Thyroid health is compromised by many things including toxins, as is our overall health whether we have a thyroid problem or not.
FLUORIDE AS A TOXIN
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.
WHERE DID FLUORIDE COME FROM?
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.
INGESTION OF FLUORIDE HAS LITTLE BENEFIT, BUT MANY RISKS
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)
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.
SOLUTION TO TOXINS IN A TUBE
There are plenty of fluoride-free toothpastes on the market now so that you don’t have to settle for toxins in a tube.
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
- Reduces Plaque
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!
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