Becoming Sugar Savvy

Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Too much sugar is bad for teeth, gums, and body alike, and the easiest way to avoid getting too much of the stuff is to avoid processed foods all together and minimize the amount you use in the cooking you do for yourself. Of course, for many, that’s easier said than done. Recently, we received […]


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 […]


So Many Snack Bars, So Relatively Few Healthy Options

Posted on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Let’s take a minute to talk about snack bars. No, not that kind of snack bar. This kind: Granola bars. Energy bars. Nutrition bars. Whatever you call them, they’re certainly tasty and convenient. What’s not to love? How about the massive amount of sugar some of these products can contain, not to mention a veritable […]


A Long Look at Sugar

Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Although there’s a moment in this BBC documentary where they seem a little too generous toward artificial sweeteners such as sucralose, overall, it does take a good, broad, and interesting look at sugar and its impact on human health. And as for what happens when you quit the stuff? Read on…


Recommended Reading: 7 Longreads on What We’re Doing to Food & What Food Is Doing to Us

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Modern Industrial Foods & Their Effects on the Human BodyWhat’s modern farming doing to our food? This recent article from the Natural Medicine Journal explores the health impact of modern interventions commonly used in the food industry – GM crops, pesticides, drugs, additives – and the benefits of opting for organic. Junk Food Is Bad […]


Fluoride as Distraction

Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Some things don’t need a click-baity title to make you sit up and pay attention – such as an argument against fluoride from what appears to be an overall pro-fluoride position. We’ve seen it at least once before, but another recently came on our radar via the Sydney Morning Herald. As a treatment for tooth […]


Sugar: The Difference-Maker

Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Recently, we ran across a not-very-surprising-yet-kind-of-interesting study published earlier this year in Caries Research. The “no surprise” part is that it confirmed the role for sucrose – ordinary table sugar – in tooth decay. Evaluating a group of children over the course of 13 years, the researchers found that those with the highest sugar intake […]


Stat!: The Way to Decay

Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Percent of Americans who don’t brush their teeth twice a day, as recommended: 40 Percent who, when they do brush, brush less than the recommended 2 minutes: 50+ Percent who never floss at all: 33 Grams of added sugar eaten daily by the average American: 77+ Grams of sugar eaten daily by the top 20% […]


Whatever Sugar Wants…

Posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2015

When it comes to preventing tooth decay, conventional dentistry typically offers just a couple “solutions” beyond standard oral hygiene: sealants and fluoride. Of course, neither of these addresses the major cause of caries (cavities). As the editor of the British Dental Journal wrote there last summer, It is…intriguing how when one asks a patient what […]



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