening.

*2nd Type: Teeth Whitening Strips
The second most common type of home teeth whitening is using whitening strips. The main lure of this type of home teeth whitening is their simplicity of use. They’re easy to apply and no preparation is necessary. Again, everybody loves shortcuts, right? Unfortunately, once again that’s exactly the type of teeth whitening you end up getting! Let me explain…

Why don’t Teeth Whitening Strips work?
Strips that stick on your teeth usually consist of an upper strip and a lower strip each pressed against the outer surface of your teeth. Now think about this for a second…are your teeth completely flat? Of course not – they have recesses and grooves, particularly between each tooth. Well imagine you’re painting a fence, and you just slapped paint on the outside, without taking the time to paint the grooves between each wooden board. That fence would look pretty funny wouldn’t it? Nicely painted on the outside, but in the grooves between each wooden board, still dark and dingy, with all of the old paint showing.

When you use whitening strips, the same thing can easily happen to your teeth if you’re not careful. The whiter your teeth become, the more pronounced those dingy cracks seem! Eventually it can end up looking like you have small gaps between your teeth. Definitely not the desired result!

*3rd Type: Trays With Bleaching Gels  (MOST EFFECTIVE!)
Trays with bleaching gels still provide the best combination of the most affordable and most efficient tooth whitening available. Since I’m a dentist, I can let you in on a few little secrets here.

First, most of the bleaching gels available at your dentist are exactly the same. There is very little difference from one dentist to another, because the gels are formulated by a small number of manufacturers.

Second, most of the bleaching gels available at retail stores are of very poor quality. They’ve been sitting in a warehouse or on a truck for who knows how long – and, because they are designed to be “low cost” (with low cost being sometimes the only consideration), they have very low concentrations of active ingredients.

Make sure you use a bleaching gel with a concentration of at least 21% – this means a whiter result in a shorter period of time!

Home Teeth Whitening
Teeth Before Starting TheraBreath Treatment
Home Teeth Whitening
Teeth After 2 Weeks of TheraBreath Treatment

Third, the one thing in common between dental bleaching gels and store gels is that they both use glycerin as a carrying agent. Now there is nothing wrong with glycerin; it is not dangerous in any way. However, when mixed with carbamide peroxide the glycerin is used to draw water out of the enamel in order to speed up the bleaching process. This is what causes the most common side effect of bleaching – sensitive teeth! (By the way, my TheraBrite Formula Whitening Kits don’t use a glycerin base – that’s just one reason why it’s so unique.)

Armed With This New Knowledge, What Should You Do?

Well, there are 4 KEY COMPONENTS to making sure you get the best possible tooth whitening every time you whiten your teeth.

  1. Immediately before bleaching, brush your teeth with an oxygenating toothpaste combined with the finest natural polishing agents AND aloe vera to strengthen your gums and prevent any sensitivity.
  2. Use form-fitting mouth trays that are fitted to your specific bite. Make sure they fit snugly around each tooth, and at all points they press firmly around the sides of your teeth and gums.
  3. Use a 21% concentrated bleaching gel based on carbamide peroxide that is formulated specifically to reduce the sensitivity to your teeth and gums. (In other words – no glycerin!)
  4. Immediately after bleaching, enhance the effect by using an oxygenating oral rinse. Make sure to use a mouthwash without alcohol as this can actually chemically curtail the bleaching effect.

The TheraBrite Deluxe Home Whitening Kit

The TheraBrite Whitening System is one of the most effective home whitening systems. It uses a moldable tray system that contains mouthpieces which you can actually fit to your mouth. You mold them by soaking them for a few seconds in warm water, then you press the plastic up (or down) against your teeth and gums. When the plastic cools you have a nice soft plastic mouthpiece that is fitted to the curves of your particular smile.

TheraBrite and How It Works to Whiten Teeth
TheraBrite PLUS oxygenating formula safely whitens your teeth with the power of oyygen (OXYD-8)!

To make sure your teeth are as clean as a whistle, and to make sure that the TheraBrite bleaching gel directly contacts your tooth enamel (instead of dental plaque), brush your teeth for two minutes with an oxygenating toothpaste immediately before bleaching. You should use as strong of a bleaching gel as possible to ensure that the time your teeth are in contact with the whitening gel is well spent. The older gels used 16% carbamide peroxide, but the newer gels, like TheraBrite Whitening, can be as high as 22% peroxide.  However, it’s imperative that the gel does not contain any glycerin to reduce any sensitivity the whitening gel may have on your teeth and gums. A flavored bleaching gel also helps – why not make the experience as pleasant as possible? No need for it to taste bad!

TheraBrite Deluxe Whitening Kit
The TheraBrite PLUS Deluxe Whitening Kit is the most effective home-whitening available. The Thermoplastic mouthgards mold to the contours of your teeth and gums, while the 21%+ Carbamide Peroxide Gel delivers the fastest home whitening available.
After your TheraBrite At-Home Bleaching session, it is very wise to rinse thoroughly with an oxygenating mouthwash to prolong the effect (an alcohol-based mouthwash will chemically curtail the bleaching process).

Follow this procedure 5 days in a row, doing the top and bottom arch separately for comfort (you can try to do both at once if you prefer – I actually do it this way, but everyone is different), and you will have a noticeably whiter smile – guaranteed!

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Ozone Generator Therapy – Antioxidant, Sterilizer, Bad Breath Killer

Thursday, June 11th, 2009
  • An Ozone Generator is one of the most powerful sterilizing devices in the world.
  • Ozonated oil acts as a powerful antioxidant to a variety of skin disorders.
  • Ozonated water is highly effective at neutralizing the anaerobic bacteria in the back of your throat that causes bad breath!

OzoneAs you know, I’m constantly on the lookout for the latest scientific breakthroughs on how to prevent bad breath. My latest research has uncovered a device called an Ozonator that not only helps to prevent bad breath, but also helps to deodorize just about any household odor.

First, let me explain a little bit about ozone (O3). It’s a natural, colorless gas with a distinct fresh odor, similar to a day at the beach. When used properly (and my Ozonator was designed so that it can ONLY be used properly), it provides a wide range of benefits. Ozone is a natural molecule made up of three atoms of oxygen. If you want to know what ozone smells like, just close your eyes and imagine you’re smelling the fresh, clean, scent of spring rain that occurs right after a rainstorm. This scent is actually ozone – nature’s own gift to us.

There are two basic ways to use the ozone generated by my Ozone Machine:

1.  To ozonate an oil (create topical solutions, sterilize cuts/burns, etc.)

2.  To ozonate water (drinking, rinsing, sterilizing, deodorizing, curing fungus etc.)

Ozonating an Oil

 When ozone is bubbled into olive oil or safflower oil for long periods of time, the oil eventually thickens, holding the ozone within. When kept refrigerated, this gel will hold the ozone for years. When this ozonated oil is applied to the skin, it has very positive effects on a variety of skin diseases, especially those caused by inflammation. If you have any kind of skin inflammation, I encourage you to try applying ozonated oil to your skin. It definitely won’t hurt and will very likely provide excellent results!

To achieve the minimum concentrations required for an effective ozonated oil, you will need to accumulate at least 24 hours of ozonation. However, since my Ozone Generator runs for only 30 minutes at a time (an important safety precaution!), you will need to reset the Ozone Machine frequently. The good news is that once you’ve ozonated an oil, it lasts in the refrigerator for a long, long time.

Ozonating Water

Ozonated Water has literally dozens of different uses! Remember that ozone is an incredibly powerful sterilizer and disinfectant. Anything that you must clean, neutralize, or deodorize will benefit from ozonated water. The list includes things such as sterilizing sponges, sanitizing bedding, soaking dentures, purifying drinking water, etc. You can even use the ozonator with any of my TheraBreath Oral Rinses to make them even more effective at neutralizing the anaerobic sulfur-producing bacteria that cause bad breath!

Ozone generatorTo ozonate any liquid simply attach one of the included plastic tubes to the ozonator. On the other end of the tube, attach one of the ozonator stones. Place the stone into the liquid that you want to ozonate (whether it’s water, oil, or TheraBreath Rinse) and let the ozonator go to work!

Some other uses of ozonated water include:

  • Sterilizing kitchen/bathroom items
  • Deodorize dirty laundry
  • Control smells
  • Sanitize your bedding
  • Remove pet odors
  • Soak dentures and night guards

Let us know how you’re using the ozonator and we’ll add it to our list.

Until now, natural ozone could only be created by a high-priced, high-end, $600+ ozone generator. What’s more, these things sound like a diesel truck in high gear zooming down the highway! My ozonator costs about 1/6 of the price, and operates with just a quiet humm – mmmm…. much, much nicer!

I’ve compiled a how-to brochure that you can download for free which contains TONS of interesting information about the various uses of Ozone Therapy. The brochure also contains several scientific studies documenting the unique sterilizing and deodorizing benefits of natural ozone. This is a must-read for anybody even remotely interested in ozone therapy or ozone treatment.

Just all the products that I sell, my ozonator comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. If for any reason you’re not happy with this device just return it within 30 days for a complete refund.


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Celebrity Bad Breath – Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable were previously voted “Best Onscreen Couple” based on their movie appearances in Gone With The Wind.  However, despite their onscreen chemistry, kissing scenes apparently were not at all desirable in Vivien’s eyes.  They failed to make friends on the set, and Vivien said she did not like kissing Clark because he had excessively bad breath.  Consequently, despite the fact that Clark and Vivien participated in one of the greatest epic dramas ever filmed, bad breath was a prominent reason as to why their onscreen chemistry was indeed purely acting.

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