Until now, the gut microbiome has gotten the lion’s share of the headlines. But the oral microbiome is equally impressive. Amazingly, the oral microbiome influences health or disease in many other systems of the body, not just the gut. The oral microbiome is the next big thing since the gut microbiome, and in this book you’ll find out why keeping your oral microbiome healthy can lower your risk of heart disease, stomach ulcers, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and even lower your blood pressure.
Cass Nelson-Dooley, MS, is a researcher, author, educator, and laboratory consultant. She studied medicinal plants in the rain forests of Panama as a Fulbright Scholar and then launched a career in science and natural medicine. Early on, she studied ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, and drug discovery at the University of Georgia and AptoTec, Inc. She joined innovators at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory as a medical education consultant helping clinicians use integrative and functional laboratory results in clinical practice. She owns Health First Consulting, LLC, a medical communications company with the mission to improve human health using the written word. Ms. Nelson-Dooley is an oral microbiome expert and author of Heal Your Oral Microbiome. She was a contributing author in Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine and Case Studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine. She has published case studies, book chapters, and journal articles about the oral microbiome, natural medicine, nutrition, laboratory testing, obesity, and osteoporosis.