You Might Want to Ditch the Mouth Wash.

University of Plymouth scientists have shown that the blood pressure-lowering effect of exercise is significantly reduced (cancelled out) when people rinse their mouths with antibacterial mouthwash!!!!! Compared to rinsing with water. YIKES.

This screams out loud about the critical importance of oral bacteria in cardiovascular health!!!!!

Oral mouth wash doesn’t only rinse out the bad, it rinses out the GOOD bacteria, that help protect your heart.

This study showed that the blood pressure-lowering effect of exercise was diminished by more than 60% over the 1st hour of recovery, and TOTALLY abolished 2 hours after exercise when participants were given the antibacterial mouthwash.


You need healthy oral bacteria to make nitric oxide to protect your blood vessels.

Corporations want you to buy their stuff, but many personal care products are dangerous rather than helpful. Go more natural. Use personal care products without chemicals or just use baking soda and salt!

A healthy mouth is needed for healthy relaxed blood vessels and a healthy heart!

The human body is all connected!

Knowledge is Power:

Be smart.
Be safe.
Be well.
 – Dr. B.


Post-exercise hypotension and skeletal muscle oxygenation is regulated by nitrate-reducing activity of oral bacteria. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 2019; 143: 252 DOI: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2019.07.035