Sunday, June 29, 2008

US issues health warning over mercury fillings ... cover-up long a part of 'junk science' propaganda

Note from Ilena Rosenthal:  Vaccinations, mercury fillings, breast implants, fluoride have been proclaimed to be 'safe' and the mutual issues of a huge public relations (propaganda) campaign under the umbrella of 'junk science' or the old timer's word, 'quackery.'

More and more and more ... the cover-ups are being uncovered and the truth of the dangers ... long denied ... verified again.

The FDA (after years of denial) backed by junkscience and quackwatch and NCAHF etc ... re forced to admit:

"Dental amalgams contain mercury, which may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and foetuses."

They're in millions of mouths worldwide, but have been linked to heart disease and Alzheimer's. Now a report concedes they may have a toxic effect on the body

By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor
Sunday, 29 June 2008

Amalgam dental fillings – which contain the highly toxic metal mercury – pose a health risk, the world's top medical regulatory agency has conceded.

After years of insisting the fillings are safe, the US government's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a health warning about them. It represents a landmark victory for campaigners, who say the fillings are responsible for a range of ailments, including heart conditions and Alzheimer's disease.

Earlier this month, in an unprecedented U-turn, the FDA dropped much of its reassuring language on the fillings from its website, substituting: "Dental amalgams contain mercury, which may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and foetuses." It adds that when amalgam fillings are "placed in teeth or removed they release mercury vapour", and that the same thing happens when chewing. Full article here.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Gay Brain Shows Gender Atypical Traits ~ Asymmetry Seen in Straight Men, Gay Women

Note from Health Lover, Ilena Rosenthal
To this day, there is still much to know about health and sexuality ... and open minds and hearts are an answer.

To this day, there is way, way, way too much homophobia in this wo
rld ~ passive to blatant and everything in between.

Bravo to these scientists for really studying this important issue. Here in California there is a recent Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriages ~ a topic that still divides families and creates less love between them.

By Salynn Boyles
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

June 16, 2008 -- Imaging studies reveal key differences in the brains of gay and straight men and women that could add to the understanding of the biology of homosexuality.

LeVay, who is gay, says the research as a whole makes a strong case for homosexuality being a function of biology and not choice.

"Nothing about the left and right brain has anything to do with sexuality, he says. "The preponderance of research argues rather strongly for a common biological process that is contributing not only to sexual orientation, but to other things as well." More here.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Abraham Cherrix Turns 18 ~ Fought courts for right to use Alternative Therapies

Starchild Abraham Cherrix had plenty of reason to celebrate his 18th birthday yesterday: His family says his latest tests show no signs of the cancer he's battled since 2005.

And for the first time in two years he doesn't have to report those results to the Accomack County court.
More here.
Bravo to Abraham and his family for standing up to the government. It has cost them dearly.

Polar Bear Swims 200 Miles Shot Dead For Its Efforts ... how dare they ? ? ?

Thank you Mark Graffis:

Published on Friday, June 6, 2008 by The Guardian/UK
by Allegra Stratton and agencies

A polar bear that swam more than 200 miles in near-freezing waters to reach Iceland was shot on arrival in case it posed a threat to humans.0606 02 1

The bear, thought to be the first to reach the country in at least 15 years, was killed after local police claimed it was a danger to humans, triggering an outcry from animal lovers. Police claimed it was not possible to sedate the bear.

The operation to kill the animal was captured on film.

The adult male, weighing 250kg, was presumed to have swum some 200 miles from Greenland, or from a distant chunk of Arctic ice, to Skagafjordur in northern Iceland.

More here

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Friday, June 06, 2008

After years of cover-up, FDA admits Mercury Can Cause Harm to a Percentage of the Population

For decades, the pseudo-science Quackwatch head, Stephen Barrett, my fervent nemesis, has raged and waged war as a industry mouth, publishing insulting, anti-science, and just plain  wrong industry propaganda, denying the harm of mercury such as in The "Mercury Toxicity" Scam:: How Anti-Amalgamists Swindle People, 2/3/2006.

He & his Snake-oil Vigilantes have attacked those of us who have claimed that for a certain percentage of the population, mercury can and is extremely toxic.

Barrett's sidekick, Robert Baratz head of their Healthfraud group, is another who publicly has denied the harm.

We fully believe they have played pivotal and profitable roles in deceiving the public for years.

We are thrilled to see the truth finally reaching the light.

FDA: Possible Risk From Dental FillingsTo Settle Lawsuit, FDA Now Says Mercury From Fillings Might Pose Risk to Some

Mercury from amalgam dental fillings may be toxic to children and developing fetuses, the FDA now admits.

Neurologist Karl Kieburtz, MD, of the University of Rochester, co-chaired the panel.

"The panel's concern was there are populations that are particularly susceptible to the neurological effects of mercury and might experience these effects at the very low levels of exposure seen with dental amalgam," Kieburtz tells WebMD.

In Natural News, their article, Mercury Fillings Shattered! FDA, ADA Conspiracy to Poison Children with Toxic Mercury Fillings Exposed in Groundbreaking Lawsuit is very revealing.

This is a great victory for amalgam awareness activists who have worked diligently to uncover this dental industry cover-up!