May 19, 2020
Did you know that your gut microbiome starts in your mouth? We’re told that the key to good oral health is to follow the recommendations set out by the ADA, but is this the best way? Trina Felber, the creator of Primal Life Organics, joins me today to discuss natural oral health.
Born in 1968, the second of five daughters in Toledo, Ohio, Trina grew up amongst a house full of skin and beauty products. As a youth, Trina was always health conscious and science-driven. In 1992 Trina obtained her RN diploma from St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. Over the next decade, she worked as a Registered Nurse in specialty areas including Burn ICU, Neuro ICU, Medical ICU, and Surgical ICU. Trina spent a year as a traveling nurse before committing to furthering her education.
Trina studied and obtained her BSN in 2004 from The University of Akron. She continued her studies and received her Masters of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Nurse Anesthesia in 2007.
In 2010, Trina was introduced to Crossfit and the Paleo lifestyle by her husband, box owner Josh Felber. True to her “Type A” personality, Trina researched and perfected her Paleo lifestyle. She and her husband easily adapted to the Paleo diet and raise their three young children Paleo.
Living proof that Paleo equals health, Trina takes the Paleo world beyond the diet and applies it to the food for the skin. After all, to truly reap the benefits, all aspects - including skincare, must be as nutrient-dense as possible. Trina is committed to providing nutrient-dense, 100% Paleo Skin-Food that is made from fresh, organic ingredients.
Each Creation is extensively researched for specific skin types and conditions. No product is made until it is ordered ensuring the freshest, most nutrient-dense Paleo Skin-Food is delivered. Trina continues to work as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, as well as Paleo Advocate, Educator, and Skincare Expert.
On this episode of The Girlfriend Doctor, Trina shares how the dental products recommended by the ADA might actually be creating more disease in your mouth than they’re solving. When these products contain triclosan, SLS, fluoride, and other harsh chemicals, they disrupt your mouth’s natural pH balance.
Trina explains how your mouth, specifically your saliva, is the first line of defense against infections, diseases, and harmful bacteria that exists in our modern world. This is especially prevalent in our American soil is lacking so many of the vitamins and minerals due to factory farming and harmful chemical treatments.
By changing your dental products to natural, chemical-free ones, Trina says that you can help create a more alkaline environment for your mouth. An alkaline mouth has a direct impact on your gut health and microbiome.
Trina gives us the information we need to make informed choices about the dental products we choose. She tells us what the problem with most ADA recommended dental products is. And finally, Trina gives us a definite answer to why we should be scraping our tongue every day.
How confident are you in your dental hygiene? Do you scrape your tongue every day? As always, you can ask me anything and let me hear your thoughts in the comments on the episode page. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“One of the best ways that you can protect yourself is by keeping your mouth healthy. But if you’re using harsh ingredients or triclosan, SLS, or even fluoride, inside your mouth and body, you’re destroying your body’s first line of defense against all bacteria and all bad viruses.” (5:59)
“I think that the ADA really has us all brainwashed into believing that we are supposed to brush our teeth to clean them when in reality, your saliva is meant to do that as you eat.” (10:03)
“I know a lot of people that have not gotten the flu or a cold since they switched their oral care products because it’s such a drastic change when you use what’s good for you and something that allows your saliva, your body’s natural way to defend you, to actually work the way it’s supposed to. It’s a powerful thing.” (21:43)