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 […]

Quick Links: Effective Ortho, Early Diet & Later Health, Food & the Brain, Turning Off Stress Genes with Yoga

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2008

Survey: Most Effective Dental Braces Are Least Attractive (Physorg) FDA Slowing New Medicine Pipeline (WSJ via 100 Californians Injured by Hospitals Each Month (MedHeadlines) Mother’s Junk Food “Harms Child” (BBC) Early Life Nutrition May Be Associated with Adult Intellectual Functioning (Science Daily) Scientists Learn How Food Affects the Brain: Omega 3 Especially Important (Science […]

A Crowning Achievement?

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2008

Via BoingBoing: At least one dental lab is offering some artistic restorations: Personally, we like the one with Queen Elizabeth – the whole “Crown of England on a crown” concept. Interesting novelties? Sure. But that’s about all we can say without knowing more about them, especially what they’re made of. Which brings us to the […]

Speedy Orthodontics – A Good Thing?

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2008

People have become impatient, expecting instant gratification or results from whatever we want or pursue. This is one of the reasons Big Pharma and industrial medicine have had such success in pushing pills: the idea is that if you take this pill, you’ll feel better straight away…not by actually curing the condition but suppressing symptoms. […]

Small Is More: Why Snack Packs Ain’t All They’re Cracked Up to Be

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2008

Think buying snack foods in smaller sizes will help you eat less of them? Think again. In one experiment, students were primed to think about their body shape, then were given potato chips and left to watch television. They ate nearly twice as many chips when given nine small bags as when given two large […]

Mercury Poisoning from Fillings Discussed in Congressional Committee

Posted on Thursday, July 10th, 2008

The Associated Press reported yesterday on the latest congressional hearing on mercury issues: The dental industry, asked to testify Tuesday about pollution from mercury in tooth fillings, found itself under attack from lawmakers who blame mercury for everything from autism in children to skin discoloration. The hearing was about whether dentists should be required to […]

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