The August 2014 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue:
- JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: You Have the Power
Many years ago, I was introduced to my first computer – an Apple IIE. The local grammar school was providing a class for the teachers who would be getting this computer, and somehow, I managed to get myself into the class, as well.
One of the concepts I remember first learning in that long ago computer class was GIGO: “garbage in, garbage out.” And it occurred to me even then that GIGO isn’t just an issue with computers. It’s also an issue with our brains.
- Dr. Verigin’s Comment: Root Canals Are a Chronic Focus, Part 3: The Toxic Blow
One of the most widely read books about the hazards of root canals is Dr. Joseph Issels’ Cancer: A Second Opinion. It was Issels who established the first European hospital for incurable cancer patients. He was also the first to integrate standard and alternative treatments into a comprehensive therapeutic concept.
According to Issels, surveys at his clinic “found that, on admission, ninety-eight percent of the adult cancer patients had between two and ten dead teeth, each one a dangerous toxin producing ‘factory.'” The clear implication is that no dentist had carefully evaluated those people for dental foci – oral sources of infection that affect other parts of the body.
Two especially dangerous kinds of toxic waste are generated by the dead material left inside the dentinal tubules after a “successful” root canal: thioethers and mercapatans. With structures closely related to the mustard gas used in World War I, these fat soluble toxins harm the mitochondria, the power plants of your cells. Critically, mitochondria are especially abundant in liver cells.
The liver is one of your body’s main detoxifying organs.
- From Our Blog: Homeopathics & Gum Disease
If you’re having a problem with gum disease – and nearly all adults are – the first thing to do is to NOT do nothing. Periodontal problems don’t get better on their own. They get worse.
Typically, the next step is amped up hygiene: more frequent dental visits for deep cleanings (scaling and root planing) and more thorough hygiene at home.
Of course, there are other things you can do to support the benefits of treatment. Dietary improvements – cutting back on refined carbs and added sugars, for instance, or increasing intake of healthy fats and proteins – can give a major boost. So can reducing stress, dealing with bruxing (clenching and grinding) habits and using supplements and homeopathic remedies as recommended to support good gingival and bone health.
That homeopathics can help is borne out by new research just published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.
Read Biosis #44 now.