Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Time to End Water Fluoridation!

Please sign and share this Petition to End Water Fluoridation!

Fluoridation Is a Danger to Our Health: Recent science shows that fluoride is a neurotoxin that damages the developing brain, and an endocrine disruptor that impairs thyroid function. Neurotoxins and endocrine disruptors simply have no place in our drinking water.

Fluoridation Is Unnecessary: Unlike chlorine, fluoride does not treat the water to make it safe to drink. It is added for the sole purpose of reducing tooth decay. But fluoride is now readily available in toothpaste and other dental products, so there is no need to force it on people through the water supply.

Fluoridation Violates Our Rights: By medicating the public water supply with a drug, fluoridation violates the right to informed consent. No other medicine is added to water, and there is no reason to make an exception for fluoride.

Fluoridation Is Ineffective: Fluoride's primary benefit comes from topical application, not from ingestion, so there is little meaningful benefit from swallowing it. The vast majority of industrialized nations do not fluoridate their water and their tooth decay rates are just as low as heavily fluoridated nations such as the U.S.

Fluoridation Contaminates Our Food: Fluoridation chemicals are industrial waste products (hydrofluorosilicic acid) from the phosphate fertilizer industry. Once they are added to public water, they not only contaminate every glass of tap water we drink, but every food product and beverage made with that water.

There are far safer and less intrusive ways of protecting dental health than mass fluoridation of our water and food.




Thursday, December 17, 2015

Recognizing and Treating the Four Biochemical Subtypes of ADD/ADHD/FAS

Recognizing and Treating the Four Biochemical Subtypes of ADD/ADHD/FAS

By Albert Mensah, M.D.

In 2012 the CDC published their Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children National Interview Survey. In it, they claimed an estimated 5.9 million U.S. children ages 3-17 were diagnosed with ADHD. This survey also claimed boys were three times more likely than girls to have ADHD, but the statistic that stood out to me the most, however, had to do with the general health status of the children surveyed. This CDC report said that children surveyed who had a fair or poor health status were almost seven times more likely to have a learning disability, and almost four times more likely to have ADHD.

There is a growing number in both the pediatric and adult population being diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, and we know of course that there are many social ramifications. For both parents and educators, expectations are very high. In an increasing number of cases the system becomes too involved and can lead to the over diagnosis of ADD/ADHD. It is a disorder we give a name to based upon symptoms. This means it is a clinical diagnosis. I ask you, is the actual structure of the brain and the integration of the nerve cells at fault, either partially or wholly? What if you could test for challenges and imbalances with diagnostic testing and treat that person biochemically? Would the symptoms of ADD/ADHD improve once the biochemical balance is corrected? The answer is yes.

In the traditional world of medicine these diagnoses are made based on clinical observations of symptoms and confirmed when patients show significant improvements of symptoms after being prescribed medications.

In our practice we treat this condition as an epigenetic disorder. People are intrinsically and extrinsically different at different points in their lifetime. Our genes can be influenced by environmental factors. This is called epigenetics. It’s not simply about the genes and not simply about the environment. Both are factors that contribute to biochemical imbalances in the brain which in turn will affect an entire person’s functional capacity. We see this with patients who have been diagnosed ADD/ADHD, or what I like to call “Focus and Attention Syndromes” (FAS).

In our practice we have found that many patients diagnosed with competent disorders like ADD/ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, and autism have a combination of chemical imbalances such as zinc deficiencies, copper toxicities, and methylation disorders. There are known biochemical components of imbalance that are often associated with various competent disorders. We can see these patterns thanks to the pioneering work of Carl Pfeiffer M.D. and Ph.D., founder of Princeton’s Brain Bio Center, and over 30 years of research by William J. Walsh, Ph.D., president of the non-profit Walsh Research Institute.

We treat these imbalances with targeted nutrient therapy, designed for their specific biochemical imbalance. Some people are on ADD/ADHD medication when they come to us. Some do need medication, and respond very well to medication. We have been very successful in reducing and eliminating ADD/ADHD medication in most of our patients. In some cases a synergistic program of nutrient therapy and medication is very beneficial. We have found that extended use of a targeted nutrient therapy protocol will reduce or eliminate the need for prescribed medications for patients with certain diagnoses. Each case of ADD/ADHD/FAS is handled on an individual basis.

There are 4 biochemical imbalances associated with Focus and Attention Syndromes (FAS):

1.      High Copper

2.      Undermethylation

3.      Overmethylation

4.      Yeast Toxicity

1. High Copper

Excess copper may play a key role in Focus and Attention Syndromes (FAS). Toxic copper should be removed by natural processes in the body, and our body is generally good at getting rid of toxins. But in many children with FAS those mechanisms break down and don’t work as efficiently as they should. There are some FAS individuals who can’t get rid of copper biochemically. Copper is hyperexcitable to our nervous systems. If you need coffee to get your body going in the morning, it’s likely due to the high copper content inside your cup.

When you have too much copper you get short circuiting of processes and see inattention or hyperactive behaviors. Neural activity can be affected by a copper overload. We can run lab tests for a variety of additional elements that affect hyperactivity, focus, attention, and anxiety. Low zinc patients can’t regulate GABA, (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid), one of the calming neurotransmitters that’s present in the brain. A proper copper/zinc balance can contribute to alleviating symptoms of Focus and Attention Syndromes (FAS) in most patients.

If a patient’s copper imbalance is from a biochemical inability to get rid of it, we call that metal dysmetabolism. This is one form of Focus and Attention Syndromes (FAS) we commonly treat. In metal dysmetabolism the body stores excess copper and needs targeted nutrient supplementation to keep the copper/zinc ratio at an optimal level.

2. Undermethylation

Methylation is the ability of the body to turn on or off certain enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, different chemicals by way of certain methyl groups. Methyl groups (Me) have one carbon atom bonded with three or more hydrogen atoms. These methyl groups can radically alter you, your perceptions, and your behavior. It can affect the actual type of job that you get in the future.

People with few methyl groups, also called undermethylators, are perfectionistic, persistent, high achieving. Patients diagnosed with ADHD are predominantly in the undermethylation category.

3. Overmethylation

People with too many methyl groups, also called over methylators, tend to be more laid back. They sit back and take it easy about things. They are also thrill seekers. Overmethylation plays an important role in the presentation of ADD symptoms. This subset of ADD can often be seen as an early presentation of bipolar disorder. We commonly see that cross over bridge when we do biochemical testing in the overmethylated population. 

4. Yeast Toxicity

It is very important to test for yeast presence in young children with Focus and Attention Syndromes (FAS). Poor focus, attention, impulsivity and anxiety are often related to yeast toxicity. It is a primary challenge in pediatric cases of FAS. The treatment of yeast toxicity can resolve all symptoms of ADD/ADHD/FAS. Often treatment takes three months before symptoms resolve, and treatment may need to be repeated in the course of a year to keep the yeast toxicity from reoccurring.

Final Thoughts

Patients need to understand that in Focus and Attention Syndromes (FAS), we often see a combination of biochemical imbalances. It is not uncommon to have a patient with both undermethylation and yeast toxicity, for example. Patients diagnosed with ADD/ADHD need a comprehensive treatment plan in order to provide a true resolution to their symptoms. 




Thursday, December 10, 2015

Pineal Gland and Fluoride

Pineal Gland and Fluoride

In the 1990s, a British scientist, Jennifer Luke, discovered that fluoride accumulates to strikingly high levels in the pineal gland. (Luke 2001). The pineal gland is located between the two hemispheres of the brain and is responsible for the synthesis and secretion of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin maintains the body’s circadian rhythm (sleep-wake cycle), regulates the onset of puberty in females, and helps protect the body from cell damage caused by free radicals.

While it is not yet known if fluoride accumulation affects pineal gland function, preliminary animal experiments found that fluoride reduced melatonin levels and shortened the time to puberty. (Luke, 1997). Based on this and other evidence, the National Research Council has stated that “fluoride is likely to cause decreased melatonin production and to have other effects on normal pineal function, which in turn could contribute to a variety of effects in humans” (NRC, 2006, p. 256).

The Pineal Gland Has Highest Levels of Fluoride in Body

As a calcifying tissue that is exposed to a high volume of blood flow, the pineal gland is a major target for fluoride accumulation in humans. In fact, the calcified parts of the pineal gland (hydroxyapatite crystals) contain the highest fluoride concentrations in the human body (up to 21,000 ppm F), higher than either bone or teeth.  (Luke 1997; 2001). Although the soft tissue of the pineal does not accumulate fluoride to the same extent as the calcified part, it does contain higher levels of fluoride than found than in other types of soft tissue in the body — with concentrations (~300 ppm F) that are known in other contexts to inhibit enzymes.  While the impacts of these fluoride concentrations in the pineal are not yet fully understood, studies have found that calcified deposits in the pineal are associated with decreased numbers of functioning pinealocytes and reduced melatonin production (Kunz et al., 1999) as well as impairments in the sleep-wake cycle. (Mahlberg 2009).

Fluoride and Earlier Puberty in Girls

In the United States, children are reaching the age of puberty at earlier ages than in the past — a trend that carries health consequences, including a heightened risk for breast cancer. Some evidence indicates that fluoride, via its effect on the pineal, could be a contributing cause to this trend. In animal studies, for example, fluoride exposure has been found to cause a decrease in the amount of circulating melatonin and lead to an accelerated sexual maturation in females. (Luke 1997). Similar findings have been reported in two epidemiological studies of human populations drinking fluoridated water. In the first published fluoridation safety experiment in Newburgh, New York, the authors found that girls living in a fluoridated community reached puberty five months earlier than girls living in a non-fluoridated community. (Schlesinger 1956)  Later, in 1983, Farkas reported that postmenarcheal girls were “present at younger ages in the higher fluoride town than in the low-fluoride town, although the reported median ages were the same.”


  • Farkas G, et al. (1983). The fluoride content of drinking water and menarcheal age. Acta Univ Szeged Acta Biol. 29(1-4):159-168.
  • Kunz D, et al. (1999). A new concept for melatonin deficit: on pineal calcification and melatonin excretion. Neuropsychopharmacology 21(6):765-72.
  • Luke J. (2001). Fluoride deposition in the aged human pineal gland. Caries Res. 35(2):125-128.
  • Luke J. (1997). The Effect of Fluoride on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Surrey, Guildford.
  • Mahlberg R, et al. (2009). Degree of pineal calcification (DOC) is associated with polysomnographic sleep measures in primary insomnia patients. Sleep Med. 10(4):439-45.
  • National Research Council. (2006). Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards. National Academies Press, Washington D.C.
  • Schlesinger ER, et al. (1956). Newburgh-Kingston caries  fluorine study. XIII. Pediatric findings after ten years. J Am Dent Assoc. 52(3):296-306.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

FOR ALL CALIFORNIA PARENTS: File your PBE before January 1, 2016 - only 15 school days left!

FOR ALL CALIFORNIA PARENTS:  File your PBE before January 1, 2016 - only 15 school days left!

A Personal Belief Exemption (PBE) filed with a school before January 1, 2016 will allow children to utilize the "grandfather" clause in CA SB277, for the upcoming school year of 2016/2017.

The "grandfather" clause will exempt children from the mandatory vaccinations who are entering childcare or preschool and Kindergarten by June of 2016 and children within the "checkpoint" grad spans of TK/K thru 6th grade or 7th thru 12th grade.

NOTE: A Voice for Choice recommends EVERYONE file a PBE before January 1, 2016, even if your child is entering Kindergarten or 7th grade OR if they are up-to-date OR if they have a medical exemption, in case the law is disputed or changed OR the current school vaccine schedule is added to.

What you need to do NOW:

  • Print and Complete the PBE form (links to other languages below) or write your own PBE Affidavit (per per SEC. 2. 120335. (b) (11) (g) – Sample Letter).

  • Take it to a health professional (MD, DO, Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant, Naturopathic Doctor, or Credentialed School Nurse) and have them sign it.

  • Print and complete the form to opt out of having your child's private health information shared on the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) and email it to

  • Take the PBE AND the Opt Out form to your child's school and have them sign and date them confirming receipt and make a copy for you to keep. also has a letter you can adapt and submit at the same time, further clarifying your position.

  • Parents do not have to submit the PBE form if they are not comfortable with the language.
    Parents can write their own letter SB-277 Public health: vaccinations per SEC. 2. 120335. (b) (11) (g) (1) A pupil who, prior to January 1, 2016, submitted a letter or affidavit on file at a private or public elementary or secondary school, child day care center, day nursery, nursery school, family day care home, or development center stating beliefs opposed to immunization shall be allowed enrollment to any private or public elementary or secondary school, child day care center, day nursery, nursery school, family day care home, or development center within the state until the pupil enrolls in the next grade span.

  • By law, your school MUST accept your PBE (Personal Belief Exemption) or "Letter of Affidavit" through the end of 2015. These will remain valid until a pupil reaches the next "checkpoint" of TK/K or 7th grade. The California Department of Health Letter clearly states this, however the California Department of Public Instruction has failed to properly communicate this to the County Boards of Education and school districts throughout the state.   

  • Remember: Families can also OPT OUT of having their child's private health information shared on the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) 
    You MUST file the CAIR opt out form ANNUALLY English :  Spanish
    ​For more information, contact the CAIR Help Desk
    at 8005787889 or

SB 277 Mandatory Vaccine Law Does Not Apply To:

  • Students in home-based private schools.
  • Students enrolled in an independent study program who do not receive classroom-based instruction.
  • ​Access to special education and related services specified in an IEP (Individualized Education Program) cannot be denied. ​


Dr. Kelly Sutton MD: PBE eBook


Monday, November 23, 2015

Iodine basics - please watch this video on the importance of Iodine

Learn more about Iodine basics - please watch this informative video on the importance of Iodine with iodine expert, Dr. David Brownstein.

He explains why we need iodine, what it does, and how to dose it.

These are the 5 parts, about 10-15 minutes each:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5



Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hidden Sources of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

Hidden Sources of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

If you are suffering from one of the following conditions, you should pay attention to hidden sources of monosodium glutamate (MSG) in your diet:

  • Those sensitive to MSG
  • Chronic constipation or diarrhea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Seizures / Epilepsy
  • Food allergies and food sensitivities
  • Idiopathic abdominal swelling (of unknown origin)
  • Cancers
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Electro-hypersensitivity
  • Epstein-Barr syndrome (EBV) or human herpes virus 4 (HHV-4)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Autoimmune diseases like Dermatomyositis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sj√∂gren's syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Any Arthritic syndrome like Osteoarthritis or Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Metabolic Syndrome (which includes: abdominal (central) obesity, elevated blood pressure, elevated fasting plasma glucose, high serum triglycerides, and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels); aka metabolic syndrome X, cardiometabolic syndrome, syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, Reaven's syndrome or CHAOS
  • High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, arterial hypertension
  • Non-specified aches and pains
  • A host of other named and unnamed conditions

The following information comes directly from one of the mostreputable websites for MSG names

The risks associated with ingestion of (or even contact with) monosodium glutamate and other ingredients that contain MSG are simple and straightforward:

  • Brain damage/injury
  • Endocrine disorders (obesity and reproductive disorders)
  • Behavior disorders
  • Adverse reactions
  • Neurodegenerative disease.
  • Obesity

·        Retinal degeneration

·        Migraine

·        Seizures

·        Headache

·        Cancer

·        Heart irregularities

·        Asthma

Names of ingredients that contain processed free glutamic acid (MSG)1

(Last updated March, 2014)

Everyone knows that some people react to the food ingredient monosodium glutamate. What many don't know, is that more than 40 different ingredients contain the chemical in monosodium glutamate (processed free glutamic acid) that causes these reactions.  The following list has been compiled over the last 20 years from consumer reports and information provided by manufacturers and food technologists.

Names of ingredients that always contain processed free glutamic acid:

  • Glutamic acid (E 620)2
  • Glutamate (E 620)
  • Monosodium glutamate (E 621)
  • Monopotassium glutamate (E 622)
  • Calcium glutamate (E 623)
  • Monoammonium glutamate (E 624)
  • Magnesium glutamate (E 625)
  • Natrium glutamate
  • Anything "hydrolyzed"
  • Any "hydrolyzed protein"
  • Calcium caseinate,  Sodium caseinate
  • Yeast extract, Torula yeast
  • Yeast food, Yeast nutrient
  • Autolyzed yeast
  • Gelatin
  • Textured protein, Textured Vegetable Protein
  • Whey protein

·        Whey protein concentrate

·        Whey protein isolate

·        Soy protein

·        Soy protein concentrate

·        Soy protein isolate

·        Anything "protein"

·        Anything "protein fortified"

·        Soy sauce (Shoyu, Tamari)

·        Soy sauce extract

·        Anything "enzyme modified"

·        Anything containing "enzymes"

·        Anything "fermented"

·        Anything containing "protease"

·        Vetsin

·        Ajinomoto

·        Umami

Names of ingredients that often contain or produce processed free glutamic acid during processing:

  • Carrageenan (E 407)
  • Bouillon and broth
  • Stock
  • Any "flavors" or "flavoring"
  • Natural flavor
  • Maltodextrin
  • Oligodextrin
  • Citric acid, Citrate (E 330)

·        Anything "ultra-pasteurized"

·        Barley malt

·        Malted barley

·        Brewer's yeast

·        Pectin (E 440)

·        Malt extract

·        Seasonings

The following are ingredients suspected of containing or creating sufficient processed free glutamic acid to serve as MSG-reaction triggers in HIGHLY SENSITIVE people:

  • Corn starch
  • Corn syrup
  • Modified food starch
  • Lipolyzed butter fat
  • Dextrose
  • Rice syrup
  • Brown rice syrup

·        Milk powder

·        Reduced fat milk (skim; 1%; 2%)  

·        most things "low fat" or "no fat"

·        anything "enriched"

·        anything "vitamin enriched"

·        anything "pasteurized"

·        Annatto

·        Vinegar

·        Balsamic vinegar

  • certain amino acid chelates (Citrate, aspartate, and glutamate are used as chelating agents with mineral supplements

The following work synergistically with MSG to enhance flavor.  If they are present for flavoring, so is MSG.

  • Disodium 5'-guanylate (E 627)
  • Disodium 5'-inosinate (E-631)
  • Disodium 5′-ribonucleotides (E 635)

The Mueller's have added a few of their own additions from their clinical observation:

  • Brown sugar (dark or light)
  • Sucanat
  • Molasses
  • Demadura
  • Rapadura
  • Braggs Liquid Amino Acids


  • Low fat and no fat milk products often contain milk solids that contain MSG and many dairy products contain carrageenan, guar gum, and/or locust bean gum.  Low fat and no fat ice cream and cheese may not be as obvious as yogurt, milk, cream, cream cheese, cottage cheese, etc., but they are not exceptions.
  • Protein powders contain glutamic acid, which, invariably, will be processed free glutamic acid (MSG).  Individual amino acids are not always listed on labels of protein powders. If you see the word "protein" in an ingredient label, the product contains MSG.
  • At present there is an FDA requirement to include the protein source when listing hydrolyzed protein products on labels of processed foods.  Examples are hydrolyzed soy protein, hydrolyzed wheat protein, hydrolyzed pea protein, hydrolyzed whey protein, hydrolyzed, corn protein. If a tomato, for example, were whole, it would be identified as a tomato. Calling an ingredient tomato protein indicates that the tomato has been hydrolyzed, at least in part, and that processed free glutamic acid (MSG) is present.
  • Disodium guanylate and disodium inosinate are relatively expensive food additives that work synergistically with inexpensive MSG. Their use suggests that the product has MSG in it. They would probably not be used as food additives if there were no MSG present.
  • MSG reactions have been reported from soaps, shampoos, hair conditioners, and cosmetics, where MSG is hidden in ingredients with names that include the words "hydrolyzed," "amino acids," and/or "protein." Most sun block creams and insect repellents also contain MSG.
  • Drinks, candy, and chewing gum are potential sources of hidden MSG and/or aspartame, neotame and AminoSweet (the new name for aspartame). Aspartic acid, found in neotame, aspartame (NutraSweet), and AminoSweet, ordinarily causes MSG type reactions in MSG sensitive people. (It would appear that calling aspartame "AminoSweet" is industry's method of choice for hiding aspartame.) We have not seen Neotame used widely in the United States.
  • Aspartame will be found in some medications, including children's medications. For questions about the ingredients in pharmaceuticals, check with your pharmacist and/or read the product inserts for the names of "other" or "inert" ingredients.
  • Binders and fillers for medications, nutrients, and supplements, both prescription and non-prescription, enteral feeding materials, and some fluids administered intravenously in hospitals, may contain MSG.
  • According to the manufacturer, Varivax–Merck chicken pox vaccine (Varicella Virus Live), contains L-monosodium glutamate and hydrolyzed gelatin, both of which contain processed free glutamic acid (MSG) which causes brain lesions in young laboratory animals, and causes endocrine disturbances like OBESITY and REPRODUCTIVE disorders later in life.  It would appear that most, if not all, live virus vaccines contain some ingredient(s) that contains MSG.
  • Reactions to MSG are dose related, i.e., some people react to even very small amounts. MSG-induced reactions may occur immediately after ingestion or after as much as 48 hours.  The time lapse between ingestion and reaction is typically the same each time for a particular individual who ingests an amount of MSG that exceeds his or her individual tolerance level.
  • Remember: By food industry definition, all MSG is "naturally occurring." "Natural" doesn't mean "safe."  "Natural" only means that the ingredient started out in nature, like arsenic and hydrochloric acid


Monday, November 2, 2015

Alert! Sanofi Recalls All Injectors Used for Allergic Reactions

Alert! Sanofi Recalls All Injectors Used for Allergic Reactions

Sanofi is recalling hundreds of thousands of epinephrine injectors used to treat severe allergic reactions because they may not deliver the correct amount of the life-saving drug.

The recall includes all Auvi-Q injections currently on the U.S. market, or roughly 490,000 packs of the devices, the company said in a press release. Most packs include two injectors.

Sanofi's product competes with Mylan's EpiPen, which is a staple of first-aid care. Both products are used to treat allergic reactions caused by insect bites and stings, foods, medicines or other substances.

About 200,000 people in the U.S. have Sanofi's injector, according to company estimates.

The French drug and vaccine maker said it has received 26 reports of malfunctions with the injectors. None involved patient deaths, according to the company announcement.

Consumers can call 1-866-726-6340 or visit the product's website for information on how to return the injector. They should also contact their health provider to get a prescription for an alternate device.

"As this is a life-saving device, it is important that consumers understand not only to return the recalled device, but to get a replacement epinephrine auto-injector first," said a company spokeswoman in an emailed statement.

Auvi-Q auto injectors were distributed throughout the U.S. through pharmacies, hospitals and wholesalers. The Paris-based company said it has kept the Food and Drug Administration abreast of the recall. The agency approved Auvi-Q in August 2012.



Vaccine Injury DTaP Recovery With Homeopathy in Girl, Age 7!

Vaccine Injury DTaP Recovery With Homeopathy in Girl, Age 7!

"My daughter is no longer a "problem child". She's just a child, and a healthy one too!
I know that homeopathy, and Kari's expert usage of it, is what has brought her to where she is today. [Kari J. Kindem's Comments]
Most impressive, though, is her attitude and maturity. She is happy, socially successful, well directed, and a hard worker. "

"My oldest daughter was 5 years old. She'd always been pudgy, one of those extremely healthy looking babies, but it seemed that the baby fat just kept on her. She also was rather inactive. She got tired playing, she would go on walks with me and come home tired, it seemed she didn't have much energy. She also was extremely fearful, and any episodes of fearfulness usually ended with her screaming, writhing on the floor, and peeing on the floor. For example, she could not be out of my sight. If I left the room to go into another room, she would insist on coming with me, including to the bathroom, and would start screaming if I left without her. If I asked her to go into her bedroom to get something, in the middle of the day, she would start screaming and crying with fear. If I pushed her at all, or said anything to the effect of "you need to get your shoes from your room so we can go walk", a screaming, writhing fit would ensue. If we continued with any level of pressure, she would pee on the floor.  She didn't sleep well. She had trouble getting to sleep at a normal hour, would lay awake until 11 pm or later, and then would sleep 6-7 hours and be awake again.

Fits were an ongoing thing, and we found ourselves changing our behavior towards her, accommodating her in many small ways all day, trying to keep a changeless household and changeless schedule so that nothing would set her off. These accommodations became debilitating.

In addition, I was noticing developmental issues. For one, she did not pattern-recognize her letters and numbers at all, despite all the time I'd spent reading to her, the copious developmental books and toys, and an iPad. In contrast, her 2 year old sister recognized all those patterns easily.

She had 2 younger sisters and was definitely showing signs of double-displacement. She would oscillate between angry and extremely needy. In general, she was the "problem person" in the family, and I knew that she would have to heal in order for this to change.

She was also what I called extremely "pokey". Everything was something to be poked at. A finger in your butt when you got out of the shower, over and over and over and over with hysterical laughter, unable to stop no matter how angry it made the other person. There was no response to this, it was continuously hysterically funny. She would get into these excessive hysterical states, with hysterical high-pitched laughing, with anything having to do with genitals and bathroom humor, and couldn't stop. Eventually this hysteria would degrade to screaming and crying. Probably because after 10-15 minutes we were at our wit's end and forced her to take a nap or something.

She had been almost fully vaccinated. I'd stopped before MMR as I started to learn and understand the risks, and problems, with vaccinating.

My feeling was, she could not succeed at school (any kind of schooling, even unschooling, or life), mainly due to the emotional and fit-throwing issues. I also didn't feel she was able to focus, do what she had to do, and complete any work. I feared she would be outcast and bullied by other children for eccentricities. I chose to home school her and work with Kari and homeopathy, giving her time.

Working with Kari was the best thing that ever happened for her. Much of her treatment was geared towards backing out vaccine damage, a high level of toxicity, and the resulting spectral-level tendencies. She was challenging to treat. Kari suspected that she also had PANDAS, but I never went ahead with any testing as she was continuously improving.

Initial improvements were physical. She suddenly had much more energy, energy that I expect in a child -- the ability to run around and play all day long. Instead of sitting on the couch, she was up and at it, all day. Also, her sleeping improved tremendously. Her hormonal cycles regulated and she started going to sleep at a reasonable time for children, 8:30 - 9:30 pm, and sleeping all night long.

Slowly, emotional issues started working out. I wouldn't necessarily notice until filling out my monthly report, when I'd realize -- wow, we really didn't experience any big writhing fits this month. The hysterical laughing, haven't heard that for a while.

Personality-wise, I would get frustrated with her as she insisted on the "way things had to be" and was extremely stubborn all the time. We both worked on this, with my own treatment and hers, and our relationship improved immensely.

At a certain point in the treatment, probably a year in, one day I wrote Kari and said, "She's ready for school". We continued treating her and there were ups and downs, but she was ready, and to me, this was a huge indicator that she was healing nicely. Eventually, she entered a Montessori school at age 7, 2nd grade, and excelled. She still did not recognize letters at the beginning of the year, and received Title 1 assistance to catch her up. The start was slow, it took her over half a year to remember all the letters and sounds, and her teachers worked with her, with the different intelligence types. Her teacher told me that, in general, if a child misses a developmental milestone, they have to wait for a new "window" to catch up, and it requires more effort. But as the year progressed, she grew, and by the end of the year was reading at an early 2nd grade level, and now says that reading is her favorite activity. She would come home, have energy to run around, and then want to read more at night before going to sleep.

Most impressive, though, is her attitude and maturity. She is happy, socially successful, well directed, and a hard worker. At this school, the children are asked to complete a certain number of works in a week, and have the responsibility of managing that for themselves. She's excelled in this environment. She is also a truth teller; she knows what truth is and is not afraid to speak her mind. My daughter is no longer a "problem child". She's just a child, and a healthy one too! I know that homeopathy, and Kari's expert usage of it, is what has brought her to where she is today."



Happy Vitamin D Day!

Happy Vitamin D Day! November 2nd is Vitamin D Day.  If you are not on Vitamin D3 daily, you need to be!

These are the minimums recommended, without testing done. Blood prick tests are available at :

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

ALERT: Fluoridation Resolution in Congress

ALERT: Fluoridation Resolution in Congress

October 22, 2015  

A resolution has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that seeks to recognize artificial water fluoridation as a "vitally important public health initiative," and to solidify congressional support of the practice for its 70th anniversary.

House Resolution 416 is entitled "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives recognizing community water fluoridation as one of the great public health initiatives on its 70th anniversary."  The resolution was created by the American Dental Association (ADA), and introduced by Idaho Representative Mike Simpson, who is a dentist and recipient of more than $74,000 in political contributions from the dental community over just the past two years.  Throughout his time in Congress he has received nearly $100,000 from the American Dental Association alone.  Rep. Simpson has also received over $70,000 from fluoride additive distributor JR Simplot Co., nearly $80,000 from Ch2m Hill (engineering firm that designs and builds water facilities and fluoridation injection equipment), over $68,000 from fluorinated pesticide producer FMC Corp, and over $54,000 from the sugar industry. (See contributions)

Fellow dentists and original co-sponsors, Rep. Brian Babin and Rep. Paul Gosar, have also received massive donations from the dental community recently.  Babin has been paid $120,216, and Gosar $98,850 by dentists and dental industry associations since 2013.  In fact, each of the 15 co-sponsors have received massive donations from the dental community, totaling $439,766 since April of 2013.

The resolution has been introduced and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.  While a resolution is purely a ceremonial instrument, and does not have the force of law, if passed it will certainly become another oft-repeated talking point and media attention grabber.

We urge you to tell your Congressional Representative that this is not the time to praise fluoridation, but to end it.  The simplest and quickest way to convince them that this is the case is to urge them to watch Jeremy Seifert's new film, "Our Daily Dose," which was released on Tuesday (Oct. 20th).  

Many Reps will have little idea that HR416 has been engineered through corporate donations and not through sound science, and their endorsement will prove embarrassing when more and more of their constituents find out the truth.

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News you may have missed

-Still No Decision on Fluoridation of Cornwall Water (Ontario)

-Parry Sound Fluoride Debate (Ontario)

-Fluoride in the Water Do More Harm Than Good (Ohio)

-Port Angeles Council Picks Fluoridation Questions for Oct. 22 Forum (Washington)

-Newport Seeks Public Input on Fluoridating Water (Oregon)

-More Than 2 Million Arkansans Drinking Fluoridated Water (Arkansas)

-Fluoride Nominated for Review for Carcinogenicity and Neurotoxicity (U.S.A.)

-Nelson Marlborough: Fluoride an Issue at Community Meeting (New Zealand)

-Thames Fluoride Referendum Voting Packs Have Been Mailed (New Zealand)

-Group Vows to Bring Down Australian Fluoridation Industry (Australia)

-Global Warming Potential of Sulfuryl Fluoride Higher Than Estimated (E.U.)

-Anti-Fluoridation Activists Set to Converge in Bedford (U.K.)

-Irish Dental Association Grossly Exaggerates Extraction Stats (Ireland)

For more fluoride related media, please visit FAN's News Archive.