Naturopathic News and Updates

1/31/19 Composite Filling Material

Many patients come to us to remove toxic mercury fillings and as happy as they are to get rid of them, they are equally concerned about what we use to replace them. In our office, we use materials that are the least reactive to most people.  The composite filling material most often used in our office is called VOCO. More specifically, Voco Admira Fusion.   It comes from Germany and is the most bio compatible material on the market.  It is a ceramic based material.   For more information on the product follow these links:


2yr Clinical Study

If you are still concerned about bio compatibility you can always ask for our “bio compatibility test kit” and have a blood test done that will reveal which products you are most sensitive to, and which are your least reactive.  We are happy to order any product that will be the best for our patient.

1/31/19 New Product

Xerostomia. A fancy word for “dry mouth”.  Many patients suffer from dry mouth due to side effects of medications and chemotherapy.  There is a new product available through dental offices only.  It’s called 3M Xerostomia Relief Spray. If you suffer from dry mouth, ask Dr. Schmidt about this product next time you are in, or give us a call.  We also carry Skinny and Company Coconut Oil, which many patients with dry mouth will use as well. Placing a small amount of the oil in your mouth to coat the tongue, cheeks and gum tissue can give some refreshing relief.

11/20/18 New Product

We have always recommended the Sonicare Toothbrush for our patients and still do.  The difference in how clean your mouth is and feels after using one is measurable.  It’s an excellent product and we will continue to recommend it, however;  Drs. Schmidt have discovered another option.  At a recent IAOMT meeting they discovered a vendor from KYOUI (pronounced Q-E).  This sonic toothbrush has brush head options the Sonicare doesn’t and it has a 10 year warranty.   We have these for purchase at our office or you can look them up online at

Kyoui sonic toothbrush

8/31/17 NuCalm Update

It’s here! NuCalm is a chemical free, non-narcotic way to relax in the dental chair.  From the noise canceling headphones and soothing music to the Gaba cream, this exciting technology could be just what you need to calm those frayed nerves.  Even if you’re not particularly stressed about being here, but just want some relaxation time, NuCalm will do the trick. We’re thrilled to be able to offer this to our patients, adults and children alike!

5/25/17 – NuCalm

Coming soon to our office is some exciting technology for those patients who feel anxious or nervous about being in the dental chair. Take a look at the link below to see how it works. Here’s a secret, it’s not just for the fearful. If you want to feel more relaxed and even rested after your appointment just ask if the NuCalm system is available for your use.


4/20/2017 – Natural Health 365 interviews Dr. Pamela Schmidt for Podcast

Listen as Dr. Schmidt is interviewed by Jonathan Landsman from Natural Health 365.  In this podcast she discusses the benefits and integrity of Skinny Coconut Oil.  It’s the oil we use and recommend to our patients in the practice.   We pride ourselves on sourcing out the purest and most natural products in the market and Skinny Coconut Oil  is one of the best!

4/14/2017 – All Natural Tick Repellent

Spring is here! As the weather warms up so does the population of ticks which can and will increase the risk of being infected with a tick-borne illness such as Lyme Disease, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and anaplasmosis. Prevention is key and we’re here to provide you with a natural alternative to the popular DEET repellents. DEET is a known chemical neruotoxin and can directly effect the human nervous system.  Please take a look at this “how to make your own” natural ingredient insect repellent. It comes to us from Innovative Medicine LLC in New York.


10/18/2016 – The Rockford Register Star ran this article.

College of Medicine at Rockford welcomes new council members

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford recently welcomed new members to its Dean’s Action Council.  Joining the DAC are Mark and Monika Clodius, Dr. Pamela Schmidt, Christine Stenstrom Jarrett, and Dr. Kris Tumilowicz.  Mike Fager is now past chair with Craig Fetty serving as chair and Elise Cadigan as chair-elect. Barbara Pittman and Karen Johnson retired.  The council comprises community and business leaders who advocate for the university within the Rockford community. For information:

What is Oil Pulling and How Can it Help You?


Here at the New York Center for Innovative Medicine we want to keep you informed of the very best ways to optimize your health and well-being. In this email, we’d like to introduce you to a simple yet effective therapy you can incorporate into your daily health regimen – oil pulling.

Oil pulling (also known as Karach’s therapy, named after Dr. F. Karach, a Ukrainian physician) is an ancient practice that is receiving recent interest due to it becoming an adjunct in people’s oral hygiene routine. The practice has been used for thousands of years as an Ayurvedic Indian folk remedy that traditionally used sesame or sunflower oil. Coconut oil has been found to be an ideal choice due to the lauric acid binding with the bacteria in the mouth during the “pulling” process.Benefits include removing metabolic acids, increasing detoxification, removing bacteria and toxins, improving dental/gum health, naturally whitening teeth, and freshening breath.

Here’s How to Do It

You should oil pull first thing in the morning before you eat or drink anything for the day. At NYCIM, we recommend using Skinny Coconut Oil as it is the only alkaline coconut oil on the market and one that Dr. Szulc tested for high quality.

Simply place up to a tablespoon of Skinny Coconut Oil in your mouth and allow it to melt (can place it between your cheek and teeth or between your lips and teeth to speed this process), then begin to swish the oil around in your mouth. Without swallowing or gargling the oil, move the oil around your mouth, teeth, and gums for 5 to 20 minutes (you can start at 5 minutes and work your way up). A great way to build this into your routine is to oil pull while you are in the shower. When you are ready to finish, spit the oil into a disposable cup or in the trashcan – not into the sink or toilet. Because coconut oil solidifies when cold, this can create build up over time in your drain. Rinse your mouth out with warm water and brush your teeth as usual. That’s it! This simple technique is just one of the many ways to live a healthier, more abundant life