Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"Fluoride Deception" video exposes truth about what's IN the fluoride--it's NOT the fluorine mineral that's added to our water!

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dr. Mercola - Why Psychiatry Needs to Add Brain SPECT Imaging, Especially in Complex Cases

One of my own recent interests has been brain plasticity - the ability of your brain to recover, repair, and regain functionality that had previously been lost. This idea conflicts with the conventional view that once you lose brain function, it's permanently lost.

Dr. Daniel Amen is a physician and board-certified psychiatrist. He's written five New York Times bestselling books, and is the medical director of the Amen Clinics in Newport Beach in San Francisco, California; Bellevue, Washington; Reston, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; and New York City.   and

He's also one of the foremost experts on brain imaging science, which is the topic of discussion in this interview. Brain plasticity features heavily in Dr. Amen's work with SPECT imaging...

SPECT Imaging - An Invaluable New Tool for Psychiatry

That the human brain has a tremendous amount of 'plasticity' was demonstrated in one of Dr. Amen's studies on active and former NFL players. Football players may have been hit in the head upward of 10,000-20,000 times in their lifetime, and this results in a significant amount of brain damage for many. On Dr. Amen's program, 80 percent of them showed significant improvement, including boosting function and blood flow to the prefrontal cortex....
 It's very exciting," Dr. Amen says. "I often say psychiatrists are the only medical doctors that never look at the organ they treat. And when you never look at it, you miss brain trauma, you miss seizure activity, and you miss toxicity...

I'm a classically trained psychiatrist... I was taught to use psychotherapy and medications, and that's pretty much it. Some of the medications I was taught to use like Xanax, Ativan, or Valium for anxiety disorders, when I first started ordering SPECT scans, I saw that they made the brain look like [it had been exposed to] alcohol, and that they were really toxic to brain function. That horrified me, and it was the imaging work that led me to look for natural ways to decrease anxiety."

... When we make a diagnosis, for example of depression, it's a symptom. It shouldn't be a diagnosis. Making the diagnosis of depression, I tell people, is like making the diagnosis of chest pain. And doctors don't give people the diagnosis of chest pain, because it doesn't tell you what's causing it, and it doesn't tell you what to do it for. Depression is the same way...

A traumatic brain injury can also result in symptoms of depression. In fact, according to Dr. Amen, this is very common.

...a patient recently who is diagnosed with ADD...When we scanned him, he had a totally toxic-looking brain. Of course, you have ADD symptoms if you know there's damage to the front part of your brain. It turned out he had arsenic poisoning. He needed a detoxification program, not more Adderall."nine-year-old son, Andrew.  The boy had attacked a little girl on the baseball field that day for no particular reason...What we found was he had a cyst the size of a golf ball occupying the space of his left temporal lobe. It's an area we've subsequently really tagged to violent behavior. When they took out the cyst, his behavior went back to last year of a teenage boy who wanted to cut his mother up into little pieces. He had a cyst the size of a tennis ball occupying the space of his left temporal and frontal lobe.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Plea from FAN - "Wichita (Kansas) Needs Our Help!"

October 27, 2012

Dear Kenneth M,

There are only 9 days left until the November 6th election and fluoridation vote in Wichita, Kansas where citizen activists need our help! The pro-fluoride lobby has not spared any expense to force fluoridation on the residents of Wichita and several surrounding communities. First, the dental-lobby forced the city council to place the question on the ballot, then proponents spent extravagantly on mailers, on advertisements for TV and radio stations, on canvassing neighborhoods, and putting up signs in an effort to promote fluoridation. And just this past week, the Pew Charitable Trust flew in their primary fluoridation spokesperson, Dr. William Maas (former CDC Oral Health Division Director) to speak with Sedgwick County Commissioners and to lobby local citizens. (Watch the hearing – Maas speaks at 31:00 minutes) In the video, Maas admits that mild fluorosis occurs even in children who live in non-fluoridated communities, and he claims fluorosis is attractive. This remark angers a Sedgwick Commissioner who says others may not find it attractive.

Fluoride-free campaigners have fought back every step of the way, creating their own websites, bumper stickers, flyers, radio ads, newspaper ads, yard signs, door-to-door campaigns, and billboard advertisements. They were able to get Sedgwick County Commissioners to remove a pro-fluoride factsheet from their website, and keep the county from distributing it to citizens as a supposedly objective fact sheet. Campaigners also successfully organized two local debates on fluoridation, as well as a half-dozen speaking engagements for FAN’s Director, Dr. Paul Connett, who will be in Wichita from Monday October 29 through Wednesday October 31
The big dental-lobby and the big money coming from PEW and the American Dental Association are clearly focused on fluoridating Portland and Wichita, even though residents in both cities have repeatedly rejected fluoridation. PEW has developed a massive PR campaign, backed by seemingly unlimited funds used to force fluoridation where residents oppose it. The battle in Wichita will either energize PEW if they win, or if they lose, prove to PEW that money and power can't overcome the truth. Portland residents have already rallied in opposition and were successful in collecting more than double the petition signatures necessary to give citizens a choice in the matter with a ballot vote on fluoridation. Now Wichita needs our help, and more than ever. We must work together from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine to help Wichitans keep their water fluoride-free, and to send a clear message to the dental-lobby that they aren’t in control of our water supply.

Here are some ideas about what we can do to help Wichita:

1) If you live in or near Wichita, lend a hand. -Contact FAN’s Kansas Point Person
-Volunteer with a local campaign:
Wichitans Opposed to Fluoridation, Fluoride Free Kansas, and Pure Water Wichita

2) Send this message to anyone you know in Wichita or Kansas
3) Send comments to the Wichita Eagle’sopinion linecolumn at You don’t have to state your location and it requires only 50 words or less.
4) Make comments on online Wichita media stories (Portland's trained commenters are active in Wichita. Wichitans need your help in defusing them). We will post stories on FAN’s Facebook and Twitter pages daily.5) Donate money, flyers, buttons, T-shirts, etc.
Wichitans Opposed to Fluoridation, Fluoride Free Kansas, and Pure Water Wichita

6) Use your blog, and your Twitter and Facebook accounts to spread the word – someone you know might know someone in Wichita.
Not sure what to say in your letter, email, or post? You can share the facts below. We've limited them to less than 140 characters so you can easily copy and paste them to Facebook, Twitter, or email.

• There is no evidence that any Wichita resident is fluoride-deficient. But CDC says 41% of adolescents nationally are fluoride overdosed.
• The CDC says fluoride’s beneficial effects are topical, not systemic. Meaning swallowing fluoride does not reduce tooth decay.
• Fluoridation wastes money as less than 1% of the fluoridated water supply is ingested.
• After 67 years of water fluoridation, 57 years of fluoridated toothpaste and dental products, yet tooth decay is a growing epidemic.
• Many heath and medical groups no longer endorse water fluoridation.
• Fluoridating Wichita’s water will waste millions of dollars.
• More than 4,300 professionals oppose water fluoridation as ineffective and harmful to health.
• A Nobel Prize winner in Medicine says fluoridation is obsolete and must be abandoned.
• 80% of dentists refuse to treat poor children on Medicaid.

Please consider how you can help make a difference in Wichita, no matter where you live. Ultimately, what happens in Wichita will impact fluoride campaigns across North America. We need your help to reach people who don’t go to meetings, don’t read newspapers, or listen to TV media reports (unfortunately, these people vote too). And more than anything else, Wichita campaigners need volunteers to help them inform local voters about the problems associated with water fluoridation. Together we can help end this outdated practice one community at a time. 

Stuart Cooper & Carol Kopf
Fluoride Action Network

Thursday, October 25, 2012

KTPS-TV Channel 8, Oct. 17, 2012, Anti-Fluoride "Debate" in Wichita

Sedgwick County Commission hears public comments, with a pro-fluoride "expert" answering the questions - watch how he's not able to answer the anti-fluoride public's questions

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Catch the Vision!! Creative & Clever Fluoride Victories!!!

October 23, 2012     
We have a lot of good news in this FAN bulletin, including four new community victories to report, updates from Portland and New York City, along with news of more communities that have upcoming votes on fluoridation.
4 More Victories
There are several more communities to add to our list of over 70 that have voted to end fluoridation since 2010:
  • O’Fallon, Missouri—Missouri’s 7th largest town (pop. 80,000) recently ended fluoridation after a citizen activist informed city employees about the dangers of water fluoridation. The City Administrator did his own research and signed off on the discontinuation of the practice. In the town’s 2012 Budget, the city administrators speak highly of the change, saying “one such improvement is the elimination of the addition of fluoride to the potable water supplied by the Water Treatment Plant (WTP), this change in treatment has saved the City $18,000 annually and reduced the hazard for the operators in that they do not have to handle the dangerous chemical on a regular basis.”
  • Rosetown, Saskatchewan—The Canadian community of 2,300 has ended their fluoridation program after the fluoride feed-pump broke, likely due to corrosion. The community doesn’t plan on continuing fluoridation in the future.
  • Lake view, Iowa—The town of 1,300 people will no longer have the additive in their drinking water after the city council voted to discontinue fluoridation due to the practice’s high cost and lack of positive economic benefit. You can hear the City Administrator interviewed about the decision here.
  • Cassadaga, NY—Citizen opposition to a plan by Village Board members to fluoridate the drinking water was raised at weekly village board meetings after the village built a fluoridation feed shed. The opposition led to board members polling the town’s citizens on whether to fluoridate or reject the practice. 78% of water customers opposed fluoridation and 18% supported it. The Board members then voted 4-1 to officially reject the practice for the town’s approximately 600 residents. The neighboring community of Lily Dale, NY is on the same drinking water system, so the decision will also impact its 275 citizens and the town’s approximately 22,000 registered annual visitors.
Portland Update
The Portland city staff are still counting and verifying petition signatures for a fluoridation referendum, but it’s very likely that Clean Water Portland and their campaigners will get the question on the ballot after they submitted more than 43,000 signatures (19,858 were required) a day before the deadline. Campaigners put together this incredibly inspiring video of the submission of their petitions to the City.
Once the signatures are verified, the city will determine when the vote will take place. Most have said that the earliest it could occur is March of 2014, but this is still before fluoridation would begin. Between now and the vote, Clean Water Portland will be using their amazing organizing skills to educate the city’s population about the risks and hazards associated with fluoridation. If you want to participate in this historic campaign, please contact FAN’s Oregon Point Person, Kim Kaminski.
In case the successful referendum campaign to overturn their fluoridation vote wasn’t enough embarrassment for the City Council to deal with, local media outlets are reporting that the councilors who met with pro-fluoride lobbyists didn’t disclose that these meetings occurred, which is necessary by law. Are Portland officials trying to hide this information, or did they just conveniently forget?
NYC Councilmember Vallone Introduces Infant Warning
New York City Councilmember Peter Vallone, Jr. has introduced a resolution calling for infant fluoride warnings on the city’s water bills. This comes on the heels of the city of Milwaukee and the State of New Hampshire both passing laws requiring infant fluoride warnings for water customers.
While Vallone is still pursuing a full prohibition on fluoride in NYC drinking water, he believes that an infant warning will gain more support initially and will help protect infants until fluoridation comes to an end. If you would like to get involved in NYC, please contact FAN’s NY Point Person.
Two More Communities Voting in Florida
The fight for fluoride-free water is heating up in the State of Florida. Two more communities will be putting the continuation of existing fluoridation programs to a vote, and County Commissioner candidates in Pinellas County are taking sides on the issue.
The Board of Directors of the Greater Pine Island Water Association decided to hold a vote on fluoridation after citizens continued to raise concerns about the additive. The fluoride-free effort was led by members of Citizens for Safe Water, who spoke at regular board meetings and organized a letter to the editor campaign in local paper. Ballots will be mailed to all of the Water Association’s members.
The Ormond Beach City Commission has voted to approve a fluoridation referendum to voters can decide for the first time since 1957 whether the water should continue to be fluoridated. Concerns over the safety of fluoridation were brought to the council’s attention after a citizen wrote to the city’s fluoridation-chemical provider seeking information showing compliance with state drinking water laws. When the chemical manufacturer did not reply back, the citizen alerted the City Commission, which responded with the referendum approval.
Stuart Cooper
Campaign Manager


Monday, October 15, 2012

Fluoride Updates

Please Don't get a "Flu Shot"

“The fluoride/aluminum association is of particular importance as it relates to Alzheimer's Disease. Aluminum by itself is not readily absorbed by the body. However, in the presence of fluoride ions, the fluoride ions combine with the aluminum...

Events should help those uncertain about fluoridation
Oct. 14, 2012

The latest SurveyUSA poll regarding Wichita’s water fluoridation ballot vote found the proponents’ side still leading but uncertainty growing. In the poll of 549 likely voters last week, 47 percent said they planned to vote “yes,” compared with 35 percent who said they’d vote “no” and 18 percent who weren’t certain how they’d vote. In late September’s poll, also sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12, 46 percent were “yes” voters, with 40 percent planning to vote “no” and 14 percent undecided. In August, 62 percent of Wichitans polled said they would vote for adding fluoride, with 31 percent against and 7 percent undecided. Those looking for more debate on the issue will get it this week, when the Sedgwick County Commission hears from speakers at its Wednesday meeting and KPTS, Channel 8, airs a debate from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The League of Women Voters also will hold a forum on fluoridation at noon Oct. 23 at the Central Library.

Oct. 14, 1964: Water fluoridation plebiscite defeated in civic election (Canada)
October 13, 2012

For the fourth time in seven years, a water fluoridation plebiscite was defeated in Edmonton’s civic election.

The plebiscite’s failure was blamed on Mayor William Hawrelak and influential aldermen. “If the mayor and the leading vote-getters on council had actively supported fluoridation, it would have passed,” lamented Dr. R.E. Jespersen of the Edmonton Academy of Medicine. Adding traces of fluoride reduces or prevents tooth decay, and does not affect the smell, taste or appearance of drinking water.

Support for the issue failed the required 66-2/3-per-cent majority by just one per cent. Final tabulation was 65.04 per cent, the highest to date.

Jespersen said the plebiscite showed that “no matter what proof you give some voters and no matter how good the authority, they’ll listen to people who don’t know what they’re talking about.”

Dr. G.H. Ball, city medical health officer, criticized what he termed “the frightening propoganda” used by anti-fluoridationists during the campaign. A lot of well-meaning people were scared into voting against fluoridation, he said.

Ball said the provincial government must accept some of the responsibility for keeping fluoridation from Edmonton.

The fluoridation issue was also defeated in Wainright and Vegreville, but passed in Whitecourt.
Edmonton (Canada) has treated its water with fluoride since 1966, after residents finally voted to do so in a plebiscite [but have now voted it out]. Epcor adds 0.8 parts of fluoride per one million parts of water.

Today, about 40 per cent of Canadians receive fluoridated water.

To read more stories from the This Day in Journal History series, go to

End To Fluoridation Of Drinking Water                           

 October 5, 2012
 Having trouble copy/pasting this article--but it's about NY Councilman Vallone AND, notice the name of this new organization in NY who are fighting fluoridation with him>>>MOTHERS URGE END TO FLUORIDATION OF DRINKING WATER<<<in association to the article about having an infant fluoride warning on all the water bills!~!!!!)

From the Queens Gazette:
(New York City Council Member) Vallone, Mothers Urge End To Fluoridation Of Drinking Water
A warning about mixing New York City’s drinking water with baby formula could end up on residents’ future water bills.
ead more here:
 From the Queens Gazette:
(New York City Council Member) Vallone, Mothers Urge End To Fluoridation Of Drinking    Water
A warning about mixing New York City’s drinking water with baby formula could end up on residents’ future water bills.                                                                                             

In July of this year, the United Nations declared access to clean water a human right. The United States was among 41 nations that abstained from supporting the resolution.

Poison is Treatment: The Campaign to Fluoridate America

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Corn Refiners Association still trying to change "HFCS" into "Corn Sugar"

October 13, 2012
Dear Citizen for Health,

Halloween is approaching, and with it the challenge to maintain a healthy diet for our children. It's a time of year when nearly every family relaxes its restrictions on sweets, just a little, to enable kids to enjoy trick-or-treating. In order to do so in a measured, informed fashion, parents need to know what goes into the things their children consume.

This Halloween season, do your part to prevent the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) from "tricking" you about the "treats" that contain their processed additive, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

Don't Let "Big Corn" Do What They Want At The Expense Of Consumers

You know that one of the fundamental aspects of our mission is to ensure we all have access to the truthful, non-misleading information we need to make informed decisions about what we put into our bodies. Toward that end, we have been serving as the consumer watchdog responsible for telling fact from fiction as the CRA persists in its attempts to mislead the public about their artificial goop, HFCS.

We recently told you that the CRA is trying to hoodwink food and beverage manufacturers regarding consumers' real feelings about HFCS. The CRA's message: “96% of consumers aren't avoiding HFCS.”

We know, as do you, that there isn't a kernel of truth to this statement (sorry, we couldn't resist the pun). The more people learn about HFCS the less they want it in their food, which is why debunking the CRA's rhetoric is just one element of our campaign.

We're gathering signatures through our project Food Identify Theft for a petition to US Food and Beverage companies urging them to reject the CRA's denial of consumer reality and say "NO" to HFCS. It will be delivered to the CEOs of the nation's largest food and beverage makers, grocery retailers and chain restaurants, as well as to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Please sign the petition here.

Linda Bonvie, blogger for Food Identity Theft and long-time CFH ally, has started her own petition to food and beverage manufacturers - please take a moment to sign that here.

Lastly, even though the FDA has "accepted" (note they did not use the term "approved") the CRA's claim that fructose concentrations in the HFCS found in foods within a range of 42-55% are "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS), the FDA specifically refused to recognize the safety of products containing more than 55% fructose. Data show that HFCS concentrations in many products, such as soft drinks, can be much higher - as much as 65% - and one company markets an HFCS additive that is 90% fructose according to the Chicago Tribune.

Regardless of the specific negative health impacts of HFCS in general, such concentrations of fructose are NOT generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA and are, therefore, even more troubling than HFCS55. That's why we've submitted a petition to the FDA advocating for labels clearly stating the concentration of fructose in any food item containing HFCS. We're also asking the FDA to take action against food sellers who use unapproved formulas of HFCS.

Please take a few moments to post comments directly to the FDA in support of our petition. You can do so here. (Please mention that you are a health-conscious food consumer. Let them know that you care about what you eat and that you require accurate information to make good decisions about your diet. If you have any professional connections to the food industry - science, administration, legal, labor, ANY - let the agency know. The FDA offers tips on commenting here).

Our goal: 100,000 signatures/comments from these three petitions. We can do it - with your help.

Please forward this alert to all those you know who want to control what they put into their bodies, and forgive us for any duplication or cross-posting of information you've already received as we continue to send alerts on this in coming weeks. We are working to cast as broad a net as possible to secure our signature/comment goal.

As always, thank you for your participation.
The Citizens for Health Team

Friday, October 12, 2012

Suggestions on How to DETOX FLUORIDE

Best ways to detoxify from fluoride toxicity

Magnesium inhibits the absorption of fluoride into your cells, and calcium attracts the fluorides away from tissues that store fluoride. Foods high in both would be a good place to start the detoxification process.

Iodine has been clinically demonstrated to increase the urine excretion of sodium fluoride from the body, by changing it to the calcium fluoride form. In this process, calcium is lost, and it is a must to keep up calcium rich foods. High quality seaweed and organic (dark) leafy green vegetables are highly recommended for this purpose.

Tamarind (“Indian date”) has been used medicinally in Ayurvedic Medicine, the fruit pulp, bark, and leaves from the tea are converted to teas and tinctures, which have the ability to eliminate fluorides through the urine.

Liver cleanses may be effective for eliminating fluorides and other toxins. There are many protocols including at home ones, coffee enemas used while on a juicing detox program. Other ones focus on clearing the gall bladder which is connected to the health of the liver.

Dry saunas along with exercise help release sodium fluoride stored in fatty tissue. This requires drinking plenty of fluoride-free water to replenish the minerals lost through sweating.

By the way, to remineralize distilled or reverse osmosis water – you may want to consider using Quintessential Marine Plasma.

Vitamin C, in abundance, is helpful with any detox program, and the best way food sources are: organic berries, citrus fruits, asparagus, avocado, cantaloupes, greens, pineapple, and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, kale and spinach.

For high does vitamin C therapies – you may consider intravenous or oral treatments with “liposomal” vitamin C – in liquid form.

Bentonite Clay taken both internally or externally and fulvic acid help with overall health and assist with fluoride removal.

The only total assurance that you are limiting your fluoride intake is a healthy lifestyle which includes clean water, organic produce, and exercise. Remember, the best defense (sometimes) is a good offense – take action today to protect yourself from harm.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Steroid injections causing meningitis

Pharmacy linked to outbreak issues wide recall

Associated Press /  October 7, 2012
ATLANTA (AP) — The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products, calling the move a precautionary measure.
The New England Compounding Center announced the recall Saturday. The company said in a news release that the move was taken out of an abundance of caution because of the risk of contamination. It says there is no indication that any other products have been contaminated.
The Food and Drug Administration had previously told health professionals not to use any products distributed by the center.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted updated figures to its website Sunday showing there are 91 confirmed cases of the rare form of fungal meningitis. The outbreak spans nine states and has killed at least seven people.
The states with reported cases are: Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia.
The steroid linked to the outbreak had already been recalled, and health officials have been scrambling to notify anyone who may have received an injection of it. The Massachusetts pharmacy that made it has said it is cooperating with investigators.
It is not yet known exactly how many people may have been affected, though it could affect hundreds or even thousands of people who received the steroid injections for back pain from July to September.
Meningitis is caused by the inflammation of protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Fungal meningitis is not contagious as are its more common viral and bacterial counterparts.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fluoride Updates Again

Check out these interesting quotes!!  >>

Support for dental education, not fluoride, is needed

by Mary Budinger - Sept. 23, 2012
Read more:

As former National Institutes of Health scientist James B. Patrick told Congress, "It is a scientific disgrace that a well-organized lobby of the American Dental Association ever managed to stampede American legislators into ignoring the highly technical but very cogent objection to fluoridations."

Water Fluoridation Affects Children’s IQ

By W. Gifford-Jones, M.D

Sept. 28, 2012

Why, in 1974, didn’t authorities learn from this terrible tragedy? A 3-year-old Brooklyn boy, during his first dental checkup, had fluoride paste applied to his teeth. He was then handed a glass of water, but the hygienist failed to inform him to swish the solution around in his mouth, and then spit it out.

Instead, he drank the water, and a few hours later he was dead from fluoride poisoning...

This is just my opinion about fluoridation, and I could be wrong. But it appears that since the 3-year-old boy died, experts continue to ignore the dangers.

And I’ve learned to be prepared for criticism that invariably descends on me about this issue.

Dr. Gifford-Jones is a medical journalist with a private medical practice in Toronto. His website is He may be contacted at

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Read the rest of it here>>

Ethics Journal Reports: Fluoridation - Unethical, Risky, Benefits Doubtful, Poor Most Harmed

Editor's comment: If you, an ordinary food consumer put a tiny amount of a fluoride chemical in someone's food, you may get arrested just for that act. But it is perfectly legal for government officials to put the same fluoride chemical, which are known to be toxic to multiple organs, in the public drinking water system in the name of protecting against dental caries in children. The toxin can cause more than fluorosis! If you get osteoporosis or fracture, you may be a victim of fluoridation. The toxic chemical can deteriorate your bone and thus far it's known that it can cause skeletal fluorosis. Anyone whose IQ is above 89 may figure out the motivation behind the forceful fluoridation. Fluoridation causes more harm than good!
New York – October 1, 2012 – Fluoridation is an “unacceptable risk,” says Public Health Professor Niyi Awofeso in the Journal Public Health Ethics, August 2012. He writes “There is insufficient ethical justification for artificial water fluoridation,” reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF).
Awofeso, a University professor in Australia, who published over 70 peer-reviewed academic papers in respected journals, says:
1) No evidence supports the assertion that artificial water fluoridation reduces social disparities in cavity incidence
2) Fluoridation’s effectiveness is questionable
3) Poor children are more apt to develop dental fluorosis (discolored teeth)
4) Two potential adverse effects of fluoride, hypothyroidism and bone fractures, have been reported in scholarly journals
5) Fluoridation chemicals (fluosilicic acid) are contaminated with lead, arsenic and mercury, major health hazards for which no safe levels exist.
Awofeso concludes: “It would appear that the effectiveness of artificial water fluoridation in the 21st century is at best questionable, given its fixed-dose medication approach, quality of fluoride used and its adverse impact on calcium metabolism and largely insignificant differences in dental caries experience between areas with artificial water fluoridation and those without”
Awofeso writes: “Rather than addressing the legitimate concerns of the public with regards to the ethics of fluoridation, pro-fluoridation activists dismiss anti-water fluoridation advocates as misinformed trouble makers intent on undermining public health.”
He speculates that pro-fluoridation advocacy groups won’t concede ‘victory’ to opposing groups, who they deride as ignorant, to save face or that it’s the “general inertia with policy disinvestment.”
Despite assurances that artificial water fluoridation chemicals, hydrofluosilicic acid, act the same as naturally occurring calcium fluoride, Awofesco explains that calcium fluoride does not inhibit a tooth’s calcium absorption but fluosilicic acid does “thus annulling the dental caries prevention effects of water fluoridated with fluosilicic acid.”
“The increasing prominence of anti-water fluoridation groups globally, greater appreciation of natural and artificial fluoride sources and likely dangers of excessive fluoride consumption among some population(s) necessitate(s) a thorough analysis of the merits of water fluoridation,” he writes.
Attorney Paul Beeber, NYSCOF President says, "Fluoridation is a dismal failure and must be stopped. Any official or organization that blindly endorses and promotes fluoridation places children, especially, in harm's way.”
Reference: “Ethics of Artificial Water Fluoridation in Australia”
Contact: Paul Beeber, JD, NYSCOF President, 516-433-8882
SOURCE: New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.



Dr. Mercola "weighs in" on Obesity

U.S. Gets “Big F” on Health Report Card 

Story at-a-glance• The most recent health report card issued for the US predicts that half of all American adults will be obese by 2030. Obesity-related illness is predicted to raise national health care costs by $48 billion annually over the next two decades by adding another 7.9 million new cases of diabetes, 5 million cases of chronic heart disease and stroke, and 400,000 cancer cases
• Recent research suggests that if obesity rates were to remain at 2010 levels, the combined savings in medical expenditures over the next two decades would be $549.5 billion. This is shocking because 2010 levels were anything but healthy
• Two of the best ways to determine whether or not you may be overweight is by measuring waist circumference and/or body fat percentage. Your waist size is also a powerful indicator of insulin sensitivity, as studies clearly show that measuring your waist size is one of the most powerful ways to predict your risk for diabetes
• I compiled a new waist circumference table that will allow you to easily look up your height and see what your ideal waist size and current classification is
 A recent study found that the taste buds of obese children are less sensitive than normal weight children, which may have a detrimental effect on their food choices

Beware: It's the "Sweet" that Triggers Your "Fat Switch"

Research by Dr. Richard Johnson, now published in his book "The Fat Switch," has led to a groundbreaking approach to preventing and reversing obesity...Effective treatment of obesity therefore requires turning off your fat switch – by avoiding sugar/fructose, which is the trigger – and improving the function of your cells' mitochondria.

...To illustrate how this works, let's say you eat a sugary dessert. Your production of insulin increases so that the sugar in your blood can be taken to cells and used for energy. Eating this sugar also increases production of leptin, which regulates your appetite and fat storage, and decreases production of ghrelin, which helps regulate your food intake. These hormones work in tandem, so that when you've eaten, your body knows to feel less hungry. However, researchers have now discovered that when you eat certain foods, namely those that contain fructose (refined sugar), this important cycle is hampered or shut down.

When you eat many sweet foods (most processed foods are chock full of fructose) you gradually lose your ability to properly regulate hunger, so you gain weight, which seems to decrease the ability to properly identify tastes, which then drives you to crave more sweet foods, and in excess...

If you're not sure if you have a healthy waist circumference, a general guide is:

How to Gauge Your Body Fat Percentage

The other tool, which many experts are now leaning toward as the most accurate measure of obesity, is body fat percentage. As it sounds, this is simply the percentage of fat your body contains, and it can be a powerful indicator of your health. Too much body fat is linked to chronic health problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Too little body fat is also problematic and can cause your body to enter a catabolic state, where muscle protein is used as fuel. A general guideline from the American Council on Exercise is as follows:
ClassificationWomen (% fat) Men (% fat)
Essential Fat 10-13% 2-5%
Athletes 14-20% 6-13%
Fitness 21-24% 14-17%
Acceptable 25-31% 18-24%
Obese 32% and higher 25% and higher
Body fat calipers are one of the most trusted and most accurate ways to measure body fat. A body fat or skinfold caliper is a lightweight, hand-held device that quickly and easily measures the thickness of a fold of your skin with its underlying layer of fat. Taken at three very specific locations on your body, these readings can help you estimate the total percent of body fat within your entire body.

You can also use a digital scale that determines body fat, which is what I use personally. I use an Eat Smart Precision GetFit Body Fat Scale that I picked up from Amazon for around $50...

...Remember that it is FAR better to monitor your body fat percentage than it is your total weight, as the body fat percentage is what dictates metabolic health or dysfunction – not your total weight...