Why You Should Be Concerned About Fluoride In Your Water - Reader Discretion Advised

 

We drink it, we brush our teeth with it, we feed it to our kids, we swim in it, and we even bathe in it! Sadly, I am not referring to water. I am talking about the neurotoxin (a brain damaging chemical) known as fluoride.

 

 

 

What Is Fluoride and Why Is It Used?

Fluoride is a compound that mixes fluorine (the element you learned about on the periodic table) with another substance. Some fluoride compounds occur naturally in the Earth. However, artificial fluoride is added to our products and water to help prevent tooth decay.

 

Types of Fluoride

As I stated above, some fluoride compounds are found naturally in the Earth. However, the type of fluoride added to the water that enters more than 79% of American homes is artificially fluoridated with hydrofluorosilicic acid and sodium fluoride.

The fluoride that naturally occurs in the earth is still toxic, but it is much less toxic than the artificial fluorides because our bodies do not absorb them as easily. Hydrofluorosilicic acid and sodium fluoride, on the other hand, are very toxic and very easily absorbed into our bodies.

Now, you may want to brace yourself for these next few points.

 

Artificial Fluorides

Hydrofluorosilicic acid is better known as a chemical waste by-product

from phosphate fertilizer production. It is highly contaminated with lead, arsenic, mercury, and radioactive compounds! The pitiful thing is, this chemical waste comes from China's phosphate fertilizer industry, a country who has banned water fluoridation. Since they have no use for it, we tell them to ship it to us so we can feed it to our citizens. Yes, I know what you're thinking, and you're right- that is absolutely nonsensical! Actually, China is not the only country that bans the act of giving this toxic chemical to its citizens.

Water fluoridation is banned in Israel, parts of Africa, 99% percent of western Europe and in many other countries. Of those countries that ban water fluoridation, I have listed just a few of them below along with the reason behind their decision just to show you what common sense looks like:

  • Austria - states that they refuse to add “toxic fluorides”

  • Belgium - says that those who want fluoride should acquire it themselves

  • Finland - authorities have noted that there are better ways to stop cavities"

  • Germany - studies have found no evidence that water fluoridation improved dental caries (tooth decay/cavities)  

  • Denmark - states the use of toxic fluorides have always been rejected

  • Sweden - fluoride is not allowed because no safety data has been found

  • Norway - the use of toxic fluorides have always been rejected

  • The Netherlands - they refuse to put a medical additive in the drinking water "for the benefit of society" and they have concluded that there is no legal basis for it

  • Japan - notes that calcium fluoride is the type needed and not the hazardous waste by-product which is the artificial fluoride and it may cause health issues

Most of the world has caught on to the fact that fluoride is harmful which is why only 5% of the world fluoridates its water supplies. Sadly, progress in America is slow because North America makes up 50% of those fluoridating water.


Sodium Fluoride is the other type of artificial fluoride, mentioned above, that is not only added to water but also to products like our toothpaste, dental products, fluoridated pharmaceuticals, and in many processed foods made with fluoridated water. In essence, sodium fluoride appears in just about everything we consume, but did you know this common household chemical is actually listed as a poison?! The UK poisons Act of 1972 lists sodium fluoride as a poison which is why the back of your toothpaste reads something like this: “If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately.” Speaking of poisons, sodium fluoride is also the main active ingredient in rat poison. I don’t know about you, but this poison IS NOT something I want to be putting in my body or in my kids’ bodies.

 

Dangers of Fluoride Exposure

There are a great deal of scientific studies proving the dangers of fluoride exposure. Just take a gander at the list of the harmful effects of fluoride below:

  • Skeletal fluorosis: The liver cannot process fluoride, so it travels the bloodstream and binds with calcium leached from the bones. This results in weak bones.

  • Causes Arthritis: calcifies cartilage between joints.

  • Brain Damage: Causes dementia and lowers IQ. The National Research Council (NRC) wrote, "it is apparent that fluorides have the ability to interfere with the functions of the brain and the body by direct and indirect means." 

  • Thyroid Dysfunction: blocks the absorption of iodine, a mineral essential to thyroid function

  • Harmful to Male and Female Fertility: There is a direct link between fertility rates and the consumption of fluoridated drinking water. Higher levels of fluoride correspond to lower fertility rates in both men and women.

  • Toxic to kidneys: high levels of fluoride have been linked to higher rates of chronic kidney disease.

  • Toxic to Pineal Gland: fluoride builds up in the pineal gland and calcifies it. Two important functions of the pineal gland include melatonin production for wake-sleep cycles and regulating the body’s rhythm.

  • Increases tumor and cancer rate

  • Disrupts collagen synthesis (the protein that keeps you looking younger)

  • Causes genetic damage and cell death

  • Disrupts immune system

  • Damages stomach lining: In 1992, a randomised study was conducted in which healthy male volunteers were given sodium fluoride for 7 days. Before the trial, they had their stomach linings assessed. This was repeated again at the end of the trial. Seven out of ten had significant stomach lesions, including acute hemorrhages and free blood in their stomachs.

  • Significantly lowers IQ in Children: fluoride has permanent effects on children’s neurodevelopment because their brains are more susceptible to toxicants than mature brains. “...children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride areas.”

 

...And there are more where these came from, but for the sake of this article I will keep it rather concise.

 

There is no rationale for putting poison in our products or our water supply especially when fluoride treatment is topical. That means, to get its “supposed benefits,” we need to put it on our teeth and not in our body. Instead, we are consuming mass amounts of medication daily because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies fluoride as a drug. Not only is it a drug, but the FDA has never proved the safety or the efficacy of fluoride which is why it’s listed as an unapproved drug.

 

What most people do not know is fluoride is the only chemical added to water for the purpose of medical treatment.

 

But wait…aren’t doctors the only ones that can issue medication, and don’t I have to give my consent for it?

 

Well, you’re right. Unfortunately, governments that allow fluoridation are essentially playing doctor on a large scale and, although the informed consent clause states no doctor can force a patient to take medication, it continues to happen whether the public knows about it or not. Medicating the public with fluoride is also dangerous because our “government doctors” aren’t monitoring how much of this medication each of us receives, nor can we monitor it ourselves. For instance, do you remember how much fluoride you were medicated with yesterday? What about the amount of fluoride you consumed just this week alone?.....My point exactly. Studies show America is already receiving 300% or more of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) recommended daily amount of fluoride. If you’ve noticed, there is quite a bit of a disconnect because, apparently, it is dangerous to swallow a quarter milligram of fluoride in our toothpaste, but it’s not dangerous to swallow well over a quarter milligram in our daily water? That just doesn’t add up.

 

Public Warnings

>Believe it or not, there was one, easily missed, warning put out by the ADA concerning fluoride. The year 2007 was the first time they warned parents of infants younger than one year old to “consider using water that has no or low levels of fluoride" when mixing baby formula, due to concerns about fluorosis (Mercola, 2010). Fluorosis is the result of too much fluoride. You’ve probably seen the effects of Dental fluorosis which creates discolored enamel (white or brown spots on the teeth) and results from excessive fluoride exposure in the developing years of one’s life, and only fluorosis causes this. Fluorosis doesn’t just occur on the teeth but it also affects the bones. This disease is known as Skeletal fluorosis and can cause pain and damage in the bones and joints.

 

>Take a look at the following excerpt from a 1951 American Dental Association brochure:

There is no proof that commercial preparations such as tablets, dentifrices, mouthwashes or chewing gum containing fluorides are effective in preventing dental decay. Unfortunately such preparations are being offered to the public without adequate scientific evidence of their value.

This proves that the ADA was well aware of fluoride’s lack of benefits yet continued to support water fluoridation which first appeared in the U.S. in the 1940s and 50s.

 

>In 2006, the National Research Council reported, “it is apparent that fluorides have the ability to interfere with the functions of the brain.”

 

>“In a review of the literature commissioned by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), fluoride has been listed among about 100 chemicals for which there is ‘substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity’ (Fluoride Action Network).”

 

In essence, our government organizations are well aware of the dangers of fluoride exposure, but have you noticed anything being done about it?

 

What Is the Story Behind Fluoride?

Despite all the evidence against fluoride, we still see it in abundance in our water, household products, food, etc. Sodium fluoride is even given to children as an anti-cavity supplement! How is it that these supplements, that were never found safe or effective by the FDA and were never even tested, are legally allowed to be given to children? Well, a brief history should help clear that up.

Fluoride supplements were “grandfathered in” before the law, that required drug testing, was put into effect in 1938. This means, any drug sold before 1938 is presumed safe by the FDA and, therefore, can be used by doctors to treat any disease or condition. Since sodium fluoride was on the market before 1938, it is allowed to be used by doctors for treatment. However, sodium fluoride was not used for medical purposes or for cavity prevention, at all, before 1938. It was actually sold as rat poison! So, since it is lethal enough kill rats, surely it is safe enough to give to children to prevent tooth decay - it doesn’t make much sense but this is the mentality of the FDA.

 

There is yet another shocking story behind fluoride and how it was used.

The first sign of fluoridated water was found in the water of Germany’s Nazi prison camps. The Gestapo (secret police of the Nazi state) dumped sodium fluoride in the water in order to mass medicate those in the concentration camps. Their goal was to sterilize them and force them into calm submission (Ref. book: “The Crime and Punishment of I.G. Farben” by Joseph Borkin).

Even the Soviets openly admitted to treating their water with sodium fluoride in hopes of achieving a similar goal. “USAF Major George R. Jordan testified before Un-American Activity committees of Congress in the 1950’s that in his post as U.S. Soviet liaison officer, the Soviets openly admitted to “using the fluoride in the water supplies in their concentration camps, to make the prisoners stupid, docile, and subservient” (Alex Jones’ Prison Planet). Knowing how artificial fluoride was used in the past is definitely a cause for concern. You really have to wonder whether history is repeating itself.

 

What Can I Do To Reduce My Exposure to Fluoride?

Now, if you’ve been reading everything up to this point, you’re probably pretty worked up right now and I can definitely understand why. So, let me dive right into some more positive points, like how to limit your exposure to fluoride:

 

  1. The first, and easy, transition you can make to limit your exposure to fluoride is to switch to fluoride free toothpaste.

  2. You should also invest in a water ionizer with a Fluoride filter. The ionizer uses the process of electrolysis to raise the pH of drinking water which makes it more suitable for our bodies. Our bodies are slightly more alkaline than acidic; therefore, drinking more alkaline water creates a stable environment where many carcinogens cannot thrive. The filtration system will filter out harsh chemicals from water like fluoride, chlorine, and other heavy metals. We like the Kangen water ionizer by Enagic and the WaterXPro filter. The two are like peanut butter and jelly, you just can’t have one without the other. These two units, in particular, work well, are cost effective and you have the opportunity to make money by sharing your health with others. You just can’t beat that. Feel free to contact us for more information.

  3. Detox from fluoride. If you decide to do this, make sure you see a holistic professional because detoxing from anything the body was exposed to for a long duration can cause symptoms like headache, heart palpitations, agitation, etc. The key to detoxing from fluoride is not through chelation therapy (a chemical process in which a synthetic solution is injected into the bloodstream to remove heavy metals and/or minerals from the body) rather, you have to load the body with iodine because it will displace fluoride and flush it out in urine. Try to consume more foods rich in iodine like:

    1. Seaweeds such as nori, wakame, kelp or dulse

    2. Seafood such as salmon, lobster, scallops, cod and shrimp

    3. Even cranberries, potatoes, strawberries and navy beans contain iodine, but in lesser amounts.

 

Takeaways
Fluoride is a neurotoxin that we, in America, are forced to consume daily in large amounts. Its proven dangers have opened the eyes of many countries to ban its existence in the water supply. Although it may not be possible to completely rid fluoride from your diet, there are definitely steps you can take to limit your exposure to it thereby protecting your health and that of your family. In essence, all of the facts proving fluoride’s toxic effects are out there, but being knowledgeable and then taking action allows us to move from being a victim to a victor.

  

 

Watch Below for How to Make Homemade, Fluoride-Free Toothpaste?

Resources

 

https://www.prisonplanet.com/sodium-fluoride-poison-in-the-tap-water.html

http://www.healthychoices.co.uk/fluoride.html

https://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/oral-care/products/fluoride-poisoning2.htm

http://althealthworks.com/2223/list-of-countries-that-ban-or-reject-water-fluoridation-why-north-america-is-actually-the-exception/

http://cof-cof.ca/hydrofluorosilicic-acid-origins/

http://naturaldentistry.us/1378/the-dangers-of-fluoride/

https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/9-shocking-dangers-of-fluoride/

https://www.naturalnews.com/028906_fluoride_dangers.html :  (this is for removing fluoride)

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/13/cdc-and-ada-now-advise-to-avoid-using-fluoride.aspx

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/11/dr-bill-osmunson-on-fluoride.aspx

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/fluoride-childrens-health-grandjean-choi/

http://fluoridealert.org/articles/50-reasons/

https://www.naturalnews.com/030123_fluoride_babies.html

https://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/statistics/index.htm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3491930/

https://www.naturalnewsblogs.com/fluoride-and-why-you-need-to-avoid-it/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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