The Terrain-Centered Paradigm, Part 2

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Originally published in Biosis #33 (May 2011) The idea that “germs” cause disease was developed in the 1880s by French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur. It was a radical notion. Going against a large body of research, Pasteur’s theory insisted that microbes cause change but don’t change themselves. The …

The Terrain-Centered Paradigm, Part 1

Which Comes First, the Pathogenic Microbe or the Disordered Terrain? By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Originally posted in Biosis #33 (May 2011) What tomorrow’s children are to bewill be determined by what today’s parents-to-bechoose to be. – S. Colleen Graham Your life starts to take shape long before you’re born, influenced by things like …

Good Nutrition: Necessary, Not Sufficient

Recently seen in our Facebook news feed: That’s a compelling message – compelling but not entirely accurate. Certainly, some conditions may be helped by nutritional improvements, but modern chronic illness generally requires more, as this article by colleague Dr. Christopher Fabricius explains: Can Nutrition Alone Cure Illness? Good nutrition is the foundation of health, and …

It’s Not Just About Biocompatibility

Despite all the cheerleading for implant dentistry, the market still seems less than great: rebounding from the global economic turmoil but nowhere near the 15% growth it once knew. Maybe that explains the increasing stress on the message that implants are the ideal solution for missing teeth – whether they are or aren’t. An article …

Environmental Influences on Chronic Illness: Chemicals & the Terrain

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Do you ever wonder why some people don’t believe facts, despite all evidence? For instance, think of the known links between environmental factors and autism, asthma and other health conditions affecting more and more children. Why would anyone doubt the connection between toxins and illness? In A Compromised Generation, …

Healing as Process

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN As I’ve mentioned before, there are no silver bullets. The best question to begin with is not “Are mercury fillings the problem?” but “What are all the factors that may be contributing to the illness or dysfunction?” This helps us identify all potential sources of homotoxins, whether of dental …

Sugar & the Modern Food Environment (Guest Post)

From the office of William P. Glaros, DDS: Sugar has one thing going for it: It makes things taste good. And it’s a taste we’re born to prefer. In the natural settings that human primate ancestors evolved in, sweetness intensity should indicate energy density, while bitterness tends to indicate toxicity. The high sweetness detection threshold …

Dr. Shankland on Cavitations

A specialist in head pain, TMJ, NICO lesions, fibromyalgia and other illnesses with dental correlations, Dr. Wes Shankland gives a comprehensive talk on cavitations: what they are, how they impact health, and how they’re diagnosed and treated: To learn even more, watch Suzin Stockton’s presentation on ischemic osteonecrosis or access the materials on our cavitations …

How to Make a Toxic Tooth

One option: root canal treatment. Simply put, root canals can cause more problems than they solve, including a greater propensity to cancer, autoimmune disorders and “enigmatic” illnesses such as CFS, MCS and fibromyalgia. To learn more, see “What You Need to Know about Root Canals & Dental Implants.” You’ll never look at videos like this …

Not the Kind of Metal Mouth You Usually Think Of

Yet another item for the “It’s Great/No, It’s Not” files: Titanium implants used in bone-anchored dental prostheses may not be as robust as is commonly believed, according to new evidence from scientists. You don’t say! Collaborative research led by Dr. Owen Addison has found evidence to suggest that in environments where there is no significant …