Problems in the Mouth Can Indeed Mean Problems in the Body

Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Sometimes, when your knowledge expands, a little chaos is created, too. You may need to let go of old ways of knowing, of things you’ve thought to be true for many, many years. It’s far easier to not ask questions and stick with the familiar path – like those dentists who cling to things like […]

Another Natural Toothpaste Option

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

We seldom blog about specific products, but we were recently learned about a new natural toothpaste that seems pretty cool. Now toothpaste, as our regular readers know, isn’t exactly a requirement for good oral hygiene. Research has shown that it’s mainly the mechanical action of brushing that breaks up the oral biofilm (plaque) on your […]

More Than Just the Absence of Symptoms

Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 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 also includes being happy (59%), […]

Oh, Oh, GMO…

Posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

According to a new industry-backed survey, nearly 70% of American consumers aren’t really clear about what GMOs are – or at least “are not confident” that they know what they are, in the language of the survey. So is it any surprise that roughly the same number say that they’re uncomfortable having GMOs in the […]

The Trouble with Implants, Mixed Metals Edition

Posted on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

No one would be surprised if you missed this oh-so-important celebrity item amidst news about the Kavanaugh hearings, midterm elections, and the MLB postseason (Go Braves!): Dave Grohl, frontman for the Foo Fighters, had some dental work done. As Alternative Nation reported, discogrohl has posted the first photo of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s teeth, […]

Medical Implants & Chronic Disease

Posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

We’re just going to leave this here: According to Mark W. Clemens, MD, Associate Professor, Plastic Surgery and senior investigator, the team looked at “certain rare diseases” and found an association with some autoimmune diseases and cancers, including scleroderma and melanoma. “This study did not report a direct link or causative effect between implants and […]

Soft Bristles or Not So Soft?: What’s Best for Toothbrushing?

Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

A new review of earlier research confirms the main rationale for dentists recommending soft-bristle toothbrushes over harder-bristle ones: They’re less apt to damage your gums. The researchers sifted through nearly 2000 studies to get to the 13 that met their criteria. Of those, 6 focused on bristle shape, 2 focused on stiffness, and 5 focused […]

KTH Flashback: A Closer Look at the Biological Terrain (a/k/a the Extracellular Matrix)

Posted on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Originally posted March 28, 2018; updated Health and illness are driven by the condition of the body’s internal environment or biological terrain. But what is the terrain, exactly? What is it made of? What happens there? How can we support its optimal function – and thus our optimal health? In the webinar below, naturopath Dr. […]

Becoming Sugar Savvy

Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Too much sugar is bad for teeth, gums, and body alike, and the easiest way to avoid getting too much of the stuff is to avoid processed foods all together and minimize the amount you use in the cooking you do for yourself. Of course, for many, that’s easier said than done. Recently, we received […]

Why Communication Is Absolutely Critical to Good Healthcare

Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions louder than your words. – M. Scott Peck We are living in chaotic times. The linear world humanity trusted in for centuries is being upended by something wilder and less predictable. Change brings challenge. Has humanity exhausted its […]

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