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

Posted on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

If you feel more stressed out than ever these days, you’re hardly alone. Take our country’s current political climate and recurring episodes of mass violence, top it off with the more typical stress-inducers of money and work, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for feeling totally maxed out. According to the American Psychological Association’s most […]


What the Top 10 Causes of Death Say About the Usual Ideas of Illness & Health

Posted on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Earlier this summer, the Department of Health and Human Services released their latest rankings of the top 10 causes of death here in the US. Unsurprisingly, heart disease and cancer once again appeared in the top two spots, accounting for 44.3% of all deaths in 2017. In fact, the whole list was pretty familiar, though […]


A Few Pro Tips for Eating Organic & Local on a Budget

Posted on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Recently spotted on Facebook: There’s a lot of truth in that – but it doesn’t negate the fact that making healthful choices can strain the budgets of more than a few people. This may be especially so when it comes to diet. Organic and local are ideal, but they can also be spendy. A pound […]


When Big Food Embraces Mindfulness

Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

There was an interesting read over at The Nation last week – an interview with SF State professor Ronald Purser about his new book McMindfulness, a critique of the ways in which corporations have embraced mindfulness. Stripped of all ethical and religious tenets, mindfulness meditation has morphed into a market-friendly practice, adaptable into any context. […]


Dental Insurance Isn’t Really Insurance

Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

One of the many problems with the “health care” biz in this country is the simple fact that so many decisions are driven not by patients or doctors but insurance companies. Dental insurance isn’t much better, but for reasons that many well-intentioned folks seem to ignore when they suggest that better access to dental insurance […]


And No Sooner Had We Posted About Implants…

Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

If you’ve followed our blog for a while, you may recall the race to make the fastest toothbrush ever. (If you don’t, here’s a recap). Now there seems to be a similar “speed stakes” going on in the wonderful world of dental implants, too. No sooner had we published last week’s post on the number […]


More Than 2 Million Dental Implant Injuries

Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

The hype about dental implants is nothing new to this blog, nor is what the hype covers up. What is new is that the FDA has finally published it’s once-hidden database on injuries caused by medical devices, which underscores just how much these prosthetics have been oversold. All told, the new report documents 5.7 million […]


KTH Flashback: Thoughts Are Powerful, Not Magical

Posted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Originally posted February 6, 2013; updated By Christopher J. Fabricius, ND A handful of years ago, a lot of interest built up around the release of a film called The Cure Is…, a documentary on the mind-body (mental/physical) aspect of health, featuring interviews with some of the most advanced thinkers and researchers in fields such […]


The Unintended Consequences of Tongue & Lip Piercings

Posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

The picture hasn’t turned any rosier for oral piercings since we last blogged about some of their unintended consequences, including infection, broken or damaged teeth, and orthodontic issues. One of the latest studies, published last month in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene, confirms earlier research about the damage tongue and lip piercings can do […]



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