Recommended Reading: 7 Longreads on What We’re Doing to Food & What Food Is Doing to Us

Modern Industrial Foods & Their Effects on the Human BodyWhat’s modern farming doing to our food? This recent article from the Natural Medicine Journal explores the health impact of modern interventions commonly used in the food industry – GM crops, pesticides, drugs, additives – and the benefits of opting for organic. Junk Food Is Bad […]

The Tooth-Body Connection

One of the foundational concepts of biological dentistry is the awareness of relationships between the teeth, gums and other oral tissues and the rest of the body. On one level, this is just common sense: after all, your mouth is physically connected to the rest of you. Yet even today, many dentists continue to treat […]

Choosing Wellness

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN The human body is a nonspecific sounding board for the daily assault of environmental irritants and toxins. These include live pathogens, chemical substances and physical influences. As they build up, our immune systems can wear down. True healing requires us to care for the complex and dynamic matrix of […]

Know Thy Health: 5 Years & 1000 Posts Later…

It’s a nice convergence: The 5 year anniversary of this blog and this, our 1000th post. It neither seems like so long or so many. But them’s the facts. Many thanks to all of you who check in here regularly; who are following us; who have liked, shared and commented. Of course, milestones are an […]

Food as Medicine? The Big Picture Matters (Guest Post)

From the blog of William P. Glaros, DDS – Used with permission For all the “health care” that happens in this country, we seem to have a real problem when it comes to preventive care – in dentistry or otherwise – even as all of our most common chronic conditions can be largely avoided. Yet, […]

Beyond Pills

Originally posted 13 April 2009 This is one of those good news/bad news kind of stories. Okay, maybe not “bad news,” but at least news that makes you wonder: In flusher times, Ms. Parham said, she spent $50 a month on prescriptions for her asthma, allergies and other chronic problems. Now, she pays $6 a […]

Health: An “Active & Deliberate Creation”

Last week, to absolutely no one’s surprise, cooking show personality Paula Deen announced that, yes, she has type 2 diabetes. And what made her decide to go public now, three years after her diagnosis? As she told USA Today, “I felt like I had nothing to offer anybody other than the announcement. I wasn’t armed […]

On That Proverbial Spoonful of Sugar

First, there were the lollipops. Then there were the mints. Then came the gummy bears. And now, presenting the next greatest cavity-fighter ever: ice cream! Not just any old ice cream, though. Super special probiotic ice cream. The researchers chose ice cream for this study because of its universal appeal, particularly among children. The probiotic […]