This special clinical focus at Junction Naturopathic Medicine is on filling a gap in usual oral health care. Our program focuses on the systemic factors that in dentistry’s scientific language are called “host immuno-inflammatory factors”. Based on Dr. Kimball’s unique life path and passions, we provide integrative medicine for optimal oral health. Explore the outcomes-focused approach here.
These modifiable risk factors include:
Food: Many risk factors relate to food and nutrition. Food is medicine and food is information. The highly processed food of the standard American diet (SAD) has low nutrient density and is high in trans fats promoting, among other issues:
Rest: sleep quantity & quality, energy, fatigue
Exercise: achieving exercise appropriate for the patient’s situation
Stress: adrenal/cortisol dysfunction, emotional issues & trauma history with inadequate coping skills, overwork,
depression, anxiety, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction
Hormone balance: Adrenal fatigue, estrogen/progesterone/ testosterone, insulin resistance, thyroid imbalance, Vitamin D status
Detoxification: toxin overload – chemical/biologic/heavy metals
Immune imbalance: food allergy/hypersensitivity/reactivity
Relationships/community: counseling, promoting optimal communication
Treat chronic/occult infections: sinus, GI, bacterial/viral/parasite infections
Here at JNM we speak of the modifiable risk factors for periodontal disease and all chronic disease as “Fresh-Dirt”. Click here, www.juctionnaturopathicmedicine.com/fresh-dirt for more information.