We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know: Ignaz Semmelweis

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Sometimes in life, science and the subsequent proof we seek lag far behind validating research (this begs a whole other discussion on funding of such today).  In support of my concerns about the dangers of fluoride and how we don’t know what we don’t know, I would like to share the tragic but compelling story of Ignaz Semmelweis. Continue reading

Professional Reactions to My Last Blog on Flossing

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I had wondered when I published last month’s blog on flossing if anyone would respond to the picture that we chose to accompany the article.  As I had hoped, a number of Dental Hygiene colleagues responded to the CDHA (my blog posts appear on their site), to alert them of the mistake that I had made.  I was notified of such and here is the truth.. Continue reading

My 3 Intention Words for 2016

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I want to thank my good friend Karen Armstrong at Inside Out for sharing her New Year’s tradition of picking three words that reflect the energy that the New Year is bringing forth for her and making these her Intention Words for the coming year.

I have decided to adopt Karen’s idea for myself this year because of its simplicity, and the fact that it does not necessitate setting goals or making resolutions.  I am a very goal-oriented person both personally and professionally and while this has helped greatly in the past to keep me on track with my vision of success, I know it is time to take a break in 2016 and coast for awhile.  For those of you who know me, coasting is not in my vocabulary so this is really going to be a challenge.  However, I am turning 60 this year, and as I enter into this next chapter of my life the universe is gently prodding me to take a break, to rest a bit and just be.

So here are my Intention Words for 2016: Continue reading

I Joined the Blue Dot Movement for a Healthy Environment

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I joined the Blue Dot Movement for a healthy environment! I wrote in a previous blog that I was still not sure that launching a legal battle was the direction to move with the water fluoridation issue. I have learned that patience is paramount when waiting for direction on key issues and this one is no exception. Thankfully, there is a solution that I have found, that addresses my personal, professional and planetary concerns about water fluoridation and the health of our environment that I feel I can support.

I have joined thousands of Canadians in a grassroots movement for change! I am beginning in my own community to ask for the right to breathe fresh air, drink clean water and eat healthy food. I am helping to grow a national movement aimed at having every Canadian’s right to a healthy environment recognized at all levels of government. Continue reading

Is Fluoride an Illegal Drug?

bigstock-Handcuffs-40634026a copyLast month, members of the York Region Dental Hygiene Society, of which I am a member, had the privilege of listening to a presentation by Dr. Hardy Limeback on; Fluorides in Dentistry: Are They Helpful or Hazardous?

For those of you who might not be familiar with Dr. Limeback PhD DDS, he is the head of Preventive Dentistry at the University of Toronto and has been an outspoken opponent to water fluoridation for a number of years now. Continue reading

Another Study Linking Oral Health to Pancreatic Cancer

19902279_sIt is now a known and accepted fact that an oral/systemic health link exists and that heart disease, diabetes and yes, even cancer, are related to the condition of one’s mouth!

In a small study recently published online in the journal GUT, the researchers suggest that levels of particular types of bacteria, some of which are found in gum disease, can be linked to the development of pancreatic cancer. Continue reading

Join the Fight to End the Use of Mercury in Dentistry!

I have written about the history and dangers of mercury in Dentistry in a number of my past blogs and therefore I am extremely excited to hear that Dr. Mercola and the Consumers for Dental Choice organization have declared this week;  Mercury-Free Dentistry Awareness Week.

I urge you to help spread the word and help educate others by sharing the following poster with your social networks. Together, we can END the use of toxic mercury in dentistry.

Until next time,

Kathleen

 

 

Periodontal Disease May Delay Conception

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Oral care in pregnancyA new Australian study involving 3416 pregnant women has shown that periodontal disease may delay the time needed for conception an average of two months.

University of Australia researchers found that women with gum disease need an average of seven months to become pregnant while the average is around five months for women with healthy gums.

Periodontal Disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bones that support the teeth.  Previous studies have linked gum disease with a number of other health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, respiratory ailments, low birth weight/pre-term babies and impotence in men. Continue reading

Dr. Mercola Announces Fluoride Awareness Week

 

 

 

In this week’s blog I would like to present the press release announcing a special week of information on the dangers of fluoride brought to you by Dr. Mercola and The Fluoride Action Network (FAN).

Dr. Mercola Announces Fluoride Awareness Week

Dr. Joseph Mercola and the Fluoride Action Network are pairing up during this week-long event to help increase awareness of the dangers of fluoride.

It’s amazing that the United States claims to be one of the most advanced scientific countries in the world, yet we still are behind many countries in Europe, which have banned or drastically reduced their use of fluoride in public water systems.

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CDC Water Fluoridation Stance Long Influenced by Dentists

I received an email from a client/friend with a link to new information about the fluoride cover-up by dental professionals and a suggestion not to re-invent the wheel.

The link is to a blog on Dr. Joseph Mercola’s website and following is an excerpt:

“In April, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) responded to an FOIA request asking for the names and job descriptions of all parties at the CDC who have had input into the agency’s decision to support water fluoridation. Continue reading