John H. Keefe III, D.C.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: This Daily Drink Can Lower Your IQ and Make You Sick A number of towns and districts across the US and Canada have successfully put an end to the fluoridation of communal water supplies, and the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) is tirelessly working to make that a reality for every community, not just in the US but around the world. Fluoride is a toxic drug, the dangers of which far outweigh any benefit it might have to your teeth. In fact, any anti-cavity benefit you may reap from fluoride comes from topical application.It does nothing for your teeth when swallowed, and if you read the fine print on your toothpaste, it clearly tells you not to swallow the toothpaste, and to contact poison control in case of ingestion. Why? Because it’s toxic. Research links fluoridated water consumption to endocrine dysfunction, hypothyroidism, ADHD, and reduced IQ http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01258&video=236578
DIET: Analysis Confirms Chemicals in Food Are More Hazardous in Combination In the US, more than 10,000 additives are allowed in food, which includes those that are added directly to your food and those in the packaging, which can migrate to your food. Food additives are not automatically required to get premarket approval by the US Food and Drug Administration. Industry-friendly legal loopholes exempt many potentially risky additives from the approval process. Research shows even small amounts of chemicals found in the food supply can amplify each other’s adverse effects when combined, and some processed foods can contain a cocktail of hundreds of chemicals.
IN THE NEWS: Losing sense of smell linked with earlier death People who have problems with their sense of smell may be at increased risk for dying sooner than those who don’t have trouble smelling, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed information from more than 1,100 adults in New York City whose average age was 80. The participants took a “scratch and sniff” test in which they attempted to identify 40 common odors. People who scored less than 18 points out of 40 were said to have anosmia, or an inability to smell. The study found that the people with scores in the low range (zero to 20 points) were nearly four times more likely to die over a four-year period than those with scores in the high range (31 to 40 points). The study is published today (June 3) in the journal Annals of Neurology.
FUNNY BONE: “The U.S. Postal Service says they expect to handle twenty billion pieces of mail for the holidays. They’ll only deliver about ten billion, but they’ll handle twenty billion.” –Jay Leno Facebook has unveiled a new option to let users keep their private information secure. The option is called “Sign Off of Facebook.” Conan O’Brien
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