Pardon that I’m not taking any extensive notes here, but I am watching the Corey/David portion (after which David has a solo presentation) on my computer/TV. Very fascinating, even though I’ve heard many parts of this before.
The main point in this is it a very complete presentation (recap) of David’s introduction and eventual strong connecting with Corey. They also go through the history of their uncovering (unveiling) of the Secret Space Program, and many aspects related to it.
They were scheduled to go for 1 hour, but already gone beyond two hours.
A couple notes
– 2030 likely time for solar flash.and
– In next 2.5 years, we will have our complete freedom and full disclosure of the cabal, secret space programs, technology.
In this interview, Charlie Brown, former state attorney general of West Virginia and executive director of Consumers for Dental Choice, provides us with an update to the global mercury-free dentistry campaign you’ve so generously helped us support through the past nine years.
We are now incredibly close to the ultimate finish line, thanks to Brown’s persistent and dedicated efforts and your unrelenting financial support. I want to extend a personal thank you to all who have contributed to this mission in the past, and are considering doing so now.
Brown has made it his life’s mission to remove mercury from dentistry across the world, which will also put an end to a large portion of mercury outflow into our environment. This week, we celebrate our annual Mercury Awareness week, during which we ask for your continued financial support to put an end to the use of this pernicious neurotoxin.
“The campaign for mercury-free dentistry has real wins, thanks to the grassroots help of Mercola.com readers,” Brown says. “We are toe-to-toe with the American Dental Association (ADA) and its million-dollar lobbyists across the country and around the world. We are advancing, and the ADA is retreating. Together, we will throw dental mercury into the hazardous waste bins of history.”
Pressure on US Food and Drug Administration is paying off
Over the past year, Consumers for Dental Choice has made advancements on multiple fronts by implementing a number of landmark strategies. In the U.S., Consumers for Dental Choice has applied pressure on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the likes of which the agency reportedly has never seen before.
In all, 50 groups, including the Sierra Club, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and Greenpeace, signed the Chicago Declaration for Mercury-free Dentistry for America. “That really got FDA’s attention,” Brown says.
When the FDA invited public comment on how it’s doing on its medical devices, 80% of responses — four times that of all other devices combined — were about amalgam.
“People are sick and tired and they made it clear that the No. 1 public interest on medical device regulation is amalgam,” Brown says. “They’re sick and tired of FDA coddling up to the ADA, as it’s done this entire century.
Coming along too is the medical community … the National Medical Association (NMA) and the African-American physicians. They have gotten real interested in this. Their journal published a commentary about how amalgam is unfair to the children of color and other low-income children in this country.
Finally, the trade press is really biting at the heels of FDA. They’re really wanting to know why FDA is still not acting on amalgam. We now have information that FDA is going to move [on this issue].”
While it’s still too early for Brown to give specifics on what the FDA is planning to do, when available, I will bring him back for an update. As for the Consumers for Dental Choice petition to the FDA urging the agency to follow in Europe’s footsteps and eliminate dental mercury for pregnant women and children, more than 48,000 signatures have been received and delivered.
“The European Union, more than a year ago, ended amalgam for children under 15, and for pregnant and breastfeeding women. They required each member state — and there are 28 countries in the EU as of right now — to come up with a plan to go further.
We are saying to FDA, ‘Why are you lagging so far behind Europe? Why won’t you pay attention to the very treaty that the United States not only signed but was the first country in the world to ratify?’
As I said, the heat is building. We think we’re going to move, but they still have been way too close to the pro-mercury dentists. There’s no question. That’s the ADA. The ADA, however, doesn’t have the same clout they used to have because its own members are walking away.
Its own members are saying, ‘Why should I use amalgam just because you want me to? I don’t want to. My patients don’t want to. I don’t want to get people in my office sick.’”
Making amalgam a business loser is a winning strategy
This is undoubtedly a direct response to people following the advice given by Consumers for Dental Choice — the advice to not frequent any dentist who still uses mercury amalgam on ANY of his or her patients, even if it’s not you. By patients abandoning mercury-based dentists, more and more have recognized the folly of sticking with the ADA’s recommendation to keep using it.
“Basically, we are making amalgam into a business loser,” Brown says. We still have a way to go though, to get government-based dentists to follow suit and to get all insurance plans to cover mercury-free dentistry across the board, and not just in some instances.
Fortunately, as the dental amalgam market continues to shrink, amalgam manufacturers are also starting to follow the money and transition into making alternative filling materials instead.
“By making amalgam a business loser for the dentist and a business loser for the manufacturers, we are pursuing a success route,” Brown says. “We want FDA to change. But if FDA doesn’t change, we have a way to win regardless.”
In the U.S., Consumers for Dental Choice is also taking on Maine’s Dental Board. After filing a complaint, the board has agreed to create legislation requiring dentists to have informed consent before they can use mercury amalgam on a patient. Brown explains:
“Maine is our battleground state now … I’m in my element. I’ve been challenging dental boards for a long time. Years ago, we got rid of the gag rule. We won factsheet laws. We won disclosures. The Maine Dental Board is ignoring its duty to enforce the law on disclosure.
We have filed our petition, our protest, to the Maine Dental Board. They, in turn, have agreed to write a regulation, which will require the pro-mercury dentists to provide proof that they told the patients amalgam has problems … If they don’t do it, there’s going to be a discipline action against the amalgam-using dentists.”
In short, dentists using amalgam in Maine will be required to present patients with a factsheet detailing in clear language the adverse health effects of amalgam, and information on available alternatives.
Once given this information, patients are unlikely to choose amalgam, given the choice. It will undoubtedly also encourage more dentists to go mercury-free, as they have to admit, with documentation, that they’re putting toxic material into your mouth.
“When I started in this, the dental boards were prosecuting mercury-free dentists. Now we’ve turned the tables and said, ‘You’ve got to prosecute the pro-mercury dentists because they’re not following the law.’ We think with this success in Maine, we’re on the way.
They’re writing a rule. We’ve got a battle ahead this fall in 2019. It will be a prototype for other states. We’re going to prepare a kit for other states. If you want to get active in your state, you, the consumer, you, the dentist, you, the health professional, write me at Charlie@ToxicTeeth.org.
Write me, and I will work with you to get you the material so that in your state, you can parallel what we’re accomplishing in the state of Maine, our model state …
The good news is that the director of health, who wrote and approved that factsheet, her sister is now the governor of Maine. So, we think we’ve got support all the way to the top in Maine to get this thing done.”
In addition to the success in the EU, Consumers for Dental Choice is also making great progress in the effort to eliminate dental mercury in Nigeria, Mauritius, Tanzania, Vietnam, Bangladesh and India.
“[The U.S.] Pentagon says they can’t afford the switch. They’re giving mercury fillings. The richest agency in the world — I’m sure — is not giving mercury-free dentistry to its soldiers and sailors, but Bangladesh is. India is.
India has the third biggest army in the world. Bangladesh is one of the poorer countries in the world. Yet no one in the Bangladesh Armed Forces gets amalgam. No one in their family gets it. They’ve gone completely mercury-free. Well, if Bangladesh can end using amalgam in their armed forces, so can the Pentagon,” Brown says.
Consumers for Dental Choice and its international allies were also instrumental in getting dental amalgam included in the Minamata Convention, which calls for significant reductions in mercury pollution from multiple sources.
“Things come to a head this November 2019,” Brown says. “During the last week of November, the governments from every country in the world will again convene. There are well over 140 countries to sign this Convention. Over 100 have ratified it. The United States was the first to ratify.
We will bring a team of people from the Americas, from the island states, from Africa, Asia and Europe — our dentists, engineers, lawyers, journalists and environmental leaders …
The governments, starting in Africa with the country of Gabon, and then a number of other countries, have proposed an amendment to the Minamata Convention: the amalgam amendment. It would phase out amalgam for children in two years, and phase it out for everybody else on a date that people would agree on.
That will be debated this November. We are mounting a full-fledged campaign. We’ve been asked by the African governments to lead civil society — lead the organizing from the outside while they work the inside and work the government.”
Much at stake in November
In the summer of 2019, four EU nations — Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland and Slovakia — followed in Sweden’s footsteps and phased out amalgam for all patients as of a specific date. During the November debate, Consumers for Dental Choice will fight to get all nations to agree to a complete phase-out.
“That’s going to be what they call the Third Conference of the Parties. This again has come, Dr. Mercola, because you dug in with us way back in 2011. You helped us put together this worldwide organization. You matched funds. You’re matching them again.
You’re matching them more than you ever have: $150,000. We hope to raise $150,000 dollars, which we’ll double with your funds to $300,000. We use it effectively. We use it efficiently …
Our staff size is the same as it was in 2011, when we started. Our money goes to the field. It went to the [creation of the] Chicago Declaration. It went to the Maine team that we organized to get front and center in our model state. It goes to some of the best environmental leaders I can imagine in Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America. We have founded centers and intermediaries.
There’s the Latin-American Center for Environmental Health in Montevideo, the Asian Center for Environmental Health in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the African Center for Environmental Health in Abidjan, Ivory Coast …
The European Center for Environmental Medicine in Berlin … These are headed by talented people. They run the campaigns for us … We’re pretty darn good at organizing. If people choose to donate funds to us, I think our track record is pretty clear. We get things done …
One of the priorities this November is bringing our team to Geneva and winning at the table and getting the countries to agree, yes, it’s time to set an end date for this plague, this horrible mistake of putting mercury in the mouth. Now, here comes the world’s chance to correct that mistake.”
Please consider making a donation to Consumers for Dental Choice right now, and I will match your gift dollar for dollar, up to $150,000. Mercury is difficult to get rid of once it’s in your body.
Clearly, preventing exposure is the best strategy, and dental amalgams is one of the biggest contributors to mercury toxicity. By donating to this cause, you can help prevent the poisoning of literally billions of people around the world. You’ll also help protect our global environment from mercury pollution, a significant source of which is mercury-based dentists. As noted by Brown:
“The symbol of the Minamata Convention was the fish, because we all agreed we don’t want mercury in the fish that children eat. It causes permanent brain damage to them. That mercury came from many sources. One of the major sources was amalgam.
You can’t tell where that mercury came from, but everybody agreed we’ve got to work on all major sources. That’s how we got amalgam [included] as an environmental issue. It was the right strategy to start the beginning of the end of amalgam.”
June 3, 2020, the European Commission will decide whether to recommend the phasing out of amalgam for all. Brown believes they will. After all, several European countries have already done it. Other nations are down to between 1% and 4% use. Similarly, Zambia has expressed willingness to phase out amalgam by 2021.
“We’re seeing that in one country after another that I visit,” Brown says. “For the Minamata Convention itself, we have the phase-down requirement. We are trying to shift that to phase-out. We will make a huge effort at that. This November, we hope to succeed.
If we don’t succeed, they will meet again in two years. Our chance to get the victory is 2019. Failing that, we’ll take another turn at that in 2021. By then, I believe we will win … We are very near the finish line. Again, I urge people to stay with us, because we can put this mercury into the hazardous waste bins of history.”
If you’re watching this, I encourage you to participate in this annual donation drive, and make a donation — large or small — to this worthy cause. Remember, I will match donation dollar for dollar, so it’s a win-win for everyone.
I raised my match 20% this year, from $125,000 to $150,000. Please consider doing the same, and raising your gift, at whatever level you give, by 20% too.
As I said before, Brown runs a really lean, mean organization. He doesn’t waste a cent. Your donations — as history has proven — will be used wisely, judiciously, frugally yet effectively, to end the use of mercury through legislative capacity within the next couple of years in several nations, and the entire world within 10. It’s a great goal, and I hope you will decide to play a part in this historical effort.
Kidney stones are hard1 and solid masses2 that develop due to the increased presence of calcium, oxalate and uric acid in your urine,3 and at the same time, because of reduced quantities of or a lack of water, which is needed to dilute these stone-forming substances.4
The University of Michigan highlights that some kidney stones may be as small as a grain of sand, or as big as a pearl.5 Aside from being painful, they can be trapped in your urinary tract, disrupting proper urine flow.6 If you’ve experienced excruciating pain on your side and back, this may be a sign that you have kidney stones.7
Statistics on kidney stones
According to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), kidney stones result in emergency room trips for half a million people in the U.S. annually. The organization also estimates that at least 1 in 10 people will develop a kidney stone during their lifetime.8
In the U.S. men are twice as likely to have kidney stones as women, with a 12% lifetime risk for this issue. Women may also develop kidney stones, although their lifetime risk is only 6%.9 In terms of ethnicity, a 2010 Reviews in Urology article found that Caucasian men are most prone to developing kidney stones, while Asian women had the lowest risk for this health problem.10
While men and women between 30 and 50 years old are typically affected with kidney stones,11 people as young as 20 also experience this condition.12 In some instances, kidney stones may even develop among infants, children and teenagers.13,14
Aside from excruciating pain, kidney stones are a major financial burden. A study published in the journal Translational Andrology and Urology in 2014 highlighted that annual estimates for kidney stones surpass $5 billion, with this amount covering “direct treatment costs for the stones and indirect costs linked with lost worker productivity.”15
How to combat kidney stones
Although kidney stones can be challenging to address, there are methods that can dissolve them in your body so they can then be released through your urine.16 However, it still pays to be vigilant when it comes to conventional remedies, as some can trigger complications.
These pages will help you learn more about what kidney stones are, what they are typically made of and signs to look out for. Find out how you can provide your body with ample defenses to stop kidney stones from forming in the first place.
Summer squash is the edible fruit of Cucurbita pepo, a highly diverse plant species that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family, along with gourds and melons. It’s harvested before full maturity and should be consumed within five to seven days. The skin, seeds and flesh of summer squash can be eaten cooked or raw.,,, Its flowers are also edible and are even considered a favorite food to many in Mexico.
Summer squash is known for its carotenoid content, particularly lutein and zeaxanthin, which can help protect your eyes against oxidative stress. It’s also a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, manganese, vitamin B6, riboflavin and folate. Plus, it contains vitamin A and K, thiamin, niacin, copper and phosphorus.
Keep in mind, though, that squash also contains sugar, which can put you at risk of metabolic problems if consumed excessively. Make sure to eat summer squash in moderation.
4 basic types of summer squash
Summer squash varieties come in different shapes and sizes, with “a mild flavor that can range from sweet to nutty,” according to The Kitchn. Although their differences in flavor may be subtle, they may still be distinct enough to affect how your dish tastes when you use the wrong type of summer squash, so it’s important to be able to differentiate between types. Most summer squash available in supermarkets fall under these four basic types:,,
Zucchini — One of the most popular types of summer squash, zucchini has striped, speckled or solid yellow or green skin, depending on the cultivar. It has a slightly sweet flavor and a smooth texture. While most zucchinis are cylindrical, some cultivars have a spherical shape.
Scallop-type — Also called pattypan squash, this type of summer squash has scalloped edges and comes in various shades of yellow and green.,
Yellow squash — Not to be confused with yellow zucchini, yellow squash is available in straight neck and crook neck varieties, both of which have bulbous bottoms and narrow necks. Their seeds are also larger than other types of summer squash.,
Zephyr — Often recognized for its eye-catching color, zephyr squash is “a hybrid between yellow crook neck, delicata and yellow acorn squash,” according to The Kitchn. The color of its bottom portion ranges from light green to dark green, while its upper portion is pale yellow.
How to cook summer squash
Summer squash is a versatile ingredient that can be added to different dishes, including casseroles, soups, salads and even desserts. Here are some of the ways you can cook it:
Sautéing— Sautéing summer squash is quick and easy. Here’s how:
Slice the summer squash into thin pieces.
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, then sauté the squash slices in coconut oil, stirring constantly, until they’re crisp-tender.
Add in seasonings like salt and pepper for extra flavor.
Steaming — Steamed summer squash makes for a great side dish. Follow these steps:
Cut the summer squash into thin slices and place them in a colander or steamer basket.
Place the colander or basket over a pot of boiling water.
Cover the pot and leave it to steam until you can pierce the squash with a fork, about seven to 10 minutes.
Grilling — If you’re bored with the usual mild flavors of summer squash, grill it to add a smoky taste. Here’s how:,,
Heat the grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cut the summer squash into large chunks and coat each piece with coconut oil.
Once the grill is ready, spread the squash chucks in a single layer on the grill and let them cook for three to five minutes per side.
Roasting — Roasted summer squash can be eaten as a side dish for roasted meat or as a delicious main dish. Follow this procedure to roast summer squash properly:
Heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Toss the cubed squash pieces in a large mixing bowl with coconut oil to coat well. Add in seasonings like salt and pepper, if desired.
Place the pieces of squash on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast them for 15 minutes.
Turn the pieces over using a spatula and roast until you can easily pierce the squash with a fork, about 30 to 35 minutes.
Try these tasty summer squash recipes
Now that you know the different ways to cook summer squash, put your newfound cooking skills to the test by making any of these nutritious and appetizing recipes:
4 cups julienned zucchini
4 cups julienned yellow squash
2 cups sliced radishes
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup organic apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons Himalayan salt
1 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 teaspoon pepper
In a large bowl, toss the zucchini, squash and radishes together.
Whisk the remaining ingredients in a separate, smaller bowl, then pour the mixture on the vegetables.
Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.
(Recipe adapted from Taste of Home)
Keto Southern squash casserole
4 tablespoons ghee
6 cups diced yellow squash
1/2 cup diced onion
3 organic free-range eggs
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a skillet, melt ghee over medium heat until pan is hot.
Add in the squash and onion, and sauté until tender.
Place the squash mixture evenly in a 9×13-inch glass dish.
In a mixing bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients, except the grated Parmesan cheese. Mix well.
Pour the mixture over the squash. Top with the grated Parmesan cheese.
Bake until the cheese is browned and the casserole is set, about 45 minutes. Time will vary depending on how hot your oven runs.
Let set for 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve either warm or at room temperature.
(Recipe adapted from The Healing Spoon)
Roasted zucchini and yellow summer squash
6 cups zucchini, cut into large chunks
6 cups yellow squash, cut into large chunks
2 tablespoons coconut oil, plus extra for greasing the pan
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Heat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease the roasting pan with coconut oil.
Chop the zucchini and yellow squash and put them into a large bowl. Drizzle with coconut oil and mix with a large spoon until all slices are evenly coated.
Sprinkle garlic powder, salt and pepper over the squash. Mix again until they’re evenly coated.
Pour the squash chunks onto roasting pan and spread it out until it evenly covers the pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring once, until cooked through.
This makes 12 one-cup servings.
(Recipe adapted from Epicurious)
Roasted yellow squash with basil
2 yellow squashes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
10 basil leaves
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Prepare the yellow squash and cut lengthwise to form thin slices.
Grease the baking sheet with coconut oil. Neatly arrange the squash slices onto the sheet. Drizzle with some coconut oil and season with salt and pepper.
Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the squash for five to seven minutes. Take the strips out from the oven and flip them.
Chop the basil leaves in half and put a half portion on top of each squash. Top with some shredded Parmesan cheese.
Place the baking sheet back in the oven and bake for another three to four minutes. Once the cheese has melted, remove it from the oven.
(Recipe adapted from Ketovale)
How to pick and store summer squash
When buying a summer squash, choose an organically grown squash that’s small to medium in size, with a glossy and vibrantly colored skin. It should also feel firm and heavy for its size. Avoid large summer squash that are dull and tough, as they may have been left on the vine too long. Be sure to handle summer squash carefully, as it bruises easily. You can store summer squash in the fridge for up to five days.,,
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Q: How do you freeze a summer squash? A: Blanch a cubed summer squash in boiling water for three minutes, then immerse it in ice water. Drain thoroughly and transfer into a tightly sealed container; be sure to leave 1/2-inch of headspace. Store in the freezer for up to three months. Q: What does summer squash look like? A: Most types of summer squash are cylindrical, with yellow or green rinds that are either solid-colored, spotted or striped. However, there are other types of summer squash that have a unique appearance. One example is the pattypan squash. Q: Are summer squash and zucchini the same thing? A: Zucchini is a type of summer squash. Other types include yellow squash, scallop-type and zephyr squash. Q: Is zucchini healthier than yellow squash? A: Zucchini may be healthier than yellow squash. According to a 2015 study published in the journal LWT — Food Science and Technology, zucchini cultivars have the highest carotenoid content out of 22 different types of summer squash tested. Zucchini also contains higher amounts of magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and folate than yellow squash., Q: Are summer squash good for you? A: Yes. Summer squash are good sources of the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. They’re also rich in various vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, magnesium, folate, potassium, manganese and certain B vitamins. Q: Can you eat summer squash raw? A: The skin, seeds and flesh of summer squash can be eaten raw.
Some of the things that are being done in the name of “scientific research” are almost too horrifying to talk about. But it is vitally important that we shine a light on these practices, because most Americans don’t realize what is really going on.
Normally when we talk about crime, the primary focus is on the drug abuse and violence in the urban areas of our major cities. But the truth is that often the worst crimes are committed by “doctors”, “scientists” and “researchers” wearing white lab coats.
The experiments that I am about to share with you are incredibly disgusting, and I apologize for this in advance, but the only way that they will stop is if they are fully exposed. And since these experiments are funded by our tax dollars, the nation as a whole will ultimately be held accountable for the great evil that is taking place.
By Cat Ellis | 21 August 2019 THE ORGANIC PREPPER — Due to the recent mass shootings, there is a major push for so-called “red flag” gun laws at both the state and federal levels. These laws are the latest […]
It has been well-documented and frequently reported here at Health Impact News that the United States Foster Care system is the nation’s #1 pipeline for child sex trafficking.
Attorney Michael Dolce from the law-firm Cohen Milstein, who speaks from experience from representing children abused in foster care, wrote an opinion piece published by Newsweek in 2018 stating that the nation’s foster care system is set up to sexually traffic children.
Pedophiles recently arrested for child sex abuse. Top left & center: Christopher Almaguer and his wife Sarah Rashelle Almaguer – Top right: Daniel Wayne Spurgeon – Bottom left & center: Simon Chavez and his son Simon Magana Chavez – Bottom right: Larry Austin Reed. These are just a few of the foster parents recently arrested for child sex trafficking in the past month that have been reported in local media sources.