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 […]


On “Healthy” Food

Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

There was an interesting read in the New York Times last week on beliefs about “healthy” foods, based on a survey inspired by the FDA’s reconsideration of what kinds of foods can be called “healthy.” (Earlier this year, the agency also invited public comments on showed the use of the term “natural” on food labels. […]


Fluoride as Distraction

Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Some things don’t need a click-baity title to make you sit up and pay attention – such as an argument against fluoride from what appears to be an overall pro-fluoride position. We’ve seen it at least once before, but another recently came on our radar via the Sydney Morning Herald. As a treatment for tooth […]


Stat!: Too Much Sugar

Posted on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Max daily calories that the World Health Organization says should come from sugar: 10% of total Sugar consumption “target” recommended by WHO: 5% Target recommended by independent researchers to prevent tooth decay: 3% Percent of the average American adult’s daily calories that come from sugar: about 19% Of the average American youth’s daily calories: roughly […]


Food, GMOs & the Right to Know

Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014

In case you missed it last week in the run-up to Thanksgiving, the FDA recently announced that calorie counts will now need to be “clearly and conspicuously” posted on menus and displays in all establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations. “Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away […]


Sugar: Sweet. Delicious. Comforting. Everywhere.

Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Sugar consumption has skyrocketed over the last century. US per capita consumption now stands at 180 pounds a year, fueling all manner of chronic illness in adults and children alike. Sugar is big business. And like all big businesses, the industry will resort to just about anything to keep the money flowing. Remember how the […]


Biosis #43: Attitude, Root Canals & Gluten-Free Foods

Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The May 2014 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Easy as ABC A stands for ATTITUDE! Zig Ziglar used to talk about how there were two kinds of people in the world: optimists and pessimists. Optimists, he said, jump out of bed saying, “Good morning, Lord!” […]


Stat!: Diet Damaged Teeth

Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Percent of young adults(ages 18 to 35) who have experienced erosion of their tooth enamel: 29.4 Percent who have experienced tooth sensitivity: 41.9 The culprit? According to the study from which those stats are taken, “modern diet.” We know: What a surprise. ESCARCEL found that those with frequent acidic food intake had higher levels of […]


Stat!: Sugar Shifting the Paradigm

Posted on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Recommended maximum daily intake of added sugars, as a percentage of total calories: 10 Percent of US adults who exceed this: 71.4 And now mainstream medicine is finally catching up with John Yudkin (among others)… We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in research on the health effects of sugar, one fueled by […]



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