Yet More Evidence Pointing to Mercury Amalgam’s Risk

Posted on Thursday, January 15th, 2015

In 2000, Freya Koss filed a personal malpractice suit against her former dentist. Her complaint alleged that the dentist had exposed her to dangerous levels of mercury vapor during the unsafe removal of an existing amalgam filling and replacement with a new one. Further, she alleged that her injuries were due to numerous deviations from […]

Eminently Quotable: Ivan Illich

Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

And for an excellent, thought-provoking discussion of the health care business (and the politics around that business) in the US, check out Terry Gross’s recent interview with Steven Brill on Fresh Air.

10 Papers Undercutting Fluoridation Clichés

Posted on Thursday, January 8th, 2015

While we’re on the subject of top 10 lists, Dr. Paul Connett sent out a keeper just before Christmas: “Ten Key Papers that Challenge the Pro-Fluoride Mantra.” That “mantra,” of course, is “that fluoridation is ‘safe,’ ‘effective’ and ‘cost effective.” The 10 papers below provide a strong, science-based counterpoint to pro-fluoridation claims. Notably, several of […]

Biological Dental Health in 2014 – A Last Look Back

Posted on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Following our tradition, we start the new year by taking a quick look back at the past year in the life of this blog. As ever, we remain especially grateful to all of you who check in here regularly, and who have liked, commented on and shared our posts. You are an integral part of […]

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 […]

Towards a Fluoride-Free Future

Posted on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

This week, the Fluoride Action Network and Dr. Mercola have teamed up for Fluoride Awareness Week – a time to draw attention to the science, ethics and politics of uncontrolled fluoride exposure and health. Already, they’ve posted a couple of good articles on the science behind fluoridation and its effects. In the piece below, FAN […]

Stat!: One Step Forward, One Step Back

Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Percent decrease in smoking-related deaths in the US between 1960 and 2010: 54 Percent increase in obesity-related death: 166 Percent decrease in death from heavy alcohol use: 22 Percent increase in deaths from firearms: 29 Percent decrease in death due to motor vehicles: 46 Percent increase in death by toxins (especially prescription drug overdose): 1005 […]

Guest Post: Instead of Antibiotics…

Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Our thanks to Dr. Bill Glaros for letting us share this recent post from his office blog on ours… As if there were still some question about it, a pair of recent news items confirms the great American love affair with antibiotics. First came a new study which found that despite all warnings and guidance, […]

Risk & Perspective

Posted on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Another year, another Shark Week, and another flurry of criticism about how such programming demonizes the animal and creates totally out-of-proportion fear. A nifty graphic that briefly made the rounds on Facebook last week shows just how out-of-proportion: For any number of reasons, people just aren’t very good at evaluating risks – something that’s also […]

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