“Pharmacovigilence” in a Culture of a Pill for Every Ill

Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Orange may be the new black, but according to a recent Newsweek headline, benzos are the “next opioid crisis.” Prescribed for everything from anxiety to insomnia, restless leg syndrome to acute alcohol withdrawal, benzodiazepines are being used more frequently than ever. According to a commentary published earlier this year in the New England Journal of […]


Gummy Supplements: Big Business? Yes. Big Nutrition? Not So Much

Posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Once upon a time, gummy and other chewable vitamins were just kid stuff. Now, they’re very big business. As the New York Times reported last year, Millions of people are hooked on gummies as a health supplement. Gummy multivitamins accounted for 7.5 percent of the $6 billion multivitamin market in the United States in 2016, […]


So About Those New Blood Pressure Guidelines…

Posted on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

You’ve probably heard the one about the change in blood pressure guidelines. It was issued late last year by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (AAC), and it garnered a lot of media attention. A lot. Suddenly, millions of Americans became newly eligible for drugs to get their BP below […]


The Causes of Illness & Degenerative Diseases, Part 3: The Homotoxins All Around Us (and In Us)

Posted on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN The word “toxicology” is derived from two Greek words: toxikon, meaning poison, and logia, meaning a field of study. Homotoxicology, then, is the study of how toxins affect humans, homo sapiens. It was developed in the mid-20th century by German physician Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg and is known today as bioregulatory […]


The Causes of Illness & Degenerative Diseases, Part 2: Some Basic Principles of Biological Regulation

Posted on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN The term homeostasis was first defined in 1932 by Walter Bradford Cannon. He created it by bringing together two Greek terms: homoios, which means “the same,” “like,” or “resembling,” and stasis, which means “standing,” “position,” or “posture.” Homeostasis, then, literally means “to remain in the same condition,” as close […]


What’s Healthy Eating? 10 Guidelines

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

In recognition of National Nutrition Month, the faculty of the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science at Bastyr University recently sent out a list of tips for maintaining a well-balanced, healthy diet. It’s good stuff, reminding that nutrition isn’t just about what you eat but how you eat; your attitudes about food; your approach to […]


A Long Look at Sugar

Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Although there’s a moment in this BBC documentary where they seem a little too generous toward artificial sweeteners such as sucralose, overall, it does take a good, broad, and interesting look at sugar and its impact on human health. And as for what happens when you quit the stuff? Read on…


Emotional Health Is Part of Your Overall Health

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

In this powerful TEDx Talk, psychologist Dr. Guy Winch explains why we need to tend to our emotional health as much as we do our oral and overall health:


Recommended Reading: 7 Longreads on What We’re Doing to Food & What Food Is Doing to Us

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Modern Industrial Foods & Their Effects on the Human BodyWhat’s modern farming doing to our food? This recent article from the Natural Medicine Journal explores the health impact of modern interventions commonly used in the food industry – GM crops, pesticides, drugs, additives – and the benefits of opting for organic. Junk Food Is Bad […]


The Intelligence of Illness & Health

Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

A terrific introduction to homotoxicology, a fundamental concept in biological dental medicine: Previously Previously-er Also



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