Prof. Keith Scott-Mumby's Total Health Newsletter #68. Week ending Oct 10th, 2010
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- Mercury and DAMS
- Sticky Sugar Problem
- Plant "Science"
- The Free Scan I Promised
- Confrontation With Mad Sircus
- I'M AWAY IN EUROPE! Instead of "What's In A Word: read this announcement.
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This Week's Quote:
"One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name."
-- Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist.
There is actually a similar quote from the same man, less often heard:
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
1. Mercury and DAMS
A subscriber asked for some advice about dental mercury removal and taking Iscador (she has a thyroid cancer and is facing thyroid removal).
Mercury, as I have said elsewhere (including my book "Virtual Medicine") is probably the most toxic of all man-made poisons. Well, it isn't man made, of course--but we dig it up and spread it around!
I have seen so many people made really sick by careless removal of mercury, I am almost inclined to say don't do it, at least not until the cancer thing is out of the way. It's too risky to go putting her immune system down, just at a time when she needs maximum support from it.
That's what happens. In countless cases, I identified dental mercury amalgam as the main reason for a virtual shut down of the immune system (white cell counts plunging to 1,000 or less). Patients have come to me on a stretcher for help!
Maybe her request is a good prompter to put down a few key thoughts about the dangers of mercury removal in dentistry. It's one of the most critical health hazards you face in your life: you need to get rid of it but it can do immense damage in the process.
Once you are through this process, your health will be far fuller and less vulnerable to change. Just take great care, OK?
To help your dental practitioner do it right, you can get information on the safest way to carry out mercury removal. It's a very strict but necessary procedure, to protect you and the dentist (did you know dentists are bound by safety codes to fit air extractors, to avoid inhaling mercury vapor, yet they can legally fill your mouth and nose with 1,000 times the allowed safety levels of mercury vapor, while drilling it out!)
DAMS (dental amalgam mercury solutions) is ready to send you a list of knowledgeable dentists (and, perhaps, intersted physicians) in your state who are able to replace amalgams safely. This Guide and list are worth their weight in gold. They are not currently available by e-mail, so please provide your name and mailing address and we will send it right out. DAMS also publishes a periodic newsletter, Dental Truth, and you may request a sample of that.
To request the above Information Packet, please call DAMS directly at 1- 651-644-4572 or e-mail DAMS at email@example.com and provide your mailing address (sorry, they cannot e-mail you this packet). So for international subscribers, you will have to ask them about postage costs to your territory.
DAMS has one of the most comprehensive web sites regarding the hazards of mercury and dental amalgam mercury fillings. It summarizes the scientific case against amalgam fillings, and is a good reference for researchers and for students who are researching term papers or debates. That information site is at: www.flcv.com/indexa.html.
Some of you may remember, I interviewed Leo Cashman, founder of the journal "Dental Truth". It's a cutting edge interview with an expert, well, two experts, actually! Me and him!
You can grab it free here: Leo Cashman Dental Truth interview
If you saw the scurrilous attack on me by "Dr." Mark Sircus, see last item.
2. Sticky Sugar Problem
Vivien happened to spot a weird little ad on TV, with some paid stooge in a gooey voice (female) saying she had checked out the real truth about corn syrup and it really was actually 100% safe. Just go to www.cornsugar.com and you'll get all the "facts".
So I mosey on over (Gawsh, I gotta stop sounding like an American...) to their website and behold: All is good! I always thought HFCS was a health hazard but now I am reassured! I was wrong (hint of sarcasm there!)
I'm reading phrases like:
“It is sugar. It’s just sugar.”
- Marion Nestle, Ph.D., Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, New York University,
CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, March 2010
“There’s not a shred of evidence that these products are different biologically. The decision to switch from HFCS to cane sugar is 100% marketing and 0% science.”
- David S. Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Crain’s Chicago Business, September 7, 2009
“High fructose corn syrup … is nutritionally equivalent to sucrose. Both sweeteners contain the same number of calories (4 per gram) and consist of about equal parts of fructose and glucose. Once absorbed into the blood stream, the two sweeteners are indistinguishable.”
- American Dietetic Association, Hot Topics paper on High Fructose Corn Syrup, December 2008
[Rule #2 for health and survival: ignore EVERYTHING dieticians say].
[Rule #1? Aw, you shouldn't need to ask... Stay away from doctors is rule #1!]
What are these professional Dodos talking about? We are not saying sugar is safe. Sucrose (white sugar) is LETHAL! So corn sugar, which is "just sugar", is also LETHAL.
The only person who came over with a shred of integrity was Joy Bauer:
“Rather than ban it [high fructose corn syrup] from your diet, you’re better off cutting back on sugar from all sources. That includes honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, agave syrup, and fruit-juice concentrate, which are found in many so-called healthy treats.”
- Joy Bauer, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., Nutrition and Health Expert for The TODAY Show, Parade, March 31, 2010
Who owns this website? Why, none other than the Corn Refiners Association. What really gets up my nose (English saying) is the mob of greasy hangers on who back up their story with slime and deceitful "science" (Ooh, am I getting nasty? Or just mad at what they are doing to people?)
They quote long out of date science, from experts like poor old Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, who once said (2004): "There is no evidence that the sweetener is any worse for the body than sugar."
Well, there is now, Michael. That was before the Princeton study, which has since showed conclusively that HFCS caused more obesity than sugar in strict scientific conditions. Go read the study on the Princeton website:
HFCS caused more obesity in laboratory tests than white sugar (sucrose)
Look, there is so much to this sugar thing, I'll have to let it run over onto the next issue. In fact I sense a handy eBook FREE 20-page report coming on!
Let's do a science project!
Another correspondent sent me details he thought you would find interesting. I hope you do, but on my terms, not his! I'm trying to educate people that, just because we are nice and holistic and "Earth friendly", we mustn't lose our grip on our most logical human faculty.
Without our powers of reason and deduction, we are no better than the beasts. With those faculties, we have changed the world. That includes developing healing science to the point where billions of people are alive who would be dead. How arrogant it is to imply a health system that can do that is just rotten and has no redeeming features. It's not so rotten if you survived because of it!
I just wish it had more humanity and less $ker-ching!
So, anyway, here's the experiment. Is microwaved water dangerous and inimical to life? No knee-jerk reactions allowed. Somebody set up an experiment to "prove" it is. How did it go? Well they watered one plant with microwaved water, the plant died; they watered the other plant with normal water, the plant lived. Case proven!
Nooo-o-o-o-o! Not even close!
Take a look at the "evidence".
The first obvious thing that strikes me is that the containers and contents are not identical! The whole experiment is invalid. Were the plants rotated? Were the plants swapped over on location, so that they had equal time in each position of light and warmth? No...
Here's another picture from the same source. Not the same experiment:
Pretty convincing Huh? Nooo-o-o-o-o! Not even close! As the picture is taken, the healthy plant is getting more light but I don't know which direction the majority light comes from.
But this is my point... Let me introduce a REAL scientist, name of Cleve Backster. Here's a shot of me with him, at his lab, shortly before his retirement.
Cleve proved that plants have feelings and awareness. They respond to humans, can recognize us and, using a lie detector, Cleve showed conclusively in his book "Primary Perception" that plants don't like people who hurt or damage them (Cleve teaches polygraph science to the US Police). And for your info, that is the actual plant (Dracaena) used in his seminal 1960s experiments, right next to us (looking very aged indeed!)
With that in mind, how is it possible to test a plant's reactions to a test source, when the experimenter is thinking "This is the microwave water; you're gonna die." His thoughts will influence the test system and render any possible test worthless!
The only way to carry out this test is double blind. The person feeding the plants must not know which water is which (plus all the other things to make sure each plant has an identical experience, excepting the water). Let someone else prepare the two types of water and use blank labels "Water A" and "Water B". In fact to make it really safe, the person pouring the water should not be told what the experiment is supposed to be testing even. And I'd make sure the person pouring the water did not get any contact with the person preparing the water.
Now we've got a properly set up scientific experiment going on, right? We could prove something here....
Nooo-o-o-o-o! Not even close! There are only 2 plants and a 50/50 chance of one outdoing the other. This experiment can never prove anything! It's a flop.
50/50, or a confidence level of 0.5 as the real scientists would say, means there can never be a result. The set up exactly equals the laws of chance! It would be like tossing a coin, getting heads and saying "It will always come down heads from now on; always and forever".
We need 5,000- 10,000 plants in each group for this to get rid of the element of luck or chance and be science, not folklore!
Now PLEASE don't write me and tell me I'm stupid for saying that microwaved water is safe. I'm not saying it's safe. I'm saying this sort of "science" is a joke and we would never learn anything from foolishness like this! This is what plagues a lot of alternative medicine and why acceptance is an uphill struggle.
The Free Scan I Promised
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Call this number and listen to the 7-minute message and leave your number (ignore the blip at the end which says ..."Is not available...". I can't get that fixed till Monday).
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5. Confrontation With Mad Sircus
Some of you kindly wrote to me with concern that an Internet humbug by the name of Mark Sircus was defaming me with with vile and derogatory falsehoods. He's a self-styled expert who typifies the worst of the Internet: that any old Tom, Dick or Harry can set themselves up with a website, a fake degree, and start peddling their poisonous and inaccurate wares, to the great detriment of good people seeking real knowledge.
He also typifies the worst kind of skulking coward, who likes to hurt people while hiding behind the Web. He lives in Brazil and I suppose feels safe from the laws of libel and defamation.
I used to correspond with Sircus (funny, he called me a turncoat, yet he's certainly one) and offered one of his eBooks on my alternative-doctor website. It may be still up there. But I stopped supporting him years ago, when he gradually got more and more hysterical in his writing voice. He's famously obnoxious; a good friend of mine, who runs the largest spiritual development site on the Web, said of Sircus: "I found out he's an unpleasant person, rather egotistic, and a blinkered fanatic... Nobody takes him seriously."
In an article entitled "Confrontation With Mad Mercury Doctors" (meaning me), he made all sorts of unpleasant insinuations. Because I said the evidence is mounting against mercury in vaccines being the cause of autism, he claims I'm now saying mercury is not poisonous, vaccines are harmless etc. The man is as mad as a hatter (yes, that's a joke because of old hatters were sent crazy by brain poisoning from mercury salts used in curing hatbands).
Of course Sircus didn't have the integrity to publish the link to my blog, so that people could actually read for themselves what I said, instead of what He said I said! Nor, as of today, did he have the courage to publish my reply. Well, not surprisingly: he wouldn't want his devoted "followers" to know he has no medical training and that an OMD is NOT a doctorate at all but just a weekend certificate. That's what I said!
Sircus is just a humbug and not worth paying attention to. I can't be bothered suing him; time is too precious. I flick him off like a crawling insect on my sleeve.
But I'm disappointed that some of my subscribers are on my list and his at the same time. How can you read what he writes and then read my stuff? Do you want the truth, or hysteria? Make up your mind.
6. I'm Lecturing In Oxford, UK, 16th Oct. You can attend...
It's open to the public and, if you want to come, you can attend free, just say you are my guest.
It's at Wolfson College, Linton Rd, off Bandbury Rd. We'll be in the buttery. I start lecturing at 2.00 pm. It will last 2 hours. If you get stuck or lost, ask for the Psychotronics Association once you arrive.
My topic: "The Non-Material Nature Of Substances And Medicines".
I shall prove (three times over actually) that we don't need real "stuff" to have a physiological effect. Energy and information transfer may just be the primary mode of action. After all, if I can prove that applies to any substance, it must also be true of medicines, agreed? It will be a fascinating afternoon.
Come and meet Prof!
So, that's all for this week!
Be well; find the sacred in all you do, otherwise don't do it!
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