Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Why Has Fluoride Been Pushed On Us?
A few months back my daughter told one of her instructors that fluoride was bad for your health, and of course her instructor told her she was wrong. So my little one came back to me annoyed and very frustrated and informed me that her claims were disputed. Me, being the mother I am, printed out some facts I researched on the computer and gave them to her to present to her uninformed teacher - which happily obliged.
Recently I've been sent a mountain of information, and among the gems was this article from The Douglas Report. I would encourage you to do more fluoride research on your own. What you don't know, can definitely hurt you.
This is from The Douglas Report:
Fluoride Will Ruin Your Teeth - And Your Health!
When I think of fluoridation, two words come to mind: medical experiment. And the guinea pig is Y-O-U. That's right: Without any solid proof that ingesting fluoride was beneficial for your teeth-and with no safety tests conducted to determine its potential effects on the rest of your body - the government moved forward with the mass medication of the country's water supply.
Think about it: With the exception of fluoride, every other chemical added to tap water is for the purpose of improving the water's safety. Fluoride is the only chemical added for the purpose of medication. And just like all drugs doled out by Big Pharma, this one comes with a litany of potential side effects. The difference? There's no black box warning on your faucet like there is on a bottle of pills.
But there should be.
Did you know that for years fluoride was classified as a toxic waste in this country? In fact, not too long ago its only approved uses were as an insecticide and a RAT POISON!
And that's just how your body treats it - as a poison.
Plenty of studies have been done over the years - and the results are frightening. Fluoridation has been linked to immune system alteration, musculoskeletal harm, genetic damage, thyroid dysfunction, and even cancer.
Do you think all that's worth preventing cavities?
Before you answer that, I have one more wrench to toss at you. More and more studies are showing that ingesting fluoride has absolutely no bearing on preventing tooth decay. And now the American Dental Association is advising that parents NOT give fluoridated water to babies - BECAUSE IT CAN CAUSE BRAIN DAMAGE!
Heard enough? Well, there's more. A lot more. I'll give you all the bone-chilling details of fluoride's effect on your body, and I'll tell you all about the best ways to avoid exposure to this toxic chemical in my FREE report, The Fluoride Myth Busted.
Contrary to what your dentist might tell you, you don't need fluoride to have healthy teeth. And if your dentist asks you where you heard such nonsense, tell him Dr. William Campbell Douglass said so.
And just who am I, you may be wondering.
I've long been one of America's most popular mythbusters. I make it my mission to reveal the surprisingly inexpensive and easy road to real health - to the chagrin of pharmaceutical companies and surgeons everywhere.
I've been called "the conscience of modern medicine," and the National Health Federation voted me "Doctor of the Year." But I've also been labeled a "maverick," and several less flattering names, too, by some of the biggest names in government and the health establishment - but hey, that's part of the territory. I've taken more than a few arrows in my time in order to get you the truth - without paying an arm and a leg for Band-aid "solutions" that will only make you sicker and promise to send you to an early grave.
Trust me - I know how confusing it can be to sift through all the baloney you're indundated with by greedy drug companies and mainstream medicine.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
10 Great Quotes on Change
Earlier this year I wrote an article of quotes on “change” and posted it to Associated Content and just recently, after reviewing the article again, I thought it was a great idea, especially after becoming inspired upon hearing one of Obama’s speeches, and the product that came from Will.I. Am of The Black Eyed Peas afterwards titled: “Yes We Can.”
So here it is, literally days before the presidential election. In this post I recaptured the spirit of change by revisited three quotes from the previous article and added seven additional quotes on “change” to the collection.
10 Quotes on CHANGE:
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. “ -John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy Kennedy graduated from Harvard University with a science degree and later joined the United States Navy and became an intelligence officer. In Congress he advocated progressive taxation, the extension of social welfare and more low-cost public housing. He be came the thirty-fifth President of the USA
"One does not fight to influence change and then leave the change to someone else to bring about." - Stokely Carmichael
Carmichael, once chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, coined the phrase "Black is beautiful." He later became affiliated with the Black Nationalist Movement and the Pan-Africanist Movement.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi - a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of Satyagraha—resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total non-violence—which led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world..
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” -Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin Charles Darwin's book The Origin of Species was a scientific bombshell in its day and remains a much-discussed work 150 years later. Darwin was the official naturalist aboard the British ship H.M.S. Beagle during its world voyage of 1831-36. His observations during the journey led him to develop a theory of evolution: the notion that species evolve as the fittest members survive and pass their traits on to future generations.
"It is not light that is needed, but fire." - Frederick Douglas
Douglas was born a slave, and later became a leader in the Abolitionist Movement. He also became the first Black person to hold a high ranking position in the US government.
“When you're finished changing, you're finished.” -Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman and diplomat. As a scientist he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.
“Everything changes, nothing remains without change.” -Gautama Buddha
Gautama Buddha - Founder of Buddhism.
“By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears.” - Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish essayist, satirist, and historian, whose work was highly influential during the Victorian era.
“People wish to be settled. It is only as far as they are unsettled that there is any hope for them.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, philosopher, poet, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement in the early 19th century. His teachings directly influenced the growing New Thought movement of the mid 1800s..
"The change we seek has always required great struggle and sacrifice. And so this is a battle in our own hearts and minds about what kind of country we want and how hard we're willing to work for it." - Barack Obama
Obama is a US senator from Illinois and a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for presidency.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Rachel Maddow v. The Bitter Bush People
Never would I ever want to sound like a commercial. I don’t do plugs unless it’s for my own product or service – it’s one of the reasons why I won’t wear name brand clothing if the name of the brand is plastered on the garment. However, I will announce that I love Rachel Maddow. I’m not having a Katy Perry moment, I’m talking about her show, The Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC. Not because of her witticism, or her story topics, because most often they are replicas of Keith Olbermann’s, whose precedes hers; but I love Rachael Maddow because she’s unafraid to speak her mind with current evidence to back her up. A notable example of editorial journalism.
There is not a plethora of women with political shows, so when you see one, I would encourage everyone, stop and take notice for a second to see how she measures up to the boys. I’ve been watching her show for a couple of months now, and let me share with you the moment I seriously saw her in a different light.
Earlier this week, Rachel Maddow brought on one of George W. Bush’s former speechwriters, David Frum. She asks him about his take on Republicans not taking politics seriously and not addressing the pressing issues of the people, and he in turn attacks her for the same. Hunh? So let’s back up for a second.
Earlier in the show, Maddow revisits, Palin’s attempt at hypnosis by repeatedly stating how happy she is to be cleared of all legal and ethical wrong doing. So Maddow, pulling a quote from a Black cheer squad, says, “Hold up, wait a minute, let me put some TRUTH in it.” And goes on to explain that the Troopergate Report clearly states (along with several headlines in newspapers) that Palin has been found GUILTY of abusing her power – i.e. being unethical. And despite the fact that reporters are pointing this little factoid out in Palin’s face and in front of camera and microphone, Palin smiles her mystic smile and states that she is happy that the report has cleared her of any wrongdoing. Then Maddow calls her a flat out LIAR – even though such a thing is impolite in politics.
Fast forward. What David Frum has accused Maddow of, is not taking politics with a heavy dose of starch, and quotes Mahatma Ghandi by telling her, “We must be the change we say we want to see.” The way Maddow reports the news is full of cynicism and humor, which was apparently not grown up enough for Frum, who sounded like he was waiting to pick a fight with her. But does Maddow back down and apologize for ruffling his feathers like a polite show host? Heck naw! She, instead, asks him if he is doing what she think he’s doing (which he never denies) and then points out the various tastes and methods of absorption of politics for American people.
He insists that she is being hypocritical and continues to accuse her of blaspheming politics…I guess…, and she smiles her pearly Maddow smile and says, “I couldn’t disagree with you more.” Then she graciously thanks him for being on the show sends him on his bitter way.
That’s just one example.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Times are crazy right now, and though you can't bank on much else these days, you can bank on the fact that in the coming months, they will get even crazier. No consolation to you, or anybody else, I know. However, The Wrighter is going to give you a mission for this weekend, if you so choose to accept it, that may set you on a path of a realignment in your thinking and therefore your behavior. It is a simple thing to do, yet it may prepare you a bit for the turmoil that seems to be inevitable.
Here is the mission:
Go to your local video store, or place your order in your queue on Netflix (make it #1) and pick up and watch the 1976 film titled "Network." Yes it a 70's film - a great one... I might add, a mine of gems ready to be picked, rinsed, cut and set into your everyday life. It stars Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall and Peter Finch and is about the exploitation of an ex-television anchor who has seemingly lost his mind. As you watch the movie, listen carefully to the monologues of Peter Finch's character, Howard Beale. DO NOT dismiss any part of the movie as it being "just a movie." Ponder on it intensely and glean as much as you can from it.
It sounds simple enough doesn't it? Rent the movie "Network." Once you've watched it, you'll understand why The Wrighter has made this movie a mission.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
From What I Hear, There Are More Violations to Come
Please watch this video because it really is eye opening. As a matter of fact, it was so inspiring that I went out and downloaded a copy of the Constitution for the State of California because I don't know it and everyone should know the constitution of their own state. I'm not sure that it will make a road easier, as a matter of fact it will probably make it rockier, because the authorities would you rather you stay in the dark. But if you do...
Friday, October 03, 2008
Three lessons about the government I learned from my mouthwash
I just bought a new mouthwash (at the urging of my daughter) that shows you the food particles and bacteria that it has washed out of your mouth. Gross, right? Yeah, but I found it inspiring nonetheless.
1. You need to demand proof that it is actually working for you.
I found out this year that a lot of legislation has been passed that I have just not been paying attention too. I can’t make up any excuses for myself because we all know that government can run wild and out of control if you let it…as we have. The lesson here is to take a look at what is passing and think about it analytically, and then move to do something if we feel passionately about it.
2. Take the extra step to be sure it’s clean.
It’s like washing your mouth out twice after seeing all of that nasty junk left behind. I once thought that being informed about things was enough, but it is not. As the author Robert Ringer has said, “Nothing happens until something moves.” So, maybe I have to learn more about finance because the meltdown completely stumped me. And maybe I have to follow legislation a little closer to make sure my government hasn’t sold my soul to England. So what? The extra step is what will separate us from lemmings.
3. It doesn’t have to burn.
My mouthwash doesn’t burn, and neither should my constitutional rights for the sake of terror. Terrorism is nothing new. It’s been around for thousands of years. So if you have a war on terror, it is a war you can NEVER win. So if I do as this administration wants me to and suspend my rights until we win this “war on terror” I am in essence giving up my rights and everyone else’s, permanently . . . and I’m not down for that.