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Exercise—for a Good Night’s Sleep

Exercise—for a Good Night’s Sleep

If you’re having trouble getting a good night’s sleep, one way to help yourself is by getting regular exercise.   The National Sleep Foundation reported that 2.5 hours of moderate to vigorous activity weekly can improve the quality of sleep by 65 percent....

Mercury in Fillings Could Ruin Your Health

Mercury in Fillings Could Ruin Your Health

Other than radioactive elements, mercury is the most toxic, naturally-occurring substance on Earth. There is no safe level of mercury in your body, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Yet it might be in your teeth, and the person who put it there is a...

7 Reasons to Go Organic, Including One You Hadn’t Considered

7 Reasons to Go Organic, Including One You Hadn’t Considered

Most Americans know, more or less, what good nutrition looks like and how far their diet diverges. The processed food and fast food industries work hard to convince us that fried, hormone-raised meat; fried potatoes; and 20 ounces of flavored sugar water are food; but...

How to create the ultimate restful sleep environment

How to create the ultimate restful sleep environment

Sleep is essential for all animals. In a 1999 study, healthy rats treated well in every way, provided food and water but denied sleep, died within two weeks, though rats deprived of food actually lived longer.  Sleep is necessary for humans to regenerate cells, remove...

Biological Dentistry Vs. Traditional: What’s the Difference?

Biological Dentistry Vs. Traditional: What’s the Difference?

These days, patients are finding that they have more choice when it comes to dental care. They can continue to see their traditional dentist or they can go to someone who has a degree in dentistry—and a whole lot more. I’m the latter of these: A dentist that has, for...

Help Your Child Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Help Your Child Get a Good Night’s Sleep

If you’re a parent whose young child or teen is hyperactive, struggling in school, wetting the bed, or you’ve been told they have attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chances are, what you’re dealing with is a child that...

Sleep Center vs. Home Sleep Study: Which is Best?

Sleep Center vs. Home Sleep Study: Which is Best?

When a patient has trouble sleeping, a sleep study may be recommended to determine whether they have sleep-disordered breathing or even sleep apnea. A sleep study, or polysomnogram, is an overnight test that records brain activity and oxygen levels, eye and body...

What is a Home Sleep Study, and How Can It Help You?

What is a Home Sleep Study, and How Can It Help You?

When patients come in for a consultation, one of the issues we look for is sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep apnea, the most severe type of sleep-disordered breathing, is defined by pauses in breathing during sleep. The severity of sleep apnea is measured based on...

Sleep Apnea and Cancer—the Connection

Sleep Apnea and Cancer—the Connection

Your brain is a little like the CPU in your computer. When your CPU is on the fritz, your computer programs won’t work, your screen won’t even turn on. If your brain isn’t working well because it’s deprived of oxygen, then the rest of your body is going to suffer....