Dr. Verigin’s Comment: The Ravages of Modern Medicine

Part 2 of a series in Biosis, our office’s quarterly newsletter By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about. – Wayne Dyer We must learn to rethink medicine. We must learn never to discredit something, be it a hypothesis or just a […]

Eminently Quotable: H. Gilbert Welch

Dr. Welch is a professor of medicine at Dartmouth (and author of the excellent book Overdiagnosed) who was recently asked to comment on Mark Cuban’s suggestion that anyone who can afford it should get quarterly bloodwork to track their health – advice Dr. Welch called “a recipe for making all of us sick.” We all […]

Dentistry Shouldn’t Be “Just Another Profession”

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Last September, I was pleased and honored to be asked to present a 20 minute speech to the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine on how my colleague Ed Arana and I got the idea to form the study group that eventually evolved into that organization. I had […]

Eminently Quotable: Mahatma Gandhi

We have got into the habit of calling in a doctor for the most trivial diseases. Where there is no regular doctor available, we take the advice of mere quacks. We labour under the fatal delusion that no disease can be cured without medicine. This has been responsible for more mischief to mankind than any […]

Recommended Reading: Our Weird Faith in Pills

There’s a fascinating read in the latest Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine exploring our society’s beliefs about pharmaceutical drugs and how those beliefs can distract and detract from health and well-being. Though it sometimes gets a little “academic” – how could it not when you bring up the work of French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty? […]

Stat!: Death by Medicine-as-Usual

Leading Causes of Death in the US Heart disease Cancer Medical errors In 2010, the Office of Inspector General for Health and Human Services said that bad hospital care contributed to the deaths of 180,000 patients in Medicare alone in a given year. Now comes a study in the current issue of the Journal of […]

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 […]