Countering the Chaos of These Turbulent Times

Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Here’s a meme you may have seen recently on social media: On the version we saw, most responses expressed a negative feeling: anxious, nervous, frazzled, depressed, pained, grouchy, lonely, despondent…. It’s hardly surprising. In these days of sheltering in place and the incessant stream of frightening news coming at us from all sides, positive feelings […]


The Relationship Between Stress & Disease

Posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Just as there’s no separation between your mouth and the rest of your body, there’s no separation between body and mind. Yet for all its lip service to “wellness,” the medical establishment tends to treat such separateness as the most natural thing in the world. Yet as Dr. Gabor Maté notes in the talk below, […]


KTH Flashback: Some Basic Principles of Biological Regulation

Posted on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Biological dentistry developed out of biological medicine. Unlike conventional medicine, which relies largely on drugs and surgeries that may give the appearance of health, biological medicine focuses on restoring the body’s innate ability to self-regulate to facilitate healing. When you’re conditioned to see the conventional, linear approach as the norm, it can be hard to […]


Cultivating Consciousness in an Unconscious World

Posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

In last week’s post, Dr. V explored some of the factors that can affect our decision-making and, ultimately, well-being. And it brought to mind David Foster Wallace’s famous speech “This Is Water,” which he originally delivered as a speech to Kenyon College’s 2005 graduating class. The inability to recognize how distracted we are seems to […]


“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 […]



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