Quick Links: Diet and Exercise Edition

Posted on Friday, July 25th, 2008

89 Percent of Children’s Food Products Provide Poor Nutritional Quality, Study Finds (Science Daily) The Productive Diet (Washington Post) Regular Walking Nearly Halves Elderly Disability Risk (Science Daily) Active Lifestyle May Prevent Cancer: Japan Study (Reuters) Prolonged Sitting Turns Off Fat-Burning Enzyme (Natural News) Weight Watchers Vs. Fitness Centers (Science Daily)


4 Days Left to Submit Comments on Mercury to the FDA

Posted on Thursday, July 24th, 2008

In May, the FDA reopened public comments on its Class II “with special controls” classification of precapsulated mercury amalgam. This means that “general controls alone are insufficient to assure safety and effectiveness, and existing methods are available to provide such assurances. In addition to complying with general controls, Class II devices are also subject to […]


Laser therapy and TMD

Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2008

More and more, lasers are being used in dentistry, sometimes in very innovative ways. For instance, one of the periodontists we refer to, Dr. Douglas Gilio in Visalia, uses a laser surgery protocol that can thoroughly sanitize periodontal pockets, which can help halt the progression of gum disease or guard against it. The laser also […]


Waxing Poetic on the TMJ

Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2008

From the current issue of JAMA (300(3):254). Yes. Really. TMJ Reflecting regrettably on My last words with you, I am reminded by The clicking in my jaw, How great pain can be Inflicted by such a small thing, How so much of happiness Can hinge on the motion Of mandible or tongue, How so much […]


Recommended Reading: EMF Safety, Homeopathy, New Depression Research, Probiotic Claims and More

Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2008

Live Safely and Thrive in the Wireless Age (Central Sierra Health Resource Guide) An excellent overview of the health risks of Electro Magnetic Frequency (EMF) radiation from mobile phones, computers, microwaves and other technological conveniences – along with tips and resources for minimizing your exposure.  To access the article, follow the above link and scroll […]


While We’re on the Subject…Super Duper Wonder Foods vs. the Total Diet

Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2008

We’re not really fond of articles like this: The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating. Why? Because they always somehow manage to leave you with the impression that if you just eat these “superfoods,” you can directly cause a desired health outcome. Just as our parents and guardians tried to persuade us to eat our […]


Around the Web: Lower Your Food Bill, Not Food Quality

Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2008

Eating well is the foundation of health. And this means eating a diet centered on whole foods, preferably organic, locally and sustainably raised. But with the cost of all food soaring to undreamt of heights, eating well can seem nearly impossible to do without breaking the bank. But “seem” doesn’t mean “is.” Still, a recent […]


Follow-up: Report on Recent Mercury Hearing Now Available from the IAOMT

Posted on Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

From IAOMT News: On July 8, 2008, the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing entitled,”Assessing State and Local Regulations to Reduce Dental Mercury Emissions.” Representatives of the IAOMT and the Mercury Policy Project testified, along with scientists, wastewater experts, and a lawyer for the ADA. The […]



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