PROBIOTICS: GOOD HEALTH OR GOOD BUSINESS?

PROBIOTICS: GOOD HEALTH OR GOOD BUSINESS? Probiotic supplements, live-culture yoghurt, kombucha, sauerkraut … gut health is the new black. But what really works? One world-renowned expert has the facts about the amazing bacterial universe we all have inside us. It’s estimated that the human digestive tract contains about 100 trillion bacteria, viruses, fungi and related microbes. The modern probiotics industry… Read more →

FERMENTED FOODS and WHY we NEED THEM

Why the ancient practice of using mould and bacteria is still an integral part of a modern, healthy diet. Fermentation has been around since the beginnings of time – but we’re only just beginning to truly appreciate the scientific basis of its extraordinary benefits. Partly this is because it is such a mysterious process – take almost any fruit, grain… Read more →

To Floss or Not to Floss? That is the Question…

Should you floss? The answer is of course you should.  “the evidence is weak that flossing is beneficial,  . . . but the evidence that it is not beneficial or harmful is even weaker.”  May I humbly suggest that what I see daily as a dental professional is proof enough – and with a healthcare system riddled with bias, financial… Read more →

CARBS 101: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY OF OUR BELOVED CARB

CARBS 101: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY OF OUR BELOVED CARB by Dr. Jackie Mills  Posted in Nutrition 101 Love them or hate them, carbs are everywhere we look and are often hotly debated. Low-carb diets have had their share of air-time, but we want to explain why some carbs are better than others. Check our where you currently… Read more →

Do I Have Periodontal Disease?

Do I Have Periodontal Disease? Do your gums bleed? Do you have a bad taste in your mouth? Are your gums red or swollen? Do any of your teeth feel loose? Do you currently suffer from diabetes, heart disease, rhuematoid arthritis, osteopenia or an unusual amount of stress? Do you brush and floss at least twice a day? Do you… Read more →