Unfortunately many people in the UK don’t have access to dental care. This can be due to homelessness, vulnerability or simply long NHS wait times for dental care. 70 per cent of homeless people have severe dental issues and 15 per cent have reportedly tried to remove their own teeth due to ongoing pain. This is where Dentaid come in.
Our environment is not the only thing that is caused harm by incessant plastic consumption; our health is also now seeing the effects of plastic pollution. By now I’m sure you may have read articles about micro-plastics being found in food, but the whole story is even scarier.
GUNNA Drinks pledged to be carbon negative andeliminate twice the carbon they create, making them the UK's most carbon-negative craft soft drink. Off the back of being carbon negative the GUNNA team have pledged to go even further with lobbying the UK government to take action against plastic bottles.
When we read an onslaught of gloom and doom news articles about how just 100 private companies are responsible for 71% of all greenhouse emissions over the past 30 years, it can be an easy reaction to feel deflated, defeated and like our individual actions are a drop in the ocean in solving the climate crisis. If this same rate of fossil fuel extraction and consumption continues over the next 30 years, we could be facing a 4C increase, spelling devastation for our ecosystems.
We are from a very young age, told by our dentists to moderate, or eliminate, all processed, and sugary foods from our intake. Processed foods have high levels of salt, saturated fats, sugar, and low nutritional value. These foods are often found to be addictive and problematic for our overall health. Much rarer, is it to hear a list of foods that actively benefit our oral health. Rather than listing what to avoid (because we know deep down you know), here are some superfoods to look out for that have positive effects on your oral health.
The term ‘holistic’ was first coined back in the 1920s – from the Greek word holos, meaning “whole.” Today we use it to describe the basic interconnectedness of everything. In medicine and healthcare we use it to mean “the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.”
The UK produces more waste per person than almost any other country and our government claims it recycles 50% of all plastic packaging produced. This isn’t true and in reality only 10% of all plastic is recycled in the UK. So what really happens to it?
Green and serene natural spaces are proven to be better for our general wellbeing. Our personal connection with nature blossoms when we form real-world emotional connections with our environment. Here are our favourite ways to connect with Nature to boost our mental health.
In short, Oil pulling is a very ancient Ayurvedic practice that originated in India. It involves swishing oil in your mouth to remove bacteria and promote good oral health. Now let's dive deeper into the history and practice.
Greenwashing is an attempt to cash in on the growing demand for more sustainable and environmentally conscious products. With claims of being ‘green’, ‘sustainable’, ‘organic’, these keywords make consumers believe in their green claims. We can an example of a 'green' claim below in Fiji Water's advert.