The Winter 2015 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue:
- JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Finding a World of Blessings
If you’ve been getting our newsletter for a while, you know about my sometime struggles to turn out this column. Deadlines seem to come faster and faster. And sometimes topics do, too!
At least that was the case this time around.
Though you’d think it was a blessing to have lots of ideas to choose from, if you have too many choices, choosing becomes even harder! In fact, too many choices can really stress you out!
So I went to my bookshelf to see if browsing some of my usual inspirations – Zig Ziglar, Ken Olson, the Dalai Lama, Gary Zukav – might help me find some focus. And that’s when a surprising thing happened. After reading all that positive stuff, I had a negative thought!
- Dr. Verigin’s Comment: Our Outer Environment, Our Inner Environment
Last time, we looked at the current state of dentistry, where what has evolved is largely unfit to support the whole body health and wellness of individuals. We also looked at some evolutionary paths the industry failed to follow, much to the detriment of patients everywhere.
But just because the mainstream veered off those paths doesn’t mean that every dentist went with them. Some stayed the course to what’s now known as biological dental medicine.
In biological dentistry, everything begins with the extracellular matrix, or biological terrain. Its regulation – or dysregulation – is what determines whether and how a person will react to mercury amalgam fillings, root canal teeth and other dental sources of toxicity.
We often describe the terrain briefly as the body’s internal environment. So to understand and appreciate how this “ground system regulation” works in our bodies, let’s first take some time to explore how it works in the environment in which we live.
- From Our Blog: Recommended Reading: Dr. James Rota’s Mirror of the Body
Mirror of the Body represents the collected thoughts and observations of a brilliant and inquiring dentist. Dr. James Rota, a general practitioner of dentistry whose life focus has been on holistic health, courageously raises important and vital questions concerning commonly accepted medical and dental procedures which can adversely affect the health and wellness of every individual.
As a long-time biological dentist, I find this a passionate and necessary book – one to read and re-read and prominently place on your bookshelves. Rota asks difficult questions about the future of dentistry. The narrative is gripping, and the writing is marvelous. His life history and the problems associated with being first exposed to mercury as a twelve year old and later on as a practicing dentist are so movingly told, they grabbed and kept my attention throughout this remarkable book.
Read Biosis #49 now.