Triclosan Trickle Effect: An Anti-Bacterial Pesticide

When ‘Anti-Bacterial’ soaps came on the market, the additional ingredient was triclosan. It was first created for hospital use but quickly spread to the mass market for use in:   antibacterial soaps and shampoos (Dial, Softsoap, Clerasil…) skin cleansing wipes (SaniCart) toothpaste (Colgate Total…) deodorants (Old Spice, Right Guard…) shaving gels (Gilette…) childrens toys (Playskool…) brake fluids (STP, Valvoline, Penzzoil…) antibacterial …

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2016 Stark County Oral Health Bowl

The day after I lectured at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio for the Stark County Dental Society, I received this email: Dear Eva, We must thank you for one of the very BEST, truly UNIQUE, and most riveting programs ever presented to the Stark County Dental Society! Our only regret was that many of our membership …

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A Three-Minute Speech: Evoke Emotion and Impart Wisdom

My three minutes of podium time was preceded with an introduction by CNN anchor Chris Cuomo. His introduction was about the power of story, and specifically my expertise on the subject. He didn’t just do research on me. He admitted to me that he was aware of my work years ago. I was surprised to say the least. More importantly, …

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Dental Implants: An Accidental Discovery

Dr. Branemark, an orthopedic surgeon and research professor, was studying how blood flow affects bone healing and implanted titanium into the feet of rabbits. When he discovered he couldn’t remove the titanium because it integrated with the bone, he realized titanium could anchor artificial teeth. This accidental discovery took years to market because it was the belief that anything foreign …

Myth: Sugar Feeds Cancer Cells

“Sugar does not feed cancer cells any differently than it feeds healthy cells,” says Amanda Bontempo, a nutritionist and registered dietitian. Every cell in our body needs glucose (sugar) to survive, cancer cells and healthy cells alike. If we removed all sugar and carbohydrates from our diets, our bodies will naturally create sugar from protein and fat.  However, excess added sugar may increase …