The Public Awareness about Fluoride, has our ‘Betters’ Looking to Adding Lithium to our Drinking Water*
If they really wanted to reduce suicide rates, they would stop the policies that destroy society, and make the well-being of everyman woman and child the main focus… Instead as usual they make sweeping generalizations based on one-sided evidence that end up causing long term problems.
Naturally-occurring levels of the chemical are to be measured in supplies in Scotland and compared with suicide rates in the population it serves.
It follows similar studies in the US and Japan which found that suicide rates are higher in areas where there are low levels of lithium in the drinking water.
The chemical is a common treatment for bipolar disorder but is found in many water supplies.
The project was announced at the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ International Congress in London.
Lithium levels will be measured by postcode and compared with Scottish Health Survey and NHS statistics.
The team will also test the impact of adding lithium to water supplies just as fluoride is added to prevent tooth decay.
Professor Allan Young, professor of mood disorders at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, said:
” We have a considerable body of evidence that suggests that high levels of the chemical in the water supply could save lives.
“The key to lithium’s impact on reducing suicide as a pharmaceutical agent is in reducing impulsivity as well as depression.
“We are now embarking on urgent research to establish the impact of taking low levels of lithium as medication, as well as adding lithium to the water supply in much the same way as fluoride is added to prevent tooth decay.”
Dr Daniel Smith, from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow, said: ” If we can become deficient in calcium and zinc, there is absolutely no reason why we cannot become deficient in lithium.
“Previous studies have not always taken different variables such as poverty and unemployment into account when making this comparison.
“In Scotland, we have ideal conditions in which to carry out this research. A single organisation, Scottish Water is able to measure levels of lithium by postcode and we can make use of the excellent routine data which is available from sources such as the Scottish Health Survey and from the Information Services Division of NHS Scotland.”
Lithium the element reacts with water to become hydrogen/ Lithium hydroxide. It is used in nuclear technology (as is fluoride) as an insulator, batteries, aerospace technology, and in the petroleum industry.
Knowledge of Lithium as an anti-depressant came about as a result of lithium poisoning after WWII.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists’ International Congress has its roots in the early eugenics movement. They do not state what level of lithium is to be added to our water supply, but according to Patient.co.uk 1.5 mmol/L (>2.0 mmol/L may be associated with serious toxicity) with no safe level for children! Lithium is also not safe for those who are pregnant, who have renal/heart problems, a low sodium (table salt) diet, have gastrointestinal problems, hypertension or Addison’s Disease.
Taken on an infinitesimal level, i.e. homeopathically, this is what would happen by adding it to the water supply carte blanche, as with fluoride there is a negative social impact, affecting each differently.
- Warped perceptions of reality – overly sensitive
- Crying for no reason
- Strong sense of meaningless, fear of the future
- Feel disconnected, need for safety
- Slow in speech and in action
- Laziness, cannot concentrate, confused, makes mistakes
This is one way of eliminating any challenges from the masses, and increasing the need for more drugs to counter the side effects. In theory good customers for the pharmaceutical industry, but in practice who would have the income to pay for cycle of treatment?
Lithium therapy in the world of mainstream medicine does not cure manic depressive states, but merely suppresses it. Once the treatment is stopped the problem reoccurs.
Long term used is well documented. There are physical changes that affect
- The gastrointestinal tract: nausea, stomach pains, problems with stools
- The skin, our first line of defence when it comes to immunity
- The nervous system, hand tremors, cerebral spasms
- The endocrine system causing thyroid problems, fatigue, heightened sensitivity to cold
- The urogenital system, kidney dysfunction
- The metabolic system, malfunction, weight gain
The psychological changes which might be the aim of adding lithium to water
- Decreased reaction, poor coordination
- Decreased memory
- Speech defects
- Increased memory for optical stimulants (great for brainwashing)
Patient.co.uk also notes that:
Chronic toxicity is sometimes difficult to diagnose until late in the course. This delay can lead to long-term problems. If dialysis is performed quickly, you may feel much better, but symptoms such as memory and mood problems may be permanent.
Acute on chronic overdose often has the worst outlook. Nervous system symptoms may not go away even after many rounds of dialysis.
There is no is conclusive evidence to support the use of lithium to augment antipsychotic medication in schizophrenia (compared with antipsychotic medication alone).
The infamous British National Health Service also notes:
The frequency of these side-effects is unknown
- abnormal eye movements
- bad taste in the mouth
- balance or coordination problems – seek immediate medical advice if you have problems with balance or coordination
- blood problems
- brain or central nervous system problems
- circulation problems
- diabetes insipidus
- dry mouth
- ECG changes
- extrapyramidal side effects
- eye or eyesight problems
- feeling dazed
- feeling dizzy
- hair loss
- heart problems
- increased blood sugar levels
- increased salivation
- inflammation of hair follicles
- intracranial hypertension – seek medical advice if you develop persistent headache or visual disturbances
- kidney problems
- loss of appetite
- lowered blood pressure
- memory problems
- metabolic problems
- muscle twitching
- muscle weakness
- myasthenia gravis or myasthenia gravis like conditions
- neuropathy of the extremities – this may occur if Lithium Carbonate is taken for a long period of time
- oedema of the extremities
- passing much more urine than usual
- psoriasis or worsening of psoriasis
- reduced conscious level
- reflex problems
- sexual dysfunction
- skin problems including allergic skin rashes
- slower heart rate
- speech problems – seek medical advice if you have problems with your speech
- stomach discomfort
- taste changes
- thirst – seek medical advice if you feel unusually thirsty
- thyroid problems such as goitre or thyrotoxicosis
- very high blood levels of lithium may cause lithium toxicity and may lead to a coma. You or your carer must seek immediate medical advice if you get any of these symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, blurred vision, light-headedness, sweating, drowsiness, confusion, muscle weakness, tremor, abnormal muscle movements or twitches, passing more urine than normal, urinary or faecal incontinence, restlessness, stupor, convulsions or blackouts
- weight gain
Why Scotland is the focus of the experiment may have something to do with its fight for independence from the U.K. The Crown has been mercenary when it came to Ireland, and there is no evidence to date to be less mercenary whether at home or on foreign soil.
Schadde, A. Lithium Carbonicum LI2CO3
Thundiyil JG, Olson KR. Lithium. In: Shannon MW, Borron SW, Burns MJ, eds. Haddad and Winchester’s Clinical Management of Poisoning and Drug Overdose. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 30.