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Nutritional Therapy

Advanced IV Nutritional Therapy for Optimal Health, Detoxification, and Improved Healing

Why IV Nutritional Therapy?

Intravenous (IV) therapy is a method of delivering vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream used to correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies. It is no possible to receive the high nutrient dosage IV delivers through the blood through oral intake due to absorption limitations from the digestive process and the extraordinary burden placed on individuals to take 80+ capsules daily. Patients can receive up to 10-20 times the nutrients in one IV Therapy treatment as they could get orally in one day.

At Natural Dentistry Center are offering treatments for general immune support, oncology adjunct therapies, lyme disease therapies, autoimmune therapies and detox therapies through a team approach of Miriam Schwartz, APRN who is our resident IV Nutritional Therapy Expert in Connecticut and Dr. Yuriy May, an Top USA biological oral physician with experience in detoxification and total body regeneration.

The prime example of this effect is the use of Vitamin C, otherwise known as Ascorbic Acid, when trying to overcome a viral infection due to a cold, flu or stomach ailment. The antiviral effects of Vitamin C are seen when blood levels are around 10-15 mg/dL. This level is achievable with IV therapy but not orally. Oral dosage typically peaks with blood levels around 1.2-4.0 mg/dL vs. IV therapy of 50-90 mg/dL.

IV Nutritional therapies are also useful in various detoxification programs, immune stimulation or, simply, because of depletion of your bodily reserves of vitamins, minerals and chelation compounds.

Below is a short list of the unique IV therapies that are offered at Natural Dentistry:

Immune Drips: IV nutritional therapy infusions that include high dosage pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C found to be helpful for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease, chronic infections, Hepatitis, and Cancer. For more information on VitaminC treatments and Cancer,

Chelation Therapy: IV nutritional therapy that uses either Calcium EDTA or DiSodium EDTA to remove heavy metals, improve blood flow, and remove artery damaging chemicals from the blood vessels. Some of the health conditions that benefit from chelation therapy include hypertension, heart disease, memory decline, autism, diabetic complications, and many others.

Meyer’s Cocktail: IV vitamin and mineral therapy developed in the 1970’s by John Meyer, M.D., a physician at Johns Hopkins University. The “cocktail” is indicated for chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Depression, muscle spasm,Asthma, hives, Congestive Heart Failure, Angina(chest pain), infections, and Senile Dementia.

Dr. Wright’s RMR: IV protocol developed by Jonathan Wright, M.D., that infuses high concentrations of minerals to quickly boost energy and alkalinize the body. Rapid Mineral Replacement often has immediate health benefits for those suffering from stress related disorders, exhaustion, or a general sense of depletion.

Anti-Fungal IV: Many patients suffer from the “yeast syndrome”, as described by William Crook, M.D., in his best selling book. Fungus can develop and contribute to a myriad of health problems including diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities, allergies, asthma, depression/anxiety to name a few. The ABC’S care considered to be the major triggers for this disorder—Antibiotics, Birth Control Pills, Cortisone (Prednisone), and Sugar found in the Standard American Diet(SAD). IV anti-fungal drips are used to inactivate fungus and improve immune function.

Migraine IV: For millions of Americans, migraine headaches can be disabling often leading to countless medications often replete with side effects. The Migraine IV “cocktail”utilizes concentrations of magnesium, riboflavin, and other key nutrients to relieve acute episodes of migraine and prevent future occurrences.

Hypertension IV: High blood pressure is often associated with mineral deficiencies and heavy metal burden. Intravenous nutritional therapy can rapidly lower blood pressure, and when used in conjunction with other lifestyle measures can reduce heart disease risk.

Heavy Metal Detox: IV Nutritional Therapy used to treat heavy metal exposure that may contribute to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, mental illness and other degenerative diseases. IV nutrients include calcium edta, vitamin C, etc.

Allergy/Asthma IV: IV Nutritional Therapy used for asthma, copd, pneumonia, respiratory infections and allergies. IV nutrients include vitamin C, magnesium, mucosa compositum, pyridoxine, etc.

Defense IV: IV Nutritional Therapy used for viral, bacterial and fungal infections. helpful for sinusitis, bronchitis, COPD, asthma, etc. iv nutrients including therapeutic doses of ascorbic acid, pantothenic acid, galium-heel and others.

Heart Health IV: IV Nutritional Therapy helpful for atherosclerosis, heart disease, hypertension, etc. iv nutrients including magnesium, trace minerals, cerecomp, pyridoxine, etc.

Liver Detox IV: IV Nutritional Therapy used for liver repair and detoxification. IV Glutathione, ALA, Hepar Compositum, High Dose Vitamin C.

Digestive IV: IV Nutritional Therapy used to promote gut repair associated with chronic gerd, ulcers, maldigestion and malabsorption, IBS, crohns disease and ulcerative colitis. IV nutrients including mucosa compositum, ala, riboflavin, and other nutrients.

Diabetes IV: IV Nutritional Therapy used to improve glucose metabolism, improve neuropathy, and vascular disease assoc with diabetes. IV nutrients including alpha lipoic acid, folic acid, b12, thiamin, and ubichinon compositum, etc.

Dr. Gallagher’s Cocktail: IV Nutritional Therapy used to increase energy, repair enzyme systems and promote optimum nervous system function. IV nutrients include vitamin C, glutathione, glyoxal compositum, coenzyme compositum, etc.

Vision IV: Deterioration of sight, including: Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, and Diabetic Retinopathy are one of the most common problems associated with aging. Current medical research has proven that visual decline can often be improved or reversed with anti-oxidant therapies. Special “vision drips” including anti-oxidants, fatty acids, amino acids, carotenoids, minerals, and glutathione are used individually or combined with chelation to enhance visual decline.

IV Vitamin C is the most powerful antioxidant, immune boosting and inflammation reducing molecule!

Facts about Vitamin C, otherwise known as Ascorbic Acid

Common Uses:

Labeled Indications Use: Prevention and treatment of scurvy; acidify the urine. Also used for Vitamin C deficiency due to patients having gastric disorders, extensive injuries, surgical patients, patients affected by extreme stress and others that cannot take sufficient high doses of oral vitamins. Vitamin C requirements are also significantly increased certain diseases and conditions such as tuberculosis, hyperthyroidism, peptic ulcer, neoplastic disease, and importantly, pregnancy and lactation.

Unlabeled/Investigational Use: In large doses, to decrease the severity of viral infections such as colds and flus; dietary supplementation; a 20-year study was recently completed involving 730 individuals which indicates a potential decreased risk of death by stoke when ascorbic acid at doses >45 mg/day was administered.

IV Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant, immune booster, and a detoxification power

Chewing, or mastication, is thought to impact jawbone structure as bone is continually reconstructed along with alterations in mechanical load. However, the underlying mechanisms are unknown. In a new study, mice fed a hard diet exhibited greater masticatory force, which enhanced growth factors in the osteocytes in the jawbone and enhanced bone formation. This change was predicted by computer simulation, and confirmed by in vivo micro-computed tomography. Thus, jawbone is able to adapt to the mechanical environment to which it is exposed.

New research suggests that many of the common orthodontic problems experienced by people in industrialized nations is due to their soft modern diet causing the jaw to grow too short and small relative to the size of their teeth.

However, both human and animal studies have reported the effect of food consistency on orofacial development, suggesting that a diet with harder textures enhances bone and muscle growth, which could indirectly lead to better mastication efficiency. Finally, it was also reported that (1) children are more likely to accept textures that they are able to manipulate and (2) early exposure to a range of textures facilitates the acceptance of foods of various textures later on. Recommending products well adapted to children's mastication during weaning could facilitate their acceptance of new textures and support the development of healthy eating habits.

It turns out that chewing has had a huge impact on the way we look. In order to understand the structure of the skull, scientists must study how food is chewed and processed as well as the types of food eaten over evolutionary time. And compared to our ancestors, we are pretty lame chewers.

The study’s results supply more evidence to the idea that less chewing with the advent of food processing and cooking has resulted in major changes in skull and bone development. The energy needed to chew unprocessed food is used for other developmental growth and function. Zink and Lieberman suggest that our flatter faces and teeth have contributed to speech production, locomotion, thermoregulation, and maybe even larger brain sizes. But, some scientists hypothesize that because our jaws are not being worked enough, the smaller overall size has caused dental issues, such as dental crowning, impacted molars, and malocclusions, which is when the upper and lower teeth do not sit together properly.  

Weak jawlines, crowded or mal-aligned teeth are some of the reasons for weak jaw muscles, sagging jawline and also open mouth posture and teeth grinding. While a lot of young children are suffering from this, experts state that it is the heavy dependency on refined foods, noodles, cakes and processed foods which is the reason for this phenomenon.

These foods require very less amount of chewing and for that reason the muscle tone of the jaws is lost and they tend to sag leaving a weaker jawline. Less muscle activity also reduces ability of the jaws to grow completely resulting into crowding of teeth.

The facial muscles derive their shape, form and function from the jawbones and the teething pattern. Any disturbance in the above can lead to malformed, defective or weak jaw and facial muscles. This deformity or disturbance directly converts into loss of esthetics, improper speech, improper chewing, poor functioning, loss of confidence in young individuals, depression and also psychological issues.”

Changes in lifestyle, food habits and also genetic factors can be attributed to the problem of a weak jawline. Dr Chaitanya added, “Earlier fresh fruits were eaten but now there has been a major switch to fruit juices which is not giving chance for the teeth to carry out its normal function of chewing.”

Foods that make the jaw line strong

  • Fresh fruits

  • Vegetables

  • Nuts

  • Meat

Jawlines develop or grow in children from nine months to three years. A weak jaw line in children is observed due to various reasons. SOME OF THEM ARE...

  • Poor eating habits

  • Shifting of staple diet from rough or coarse food to refined food

  • Consuming fruit juice instead of eating a whole fruit

  • Shifting of food from wheat/pulses/raw vegetables to refined foods like bread and rice.

Roles played by tongue and teeth

The need for a strong and good jawline is because it ensures that the face muscles are aesthetic and at the same time there is wider and expanded growth in the facial region. The face grows forward and does not sag at the end, which is now being seen in a lot of younger people. To ensure that the jawline is properly developed both teeth and tongue play a major role. The tongue is nature’s palate expander and the muscle guides the face to develop forward. In order for the tongue to do this it is very important that there is proper growth of teeth which happens only when there is proper chewing.

Dr Prasad M., chief dental surgeon and implantologist at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Hospitals said, “Proper tongue position and swallowing pattern play an important role in the growth and shaping of the face. If there is a wider palate the tongue can rest in the roof of the mouth and guide the growth. But if the area inside the mouth is narrow then the tongue posture is not maintained and the jaws tend to under develop.”

Consumption of a soft diet had a negative impact on jaw bone metabolism in the maxilla and mandible of rats; however, mastication of a hard diet recovered the collapsed equilibrium of bone turnover caused by a soft diet during growth.

Processed foods like baked goods, pasta, and refined sugars were created and grew in popularity after agriculture farming began 10,000 years ago. Processed foods were devoid of many nutrients that were necessary for normal bone growth. Also, eating lifestyles replaced nutrient-dense foods with processed foods. Without proper nutrients, jaw development was compromised.

 

Processed foods also were very soft and didn’t require much chewing. Since forceful chewing was no longer necessary, the jawbones and muscles did not have to be as strong as they needed to be when foods were tougher and harder. So, the size of the jaw and the size of the muscles began to shrink.

But, eating nutrient-dense foods that represent the nutrition of our primal ancestors will provide our body with the necessary fuel required for proper cell growth and function. Eating raw foods as well as crunchy foods like nuts and seeds will stimulate and exercise the muscles and bones of the jaw. 

 Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP™) Advanced Practice Credential.