Paul Ehrlich Dr. Sandra Kahn 

Co-Authors of Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic


Research is now linking crooked teeth to our epidemic of poor sleep, high blood pressure, cancer, and diabetes, not to mention our appetites, cognitive abilities, and work and school performance.

Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic by Sandra Kahn, D.D.S., M.S.D., and Paul R. Ehrlich, Ph.D., is a breakthrough book that uncovers a serious, mounting public health crisis.

Cultural industrialization has changed how we suckle, chew and breathe as infants, which has led to a dramatic increase in crooked teeth and crowded jaws. Roughly

one third of children are now afflicted, as well as an increasing number of adults.

Symptoms include crowding, impacted wisdom teeth, mouth breathing, and unattractive appearance (small, receding lower jaw, gummy smile). What’s more alarming is that these issues are directly related to snoring and poor sleep, which in turn are linked to serious lifelong health problems including sleep apnea, ADHD, depression, cancer, and heart disease.

While teeth can certainly be straightened, what about the underlying causes of this rapid shift in oral evolution and the health risks posed by obstructed airways? Sandra Kahn and Paul R. Ehrlich, a pioneering orthodontist and a world-renowned evolutionist, respectively, reveal why this sudden transformation has happened, along with simple, practical steps that parents can take to ensure their child’s jaw develops in a healthy manner.

The book has already received dozens of endorsements from medical professionals, and the authors include approximately 400 endnotes citing the scientific literature supporting their statements.


Sandra Kahn, D.D.S., M.S.D., is a graduate from the University of Mexico and the University of the Pacific. She has 25 years of clinical experience in orthodontics and is part of craniofacial anomalies teams at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University.

Paul R. Ehrlich, Ph.D., has been a household name since the publication of his 1968 bestseller, The Population Bomb. He is Bing Professor of Population Studies Emeritus and President of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. Ehrlich is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the Crafoord Prize.







There are a variety of causes why more and more children do not develop the proper jaw size and structure

You will be amazed at some of the health issues this epidemic is causing

Sleep Apnea, a major health issue World Wide is brought on by poor nutrition in utero and other lifestyle factors

Judy asks what are the best foods to start little ones on right after breast feeding to begin the chewing process

In Europe and Patrick recalls his Grandma would give the very little ones a piece of stale homemade bread.  They understood the idea of teaching the babies to chew early on

The beginning of large scale farming started the depletion of the soils and vital nutients

Mouth breathing early on is the impetuous of a wide variety of health issues.

Paul Ehrlich PhD and Sandra Kahn D.D.S. on the epidemic of poorly formed jaws posing a multitude of problems, May 17, 2018

'Paul Ehrlich Dr. Sandra Kahn – Co-Authors of Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic – May 17, 2018' have 2 comments

  1. May 18, 2018 @ 9:18 am Gwen

    If interested read Pottenger’s Cats A Study in Nutrition. Research done by Dr. Francis Marion Pottenger Jr., between the years 1932-1942


  2. May 18, 2018 @ 10:25 am John

    This was a very good podcast

    Geat guests. I am now going to get their book


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