Nutrition’s Role in Taming Gum Disease

Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

If you’ve got gum disease – and most American adults do to one degree or another – dealing with it isn’t just a matter of brushing and flossing more. Other factors contribute to the problem, too. While smoking is the number one risk factor, others identified by science include lack of sleep, chronic stress, bruxing […]


Guest Post: Not Just the Sugars but the Refined Starches, Too

Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Our thanks to the office of Houston biological dentist Dr. Bill Glaros for letting us share this recent post from their blog. You’ll find the original here. We’ve all heard that sugar rots your teeth. But believe it or don’t, there may be something even worse: sugar and starch together. At least, that’s the case […]


No Surprise: What You Eat Affects Your Teeth

Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

As if we needed more confirmation that what we eat affects our oral health, a new study in the Journal of Dentistry pounds the point home: In children and adolescents, tooth decay is greatly influenced by diet. And it’s the usual culprits at work: soft drinks, acidic foods, sweets, and fruit juice (a double-whammy of […]


On “Healthy” Food

Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

There was an interesting read in the New York Times last week on beliefs about “healthy” foods, based on a survey inspired by the FDA’s reconsideration of what kinds of foods can be called “healthy.” (Earlier this year, the agency also invited public comments on showed the use of the term “natural” on food labels. […]


Fluoride as Distraction

Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Some things don’t need a click-baity title to make you sit up and pay attention – such as an argument against fluoride from what appears to be an overall pro-fluoride position. We’ve seen it at least once before, but another recently came on our radar via the Sydney Morning Herald. As a treatment for tooth […]


Stat!: Too Much Sugar

Posted on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Max daily calories that the World Health Organization says should come from sugar: 10% of total Sugar consumption “target” recommended by WHO: 5% Target recommended by independent researchers to prevent tooth decay: 3% Percent of the average American adult’s daily calories that come from sugar: about 19% Of the average American youth’s daily calories: roughly […]


Food, GMOs & the Right to Know

Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014

In case you missed it last week in the run-up to Thanksgiving, the FDA recently announced that calorie counts will now need to be “clearly and conspicuously” posted on menus and displays in all establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations. “Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away […]


Sugar: Sweet. Delicious. Comforting. Everywhere.

Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Sugar consumption has skyrocketed over the last century. US per capita consumption now stands at 180 pounds a year, fueling all manner of chronic illness in adults and children alike. Sugar is big business. And like all big businesses, the industry will resort to just about anything to keep the money flowing. Remember how the […]


Biosis #43: Attitude, Root Canals & Gluten-Free Foods

Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The May 2014 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Easy as ABC A stands for ATTITUDE! Zig Ziglar used to talk about how there were two kinds of people in the world: optimists and pessimists. Optimists, he said, jump out of bed saying, “Good morning, Lord!” […]



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