The Oral-Systemic Connection, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2012

Can Poor Dental Health Lead to Pneumonia? (Dental Education Blog) Yale University says so. The oral systemic health study, presented this past October at the Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting in Boston, was headed by Dr. Samit Joshi of Yale University School of Medicine. Researchers found changes in bacteria in the mouth preceded […]


Biological Dental Health in 2011 – A Look Back

Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

With the year fading fast, it’s time to take a quick look back at the 2011 edition of Know Thy Health – our third full year of blogging. First, a snapshot, via the first sentence from the first post of each month: January: Marie Flowers tells her story of mercury poisoning in powerful testimony at […]


How to Clear the Energy of Your Home or Office (Guest Post)

Posted on Friday, March 4th, 2011

When you enter someone’s home or office, part of you automatically notes how it feels. Conscious or not, this awareness seems to be a survival mechanism, keeping you alert for protection and safety. Illness, violence, arguments, drug use and dark thoughts and moods can all influence the energy of a place negatively, creating an oppressive […]


A Last Look Back at 2010

Posted on Friday, January 7th, 2011

We can’t let the first week of 2011 go past without taking an obligatory look back at 2010. So here’s a snapshot of Know Thy Health, via two lists – the top 10 most popular posts first published in 2010 and the overall top 10 for the year. Top 10 New Posts in 2010 Why […]


Yoga Works (Guest Post)

Posted on Friday, October 15th, 2010

If you’re curious about trying yoga but know little about this ancient practice, getting started can be daunting. Do you have to be as flexible as a Slinky? Must you be a gymnast or able to wrap a leg around your neck while standing on your head? Hardly. Sure, there are some yogis who achieve […]


Stat!: Health Depends on Making Good Choices

Posted on Monday, September 20th, 2010

Scott McLeod/Flickr   Percent of premature US deaths in 1900 caused by personal decisions: About 10 Percent of premature US deaths currently caused by personal decisions: 44.5   Source: Wired (UK)  


Where is the Care in Conventional Health Care? (Guest Post)

Posted on Friday, May 21st, 2010

My entire orientation to health and well being is from a holistic perspective, so it astounds me to see the majority of our population allowing themselves to be “treated” by a system run by insurance companies and pharmaceutical giants. These industry giants dictate scientific study and treatments geared toward the ultimate goal of selling us […]


Privileging Drugs, Bashing Herbs

Posted on Monday, April 5th, 2010

Not long ago, we ran across a couple of hmmm-inducing headlines on news stories involving herbal medications. The first covered research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on problems that can arise from mixing “heart drugs” and some herbal supplements. According to WebMD’s report, [Researcher Arshad ] Jahangir says the danger […]



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