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 […]


The Terrain-Centered Paradigm, Part 2

Posted on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Originally published in Biosis #33 (May 2011) The idea that “germs” cause disease was developed in the 1880s by French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur. It was a radical notion. Going against a large body of research, Pasteur’s theory insisted that microbes cause change but don’t change themselves. The […]


The Terrain-Centered Paradigm, Part 1

Posted on Monday, September 9th, 2013

Which Comes First, the Pathogenic Microbe or the Disordered Terrain? By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Originally posted in Biosis #33 (May 2011) What tomorrow’s children are to bewill be determined by what today’s parents-to-bechoose to be. – S. Colleen Graham Your life starts to take shape long before you’re born, influenced by things like […]


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” […]


Can You Spot the Hidden Bargain in This Picture?

Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

The easiest excuse for not eating organic: It’s too expensive. It’s not just lower income consumers who say so. According to the same non-scientific yet fascinating survey, 80% of respondents making more than $100,000 a year think organic food costs too darn much. It does? Eating Organic Food on a Food Stamp Budget Is Possible […]



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