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The Causes of Illness & Degenerative Diseases, Part 2: Some Basic Principles of Biological Regulation

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN The term homeostasis was first defined in 1932 by Walter Bradford Cannon. He created it by bringing together two Greek terms: homoios, which means “the same,” “like,” or “resembling,” and stasis, which means “standing,” … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Surveys, or Dentistry’s Role in Healthcare

Once upon a time – earlier this year, to be exact – a Pew survey suggested that for all the problems with American healthcare these days, people just lurve their physicians. According to the survey, almost 90% of those who … Continue reading

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Stat!: “The Culture That We’re Steeped In”

Percent of Americans who regularly take prescription drugs: 55 Average number of drugs each takes: 4 Fraction of age 55+ adults who take more than 5 drugs: 1/3 Percent of age 55+ adults taking more than 10: 9 Number of … Continue reading

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It’s the Environment, Not the “Germ”

Long ago and far away…well, back in the mid-19th century, scientists like Claude Bernard and Antoine Bechamp first challenged Pasteur’s “germ theory” of disease. But while Pasteur may have been declared winner of that battle, science continues to vindicate Bernard, … Continue reading

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Candida‘s Role in Tooth Decay

When people talk about “bad bugs” in the mouth – the ones that lead to tooth decay and gum disease – they’re usually talking about bacteria. And why not? There are tons of them, even in the cleanest mouth – … Continue reading

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A Toothpaste Too Good to Be True?

Maybe you saw the recent CBS This Morning segment on a new toothpaste “that claims to be more than twice as effective [as] traditional toothpaste.” Actually, the head of the company that makes it won’t call it toothpaste but a … Continue reading

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Bad Ideas in Brand Extension: Oral Hygiene Edition

This was never real: But once upon a time – in 1982, to be exact – this was: Yes, Colgate – maker of toothpaste, mouthwash, and other oral hygiene products; a brand that absolutely dominates the global market; the first … Continue reading

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