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 […]


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 […]


The Importance of Breast Feeding on Dental-Facial Development & Health

Posted on Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Lately, so much of the talk about breastfeeding these days seems to center on the mother’s right to breastfeed in certain public spaces – as with this recently viral video. But as important as those conversations are, we shouldn’t lose sight of another critical factor: the best interests of the child. For the benefits of […]


Vaccinations & Informed Consent

Posted on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

When it comes to the matter of vaccinations, informed consent often seems to fall by the wayside. We’ve noted this before with respect to the annual flu shot hype. The dominant media message insists on how important it is to get vaccinated. Pharmacies, clinics and countless medical professionals do the same, touting benefits without ever […]


The Real Question

Posted on Friday, August 16th, 2013

Speaking of times when mainstream medicine doesn’t quite live up to the marketing, a report in the current Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds not only that “many new techniques and medicines are either no more effective than the old ones, or worse;” “many doctors persist in using practices that have been shown to be useless or […]


Good Nutrition: Necessary, Not Sufficient

Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2013

Recently seen in our Facebook news feed: That’s a compelling message – compelling but not entirely accurate. Certainly, some conditions may be helped by nutritional improvements, but modern chronic illness generally requires more, as this article by colleague Dr. Christopher Fabricius explains: Can Nutrition Alone Cure Illness? Good nutrition is the foundation of health, and […]


“First, Do No Harm…”

Posted on Friday, August 9th, 2013

By definition, a root canal tooth is a dead tooth. The procedure involves removing the dentinal pulpal complex – the tooth’s “guts,” so to speak, rich in nerves, blood vessels and delicate connective tissue. The goal is to disinfect and protect the tooth from further infection, but no one has yet found a way to […]


Book Excerpt: “Remodeling Old Patterns, Habits, Beliefs”

Posted on Friday, August 2nd, 2013

From The Holistic Guide to Breast Cancer by Christina Grant, PhD There comes a time in all of 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. This circumstance is a […]


Recommended Reading: The Holistic Approach to Cancer

Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may remember posts by Dr. Christina Grant, a holistic healer who shared her talents as a guest blogger here. (If not, you can see some of what you missed here and here and here.) Now we’re pleased to announce that she’s published her first book, […]



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