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Fluoride: Is It Good For Us?
Water is currently our main dietary source of fluoride, but there’s very little hard evidence to suggest that this naturally occurring mineral is good for us.
The word “natural” gives the impression it is good for us, but deadly nitrate, cyanide, sulphuric acid, mercury, lead the list goes on, are also naturally occurring, and I’m pretty sure that nature didn’t intend for me to drink them either!
Most people do not know the difference between naturally occurring calcium fluoride and other industrialized forms that are added to water supplies. That’s because the term “ fluoride” is often thrown around without making a distinction between these substances. There are three types of fluoride used to “ fluoridate” water supplies: fluorosilicic acid, sodium fluorosilicate, and sodium fluoride.
Fluorosilicic acid is the type most often used for cost reasons and is derived from phosphate fertilizers.The other two are created by adding either table salt or caustic soda to the mix. New Zealand started fluoridation of water in Hastings in 1954. New Zealand’s fluoride is a byproduct hydrofluosilicic acid that is produced during the manufacture of super phosphate fertilizer. Used widely by New Zealand’s councils and is added to drinking water supply in liquid form. People have voiced their concerns about the potential health effects that arise from drinking fluoridated water, but to no avail.
97% of western Europe has rejected water fluoridation. Many children already exceed recommended daily fluoride intake from toothpaste alone. Fluoride supplements have never been FDA approved.
Even though issues with fertility, thyroid disease, arthritis, gastrointestinal disease, and even cancer are linked to fluoride it remains in our water and is being promoted as a good thing, with more council’s planning to add it to water supplies in the near future.
The simple fact is that poor populations need dental care, not fluoridation chemicals in their water. The millions of dollars spent promoting fluoridation would be better spent on real dental care, like subsidizing dental therapists so they can provide affordable care, and increasing access to dentists in areas where there are none. Fluoridation provides good PR for the dental trade but bad medicine for those it’s supposedly meant to serve.
Fluoride should be rejected because it is a form of mass medication that denies individuals the right to decide which drugs to put into their own bodies.
Yes, fluoride is renowned for reducing cavities and tooth decay in dental care, and is definitely has a place in improving oral health, that is why it is included in toothpastes and mouthwashes that are designed to enter the tooth enamel to defend against the formation of cavities, but have you noticed they are not designed for swallowing?
Although the is science to back the benefits with oral health, what are the risks that come from exposing households to fluoride in drinking water?
Fluoride is recognized as a neurotoxin, which means it may damage the brain, prolonged exposure reduces the ability to learn and remember, reduces IQ especially in children, impairs fetal development in pregnant women.
Infants who consume formula made with fluoridated tap water may consume up to 1,200 micrograms of fluoride, about 100 times more than recommended amounts. Spikes of fluoride exposure during infancy provides no known advantage to teeth. Babies given fluoridated water in their formula are more likely to develop dental fluorosis and may also have reduced IQ scores. Harvard studies have concluded that children who live in areas with fluoridated water have significantly lower IQ scores, studies concluded average lowering of IQ was at least 7 IQ points.
Studies show that 40% of American teenagers show visible signs of fluoride over exposure. The nazi’s put fluoride in water to pacify Jews during World War 2, in the death camps, there were many links to cancer going back to the original tests done by the Nazi’s. They used it in concentration camps to dull their brains, which was also the birth of many anti-psychotic drugs. Nazi’s were known for chemical tests and inhumane medical experiments. Most information about this has been removed and labelled an urban myth, or conspiracy theory. However, I was able to find a quote from a document “repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluoride will in time reduce an individual’s power to resist domination by slowly poisoning and narcotizing a certain area of the brain and will thus make him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him” “Both the Germans and the Russians added sodium fluoride to the drinking water of prisoners of war to make them stupid and docile”.
Well doesn’t that say it all!!!
When fluoride accumulates in bones it can result in skeletal fluorosis, caused by ingesting fluoride during years of bone growth. Symptoms of early-stage skeletal fluorosis:
-Burning prickling and tingling in your limbs.
-Reduced appetite and weight loss
-stiff joints/or constant pain in your bons, brittle bones & osteosclerosis
-Calcification of tendons, or ligaments or ribs or pevis
-Osteoporosis in the long bones
-Bony spurs may also appear on your limb bones, especially around the knees, elbows and on the tibia and ulna
Advanced Skeletal fluorosis
-your extremities become weak, & moving your joints difficult, & your vertebrae partially fuse together, effectively crippling you.
Thyroid issues, water fluoridation is thought to interfere with the functioning of the thyroid gland, because it mimics the behavior of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This may result in thyroid cell
death, inflammation, and conditions such as hyperthyroidism especially when coupled with iodine deficiency, because the body mistakenly recognizes fluoride as iodine, it may absorb it into tissues which can lead to toxicity.
Osteosarcoma is a type of cancer that is most associated with fluoride, drinking fluoridated water may put people at a higher risk of the disease.
So, unless you have hundreds of dollars a month to spend on bottled water for your family, (Pure Dew is the only bottled water in New Zealand that is 100% guaranteed free from fluoride, chlorine, nitrates, heavy metals, bacteria, sodium and other impurities that are often found in drinking water) its worth considering filtering your water using reverse osmosis and activated carbon to make it fluoride free.
In the meantime, taking Activated charcoal capsules to help detox your body will help.