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European Court declares Fluoridated Water A Drug.

Fluoridated water must be treated as a medicine, and cannot be used to prepare foods. That is the decision of the European Court of Justice, in a landmark case dealing with the classification and regulation of ‘functional drinks’ in member states of the European Community. (HLH Warenvertriebs and Orthica (Joined Cases C-211/03, C-299/03, C-316/03 and C-318/03) 9 June 2005)

What are the implications of this?  Tap water cannot be used in prepared foods of any kind, foods made with tap water cannot be imported either between European states or from the US.  Unless they do full medical testing on it as for any other drug or functional food.

I do note that the European countries seem to be ignoring the Court of Justice decision which was given a few years ago and only the anti-flouridation forces are making much of it.


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Health Myths about Hydration

woman-drinking-waterWe all need water.  Water helps hydrate our tissues and flushes our kidneys.  We are 85% water and we need to replace water lost through urine, stools, sweat and breathing.  Water even carries qi, via hydronium ions, so you want to drink enough if you are feeling lethargic.

But there are many myths about water consumption:

  • There is no evidence that we need eight 8 oz. glasses of water a day.  This myth started when the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council recommended approximately “1 milliliter of water for each calorie of food,” which would amount to roughly two to two-and-a-half quarts per day (64 to 80 ounces). Although in its next sentence, the Board stated “most of this quantity is contained in prepared foods,” that last sentence is virtually never quoted. Continue reading Health Myths about Hydration
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