Fluoride as Distraction

Some things don’t need a click-baity title to make you sit up and pay attention – such as an argument against fluoride from what appears to be an overall pro-fluoride position. We’ve seen it at least once before, but another recently came on our radar via the Sydney Morning Herald. As a treatment for tooth […]

Stat!: Too Much Sugar

Max daily calories that the World Health Organization says should come from sugar: 10% of total Sugar consumption “target” recommended by WHO: 5% Target recommended by independent researchers to prevent tooth decay: 3% Percent of the average American adult’s daily calories that come from sugar: about 19% Of the average American youth’s daily calories: roughly […]

Food, GMOs & the Right to Know

In case you missed it last week in the run-up to Thanksgiving, the FDA recently announced that calorie counts will now need to be “clearly and conspicuously” posted on menus and displays in all establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations. “Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away […]

Sugar: Sweet. Delicious. Comforting. Everywhere.

Sugar consumption has skyrocketed over the last century. US per capita consumption now stands at 180 pounds a year, fueling all manner of chronic illness in adults and children alike. Sugar is big business. And like all big businesses, the industry will resort to just about anything to keep the money flowing. Remember how the […]

Biosis #43: Attitude, Root Canals & Gluten-Free Foods

The May 2014 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Easy as ABC A stands for ATTITUDE! Zig Ziglar used to talk about how there were two kinds of people in the world: optimists and pessimists. Optimists, he said, jump out of bed saying, “Good morning, Lord!” […]

Stat!: Diet Damaged Teeth

Percent of young adults(ages 18 to 35) who have experienced erosion of their tooth enamel: 29.4 Percent who have experienced tooth sensitivity: 41.9 The culprit? According to the study from which those stats are taken, “modern diet.” We know: What a surprise. ESCARCEL found that those with frequent acidic food intake had higher levels of […]

9 Reasons to Demand Real Food (Guest Post)

Our bodies are not designed to eat the kind of highly processed products sold by the giant food corporations, nor the synthetic chemical residues that cling to industrially raised produce, meat and dairy, nor genetically engineered foods that would never have developed in nature without human help. As one registered dietitian has put it, “The […]

How to Look at Diet & Aging through the Eyes of Captain Obvious

Get dietary data from more than 10,000 older American women with no major chronic diseases. Use the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010 (AHEI-2010) and Alternate Mediterranean diet scores to assess diet quality. Evaluate the women’s health data 15 years later. If a participant has “no major chronic diseases or major impairments in cognitive or physical function […]