Guest Post: Instead of Antibiotics…

Our thanks to Dr. Bill Glaros for letting us share this recent post from his office blog on ours… As if there were still some question about it, a pair of recent news items confirms the great American love affair with antibiotics. First came a new study which found that despite all warnings and guidance, […]

Biosis #40: Weston Price, Healing the Terrain & More!

    The May 2013 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online & includes… JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: What Technology Can’t Replace When we are truly communicating, we use all of our senses – and our instinct. For all the progress made with artificial intelligence and virtual reality, technology cannot replace this. When a […]

Recommended Reading: Rethinking “Germs”

By now, you’ve probably heard about the latest “superbug” to emerge: carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE. Not only is it “resistant to virtualy all antibiotics,” but it can spread that resistance to other bacteria. It has also proven quite lethal. Certainly, there’s cause for concern, especially since it’s largely spread in hospitals, where the health of […]

The “Politics” of Periodontitis

The political blog Daily Kos is the last place you’d expect to find a post on treatment for periodontal disease, but there it was, its utter unlikelihood luring us in. A few years ago I was diagnosed with an advanced case of gum disease. I was showing pocket depths of 9s and 10s. Many of […]

Nothin’ Better to Do (Than Eat ‘Kraut & Get a Root Canal)

You tried to ignore it. You knew it was the apotheosis of non-news. Yet you could not hide from the fact that web editors everywhere had figured we would care about LeAnn Rimes’ recent root canal and what she Tweeted about it. And now you can’t even hide from it here…because wading through all the […]

Possible Antibiotics-Asthma Link & Other News of Note

Antibiotic Use May Be Linked to Kids’ Asthma Risk (WebMD) Infants who take antibiotics during the first year of life may be at a slightly increased risk of developing asthma by age 18, a study shows. The study also suggests a similar risk of asthma for children whose mothers took antibiotics during pregnancy. The study […]

Multitasking’s Effect on Brain Health, & Other News of Note

All Those Tweets, Apps, Updates May Drain Brain (SF Chronicle) Human minds evolved to constantly scan for novelty, lest we miss any sign of food, danger or, on a good day, mating opportunities. But the modern world bombards us with stimuli, a nonstop stream of e-mails, chats, texts, tweets, status updates and video links to […]

Antibiotics & the Dairy Biz, & Other News of Note

FDA & Dairy Industry Spar over Testing of Milk (NY Times) Each year, federal inspectors find illegal levels of antibiotics in hundreds of older dairy cows bound for the slaughterhouse. Concerned that those antibiotics might also be contaminating the milk Americans drink, the Food and Drug Administration intended to begin tests this month on the […]