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Biosis #37: Research in Biological Medicine, Superfoods & More!

Posted Aug 29 2012 10:28am

The August 2012 issue of Biosis, Dr. Verigin’s quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue:

  • JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Attitude Is Everything

    Is it really, as Sophie Tucker once sang , human nature to complain? Negativity is sure easy. And it seems we’re bombarded with more of it every day – from the mockery and vitriol of politicians and pundits to “flame wars” in discussions online. So much cynicism. So much pessimism. And often, our reaction is just as negative. We get depressed. We get angry. We even lose hope.

    But here’s a hard truth: Our reaction is a choice.

  • Dr. Verigin’s Comment: Reflections on the Occidental Institute Symposium & Advanced Biological Medicine

    One of my favorite lectures was by Dr. Simon Yu, whose book The Accidental Cure , is a must-read on evidence-based cancer therapies. Noting that the human body has 10 times more bacterial cells than human, he said, “When you think of cancer, think parasites. Think dental factors. Think heavy metals and unresolved emotions.” He showed how this applied to other conditions, as well, sharing evidence-based studies on asthma, migraines, epilepsy, MS and other disorders.

    When the latest medical therapy fails, he insisted, THINK DIFFERENTLY!

    I was fortunate to talk with Dr. Yu at length over dinner one evening – and honored by his saying that he wished he knew a dentist like me back in St. Louis, where he practices. “Your approach is nearly a mirror image of my own philosophy and platform,” he said.

  • From Our Blog: Is Flossing All That?

    Pop quiz: Brushing and flossing have been well proven to reduce dental biofilm (plaque) more than brushing alone – true or false?

    True, you say?

    Not quite, according to a recent literature review in Evidence-Based Dentistry.

  • From Our Blog: Potatoes: Beyond Good & Evil

    All natural foods we eat provide some nutrients, potatoes included. Which nutrients and how much we get depend on the specific food and how it’s prepared. Boil peas , for instance, and you cook out much of their antioxidant content; boil carrots, and their antioxidant levels actually increase.

    More, to state the obvious, we don’t get any nutrients at all from foods we don’t eat.

    And that gets to what the paper actually looked at: not the nutritional value of potatoes versus other vegetables but nutritional intake from vegetables actually eaten.

Read Biosis #37 now.

We will be taking a short break from blogging. Regular posts will resume on Monday, September 10.


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