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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We live in an era of medical specialists. Cardiologists, endocrinologists, oncologists, gastroenterologists – each tends to focus on parts rather than the whole being. Yet as science continues to evolve, there is ever more evidence that oral health is intimately linked to overall health. While the cardiologist who focuses on hearts may never take mouths […]
You probably already know that breastfeeding protects babies from premature death and serious diseases. But did you know it provides health benefits for mothers, too? According to recent research in Obstetrics & Gynecology, breastfeeding can significantly lower the risk of developing breast cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease in mothers. For the study, researchers modeled […]
Other than diet, few things will help the body as much as exercise. As the chair of the British Academy of Medical Royal Colleges put it in her Foreword to the Academy’s 2015 report to physicians, Physical activity is important in the management of long-term diseases, but it is even more important in the prevention […]
If you’ve got chronic acid reflux or GERD, chances are you’ve wound up with a scrip for a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). From a dental standpoint, there’s good sense in controlling reflux. After all, the stomach acid can destroy the enamel on your teeth, leaving the dentin exposed and vulnerable to decay. Chronic acid reflux […]
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 […]
Recently, we looked at life buried in sugar. But just how do you dig out from under it? You’ve probably heard more than a few horror stories about how hard eliminating sugar can be – tales of migraines, shakiness, lack of energy, irritability, and more. Fortunately, these withdrawal symptoms are only temporary. And there are […]
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. […]
By Michael G. Rehme, DDS, CCN If you ask most people, “What do your teeth have to do with your overall health and wellness?” the answer most likely given is, “I never really thought about it,” or “I didn’t know that my teeth had anything to do with my overall health.” But if you ask […]
As Randall reminded in the comments on our last post, if insomnia is a persistent problem, Alpha-Stim can offer some good help. It’s a device we also use often in our practice for patients who want a natural, drug-free way to relax during long or difficult procedures – or help dealing with dental anxiety in […]
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