Natural Remedies for Dental Fear

Ever since the economy took its nose-dive several years ago, conventional wisdom has said that more people are avoiding dental visits due to the cost of care. Surveys have shown that anywhere from 36 to 75% of those who delay or forego dental work give financial concerns as their main reason why. But that’s far […]

Can Oil “Cure” a Cavity?

NOTE: Read the follow-up/update of this post That appears to be the claim of a post we recently saw over at The Healthy Home Economist, which describes healing a child’s “cavity” with butter oil capsules and a switch from tahini to raw butter at breakfast. While it’s true that decay can be arrested with good […]

Should We Fear the Witch and Her Brew to Beat the Flu? (Guest Post)

Now, don’t be scared off by that word “witch.” Its true definition is “Wise One.” She was the natural healer and midwife for many centuries, using herbs and skills passed down through many generations to help peasant populations. She birthed the babies, assisted the dying and helped heal the sick. Witches were often the only […]

Dandelion: Desperate Weed or Sacred Healer? (Guest Post)

When I was a child and asked to help with gardening, I often got handed a special tool designed to pull weeds out of our middle class suburban lawn. The weeds, as it turns out, were Taraxacum officinale, the common dandelion and bane of homeowners since the 1950s when large, green lawns came into vogue. […]

Biosis 30: Communicating Thoughtfully, An MCS Case History & More

  The new issue of our quarterly newsletter Biosis is available online now. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: The Joy of Slow(er) Communication “Today, we’ve still got phones and snail mail. But we’ve also got email, texting, video conferencing and all manner of social media to connect with others. Via phone or computer, we […]

Is Insomnia Harming Your Immune System? (Guest Post)

Marquette La/Flickr   I recently heard a celebrity doctor say 7 hours of sleep per night is ideal; more than that, we are shortening our life spans. But not long after, I read an article in a health journal advising 8 hours of sleep for optimal health. Obviously, there are conflicting views about how much […]

Biosis 29: Smile Power, FAQ on the Biological Dental Perspective & More

  The new issue of our quarterly newsletter Biosis is available online now. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Smile Power “Dentistry and smiles, of course, go together. After all, who do people look to for help in getting and keeping a great smile? And what’s so great about a smile? A lot!” Dr. Verigin’s […]

Guest Post: 12 More Natural Solutions to Alleviate Stress

Cross-posted Stress is the intensity of how you believe you can cope with an identified threat. It isn’t your actual ability to cope but your perception of your ability to cope. Stress becomes a problem when you think you can’t cope well with a perceived threat. Mild stress can be used to inspire you, build […]

Natural Remedies for Headache Pain

Last month, we ran a guest post on embracing change by holistic healer and spiritual counselor Dr. Christina Grant. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Grant as a regular guest blogger for Know Thy Health. Her columns will run on Fridays and are also available on her blog Dr. Grant Holistic. Working with clients both […]