Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Dr. Wentz's Book: A Mouth Full of Poison

Dr. Myron Wentz has written a book, "A Mouth Full of Poison," that I believe everyone should read. I realize that it is controversial, especially in the field of dentistry in which I work. I work with dentists who have varying views on the subject. The question I ask is, is it possible for dentists to be a bit behind in their views on this subject, or do they have all the answers? It may be worth knowing the other side of the story. However, be aware that your dentist may not agree.

This controversy reminds me of the same objections that Dr. Ladd McNamara faced as he voiced his concerns about statin drugs among his colleagues. Most physicians are prescribing statin drugs as the standard of care to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in hopes to reduce the risk of death from heart disease. Dr. Ladd McNamara takes a different approach. Based upon the medical research he has concluded that antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids do more to reduce the oxidative damage to LDL cholesterol and lipids, as well as lower homocysteine and inflammation to arterial walls, and therefore promote heart health than statin drugs ever have or ever could. This is all referenced in Dr. Ladd McNamara's book, The Cholesterol Conspiracy (, and be sure to read Dr. Myron Wentz's foreword on this book on the same blog. (See also Dr. Ladd McNamara's podcast site:

One thing is always true, being the front end of the wave of knowledge and science is never easy. There is a quote that Dr. Ladd McNamara has in his revised edition of his book, The Cholesterol Conspiracy,

���All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.���

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