How to Get Rid of Bad Breath Naturally

Urban legend has it that halitosis – bad breath – was “invented” by the makers of Listerine, but what they actually did was just popularize an obscure medical term and brilliantly exploit people’s fear of social rejection through ads like this: Bad breath, of course, has been an issue for ages. In his 14th century […]

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Detox Support: Reiki

When a person has become sick due to mercury amalgam fillings, root canals, cavitations or other dental sources of illness and dysfunction, healing isn’t just a matter of removing the source and sending the patient on their way. As I wrote before, The ideal treatment begins before removal, in preparing your body to heal – […]

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Grill Up & Fill Up with Veggies & Fruit

No doubt you’ve heard about MyPlate, the graphic that replaces the USDA’s old Food Pyramid. While it’s still far from perfect – here’s Dr. Mercola’s take on its shortcomings – one improvement is its downplaying grains a bit while emphasizing foods that most of us need more of: vegetables and fruit. Although the new shorthand […]

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On Being a Life-Long Learner

A lot of people seem to think that once you’re done with school, you’re done learning. But in truth, as Jiddu Krishnamurti taught, “there is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to […]

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The Oral Cancer Pandemic & How You Can Keep Yourself Safe

Once upon a time, oral cancer was a disease limited largely to tobacco users and heavy drinkers. For all others, the risks were thought to be very low, and the rate of disease remained fairly steady. And then it started going up. And fast. How fast? Between 1974 and 2007, cases of white men with […]

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Oral Health & School Performance – Yes, There’s a Connection

The same day that the Pew Chartiable Trust’s latest report on children’s dental health made the news, I happened upon a news item about a heated budget battle in North Carolina. Since 1967, Guilford County has had a dental hygienist working in its schools. Now the county Health Director has proposed axing that position to […]

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Teeth Sensitive? Don’t Look Now, but Your Dentin May Be Showing

“Your teeth are crystals, just like rocks,” explained Dr. Linda Niessen. “You know you erode rocks from water and rain; you can erode the teeth from these acidic drinks.” The “acidic drinks” being blamed here for rising rates of dental sensitivity following tooth erosion are sports drinks like Gatorade, which some people think of as […]

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How We Think Affects How We Are: Compassion

A holistic approach to health and wellness depends on awareness of the interplay between mind, spirit and body. A vision of health and healing that neglects mind or spirit is necessarily incomplete. After all, mind and spirit are part of the body. Metaphysics aside, they’re the experience we have of our brains. Through recent years, […]

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What’s Ozone Therapy & How Is It Used in Dentistry?

If you’ve read much about “alternative medicine,” you may have run across discussion of something called “ozone therapy.” But what’s that? The word “ozone” might make you think of pollution. We’ve all heard of the “hole” in the ozone layer caused by CFCs and other toxins. Maybe you’ve read that ozone is found in smog […]

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What Is Mind-Body Medicine?

  A Note to Readers: There will be no post next Friday. I’ll be back to the regular blogging schedule the following week, on April 29. – Dr. E This post was originally published on https://theholisticdentist.wordpress.com

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