Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fluoride's Roller Coaster Ride

Santa Fe takes back vote on halting fluoridation

Jul 26, 2012

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe City Council has rescinded a vote that stopped fluoride from being added to the municipal water system.

The councilors on Wednesday acted on the advice of the city attorney Geno Zamora, who says the July 11 vote might have violated the state Open Meetings Act.
Zamora says a public notice for the hearing didn't convey clearly that councilors might vote to stop fluoridation.

The Santa Fe New Mexican ( ) reports that a new hearing will be held Aug. 28.
Councilor Peter Ives had asked that the legality of the decision be reviewed.
More than a dozen people have testified before the council that ingesting fluoride is dangerous to human health.

But some dentists have said the practice helps prevent tooth decay.

Three Kansas towns, Eastborough, Derby, and Eudora, all buy their city's drinking water from Wichita.   Their city councils have all voted to have fluoride in their water this past month, and are pushing Wichita to add fluoride, even though the residents of Wichita have voted it down several times.

Eastborough Joins Derby To Support Wichita Water Fluoridation

Eudora Leaders Call for Fluoridation   

This Food Has 180 Times the Fluoride of Drinking Water
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/this-food-has-180-times-the-fluoride-of-drinking-water.html#ixzz22GTS4XGb

"...Amazingly, based on the assumed safety of such fluoride-based pesticides, iceberg lettuce can now contain a whopping 180 parts per million (ppm) of fluoride—that’s 180 times higher than what’s recommended in drinking water!..."

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


"Market Watch," The Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2012

Harvard Study Finds Fluoride Lowers IQ - Published in Federal Gov't Journal


NEW YORK, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Harvard University researchers' review of fluoride/brain studies concludes "our results support the possibility of adverse effects of fluoride exposures on children's neurodevelopment." It was published online July 20 in Environmental Health Perspectives, a US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' journal (1), reports the NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF)

"The children in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ than those who lived in low fluoride areas," write Choi et al.

Further, the EPA says fluoride is a chemical "with substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity."

A new study from our own nation's Harvard University proving fluoride lowers IQ!  The prior study coming to us from China with the same conclusion somehow got denied a lot by the pro-fluoride group. Now with another study, in our own country, that should make it harder to refute fluoride is harmful, right?  In spite of having truth one more time, in anticipation of the Harvard study being published, here's the ADA's website giving  5 "strategies" (can you spell "worried?") on how their fluoride-followers can protect fluoride since 43 states across the nation are debating fluoride being in their water:

The state of fluoridation

After 67 years, challenges continue across nation

Sound strategies to help protect fluoridation

There are a few simple steps individual dentists, dental societies and oral health coalitions can take to help protect fluoridation for residents in their communities, said Dr. John Hanck, chair of the National Fluoridation Advisory Committee and member of the ADA Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations:
• Read your annual Water Quality Report—Water systems are required to provide their customers with this report, sometimes called the Consumer Confidence Report, by July 1 of each year. The reports, which detail quality and content of water, may be mailed to consumers’ homes (often with the water bill), published in local newspapers or posted online. Dental professionals should review the report to check the level of fluoride in the water.
• Know your policymakers—It’s easier to meet a fluoridation challenge head on when you are familiar with those who make decisions in your community and have already established a relationship of trust and mutual respect.
• Work with the local or state oral health coalition—Dentists who work with dental hygienists and dental assistants, physicians, nurses, public health officials and other individuals and groups in the community can show policymakers and the public that fluoridation has broad-based support and endorsement.
• Tour your local water plant—Seeing how the water plant operates and getting to know its personnel builds bridges and opens lines of communication and education with the water system, policymakers and the public.
• Use ADA and other fluoridation resources—From the ADA’s comprehensive Fluoridation Facts booklet (available at ada.org/4378.aspx), to links for information from dozens of other respected organizations on fluoridation, visit ADA.org/fluoride. The ADA also offers personalized help for communities facing hearings, ballot initiatives or other measures where fluoridation is an issue. The ADA Councils on Communications and Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations have created a new resource kit for dental societies. Fluoridation: Tap In To Your Health, will be available in late July. Watch upcoming issues of the ADA News for more information. For more information, contact Jane McGinley, manager, Fluoridation and Preventive Health Activities for the ADA Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, at mcginleyj@ada.org or call toll free, Ext. 2862

Image: Dr. Hanck
Dr. Hanck

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Newest Proof - Olive Oil Really Is Good for You

First, back in 2009, there was a study done and published in the BMC Cancer journal on Olive oil, and it was proven that in addition to preventing heart disease and colon cancer, it also helped to prevent breast cancer. 

New Study Finds Olive Oil Effective against HER-2 Breast Cancer

Sunday, January 11, 2009
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/025290_oil_olive_fat.html#ixzz21bSoG4Em

Now, the newest study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reports about scientists in Spain who followed their research subjects for 13.4 years, and proved that the Mediterranean diet of eating fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and plenty of extra virgin olive oil, really does lower the risk of death!   "The authors concluded, "To our knowledge, this is the first prospective study to show that olive oil consumption reduces the risk of mortality... our findings provide further evidence on the effects that one of the key components of the Mediterranean diet has on mortality and support the need to preserve the habitual use of olive oil within this healthy dietary pattern." Nutrition experts recommend adding one to two tablespoons of fresh-pressed extra virgin olive oil (post-cooking to prevent degradation of the oil) to your meals each day to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease."

The jury is in - Olive oil lowers mortality by a quarter and heart disease by nearly one-half

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036567_olive_oil_heart_disease_risk_reduction.html#ixzz21bVmjiPy


Monday, July 23, 2012

Dentist Speaks Against Fluoride

Fluoride and Fluoridation

Dr. Brian D. McLean, B.Sc., DDS  (His article quoted below)


As with the issue of mercury fillings, use of fluoride in dentistry is controversial. It is used in the belief that it helps to prevent tooth decay. No doubt it does that. It is recommend by the dental profession for use in two different ways, topically and systemically.

Topical use means applied directly to the teeth. That is done in the dental office by a “fluoride treatment.” It is also done at home by the frequent use of fluoride toothpaste and sometimes by a fluoride rinses or mouthwash.

For the last 60 years or so the dental profession has been enormously proud to advocate the use of adding fluoride to municipal drinking water. That means you swallow the stuff and it gets into the bloodstream and circulates to all the body systems – i.e. a “systemic” route of administration.
Here are some links presenting opposing viewpoints:

1. Policy Statement of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. (a .pdf file)
2. The Fluoride Deception – an interview with Christopher Bryson.

The above film outlines the history and “science” whereby fluoridation of our drinking water came to be commonplace. I do not support that public health policy.

Less clear, for me, is the wisdom of applying fluoride to teeth during professional office visits. So, unlike mercury fillings which I refuse to do, I simply do not often recommend topical fluoride treatments. Frankly, I can’t remember when I was last asked to do one. If I did consent to do a fluoride treatment it would not be by means of a gel or foam, (usually delivered in a little U-shaped tray,) but via a fluoride varnish. This is a sticky, tree-sap-like fluoride-laden material that can be painted on the teeth. Such a delivery method involves a much lower total dose of fluoride to the body than does a “tray” full of foam or gel.

A few years ago, I wrote an article which was published in a magazine for integrated health practitioners called, strangely enough, “Integrated Health Practitioners.” Someone kindly uploaded a pdf of the article to the Fluoride Action Network. You can access it here.

If you are confused this contradictory advise from experts, what are you to do? Please see the post Confused by Conflicting Healthcare Advice?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"New Science" has found a common link to all major diseases...

Well...isn't this interesting?  "New science" has caught up with what alternative health care already knew decades ago:

The New Science Behind America's Deadliest Diseases

Fluoride is "outdated?" Seaweed toothpaste could make it so!

When Santa Fe, New Mexico city council voted out fluoride, they stated that fluoride was "outdated" ---  "The city has been fluoridating its drinking water for almost 60 years, but councilors concluded that it was an outdated practice, a waste of money, and according to the Mayor:

“If we don’t think the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] is a credible scientific organization, then I guess we don’t,” he said. “They say this is a safe level of fluoride and we believe this is just not true.”

"Unfortunately, even after fluoridation in Santa Fe was defeated with almost unanimous support from local officials, the local media and local dentists (along with the sole supporting councilor), are questioning the vote and calling for a new one."

While cities are voting out fluoride, here comes another report for a potential product to replace fluoride >>

Seaweed toothpaste stops tooth decay

Saturday, July 14, 2012 by: PF Louis

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036471_tooth_decay_seaweed_toothpaste.html#ixzz210hzJuHI
Uk scientists began "experimenting with enzymes extracted from seaweed microbes that may be able to remove the microbes in dental plaque.

"The Newcastle University research team had originally pursued this line of research into seaweed's Bacillus lichenifromis for the ship industry to see if these microbes would help clean ships' hulls without going into expensive dry dock maintenance that also takes a ship's time away from the sea.

"Actually, it's not the microbes themselves that deliver the cleansing. It's the enzymes they produce. This type of enzyme has to come from raw seaweed. Heat destroys enzymes.

"Dr. Nick Jakubovics of the Newcastle University School of Dental Sciences discovered how these same enzymes produced by seaweed microbes could eliminate plaque on, between, and behind the teeth if utilized in an oral mouthwash or toothpaste..."
BBC Report (with short radio interview) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18686179

First there was Keep 32, a molecule that's claiming to make your teeth cavity-proof. http://gizmodo.com/5924447/scientists-find-molecule-that-will-make-your-teeth-cavityproof
Now seaweed toothpaste to remove plaque.  Although both are in the beginning stages, looks like fluoride is finally getting some competition while people seek other options.  That's called innovation, and "mother of invention" free market which is what it should be.

Monday, July 16, 2012

More Fluoride News Updates

1.  Sante Fe, New Mexico voted last week to stop adding fluoride to water supply.  The city council members did their own research, voting 6-1 to get rid of it, and the anti-fluoride speakers gave more data than the pro-fluoride speakers. Read article and watch video report here:  http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/071212fluoride

2. The Questions of Fluoridegate  Scandal Widens, Calls for Hearings Grow as New Revelations Highlight Science in Conflict with Officials’ Statements on Water Fluoridation Safety.  Citizens for Health:  http://www.citizens.org/?p=3041

3.  King working on new fluoride rules bill, Wednesday, July 11, 2012, By Kathryn Lucariello, Carroll County News
BERRYVILLE (Arkansas) -- State Rep. Bryan King, R-Berryville, said Friday he is working with Rep. Loy Mauch of District 26 to sponsor a new bill requiring full disclosure of fluoride products in their raw state for use in drinking water...According to René Fonseca, a water operator with the Carroll-Boone Water District who went to Little Rock to testify in favor of the bill, Mauch was not able to introduce it because the wrong bill was put forward when it came his turn to speak.
The house committee overseeing the bill was going to cancel testimony, but committees chairmen allowed testimony as some had traveled long distances to speak.
Fonseca, one of 12 Carroll-Boone water operators who all oppose adding fluoride to the drinking water supply, as mandated by Gov. Mike Beebe in Act 197, testified that as a water operator he wanted specific information about any products the water district must add to the water to ensure he is complying with American National Standards Institute 60 with regard to adding contaminants to the water. Carroll-Boone must comply with the Clean Water Act, the Enhance Surface Water Treatment Rule and the state's rules and regulations pertaining to public water systems.
CBWD has not been able to obtain a list of products from any of the 49 suppliers it made a request of, Fonseca said.
4. Video>"Linda Greene, Austin, Tx: The High & Hidden Costs of Water Fluoridation - ACC June 28, 2012"

Durham, North Carolina - Study on Fluoride (Video)

Durham guinea pig reports; Duke University study links city water fluoridation with dental damage

Posted: July 12, 2012
Video and article both here:
The Williams water treatment plant that supplies the city of Durham with your tap water spends over $100,000 of YOUR money adding an admitted dangerous substance to the drinking water. Ironically, the city of Durham’s own Duke University in cooperation with Professor Brian A. Burt conducted a study when this writer was living in Durham at the age of 4-5 years. The study involved the city turning off public water fluoridation for a period of 11 months during 1990-1991, whilst observing the incisor changes in over 1800 K-5 aged children in Durham, NC. The study concluded no increase in dental cavities (the very claimed benefit of fluoridation), but a decrease in fluorosis – the Center for Disease Control’s admitted malady to fluoridating public water supplies.

Dr. Mercola Video on Fluoride

Healthy Teeth? Try a Healthy Diet, Not Water Fluoridation!

Story at-a-glance

  • Water fluoridation came about as the result of a massively successful PR campaign, and was reportedly first suggested as a way to protect aluminum and steel producers from lawsuits against the fluorine pollution coming from their plants
  • Fluoride is a toxic agent that is biologically active in the human body where it accumulates in sensitive tissues over time, wreaks havoc with enzymes and produces a number of serious adverse health effects—including neurological and endocrine dysfunctions.
  • In El Salvador, a former Peace Corps volunteer noted that the kids had near-perfect teeth, until decades later when junk foods and soda were introduced – then their teeth rotted
  • Good oral health and strong, healthy teeth are NOT the result of drinking fluoridated water and brushing your teeth with fluoridated toothpaste; rather it's virtually all about eating a healthy diet

Friday, July 13, 2012

Video - M.D. Speaks Out on Fluoride and Much More

Dr. Russell Blaylock: Fluoride's Deadly Secret full length
  (quotes scientific studies for each topic)
Dr. Russell Blaylock M.D. is a retired neurosurgeon and author whose trailblazing research has tirelessly documented the fact that there is an epidemic of neurological disorders in the western world which are directly connected to toxins in our environment, giving scientific proof for each toxin that he talks about from his own research and other research, in regards to the effect that fluoride, aspartame, msg, multiple vaccines,etc. have on the brain and how corrupt people have used this same information to further their devious purposes...Blaylock highlights the research of Phyllis Mullenix, Ph.D, who during her tenure at Harvard University conducted one of the largest studies into fluoride's effects on the brain in animals. Mullenix found that offspring of animals who had been fed fluoride became hyperactive (ADHD) and that if you gave an animal fluoride after birth they became very lethargic and apathetic. Mullenix discovered that fluoride tends to accumulate in the part of the brain that controls behavior. After revealing the truth about fluoride, Mullenix was fired and later shunned and attacked by the medical establishment that she had once been a part of.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New Chemical Can Replace Fluoride??

New chemical makes teeth 'cavity proof' - and could do away with dentist visits forever10 July 2012

  • Chemical could be added to toothpastes in year's time
  • Kills bacteria that erode teeth
  • Single dose protects mouth for hours
  • 'Keep 32' chemical could even be added to foods

  • A new chemical could make human teeth 'cavity proof' - and do away with the need for visits to the dentists forever.

    The molecule has been called 'Keep 32' - after the 32 teeth in a human mouth.

    The chemical was designed by dentists in Chile, and wipes out all the bacteria that cause cavities in just 60 seconds in tests.

    The chemical could be added to any current dental care product, turning toothpaste, mouthwash and chewing gum into 'super cleansers' that could get rid of the underlying cause of tooth decay.

    The chemical targets 'streptococcus mutans', the bacteria that turns the sugar in your mouth into lactic acid which erodes tooth enamel.

    By exterminating the bacteria, 'Keep 32' prevents the damage to teeth before it happens.

    Using a product containing the chemical keeps your teeth 'cavity proof' for several hours.

    The product has been under test for seven years, and is now going into human trials.

    It could be on the market in 14 to 18 months, say researchers José Córdoba from Yale University and Erich Astudillo from the University of Chile.

    The chemical could even be added to foods to stop bacteria damaging teeth as you eat.

    The researchers hope to licence the patent to chemical giants such as Procter and Gamble.

    'We are currently in talks with five interested in investing in our project or buy our patent,' say the researchers.

    What are the side effects of this new chemical?  And the new chemical being "cavity proof" is what they told us fluoride was to do, wasn't it?  And who wants another chemical added to their food?

    Doctors won't be paid enough to even pay off their student loans

    Report: 83 percent of doctors
    have considered quitting over Obamacare

    Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association.

    The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients, surveyed a random selection of 699 doctors nationwide. The survey found that the majority have thought about bailing out of their careers over the legislation, which was upheld last month by the Supreme Court.

    Even if doctors do not quit their jobs over the ruling, America will face a shortage of at least 90,000 doctors by 2020. The new health care law increases demand for physicians by expanding insurance coverage. This change will exacerbate the current shortage as more Americans live past 65...
    The DPMA found that many doctors do not believe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will lead to better access to medical care for the majority of Americans, co-founder of the DPMA Kathryn Serkes told TheDC.

    “Doctors clearly understand what Washington does not — that a piece of paper that says you are ‘covered’ by insurance or ‘enrolled’ in Medicare or Medicaid does not translate to actual medical care when doctors can’t afford to see patients at the lowball payments, and patients have to jump through government and insurance company bureaucratic hoops,

    Saturday, July 7, 2012

    Taking Lead on Alternative Fluoride Plan :-)))

    Remember that city in Canada who voted out fluoride in their water to save $750,000 per year, but didn't know what to do with the $750,000 so they assigned a committee to figure it out.  Well, the committee reported their decision to the city last week.  It's to donate the $750,000 to the local dentist van.  Not sure if they intend to donate that same amount each and every year, but it's a good start towards an alternative.  Rather than fluoridating the city's water, they save money, city residents have cleaner water from at least one toxin, and those who already give dental assistance will be able to serve 12,000 more during the coming year, so it's a win-win for everybody.  Here's the story being reported on a dentist's online weblink:


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    Canadian city diverts $750K from fluoridation to kids' care
    July 5, 2012 -- The city of Calgary, Alberta, has earmarked $750,000 saved from discontinuing its water fluoridation program for oral health programs targeting children from poor families, according to a story in the Calgary Herald.

    On July 4, the city council's community and protective services committee approved a plan to provide funding to the Alex and Calgary Urban Project Society, which already offers mobile dental services.

    The society currently offers adult-only dental services on weekends but wants to add another dental chair exclusively for children and hopes to treat up to 12,000 a year, according to the Herald.

    We stand corrected---Here's the "Calgary Herald" article, and the city states they've made it VERY clear that they are "not in the health care business" and will NOT be giving any more money to the charity, that this will be a one-time donation from the city funds.  Three cheers for Calgary City---Lead the way!!

    City earmarks $750,000 from flouridation savings for kids’ dental care programs

    One-time funding approved for Alex, CUPS services for children in need

    Wednesday, July 4, 2012

    KSN-TV, Channel 3 Video - Fluoride Debate, Wichita, Ks.


    July 3, 2012

    WICHITA, Kansas -- A familiar debate surrounding the fluoridation of Wichita water is back. Those for and against are raising awareness of the issue and want you to know more about your drinking water.

    Nearly 500 medical professionals have joined together to raise awareness of what they see as benefits and the need for optimal level fluoride in Wichita's drinking water. "We believe the CDC says this is good for our community and we stand by the sound scientific research and feel it would be beneficial to all our citizens in the Wichita area," advocates Dr. Sara Meng, a dentist in Wichita.

    "Everything else we put in our water is treated water to make the water safer. Putting fluoride in the water doesn't do that," says Michael Hicks, who is the executive director of Wichitans for Pure Water, a group opposed to fluoridation.

    "Healthy diet and proper dental hygiene are the keys to preventing cavities in children and keeping this community safe," says Hicks. Medical professionals agree, but say that adding fluoridated water to that equation would save Kansans money.

    "For example Kansas has about 58 percent of children experience dental decay by the third grade. In Sedgwick County that rate is around 71 percent and I believe we can do better by adding fluoride to strengthen their teeth," says Dr. Meng.

    "It is a physical poison to the body and we need to stop it from being in our water," says Hicks.

    To which Dr. Meng responded, "It is regulated by the EPA, standard 60 to regulate things that are added to the water so it is determined to be safe, therefore we are protected just as the EPA regulates anything else to protect our water."

    Wichita is the fourth largest city that does not fluoridate its water. Wichitans for Healthy Teeth hopes to announce their plans to bring fluoridation to Wichita later this month. Nothing official has been proposed just yet, both groups are raising awareness of the issue.