My dentist prescribed some prescription grade fluoride toothpaste. For about $8, I got the generic toothpaste, with 1.8 oz of toothpaste. The fluoride concentration was 5000 ppm = 0.5% Fluoride, versus regular toothpaste 0.15% w/v fluoride ion. The prescription strength was only 3.3 times stronger than regular toothpaste.
The instructions on the toothpaste was to brush thoroughly, and spit, but do not rinse. Do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes.
If you buy ACT fluoride mouthwash, the instructions are to rinse vigorously, spit, and not to eat or drink anything for 30 minutes.
Brush with ordinary fluoride toothpaste. Spit, but leave a small trace of toothpaste in your mouth. Do not rinse. Or, rinse, and put a tiny bit of toothpaste back in you mouth. Don't eat or drink anything for 30 minutes.
I think it has a mild tooth whitening affect also. (Fluorosis, in kids due to high fluoride mineral content in water, makes white spots in teeth.)
A recent Scientific American article said that the fluoride, mixing with the saliva, is the benefit of the fluoride toothpaste.
The amount of fluoride left in the mouth this way, is small compared to the amount of fluoride consumed with fluorinated water (1ppm), and also small compared to some cities where the water is naturally high in fluoride (up to 12 ppm, in some towns in Colorado. These towns had no cavities, and led dentists to discover fluoride, after WWII.).
When you mix in Fuhrman's diet, and recommendation to eat 2 or 3 meals a day, no snacks, the teeth stay very clean. When I started eating 2-3 meals a day, my dentist asked me what I was doing. He shrugged and said, "squeaky clean", before cleaning my teeth.
My dentist has recommended gum grafting to me, because I brushed too aggressively (in the past), leaving the soft dentin exposed at the base of the tooth, as the brush pushes the gums back (especially at the upper canine teeth). About 5 years ago, the dentist explained that the exposed soft dentin is likely to get lots of cavities. With the fluoride "treatments", I've had zero cavities.
Easiest way to steam veggies: Put about an inch of water in the bottom of a covered pot. Turn on the heat, while you chop and pile in the veggies of any and all descriptions. You only need enough water so the pot will not boil dry. When steam comes out from under the lid, then the veggies are finally up to the boiling point. Put on the timer for how long you want the veggies to steam (20-30 min, or as desired). This has the benefit of not using a lot of water. The veggies can be eaten with the water.
Some people think the veggies have to be immersed in water to be cooked. Absolutely not true. The steam heats the veggies just as well as being immersed.
In either case, the water contains an important part of the nutrients of the veggies. This is even true if the veggies are in a tray held above the water. Be sure to consume the water also.
If you have athlete's foot, gently wash the affected area. I usually got it between my toes.
Use a hair dryer on warm, to dry the foot for 60 seconds (that's a long time, seems like ! ) Use warm, not hot. We're not trying to cook the foot, but dry it thoroughly. Gently separate the toes, if necessary, to get the warm air onto the athlete's foot. Don't pry the toes apart, as that could injure skin that might be weakened by athlete's foot.
Then apply your favorite athlete's foot cream.
The athlete's foot is usually cured on one treatment. If there is a hole in the skin, it takes a while for the skin to heal.
Soak the area in vinegar (from the supermarket) for 5 minutes. You can use a paper towel wetted with vinegar and rolled up and placed between the toes. Or, just put vinegar in a bowl and soak. DO A TEST FIRST, with a small area. 5 minutes with straight vinegar was fine for me.
Then rinse and dry with the hair dryer on warm. Apply your favorite cream.
I could get raging athlete's foot in one night, if I folded the blankets on my bed, at the foot of the bed (in case I got cold during the night). My feet were covered more than the rest of my body, and the feet would sweat and get athlete's foot.
I found that I was eating too much salt. My body was sweating to get rid of the excess salt. The excess salt was in sourdough bread that I would eat. When I cut out all salty foods, namely sourdough bread in my case, I would sweat less, and rarely get athlete's foot any more.