Podcast Show #33 – Dr Ron Ehrlich, a dentist passionate about SLEEP

This month’s show supporter – Weleda

I’d love to welcome back Weleda as our April podcast supporter! Between my research time, Ingrid’s show notes creation, the producer’s time taken to do all the editing and cut any little noises and errors, the interview recording itself, the uploading, the iTunes preview text, the intro recording and uploading into all the different podcast apps – it takes a fair bit of work and team hours to produce one itty bitty show, so sponsorship is inevitable to help us cover those costs. You have my word, that I will NEVER have a show supporter that doesn’t pass my super stringent vetting to ensure it’s a brand who has doing right by people and planet at the core of its business. Thanks for supporting them too, because they’re all awesome!

Weleda is a brand I love working with and I loved them long before I had a blog – it is actually (unbeknownst to me at the time), the first low tox product I owned: their arnica massage oil. I adore it. They are certified by the super strict NATRUE certification and these guys have nothing to hide, they are full of powerful plant actives, farmed bio dynamically, fair trade, I could go on – they are as good as it gets!

With full ingredient visibility on the website and no mineral-oil based ingredients, synthetic fragrances, hormone disruptors, colourings or preservatives, they’re where eco meets performance. 

I have the MOTHER & BABY CARE top of mind at the moment, because we’re about to welcome my soon-to-be-born nephew into the world. 

It’s gentle protection and care from baby’s first day and beyond and I loved it for my little guy –  here’s what Weleda say: “As a parent, you naturally want the best for your child. At Weleda, we believe that your child’s delicate skin can be best cared for with all the goodness of nature. Weleda Mother & Baby care range has been developed in partnership with midwives and covers all your needs during this special time in your life. Including nappy change cream, teething powder and bath time essentials; as well as products for mum, such as the popular Nursing Tea which supports healthy lactation for a relaxed and harmonious breastfeeding experience.”

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Are you excited? I am!

Now onto the show…

What do the mouth and sleep have to do with each other? Well it turns out one heck of a lot. Dr Ron Ehrlich, an holistic dentist talks us through the many ways that our oral health can affect our sleep. As Ron says, to treat just the mouth is crazy, when it’s attached to a whole body. Grab a paper and pen to make notes for this amazing show lifting the lid sleep through the lens of the holistic dental profession.

Here’s a little snapshot of the goodies in today’s episode…

  • The three important questions that Ron asks his patients – Is it easy for you to fall asleep at night? Do you wake up at night? and do you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed? These provide a huge insight into his patients oral health.
  • The secret to living a long life, is to keep breathing (ha!) BUT, the secret to living life WELL, is to keep breathing WELL!
  • A non-holistic dentist focuses on the teeth and gums, a holistic dentist focuses primarily on the person attached to the teeth and gums, ie, the respiratory tract, your jaw, your sleep habits, any back pain or neck pain, etc – these can all be connected.
  • 90% of the population needs between 7 – 9 hours of sleep per night BUT it’s not just about quantity, it’s about quality. We’ve evolved to have 32 teeth in our mouth, leading to the shape of the jaw and palate being conducive to an open and unrestricted airway for good breathing, and in turn a good quality sleep.


THIS WEEK’S LIVE HAPPIER, HEALTHIER CHALLENGE: Make a commitment to sleep, and speak to a holistic dentist to find out how you could improve yours.

Here are all the important links:

Dr Ron Ehrlich’s website

Simply be well workshop





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Enjoy the show and thanks again for taking the time to rate and review the show – it’s like tipping the bartender and it means the world. (To do this from your phone, you can’t be ‘in the show list’ – go to the podcast search function and type low tox life, and then click on the show and click ‘review’. Annoyingly tricky but hey. I figured I may as well help you out if you’re going to take the time to leave a review!)

Low Tox. Happy us. Happy planet

Comments 1

  1. After listening to this podcast I made an appointment at Sydney Holistic Dental with Dr Yin Yin Teoh and had that appointment today.
    It was the best dentist appointment I’ve had in my life – I was beyond impressed and am super excited for my journey into wellness through fixing my mouth/teeth problems with their holistic approach.
    I’ve no doubt the fixes are going to life changing – so glad I found them – thank you Alex for all your work on these podcasts I’ve been binge listening ever since I discovered you earlier this year – Love what you do – keep it up PLEASE !

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