"You can fix your brain. You can fix your brain with nutrition." (Margot Kidder, actress and orthomolecular medicine spokesperson) http://www.doctoryourself.com/lois.html and http://www.canoe.ca/Health9908/19_mentalhealth.html
The DOCTOR YOURSELF NEWSLETTER (Vol. 4, No. 24 for November 20, 2004) "Free of charge, free of advertising, and free of the A.M.A."
Written and copyright 2004 by Andrew W. Saul of http://www.doctoryourself.com , which welcomes 1.5 million visitors annually. Commercial use of the website or the contents of this Newsletter is strictly prohibited.
"FIVE-MINUTE UNIVERSITY" is among my favorite 1970's comedy routines. Donald Novello, aka Father Guido Sarducci, said that his Five-Minute University "teaches you in five minutes what the average college student remembers five years after he or she's out of school."
He's got a point there.
As an MBA might be summed up with "Buy low; sell high," I likewise submit that the most essential medical knowledge can be expressed just as simply:
"Eat a near-vegetarian diet, drink juiced vegetables, take vitamin supplements, exercise, avoid junk food, and practice stress reduction."
Too simple to work? Not at all; because you can see for yourself that it works. I defy even the most pharmaphilic skeptic to go and try such a lifestyle change for a month and not see measurable health improvement.
Too hard to do? That would probably be closer to the real basis for objection.
I say, Be a health nut! After all, if you're not, then what kind of a nut are you?
A. B. writes: "It has been like a breath of fresh air to see at your website many of the issues I have discussed (sometimes in not so friendly a manner) with doctors. I have found it very difficult to find any doctor willing to meet me even half way on natural protocols. What can the public do to combat doctor and political ignorance regarding natural remedies? If I understand correctly, if I personally suggest remedies to others not in my immediate family I'm breaking the law. However, the word must get out. This effort must be grass roots - and we must not wait. How can we get this going?"
To answer your question, here are some thoughts for you and for all Newsletter readers directly from Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D. I'd like to add that November 11, 2004, is Dr. Hoffer's 87th birthday.
"In 1957 Dr. Humphry Osmond, Margaret Jean Callbeck and Irwin Kahan and I published the first fruits of our research using vitamin B-3 as a treatment for the schizophrenias (Treatment of schizophrenia with nicotinic acid and nicotinamide. J Clin Exp Psychopathol. 1957 Apr-Jun;18(2):131-58). This included the results from our double-blind prospective controlled randomized trials we started in 1952 (the first in the history of psychiatry) and the results of many additional clinical studies. We reported that adding the optimum dose of this vitamin (niacin and/or niacinamide) to any treatment doubled the recovery rate for early schizophrenic patients.
"We were using niacin and niacinamide before the new psychiatric drugs entered the North American market. Our results were better and safer but we had no one to support us. While drug results were more often more dramatic, they were also much more dangerous. Eventually, it turned out that drugs, while helping in the short run and used in small doses, in the long run stopped the process of recovery long before the patients became well, and froze them into a chronic semi-invalid state from which they can not recover as long as they remain on the medication.
"Today, 47 years later, orthomolecular vitamin treatment is still relatively unknown. The use of drugs is world wide and sanctioned by powerful drug interests, the professional associations and governments. It seems not to matter that huge numbers of patients are being denied their chance for full recovery.
"Sluggish acceptance of new treatments is nothing new. Over three hundred years ago, Dr. Thomas Sydenham (http://www.whonamedit.com/doctor.cfm/1989.html and http://www.brainyencyclopedia.com/encyclopedia/t/th/t homas_sydenham.html ) discovered that the standard treatment for small pox actually increased the death rate of this dread disease. The treatment of the time increased temperature by heaping many covers over the unfortunate patients, by giving them strong English whisky (at least they died happy) and keeping the windows closed. Sydenham did just the opposite. He let patients sleep on top of the blankets, prohibited any strong drink, and allowed fresh air to ventilate. In 17th century England, without central heating, it was hard to increase fever in the cold winters and very easy in the warm summers. According to old medicine's theories, the death rate should have been very high in he winter and low in the summer. But it was just the opposite. Under his care, the death rate equalized at a very low level over the whole year.
"Dr. Sydenham had to face 1,500 years of dogma. The doctor was threatened with loss of his license. He was challenged to a duel. He sought help from a member of the English nobility, saying in a letter that a medical discovery is like a sapling in the middle of the King's highway: if you do not fence it in it will be trampled down by the galloping hordes.
"Dr. Sydenham was supported and later knighted. He is considered the father of bedside clinical medicine. There is a bronze plaque in his honor near the Parliament buildings in London. If the regulatory medical bodies over the past 300 years had the same authority and ultraconservative attitude they have consolidated today, we would still be treating small pox by increasing the fever.
"Unlike Dr. Sydenham's sapling, niacin has not been fenced in and the treatment has indeed been trampled on for the past 40 years by the galloping hordes of professional establishments, the American Psychiatric Association, governments, the FDA , the National Institutes of Mental Health, and by nearly every health-professional organization. It is a wonder that there are any orthomolecular doctors at all. But it is even more wonderful that orthomolecular medicine is not merely alive, it is beginning to flourish. Groups of doctors from seventeen countries have joined the International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine (http://www.orthomed.org/isom/isom.htm). This week I enjoyed the visit of two psychiatrists from Japan who are introducing niacin treatment into Japan.
"We no longer need a protective fence but rather armies of patients, their families and their friends who will help us move this very important information into the general field of medicine and psychiatry. The sapling must flourish into a forest.
"On the occasion of my 87th birthday I urge you to join the common cause which I have called simply bringing sanity into modern medicine. Here are some thoughts on how each of us can activate the process:
1) Personal development: this means reading and studying nutrition and nutritional medicine, and searching for a physician who is sympathetic if not actually involved (http://www.doctoryourself.com/naturedoc.html) . This can and will lead to better health. One can then live life as an example of what can be done.
2) Relationship to family and friends: You can use your own health as a model without having to give direct treatment advice. One simply talks about what has helped them and has helped others. This would not be considered giving medical advice, but will encourage anyone seriously interested in improving their life.
3) Community: Organized activities, such as a neighborhood wellness club (http://www.doctoryourself.com/news/v2n20.txt) can help people get together to discuss what they have read. Also, write letters to the editor of your local newspaper, and to Senators, Congressman, Members of Parliament, and other elected officials (http://www.doctoryourself.com/write_now.html ). This can be very effective.
"Since all these activities take time, one must be patient and not hurry it along too much. In the end, you will, as Linus Pauling said, live longer and feel better.
"Thank you, Andrew Saul, for allowing me this use of your excellent newsletter.
Thank you, Dr. Hoffer, and a very happy birthday from all of us.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON NIACIN THERAPY: http://www.doctoryourself.com/niacin.html http://www.doctoryourself.com/hoffer_niacin.html http://www.doctoryourself.com/hoffer_cardio.html http://www.doctoryourself.com/review_hoffer_B3.html http://www.doctoryourself.com/hoffer_psychosis.html http://www.doctoryourself.com/psychiatry.html SALES OF SODAS AND JUNK FOOD BANNED IN SEATTLE SCHOOLS (from Patti Spencer, Seattle Public Schools, Sept. 3, 2004.)
The Seattle School Board has unanimously approved a comprehensive and far-reaching set of nutrition- related policies designed to provide students with healthy food and beverage choices during the school day. Specifically, the policies will ban sales of all foods containing high levels of sugar and fat, improve the quality and appeal of school meal programs, and prohibit contracts with beverage vendors for "exclusive pouring rights."
The district's current exclusive contract with Coca- Cola will be phased out within one year. The policies also give direction to the school meal program and others to offer fresh, local, organic, non- genetically-modified, non-irradiated, unprocessed food, whenever feasible.
Seattle Schools have posted links to all their nutrition policies and procedures at their website: http://www.seattleschools.org/area/news/x40903nr.xml? wrapper=0 .
DOCTOR YOURSELF NEWS Comment: This is bigger than you might think: there are 100 schools in the Seattle district. Not only that, the entire State of Washington is following suit. Fantastic!
Among those we can thank for this initiative is Alexander Schauss.
Alexander G. Schauss, PhD. has held a number of academic appointments, and has been a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Alternative Medicine Advisory Council and the Developmental Planning Committee of the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements. Dr. Schauss is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN). He is author or co-author of more than 100 papers or works, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Biosocial and Medical Research for 13 years.
Schauss has appeared on television shows including Phil Donohue, Maury Povich, and Oprah Winfrey. I heard Dr. Schauss speak at the Nutritional Medicine Today conference in Vancouver earlier this year. I think you might like to hear what he has to say about how your kids' school lunches relate to their behavior and academic performance.
THE DOCTOR YOURSELF INTERVIEW with ALEXANDER SCHAUSS, Ph.D. (www.aibmr.com)
DOCTOR YOURSELF NEWS: Dr. Schauss, how did all this good nutrition news come about?
DR. SCHAUSS: The impetus for the effort in Seattle and the state of Washington was laid down 20 years ago following the largest nutrition study ever conducted in the world. It involved 800,000 students at all grade levels in 803 schools representing every demographic profile. The study started the year after I published Orthomolecular Treatment of Criminal Offenders. This work was read by the head nutritionist for the New York City public school system. My advice was to significantly increase the nutritional density and fiber levels of the breakfast and lunch meals served to students under the national school lunch program. I placed particular emphasis on the need to significantly lower or eliminate "empty nutrient" foods, such as sugar, unfortified wheat flour, sodas, and most desserts. To my surprise, the NYC schools agreed with my recommendations.
DY NEWS: How bad were the foods in the NYC schools?
SCHAUSS: An article in the New York Times described NYC public school's meals as some of the most tasteless and unappealing in the country, combined with well below average national academic standardized test scores; this despite some of the highest teacher salaries in the country, numerous advanced degrees among its teaching staff, and a teacher to student ratio of 1:17, in addition to students living in one of the most culturally enriched environments in the world.
DY NEWS: What was the science behind the better-food, better-grades concept?
SCHAUSS: The effects of the dietary changes were evaluated by California State University. The university sent a team of researchers and data monitors to NYC for four years, as sequential changes in diet were instituted. Basically, an interrupted time series design was employed. When the study ended in 1983, it took the researchers nearly one and a half years to analyze the data. Finally, in 1986, they presented their findings in a featured presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Nutrition. According to the CSU, the diet changes instituted caused the largest gain in academic standardized test performance in US education history. This is particularly significant for a large school district.
Even the testing services began wondering how a school district of such heterogeneity of students could in one year, for example, gain 8 percentage points, when the expectancy was no larger than a gain of 2%. The results were published the following year in the International Journal of Biosocial and Medical Research.
DY NEWS: What was the response from government?
SCHAUSS: A hearing was held in the US Senate. Senator Jessie Helms, originally a strong critic of NYC's efforts, ended the hearing commending the school system, pointing out that the USDA administered school lunch program was originally established by Congress after WW II to insure that children and adolescents would not suffer the degree of malnutrition and its after effects experienced in the 1930's during the depression resulting in the loss of millions of potential soldiers for the war effort during WW II. Few people knew that the school lunch program was started by the Defense Department, not the USDA.
DY NEWS: When did the public begin to hear of the NYC study?
SCHAUSS: In 1987, Barbara Friedlander and Arnold Meyer and I collaborated in writing a book on the NYC study. Barbara was the Chief Nutritionist for the NYC public school system, and Arnold was the information officer for the system. The book was published by Simon & Schuster in 1991 (Schauss, AG, Friedlander, B and Meyer, A. Eating For A's). It received considerable positive national press and media attention. Within just a few months it sold out. It was never re-published. Eventually I received back the rights to the book. It was re-released in 2004 as "Feed My Brain," without any revisions. (http://www.feedmybrain.com/book/index.html and http://www.feedmybrain.com/html/history.html)
Feed My Brain describes which nutrients were responsible for the significant gains in academic performance, along with a discussion on the effects of nutrients on athletic performance. There are several chapters showing parents how they can systematically introduce the same changes in diet at home, via a 12 week diet modification program.
DY NEWS: Certainly you must have run into objections to such sweeping nutritional change. From whom did your opposition come?
SCHAUSS: Many dieticians and school food service directors claimed that students were already receiving a "balanced diet" and there was no need to reduce sugar, sodas, etc. I even recall a professor of dietetics stating on television that there was nothing wrong with a child eating a popular breakfast cereal that was nearly 60% refined sugar. Seeing that both academics, often with connections to the food industry, and dieticians in particular, created road blocks to improving the diet, the effort was reorganized by several parents into a determined grass roots movement.
I should also mention that other pioneers should be given credit for demonstrating the benefits of a highly nutritious, nutrient dense school meal program. Helix High School, near San Diego, some 35 years ago established a salad bar and offered no sodas or sugar-foods in its cafeterias. It had the state of California's highest academic standing and top athletic teams for a decade while this program operated, until the food service director retired. Similarly, Fulton County, Georgia, under the leadership of Sara Sloan, did the same thing 30 years ago, with similar results. All I did was meet these pioneers, study their approach, examine whether the scientific literature supported their approach, and advocate replication of their meal programs in other school districts.
DY NEWS: How does it feel to have backed the right horse, nutritionally speaking?
SCHAUSS: In just the first two days after the Seattle Schools' announcement, I have had emails of congratulations from all over the world. It took years, but note that not only has Seattle taken the initiative: more importantly, the state of Washington is doing the same in every school district in the state. Recently, France instituted similar efforts in the entire country! It will be interesting to see if what started in Washington state will be adopted by school districts and states in the USA.
DY NEWS: Some final thoughts?
SCHAUSS: In my opinion, given the rising rates of diabetes (Type II), heart disease, obesity, etc., it is high time we begin early in assuring ourselves that our children get the healthiest, not most profitable, foods. They are our future and they deserve to have schools and parents committed to insuring that they have a future as healthy adults.
For further reading:
Schauss, A.G. Recommended Optimum Nutrient Intakes (RONIs). In: Textbook of Natural Medicine. Second Edition. Pizzorno, J.E. and Murray, M.T. [Eds.] Churchill Livingstone: London, 1999, pp. 909-938. (Over 800 references.)
Schauss, A.G. Minerals, Trace Elements and Human Health. Life Sciences Press, Tacoma, Washington, 1995. (Translated editions in Dutch (1995), Chinese (Mandarin) (1996), and Indonesian (Bahasa) (1996).
Schauss, A.G. The myth of learning disabilities and juvenile delinquency. [Letter] Correctional Psychologist, 1991; 23(3).
Schauss, A.G., Meyer, B. F. and Meyer, A. Eating for A's. Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster: New York, 1991, 277 pages.
Schauss, A.G. The effects of nutrition on brain function, behavior, and learning: Directions for integrative research. International Journal of Neurology, 1989; 23: 111-115.
Schauss, A.G., Nutrition, academic achievement and behaviour disorders: Applying the research to schools. Health in Schools, 1988; 3(6): 182-186.
Schauss, A.G. New York City public schools' nutrition study. [Editorial] International Journal of Biosocial Research, 1986; 8(2): 101-103.
Schauss, A.G. Nutrition and Behavior. Keats Publishing: New Canaan, CT, 1985.
Schauss, A.G. Nutrition and social behavior. In: 1984 Yearbook of Nutritional Medicine, Bland, J. (ed.) Keats Publishing: New Canaan, CT, 1985, pp. 71- 92.
Schauss, A.G., Sommars, E., Gilles, B.L. and Husmann, R.L. Nutrition in the schools: A survey of North American schools. International Journal of Biosocial Research, 1984; 6(1): 78-88.
Schauss, A.G. Nutrition and behavior. Journal of Applied Nutrition, 1983; 35(1):30-43.
PRISONS, CRIME AND NUTRITION Having personally taught inside two NY State prisons (one medium, one max), I offer some of my own thoughts on improving inmate nutrition at http://www.doctoryourself.com/prison.html
Dr. Schauss has considerable experience on this subject:
Schauss, A.G. Nutrition and antisocial behavior: current research and review. International Clinical Nutrition Reviews, 1984; 4(4): 172-179.
Schauss, A.G. Nutrition and behavior: Limitations and implications for criminology. Proc. 112th Congress of the American Correctional Association, Toronto. Tucker, J.N. and Dargis, A.J. (Eds.) American Correctional Association (College Park, Maryland), 1983, pp. 55-64.
Schauss, A.G. Effects of environmental and nutritional factors on potential and actual batterers. In: Roy, M. (ed.) The Abusive Partner: An Analysis of Domestic Battering. Van Nostrand Reinhold (New York), 1982, pp. 76-91.
Schauss, A.G. Nutrition and violence. Proceedings of the 5th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. HEW (Washington, D.C.), 1982, pp. 244-250.
THANKSGIVING FOR ALL Whether they were in the slammer or the gutter, I have seen good nutrition and vitamin supplements help the most despairing members of the human race. The American holiday of Thanksgiving is always a good opportunity to reflect on what is most important in our lives. Natural health promotion, done right, means reaching out to everybody, even people behind bars or out on the street.
The following report tells what our charitable vitamin dispensary program has been up to:
VITAMINS AT MEALTIME by Judy Thorslund (The Rochester Catholic Worker, Fall 2004, p 6)
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality in Rochester, NY, feeds 75 to 100 folks daily. The majority of our guests live in SRO (single room occupancy) on low fixed incomes or are homeless; and come to our kitchen to receive a nutritious meal each day. Most of our food items are donations. Our cook, Rafael, does an incredible job of putting together healthy and delicious meals each day. Without the encouragement of FOODLINK, our local foodbank, and the generosity of many of you we would not be able to run our nutritional program. I wish to highlight here a very special donor.
Andrew Saul believes in natural healing and vitamin therapy. Now an editor of a medical journal, he has been on the cutting edge of this 'non-traditional' approach to healing long before conventional medicine determined the merit of such alternatives. (See his website at www.doctoryourself.com .) Due to Andy's passion for sharing preventive health measures with others, he began making daily doses of vitamins available to our guests back in 1983. (http://www.motherearthnews.com/menarch/archive/issue s/085/085-016-01.htm The book and information packet prices mentioned at this 1984 article are, of course, 20 years out of date; the costs are now $24 and $36, respectively. http://www.doctoryourself.com/order.html)
Now, each day at lunch, a St. Joseph's volunteer goes table to table and offers a multi-vitamin tablet to each guest. That is generally about 50 to 60 vitamin tablets per day that are given out, and each vitamin is a gift of love to those persons who might never be able to afford this important health measure.
I have watched as a suspicious guest will initially turn down an offer to partake of the vitamins but slowly, over time and watching others, tentatively will reach out their hand for this small dose of prevention. Once this occurs, and the trust has been established, the volunteer better not forget those vitamins! They have now become a symbol of health and well being and are expected each day. And as we have learned, when we are participating in our own "health therapy" we feel better about ourselves on an emotional level and this in turn helps our physical self. I have been privy to personal testimonies from our guests as to how much better they feel since taking their vitamins daily.
Over the years, this effort continued off and on as funding allowed. Recently, there has been a new resurgence of interest in the project, as medical research continues to demonstrate the value of supplemental nutrients, particularly for those with borderline or subsistence diets.
Here's some more great news: earlier this year, thanks to Dr. Saul, St. Joseph's House received over 500 bottles of multivitamins donated by the people of Our Health Co-Op of West Palm Beach, Florida (http://www.doctoryourself.com/news/v4n12.txt). The Co-Op focuses on healthy aging and serving those with limited means, and particularly fixed-income seniors.
Dr. Saul's determination and footwork have led to many thousands of dollars worth of donated vitamins coming our way to help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. It is with the support of such heroes that we continue our work.
(Editor's note: Thanks to the Worker for such a kind and complimentary article. And, special thanks to all donors and volunteers who have made this possible!
If you would like to start a similar charitable vitamin program in your community: http://www.doctoryourself.com/news/v2n22.txt
DOCTOR YOURSELF: Natural Healing that Works A review by Richard Bennett
Having worked in the natural health care business for many years, I've read many, many books on the subject. While many of the books that I've read were quite good, I've found that even the best of these seem to be merely facts tied together with words. Dr. Saul's work, Doctor Yourself, stands out in a market that has long been saturated with books of varying degrees of quality. Doctor Yourself is not only the best of the best in the marketplace, it is book with a voice. Reading Dr. Saul's book, I can clearly hear the unique voice of the author in its pages. Dr. Saul's vast knowledge of his subject is presented with clarity, logic and humor. If I were to have one health care book in my library, it would be Doctor Yourself.
"Lively, Humorous, Packed with Information" A review by John I. Mosher, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus Biological Sciences
DOCTOR YOURSELF is easy to read, lively, humorous and packed with practical, easy-to-follow suggestions for maintaining and improving ones health. I agree with the author's comment that folks need "education, not medication."
I highly recommend this book to others because it helps people to help themselves. In these times of rising medical costs, along with the fact that many lack health insurance, Dr. Saul's book gives hope and confidence, almost like a personal consultation with the author. It sets out dozens of well-documented nutritional protocols for treating ailments using supplements rather than prescription drugs, thereby avoiding drug expense and side effects. The book deals with with quite a few chronic and serious health conditions, as well as more common concerns. Doctor Yourself provides down to earth and well- researched information.
(Might it be added that DOCTOR YOURSELF books make great holiday gifts? To order AUTOGRAPHED copies of Doctor Yourself, please go to http://www.doctoryourself.com/order.html )
FIGHTING FLUORIDATION Did you know that 98% of Western Europe is unfluoridated? http://www.fluoridealert.org/govt-statements.htm
Did you know that a number of senior scientists at the US Environmental Protection Agency oppose fluoridation of water? http://www.fluoridealert.org/testimony.htm and http://www.fluoridealert.org/hp-epa.htm
So does Hardy Limeback, DDS, PhD, head of preventive dentistry at the University of Toronto, Canada. Take a look at what he says:
"For many years, I was a vocal supporter of water fluoridation. That was before I had reason to carefully examine other published studies. What I learned, after thoroughly researching the fluoride- toxicology literature, which, like so many other proponents of fluoridation, I had previously ignored, horrified me. After much soul-searching, I publicly apologized for having misled so many for so long. So now, it is my carefully considered opinion that water fluoridation should be banned. Here are my reasons:
"Fluoride is not essential for normal tooth development. Dental decay is not a disease caused by a lack of fluoride. It is caused by poor oral hygiene and frequent exposure to dietary sugars and starch. It is now recognized that swallowing fluoride does little to prevent dental decay.
"Fluoride does not make your teeth "stronger" or more resistant to decay by incorporation into the tooth structure during development. However, if you swallow fluoride, it increases the risk of childhood dental fluorosis, especially when tap water is used to make infant formula. Dental fluorosis not only manifests in mottling of the teeth but it also makes teeth more brittle.
"Some studies indicate that there is an increased risk of bone fractures in both children and adults where there is increased dental fluorosis. Fluoride accumulates in the skeleton: the longer the exposure, the more brittle your teeth and bones."
(Excerpted from Limeback H. Hazards of fluoridation outweigh its benefits. Standard Examiner, Sunday, Oct 24, 2004)
TOTAL FLUORIDE INTAKE TOO HIGH by Andreas Schuld http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/pfpcnews/message s
Since September 14, 2004 a most interesting article has been available on-line at the US National Institute of Health, as published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/members/2004/7077/7077.pdf
In this paper, the authors set out to estimate the total intake of fluoride in children, including estimated total fluoride intake from drinking water, beverages, infant formula, cow's milk, food, soil, supplements and toothpaste.
In fluoridated areas, children's fluoride intake is estimated up to 0.2 mg per kilogram body weight per day. What this means is that at an age of 2 years, a child is within the range of risk of 'dental fluorosis' (a boy toddler weighs on the average 12.3 kg) [http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph/irs/table1.htm] . So, at this age/weight he would be taking in 1.23 mg/day of fluoride from dietary sources alone, already above the so-called "optimum range" for caries prevention.
In a fluoridated-water area (at 1 ppm) he would be taking in 2.46 mg/day, way above the 'optimum range'. An adult weighing 70 kg would be taking in 14 mg/day by this estimate.
(Editor's note: The authoritative Physician's Desk Reference lists adverse reactions to fluoride at as low as one-quarter part per million (http://www.doctoryourself.com/fluoridation.html).
(Full citation: Erdal S, Buchanan SN. A quantitative look at fluorosis and fluoride exposure of children using a Health Risk Assessment approach. Environmental Health Perspectives (NIH), September 14, 2004.)
MORE ON DENTAL FLUOROSIS: http://www.npwa.freeserve.co.uk
MORE ON US EPA SCIENTISTS' OPPOSITION TO FLUORIDATION http://www.wholly- water.com/Water.Contaminates/EPA.fluoride.htm
MEDLINE'S FLUORIDE BIAS
Dear Dr. Saul,
"Dr. Hans Moolenburgh, who was instrumental in Holland changing its constitution in 1976 to ban fluoride being added to drinking water there, wrote to a friend of mine on Jan 8th 2003 that the journal FLUORIDE, devoted to fluoride research, and which is not political but purely scientific, a veritable encyclopaedia of everything known about fluoride, has been banned from MEDLINE.
"I feel that this is something that you and your readers might like to know. It is all part of the overall fluoride fraud which is so brilliantly exposed by Christopher Bryson in "The Fluoride Deception." (reviewed at http://www.doctoryourself.com/fluoridation.html)
Kind regards, Robert Pocock VOICE of Irish Concern for the Environment. http://voice.buz.org/fluoridation/
FLUORIDE CONCERNS SURFACE ONCE AGAIN , Hileman B. Chemical & Engineering News, 81(34), August 25, 2003. (This article is not online, but is well worth your obtaining through your local library http://www.doctoryourself.com/libraryloan.html).
MORE TOOTH DECAY IN POOR CHILDREN; FLUORIDATION NO HELP by Paul Beeber, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Caries experience may be associated with income," reports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Low income, not fluoridation deficiency, predicts more cavities is revealed in newly-released statistics posted 10/25/04 on the CDC's website (1). Those states reporting third-graders cavity rates and children living below the federal poverty level indicate that poor children have more cavities, even when water is fluoridated. And, the states with the highest rates of fluoridation don't have the lowest cavity rates.
Water engineers dispense fluoride chemicals into two- thirds of all Americans via their water supply, attempting to prevent tooth decay. However, in the United Kingdom, where only 10% drink fluoridated water, tooth decay rates are equal to or better than those of the U.S.(2) and have declined over the last ten years.(3) In contrast, U.S. cavity rates increased(4) along with fluoride overdose symptoms, prompting some researchers to suggest that water fluoridation be stopped (5a,b).
In both the U.S. and U.K., lack of money and dental care predicts higher rates of tooth decay, regardless of fluoridation status (6a,b).
By neglecting the poor, organized dentistry helped create an oral health epidemic.(7) Promoting fluoridation may deflect government regulators from forcing dentists to treat poor children.(8).
(1) http://www2.cdc.gov/nohss/IndicatorV.asp?Indicator=2& OrderBy=2 (2) http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/aag/aag_oh.htm (3) http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=973 (4) Wall Street Journal http://www.sfgate.com/cgi- bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2002/03/08/financi al1058EST0079.DTL (5a) http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/members/2004/7077/7077.pdf (5b) http://www.orgsites.com/ny/nyscof/_pgg8.php3 (6a) http://www.orgsites.com/ny/nyscof2/_pgg6.php3 (6b) http://www.dundee.ac.uk/dhsru/cdh/supp151/#2 (7) http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/news/pressreleases/pr_o ral_52000.htm (8) http://www.oregondental.org/oda/section.cfm?wSectionI D=1277 (Page 6)
50 REASONS TO OPPOSE FLUORIDATION by Paul Connett Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, St. Lawrence University http://www.waterobservatory.org/library.cfm?refID=337 05
FLUORIDE: WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?
IF THIS MASSACHUSETTS TOWN CAN STOP FLUORIDATION, YOURS CAN TOO: http://www.fluoridation.com/natick.htm Be sure to scroll down to see the depth and detail of this thorough and successful presentation. Just insert your village, town or city name, give credit to the original authors, and it is ready for you to use in your community.
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