Ask Rocco: 11/24/15

Happy anniversary to me…

By Rocco Castellano

I begged and pleaded for the publisher of Dayton City Paper to put me on the cover for my one-year anniversary but I guess I’m just not good-looking enough … damn that David Beckham.

So … it’s been a year this week that I’ve had the pleasure and opportunity to write my column. A year of fan mail and hate mail. Oh well, you can’t please everyone and you can’t kill ‘em so I’ll just have to keep on writing. It has been a crazy year. Now, this is not going to be my “year in review” piece but I will go over some of the mail I’ve received and highlight some of my favorite columns.

Let me start off with a scathing review of my vaccine columns. I have to tell you, I love the hate mail more than I love the … well, love mail. It shows the passion of the idiostocracy … and yes, I made that f–king word up. Don’t worry, I have no copyright on it so feel free to use it at the next board meeting or when you’re berating a fellow employee for being so f–king stupid that you believe he/she is part of the “idiostacracy.” See how well it fits right in to a conversation.

This was classic. I enjoyed it so much I had it framed and will be writing a column dedicated to it. Here’s the scathing review:

“How nice of Rocco to take a break from his usual promotion of his own personal orthorexia to tell us how completely ignorant he is about vaccines and parenting. This column is medically harmful, dumb, and the opposite of entertaining. Time to run something else, City Paper.”

Now, normally I would rip someone like this wannabe literary genius or English teacher a new a-hole but I was so intrigued at how unmoving it was. If I really want the Dayton City Paper to stop running a column that was medically harmful, dumb and the opposite of entertaining I would write an entertaining, smart and medically fact-based rebuttal to ensure my publisher and editor would take a second look and say, “Sh-t, that Rocco is f–ked up and really needs to get his sh-t together … I think we need to fire him and get someone more entertaining, smart and with his facts right.” Well, that didn’t happen because as I mentioned early you are part of the idiostocracy. It’s fine, I’m sure you will get a seven figure deal with Random House or a beloved English teaching job … the world is yours, my friend.

Reality lends credence to all of the columns I wrote about vaccines which were thoroughly researched, fact checked, and I can cite the sources if you’d like me to. I know it’s hard for you to understand but many vaccines we are giving our children are medically harmful, entertaining at best, deadly at worst and completely dumb. So, thank you so much for your input … it has done nothing to change my point of view.

Just a small note … obviously since I was writing about vaccines you all know that my wife delivered one of the biggest babies that the hospital had seen in a long time at 9 lbs. 12 oz. and I wrote about how eating healthy allowed us to bring a very healthy boy into this world. He is almost five months old and is 22.5 lbs. Yes and he is still growing. He has received a few vaccines. Exactly the ones I laid out in my column and guess what … he isn’t sick or dead yet. Holy sh-t! Do you think it’s a coincidence? And yes, he is breastfeeding … exclusively.

Now let me tell you about an email I received from a reader that I enjoyed, not because it was positive but because it acknowledged something that I hold dear to my heart. Real health.

“No question, just thank you for the article on Sodium Chlorite in for 10/6-12/15 issue. I hadn’t thought of using it topically and it was a reminder to have another go round. I never did make it to 15 drops, perhaps this time!”

Why I even mention this is because we have been told so many bullsh-t things over the years and there have been crackpots telling f–ked up stories about sodium chlorite curing malaria in Africa and so many other idiotic platitudes. Sodium chlorite is a very powerful alkalinizer that also has anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. If you can keep your body in a more alkaline state and kill pathogens by adding a few drops of a safe and stable solution then it’s a good idea to add it to your supplement regimen. Real health comes from understanding your body, what it needs and what you are willing to do in the pursuit of that health.

I love writing this column and I love all the feedback I get from all of you reading. I know it sounds like bullsh-t but I really appreciate all of you for taking the time out of your busy day to read the grammatical version of what is stored in my brain. If something pisses you off or something lights a fire under your ass, don’t hesitate to write my editor or give me a shout over at … and if you have a suggestion for a column, send that our way also.

Photo: Nicole Barille and Sam Meister of mr. Gnome, who will play Nov. 28 at Blind Bob’s

The views and opinions expressed in Ask Rocco are the views and/or opinions of the author and do not reflect the views and/or opinions of the Dayton City Paper or Dayton City Media and are published strictly for entertainment purposes.

Rocco Castellano is the author of “askROCCO Uncensored v1,” a speaker and a controversial fitness personality who has won an Emmy for his fitness training role in MTV’s Made. For more information, please visit

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Rocco Castellano
Rocco Castellano is the author of “askROCCO Uncensored v1,” a speaker and a controversial fitness personality who has won an Emmy for his fitness training role in MTV’s Made. For more information, please visit

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