Laughing Gas for Sedation. Yes or No?

by Dr. Carlo Litano DMD Comments: 6Oral Health

laughing gas during laborLaughing gas is a common option to help patients relax before and during brief medical procedures. Both holistic and conventional authorities widely consider it a safe approach to sedation, particularly for children and laboring women.

almond flour on cutting boardThe increasing prevalence of grain allergies has many people baking with almond flour.

It is also very popular to use in keto or otherwise low carb recipes.

The downside is that buying it is not such a great idea. Let’s explore the reasons why and discuss how to make the different types of almond flour quickly and easily instead.

toasted teff porridge with fruitTeff is a nutritious gluten free cereal grain that makes an excellent bowl of porridge! Native to Africa, this tiniest of cereal seeds is becoming popular in the West due to the explosion of those with gluten sensitivity in recent years.

If you’ve discovered that the gluten-like protein avenin in oatmeal aggravates your Celiac symptoms,

keto pumpkin pancakes stacked on a plate

Almost any type of pumpkin puree makes an excellent stand-in for grain flour when making pancakes. Thus, it is quite easy to transform a conventional pancake recipe to Keto without any loss of enjoyment or satisfaction.

So, if you are low carbing it and need a change from almond flour pancakes,

red rice kernelsRed rice is a whole grain that is becoming more widely available across the world. Its popularity is on the increase as well.

While many people (me included!) assume at first glance that it is hybridized, the truth is that red rice has heirloom origins from more than a millennia ago.

grapeseed oilGrapeseed oil is a popular cooking oil today that is manufactured via extraction from the seeds/pits of grapes. It is touted as a heart healthy fat and is attractively presented in dark bottles in gourmet shops and healthfood stores to lure choosy consumers.

gag reflexThe gag reflex is a term used to describe an unpleasant, involuntary contraction of the back of the throat. It can be stimulated not only by touching the back of the throat but also by touching the roof of the mouth, the back of the tongue, or the area around the tonsils.

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