No doubt, you’ve heard about the recently released documents that reveal how the sugar industry bribed scientists in the 1960s to dismiss the link between sugar and heart disease. This corruption buried concerns about sugar’s relationship with heart disease for 50 years, while saturated fat was claimed to be the singular villain of the heart. […]
Sticky Business: In the Interests of Sugar or Public Health?
Periodontal Maintenance: More Than “Just a Cleaning”
When it comes to dental procedures, we know it can get confusing. It’s not you, it’s the terminology. Sure, “dental cleaning” sounds a whole lot friendlier than “prophylactic hygiene visit,” but it can also muddle things a bit. For not all cleanings are equal. If your appointment is for a “routine cleaning,” generally speaking, you […]
A Holistic View of National Dental Hygiene Month
It’s October, which means it’s also National Dental Hygiene Month – an appropriate time to give a shout-out to our awesome hygienists, Gloria and Lina, as well as for you to take a critical look at your home care. After all, your oral health plays a very big role in your overall health – such […]
Weston A. Price & Traditional Foods in the Nourished Kitchen
Dentist Weston A. Price traveled the world to discover the cause of dental decay and physical degradation. Ahead of his time, Dr. Price believed that the modern diet was the root cause of dental issues. He believed the return to a traditional diet could restore dental and general health. In this interview, blogger and author […]
Rest After Mental Work? You Might Want to Try a Little Exercise Instead
Focused mental activity, like sitting at a computer all day or studying, can mean hunger will soon follow. Feeling fatigued, the brain senses it needs more energy if it’s to keep functioning. It’s a built-in survival mechanism. But it may also play a role in weight gain, as suggested by a new study in Medicine […]
No More Triclosan in Soap, but It’s Okay in Toothpaste?!
If you’re afraid of bad bugs – all those germs you can’t see but just know are EVERYWHERE – you’re definitely not alone. And industry is there for you, ready to wipe away your anxiety with products promising you a germ-free existence. Fear sells, after all, and marketers know it. But the thing is, the […]
Gauging Inflammation: Friend or Foe?
When it comes to gum disease and its relationship with your overall health, inflammation gets its fair share of attention – especially the damage it causes our bodies. But negative effects are just part of the story. The truth is that inflammation is part of the body’s immune system. As such, it’s a key part […]
When it Comes to Mercury, Just Say NO!
This past week marked the 6th annual Mercury Awareness Week, a joint campaign by Dr. Mercola and Consumers for Dental Choice to further the cause of mercury-free dentistry. One fundamental concept in biological dentistry is the commitment to biocompatible materials. Mercury isn’t one of them. Yet it’s the main component of so-called “silver” amalgam fillings. […]
Aging Like a Centenarian
It seems the older we get, the more time we spend thinking about our aging bodies. And, the more time we spend thinking about our aging bodies, the more we realize that aging well requires a fair amount of body maintenance. And while, to date, there’s been no Fountain of Youth gene discovery, thanks to […]
Biting into Olympic Rudeness
If you’re like us, the summer Olympics have had you glued to the TV. Not only is there a sport for every interest; watching the best athletes in the world perform at their peak is inspiring, exhilarating, and – let’s face it – a bit humbling to us mortals sitting on the couch watching. These […]