New & Improved Root Canals? Yeah, Right

Posted on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Even endodontists will tell you, if they’re being honest, that root canal disinfection isn’t always effective. They’ll tell you that about 25% of all root canals fail due to infection by pathogens left in the canal before it’s filled and sealed off. Actually, latent infection is far more common than that, but let’s give them […]


KTH Flashback: Modern Chronic Illness, a Cumulative Condition

Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Originally posted January 20, 2016 Many of the patients we see come to us with longstanding health problems they suspect are related to things like root canal teeth, mercury amalgam fillings and cavitations. But while such dental factors may indeed be playing a role, they’re seldom – if ever – the sole cause of distress. […]


Recommended Reading: Tony Gwynn, Chew, Cancer

Posted on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

By all accounts, Tony Gwynn was a great baseball player and a genuinely good guy. He was also yet another athlete with a tobbacco habit. Now, a little less than two years after his death, his family has filed a wrongful death suit. The suit was filed in Superior Court in San Diego against Altria […]


Putting the Gum Disease-Cancer Link into Perspective

Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

If you smoke, you’re pretty much guaranteed gum disease. And, of course, your risk of a whole host of chronic, systemic illnesses soars. But just because you’re a nonsmoker, your gums don’t necessarily get a free pass. Despite smoking rates dropping for decades now, periodontal disease remains a problem for as much as 75% of […]


Modern Chronic Illness, a Cumulative Condition

Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Many of the patients we see come to us with longstanding health problems they suspect are related to things like root canal teeth, mercury amalgam fillings and cavitations. But while such dental factors may indeed be playing a role, they’re seldom – if ever – the sole cause of distress. As Dr. V reviews each […]


Root Canals Are a Chronic Focus, Part 4: What to Do About Root Canal Teeth

Posted on Thursday, December 11th, 2014

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Read Part 1, “What Weston Price REALLY Learned About Root Canals” Read Part 2, “How ‘Saved’ Teeth Become a Problem” Read Part 3, “The Toxins” From the November 2014 issue of Biosis Over the past few issues, we’ve looked at the research on root canal treated teeth and how […]


Root Canals Are a Chronic Focus, Part 3: The Toxins

Posted on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Read Part 1, “What Weston Price REALLY Learned About Root Canals”Read Part 2, “How ‘Saved’ Teeth Become a Problem” From the August 2014 issue of Biosis Last time, we ended by looking at the main pathways for toxins to travel from root canal treated teeth to the brain. Now […]


Be(A)ware of Awareness

Posted on Friday, October 25th, 2013

As Pink Ribbon Season dwindles to a close, one more commentary on the disconnect between “awareness” and real prevention (via Orthomolecular News): Awareness? What Awareness? By Ralph Campbell, MD October 11, 2013 Recently, our local paper promoted a 3K walk/run for “a cure for heart disease,” with photos of participants of all sizes and shapes. […]


Follow-up: Antidepressants, Obesity & Cancer Edition

Posted on Friday, September 6th, 2013

Often it happens that soon after we post on one topic or another, we stumble upon related material and think, “Damn, wish we could’ve included that in the post!” A few such item we’ve bookmarked in recent weeks: After “News Flash, Pharmacological Edition” and its short list of recommended reading on antidepressants“A Glut of Antidepressants” […]


Biosis #41: Ending the Procrastination Blues, Acid / Alkaline pH Body Balance & More

Posted on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The August 2013 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Ending the Procrastination Blues Yes, for all I’ve absorbed about planning and motivation and time management, I still seem to have a little problem with procrastination. And distractions. Like the quote on my page-a-day calendar that I […]



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