If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know how the inflammation that underlies gum disease can hurt your overall health. Yet as we noted last week, short term – acute – inflammation is an essential bodily process. But what actually happens during inflammation and why is it necessary? Registered Dental Hygienist JoAnn R. […]
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If you or someone you love has type 2 diabetes, you know that carb intake is the single biggest factor in raising blood sugar levels. And if you – or someone you love – is taking medication for diabetes, you might have wondered, if carbs are the problem, then why does the dietary guidance recommend […]
We live in a tech-driven environment, able to virtually be in many places at once. While this can simplify many aspects of our lives, it also means we’re not always inhabiting the space we’re in. Our minds are always elsewhere. Over time, this lack of attention and flitting from our email to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter […]
For some of us, when it comes to coffee, we can’t get enough. Sure, coffee is one of those beverages that goes in and out of favor with regard to health. Just within the past week, we’ve been told that parents’ coffee consumption may raise risk of miscarriage and that as many as 5 cups […]
Recently, news of “smart” insulin made international headlines. It’s a fascinating development that may change how often diabetes I patients need to take insulin. To be clear, there are two kinds of diabetes. Type I is when the body’s immune system kills off insulin-making cells, whereas type II occurs when the body doesn’t make enough […]
Most every adult in the US – 92%, to be exact – have experienced cavities. What’s to be done about it? Quite a bit, actually. Such a high rate of decay is unnatural, and we know the culprit: added sugars. Every time you eat hyper-processed food or sip a soft drink, you consume the stuff. […]
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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