Drinking Water: A Modern Dilemma (Guest Post)

Posted on Friday, August 20th, 2010

The EPA has warned that drinking water pollution is one of the top environmental threats to our health. Contaminants are routinely measured in municipal drinking water including lead, cadmium, mercury and other metals; pesticides, fertilizers and chlorine. These can enter your body not only by your drinking the water but bathing in it. Our blood […]


Gum Disease – Alzheimer’s Link & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, August 9th, 2010

New Evidence Supports Link Between Gum Inflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease (PhysOrg) NYU dental researchers have found the first long-term evidence that periodontal (gum) disease may increase the risk of cognitive dysfunction associated with Alzheimer’s disease in healthy individuals as well as in those who already are cognitively impaired. * * * “The research suggests that […]


Effects of Too Many Dental X-Rays & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, July 5th, 2010

Dental X-Ray Link to Thyroid Cancer (Telegraph) In a study of 313 cancer patients, scientists from Brighton, Cambridge and Kuwait found the chances of developing cancer rose with increasing numbers of dental X-rays. The researchers said the idea that dental radiography is absolutely safe merits further examination due to their findings. They argued that their […]


Trauma Affects the Immune System & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, May 14th, 2010

Trauma Leaves Its Mark on Immune System (New Scientist) Traumatic experiences can scar for life, both mentally and physically. Now it seems they even leave chemical marks on DNA – in areas responsible for immune functions and memory. The result could help explain why people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including some soldiers and victims […]


Why It’s So Hard to Tell Which Tooth Aches & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, April 30th, 2010

Why It’s So Hard to Tell Which Tooth Has the Ache (Wired) When it comes to a toothache, the brain doesn’t discriminate. A new imaging study shows that to the brain, a painful upper tooth feels a lot like a painful lower tooth. The results, which will be published in the journal Pain, help explain […]


Some Unsettling Truths About Western Medicine’s Drug “Cures”

Posted on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

This week, we’re pleased to run the article “How to Fix Our Failing Health Care System?” by holistic dentist Dr. Steven Green. Part 1, “The Great American Drug Culture,” is available here, along with biographical info about Dr. Green.   How to Fix Our Failing Health Care System? Part 2: Some Unsettling Truths About Western […]


Repairing Gums, Preventing Cancer & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2010

New Technology Aims to Repair the After-Effects of Gum Disease (Medical News Today) Advances in tissue engineering are offering the promise of being able to restore lost bone and gum tissue following periodontal disease. About a third of the population are affected by chronic inflammatory gum disease which can result in loss of the bone […]


The Problem with Sour Candies & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2010

Sour Candy Like Battery Acid to Teeth (CBS News) Research indicates tooth enamel erodes in a pH of less than 4.0. More than two dozen popular candies were shown to have acid levels ranging from 3.0 pH down to 1.6 pH. “When they’re gummy or sticky, then they stick to our tooth surface,” said [dentist […]


20 More Health-Related Articles Worth Checking Out

Posted on Monday, December 14th, 2009

As mentioned, we check the web daily for health and wellness news and articles that we think may be of interest to you. Inevitably, we wind up with much more material than we can possibly write about yet find worth sharing. So, without further ado, here are 20 more articles that have stacked up over […]


Green Tea May Prevent Oral Cancer & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, November 9th, 2009

Green Tea May Help Prevent Oral Cancer (US News & World Report) A new study appears to add to growing evidence that green tea might help protect against cancer. U.S. researchers gave 41 volunteers with pre-malignant mouth lesions green tea extract for three months at doses of 500 milligrams per meter squared (mg/m2), 750 mg/m2 […]



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