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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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To Floss or Not to Floss? The Decision That Has You in Knots

We know: You never liked to floss in the first place – well, unless you were trying to remove a chunk of something wedged between your teeth. And you’re a bit tired of going to the hygienist every six months and getting schooled all over again in proper technique. So you were probably thrilled to […]

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6 Ways to Get More Nutrients Now

Summer tomatoes are great! Not only are they delicious, they’re full of flavonoid antioxidants such as lycopene – credited with lowering the risk of heart disease and cancer – and zeaxanthin, which may protect eyes from age-related macular disease, not to mention vitamin A and carotenes, vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K. In an […]

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Artificial Light May Increase Aging & Fragility

As you age, body maintenance can feel like it’s taking over your life. In the quest to stay strong and healthy as we get older, we try to eat right, exercise enough, maintain oral health, think positively, and get enough sleep. And just when you think you have it all figured out, a new study […]

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Chickens, Eggs, Obesity, Gum Disease

You know the age-old quandary, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” It’s a good reminder of how science isn’t always about finding one definitive answer. It can also provide a lens to see unique relationships. So let’s rephrase the question: Which comes first, obesity or gum disease? Though both are marked by chronic […]

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Bad Breath & Alzheimer’s Disease

There’s a better reason than bad breath to to get your gum disease under control. For one, research has shown that gum disease is a probable risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Gum disease is a low-grade systemic disease. If you have it, you release a particular type of pro-inflammatory cell that systematically circulates and elevates […]

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What’s In Your Mouth? Know Your Dental Work

Recently, the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) launched a campaign to raise awareness about the dental lab work in your mouth. They encourage you to know where your lab work was done, by whom, and what materials were used. When it comes to dentistry, the right to know what’s in your mouth has been […]

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Food’s Defense on a Warming Planet

Just like people, plants react when they’re stressed. And according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), they’re doing just that. Everyday edible crops such as wheat and maize are stepping up the amount of toxins they generate to protect themselves from extreme weather patterns linked to climate change. Eaten over […]

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