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|Posted by: Mark Mar 13 2004, 02:11 PM|
|Posted by: Mark Mar 28 2005, 09:04 PM|
|Posted by: Parinthian Mar 29 2005, 01:14 PM|
| Check out this load of bull
Yeah they're really concerned.
|Posted by: Mark Mar 31 2005, 04:11 PM|
| Hey Parinthian, my gf once bought a case of bottled water with fluoride in it. I told her it's all hers, I wouldn't touch it. I've had enough fluoridated tap water in my lifetime already.
The evil ones have poisoned us all.
|Posted by: satchmo Mar 31 2005, 09:27 PM|
Just thought I'd contribute a little to this thread, fluoride is some very wicked sh*t to say the least! Its also used by pest exterminators where they seal a whole house and use fluorine gas to kill every living thing in the house, usually very infested houses with cockroaches and harder to kill bugs and insects, so that in itself should tell you how deadly fluorine/fluoride really is!!! Other research also says that affects the pituitary glands and calcifies the pineal gland.
(third eye chakra).
|Posted by: Mark Mar 31 2005, 11:08 PM|
| Thanks satchmo.
Fluoride is a poison and the US govt is run by the criminally insane.
|Posted by: Saxon Apr 1 2005, 09:33 PM|
Beats me, even my dentist and assisstant couldn't answer that question. It's in the textbook, doesn't that make it true?
But just because Flouride is THE killing ingredient in RAT POISON doesn't make it a poison does it?
Maybe if we all wore whiskers?.........Nah
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|Posted by: Nodstar Aug 16 2006, 08:56 PM|
| Hiya Pupp ...
I've been collecting stuff for this thread for a while ..
I was going to put up each article separately ..
Then I found this post .. It covers most of what I was originally going to say
and link to ..
Thanks to Hidatsa Ena Sa ..for an informative and comprehensive post ...
Here it is ...
RAMPING UP THE MIND CONTROL - INCREASED FLUORIDATION
Posted By: Il_Bagattel
Date: Wednesday, 16 August 2006, 3:59 a.m.
This just appeared in my inbox. I fear Tenavision's conclusion that 70 ppm equals 70%, as stated in the subject line, is incorrect and over the top, although it is a 70X increase over the previously allowable 1 ppm, but the fact remains that the sudden burst in anti-smoking and increased fluoridation campaigns might indicate that the beast is getting a bit nervous about a few of us waking up in sufficient numbers to disrupt his nefarious plans for the total enslavement of humanity.
The links provided below lead to some very informative websites. If you are not fully aware of the insideousness of the fluoridation program, do yourself a favor and get educated. They are now putting this crap in everything. The real reason is spelled out very clearly.
70% FLUORIDE TO BE SPRAYED ON VEGGIES!
Posted By: tenavision
Date: Tuesday, 15 August 2006, 10:03 p.m.
tena's note: Just in case anyone out there has more than 2 brain cells left, they are preparing to hit us with more behaviour modification in the form of increased dosages of the very best poison upon this planet: fluoride..
Subject: Large amounts of fluoride to be sprayed on MOST foods
We need to keep a real close eye on this issue. If this goes ahead we absolutely cannot eat these foods. Fluoride is an extreme poison that has been foisted on us by the Government and vested interests in spite of the thousands of investigations that have proved it to be very deleterious to health.
Fluoride's affects at the limits of 4ppm which is the allowable limit in drinking water have been well documented. What is proposed as a fumigator for foods is 70ppm. Do the math....
The Issue at hand...
In a November 28, 2005 letter to Dow AgroSciences, Maureen Serafini, Director, NYS Bureau of Pesticides, approved sulfuryl fluoride (ProFumeÂ®) fumigant on all processed foods and a large number of raw food commodities in New York. These are the foods most Americans eat.
In response, FANâ€™s Pesticide Project Director, Ellen Connett, requested Director Serafini to revoke this approval.
Because sulfuryl fluoride breaks down to fluoride in the human body, fluoride is the endpoint of toxicological concern. In their approval, EPA approved the highest levels of fluoride residues in food in US history. Fluoride is persistent and bio-accumulates in the human body.
Inhalation tests with all animal species exposed to sulfuryl fluoride revealed severe harm to the brain. Of particular concern was the finding of holes (vacuolation) in the white matter of the brain, and an abnormal softening (malacia) and cell death (necrosis) of brain tissue.
Here are some scientific studies done as to how flouride affects the brain:
Flouride and the Pineal Gland
And it is no accident that the addition of flourides is being advocated at this time--Flouride is part of the 'dumbing down' process:
Fluorides have been used to modify behavior and mood of human beings.
It is a little known fact that fluoride compounds were added to the drinking water of prisoners to keep them docile and inhibit questioning of authority, both in Nazi prison camps in World War II and in the Soviet gulags in Siberia. Fluorides are medically categorized as protoplasmic poisons, which is why they are used to kill rodents.
"Fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud of this century"
Robert Carlton, Ph. D., former U. S. EPA scientist on "Marketplace" Canadian Broadcast Company, Nov. 24, 1992.
"Regarding fluoridation, the EPA should act immediately to protect the public, not just on the cancer data, but on the evidence of bone fractures, arthritis, mutagenicity and other effects"
William Marcus, Ph. D., senior EPA toxicologist, Covert Action, Fall 1992, p. 66
Fluoride Stupidity And Population Control
Preferred Network | March 24 2005
"The real reason behind water fluoridation is not to benefit children's teeth. If this were the real reason there are many ways in which it could be done that are much easier, cheaper, and far more effective. The real purpose behind water fluoridation is to reduce the resistance of the masses to domination and control and loss of liberty.
"When the Nazis under Hitler decided to go into Poland, both the German General Staff and the Russian General Staff exchanged scientific and military ideas, plans, and personnel, and the scheme of mass control through water medication was seized upon by the Russian Communists because it fitted ideally into their plan to communize the world. ...
"I was told of this entire scheme by a German chemist who was an official of the great IG Farben chemical industries and was also prominent in the Nazi movement at the time. I say this with all the earnestness and sincerity of a scientist who has spent nearly 20 years' research into the chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology of fluorine--any person who drinks artificially fluorinated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person mentally or physically." - CHARLES E. PERKINS, Chemist, 2 October 1954.
Quoting Einstein`s nephew, Dr. E.H. Bronner (a chemist who had also been a prisoner of war during WWII) in a letter printed in The Catholic Mirror, Springfield, MA, January 1952:
"There is a sinister network of subversive agents, Godless 'intellectual' parasites, working in our country today whose ramifications grow more extensive, more successful and more alarming each new year and whose true objective is to demoralize, paralyze and destroy our great Republic--from within if they can, according to their plan--for their own possession.
"The tragic success they have already attained in their long siege to destroy the moral fiber of American life is now one of their most potent footholds towards their own ultimate victory over us.
"Fluoridation of our community water systems can well become their most subtle weapon for our sure physical and mental deterioration.
"As a research chemist of established standing, I built within the past 22 years, 3 American chemical plants and licensed 6 of my 53 patents. Based on my years of practical experience in the health-food and chemical field, let me warn: Fluoridation of drinking water is criminal insanity, sure national suicide. Don`t do it.
Keep in mind that what was proposed at that time was water flouridation at 1ppm---what is being proposed now is 70ppm, and as it would be in foods, entirely unavoidable once these substances were consumed. DO THE MATH!!
This article is a MUST READ in its entirety
Heres what I find paricularly interesting / sinister about one of the side effects
of fluoride ....
It apparently diminishes or completely eradicates psychic abilities ..
So the link in the above article about its affect on the pineal gland is worth
Seems to me, the investment in a good quality water filter that ACTUALLY REMOVES fluoride .... ( the cheaper ones just reduce the amount ) ...
is well worth the effort.....
Peace, Love, and Mung Beans ....
|Posted by: Nodstar Aug 16 2006, 09:13 PM|
| Hey Pupp ..
I decided to put up the article about fluoride and its effects on the pineal gland anyway .. heh
Ya never know .. someone might be interested ... ( I sure am ... )
Theres heaps of references fer the truly fascinated reader ...
here it iz ....
there are heaps 'o links for scholarly articles embedded in the website page ...
HEALTH EFFECTS: Fluoride & the Pineal Gland
DIRECTORY: FAN > Health > Pineal Gland
Summation - Fluoride & Pineal Gland:
Up until the 1990s, no research had ever been conducted to determine the impact of fluoride on the pineal gland - a small gland located between the two hemispheres of the brain that regulates the production of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate the onset of puberty and helps protect the body from cell damage caused by free radicals.
It is now known - thanks to the meticulous research of Dr. Jennifer Luke from the University of Surrey in England - that the pineal gland is the primary target of fluoride accumulation within the body.
The soft tissue of the adult pineal gland contains more fluoride than any other soft tissue in the body - a level of fluoride (~300 ppm) capable of inhibiting enzymes.
The pineal gland also contains hard tissue (hyroxyapatite crystals), and this hard tissue accumulates more fluoride (up to 21,000 ppm) than any other hard tissue in the body (e.g. teeth and bone).
After finding that the pineal gland is a major target for fluoride accumulation in humans, Dr. Luke conducted animal experiments to determine if the accumulated fluoride could impact the functioning of the gland - particulalry the gland's regulation of melatonin.
Luke found that animals treated with fluoride had lower levels of circulating melatonin, as reflected by reduced levels of melatonin metabolites in the animals' urine. This reduced level of circulating melatonin was accompanied - as might be expected - by an earlier onset of puberty in the fluoride-treated female animals.
Luke summarized her human and animal findings as follows:
"In conclusion, the human pineal gland contains the highest concentration of fluoride in the body. Fluoride is associated with depressed pineal melatonin synthesis by prepubertal gerbils and an accelerated onset of sexual maturation in the female gerbil. The results strengthen the hypothesis that the pineal has a role in the timing of the onset of puberty. Whether or not fluoride interferes with pineal function in humans requires further investigation."
Online Papers - Fluoride & the Pineal Gland:
FULL TEXT - html: Luke J. (2001). Fluoride deposition in the aged human pineal gland. Caries Research 35:125-128.
EXCERPT - html: Luke J. (1997). The Effect of Fluoride on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Surrey, Guildford.
Articles of Interest - Fluoride & the Pineal Gland:
Fluoride & the Pineal Gland: Study Published in Caries Research IFIN Bulletin, March 2001
Fluoride & Oxidative Stress: Yet more evidence FAN Science Watch September 30, 2004
Summation - Fluoride & Pineal Gland: (back to top)
“The single animal study of pineal function indicates that fluoride exposure results in altered melatonin production and altered timing of sexual maturity. Whether fluoride affects pineal function in humans remains to be demonstrated. The two studies of menarcheal age in humans show the possibility of earlier menarche in some individuals exposed to fluoride, but no definitive statement can be made. Recent information on the role of the pineal organ in humans suggests that any agent that affects pineal function could affect human health in a variety of ways, including effects on sexual maturation, calcium metabolism, parathyroid function, postmenopausal osteoporosis, cancer, and psychiatric disease.”
SOURCE: National Research Council. (2006). Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards. National Academies Press, Washington D.C. p221-22.
"In conclusion, the human pineal gland contains the highest concentration of fluoride in the body. Fluoride is associated with depressed pineal melatonin synthesis by prepubertal gerbils and an accelerated onset of sexual maturation in the female gerbil. The results strengthen the hypothesis that the pineal has a role in the timing of the onset of puberty. Whether or not fluoride interferes with pineal function in humans requires further investigation."
SOURCE: Luke J. (1997). The Effect of Fluoride on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Surrey, Guildford. p. 177.
Fluoride & Pineal Gland - Never Studied before 1990s: (back to top)
"It is remarkable that the pineal gland has never been analysed separately for F because it has several features which suggest that it could accumulate F. It has the highest calcium concentration of any normal soft tissue in the body because it calcifies physiologically in the form of hydroxyapatite (HA). It has a high metabolic activity coupled with a very profuse blood supply: two factors favouring the deposition of F in mineralizing tissues. The fact that the pineal is outside the blood-brain barrier suggests that pineal HA could sequester F from the bloodstream if it has the same strong affinity for F as HA in the other mineralizing tissues. The intensity of the toxic effects of most drugs depends upon their concentration at the site of action. The mineralizing tissues (bone and teeth) accumulate high concentrations of F and are the first to show toxic reactions to F. Hence, their reactions to F have been especially well studied. If F accumulates in the pineal gland, then this points to a gap in our knowledge about whether or not F affects pineal physiology. It was the lack of knowledge in this area that prompted my study."
SOURCE: Luke J. (1997). The Effect of Fluoride on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Surrey, Guildford. p. 1-2.
Fluoride & Pineal Gland - Accumulation of Fluoride in Soft Tissue of Pineal Gland: (back to top)
"After half a century of the prophylactic use of fluorides in dentistry, we now know that fluoride readily accumulates in the human pineal gland. In fact, the aged pineal contains more fluoride than any other normal soft tissue. The concentration of fluoride in the pineal was significantly higher (p <0.001) than in corresponding muscle, i.e., 296 ± 257 vs. 0.5± 0.4 mg/kg (wet weight) respectively."
SOURCE: Luke J. (1997). The Effect of Fluoride on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Surrey, Guildford. p. 167.
Fluoride & Pineal Gland - Accumulation of Fluoride in Calcified Tissue of Pineal Gland: (back to top)
"In terms of mineralized tissue, the mean fluoride concentration in the pineal calcification was equivalent to that in severely fluorosed bone and more than four times higher than in corresponding bone ash, i.e., 8,900 ± 7,700 vs. 2,040 ± 1,100 mg/kg, respectively. The calcification in two of the 11 pineals analysed in this study contained extremely high levels of fluoride: 21,800 and 20,500 mg/kg."
SOURCE: Luke J. (1997). The Effect of Fluoride on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Surrey, Guildford. p. 167.
Fluoride & Pineal Gland - Analagous to Dental Fluorosis? (back to top)
"Fluoride is now introduced at a much earlier stage of human development than ever before and consequently alters the normal fluoride-pharmacokinetics in infants. But can one dramatically increase the normal fluoride-intake to infants and get away with it? The safety of the use of fluorides ultimately rests on the assumption that the developing enamel organ is most sensitive to the toxic effects of fluoride. The results from this study suggest that the pinealocytes may be as susceptible to fluoride as the developing enamel organ."
SOURCE: Luke J. (1997). The Effect of Fluoride on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Surrey, Guildford. p. 176.
"Alongside the calcification in the developing enamel organ, calcification is also occurring in the child's pineal. It is a normal physiological process. A complex series of enzymatic reactions within the pinealocytes converts the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to a whole family of indoles. The main pineal hormone is melatonin (MT)... If F accumulates in the pineal gland during early childhood, it could affect pineal indole metabolism in much the same way that high local concentrations of F in enamel organ and bone affect the metabolism of ameloblasts and osteoblasts."
SOURCE: Luke J. (1997). The Effect of Fluoride on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Surrey, Guildford. p. 5.
"Any adverse physiological effects of fluoride depend upon the concentration at various tissue sites. Can pinealocytes function normally in close proximity to high concentrations of fluoride? One would predict that a high local fluoride concentration would affect pinealocyte function in an analogous way that a high local fluoride concentration affects: i) bone cells, since histological changes have been observed in bone with 2,000 mg F/kg (Baud et al, 1978); ii) ameloblasts, since dental fluorosis develops following fluoride concentrations of 0.2 mg F/kg in the developing enamel organ (Bawden et al, 1992). The consequences are disturbances in the functions of bone and enamel, i.e., changes in structure (poorly mineralized bone and enamel). If the pineal accumulates fluoride at an earlier age than in previous decades, one would anticipate that a high local concentration of fluoride within the pineal would affect the functions of the pineal, i.e., the synthesis of hormonal products, specifically melatonin... The controlled animal study carried out in this study produce compelling evidence that fluoride inhibits pineal melatonin output during pubertal development in the gerbil."
SOURCE: Luke J. (1997). The Effect of Fluoride on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Surrey, Guildford. p. 168-169.
Fluoride & Pineal Gland - Earlier Puberty in Animals: (back to top)
"The section on the effects of fluoride on the physiological signs of sexual maturity in the gerbil was a preliminary, pilot study. There were not enough subjects to make any firm conclusions so an interpretation of the data is conjectural. However, the results do suggest that the HF (High-Fluoride) females had an accelerated onset of puberty as judged by several indices of pubertal development in rodents. At 7 weeks, the HF females were significantly heavier than the LF females (p < 0.004); as heavy as the HF males and LF males. The ventral gland in the HF female developed significantly earlier than in the LF female (p < 0.004). Vaginal opening occurred earlier in the HF female than in the LF female (p <0.03)."
SOURCE: Luke J. (1997). The Effect of Fluoride on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Surrey, Guildford. p. 173-174.
Fluoride & Pineal Gland - Earlier Puberty in Humans? (back to top)
"The first step in assessing a health risk by a substance to humans is the identification of its harmful effects on animals. A health risk to humans is assessed using results from human epidemiological studies in conjunction with results from animal studies. The Newburgh-Kingston Study (Schlesinger et al, 1956) showed an earlier age of first menarche in girls living in the fluoridated Newburgh than in unfluoridated Kingston. The current animal study indicates that fluoride is associated with an earlier onset of puberty in female gerbils. Furthermore, more research was recommended on the effects of fluoride on animal and human reproduction (USPHS, 1991). This project has contributed new knowledge in this area."
SOURCE: Luke J. (1997). The Effect of Fluoride on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Surrey, Guildford. p. 177.
Fluoride & Pineal Gland - Mechanism of Action: (back to top)
"The most plausible hypothesis for the observed significant decrease in the rate of urinary aMT6s excretion by the HF (High-Fluoride) group is that fluoride affects the pineal's ability to synthesize melatonin during pubertal development in the gerbil. Fluoride may affect the enzymatic conversion of tryptophan to melatonin. Although melatonin was the hormone investigated in this project, fluoride may also affect the synthesis of melatonin precursors, (e.g., serotonin), or other pineal products, (e.g., 5-methoxytryptamine). This would depend on the position(s) of the susceptible enzyme(s). For some unknown reason, pineal calcification starts intracellularly. Calcium has been demonstrated in pinealocyte mitochondria. Therefore, it may be a mitochondrial enzyme that is sensitive to the effects of fluoride, e.g., tryptophan-5-hydroxylase. Alternatively, fluoride may affect pinealocyte enzymes which require a divalent co-enzyme because such enzymes are particularly sensitive to fluoride."
SOURCE: Luke J. (1997). The Effect of Fluoride on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Surrey, Guildford. p. 172-173.
Fluoride & Pineal Gland - Discussion: (back to top)
"Fluoride is now introduced at a much earlier stage of human development than ever before and consequently alters the normal fluoride-pharmacokinetics in infants.
But can one dramatically increase the normal fluoride-intake to infants and get away with it? The safety of the use of fluorides ultimately rests on the assumption that the developing enamel organ is most sensitive to the toxic effects of fluoride. The results from this study suggest that the pinealocytes may be as susceptible to fluoride as the developing enamel organ. The possibility of a species difference between humans and gerbils does not allow the extrapolation of the gerbil data to humans. However, if increased plasma-fluoride levels cause a decline in the levels of circulating melatonin during early human development, significant physiological consequences may have already occurred. Changes in plasma melatonin concentrations are serious functional disturbances because melatonin has many functions in the organism. The pinealogists have not completely unravelled the mechanisms by which the pineal gland performs its tasks in the brain. The neurochemical phenomenon elicited by melatonin in CNS are unclear.
The first step in assessing a health risk by a substance to humans is the identification of its harmful effects on animals. A health risk to humans is assessed using results from human epidemiological studies in conjunction with results from animal studies. The Newburgh-Kingston Study (Schlesinger et al, 1956) showed an earlier age of first menarche in girls living in the fluoridated Newburgh than in unfluoridated Kingston. The current animal study indicates that fluoride is associated with an earlier onset of puberty in female gerbils. Furthermore, more research was recommended on the effects of fluoride on animal and human reproduction (USPHS, 1991). This project has contributed new knowledge in this area.
I do not intend to discuss the relative merits of the claims made by the anti-fluoridationists that chronic ingestion of low levels of fluoride has harmful effects on human health, i.e., increases the risk of cancer, affects the immune system, and hastens the aging process. These claims could be associated with the effects of fluoride on the pineal because the gland has been linked to oncogenesis, immunocompetence, and, in recent years, to the process of aging.
In conclusion, the human pineal gland contains the highest concentration of fluoride in the body. Fluoride is associated with depressed pineal melatonin synthesis by prepubertal gerbils and an accelerated onset of sexual maturation in the female gerbil. The results strengthen the hypothesis that the pineal has a role in the timing of the onset of puberty. Whether or not fluoride interferes with pineal function in humans requires further investigation."
SOURCE: Luke J. (1997). The Effect of Fluoride on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Surrey, Guildford. p. 176-177.
I know its a long read ... ......
but theres nothin like scientific evidence when it comes to offering an informed opinion .. or making an intelligent decision about what to put into yer body ....
Hope this helps ...
|Posted by: Nodstar Aug 16 2006, 09:39 PM|
| Hey Pupp ...
Heres another article ..
( after reading it ... I JUST HAD TO PUT IT UP !!!)
If anyone reading this is still not worried about the effects of fluoride ...
well, you should be starting to worry about... NOW...
The Fluoride Conspiracy
"Tell a lie loud enough and long enough and people will believe it."
- Adolf Hitler
"Fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud of this century."
- Robert Carlton, Ph.D, former EPA scientist, 1992
The history of forcing fluoride on humans through the fluoridation of drinking water is wrought with lies, greed and deception. Governments that add fluoride to drinking water supplies insist that it is safe, beneficial and necessary, however, scientific evidence shows that fluoride is not safe to ingest and areas that fluoridate their drinking water supplies have higher rates of cavities, cancer, dental fluorosis, osteoporosis and other health problems. Because of the push from the aluminum industry, pharmaceutical companies and weapons manufacturers, fluoride continues to be added to water supplies all over North America and due to recent legal actions against water companies that fluoridate drinking water supplies, precedent has been set that will make it impossible for suits to be filed against water suppliers that fluoridate. There is a growing resistance against adding toxic fluoride to our water supplies, but unfortunately, because fluoride has become "the lifeblood of the modern industrial economy"(Bryson 2004), there is too much money at stake for those who endorse water fluoridation . The lies of the benefits of water fluoridation will continue to be fed to the public, not to encourage health benefits to a large number of people, but to profit the military-industrial complex.
The story begins in 1924, when Interessen Gemeinschaft Farben (I.G. Farben), a German chemical manufacturing company, began receiving loans from American bankers, gradually leading to the creation of the huge I.G. Farben cartel. In 1928 Henry Ford and American Standard Oil Company (The Rockefellers) merged their assets with I.G. Farben, and by the early thirties, there were more than a hundred American corporations which had subsidiaries and co-operative understandings in Germany. The I.G. Farben assets in America were controlled by a holding Company, American I.G. Farben, which listed on it’s board of directors: Edsel Ford, President of the Ford Motor Company, Chas. E. Mitchell, President of Rockerfeller’s National City Bank of New York, Walter Teagle, President of Standard Oil New York, Paul Warburg, Chairman of the federal reserve and brother of Max Warburg, financier of Germany’s War effort, Herman Metz, a director of the Bank of Manhattan, controlled by the Warburgs, and a number of other members, three of which were tried and convicted as German war criminals for their crimes against humanity. In 1939 under the Alted agreement, the American Aluminum Company (ALCOA), then the worlds largest producer of sodium fluoride, and the Dow Chemical Company transferred its technology to Germany. Colgate, Kellogg, Dupont and many other companies eventually signed cartel agreements with I.G. Farben, creating a powerful lobby group accurately dubbed "the fluoride mafia"(Stephen 1995).
At the end of World War II, the US government sent Charles Eliot Perkins, a research worker in chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology, to take charge of the vast Farben chemical plants in Germany. The German chemists told Perkins of a scheme which they had devised during the war and had been adapted by the German General Staff. The German chemists explained of their attempt to control the population in any given area through the mass medication of drinking water with sodium fluoride, a tactic used in German and Russian prisoner of war camps to make the prisoners "stupid and docile"(Stephen 1995). Farben had developed plans during the war to fluoridate the occupied countries because it was found that fluoridation caused slight damage to a specific part of the brain, making it more difficult for the person affected to defend his freedom and causing the individual to become more docile towards authority. Fluoride remains one of the strongest anti-psychotic substances known, and is contained in twenty-five percent of the major tranquilizers. It may not seem surprising that Hitler’s regime practiced the concept of mind control through chemical means, but the American military continued Nazi research, exploring techniques to incapacitate an enemy or medicate an entire nation. As stated in the Rockerfeller Report, a Presidential briefing on CIA activities, "the drug program was part of a much larger CIA program to study possible means of controlling human behavior"(Stephen 1995).
The ‘dental caries prevention myth’ associated with fluoride, originated in the United States in 1939, when a scientist named Gerald J. Cox, employed by ALCOA, the largest producer of toxic fluoride waste and at the time being threatened by fluoride damage claims, fluoridated some lab rats, concluded that fluoride reduced cavities and claimed that it should be added to the nation’s water supplies. In 1947, Oscar R. Ewing, a long time ALCOA lawyer, was appointed head of the Federal Security Agency , a position that placed him in charge of the Public Health Service(PHS). Over the next three years, eighty-seven new American cities began fluoridating their water, including the control city in a water fluoridation study in Michigan, thus eliminating the most scientifically objective test of safety and benefit before it was ever completed.
American ‘education and research’ was funded by the Aluminum Manufacturing, Fertilizer and Weapons Industry looking for an outlet for the increasingly mounting fluoride industrial waste while attaining positive profit increase. The ‘discovery’ that fluoride benefited teeth, was paid for by industry that needed to be able to defend "lawsuits from workers and communities poisoned by industrial fluoride emissions" (Bryson 1995) and turn a liability into an asset. Fluoride, a waste constituent in the manufacturing processes of explosives, fertilizers and other ‘necessities’, was expensive to dispose of properly and until a ‘use’ was found for it in America’s water supplies, the substance was only considered a toxic, hazardous waste. Through sly public re-education, fluoride, once a waste product, became the active ingredient in fluorinated pesticides, fungicides, rodenticides, anesthetics, tranquilizers, fluorinated pharmaceuticals, and a number of industrial and domestic products, fluorinated dental gels, rinses and toothpastes. Fluoride is so much a part of a multibillion-dollar industrial and pharmaceutical income, that any withdrawal of support from pro-fluoridationists is financially impossible, legally unthinkable and potentially devastating for their career and reputation.
Funded by US industrialists, in an attempt to encourage public acceptance of fluoride, Edward Bernays, known also as the father of PR, or the original spin doctor, began a campaign of deception to persuade public opinion. Barnays explained "you can get practically any idea accepted if doctors are in favour. The public is willing to accept it because a doctor is an authority to most people, regardless of how much he knows or doesn’t know"(Bryson 2004). Doctors who endorsed fluoridation didn’t know that research discrediting fluoride’s safety was either suppressed or not conducted in the first place. Fluoride became equated with scientific progress and since it was introduced to the public as a health-enhancing substance, added to the environment for the children’s sake, those opposing fluoride were dismissed as cranks, quacks and lunatics. Fluoride became impervious to criticism because of a relentless PR offensive, but also because of it’s overall toxicity. Unlike chemicals that have a signature effect, fluoride, a systemic poison, produces a range of health problems, so it’s effects are more difficult to diagnose.
Recently declassified US Military documents such as Manhattan Project, shows how Fluoride is the key chemical in atomic bomb production and millions of tonnes of it were needed for the manufacture of bomb-grade uranium and plutonium. Fluoride poisoning, not radiation poisoning, emerged as the leading chemical health hazard for both workers and nearby communities. A-bomb scientists were ordered to provide evidence useful for defense in litigation, so they began secretly testing fluoride on unsuspecting hospital patients and indignant, mentally retarded children.. "The August 1948 Journal of the American Dental Association shows that evidence of adverse effects from fluoride was censored by the US Atomic Energy Commission for reasons of "national security" (Griffiths 1998). The only report released stated that fluoride was safe for humans in small doses.
During the Cold War, Dr. Harold C. Hodge, who had been the toxicologist for the US Army Manhattan Project, was the leading scientific promoter of water fluoridation. While Dr. Hodge was reassuring congress of the safety of water fluoridation, he was covertly conducting one of the nation’s first public water fluoridation experiments in Newburgh, New York, secretly studying biological samples from Newburgh citizens at his US laboratory at the University of Rochester. Since there are no legal constraints against the suppression of scientific data, the only published conclusion resulting from these experiments was that fluoride was safe in low doses, a profoundly helpful verdict for the US Military who feared lawsuits for fluoride injury from workers in nuclear power plants and munitions factories. Fluoride pollution was one of the biggest legal worries facing key US industrial sectors during the cold war. A secret group of corporate attorneys, known as the Fluorine Lawyers Committee, whose members included US Steel, ALCOA, Kaiser Aluminum, and Reynolds Metals, commissioned research at the Kettering Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati to "provide ammunition"(Bryson 2004) for those corporations who were fighting a wave of citizen claims for fluoride injury. The Fluorine Lawyers Committee and their medical ambassadors were in personal and frequent contact with the senior officials of the federal National Institute for Dental Research, and have been implied in the ‘burying’ of the forty year old Kettering study, which showed that fluoride poisoned the lungs and lymph nodes in laboratory animals. Private interests, sought to destroy careers and censor information by ensuring that scientific studies raising doubts about the safety of fluoride never got funded, and if they did, never got published.
During the 1990’s, research conducted by Harvard toxicologist Phillis Mullenix showed that fluoride in water may lead to lower IQ’s, and produced symptoms in rats strongly resembling attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Just days before her research was accepted for publication, Mullenix was fired as the head of toxicology at the Forsyth Dental Center in Boston. Then her application for a grant to continue her fluoride and central nervous system research was turned down by the US National Institute of Health (NIH), when an NIH panel told her that "fluoride does not have central nervous system effects"(Griffiths 1998).
Despite growing evidence that it is harmful to public health, US federal and state pubic health agencies and large dental and medical organizations such as the American Dental Association (ADA), continue to promote fluoride. Water fluoridation continues, despite the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s own scientists, whose union, Chapter 280 of the National Treasury Employees Union, has taken a strong stand against it. Dr. William Hirzy, vice president of Chapter 280, stated that "fluoride (that is added to municipal water) is a hazardous waste product for which there is substantial evidence of adverse health effects and, contrary to public perception, virtually no evidence of significant benefits"( Mullenix 1998). Although fluoride is up to fifty times more toxic than sulfur dioxide, it is still not regulated as an air pollutant by the American Clean Air Act. Since thousands of tonnes of industrial fluoride waste is poured into drinking water supplies all over North America, supposedly to encourage gleaming smiles in our children, big industry in the US has the benefit of emitting as much fluoride waste into the environment as they like with absolutely no requirement to measure emissions and no way of being held accountable for poisoning people, animals and vegetation.
In August 2003, the EPA requested that the National Research Council, the research arm of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), re-evaluate water fluoride safety standards by reviewing recent scientific literature, because the last review in 1993 had major gaps in research. "Neither the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), nor the National Institute for Dental Research (NIDR), nor the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has any proof on fluoride’s safety or effectiveness"(Sterling 1993). The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology has classified fluoride as an unapproved dental medicament due to it’s high toxicity and the US National Cancer Institute Toxicological Program has found fluoride to be an "equivocal carcinogen" (Maurer 1990).
Currently the US government is continuing to introduce further fluoridation schemes throughout the country, including the Water Act passed in November 2003, which has made it impossible for water companies to undergo civil or criminal hearings as a result of adding fluoride to public water supplies.
In a society where products containing asbestos, lead, beryllium and many other carcinogens have been recalled from the marketplace, it is surprising that fluoride is embraced so thoroughly and blindly. It seems absurd that we would consider paying the chemical industry to dispose of their toxic waste by adding it to our water supply. Hiding the hazards of fluoride pollution from the public is a capitalist-style con job of epic proportions that has occurred because a powerful lobby wishes to manipulate public opinion in order to protect it’s own financial interests. "Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country... our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of" (Bernays 1991).
Best Wishes ...
|Posted by: Mark Aug 17 2006, 01:54 PM|
| Thanks Noddy!
Note: please don't put dots/periods "...." just before the URL links as it makes them unclickable.
please edit your posts when you have time.
I recall my 3 phone calls last year to 3 toothpaste companies asking them why they put poison in my toothpaste.
1 out of 3 were nice, the other 2 KNEW what was going on and got angry at me for questioning THEM.
The saddest part is this...
|Posted by: Nodstar Aug 17 2006, 05:59 PM|
| Hey Pupp ..
Thanks for the reminder about the dots before de linky ...
FIXED ... no wurries ...
Re The quote about consumption of fluoride for a year and never being the same
I disagree with this ..
During my years of full time practice as Naturopath, I witnessed time and time again, the amazing powers of recuperation that the human body is capable of, given the correct circumstances and medicines.
Whilst SOME damage is is irreversable, there are other compensatory pathways in the human physiology that will "kick in"...and take up the slack .. so to speak ..
The first and foremost important issue with regards to fluoride contamination
of the body, is to cease ingestion of the stuff ...
Good old vit C and homeopathic silica at a 6x dose is a great start to natural
chelation ( removal ) of tissue residue ..
Vit c and silica also help the body throw off other contaminants such as arsenic and mercuryand strontium ... to name a few ..
There are also herbs which seem to miraculously help to restore the delicate tissue of the brain, and in the event of permanent damage seem to aid in the brains opening up of alternate pathways to restore function ..
Ginko biloba, Bacopa Monieri, and Centella Asiatica, have been found in clinical trials to have a profound effect on the tissue of the human brain and central nervous system ..
I have also had great success with homeopathic doses of Mag Phos for central nervous system damage ...
The point I'm trying to get across here is this ....
The investment in a good quality water filter will return MAJOR long term health
benefits, by eliminating a constant source of ingested toxins that are extremely
damaging to our physiology ...
Hope this helps ....
|Posted by: Mark Aug 17 2006, 06:41 PM|
| Thanks Noddy!
I've been using a PUR water filter for several years here at my apt. but I don't think it removes fluoride.
Maybe one of these days you can help me to detox and lay out a game plan for me to try and remove the toxins from my body. I remember the message I was given --- "purify your body" and something wonderful will happen.
Oh, I also spoke to my other half last night and told her I/we would be your shuttle service if you need it.
|Posted by: Nodstar Aug 18 2006, 06:20 PM|
| Hey Pupp...
Thats so nice of your partner to offer that COOL !!!!
Re the water filter ...
The cartridge type filters that fit into water jugs .. REDUCE the pollutants ..
but dont completely pick them up ..
They also have to be changed monthly ...
Over time this becomes quite expensive ....AND the plastic casing is NOT
exactly eco friendly .. sigh
So far, during my current investigations of this ...I've found that the most
efficient and long term affordable way of filtering water is to get the highest
charcoal micron filter that you can attach to your kitchen tap ..
Anutha issue is the STEAM generated by hot showers ...
The chemicals in our water are actually turned into gases by the heat and
and neatly hoovered into our lungs .. thereby creating an even MORE efficient
vector for absorbing poisons ...sigh
One solution is to attach a filter to your showerhead .. or water main ...
The other is to switch on an exhaust fan in the bathroom if you have one ...
OR .. to at least open a window in the bathroom whilst showering ...
I'm compiling as much info as I can about this so I can post it here ...
( story developing .. heh )
About the detox advice for you ... NO WURRIES Meng !!!!
I try and make things as simple and user friendly as I can for folks ...
As well as CHEAP as possible ...
Clean water is the first step ..
Procuring and using a juicer is the second step ..
Finding an affordables source of herbal and homeopathic medicines in your
locale is the next one ...( homeopathic stuff is much cheaper than Herbal stuff BTW)....
Will PM ya about it soon ...
Hope this helps ....
|Posted by: Mark Aug 18 2006, 07:37 PM|
| Hi Noddy, ok... heavy charcoal filters for my tap water and even a filter for the shower. I thought about that --- my body absorbing the chemicals. I stopped using cologne and aftershave about 6 yrs ago and now I need to use a charcoal filter for my shower --Got ya!
Oh... and ya know... I've been eating tons of garlic lately.... it's like tasteless to me... weird.
But I have only eaten soybeans since Tuesday. I'm a fat hog n need to lose some weight and because of my laziness/sloth I don't exercise enough.
I've also stopped using plastic in the microwave for the past couple of years. Amazing the things ya learn online 'eh?
|Posted by: Nodstar Aug 18 2006, 07:58 PM|
| Yo Pupp ...
Yep .. you got it !!!
What sorta soy beans are you eating ???
eg tinned ? or cooked at home type???
Possibly not the best thing to subsist on on their own ...
If its the protein you need .. tofu is more digestable and actually delivers more available protein ...
Lemme know ...
and I'll post back the info you need ...
|Posted by: Mark Aug 18 2006, 08:08 PM|
| Hi Noddy, actually, I hadn't eaten since tuesday... nothing.. nada... today I boiled some Edamame, soybeans. I know I know... I'm not taking care of myself...but I'm disgusted at my flubber so I don't wanna eat.
|Posted by: Nodstar Aug 18 2006, 09:19 PM|
| Hiya Pupp ...
Okay ... got de picture..
( I'm sure yer much cuter than ya think you are )
Having done some VERY long fasts over the years ...
Lemme assure ya you wont die from lack of food ...
BUT ... you gotta drink at least a couple of litres of water a day whilst
utilising de spare reserves .. heh
Also .. you gotta take some form of fibre whilst doing it ..to prevent the bowel from reabsorbig the toxins generated .. it also gives the body a feeling of fullness
and absorbs and transports fats outta the digestive tract ....
In order not to tax the liver and kidneys, you gotta drink plety of water and some herbal teas ... eg peppermint, chammomile, rosehip, and or ginger ...
Now, these days you can get them in ordinary grocery stores CHEAP ..
The fasting persons friend ...if you can get a hold of some a tablespoon
2 or 3 times a day will help keep the wobbly knee feeling at bay ...
Anutha fasting persons best friend is Apple Cider vinegar ...
3 times per day.. make sure its cold filtered and has lotsa sediment in it ..
It should be available in yer grocery shop its really cheap .. a couple of bucks a bottle ..
Just add 2 capsful to a glass of water with honey to taste ..
It helps burn fat, detoxifies the liver, breaks down cholesterol deposits in the blood vessels, and helps the body establish a healthy ph ...
There is a strain of garlic called Mexican Garlic ...
Its unbelievably potent and medicinal if you can get it at the grocers ..
you can crush the bulbs and chop em up and mix it with the apple cider vinegar and honey ... FABULOUS !!! AND CHEAP TOO ...big time detoxifier !!!
Just google apple cider vinegar and check out the millions of good things it does !!!
Tiz amazin stuff !!!
Do you have a juicer ???
If so .. get yerself some carrots and beetroot and juice up about a litre of juice and drink three times per day ...It'll help yer kidneys and liver not to overload with fasting and is wunnerful for weight loss ..
If yer not feeling to light headed ... 3/4 to an hour walk every day while fasting will help yer metabolism burn up excess reserves and stop it slowing down ...
fasting can put the metabolism to sleep otherwise ....
Just post back with any more questions Mark..
Am standing by for info download ... heh
Peace, love, and Mung Beans ..
|Posted by: Mark Aug 18 2006, 09:35 PM|
| Hi Noddy, no I don't have a juicer but one day I'd like one.
I've been drinking grape juice and water when I don't eat, but Pepsi also... I am baaad.
I have some garlic from China.... can ya believe that? My gf bought it at Ralphs grocery store cause it was cheaper than any other garlic.
Thank you for all of the wonderful tips. Honey really is a gift from the gods and has many benefits, which is why there is none in my apt. Grrr
|Posted by: Nodstar Aug 18 2006, 09:40 PM|
| Hey Mark ..
Grape juice GOOD soft drink BAAADDDD..
Lotsa calories and god knows wot kinda chemicals..
You can actually fast fer ages on just grape juice alone ...
Sendin ya heaps 'O encouragement and good vibes ..
PS .. DO YO HAVE ANY MAPLE SYRUP ???
|Posted by: Mark Aug 18 2006, 10:01 PM|
| Hiya Noddy, Nope, no maple syrup either.... grrrr
Has anyone told ya lately that ---
Yer so cool!
|Posted by: Nodstar Aug 18 2006, 10:08 PM|
| Yo Mark ...
~~sniffle ~~~ NO .. NOT LATELY ... ~~~sniffle~~~
Maple syrup is full of goodies and will sustain you if you havent got honey...
|Posted by: Mark Aug 18 2006, 10:16 PM|
| Yo Noddy,
When I use to make chili, a whole bottle of maple syrup went into it!
Back in my gymnastic days... ya know, when I could do an Iron Cross, it was a ritual for us all to share a jar of honey as we sat and waited for our turn to compete.
MMMM, we sure did love that honey!!!
|Posted by: Nodstar Aug 18 2006, 10:38 PM|
| Hey Mark ..
just found this for ya !!
Maple sap is collected during early spring (usually March and April) when maple trees are in their dormancy state. This sap has only 3% to 5% total solids, consisting mainly of sucrose. Other components include organic acids (primarily malic acid), minerals (primarily potassium and calcium), phenoliccompounds (aroma), amino compounds (trace) and vitamins (trace).
From the concentration process, without any additions, we obtain Pure Maple Syrup having the following nutritional information:
Nutritional information of Maple Syrup per 50 millilitre serving
Proteins 0 grams
Fat 0 grams
(sugars) 43 grams
Sodium 7 mg
Potassium 117 mg
Percentage of recommended daily intake
Maple Syrup has about the same 50 cal/tbsp as white cane sugar. However, it also contains significant amounts of potassium (35 mg/tbsp), calcium (21 mg/tbsp), small amounts of iron and phosphorus, and trace amounts of B-vitamins. Its sodium content is a low 2 mg/tbsp.
Maple syrup can be declared a good source of 3 essential elements - calcium, iron and thiamin.
The comparative calorie values are:
Maple Syrup 50 cal/15 ml
Fructose 46 cal/15 ml
Brown Sugar 51 cal/15 ml
Corn Syrup 60 cal/15 ml
Honey 64 cal/15 ml
IZ GOOT !!! NO ???
|Posted by: Mark Aug 18 2006, 10:44 PM|
| Yup iz Goot (is good? --- lol)
I need to add some green tea to the mix too!
Can ya pass me a cup?
|Posted by: Nodstar Aug 18 2006, 10:48 PM|
| Hi again ...
Just remembered the potassium broth alternative if you dont have a juicer
Its THE stuff to have whilst fasting ..
Heres a recipe and quick explanation ...
Soups, clear broths and hot tonics are a very satisfying form of nutrition during a cleansing fast. They are simple, easy, inexpensive, can be taken hot or cold, and provide a means of "eating" and being with others at mealtime without going off a liquid detox program. This is more important than it might appear, since solid food, taken after the body has released all its solid waste, but before the cleanse is over, will drastically reduce your diet's success. Broths are also alkalizing and help balance body pH. Hot tonics are neither broths nor teas, but unique hot combinations of vegetables, fruits and spices with purifying and energizing properties. The ingredients provide noticeable synergistic activity when taken together ó with more medicinal benefits than the single ingredients alone. Take them morning and evening for best results.
MINERAL RICH CLEANSING BROTH
Green Cuisine from the book Detoxification.
For 6 cups of broth:
Put in a large soup pot with 11/2 qts. Water. Add 1 large Onion, chopped, 3 sliced Carrots, 2 Potatoes cubed, 1 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped, 2 Stalks Celery with tops.
Bring to boil; reduce heat; simmer 30 minutes. Strain; add 1 TBS. Bragg Liquid Aminos.
And some more simple broths for fasting ...( this is a great site )
DAIKON IS A JAPANESE RADISH ... yummm
PURIFYING DAIKON & SCALLION BROTH
Green Cuisine from the book Detoxification.
A clear cleansing drink with bladder/kidney cleansing activity.
For one bowl:
Heat gently together for 5 minutes, 4 cups Vegetable Broth, one 6-inch piece Daikon Radish, peeled and cut in matchstick pieces, and 2 Scallions, with tops.
Stir in 1 TBS. Tamari or 1 TBS. Bragg Liquid Aminos, 1 TBS. Fresh Cilantro leaves and 1/2 teasp. Pepper.
SPRING CLEANING ENZYME SOUP
Green Cuisine from the book Detoxification.
For 8 cups soup:
Simmer washed chopped greens: 2 cups Fresh Nettle Tops, 1 cup Fresh Watercress Leaves, 1/2 cup Fresh Dandelion Leaves, in pot with 2 cups Water.
Sauté 1 large minced Onion in 2 TBS. Olive Oil. Add 2 Carrots diced, 2 Turnips diced, 3 TBS. Miso Paste and 6 cups Water. Simmer 30 min. Add 1 cup Sunflower Sprouts.
POTASSIUM ESSENCE BROTH
Green Cuisine from the book Detoxification.
If you don't have a juicer, make a potassium broth in a soup pot. While not as concentrated or pure, it is still an excellent source of energy, minerals and electrolytes.
For a 2 day supply: Cover with water in a soup pot 3 to 4 Carrots, 3 Stalks Celery, 1/2 Bunch Parsley, 2 Potatoes with skins, 1/2 Head Cabbage, 1 Onion, and 1/2 Bunch Broccoli.
Simmer covered 30 minutes. Strain and discard solids.
Add 2 teasp. Bragg Liquid Aminos or 1 teasp. Miso. Store in the fridge, covered.
RICE PURIFYING SOUP
Green Cuisine from the book Detoxification.
A good start to a macrobiotic cleansing diet.
For 6 cups:
Toast in a large pan until aromatic (about 5 minutes), 2/3 cup Lentils, 2/3 cup Split Peas, 2/3 cup Brown Rice and 2 Cloves Garlic minced.
Add 1 Onion, chopped, 1 Carrot, chopped, 1 Stalk Celery, chopped, 3 cups Onion Or Veggie Broth, 3 cups Water, 1 teasp. Cayenne Pepper, 1/2 teasp. Lemon Pepper and 1/2 teasp. Ginger Powder. Cook over low heat for 1 hr. stirring occasionally.
ONION & MISO BROTH
Green Cuisine from the book Detoxification.
A therapeutic broth with antibiotic and immune-enhancing properties.
For 6 small bowls of broth:
Sauté 1 chopped Onion in 1/2 teasp. Sesame Oil for 5 minutes. Add 1 Stalk Celery with leaves; sauté for 2 minutes. Add 1-qt. Vegetable Stock. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
Add 4 TBS. Miso and 2 Green Onions with tops. Remove from heat; whirl in blender.
CHINESE MEDICINE DEEP DETOX STEW
Green Cuisine from the book Detoxification.
A traditional stew to enhance immunity, reduce cholesterol and regulate blood pressure.
For 4 bowls:
Soak, the slivers of 15 Shiitake Mushrooms and 1-oz. Black Fungus (save soaking water).
Sauté 3 cloves Garlic, 2 Leeks and 4 TBS. Sesame Seeds in 2 tbs. Sesame Oil for 5 minutes. Add 2 Burdock Roots, chopped, 2-oz. dry Hijiki Seaweed for 5 minutes more.
Add mushrooms and soaking water to 6 cups water. Add 1 bunch chopped Bok Choy, 1 small can Lycii Berries, and 6 TBS. White Miso. Let simmer for several minutes to blend.
Recipe # 320 from the book Party Lights
Serves 6 small bowls
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup minced red onion
2 teasp. grated fresh ginger
1 cup vegetable broth
1 16 oz. can pumpkin puree
2 teasp. turbinado sugar
11/2 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1/2 teasp. cinnamon
1/2 teasp. nutmeg
1/2 teasp. salt
pepper to taste
In a saucepan combine 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1/4 cup minced red onion, 2 teasp. grated fresh ginger and 1 cup vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for seven minutes.
Remove from heat and add one 16 oz. can pumpkin puree. Pour all into a blender and mix until smooth.
Return to pan and add 2 teasp. turbinado sugar, 11/2 cup low-fat milk, 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt, 1/2 teasp. cinnamon, 1/2 teasp. nutmeg and 1/2 teasp. salt. Sprinkle with pepper to taste.
Hope this helps ...
|Posted by: Nodstar Aug 18 2006, 10:54 PM|
| Passing Mark a cuppa green tea ..
( recommended by plae skinned alien hybrids for sun protection in hostile
environments .. )
Didja know that ....
The Miracle of Green Tea
"Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one." (Ancient Chinese Proverb)
More of this Feature
• The Health Benefits of Drinking Green Tea
Is any other food or drink reported to have as many health benefits as green tea? The Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea since ancient times, using it to treat everything from headaches to depression. In her book Green Tea: The Natural Secret for a Healthier Life, Nadine Taylor states that green tea has been used as a medicine in China for at least 4,000 years.
Today, scientific research in both Asia and the west is providing hard evidence for the health benefits long associated with drinking green tea. For example, in 1994 the Journal of the National Cancer Institute published the results of an epidemiological study indicating that drinking green tea reduced the risk of esophageal cancer in Chinese men and women by nearly sixty percent. University of Purdue researchers recently concluded that a compound in green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells. There is also research indicating that drinking green tea lowers total cholesterol levels, as well as improving the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to bad (LDL) cholesterol.
To sum up, here are just a few medical conditions in which drinking green tea is reputed to be helpful:
high cholesterol levels
impaired immune function
What makes green tea so special?
The secret of green tea lies in the fact it is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant: besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. It has also been effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, and inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots. The latter takes on added importance when you consider that thrombosis (the formation of abnormal blood clots) is the leading cause of heart attacks and stroke.
Links are being made between the effects of drinking green tea and the "French Paradox." For years, researchers were puzzled by the fact that, despite consuming a diet rich in fat, the French have a lower incidence of heart disease than Americans. The answer was found to lie in red wine, which contains resveratrol, a polyphenol that limits the negative effects of smoking and a fatty diet. In a 1997 study, researchers from the University of Kansas determined that EGCG is twice as powerful as resveratrol, which may explain why the rate of heart disease among Japanese men is quite low, even though approximately seventy-five percent are smokers.
Why don't other Chinese teas have similar health-giving properties? Green, oolong, and black teas all come from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. What sets green tea apart is the way it is processed. Green tea leaves are steamed, which prevents the EGCG compound from being oxidized. By contrast, black and oolong tea leaves are made from fermented leaves, which results in the EGCG being converted into other compounds that are not nearly as effective in preventing and fighting various diseases.
New evidence is emerging that green tea can even help dieters. In November, 1999, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the results of a study at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Researchers found that men who were given a combination of caffeine and green tea extract burned more calories than those given only caffeine or a placebo.
Green tea can even help prevent tooth decay! Just as its bacteria-destroying abilities can help prevent food poisoning, it can also kill the bacteria that causes dental plaque. Meanwhile, skin preparations containing green tea - from deodorants to creams - are starting to appear on the market.
To date, the only negative side effect reported from drinking green tea is insomnia due to the fact that it contains caffeine. However, green tea contains less caffeine than coffee: there are approximately thirty to sixty mg. of caffeine in six - eight ounces of tea, compared to over one-hundred mg. in eight ounces of coffee.
Green Tea Health Benefits
How much Green Tea should you drink?
There are as many answers to this question as there are researchers investigating the natural properties of green tea. For example, Herbs for Health magazine cites a Japanese report stating that men who drank ten cups of green tea per day stayed cancer-free for three years longer than men who drank less than three cups a day (there are approximately 240 - 320 mg of polyphenols in three cups of green tea). Meanwhile, a study by Cleveland's Western Reserve University concluded that drinking four or more cups of green tea per day could help prevent rheumatoid arthritis, or reduce symptoms in individuals already suffering from the disease. And Japanese scientists at the Saitama Cancer Research Institute discovered that there were fewer recurrances of breast cancer, and the disease spread less quickly, in women with a history of drinking five cups or more of green tea daily.
It gets more confusing. A University of California study on the cancer-preventative qualities of green tea concluded that you could probably attain the desired level of polyphenols by drinking merely two cups per day. On the other hand, a company selling a green tea capsule formula insists that ten cups per day are necessary to reap the maximum benefits.
How can you make sense of these conflicting claims? Given all the evidence, it is probably safe to plan on drinking four to five cups of green tea per daily. If you're a real devotee, by all means drink more; but whether or not you'll derive added health benefits remains to be determined by further research.
How to Brew a Cup of Green Tea
Producing the perfect cup of green tea is a tricky process. If not handled properly, those same polyphenols that provide health benefits can ruin the flavor, making the tea taste "gassy." It's particularly important not to overbrew. While it's best to follow the manufacturer's instructions for each variety of green tea, here are some general instructions:
Use one tea bag, or 2 - 4 grams of tea,* per cup.
Fill a kettle with cold water and bring to a boil.
After unplugging the kettle, allow it to stand for up to 3 minutes.
Pour the heated water over the tea bag or tea, and allow it to steep for up to 3 minutes. If using a tea bag, remove the bag.
Allow the tea to cool for three more minutes.
*One to two teaspoons, depending on the variety of green tea you are brewing.
Hope this helps ...
|Posted by: Mark Aug 18 2006, 11:26 PM|
| Thankies Noddy!!
I gotta go crawl into bed.... gonna try n have a yard sale here tomorrow so I gotta get up early.
Peace, Love n light, Mark
|Posted by: Nodstar Sep 3 2006, 06:02 PM|
| Hiya Pupp ..
Heres some more stuff I found about Flouride ..
Fluoride And Aggression
By Mary Sparrowdancer
c. 2005 Mary Sparrowdancer
The United States is in the wake of yet another horrific school shooting - another shooting carried out by another boy reportedly taking a fluorinated pharmaceutical, Prozac. Another fluorinated drug, Luvox, was reportedly taken by one of the shooters in the Columbine tragedy. Similarly, there have been reports from US troops that bizarre, psychotic, aggressive behavior has been observed in individuals after taking Lariam, which is a fluorinated antimalarial. According to a January 2004 article in the Archives of Internal Medicine, cholesterol-lowering statins have now also been linked to aggressive, violent behavior. Lescol, Lipitor, Baycol and Crestor are all fluorinated. Baycol was removed from the market, following at least 31 known deaths from adverse symptoms.
Quite the opposite from America's ongoing lack of awareness pertaining to fluorides, fluoride toxicity has been well-known, studied and well-documented in other countries for almost a century.
Andreas Schuld, who is the founder of Parents of Fluoride Poisoned Children headquartered in Canada ( http://www.bruha.com/pfpc/ ), is considered by many at this time to be among the world's leading experts on fluorides. He states, "IG Farben chemists discovered that fluorides were potent anti-thyroid substances back in the 1930s."
Following this discovery in Germany, thousands of patients in one clinic alone had their thyroid activity decreased through the administration of minute doses of fluoride compounds. One proven, effective method of administering this anti-thyroid medical treatment was by having the patients bathe in water dosed with minute amounts of fluoride compounds.
While weight gain and obesity are perhaps among the more well-known and visible signs of thyroid dysfunction, there are other signs of thyroid crisis that are not as visible, and may not become apparent until the affected person reaches a "breaking point."
The "silent" signs of thyroid crisis can include profound behavioral changes, neurological problems, sleep and memory disturbances, dementia, psychoses, depression, lethargy or loss of initiative, increased cholesterol levels, and according to the Thyroid Foundation of Canada, "general intellectual deterioration."
In addition, violent and uncharacteristic episodes of rage are reported with enough frequency that those suffering from one thyroid disorder, "Grave's disease," refer to this disturbing symptom as "Grave's rage."
Sometimes accompanying the depression are feelings of emotional detachment and emotional numbness, both of which have been repeatedly described by, or attributed to the boys involved in the school shootings.
The number of citizens now suffering from thyroid problems in the US is unknown because many are thought to be undiagnosed at this time. In addition, most people do not realize that the above emotional and psychological symptoms might actually be signaling a thyroid malfunction.
According to information found on the website of the National Institutes of Health, two-thirds of US adults are now struggling with their weight. On the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a report stating that approximately two-thirds of the people in the US are being fluorinated via their drinking water. Also indicative of a national thyroid epidemic is the fact that Synthroid, a drug used to treat thyroid malfunction, is one of the most-prescribed drugs in the US.
While many try to avoid drinking fluoridated water by purchasing bottled water, two-thirds of the population have no choice but to bathe in "water dosed with minute amounts of fluoride compounds" - the same method of delivery once used in Germany to decrease thyroid functioning.
The full effects of fluoride's dark side are not yet known in the United States, nor is it known yet if fluoride affects people differently according to their race and, therefore, skin color. Schuld states that research indicates tooth mottling or "dental fluorosis" is actually a sign of thyroid disorder, and that in at least one test conducted by the Bureau of Dental Health in New York, it was noted that the risk for fluorosis was greater in African-American children than in whites.
Perhaps the ongoing occurrences of rage and other unexplained, bizarre behaviors in the US, as well as the numerous epidemics now plaguing us, are, in fact, all related to the fact that two-thirds of our population is being dosed on a daily basis with a known thyroid toxin, at an unknown dose. Poison the thyroid, and the entire body as well as the mind will be affected.
The continued dosing of US waters as well as pharmaceutical products with fluoride compounds without full inquiry into fluoride's effects on mental capacity - especially in children - amounts to reckless endangerment.
Mary Sparrowdancer is the author of The Love Song of the Universe. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
Hope this helps ...
|Posted by: Mark Sep 3 2006, 10:18 PM|
| Thanks Noddy, Mary has several good articles and I archive them when I see them.
Check out this decades old letter....
|Posted by: Mark Nov 19 2006, 03:49 PM|
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|Posted by: Mark Nov 30 2006, 07:17 PM|
|Posted by: Nodstar Feb 14 2007, 04:22 PM|
| Hiya Pupp ..
Heres an article I found from Mary Sparrowdancer ..
I'm sure I remember you referring to her re the fluoride thang befrore ..
Since I put up the article about breast health and Iodine .. I've been researching
the best . cheapest and non toxic forms of Iodine and I came across this article ..
The longterm effects of flouride affect the function of the thyroid gland ..
which is the " conductor" of the physiological hormone symphony ..
in other words .. when the thyroid is out of tune.. it can have devasting results ..
on behavior, cognitive function,depression, obesity, and metabolic function in general .
One of the things medical practitioners hardly ever test for is thyroid function..
and I cant help wondering if its as yet an undiagnosed factor in the worldwide
pandemic of obesity .. among other things..
It seems that adequate levels of iodine in the thyroid gland can help protect against radiation . boost immumity , and protect against fluoride damage to the
delicate areas of the brain ,,eg cognitive function ..
So heres Mary Sparrowdancers' excellent article about fluoride, thyroid and
also very importantly .. the Pineal gland ..
The Battle of Darkness & Light
by Mary Sparrowdancer
Copyright © 2003
It was due to my growing concerns about our country's growing health problems as well as the erosion of our civil liberties that, in November of 2002, I published a paper focusing upon both of these issues and spoke about them on several radio programs. The paper quietly made its way through Washington, D.C., and then around the world.
The paper detailed the "revolving door" in Washington, D.C., an apparent turnstile between private industries and the United States government. Through this invisible door, industry managers pass directly into the very agencies that govern industry - the government's food, drug, agricultural and chemical regulatory departments - in order to influence regulations or speed the approval of their company's products. The paper, "Let Them Eat Anything," showed this unholy alliance, the conflict of interest that has contributed to a mounting epidemic of health problems in the United States. (1)
I expected the paper to provoke comments, but I did not expect it to result in my being contacted by a nutrition expert who had worked in the USDA. She called to thank me for writing the paper. Incredibly, because light was the topic of my previous book detailing a personal Near Death Experience and ongoing, unexplained encounters with light phenomena, in an example of incomparable synchronicity, the name of the former USDA expert who contacted me was Luise Light.
I read the first email I received from Luise Light with a sense of astonishment. Luise had been the former team leader and Special Nutrition Assistant to USDA's Carol Tucker Foreman - who is described as "a prominent food safety advocate" by Eric Schlosser in his best-selling book, Fast Food Nation.
From her personal experience, Dr. Light confirmed not only the revolving door I had described in my paper, but in addition, the corruption within the "government" taking place just on the other side of that door. Here, from an eyewitness, came the truth that individuals representing corporations are not only holding key government positions, they have also been determining which studies are done, who receives grants, and they have been "adjusting" the reports in order to create a false sense of security about their favored products and services.
With the promise of corporate gain and personal profit, the industry "representatives" have been making important decisions affecting all of us profoundly. For the most part, the general public has been unaware of this partnership between private business and our publicly funded federal government.
Of special interest to Luise was what I had presented as the "absurd American food pyramid" - a dietary guide that first came out in the 1980s, and in which our "government" recommended starch as the foundation of our diet. This was of particular interest to Luise because, as I read in awe, it was she and her team of nutrition experts who had created the concept of the food pyramid - but with a very major twist. The real food pyramid, Luise wrote, was completely different from the "adjusted" pyramid that was distributed to an unsuspecting American public.
The true pyramid that Luise and her team developed was not absurd, at all. It did not have starch as the foundation. Instead, it called for a base of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, with 5 to 9 servings daily. Whole grain cereals and grains were recommended in amounts of 2 to 4 servings daily - with the smaller amount for females and those with less active lifestyles. The real pyramid that Luise and her team created placed baked goods, crackers, sweets and other low-nutrient foods up with the sugars and fats at the top of the pyramid, where they were recommended only as occasional treats.
"But what happened?" Luise wrote, stating that there had been a deliberate, unexplained switch made at the political level that completely distorted the pyramid - which is the subject of her forthcoming book, Ketchup is Not a Vegetable; Sane Eating in a Toxic Food World.
"Instead of fruits and vegetables making up the base of the diet," she wrote, "the cereals and wheat products were made the base of the pyramid, and the recommendation [for starchy foods] was no longer 2 to 4 as we had determined but switched 6 to 11 servings! We couldn't believe it! What possible rationale could there be for such an unprecedented and unjustified switch? In fact the health consequences of encouraging the public to eat so much refined grain, which the body processes like sugar, was frightening! But our exhortations to the political heads of the agency fell on deaf ears. The new food guide, replacing the 'Basic Four,' would be a promotional tool to get the public to buy and consume more calories, sugar and starch." Ultimately, this would result in a poorer quality diet.
What was given to the public in the 1980s was a pyramid with a foundation based (in more ways than one) on dough. And the American people - with full and innocent trust in the health advice given to them by the government - then attempted to follow the new health-based plan. The result would be profit and gain for some, and the torments of ill health and weight gain for countless others.
As Americans complied with the new dietary suggestions, within a few years the results of this unsuspecting compliance began to surface.
According to studies and charts provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), during the years 1988 to 2000 the percentage of children and teens suffering from obesity more than doubled. During those same years, the CDC reported that the prevalence of adults suffering from overweight and obesity rose steadily to 64%. In 2001, the second most frequently prescribed drug sold in America was a synthetic hormone drug, indicating a vast number of individuals were now suffering from thyroid malfunction. Tied in with the overweight and obesity problems resulting from thyroid malfunction are a host of additional, potentially deadly afflictions suggesting that "overweight" might be only a symptom rather than a diagnosis - it is actually only one of the more visible clues that something is not right, that something is out of kilter. (2, 3, 4)
According to the CDC, between the years 1980 and 1994 the overall incidence of asthma increased 75%. Since 1991, the number of US adults with diagnosed diabetes has increased 61%, and the number is projected to more than double by the year 2050. (5, 6)
An article in the New England Journal of Medicine stated that the incidence of gastric/esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma) has inexplicably risen more rapidly than any other cancer incidence in the United States. Yale New Haven Hospital and the National Cancer Institute list that rate of increase at 350%. Also noted was the observation that the majority of the unfortunates suffering from gastric cancer in this particular study were white males, and the majority of those white males first presented with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Adult white males were not the only ones suffering from GERD, however. By the CDC's own definition of "epidemic," GERD appears to be an epidemic of staggering proportions in the United States, today. (7)
The motto of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is "Safer, Healthier People." The CDC mission statement is, "To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability." Yet, when I contacted the CDC because I was having difficulty in locating their statistical reports on the increasing prevalence of GERD, the response I received was, "CDC does not have activities related to GERD."
With CDC unable to supply statistics on this epidemic, it was necessary to look elsewhere. A reasonable idea of prevalence and trends could be obtained by "following the money" and looking at pharmaceutical marketing data.
What was found was stunning, and it suggested that medicine focused on the treatment of chronic symptoms results in a dependency on chronic treatment. People struggling for relief and a chance to live normal lives become dependent on the pharmaceutical industry for relief. If they can pay the price, they will be served.
Americans are apparently now paying the price because the marketing information indicates this country is now considered "the world leader" in the overall consumption of pharmaceutical products.
By following records of drug sales, one can follow the trend of GERD, and America once again has somehow become a "world leader," this time in the prevalence of caustic heartburn in its citizenry.
Beginning in 1997, the top-selling prescription drug being purchased by Americans was a pharmaceutical preparation that promised relief from ulcers, GERD and other conditions related to excessive, corrosive acid in the stomach and esophagus. In 1998, 1999 and 2000, that acid-relief drug remained the number one prescribed drug in the country.
An editorial that appeared in the March 18, 1999 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, (Volume 340:878-879, Number 11), by Sidney Cohen, M.D. and Henry P. Parkman, M.D. noted, "It is ironic that the incidence of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus has increased dramatically in the very period in which highly effective therapies have provided symptomatic relief and mucosal healing."
In treating the symptoms of GERD, are we silencing true "gut instinct?" Are we silencing a divinely designed warning system that is trying to tell us we are ingesting something toxic, corrosive and dangerous? Are we silencing with drugs a signal that is warning us we must stop ingesting a toxic substance before it kills us?
It was not until 2001, that the most popularly prescribed drug was overtaken by drugs being purchased by Americans seeking relief from something else tormenting them within. In 2001, Americans were spending their money in an attempt to seek relief from personal and profound depression - another symptom that, along with weight problems, is known to occur as a result of thyroid malfunction. It was another signal telling us that something was affecting not only our bodies, but our minds and emotions.
While this surge in both corrosive gastric disorders and mental anguish was easily dismissed as the price to pay for "the daily stress of life," the same theory cannot be used to explain away the surge in rates of mental torment and GERD now afflicting infants and children.
During the five-year period ending in 2001, the sale of drugs prescribed to treat reflux, heartburn and other gastrointestinal disorders in children soared 660 percent. In a report looking at four of those same years, the cost of treating behavioral problems presently referred to as ADHD in children also increased 120 percent. (8, 9)
According to an annual report of the US Department of Education to Congress, the number of "children aged 0 to 21" being treated for autism and traumatic brain injury rose from the first 5,000 reported cases in 1992/93 (at the start of mandatory reporting), to 94,000 cases in 2000/01. In looking at individual states, a troubling mosaic forms. States showing the highest increase (a two thousand percent increase or greater) in the number of children being treated for autism include Alaska, Colorado, Kentucky, Mississippi, Maryland and Oregon. This is not to say that the other states were faring well - in California from 1987 through 2002, the number of people being treated for autism by the Department of Developmental Services increased by 634%. In Indiana the percentage of children suffering from autism rose by 860%. In Michigan, the increase was over 1000%. The 1999 Journal of Pediatrics indicated that the majority of autistic children who were followed in one study were also suffering from reflux and other digestive problems. (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
Unfortunately, it appears that little boys are far more likely than little girls to suffer from autism as well as from a variety of childhood behavioral disorders. Typically, even as infants these boys also appear to be suffering from reflux and sleep disturbances. It is while noting the surge in ADHD that another disturbing fact emerges: Some of the states with the worst surges in behavioral problems - including Colorado, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alaska and Oregon - are also states in which still-unexplained behavior in juvenile males has manifested in horrific school shootings.
While the brain and its workings are still not fully understood, it is within the frontal lobes of the brain that the capacities for moral judgment, attention and memory are now thought to be situated. PET scans and functional MRIs of the boys afflicted with autistic disorders have revealed what appears to be "decreased glucose metabolic rate in the medial frontal region,"and "hypometabolism [lowered metabolism] demonstrated in the temporal and parietal regions." (16)
Tests have also indicated that, in the brains of the afflicted boys there is a "decreased activity and reduced anatomical size, particularly in the right brain . . . " Other brain disturbances, including disturbances in the brain's processing of tryptophan, serotonin and melatonin are becoming known, as is damage to the hippocampus area, thought to be associated with memory problems and obsessive thoughts. (17)
Pharmaceuticals such as methylphenidate, now in popular use, stimulate the frontal lobes in order to heighten the brain's ability to filter out noncritical parts of the daily barrage of stimuli. This pharmaceutical appears to at least temporarily improve the behavioral symptoms of agitation, hyperactivity and inattention in children whose brains are otherwise unable to filter stimuli on their own.
While stimulants might improve outward symptoms, though, research now indicates that within the right brain, most notably within the right temporal lobe and hippocampus regions, there exists an extremely unusual area of neuroreceptors and transmitters. It is this area of the brain that is believed to be the connection between the human individual and the still unexplained realm of the mystical and the divine - the realm of divinely perceived Light. For this reason, this area of the brain is now being referred to by some researchers as the "God Spot"- what might be our most important connection of all.
Despite the fact that this extraordinary realm of Light is largely bypassed as noncritical by the majority of researchers, many individuals have now described numerous, similar experiences with the Light, indicating such experience is not as uncommon as orthodox science has assumed. In examining some of the oldest texts in human history, it is apparent that interactions with Beings of Light have, since the earliest of times, been the most cherished and desired of all human experiences. Writings from ancient Egypt describe journeys into the Light and contact with beings and messengers. "Manna," was the expression voiced by startled Egyptians on seeing the living entities emerging from the light. "Manna," meant, "what is this?"
We can judge from the unprecedented volume of prescriptions for psychiatric drugs that something is having a profoundly depressing influence upon the human mind at this time. Something is happening within our brains that is manifesting as anxiety, depression and impaired cognitive abilities - this much we know. Because adequate research of the God-Spot is not an "approved" field of study, however, we have no scientific reports warning us if the God connection in the brain is also being damaged at this time. Again, we have only outward signs to observe - signals indicating something is blocking our access to the most important light of our lives, and symptoms that speak to a growing angst, darkness and the loneliness of godlessness.
Researchers who dare to study this area of human experience, do so facing professional humiliation from peers, although such research may actually be critical to the well-being of humanity. Those who guard the borders of acceptable research are often quite skeptical or disapproving of what they contend is mere "paranormal" speculation, and for this reason, that area of study has been largely avoided by professionals and researchers.
Melvin Morse, M.D., pediatrician and author of Closer to the Light, is one of very few professionals who has dared to explore this uncharted territory. In summing up this unfortunate situation of acceptable study versus study that is dismissed as paranormal, he writes, "This lack of a theoretical scientific model to allow interaction with an interconnected universe has led to a 100 year 'skeptic' versus 'believer' debate which has not advanced our understanding of human consciousness." (18, 19, 20)
Although our increasing inability to perceive the divine and understand the full extent of our human capabilities remains largely ignored by those discrediting or rejecting "paranormal" research, the growing epidemic of anxiety, depression and overwhelming despair in this country's children deserves the attention of all of us. It should be considered a national emergency, and a national tragedy.
In Colorado, the rate of suicide among teenagers, children and young adults has been consistently above the national average since 1980. Suicide is, sadly, the second-leading cause of death in children between the ages of 10 through 19 in Colorado. In Kentucky, suicide is also the second leading cause of death in children, teens and young adults. In Mississippi, the number of teen and young-adult suicides has increased 126% since 1969, with more than 90% of the victims being males. In Alaska, the suicide rate among teenagers is nearly twice that of the national average - twice. (21, 22, 23, 24)
Other strange surges in human suffering have been noted, as well. In Colorado, from 1990 through 1999, the percentage of children with orthopedic impairments rose 484%. In Alaska, during 1990-98, the incidence of diabetes increased by 152%, (much greater than the national rate), and now Alaska is among the top three states with the highest incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. (25, 26)
In the midst of all this growing and tragic suffering, in the year 2000 the Surgeon General issued a "first ever" call to action in response to what was noted as a "silent epidemic" of dental problems in the United States. Something strange is happening in the mouths of Americans. (27)
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, an estimated 80% of American adults currently have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. In parts of Kentucky, nearly half of the toddlers have cavities in their teeth, which is approximately twice the national average. In addition to Kentucky, the top five states cited in a 1997 table used in the Surgeon General's report on toothlessness included West Virginia, Louisiana, Arkansas and Maine. (28, 29, 30)
Perhaps it is at this point that one might begin to reasonably suspect that whatever lies at the cause of this epidemic of epidemics - whatever is disabling Americans in body, mind and spirit - just might be something we are putting into our mouths or otherwise absorbing into our bodies. This is not an unreasonable suspicion.
Given the avalanche of starch that is now figuratively suffocating us and literally fattening us, given the strange new bioengineered oddities now secretly passing as food in America, given the relatively new insertion of soy compounds in seemingly infinite forms and aliases into nearly every packaged, jarred and canned food on the grocery shelves - given the chemicals, the mandatory cocktails of highly questionable and extremely toxic vaccines all being inserted into the American population - it does not appear at all unreasonable to think that what is wrong with our health and well-being might have something to do with what we are taking in with mouths, skin and lungs.
It does not appear to be at all unreasonable to suspect that our new status as world leader in pursuit of relief-seeking drugs has a cause, and that cause just might be something unnatural that is entering our bodies en masse.
The list of possible suspected toxins, though lengthy, can be shortened by a deductive process. Not all of us consume soy - some avoid it by preference, others because of allergies, and still others avoid it who have been alerted to questions raised by research about its safety. Not all parents permit their children to take the vaccines mandated by government. A significant number of Americans avoid bioengineered food by purchasing organic, GE-free products, and still others have cut large amounts of starch from their diets in order to maintain proper weight and health. Not all of us have similar lifestyles that might be blamed as the cause for physical distress, mental despair, stress, cognitive malfunctions and uncompassionate apathy now upon us.
The toxic suspect is unlikely to be an elective, avoidable substance. More likely the toxin is in something that we all consume because we need it, like flowers need the rain. It might be something undetectable at first - something that we willingly ingest without knowing it. It would be a toxin that could be added into virtually every food and beverage, with no mention of it required on the labels.
The substance would also be now causing problems in a bizarre geographical manner. As though it were seemingly able to sense invisible county boundary lines, it would be a toxin that is leaving a trail which jumps from county to county, state to state, missing some counties and entire states while hitting other counties and states particularly hard.
The search is for a substance that can be absorbed through the skin and lungs as well as by swallowing it. Undetectable to us except by scientific measuring, it is a substance that does its work quietly and in extremely low doses. Working at a molecular level, it would cause a gradual onset of disease and disability observable only after the slow passage of years. It is then, after that slow, slow passage of years, that an epidemic of epidemics would be noticed while its cause long forgotten in the mists of time.
After a process of elimination, the substance that meets all of the criteria and stands alone in the crosshairs of our search is a substance that does not appear to be suspect. In fact, it raises no suspicions in most of us, whatsoever, because most of us are unaware of the research pertaining to this substance.
It is a substance that, according to government reports, has been known since 1930 to have such a powerful effect upon thyroid function, it has been used in prescription medications to treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). It can, therefore, along with our pyramid of dough, be reasonably marked as a suspicious agent contributing to the current epidemic of obesity and thyroid problems. (31, 32, 33, 34)
It is a substance that has also long been known to cause or exacerbate the exact periodontal disease resulting in the tooth loss that has caught the attention of the Surgeon General. In addition to being a causative agent in periodontal disease, it is a substance that is known to accumulate in the teeth and bones creating brittleness, and for this reason it has also been associated with osteoporosis and other bone diseases and disorders that are also now being seen in America.
The mysterious substance is so corrosive, when added to water it will eat its way through a titanium container. Since it will eat its way through titanium, perhaps it should not come as a great surprise to learn that it is also known to act as a severe corrosive agent on human gastric and mucosal tissues. (35, 36, 37, 38)
As Americans' afflictions continue to unfold unlike anything else that humanity has known and brought upon itself, we also learn that the material, once thought unable to cross the blood-brain barrier, crosses it rather well. It also concentrates in the pineal gland that is located within the brain. (39, 40, 41, 42)
Any agent that passes through the brain can be expected to affect behavior, mood and cognitive function, and this substance has been repeatedly shown to create a depressing, numbing effect.
As early as 1954 this substance was reported by George L. Waldbott, M.D., to cause his patients to become "incoherent, drowsy, lethargic and forgetful." His reports are not isolated. Government reports indicate similar findings of "impaired cognition and memory." So well-known is the impact of this chemical on the human brain and mental function, it continues to be incorporated in and sold in a variety of popular, well-known psychiatric drugs. (43, 44, 45)
Given the existing reports of this substance's presence within the brain - including its effects on the right temporal lobe, hippocampus and the pineal gland - perhaps it should come as no wonder that a growing number of people, children in particular, are now behaving strangely, unpredictably, and sometimes very badly while also noting gross memory impairment after ingesting or absorbing this substance.
Reports also indicate that the substance is not as effectively eliminated from the body in young males as it is in others. Thus retained in the body, its effect upon juvenile males appears to be quite different from its effect on females or even adult males. (46)
Because of its known toxic side effects, this substance requires a prescription when administered by medical professionals, but in a bizarre and quite deadly paradox enabled by industry masterminds working within the government, it can be administered en masse to the general public by dealers who have no medical training whatsoever, no license to dispense medications whatsoever, and who, in fact, have no idea to whom they are administering this corrosive, toxic, mind-altering substance.
Those who avoid non-prescribed pharmaceutical substances might feel safe as a result of personal choices to refrain from unapproved drugs and substances. We have dutifully repeated the "just say no to drugs" mantra, and we have instructed our children to repeat the same after us. We would not think of taking mind-altering drugs from a dealer, and would never consider giving such a substance in unregulated doses to our infants and children.
However, we have been innocently doing just that. In a growing number of geographical areas that begin and end with invisible county lines, the substance is almost impossible to avoid. Some of the hardest hit counties are located in Alaska, Colorado, Kentucky, Michigan and Mississippi.
As the old saying goes, when no other agent can be located as the cause for our problems, blame it on the water. "It must be something in the water," the saying has been said for ages, usually with a shrug and chuckle.
Perhaps it's time for us as individuals and as a nation to repeat this phrase again - this time as though our lives depended upon it, this time without a shrug and chuckle - and while we are at it, take a closer look at our water.
Maybe there is something in the water, after all.
* * * * * * * * *
The strange, corrosive, toxic but still controversial agent in the water is fluoride.
The atomic symbol for the negatively charged halogen known as fluorine is, simply, "F" or "F-." When the negatively charged ions - or anions - of fluorine gas combine with another element, a fluoride compound is formed. If the F combines with sodium (Na), for instance, the compound would then be known as sodium fluoride, or NaF. If it combines with calcium (Ca), the compound formed is calcium fluoride, or CaF. If it combines with arsenic, it becomes AsF. And so on.
Fluoride is a trace element in nature, but manmade fluoride compounds became grossly abundant as a result of the invention of weapons of mass destruction in World War II. Fluoride and uranium are key components in the atomic bomb, and fluoride is also a key ingredient in fluorinated organophosphate nerve agents, such as Sarin.
Radioactive uranium is naturally present in phosphate ore, but it must be "enriched" if it is to become a nuclear weapon or a reactor fuel. After the phosphate is mined, the uranium "yellow cake" is removed and sent to an enrichment facility such as the plant owned by the Department of Energy in Paducah, Kentucky. There, the uranium is fluorinated and uranium hexafluoride (UF6) is produced. Paducah's enrichment plant stopped making UF6 for weapons in the 1960s, and began creating it, instead, for commercial purposes as a reactor fuel.
Uranium fission was first discovered in the late 1930s by German scientists. In 1939, there was a reported fear that the Nazis were about to develop a bomb using uranium fission. In 1942, Americans began similar research, facilitated by the knowledge of scientists who had fled their own countries and moved to the United States. Thus, America was the first to achieve both creation - and use - of atomic weaponry in 1945.
That year, 1945, was one of many changes. With World War II over, 1945 marked the year in which the Nuremberg Trials began - trials that presumably reaffirmed the sanctity of life, and human rights - trials which would eventually address the atrocities of Nazi human experimentation.
As the world breathed a sigh a relief in knowing that the Nazi health officials' experimentation on human beings had been halted in Germany, 1945 marked the year that "public health officials" in America began their experimentation on human beings with water fluoridation.
In what would turn out to be the biggest human experimentation in history, sodium fluoride - NaF - was added into American's drinking water in selected communities under the medical claim that the F would prevent dental caries (cavities) in children. Those receiving this experimental, medicinal treatment in their drinking water, received it then as they do now: They are forced to ingest it, inhale it, bathe and shower in it, whether or not they want or even need this toxic chemical in their bodies.
As with all medicinal compounds - indeed, as with virtually everything on Earth - some individuals can be expected to have extreme side effects and allergic reactions. Individuals having severe allergic reactions to penicillin, poison ivy or peanuts are very likely to use common sense and avoid those substances. Unlike the penicillin, poison ivy or peanuts, however - in fact, unlike any other medicinal compound in history - over 60% of Americans at this time are now unable to electively avoid the F product unless they also can find a way to avoid their water. While the list of side effects from fluoride has been falsely minimized or completely concealed by fluoride promoters, the side effects are well documented. Side effects have been so severe that previously approved medications containing high-grade F compounds have been removed from the market by the FDA. (47, 48, 49, 50, 51)
In a recent paper authored by Myron Coplan, PE, and Roger Masters, PhD, a professor at Dartmouth, the authors discovered that a subtle but potentially lethal change in F additives took place shortly after the fluoride experimentation on Americans began. In 1947 instead of higher-grade NaF or sodium fluoride - silicofluorides, or SiFs, were substituted as the fluorinating compound in drinking water. This switch was carried out under the gross misconception that all F compounds are the same. As outlined in some largely ignored research, however, one part of SiF is substantially more potent than six parts of NaF. Despite this evidence, and despite the fact that it is now SiF rather than NaF primarily being used in American water fluoridation, Masters and Coplan found that "virtually all the extensive laboratory research on the biological properties and effects of fluoride in water has been performed using NaF rather than SiFs..." (52)
Merck gives the definition of silicofluoride as, "fluorosilicate is a compound of silicon and some other base with fluorine, such as sodium silicofluoride; fluorosilicates are sometimes used as insecticides, and are very toxic when ingested. Called also silicofluoride." (53)
While many are still assuming that the SiF compounds being added to drinking water are high-grade pharmaceuticals, the CDC's National Fluoridation Engineer has publicly stated that all fluoride compounds currently used for water fluorination are "byproducts of the phosphate fertilizer industry." (54)
Because of the toxic nature of this compound, the SiF being added to drinking water is an industrial waste that would otherwise have to be disposed of by the industry that created it, and it would have to be disposed of according to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HAZMAT). Disposal of toxic substances under hazmat regulations, however, results in an expense for the industries.
This costly disposal dilemma - and its clever marketing remedy - was expertly summed up in a 1983 letter written by EPA's Rebecca Hanmer, (formerly the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water), who stated that by putting the SiF waste into drinking water rather than disposing of it, an important financial savings is made for the industry. Miss Hanmer wrote that this industrial plan is "...an ideal solution to a long standing problem. By recovering by-product fluosilicic acid (sic) from fertilizer manufacturing, water and air pollution are minimized, and water authorities have a low-cost source of fluoride..." (55)
Ongoing research by Dr. Roger Masters' team revealed that the effect of SiF in young, growing boys differs from its effects on adult males. In juvenile males, ingested fluoride is not excreted from the body as efficiently as it is excreted from the body of adult males. It is this finding that perhaps explains why this substance might be creating an extreme reaction in boys. In addition, after comparing blood lead levels of over 400,000 children in communities using SiF-treated water, it was found that SiF water was also significantly associated with increased levels of lead in the children tested. This should be cause for alarm because the findings of other recent studies show a distinct correlation between blood concentrations of lead and unusual, aggressive behavior. (56)
Information published in 2003 detailed the findings of a controlled study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Researchers found in this study that elevated amounts of lead in the blood "may cause aggressive and even violent behavior." Dr. John D. Bogden, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health participated in this study at the New Jersey Medical School. He stated, "The data of this study demonstrate that lead exposure enhances predatory aggression in animals, and provide support for lead exposure as a cause of aggressive behavior in humans." Among other researchers also participating in this study was Dr. Donald B. Louria, Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health. Dr. Louria stated, "The results support other recent investigations that have found associations between lead in blood or bones and delinquent and aggressive behavior in teenagers." (57)
In seeking further documented evidence regarding aggressive behavior and its association with SiF water, Dr. Masters contacted personnel in the EPA in 2000 and asked them if they had empirical, scientific data on the effects of SiFs on health and behavior. Robert Thurnau, Chief, Water Supply and Water Resources Division of the EPA responded. ". . . our answer is no." (58)
In spite of the increasing evidence pointing directly to a potential calamity stemming from massive fluoride poisoning, there remain outspoken groups that continue to advocate the blanket dosing of entire communities with still-untested, unapproved fluoridation. Among them is a group known as "Quackwatch."
Quackwatch is chaired by retired psychiatrist, Stephen Barrett, M.D. He and the Quackwatch associates have gathered together for the purpose of acting as both watchdog and instructor for the gullible, unlettered public. The group has apparently done some substantial instructing, because it claims to be one of the three most popular medical websites on the entire internet. Dr. also serves as a Fellow of the "Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal."
Quackwatch uses an FDA quotation to describe what, exactly, quackery or health fraud is, and it also provides the public with guidelines to help us more easily identify the "quacks" among us. According to Quackwatch, "The FDA defines health fraud as 'the promotion, for profit, of a medical remedy known to be false or unproven.'"
In reading through the reports published on Quackwatch, one will read claims that opponents to fluoridation have no supporting evidence to back their opposition to fluoridation. In fact, the only suspicions regarding F that seem to be embraced by Quackwatch are suspicions raised about individuals who oppose or question fluoridation. In one report that appears on Quackwatch, "Community Water Fluoridation in America: The Unprincipled Opposition," Michael Easley, DDS, another outspoken promoter of fluoride, refers to fluoridation opponents as "health quacks," and quotes from a 1983 paper which likens fluoride opponents to "parasites" who "steal undeserved credibility just by sharing the stage with respected scientists," all of whom (we are apparently to believe) are pro-fluoridation. (59, 60)
Quackwatch warns that one of the tactics of an "anti" (an opponent to the mass fluoridation of drinking water), is to use tactics based upon "those of Hitler," and to state that fluoride is the cause of an entire laundry list of problems. Quackwatch is correct about the laundry list. This is not a "tactic," however. It is a mere statement of facts.
Those who have dared to ask a few questions in spite of the potential risk of public humiliation by Quackwatch and other fluoridation promoters, have discovered information that flatly contradicts the information being generated by the promoters.
In a journal found in the National Library of Medicine, studies have shown that in doses as low as 3 mg per day, fluoride has produced toxic effects on male reproductive hormones. Despite what Americans are being told by fluoridation promoters, the negative effects of F upon both body and mind have not only been discovered, but they have also been duly reported, albeit in areas and texts that most Americans - including professionals - do not regularly access, subscribe to or read. (61, 62, 63, 64)
Perhaps the most amazing fact of all discovered by those daring to ask questions, is the fact that the F compound being added into our drinking water under a promised, medicinal claim, has not ever been approved by the FDA.
Representative Glenn Donnelson of Utah summed this fact up during the winter, 2003, National Conference of State Legislatures. When asked about fluoride he stated, "A major concern is that the Food and Drug Administration has never approved fluoride for safety or effectiveness . . . When a product, substance or chemical is added to the public water supply for the purposes of treating or preventing a disease, that chemical must have an approved health claim by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. To say that 'fluoridated water will decrease tooth decay' is an illegal health claim." (65)
Amid the Quackwatch reports, is a report reprinted from the 2002 FDA Consumer magazine focusing on the Surgeon General's "silent epidemic" of oral/dental problems, previously mentioned above. The article is named, "Fighting Gum Disease: How to Keep Your Teeth." The paper focuses on "Americans' bad oral health," and on the high incidence of gum disease in the US. A portion of this scientific paper, however, reads suspiciously like a product promotion and endorsement. It is in that particular area of this paper on "how to keep your teeth," that the inevitable endorsement of a fluoride product is made. (66)
A more realistic paper focusing on "Fighting Gum Disease: How to Keep Your Teeth," might have actually contained a warning about fluoride.
According to a patent application that can be located through the US Patent and Trademark Office, the following statement was given as supporting evidence by researchers applying for patent #636150, filed on April 22, 1996: "We have found that fluoride, in the concentration range in which it is employed for the prevention of dental caries, stimulates the production of prostaglandins and thereby exacerbates the inflammatory response in gingivitis and periodontitis." The claim for which these researchers were seeking a patent was, "A method for preventing dental caries and at the same time controlling periodontal bone loss precipitated by the fluoride..."
Could it possibly be that fluoride does not belong on the list of the "Ten Great Public Health Achievements in the Twentieth Century," as is claimed by the CDC and seconded by popular fluoride promoters such as Quackwatch?
Is it possible that along with the "adjusted" reports that have been given to the public from the USDA as well as from the EPA (as has recently been charged by angered EPA scientists), that individuals in the CDC, the FDA and those crying foul and quack in the private sector might be giving us - albeit with great authoritarian bluster - more inaccurate information in order to promote and market this product?
Most of the dental problems in the Surgeon General's report are broken down according to race, income and educational levels in the government's apparent attempt to find a reason behind the appalling increase in gum disease. It is in the midst of this data that the following lament is made: ". . . about 40 percent of the public does not receive the benefits of community water fluoridation." Because the mention of "fluoride-deficient" communities is listed in this report, one might reasonably draw a conclusion that fluoridated drinking water must be working wonders for those more fortunate folks in the fluoridated counties. Certainly, the five states mentioned on the Surgeon General's list as having the worst toothlessness problems - Kentucky, West Virginia, Arkansas, Louisiana and Maine - must be five of the most embarrassingly "fluoride-deficient" states in the entire United States. (67)
A brief review of a state-by-state CDC score card of "optimally fluoridated" communities reveals just the opposite.
Predictably, and in keeping with research that reveals fluoride causes gum disease, the two states with the worst edentulous problems in the country - Kentucky and West Virginia - were 96% and 87% "optimally fluoridated" in 2000. In fact, Kentucky, which was mentioned earlier above as also having twice the rate of cavities in toddlers as the national average, was actually 100% fluoridated in 1992.
Among the other top five states of now-toothless-Americans, Maine was 75% fluoridated, Arkansas was about 60% fluoridated and over 53% of Louisiana's residents were being "optimally fluoridated" via hazmat waste in their drinking water. (68)
Adding to the overall contradictory statistics is yet another report, this one a 2001-02 "report card" issued by a fluoride-promoting group calling itself "Oral Health America" (OHA). They gave the United States an oral health grade of only "C," a grade that was in part lowered because each state not "optimally fluoridated" automatically received one "F"to be figured into their grade. According to OHA's data, there were only four states that actually received a better grade than the national average of C. Two of those four states that received the highest grades in America for overall oral health were Utah and Hawaii. Both Utah and Hawaii received a B minus.
Utah and Hawaii, however, are the two "hold-out" states in America. Both states have been roundly rejecting water fluoridation for some time. (69)
Once again, the list of areas being "optimally fluoridated" or "fluoride deficient" pertains only to fluoridation of drinking water. There is no mention of the other sources of fluoride pollution in America. Among the other sources are ongoing fluoride contamination of the air and environment by Superfund sites, fluoride contamination in animal feeds, pesticides, cigarette smoke, coal combustion, in fertilizers being incorporated into soils, the fluoride that is contained in plastics and in nonstick cookware, the fluoride contamination of human foods as well as canned/bottled juices, soft drinks and other beverages, and the fluoride that is added to an overwhelming number of pharmaceutical products, including antibiotics, steroids, molecular imaging tracking agents, anesthetics, vitamins and antidepressants.
As though even more fluoride were somehow needed by a nation that is clearly already overdosed, the list also does not include one of the most highly concentrated sources of fluoride that is purchased by most Americans and used daily: Conventional toothpastes. Most toothpastes have a fluoride content that is so potentially lethal, a poison warning must be displayed on their labels. In what must be the most bizarre examples of conflicting and confusing in formation, while "public health officials" in many states are using words such as "enforcement" when it comes to keeping fluoride in people's drinking water, the notice on the toothpaste tubes warns specifically against the ingestion of the fluoride product. The government's Medline encyclopedia gives the following prognosis following an ingested toothpaste overdose: "For fluoridated toothpastes -- If the patient survives for 48 hours, recovery is usually likely." (70)
Amid the confusion, one might wonder why topical fluoride dental products would even be necessary when the fluoridation of drinking water is now being enforced in so many communities. The answer to this question can be found in statements from the CDC and other fluoride promoters: Ingested fluoride only affects teeth prior to tooth eruption. According to the CDC, after the tooth has erupted from the gums in toddlers and children, ingested fluoride no longer affects the tooth. (71, 72)
There are only preliminary estimates available regarding how much F is absorbed through the skin and lungs even though over half of all Americans now have no choice but to stand naked in their showers and be completely contaminated by F water - and then pay for it in their utility bill. Estimates suggest that dermal and pulmonary absorption of F are far more efficient routes than ingestion by mouth, as was demonstrated over a half century ago by the Nazis during their experimentation with lethal, fluorinated nerve gases.
It is perhaps of interest to note that while Quackwatch includes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its list of "Reliable Agencies and Organizations," several important pieces of literature pertaining to F and published by EPA Headquarters Union of Scientists have either escaped the Quackwatch notice or have simply been ignored.
It appears that a number of scientists in the EPA have also been able to uncover existing information that documents the dangers of F. In fact, some of the scientists of the EPA have been issuing warnings about the dangers of fluoride in our drinking water for over ten years, but - again - reports that do not further the sale of this product have been seriously "adjusted" by overseers occupying jobs within the government. Only after being adjusted are the reports then given to the unsuspecting public. In other cases, the scientists' warnings appear to be completely ignored by major news media, as well as by some of the more popular medical sites that profess to keep Americans informed.
One statement prepared by J. William Hirzy, Ph.D. of the EPA Headquarters Union of scientists, summarizes the stand of approximately 1500 scientists and professionals in Washington, D.C. "... our opposition to drinking water fluoridation has grown, based on the scientific literature documenting the increasingly out-of-control exposures to fluoride, the lack of benefit to dental health from ingestion of fluoride and the hazards to human health from such ingestion. These hazards include acute toxic hazard, such as to people with impaired kidney function, as well as chronic toxic hazards of gene mutations, cancer, reproductive effects, neurotoxicity, bone pathology and dental fluorosis." In another statement issued before the Subcommittee on Drinking Water in D.C., Dr. Hirzy urged an immediate moratorium on water fluoridation, citing among other possible links, the growing psychological problems children are now suffering. (73, 74)
While research on the destructive role that F is playing in the human body continues to unfold, a much earlier clue regarding the toxic effects of cellular message disruption was given years ago in an old book written by Adelle Davis, Let's Get Well. (Ms. Davis, who was suspicious of fluoride, was posthumously inducted into the lengthy Quackwatch list of Quacks for misinforming the public.)
Although she was not writing about fluoride when she mentioned the words "xanthurenic acid" in that old book - she was writing about diabetes - both xanthurenic acid and diabetes fit well into any study of fluoride and America's health problems.
Referencing research done in the 1950s, on page 94 Ms. Davis wrote: "When too little vitamin B6 (pyridoxin) is obtained, an essential amino acid from complete proteins, tryptophane, is not used normally; instead it is changed into a substance known as xanthurenic acid. If animals are deficient in B6, xanthurenic acid in the blood becomes so high that it damages the pancreas within 48 hours and diabetes is produced."
On the next page, she stated that magnesium plays an important partnership role with B6 by decreasing the need for B6. A more recent study shows that a magnesium deficiency impairs B6 status by inhibiting the uptake of B6 in the tissues. On page 342, Adelle Davis stated that many foods grown in America today using chemical fertilizers are deficient in magnesium content. (75)
These are important statements in that old book, as they clearly demonstrate that the need for appropriate nutrition as well as the devastating effects of an improper diet were well-known by researchers in the 1950s - long before adjusters gave us our pyramid of dough. Information available through the CDC also states that a poor diet - something that is now quite easy to come-by in the United States - can lead to a depletion of B6. (76)
In order to better understand what, exactly, xanthurenic acid is, and how important each small piece of the puzzle is, one must look at the symphonic workings of the nerves, chemicals, proteins and hormones that are receiving and transmitting messages in the brain and throughout the body each moment of every day of our lives. It is the very ability of the receptors and transmitters to give and receive their accurate messages that creates the symphony that is the song of life.
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that must be obtained through a proper, balanced diet. The tryptophan is then further dependent upon - and influenced by - other nutrients and messages for its destined work in the body.
If the tryptophan is not able to metabolize in the brain because of missing nutrients or due to incorrect messaging, the tryptophan degrades into xanthurenic acid, a toxin that causes cells to self-destruct in a cellular suicidal action called "apoptosis." All of the B complex vitamins are essential for proper cellular messaging, but in studying the specific roles of each of the B vitamins, a deficiency of vitamin B6 has, indeed, been shown to lead to tryptophan degradation. What little B6 that is gained from a poor diet can be further depleted by something else as easy to come by in the US as a poor diet - stress. (77, 78, 79, 80)
On the other hand, if all goes well and all nutrients are present, instead of metabolizing into xanthurenic acid the tryptophan will interact and then form serotonin, which is a powerful neurotransmitter. Serotonin's molecular messaging role is so vast and important in the body, it is sometimes referred to as the "serotonin system." It is a key player in the regulation of mood and behavior. It also directly affects the gastrointestinal tract, and low levels are being found in the development of heart disease. Serotonin is also thought to play a regulatory role in insulin production, and a disruption of serotonin levels has also been found to worsen the behavior in some autism cases. (81, 82, 83, 84, 85)
In a paper published in a peer-reviewed journal, the point is made that, "Evidence is mounting that abnormalities of serotonin metabolism play an important role in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Whole-blood serotonin often is elevated in children with autistic disorder and normal intelligence. Also, in boys with autistic disorder, serotonin synthesis typically is decreased in the frontal region and thalamus on one side of the brain and increased in the dentate nucleus of the opposite cerebellum." (86)
Once the tryptophan is transformed into serotonin, the serotonin acts as the precursor to melatonin which is formed in the pineal gland. Melatonin is the hormone that regulates daily cycles, and it induces sound sleep which is necessary for our bodies to heal and repair themselves each night. It is also an extremely important regulator of apoptosis and it also plays a role in the regulation of insulin. Because of its role in the regulation of apoptosis, when the melatonin is able to send and receive its messages properly, its messages tell cancer cells to self-destruct, while keeping other cells on task. It also helps to govern mood and behavior, and plays a role in the triggering of puberty. (87, 88)
As science has leapt forward in various areas, researchers are now better able to understand some of the smaller, lesser-known details of the great symphony within us. They are now aware, for instance, of the critical role played by something that was discovered not long ago by a gentleman of science named Martin Rodbell. He discovered one of the most critical messengers in our bodies - messengers that are now referred to as the "G-proteins."
According to "The Martin Rodbell Papers - Signal Transduction and the Discovery of G-Proteins, 1969-1980," which can be viewed in the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, "'Signal transduction' describes how individual cells receive, process, and ultimately transmit information derived from external 'signals,' such as hormones, drugs, or even light . . . The G-proteins proved to be the essential components of the hormone signaling process." This was a discovery that was so profound, it resulted in a shared Nobel Prize for Dr. Rodbell and Alfred Gilman, M.D., PhD. (89)
But, Dr. Rodbell had also seen something else. At a press conference in 1994 he took a moment to express concern for something troubling him. He was concerned about the increasing profit-oriented arenas into which the field of science was moving. "The tenor is changed," he stated, "the world ain't the same, everything is targeted, everything is bottom line, how to make a buck." He added that there is a crucial need to "capture knowledge for its own sake and for humanity." In one of his last public speaking engagements, the man who represented pure science rather than industry - a scientist who was also a poet and unafraid to speak of Amazing Grace - Dr. Rodbell said, "We should be able to together bring about a better world, a world that we, as humans, can be proud of." (90, 91)
Eerily, strangely - very strangely - as though he had looked at the smallest of the small details and in those details found divine consciousness, at his Nobel banquet celebrating the discovery of the G-proteins, Martin Rodbell the scientist and poet told us that when we think of G, to remember all that it stands for - "lucky seven in the alphabet, the starting point for everything surely profound, remember God..." (92)
Since the great, internal symphony is so dependent upon the abilities of the G-proteins to send and receive their messages, it would appear reasonable to assume that life, itself, depends upon the safe and unblocked passage of these messengers.
Fluoride can now be suspected in a host of illnesses including GERD, gum disease, bone problems, diabetes, thyroid malfunction and mental impairment. As stated earlier, a significant number of the health and mental problems in the US are more pronounced in boys. Because tryptophan, serotonin and the melatonin formed in the pineal gland are specifically associated with behavior (both aggressive and nonaggressive), with mood, sleep, appetite control, mucosal function of the gastrointestinal tract, regulation of cells and a host of other functions of the body, it appears that something is disturbing the proper functioning of the messengers, thus resulting in outward signs of disease and behavioral problems. (93, 94, 95)
Additionally, fluoride has now been found to accumulate in extremely high concentrations within the pineal gland where melatonin is formed. This observation was made during postmortem examinations by researcher Jennifer Luke, DDS, PhD. A known neurotoxin, fluoride has also been shown to cause nerve cell degeneration, resulting in an outright disruption of motor coordination. It has also been shown to inhibit and interfere with the production of insulin, interfere with thyroid function and to directly affect thought process. (96, 97, 98, 99, 100)
The outward signs, however, are but the symptoms, the end results - the effects. Having found the effect, one must look at the smallest of the small details to find the cause. There in the small details, in the nucleus of the symphony where the divine is meant to sing, something else is, instead, lying: Fluoride has now also been identified as interfering with G-protein messages. A messenger of utter falsehood, fluoride both activates and inhibits cellular activity. (101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106)
This means that fluoride, along with those promoting it, is sending out some rather confusing messages. (107)
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It was while studying the raging debate over whether "we" should or should not pay the uranium mining industries to use our drinking water as a cheap way to dispose of their fluoride wastes, that another fact appeared.
It appeared rather quietly and without fanfare, almost as background noise that was unnoticeable against the din of debate on municipal fluoridation. It might have been missed entirely if it weren't for the fact that I was focusing on the growing list of behavioral problems in children, and wondering each step of the way if the children's problems might possibly be tied into an epidemic of epidemics caused by fluoride.
While adults were sometimes being given an opportunity to express opinions prior to the fluoridation of their water supplies, another fluoridation program was quietly begun. In the 1960s and 1970s, fluoridation was begun in children's schools which had their own water supplies. The fluoridation plan for the schools' drinking water, however, differed slightly from the municipal fluoridation plans. The CDC guidelines suggested that school children's drinking water should be fluoridated at approximately 4.5 times the amount suggested for municipal fluoridation. (108, 109)
This deliberate overdose, which translates into ranges reaching 6.5 mg per liter of water, is not a dose that was based upon any child's size, weight, age or body mass. It is not a dose that was based upon any particular child's individual dental needs - nor was there even consideration of whether the children's teeth had already erupted and were therefore no longer affected by ingested fluoride. The dose was certainly not based upon any parent's desire to have his or her children exposed to fluoride in amounts that the parents would not want to receive. It is a dose that does not even take into consideration the amount of fluoride the children might already be exposed via topical dental products.
In fact, it is a dose that callously - and quite coldly - takes nothing whatsoever into consideration other than the mean outdoor temperature. In schools where the average daily temperature is 79.3 to 90.5 degrees Fahrenheit, the suggested dose is 3.2 milligrams per liter, with the upper range being 3.8 mg/L. But, heaven help the schools in colder areas where the average air temperature is 50 to 53.7 degrees Fahrenheit. In those schools, the suggested dose is 5.4 mg/L, with upper limits at 6.5 mg/L. (110)
With the dose of fluoride experimentation at such extreme levels, one would think that at least caution and close monitoring would be in order.
Once again, such a thought is apparently considered unreasonable in the minds of those promoting fluoride. In a report dated August 17, 2001, the CDC states that while schools in thirteen states had initiated school water fluoridation at some point during the course of this experiment, as of 2001, "school water fluoridation has been phased out in several states; the current extent of this practice is not known." (111)
In addition to school fluoridation now being "not known," in the same National Conference of State Legislatures in which Representative Donnelson registered his opposition to fluoridation, another 2001 study was reviewed. The study examined the knowledge level of operators controlling both small and large water plants. Specifically, this study focused on the knowledge level of individuals responsible for adding the fluoride into the drinking water. The two-year study found that only "approximatel
|Posted by: Nodstar Feb 14 2007, 04:42 PM|
| Sorry readers .. this article begins in the above post ..
I made it into two parts because it wouldnt fit in one post ..arrrghhhhhhh
The rest of the article ...contd
approximately 64 percent of plant operators knew the correct optimal fluoride concentration for their plant . . ." (112)
Medical experimentation is always undertaken for a purpose. The purpose in most cases is to achieve or study end results. It is not unreasonable to suspect that the massive medical experiment involving one of the most powerful of the greenhouse gases - fluoride - might finally be revealing its long-term, end results. With children being subjected to more than a full measure of this experiment, it is not unreasonable to suspect that the children might reach their breaking point before the larger, older, heavier adult population.
It is not unreasonable to assume that children might now be showing signs not only of dental fluorosis - which has been visible for years in the United States - but also signs of systemic fluorosis manifesting in ways that have nothing to do with their teeth.
With a manmade, toxic substance now effectively sending false messages throughout the minds and bodies of most Americans, it is not unreasonable to suggest that previously unheard-of behavioral and mood problems might be directly related to that manmade substance which is sending out those false messages. Along with the new, bizarre fascination with darkness that appears to be growing in this country's juveniles, there seems to be a new aloofness and a growing lack of compassion.
In some children there appears to be a growing inability to think clearly beyond the moment at hand, and an inability to avoid bizarre and impulsive behavior. In some boys, there appears to be a growing inability to feel, and therefore an inability to behave in a manner that considers the feelings of others. School bullying, once a rare and punishable offense, is simply seen now as "life in the real world," as the principal of a notably violent middle school in Tallahassee told me. Along with an inability to feel, there is a growing inability to even perceive a concept of the divine. Instead, there appears to be a growing willingness to follow dark, provocative and charismatic leaders who are now easily leading their young disciples directly into hell.
There is also a growing reverence for Nazi philosophy reported among some school children, nationwide.
Xanthurenic acid is the toxic element needed before a number of illnesses - including malaria - are set into motion. Following this example of cause and effect, one might reasonably wonder at this point if it is fluoride, itself, that set into motion the numbing, light-blocking, emotionless disease of godlessness that is Nazi philosophy. Was it, perhaps, the fluoride that created the Nazis?
With children's minds now being ruled by a false messenger, it is within reason to wonder if this messenger of lies is the toxic agent behind the growing, horrific cases of murder, suicide and inexplicable behavior now being carried out by children - irrational acts carried out by children who are unable to think clearly enough to "just say no" to anything.
Christopher Pittman - was twelve years old when he shot his grandparents to death as they slept in 2001. In the weeks leading up to this horrifying event, Christopher had briefly lived in South Carolina with his grandparents. While the drinking water of South Carolina is over 90% "optimally fluoridated," this does not take into consideration all of the other sources of fluoridation mentioned earlier. According to news reports, Christopher had also been placed on prescription antidepressants just weeks prior to tragedy. Both of his prescribed drugs are classified as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, and in addition, one of them is a fluorinated compound.
While it is possible that the two prescribed serotonin-altering agents might take the stand with Christopher, fluoride will undoubtedly continue to be ignored because the masterminds behind its marketing are still claiming after over a half a century of unproven experimentation that it is good for us.
A reflection of the accelerating lack of reason and compassion governing this country, and in spite of the fact that there is no child in the United States safe from fluoride, Christopher - like a growing number of boys and teenagers now being charged with life-shattering crimes - is being charged as an adult. He faces life in prison because, as a twelve-year-old, he was unable to control strange and terrible impulses that occurred following his ingestion of mind-altering compounds, including fluoride. (113, 114, 115, 116)
One might pray that reason and compassion will once again flow through this country and govern the behavior of our leaders. Reason and compassion, however, are now as rare as pure, sweet water.
For those in whom there remains the last of this nation's reason and compassion, let those people come forward now and speak in a clear voice on behalf of all who have no voice - let us speak first on behalf of the children in this country. Let the voice of reason and compassion take the stand with Christopher as he is charged as an adult, and let us speak on behalf of him and of all other children in this country who have been charged as adults and are serving life sentences or facing life sentences in the United States. Let our voice speak of the clear evidence that no child in this country can "just say no to drugs"when they are being drugged through their drinking water, their food and the air they breathe.
Let us next come forward on behalf of all those on whom the fluoridation of drinking water is being enforced.
Let us come forward with reason and compassion as though all of our lives and the future of America depend upon it, and let us tell industry that it must control its fluoride waste instead of placing it in our drinking water. This is not an unreasonable request.
Let us come together with a unified voice and remind those working in government that one cannot serve two masters. The government of this country was meant to work on behalf of the people of this country - on behalf of all people, including the children who have no voice.
Let those who are professionals be daring enough to take the research presented here and add to it. Further research cannot harm us. It can only lead to an increase in our knowledge. Like the symphonic workings of tryptophan, serotonin, melatonin and the G-proteins, knowledge that is tempered with reason and compassion unfolds into wisdom.
It is time for us to awaken and move beyond America's dark age of fluoride and time to strive for that wisdom which is so long overdue. It is wisdom that unfolds into enlightenment, and it is enlightenment that belongs to each of us. Enlightenment, along with our connection to the divine, belong to us. They are ours, by divine birthright.
It is time for us to remove the darkness of the false messenger known as F, the 6th letter of the alphabet, and to go forward so that we may reconnect with all that the next letter, G, represents.
Something wonderful is waiting for us there in the smallest details. We have been told so by a poet and scholar who was among the first to learn of it, and then to realize that he had encountered a symphony of universal proportions.
It is there, in the smallest of the small, that evidence of the largest of the large can be found.
It is time for us to try to remember God.
Copyright December 2003 by Mary Sparrowdancer
Mary is the author of The Love Song of the Universe, (2001, Hampton Roads),
documenting her fifteen-year, ongoing encounter with the light. The above work represents excerpts from Mary's forthcoming book, Fluoride: The Battle of Darkness and Light, to be published in 2004. The information has been provided here freely because of its critical nature. Mary can be reached through her website at www.sparrowdancer.com or at PO Box 535, Tallahassee, FL 32302.
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|Posted by: Mark Feb 6 2008, 05:49 PM|
| hiya noddy!
wow --- another year has gone by already!
Note: I always add Maple syrup to my homemade chili and spaghetti sauce to cut the acid burn in my throat and stomach that may come later, and I usually add honey to my chicken and beef dishes.
|Posted by: Nodstar Feb 8 2008, 01:57 PM|
| Hiya Mark
I've recently been looking into the composition and side effects of Anti Depressants ..
Surprise Surprise !!! Prozac has fluoride in it ...
What's in your happy pill?
Fluorides have been used in many prescription drugs including some of the SSRIDs or Seratonin-uptake Inhibitors such as Prozac. The Fluoride Action Network has put up a list of currently common prescription drugs which contain Fluorine and can be seen here:
From the Fluoride Action Network:
"Prozac" (Fluoxetine Hydrochloride)
The Danger of Taking Prozac
The Guardian September 4, 1999
Internal documents which appear to suggest Eli Lilly, manufacturer of Prozac, knew 20 years ago there could be a problem, may be relevant to the first British case concerning the drug, now heading for the courts.
Reginald Payne, 63,a teacher from Wadebridge, Cornwall, suffocated his wife and threw himself off a cliff in March 1996. He had been taking Prozac for just 11 days. His family blames the drug and has issued court proceedings against the manufacturers.
The Eli Lilly papers, which chronicle the company's concerns over the restless state of mind of some patients during clinical trials, were produced during a case in Hawaii, the first of some 200 in the US alleging links between Prozac, violence and suicide, to have come to a verdict.
The case concerned a couple who retired to Hawaii from California in 1989. Finding it hard to adjust to the changes in his life, Bill Forsyth saw a doctor and was prescribed Prozac for a mixed depressive anxiety disorder. At first Mr. Forsyth said he felt marvelous, but within two days he was imploring his son and wife to get him into a psychiatric hospital. Soon after he returned home, he stabbed his wife June to death and impaled himself on a kitchen knife.
Evidence of violence
The family's lawyers argued in court that Eli Lilly had known for years that patients on Prozac, which was launched in 1988, could suddenly become akathisic - a strange, restless and agitated state of mind in which they can get compulsions to commit violence on other people and themselves.
The lawyers argued that Eli Lilly should be held responsible for failing to warn doctors that some patients might respond in this way and become a danger to others and themselves. Prozac is still a useful and appropriate drug for some patients, they say, but those who take it must be closely watched for the signs of akathisia in the first couple of weeks after beginning a course.
They cited internal minutes from the Prozac development team in August 1978 which ran: "There have been a fairly large number of reports of adverse reactions... Another depressed patient developed psychosis... Akathisia and restlessness were reported in some patients."
The authorities in Germany, considering Eli Lilly's application for a license in 1984, were concerned. "During the treatment with the preparation [Prozac], 16 suicide attempts were made, two of these with success. As patients with a risk of suicide were excluded from the studies, it is probable this high proportion can be attributed to an action of the preparation." Prozac now carries a warning in Germany of a risk of suicide. "Therefore for his/her own safety, the patient must be sufficiently observed until the antidepressive effect of Fluctin [Prozac] sets in." It adds that the patient may need an additional sedative in the meantime.
The Hawaii family lost its case, but their counsel, Andy Vickery, said they would be appealing on a number of grounds, one of which was the judge's refusal to allow the jury to be told of the German warning. He said: "I was shocked and disappointed to lose. In my final argument, I told the jury their verdict could save lives."
Graham Ross, a personal injury lawyer based in Neston, Wirrall, who has a number of cases of alleged Prozac-induced suicide on his books, said he takes issue with Eli Lilly because of its failure to warn of the risks to some, not by any means all, patients. "It is their refusal to accept that this is at all possible in any patient, and their insistence that it would have happened anyway that is dangerous and irresponsible, in my view. All we are asking them to do is be more frank in what they say to the medical profession in the first place."
Eli Lilly's spokesmen in the UK and in company headquarters in Indianapolis insist that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which licenses medicines in the US, and the Committee on the Safety of Medicines in the UK, had specifically cleared Prozac of inducing suicide in the early 1990s. "That is more important than an attorney's selective manipulation of data," said a US spokesman. "You have to take a look at the patient population. In people with depression there is probably a 15% suicide rate. There is no evidence that Prozac causes suicide."
But although depression is linked to suicide, the rates are highest among those who have been hospitalized, not among those coping in the community who may be prescribed Prozac by their GP and some of whom are anxious rather than depressed.
According to data presented by David Healy, director of the North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine and author of The Antidepressant Era, at the British Association for Psychopharmacology annual meeting in Harrogate in July, the only figures on rates of suicide among depressed people in the UK taking Prozac are six times higher than the probable suicide rates for community depression in the UK, which, he says, "strongly suggests that Prozac may indeed be inducing suicide."
Easing the pain
- Prozac is the world's most widely used brand-name antidepressant, prescribed to more than 38m people in 100 countries.
- It was the first of a new breed of anti-depressants called SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) to be licensed. They are marketed as having fewer side-effects than older antidepressant drugs.
- It and the other SSRIs work on the assumption that depression is caused by low levels in the body of the chemical serotonin which promotes brain activity.
- Prozac, also known as fluoxetine, blocks the reabsorption of 5HT or serotonin so that an increased amount can stimulate brain cells.
- Prozac is also used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder and moderate to severe bulimia.
Book: Talking Back to Prozac Peter R. Breggin, M.D.
Prozac Backlash: Long-Term Consequences for Taking Antidepressants Are Virtually Unknown
ABC News April 10, 2000
By Kevin Newman
It is a rapidly growing dependency.
Antidepressants have become the most widely used drugs in America today.
ABCNEWS recently completed a major survey of antidepressant use in America. It revealed that one out of every eight adults has taken a antidepressant in the past ten years and a staggering three-and-a-half billion doses of a new-generation of drugs, called SSRIís, were consumed in 1999 -- enough tiny pills to fill a two-story home. It gives new weight to the term Prozac Nation.
Pick any corner in America and you will find someone who says the antidepressants have helped. But no one knows exactly how. All scientists can say is that they boost a chemical in the brain associated with peace of mind. Now these drugs designed treat cases of acute depression seem to help with an ever-widening list of disorders.
"For obsessive-compulsive disorder, for panic disorder, for social phobia, for generalized anxiety, for bulimia," lists Dr. Eric Hollander of Mount Sinai Hospital. "And lately, for party-goers."
America, in short, is becoming very comfortable with seeking medication. So comfortable that our poll found almost half of Americans using antidepressants are staying on them longer than a year, which is a gamble.
|Posted by: Mark Feb 8 2008, 02:51 PM|
Hiya noddy --- is it any wonder?
I refuse to take any synthetic meds -- unless I am dying.