Brush, Floss,…Sleep

Posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

When you think about taking care of your teeth, you probably think of brushing, flossing, eating right, and seeing your dentist for regular cleanings. But there are other drivers of oral health that you might not think of right away. Sleep, for instance. Previous research, such as the 2007 Journal of Periodontology study we told […]

Guest Post: Fast Food Medicine or Individualized Health Care?

Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Our thanks to the office of integrative physician Dr. Joe Sciabbarrasi for letting us share this post from their blog. (Original) Ever since the 2004 release of Super Size Me, there’s been the occasional “debunking” story about this person or that who ate nothing but McDonald’s and still lost weight. Of course, unlike Morgan Spurlock, […]

Toothpaste Optional

Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Does toothpaste really matter? Well, yes, in so far as you want to steer clear of ingredients such as fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate, and triclosan, not to mention artificial flavors and colors. But when it comes to removing plaque, not really. It’s the brushing that matters more than the paste – as we’ve noted before […]

On Those Homeopathic Teething Products…

Posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

October started with a new warning from the FDA: Don’t use homeopathic teething tablets and gels According to the New York Times, The F.D.A. issued a similar warning in 2010, saying that the products contain “inconsistent amounts” of belladonna, a plant compound that can be dangerous at high doses. At that time, Hyland’s recalled its […]

KTH Flashback: How Your Attitude Can Affect Your Health

Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Originally posted February 10, 2016 Thoughts are powerful. When they become actions, of course, they can change the world. But even when we keep them inside our own heads, they can affect not only the way we see the world but our very health and well-being. A new study on attitudes toward aging gives a […]

Emotional Health Is Part of Your Overall Health

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

In this powerful TEDx Talk, psychologist Dr. Guy Winch explains why we need to tend to our emotional health as much as we do our oral and overall health:

No Surprise: What You Eat Affects Your Teeth

Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

As if we needed more confirmation that what we eat affects our oral health, a new study in the Journal of Dentistry pounds the point home: In children and adolescents, tooth decay is greatly influenced by diet. And it’s the usual culprits at work: soft drinks, acidic foods, sweets, and fruit juice (a double-whammy of […]

Healthy Eating: Let’s Talk Instant Gratification

Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Most of us are raised to eat around emotional situations. When we have something to celebrate, we go out, have a “nice dinner,” and raise our glass. When we mourn the loss of a loved one or celebrate the birth of a child – or when we get fired or accept a new position; when […]

Don’t Treat Illness – Restore the Body’s Coherence & Function Instead

Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Many seem to think that health and disease are random things, matters of chance. How else can they explain how people can live under virtually the same conditions – same home, same foods, same water, same products, same air – yet have totally different health outcomes? One person gets […]

Guest Post: Should You Try an “Oil Pulling Mouthwash”?

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Our thanks to the office of Houston biological dentist Dr. Bill Glaros for letting us share this recent post from their blog!   With a headline asking “Is Fluoride the New Mercury?” how could you not go see what it has to say, even if it’s on a site you never, ever visit – in […]

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