We don't have to actually ban F completely. Fluoride applied topically to the teeth and gums - and then spit out - as in toothpaste, is OK, and may even have some benefit ( the much-touted cavity prevention ). However, the ingestion of F in any form has never been shown to be beneficial in any way, and in fact there is substantial evidence that it is harmful, esp. to the thyroid. And the F in tap water is - as Dr. Tim O'Shea put it:
" a toxic byproduct in the manufacture of nuclear arms, aluminum, cement, steel, and phosphates. Millions of tons of this poison are produced every year. Imagine the cost of containing and disposing of those mountains of waste every year. It's in the billions. But what if lobbyists from these industries could present "scientific studies" paid for by the industries, and provide for a continual stream of media presentations about the health benefits of fluoride, and create unimaginably lucrative positions for "research" and "education" within the American Dental Association and the AMA, and do all these things in a consistent and unending way, year after year? "
To learn more visit his website, http://www.thedoctorwithin.com/
Also great is Mary Sparrowdancer's " The Battle of Darkness and Light " at http://www.rense.com/general45/bll.htm. Her website is at http://www.sparrowdancer.com/.
The book The Fluoride Deception, by Christopher Bryson, is reportedly very powerful ( http://www.mercola.com/2004/jun/9/fluoride_deception.htm ), though I haven't had a chance to read it yet.
It stands for Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil ( which is how you will find it written on a list of ingredients ). Despite being vegetable oil, this stuff has been so processed that it digests more like plastic; and it's in almost everything in regular grocery stores, and many restaurants - esp. for frying ( our fries are cooked in 100% vegetable oil ! ). If you see the word " hydrogenated ", avoid it; if it comes after the phrase " 2% or less of ", I figure it's OK once in a while.
Whole Foods Market has mostly non-hydrogenated, but don't assume - I've seen PHVO in the list of ingredients on both Ben & Jerry's and Newman's Own, both of which said " all natural " on the front.
At www.mercola.com , there is a ton of info on this subject and related subjects (e.g., canola oil not necessarily healthy, saturated fat not necessarily un-healthy ), and a ton of links all over his site.
MonoSodium Glutamate is a cheap substitute for the natural flavor enhancer in a certain type of seaweed; once U.S. companies got their hands on it, they started putting it in just about everything ( noticing a pattern? ). Don't give me this " it's only a problem for some people " story - it's a problem for everyone:
" When consumers refer to MSG they are referring to PROCESSED FREE GLUTAMIC ACID. If glutamic acid hasn't been processed, it doesn't cause adverse reactions. MSG is MANUFACTURED (and it has 30 different names... why?) MSG is NOT FOUND NATURALLY IN FOOD or in the human body. MSG is NOT IDENTICAL TO FREE GLUTAMIC ACID THAT HAS NOT BEEN MANUFACTURED. The glutamic acid found naturally in human beings and other higher organisms is not MSG. MSG enters the body through the mouth, through the nose, through the skin, and through the placental barrier. MSG can enter the brain through the blood brain barrier, which is incomplete through childhood, never intact in certain regions of the hypothalamus, and is easily damaged by things like a blow to the head, high fever, seizures, stroke, and the normal process of aging. MSG is potentially toxic to everyone. MSG can cross the placental barrier. MSG is most toxic to the unborn, to infants, to children, and to the elderly. MSG is found in medications - including vaccines. MSG is found in infant formula - with the greatest amounts found in hypoallergenic formula. MSG is found in liquid supplements given to the elderly. MSG is being sprayed on crops as they grow. MSG is HIDDEN IN AND ON UNPROCESSED PRODUCE that has been sprayed with plant "growth enhancers," fertilizers, and fungicides that contain MSG. MSG is being used in waxes applied to raw fruits and vegetables. MSG is hidden in PROCESSED food in ingredients that give no clue to the fact that they contain MSG. The glutamate-industry-sponsored research that claims to "prove" that MSG is safe is flawed to the point of being fraudulent. One of their tricks (and there are many) is to use MSG in placebos. "
AZT kills humans dead. The AIDS hoax, I said it, is a cover story for the toxic effects of Conventional Western Medicine. The promoters of the AIDS lie are guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.
www.nomorefakenews.com , by Jon Rappoport , has a ton of disturbing but empowering info on this 1, and on a bunch of other subjects as well.
Aspartame is a proven neuro-toxin, and was rejected by the FDA on the basis of the evidence. Then Donald Rumsfeld ( that Donald Rumsfeld ? Yes, that Donald Rumsfeld ), as CEO of Searle, pulled some strings ( he had been Secretary of Defense under President Ford ) and the FDA approved it despite it having been proven poisonous. It is now in diet soda pop and many other drinks, and is marketed as Nutra-Sweet.
Here's some : http://www.mercola.com/article/aspartame/fraud.htm