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The Causes of Illness & Degenerative Diseases, Part 1: The Basis for Holistic Biological Medicine

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Nearly all of the patients we see first come to our office because they’ve read online about certain dental materials and procedures that may be contributing to their medical symptoms or diagnosed conditions. Here … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Consumer Genetic Testing

Earlier this month, the FDA announced that 23andMe could go ahead and market its genetic testing for 10 health conditions. Naturally, the company’s CEO got right to celebrating in the media.” “My hope is that 23andMe, by being less and … Continue reading

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New & Improved Root Canals? Yeah, Right

Even endodontists will tell you, if they’re being honest, that root canal disinfection isn’t always effective. They’ll tell you that about 25% of all root canals fail due to infection by pathogens left in the canal before it’s filled and … Continue reading

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Dental Implants: Hype vs. Reality

You often hear implant dentists brag about implant success rates as high as 98% – despite the fact that such numbers just don’t jibe with reality. The reality is much more modest (and non-industry funded). And as we noted before, … Continue reading

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Power vs. Manual Toothbrushes: The Debate Continues

In the ongoing debate over which toothbrush is better for you, power or manual, we ultimately come down on the side of “whichever you use regularly and effectively.” For some, that’s a power brush. For others, it’s manual. Some switch … Continue reading

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What’s Healthy Eating? 10 Guidelines

In recognition of National Nutrition Month, the faculty of the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science at Bastyr University recently sent out a list of tips for maintaining a well-balanced, healthy diet. It’s good stuff, reminding that nutrition isn’t just … Continue reading

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A Long Look at Sugar

Although there’s a moment in this BBC documentary where they seem a little too generous toward artificial sweeteners such as sucralose, overall, it does take a good, broad, and interesting look at sugar and its impact on human health. And … Continue reading

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