Category Archives: Dr. Pettits Tips for Healthy Living

Dr. Pettit’s Tips for Healthy Living – September 2017

In visiting with many of you during your visits to MedCenter TMJ, I have been impressed with the light many of you carry with you, despite your hardship and pain. I make particular note of those who amid personal challenges … Continue reading

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Selecting the Right Pillow for Your TMD

Most of us have at least 2 or 3 pillows on our bed. Stuffed with feathers, down, or polyester, these pillows can be a source of great relief or a source of night-long discomfort. This is a complicated issue to … Continue reading

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Healthy Bones For A Healthy You

One of the most difficult systems in the body to maintain over a life-time is the skeletal system. Bone density, osteoporosis, osteopenia, and bone fracture are a major concern for many of us. What can be done to help ease … Continue reading

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You Are What You Eat … Literally

We emphasize again and again; you are what you eat. Quite literally, the food you consume becomes incorporated into the make-up of your body cells. Our cells will respond based on the quality of food we eat, and the nutrients … Continue reading

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Eating Habits & Your Liver Health – Dr. Pettit’s Tip for Healthy Living

This month I want to discuss a very important organ of the human body. It is the largest gland in your body, and what you eat can affect its health. This organ is your liver, responsible for more than 500 … Continue reading

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Inflammatory Foods And Your TMJ – Dr. Pettit’s Tip for Healthy Living

This month I want to focus your attention to food choices that affect your body’s response to injury and infection. Inflammation is a common ailment to many people suffering from temporomandibular disorders. Inflammation has its place in the homeostasis of … Continue reading

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Colorful Springtime

For this month’s tip for healthy living, I wanted to focus on the effect of color in our lives. I’ve referenced before, a variety of natural occurring colors in our food selection tends to help us reach a higher balance … Continue reading

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TMJ Treatment: Avoiding Certain Foods

Many of you have inquired about our “foods to avoid” list in our treatment booklets. You may be wondering why certain foods are on the list, or if avoiding these foods is a permanent lifestyle change to be made. I … Continue reading

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New Year, New You: How to Drink Healthy

An important element of healthy living is healthy eating. We have said before, we are what we eat. With a new year upon us, it is important to remember, we are also what we drink! I have stressed the importance of … Continue reading

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Dr. Pettit’s Tip for Healthy Living: Physical Health and your Spiritual Health

Our best wishes and hopes go to you and your families this Holiday season. Christmas is a wonderful time of year to reflect on life and the relationships that matter most in our lives. Since it is a religious time … Continue reading

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