Putting the Gum Disease-Cancer Link into Perspective

If you smoke, you’re pretty much guaranteed gum disease. And, of course, your risk of a whole host of chronic, systemic illnesses soars. But just because you’re a nonsmoker, your gums don’t necessarily get a free pass. Despite smoking rates dropping for decades now, periodontal disease remains a problem for as much as 75% of […]

Modern Chronic Illness, a Cumulative Condition

Many of the patients we see come to us with longstanding health problems they suspect are related to things like root canal teeth, mercury amalgam fillings and cavitations. But while such dental factors may indeed be playing a role, they’re seldom – if ever – the sole cause of distress. As Dr. V reviews each […]

Root Canals Are a Chronic Focus, Part 3: The Toxins

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Read Part 1, “What Weston Price REALLY Learned About Root Canals”Read Part 2, “How ‘Saved’ Teeth Become a Problem” From the August 2014 issue of Biosis Last time, we ended by looking at the main pathways for toxins to travel from root canal treated teeth to the brain. Now […]

Follow-up: Medical Damage

Another fascinating – if disconcerting – study on “preventive” double mastectomy came out recently. That procedure made big news earlier this year, you may recall, when Angelina Jolie announced that she had gone this route. And as we noted then, she’s hardly the only one. One study we mentioned found that nearly 20% of women […]

Oral Health-Oral Cancer Conundrum

Late last month, you might have noticed a lot of whoop-de-doo about a study which found a link between poor oral health and oral HPV infection. More than one headline suggested that brushing and flossing might lower your risk of cancer. “The finding,” however, is a “modest association,” said Aimée R. Kreimer, an epidemiologist at […]

Follow-up: Antidepressants, Obesity & Cancer Edition

Often it happens that soon after we post on one topic or another, we stumble upon related material and think, “Damn, wish we could’ve included that in the post!” A few such item we’ve bookmarked in recent weeks: After “News Flash, Pharmacological Edition” and its short list of recommended reading on antidepressants“A Glut of Antidepressants” […]

Pink Ribbon Season Already?!

Is there any adult American who hasn’t complained at least once about how the holiday season starts earlier and earlier each year? This year, we even had Black Friday in July (presumably as a variation on hokey “Christmas in July” sales, but then shouldn’t Black Friday have been in June?). But grumbling about that stuff […]

Book Excerpt: “Remodeling Old Patterns, Habits, Beliefs”

From The Holistic Guide to Breast Cancer by Christina Grant, PhD There comes a time in all of our lives when we come up against a circumstance that forces us to look at the old patterns, habits, and beliefs that no longer serve the heart and soul of who we are. This circumstance is a […]

Recommended Reading: The Holistic Approach to Cancer

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may remember posts by Dr. Christina Grant, a holistic healer who shared her talents as a guest blogger here. (If not, you can see some of what you missed here and here and here.) Now we’re pleased to announce that she’s published her first book, […]