Quick Fixes for Health?

No such thing, if you consider that health is much more than the absence of sickness. It is wholeness. And that is a thing of nature, our essential being. Our bodies evolved to strive to maintain it. When it’s undermined, natural and nontoxic therapies can spur our bodies’ inherent abilities to self-regulate and heal. Quick […]

Health: An “Active & Deliberate Creation”

Last week, to absolutely no one’s surprise, cooking show personality Paula Deen announced that, yes, she has type 2 diabetes. And what made her decide to go public now, three years after her diagnosis? As she told USA Today, “I felt like I had nothing to offer anybody other than the announcement. I wasn’t armed […]

Another Reason to Kick the Sugar Habit, & Other News of Note

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps Your Skin Age Prematurely (New Scientist) A sweet tooth does more than pack on the pounds. It causes your skin to age prematurely, making you look older than you really are. But how much older? A team led by Diana van Heemst at Leiden University in the Netherlands divided 569 […]

Another Perio/Systemic Health Link, & Other News of Note

Periodontal Disease May Aggravate Respiratory Disease (Dr. Bicuspid) The list of systemic conditions influenced by periodontal disease appears to be growing longer every day. Now a new study has found an association between respiratory disease and periodontal disease (Journal of Periodontology, August 2011, Vol. 82:8, pp. 1155-1160). Respiratory infections, such as pneumonia and the exacerbation […]

Perio Health – Fertility Link, & Other News of Note

“Floss for Fertility,” Women Advised (BBC) Women who want the best chance of having a baby should make sure they floss their teeth regularly, say doctors. Poor oral health is as bad for fertility as obesity – delaying conception by about two months. Experts at a fertility meeting in Sweden heard how women with gum […]

Dentally Identifying Diabetes, & Other News of Note

Dentists Can Help Identify Diabetes (Dental Tribune International) Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine found that dental visits represent a chance to intervene in the diabetes epidemic by identifying individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes who are unaware of their condition. The study sought to develop and evaluate an identification protocol for high […]

Tamiflu Effectiveness Overstated, & Other News of Note

Tamiflu Effectiveness Overstated (CBC News) A University of British Columbia professor who specializes in researching publicly approved medicines is casting doubt on the effectiveness of the anti-pandemic drug Tamiflu. Dr. Barbara Mintzes says she’s looked at the manufacturer’s own clinical research and found that Tamiflu’s beneficial effects have been significantly overstated by the manufacturer Roche. […]

News of Note: How Bad Can Sugary Drinks Be to Your Health?

  Even 1 Soda a Day Can Hike Your Diabetes Risk (US News & World Report) A study released today in the journal Diabetes Care found that people with a daily habit of just one or two sugar-sweetened beverages — anything from sodas and energy drinks to sweetened teas and vitamin water — were more […]

Cancer & Hormone Therapy, & Other News of Note

Breast Cancer Seen as Riskier with Hormone (NY Times) Hormone treatment after menopause, already known to increase the risk of breast cancer, also makes it more likely that the cancer will be advanced and deadly, a study finds. Women who took hormones and developed breast cancer were more likely to have cancerous lymph nodes, a […]

Gum Disease – Alzheimer’s Link & Other News of Note

New Evidence Supports Link Between Gum Inflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease (PhysOrg) NYU dental researchers have found the first long-term evidence that periodontal (gum) disease may increase the risk of cognitive dysfunction associated with Alzheimer’s disease in healthy individuals as well as in those who already are cognitively impaired. * * * “The research suggests that […]