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UK Against Fluoridation

Sunday, October 22, 2017

A few dodgy statements but nice to see the enthusiasm of the young awakened.

Higher fluoride exposure while pregnant lowers intelligence of offspring

fluoride-in-water(NaturalHealth365) The discussion about fluoride in drinking water and potential fluoride side effects has been raging for decades. There is particular concern about its effects on the developing brains of children in pregnant women. This has served as a catalyst for University of Toronto researchers to study the impact of fluoride on the developing human brain.
The University of Toronto partnered with the University of Michigan, the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico, McGill University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Indiana University and the Harvard School of Public Health for this research. The study, entitled “Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Cognitive Outcomes in Children at 4 and 6 – 12 Years of Age in Mexico,”looked at fluoride exposure in relation to numerous facets and stages of neurodevelopment.

Study of fluoride side effects over time confirms its hazards

For the study, the researchers analyzed data from 287 mother-child pairs in the Early Life Exposures in Mexico to Environmental Toxicants (ELEMENT) project in Mexico City. This project had recruited pregnant women for observation from 1994 to 2005 and continues to follow the health status of the participants to this day.
The team analyzed urine samples from the pregnant mothers as well as their children from 6 to 12 years of age. The researchers strived to accurately reconstruct personal measures of fluoride exposure for both the pregnant mothers and their children.
Fluoride levels in the urine were tested and related to verbal, perceptual-performance, quantitative, memory, and motor abilities in the children at the ages of four, six and 12. Results were adjusted for factors like birthweight, maternal marital status, smoking history, IQ, socioeconomic status and more.

Prenatal nervous system and pregnant women MORE sensitive to fluoride exposure

The researchers ultimately found that fluoride levels in the urine of pregnant women had a direct correlation with lower intelligence of their children later in life. The fetal nervous system was adversely affected by fluoride exposure, and the effect was worse at higher levels.
Not surprisingly, the prenatal nervous system was found to be more sensitive to fluoride and fluoride side effects than older children. The study results were published in Environmental Health Perspectives.
Tap water supplies as well as dental products have been fluoridated in the United States and Canada for decades. Fluoride is also included in table salt and milk in some countries. The stated goal of these programs is to protect teeth and dental health as well as to improve bone health.

Pregnant women should strongly consider purifying their tap water

However, the debate about the safety of these programs and potential fluoride side effects has been raging for decades. Its effect on the brains and nervous systems of both adults and children has caused particular concern. And, the science reveals little doubt that this substance is highly-toxic.
Some of the known and stated fluoride side effects include staining of the teeth and skeletal fluorosis (an accumulation of fluoride in the bones). This current research shows that fluoride is also toxic to the brain, nervous system and IQ – especially in young children.
Bottom line: fluoride side effects like the ones listed in this article ought to motivate everyone to purify their tap water, but pregnant women should be especially vigilant.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

U.K. Freedom from Fluoride Alliance Supporting and informing the campaign against water fluoridation in the U.K.

U.K. Freedom from Fluoride Alliance
UKFFFA plans the first UK national conference.

If you want to be active in the U.K. fight for freedom from fluoridation, contribute to the debate on how we should be organised and help set out the tasks for the year ahead, as well as bring yourself up-to-date with the latest information, then put aside Saturday 6th January 2018 and make it to London. Full details of the conference to be organised by UKFFFA and SWIS, will be published in October – or contact Ivor at info@safewaterinformation.org at any time.

UKFFFA moves forward:

The Association has now set up a bank acknowledging its first officials, with Joy Warren and Ivor Hueting as co-coordinators. The meeting stating the constitutional requirements includes this statement:

The aims, activities, income sources and structure of UKFFFA are confirmed as follows

1.1Aims The UK Freedom from Fluoride Alliance (UKFFFA) is a not-for-profit association, developed following discussions in 2016 and launched on 6 April, 2017.

The aim of UKFFFA is to provide information on water fluoridation and connect and support individuals and groups opposing fluoridation in the UK, so as to provide a voice for anti-fluoridation campaigners. Founder member organisations are West Midlands against Fluoridation (WMAF) and Safe Water Information Service (SWIS), both of whom provide logistical and financial support. UKFFFA is quite independent of any other national group

1.2 Activities: In conjunction with SWIS, to provide a frequently updated web-site and phone and e-mail based services, currently without any charge or membership fee.

As well as producing and updating information on a web site and in other social media, and responding to on-line and postal communications, UKFFA may organise events and meetings for members and the public, provide representations to national or local authorities, both written and in person, and maintain contact with officials and elected members of national and local government and other bodies, and with on-line and printed media.

UKFFFA currently is able to communicate with over 500 supporters, and with other national and regional organisations...........................

Want clean teeth? Eat butter and salami!

Australian dentist Dr Steven Lin has claimed that brushing and flossing is not enough to stave off cavities. He says that eating certain foods - including salami - is crucial for healthy teeth (file photo)Dentist claims brushing and flossing are not enough to prevent tooth decay - you need vitamins from these unexpected foods
Australian dentist Dr Steven Lin is warning that brushing and flossing are not enough to keep your teeth healthy In addition to following your dentist's recommendations, you have to make sure you are getting enough of four essential vitamins
Dr Lin says this explains why people who practice good oral hygiene still get cavities
By Maggie O'Neill For Dailymail.com

No matter how thoroughly you clean your teeth, you are probably still exposing yourself to tooth decay, according to one dentist speaking out about oral care. Dr Steven Lin from Australia claims that meticulously brushing and flossing the way your childhood dentist taught you to is not enough to prevent cavities and harmful levels of tooth enamel.

The answer? Your diet, according to Dr Lin. He claims that maintaining good eating habits is the only way to stave off weak, unhealthy teeth. Dr Lin says that incorporating four crucial vitamins into your diet will do worlds of good for your oral health, and he cautions the hygiene habits you have learned to develop since birth are not sufficient when it comes to caring for your teeth.

 He says that eating certain foods - including salami - is crucial for healthy teeth
Australian dentist Dr Steven Lin has claimed that brushing and flossing is not enough to stave off cavities. He says that eating certain foods - including salami - is crucial for healthy teeth (file photo)

Dr Lin is the author of The Dental Diet, which is expected in 2018, and he also blogs about common misconceptions concerning oral health. 'I'm about to say something that might surprise you. Your toothpaste isn't that important. In fact, compared to proper dental nutrition, even brushing and flossing aren’t as important,' Dr Lin says.

He writes that this explains why some people still experience tooth decay even if they follow their dentist's recommendations. 'Then there’s people who brush and floss religiously who are confused as to how they keep getting cavities no matter how many toothpaste brands and techniques they try.'

The problem comes down to the nutrients these people are consuming, he says.

Dr Lin boils it down to four vitamins that he claims will save your teeth - A, K2, D and E - and he warns that most people are not getting enough of them by following modern diets.


Vitamin A: dairy products, eggs, carrots, yellow or dark vegetables
Vitamin K2: butter, eggs, salami, soft cheeses
Vitamin E: broccoli, spinach, nuts
Vitamin D: mushrooms, fatty fish, some dairy products

Cut out the excessive sugar too

Dr. Paul Connett brings new research to light, including links between fluoride and harm to the brain, bones, and endocrine system, and argues that the evidence that fluoridation reduces tooth decay is surprisingly weak.

Fluoride, Dyes, Illuminati Fast Food: FindYourselfHealthy!

Should dentists continue to use fluoride? by Heather Linderfelt

The news can be alarming. Fluoride causes cancer. Fluoride is a neurotoxin. Fluoride will reduce IQs in children. Fluoride kills!
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral. It is in our soils, water, and food in various amounts, depending on where you live, but our bodies don’t need it to survive.
In the 1930s, dental research showed that children who lived in areas with high concentrations of naturally occurring fluoride in the water had less tooth decay. This research led to the addition of fluoride to the municipal water supply in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1945. Other municipalities followed, and the Community Water Fluoridation program began.
Suddenly tooth decay went down. Tooth extraction declined. People were saving money and keeping their teeth. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 1999 touted the fluoridation program as one of the top 10 greatest achievements in the 20th century.
Then, links to cancer and fluoride began to emerge, specifically to a rare type of cancer, osteosarcoma.
Scientists and health boards reviewed and researched this claim made in 1975 by Dr. John A. Yiamouyiannis and Dr. Dean Burk that the artificial fluoride added to drinking water increased the rate of cancer. While some tests showed a possible association, each subsequent review and research found errors in the original claim and no definite link could be made between the use of fluoride in the drinking water and cancer.
Other research followed:
In 1983, a review of the original source of allegations of fluoride causing cancer was published in of Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO). The review stated several flaws and concluded that the link was inconclusive.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published a report, in 1987, finding that no evidence conclusively proved a link to fluoride and an increase in cancer.
In 1991, the U.S. Public Health Service issued a report stating after reviewing all studies done to date none, “demonstrates no credible association between water fluoridation and the risk of cancer.”
In 1993, The National Research Council (NRC) concluded: "the weight of the evidence from the epidemiological [population-based] studies completed to date does not support the hypothesis of an association between fluoride exposure and increased cancer risk in humans." The council suggested more through research.
The National Health Service (NHS) Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, in 2000, reviewed 26 studies on the link between cancer and fluoride. At the end of their review, the center also concluded, "Overall, no clear association between water fluoridation and incidence or mortality of bone cancers, thyroid cancer, or all cancers was found."
The National Research Council, in 2006, issued an updated review to their past 1993 study and again found, "the evidence on the potential of fluoride to initiate or promote cancers, particularly of the bone, is tentative and mixed."
In 2010, a report published by the European Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) "agrees that epidemiological studies do not indicate a clear link between fluoride in drinking water, and osteosarcoma and cancer in general. There is no evidence from animal studies to support the link, thus fluoride cannot be classified as carcinogenic."
California’s Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC), in 2011, conducted its own review of past studies and stated, "fluoride and its salts has not been clearly shown to cause cancer."
In 2015, the U.S. Public Health Service again released a report that stated, "This finding is consistent with systematic reviews and three recent ecological studies that found no association between incidence of this rare cancer and the fluoride content of community water."
It is clear that the link between fluoride and cancer is inconclusive and more research needs to be invested in finding a definitive answer beholds other health risks. Last year, The Lancet, one of the oldest medical journals, published a report classifying fluoride as a neurotoxin.
It is known that fluoride is non-essential to our bodies. Fluoride is very good at preventing tooth decay and helping re-mineralize teeth that do have the early stages of decay,but it is easy to get too much from toothpaste and fluoride treatments. More than a pea-sized portion of toothpaste is too much, ingestion of which can lead to fluorosis and other possible health risks.
Fluorosis is a hypermineralization caused by ingesting excessive amounts of fluoride. In most cases, it is a cosmetic issue, leaving teeth stained or mottled. Mild cases, the teeth are striped or dotted with white, the next stage of higher doses leads to a brown staining of the teeth. If there is a high concentration of fluoride ingested, it can lead to skeletal fluorosis, which causes symptoms of joint stiffness to severe cases of structural bone issues.
Moreover, many dentists agree diet is essential to healthy teeth, and the act of brushing and flossing is the mechanism that removes plaque from teeth. Simple baking soda alkalizes and aids in removing bacteria and plaque from teeth.
Recent dental research has led to the discovery of other substances that may be safer than fluoride and still harden tooth enamel and defend against decay. Current research is testing theobromine and its ability to prevent tooth decay.
Finally, in many other countries where fluoride is not used, data does not show an increase in cavities or dental decay.
This raises the question: With so much speculation in fluoride hazards and the difficulty in controlling the amount of fluoride each person ingests, combined with the research on promising new substances that help, why isn’t the dental industry investing more in finding a safer alternative?

Friday, October 20, 2017

Stephen Peckham (Director, Centre for Health Services Studies - University of Kent) presents a detailed overview of his recent observational study that found an association between fluoridated water and underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism.

Is Fluoride Bad for You? It’s Not Just in the Water

Fluoride - Dr. Axe
There are two sides to any story, and that is definitely true in the case of fluoride. Since being introduced into the public water supplies of much of the U.S. (and several other countries) in the 1960s, a consistent debate has existed on whether or not fluoride is truly safe as a water additive or dental health product.
It’s more complex than you might believe at first. On the one side, many public health organizations hail fluoride as a near-miracle for dental health and insist there are no questions or contrary pieces of evidence whatsoever.
For example, the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) states on their website, “Because of its contribution to the large decline in cavities in the United States since the 1960s, CDC named community water fluoridation one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.” (1) The American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatrics agree, and have since the beginning of public water fluoridation in the mid 1900s. (234)
Pretty convincing, right?
Unfortunately, the answer isn’t that simple.
The controversy over fluoride in water has been the main point of contention for anti-fluoridationists for the last several decades, since it was introduced widely in 1960. (5) Is it just kooks and conspiracy theorists that are continuing the pointless complaining about a public health victory?
Quite the opposite proves to be true after a bit of digging. A growing body of research has existed since before fluoride was ever approved for dental use finding it has the ability to cause long-lasting negative health effects in various bodily systems. (6).......................

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Conference Presentation
The 6th Citizens Conference on Fluoride, held in Washington, D.C. last month, was a great success with many informative presentations and constant interaction among campaigners from around the world.  To keep the momentum going, FAN will be releasing a series of high-quality videos of conference presentations over the coming weeks.
Our first presentation features Rick Woychik, Deputy Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences {NIEHS}.  Woychick gave an overview of the NIEHS, highlighting the agency’s new focus on genetic variability and the developmental origins of disease, followed by a lively Q&A session focused on fluoride.

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Compelling 6-minute Video Released

Moms Against Fluoridation (MAF) has released a short film entitled Drinking Fluoride: Is It Safe? that ought to be a powerful tool for fluoride-free campaigners around the world.  The 6-minute video includes some of the most compelling footage from the 20-minute film Our Daily Dose, directed and produced by filmmaker Jeremy Seifert (director of the acclaimed documentary "GMO OMG").
Our task is to share it with as many people as possible.  How many minds can you change in 6-minutes?  Share to find out:
1. Please share film with your Governor and State Legislators.
2. Please share film with your City Councilors.
            3. Please share FAN’s Facebook and Twitter posts.
4. Please also post the video to the social media accounts for your elected leaders.

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Latest Fluoride News:

-Second-Class City Measure Debated Before Port Angeles Group (Washington)
-Port Angeles Debate Airs Pros, Cons of Fluoridating Water (Washington)
-Ormond Beach Received No Bids for Water Fluoridation (Florida)
-Fluoridation in Somers Drinking Water Shut Off (New York)
-Walden Moves Closer to Eliminating Fluoride (New York)
-Fluoride: Poison on Tap (USA)
-Ashburton: Fluoride Pushed Down the Agenda (New Zealand)
-Peel Council Revisits Fluoride Debate After Resident Revives Lawsuit (Ontario)
-Calgary: Keep Fluoride Out of Our Tap Water (Alberta)

-Human Intervention Reverses Fluorosis (India)

For more fluoride related media, please visit FAN’s News Archive.

Stuart Cooper
Campaign Director
Fluoride Action Network

See all FAN bulletins online

HPV vaccines ARE safe: So they say

Controversial HPV vaccines do not raise the risk of 45 serious, chronic diseases (stock)HPV vaccines ARE safe: Controversial jabs do NOT raise the risk of more than 40 diseases - despite cases of girls claiming they have been left paralysed

  • Vaccines were only found to be significantly associated with coeliac disease
  • Researchers believe undiagnosed sufferers are picked up at jab administration
  • HPV vaccines are offered as a series of two jabs to girls aged 12 to 13 in the UK
  • Some claim the jabs have left them bedbound, incontinent and unable to dress
  • The World Health Organization has maintained its stance of HPV jabs being safe 

HPV vaccines are safe, new research reveals.
The controversial jabs do not raise the risk of 45 serious, chronic diseases, a study found.
Although results revealed the jabs are associated with coeliac disease, the researchers believe this is likely due to undiagnosed cases being picked up by health professionals at the time of vaccine administration.
HPV vaccines are offered as a series of two jabs to girls aged 12 to 13 in the UK to protect against the sexually-transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.
Last year, the parents of Ruby Shallom, 16, from Bracknell, Berkshire, claimed she was left paralysed in three limbs and in hospital on a drip after having an HPV vaccine.
In May, 13-year-old Zara Beattie, from Wigton, spoke out about her agony after being left wheelchair-bound and feeling like an '80-year-old', which her parents also put down to having the jabs.
Yet, global health officials have repeatedly denied the vaccines have any detrimental effects.

After importing blood from USA prisoners with HIV, who would believe the health officials?

Contaminated blood scandal victims allowed to sue government.
“Freedom of information requests have unearthed minutes of meetings and recommendations to the government which strongly suggest that the risks and dangers were known from at last 1983,” Steven Snowden QC told the hearing. Yet that information was not passed on to patients until 1986/7, he said.

Fluoridated Ireland - Oral health programme needed for children

An intensive oral health programme aimed at children in Ireland should be rolled out nationally as soon as possible, a dental expert has said.
According to Dr Brett Duane, associate professor in dental public health at Dublin Dental University Hospital, the introduction of a similar initiative in Scotland has reduced the prevalence of tooth decay there by almost one-third since it began in 2007.
One of the key parts of the Scottish programme is an early dental visit - either at 12 months of age or within six months of the first tooth erupting.
"There are a lot of sound health reasons for opting for an early visit, but a lot of parents don't realise it's actually cost effective. If the child's first dental visit takes place at four or five years, you are going to end up paying more in the long run," Dr Duane commented.
He explained that US research suggests that parents who bring their children to the dentist for the first time at four or five ‘end up paying twice as much as those who went in their first year'.
"So the earlier you go, the less you pay. Of course the child and the parents also pick up good dental habits from an early age, while any nervousness or anxiety is removed from the equation in the vast majority of cases," he noted.
Dr Duane made his comments at the recent Irish Dental Association's annual seminar for HSE dentists. He told those attending that he had seen first hand the effectiveness of the Scottish programme when he worked in Scotland.
"Within the community, all children receive free toothbrushes at various stages before school, with all four year olds attending nursery school receiving tooth brushing as part of the nursery programme.
"In areas of higher risk of dental disease, children receive both fluoride varnish programmes and tooth brushing programmes in the first few years of primary school," he explained.
Fluoride varnish provides extra protection against tooth decay when used in addition to brushing. It is a pale yellow gel that sets quickly when applied to children's teeth using a soft brush. The Scottish programme recommends that it should be applied to all children's teeth twice a year.
Dr Duane pointed out that the Scottish government provides additional payments to dental practices taking part in this programme, including a payment for fluoride varnish to high-risk children.
"While a similar model - Happy Teeth - was trialled for a time in parts of Cork city, there has been no follow on at national level. At the same time, our school screening programme is simply not functioning in very many areas. We have a template in the Scottish programme, we just need the will to introduce it here," Dr Duane added.
The Irish Dental Association's annual seminar for HSE dentists was held in Kilkenny.

Australia - Gunnedah Council and the NSW Department of Health to consult Gunnedah shire community about water fluoridation

OPEN FOR DISCUSSION: The Gunnedah Shire Council October council meeting was held at the Kelvin Hall on Wednesday. One of the major topics discussed at the meeting was water fluoridation. Photo: Billy Jupp OPEN FOR DISCUSSION: The Gunnedah Shire Council October council meeting was held at the Kelvin Hall on Wednesday. One of the major topics discussed at the meeting was water fluoridation. Photo: Billy JuppThe fluoride debate is back on the agenda with Gunnedah Shire Council once again considering whether or not to add fluoride to the shire’s water supply. At its monthly meeting held at the Kelvin town hall on Wednesday night, council heard the NSW Department of Health had put forward a motion to consult with the community about water fluoridation.
Gunnedah is one of the last remaining areas in the state that doesn’t have fluoride added in the town’s water supply, with the controversial issue last rearing its head in 2014-15........

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Shocking science study proves the flu shot causes an INCREASE in influenza infections from NaturalNews on Vimeo.

in subsequent years… researchers stunned

'A medical study conducted at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that women who received flu vaccines had a weakened immune system response in subsequent years.

Lisa Christian, PhD, the lead researcher on the study, concluded, “Growing evidence shows that those who received a flu shot in the prior year have lower antibody responses in the current year.”

The study proves yet again that the official narrative of the flu shot industry — and its complicit corporate-run media — is false and deliberately deceptive. Far from offering bulletproof protection, flu shots actually make people more vulnerable to influenza infections, which of course contributes to more people catching the flu and then falsely thinking they need more flu shots for “more protection.”

Yet it is the flu shots themselves that are leading to an increase in influenza infections. The flu vaccine, in other words, perpetuates the myth that flu vaccines are needed by ensuring influenza spreads more rapidly than would otherwise occur. In effect, flu vaccines spread the very infections that generate more demand for flu vaccines. The structure is a “perfect” self-perpetuating medical hoax rooted in fake science and relentless media propaganda.'

Read more: Flu shots scientifically proven to weaken immune response in subsequent years… researchers stunned

USA Dover -To the Editor: Use of fluoride raises questions

Dover resident, Jason E. Howard, wrote to Foster’s expressing concern over the city’s fluoridation of the potable water supply. Would that more citizens express concern about what they ingest.

He cites fluoride as a neurotoxin, i.e., a poison. Fluoride is indeed poisonous. However, many therapeutic drugs are not dangerous unless given in excess. The selling of fluoride to national communities happens to be a multi-million dollar business for such companies as Monsanto Chemical (a leading producer of genetically engineered seed). Communities such as Dover are paying thousands of dollars every year for fluoridation of the city’s water supply. Concerned citizens such as Mr. Howard should know that, when approached, a prior City of Dover mayor stated that to stop the practice would require petitioning at least 10 percent of the citizens for a voter referendum to be placed on the ballot. With voter apathy at an all-time high, the likelihood of this happening is slim to none.

No doubt members of the American Dental Association (ADA) will chime-in to parrot their classroom instruction touting the benefits of fluoridated drinking water.

To the ADA, I posit the following:

1. Why have a significant number of countries worldwide outlawed, i.e., banned the addition of fluoride to their drinking water?

2. Why not long ago did our federal government caution all states, counties, cities, and towns to reduce the level of fluoride added to their potable water supply?

3. How is it possible to ensure that individuals, adults, adolescents, and children alike, will consume the same amount of drinking water on a daily basis, or does the amount of fluoride ingested have little significance?

4. Why do New Hampshire cities such as Dover spend approximately $30K annually to fluoridate our drinking water when for every clinical study appearing to show benefit, there is another study reporting equivocal results?

Curious minds want to know.

Randal Heller


Effects of sodium fluoride on blood cellular and humoral immunity in mice

Exposure to high fluorine can cause toxicity in human and animals. Currently, there are no systematic studies on effects of high fluorine on blood cellular immunity and humoral immunity in mice. We evaluated the alterations of blood cellular immunity and humoral immunity in mice by using flow cytometry and ELISA. In the cellular immunity, we found that sodium fluoride (NaF) in excess of 12 mg/Kg resulted in a significant decrease in the percentages of CD3+, CD3+CD4+, CD3+CD8+ T lymphocytes in the peripheral blood. Meanwhile, serum T helper type 1 (Th1) cytokines including interleukin (IL)-2, interferon (IFN)-γ, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and Th2 cytokines including IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, and Th17 cytokine (IL-17A) contents were decreased. In the humoral immunity, NaF reduced the peripheral blood percentages of CD19+ B lymphocytes and serum immunoglobulin A (IgA), immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin M (IgM).


The above results show that NaF negatively affects blood cellular and humoral immune function in mice, which is shown by the reduction of T and B lymphocyte populations, immunoglobulins, and Th1/Th2/Th17 cytokines. This study provides an excellent animal model for clinical studies on immunotoxicity-related fluorosis.

Just remove the fluoride no need to poison mice.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Drink 3 pints of water a day to halve risk of UTIs recurring

Women who suffer from frequent bouts of UTIs (urinary tract infections) should start drinking around three pints (1.5 litres) of water every day. It halves the chances of the problem recurring.

The extra water helps flush bacteria from the bladder, and reduces the possibility of the bacteria attaching to the cells that line the urinary tract, which happens when a UTI develops.
While it sounds logical, nobody has really tested the idea before, say researchers from the University of Miami school of medicine.
They got together a group of 140 women who had suffered at least three UTIs in the past year, and whose fluid intakes were quite low. Half carried on as normal, and the rest were told to drink an additional 1.5 litres of water a day, which is roughly equivalent to three 16-ounce glasses.
With all the other drinks the women would consume in a day, their fluid intake rose to 2.8 litres, while the non-drinkers were still drinking around 1.2 litres every day.
After a year, the women who didn't drink extra fluids reported having just over three UTIs in those 12 months, while the extra-fluid group suffered around 1.6 UTIs on average, a 48 per cent reduction.
It's estimated that up to 60 per cent of women will suffer at least one UTI in their lifetime, and 25 per cent of these will have a repeat infection.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Rick Woychik, Deputy Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences {NIEHS}, gives an overview of the NIEHS highlighting the agency's new focus on genetic variability and the developmental origins of disease, followed by a lively Q&A session focused on fluoride

Your Toothpaste or Mouthwash Might Actually Be Staining Your Teeth

toothpasteNext time you go toothpaste or mouthwash shopping, make sure you avoid these ingredients!
BY BRITTANY GIBSONne of the first things that people notice about you is your smile—and your teeth. It seems that everyone strives for pearly whites (although naturally yellow teeth are actually stronger than bleached teeth) and will buy any product that promises brighter teeth. The only problem? Not all toothpastes and mouthwashes are as beneficial as you’d think. In fact, some of them may actually be staining your teeth.
“This staining is due in part to two ingredients; cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC), an antibacterial, and stannous fluoride, a remineralization ingredient,” Dr. Benjamin Lawlor, DDS, Cosmetic Dentist in Portland, Maine, told Reader’s Digest“The reason why this happens is in the way the CPC kills bacteria. CPC kills bacteria and dislodges them from the tooth. As they are being swished away, they can re-adhere to the tooth or collect in areas of the mouth—usually near the gums or on a ledge. The bacteria continue to die leaving brown stains wherever they are,” Lawlor continues. “Stannous fluoride can [also] stain because it has a chemical compound which includes molecules of tin. This metal can adhere to the teeth in the right conditions and cause extrinsic staining.”
Fortunately, most toothpastes and mouthwashes have a warning on their label if they contain these chemicals. Since CPC has caused so many complaints, most manufacturers have now opted to switch out CPC for essential oils, which are proven to be just as effective as CPC. (You can also use essential oils to sleep bettercalm anxietylose weighttreat acne, and so much more.)..................

Dr Axe - Is Fluoride Bad for You? It’s Not Just in the Water

...............................The UK Department of Health still concludes, however, that the fluoridation of water, milk and salt (the latter two are not fluoridated in the U.S.) is the best and safest way to prevent dental caries. (43) This is echoed by the American Dental Association in their public marketing piece, “Fluoridation Facts.” (44)

Is fluoride bad for you?

I believe fluoride is an unnecessary chemical that should not be in public water supplies, and that it has the potential to damage your body.
Many experts have been concerned about the bioaccumulation of fluoride due to the overwhelming availability of fluoride in dental products, food, drinks and water, including a group of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) union members who have urged the EPA to change their stance on water fluoridation and a group of almost 5,000 medical professionals across several countries who have signed the Fluoride Action Network’s petition to end water fluoridation. (4546)
Because of the dangers of fluoride toxicity, the FDA began requiring a warning on all fluoride toothpastes manufactured after April 1997 to contact the nearest poison control center if the toothpaste is ingested because this “drug” may cause adverse effects. (47) Remember, toothpaste contains somewhere around 1,000 times more fluoride per volume than fluoridated water.
As I mentioned earlier, one concern held by certain people is the hazards of using silicofluorides (HSF) to fluoridate water, rather than sodium fluoride, the substance which has been used in virtually all fluoride safety research. (48) The petition listed above to remove silicofluorides from drinking water points out that fluoridated water using HSF contains 100 times more arsenic than fluoridated water using sodium fluoride at 0.7 ppm (the current standard).
Whatever the source, the ingestion of large amounts of fluoride is not good for you. While it may offer certain teeth strengthening benefits when used topically, I don’t think the benefits outweigh the very serious long-term costs.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Confounding factors - delay of teeth eruption - small number.

"We have an agenda!"

Oral Health: A key component for Kentuckians’ overall health

DentalFRANKFORT – As part of its 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, is honoring the Kentucky Oral Health Program in recognition of National Dental Hygiene Month.
The Oral Health Program consists of 11 public health dental hygiene teams providing services in 28 Kentucky counties. These teams visit local schools to assess, clean and apply fluoride varnish and sealants to a child’s molars. The fluoride varnish provides protectants for six months, and the sealants protect the chewing surface for the length of the sealant, which typically protects the surface of the teeth from decay. With a deficit of dental providers in some of Kentucky’s rural communities, this program fulfills a vital need with a mission to refer every child to a local dentist.
“We are working not only with our heads and hands, but with our hearts. We have been touched by all of the children and unreal circumstances we come across,” Dr. Julie McKee, DMD, director of the DPH Oral Health Program, said in a state news release. “Our work is helping children in Kentucky - but also changing each of us for the better.”
The public health dental hygiene teams have served approximately 25,000 Kentucky children providing 175,000 preventive dental services including oral hygiene instruction, dental risk assessment, patient education, nutrition counseling, tobacco counseling, varnish and sealants. These individuals embrace the needs of local communities to assure children can grow and learn without the distraction of poor dental health. If a child is in pain or cannot eat due to poor dental health, they cannot learn and grown to become healthy, productive Kentucky citizens.
On Oct. 7, the Oral Health Program was recognized at the Kentucky Dental Hygienists’ Association Public Health Symposium for being a trailblazer in the area of public dental health. The event was a continuing education that consisted of a panel discussion centered on the important work health department hygienists do within Kentucky communities.
The Kentucky Oral Health Program works with local health departments, dental hygienists, health educators and dentists throughout the state to educate Kentuckians about the importance of oral health and its link to one’s overall health. When Kentucky established an oral health program in 1928, it was the third state in the country to have a public dental health program. One of the program’s major efforts is water fluoridation. In 1951, the city of Maysville become the first Kentucky community to fluoridate its water supply. Kentucky is a national leader with 96% of citizens having a fluoridated water.
A 2001 survey found one of three kids needed such care, a number that has increased to one out of two, he said. The survey, which screened more than 2,000 children in third and sixth grades across the state, found that 41 percent had untreated cavities and that the rate of tooth decay was much greater in Eastern Kentucky. In that region, with some of the poorest counties, more than half of third- and sixth-graders — roughly 15,100 children — had untreated cavities.And poor children tend to suffer the worst dental problems, such as infections and abscessed gums, "giving further evidence that socioeconomic status is in the strongest determinant of a child’s oral health status," the survey found.More than half the children did not have sealants, which protect teeth against cavities.

Saturday, October 14, 2017


On visiting supermarkets you see them stacked, row after row, brand name upon brand name we’re spoilt for choices… but it can indeed be quite costly when added up after a while… It’s better to choose the glass option as opposed to plastic which leaches out toxic chemicals such as Bisphenol A which could affect health when taken frequently and long-term…
I’m talking about bottled water supplies, which leads to my question, why should we have to buy bottled drinking water?
I remember as a child in the 60’s the idea of someone charging for water in bottles would have been quite laughable. To this day I still have a somewhat sinister regard for the fact that we’re being charged for water and not without reasoning: There is in fact something covertly sinister and devious going on.
Before explaining, the first thing to realize is that there are indeed a number of people who have educated themselves enough to realize that they don’t want to choose drinking tap water with fluoride and other chemical impregnations. But why should we have to choose the more expensive bottle water option and put up with the chemical treated tap water? Surely, it’s up to us to do something about this?...........................

I wouldn't advise the staring at the sun no matter how low in the sky. If you develop cataracts later in life you may regret it.

World Cavity Free Future Day: shift in global attitude needed to prevent cavities

Saturday is World Cavity Free Future Day, and dentists are using it to remind parents of the importance of keeping healthy teeth and gums.
Despite being largely preventable, dental cavities are the world’s most prolific chronic disease, and while brushing regularly and watching what we eat are the obvious solutions, the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future are taking it to the next level, looking for a global change in attitude.
“Tooth decay can be stopped, reversed, and prevented, but creating a cavity-free future will require a widespread shift in behaviour for the public, policy makers and dental professionals,” a spokesperson said.
Should we continue to put Fluoride in the drinking water?
“The aim of the awareness campaign is to engage with communities, and send a “wake-up call” to those who have the ability to make social, economic and political changes to encourage action.”
The two best known methods to prevent cavities are brushing twice a day and drinking fluoridated water, with Tamworth Regional Council leading the way with their ongoing upgrades of the existing fluoridation system at the Manilla Water Treatment Plant.
Locally, Inland Dentist Dr. Ashita Sapra said that mis-information could be doing harm to one of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) top ten sanitation recommendations.
“Despite evidence gathered over 60 years about the safety and effectiveness of adding fluoride to drinking water, people still aren’t convinced because of persistent myths, and they are only myths,” Dr Sapra said.
Down the road at Happy Smiles, dentist Astrid Hooper wants parents to not only watch what they are eating, but more importantly how often they are eating it.
“It is not about how much sugar but the frequency of sugary snacks and food,” Dr Hooper said.
“People that graze constantly over the day will have more problems than people who just have three meals a day.
“Parents need to also realise that soft drinks and juice, especially in babies bottles are a real trap – stick to milk and water only.
“Getting cavities in baby teeth can still affect how adult teeth develop.” 
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