Food as Medicine? The Big Picture Matters (Guest Post)

Posted on Friday, April 5th, 2013

From the blog of William P. Glaros, DDS – Used with permission For all the “health care” that happens in this country, we seem to have a real problem when it comes to preventive care – in dentistry or otherwise – even as all of our most common chronic conditions can be largely avoided. Yet, […]


Captain Obvious Gets Philosophical

Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2013

A while back, we looked at a fluoride study that inadvertently raised the issue of whether fluoridation is really all that effective. Other papers have noted its limits, as well. Consider the study published in JADA back in 2004, which sprang from the possibility that “dietary patterns in young children may offset some of the […]


Not Just the Mercury Fillings or Just the Root Canals or Implants or Cavitations

Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013

“The brain taking shortcuts is one of the cornerstones of human intelligence,” says cognitive neuroscientist Itiel Dror. Shortcuts enable the brain to deal with the mismatch between the capacity, the computational power, of the brain, and the need to process some of the information. * * * The fact that we have a smaller brain, […]


Sugar & the Modern Food Environment (Guest Post)

Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2013

From the office of William P. Glaros, DDS: Sugar has one thing going for it: It makes things taste good. And it’s a taste we’re born to prefer. In the natural settings that human primate ancestors evolved in, sweetness intensity should indicate energy density, while bitterness tends to indicate toxicity. The high sweetness detection threshold […]


Big Food Is Concerned You May Be Confused

Posted on Friday, October 12th, 2012

You’re probably familiar with the rule of thumb for ingredients labels, “If you can’t pronounce it, don’t buy it.” It’s a rough guide, to be sure, but useful when buying processed food. (Though we recommend a diet based on whole foods, most of us will buy at least some processed .) At least one industry […]


Divorcing the Mouth from the Body

Posted on Monday, June 11th, 2012

Originally posted 7 August 2009 Late last month, an article published in the Journal of Dental Research by P. Hujoel of the University of Washington School of Dentistry got a notable bit of media coverage. Most of it focused on the fact that – as the article noted and one headline put it – “diets […]


Harder Than Doing Your Taxes? Hardly!

Posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

There are some stunning statistics in the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s latest Food & Health Survey, released last week. Here’s one mind-blower: Nine out of ten Americans describe their health as good or better, a significant increase from previous years. The majority (60%) report that their health is either excellent or very good, […]


The Deal with Sugar

Posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

  Read Dr. Lustig’s noted Nature article “The Toxic Truth About Sugar”


It’s Complicated

Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012

“The brain taking shortcuts is one of the cornerstones of human intelligence,” says cognitive neuroscientist Itiel Dror. Shortcuts enable the brain to deal with the mismatch between the capacity, the computational power, of the brain, and the need to process some of the information. * * * The fact that we have a smaller brain, […]


How a Couple of Guys Took Charge of Their Health

Posted on Friday, April 6th, 2012

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead is kind of the flipside of Supersize Me – what happens after you start putting good stuff into your body instead of bad. Here’s the complete film – with ads, unfortunately, but it’s well worth the occasional interruptions. (Firefox users with Adblock Plus are spared the ads but not the […]



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