Today’s episode covers an essential aspect of healthcare that is not often discussed and just so happens to be the root cause of the majority of chronic diseases: facial development. We shed light on the ramifications of an underdeveloped lower face and what we need to keep in mind if we want to minimize this phenomenon in ourselves and our children.
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Lending his expertise to this vital topic is special guest Dr. Steven Park. He is a former ENT surgeon and sleep medicine doctor based on the East Coast. For the past 13 years in private practice and 9 years in academia, Dr. Park has helped thousands of men and women breathe better, sleep better, and live more fulfilling lives.
He is the author of the Amazon Best-selling book, Sleep, Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired
Before turning to education full-time, Dr. Park practiced integrative medicine and surgery with the firm belief that other models of health and disease could complement traditional, Western medicine.
Dr. B and Dr. Park bridge the gap between medicine and dentistry in this much-needed discussion on facial development and how to identify improper lower facial development in yourself or in your children. They also speak on how the average human facial structure has changed even in just the past few decades, touching on the rise in prominence of thinner faces and crooked teeth, among other things.
Unfortunately, there is still very little collaboration between dentists and physicians, and, from a profit point of view, there is little incentive to do so. Dr. B notes that “dentistry is under attack by organized healthcare.” In a similar vein, Dr. Park highlights the lack of proper training and education when it comes to tongue ties and how they directly impact lower facial development.
“By educating the public,” he says, “we can do a lot more to help people than through trying to change it from the top-down.”
Key Points From This Episode:
● Introducing today’s topic: What is facial development and why is it important? [07:20]
● Good facial development versus improper facial development [15:43]
● How the tongue factors into facial development [39:59]
● Dr. Park’s mouth-taping tips and Breathe-Rite strips [1:18:39]
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