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Colonics for Better Health

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...

So Just What Is a “Healthy” Diet Anyway?

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...

Tips for Surviving the Holiday Sugar & Carb Glut

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...

One Key to Kicking Gum Disease: Exercise

We’ve looked before at how exercise supports healthy teeth and gums just as much as it does your overall health and well-being. Now new research suggests that one of the ways this happens is by keeping inflammation under control. Inflammation, of course, is a common...

A New Weapon Against Oral Infection: Structured Silver

Even after you’ve brushed and flossed, your mouth is home to hundreds of species of bacteria. Many of them are helpful. Others contribute to decay, gum disease, and other oral infections. Maintaining good dental health is largely about encouraging the good microbes...

It’s Mercury-Free Dentistry Awareness Week

Although more dental offices these days are mercury-free like ours, the unfortunate truth is that most American dentists still place amalgam fillings – restorations that are 50% mercury, a known (and potent!) neurotoxin. According to a survey published earlier this...

Is Saturated Fat Really Evil? (The Short Answer: No)

Some folks act like saying something over and over again will somehow make it true – like the American Dental Association insisting that neurotoxic mercury amalgam is “safe.” Or the American Heart Association (AHA) constantly telling us how much healthier we’d all be...

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