Biosis 32: The Power of Music, the Complexities of Chronic Illness & More

The February 2011 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Music/Magic “When you’re stressed, music can help soothe. When you’re tired, it can pep you up. Music can make you laugh as easily as it can make you weep. It can even help you heal.” Dr. Verigin’s …

Biosis 31: Realizing What Counts, Healing as Process & More

  The new issue of our quarterly newsletter Biosis is available online now. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Realizing What Counts“When you think about how you spent your most memorable holidays, what do you remember first and best – the gifts you got or gave, or the people you shared the holidays with?” Dr. …

The Relationship Between Gum Health & Systemic Health

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN A research team at a prestigious university hospital was conducting an experiment: how does a bullfrog react to a handclap? They set the frog on a table and clapped their hands. The frog jumped. Then they severed the frog’s right front leg. Again, the handclap; again, the frog jumped. …

Integrative Medicine Is Healthcare Reform

Guest post by Michael Bauerschmidt, M.D.; Director, Full Potential Health, Fort Lauderdale, FL:   Our current model of healthcare is based on Pasteur’s germ theory. His remarkable achievements in identifying causative microorganisms as the basis for infectious disease form the bedrock upon which modern Western allopathic medicine was built. But what is allopathic medicine? According …

The Sugar/Cancer Connection and Other News of Note

Does Sugar Feed Cancer? (PhysOrg) Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah have uncovered new information on the notion that sugar “feeds” tumors. The findings may also have implications for other diseases such as diabetes. The research is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “It’s been known …

Stat!: And We Wonder Why Chronic Disease Is Such a Problem?

Percent of Americans in 1988 who ate at least five servings of vegetables and fruit each day: 42 Percent who did so in 2006: 26 Percent of American men in 1988 who exercised at least 30 minutes a day, three times each week: 57 Percent of American women in 1988 who did: 49 Percent of …

Possible Mouthwash/Oral Cancer Link, Autism Reporting, and Other News of Note

New Australian Study Links Alcohol Containing Mouthwashes and Oral Cancer (Flap’s Dentistry Blog) A new study appearing in the December edition of the Journal of the Australian Dental Association finds “sufficient evidence” that “alcohol-containing mouthwashes contribute to the increased risk of development of oral cancer.”   California’s Autism Increase Not Due to Better Counting (ScienceDaily) …

Autoimmune Disorders and Environmental (and Dental) Toxins

Many new clients who contact our office have been diagnosed with autoimmune disorders – from allergies and asthma to Crohn’s and celiac diseases to fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and MS…just to name a few. Often, they have bounced from health care provider to health care provider in search of healing. Sometimes they have experienced brief respites …