Rick Perry, Flouride, and MSG

18 Aug

I have a few concerns weighing on my mind:

  • Rick Perry is running for President.
  • My toothpaste has fluoride in it and Carrie says is toxic like lead. It’s also probably in your drinking water, so this is relevant to your life.
  •  Taiwanese restaurants put MSG in the food.

Are these things true? And, does anyone have some good information about them? Like a website about decisions Rick Perry has made in the Texas Government. This may be too much to ask, but an unbiased, just the facts ma’am, website? The video I just watched that flashes his face and Hitler’s face in succession over and over and asks, “What’s the difference?” at the end just isn’t doing it for me. And maybe there’s some information about fluoride that is scientifically based. I am going to explore these topics, too, and get back to you.

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4 Responses to “Rick Perry, Flouride, and MSG”

  1. Emily Clark August 18, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    This website breaks down the results of research done on the effects of flouride. http://www.greenfacts.org/en/fluoride/index.htm#6
    Is Green Facts a reputable organization? I read over their fluoride research and it seems like fluoride has it’s pros and cons. Then I read this article and my inclination is to keep using the toothpaste I have:

    http://www.quackwatch.org/03HealthPromotion/fluoride.html

  2. Linda August 18, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    Floride: Well… all I can say about that is; when Carrie was a baby the doctor prescribed floride drops to be administered orally once a day, every day. So far the side effects that I have witnessed are 1) she has perfect teeth… no fillings if I remember correctly 2) a little motteling (a few white blotches on her teeth) 3) strong teeth. I guess there is still time for something negative to happen… God forbid

    • Linda August 18, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

      Oh.. as for Rick Perry…… ya gotta admit… he definately has “good hair” 🙂

      ….and MSG gives me a headache.

      And that’s all I have to say about that

  3. Jeanne Koenig Clark August 18, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    Here’s how I like to evaluate a candidate. Go to his/her website and see what they list as their accomplishments, philosophy, etc. Then start looking up articles that address those issues to get different perspectives. For example one of Rick Perry’s biggest accomplishments is that Texas has created more jobs than the rest of the nation put together. But it always puzzles me that our unemployment rate is only a little lower than the national average. Delve a little deeper and you get some analysis that tries to explain what is really going on. Try to read a variety of sources to end up with somewhat of an informed view. Or, more likely, a splitting headache.

    I think fluoride in moderate amounts is good for us and our teeth. I know I researched this at some point and that’s what I decided.

    I don’t know about MSG except that some people are allergic to it.

    Love you! Love your curiosity!

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