By Anna Von Reitz
By Anna Von Reitz
It has been 13 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) supplied fast-tracked approval for Merck’s Gardasil vaccine—promoted for the prevention of cervical cancer and other conditions attributed to four types of human papillomavirus (HPV). The agency initially licensed Gardasil solely for 9- to 26-year-old girls and women, but subsequent FDA decisions now enable Merck to market Gardasil’s successor—the nine-valent Gardasil 9 vaccine—to a much broader age range—9 to 45 years—and to both males and females.
As a result of Gardasil’s expanding markets not just in the U.S. but internationally, the blockbuster HPV vaccine has become Merck’s third highest-grossing product, bringing in annual global revenues of about $2.3 billion. However, Gardasil’s safety record has been nothing short of disastrous. Children’s Health Defense and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. have just produced a video detailing the many problems with the development and safety of Gardasil. Please watch and share this video so that you and others may understand why Mr. Kennedy refers to Merck’s methodologies as “fraudulent flimflams.”
What follow are 25 key facts about Gardasil/Gardasil 9, including facts about the HPV vaccines’ clinical trials and adverse outcomes observed ever since Merck, public health officials and legislators aggressively foisted the vaccines on an unsuspecting public.
As suggested in the conclusion to the 2018 book The HPV Vaccine on Trial, the rollout of Gardasil in 125 countries worldwide has illustrated—in an all-too-real and shocking manner—the phenomenon that prompted Hans Christian Andersen to write “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Around the world, over 100,000 Gardasil-related adverse events have now been reported to the FDA and WHO, and accounts continue to multiply of “scandal, lawsuits, severe injuries, and deaths.” For almost 200 years, Andersen’s story has taught readers about the need to speak the truth, pay attention to evidence and listen to children. The rosy narrative manufactured for the dangerous Gardasil vaccine must not be allowed to hold sway any longer. It is time, in the words of the HPV Vaccine on Trial authors, to proclaim—loudly—that “the Emperor has no clothes.”
St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is named after St. John the Baptist, since it’s usually in full bloom by June 24, the saint’s feast day.1 The plant bears yellow flowers2 with oblong petals3 that have black dots on their edges. It can stand 1 to 3 feet tall, and has multiple reddish stems4 and yellow-green leaves.5 Although primarily found in Europe, St. John’s wort can now be found growing in the U.S.,6 China, northern Africa, western7 and eastern Asia, Australia and New Zealand.8
The plant typically blooms during summertime, and can be seen growing in woods, hedges, roadsides, pastures and meadows.9 St. John’s wort also bears sticky fruits with three-chambered capsules10 that hold multiple small, black and pepper-like seeds11 with a resinous smell.12
Under certain conditions, St. John’s wort may be helpful for your mental health if you’re feeling depressed — provided you aren’t currently taking prescription antidepressants, as the combination of the two could cause serious increases in your serotonin levels.13
Used alone and under the supervision of your health care provider, the herb contains compounds such as hypericin, hyperforin, flavonoids and flavonoid derivatives, xanthone derivatives, amentoflavone, biapigenin and volatile oils that may help combat depression.14,15
An analysis of 35 studies published in Systematic Reviews in 2016 revealed that St. John’s wort assisted in alleviating depression symptoms better than a placebo, and similarly to typical conventional drugs.16
Authors of a 1997 Pharmacopsychiatry animal study discovered that St. John’s wort extract may work like antidepressants by helping prevent reuptake of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine, and promoting positive effects in mice who were given the substance.17
This herb may also help address mental health problems such as anxiety or seasonal affective disorder (SAD),18 which normally occurs during the winter months because of a lack of sunlight.19 Aside from impacts toward your mental health, St. John’s wort may also help:
St. John’s wort was used to treat wounded soldiers during the Crusades,32 and drive out the “inner devil” in people during Medieval times. However, St. John’s wort’s history of medicinal use dates back to ancient Greece, where it was believed to possess “magical powers.”33 It was also recommended to be used against hallucinations34 by Paracelsus, a Swiss man considered “the father of chemistry and the reformer of material medica” (among many other nicknames).35
The use of St. John’s wort is prevalent in some European countries, such as Germany, against mental health issues like depression.36 St. John’s wort can be found in other forms such as tinctures, oils or balms that may help promote healing of burns, wounds, insect bites and bruises.37,38 You may also encounter St. John’s wort products such as supplements,39 liquids, powders40 and teas.41,42
St. John’s wort leaves and flowers can be used to make tea43 that may assist in:44
Remember that if you have high blood pressure levels, are taking antihypertensive50 or antidepressant medications, or would need to undergo surgery, drinking St. John’s wort tea may lead to adverse effects.51 Also, do not take St. John’s wort without consulting a health care practitioner if you are on prescription medications of any sort including birth control pills.52
Are you interested in trying St. John’s wort oil? Initial research has revealed that it possesses anti-inflammatory capabilities,53 and may help:
If you plan on using this oil, consult a physician and take an allergen patch test to check for potential side effects. Dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil like sweet almond, olive, jojoba or coconut, or add it to other oil blends, since it can deliver a warm, balsamic, herbaceous and sweet scent. St. John’s wort oil blends well with clary sage, cedar,59 lavender and lemon balm oils.60
No matter what form of St. John’s wort you use, remember that it may lead to photosensitivity61 or sun sensitivity.62 If you’re using St. John’s wort, try to avoid the sun as much as possible, or use sunscreen or wear protective clothing.63 Some of the other side effects linked to St. John’s wort include:64,65
As mentioned, St. John’s wort has the tendency to interact with multiple drugs, as highlighted by PennState’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center:
If you’re taking these drugs, refrain from using St. John’s wort with them since it may lead to other health issues. This herb can also reduce the drugs’ effectiveness.66
Before using St. John’s wort, talk to a physician67 or mental health professional (if you’re struggling with a mental health problem) to determine if this will be beneficial for your condition and find out the ideal dosage you may need to take. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, avoid using any form of St. John’s wort,68 since it may cause your baby to develop drowsiness, fussiness or colic.69
Science has proven time after time that food is potent medicine. Broccoli, for example, has a solid scientific foundation showing it’s one of the most valuable health-promoting foods around. While it contains several health-promoting compounds, one of the most widely studied is sulforaphane.
The cancer-fighting properties of sulforaphane are perhaps the most well-known, but it has also been shown to benefit your heart and brain, boosting detoxification1 and helping prevent and/or treat high blood pressure,2 heart disease, Alzheimer’s3 and even autism.4,5,6 Now, researchers report sulforaphane may also be helpful in the treatment of schizophrenia.7,8,9
An initial study,10 published in Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience in 2015, involved just 10 outpatients with schizophrenia. Patients were given 30 milligrams (mg) of sulforaphane glucosinolate per day for eight weeks. As reported by the authors:
“Clinical symptoms using the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) and cognitive function using the Japanese version of CogState battery were evaluated at the beginning of the study and at week 8.
A total of 7 patients completed the trial. The mean score in the Accuracy component of the One Card Learning Task increased significantly after the trial … This result suggests that SFN [sulforaphane] has the potential to improve cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia.”
More recently, a series of three animal and human studies11 by researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine suggest sulforaphane may also benefit patients with schizophrenia by helping to rebalance the glutamate levels in their brain. As reported by Neuroscience News:12
“Schizophrenia is marked by hallucinations, delusions and disordered thinking, feeling, behavior, perception and speaking. Drugs used to treat schizophrenia don’t work completely for everyone, and they can cause a variety of undesirable side effects, including metabolic problems increasing cardiovascular risk, involuntary movements, restlessness, stiffness and ‘the shakes.’”
According to Dr. Akira Sawa, director of the Johns Hopkins The Schizophrenia Center, “It’s possible that future studies could show sulforaphane to be a safe supplement to give people at risk of developing schizophrenia as a way to prevent, delay or blunt the onset of symptoms.”13
One of the studies14 in this series, published January 9, 2019, in JAMA Psychiatry, assessed differences in brain metabolism between 81 schizophrenic patients and 91 healthy controls, finding schizophrenics had lower levels of key brain chemicals associated with the disease — glutamate, N-acetylaspartate,15 GABA and glutathione — in their anterior cingulate cortex, a brain region involved in executive function, emotional affect and cognition.16
According to the paper17 “Cognitive and Emotional Influences in Anterior Cingulate Cortex,” this brain region appears to be “the brain’s error detection and correction device,” and “is part of a circuit involved in a form of attention that serves to regulate both cognitive and emotional processing.”
In the brain, glutamate — an excitatory neurotransmitter18 — plays an important role in brain cell communication, and lower levels have been linked to both schizophrenia and depression.
Schizophrenics also had lower levels of N-acetylaspartate in the orbitofrontal region, an area involved in cognitive processing and decision-making, as well as the thalamus, an area involved in the relaying of sensory signals and the regulation of consciousness.
They also had lower levels of glutathione in the thalamus. Glutathione, a master antioxidant produced by your body, is made up of glutamate, cysteine and glycine, and is a physiologic reservoir of neuronal glutamate.19
For the second study in the series, the researchers focused on the management of glutamate in the brain. As reported by Neuroscience News,20 they wondered whether faulty glutamate management might be a key problem in the disease, and whether drugs could be used to “shift this balance to either release glutamate from storage when there isn’t enough, or send it into storage if there is too much.”
So, in this study,21 published February 12, 2019, in PNAS, they blocked an enzyme that turns glutamate into glutathione in the brain cells of rats, using a drug called L-Buthionine sulfoximine, thereby allowing glutamine to be used up.
“The researchers found that these nerves were more excited and fired faster, which means they were sending more messages to other brain cells. The researchers say shifting the balance this way is akin to shifting the brain cells to a pattern similar to one found in the brains of people with schizophrenia,” Neuroscience News 22 explains.
Next, to increase the level of glutamine stored as glutathione, they used sulforaphane, as it activates a gene that makes an enzyme required for the synthesis of glutathione from glutamate. As expected, this slowed the speed with which neurons fired.
In other words, it helped normalize the brain cells, allowing them to behave in a manner more like healthy controls. Dr. Thomas Sedlak, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences told Neuroscience News:23
“We are thinking of glutathione as glutamate stored in a gas tank. If you have a bigger gas tank, you have more leeway on how far you can drive, but as soon as you take the gas out of the tank it’s burned up quickly. We can think of those with schizophrenia as having a smaller gas tank.”
In an earlier pilot study24 (counted as the third in this series) by the same team, published in the May 2018 issue of Molecular Neuropsychiatry, they used mice and healthy human subjects to assess the effect of sulforaphane on glutathione levels in the brain. Here, patients with a history of psychiatric illness were specifically excluded.
As explained by the authors:
“The participants completed two visits, scheduled 7 days (1 week) apart. The participants were given 100 µmol sulforaphane as standardized broccoli sprout extract in the form of 2 gel capsules, and instructed to ingest the extract each morning for 1 week …
Urine and blood specimens were collected prior to the first dose of broccoli sprout extract and within 4 h of the final dose. MRS [magnetic resonance spectroscopy] scans were performed prior to the first dose and within 4 h of ingesting the final dose …
Following 1-week administration of sulforaphane, the study participants demonstrated a significant augmentation of GSH in non-monocytes that include a mixture of T cells, B cells, and NK cells. The GSH level was 9.22 nmol/mL before sulforaphane administration and 12.2 nmol/mL following sulforaphane administration, a 32% increase …
We report that a short-term administration of sulforaphane was sufficient to significantly increase peripheral GSH levels in human subjects. We found an increase in GSH in the HP [hippocampus], but not elsewhere in the brain regions assessed. The peripheral GSH ratio had a strong and significantly positive correlation with brain GSH levels in the THAL [thalamus] upon sulforaphane treatment …
[I]n a submitted study, we will report that peripheral GSH levels may be correlated with cognitive functions. We thus posit the significance of exploring the possible correlations between peripheral GSH and clinical/neuropsychological measures and the influence of sulforaphane on such functional measures that are altered in neuropsychiatric disorders. The present study is a key first step toward such future studies.”
In summary, these findings suggest sulforaphane might be a safe alternative to help reduce psychosis and hallucinations in schizophrenic patients, although the researchers warn more studies are required to identify optimal dosing and assess long-term effects.
Another series of studies suggests cruciferous vegetables high in sulforaphane might benefit those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), primarily by upregulating genes that protect against oxidative stress, inflammation and DNA damage, “all of which are prominent and possibly mechanistic characteristics of ASD,” the authors say.25
Sulforaphane also boosts antioxidant capacity, glutathione synthesis, mitochondrial function, oxidative phosphorylation and lipid peroxidation, while lowering neuroinflammmation. According to the researchers, these characteristics also make it suitable for the treatment of ASD.26
The first study,27 published in 2014, found daily treatment with dietary sulforaphane significantly reduced the severity of “socially impaired behavior” in children with ASD after 18 weeks. Improvements became obvious (compared to those in the placebo group) at four weeks of treatment.
At 18 weeks, the sulforaphane treatment group had a 34% reduction in Abberant Behavior Checklist (ABC) scores and a 17% reduction in Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) scores. According to the authors:28
“[A] significantly greater number of participants receiving sulforaphane had improvement in social interaction, abnormal behavior, and verbal communication. Upon discontinuation of sulforaphane, total scores on all scales rose toward pretreatment levels.”
The second study,29 published in 2017, presented a case series follow-up of patients who continued the sulforaphane treatment after the first study ended. Here’s a limited outtake from the narrative provided by one of the families whose son is referred to as “R”:
“R’s parents wanted to help him: ‘He would make constant noises and did all these abnormal motor tics; [we] felt like he really had no control [over his behavior and body] and it was just noise, not functional words. He didn’t have any expressive language.’
R’s parents saw several medical specialists who prescribed a total of 18 different medications, all of which had either minimal or negative effects on R. ‘Nothing changed the constant noises or the terrible rage attacks,’ until R took SF [sulforaphane] …
R’s family took him to the Lurie Center at Massachusetts General Hospital where we were conducting the study on the effects of SF on males with ASD. The study was a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. However, within days, R’s mother believed that he was taking SF:
‘I knew that he was on the study drug because I saw such a change so quickly. I want to scream from the rooftops and tell people to give the kids broccoli sprouts [extract] because literally, it changed my life,’ reported R’s mother.
‘Now we can go to the movies, restaurants, plays, we went on vacation with another family, we go to church, we just went to a concert, things we could never do before are now possible. [I am] able to have confidence and he [R] is more confident as well.’
N.B. Such a rapid response was unusual in the context of what was observed by the study physicians with other subjects. When responses to supplementation were observed, they generally took 3 or 4 weeks to become manifest. In this case, the study team actually wondered whether the mother might be exhibiting a placebo response; however, the ABC subscales and both ABC and SRS overall scores for R did also change.”
The third paper30 in this series, a trial progress report published in 2018, assessed the safety, clinical effects and mechanisms of action of sulforaphane in ASD. Interestingly, this paper describes how sulforaphane mimics “the fever effect” in ASD. This is where high fever temporarily improves behavior in autistic children. The researchers explain:
“Fever stimulates heat shock proteins (HSP) and cellular stress responses, leading to improved synaptic function and long-range connectivity. Expression of gene transcription by NFE2L2 (Nrf2), which is reduced in ASD, also increases during fever.
Sulforaphane (SF), an isothiocyanate obtained from broccoli sprouts, induces HSP and Nrf2 as well as ‘cell-protective’ responses that may benefit ASD through common cellular mechanisms underlying heterogeneous phenotypes.”
While this trial was still incomplete at publication, as only 46 participants out of a planned 50 had been enrolled, preliminary analysis showed “26% participants were much/very much improved at seven weeks, 38% at 15 weeks, 64% at 22 weeks, and 64% at 30 weeks,” the researchers said, adding that “preliminary results show that sulforaphane appears to be safe and effective in children with ASD.”
Sulforaphane may also be useful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. In a 2018 study,31 mice with Alzheimer’s were treated with sulforaphane for four months, which significantly inhibited both the generation and accumulation of amyloid-beta, and alleviated several pathological changes associated with Alzheimer’s, including oxidative stress and neuroinflammation.
The mice also demonstrated cognitive benefits, remaining normal, cognitively speaking, compared to wild-type mice at 10 months of age, which is when dementia typically begins in Alzheimer’s mice. In tests of neurons themselves, pretreating cortical neurons with sulforaphane protected them against injury caused by amyloid beta.
An earlier study32 published in 2009 revealed that antioxidants — including sulforaphane — protect cells from oxidative damage, facilitate removal of the amyloid-beta peptide and reduce abnormal protein-related causes of disease.
In studying how sulforaphane interacts with amyloid-beta to prevent various neurodegenerative processes, researchers of a 2014 study33 used liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization mass spectrometry to reveal that amyloid-beta is less likely to aggregate in the presence of sulforaphane.
Another 2014 study34 showed that, in mice with Alzheimer’s-like lesions (induced in part by administration of aluminum), sulforaphane reduced neurobehavioral deficits by promoting the growth of new neurons (neurogenesis) as well as reducing the aluminum load.
While this article focuses on the neurological benefits of broccoli, research has revealed a long list of health benefits associated with this cruciferous vegetable, including a reduced risk for:35
Cancer — Studies have shown sulforaphane supports normal cell function and division while causing apoptosis (programmed cell death) in colon,37 prostate,38 breast39 and tobacco-induced lung cancer40 cells, and reducing the number of cancerous liver tumors in mice41
Insulin resistance45 and Type 2 diabetes46
Broccoli and other water- and nutrient-rich veggies also support healthy liver function, which in turn promotes optimal functioning of your natural detoxification systems. Broccoli sprouts, in particular, have been shown to help detox environmental pollutants such as benzene.50,51
This is important for virtually everyone these days, but especially women of childbearing age. Autistic children are known to have higher levels of environmental toxins in their system, and this underlying toxic burden plays a significant role.
Healthy liver function also helps promote healthy, beautiful skin, making broccoli a good antiaging food. What’s more, the sulforaphane in broccoli also helps repair skin damage.
To boost the benefits of sulforaphane in broccoli and other cruciferous veggies, pair them with a myrosinase-containing food.52 Myrosinase is an enzyme that converts the precursor gluocosinalate, glucoraphanin, to sulforaphane. Examples include mustard seed,53 daikon radishes, wasabi, arugula or coleslaw, with mustard seed being the most potent.
Adding a myrosinase-rich food is particularly important if you eat the broccoli raw, or use frozen broccoli. Ideally, broccoli should be steamed for three to four minutes to increase the available sulforaphane content. This light steaming eliminates epithiospecifier protein — a heat-sensitive sulfur-grabbing protein that inactivates sulforaphane — while retaining the myrosinase in the broccoli.54
Steaming is important, because without myrosinase, your body cannot absorb sulforaphane. If you opt for boiling, blanch the broccoli in boiling water for no more than 20 to 30 seconds, then immerse it in cold water to stop the cooking process.
If you prefer raw food, you’d be better off eating raw broccoli sprouts instead of mature broccoli. According to Dr. Paul Talalay, professor of pharmacology and co-author of the 1997 study55 “Broccoli Sprouts: An Exceptionally Rich Source of Inducers of Enzymes That Protect Against Chemical Carcinogens,” “Three-day-old broccoli sprouts consistently contain 20 to 50 times the amount of chemoprotective compounds found in mature broccoli heads.”56 As a result, you can eat far less of them while still maximizing your benefits.
More than 70% of U.S. water supplies have industrial-grade fluoride chemicals added under the guise of preventing tooth decay.1 The problem is that fluoride, a toxin, is linked to an increasing list of health damages, while the usefulness of ingesting it to prevent cavities is highly questionable.
Steven Gilbert, Ph.D., founder and director of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND), works to bring awareness about the health effects of toxic substances, water fluoridation included.
In his “Connecting the Dots for Health” paper, he summarizes how connecting the dots between the science, history and ethics of water fluoridation clearly supports the action to discontinue water fluoridation in order to significantly reduce fluoride ingestion.2
If you’ve ever wondered how a neurotoxic chemical came to be added to U.S. water supplies, Gilbert states:3
“The history of community water fluoridation is a reflection of the post WWII era of the 1950’s when many thought chemicals in one form or another could solve almost any problem. Our gaze was focused on the beneficial properties of the chemicals, not on the potential hazards. A classic example is DDT, that in addition to being a potent pesticide, almost killed off predatory birds and more recently was found to be harmful to humans.”
In 1945, fluoride was given the green light by the U.S. government following the release of a large amount of hydrogen fluoride from DuPont’s Deepwater, New Jersey, plant. A massive quantity of toxic hydrogen fluoride was produced as a byproduct of industry, and its disposal was an inconvenient and costly problem.
To avert lawsuits, industry came up with the clever idea of revamping fluoride’s image — they told people fluoride was good for their teeth and began adding it to public water supplies. Initially, fluoride waste from the aluminum industry is what went into drinking water.
But by the late 1940s, they’d found a cheaper source — the phosphate industry, a byproduct of making fertilizer. According to a paper in Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, a production of The Ohio State University and Miami University departments of history:4
“Many are surprised to learn that unlike the pharmaceutical grade fluoride in their toothpaste, the fluoride in their water is an untreated industrial waste product, one that contains trace elements of arsenic and lead.
Without the phosphate industry’s effluent, water fluoridation would be prohibitively expensive. And without fluoridation, the phosphate industry would be stuck with an expensive waste disposal problem.”
Gilbert also explains that the decision to fluoridate U.S. drinking water was based on two studies comparing cavity rates in a city with fluoridated water (Grand Rapids/Muskegon, Michigan) with those in one without (Newburgh/Kingston, New York).
They were supposed to run for 10 years, but when some cavity reduction was seen in early reports, the U.S. Public Health Service approved water fluoridation after only five years — with no data on long-term toxicity.5
More than 300 studies have shown fluoride’s toxic effects on the brain,6 including a 2006 National Research Council review that suggested fluoride exposure may be associated with brain damage, endocrine system disruption and bone cancer.7
In 2012, Harvard researchers also revealed that children living in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride areas8 and suggested high fluoride exposure may have an adverse effect on children’s neurodevelopment.
A study of Mexican women and children also raised concern, showing that higher exposure to fluoride while in utero is associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function in childhood, both at the age of 4 and 6 to 12 years.9
Each 0.5 milligram per liter increase in pregnant women’s fluoride levels was associated with a reduction of 3.15 and 2.5 points on the children’s scores on the General Cognitive Index (GCI) of the McCarthy Scales of Children’s Abilities and the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI), respectively.
Fluorosilicic acid, which is the fluoride chemical added to drinking water, may also be contaminated with additional harmful compounds, including lead and arsenic. Children, in particular, are at risk from ingesting fluoride, but they are exposed to the same levels in drinking water as adults. According to Gilbert:10
“From the 1950s the PHS [Public Health Service] recommendation for the concentration of fluoridated water has been 1.0 mg/L (milligrams per liter or ppm) for most of the U.S., with a range of 0.7 to 1.2 mg/L. In 2015, this recommendation was lowered to 0.7 mg/L to reduce the toxic side effects of fluoride ingestion while attempting to maintain its beneficial effects.
For toxicological assessment, ingested doses are typically adjusted by body weight. Kids eat more, breathe more, and drink more than adults on a body weight basis so they will have higher fluoride doses than adults. Moreover, child organ systems such as the brain and bones are still developing, making them more vulnerable to the toxic effects of fluoride.”
In terms of overall toxicity, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) describes acute fluoride exposure as more toxic than lead but slightly less toxic than arsenic.11 In fact, fluoride is a common ingredient in pesticides used to kill rodents and insects. Chronically, exposure to low levels of fluoride is also harmful, not only to your brain but to your body as a whole.
Fluoride is an endocrine-disrupting chemical, and studies have linked it to the rising prevalence of thyroid disease,12 which in turn can contribute to obesity, heart disease, depression and other health problems. Fluoride was once used to reduce thyroid function in people with hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), and even low doses of 2 to 5 mg may be enough to affect thyroid function.13
“This dose is well within the range (1.6 to 6.6 mg/day) of what individuals living in fluoridated communities are now estimated to receive on a regular basis,” FAN notes.14 A 2012 study also found a link between fluoride exposure and osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer.15 A 2006 study also found a link between fluoride exposure in drinking water during childhood and the incidence of osteosarcoma among men.16
Such a link is biologically plausible, according to FAN, because bones are a principle site of fluoride accumulation, fluoride can be mutagenic at high enough concentrations and fluoride stimulates the proliferation of osteoblasts (bone-forming cells), which could increase the risk of malignancy.17
The majority of U.S. kids suffer from dental fluorosis, a discoloration and mottling of teeth caused by overexposure to fluoride in drinking water. While often brushed off as a cosmetic concern, this mottling is a sign of increased porosity of the enamel, and it’s permanent. If the tooth-forming cells are being harmed by fluoride, it’s likely that other cells in the body are too.
Research has found impairment in cognitive abilities among children with fluorosis (even mild fluorosis) compared to children with no fluorosis, for example.18 Studies have also found that children with higher levels of fluorosis have increased rates of cavities19 — a finding that suggests more is definitely not better, even when it comes to protecting against cavities.
According to Gilbert, “At a very mild or mild level, it causes white splotches or stripes on teeth. At moderate or severe levels, the mottling is more pronounced and can cause yellow or brown stains and pitting of the enamel, which can increase cavities.”20
According to the most recent data, the dental fluorosis rate in the U.S. is now a staggering 65 percent, with researchers stating, “The results of this study greatly increase the evidence base indicating that objectionable dental fluorosis has increased in the United States. Dental fluorosis is an undesirable side effect of too much fluoride ingestion during the early years of life.”21
Another study also revealed a more than 31% increase in the prevalence of dental fluorosis among 16- and 17-year-olds from 2011-2012 to 2001-2002. “The continued increase in fluorosis rates in the U.S. indicates that additional measures need to be implemented to reduce its prevalence,” those researchers concluded.22
The third piece of Gilbert’s puzzle is ethics, and from this perspective adding fluoride to U.S. drinking water is akin to drugging the majority of a population without its consent. Gilbert notes:23
“Physicians prescribe drugs on an individual’s needs, ensuring that it’s pharmaceutical grade (not contaminated) and requiring a specific dose for a specific length of time. They also must inform their patients of potential harmful side effects. However, the final decision on whether to take the drugs rests with the patient. With fluoridation, all these safety protocols are violated, taking away the individual’s right of informed consent.”
People who are more vulnerable to fluoride’s effects, such as infants, pregnant women or those with kidney disease and diabetes, have no way of avoiding this drug in their drinking water if they live in an area with fluoridated water.
While it’s possible to install a water filter, such as reverse osmosis, to remove fluoride from your drinking water, or obtain a separate source of drinking water, this puts low-income families, who may not be able to obtain these alternatives, at a disadvantage.
Considering there are many studies showing fluoride’s toxicity, the Precautionary Principle, which states that preventive measures should also be put in place to avoid exposure if there’s evidence of a substance causing harm, should be put into place.
“For these and other reasons, a growing number of public health professionals are recommending that fluoridation of drinking water be discontinued,” Gilbert says, supporting his recommended action to “discontinue water fluoridation so that ingestion of fluoride is greatly reduced.” This is the norm in most of the world, as about 95 percent of the world’s population drinks unfluoridated water.24
Finally, fluoride is not the answer to healthy teeth. A comprehensive oral care plan should include addressing your diet, reducing your net carb (total grams of carbohydrates minus your grams of fiber) intake and, if needed, taking nutritional supplements that support your oral health, such as vitamins C and K2, and coenzyme Q10.
Regular brushing with fluoride-free toothpaste and flossing are also important, as are regular professional cleanings with a mercury-free biological dentist.
By Anna Von Reitz
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(Corey Goode) Dear Friends, I would like to publicly address recent events that have caused some concern within our community: namely, that I am allegedly the leader of a dangerous cult whose intent is to destroy people’s lives.
I would like to publicly address recent events that have caused some concern within our community: namely, that I am allegedly the leader of a dangerous cult whose intent is to destroy people’s lives.
Let me just say, right off the bat, that nothing could be further from the truth. The thousands of fans I have met and spent time with at events over the last few years can attest to that.
I discussed some of these topics in a recent reunion interview that was conducted for the first time since the end of my weekly television show. The link is below, and you can see it for yourself.
There are individuals that even now are cyberstalking and attacking me in a hateful and vicious manner and that are consistently trying to sabotage and prevent me from moving forward in any positive manner. However, let me go on record to state, I do not want any of my readers, listeners, viewers, fans or friends engaging in harassing, threatening or any other form of negative behavior towards anyone. This is not an acceptable behavioral form of defending me.
A variety of individuals have attempted to blame the alleged actions of my entire audience, at large, as if it was all part of some nefarious and organized cult. This is simply not true.
Some of the Deep State operatives who have been attacking me and my supporters, have also been gaslighting those who dislike me—by attacking them in posts and in private messages. Attacking both sides in a way that makes them enter into combat is one of the oldest ‘divide and conquer’ false-flag tricks in the book.
The almost total anonymity of the Internet makes it very easy for individuals to present themselves as something other than what they really are. This activity can then create enormous confusion and anger in the people who feel targeted by these attacks.
Although in the past, my team has pointed this out, again I ask you to please carefully review Glenn Greenwald’s classic article that appeared during the Snowden revelations, on February 24th, 2014. At least read the following quote from the article, as seen below.
In this article you will see multiple screen captures of actual intel training documents from the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group, or JTRIG, that should be far more publicized than they have been, up until now. Almost every single strategy revealed in this ‘data dump’ has been used against me, my supporters and my detractors alike in an almost endless cycle of repetition:
“I want to focus and elaborate on the overarching point revealed by all of these documents: namely, that these agencies are attempting to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, and in doing so, are compromising the integrity of the internet itself.”
“Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums.”
[Notice in red at the bottom that this document was circulated amongst agencies in the “Five Eyes” countries, namely USA, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand.]
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By sincerely asking you, my audience, to stand down and not attack anyone, it is my hope that together we can greatly decrease these problems. The invisible assets who are actually being paid to do this will then become far more obvious. They almost never step forward with a face and a name. The vast majority of all of this work is done under total anonymity. Their greatest delight is if they can convince real people to pick up their arguments and further publicize them.
Even if you do believe you have identified a paid operative, I must again please request that you not harass, threaten, intimidate or otherwise bother this person in any way. We all need to be aware that these attacks never draw in more than about one percent of the overall audience and they largely have not had much of an effect on the message getting out.
I do firmly believe in karma, and I ask you to trust the operation of this universal law without any effort to try to take that law into your own hands with confrontation, ridicule and the like. If you begin attacking others, you are participating in the exact “divide and conquer” strategy that the Deep State wants. Please, for my own good and the good of the mission, Please, do your own research and not blindly pass on unfounded gossip and slander.
And then if you are so called, find a constructive way to voice your concerns about the infiltration and manipulation of this community, without attacking and demeaning others. The Internet saying, “don’t feed the trolls” applies very well here. If the Deep State wants to catch attention, simply don’t provide it to them. This topic was covered in my recent interview on Edge of Wonder:
I honestly believe that the only way we can turn this situation around on a planetary level, and stay on the most positive timeline, is to rise above the constant negativity and not be consumed by it within our own lives, thoughts and actions.
With that being said, I would like to dispel various myths that have been circulating for some time regarding these cult accusations. For this reason, I am making this public statement.
Contrary to various accusations that have circulated for years now, I had no intention of becoming a public figure. I attempted to remain an anonymous insider who contributed information to the overall Disclosure narrative from the veil of anonymity.
I was publicly outed by an individual who was an early adopter to YouTube. This individual wanted me to do an interview on camera, and when I declined, this person posted my full name online and in videos. This may have been to spite me or to otherwise force me into an interview.
I had never before encountered the force of so many people analyzing every minute detail of my life, doing deep searches for documents (Doxxing) and poring over all of the available information.
This was what led me to make the difficult choice to speak about my experiences in person.
Almost immediately after I stepped forward and became a public figure, a variety of harassing and intensely threatening events took place.
This included an attempted poisoning by someone trying to hand me a drink at the airport. Individuals parked outside my home appeared to be watching me. My home was then attacked, and the door frame was visibly broken. Strobing lights were flashed into my children’s windows at night to terrify them. Water hose valves were turned on and left running outside my house, during the nighttime hours.
A military Chinook helicopter hovered directly above my backyard until I came outside, with one of its operators staring right at me before circling my house, and I filmed and distributed the end of that experience.
I walked out into the yard in a separate incident with my son and saw green laser dots on my chest.
Child Protective Services were called, and an attempt was made to have my children stolen from me, saying I was the leader of a “dangerous cult” and that my children faced an “imminent threat.” I was reported to an NGO at the United Nations that specializes in Cults. My colleague was threatened and only six days after he ignored the threat, the brakes went out on his car, while his fiancée was driving it.
In October of 2018, we had to cancel an event in Boulder, Colorado due to security concerns at great expense to us and those that planned to attend the event.
Please review the following articles and videos closely to understand the complexity and coordination of the attack campaign against anyone associated with me.
After meeting certain individuals at an aeronautics conference at a hotel I was staying at, I became violently ill, started vomiting black goo, and ended up in the emergency room. And so on.
At the same time, many of the insider prophecies I passed along since 2015 about the pending exposure and defeat of the Deep State, have become far more prominent possibilities with the arrival of the massive volume of information from an alleged source calling itself Q Anon.
This phenomenon began in October 2017, and has attracted public interest vastly beyond my own level of following. Corporate media censorship of this and other contentious information has never been greater. One has to ask themselves, if this is ‘fake’ and the info being put out doesn’t damage the powers that be, why are we seeing so much effort to discredit these movements?
Additionally, William Tompkins appeared and confirmed an astonishing number of the points I had raised from an independent and unbiased view, dating all the way back to World War II.
Entire books have been written about these correlations by Dr. Michael Salla of Exopolitics.org, along with innumerable articles and videos by various researchers.
Tompkins tragically passed away, during a time where we were experiencing multiple severe threats and attacks within our circle.
All of this has generated significant public interest, a large following, and has also unfortunately put my family and me in danger.
My testimony in Disclosure has shaken Ufology to its core and changed the accepted discussion narrative from “Did Roswell really occur?” to “Is there really a Secret Space Program?” Unfortunately, there was a price to pay.
In the course of going public and being seen by millions of people, many fans have come along to assist and volunteer. They were fully aware of the ongoing and severely violent threats that I was facing.
Due to the continued attacks and controversy, I will soon hand over most of my communications and social media to a social media manager, as it is just too much to handle on my own.
I got thrown into this world without preparation or any real-world experience in public relations. I have definitely made my share of mistakes over the years in how I have responded to some of these coordinated attacks, and for that, I wish to apologize.
A little over two years ago, a group began systematic and coordinated attack campaigns against me, and everyone associated with my team. We coined the name of this group as the ‘Dark Alliance’ to differentiate it from The Alliance that is working in humanity’s best interest by exposing and defeating the Deep State.
Additionally, and very importantly, we did not want to give them the instant access to our audience, and all the numbers that come along with it, by mentioning the names they were using. It is a very common strategy for people to want to make themselves into the opponent.
The “Dark Alliance” term was also coined, in part, as a response to certain individuals within this group coining the name, “Blue Chicken Cult,” for me and my fans.
When the attacks first began, over two years ago now, I had to respond to these vicious campaigns mostly on my own, while many of my supporters watched in shock.
Last year, a second coordinated Dark Alliance attack campaign was formed against me. Some of the individuals who were coordinating the attacks against me, began to contact owners of the largest Facebook groups, and the moderator groups that supported them, with false and disparaging information about me.
When these attacks occurred, I had been unable to publicly defend myself, due to upcoming litigation. Seeing that I was not defending myself — this time, well-meaning supporters began to come together to defend me publicly. They felt the need to defend me from not only a character assassination campaign, but also from what they perceived as lethal threats.
They chose to exercise their First Amendment rights to defend me through the use of blogs, YouTube videos and with political satire, creating various memes for online distribution.
From time to time this group did show me these memes, and I would typically respond with just a chuckle.
However, I must now emphasize, that these supporters became a self-managing entity, working in a grassroots effort.
Many of the things that were done, said, etc., I was not aware of. As a result, I have been accused of ordering, organizing and deploying a “doxxing campaign,” in which contentious information about various individuals was obtained and released online.
Various personalities online have since argued that damaging statements were written by me, and have overlooked or denied the actual evidence and testimony that has emerged within the case itself.
For the record, it is important to note, that the individuals in this grassroots support group are on the record as being self-organized, and attest that neither I, Roger Richards, nor anyone on my team, coordinated or influenced this group. This has all occurred with no force, coercion or negativity on my part. They are happy to step forward and testify to this as being the truth.
Some of these individuals have since offered legal testimony of what they allegedly experienced, while dealing with these Dark Alliance operatives and related parties.
It is important to note, that even after these individuals provided my attorneys and me with documented information showing that I was not involved in the doxxing and other alleged negativity, the Dark Alliance group made an effort to twist the information and confuse the public perception by misrepresenting information they found while doxxing me. In a few cases, they have manufactured evidence against those associated with me, including fake yearbook photos, obviously dubbed audio of phone calls that never occurred, as well as screen shots of alleged statements made by me in private. This is all perfectly in line with the JTRIG strategies revealed in the Snowden documents linked above.
Here is one of several people offering legal testimony to my attorneys of their alleged encounters with this ‘Dark Alliance.’ Please watch the entire video for the full context of what is going on:
For fans and supporters who did want to defend me publicly, it is now obvious that I needed to lay down various guidelines. Unfortunately, in the past I could not, because of the legal concerns that my attorneys had discussed with me.
Therefore, I wish to apologize for any hurt that has been caused by: Dark Alliance operatives pretending to be my fans; my actual fans; my associates, and therefore by me, directly or indirectly, while defending me against the ongoing, countless false allegations that Dark Alliance associates have levied against me.
I know that there has been contention and speculation over many things, but please know that it is not my intention to harm anyone in this community. I have not asked for anyone to be harmed, nor do I condone it.
There are legal issues, therefore I cannot be as specific as I would prefer to be, due to the probability of future litigation.
However, much of the negativity appears to be the work of one individual, who was quite antagonistic towards me and entities I am in legal disputes with. This person was extremely careless in sending these packages of information to multiple individuals in our community, without even hiding their name with a pseudonym.
The information was continually being updated as time went on, and the last batch alone was sent out to 27 different visible individuals in our community, without any shielding or veiling of the true identity of the sender.
It is very unfortunate that this entire body of data, adding up to scores and scores of pages, has now been blamed on me as if I had ordered, directed and deployed its release. This is simply not the case.
Since the person who did this spread it far and wide, it was obviously known to all of the groups that were attempting to assist me, but the data itself did not originate from me or anyone associated with me in any way.
To my fans and volunteers, I again request, that you please refrain from defending me with negativity. If you wish to respond to the character assassination campaigns, please do so with positive comments or even your own blog or video responses that describe why you support full disclosure and what I am attempting to do. Respond to negative posts and tweets with a positive message, and the negativity will be drowned out with your loving responses.
My main intention is to peacefully reveal what happened to me in various experiences for the purposes of Disclosure, and to pass along intel from a variety of different Alliance groups who are working to free our planet.
I want to give a sincere thank you to my team and associates and their families. To their credit they have chosen to continue to support me in my work, despite me being defamed and slandered publicly in a failed attempt to sabotage our professional relationships.
Also, a sincere thank you to all of the consummate professionals that I have around me right now. I greatly appreciate all that you have done to support me and my family over these incredibly trying times.
I must thank my wife, Stacy and children for being strong. Ever since my public testimony of Disclosure – I can’t say it any better – they’ve gone through hell!
In conclusion, we need to identify and overcome the division tactics being used on this community in a peaceful way for the purpose of Disclosure, and stop the infighting for the greater good. The health and safety of our entire planet is on the line.
I will continue to do my best to act from a loving attitude, integrity and honor and I encourage this from everyone who is a part of this movement.