Mary Sparrowdancer


[Mary Sparrowdancer is the author of The Love Song of the Universe, (2001, Hampton Roads), and is a science and health writer with training in clinical laboratory sciences, including bacteriology, electroencephalography, hematology and microscopic evaluation.  Mary co-authors a health newsletter with Luise Light, Ed.D, author of “What to Eat,” (2006, McGraw-Hill).  Luise is former USDA Director of Dietary Guidance and Nutrition Education, and was the creator of the real fruit and vegetable Food Pyramid.]  

[2008] New Fuel, End Of Fluoride Era By Mary Sparrowdancer

[2006] Fluoride Levels Too High - National Academies (What the Press Release Did Not Mention) by Mary Sparrowdancer

[2005] Fluoride and Aggression by Mary Sparrowdancer

[2004] National Fluoride Database Launched by USDA By Mary Sparrowdancer

[2003] Fluoride -The Battle of Darkness & Light by Mary Sparrowdancer

[2003]  "LET THEM EAT ANYTHING" by Mary Sparrowdancer

[2002] Vaccinia/Rabies Wildlife Bait Dropped From The Sky By Mary Sparrowdancer

The true pyramid that Luise and her team developed....... 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 ......    "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. [2003] Fluoride -The Battle of Darkness & Light by Mary Sparrowdancer