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Tooth Paste and Diabetes ?

What has tooth paste to do with your Diabetes? Is there a connection?

Lets understand the connection. Studies have shown that most metabolic disorders start in the Gut. Okay, what has GUT have to do with Diabetes? Well, GUT is where the absorption of broken down nutrients (Carbs, Fat and Protein) take place.

What is Microbiome? How does it impact Diabetes?

Well, The GUT has flora of bacteria, Fungi and Yeast. We need a healthy level of bacteria, fungi and yeast to break down the nutrients that we digest to convert them to the required enzymes.

Okay, what is in the tooth paste?

The tooth paste is made of chemicals that can cause some of the good microbiome to be destroyed. The enzymes in the mouth, saliva are ingested into the digestive track and flow down to the GUT. Only, over a period of time are the effects of a dysfunctional GUT that cause metabolic disorders.

The toothpaste also contains sugar as an ingredient. After you brush your teeth, some amount of sugar is retained around your teeth and adds up to your glucose load along with food. Also, the quantity of tooth paste used for brushing. A pea size amount of paste is quite sufficient for brushing your teeth rather brush full.

Which tooth pastes are better?

While this topic can be debated, My preference of tooth paste would be the non MNC brands. One can argue that they have better quality and testing standards etc. Tooth paste with less of chemicals are better. Especially, the ones that advertise, glowing teeth or whitening teeth. Bottomline, MNC focus on revenue and market share. You need to own your health.


Published by Satish Ramasamy

Owner of website, Certified on Metabolism(KAIST), Nutrition(Stanford Univ) and Science of exercise(Colorado). IT professional with 2 decades of experience and now developing Health care solutions For Diabetics.

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