Triclosan in Toothpaste? No Thanks!

Posted on Monday, May 24th, 2010

Jack Black’s Stunt Double/Flickr   A recent media release distributed by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) touts the antimicrobial, antifungal agent triclosan as the latests “wonder ingredient” in toothpaste: Toothpaste that contains triclosan/copolymer is better than regular fluoride toothpastes at killing the kinds of bacteria that live in people’s mouths, according to a study […]

As If We Needed Another Reason to Oppose Fluoridation…

Posted on Monday, March 15th, 2010

Perhaps Nobel Prize Laureate in Medicine Arvid Carlsson put it best: “Fluoridation is against all principles of modern pharmacology. It’s really obsolete.” It’s also risky, with health effects ranging from fluorosis to any number of physical illnesses and problems. The Fluoride Action Network lists 50 reasons to oppose fluoridation, but now there might be another […]

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 […]

Don’t Use Natural Toothpastes?

Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2009

Henna Lion/Flickr A short and silly item recently ran in “The Thin Green Line” eco-blog at, which we reproduce here in full so you can immediately appreciate the mind-blowingness of it: Dentist: Don’t use natural toothpastes Good news and bad news at the dentist this morning. The good news is, my teeth are fine. […]

Divorcing the Mouth from the Body

Posted on Friday, August 7th, 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 bad for [the] teeth [are] […]

When Plain Filtered Water Isn’t Enough

Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2009

We get media releases. A lot of them. Like one that came in a couple weeks ago, which began: Mark it down in your calendar – August 3rd is National Watermelon Day!!! Have a slice or two or better yet, enjoy a refreshing watermelon flavored beverage from HINT water. Watermelon is the most luscious flavor […]

What’s Going to Happen to Fluoride in California?

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2009

The State’s Qualified Experts of the Carcinogen Identification Committee have recommended – much to the dismay of the American Dental Association and other trade groups – that fluoride be evaluated as a potential carcinogen: On May 29, 2009, over protests by the lobbyists for the American Dental Association and the Personal Care Products Council who […]

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