Friday, October 22, 2010


To our friends with allergies and gluten sensitivities:

Please post your questions about chemical sensitivities, wheat, gluten, casein or other special diet needs for Dr. Miller, Dr. Merton and the Van's Club Medical Advisory Team. Thank you.

Friday, October 15, 2010

TIME Magazine Lists Flouride as “Environmental Toxin”

April 15, 2010
TIME Magazine Lists Flouride as Environmental Toxin flouride
Flouride -a known toxin-  is currently in toothpaste
and our water supply
Mark Matheny

A report from lists among other household Items – Flouride- as an “Environmental Toxin”. The article starts out, saying:
Chemicals in plastics and other products seem harmless, but mounting evidence links them to health problems — and Washington lacks the power to protect us
Of course, activists and scientists have for years been aware of Flouride’s toxicity, but propaganda and Big Pharma have sought to keep these facts from the general public by showing flouride in a favorable light through the controlled media.
The article went on to say that “Government studies support current fluoride levels in tap water, but studies on long-term exposure and cancers are ongoing”.

What It Is: A form of the basic element fluorine
Found In: Toothpaste, tap water
Health Hazards: Neurotoxic and potentially tumorigenic if swallowed; the American Dental Association advises that children under 2 not use fluoride toothpaste
What You Should Know: Government studies support current fluoride levels in tap water, but studies on long-term exposure and cancers are ongoing
So, What are the lethal levels for humans?
As of April 7, 1997, the United States FDA (Food & Drug Administration) required that all fluoride toothpastes sold in the U.S. carry the following poison warning:
WARNING: Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately.
Potentially fatal dose = 5 mg of fluoride per kg of bodyweight.
Ingestion of fluoride can produce gastrointestinal discomfort at doses at least 15 to 20 times lower (0.2–0.3 mg/kg) than lethal doses. [7][8] A 2-year-old, for example, may experience gastrointestinal distress upon ingesting sufficient amounts of flavored toothpaste. Between 1989 and 1994, over 628 people—mostly children—were treated after ingesting too much fluoride from their toothpaste. Gastrointestinal symptoms appear to be the most common problem reported. [9]
In 1986 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established a maximum contaminant level (MCL) for fluoride at a concentration of 4 milligrams per litre (mg/L), which is the legal limit of natural fluoride allowed in the water. In 2006, a 12-person committee of the US National Research Council (NRC) reviewed the health risks associated with fluoride consumption[12] and unanimously concluded that the maximum contaminant level of 4 mg/L should be lowered. The EPA has yet to act on the NRC’s recommendation.[13][14] The limit was previously 1.4 – 2.4 mg/L, but it was raised to 4 mg/L in 1985.[15]
Excessive flouride consumption in studies has been shown to be the culprit in the following;
  • A weakening of bones, leading to an increase in hip and wrist fracture
  • Adverse effects on the kidneys
  • possible liver damage
  • Chromosomal damage and interference with DNA repair
  • a correlation between increased fluoride and low IQ
  • suppressive effects on the thyroid
While it is refreshing to see the truth about flouride being published in the mainstream media, it is disappointing to see, that when most people are told about the devastating effects of flouride in our drinking water, toothpaste, and other household items – they ignore the facts, or even categorize these facts as just another “Conspiracy theory”.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

REDOUX Your Favorite Recipes

Learn to prepare family recipes or favorite traditional dishes without allergens or artificial ingredients. 

Have you overcome life-threatening allergies with a change of diet? 

Are you a formerly misunderstood ADHD sufferer with a success story? 

Have you recovered from debilitating depression by making a food-mood connection?

If you have overcome a handicap and been restored to a life worth living after a change in diet please share your stories, videos, and recipes with us. 

If you are just beginning to make the connection between food and your moods, mental clarity, aches, pains or symptoms, then we're here to help you.

Start a Problem-Solving focus group in your area for gluten sensitivity, chemical sensitivity or any problem. E-mail us with your questions or problems.
Please send us your favorite recipes for a makeover.