Nutrition’s Role in Taming Gum Disease

Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

If you’ve got gum disease – and most American adults do to one degree or another – dealing with it isn’t just a matter of brushing and flossing more. Other factors contribute to the problem, too. While smoking is the number one risk factor, others identified by science include lack of sleep, chronic stress, bruxing […]


Do We Really Need More Products?

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Last month, at a California Dental Association meeting in Anaheim, one presenting dentist lamented the fact that despite all the hygiene coaching and fluoride, too many patients were coming back with cavities. “Give me something to treat this disease that’s better than something my patients can buy at a drugstore,” Dr. Novy told the crowd […]


Guest Post: Not Just the Sugars but the Refined Starches, Too

Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Our thanks to the office of Houston biological dentist Dr. Bill Glaros for letting us share this recent post from their blog. You’ll find the original here. We’ve all heard that sugar rots your teeth. But believe it or don’t, there may be something even worse: sugar and starch together. At least, that’s the case […]


Gummy Supplements: Big Business? Yes. Big Nutrition? Not So Much

Posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Once upon a time, gummy and other chewable vitamins were just kid stuff. Now, they’re very big business. As the New York Times reported last year, Millions of people are hooked on gummies as a health supplement. Gummy multivitamins accounted for 7.5 percent of the $6 billion multivitamin market in the United States in 2016, […]


Fat Is Not the Villain

Posted on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

For decades, dietary fat has been portrayed as a villain. And for decades, that hypothesis has been challenged. Now, recent evidence lends even more weight to the notion that sugars and refined carbs are the real demons fueling all manner of chronic disease. And more folks are beginning to pay attention. In the article below, […]


What’s Healthy Eating? 10 Guidelines

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

In recognition of National Nutrition Month, the faculty of the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science at Bastyr University recently sent out a list of tips for maintaining a well-balanced, healthy diet. It’s good stuff, reminding that nutrition isn’t just about what you eat but how you eat; your attitudes about food; your approach to […]


On “Healthy” Food

Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

There was an interesting read in the New York Times last week on beliefs about “healthy” foods, based on a survey inspired by the FDA’s reconsideration of what kinds of foods can be called “healthy.” (Earlier this year, the agency also invited public comments on showed the use of the term “natural” on food labels. […]


The Orange vs. the Juice

Posted on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

A basic idea of nutritional approaches to health is that whole foods are generally “better” than foods derived or processed from them. It’s the total nutritional package that counts, as Dr. Royal Lee pointed out many decades ago and as research has confirmed – at least in some cases. For instance, a study published last […]


How the Insides of Your Teeth Affect the Outsides

Posted on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Of course, saliva isn’t the only natural defense system for your teeth. Another lies within the miles of microscopic tubules that make up the tissue between the hard outer enamel and delicate inner pulp of each tooth: dentin. Those tubules aren’t just empty chambers. Fluid flows through them – mainly cytoplasm from the odontoblasts that […]



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