Speaking of Sugar…

Posted on Thursday, February 13th, 2014

A couple years ago, Dr. Robert Lustig startled many with “The Toxic Truth About Sugar,” arguing in the prestigious science journal Nature that it should be regulated like alcohol. A year later, an Australian research team made a case for warning labels on sugary soft drinks due to the particular damage they do to teeth. […]

A Last Look Back at 2013…

Posted on Monday, January 6th, 2014

This 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 […]

How to Look at Diet & Aging through the Eyes of Captain Obvious

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Get dietary data from more than 10,000 older American women with no major chronic diseases. Use the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010 (AHEI-2010) and Alternate Mediterranean diet scores to assess diet quality. Evaluate the women’s health data 15 years later. If a participant has “no major chronic diseases or major impairments in cognitive or physical function […]

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 […]

When Label & Supplement Don’t Match

Posted on Friday, November 15th, 2013

A new study offers a reminder of why you want to be selective when it comes to the nutritional supplements you buy: What it says on the label and what’s actually inside may not always match. For this latest study on supplement quality, published in BMC Medicine, researchers tested 44 herbal products produced by 12 […]

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. […]

What Are Subtle Energies? (Guest Post)

Posted on Friday, September 27th, 2013

Holistic healer and intuitive counselor Dr. Christina Grant explains the basics… Through science we know that everything is comprised of energy, from the chair you sit on to your own body. When the layers of all physical matter are broken down in minute detail, we find microscopic vibrating particles and space. “Subtle Energy” is associated […]

Cleanliness Is Next to…Alzheimer’s?

Posted on Friday, September 20th, 2013

A recent study out of Cambridge University suggests that, in the words of Telegraph title writers, Really?! According to the abstract, Based on our analyses, it appears that hygiene is positively associated with AD [Alzheimer’s disease] risk. Countries with greater degree of sanitation and lower degree of pathogen prevalence have higher age-adjusted AD DALY rates. […]

The Terrain-Centered Paradigm, Part 3

Posted on Friday, September 13th, 2013

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN A slightly different version of this post was published in Biosis #36 (February 2012 ) Before we continue, I encourage you again to read – or re-read my short (and free) e-book How Illness Happens: An Introduction to the Biological Terrain, which introduces concepts that underlie the rest of […]

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