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 […]


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 […]



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