Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin (Yes, the pun in the title was intended.) A new culture is coming, and it has nothing to do with the Kardashians or a sudden spike in kale consumption, but everything to do with the oral microbiome and health. Today’s demand for a straighter… Continue reading The Rising Culture of Probiotics, Pills, and Fruity Tea to Reduce Oral Pathogens
Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Long before anyone knew about the existence of the oral microbiome, or even about the existence of microbes themselves, Hippocrates reportedly cured systemic conditions, such as arthritis, by pulling infected teeth (1). Sound crazy to you? Well it sounds crazy to a lot of… Continue reading The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Cancer
Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Most people have personal reasons to practice good oral hygiene, whether to get a whiter smile, have minty fresh breath to impress a date, or just to prevent cavities that require an unfun visit to the dentist. But most people are unaware that good… Continue reading The Mouth: Fun, Flirty, and Full of Bacteria
Personal genomic testing may have the potential to help each of us maximize our wellbeing by finding the right foods and supplements, as well as helping us to find our optimal approach to alignment and exercise. As a curious biohacker I was excited to see what Vitagene’s results would suggest. What would I discover about… Continue reading DIY – Genomic testing with Vitagene
Genomics is making headlines in both academia and the celebrity world. With intense media coverage of Angelina Jolie’s recent double mastectomy after genetic tests revealed that she was predisposed to breast cancer, genetic testing and genomics have been propelled to the front of many more minds. In this new data field, companies are approaching, collecting, analyzing… Continue reading The Role of Big Data Personalizing the Healthcare Experience: Genomics Part I
Smoking, obesity and inactivity, together, account for 40% of the preventable premature deaths in the United States. New devices using biofeedback and neurofeedback may allow individuals to improve their positive behaviors which could decrease the number of premature deaths. What is Biofeedback? Biofeedback is a technique that uses various devices to gain information from the… Continue reading Can We Measure the Mind-Body Connection?