May 15, 2018
The correlation between food
consumption and oral health is becoming more apparent as modern
dental diseases are connected with food, lifestyle and
environmental choices. In this episode of The Biofilm Factor, Dr.
Ryan Nolan talks with Dr. Steven Lin, author of
Diet. They discuss
the societal shift towards processed food, especially the increase
in added sugars, in the past 200 to 300 years. This has resulted in
higher instances of sleep apnea, asthma, immune system deficiencies
and more. Dr. Lin focuses on recognizing how an individual’s
environment influences how his or her genetics are expressed. With
this information, Dr. Steven Lin promotes a shift in approach
towards proper nutrition and functional dentistry, bridging the gap
between oral health and the rest of the body. Food is medicine and
we have been feeding our mouths the wrong things for too
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Host: Dr. Ryan Nolan
Bio of Dr. Steven Lin
Dr. Steven Lin is the author of
international #1 Amazon bestselling book, The Dental Diet. His work has been published in
Esquire Magazine, Women’s Health,
The Sydney Morning Herald and more. He focuses on educating people on the
relationship between dental disease and dietary choices. He
promotes new understanding of dental disease amongst healthcare
professionals and encourages functional dentistry as the next step
through lectures and trainings. He can be reached on Instagram
@drstevenlin or find him on his website www.drstevenlin.com.
did Dr. Steven Lin write
are the problems with the modern diet? [4:34]
refined flours and grains we eat are striped of nutrients.
food choices did Dr. Lin realize were not as healthy as he had once
increase in sugar consumption and its negative effects.
Nolan talks about sugar in the current food products, how it is
affecting the way food is grown and its effect on our bodies.
is oxygen so important in how our body functions?
benefits of nasal breathing compared to mouth breathing.
are some of the problems that can come from obstructive breathing?
symptoms and problems related to
Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome by
Christian Guilleminault [26:10]
much influence do genetics really have in regard to health?
are epigenetics? [30:05]
- Environmental factors are the biggest elements
in regard to whether you will have a disease or not.
role and importance of pre/probiotics in our bodies.
are fat-soluble vitamins important to maintaining a proper diet?
is vitamin K2? [40:56]
term grain feeding can negatively affect livestock as opposed to
grass feedings. [43:17]
are contaminating our own food supply and as a result more health
problems are arising. [45:07]
- Livestock that is not grass fed potentially
lacks necessary vitamins that our bodies need. [46:35]
is the difference between K1 and K2? [49:14]
are the risk factors associated with the widespread of Type 2
do we find a balance between our diet and our microbiome?
importance of the microbiome in contributing to our health and
preventing disease. [1:03:30]
role of calcium in regard to oral health. [1:07:28]
is Dr. Lin’s position on dentifrice products like toothpaste and
mouthwash that are acidic based? [1:11:17]
has come as a result of antibiotics? [1:13:23]
- Introduction of fibers and prebiotics into a
proper diet for good bacteria growth and a healthy immune system.
- Raising livestock in sterile conditions kills
beneficial bacteria that we need to survive.
story of Norman from The
Dental Diet addresses
the idea that implants may not be the final answer and the
importance of considering the microbiome. [1:19:48]
needs to be considered as part of the solution in dentistry and
oral health through functional medicine.
population goes the most unrecognized and uneducated in regard to
oral health? [1:28:30]
is the influence of socioeconomic status in regard to oral systemic
is medicine and it affects how your genetics are expressed.
- Discussion of possible upcoming changes in
dentistry through functional dentistry, an update to the physiology
of educational dentistry and a new emphasis on nutrition.
- Closing information about Dr. Steven Lin
The Dental Diet