A (Bio)Logical Path to Health

Posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

According to new data from the California Health Care Foundation, Americans spent just under $120 billion on dental care in 2015. That’s a lot of money – until you consider that it’s a measly 4% of the total spent on health care that year. All told, Americans spent $3 trillion on all health care that […]


“This Diet Is Killing Us”

Posted on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

There’s a great meme we saw on Facebook recently: There is no junk food. Junk is considered useless or of little value. It is synonymous with rubbish. If it is junk, it isn’t food. Food nourishes and sustains us. It is essential to maintain life and growth. Of course, that’s never stopped industry from trying […]


Here We Go Again with the Caries Vaccine

Posted on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Every few years, you hear about some new tooth decay vaccine that’s being developed, certain to make dental caries a thing of the past. And then, for another year or three, when some other research team emerges with yet another promising candidate vaccine. The latest turned up just last week. According to a report in […]


KTH Flashback: Resigned to a Lifetime of Tooth Decay?

Posted on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Originally posted February 17, 2016 Like other chronic diseases, dental caries – tooth decay – is largely preventable. With that in mind, read it and weep: Over 40% of more than 1,000 U.S. adults surveyed believe they have little or no control over whether they get a cavity, according to a new Children’s Dental Health […]


When Tooth Decay Happens Despite Fluoride

Posted on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Considering that fluoride is in nearly all common toothpastes and most of the water we drink, you’d think tooth decay would be just a distant memory by now. But no. Nearly 20% of kids and over 30% of adults have untreated dental caries. And according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, nearly […]


The Causes of Illness & Degenerative Diseases, Part 2: Some Basic Principles of Biological Regulation

Posted on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN The term homeostasis was first defined in 1932 by Walter Bradford Cannon. He created it by bringing together two Greek terms: homoios, which means “the same,” “like,” or “resembling,” and stasis, which means “standing,” “position,” or “posture.” Homeostasis, then, literally means “to remain in the same condition,” as close […]


A Tale of Two Surveys, or Dentistry’s Role in Healthcare

Posted on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Once upon a time – earlier this year, to be exact – a Pew survey suggested that for all the problems with American healthcare these days, people just lurve their physicians. According to the survey, almost 90% of those who saw a doctor in the past year felt their provider “really cared about their health […]


Stat!: “The Culture That We’re Steeped In”

Posted on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Percent of Americans who regularly take prescription drugs: 55 Average number of drugs each takes: 4 Fraction of age 55+ adults who take more than 5 drugs: 1/3 Percent of age 55+ adults taking more than 10: 9 Number of Americans who went to the ER for adverse drug effects: 1.3 million Number of those […]


It’s the Environment, Not the “Germ”

Posted on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Long ago and far away…well, back in the mid-19th century, scientists like Claude Bernard and Antoine Bechamp first challenged Pasteur’s “germ theory” of disease. But while Pasteur may have been declared winner of that battle, science continues to vindicate Bernard, Bechamp, and the many other scientists who followed their research path. For instance, consider the […]



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