Health & Nutrition

Raisins and Dental Health

“Raisins have a long-standing reputation as a food that promotes dental caries (cavities),” based on decades-old studies on rats that ranked raisins up there with cupcakes as among the most cavity-promoting foods. To this day, you’ll see dental authorities advise...
Sushi Worm Parasite
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Sushi Worm Parasite

There was a report recently of a woman in San Francisco suffering from gnathostomiasis. I had learned about the disease while I was in medical school, but never actually saw a case. Evidently, it’s now on the rise. Clinically, the...
Protecting Teeth From Hibiscus Tea
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Rinse Your Mouth After Sour Foods & Drinks

Hibiscus tea has been found to be as effective at lowering blood pressure as a leading hypertension drug without the potential side-effects (which include everything from lack of strength to impotence, including rare cases of potentially fatal liver damage). Hibiscus,...
Making Your Own Mouthwash
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Making Your Own Mouthwash

The effects of a vegetarian diet on systemic diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases have been studied and have revealed predominantly less systemic diseases in those eating plant-based diets. However, there have only been a few studies on oral...
What You Need to Know About Preventing Heart Disease
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How to Prevent Heart Disease

Many of today’s lifestyle medicine doctors, myself included, were greatly influenced by Nathan Pritikin, the nutrition pioneer who started reversing heart disease with a plant-based diet and exercise back in the 70s. (More on Nathan Pritikin in Engineering a Cure, ...
How Eggs Can Impact Body Odor
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How Eggs Can Impact Body Odor

I previously lampooned the egg industry PR campaign that tried to promote eggs as a source of eyesight-saving nutrients such as lutein, by noting that a single spoonful of spinach had as much as nine eggs (see Egg Industry Blind...
Are Dental X-Rays Safe?
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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Every year, doctors cause an estimated 29,000 cancers a year dosing patients with X-rays during CAT scans (see Cancer Risk from CT Scan Radiation). What about dentists? 100 million Americans are exposed to dental X-rays every year, but don’t the...
Childhood Tea Drinking May Increase Fluorosis Risk
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Tea & Fluoride Risk

If cranberries are so good at keeping bacteria from sticking to the wall of the bladder (see my video Can Cranberry Juice Treat Bladder Infections?), what about keeping bacteria from sticking to other places? There is in vitro research suggesting...
Health & Nutrition

Do Vegans Get More Cavities?

A diet high in saturated fat, which can clog our arteries and lead to inflammation, is  considered a key underlying causal factor for periodontal diseases like gingivitis. This may explain why chronic gum disease is associated with sexual dysfunction. By looking...

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