Dancing in the Shadows of the Illusions of Life and Living / Prenatal Fluoride Exposure Associated with Lower IQ / Friday: Museum of Science and History

We
are in
but a fleeting moment,
dancing
in the shadows
of the illusions
of Life,
and Living.

Each precious moment,
like us,
quickly
disappears in
Time.

 “Whereas ye know not
what shall be on the morrow.
For what is your Life?
It is
even a vapor,
that appeareth for a little time,
and then vanisheth away.”
James 4:14

Thousands
of yesterdays
make up Mankind’s
Joy and sorrow,
Today,
but not necessarily
Tomorrow.

The Light
of the Sun
flows through the
Skies above,
like Love
flows through our
Hearts.

         Like Love flows through our Hearts.

It Lights
the Dawn
like the Beautiful Song
of the early morning
Birds.

The Beautiful World
all around
is so profound,
as we come to see
there is nothing
but Beauty,
when the Love
of God
is near.

“Every Word of God is pure.
He is a shield unto them
that put their trust in Him.”
Proverbs 30:5

Freedom,
My Dear Friend,
is knowing that
YOU
are the center
of God’s Universe,
and that He
dwells within
His Loving Child –
YOU.

The embodiment of
Truth
is you,
Child of God.
Truth is in
everyone,
and it is
Eternally there.

Your strength,
your comfort,
your Happiness,
can only be found
deep within
yourself –
deep within,
where resides
the Love of
God.

Look
for Eternal Happiness
in the unconditional realization
of yourself,
enfolded within
the Loving Arms
of our Heavenly Father.

                          In the Heart of every Child.

Nestled in the Heart
of every Child
is the center
of the Universe –
a place of Worship
and tranquility,
in the Cathedral
of the Human Heart.

If
you look for God,
you will find Him there.
Pray,
as you peer inside
your Sacred Heart,
and you will never
want to leave.

To know
that God Loves
YOU,
is all you need
to know.

The most important
and Sacred Treasure
is Wisdom
that comes from
within.

It
is central
to our Spiritual lives.

If the illusions of Life
become too much,
close your tired eyes
and Pray.
Engage you Faith
openly and enthusiastically.

God
will embrace you
until the fear inside
subsides.

The Cathedral
of your precious and very fragile
Heart
is a Spiritual Gem,
a place of Beauty par excellence,
a Sacred Space to Worship
and reflect upon
Spiritual values,
the values
that are REAL.

At the very Heart of Worship,
is Worship with the Heart
.
Only LOVE
gives you the strength to carry on,
truly Living in the moment,
and forgiving
the past
.

My Dear Friends,
the World is far below
where we belong.
All we have
is the
moment,
to let Love
lift us up
where clear winds blow
through the cobwebs
of the mind
.
We have Wings
and
we can fly,
so high
we can see
Eternity.

.
Yes,
there are mountains
to overcome.
We can climb
every step
of the way,
or fly
and let Love Lift us
up
where we belong.

There is a part of Life
that gives us
the Hope we need.
Hope to Light the Dawn
and cherish the day.
Hope and inspiration
can work wonders
in our brief Lives.

Life,
is worth Living
when it has been
Happy,

when someone holds you
by the hand
and helps you
see the World
for the illusion
it really
is.

There is only
ONE
revolutionary war
that can truly be
won.
All others
waste
Humanity,
as it wars
against itself.

To win
is
to engage in the perpetual struggle
of the mind,
with all the LOVE
deeply embedded
in your Human Heart.

Please
do not let
your precious Heart cry.
God
will always Love you.

Just,
keep Love
alive.

The whispers
of the leaves
rustling through the
Trees,
is all we need to know
about the presence
of God’s Love.
And,
as the withered leaves
collect at your feet,
and the wind
begins to
moan,
remember,
with the Sun
they fell
in Love.

“The Heavens declare
the Glory of God;

and the firmament
sheweth His Handywork.”
Psalms 19-1

How
can a lonely Soul
appreciate Life.

The Human Heart
can be a Lonely Hunter,
crying through the night
with tears that reverberate
through time.

But Hope remains.
For you
are NOT
alone.

Goodnight.

Health News

Researchers Find Evidence Fluoride May Affect IQ

by George Citroner
on August 19, 2019
click here for more

A new study draws attention to potential issues with fluoride consumption.

A new study looks at fluoride exposure in utero and the potential link to IQ.

The 70-year-old public health effortTrusted Source that saw water fluoridation become common in the United States is applauded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source as one of the great achievements for public health in the 20th century.

Currently, almost 75 percentTrusted Source of the population use fluoridated water from their local water systems.

“Fluoride is a mineral that readily binds to bones and teeth. It’s typically used in dentistry to promote remineralization of dentinTrusted Source in the outer enamel of teeth,” explained Pamela Den Besten, DDS, MS, professor of orofacial sciences at University of California, San Francisco.

We now take for granted that the addition of fluoride to public drinking water not only prevents tooth decay, but is also basically harmless.

But now early research has brought up the possibility that fluoride could affect IQ levels in children exposed to the chemical in utero.

Prenatal fluoride exposure associated with lower IQ

Researchers studied 512 children in Canada to find that those who were exposed to higher levels of fluoride before birth had significantly lower IQ scores between ages 3 and 4.

The study was published today in JAMA Pediatrics.Trusted Source

For the study, about 2,000 pregnant women from 10 cities across Canada were recruited from the Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals (MIREC) program.

The findings suggest that fluoride ingestion during pregnancy, within the normal range of water fluoridation standards, may affect children in utero.

The study concluded that fluoride ingestion during pregnancy should be reduced while additional research is conducted.

“To our knowledge, this study is the first to estimate fluoride exposure in a large birth cohort receiving optimally fluoridated water,” the study authors wrote.

Fluoride safety has long been debated

Information on consumption of tap water and other water-based beverages, like tea and coffee, was obtained from a self-report questionnaire completed by mothers during the first and third trimesters.

“Since the 1950s when water fluoridation began, its safety has been debated. We realized that there were major questions about the safety of fluoride, especially for pregnant women and young children. Decisions about safety need to be based on evidence,” study author Rivka Green, MA, a doctoral student in clinical developmental neuropsychology at York University, told Healthline.

The study found the association of prenatal fluoride exposure with children’s lower IQ scores held up even after accounting for factors like the mother’s education, socioeconomic status, location, and exposure to other toxic metals.

“Short of dosing women, we did everything we could to adjust for the factors that are typically controlled for in these types of studies. We studied an extensive list of other characteristics, like socioeconomic status and city, as well as other exposures, like lead, arsenic, and secondhand smoke, and our results remained,” Green said.

Previous research led by York University researchers had already found that fluoride levels were twice as high for pregnant Canadian women living in cities where public drinking water is fluoridated compared to those in cities where the drinking water isn’t.

“We found that fluoride in drinking water was the major source of exposure for pregnant women living in Canada. Women living in fluoridated communities have two times the amount of fluoride in their urine as women living in non-fluoridated communities,” Christine Till, PhD, an associate professor of psychology in York’s faculty of health and lead author of the study, said in a statement.

Findings agree with previous research

This study adds to what we know from recent research that also found an association between prenatal exposure to fluoride and reduced intelligence.

“Some previous studies showed that higher levels of fluoride were associated with lower IQ scores in children, including another prospective cohort study published in 2017 by the ELEMENT group, which found similar results to ours,” Green said.

“However, our study was the first to look at prenatal exposure in a sample receiving optimally fluoridated water,” she emphasized.

Other potential fluoride issues

According to Besten, who wasn’t involved with the new study, aside from the findings of these studies, consuming more than optimal amounts of fluoride can stain and weaken teeth.

But consuming that much fluoride is unlikely to occur just from drinking tap water.

“The most obvious effect of fluoride is the formation of fluorosed enamel. Fluorosis occurs when excess fluoride is present when the tooth is forming, and this excess fluoride results in hypomineralization [softening and discoloration of tooth enamel], which gives a whiter appearance to fluorosed, as compared to normal, enamel,” Besten said.

She cautions that early research in animal studies have found a potential neurotoxic issue for high levels of fluoride.

They “show that neurotoxicity of fluoride is related to the dose, timing of exposure, and sex of the individual,” Besten said. “More recent epidemiological researchTrusted Source show associations between fluoride and neurotoxicity in humans,” she added.

Decades of use to stop tooth decay

In an emailed statement to Healthline, Dr. Aparna Bole, FAAP, chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Environmental Health, points out that community water fluoridation has helped decrease tooth decay for decades, and that this is one study that pointed toward correlation, not causation.

“In most communities, tap water is a healthy and environmentally preferable choice,” Bole told Healthline. “This study is thought provoking, but the fact that results were different for boys and girls make them somewhat difficult to interpret, and fluoride intake in children was not examined.”

Bole points out that the AAP supports community water fluoridation.

“We support the public health sector’s continual evaluation of optimal community water fluoridation, and continue to recommend that children drink optimally fluoridated water,” Bole said.

“In addition, children should use age-appropriate amounts of fluoride toothpaste with adult supervision, and have fluoride varnish applied to their teeth according to the US Preventive Task Force guidelines.”

The bottom line

Recent research finds that prenatal exposure to “optimal” levels of fluoride in drinking water is strongly associated with reduced IQ when those children are between 3 and 4 years old.

This study adds to previous research that also found intelligence negatively affected in this population.

The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health maintains that children should still drink optimally fluoridated water, use age-appropriate amounts of fluoride toothpaste, and have fluoride varnish applied to their teeth.

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Like The Rose / Second Hand Smoke / Holiday Friday and Monday

Dedicated to Dewie Gaul,
A man I never had the Honor to meet,
But Love and deeply admire.
Thank you,
For the beauty of a Life
Ever Caring, Loving,
Giving.

rose

The desire of our heart, Blossoms like a flower in the wind.

On the eve of Life,
When our name,
Softly whispered,
Lingers in the air,
Like the night bird’s Song,
In the silence,
The dark,

rose IV

Like the Rose, fragrant in the morning of giving.

When Love transformed
Becomes the dawn
Of our awakening,
And we are embraced
Into the Loving Arms of God,
Becoming One,
Everlasting.

rose II

Blessing us With His Amazing Grace.

This dream of Life,
Ever afraid of waking,
Blossoms into the Beauty
Of Life unending,

Like the Rose,
Fragrant in the morning
Of giving,
Knowing it is deeply Loved,
Ever Loved and Loving,
Kissed by the radiant warmth
Of God’s glorious sun,
As it has always been.

rose III

The depth of His Love Beautifully unfolds.

The depth of His Love
Beautifully unfolds,
Like the petals of the Rose.
And the Universe of our Faith,
Hidden deep within
The desire of our heart,
Blossoms like a flower in the wind,
To be One again
And in Love again,
With everyone and everything,
With new Life and Living,
Loving and giving.
The one who gives us Life,
Like the bountiful Sun,
Showers us with the Warmth
Of His Everlasting Love,
Giving our lives such beauty,
And Blessing us
With His

Amazing Grace.

Rose V

Love transformed becomes the dawn of our awakening.

“Our schools face backward toward a dying system,
rather than forward to the emerging new society.
Their vast energies are applied to cranking out
Industrial Men – people tooled for survival
in a system that will be
dead before they are.
– Alvin Toffler

Secondhand Smoke Kills 42,000 Nonsmokers a Year in the U.S.
as reported by Christopher Wanjek in Live Science.

How many Americans die from smoking without even lighting up a cigarette? More than 42,000 people a year, including 900 infants, according to a new, thorough analysis of secondhand smoke deaths by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. read more

According to the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report, there have been more than 20 million smoking-related deaths in the United States since 1964; 2.5 million of those deaths were among non-smokers who died from exposure to secondhand smoke. read more

“There have been a number of scientific papers recently that have reported the significant health threat secondhand smoke poses to pets,” according to veterinarian Carolynn MacAllister of Oklahoma State University. “Secondhand smoke has been associated with oral cancer and lymphoma in cats, lung and nasal cancer in dogs, as well as lung cancer in birds.” read more

Adolescents are already at risk for hearing loss from loud music and concerts venues, but a new study published in the July issue of Archives of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery found that teens exposed to second-hand smoke have a two-fold increase in sensorineural hearing loss.

And from the Mayo Clinic: Secondhand smoke causes or contributes to various health problems, including heart disease, lung disease and various types of cancer. read more

These are not numbers, my friends. These are our children. Exposing you or your children to second hand smoke is not putting up with an inconvenience, it is DEADLY. If someone is so inconsiderate and stupid that they light up in front of you and your children, please just leave. And stay out of their presence. Yes, YOU must leave because tobacco is so addictive that other lives become inconsequential to the addict. Your life, and the precious lives of your children, depend upon using good judgment and leaving a toxic environment.

And please, please remember, smokers are also influencing your children in a negative and very DEADLY way. And death is not the only consequence. The painful suffering becomes incomprehensible. Watching your children slowly expire is not what you want to experience, as you sit helplessly by their side and pray for an early and merciful death, which will not come.

“Ignorance is the beginning of knowledge;
Knowledge is the beginning of wisdom;
Wisdom is the awareness of ignorance.
– William Rotsler

rose VI

Deeply Loved, Ever Loved and Loving.

IMPORTANT DATES:
April 3 & 6 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holidays
April 10 C.P.R. & First Aid Training for all students & staff at school
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival
(Drama Competition is “Twelfth Night”)
May 1 Tuition Due for 2015-16
May 4 & 5 (Mon. & Tues.) Anderson School Theatrical Production “Twelfth Night” At Stage West Theater

“Feel the dignity of a child.
Do not feel superior to him,
for you are not.”
– Robert Henri