Acclaimed oral health expert and wellness pioneer, Dr. Gerry Curatola, explores the bi-directional relationship between the health of your mouth and your body, and provides a groundbreaking program for creating a healthy mouth that will help maintain a healthy body.
The mouth acts as mirror and a gateway and reflects what is happening in the rest of your body and the health of your mouth appears to have a profound impact on the rest of your body. Chronic, low-grade oral disease is a major source of inflammation throughout your body, which can sometimes result in serious systemic problems, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and premature birth.
The Mouth-Body Connection educates the reader on the natural ecology of the mouth. The oral microbiome consists of communities of 20 billion microorganisms of more than six hundred types-keeping these communities balanced is the key to well-being.
Dr. Curatola's program, thirty years in the making, helps to restore microbiome balance and reduce health-destroying inflammation. The Curatola Care Program fosters a healthy oral microbiome by means of diet, supplements, exercise, and stress reduction. Four weeks of meal plans and fifty delicious recipes will convince you that eating for balance can be a treat. There are supplement schedules for each stage, two high-intensity band workouts that take only 15 minutes twice a week, relaxation techniques, and yoga postures to fight inflammation.
In just four weeks, you will reboot your body and begin to take control of your health. Best of all, your brilliant smile will prove that you have never felt better.
About the Author
Dr. Gerry Curatola, a dentist with more than thirty years experience, is the founder of Rejuvenation Dentistry®, a holistic approach to oral and overall health care. Dr. Curatola studied neuroscience at Colgate University and attended dental school at the New York University College of Dentistry where he now serves as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care. He studied nutrition and wellness at the Pratt Institute, Harvard Medical School's program in complementary and alternative medicine, as well as numerous programs on natural health. He lives with his wife Georgia in New York City and Southampton.
"Inflammation is the final common pathway in a host of diseases, often starting in the mouth with gum disease. Untreated, major diseases in all organ systems can and do result. Dr. Curatola delivers an excellent, easy-to-follow program to combat inflammation while maintaining the critical balance of our oral microbiome, the unique ecosystem of the mouth. Solidly scientific, informative and engaging. Will bring the reader to new heights of health and well-being. Highly recommended!"
—Nicholas Perricone, MD, FACN, CNS, and author of The Perricone Promise and The Perricone Prescription