The gut microbiome has gotten much well-deserved attention, likewise with the emerging focus on the oral microbiome. By comparison, research and clinical attention towards the skin microbiome has been scant
The oral-systemic disease connection has long been established (recall older recommendations for prophylactic antibiotics before dental work in individuals with endocarditis or joint implants), but with the emerging data on the oral microbiome, new attention is being paid to oral health and the prevention of diseases ranging from cardiovascular to autoimmune and more.
A new animal study out of MD Anderson Cancer Center looked at the impact of different sugars on breast tumor development.
A Paleo-style diet (30% carbs, 30% protein, 40% fat- no dairy, lots of veg, lean meats, fish, nuts & seeds) was shown to reduce biomarkers for insulin resistance in postmenopausal women as compared to a low fat diet.
A patient emailed me a great question the other day regarding between-brushing oral hygiene.
This is strawberry mint vinaigrette is a great salad dressing that tastes especially good in the spring and summer.
Enjoy this healthy chocolate smoothie in between meals as a snack or in place of a small meal. This recipe is free of gluten and dairy.
Gluten-Free Crunch Snack
Got cravings? Have food cravings ever left you feeling powerless? Like the time you ate a big bowl of ice cream or a piece of chocolate cake only to feel guilty about it for the rest of the day? Well, go easy on yourself – there may be a good reason why you caved in, and it has nothing to do with willpower.
Seasonal allergies are coming fast and furious this year. How do we prepare our patients?