What’s Healthy Eating? 10 Guidelines

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

In recognition of National Nutrition Month, the faculty of the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science at Bastyr University recently sent out a list of tips for maintaining a well-balanced, healthy diet. It’s good stuff, reminding that nutrition isn’t just about what you eat but how you eat; your attitudes about food; your approach to […]


A Long Look at Sugar

Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Although there’s a moment in this BBC documentary where they seem a little too generous toward artificial sweeteners such as sucralose, overall, it does take a good, broad, and interesting look at sugar and its impact on human health. And as for what happens when you quit the stuff? Read on…


Emotional Health Is Part of Your Overall Health

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

In this powerful TEDx Talk, psychologist Dr. Guy Winch explains why we need to tend to our emotional health as much as we do our oral and overall health:


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

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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 Intelligence of Illness & Health

Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

A terrific introduction to homotoxicology, a fundamental concept in biological dental medicine: Previously Previously-er Also


The Tooth-Body Connection

Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2015

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

Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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…

Posted on Monday, May 6th, 2013

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)

Posted on Friday, April 5th, 2013

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, […]



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