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Getting to the ROOT of the Problem: Are Your Teeth Trying to Tell You Something?

It’s a condition for some of us.
I’ve often joked that I’m a procrastinator in recovery.

The reality is, my procrastination has been fueled by fear.

kids_and_the_dentistDentist appointments are notorious for being feared.

Perhaps this is not such a bad thing, since most dentists may be unknowingly creating havoc not only with our teeth, but with our health.mercuryinteeth

My fear was birthed out of many botched dental procedures, leaving me with a mouth full of mercury, infection and misalignment.

The trauma that stemmed back from my early childhood and extending until just over 3 years ago made me resist the need I had to go back into the place where I felt unsafe.

nadineartemisThankfully, I met Nadine Artemis, who shared insight and truth about my living teeth and the integral connection they have with my health challenges I’ve struggled with throughout my life.selfdenistrybook

Through her book, Successful Self Dentistry, and our many discussions, including the interview from the M.E. Summit I did with her recently, I became empowered to face my fears.

I will be beginning my new journey next Friday that I’m naming “Project Reclaiming my Health at the Root”with a systemic biological dentist who completely understands and knows how to correctly and safely restore my dental Heath and ultimately my wellness.

tooth-summitI am so thrilled that Nadine has taken the time to interview some of the BEST dentists in the world and had put it together in her “Tooth Summit”.

This resource and information will be invaluable for everyone to have to be aware of the proper steps to dentaltoothandwater3 health and how to achieve it.

Get registered for this life transforming summit HERE.

Its time to overcome our dental fears and procrastination so we can change the dental “shape of our future” for ourselves and our kids!

You can follow my journey on my personal health blog at



Dotty 🙂
Dotty Cropped2By: Dotty Hagmier, RN, BSN, CHC

As the president and founder of Moms in Charge and also a mom of three beautiful children, Dotty’s passion is to guide families into a place that will provide them with the best possible choices to raise healthy and vibrant children.

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Embrace the Erase

As I sit here in tears, I’m reflecting on what just occurred.

I am trying to find  peace with an entire newsletter I just wrote for you that my daughter just erased.

I wish I could say that I was completely calm and saw the ” message” in the mess she just made of all my hard work, but i guess my human-ness took over.

Our morning “mommy-daughter” time that started out so fun and sweet as we were on our way to get our nails done, quickly turned sour.

Thankfully, we both snapped out of our pain after crying and hugging.  The nail salon lady helped so much by her cheerful, playful way and I realized there was actually a “mess-age”.

You see, sometimes, we need a clean slate.

I, am notorious for holding on to “stuff”.

It’s easy to get stuck with one story line for our lives.  It’s the one perhaps someone else has already scripted for us and we get entrenched in a plot that really doesn’t serve our highest purpose.

However, the thought of going back to figure out what to delete and reconstruct seems too confusing.

As we head into this last month of 2012, I want to encourage you to begin thinking of how you want the script of your life in 2013 to read.

Perhaps it’s time to delete those negative words, thoughts and entire newsletters that you or others have written for you.

You have the power to change your attitude about the unfortunate mishaps and messes to create a new “mess-age.”

This Christmas season, may hope and the newness of life surround and infuse your heart.

Our toes are now rosy, non-toxic red…I’m reminded today to “embrace the erase”.
We have a new clean slate!!

Time to write a fresh healthy new story!!

Happy writing!



Dotty 🙂


Dotty Cropped2By: Dotty Hagmier, RN, BSN, CHC

As the president and founder of Moms in Charge and also a mom of three beautiful children, Dotty’s passion is to guide families into a place that will provide them with the best possible choices to raise healthy and vibrant children.

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Season of Thankfulness

We are in full swing of my favorite month and ready or not, the holidays are at the door!
November is almost gone.

We have barely had time to enjoy the leaves changing and savor the season of thanks.   The essence of Thanksgiving including the Mayflower, pilgrims and Plymoth Rock have all been crowded out by the fast pace of life along with the twinkling lights, Christmas music and the pressure to shop for presents.

How easy it is for all of us to get so caught up in our day to day, rushing to one activity to the next, that we forget what to be thankful and reflect of the season from which it was birthed.

When the first pioneers came to America, they dreamed of a place of freedom
This dream and desire was stronger than all the hardships and opposition they went through.

They were just so thankful to be in a new land to be able to start over and have a fresh start with freedom from oppression.

Isn’t it interesting that the more we have, the less grateful it seems we become.

I love and believe the saying that “those who are forgiven much, love much”.
And I say ” those who know loss and hard times understand gratitude”.

As we head into this week of thankfulness, may we slow down enough to look at our circumstances as opportunities for what we DO have instead of what we don’t.

May find the glimmer of hope in each trial and reconnect to our dreams and desires to keep our resolve to live our lives vibrantly healthy.

We have so many blessings, let’s begin to count them, starting from those who sacrificed so we could have a land of freedom, to the warm bed we sleep on, and even the clothes your loved one always throws on the floor.

When you look at those clothes, it’s an opportunity to be thankful for the person on the other side of the “mess” and that they are even in your life to “make it”…

May you approach this Thanksgiving with gratitude instead of dread.. And may it be the best one yet!



Dotty 🙂

Dotty Cropped2By: Dotty Hagmier, RN, BSN, CHC

As the president and founder of Moms in Charge and also a mom of three beautiful children, Dotty’s passion is to guide families into a place that will provide them with the best possible choices to raise healthy and vibrant children.

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THE BIG DEAL.. “GMO and whats ‘on the table’ “

Taking a trip to your local grocery store to buy nourishment for your family may seem like an intentionally nurturing thing for you to do.

However, the food that you may be choosing could likely be something other than what meets the eye.

Some of us may have casually heard the term “GMO”.
However, one in four of us may think it is some type of general mills or motors term, or perhaps something to do with a way to help “feed the world”.

The truth is, GMO, or “genetically modified food” has crept somewhat quietly into the vast majority of all of our food supply without our comprehensive knowledge of what it really means.

Genetic engineering takes genes from a completely different species and inserts it into the DNA of a plant or animal.

MONSANTO, is the world’s leader in creating and perpetuating these products as well as the myth that they are somehow not only “safe” but are helping the famines of the world.

However, many countless third party studies have found this much to the contrary.

Sadly, the FDA does not regulate the safety of GMO’s, but rather takes them at their own “word” and the  law makers who have been the ones who have launched this “weird science”  modern day experiment to our human population are closely tied to Monsanto.

Therefore, it begs to asks serious questions as to why they were created, the safety of these franken-foods, what are our risks and how can we avoid them.

GMO’s were created for two primary reasons.

One reason is so crops could resist insects without using pesticides (insect resistant seed). These plants cause the stomachs of insects to blow up if they eat them, therefore, the insects stay away from these crops.

Secondly, they were created so a breed of crops could be doused with pesticides and remain strong and alive  like some type of superhero plant. (pesticide resistant seed)

But, what has been the “cost” of these “super-plants”?

Since their introduction in 1996, the incidence of chronic disease has nearly doubled within nine years, from 7-13%.
Visits to the ER due to allergies doubled from 1997-2002.
Overall food related illnesses doubled from 1994-2001.

Besides these health concerns, they have spread into our atmosphere threatening to contaminate virtually all of our conventional and organic crops.

Animals avoid eating GMO foods, and the ones who aren’t so lucky or have been an experimental studies have had major health problems including infertility, premature deliveries, and many other reproductive issues, organ poisoning, immune reactions to foods, reducing digestive enzymes, and widespread death, to name a few.

One of the most disturbing findings with GMO’s is these crops actually transfer right into our own gut DNA  and continue to function.

The colonization of our intestinal flora has huge and far reaching implications.
There has been a very close correlation with the increase in GI problems over the past few decades with the insurgence of these spliced and diced genetic engineering.

Our children are unfortunately at the greatest risk of GMOs in their diet.
Since these foods have been shown to produce massive increases in allergies, children are extremely vulnerable to these crops.

Milk is pushed onto our kids from Dr.s to media to mamas.

However, the  bovine growth hormone
(rbGH), so kindly given to us by Monsanto,  is a genetically engineered hormone given to cows to help them mass produce milk.
There are huge concerns with this.

It contains an increased amount of IGF-1. This is a well known risk factor for contributing to breast and prostate cancer.

This absorption can cause hormonal and allergenic effects as well as many other issues that have been called for to be further studied.  The antibiotic resistant genes that have been used in GM foods put kids at risks for being more prone to ear and other infections.

Since GMOs are not mandated yet to be labeled, what are we to do!?

Here are a few responsible tips for self purchasing as well as dining out:

  • Buy local and organic and join a CSA who is completely organic.
  • Do not use cottonseed, canola or corn oils from the store and inquire when dining out if they are using them, since the likelihood that they are GM is very great.
  • If using olive oil, do not use a “blend” and ask what is being used in the kitchen.
  • Stay clear of packaged sauces.
  • Avoid processed foods with these oils as well as soy and corn derivatives.
  •  This includes soy flour, protein, lecithin, textured vegetable protein, corn meal, corn syrup,dextrose, maltodextrin, fructose, citric acid, and lactic acid.
  •  Other potential sources are salad dressings, bread, mayonnaise, and sugar from GM sugar beets.
  • Avoid all dairy that is not labeled organic and that includes rbGH.
  • (the industrialized nations outside of the US have not approved this harmful genetically modified hormone).
  • ALL aspartame is genetically modified and should be avoided at all costs.

For a complete an comprehensive look into other sources of GMO’s and what to avoid, refer to www.responsibletechnology,org/

WE now get the opportunity to get involved with the movement to label GMO foods by VOTING Tuesday Nov 6th!

This is such an amazing opportunity to be a voice to stand up against big government and companies who have not been honest by giving us complete information.

Voting YES on Proposition 37 will require genetically modified foods  to be labeled.

We have a RIGHT TO KNOW whether or not our food has been altered, especially since there was never proper testing to determine if these frankenfoods are safe for us and especially our children.

I encourage you not to allow these big corporate giants, who have a lot at stake if the truth gets out and their foods are labeled, to do another “tobacco snow job” you.

Their campaign to sway voters to keep us in the dark is not based in truth or transparency.

Here is the best answers to the Naysayers for Prop 37!

The more we know, the better more informed and healthier choices we call can make.

It may seem like a daunting task to avoid all of these GMO foods until they are properly labeled. However, without being discouraged, take heart, be conscious and know that just being aware, taking steps to be more informed and exercising your right to vote are all giant leaps toward stamping out these threats to our health.

Together, we can make a difference for our children and “Change the SHAPE of our Future”!


Dotty 🙂

Dotty Cropped2By: Dotty Hagmier, RN, BSN, CHC

As the president and founder of Moms in Charge and also a mom of three beautiful children, Dotty’s passion is to guide families into a place that will provide them with the best possible choices to raise healthy and vibrant children.

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