The health of your mouth is key for the overall health of the body.
Your oral microbiome, the collective genome of microorganisms that reside in the mouth, is the second largest microbial community in the human body.
Scientific research has shown that the health of your oral microbiome has far reaching implications for the health of major organ systems including the lungs, heart, brain, and gut.
This course provides an in-depth examination of the science of the oral microbiome and a presentation of Ayurvedic perspectives and practices for maintaining the health of the oral microbiome and gut.
Consider the following:
- The oral microbiome is the source of the lung microbes that can prevent or encourage lung disease.
- Bacteria that causes gum disease can get into the bloodstream, along with plaque from the teeth to cause inflammation, blood clots and narrowed blood vessels and contribute to hypertension and strokes.
- Research has documented Erectile Dysfunction (ED) improvement with periodontal treatment.
- Growing evidence suggests a potential link between some infectious diseases caused by oral microbiota and Alzheimer's dementia.
The course includes three two-hour lectures and one two-hour Q&A, as well as practical recommendations and recipes for supporting your oral health.
You will also get access to extras, like suggested reading, studies, info about foods that promote the oral microbiome, and a private Facebook group.
Each class utilizes detailed slides to present the information, with practical information for assisting your microbiome according to the wisdom of Ayurveda and modern science. You will be able to download these slides to revisit them at your leisure.
We were also luck to have Dr. Fred Pockrass, DDS, joining us to share insight on how to advocate for your dental care and to answer some student questions. His recommendations are listed inside the course.
Here's what students of past Ayurveda & the Microbiome series of courses are saying:
"As always Dr Svoboda and Dr Scott deliver a high-end, extremely enjoyable teaching experience. Both doctors have a way of explaining every concept and every detail in such depth that the subject becomes quite fascinating and very easy to grasp and then use in one’s daily practice."
"Taking this course really changed my approach to staying healthy. While I've practiced Ayurveda for a long time, I never really grasped that my living microbiome were very crucial to my optimal health and immune response—that I need to keep them happy, well-fed, and balanced... There are so many important details and helpful suggestions discussed in this leading edge course."
**For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, scroll to the bottom of the page.
This course includes:
- 8 hours of class
- Instant lifetime access to all the videos in the course & all content is downloadable
- Access to future General Q&As with Dr. Svoboda to ask questions
Here is a 30-minute preview of the course:
Met Your Teachers: Dr. Robert Svoboda
Dr. Robert Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda.
He is the author of over a dozen books and has served as Adjunct Faculty at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM, and at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. You can find out more about his work at www.drsvoboda.com and follow him on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
Meet Your Teachers: Scott Blossom, L.Ac.
Scott Blossom is a Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner, Yoga teacher & Ayurvedic Consultant.
He has been practicing yoga since 1990 and teaching since 1997, his primary teachers have been Shandor Remete (Sundernath), the founder of Shadow Yoga, & Dr. Robert Svoboda, Ayurvedic physician and scholar.
In 2011 he founded Doctor Blossom.com, a site dedicated to Ayurvedic education & nutrition.
Related courses with Dr. Svoboda and Scott Blossom L.Ac.
Do I have to take Part 1 and 2 in order to benefit from Part 3?
No! they stand alone. Part one is a great overview, part two is specifically about mental health through the lens of the gut / brain axis, while part three deals with our mouth and oral health and how that extends to all other pars of the body.
How long will I have access to these recordings?
You will have lifetime access and can watch them as many times as you want.
Is this course primarily for Ayurvedic practitioners?
No! This course is for anyone with an interest in Ayurveda, and tried and true ways to deal with our oral health and the impact this has on our body and mind, as well as the most cutting edge science on the topic. It will help practitioners go deeper, and will give individuals tried and true ways to connect your oral health to your brain, heart, lung, and reproductive health.
Is this course part of Dr. Svoboda's Satsanga?
No, this course is separate from the Satsanga. If you are a current member though we sent out a coupon so that you can get $10 off.
Do you give NAMA credits?
We haven’t officially signed up with NAMA to give credits, but if you reach out to them they may honor it. You will get a certificate upon completing the course.
Will there be subtitles or transcripts?
Unfortunately we won't be providing transcripts and there won't be subtitles, but there are slides you can download and the courses are recorded so you will be able to review them as many times as you want.
If you have other questions, feel free to write: [email protected]