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Here in the UK there has been a flurry of media activity regarding the evidence base of water fluoridation. This has been due in part to the.

What the ‘York Review’ on the fluoridation of drinking water really found

28 October 2003

For immediate release

A statement from the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) In 1999, the Department of Health commissioned CRD to conduct a systematic review into the efficacy and safety of the fluoridation of drinking water. The review specifically looked at the effects on dental caries/decay, social inqualities and any harmful effects. The review was published on the web and in the BMJ in October 2000.

We are concerned about the continuing misinterpretations of the evidence and think it is important that decision makers are aware of what the review really found. As such, we urge interested parties to read the review conclusions in full at http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/summary.pdf.

• We were unable to discover any reliable good-quality evidence in the fluoridation literature world-wide.

• What evidence we found suggested that water fluoridation was likely to have a beneficial effect, but that the range could be anywhere from a substantial benefit to a slight disbenefit to children's teeth.

• This beneficial effect comes at the expense of an increase in the prevalence of fluorosis (mottled teeth). The quality of this evidence was poor.

• An association with water fluoride and other adverse effects such as cancer, bone fracture and Down's syndrome was not found. However, we felt that not enough was known because the quality of the evidence was poor.

• The evidence about reducing inequalities in dental health was of poor quality, contradictory and unreliable.

Since the report was published in October 2000 there has been no other scientifically defensible review that would alter the findings of the York review. As emphasised in the report, only high-quality studies can fill in the gaps in knowledge about these and other aspects of fluoridation. Recourse to other evidence of a similar or lower level than that included in the York review, no matter how copious, cannot do this.

When you are honest and a true from the deepest core of your heart then God sees you and he is with you and the one with the god is the.

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom

honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson

"Do you swear to tell the truth?"

What does that mean?
Here, I think he is saying that it’s hard to be wise if you are a liar. If you are a liar, how could anyone believe you even if you somehow managed to become wise? I say that because I would think that a wise person would figure out that honesty is necessary for both learning and teaching wisdom.

This quote also points out that honesty is not only necessary for wisdom, but as the first chapter in the book, it is the foundation of wisdom. Think about it for a moment, if you cannot be honest with others, how honest will you be with yourself?

Why is honesty important? 
If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you know that I frequently ask you to look inside yourself and examine your life. If you cannot be honest with others, how can you be honest with me, and by extension, how honest will you be with yourself in these exercises?

Honesty is also useful in normal interaction with people. Known liars are not usually treated very well, are they? Is that how you want to be known, is that how you want to be treated? I would imagine that having your every move, every word, and every motivation questioned is probably not a very pleasant way to live your life.

Where can I apply this in my life?
Well, I would start by analyzing my present level of truthfulness. I wouldn’t count evasive answers to time-bombs like “does this dress make me look fat?” Neither would I include answers to questions from kids where they aren’t ready for the answer, like “what are those two dogs doing?”

Grab some paper and put a couple of words down for the different aspects of your life. For me, I chose work, friends, school, church, home, and husband. Then, for each rate yourself as honestly as you can in each category. You can use a 1-10 scale or whatever you feel will help you best understand yourself.

Where do you tend to fudge the facts the most? Where have you told outright lies? While I’m sure you can justify most of these deviations from the truth, the question is does anyone else care about the justifications, or just that they were lied to? Think about that for a bit and then let it ruminate while we work this next exercise.

This section is a little more difficult emotionally, as you will put yourself in the shoes of others, to see how it feels when you behave less than honestly. With that said, look over your list and remember some of the things you said, and remember how other people took it, both initially, and when they found out that you lied. If they haven’t yet found out, consider how it might go when they do.

Here we are in the process of scaring the Dickens out of you, referring to the three ghosts and Scrooge, from the book A Christmas Carrol. I imagine you aren’t feeling too good about your deviations from the truth right now, are you? I know I’m not.

So how do we work on being more honest? I would start by linking the lies to this awful feeling. Then, after some time has passed, linking honesty with good times, and good feelings. To me, this is just reinforcing a conscience that might have become a bit lazy from insufficient activity.

I would also try to periodically reinforce these feelings, especially when they happen. If I catch myself regretting a lie, I amplify the regret as much as possible and try to burn in the negative feeling and attach it to lying. Similarly, I would do the same with positive feelings and telling the truth.

Now, looking at your paper again, When and where do you seem to have the most difficulty being honest? If you categorized your behavior to include little ones, medium ones, and big ones, you might want to examine each category separately.

Again, we aren’t looking for justifications or excuses, we can come up with a “good reason” for lying in almost any situation, if we spend enough time or think hard enough. What we’re looking for is the strength to tell the truth more completely and more frequently. As we are all different, you will have to work on your situation on your own (although if you want to leave a comment or send an e-mail, that’s fine as well).

It has been said that the truth will set you free. Think about not having to remember who you told which story to, who knows what version of the truth. Think about not having to worry about two people talking who you told different stories to. Indeed, the truth shall set you free. And with a lot less guilt, remorse and hurt.

From: Twitter, @QuoteHouse
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Leadership: Honesty Is The First Chapter In The Book Of Wisdom

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Start the journey to integrity.

in·teg·ri·ty: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

Have you ever dreaded going somewhere or doing something, but you do it because you want to make the people you are with happy? We all do, it’s normal. Whats not normal is honestly saying “no I don’t want too.” That doesn’t come easy for people.

I’ve started to incorporate my “honesty” idea into my everyday life. I tell people exactly how I feel. This cuts down on miscommunication and wasted time. If I don’t want to be somewhere, I say it. Why should I risk my time and happiness just to please other people? I know that sounds selfish but I think it’s time to put myself first.

At first, it took some courage to tell someone, “You shouldn’t talk to me that way” or “sorry but I don’t want to hang out” or “now that I am here… I don’t want to be.” Once I say exactly what I mean, I instantly feel better.

The hardest part about being honest is not knowing how the person will react and how there reaction will make you feel. Honesty is a two-way street. Maybe people need to be more honest in communication and maybe we shouldn’t make people feel bad about being honest. For whatever reason, honesty has come to mean: its an opportunity to openly insult someone. That’s a crap new meaning if you ask me.

My million dollar idea is this; people are more inclined to lie because they are afraid we will be upset with the truth or that we will guilt trip them. The easier thing to do is avoid the whole situation and lie. We bend to please others. We don’t want to be guilt-tripped, so we “suck it up” and continue doing whatever it is that we are doing. Is that fair though? No.

My advice in any situation where you aren’t enjoying your time or feel degraded is to put yourself first. Speak up. Say what you mean, and then do exactly what you say. This applies to everything. You should always be honest with people. Regardless of the question they ask, the advice they seek, or how hurtful the truth might be. As humans, we deserve the truth from one another. Maybe then, we wouldn’t be this society that goes along with the crowd. Maybe then we would have the courage to stand up for not only the right things but for ourselves as well.

Be honest and put yourself first.

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“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” ~ Thomas Jefferson. by Rethinking Everything | Aug 5, 2014 | Quotes |. “Honesty is the first chapter in the .

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Do you agree? Explain?

honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom

I will never forget the biggest lie I ever told. It wasn’t exactly a lie; I was just keeping the truth to myself. However, it was probably worse than any other lie I have ever told. This experience taught me so much, and I will carry its lesson throughout my life.

It was a sticky day. I was sitting on the curb watching all the vibrant floats gliding past. Candy sprinkled down on us like rain. We clutched our candy bags as we stuffed them full of candies. I gobbled as much as I could before my parents told me to stop. As I was chomping on the candy, a brilliant idea sparked in my head. When I got home, I ran upstairs and dumped all my candy into an old boot box that was collecting dust under my desk. From that day on, I ate candy every day. My plan was that after I had eaten away at every single delectable morsel, I would dispose of the box. Unfortunately, after months and months, my guilt grew, until it got so big I felt like I was going to burst. I went downstairs and told my dad everything. I could see that his anger was getting bigger and bigger as my story was spilling out of my mouth. I knew I was going to receive an expected punishment– no candy. Later, my family took a trip to California and there was candy everywhere. Multiple times I tried to plop candy into my mouth, but of course my parents caught me. After that I knew I would never lie again.

When my parents told me they had lost the trust they had in me, I was devastated. I had always been such a good kid; I never got in trouble, and I felt horrible. At that very moment, I discovered that honesty is an essential characteristic to treasure in life. I learned how vital it is to have people trust you. Over time, I gained my parents’ trust back, by not lying and being responsible. Now I know lying is a mistake I will not make again.

Honesty can really change other people’s impressions of you. Being dishonest can make people think you are untrustworthy and doubt your character. Being honest can insure others that you are a good leader. It will make them want to follow you, listen to you and trust you. Lying doesn’t hurt only you, it also hurts the people around you.

When I was little, I knew lying was wrong because I had been told it since I was a toddler. Everybody told me that it was wrong and that I should always be honest. But when the temptation came along, I couldn’t withstand it and I gave in. I didn’t know how big of an impact it would have on my family’s trust in me. Being honest is essential in being successful in life. This I believe.

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