WHY ALL THE GLOWING PRESS ON FLUORIDE?
"But lawmakers from Maine to Alaska see a different side of dentists and their lobby, the American Dental Association, describing a political force so unified, so relentless and so thoroughly woven into American communities that its clout rivals that of the gun lobby."
you know how this works
The dental lobby hands out "fluoridation awards" each year that are covered by local reporters who unquestioningly repeat claims about the benefits of fluoridation.
When a peer-reviewed journal published research on the adverse health effects of fluoridation, the dental lobby worked with a PR firm to distract attention from the science.
When Erin Brockovich opposed fluoridation on The Dr. Oz Show, her appearance was erased from the Internet and replaced with talking points from the dental lobby.
When local leaders like Brooksville Mayor Betty Erhard try to end fluoridation in their towns, the same group of pro-fluoride dentists uses the media to undermine their efforts.
Media Heroes Wanted
If you are a member of the media who sees past government health dogma and is unafraid to speak truth to power, let's connect. Whether you are a journalist, tv producer, radio host, podcaster, blogger, or other media influencer, you have the power to help change the narrative on fluoridation. A well-researched piece like this or this can go a long way in exposing the closely guarded myth that the practice of public water fluoridation is without dangerous side effects.
Author Melissa Gallico is passionate about spreading awareness of the damaging health effects of fluoride. During her extensive career as an intelligence analyst, she presented briefings on some of the world's most formidable stages, including:
FBI Headquarters Strategic Information and Operations Center (SIOC), the global command and communications center for the FBI
Westminster Palace, meeting place of the British Houses of Parliament
RIMPAC, the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise
Advanced Intelligence Analyst Training Course at FBI Quantico
Overflowing with scientific references and real world accounts of fluoride toxicity, The Hidden Cause of Acne is available from bookstores worldwide. Foreword by Stephen Harrod Buhner.
The Shorter Book
F Is For Fluoride: A Feasible Fairytale for Freethinkers 15 and Up tells the story of fluoridation as presented in a captivating lecture by Dr. Felicia Lafish. It also has some ferrets in fedoras.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING
"Using scientific deduction, careful observations, and self-experimentation—a process used by Nobel Laureates such as Barry Marshall, Werner Forssmann, and Ralph Steinman—Melissa Gallico figured out the cause of her chronic acne was the fluoride added to her drinking water. The fact that other people who read her book also report that their acne cleared up when they switched to fluoride-free beverages and foods suggests this is an area that deserves rigorous clinical investigation."
— Hardy Limeback, D.D.S., Ph.D., head of preventive dentistry at the University of Toronto (ret.) and past president of the Canadian Association for Dental Research
"As Gallico’s riveting personal story attests, public water fluoridation is, in essence, a hazardous waste management tool that is damaging our health in ways we have yet to fully comprehend. Her deep research into this area and the clear, arresting manner in which she presents it is a valuable, even crucial, contribution to ending the antiquated and dangerous practice of adding fluoride to public drinking water."
— William Hirzy, Ph.D., senior scientist at EPA (ret.) and past president of the EPA Union of Professional Employees
"As Gallico notes, ‘it doesn’t take a degree in medicine’ (or dentistry or science) to appreciate the importance of personal observations in matters of personal health, or to understand the potential consequences of one-size-fits-all medication of the public through the drinking water supply. Fluoride sensitivity (including dermatological, endocrinological, gastrointestinal, and other effects) has been in the medical literature for decades, unrefuted, and deserves the wider awareness that Gallico’s work will bring."
— Kathleen M. Thiessen, Ph.D., senior scientist at Oak Ridge Center for Risk Analysis and coauthor of the National Research Council's 2006 report Fluoride in Drinking Water
"Gallico’s clarity of thought, her penetrating perceptions about the impacts of some of these chemicals on our lives (honed in her work as an intelligence specialist for the FBI), illustrates just how problematic some of the medical science that shapes our lives is. And, as well, the tremendous damage it can sometimes do to the people who live in the midst of the stories it tells. Stories that, as is inevitable with these kinds of things, are altered by new understandings all too slowly."
— Stephen Harrod Buhner, award-winning author of twenty books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine including Healing Lyme and Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm