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                                                                      Cecelia Avitabile of The Herb Corner and Learning Center in
                                                                  Melbourne FL is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner with  a Masters
                                                                    of Herbalism degree and over 20 years of  herbal experience.  A
                                                                   member of American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the
                                                                   American Herbalist Guild. Visit 321-757-7522

                                                                All toothpastes are not created equal. When I first
                                                                heard that fluoride was not good for your teeth I
                                                                was a bit confused, it goes against all that I have
                                                                been taught. Recently I have been reading scientific reports
                                                                that fluoride may not be as safe as we believed it to be; they
                 Take Control of Your Health With               reported that fluoride is not only an unwise choice for your
                Herbs - Mankind’s Oldest Medicine               teeth but it also not wise for the rest of your body.
                                                                    Over time fluoride from toothpaste as well as from water
                 Herbs have been used as a standard practice    can lead to fluorosis, a condition that leads to the loss of
              of  complementary  health-care  for  thousands  of  enamel, discoloration and pitting of the teeth. If left untreated
              years. History has accumulated a vast knowledge   there can be fluorosis of the bones causing skeletal weakness,
              of healing with plants providing us with a huge vari-  arthritis, bone fractures and other bone problems.
              ety of healing options.                                Fluoride also compromises your health in other ways. It
                 There are over 750,000 plants on the planet    increases the absorption of aluminum in the brain which is
              Earth  and  they  all  contain  chemical  compounds  linked to Alzheimer’s.  It is linked to an under active thyroid
              that can be converted into hormones, vitamins and  and some forms of bone cancer. It blocks and destroy the
              minerals that address the root cause of the condi-  enzyme that holds the teeth firmly in the gums. When this
              tion, not just the symptoms. They work like preci-  happens bacteria can set in around the teeth, for some these
              sion instruments providing over-all support for the  bacterias can eventually lead to problems in the heart.
              body. The Herb Corner carries all your herbal          It’s not just the fluoride in your toothpaste there are a few
              needs.                                            other chemicals some good some not so good.  For instance,
                                                                some toothpastes’ have chemicals that block the absorption of
               Master Herbalist & Certified Nutritional Consultant on Staff  calcium, strong abrasives that wear away at enamel causing
                                                                them to yellow and become sensitive and detergents that can
                We Sell More Than Just Herbs!                   lead to mouth ulcers and canker sores. There are also enzymes,
                                                                colorants, flavorings, thickeners, sweeteners and preservatives.
              Lip Balms, Headache Sticks, Bar & Liquid Soaps,        So why would you want to use commercial toothpastes when
              Natural Organic Cosmetics, Salves, Essential Oils,  you only need a few common ingredients to make your own?
              Unique Tea Diffusers, Tea Pots &                  The simplest recipe is to mix baking soda with peroxide. These
              Oriental Mugs, Herbal Tumblers, Raw               ingredients have mild abrasive factors to help remove plaque
                                                                and cleansing agents to help whiten the teeth. For sensitive
              and Tumbled Gemstones, Gemstone                   teeth you can mix ¼ cup Kaolin, ¼ cup pure vegetable glycerin,
              Animals, Eggs & Spheres, Salt Lamps in            ½ teaspoon Myrrh powder and 4 drops each of the essential
              various sizes and shapes, Sage,                   oils of Orange and Clove. The Kaolin acts as a gentle polishing
              Candles, multi-colored LED lightboxes,            agent helping to remove plaque plus it contains minerals that
              Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings,            help to strengthen the enamel helping to prevent tooth decay.
              and much, much more!!!                            The Myrrh in this formula acts as an astringent providing the
                                                                strength to the gums to hold onto the teeth; it is also antiseptic
                  Specializing In All Natural Products          so it helps prevent gingivitis, pyorrhea and bleeding gums.
                The Herb Corner                                 At the shop we have a tooth powder that contains
                                                                Kaolin, Sea salt, Baking Soda, Goldenseal, Myrrh
                 and Learning Center                            and the essential oils of Wintergreen and Clove.
                                                                The Goldenseal and the Myrrh are antiseptic, antifungal and
                                                                antibacterial these will help to prevent periodontal diseases
                        Hours: Wed-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 11-3         like pyorrhea, gingivitis, inflammations and sores of the mouth
                 277 N. Babcock St., Melbourne * 321-757-7522   and tongue. The essential oils are antiseptic, antibacterial,
                                                                analgesic and anti inflammatory these help to ease tooth
                 Ongoing Herb Classes! Call for Details!        and gum pain, strengthen the teeth prevent tooth decay and
                                                                freshen the breath. Plus it has a pleasant taste.

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