Avoiding dental fluoride products might sound counterintuitive to many people, as we have been brainwashed to use fluoride every chance we get. It is an ingredient in most toothpastes and mouthwashes. Some dentists will provide extra fluoride pills for those whom they feel need it. In addition, many states and countries have taken it upon themselves to add it to our drinking water.
Unfortunately, over 400 studies have demonstrated that fluoride is a neurotoxin and has no place in the human body. Fluoride’s ability to damage the brain is one of the most active areas of fluoride research today. In fact, it accumulates and builds up in the body. Here are some things that you should know about fluoride and why you should avoid it whenever possible.
Fluoride May Contain Lead and Arsenic
The fluoride in drinking water is actually fluorosilicic acid (FSA), a liquid waste and inorganic fluoride compound that may also contain lead and arsenic. This type of fluoride is a toxin that affects the nervous system and is associated with thyroid problems, osteoarthritis, gastrointestinal problems, and reproductive issues in younger people.
Fluoride May Cause Skeletal Fluorosis
While some groups like the Centers for Disease Control claim there is no evidence that links fluoride to health problems, other groups like Fluoride Alert claim there are numerous health issues linked to excess fluoride in the body, especially FSA. Too much fluoride can result in skeletal fluorosis, a bone disease that is often diagnosed as arthritis or chronic joint pain. A large-scale study in China found that incidents of osteoarthritis increased with fluoride levels in the body.
Fluoride Ages You
Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain. All of these toxic chemicals will lead to premature aging of the body. While it’s not clear how much fluoride is too much, most medical experts recommend keeping intake below 2 milligrams per day. As with other toxins, the sooner you can remove fluoride from your system, the better.
Alternative Ways to Remineralize Teeth
Fluoride is used to remineralize teeth. However, there are safer ways to do so, such as tooth powders and rinses. Simply search online or at your local health food market for “tooth remineralization” products.
Does Your Local Water Provider Add Fluoride to Your Drinking Water?
Research the drinking water in your area to determine the source of fluoride and the amount. This can help you determine if you should switch to another drinking water that contains only natural fluoride. If you do see a fluoride level in water that has none added, it is a natural and more bioavailable type.
Learn How to Avoid Other Toxins Every Day
Fluoride is a poison and should never be ingested. It has been linked to some serious health issues, including osteoarthritis. Some health officials claim that the fluoride used in one’s drinking water is low enough that it is not dangerous, but there are over 400 studies out there that fail to show evidence of fluoride’s safety.
To learn about which other toxins to avoid to protect your health, check out the Age Defying Video Program.