Nutrition / Prevention / March 17, 2014

  How would you like access into the inner sanctum of a health expert’s mind? Kind of appealing I’d think due to the avalanche of so called wisdom out there. See, these days we get information easily, quickly and abundantly, which is a great thing. But there is a catch to this data filled Pandora’s box, and that is – separating the wheat from the chaff; the good from the useless. “I read it on the internet so it must be true” is a new catchphrase that ironically points out our tendency to easily accept anything online. Add to that the present internet climate is to write long, wordy articles so that Google pushes up a website’s ranking. Which means even more reading for you to get to the heart of the matter. And that is why we have polled…

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Bone-Healthy Living / Prevention / July 10, 2012

Fluoride is — everywhere. Fluorine is a common element in the earth’s crust, so fluorides are naturally present in the soil, rocks, and water all throughout the world. In addition, fluorides are used in many industrial processes, for example, coal burning, oil refining, steel production, brick-making, and the production of phosphate fertilizers (yet another reason to go organic!). Our main sources of exposure to fluoride, however, are diet (food and water) and fluoride-containing dental products (e.g., toothpaste). Fluoride is found in higher concentrations in soft, alkaline, and calcium-deficient waters, and since the fluoride compounds that occur naturally in drinking water are almost totally bioavailable (90%), they are virtually all absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.(1),(7) Although fluoridation of community drinking water to prevent dental caries has been hailed by some as one of the ten most important “public health achievements of…

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At the May 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Investigative-Dermatology, one of the presentations, entitled “Denosumab is associated with dermatologic toxicity in the FDA-Adverse Events Reporting System (AERS) database,” discussed reports of “cutaneous ([skin] adverse events” (CAE) reported to the FDA’s AERS, from June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. Of the 33 reports of denosumab-associated CAE, 29 were women, ranging in age from 54 to 86 years, 21 of whom had been given Prolia®. These women experienced hair changes, stomatitis (inflammation of the mucous lining of any part of the mouth, e.g, cheeks, lips, tongue, gums), dry skin, and skin rash, which included exfoliative dermatitis (skin inflammation so severe the skin peels). “Serious CAE” requiring hospitalization occurred in 81.8% of these people; two women died. The comment made by the researchers, “Denosumab-associated dermatologic toxicity warrants further close monitoring.” Don’t let…

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