You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world.  You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mother knows best

What you don't know can't hurt you.

"I've been drinking this water all my life and it hasn't hurt me."

I can only paraphrase my mother, as I didn't record her exact words.  Whenever I visit her in Savannah, Georgia, I always find the tap water to be distasteful, and after a couple of days of drinking it, my kidneys ache.  Invariably I end up buying distilled water to drink while I'm there.  My mother thinks I'm a bit strange, lacking faith in a wide assortment of areas, including our human leadership and the man-made systems that currently sustain us.

A new book published in September 2010 continues the long-running and very real scientific trend of condemning fluoridation of public drinking water as dangerous and harmful.  "The Case Against Fluoride" by Connett, Beck, and Micklem makes it clear that the science against fluoridation is solid, as solid as the economic interests that drive water fluoridation at the expense of public health.  It seems sick people are profitable, and wherever handsome profits can be made by selling industrial waste products to a naive public, sociopathic businessmen will vigorously pursue it.  I have strong faith that sociopaths will do this (based not on blind belief, but on extensive evidence).

The chapter in the book on the endocrine system finds that fluoride causes hypothyroidism and goiter, by a variety of biochemical mechanisms.  It also notes that the second most widely prescribed drug in heavily fluoridated America is levothyroxine, also known as Synthroid.  Problems with goiter and thyroid function are common among residents of Savannah.  My mother takes Synthroid.

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  1. Medicine is an industry in this country. Like any industry, it has a profit motive. Without sick people, there's no profit.

    Also, the medical industry knows that actual "sick" people are not enough to make the desired amount of profit. The medical industry makes their money off of "chronics" - people with diabetes, hypothyroidism, high cholesterol, etc. The fast food industry, the water floridation industy and dozens of other pushers of harmful products, feed the medical industry, whether intentionally or not.

  2. Carla, I'm sure you would agree that medicine should NOT be an industry based on profit. That would be like turning the family unit into an industry based on profit. But then again, "they" are cleverly moving us in that direction, aren't they.



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