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ACTION ALERT! FDA Hearings on Homeopathy in 2 Weeks

The FDA has suddenly grown very interested in homeopathy and has fast-tracked public hearings on the safety and efficacy of homeopathic medications. Scheduled for April 20 and 21, the hearings will be held just three weeks after publication of the notice – and on the heels of an FDA advisory on homeopathic OTC asthma medications. […]

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5 Myths of Water Fluoridation

By IABDM President Dr. Joan Sefcik Adapted from her article in Natural Awakenings Austin, March 2015 1. Water fluoridation decreases tooth decay.False. In a study done by the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR), no statistically significant difference was found in decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) in fluoridated, partially fluoridated or unfluoridated communities. In […]

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Vaccination & Informed Consent

The International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine respects and upholds the right of every individual to make their own health decisions – and decisions for their children’s medical and dental treatment – based on the fundamental ethical concept of informed consent. Consequently, we also acknowledge the responsibility of physicians, dentists and other health care […]

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Notable New Research: Fluoride & Hypothyroidism

Are Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water Associated with Hypothyroidism Prevalence in England? A Large Observational Study of GP Practice Data & Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water Peckham S, Lowery D, Spencer S J Epidemiol Community Health doi:10.1136/jech-2014-204971 Abstract Background While previous research has suggested that there is an association between fluoride ingestion and the incidence […]

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Remembering Hal Huggins

IABDM board member and Round Rock, Texas biological dentist Matt Carpenter reflects on the recent passing of Dr. Hal Huggins: Hal completely changed my life. When I was at my peak of undiagnosed mercury poisoning and seeing different specialists around the state, trying to understand why my physical and mental body seemed to be deteriorating, […]

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Obituary: Hal Alan Huggins, DDS, MS

Dr. Hal Huggins passed away peacefully at his Colorado Springs home Saturday, November 29, 2014. He was 77. Dr. Huggins rightfully earned the title of “Elder Statesman” of Holistic Dentistry. He is also known as a leading pioneer and the “Grand Father” of identifying and treating medical problems caused by toxic dental materials. Dr. Huggins […]

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Livestreaming Nov. 10: WAPF Raw Milk Symposium

Washington DC, Oct. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The annual raw milk symposium presented by the nutrition education nonprofit, The Weston A. Price Foundation, will be available to the public and to government officials through livestreaming (and archived). The Raw Milk Symposium will feature raw milk experts and activists, including Mark McAfee, owner of the […]

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Dr. Howard Robins & Team Taking Ozone to West Africa

A team of American physicians are preparing to bring ozone technology, treatment and training to West Africa against the deadly ebola virus. Dr. Howard Robins, Dr. Robert Rowen and Jeff McNamara have been formally invited to Sierra Leone by its president, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma. The purpose of this visit is based on a Humanitarian […]

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Hal’s Dream

Hal Huggins writes… A few weeks ago, our preacher gave a sermon on Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. I thought, “This is not a sermon but humanitarianism. That still, small voice with a megaphone said, “Get his notes and convert this talk into poetry!” I did. Then I thought, Give me […]

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Notable New Research: Novel Oral Detox of Heavy Metals

Novel Oral Detoxification of Mercury, Cadmium, and Lead with Thiol-modified Nanoporous Silica Sangvanich T, Morry J, Fox C, Ngamcherdtrakul W, Goodyear S, Castro D, Fryxell GE, Addleman RS, Summers AO, Yantasee W ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2014. Published 4 April 2014. doi: 10.1021/am5007707 Abstract We have developed a thiol-modified nanoporous silica material (SH-SAMMS) as an […]

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Notable New Research: Fluoridation Review

Water Fluoridation: A Critical Review of the Physiological Effects of Ingested Fluoride as a Public Health Intervention Peckham, S., and Awofeso, N. Scientific World Journal 2014. Published 26 February 2014. doi: 10.1155/2014/293019 Abstract Fluorine is the world’s 13th most abundant element and constitutes 0.08% of the Earth crust. It has the highest electronegativity of all […]

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Notable New Research: Bacteria, Yeast & Dental Biofilms

Symbiotic relationship between Streptococcus mutans and Candida albicans synergizes the virulence of plaque-biofilms in vivo Falsetta, M.L., et al Infection and Immunity. 2014. Published ahead of print 24 February 2014, doi: 10.1128/IAI.00087-14. Abstract Streptococcus mutans is often cited as the main bacterial pathogen in dental caries, particularly in early-childhood caries (ECC). S. mutans may not […]

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Notable New Research: Chronic Exposure to Mercury from Dental Amalgam

Toxicity of Mercury Associated with Dental Amalgam Mahmoud M. E. Mudawi, Mohamed A.M. Hagga, Ayman B. Mousa, Mohammed M. M. khir International Journal of Pharmacology & Toxicology. 2014. 4(1), 5-10.   Abstract The purpose of this investigation was to measure urine mercury level for a sample comprising 42 dental patients and 7 dental professionals and […]

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