Blog - Health & Food

  • Why is Oil Pulling a Waste of Time?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: July 25, 2017

    It simply astounds me how blindly people accept “natural” remedies without any proof except personal testimonials, all while they proclaim that “real science” has been co-opted by greedy individuals and companies. The current fad of “Oil Pulling” is certainly one of the biggest examples of snake oil holistic mumbo-jumbo quackery to grace the surface of […]

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  • 2015: A Review of this Charlotte Dentist’s Blogs

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: January 18, 2016

    Back in 2014, I was kind of a blogging machine, with 29 total blog articles published that year.  In 2015, partially due to some neck/shoulder problems, I wasn’t able to write nearly as much, as I had to stay away from the keyboard for several months, but I still did publish 15 total articles.  Five […]

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  • I Love Sugar & Bacon

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: November 12, 2015

    In the last month there have been articles running wild in the news and on social media on 2 subjects that are driving me nuts with how the journalism is misrepresenting or badly overblowing the results.  And I just can’t let it go because – well, danggit, they’re going after 2 of my favorite things! […]

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  • Food Myths Abound – Ignore Them & Just Enjoy Eating

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: June 20, 2015

    Before diving in, please understand that this is a very incomplete review of a truly superb book about the realities of health and nutrition.  I could write so much more but ultimately stopped so as to not write a book of my own.  However, I HIGHLY recommend this book!  Dr. Payet MSG. Salt. Fat. Adkins. […]

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  • Juicing, Fruit Juices, & Energy Drinks: Worse than Soda?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: May 8, 2015

    Back on December 1st 2014, Forbes.com published an article on a study with the headline: Pure Juice Won’t Rot Your Kids’ Teeth. It didn’t get a lot of attention, thank goodness, because while the article was factual, it significantly overstated the conclusion, much like the 2015 Newsweek article claiming a non-existent link between fluoride and ADHD, […]

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  • Why I Don’t Buy Organic Food

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: April 12, 2015

    You might be wondering why I’m writing about where I go grocery shopping, right? Good question! The reason is simple: as part of my blogging, I see myself as an educator about science and medicine. As they become increasingly complex, it’s harder for the public to understand what’s important, what’s real, what’s junk, etc. Also, […]

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