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The DOCTOR YOURSELF NEWSLETTER (Vol. 4, No. 24 for November 20, 2004)
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Written and copyright 2004 by Andrew W. Saul of
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"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
I say, Be a health nut! After all, if you're not, then what kind of a nut
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
"Sluggish acceptance of new treatments is nothing new. Over three hundred
years ago, Dr. Thomas Sydenham
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
"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
"Thank you, Andrew Saul, for allowing me this use of your excellent
Thank you, Dr. Hoffer, and a very happy birthday from all of us.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON NIACIN THERAPY:
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:
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.
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
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
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
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,
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;
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
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.
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 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.
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,
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
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
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
If you would like to start a similar charitable vitamin program in your
Through our non-profit Ashwins Health Institute, anyone can also obtain
in-person health lifestyle conferences, free of charge:
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
Did you know that 98% of Western Europe is unfluoridated?
Did you know that a number of senior scientists at the US Environmental
Protection Agency oppose fluoridation of water?
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
"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
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.
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
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
(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
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
"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
VOICE of Irish Concern for the Environment.
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
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).
(4) Wall Street Journal
(8) http://www.oregondental.org/oda/section.cfm?wSectionID=1277(Page 6)
50 REASONS TO OPPOSE FLUORIDATION by Paul Connett Ph.D., Professor of
Chemistry, St. Lawrence University
FLUORIDE: WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?
IF THIS SMALL 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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