Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Remember this headline from October 11, 2011?


(1994 DSHEA)"FDA is willfully and grossly misinterpreting.."

The comment period ends December 2, so act quickly and feel free to borrow from our submission. And be sure to keep an eye out for further developments in this critical campaign.  The Citizens for Health Team

Here's a blog report from "Sandy's Insights" that I found today that gives further developments:
"Daniel Fabricant, FDA Director for Division of Dietary Supplement Programs, asked this question at last week's comment period webinar..., 'What kind of legacy (it) wants to have—one with unsafe products on the market with the potential to harm consumers, or one that is compliant with the law?'...
"From what Fabricant said during the webinar (check out the full press coverage here), it seems FDA isn't going to budge on a lot of the points industry took issue with in comments filed. Fabricant referred to, and read directly from, DSHEA more than once. He said the plain reading of the statue shows NDINs are for supplements, not ingredients...

"As I noted in my last blog, from here, industry is stuck waiting to see what FDA's next move it (sic), unless a company wants to try to challenge the Draft Guidance in court. But issues of standing could be problem. Now, we twiddle our thumbs and hope FDA can be persuaded by comments submitted by industry. Time will tell."

In spite of the FDA's prior argument, that of being concerned about ingredients, now the FDA director is changing it to being in reference to supplements instead of ingredients.  What ideas do you have that we all need to be doing to protect DSHEA? 


Monday, December 26, 2011

Video - "Poisioned Horses" from Fluoridated Water


True Story - of Wayne and Cathy Justus of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and their discovery that fluoride poisoning was responsible for killing their beloved show horses.

Video--"NEW PLAN...Take Back your Health Freedoms"


video


"Health Liberty is a nonprofit coalition formed by Mercola.com, National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), Fluoride Action Network (FAN), Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), Organic Consumers Association (OCA), and Consumers for Dental Choice, to help protect every American's freedom to make voluntary health choices. Each partner-organization has a rich history of advocacy and active campaigning for change and better access to truly empowering health information."

Friday, December 16, 2011

What?!? Medicaid Funds to be Used on Fluoridation??

NY State May Waste Medicaid Dollars on Fluoridation

Information provided by NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation - Published: 2011-12-06
 
The NYS Department of Health proposes to spend Medicaid funds on fluoridation equipment, supplies and staff despite clear evidence that fluoridation fails to prevent tooth decay in NYS and can be health-harming.

Disabled World - Disability News for all the Family:
 
 

2 Legal Cases That Won Against Fluoride

While searching for anything successful about getting rid of fluoride in community drinking water, I received this google alert below that lists a very good attorney who used the courts to fight fluoride in two different states and won both cases. Anybody know how to contact his office or staff who helped him with these cases??

UMarmot (Special Collections & University Archives) University of Massachusetts Amherts Libraries
http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/umarmot/?p=4696

Graham, John Remington, 1940-


John Remington Graham Collection, 1978-1982. 2 boxes (3 linear feet).
As the principal attorney representing the plaintiffs in two lawsuits to prevent the fluoridation of civic water supplies, John Remington Graham had a profound impact on the antifluoridation cause. In November 1978, Graham convinced Allegheny County (Pa.) Judge John P. Flaherty to prohibit fluoridation in the borough of West View, Pa., with the judge writing that it was “simple prudence” to do so in the face of evidence that fluoride was a carcinogen. Four years later, Judge Anthony Ferris ruled similarly in the case of Safe Water Foundation of Texas v. city of Houston, citing not only the carcinogenicity of fluorides, but their toxicity and inefficacy in reducing dental decay.

Consisting of the trial transcripts of Paul Aitkenhead v. Borough of West View (No. GD-4585-78) and Safe Water Foundation of Texas v. City of Houston, District Court of Texas (151st Judicial District, No. 80-52271), the Graham collection documents two high-profile, successful attempts to use the legal system to prevent the fluoridation of public water.

Subjects
•Water--Fluoridation--Law and legislation--Pennsylvania.
•Water--Fluoridation--Law and legislation--Texas.
Contributors
•Graham, John Remington, 1940-.
Types of material
•Legal files.
Call no.: MS 724View related collections: Antifluoridation :: No Comments

Monday, December 12, 2011

Professional Perspectives on Fluoride (video)

The below documentary is about Dr. Osmunson, DDS, who used to be for fluoride.  Watch and see what happened to change his mind about it.  After viewing this, please share your thoughts below:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Videos--Treatment Plant/Supplier Admits Danger

Video of Hidden Camera at Austin Water Treatment Facility
Never-before-seen undercover footage shot at the Austin Water Treatment Facility demonstrates the process of adding the corrosive and highly toxic chemical to the water supply---

http://www.infowars.com/infowars-hidden-camera-fluoride-treatment-facility-nightly-news-report/

Also on same above video weblink:  Company Admits Fluoride Harming Children with Dr. Cole, DDS & Dr Pressley, PhD
A new Material Safety Datasheet (MSDS) issued by Mosaic, one of the largest suppliers of hydrofluosilicic acid has admitted the dangers posed by the industrial waste-product it sells to water treatment facilities. In-studio guests from Fluoride Free Austin, Dr. Griffin Cole, DDS and Laura Pressley, PhD. in physical chemistry, demonstrate the risks of fluoridation, while highlighting the increasing trends to remove it from public water supplies.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Fast Fluoride Facts, #2

LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF FLUORIDATED TAP WATER, BOTTLED WATER, and FOOD PRODUCTS: 
EPA’s Maximum “Safety Allowance” for Fluoride:  4.0 ppm (parts per million)—with scientific evidence that 1.0 ppm damages the body:
·         EPA’S 1500 Water Safety Scientists, after 11 years of their own studies, are on record in 1997, & every year since then, as unanimously being against fluoridating public water, refusing to have any fluoride in their own office drinking water, demanding a Congressional moratorium on all fluoride in food and water in 2005, and quoting from their own research studies that it’s a causal link to cancer, genetic damage, neurological and brain impairment, bone pathology, and lowering IQ in children; 
·         Also evidence of fluoride causing hip fractures in Elderly (University of Utah Dept. of Family & Preventative Medicine-JAMA-1992, 1995);
·         Increase of blood lead level in children that causes learning disabilities, seizures, ADHD, & higher rates of behavior problems with violent crime and substance abuse (CDC & International Journal of Environmental Studies-1999);
·         Accumulates slowly in all the body cells (Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery’s Guide to Family Dental Care-1997); 
·         Reduces thyroid function for weight gain, loss of mental acuity (NRC-2006);
·         Damages those with already diagnosed cardiovascular and kidney problems, including death (Mayo Clinic, Fluorides, National Academy of Sciences-1971); 
·         Causes aluminum to cross blood-brain-barrier & deposit in the brain for Alzheimer’s & dementia (Brain Research-1998);
·         Evidence of LOWER cavities and LOWER DMFT (decayed, missing, filled teeth) in non-fluoridated communities as compared with fluoridated communities (Forsyth Dental Center, Caries Research-1981).


http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/Data/Fluoride/fluoride.pdf

Food categories with highest fluoride levels were fish, beverages, soups, and tea--
i.e., Canned fish—4.47 ppm—Shellfish—3.36 ppm
 

What do you do to avoid fluoridated water and foods?  The best way to avoid fluoride and other toxins in our foods, such as preservatives added for long shelf-life, is to cut back or elminate the processed foods in our diets as starters.  These are the very foods that have become a life-long habit for all American families because of their fast preparation time and easy convenience in a box or pre-cooked in a plastic package. 
             Fluoride becomes concentrated during any food processing—
i.e., Cereals: 3.8 ppm to 6.3 ppm
 
Fluoridated Formula—1000 ppm
Baby Food, especially containing chicken—
“high fluoride content...elevated fluorosis risk”

Foods made with mechanically separated chicken—
causes increase of fluoride intake & increases risk of dental fluorosis 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Is Your City Fluoridating your Water?

I've been curious to find out which cities are fluoridating their water, and how much fluoride is added.  I've found a website hosted by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) that seems to be pretty accurate (at least in Utah).  Click on this website to find out if your city is fluoridating your water, and how much they're adding:  http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/MWF/index.asp

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fluoride: Class Action Lawsuit, Civil Rights, Cuba Results

Look what's new on the anti-fluoride front:

City of Port Angeles and City of Forks, both in Washington State, have filed a class action lawsuit to the Washington State Supreme Court on fluoride!  http://fluoride-class-action.com/districts/usa/washington/port-angeles-suit

Alveda King is a niece of Martin Luther King Jr. She, Bernice King, and Andrew Young are organizing the black pastors of Georgia against fluoridation as a new civil rights issue.  http://www.priestsforlife.org/africanamerican/blog/index.php/spotsonmyteeth-com-reveals-controversial-fluoride-issue

Cuba stopped fluoridation in 1997, and carries did not rise. 
http://fluoride-class-action.com/cuba-stopped-fluoridation-in-1997-and-carries-did-not-rise

Monday, November 14, 2011

Download my FREE Fluoride Book

Fluoridating water is a personal choice issue.  I've always opposed water fluoridation because it forces everyone to ingest a very toxic chemical all in the name of reducing dental decay.  There is some evidence that fluoride topically applied helps to some small extent in reducing cavities, but as more and more research has been done, it is clear that taking this toxic substance through the body has little or no effect on reducing cavities.
“My investigation of fluoridation started with a simple desire to understand why the health/dental bureaucracies are in favor of adding this highly poisonous substance to our drinking water.  I wanted to go beyond a simple faith in their pronouncements.  I wanted to understand the forces behind the fluoridation campaign--and their motives.

After making many notes and getting angrier and angrier, I decided to bring it all together in this book.

Please don't get mad at your dentist.  It is not his fault.  With this (free) book, you will know more about water fluoridation than your dentist and your public health officials.” http://fluoridegoodorbad.com/
John D.B. Featherstone, head of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco, stated “…the truth is that when it comes to preventing cavities, ‘brushing with fluoridated toothpaste twice a day is as good or better than fluoride in the drinking water…’" Salt Lake Tribune, October 29, 2000, Editorial, “Fluoride: The Hard Truth.”     http://tinyurl.com/cgmtbnf

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fast Fluoride Facts, #1


EPA’s Maximum “Safety Allowance” for Fluoride:  4.0 ppm (parts per million)—with scientific evidence that 1.0 ppm damages the body. 
How Much Fluoride Are You Getting
Every Day in Your Food & Drinks
Since the EPA’s Current Fluoride Drinking Water Standard
Was Set in 1985?


              
  
   2 brushings a day--1000 ppm


Fluoridated table salt--250 ppm                 



Fluoridated Formula—1000 ppm
Baby Food, especially containing chicken—“high fluoride content...elevated fluorosis risk”
ADA & CDC warning NOT to use
fluoridated formula, etc.






Call to Action in Utah!

It's amazing!  A little over 2.5 million people have stopped having fluoride added to their drinking water in 30 communities, and this was only during one year--October 2010 through October 2011!   It's past time for Utah to do the same -- what's YOUR thoughts about the dangers of fluoride in our tap water?  I'm starting the process of another mass mailing to all our State and Health Dept. Representatives, as well as the media, to inform them once again about the dangers of fluoridation in our Utah drinking water.  Some of the above 30 communities had hearings about it on the city level, and the facts convinced the individual city councils to vote it out.  Others in the 30 communities went through the process of getting it put on the ballot, as it was done in Tooele when residents voted it down for the 3rd time (or was it 4th time) in 2005?  What would YOU like to do?  What would YOU like to tell them in this mass mailing?  Please comment below or contact our Orem office, 801-765-1995.  Thank you. 
Ken Howard
Oct. 31 -- Lakeshore, Ontario (33,000)
Oct. 25 -- Palmer, Alaska (8,400)
Oct. 18 -- Lawrenceburg, Tennessee (11,000)
Oct. 16 -- Churchill, Manitoba (1,000)
Oct. 13 -- New Plymouth, New Zealand (50,000)
Oct. 4 -- Pinellas County, Florida (700,000)
Sept. 30 -- Spencer, Indiana/ BPP Water (10,500)
Sept. 22 -- College Station, Texas (100,000)
Sept. 12 -- Slave Lake, Alberta (7,000)
Sept. 6 -- Hohenwald, Tennessee (4,000)
Aug. 16 -- Pottstown, Pennsylvania (15,500)
Aug. 15 -- Spring Hill, Tennessee (30,000)
Aug. 8 -- Philomath, Oregon (4,500)
July 20 -- Taber, Alberta (6,500)
July 4 -- Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan (5,000)
June 30 -- Taumarunui, New Zealand (5,000)
June 6 -- Fairbanks, Alaska (30,500)
May 18 -- Naples Village, New York (1,070)
May 16 -- Mount Clemons, Michigan (17,300)
April 21 -- Lago Vista, Texas (6,500)
Mar. 17 -- Marcellus, Michigan (1,100)
Feb. 16 -- Independence, Virginia (1,000)
Feb. 8 -- Calgary, Alberta (1,300,000)
Feb. 7 -- Yellow Springs, Ohio (3,200)
Feb. 7 -- Vercheres, Quebec (5,240)
Jan. 19 -- Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania (5,500)
Nov. 15, 2010 -- Sparta, North Carolina (2,000)
Nov. 4, 2010 -- Tellico, Tennessee (900)
Oct. 25, 2010 -- Waterloo, St. Jacobs, and Elmira, Ontario (103,000)
Total: 2,571,500 people (www.fluorideaction.net)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

How Do YOU Avoid Depression, Panic Attacks, or Anxiety?

How to avoid being like the 11 percent of Americans who now take antidepressant drugs every day

Thursday, October 20, 2011
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/033928_antidepressant_drugs_alternatives.html#ixzz1cPEsRmv5
I have an upcoming booklet about panic attacks, anxiety, and depression that gives some disturbing information about the history of over-diagnosing certain conditions, money interests tied with the meds that are highly recommended, and the changing of the brain chemistry from those same meds. 
Adam's article corroborates my booklet with additional research, as well as a refreshing alternative to taking the meds that can save your brain from further damage helps:  1)  spend more time in nature, 2) get some regular physical exercise, 3) eat more omega-3 oils and organic plants, 4) find meaning in your work and in your life through service to others; can you help others around you experience an improvement in their own lives? Can you teach others? Can you lead by example? Can you write inspiring books, letters, etc?
A true story with one of our staff members at a prior employment in 2001 where refugees were working--a lawyer and his wife from Nigeria--stating that they were going back home because the stress in their war-torn country with bullets whizzing around was less stressful than living here with the constant over-scheduled life, the fast pace of everybody and everything around us, coupled with the high taxes that creates a need to have multiple jobs in order to earn a living.  He and his wife were very appreciative of the opportunity in being here, and felt discouraged at not being able to make it since they felt anxious 24/7.  They couldn't deal with the high stress level and anxiety, and moved back to Nigeria.
What experiences have you had with this modern-day plague of panic attacks, anxiety, and depression that usually happens because of our over-stressed lives?  Please feel free to share your story here so that it can be of help to others.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Vaccine Update - Latest Study from Germany, Autism, Employees Rewarded for Meeting Vaccine Goals at Walgreen and CVS

More Transparency on Vaccines and Vaccine Damages
http://www.vaccineinjury.info/

"The results of our survey (German homeopathic practitioner Andreas Bachmair) with 8095 participants show that unvaccinated children are far less affected by common diseases...Asthma, hayfever and neurodermatitis are seen very frequently today. A recent German study with 17461 children between 0-17 years of age (KIGGS) showed that 4.7% of these children suffer from asthma, 10.7% of these children from hayfever and 13.2% from neurodermatitis. These numbers differ in western countries, i.e. the prevalence of asthma among children in the US is 6% whereas it is 14-16% in Australia (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW). The prevalence of asthma among  unvaccinated children in our study is around 2.5%, hayfever 2.5% and neurodermatitis 7%.  According to the KIGGS study more than 40% of children between the ages of 3 and 17 years were sensitized against at least one allergen tested (20 common allergens were tested) and 22.9% had an allergic disease. Although we did not perform a bloodtest, around 10% stated that their children had an allergy." (Sept. 2011)
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Study: Unvaccinated children far less prone to allergies and disease than vaccinated children

Thursday, October 13, 2011 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
"(NaturalNews) It is commonly assumed that vaccinations are responsible for bringing about substantial improvements in public health, and that humans were much more prone to developing serious disease prior to their advent. But a new survey released by VaccineInjury.info debunks this myth by showing that unvaccinated children are far less prone to developing allergies, autoimmune disorders, neurological problems, endocrine diseases, and other illnesses compared to their vaccinated counterparts.

German homeopathic practitioner Andreas Bachmair compiled health data on more than 8,000 unvaccinated children from at least 15 different countries, and compared it to health data compiled on more than 17,400 vaccinated children involved in a German study known as KIGGS - The German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents."  Read More...
http://www.naturalnews.com/033858_unvaccinated_children_health.html#ixzz1ahNFFV4r
 
Beat Autism Now - Naturally with our special guest Dr. Michael Gruttadauria, author of Beat Autism Now

SHOCKING! A National Study on Children's Health

"...The "NCHS survey" estimated the prevalence rate of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to currently be 1 in 91 children! In fact, 1 in 57 boys are affected between the ages of 3 and 17. And, a new case of autism is diagnosed nearly every 20 minutes.

"The study goes on to report - there are 24,000 new cases of ASD diagnosed in the U.S. each year and the economic impact of autism is more than $90 billion with expectations of more than double that cost - in the next decade...
 
"...Dr. Gruttadauria knows (first hand) how to help children fully recover from autism. His own child is now FULLY recovered and he is excited to share with you what he has discovered!...
Dr. Michael Gruttadauria is a graduate of NY Chiropractic College and is one of only 600 Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologists in the world. He graduated in 1988 and has spent the better part of his career working in the fields of Functional Neurology and Functional Diagnostic Medicine.

"Dr. Gruttadauria is the father of two children diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Over 6 years ago, after being told of his first child's' diagnosis, he set out to find a way to increase brain functionality in children on the spectrum. He spent literally thousands of hours researching the research and what he found was truly startling.

"...Our children don't have to suffer. There are doctors speaking out about this all over the world. The stress on families stem from confusion and a lack of information..."

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/033851_autism_solutions.html#ixzz1ahQ6XHy4
 
Stop the Walgreens (and CVS) flu shot harassment! Employees rewarded with iPads for meeting vaccination recruitment goals?
 
"...Several readers who say they are Walgreens employees have also reported to NaturalNews -- and requested anonymity out of fear of losing their jobs -- that they were being rewarded with incentives or threatened with reprimands if they met a certain "goal" of pushing a certain number of customers into getting flu shots. "I have been told that I have to push the flu shot on my customers, arrange flu shot clinics at off-site locations and draw up flu shots to give to the customers," one person who claimed to be a Walgreens employee told NaturalNews. They added, "Please don't blame the employees who are asking about the flu shot, they are having their jobs threatened," indicating the existence of a feeling of intimidation by their employer.

"Another employee informed me that they do not receive bonuses but will receive write ups and threats if they forget to ask each customer who enters their stores if they want a flu shot," says blogger Aydan in Oak Park, California (http://aydansrecovery.blogspot.com/2010/10/vaccine-mandates.html).

"A Walgreen's employee who checked me out yesterday asked if I had gotten my flu shot," reports another NaturalNews reader. "I said no. She pressed me to get it. Then, she added that their entire staff was going to be rewarded with iPads when they met their quota."

"CVS pharmacies also appear to be using employees to push flu shots: "I work for CVS and they are making us wear shirts that say get your flu shot today, and [they give a] 50 dollar bonus for whoever has the most sales. I hate my job..." says another NaturalNews reader..."
 
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Visit http://www.abundantlivinginfo.com/ to order your own copy of The Interstate to Understanding the Alternative Health Movement -- This booklet is for all those who desire to understand the basics of natural, holistic health care.  In health care it is important to have options--and to know what works best under what conditions. This booklet will help you lay the foundation.  It will help you understand the two basic approaches to health care, and the controversy and emerging cooperation between them.  For your health you need to understand the strengths and limitations of each.  You need to know that alternative options or modalities are available and how to make good choices.  (45 pages)

 


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WebMD Health News - Walnuts May Fight Breast Cancer

Walnuts May Fight Breast Cancer

Study Suggests 2 Servings of Walnuts a Day May Keep Breast Tumors at Bay
By
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/news/20090421/walnuts-fight-breast-cancer
April 21, 2009 (Denver) --
Just two handfuls of walnuts a day may keep breast cancer away, a study in mice suggests.

And if you have breast cancer, walnuts may help curb tumor growth, the study suggests.
Researcher W. Elaine Hardman, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, W.Va., credits the disease-fighting omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and in particular, phytosterols, in walnuts.
“Phytosterols bind to estrogen receptors, so they would be expected to slow growth of breast cancers,” she says. Estrogen fuels the growth of some breast tumors.

Eat More Walnuts or Not?

Although the study was done in laboratory animals, people should heed recommendations to eat more walnuts, Hardman tells WebMD.
“Research suggests that walnuts can be a healthful part of the diet for the prevention not only of breast and other cancers, but also diabetes and cardiovascular disease,” she says.
But Peter G. Shields, MD, deputy director of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, D.C., says it’s “outrageous” to recommend that people eat more walnuts based on a study in mice.
He notes that animal studies once suggested that beta-carotene reduced lung cancer. "But when we did the [pivotal] study in humans, smokers given beta-carotene got more lung cancer,” he tells WebMD.
“This is a nice study that calls for more research. There needs to be a lot more understood” about how walnuts might prevent breast tumors, Shields says.
The findings were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 100th Annual Meeting.

Walnuts Delay Breast Tumors by 9 Years

Hardman and colleagues studied genetically altered mice that were programmed to develop tumors within six months.
Half consumed a diet that contained the human equivalent of two 1-ounce servings of walnuts per day. “One serving fits in the palm of your hand,” she says.
The other half was fed a diet that did not include walnuts.
Standard testing showed that eating walnuts cut the risk of developing breast tumors in half.
“If mice did get breast tumors, the growth rate was also slowed, by 50%,” Hardman says.
Looked at another way, eating walnuts delayed the development of tumors by at least three weeks in the mice. “Extrapolating to humans, this would be about a nine-year delay,” she says.
The researchers are now testing the benefits of the walnut-rich diet in male mice genetically altered to develop prostate tumors.
Hardman says she expected similar results, with the nuts both preventing and slowing the growth of prostate tumors.

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Citizens for Health to FDA - Leave DSHEA Alone!

Citizens for Health is calling for political action on this>>

James Gormley on October 11th, 2011

October 6, 2011
Division of Dockets Management
(HFA-305)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane
Room 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

Re: Docket No. FDA-2011-D-0376, “Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues”

Dear Commissioner Hamburg:
Citizens for Health (CFH) is hereby submitting its organizational comments on the “Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues.”
CFH and its over 100,000 supporters call on your Agency to summarily withdraw this Draft Guidance and go on the record stating that the FDA will not, now or ever, review, consider, surveil or engage in enforcement activities according to the re-interpretation of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) evident in this document but, instead, will honor the law that the American people gave to your Agency to uphold via regulation according to both the spirit and letter of DSHEA...."

Above written by:

James S. Turner, Esq.
Chair
Citizens for Health
jim@swankin-turner.com

James J. Gormley
Vice President and Sr. Policy Advisor
Citizens for Health
jamesgormley01@gmail.com


TO READ MORE OF THEIR LETTER, GO HERE>> http://www.citizens.org/

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hot Flash! Breakfast Cereals With & Without GMOs

October 11, 2011
Dear NaturalNews readers,
This is an exclusive NaturalNews breaking news story.
A shocking new report from the Cornucopia Institute reveals that "natural" breakfast cereals are often loaded with GMOs and chemical pesticides.
Many of the most trusted brands that you might have thought were non-GMO were actually found in tests to contain high levels of genetically engineered ingredients.
According to Cornucopia test results:
* A Kashi cereal was found to contain 100% genetically engineered soy.
* A Mother's cereal was found to contain 28% genetically engineered corn.
* A Whole Foods 365 cereal was found to contain over 50% genetically engineered corn.
* A Barbara's Bakery cereal was found to contain over 50% genetically engineered corn.
... read the rest of this shocking report -- with more details on the honest cereal brands that tested non-GMO -- at this breaking news article on NaturalNews:
http://www.naturalnews.com/033838_breakfast_cereals_GMOs.html
Forward this email to those who need to know: NATURAL does not mean organic! NATURAL does not mean non-GMO! Don't be fooled by misleading labeling! Read more at NaturalNews.com.

To your health,
- Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews.com

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GOP Debate Spotlights Vaccination Safety on Gardasil

Frank Herd on September 21st, 2011
Contact: Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota / Nancy Hokkanen 952-831-3777
Lives ruined, “Gardasil Girls” abandoned by CDC, manufacturers & media
ST. PAUL, MN – Vaccine consumers were shortchanged yet again by media’s selective reporting of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s HPV vaccine comments from last week’s Tea Party debate. Whatever one’s opinion of Republican Presidential candidate Bachmann, the seriousness of vaccine injury was lost to many journalists’ indulgences in bias, jingoism and ignorance.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune found demagoguery irresistible, inaccurately titling its editorial “Bachmann’s foolish attack on vaccines.” The subhead, “Congresswoman’s fear-mongering put politics over health,” was unintentionally ironic, especially given the Strib’s consistent failure to investigate many readers’ vaccine injuries and legitimate product safety concerns.
In 2006 the HPV vaccine was recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. A few years later the U.S. Centers for Disease Control stated, “As of June 22, 2011… VAERS [the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System] received a total of 18,727 reports of adverse events following Gardasil® vaccination.” A total of 2,799 adverse events were classified as “Serious,” including encephalopathy (brain damage). 98 deaths have been reported.
In 2009 CBS News quoted Dr. Scott Ratner, whose wife is also a physician, saying one of their daughters became severely ill after a shot of Gardasil: “My daughter went from a varsity lacrosse player at Choate to a chronically ill, steroid-dependent patient with autoimmune myofasciitis.”
Girls injured by HPV vaccines have little recourse – medical treatments are few and vaccine injury research is minimal. Teenaged victims have taken their stories to Facebook and YouTube. Websites like www.TruthAboutGardasil.org list victims’ symptoms and photos. A documentary on HPV vaccine injury, “One More Girl,” is currently being filmed by ThinkExist Productions.
Glossed over in most media is possible influence peddling by Governor Rick Perry’s former chief of staff Mike Toomey, who went to work for Merck, the manufacturer of the Gardasil HPV vaccine. The legislative group Women In Government was courted by HPV vaccine manufacturers; a subsequent 2007 Minnesota HPV vaccine bill sponsored by WIG attendees was defeated.
The Washington Post did run “Perry’s Financial Ties to Merck Run Deep” on 9/14/11, but concluded with this tepid caveat: “[S]ome experts have said they are concerned that there is insufficient evidence about how long Gardasil’s protection will last, whether serious side effects will emerge and whether a reduction in infections will necessarily translate into fewer cancers.”
Despite these unanswered questions, a bill to allow 12-year-olds to get the HPV vaccine without parents’ consent is on the desk of California Governor Jerry Brown. Yet few media outlets have reported on the myriad negative implications of this usurpation of parental health care rights.
Media’s repeated failure to investigate vaccine safety issues is perhaps best summarized this week in an insightful analysis by Alison Bass, a Brandeis and Mount Holyoke journalism professor, science writer, Pulitzer Prize nominee, and author of the book “Side Effects”:
“I wish the media would use this opportunity to explore the public health ramifications of allowing a drug manufacturer to aggressively target the wrong population for an expensive and possibly unnecessary vaccine.”

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(1994 DSHEA)"FDA is willfully and grossly misinterpreting.."

http://www.citizens.org/
October 11, 2011
Dear Citizen for Health,
By now you know that in July the FDA issued a guidance document mandated by passage of the food "safety" law earlier this year. This “Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues” makes it clear that the FDA is willfully and grossly misinterpreting the law, especially the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), regarding New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs) and filing submissions for them. After completing a sufficient strategic and political analysis of the guidance, last month we launched our action campaign so that we, together with our 100,000 supporters, can send a clear message to the FDA that the guidance is unacceptable.
We began with a call to the Senate and the House of Representatives to put pressure on the FDA to withdraw this so-called guidance. Thousands of you responded with messages to your elected representatives, and for that, we thank you.
But there is much left to do. If this guidance is not withdrawn and its misinterpretation of law is backed by the FDA's own policy, review and enforcement powers, it would cause major disruption in the dietary supplement market; force a significant number of products off the shelves; and result in revenue losses of over a billion dollars and the unemployment of over 100,000 Americans. Read more here.

Today we moved forward with the next stage of the campaign and submitted comments to the FDA under the Citizens for Health name. You can read those comments here.

However, we need your help to have the kind of impact that will make the FDA withdraw the guidance.
Please click here to send your comments opposing the NDI Guidance now.


The comment period ends December 2, so act quickly and feel free to borrow from our submission. And be sure to keep an eye out for further developments in this critical campaign.
As always, thanks for your participation,


The Citizens for Health Team
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Breaking News about Fluoride

http://www.fluoridealert.org/

Deadline: October 26, 2011
Sign the Petition to President Obama to end all federal involvement in the promotion, endorsement, and funding for fluoridation of the public's drinking water.
October 04, 2011
Pinellas County Commission votes to stop putting fluoride in water supply
Commissioners vote to end water supply fluoridation in Pinellas County, Florida, due to alarming health concerns associated with fluoridated drinking water. MORE
 
September 30, 2011
New Plymouth District & Taranaki District Health Board: Hot start for fluoridation hearing
The fluoridation hearing by the New Plymouth District councilors intensifies as conflicting ideas on fluoride dangers and benefits are discussed. MORE
 
September 30, 2011
High Springs to discuss practice of adding fluoride to city water
City water fluoridation measures are being evaluated by the High Springs City Commission, which continue to receive numerous fluoride health concerns. MORE
 
September 29, 2011
Whitecourt: Fluoridation proves to be hot topic
Water fluoridation is apparently a hot topic in Whitecourt, Alberta as public concerns about fluoridation were voiced out during a public information session. MORE
 
September 29, 2011
Philomath: Effort to drop Philomath fluoride ban may reach ballot
The fluoride ban in Philomath, Oregan may be in the hands of voters, as community members challenge the Council by launching a fluoridation ban campaign. MORE
 
September 29, 2011
Goondiwindi: Fluoridation comes to town
Goondiwindi might see fluoridation in its public water supply soon, and Council Mayor Graeme Scheu says the change will come at a cost. MORE
 
September 28, 2011
Aspen City Council hears pros and cons of fluoridating water
The Aspen City Council in Colorado heard dissenting opinions from professionals and the community on water fluoridation and if it should be continued. MORE
 
September 27, 2011
Port Orchard: Fluoride question will be floated to water customers
The fluoride preferences of customers are being surveyed by the Florida City Council to determine future water fluoridation policies. MORE

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fluoridation - Logic, or Lack Thereof?

I, like everyone else, need to take someone else's word on some issues. For example, I depend on those who test cars and tires.

On the issue of water fluoridation, I have to depend on scientists on issues of safety and whether it produces fewer cavities. Since it is very complex, the question of whether to fluoridate drinking water has had its proponents for a long time.

Part of the complexity is the fact that the bad effects of diluted fluoride (1ppm) take, in most cases, a long time to show up. It is a little like termites. Time has passed and now research finding about fluoride's negative effect on health have reached the point of being irrefutable.

It has taken time to get past the roadblocks to what would seem a no-brainer; this is especially true where moneyed interests are involved, as in the long battle with the tobacco companies.

Does it make sense to drink a poison—even a highly diluted poison—for several decades and expect it not to damage the various cells of our bodies? I hope you are open to reading the various scientific reports at this web site and elsewhere.

Maybe someone will compose a comic opera on how fluoride is treated as a very toxic substance, one which cannot be dumped on the ground, etc., but which is put into the public drinking water.

Some fluoridated cities have changed their minds. One of these is Wasilla, Alaska; they stopped fluoridation and tried to give their last 100 pound bag of fluoride to a neighboring city, but the Federal Government said that would make the fluoride a toxic waste (and must be dealt with as such); however, if they were to charge for the bag then it would be classified as a product and then be OK. Wasilla sold the bag for 25 cents.

Part of this comic opera should include what happens to fluoridated water. Where does it go? It's a stretch, but let's say that about 5 percent of fluoridated water is drunk by people. The question of the other 95 percent of fluoridated water is…Where does it go? It doesn't evaporate the way chlorine does. Where does it go?

The lead tenor in the opera would keep repeating the aria about where does the rest of the fluoride go while the chorus would chant, “In the ground, in the rivers, in the ocean.”

Of course, it will take a long time to build up—at least we can assume this. I don't really know how long, and neither does anyone else. I get confused, though, when such a toxic substance (more toxic than lead, which we banned from gasoline many years ago, and only slightly less toxic than arsenic) cannot be dumped on the ground or in the rivers, yet we put it in our drinking water— which mostly ends up in the grounds and rivers . There is something wrong with our logic here—if I could just put my finger on it—DUH! Pollution control scientists call fluoride the “protected pollutant.”

If you read up on the history and skewed science of fluoridation you will see a money trail . To be fair, you will also see some sincere hopes and some fragments of evidence on its behalf. Good intentions, career protection, a theory of disillusion or the breakdowns of fluoride compounds into stuff that the body eliminates, and corrupted science all played huge roles in the beginning of water fluoridation.

Promoters of fluoridation have long claimed that fluoride does not accumulate in the body, but that it does like chlorine does and evaporates. However, we now know that the exact opposite is true. In fact, the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgeries Guide to Family Dental Care 1997 states, “The effect of ingesting fluoride is cumulative.”

A very visible sign of this is mottled teeth. The incidence of dental fluorosis (mottling and tooth defects) in children is increasing in the United States . Both the Federal Register 60(194):5247911995 and Pediatric Nursing 23(2); 155-159, 1997, report that studies indicate an increase in recent years of dental fluorosis. In fluoridated communities fluorosis increased 35 to 60 percent. In non-fluoridated communities, fluorosis increased 15 to 45 percent. The increase in the non-fluoridated areas is due to the fact that some of our food is processed in fluoridated areas.

Not only does fluoride cause problems like teeth mottling and brittle bones, but it also interferes with the functioning of your body's enzymes. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the World Health Organization and others have published lists of enzymes that are inhibited by fluoride at levels of 1 ppm or less.

The U.S. Public Health Service, among others, were once opposed to fluoridation; however, they later changed their policy—not because of conclusive studies showing it was safe but rather as a belief that the unknown risk was less than the perceived value of reducing dental caries. They also changed their belief because of a faith in the studies that were modified and/or selectively presented to them—and because of pressures from the service's administrators.

For more information on water fluoridation, go to http://www.fluorideaction.net/ or check out our website at http://www.abundantlivinginfo.com/ and http://www.alinfo.org/

Friday, August 26, 2011

What Can I Do? Everything Causes Cancer!


The Green Guide Institute and other organizations focus on delivering information that we need to make the right decisions to protect the health of our family members and the environment.

Consider these facts:

Breast cancer and prostate cancer rates in this country have risen dramatically over the past two decades. The rates of childhood cancer have been climbing as well.

Sperm counts for men in some developed countries are down 50% over the past 50 years.

During that same time period, testicular cancer rates have more than doubled. It's now the most common form of cancer among young men in the USA.

Question: While we're waiting for the scientists to sort through the evidence, what can we do now to protect ourselves and our children?

An international hunt for the chemical culprits is now zeroing in on a family of artificial chemicals, used in a vast array of products, that all share one trait —they interfere with the behavior of the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone, as well as with other hormones. They are found in some pesticides, plastics, detergents, paints, toiletries, and spermicides and in factory emissions that wind up in our food.

Every one of these hormone-altering chemicals may affect development of children's reproductive systems—all the way through puberty.


Solutions for These Problems: For example, to protect against those hormone-altering chemicals, The Green Guide Newsletter recommends three steps--

Avoid plastics that smell. (A used car is better than a new one!) Avoid plastics made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC—used in Barbie dolls and many other toys), whose manufacture releases dioxin, one of the most potent hormone-altering chemicals of all. And soft, flexible PVC can contain hormone-altering, liver-damaging plasticizers that migrate into children's mouths and the air of your home.

Avoid commercial pesticides altogether. Many house and garden sprays contain chemicals that can harm the brain, cause cancer, or disrupt our children's hormonal systems.
Whenever possible, buy food that's organic, as exposures to pesticides commonly found at trace levels on popular fruits and vegetables can exceed the Environmental Protection Agency's daily safety tolerances and increase children's cancer risk. The Green Guide identifies the most heavily-pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables to avoid, and which are the best to buy organic.

Avoid animal fat, a site where hormone-altering dioxins, PCBs and other contaminants accumulate. (The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that for those who eat large amounts of meats, fish and dairy products, the risk of developing cancer from dioxin exposures could be as high as one in 100.) The Green Guide can keep you informed and updated on the safest and most ecologically-sound fish to eat—to avoid PCBs and mercury that can cause brain and nervous system damage to young children and fetuses in utero.


Who among us has not said at some time or another: “What can I do? Everything causes cancer!" The marvels and benefits of modern science are, to some degree, offset by the creation of new problems. Certainly our bodies have more toxic elements to cope with than any people that have ever lived. Nevertheless, we have more knowledge of how the body functions than ever before, and how we can sustain its capacity for renewal.

For more information about your family's health and the health of the environment check out The Green Guide.

Visit us at abundantlivinginfo.com or alinfo.org for more information about health and healing.