Gum Disease Raises Arthritis Risk & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2009

Gum Disease Raises Arthritis Risk (WebMD) “We’ve known for a while that there is an association between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis. But our new work suggests periodontal disease is causal,” says study head Jerry A. Molitor, MD, PhD, associate professor in the division of rheumatology and autoimmune disease at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. […]

The Dental Power of Aloe and Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, July 27th, 2009

Teeth and Gums Also Benefit from the Healing Power of Aloe Vera (Medical News Today) The aloe vera plant has a long history of healing power. Its ability to heal burns and cuts and soothe pain has been documented as far back as the 10th century. Legend has it that Cleopatra used aloe vera to […]

Tooth Damage from OJ, Motor Function Loss from Lack of Social Interaction and Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, July 3rd, 2009

OJ Worse for Teeth than Whitening, Researchers Say (PhysOrg) Eastman Institute’s YanFang Ren, DDS, PhD, and his team determined that the effects of 6 percent hydrogen peroxide, the common ingredient in professional and over-the-counter whitening products, are insignificant compared to acidic fruit juices. Orange juice markedly decreased hardness and increased roughness of tooth enamel. Unlike […]

Another Way Stress Affects Your Dental Health

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2009

When you’re stressed, you feel it.   JD’na/Flickr   Your neck, shoulders and back may get tight. You may have nagging headaches. Your stomach may churn or feel like lead. It’s a whole body experience. And according to a new study in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene, it affects your mouth’s periodontal tissues – […]

Around the Web: Tips to De-Stress, Recharge and Treat Your Body Right

Posted on Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Overwhelmed? Over at HuffPo, Tara Stiles offers 10 ways of dealing with it.   Exausted? Zen Habits’ guest blogger Greg Go suggests 55 ways to get more energy.   Wanting to eat healthy but strapped for cash? Check out Diet Blog’s info on how to get five servings of fruit and veg a day for […]

Biofilm-Fighting Cool Plasma and Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, June 19th, 2009

Wiping Out Tooth Infections: Cool Plasma Packs Heat Against Biofilms (ScienceDaily) Though it looks like a tiny purple blowtorch, a pencil-sized plume of plasma on the tip of a small probe remains at room temperature as it swiftly dismantles tough bacterial colonies deep inside a human tooth. But it’s not another futuristic product of George […]

Fast DNA Damage from Particulates and Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2009

  Environmental Exposure to Particulates May Damage DNA in as Few as Three Days (ScienceDaily) Exposure to particulate matter has been recognized as a contributing factor to lung cancer development for some time, but a new study indicates inhalation of certain particulates can actually cause some genes to become reprogrammed, affecting both the development and […]

The Sleep/Health Connection and How to Improve It

Posted on Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

There’s an old Irish proverb that says, “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” Indeed, the link between sleeping well and wellbeing has been noted throughout the ages. Shakespeare called it the “chief nourisher in life’s feast,” while to Thomas Dekker, it was “the golden chain that […]

Stress and Your Body’s Nutritional Needs

Posted on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

No doubt, you know the home remedy starve a fever, feed a cold. But how do you feed a cold? Well, you drink lots of fluids, of couse. You eat wholesome, nourishing foods such as the standard chicken soup. These help strengthen our bodies, supporting them in healing themselves. But what about when we’re stressed? […]

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