May 22, 2018
Healthy nutrition is the first
stepping-stone to a balanced microbiome and a functioning immune
system. In this episode of The Biofilm Factor, Dr. Ryan Nolan talks
with Dr. Mark Cannon, past
president of the Illinois Society of Dentistry for Children and a
member of the International Association of Pediatric
Dentistry. They discuss the
need to educate ourselves and others about how prebiotics, probiotics and dietary changes
can diversify the oral
microbiome. Dr. Cannon’s research highlights the need to understand
the rise of bad bacteria as a result of the modern processed diet
spreading across the world. In addition, they discuss the impact of
the environment on an individual’s genetic predispositions. They
conclude that although we tend to villainize all bacteria, we
desperately need them to thrive. Life truly is driven by the
microbiome. For more on The Biofilm Factor, follow on Instagram
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Host: Dr. Ryan Nolan
Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group, Derrick
MacFabe, Richard Frye,
Karolinska Institute, AAOSH
Bio of Dr. Mark Cannon
Dr. Mark Cannon is
the past president of the Illinois Society of
Dentistry for Children and a member of the International
Association of Pediatric Dentistry. He
received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of
Nebraska, and then attended Northwestern University for his Masters
of Pediatric Dentistry. His
work focuses on microbiome and hologenome research with a special
emphasis on using polyols to initiate positive changes to the
biofilm. This research scrutinizes the epigenetic effect and
neurologic consequences of microbiome shifts and the products of
bacterial metabolism. With this information, Dr. Cannon lectures at
national and international meetings promoting new approaches to
nutrition and dental techniques. He can be reached on his website
is the oral systemic link? [0:12]
cannot talk about anything without first mentioning the biofilm.
- Evolution is driven by the microbiome and
oral cavity is the gateway to understanding the responses of your
is epigenetics? [7:46]
have certain genes that when turned on result in the manifestation
of Autism. [9:20]
kids with Autism have an evident shift in their microbiome.
with Autism are less likely to have cavities because of this
microbiome shift. [16:06]
- Polyols inhibit the pathogens in order to avoid
collateral damage. [19:00]
- ⅓ of
the gluten you eat is broken down in your mouth.
skeletal problems arose after our dietary and nutritional shift.
- Current hunting and gathering tribes have
limited dental disease compared to people on the modern diet.
rate of Autism, neurological issues and even cancer are lower in
remote tribal areas compared to the U.S. [26:55]
cannot have a decent immune system without decent nutrition.
- Systemic disease starts in the gut.
- If we
ignore the food we eat, we are ignoring the whole equation.
is medicine and we should avoid the “easy” fixes of the modern
- Metabolic disease is now common amongst 50% of
of adult females are overweight in Mexico. [33:10]
are trying to repair the microbiome simply with prebiotics and
probiotics instead of eliminating certain foods from our diet.
does this play into airway evaluation? [36:55]
apnea and erectile dysfunction can be traced back to the oral
reason for bacterial disease is the depletion of the commensals.
- As a
species our jaws are getting smaller and we are more prone to sleep
of the best things you can do to help your microbiome is take
- Nitrate reducing bacteria is important to
recognize alongside probiotic bacteria. [44:57]
30% of middle age men experience erectile dysfunction.
are other gateway microbiomes such as the skin and vagina.
placental microbiome is most closely related to the oral
- Chlorhexidine interferes with calcium
absorption and leads to cavities. [53:02]
- People do not use probiotics because they have
the fluoride mindset. [56:25]
Cannon is working on products that are safe and calcium focused.
- Dental education does not pay sufficient
attention to the role of nutrition. [1:00:11]
are the preventive methods and products? [1:01:40]
way are we going with the next steps in dentistry?
Cannon shares the importance of education and teaching about a
needed shift towards prevention. [1:05:18]
Nolan shares his personal and family experience with airway issues,
sleep apnea and Autism. [1:07:28]
Cannon shares his personal and family health experiences as well.
diet is a huge window into how the oral biofilm responds to how
your body works. [1:14:42]
- Closing thoughts and information about Dr.