reflex_eyeThis past year, we hit a couple of milestones on a single day: this blog’s fifth anniversary and our 1000th post. While this was one of the year’s big highlights for us, it doesn’t tell the whole tale.

What tells a bit more is our expanding readership, which has accessed Know Thy Health from more than 100 countries – though most come from the US, UK and Canada, understandably enough. Many thanks to all of you who check in here regularly, and who have liked, commented and shared!

In fact, this year brought nearly double the number of shares as last year – critical to helping us continue to grow and reach more people who seek to regain, sustain or enhance their health and well being through a comprehensive biological approach that honors the indivisibility of body, mind and spirit, its inherent wisdom and ability to self-regulate and heal.

That’s the gist of what we do here, which can also be seen through our annual look at what you all were looking at most on this blog in 2013. But first, we begin with the usual snapshot via the first sentence of each month:

  • January: Sugar has one thing going for it: It makes things taste good….
  • February: The very act of selling creates expectations….
  • March: Doctors are human….
  • April: As I’ve mentioned before, there are no silver bullets….
  • May: Do you ever wonder why some people don’t believe facts, despite all evidence?…
  • June: Something you might see every day: babies and toddlers exploring their world by putting stuff in their mouths….
  • July: You know what Soylent Green is….
  • August: There comes a time in all our lives when we come up against a circumstance that forces us to look at the old patterns, habits, and beliefs that no longer serve the heart and soul of who we are….
  • September: The easiest excuse for not eating organic: It’s too expensive….
  • October: As Dr. V likes to say, the best teeth are the ones you’re born with….
  • November: What better time than the day after Halloween to have a National Brush Day, right?…
  • December: The human body is a nonspecific sounding board for the daily assault of environmental irritants and toxins….

Top 10 New Posts in 2013

  1. “…Tooth Decay Will Generally Be Checked, Provided…”
    On decay, remineralization and Weston Price.
  2. You Say Cool, We Say Yeah, Right
    When dentistry and Hello Kitty collide.
  3. Where Does the Mercury Go?
    Amalgam’s defenders say mercury is perfectly safe once implanted in teeth, but when the filling wears down or breaks…
  4. Coming Soon: Warning Labels on Soft Drinks?
    The call goes out…bundled with insistence on fluoridation.
  5. Yet Another Downside to BPA-Laced Sealants
    New research suggests that BPA may actually damage tooth enamel.
  6. Sticking It to Burning Mouth Syndrome
    BMS: What it is, why it is and how acupuncture may help.
  7. Fluoride = The Best Weapon We’ve Got?
    A new study underscores the point that fluoridation is no silver bullet.
  8. What Are Subtle Energies?
    Guest poster Dr. Christina Grant gives an overview.
  9. The Terrain-Centered Paradigm, Part 1
    The introduction to Dr. Gary Verigin’s three part series on the role played by the biological terrain – broadly, the body’s internal environment – in illness, healing and ongoing health.
  10. Capturing the Tooth Fairy
    Lowlights in merchandising: the commodification of a significant rite of passage.

Top 10 Shared Posts of 2013

  1. Capturing the Tooth Fairy
  2. 4 Videos: Glutathione
  3. Stat!: Second Opinions
  4. The Terrain-Centered Paradigm, Part 1
  5. A Tale of Two Cancers
  6. On Natural Healing, On Disease
  7. Sticking It to Burning Mouth Syndrome
  8. Pink Ribbon Season Already?!
  9. Vaccinations & Informed Consent

2014_new_yearWe hope your 2014 is off to a fantastic start and wish joy, peace, health and all good things for you through the coming months! Thank you again for being part of what makes this blog worth doing!


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