5 Tips to Stay Balanced During Thanksgiving Chaos – & Beyond

Posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2014

We usually think of Thanksgiving and the ensuing holidays as a time of joy, warmth and togetherness. It can also be a time of chaos, tension and stress – an altogether challenging time of year. Recently, we received a great set of balance-maintaining tips from Megha Mehta, founder of The Balance Mantra and author of […]


Biosis #44: Power, Root Canals & Homeopathics

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

        The August 2014 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: You Have the Power Many years ago, I was introduced to my first computer – an Apple IIE. The local grammar school was providing a class for the teachers who would be getting […]


Recommended Reading: Our Weird Faith in Pills

Posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

There’s a fascinating read in the latest Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine exploring our society’s beliefs about pharmaceutical drugs and how those beliefs can distract and detract from health and well-being. Though it sometimes gets a little “academic” – how could it not when you bring up the work of French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty? […]


11 Reads: How Sleep Impacts Your Health

Posted on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Sleep may no longer be, as Dr. Ellen Hughes once put it, “the forgotten key to health and wellness,” at least not among researchers. Through recent years, there have been quite a few interesting studies on the impact of sleep quantity and quality (and the lack of it!) on health. Here’s a round-up of the […]


Biosis #42: Root Canals, Dental Implants, Real Food & More!

Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2014

The February 2014 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Stewards of the Earth Our current drought can remind us to never take nature’s customary abundance for granted. And it may lead us to focus more fully on what part we each might play in the judicious […]


A Last Look Back at 2013…

Posted on Monday, January 6th, 2014

This past year, we hit a couple of milestones on a single day: this blog’s fifth anniversary and our 1000th post. While this was one of the year’s big highlights for us, it doesn’t tell the whole tale. What tells a bit more is our expanding readership, which has accessed Know Thy Health from more […]


Winter, Solstice: A Time for Reflection (Guest Post)

Posted on Monday, December 9th, 2013

By Jaymie Meyer, CWP, ERYT500Certified New Life Story Coach, Coach Training Alliance Life Coach Hibernation and dormancy are accepted parts of nature’s cycle. But even in the darkness of winter, the anticipation of lighter days gives reason to celebrate the continuing cycle of life. Cultures the world over use the powerful symbol of light – […]


30 Health & Wellness Articles Worth Your Time

Posted on Monday, March 12th, 2012

Want to damage your teeth? Here’s how! On the other hand, opening beer bottles with his teeth was not the cause of George Washington’s famous dental woes. (His dentures weren’t made out of wood either.) More about the bad old days of dentistry. Yes, teeth are made for tearing and chewing food. But what to […]


Biological Dental Health in 2011 – A Look Back

Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

With the year fading fast, it’s time to take a quick look back at the 2011 edition of Know Thy Health – our third full year of blogging. First, a snapshot, via the first sentence from the first post of each month: January: Marie Flowers tells her story of mercury poisoning in powerful testimony at […]


Practicing Gratitude

Posted on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted –a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on findingwhat is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenlybe filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul. — Rabbi Harold Kushner     We can only […]



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