|Posted on March 1, 2015 at 9:30 PM||comments (4)|
Aluminum toxicity is rampant.
Considering that many neurological diseases are on the rise, this is not a surprising statement. Aluminum is not a heavy metal like mercury or lead, but its effects can be just as devastating.
Aluminum can accumulate in the brain, causing seizures and reduced mental functions (Alzheimer’s for example). It ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 31, 2015 at 9:00 PM||comments (2)|
It has been 70 years since the United States first started adding fluoride to the municipal water supplies. Many legal battles to remove this toxin from our drinking water are in progress, but still this noxious chemical endures as a staple in our daily diet.
Most developed nations in the world have rejected fluoridation, including 97% of w...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 31, 2014 at 9:30 PM||comments (3)|
I like to consider myself adventurous when it comes to finding unusual and exciting health-promoting foods to eat. So when the holidays aprroached and my son asked what I would like as a gift, my usual answer would have been chocolate, preferably raw and dark. But being that he works in the Chinatown area, I asked if he would surprise me with one of those unusual looking fruits that the supermarkets sell down there.
I basically have no idea what they are named and even less...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 29, 2014 at 9:00 PM||comments (2)|
When cleaning out the refrigerator to make room for the upcoming holiday meal, I came across a most unexpected surprise. This one came in the form of a science experiment.
A container of ice cream was discovered in the freezer. It had been left by the house sitter about a month ago.
Not wanting to make a big leaky mess in the garbage can, I attempted to wash the contents down the kitchen drain by running hot water over the contents. Simple enough one would...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 25, 2014 at 7:55 PM||comments (12)|
After looking in so many mouths for so many decades, there is one thing that I have found in common with the majority of my patients. Mineral deficiency. This includes even the very health conscious patients. I can usually assess this deficiency by tongue reading, and after asking a few basic questions, my suspicions are confirmed.
Mineral deficiency is rampant in our culture and it is many times diagnosed as something else. A perfect example of this is irregular heartbeat...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 22, 2014 at 12:10 AM||comments (4)|
Oral rinses have been around for centuries. They have been as simple as salt in water or as convoluted as mixed herbs in a vinegar base. But it was during the 19th century that alcohol was added to mouthrinse to fight germs and bacteria. Listerine was probably the forerunner in that category, but bear in mind that before it became a mouthrinse, it was originally used as an antiseptic for surgical procedures and to clean floors.
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|Posted on August 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM||comments (4)|
Just as the eyes are viewed as the window to the soul, the mouth is viewed as the window to the body.
As a dentist with several decades of clinical experience behind me, I can say this is absolutely true. As to which comes first, dental health or bodily health, it may be difficult to say. But regardless, it is always best to take care of both for super health.
If your mouth is a mess with gum disease, cavities, demineralized teeth or erosion, chances are...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 6, 2014 at 6:45 PM||comments (3)|
As a holistic dentist, it is not uncommon to meet with many patients seeking an alternative opinion on their dental problems. Root canals and metal fillings are at the top of the list, but it is quickly followed by gum (periodontal) disease.
Personally, I have met many patients that weren’t even aware that they had a gum problem since no dental professional pointed it out to them. Many were lead to believe that their occasional bleeding gums and bad taste in their ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 31, 2014 at 5:35 PM||comments (4)|
Sodium bicarbonate (chemical formula NaHCO3), more commonly known as baking soda or bicarbonate of soda, is a naturally occurring substance in the human body.
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|Posted on March 30, 2014 at 2:05 AM||comments (6)|
Do you sometimes feel that you have done everything possible to get well, yet your chronic illness still prevails? Replaced your mercury fillings? Removed your root canals? Juiced? Raw food vegan diet? Detoxed by every available technique? If you are running out of options, you might consider getting the MTHFR genetic test.
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MTHFR is the acrony...
|Posted on February 28, 2014 at 1:25 AM||comments (3)|
Toxins in the human body are an ever growing health concern. Mercury fillings, fluoride and BPA in dental materials are just the tip of the iceberg. When you truly stop and think about how many poisons we are exposed to on a daily basis, “overwhelming” is an understatement.
Toxins are not only in our food and medical supply; they are also in our living environment, including the air we breathe and the invisible EMFs that bombard us 24/7.
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|Posted on November 30, 2013 at 10:30 PM||comments (5)|
There is growing evidence that Americans would have better health and a lower incidence of cancer and fibrocystic disease of the breast if they consumed more iodine. A decrease in iodine intake coupled with an increased consumption of competing halogens, fluoride and bromide, has created an epidemic of iodine deficiency in America. - Dr. Donald Miller, Jr.
In our age of increasing radioactivity (Fukushima fallout, CAT scans, mammograms, body scanners at airports, x-ra...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 30, 2013 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
Pregnancy is an exciting and hectic time in a woman’s life. It’s exciting because of all the expectations of having a baby. It’s hectic because of appointments and preparing for the baby’s arrival. Routine trips to the dentist can get lost in the shuffle, and it’s easy for the health of your teeth and gums to go way down on the priority list.
Some women question if it’s OK to go to the dentist when they’re pregnant. For all the reas...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 30, 2013 at 12:30 AM||comments (4)|
|Posted on July 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM||comments (3)|
I had a new patient come in for a Consultation the other day to discuss her dental health. She had seen several holistic dentists in the last month and was still trying to find one she felt comfortable with. Today, it was me.
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As is usual, we reviewed her medical and dental history. When asked about any recent dental x-rays, she said that she was hesitant to take them as of yet, since every dental office she visited did not offer digital x-rays. She was extremely concerned about th...
|Posted on June 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM||comments (0)|
There are approximately 43 muscles in the human face. These muscles are important for showing emotions as well as speaking and eating. It is understandable that many of these can be overused contributing to tightness or underused contributing to sagging.
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The masseter muscle is usually the major one responsible for TMJ problems, as well as headaches, clenching or bruxism. It is found on the jaw and chin and is the primary muscle used for chewing food and every time we o...
|Posted on May 27, 2013 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
When Mother Teresa was asked many years ago if she would attend an anti-war rally, her answer was rather profound: I will not be part of an anti-war demonstration. As soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there.
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|Posted on May 16, 2013 at 1:30 AM||comments (14)|
There seems to be a mindset in conventional dentistry that wisdom teeth are superfluous. That they should be extracted at a young age before they can cause a problem. These teeth are believed to have the potential to create anterior tooth crowding and infections in the mouth. They are difficult to keep clean since they are way back in the far corners of your mouth, and you should get them out NOW, be...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 17, 2013 at 11:45 PM||comments (1)|
I am sure that the word “fluoride” popped into your head when you read the title of this post, along with flossing, brushing and avoiding sugars. These are important factors to consider, but there is another issue worth a look. Phytic acid.
Phytic acid is found in grains, nuts, seeds and beans, and represents a serious problem in our diets. It is the principal storage form of phosphorus in many plant tissues, especially in the bran porti...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 30, 2013 at 5:10 PM||comments (1)|