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Healing without Antibiotics

The moment of prayer captured in this photograph is somatically and emotionally utterly sincere. I was Day 4 of healing a gum abscess near a back molar after my systemic dentist cleaned the abscess out and ozonated the area. In two more days, I would return to my dentist for my one-week follow-up visit, and we would both see the results of my healing—and the consequences of my choice not to take the antibiotics my dentist had prescribed.

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The Agelessness of Dementia

Elders are not the only ones who develop dementia or act demented. So I want to talk about the false belief, common in the U.S., that dementia is a natural consequence of aging. The belief that dementia is something that naturally happens to elders is partly misconception (it’s a symptom of illness, not natural to aging at all) and partly wishful thinking (it can happen to anyone at any age). The truth is, dementia is both unnatural and ageless rather than natural to the aged.

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Pediatric caries is preventable, but there's an epidemic

You hear moms talking about the pediatric caries epidemic at playgrounds and birthday parties. 2-year olds with dental caries—the bacteria that eats away at tooth enamel—on baby teeth. Or a 6-year old who goes to the dentist to discover she has 11 cavities! Parents are baffled. They help their children brush, they help their children floss, they avoid sugar and processed foods, and still…the cavities keep coming.

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