Do you know what’s in your toothpaste? It may include a controversial chemical called triclosan. Numerous concerns have been raised about its safety and effectiveness. Now, a study just published in Science Translational Medicine adds to them by showing that it may promote colon cancer. http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/10/443/eaan4116 Researchers used mice to test the effects of small… Read More Triclosan in Your Oral Hygiene Products? It May Promote Colon Cancer
Just as gum disease is a progressive disease, so is treatment for it. Where scaling and root planing – “deep cleaning” – or ozone therapy may be enough to resolve it in its early stages, surgical measures may be called for as it worsens. Yet the thought of surgery – the cost, the potential pain,… Read More An Alternative to Periodontal Surgery that Draws on Your Body’s Own Healing Response
We’ve talked before about the benefits of oil pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic practice that essentially involves swishing oil around in your mouth. Those benefits are numerous, as a 2017 review of the science neatly sums up: . Oil pulling generates antioxidants which damage the cell wall of microorganisms and kill them. These oils will attract… Read More Why You Really Should Make Oil Pulling Part of Your Oral Hygiene Routine
It wasn’t so long ago that orthodox dentistry scoffed at the idea that oral and systemic health could be linked. These days, we have a World Oral Health Day that focuses on that very relationship. For oral health is much more than just a nice smile. Oral health and general health have a two-way relationship,… Read More How Are Oral & Overall Health Linked? Let Us Count the Ways…
You may not realize it, but digestion actually begins in your mouth. As soon as you take a bite, your chewing and saliva do the initial work of breaking down the food so it can be used by your body. And just as it’s important to take care of the front end of your digestive… Read More Colonics for Better Health
So did you make any resolutions for the new year? How about one to eat healthier? It’s one of the most common, with no shortage of conflicting opinions on just how to do it. Enter US News & World Report, with its new rankings of 40 popular diets with respect to different dietary goals or… Read More So Just What Is a “Healthy” Diet Anyway?
The holidays are here – and for those of us who are trying to eat healthfully, it can feel a bit like a sugar invasion. How do you deal with the overabundance of sugar and refined carbs that comes with the season? One good place to start is with setting goals. Are you going to… Read More Tips for Surviving the Holiday Sugar & Carb Glut