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#002 When Oral Health Meets Gut Health: A Journey with Dr. Haroldo Magarinos


In this fascinating episode, Dr. Haroldo Magarinos, a certified naturopathic doctor and specialist in periodontics, oral medicine, and implantology, explores the profound connection between gut health and overall well-being.

We discussed the overlooked importance of the oral microbiome and how an imbalanced microbiome can drive disease to the rest of the body.

We also dove into fluoride and its effects on the oral microbiome, immune system, and neurodevelopment. We examined the implications of topical and antibiotic-based toothpaste on the oral microbiome and why natural antimicrobials should be used sparingly.

Furthermore, we uncovered why over-cleansing and antimicrobials in toothpaste and mouthwash can harm our oral microbiome and the role that a healthy diet and proper digestion play in maintaining an optimal oral microbiome.

Lastly, we explored the concept of integrative biological dental medicine, which considers the environment, family, relationships, and other hierarchy levels, not just physical but emotional and psychological, to build a balanced life.

Dr. Haroldo also shared two fascinating case studies: one involving a nonverbal child on the Autism spectrum and the other involving a patient with toxins accumulated from their past.

Tune in to learn why you should be testing for toxicants to rebalance the microbiome and inside tips on troubleshooting complex cases.

Episode Chapters:

(0:00:00) - Gut-Oral Microbiome Connection

(0:12:36) - Fluoride and Oral Microbiome

(0:25:20) - Oral Microbiome and Health

(0:32:08) - Limitations of Oral Microbiome Testing and Keto

(0:45:14) - Optimizing Nutrition and Digestion

(0:51:59) - Integrative Biological Dental Medicine

(1:02:10) - Vibrant Wellness Podcast Wrap-Up

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