Biosis #39: Living with Intention, Reading the Terrain, & More!

    The February 2013 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Living Life Like You Really Mean It “When you arise in the morning,” wrote Marcus Aurelius, “think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to …

Not Just the Mercury Fillings or Just the Root Canals or Implants or Cavitations

“The brain taking shortcuts is one of the cornerstones of human intelligence,” says cognitive neuroscientist Itiel Dror. Shortcuts enable the brain to deal with the mismatch between the capacity, the computational power, of the brain, and the need to process some of the information. * * * The fact that we have a smaller brain, …

Just What Is Biological Dentistry Anyway?

Look at, say, a random 20 websites on “biological dentistry,” and no one could blame you for being unsure as to what the specialty is all about. The term gets used in a lot of different ways, not always accurately. For instance, you may see it applied to a practice that doesn’t use mercury amalgam …

Biosis #38: Mapping the Route to Healing, Essential Oils for Perio Health, & More!

The November 2012 Biosis, Dr. Verigin’s quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Feeding Your Brain Our self-talk is important! Most of us wouldn’t think of going a day without feeding our bodies with nourishing food. Why in the world would we not take time to feed our minds with nourishing …

Something’s in the Air

According to findings published earlier this year in the Journal of Virology, In each cubic meter of air, there are between 1.6 million and 40 million viruses. In each cubic meter of air, there are between 860,000 and 11 million bacteria. Given that we breathe roughly .01 cubic meters of air each minute, a simple …

It Takes More Than a Virus (Flu Shots 2012)

An updated version of a post we originally ran last September. The more things change… It’s that time of year again: The annual insistence on flu shots. Last year, we were told to get vaccinated because, even though the vaccine was the same as in 2010, it might have worn off. This year, the word …

The “Alternative” Controversy

Originally posted 19 June 2009 There’s been a lot of talk lately about the AP Impact series bashing “alternative medicine”. And it got us to thinking about how this term is kind of a straw man. onlyforward/Flickr Self-proclaimed skeptics like to say there is only medicine: that which works. Everything else, they argue, is non-medicine, …

What About Asparagus?

So what about another alleged “superfood” – asparagus? About a week ago, one of our clients sent us an oft-forwarded email, mentioning its emphasis on glutathione, a key supplement in her healing process. (More on that in a moment.) This email has been around for a while, so maybe you’ve seen it, too, at some …

It’s Complicated

“The brain taking shortcuts is one of the cornerstones of human intelligence,” says cognitive neuroscientist Itiel Dror. Shortcuts enable the brain to deal with the mismatch between the capacity, the computational power, of the brain, and the need to process some of the information. * * * The fact that we have a smaller brain, …