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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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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Want Your Kids to Eat More Veg & Fruit? Try Smiling!

A while back, I shared some tips for encouraging children to eat healthy foods. Now there’s one more tip to add, courtesy of a new study, published in the journal Obesity: Smile while eating something you want your kids to eat. Photos of people happily eating a child’s favorite food made them want it even […]

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Less Soda, More Water, Fewer Cavities, Better Health

Among Native Americans, tooth decay wasn’t too common before the arrival of the Europeans. Young people seldom suffered from it: it was usually associated with aging. But this all changed once the Europeans introduced white sugar and other non-indigenous foods. In general, as Weston Price showed, when communities switch from native to Western style diets, […]

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Something Fishy about Some “Common Knowledge”

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions for 2011? If you did, you likely made at least one involving what you eat. Maybe you decided to go on a weight-loss diet. Maybe you decided to cut back on your intake of less-than-healthy foods or drinks. Or maybe you just decided to eat better: more vegetables […]

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What We Eat & the Quality of What We Eat

A CDC report earlier this year showed just how little produce Americans eat. Now the National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance (NFVA) has released a report which offers a perhaps even drearier view of American eating habits. The NFVA is an alliance led by the CDC and the Produce for Better Health Foundation that aims to […]

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Stopping Gum Disease Naturally – New Study Shows Key Role for Fatty Acids from Fish, Nuts

A diet full of fish and nuts – foods rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) – goes a long way to keeping people’s smiles healthy, according to a new study. Looking at the diets of 182 adults, researchers found that those who consumed the highest amount of n-3 fatty acids were 30% less likely to […]

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Lifestyle Choices Increase Mouth Cancer Risks

New research has shown that young adults are increasing their risks of oral cancer through the lifestyle choices they make. The number of young people being diagnosed with mouth, throat and food pipe cancer has doubled, and researchers believe this is due to excessive smoking, drinking and unhealthy diets among the young. These cancers – […]

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Get More Fruit & Veg into Your Diet

gak/Flickr Good dental health is part of good bodily health, and that depends on eating well. More, nutritional guidance and support is essential for proper detox and healing when it comes to dealing with dental conditions such as mercury toxicity, root canal infections and cavitations. Consequently, nutrition has always been a key part of our […]

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What You Eat vs. What Eats Your Teeth

Earlier this month on our office Facebook page, I posted a link to a media release debunking several dental myths. Since then, I’ve seen quite a few articles focusing on just one of them: the belief that more sugar means more cavities.   Brymo/Flickr   Why focus on this? Maybe it’s because it can be […]

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