Another Odd Dental Product

Posted on Monday, June 30th, 2008

Admittedly, when we first ran across this ad at Oddee (some PG-13 content): we couldn’t figure out what it could possibly be for. So we Googled “DDS System”: Weight loss? How? Wiring a person’s jaw shut? (It’s not out of the question.) One click later, we found out. It’s an appliance. To make your mouth […]


Junk Food Longevity? A Misleading Lead

Posted on Friday, June 27th, 2008

Check out the headline in this screenshot from a recent article posted on the Vacaville (CA) Reporter site: There’s just one problem: the subject of the story, 102 year old Samuel Cancimilla, doesn’t really claim that junk food has been good for him. The writer does list his favorite sweets but then includes some more […]


Towns Question Fluoride Use…

Posted on Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

…including Grand Rapids, Michigan, the birthplace of public water fluoridation. Read more in the Chicago Tribune.


Quick Links: Oral Piercing Problems, Organic Food Quality, Compact Fluorescent Bulb Safety & More Pharma Phollies

Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Warning for Teens: Teeth and Jewelry Don’t Mix (Science Daily) Is Organic Food Really Healthier? (Earth Land Journal, via Alternet) Are Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs Dangerous? (Scientific American) Key Opinion Leaders: Independent Experts of Drug Representatives in Disguise? (BMJ) 6/24 Addendum – Re: the SciAm article on fluorescent lightbulbs, Dr. Verigin adds, If mercury is that […]


Stat!: “Breakfast Is Important, but…”

Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Percent of Americans who say breakfast is the most important meal of the day: 92 Image by Bob van Martin, via Flickr Percent of Americans who eat breakfast every day: 46 Source: IFIC 2008 Food and Health Survey


Sites We Like: Fluoride Action Network

Posted on Friday, June 20th, 2008

The Fluoride Action Network “is an international coalition seeking to broaden public awareness about the toxicity of fluoride compounds and the health impacts of current fluoride exposures.” And indeed, their site is packed with valuable, timely scientific information on all sources of fluoride and the damage it can do. They also provide news on fluoride […]


The FDA’s 180: Be Concerned about Mercury in Dental Amalgam Fillings

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

From the San Jose Mercury News: Two years ago, Dr. David Biles videotaped a string of patients in his Santa Cruz dental office talking about what happened after he removed their mercury amalgam fillings. All of them reported they felt healthier; they said symptoms such as pain, high blood pressure and bleeding gums went away. […]



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