"Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease."

~ American College of Endocrinology

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More than 30,000,000 people in the US and 200 million worldwide have a Thyroid Disorder Most affected are women. Some estimates are over 50 million in US and over 200 million worldwide, and growing.

Estimates vary widely as most patients are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because doctors don't know what they are looking for.

Thyroid disease is also an autoimmune disease. This means that over 27 million people have one or more of the over 105 known autoimmune diseases.

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Thyroid Health and Toxins – Is Your Toothpaste Killing You? Get The Fluoride Out

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Thyroid health is compromised by many things including toxins, as is our overall health whether we have a thyroid problem or not.


Fluoride is one of the toxins in our water and toothpaste that contributes to thyroid health problems.

  • The FDA now requires on all fluoride toothpastes sold in the U.S.
  • Tens of millions of people throughout China and India who now suffer serious crippling bone diseases from drinking water with elevated levels of fluoride.


When water fluoridation began in the 1940s and ’50s in the US, dentists believed that fluoride was a “nutrient” that needed to be swallowed in order to be most effective. This belief, however, has now been discredited by an extensive body of modern research.


Risks to

1. the brain

    2. the thyroid gland. According to the NRC, fluoride is an “endocrine disrupter.” Most notably, the NRC has warned that doses of fluoride (0.01-0.03 mg/kg/day) achievable by drinking fluoridated water, may reduce the function of the thyroid among individuals with low-iodine intake. Reduction of thyroid activity can lead to loss of mental acuity, depression and weight gain (14)

3. bones

4.  (for) bone cancer

5. kidney patients


Over 95% of the toothpaste sold in the U.S. now contains fluoride, with many grocery stores carrying few if any non-fluoridated brands. The use of fluoride toothpaste, particularly during early childhood, presents health risks.

In 1997, due to “acute poisoning” the FDA ordered toothpaste manufacturers to add a poison warning on all fluoride toothpastes sold in the U.S. The warning reads:

“Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately.”

The FDA requires this warning because children who swallow too much fluoride toothpaste can suffer acute poisoning, even death. In fact, a single tube of bubble-gum flavored Colgate-for-Kids toothpaste contains enough fluoride (143 mg) to kill a child weighing less than  66 lbs.

Other risks from ingesting fluoride toothpaste include

  • permanent tooth discoloration (dental fluorosis),
  • stomach ailments,
  • acute toxicity,
  • skin rashes (perioral dermatitis), and
  • impairment in glucose metabolism.

All of these risks have been unnecessarily increased by the marketing practices of toothpaste manufacturers, who use cartoon packaging and candy-flavors to target “adult-strength” fluoride toothpaste to young children.  The dental community’s failure to educate the public about the dangers of swallowing too much fluoride toothpaste has further exacerbated the problem.


There are plenty of fluoride-free toothpastes on the market now so that you don’t have to settle for toxins in a tube.

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I’ve tried several over the years, but my newest fave is NOW brand XyliWhite Cinnafresh toothpaste gel. Yum! And, it’s not only  fluoride-free, but formulated with the cleanest ingredients plus

  • Whitening
  • Reduces Plaque
  • Paraben Free:

    Parabens are the most widely used preservatives in cosmetics and personal care products such as soap, moisturizers, shaving cream and underarm deodorant, according to the Food and Drug Administration. To get a bit science-y, parabens are esters (a compound formed from acid and alcohol) of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. The FDA says the most common are methylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben.Companies use parabens to extend the shelf life of products and prevent growth of bacteria and fungi in, for instance, face cream. And that’s good, right? Mold is essential to blue cheese, but who wants to smear her face with it?

    But some think that parabens may be linked to breast cancer and fertility issues.

  • Gluten Free
  • SLS Free –

    Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are surfactants and detergents that can cause serious health issues, particularly in children. These surfactants are typically used in car washes, garages, car shops and around machinery. They are also found in 90% of personal-care products.

  • Uses vegetarian/vegan ingredients

  • Contains 25% Xylitol, one of the highest contents available

  • For adults and children alike

  • and tastes awesome! I LOVE this cinnamon flavored one like crazy!





5 comments to Thyroid Health and Toxins – Is Your Toothpaste Killing You? Get The Fluoride Out

  • Dolores Moran

    Does boiling fluoridated water get rid of the flouride content or diminish it’s harmful effects

    • kim

      Can you boil fluoride out of your water? The answer is no.

      If you boil water or leave it on a hot plate for an extended period of time, the fluoride will become more concentrated, remaining in the water as a fluorine salt.

      However, you can boil water to remove fluoride if you capture the water that is evaporated and condense it (distill it). The water you collect will contain much less fluoride than your starting water. As an example, when you boil a pot of water on the stove, the fluoride concentration in the water in the pot increases. The water that escapes as steam contains much less fluoride.

      It doesn’t seem likely that we’ll do all this, so buying non-fluoridated water is the best answer. And, read labels on bottled beverages. Unless they are made using distilled or reverse-osmosis water, they are probably made with fluoridated public water.

  • Dolores Moran

    Many thanks Kim . Love your newsletter 🙂

  • Lin Iseminger

    If you don’t use toothpaste with fluoride there is no protection against cavity’s right? My dentist said I might as well not brush if I don’t use fluoride. What are your thoughts on that.

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