KTH Flashback: A Tale of Two Surveys, or Dentistry’s Role in Healthcare

Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Originally posted August 16, 2017; updated Once upon a time – last year, to be exact – a Pew survey suggested that for all the problems with American healthcare these days, people just lurve their physicians. According to the survey, almost 90% of those who saw a doctor in the past year felt their provider […]

Gummy Supplements: Big Business? Yes. Big Nutrition? Not So Much

Posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Once upon a time, gummy and other chewable vitamins were just kid stuff. Now, they’re very big business. As the New York Times reported last year, Millions of people are hooked on gummies as a health supplement. Gummy multivitamins accounted for 7.5 percent of the $6 billion multivitamin market in the United States in 2016, […]

Nonstop Flu Shot Spin

Posted on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Even as we’re being told that a harsh flu season is finally starting to taper off, the powers that be continue to push vaccinations. The CDC cautions that people who’ve been sick with one strain of the flu can get a different strain during the same season, so a flu shot can still be helpful […]

Detoxing Your Teeth & Gums?

Posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

You know that the popular idea of “detox” has jumped the shark when Crest starts using it in the name of one of its product lines. We’re not exactly sure what makes this product so “detoxifying.” The main difference between it and other Crest lines seems to be that it has about twice the concentration […]

Microbes, Microbes Everywhere

Posted on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

A woman goes into a public restroom and holds an open petri dish in an enclosed hand dryer for three minutes. She takes a picture of the petri dish and posts it publicly on Facebook. And her post becomes just the latest thing to “break the internet.” Sure, some of those growths might be “pathogenic […]

Fat Is Not the Villain

Posted on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

For decades, dietary fat has been portrayed as a villain. And for decades, that hypothesis has been challenged. Now, recent evidence lends even more weight to the notion that sugars and refined carbs are the real demons fueling all manner of chronic disease. And more folks are beginning to pay attention. In the article below, […]

So About Those New Blood Pressure Guidelines…

Posted on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

You’ve probably heard the one about the change in blood pressure guidelines. It was issued late last year by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (AAC), and it garnered a lot of media attention. A lot. Suddenly, millions of Americans became newly eligible for drugs to get their BP below […]

You Gotta Have a Gimmick, Raw Water Edition

Posted on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

As we were saying last time, just because something is marketed as “natural” or “healthy” or “wholesome” doesn’t necessarily mean it is. Such is the case with raw water, which you had probably never heard about until a few weeks ago, when the New York Times ran a story about it as a new, trendy […]

So Many Snack Bars, So Relatively Few Healthy Options

Posted on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Let’s take a minute to talk about snack bars. No, not that kind of snack bar. This kind: Granola bars. Energy bars. Nutrition bars. Whatever you call them, they’re certainly tasty and convenient. What’s not to love? How about the massive amount of sugar some of these products can contain, not to mention a veritable […]

Just How Common Is BPA in Dental Sealants?

Posted on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

According to the logic of the American Dental Association, the BPA released from many dental sealants is “safe” because kids get more exposure to this endocrine disrupting chemical from other products. We didn’t say we understand how that logic works. We can say that it totally sidesteps the fact that exposure from sealants does occur. […]

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