New York with a little Philadelphia thrown in

Sometimes vacations can be as simple as sitting by the pool or beach and just relaxing.  And sometimes vacations can be go go go.  My trip to New York was mostly go go go but there were some memorable moments and some learning on my part that was pretty incredible.… read more

Going Up….a Ballet on the 32nd Floor

Time for a blog on a personal experience I recently had.


Until Tuesday of this week I have never even heard of the American Contemporary Ballet.  In fact, anything to do with ballet wasn’t even on my radar.  I know that I saw parts of Swan Lake or The Nutcracker at different times in my life, but I can’t remember going to the theatre just for a ballet.… read more

What drinking soda can do to your body part 2

Last month I wrote about what happens to your body right after you drink a soda.  This month some other interesting facts about sodas.


If you think moderation is the key sip on these facts.  One soda a day can double your chance of developing type 2 diabetes and according to The Nurse’s Health Study which followed 90,000 women for 8 years, drinking a soda a day added about 10 pounds of fat in 4 years.… read more is what it does to your body

The following list is what happens when you drink a sugary soft drink kept simple.

  1. 10-12 teaspoons of sugar enter your system (your stomach doesn’t react to the extreme sweet because of everything else in the soda)  Can you say hello cavities and acid erosion
  2. 15-20 minutes later your blood sugar spikes and this causes your insulin levels to react helping promote fat storage in your body.

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Take the 2 Minute Challenge

I have a confession to make, I hate to stretch.  Maybe because it hurts since I don’t do it, or maybe because I was told when I was young I would never be that flexible, but most likely because I am lazy about it. … read more

Just Do It

Nike has a really good tag line don’t they…”Just Do It”  It can apply to so many places in our lives.  For those of you who have followed my blog I have been advocating for everyone that when it comes to their individual health.… read more

Mouth Matters

I have to admit it, I didn’t come up with this headline.  It is the title of a book I have been reading by Carol Vander Stoep, RDH, BSDH.  The cover of the book says it all, Healthy Mouth Healthy Body. … read more

Don’t Put It Off…I am Proof today

It has already started in our office, full force holiday spirit.  If you were to come in Maria and Natasha have outdone themselves this year with beautiful holiday decorations at Southern California Dental Health Associates.  There are so many ways people share the holiday spirit, including parties, family get togethers and of course all the little goodies that get passed around.… read more

Sugar…more about the bitter truth

It’s been a while since I have blogged so I wanted to get down and dirty right away with a subject that as a dental health care professional I have a bone to pick with….and that is SUGAR

Sugar, the bitter truth was a phrase that I first heard from a Dr.… read more