Recommended Reading: The Holistic Approach to Cancer

Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may remember posts by Dr. Christina Grant, a holistic healer who shared her talents as a guest blogger here. (If not, you can see some of what you missed here and here and here.) Now we’re pleased to announce that she’s published her first book, […]


Drugs & Supplements Don’t Always Play Nice with Each Other

Posted on Friday, July 26th, 2013

As we’ve mentioned before, it’s important to keep all your health care providers aware of all medicaments you regularly take – not just pharmaceutical drugs but also things like dietary supplements and herbs. There can be negative interactions among them. Keeping your dentist, physician and other providers informed goes a long way toward avoiding such […]


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 […]



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