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Are Oxalates Keeping You Up At Night?

Are Oxalates Keeping You Up At Night?

In the search for better health, people often add leafy green vegetables to their plate believing that they are taking steps to get on a better path to health. Unfortunately, for some people, what appears to be a healthy food can actually cause a host of health...

Switch to Organic for Better Oral Health and Better Sleep

Switch to Organic for Better Oral Health and Better Sleep

Some people know what it’s like to live with a food allergy. In severe cases, someone with an allergy has to avoid certain foods altogether, even watching out for how or where the food was produced to keep from having a life-threatening reaction. But it’s far more...

Can Oral Health Affect Heart Health?

Can Oral Health Affect Heart Health?

The Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry is named in honor of a man who gave me many years of support and inspiration: my father. Sadly, he’s gone now, having died a few years ago of a sudden heart attack while sitting at his kitchen table. But every day I honor...

Sleep Apnea — It’s No Joking Matter

Sleep Apnea — It’s No Joking Matter

One of the problems of recognizing that someone has sleep apnea is that it’s a disorder that the afflicted person rarely realizes they have. That’s because sleep apnea occurs at night, during sleep, and usually it takes someone else to witness the disorder — and then...

Too Much on the Brain Can Make for a Restless Night

Too Much on the Brain Can Make for a Restless Night

Kids can fall asleep pretty much anywhere—at their desk, in the car, on the living room floor. But as people age, getting a restful night’s sleep gets a bit more challenging. That’s due in part to the stressors that come from the added responsibilities, the daily...

Hibernation—It’s for Bears, not Sleepy People!

Hibernation—It’s for Bears, not Sleepy People!

Ever wonder why you are sleepy at 6 p.m. in the wintertime than you are during the summer months? It might be because your circadian rhythms are disrupted. Circadian rhythms are the body’s mental, physical, and behavioral changes to the 24-hour cycle of daylight and...

Deep Sleep: You Need It

Deep Sleep: You Need It

“I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Have you ever heard that phrase uttered in a movie or by a friend with a fast lifestyle? Maybe you’ve even said it yourself? Deep sleep is for wimps, a waste of time—that’s the opinion of many people. Well, anyone who truly believes may go...

The Mouth — a Crime Scene

The Mouth — a Crime Scene

Getting to the root cause of a problem that seems to stem from the mouth is a little like being an investigator scrutinizing a crime scene. The role of the investigator is to trace events back to what led up to the crime—what was the victim doing, where were they,...

Lack of Sleep—Today’s Epidemic

Lack of Sleep—Today’s Epidemic

Lack of sleep is one of the biggest epidemics in the U.S. today. It’s a bigger epidemic than lack of exercise and poor diet, and it’s led to the emergence of a disease known as Insufficient Sleep Syndrome (ISS), which is when a person regularly fails to get enough...