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The Oral Microbiome & Chronic Disease: Naturopathic Solutions For Long-Term Health

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dc.contributor.author Staal, Kaitlyn
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-04T15:20:12Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-04T15:20:12Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation K. Staal, "The Oral Microbiome & Chronic Disease: Naturopathic Solutions For Long-Term Health", ND dissertation, College of Naturopathic Medicine, Univ. of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, 2015. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/1444
dc.description This thesis is being archived as a Digitized Shelf Copy for campus access to current students and staff only. We currently cannot provide this open access without the author's permission. If you are the author of this work and desire to provide it open access or wish access removed, please contact the Wahlstrom Library to discuss permission. en_US
dc.description.abstract Objective – The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the oral microbiome on long-term health, as well as how and why to intervene Naturopathically for its optimization. This study looks at research regarding the composition and health impacts of differing oral microbiomes and also explores current and potential treatment protocols for long-term sound health. Basic Procedures – The databases used for searching were Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Dentistry & Oral Sciences, AMED-Alternative Medicine, and PubMed. Researched focused on papers showing oral microbiome compositions and associated states of health and habits, conventional dentistry treatments and their efficacy, and finally botanical medicine as well as other Naturopathic modalities and their impact on oral and systemic health. Papers were chosen that were published within the last 20 years, with the majority of studies containing human subjects. Main Findings – The oral microbiome has a profound impact on long-term health. Aberrant microbiomes can promote chronic infection and inflammation, leading to systemic diseases such as Diabetes, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, respiratory tract complications, anemia, gastrointestinal disease, preterm labor, and cancer. There are many existing and well studied Naturopathic approaches to reverse the pathogenic oral microbiome and support a more commensal relationship, promoting a being’s overall health, longevity, and quality of life. Principal Conclusions - Conventional dentistry is an important tool for oral health, however standard treatments are geared towards acute infection, and protocols do not extensively examine the oral microbiome with regards to potential subacute dysbioses which can severely impact long-term health. There are botanical, nutritional, lifestyle and technological interventions which address these aberrant microbiomes. These practices have the potential to prevent and possibly reverse chronic disease states. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Naturopathy en_US
dc.subject Cancer prevention en_US
dc.subject Chronic disease prevention en_US
dc.subject Periodontitis en_US
dc.subject Diabetes en_US
dc.subject Dentistry en_US
dc.subject Immune system en_US
dc.subject Lifestyle prevention en_US
dc.subject Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Oral healthcare en_US
dc.subject Oral microbiome en_US
dc.subject Probiotics en_US
dc.title The Oral Microbiome & Chronic Disease: Naturopathic Solutions For Long-Term Health en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.institute.department College of Naturopathic Medicine en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US


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