Dining Out With TMJ Disorder

Do you ever refuse to go out to dinner because you aren’t sure what you can order that is TMD friendly?  Eating out is such a big part of  our social lives, here is a list of TMD friendly menu items from our favorite restaurants.     Olive Garden (some selections are regional) Cheese Lasagna…

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The Road to Feeling 85% Better – Part 2 – One Change Causes a Huge Shift

In the last post, I shared with you my journey up until about a year ago. If you haven’t read it, click here to catch up. Once I realized that I was the only one that was going to make any changes in my own life, I got to work. I took a long, hard…

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My Road to Feeling 85% Better After a Diagnosis of Chronic Intractable Pain – Part One

Making the decision to have TMJ total joint replacements implanted at age 24 was not easy. Advice came from all directions and all viewpoints; I should do it because it would increase my quality of life…I should not do it because it was a gamble and I was “so young.” Everyone had an opinion, and…

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Lavender Lemonade

Lavender has a huge array of health benefits. It helps to get rid of migraines, dizziness and digestive disorders. It promotes natural sleep and eases insomnia, and it can be used as an antiseptic and disinfectant to heal wounds. One of the other major ingredients is lemon. I’m sure you are very aware of the…

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75 Healthiest Foods for Women

Overall Health The following foods are so good for you that they should be an essential part of your diet to help you stay healthy. Flax seed. This is a great supplement for a woman’s diet. Flax seeds are high in omega-3 EFAs and lignans, an important type of fiber for women. Kale. This much-overlooked…

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Did You Know……..

TMJ headaches can be classified as tension-type headaches and can be caused by a number of factors. One of the main factors that can cause headaches is constant muscle contraction which creates tension and reduces blood flow to the jaw area. This sends a signal to the body to send more blood to that area…

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General Nutrition Tips for TMJ Disorder Patients

Because jaw movement can play such a huge role in your TMJD, dietary changes can have a beneficial impact. Here are some tips that we have learned through trial and error: Avoid caffeinated drinks since they are a stimulant, and will make you more likely to grind your teeth. Since repetitive jaw motions tend to…

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Peach Cobbler

I just finished canning 14 jars of beautiful Georgia peaches, this recipe is going to come in handy! 4 cups peeled, sliced peaches 2 cups sugar, divided 1/2 cup water 8 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour 1 1/2 cups milk Ground cinnamon, optional Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the peaches,…

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Did you Know?

Approximately 70 percent of adults have at least one sign of a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, but only 25 percent report symptoms and only about 5 percent seek medical intervention. Conservative therapy is effective in over 80 percent of cases. Surgical intervention is usually required in fewer than 5 percent of patients with TMJ disorders.…

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