Questioning the Long-Term Use of Prescription Drugs

One of the fundamental problems with drug-driven medicine is that the most drugs don’t actually cure anything. What they do is suppress symptoms or spur biological processes that give a sense of relief to the person taking them. In this way, they’re used to “manage” chronic illnesses. They’re taken for long periods of time – […]

Short Term Bisphosphonate Use Also Damaging, and Other News of Note

Common Oral Osteoporosis Drugs Linked to Serious Jaw Necrosis (ScienceDaily) Researchers at the University Of Southern California, School Of Dentistry release results of clinical data that links oral bisphosphonates to increased jaw necrosis. The study is among the first to acknowledge that even short-term use of common oral osteoporosis drugs may leave the jaw vulnerable […]

Why “Biological” Comes First in “Biological Dental Medicine”

by Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN I used to have mercury amalgam fillings. In fact, by the time I enrolled in the University of Washington Dental School, most of my molars were plugged with them. And I considered myself a happy, very healthy person. Any problems I had seemed minor: a bad bout of acne […]

Your Mouth Is Connected to Your Heart and Your Brain and the Rest of You…

Some articles that ran while we were on our blog holiday that we want to be sure you didn’t miss:   New Data on Dental Health & Heart Disease (Wellness Resources) The clear links between dental health and heart disease just got a lot stronger, which may now be a motivational factor for many people […]

Follow-Up: More Problems with Bisphosphonate Drugs

A good amount of good research has already shown that the bisphosphonate drugs claimed to prevent osteopenia and  treat osteoporosis can cause bone death in the jaw – a condition known as osteonecrosis. Despite this, as well as the fact that a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine this year found that Fosamax doubled […]

The Irony: Bone Death in the Jaw after Osteoporosis Drugs

Science Daily reports on the latest research on the link between taking biophosphonates – drugs like Fosamax and Boniva used to treat osteoporosis – and jaw infections leading to osteonecrosis: Microbial biofilms, a mix of bacteria and sticky extracellular material, are causing jaw tissue infections in patients taking bisphosphonate drugs, said Parish Sedghizadeh, lead researcher […]