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Saturday, October 22, 2005


The Letter CHAF is the conduit of the power and might.

Power is the key word. Significance: the power of morality.

Number 11.

Путь Каф - это творчество; контроль над желаниями; храбрость и выносливость, преодоление любых трудностей.

The Chaf way stands for creativity, control over your desires; courage, stamina, and overcoming any difficulties.

“Take care of your body and its needs. This will sustain your sanity. One should get rid of weaknesses and excuses, take responsibility for one’s own world and start creating!”

Learn more about 11:11

Saturday, October 15, 2005

The Dolphins Need Our Compassion & Protection

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Taiji —the Killing Zone

Between October 1st - December 13th 2004 the fishermen of Taiji reported the capture 609 dolphins (389 bottlenose dolphins and 220 Risso's dolphins) to the Fisheries section of Wakayama Prefecture. While most of the 609 dolphins were slaughtered for human consumption, dolphin trainers selected some of the young and unblemished dolphins for use in captive dolphin swim programs and dolphin shows.

Please visit the action centre here and make a difference to the world and her dolphins, our ancestors!

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The dolphins and whales are calling us into the ocean.
They want to meet us, to introduce us to their world, and to swim with us into the unknown. They are intelligent friends who exemplify qualities we value-- cooperation, harmony, peace, joyfulness, good health, beauty, wisdom, supple movement, grace and unconditional love. The dolphins and whales are approaching us around the globe, filling our minds with visions of freedom, and interacting with us to encourage us to attain many life-enhancing qualities.

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Sacred Whales and Dolphins

For many cultures across the world, whales and dolphins are associated with divine powers and are seen as superior beings. In ancient Greece, to kill a dolphin was equal to killing a human and was a crime punishable by death. For dolphins were seen messengers for the Gods, and were closely associated with Poseidon's daughters, the Nereids, the goddess of love Aphrodite, the heroine Galatea and the music-loving sun god, Apollo. It was said that the constellation Delphinus, the dolphin, was put in the sky by Poseidon in gratitude to the dolphins for finding his bride Amphitrite.

Monday, October 10, 2005


FAN Bulletin #368: VICTORY in New Zealand and thinking out loud.

Oct 8, 2005.

Dear All,

Good news from New Zealand. Over 70% of the people in Greymouth ( a community near Christchurch in the South Island) voted against fluoridation in a referendum (see story below). This despite intense efforts by the District Health Officer to get fluoridation in with the usual "scare tactics" of "your children's teeth are worse than anywhere else." Such claims are always made by the promoters and they often get a lot of help from the local press doing it.

Currently it is happening in at least the following communities: Montreal, Canada; Bellingham, Washington and Queensland, Australia. The promoters use several standard ploys:

1) Local dentists give anecdotal stories of all the baby teeth being extracted under anaestheia (baby bottle tooth decay cannot be counteracted by fluoridation). A picture of such an operation will often open an article in the local paper.

2) "Studies" are cited to show that tooth decay is greater in the targeted community than in a fluoridated one. These "studies" are usually conducted by the promoters and are not peer reviewed and not published. Tooth decay is so contingent on income levels that if these are not tightly controlled in any comparison you can get any result you want.

3) " Public Health" officials proclaim that fluoridation is perfectly safe and that there is no "credible" evidence that fluoride causes any harm at 1 ppm. If they believe this then they are truly deceived, and if they don't believe this then they are deliberately deceiving the public. Check out the health facts at Remember 1 ppm may seem small until you compare it with what nature deemed appropriate for the new born baby. The level added to water is over 100 times higher than the level in mother's milk (less than 0.01 ppm). There is every reason to believe that nature did not want the baby's developing brain and other sensitive tissues (e.g. the thyroid and pineal gland) exposed to the very biologically active fluoride ion.

4) They do their level best to keep both their own supporters and the public away from the literature, resorting instead to citing again and again self-fulfilling prophecies in the form of statements from governmental agencies whose "policy" has been that fluoridation is "safe and effective" for years - regardless of what is found in the literature. Their favorite is the infamous statement made by CDC in 1999 that fluoridation is "One of the top ten public health achievements of the Twentieth century." This piece of scientific rubbish is a total disgrace to US Public Health Service. It was written by one dentist (Scott Tomar I believe) who has now left the CDC! His review was 6 years out of date on health studies and thus neglected many crucial findings. Now of course it is 12 years out of date on health questions. The arguments offered for its effectiveness are embarrassing - see and see also our full critique of this report at

5) In short, they use "AUTHORITY" in place of defendable ethical or scientific argument. But it works. It works like advertizing works. It works with lazy people. It works with people who don't want to do their one homework like many newspaper editors and local poltiicians. It is easier to "Believe" one statement from a high official than spend a day reading the literature. It is easier to believe that the people opposed to fluoridation are well-intentioned but a little emotional and flakey than to believe that government health officials have been lying to you for years. (Governments lie about everything else, why is it so hard to believe that they should lie to protect a policy that they have endorsed for over 50 years?).

6) They tell a liberal audience that we have to do this in the name of equity: we have to help the "poor" children. But this isn't equity. It is precisely the parents of poor children who will not be able to afford avoidance measures if they don't want to avoid this "forced medication." Moreover the poor are more likely to have poor nutrition which is well known to exacerbate fluoride's toxic effects. Finally, it doesn't work on the poor any better than the wealthy - that is why we still have pockets of dental decay in US cities that have been fluoridated for years.

7) They tell a "conservative" audience that this policy is going to save lots and lots of money (this is often coupled with savage cutbacks on genuine dental health services). However, such claims ignore the costs of treating dental fluorosis; the cost of treating other health problems caused by fluoride; the costs many citizens have to bear to avoid the poison and also the economics are predicated on the use of industrial grade fluoridating agents rather than pharmaceutical grade ones. No city could afford to use the latter so wastefully, since 99% of the fluoridated water goes nowhere near the teeth.

Fortunately, around the world, more and more people are doing their own homework on this and seeing through the hype and when they do so we get results like the vote in Greymouth (see below) and the ever growing list of people, including many doctors, dentists, nurses and other professionals, signing onto the Online petition The current total is over 6400.

But Why?

But always, when one sees how pathetic the promoters' arguments actually are, one is left wondering why. Why are they so hellbent on fluoridating every last unfluoridated city, town and village in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland in Australia? Why are they trying to do the same in New Zealand? Why is the Blair government attempting to force the issue through by indemnifying the water companies from liability? Why the huge push in the US? Why is the CDC throwing its credibility to the winds by supporting mandatory fluoridation in state after state, without waiting for the NRC to report back on their review of the toxicology of fluoride in water? Why do they keep going back to the same towns again and again, even after they have said no so many times - like Bellingham and Spokane, Washington and like Worcester, Massachusttes? Why are they doing all this when they can't defend their position in open public debate or even answer opponents's questions in writing (see

Why can "they" not simply take no for an answer? Why must "they" fluoridate everyone?

Here is one thought. Maybe they know (or suspect) that fluoride causes damage - serious health damage and that they know that their stalling approach of not looking for it in any meaningful way -cannot last indefinitely. Sooner or later the "definitive" study on depression of thyroid function; on the ramifications of accumulating in the pineal gland; on the lowering of intelligence; on bone fractures; on osteosarcoma or other cancer; on arthritis; on oxidative stress; on hypersensitivity and on Alzheimer's disease, will force its way into the literature and will not be ignored by the media. At that point there will be HUGE liabilities for the ADA, for the toothpaste manufacturers; the chemical suppliers and possibly the officials who failed to exercise due diligence. So stall for as long as you can and hope you are out of office when the sword actually falls. The ADA seems to have adopted this approach with mercury amalgams.

But why fluoridate everyone? If you fluoridate everyone you have no controls of a significant size to do meaningful epidemiological work. As long as you have large communties of similar demographics in the same country this policy is vulnerable to good scientific research. So don't do the research, instead get rid of the controls, so no one can ever do the research! Is that waht is going on?

Such a thesis is consistent with the strange situation in Australia , New Zealand and Ireland, which all have been fluoridated since the 1960s and yet their governments have never seen fit to do any meaningful (if any) health studies - only endless surveys on tooth decay. It is also consistent with the UK's Medical Research Council Committee's strange recommendations in 2002 for future research. They put a higher priority on investigating people's psychological reactions to dental fluorosis than research on the brain; the pineal gland; the thyroid gland; the kidney or the reproductive system! They don't want to find out, do they? Meanwhile, while they stall the appropriate research (simple stuff like measuring the levels of fluoride in our urine, blood and bones to correlate with the health concerns; like using dental fluorosis as a biomarker for children's exposure to investigate lowered IQ etc), make it is as difficult as possible for anyone ever to find out by getting rid of the controls.

Sorry this is much longer than I anticipated. I have really been thinking out loud with the "Why?" question. What do you think? Why are they so hellbent on fluoridating EVERYONE?

Paul Connett

Residents say no to fluoridated water

Oct 8, 2005

Residents in part of the West Coast have voted overwhelmingly against adding fluoride to their drinking water.

The result of the referendum means people in Greymouth and outlying areas will join eight other towns and cities around the country that do not use fluoride

Opponents are delighted but health professionals are dismayed, saying locals health will continue to suffer.

Over 70% of the 6,000 votes were opposed to the plan to fluoridate the water.

It is a result that has dismayed Principal Dental Health Officer of Health Dr Martin Lee.

"The oral health of West Coasters is among the worst in the country which puts them amongst the worst in Australasia," says Lee.

About 60% of New Zealanders drink fluoridated water.

The Greymouth council decided five months ago to fluoridate, partly because the local hospital treat 80 children every year under general anaesthetic and a quarter of adults do not have their own teeth.

But opponents forced a backdown, saying fluoride had serious side effects.

Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn says it was a campaign that had an element of emotion to it.

"There was a lot of people who had drawn a line in the sand and definitely hardened opinions on either side," says Kokshoorn.

Lee says he is frustrated because the decision had nothing to do with science or evidence-based healthcare. "It's all about politics of fear and unfortunately real people suffer as a result."

However Greymouth residents it seems are willing to take the gamble.

Sunday, October 02, 2005


Dr Samuel Hahnemann

Making the Magnesium-Migraine Link

..."It's very likely that magnesium deficiency is a widespread cause of migraines, maintains Dr. Mansmann. Studies show that many people don't even come close to getting the Daily Value of magnesium, which is 400 milligrams. "On a daily basis, 30 to 40 percent of American people take less than 75 percent of the Daily Value of magnesium," says Dr. Mansmann...

....What's more, several different things, from the caffeine in just two cups of coffee a day to the chemicals in most asthma medications, remove some magnesium from your system. "We know that intake is low for a lot of people. We know that a lot of medications, such as diuretics (water pills) and a variety of cardiovascular medications, can increase magnesium losses. We know that people with diabetes who have high blood sugar lose a lot more magnesium in the urine and, as a result, run the risk of magnesium deficiency," says Karen Kubena, Ph.D., associate professor of nutrition at Texas A & M University in College Station. Even stress, a frequent cause of migraines, can remove magnesium from your system, says Dr. Mansmann....

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Sweetener manufacturer disputes validity of new health research
· Study links aspartame with cancers
· Ingredient used in more than 6,000 products

Felicity Lawrence
Friday September 30, 2005
The Guardian

Aspartame, the artificial sweetener used in more than 6,000 food and drink products around the world, is the subject of renewed controversy this week after the results of the latest research into whether it can cause cancer.

Scientists at the independent European Ramazzini Foundation for cancer research in Bologna presented new results from its long-term, large-scale study of the effect of aspartame on 1,800 rats, at its international conference on cancer and environmental sciences in Italy last week.

The research centre said analysis of its latest results showed aspartame caused cancer of the kidney, and of the peripheral nerves, mainly in the head. Earlier data from the same study published in July linked aspartame to an increased risk of leukaemias and lymphomas in female lab rats "at doses very close to the acceptable daily intake for humans".

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Chromium Picolinate Linked With Reduced Carbohydrate Cravings In People With Atypical Depression

30 Sep 2005

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study assessing chromium picolinate supplementation in 113 people with atypical depression found that a subset of patients who reported the highest levels of carbohydrate cravings demonstrated significantly greater reductions than the placebo group on four items on the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D-29): carbohydrate craving, appetite increase, increased eating, and diurnal variation of feeling (mood variation throughout the day). The study, published today in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, found that 65 percent of the chromium picolinate patients with high carbohydrate craving versus 33 percent of those receiving placebo had significantly greater improvements on total HAM-D-29 scores (p < 0.05). HAM-D-29 is a standard tool commonly used in assessing severity of symptoms in depressed patients.

Carbohydrate cravings, weight gain and unexplained fatigue are characteristic symptoms of atypical depression, a common but frequently undiagnosed depressive disorder affecting up to 42 percent of the 19 million Americans diagnosed with depression. “These results suggest that the use of chromium picolinate may be beneficial for patients with atypical depression who also have severe carbohydrate craving,” said the study's lead investigator, John P. Docherty, M.D., president and CEO of Comprehensive NeuroScience Inc, and adjunct professor of psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. “For years, the link between depression, insulin sensitivity, and the value of dietary chromium picolinate has been hinted at in small studies and this trial may bring us closer to understanding the connection.”

“These findings also suggest that physicians and mental health professionals should be alert to patients who report carbohydrate craving as it may signal the possible presence of a more serious underlying medical condition, such as atypical depression,” Dr. Docherty said. “The use of antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics that are commonly prescribed to treat depression can often worsen carbohydrate cravings. A treatment that effectively reduces carbohydrate cravings and has a favorable tolerability and side-effect profile would be a very useful contribution to improve overall health outcomes.”

Chromium is an essential trace mineral whose main function is to work with insulin to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins. When chromium is bound to picolinic acid to create chromium picolinate, absorption in the body is significantly improved. Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recognized chromium picolinate as a safe nutritional supplement.

Amandha's Note: Also think about the implications of treatment for Diabetes, where carb cravings can cause many complications.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Yay Vitamin E!

New Study Finds Vitamin E Prevents Heart Disease Deaths

Healthnotes Newswire (September 8, 2005)—Vitamin E supplementation significantly reduced the number of heart disease–related deaths over a ten-year period in healthy women, reports the Journal of the American Medical Association (2005;294:56–65). This study confirms previous reports showing a beneficial effect of vitamin E on heart function and contradicts research published earlier this year suggesting that vitamin E has adverse effects on the heart.

In the new study, 39,876 apparently healthy American women over the age of 45 were randomly assigned to receive a vitamin E supplement (600 IU every other day) or a placebo for an average of 10.1 years. During the study, there were 24% fewer deaths due to heart disease in the women receiving vitamin E than in those receiving the placebo. The number of nonfatal heart attacks and strokes, on the other hand, did not differ significantly between the vitamin E and placebo groups; nor was there any difference in all-cause mortality.

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