An Extra Hour of Sleep & a Possible Drop in Vitamin D

Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. Hooray for that extra hour of sleep, right? But there’s a downside: fewer daylight hours plus winter weather can lead to vitamin D deficiency. This is because sunlight is our main – and best – source of this nutrient which, among other things, helps keep your teeth, gums and […]

Better than Drugs: Vitamins D & K, Calcium to Treat Bone Loss

One of the very first posts we wrote – back in May 2008 – was on the problem of Fosamax and other bisphosphonates causing osteonecrotic lesions in the jaw. These sites of dead and decaying tissue – an ironic result for a class of drugs meant to strengthen bone, no? As follow-up a little more […]

Yoga’s Effect on Inflammation & Other News of Note

Yoga Shows Potential to Ward Off Certain Diseases (LiveScience) Practicing yoga may do more than calm the mind — it may help protect against certain diseases, a new study suggests. In the study, women who had practiced yoga regularly for at least two years were found to have lower levels of inflammation in their bodies […]

How Much Sun Do You Need to Get Enough Vitamin D?

Getting enough sunshine is key to health, being as it’s a prime source of vitamin D, which ultraviolet B radiation helps our bodies generate. It plays a key role in maintaining strong teeth and gums. It’s also crucial in that it protects us against cancers, bone diseases, muscle pain, diabetes, MS and other illness and […]

Playing It Safe in the Sun

Getting enough sunshine is key to health, being as it’s a prime source of vitamin D, which ultraviolet B radiation helps our bodies generate. And D is crucial in that it protects us against cancers, bone diseases, muscle pain, diabetes, MS and other illness and dysfunction. But at the same time, exposure to too much […]

Stopping Gum Disease and Other News of Note

Study: Malnutrition Can Prompt Gum Disease (DrBicuspid.com) Haitian children who were exposed to protein-energy malnutrition during the first five years of their lives had a higher occurrence of periodontal disease by adolescence than children who had sufficient nutrition during those years, according to a study presented at the recent International Association for Dental Research (IADR) […]

Quick Links: Memory, Sleep, Vitamin D, Women’s Oral Health Needs & More on the Dental/Systemic Health Link

World-First Trial Proves Exercise Helps Memory (PhysOrg) WACHA director Professor Leon Flicker said people over the age of 50 could pro-actively prevent memory deterioration by joining in simple and easy exercises each day. “What our trial tells us is that older people who take up some form of aerobic exercise for as little as 20 […]

Quick Links: Additives & Other Chemicals, Sugars, Sun & Vitamin D, Persuading Yourself into Exercise

Additives, Allergies and ADHD: Is There a Connection? (ABC News) We’re in Chemical Overload (Montreal Gazette) Not All Sugars Have an Equal Effect on Obesity (foodconsumer.org) Time in the Sun: How Much Is Needed for Vitamin D? (US News & World Report) “Directed Thinking” Increases Time Spent Exercising (PhysOrg)