Blinding lights, vacuum like sounds, smells of latex and the taste of oranges. Always went with the orange flavor of fluoride at the end of each dentist visit. From a very young age, it had been implanted in my brain, how good fluoride was for my teeth. I was convinced it was appropriate to add to drinking water, used in toothpastes, mouth washes, teeth cleanings at the dentist, and even recall in elementary school they would give us fluoride rinses, because the town added very little to their drinking water. There have been, and continue to be, so many scientific studies that show the toxic effects of fluoride on your body. It amazes me the amount of fluoridated drinking water still found in communities across Alberta, Canada, North America, even worldwide for that matter. Eight years ago my views on fluoride changed. I no longer waste money at the dentist on it, also I don’t drink Albertan fluoridated water, or at least try not to.
According to Health Canada, Alberta’s population has the second highest amount of fluoridated drinking water in all of Canada, at 75%. One percent lower then Ontario’s average, and five percent higher than Manitoba’s. Our neighbors to the west, British Columbia’s average is only 3.7%, and Nunavut and the Yukon for example have none, compared to the national average of 45%. Our nations average is a lot lower then our friends to the south, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), their average comes in at an astonishing 74.6%.
Fluoride is an inorganic chemical compound of fluorine, with the chemical formula of F−
. Fluoride is the main component of fluorite (fluorite is roughly 49% fluoride by mass), and its colorless, odorless, with a distinctive bitter taste of its salts. Its salts are mainly mined as a precursor to hydrogen fluoride.
Out of all the chemical elements, fluorine is the most chemically unstable, and the most highly-reactive. Its not found by itself in nature, due to its so unstable that it chemically combines violently with practically any other element.
Too much fluoride can cause fluorosis, which erodes away tooth enamel, specially in children eight years of age and younger. Fluorosis can be cosmetically treated, but the damage to enamel is permanent. If yours or your child’s teeth contains white streaks, white spots, brown stains, cloudy splotches, and or pitting; you may be one of millions who suffer from fluorosis.
A study done back in 2012, by Dr. Mercola, from Harvard, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), concluded that children who live in areas with high fluoridated water have “significantly lower” IQ’s, in comparison to those who live in areas with low fluoridated water. Fluoride has also shown to increase the levels of manganese absorption; manganese in drinking water has also linked lower IQ’s in children. There have also been more then 23 human and over 100 animal studies linking fluoride to brain damage.
Studies done on the effects of fluoride on your brain include:
• Reduction in nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (a protein that plays a key roll in communication of your central nervous system that includes the brain, spinal cord and even found in the enteric (gut) nervous system) • Damage to your hippocampus (part of the brain that belongs to the limbic system, that plays an important role in merging short-term memory to long-term memory and spatial navigation) • Formation of beta-amyloid plaques (the classic brain abnormality in Alzheimer’s disease) • Damage to purkinje cells (these cells are one of the largest neurons found in the cerebellum part of the brain) • Exacerbation of lesions induced by iodine deficiency • Impaired antioxidant defense systems • Increased uptake of aluminum • Accumulation of fluoride in your pineal gland (fluoride calcifies the pineal gland. It produces serotonin a derivative of melatonin a hormone that affects the modulation of sleep patterns. Also, last years study done on rats confirms the pineal gland produces Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) the chemical that’s produced when you dream.)
Studies have also proven that fluoride toxicity can lead to a huge variety of other health problems, including:
• Increased lead absorption (lead interferes with a variety of body functions and is toxic to many organs and tissues including the kidneys, intestines, heart, bones and, nervous and reproductive systems.) • Disrupts synthesis of collagen (collagen contains specific amino acids, without this it won’t produce strong connective tissues. This leads to bleeding and peeling of gums, loss of teeth, skin discoloration and non-healing wounds.) • Hyperactivity • Muscle disorders • Thyroid disease • Arthritis • Dementia • Bone fractures • Lowered thyroid function (this can cause depression, increased cholesterol levels and fatigue.) • Bone cancer • Inactivates 62 enzymes and inhibits more than 100 (these enzymes are large biological molecules that help regulate metabolism) • Inhibited formation of antibodies • Genetic damage and cell death • Increased tumor and cancer rates • Disrupted immune system • Damaged sperm and increased infertility.
Fluoride poisoning can occur, if fluoride intake amounts to or exceeds .2 to .66 milligrams (mg) per pound (lb). Symptoms of this include: flu-like symptoms, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, headaches, and gastric pain. It only takes 143 (mg) or 0.005 fluid ounces (oz) to kill a child weighing less then 66 pounds.
Dr. Robert Mick, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), from Laurel Springs New Jersey, was one of the earliest promoters of fluoridation, came to an abrupt end as soon as he conducted his own animal studies on sodium fluoride in the later 1940’s. Authorities ordered him to cover up his test results, he refused, and proceeded to do more research on those very authorities.
Dr. Mick’s findings promoted him with the up most confidence to present this challenge: “$20,000 to the first individual who can provide one copy of any controlled experiment with any of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) recommended fluoride in water, at the USPHS recommended parts-per-million (PPM), which shows that poisonous fluoride are safe and will cause no future body harm.”
Dr. Mick’s $20,000 offer has been valid since 1951, but as of 1991 radio interview, Dr. Mick said nobody had yet presented even one claim to him in hopes of collecting the reward. Although Dr. Mick is now deceased his cash reward was later changed to $100,000.
Strong evidence suggests, the first occurrence of fluoridated drinking water was found in Germany’s Nazi prison camps, which were partly maintained by I.G. Farben. Alleged reasoning for mass-medicating water with sodium fluoride was to, “Sterilize humans and force them into calm submission.” All can be found in Joseph Borklin’s book “The Crime and Punishment of I.G. Farben.” The book can be read for free on the web here.
Thankfully there have been many proven, efficient ways to detoxify the body of this horrendous, poisonous substance. Fluoride robs the body of calcium, making Calcium WITH Magnesium supplementation a must. As well as adding Vitamin C and or Lecithin, has also been proven to excrete this toxin. Another proven great alternative to these is Iodine supplements.
Boron in pure water in small quantities have shown profound success on riding fluoride.
One can make tea from Tamarind, its shown to have a strong ability to eliminate fluorides through urine. Also both types of liver cleanses is very effective as well.
A combination of dry saunas with exercise will release sodium fluoride stored in fat cells. Keeping a healthy life style, eating very clean, lots of fruit and vegetables, especially greens will speed up the detoxifying process tremendously.
Its more clear now, with more then enough evidence that show the harmful effects fluoride has on people. Like its been said, over and over again, we live in a world were such information is easily obtainable, as it should be. Two studies done by the (CDC) concludes Americans pay 50 cents per person to fluoridate water. (Currently there are no such studies done in Canada.) Take a city like Calgary for example, they use to pay $750,000 a year to fluoridate their water, before banning in February 2011, according to CBC News. Having to pay to poison our own drinking water makes zero sense. They say its to lower the costs of our dental bills. Is it though?
Its being taught, fluoride is good for your teeth, throughout Universities to doctors around the world, still today. Who’s sponsoring to educate these doctors? In North America The Colgate-Palmolive Corporation. Like the dentist place I visit, Colgate sponsors them to give us harmful fluoride treatments, (which would cost me $34) free toothpastes, brushes, etc.
With the continued rise of awareness of the harmful effects fluoride has on people; its only necessary to take proper measurements in eliminating fluoridated water. As well as not using toothpastes, mouthwashes, treatments, that all contain sodium fluoride. It starts with us, creating concern, letting our voices be heard. Standing up for whats right for your community, for your family, your kids, your parents, your senior citizens, for you.