Do you eat what you see or see what you eat? Have you ever noticed why some countries have fewer caries and chronic illnesses than others? Food is a powerful tool to address systemic problems in our society, and some countries don’t allow suspected carcinogens or dyes in their food. Food with preservatives and dyes is more likely to cause someone to have a chronic illness, cancer, autism, food allergies, and diabetes than those without these additives. In this course, attendees will understand the importance of focusing on the quality of food rather than the quantity of food. Additionally, attendees will comprehend the oral-systemic effects of preservatives, dyes, and other additives to food and why they are not allowed for human consumption in particular countries.
- Explain why particular additives in foods can have a negative influence on the human body
- Discover the prevalence of chronic illnesses associated with food additives
- Identify nutritional considerations associated with food consumption
- Describe how preservatives and dyes influence oral health
- Become motivated to purchase fresh and healthy food for an improved quality of life
About the Presenter
LACY WALKER, RDH, BS, CDA, FAAOSH is a dental hygienist currently living in Germany who has experience working in a psychiatric hospital in North Carolina, as well as cosmetic, restorative, DSO, periodontal, and general practices. Lacy is also the CE Director for A Tale of Two Hygienists podcast, has Fellowship with AAOSH, and is a former Perio Protect Trainer. She has more than 23 years of experience in the dental industry and has a passion for the oral-systemic connection. She is a published author in DrBicuspid and RDH Magazine, has a Whitening CE course available through the Dental Academy of Continuing Education, and a Radiology course through Old Well Consulting. She is the mother of two teenage girls and a wife to a retired military service member of 21 years. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, @lacyrdh, @Shygienist, or by visiting shygienist.com.