Wednesday, April 30, 2008


It is common knowledge that soda pop and candy can do major damage to your teeth and gums. Actually, if you look into the archives of this blog, you’ll find an article pertaining to soda pop and it’s effects on your teeth… While there are hundreds of other types of food that are hard on your teeth, there are foods that are actually good for your teeth and help defend them against plaque and oral disease.

Read my ARTICLE in our newsletter then post your comments as far as other foods to watch out for or that are good for you!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Savon Dental Plan and Merchant Circle

Hi everyone! I just wanted to inform you all that Savon Dental Plan is now on Merchant Circle! Merchant Circle is a newly popular networking/business directory website. But that's not ALL it is!! You really have to check this place out. It's like Myspace for your business. You can go on as a consumer and search for different companies for whatever your needs may be. You can rate them, leave comments and suggestions, write a review, view any promotions they may have running, join thier blogs and much, much more! You can also sign up as a business and connect with other businesses (among MANY other things)!

Savon is now verified by Merchant Circle and is active on the site. They have a new promotion running right now this is special for Merchant Circle users only. If you get a chance, take a look and write a review!

HERE is the link!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Healthy Eating Disorder ?

One man's opinion.
Only in America could they propose to have come up with a disorder for eating healthy. According to an article in the April 22, 2008 Arizona Republic's section E, page 1, upper right hand column Titled "Eat well? Must be a 'disorder'"; "Orthorexia supposedly is an emerging eating disorder marked by extreme devotion to healthful foods." "People suffering from the addiction....." The word addiction is defined according to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary as follows;

1: the quality or state of being addicted
2: compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly : persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful

I'm not a linguist by trade, (and I don't play one on television either) but the last time I checked with my doctor eating healthy wasn't defined "as persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful". I may be wrong, but I think they are reaching here. In a country where obesity and diabetes is on the increase and the healthy eating habits of many Americans is on the decrease to in any way condemn healthy eating habits is a shame. This author is amazed at what 'they' keep coming up with.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Housing Got You Down?

The debt to equity ratio of housing in the United States is at its lowest level since the 1945's. This isn't the greatest news to those of us that own houses, but what can one to do? The answer is look for places where you can tighten your budget. We can all find ways to cut the budget: but when it comes to health care, don't cut your throat at the same time. Look at your health care premiums and evaluate them. If you have a payroll deduction plan at work that pays for your health plan, look at the amount being taken out of your check every payday. If you feel that you can keep the same level of healthcare coverage, or even improve on it, then it is time to talk to your Human Relations Department at work and ask them if you can opt out of their plan and seek coverage on your own*. Please do the research before you visit your Human Resources Department because you need to have good health plan coverage, you just don't need to spend an arm and a leg on it!

*If you really want to help your fellow workers, show the Human Relations Department at your work how to save money for everybody they employ and at the same time give everybody, including yourself, a bigger net paycheck in the process!

Infectious Smile

In The Arizona Republic's April 15th, 2008 Section E part of the paper is a very good article which is labeled: "Infectious smile..Gum disease leads to cascade of health problems" If you have ever wondered about the 'bugs' in your mouth affecting the rest of your body, then I recommend this article. In the article you will find some of the latest updates on how a clean mouth can lead to a more healthy body.