With a headline asking “Is Fluoride the New Mercury?” how could you not go see what it has to say, even if it’s on a site you never, ever visit – in this case, Vogue? Is fluoride the new mercury? Neither belongs in the human body. Both are neurotoxins. But that’s not what the article […]
More Evidence for Coconut Oil Pulling
As fans of both oil pulling and coconut oil – and especially the both together! – we were pleased to see yet more research supporting their oral health benefits. The pilot study, recently published in the Nigerian Medical Journal, focused on a single question: How does pulling with coconut oil affect gingivitis (early stage gum […]
Why Coconut Oil Rocks
Last week, we talked about oil pulling for healthy teeth and gums – a practice for which coconut oil is especially well-suited. Why? Evidence continues to mount with respect to its antimicrobial effects, particularly with respect to oral pathogens. For instance, a 2012 study by scientists at the Athlone Institute of Technology found that enzyme-modified […]
Oiling Pulling: Magical or Mythical?
It seems everyone’s talking about oil pulling these days – from mommy bloggers to fashionistas to the Huffington Post and plenty more in between. But what is it? And why is it? And why have Dr. Glaros and many of us here in the office happily taken up this ancient Ayurvedic practice? What Is Oil […]