Every day, still, in many countries including the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Ireland have fluoride in their water. Over 60 percent of the United States’ water supply is fluoridated. Most of those cities are in the eastern part of the U.S.. These countries need to get into the 21st century and for better health regulations for their people.
WHAT IS FLUORIDE?
Fluoride is an element from the halogen group, as are iodide and chloride. It is commonly added to the water supply as hydrofluosilicic acid, silicofluoride or sodium fluoride.
TRUTH OR MYTHS (LIES)
We’ve heard it forever: Fluoride is good for…
- Strengthening and protecting your teeth! It’s in your toothpaste too, and
- Strengthening your bones.
The sad truth is, that these two reasons, or “scientific” facts are not true at all!
- Fluoride does NOT strengthen–or in any way protect–teeth. In fact, fluoride has caused nearly half of our babies and pre-teen children have weak, mottled, streaked teeth. Dentists practicing in fluoridated water areas make a lot more money than those laboring in unfluoridated areas. A lot more.
- And fluoride doesn’t strengthen our bones, either. Again, the truth is just the opposite. Fluoride “eats” our bones. If you live in a fluoridated water area and get a diagnosis of arthritis (either kind), think fluoride.
Bottom line: fluoride is toxic and a danger to our health. Not only does it hurt our teeth and bones, Dr. Phyllis Mullenix believes, based on her research, that fluoride acts in a way that lowers the I.Q. of children (“Neurotoxicity of Sodium Fluoride in Rats”, Mullenix, P. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 17 (2), 1995).
FLUORIDE: THE CAUSE OF MOST AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES
Due to – now questionable – scientific studies, fluoridating water began in 1945. About the same time the incidence of autoimmune diseases, like thyroid conditions – Hashimoto’s Disease and Graves Disease – took off significantly.
THYROID AND FLUORIDE
- Fluoride creates great damage and chaos to your endocrine system.
- The hypothalamus, king of our endocrine system AND nervous system, takes a big hit so it can’t function correctly.
- The pituitary gland can’t put together enough TSH to keep our thyroid humming.
- Fluoride causes the thyroid to reject most of the TSH it does get.
- Fluoride causes the thyroid to block the benefits from the TSH it does get by depressing thyroid function.
- Fluoride rushes into the pineal gland, turning it into concrete. The pineal’s job is to put out melatonin–the better to help us sleep.
- Depleting the pineal means the thymus–home to our immune system is deminished.
FLUORIDE’S OTHER NASTY SIDE AFFECTS
Fluoride attacks every part of the body.
- Fluoride increases infertility rates, the odds of having a Down’s Syndrome baby, and worsens the symptoms of autism.
- Fluoride causes diabetes.
- Fluoride is mutagenic – it encourages normal cells to mutate into cancer cells.
- The digestive system, which is already a trouble spot for prople with endocrine problems, is a big target.
- Esophageal cancer rates are 72% higher in areas with fluoridated water.
- Stomach cancer goes up by 45%.
- Cancer of the large intestine increases by 40%.
- Rectal cancer soars by 80%.
- Sodium fluoride is industrial waste created, mostly, by aluminum and fertilizer processing. It doesn’t get purified in any way, so it brings along aluminum–which heads straight for the brain. These factors point to Alzheimers.
WHERE YOU INGEST FLUORIDE ON A DAILY BASIS
- in tapwater
- in most bottled water
- mouth wash
- many medicines
- it’s added to Coca Cola and Nestle’s bottled water
- it’s added to juices reconstituted with fluoridated water (you won’ t read that on the label).
- in residue from fluoride-based pesticides – in grapes, wine, beer, etc.
- bathing or showering in fluoridated water obsorbs it right into our bodies
FIND OUT MORE
- Fluoride Action Network (FAN) at http://www.fluoridealert.org/
To help you thyroid stay healthy, just say “no” to fluoride. If your dentist thinks fluoride’s a must, change dentists.
Use fluoride free, natural toothpastes. Here are a few of the healthy, no-additives brands.
- Tom’s of Maine Antiplaque and Whitening Fluoride-free
- Tom’s of Maine Whole Care Natural Fluoride Toothpaste, Anticavity & Tartar Control Plus Whitening Gel, Orange-Mango, (Pack of 6) — THE MOST AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL FLAVOR!
- Xyliwhite Non-Fluoride Gel — I just started using this one today. Love it!
- Burt’s Bees Whitening Fluoride Free
- Kiss My Face Kids Berry Smart Fluoride Free (Pack of 6)
- Xlear – Spry Toothpaste Flouride Free by Xlear
- Jason Natural Powersmile Cinnamon Mint Fluoride Free