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“Wellness” Is More than Just Another Status Symbol

Remember this Julia Louise-Dreyfus ad for Old Navy? As ads go, it’s pretty funny. It also gives a nod to one of the big myths about living healthfully – when Louise-Dreyfus, gushing over another woman’s outfit, exclaims, “My kale smoothie [costs] more than that!” Healthy, goes the conventional wisdom, is expensive. Very expensive. More than […]

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Will the Tenth Amendment Guarantee Your Right to Drink Raw Milk?

If we were to honestly look at our personal habits, we’d have to admit many of the daily choices we make have the potential to cause us harm. We make thousands of decisions each and every day on what to eat, drink, smoke, how to travel, who to couple with, what commercial products or chemicals […]

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Reconciling A Divorced Mouth

If you’re like most people, you’ve at least partly internalized the “expert view” that divorces your teeth from your body, acting as though they have nothing to do with each other. You don’t have to justify the split. After all, the body is an incredibly complex organism. And it’s because of this complexity that the […]

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Eyes Wide Shut? The Diet-Sleep Quality Connection

Now that life has settled down after all the holiday whirl, you’re still not sleeping. You get up a couple times a night or lie awake between rounds of wrestling your pillow into submission. By the time you actually get up, you don’t feel rested or refreshed. So in the morning, you shoot down chasers […]

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10 Tips: A Holiday Eating Survival Guide

If you’re committed to healthful eating, the thought of holiday parties may find you wanting to curl up under a blanket until they pass. So much easier than facing things like sweet potatoes with marshmallows, green bean casserole, cookie trays, and frosted stollen, But hiding out is hardly your only option. Here are 10 tips […]

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Care of the Mouth Is Care of the Body

We all know how crazy-high healthcare spending is here in the US. We spend far more than any other country in the world. More than 16% of our GDP goes to healthcare. We spend over $8700 per person, per year. Most other countries spend less than $1000. Yet according to National Research Council and Institute […]

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Guest Post: Gratitude & Health – Some Thoughts as We Near Thanksgiving

Our thanks to the office of Dr. Vern Erwin for letting us share this post from their blog. Updated from the original. It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here in the US. While not all Americans observe this holiday, most of us will do the “traditional” thing of spending time with family and […]

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From Our Archives: Is There A Battery In Your Mouth?

By Michael G. Rehme, DDS, CCN That’s a strange question to ask – or is it? Did you know that most metals found in your mouth have the ability to create an electrical charge? This charge can be responsible for numerous side effects that are rarely associated with the dental work found in your mouth. […]

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How “Risky” Are Dietary Supplements Really?

Should you be afraid of dietary supplements? A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine is being touted as a “yes.” As NPR reported last week, Tens of thousands of Americans are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year for problems caused by dietary supplements, federal health officials are reporting. According to Dr. […]

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It’s Mercury-Free Dentistry Week

In late 2011, reports the Florida Times-Union, the FDA was finally to issue a warning against the use of dental mercury amalgam in young children, pregnant and nursing women, and other populations. They would also urge the use of alternative filling materials whenever possible. And then, silence. Today, the FDA continues to insist that dental […]

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