Is triclosan in Colgate Total toothpaste safe in regards to the nitrate-reducing bacteria on our tongue and potential endocrine-disrupting effects on thyroid function and obesity?

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Here’s the video about mouthwash: Don’t Use Antiseptic Mouthwash (http://nutritionfacts.orgvideodont-use-antiseptic-mouthwash). Well, then, What’s the Best Mouthwash? ( (click on the video and find out—spoiler alert: it’s green tea!)

I’ve got about 20 videos on the benefits of nitrate-containing vegetables for both athletic performance and cardiovascular benefits. Here’s a couple of the latest:
• Whole Beets vs. Juice for Improving Athletic Performance (
• Oxygenating Blood With Nitrate-Rich Vegetables (
• “Veg-Table” Dietary Nitrate Scoring Method (

For more on nontoxic ways to maintain oral health, see:
• Plant-Based Diets: Oral Health (
• Plant-Based Diets: Dental Health (
• Can Gargling Prevent the Common Cold? (
• Protecting Teeth From Hibiscus Tea (
• The Downside of Green Smoothies (

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