Stat!: Delaying Dentistry

Posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Percentage of American adults who have delayed or will delay dental care due to economic concerns: 36 Percentage who say they know this will cost them more money in the long-run: 80 So why do they do it anyway? There are plenty of reasons to go around, but one other item from this Aspen Dental […]


Food Is More Than…

Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2013

You know what Soylent Green is. Just plain “Soylent,” on the other hand, is a mix of vitamins and minerals intended to replicate “exactly what the body needs to survive” and replace meals altogether. We’re not sure if it’s named for the other stuff to reflect the idea of a “food of the future” or […]


Obesity as “Disease”?

Posted on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

What makes something a disease? Apparently, enough doctors agreeing that it’s a disease. Last week, the American Medical Association decided that we’d all be better served if obesity were recognized as one. And one third of the American population was instantly diagnosed. According to the New York Times, this decision went against the conclusions of […]


“Safe Enough” Poison?

Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2013

source Not that thinking something is “safe enough” actually makes it so. As the United Nations Environment Programme, among others, has shown, there is no such thing as a safe level of exposure to this most potent of neurotoxins. And growing awareness of that fact may shed light on a couple other interesting numbers from […]


It’s Not Just About Biocompatibility

Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2013

Despite all the cheerleading for implant dentistry, the market still seems less than great: rebounding from the global economic turmoil but nowhere near the 15% growth it once knew. Maybe that explains the increasing stress on the message that implants are the ideal solution for missing teeth – whether they are or aren’t. An article […]


A Tale of Two Cancers

Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2013

Did you hear about the latest celebrity oral cancer news? Not Michael Douglas’. The other. Yes. There was. The day after the actor’s now infamous Guardian interview, ESPN reported that Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will be undergoing surgery for cancer in his jaw. No sex. No he-said-no-he-didn’t-yes-he-did drama. Little attention. Kelly’s […]


Evolving Tastes

Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

The same day Dr. Mercola posted his latest commentary on food industry politicking and spin, we ran across another industry press release touting a study to praise its own products – in this case, potatoes. Again. But whereas the previous study was funded by the UK Potato Council, not (apparently) published in a scientific journal […]


Biosis #40: Weston Price, Healing the Terrain & More!

Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

    The May 2013 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online & includes… JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: What Technology Can’t Replace When we are truly communicating, we use all of our senses – and our instinct. For all the progress made with artificial intelligence and virtual reality, technology cannot replace this. When a […]


Care for Some Arsenic with That Fluoride?

Posted on Friday, May 24th, 2013

Earlier this week – and for the fourth time since 1956 – citizens of Portland, Oregon, said “no” to fluoridation. And there are many good reasons to keep saying no, such as this one, recently brought to attention by the Fluoride Action Network: Industrial-Grade Fluoridation Chemicals Cost Society Billions in Arsenic-Induced Cancers Industrial-grade fluoride chemicals […]



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