Monday, February 25, 2013

"Mothers Against Fluoride" - Watertown, NY

Saturday: Another Group Joins Fluoridation Struggle

Hummmmm...a whole new side of dentistry that doesn't believe in fluoride!

The Dramatic Benefits of Minimally Invasive Dentistry

February 24, 2013

...Fluoride is commonly thought to be a primary prevention strategy against tooth decay, despite the fact that, like mercury fillings, it is a highly toxic substance, shown to lower IQ in children. According to Carol, fluoride also makes early diagnosis more difficult.
"When that outer shell is heavily infused with fluoride, it changes the way an X-ray goes through a tooth," she says. "I think it delays diagnosis, because we're not able to see that decay as easily." ...

Video of an ER doctor describing ways to avoid premature death

ER Doctor Tells You How to Avoid the Most Common Ways You Could Die Prematurely

February 23, 2013

Black Swan Avoidance – The Dirty Dozen Ways to Die That You Can Avoid

Friday, February 22, 2013

Fluoride Updates

Fluoride use should be suspended

(Australia) Fluoridation cessation date change

"In order to comply with conditions under the Water Fluoridation Act, the date for cessation of fluoridation of water supplies in the Cairns region has been changed.

"Cairns Regional Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting on January 30, “that Council ceases the fluoridation of the CRC water supply by the 13 February 2013”...

(Ireland) Even America, home of the fluoridation deception is now getting ‘shock and awe’ reality check.

Eight reasons why water fluoridation has failed modern civilization


Recent Science Shows Fluoridation Health Risks

Lawsuit over community fluoridation in Southern California dismissed

"San Diego—A federal district court in California Jan. 25 granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to stop the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California from adding fluoride to its water.

"The case entitled Foli v. the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California sought to require the MWD to stop adding hydrofluosilicic acid to the public's drinking water, alleging it constituted unlawful and unconstitutional medication of the plaintiffs since the compound has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as safe and effective for treatment of disease or dental cavities. The suit also accused the MWD of unfair and unlawful business practices."...


Monday, February 18, 2013

Top five medicinal herbs that help fight influenza

  • Garlic
  • Echinacea
  • Slippery Elm
  • Elderberry
  • Eucalyptus

Dr. Mercola, M.D., reviews latest research on heart problems and one of the many causes for it


Confirmed: Heart Problems Linked to SSRI Antidepressants

February 13, 2013

Story at-a-glance

  • Celexa and other antidepressants, including Lexapro and Elavil, may extend the electrical activity in your heart, potentially leading to abnormal heart rhythms, which in turn can lead to dizziness, fainting or even sudden death.
  • Nearly one in five patients taking Celexa or certain other antidepressants called serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) had longer QT intervals that could signal an abnormal heart rhythm.
  • Antidepressant use has also been linked to thicker arteries, which could contribute to the risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • Many studies show antidepressants work no better than placebos, especially for mild to moderate depression; there are many natural strategies available that can help heal mental health issues at the foundational level, without dangerous side effects.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Video "Fluoridegate" posted again on Dr. Mercola website

Fluoridegate—Why is Poisoning of Children Considered a Valuable Public Health Policy? 

February 16, 2013

Story at-a-glance

  • Fluoride is a toxic substance 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 dysfunction
  • The film, Fluoridegate, places particular focus on how water fluoridation harms young children, as they tend to suffer the greatest health effects
  • 25 human studies have linked fluoride with lowered IQ in children, including recent research from Harvard, and 100 animal studies linking it to brain damage
  • 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 plant

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

More Fluoride Updates

Mediator orders Gilbert to rehire water manager who was fired over fluoridation flap

GILBERT, Arizona — A mediator has ordered Gilbert to rehire and provide retroactive back pay to a water manager who was fired when it was discovered that the Phoenix suburb's water hadn't been fluoridated for a long time.

The Arizona Republic ( ) reports that mediator Steven Guttell declared that Chris Ochs' was unfairly terminated last September.

Ochs said he shut off the town's fluoridation system over a year earlier because of malfunctions but that he'd told his superior. 

(Sidebar:  The original story reported that it was "assumed" this water manager had turned off the fluoridation because he was anti-fluoride, and the cry went up for him to be punished for doing we hear a different story, and it appears the mediator is giving justice.)

Drinking Water Fluoridation Course - Salem, Virginia

Who should take this Course?
The course is designed for Water Plant Operators of systems that currently fluoridate or that will fluoridate in the future.

Letter: Fluoride study (Lawrence, Kansas)

(Side Note: Be sure to read the well-versed comments!)

Water Fluoridation Debate in Salina

Water Fluoridation Infographic

PD Editorial: Confronting county crisis of oral health

EPA Scientists Oppose Water Fluoridation

Fluoridation may be more about cost than health

King introduces bill that sets new criteria for water additives (Arkansas)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The bill puts the onus of responsibility upon water operators to obtain products that are proven, in the amounts administered, to treat the diseases for which they are intended and that they are safe for such use.

The bill also requires water operators to purchase only products that come with full disclosure of the country of origin, and of contents and contaminants, including a list of toxicological studies that show the product to be safe.

The product must also meet the American National Standards Institute Standard 60.
Water operators can be sued for failing to follow these requirements.

Many Fluoride Updates - including videos

Water fluoridation sparks debate in Salina (Kansas)

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SALINA, Kansas - Water fluoridation is a topic that's sparked controversy for decades across Kansas.
This past election, Wichitan's voted down fluoridating city water.

Now up the road in Salina, people are pressuring the city government to take the fluoride out of the water system there.

Fluoridation 2013: Comparing the Campaign Kickoffs (Portland, Oregon)

13-05 Fluoridation of Portland Water System


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Actor Ashton Kutcher, to be in a movie this April about the Apple Founder Steve Jobs, tried to follow Steve Jobs' earlier diet in his youth, which was all-fruit diet, and ended up in the hospital with pancreas problems (Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer - Dr. Mercola questions if the all-fruit diet played a part in his getting it)

Surprising Health Hazards Associated with All-Fruit Diet

February 11, 2013

Fruit Diet

Story at-a-glance

  • Ashton Kutcher recently disclosed he suffered pancreatic problems brought on by following an all-fruit diet adopted in preparation to play the character of Steve Jobs in the upcoming film “Jobs.” Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011
  • Fruits are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which is why eating a small amount of them is fine for healthy people. However, many benefit by restricting their fruit intake due to its high fructose content
  • Research suggests fructose may have a particularly significant impact on pancreatic cancer, as pancreatic cancer cells have been shown to use fructose for cell division, speeding up the growth and spread of the cancer
  • As a general guideline, I recommend limiting your total fructose consumption to 25 grams of fructose per day. If you suffer with any fructose-related health issues, such as insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, obesity or cancer, you would be wise to limit your total fructose consumption to 15 grams of fructose per day. This includes fructose from ALL sources, including whole fruit

Thursday, February 7, 2013

What? Sweet Treats have nanoparticles of titanium dioxide and other toxins??

February 6, 2013
Dear Citizen for Health,
Yesterday we informed you that an allied organization of Citizens for Health called As You Sow found titanium dioxide nanoparticles in the white powdered sugar on Dunkin’ Donuts.
These nanoparticles are one-millionth the size of a grain of sand, and because of their small size, they are able to go places in the body that larger particles cannot. When eaten, nano-sized titanium dioxide passes into the blood and reaches bone marrow, lymph nodes, the liver, the heart, and the brain.
The New York Times took notice as well! Read the article here.
So how do we know if these additives are in our food? We don’t - unless someone tests for them.
As You Sow is a nonprofit organization that has been fighting to get toxins out of consumer products for 20 years. They need your help to raise $9,000 to test more sweets that they suspect contain nanoparticles: M&M’s, Pop-Tarts, and Trident gum. They plan to go public with their results and pressure these companies to stop using nanoparticles until we know it’s safe.
All donations are tax-deductible and there are many perks for donating, including voting on the next products to test and having nano-free donuts with their research staff. Please help them figure out if these products contain nanomaterials so you can protect yourself and your family.
Untested nanomaterials are being used in kid-friendly food products to produce creamy liquids that contain no fat, enhance flavors, improve supplement delivery, brighten colors, and keep food fresh longer. But there are no studies proving that nanoparticles are safe for use in our food -- especially for kids.
So they decided to start testing Dunkin’ Donuts. Laboratory results found titanium dioxide nanoparticles in the white powdered sugar that coats the donuts. They want to start testing other products to get to the bottom of this issue.
The Campaign
If this crowdfunding campaign is successful, they'll begin testing popular kid-oriented foods including M&M’s, Pop-Tarts, and Trident gum so that parents can make informed decisions about what they are feeding their children. They'll present the findings to the public and to the companies that make these products to get these unproven and potentially unsafe additives out of the food supply.
Do your friends and family know they might be eating nano? Email, Facebook, or Tweet them a link to And come join the conversation with us on Facebook and Twitter!
As always, thank you for your participation.
The Citizens for Health Team

Can vitamin D halt growth of triple-negative breast cancer?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by: David Gutierrez

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The World Health Organization (WHO) did their OWN study on fluoride and have just declared it as "unnecessary"!!!

WHO Fluoride Study Shows Water Fluoridation is Unnecessary

Fluoridation – the practice of adding fluoride to drinking water – is highly controversial. According to the Fluoride Action Network, the United States currently adds fluoride to over 70% of the drinking water it supplies its citizens, which results in more people in America drinking fluoridated water than the rest of the world combined. The majority of first world countries do not add fluoride to their drinking water, and yet the dental health of these populations is in no way compromised.

New Fluoridation Data Released by WHO

Data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on tooth decay rates of 12 year old children in developed countries provide strong evidence that fluoridation is not necessary. These statistics clearly illustrate that many countries that do not fluoridate their water at all have less incidence of tooth decay than countries that add fluoride to more than 60% of their water supply. As there is no noticeable difference in the rate of tooth decay between developed countries that add fluoride to drinking water and those that don't, this begs the question: Is fluoridation necessary?
World Health Organization Data: DMFT (Decayed, Missing & Filled Teeth) Status for 12 Year Olds By Country
Denmark0.72008No water fluoridation.No salt fluoridation.
Germany0.72005No water fluoridation.67% salt fluoridation.
England0.7200911% water fluoridation.No salt fluoridation.
Netherlands*0.82002No water fluoridation.No salt fluoridation.
Switzerland**0.822009No water fluoridation.88% salt fluoridation.
Belgium0.92009-10No water fluoridation.No salt fluoridation.
Sweden0.92008No water fluoridation.No salt fluoridation.
Australia1.02003-200480% water fluoridation.No salt fluoridation.
6% salt fluoridation.
Ireland1.12002100% water fluoridation in study.No salt fluoridation.
Italy1.12004No water fluoridation.No salt fluoridation.
United States1.191999-200464% water fluoridation.No salt fluoridation.
Finland1.22006No water fluoridation.No salt fluoridation.
France1.22006No water fluoridation.65% salt fluoridation.
Spain1.3200411% water fluoridation.10% salt fluoridation.
Greece1.352005-06No water fluoridation.No salt fluoridation.
Iceland1.42005No water fluoridation.No salt fluoridation.
New Zealand1.4200961% water fluoridation.No salt fluoridation.
Japan1.72005No water fluoridation.No salt fluoridation.
Norway1.72004No water fluoridation.No salt fluoridation.
* The Hague | ** Zurich
Tooth Decay data from:
  • World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Education, Training, and Research in Oral Health, Malmö University, Sweden. (accessed on June 10, 2012)
Salt fluoridation data from:
  • Gotzfried F. (2006). Legal aspects of fluoride in salt, particularly within the EU. Schweiz Monatsschr Zahnmed 116:371-75.

Is Fluoridate Necessary?

Fluoride is added to toothpaste to prevent dental cavities. Consequently, children in developed countries already receive fluoride in toothpaste – in fact many children actually far exceed the recommended daily intake of fluoride from this source alone. Fluoride in drinking water only adds to the amount of fluoride they are consuming – mostly without their knowledge or their parent's consent. According to the Fluoride Action Network, there is enough fluoride in half a tube of children's toothpaste to kill a young child.  In 2009, US poison control centers received more than 24,500 calls related to swallowing fluoride toothpaste.The benefits that fluoride offers in preventing tooth decay is provided by topical contact with teeth and not from any nutritional benefits that it provides. Therefore it's logical to assume that one not need to swallow toothpaste or drink water containing fluoride to receive these benefits.

Health Effects of Fluoride

When fluoride is consumed in excess it has toxic effects on the body; it can cause dental fluorosis (tooth discoloration), skeletal fluorosis (bone disease) and has been linked to bone cancer in teenage boys. Patients with impaired kidney function are particularly at risk of skeletal fluorosis – fluoridated water was responsible for causing bone disease in patients undergoing dialysis treatment until kidney dialysis units routinely implemented water filtration systems to filter fluoride from the drinking water provided to their patients.

Is Fluoridation Simply Unmonitored Mass Medication?

Because fluoride is added to drinking water as a preventative health measure rather than to treat the water, it is considered a drug. This is of particular concern, as once fluoride is added to drinking water, it is not monitored. There is no control over who receives this medication, or the dose they receive, and no way to monitor the effects on human health. Young children, elderly citizens, and those with compromised health receive the same dose as healthy adults, and if they drink excessive amounts of water, this may be higher still.

For those interested, Big Berkey Water Filters has add-on fluoride filters that go in the lower chamber of the system and will reduce fluoride in the water up to 99.75%. The problems associated with fluoridation of drinking water are covered in detail in the documentary film ''An Inconvenient Tooth'' released in September, 2012. 

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Two more cities in Australia have voted to eliminate fluoride in their water -- Below is the Fluoride Action Network's list of "logic" comments about fluoride

February 1, 2013
If fluoridating the public water supply was as good as the promoters say it is, then after 68 years...
  • The majority of countries would be doing it – but they aren’t. 97% of European countries do not fluoridate their water.
  • There would be a clear difference in tooth decay between countries that do and those that don’t – but there isn’t.
  • There would be randomized clinical trials that demonstrate its safety and effectiveness - but there aren’t.
  • The US Food and Drug Administration would have approved fluoride for ingestion – but it hasn’t.
  • The public water supply would have been used to deliver other drugs –but since fluoridation began this has not been done.
  • The promoters would gladly agree to publicly debate leading scientific opponents of fluoridation – but they very rarely do.
  • Promoters would not have to use insulting ad hominem attacks on opponents–but they do.
  • The promoters would not have to intimidate the members of their own professional bodies to toe the party line – but they do.
  • The promoters would not have to spend millions of dollars on public relations outfits and lobbyists to win their case for them behind closed doors – but they do.
  • Rather than force through mandatory fluoridation bills at the state level promoters would encourage communities to freely vote on the matter - but they don’t.
  • The promoters would cite scientific studies to prove their case rather than relying on second hand endorsements and biased review panels –but they seldom do.
  • The promoters would have performed studies of their own to check the findings of researchers who have found harm in countries with moderate to high natural levels of fluoride in their water - but they don’t.
  • The promoters would have resolved every question about safety – but they haven’t. 
  • The promoters would have carefully tracked the levels of fluoride in the blood, urine and bones of people living in fluoridated communities - but they haven’t. 
  • The promoters would have checked scientifically the many anecdotal reports that certain individuals are particularly sensitive to fluoride’s toxic effects – but they won’t.
  • The promoters would have used the severity of dental fluorosis as a biomarker for epidemiological studies to investigate potential harm to children - but they haven’t.
  • The promoters would accept liabilities for any harm caused by fluoridation, including payment for treating dental fluorosis, which now impacts at least 42% of American adolescents - but they don’t.
Fluoridation is not a good practice at all.
There is no doubt that the vast majority of people that promote fluoridation truly believe in this practice. But public health policy must be based upon more than a belief system. It must be rigorously defended using the best science available. Not one single health question should be left unresolved. However, after 68 years the promoters have not rigorously proved either fluoridation’s safety or effectiveness. Key studies have simply not been done. The absence of study is not the same as the absence of harm. In fact there is now a wealth of evidence to suggest that fluoridation is neither safe nor effective (see The Case Against Fluoride by Connett, Beck and Micklem (Chelsea Green, 2010).
This is what Professor John Doull, chairman of the National Research Council panel that reviewed EPA’s safe drinking water standards, said in 2008:
What the committee found is that we’ve gone with the status quo regarding fluoride for many years—for too long really—and now we need to take a fresh look . . . In the scientific community people tend to think this is settled… But when we looked at the studies that have been done, we found that many of these questions are unsettled and we have much less information than we should, considering how long this [fluoridation] has been going on. (Scientific American, Jan, 2008).
Moreover, the public water supply should never have been used to deliver medicine. Once added to the water you cannot control the dose, you cannot control who gets the medicine and it violates the individual’s right to informed consent to medicine. Medical professionals should be ashamed to support such a crude and unethical practice.
Fluoridation should never have started and it should be ended without further delay. It is particularly urgent that we do so now. More and more scientific evidence points to harm (NRC, 2006) including 36 studies that have found an association between lower IQs and exposure to fluoride, with several at doses close to those experienced in fluoridated communities. We need to protect future generations of children. It is reckless to expose the developing tissues of babies (including their bones, brains and endocrine systems) to levels of fluoride that are approximately 200 times the levels in mothers milk.
Those individuals who want fluoride are not deprived of this substance should fluoridation be halted. They can use fluoridated toothpaste. This actually makes more sense because most promoters now concede that the predominant benefit of fluoride is TOPICAL not systemic (CDC, 1999). In other words if fluoride works at all it works on the outside of the tooth not from inside the body. Thus there is no need to expose the whole body to a known toxic substance for a lifetime with every glass of water drunk. And there is no rational reason to force people to drink it when they don’t want to do so.
This practice is well past it due date. It’s time to stop.
Paul Connett, PhD,
Director of the Fluoride Action Network.