The Fluoride Deception

Author: Christopher Bryson

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781583225264

Category: History

Page: 374

View: 681

"The Fluoride Deception" unearths one of the great secret narratives of our age, how a grim workplace poison and the most damaging environmental pollutant of the Cold War was added to drinking water and toothpaste.

The Fluoride Deception

Author: Christopher Bryson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781583227008

Category: Political Science

Page: 379

View: 2097

"The Fluoride Deception" unearths one of the great secret narratives of our age, how a grim workplace poison and the most damaging environmental pollutant of the Cold War was added to drinking water and toothpaste.

The Case Against Fluoride

How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics that Keep it There

Author: Paul H. Connett,James S. Beck,H. S. Micklem

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603582878

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 372

View: 2666

Argues that the fluoridation of the American water system is both unnecessary and dangerous.

Fluoride in Drinking Water

A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards

Author: Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309657962

Category: Political Science

Page: 497

View: 7175

Most people associate fluoride with the practice of intentionally adding fluoride to public drinking water supplies for the prevention of tooth decay. However, fluoride can also enter public water systems from natural sources, including runoff from the weathering of fluoride-containing rocks and soils and leaching from soil into groundwater. Fluoride pollution from various industrial emissions can also contaminate water supplies. In a few areas of the United States fluoride concentrations in water are much higher than normal, mostly from natural sources. Fluoride is one of the drinking water contaminants regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because it can occur at these toxic levels. In 1986, the EPA established a maximum allowable concentration for fluoride in drinking water of 4 milligrams per liter, a guideline designed to prevent the public from being exposed to harmful levels of fluoride. Fluoride in Drinking Water reviews research on various health effects from exposure to fluoride, including studies conducted in the last 10 years.

Phosphate Fluorides Toxic Torts

Author: Gary Pittman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615490409

Category: Law

Page: 150

View: 5789

Gary Pittman and his co-workers were systematically exposed to toxic substances while working for Occidental Chemical Corporation's north Florida phosphoric acid plants and mines. "Phosphate - Fluorides - Toxic Torts" is a personal narrative by Pittman describing his seven-year battle with Occidental while suffering with chemical poisoning, and the obstacles he had to overcome in the pursuit of compensation. Occidental Chemical Corporation was no stranger to Toxic Tort litigation. They were the company named in the 1979 landmark case, "United States v. Occidental," about the "Love Canal" public health disaster in the late 1970s. In 1995, the "Love Canal" case was still in the courts when Pittman, a co-worker, and attorney, Dorothy Clay Sims took on the mammoth Occidental machine with their legions of law firms. Did Pittman win? Yes and no. When you have your health, you can always make more money, but when you are poisoned and debilitated, there's not enough money in the world to buy back your health.

Overdiagnosed

Author: H. Gilbert Welch

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807022012

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 9002

From a nationally recognized expert, an exposé of the worst excesses of our zeal for medical testing Going against the conventional wisdom reinforced by the medical establishment and Big Pharma that more screening is the best preventative medicine, Dr. Gilbert Welch builds a compelling counterargument that what we need are fewer, not more, diagnoses. Documenting the excesses of American medical practice that labels far too many of us as sick, Welch examines the social, ethical, and economic ramifications of a health-care system that unnecessarily diagnoses and treats patients, most of whom will not benefit from treatment, might be harmed by it, and would arguably be better off without screening. Drawing on twenty-five years of medical practice and research on the effects of medical testing, Welch explains in a straightforward, jargon-free style how the cutoffs for treating a person with "abnormal" test results have been drastically lowered just when technological advances have allowed us to see more and more "abnormalities," many of which will pose fewer health complications than the procedures that ostensibly cure them. Citing studies that show that 10 percent of two thousand healthy people were found to have had silent strokes, and that well over half of men over age sixty have traces of prostate cancer but no impairment, Welch reveals overdiagnosis to be rampant for numerous conditions and diseases, including diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, gallstones, abdominal aortic aneuryisms, blood clots, as well as skin, prostate, breast, and lung cancers. With genetic and prenatal screening now common, patients are being diagnosed not with disease but with "pre-disease" or for being at "high risk" of developing disease. Revealing the economic and medical forces that contribute to overdiagnosis, Welch makes a reasoned call for change that would save us from countless unneeded surgeries, excessive worry, and exorbitant costs, all while maintaining a balanced view of both the potential benefits and harms of diagnosis. Drawing on data, clinical studies, and anecdotes from his own practice, Welch builds a solid, accessible case against the belief that more screening always improves health care.

Your Medical Mind

How to Decide What Is Right for You

Author: Jerome Groopman,Pamela Hartzband

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 014312224X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 308

View: 2840

Offers advice on making medical decisions in spite of confusing and conflicting information, and provides insight into the beliefs influencing how choices are made while citing the marketing practices that complicate the process.

The Yeast Connection

A Medical Breakthrough

Author: William G. Crook

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307772594

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

View: 2044

An in-depth guide on how to suspect, identify, and over-come those health problems in people of all ages and sexes that can be traced to sensitivity to the yeast germ candida albicans. The Yeast Connection also includes: 1. Easy-to-follow diet instructions; 2. Information about labratory studies and tests, prescription and nonprescription medications, and treatment with candida vaccines; 3. A discussion of the yeast connection to AIDS, suicidal depression, and sexual dysfunction; 4. Recommendations for vitamins, minerals, vegetable oils, garlic, and Lactobacillus acidophilus; 5. MUCH, MUCH MORE! Yeast-connected health problems can be traced from the following symptoms: -Fatigue -Irritability -Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) -Digestive disorders -Muscle pain -Short attention span -Headache -Memory loss -Vaginitis -Skin problems -Impotence -Hyperactivity -Depression -Hypoglycemia -Menustral problems -Urinary disorders -Respiratory problems -Learning difficulties

Wild Health

Lessons in Natural Wellness from the Animal Kingdom

Author: Cindy Engel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618340682

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 2525

A fascinating foray into zoopharmacognosy, the newest field in biology, reveals the many ways that animals medicate themselves by eating and using the right plants and foods to promote health and fertility, from the desert tortoise that travels miles to mine the calcium needed to keep its shell strong, to the mammals that rub citrus oils and odoriferous resins into their coats as insecticides and antiseptics against insect bites. Reprint.

When Smoke Ran Like Water

Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution

Author: Devra Lee Davis

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 316

View: 5806

An epidemiologist identifies some 300,000 annual deaths in the U.S. and Europe due to pollution, making revelations about historical and smog-related mass casualties, and calling for major public changes.

Merchants of Doubt

How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

Author: Naomi Oreskes,Erik M. Conway

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608193942

Category: Science

Page: 355

View: 4183

"Anyone concerned about the state of democracy in America should read this book."-Al Gore

The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga

Author: Swami Vishnudevananda

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0517884313

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 359

View: 4457

Explains how yoga can promote relaxation, improved strength and flexibility, spiritual awareness, and health, and demonstrates a variety of postures and exercises

Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat

Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen

Author: Naomi Moriyama,William Doyle

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780440336013

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 6021

What if there were a land where people lived longer than anywhere else on earth, the obesity rate was the lowest in the developed world, and women in their forties still looked like they were in their twenties? Wouldn't you want to know their extraordinary secret? Japanese-born Naomi Moriyama reveals the secret to her own high-energy, successful lifestyle–and the key to the enduring health and beauty of Japanese women–in this exciting new book. The Japanese have the pleasure of eating one of the most delicious, nutritious, and naturally satisfying cuisines in the world without denial, without guilt…and, yes, without getting fat or looking old. As a young girl living in Tokyo, Naomi Moriyama grew up in the food utopia of the world, where fresh, simple, wholesome fare is prized as one of the greatest joys of life. She also spent much time basking in that other great center of Japanese food culture: her mother Chizuko's Tokyo kitchen. Now she brings the traditional secrets of her mother's kitchen to you in a book that embodies the perfect marriage of nature and culinary wisdom–Japanese home-style cooking. If you think you've eaten Japanese food, you haven't tasted anything yet. Japanese home-style cooking isn't just about sushi and raw fish but good, old-fashioned everyday-Japanese-mom's cooking that's stood the test of time–and waistlines–for decades. Reflected in this unique way of cooking are the age-old traditional values of family and the abiding Japanese love of simplicity, nature, and good health. It's the kind of food that millions of Japanese women like Naomi eat every day to stay healthy, slim, and youthful while pursuing an energetic, successful, on-the-go lifestyle. Even better, it's fast, it's easy, and you can start with something as simple as introducing brown rice to your diet. You'll begin feeling the benefits that keep Japanese women among the youngest-looking in the world after your very next meal! If you're tired of counting calories, counting carbs, and counting on being disappointed with diets that don't work and don't satisfy, it's time to discover one of the best-kept and most delicious secrets for a healthier, slimmer, and long-living lifestyle. It's time to discover the Japanese fountain of youth…. From the Hardcover edition.

Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere

Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body

Author: Kate Harding,Marianne Kirby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399534973

Category: Self-Help

Page: 252

View: 2550

From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say. When it comes to body image, women can be their own worst enemies, aided and abetted by society and the media. But Harding and Kirby, the leading bloggers in the "fatosphere," the online community of the fat acceptance movement, have written a book to help readers achieve admiration for-or at least a truce with-their bodies. The authors believe in "health at every size"-the idea that weight does not necessarily determine well-being and that exercise and eating healthfully are beneficial, regardless of whether they cause weight loss. They point to errors in the media, misunderstood and ignored research, as well as stories from real women around the world to underscore their message. In the up-front and honest style that has become the trademark of their blogs, they share with readers twenty-seven ways to reframe notions of dieting and weight, including: accepting that diets don't work, practicing intuitive eating, finding body-positive doctors, not judging other women, and finding a hobby that has nothing to do with one's weight.

Beyond the Relaxation Response

How to Harness the Healing Power of Your Personal Beliefs

Author: Herbert Benson

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 180

View: 4324

Describes methods for extending the mind's power to heal the body, relieving such complaints as headaches, insomnia, back pain, and angina.

Less Medicine, More Health

7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Medical Care

Author: Dr. H. Gilbert Welch

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 080707165X

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 6443

The author of the highly acclaimed Overdiagnosed describes seven widespread assumptions that encourage excessive, often ineffective, and sometimes harmful medical care. You might think the biggest problem in medical care is that it costs too much. Or that health insurance is too expensive, too uneven, too complicated—and gives you too many forms to fill out. But the central problem is that too much medical care has too little value. Dr. H. Gilbert Welch is worried about too much medical care. It’s not to deny that some people get too little medical care, rather that the conventional concern about “too little” needs to be balanced with a concern about “too much”: too many people being made to worry about diseases they don’t have—and are at only average risk to get; too many people being tested and exposed to the harmful effects of the testing process; too many people being subjected to treatments they don’t need—or can’t benefit from. The American public has been sold the idea that seeking medical care is one of the most important steps to maintain wellness. Surprisingly, medical care is not, in fact, well correlated with good health. So more medicine does not equal more health; in reality the opposite may be true. The general public harbors assumptions about medical care that encourage overuse, assumptions like it’s always better to fix the problem, sooner (or newer) is always better, or it never hurts to get more information. Less Medicine, More Health pushes against established wisdom and suggests that medical care can be too aggressive. Drawing on his twenty-five years of medical practice and research, Dr. Welch notes that while economics and lawyers contribute to the excesses of American medicine, the problem is essentially created when the general public clings to these powerful assumptions about the value of tests and treatments—a number of which are just plain wrong. By telling fascinating (and occasionally amusing) stories backed by reliable data, Dr. Welch challenges patients and the health-care establishment to rethink some very fundamental practices. His provocative prescriptions hold the potential to save money and, more important, improve health outcomes for us all.

The Truth About The Drug Companies

How They Deceive Us And What To Do About It

Author: Marcia Angell

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0375760946

Category: Medical

Page: 319

View: 2957

A physician and former editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine provides an explosive critique of the pharmaceutical industry, detailing its dangerous influence on medical research, education, and physicians; exposing the reasons behind the spiraling prescription drug prices; and proposing a program of vital reforms. Reprint.

The Complete Yoga Book

The Yoga of Breathing, Posture and Meditation

Author: James Hewitt

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409023303

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 576

View: 2616

An encyclopedia of yoga practice and practical yoga as well as of the philosophy and background of yoga.

Eastern Body, Western Mind

Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self

Author: Anodea Judith

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 0307777936

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

View: 965

Revised edition of the groundbreaking New Age book that seamlessly merges Western psychology and science with spirituality, creating a compelling interpretation of the Eastern chakra system and its relevance for Westerners today. In Eastern Body, Western Mind, chakra authority Anodea Judith brought a fresh approach to the yoga-based Eastern chakra system, adapting it to the Western framework of Jungian psychology, somatic therapy, childhood developmental theory, and metaphysics and applying the chakra system to important modern social realities and issues such as addiction, codependence, family dynamics, sexuality, and personal empowerment. Arranged schematically, the book uses the inherent structure of the chakra system as a map upon which to chart our Western understanding of individual development. Each chapter focuses on a single chakra, starting with a description of its characteristics and then exploring its particular childhood developmental patterns, traumas and abuses, and how to heal and maintain balance.