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So Many Snack Bars, So Relatively Few Healthy Options

Let’s take a minute to talk about snack bars. No, not that kind of snack bar. This kind: Granola bars. Energy bars. Nutrition bars. Whatever you call them, they’re certainly tasty and convenient. What’s not to love? How about the … Continue reading

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Just How Common Is BPA in Dental Sealants?

According to the logic of the American Dental Association, the BPA released from many dental sealants is “safe” because kids get more exposure to this endocrine disrupting chemical from other products. We didn’t say we understand how that logic works. … Continue reading

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Not the Virus but the Environment

The news admist all of this year’s hype about flu shots: According to NPR, this is because the flu strain they chose for mutated. “The mutation just happened to be in a very bad spot on the virus to make … Continue reading

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With Dental Implants, It’s Not Just About Biocompatibility

When it comes to dental implants, there are some who say that so long as they’re “biocompatible” ceramic zirconium, implants are a-ok. But biocompatibility is hardly the issue. Any kind of implant will necessarily interfere with the body’s self-regulating abilities; … Continue reading

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The Causes of Illness & Degenerative Diseases: The Homotoxins All Around Us (and In Us)

The word “toxicology” is derived from two Greek words: toxikon, meaning poison, and logia, meaning a field of study. Homotoxicology, then, is the study of how toxins affect humans, homo sapiens. It was developed in the mid-20th century by German … Continue reading

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Tradition & Gratitude

By JoAnne Boettcher-Verigin Originally published in Biosis #27, November 2009; updated It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here, but tomorrow it is! Some of us will give our time to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Some of … Continue reading

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Humans: Now with 1200% More Glyphosate!

Although pesticide drift means that organic crops raised near conventional ones may bear traces of synthetic chemical pesticides, on the whole, their pesticide load is lower than on conventional crops. As one organic consultant has put it, When you compare … Continue reading

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