Bad Breath Doesn’t Always Begin in the Mouth

Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Once again, 90 Day Fiance has come through with some more dental cringe, this time courtesy of “Big Ed”: While Ed’s motivation for the “gift” is suspect, you can’t totally blame him for thinking that bad breath comes only from poor oral hygiene. After all, 90% of all halitosis is caused by conditions in the […]

Attitude Makes a Difference When It Comes to Healing

Posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Earlier this year, research presented at the International Stroke Conference provided yet more evidence that attitude makes a difference when it comes to healing. The research team analyzed data from 49 stroke survivors, including their levels of optimism, stroke severity, physical recovery, and inflammatory markers. Three months after stroke, optimistic stroke survivors showed lower inflammation, […]

KTH Flashback: Far More Than Just a Sleep Supplement

Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

In the search for effective COVID-19 treatments, some researchers have been looking into – and reportedly finding some success with – things like high-dose vitamin C and zinc. Now, a new paper just published in Life Sciences suggests another possibility worth exploring: melatonin. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has become a pandemic with tens of […]

Does Breastfeeding Raise the Risk of Early Tooth Decay?

Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Breastfeeding is essential – and not just for infant nutrition and overall health. It’s essential for good orofacial development, too, which you can read more about here. Yet there are some who think that breastfeeding also raises a child’s risk of early tooth decay. This isn’t without reason. Many dentists can give you case histories […]

More Evidence for Acupuncture’s Role in Treating Pain

Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

While recent health news has necessarily been dominated by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, other things have continued happening in the medical world, such as a new study in the BMJ, which offers additional evidence for acupuncture. The randomized trial involved 150 patients – mostly women – with common migraines and little knowledge of acupuncture. All […]

KTH Flashback: Stress Isn’t Going Anywhere. So What to Do About It?

Posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Last week, we looked at the importance of self-care in weathering the extra stress brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As it shows no signs of abating anytime soon, we thought we’d repost this piece from last summer, which includes some additional info on supplements and homeopathics that may be helpful in easing stress […]

Countering the Chaos of These Turbulent Times

Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Here’s a meme you may have seen recently on social media: On the version we saw, most responses expressed a negative feeling: anxious, nervous, frazzled, depressed, pained, grouchy, lonely, despondent…. It’s hardly surprising. In these days of sheltering in place and the incessant stream of frightening news coming at us from all sides, positive feelings […]

A Higher Level of Patient Safety Isn’t Just for These Pandemic Days

Posted on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

As we write this, the world has gotten a whole lot quieter in these new days of social distancing. But not everything is closed – including our office. Though we ask that clients with a cough or fever or who have been exposed to coronavirus-positive folks stay at home and reschedule their appointments further into […]

The Relationship Between Stress & Disease

Posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Just as there’s no separation between your mouth and the rest of your body, there’s no separation between body and mind. Yet for all its lip service to “wellness,” the medical establishment tends to treat such separateness as the most natural thing in the world. Yet as Dr. Gabor Maté notes in the talk below, […]

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