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4 Fall Tips to Stay Healthy

It’s beneficial to eat local fall foods that are in season. Pumpkins, squash, Brussels sprouts and soups are all good things to eat when the weather gets colder. Foods that are high in antioxidants are beneficial as well as chicken soup, which has been scientifically proven to help with colds. Always keep exercising, even in the cold weather. Moving around is so good ... Read More »

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

There are many expressions that use the heart as a metaphor to describe virtuous traits, such as “Getting to the heart of the matter”—the core of something; “Coming straight from the heart”—with feeling and tenderness; and “Like a heart of gold”—someone with great goodness and compassion. The ancient Taoists considered the heart the emperor of all the internal organs. In ... Read More »

Mercury-Free Dentistry, Part 1

by Linda J. Golden, DDS Pro-amalgam dentists would have us believe that the mere strength of silver or amalgam fillings should outweigh all the harmful effects of mercury, which may be released in these fillings. Thus, they make no effort in working in a mercury-safe environment and continue to use mercury in dental fillings. Other dentists try to keep a ... Read More »

Seasonal Changes and Managing Vata 

As the sun gets lower in the sky and we bid goodbye to summer, it’s a good time to recognize the cycles in nature and how they can affect us. According to ayurveda, where there is harmony with our environment there is health; where there is disharmony there is disease. Therefore, the key to managing the change of seasons lies ... Read More »

Could Oral Bacteria Be an Indication of Your Risk for Cancer?

by Jonathan Richter, DDS, FAGD Cancer is a disease that occurs in the body when the cells divide abnormally and begin to spread into the surrounding tissue. Normally, human cells grow and divide to form new cells based on what the body needs. When the cells grow old or become damaged, they die and new cells take their place. When ... Read More »

What You Need to Know About the MTHFR Mutation

by Steven M. Rachlin, M.D. MTHFR is a gene mutation that can severely impact how well your body metabolizes folate and folic acid—both forms of vitamin B9, which is required for many critical bodily functions. MTHFR is short for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, which is an important bodily enzyme. It’s essential for methylation to occur. It’s the process that switches genes on ... Read More »

Chiropractic Field—It’s More Than Back Pain

by Dr. David Pollack We have all heard that a chiropractic adjustment is helpful for neck pain, back pain, headaches and so many more physical maladies. This is all true, but chiropractic care has come a long way. Often, as with other medical modalities, chiropractors are now finding sub-specialties within the discipline. One example of this can be found at ... Read More »

Well-Being Is Just a Breath Away: Mercury-Free Dentistry, Part 1

by Linda J. Golden, DDS For many years, the cheapest option for dental fillings has been dental amalgam. Dental amalgam is a combination of mostly powdered silver, tin and copper and liquid mercury. Before use as a filling material, the amalgam components are mixed by the dentist or assistant in measured proportions, and the resultant paste is placed in the ... Read More »

Obesity and Periodontal Disease

by Jonathan Richter, DDS, FAGD Among dental pathologies, periodontitis is a very common, primarily bacterial inflammatory disease, which destroys teeth surrounding soft tissues and bone. It leads to pocket formation and ultimately to loss of teeth if no effective treatment is applied. Periodontitis is no longer considered only an oral health issue but also a public health problem, as it ... Read More »


Vaginal “Rebirth” Childbirth and the natural aging process can cause changes that may affect feminine wellness. A particularly strenuous vaginal childbirth, multiple births and the effects of menopause can cause physical changes that can rob women (and their partners) of their sense of well-being and happiness. Enter Thermiva. The Thermiva procedure is a gentle and painless way to address issues like ... Read More »