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 […]


Homemade Sunscreens – Yea or Nay?

Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Did you see the piece that PBS NewsHour recently ran on the dangers of DIY sunscreens? No sooner did they did cite an FDA-led JAMA study published this past May on the potential absorption of sunscreen ingredients than they downplayed its significance. The study was small, they said – which it was (though it actually […]


KTH Flashback: More Than Just the Absence of Symptoms

Posted on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Originally posted October 24, 2018 Health is more than just the absence of symptoms. And the good news is that more Americans than ever understand that. According to a new survey from Samueli Integrative Health Programs, more than 9 out of 10 Americans today say health is about much more than not being sick. It […]


Cultivating Consciousness in an Unconscious World

Posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

In last week’s post, Dr. V explored some of the factors that can affect our decision-making and, ultimately, well-being. And it brought to mind David Foster Wallace’s famous speech “This Is Water,” which he originally delivered as a speech to Kenyon College’s 2005 graduating class. The inability to recognize how distracted we are seems to […]


Use Probiotics Wisely

Posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

One of the blessings of having access to as much health information as we have today is also its curse. On the one hand, you’re able to take charge of your health and well-being like never before. On the other, without an in-depth, big-picture understanding, you can wind up making things worse. Case in point? […]



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