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Get Healthy, Live Longer!

September 10, 2012 @ 01:49 PM — by rwdds
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There are millions of germs in your mouth right now! Everyone has these 'bugs' and they will always be with us. This little secret will add years to your life and it is so easy...

 From your first bite of food (for every meal or snack you eat) the bacteria in your mouth are having a big party! These germs instantly convert the sugars (carbohydrates) into energy for themselves and leave acids and poisons as waste products. The poisons are an irritant to your gums and cause an immediate response from your body's immune system. This response is called INFLAMMATION. Inflammation is the reason we get sick, experience any pain or swelling and quite often, it ultimately results in death. Reducing inflammation is one of the most important factors in living a long life.

 Back to your mouth, the germs have been pumping out toxic chemicals for 20 to 40 minutes after the last bite of food. This process of eating, germs releasing poisons, then gum i