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Diet and exercise before fluoride and vaccines

I’m always amazed how people get so excited and passionate about  promoting issues such as fluoride and vaccination. These same people I gather, from reading between the lines, are happy with a mainstream lifestyle. Weirdly enough they have had a classic formal education so they are on the whole relatively intelligent and often in positions of influence and power.

Now given the amount of time and energy spent venting their spleen on others who have ‘legitimate concerns’ for their and their family and community’s health it seems to me the pro-fluoride, pro-vac people aren’t looking very deeply into the issues.

Take hospitals for example. Just the other day a community nurse told me that 80 per cent of her patients that had had an operation in the local hospital had contacted a ‘superbug’: golden staph. I mean isn’t that alone worth getting concerned about? But no, not a big deal; someone will fix it. There is news regularly about the over-prescription of antibiotics by our medical ‘professionals’; they are the ones that have created the environment for bacteria to evolve into superbugs.

What this creates is a lack of trust in our allopathic medicine and the practitioners of it.

We don’t trust them for a very good reason… they are not only letting us down but they are arrogantly insisting that they know what they are doing, that they have it under control, when clearly they don’t.

This is why a lot of people – intelligent educated people – are questioning our so-called ‘health professionals’. They should be called ‘disease professionals’ because that is what they are.

Diseases that are preventable through adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle could and should be prevented. But there is no interest in this by our head-in-the-sand mainstream ‘health professionals’, apart from an occasional admission that something should be done about diet and, yes, poor diet and lack of exercise are the causes of many diseases.

Obesity is the big warning nobody is taking any notice of. Childhood obesity is the one that makes me angry. To allow a child to eat rubbish food is child abuse and for that there is no excuse.

This is what is so ironic the pro-vac pro-fluoride crowd – who claim to be able to save the masses with their magic potions – all stand back and say it is the parents’ fault their kids are fat… which no doubt it is. But it’s they who want us all to have faith and trust the allopathic medicine. They have given people (the masses) the illusion that all is well and doctor will save us and in the end we don’t have to worry.

Well we do have to worry and we do have to take responsibility for our lives: our decisions create our lives, our health or ill health.

Humans are our greatest resource by a very big margin; healthy humans are our greatest asset as a nation; unhealthy ones are our greatest liability.

One of the Labor government’s biggest policies, the NDIS – a great initiative, but what about health?

We want to look after our disabled as we should but what about the obese kids heading into a lifetime of illness. Where’s the program to educate the masses about diet and exercise?

Barry Stoddart, Southport, Tasmania


One response to “Diet and exercise before fluoride and vaccines”

  1. Trevor Lowe says:

    The lack of critical thought and logic in the above is astonishing. 80%…is that said in the same vein that so many will say 99% of something, 95% of something…etc, etc. People use emotive “statistics” in order to convey a concern; whether it is real or not becomes irrelevant, the “statistic” becomes what is important. A writer thinking critically would have sort a source or have had this “statistic” validated rather than relying upon a single hearsay source. Also, I know of no “mainstream” medical practitioner that views healthy livestyles and the utilisation of vaccination procedures or fluoridisation of water as being mutually exclusive. Yes, a healthy lifestyle and diet will assist with good health and facilitate ones fight with a disease process however: vaccination reduces the risks associated with any such encounter for any individual and fluoridisation also reduces the risk of dental caries. I go to the doctor when my healthy lifestyle and diet are insufficient to maintain ideal health; I am grateful that he relies upon evidence and not upon “hearsay statistics.”

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