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Why Your Immune Response May Be Dependent on your Decision to Chew, or Not to Chew

If your life demands that you gulp down your food and hit the ground running, a new study suggests that the old admonishment to “chew your food” is good advice. Turns out, the simple act of chewing your food before swallowing it can boost your immune system. Chewing is the beginning of the digestive process. […]

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Smokin’ Microbial Warfare

This is for all the smokers out there, particularly cigarette smokers. It’s also for all of you out there who love someone who smokes. We know you’re out there. Missouri has one of the highest smoking rates in the country. This is not, we repeat not, a lecture. You already know the price of a […]

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Floss Daily, Live Longer

Scholars and scientists who study human behavior say that it takes approximately 21 days to introduce a new routine into our lifestyles. Repetition and commitment are two contributing factors to a successful outcome. However, without a perceived value for this new behavior, the idea or task soon becomes just an unimportant memory in our lives. […]

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Vitamin C Connections to Dentistry

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a very important nutrient. Its therapeutic use became popularized in the 1970s, thanks to research performed by Dr. Linus Pauling. He is well known for endorsing that the common cold could be controlled by an adequate intake of Vitamin C. He deserves an enormous amount of credit for educating the […]

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