Another New Natural Toothpaste Arrives. Is It Worth a Try?

Posted on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

“The toothpaste aisle is the worst.” There are only like two toothpaste companies and they make about 1,000 different types. The Crest and Colgate racks are clearly delineated by their conveniently — maybe too conveniently — recognizable color patterns. Each of Crest’s 500 toothpaste varieties comes inside a box that is some shade of blue. […]


When Drugs & Botanicals Collide

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

A lot of folks don’t think to mention herbal supplements and such when their doctor or dentist asks about medication use. Sometimes, it’s from fear of disapproval; others, because botanicals seem so benign compared to “drugs.” They’re “natural,” so they must not count. But truth be told, mixing pharmaceuticals and herbal medications can in some […]


“The Only Appropriate Response Is Gratefulness”

Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. – GK Chesterton We’ll be taking a break from blogging through Thanksgiving weekend and will see you back here on December 4. If you’ll be on the road in the coming week, we wish you safe […]


Not “Side Effects.” Effects.

Posted on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

The drug companies have done such an amazing job of drilling it into people’s brains that their products are “safe and effective” and often the best option for coping with whatever ails you, there’s a point that bears repeating: Drugs do not have “side effects,” per se. They have effects. Some of those effects are […]


KTH Flashback: Yes, Dental Care Can Cost. Avoiding It? Even More So.

Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

According to a new report from the ADA Health Policy Institute, about 1 in 5 American adults skip needed dental care. Far and away, the main reason they give is cost. They say they just can’t afford it or don’t want to spend the money. But one thing wasn’t exactly clear in the news coverage […]


What Every Jack o’Lantern Needs Is…a Good Dental Theme?

Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

About 10 years ago, we found out just how sacred the Halloween candy tradition is to some people when our post on alternative treats drove an extreme amount of new traffic to our blog – and a whole lot of spirited (pardon the pun) comments. Many were supportive, but of course there were others that […]


Why We Start with the Biological Terrain: Sarah’s Story

Posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

If you’ve been dealing with long term illness and then learn about the impact that things like cavitations, root canals, or mercury amalgam can have on your health, it’s easy to think that simply addressing them is all that you need to finally begin healing. But despite what you hear from some corners of the […]


Reprogramming Your Brain

Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Over the years, evidence has built up, suggesting that positive mental states can indeed affect your health for the better. Consider, for instance, how one trio of studies showed ways in which hope can affect physical well-being. In study one, greater hope was associated with depth of commitment to a healthier diet and regular exercise. […]


Really, Fruit Is Okay

Posted on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

How about a little good news this week? According to recent data from the USDA, although we’re still consuming far too much sugar, Americans seem to be enjoying more whole fruit and drinking less juice. It’s a healthier option, to be sure. Fruit juice, after all, is essentially concentrated sugar. Between that and its acidity, […]


But Does Fluoride Stop Decay? Not So Much, Suggests New Study

Posted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Elsewhere on the fluoridation front, another new study questions the conventional wisdom on fluoride varnishes. The literature review and meta-analysis, published last month in Caries Research, looked at data from 20 earlier studies from 13 countries to see how effective such treatments are when it comes to preventing tooth decay in preschoolers. Fluoride varnish has […]



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