There has been a vigorous controversy over whether or not governments should add fluoride to our water supply. The practice of water fluoridation claims that you can prevent tooth decay by drinking water with sodium fluoride in it. The Nazis during the Holocaust added fluoride to water in their concentration camps as a means to make the prisoners more docile and less confident. The United States government obviously understands this as a means to make prisoners less aggressive because fluoride is added to water in high amounts in prisons. Why is fluoride added to the public’s water supply then? Many people are starting to realize the truth while trying to avoid fluoride, so do water filters remove fluoride or is it unavoidable?
The Health Dangers of Fluoride
Fluoride is an extremely toxic substance that can affect many areas of the body. This can be easily proven by looking at case studies in China and India where the water supply is heavily concentrated with fluoride, either naturally or by accident. Millions of people in these countries suffer from bone diseases due to their frequent exposure to very high levels of fluoride in their water.
When people consider toxic elements, they typically think of lead and are very afraid of it. However, fluoride is actually more acutely toxic than lead. Immediate exposure to fluoride will result in much bigger health consequences that can cripple your immunity for a short while. (1)
The horrible thing about this is that we are exposed to fluoride many times every day!
Fluoride Causes Fluorosis of the Teeth
Dentists insist on telling us that fluoride is good at preventing cavities due to “research” that was done decades ago. However, these studies are not accurate in their claims and were actually funded by factory corporations that had nowhere to dump their toxic fluoride byproducts.
Well, the best place to dump it besides the environment would be our bodies! Maybe that’s why they funded this research to back up their claim that fluoride is healthy for us when it actually accumulates in our glands.
It’s genius; Human cells act as toxic waste dumps! The eco terrorists won’t say anything now!
Recent surveys by the CDC have predicted that around HALF of American teenagers have a dental condition called fluorosis. This is a condition of the tooth enamel caused by fluoride preventing the teeth from forming new cells that can retain essential minerals.
This condition causes white spots and streaks on the teeth. In severe but common cases, the teeth are stained brown with tooth erosion. In the 1950’s, health officials warned that only 10% of children would suffer from fluorosis due to unfortunate over-exposure, but the truth is that it actually affects HALF. (2)
The high incidence of fluorosis is likely caused by the many other sources of fluoride in our lifestyles other than the forced supplementation of it in our tap water.
You can also be exposed to fluoride by:
- Processed beverage and foods: mechanically deboned meat, carbonated beverages, etc.
- Fluoride pesticides used on fruits and vegetables
- Fluoride is found in high amounts in green and black tea that is not organic.
- Non-stick pans with Teflon are coated with fluoride.
- Prescription drugs are filled with high concentrations of fluoride.
The claim that fluoride is good for our teeth is obviously very ironic.
Fluoride Accumulates and Hardens in the Tissues of Our Glands
Renowned toxicologist John Doull, who was the chair of the National Academy of Science, says that the safety of fluoridation is “unsettled. [The public] has much less information than it should, considering how long it has been going on.”
Doull’s health committee at the National Academy of Science published a 500 page review of the toxicity of fluoride. It concluded that fluoride is an endocrine disruptor that can affect many other parts of your health like the bones, brain, thyroid gland, the pineal gland, and blood sugar levels. (3)
Thankfully, the academy of science has not given up on the controversy of water fluoridation. They are investigating the claims that fluoride exposure can cause serious health problems including:
- Bone disorders
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Decreased IQ intelligence
- Memory loss
- Behavioral problems
- Weight gain
Fluoride Damages the Brain
A study done by Harvard researched the health of children in areas with low levels of fluoride in the water supply and compared them with children who live heavily exposed to fluoride in their water and general lifestyle. The results of the study concluded by claiming that there was substantial evidence for “possibility of an adverse effect of high fluoride exposure on children’s neurodevelopment. Future research should include detailed individual level information on prenatal exposure, neurobehavior performance, and covariates for adjustment.”
The study also tested laboratory animals for fluoride toxicity and noticed that mice had impaired learning abilities after being exposed to fluoride. It’s possible that fluoride is very toxic to the nerves in the brain, specifically the hippocampus. (4)
The hippocampus is the area of the brain that creates feelings of being in control, confidence, concentration, and spiritual awareness. Damage to this part of the brain will result in being docile with perception problems. You are more likely to submit to authority, not be skeptical, and be less angry.
The Harvard study estimates that exposure to fluoride in the placenta (which can cross the blood-placenta barrier) can automatically lower the IQ of a newborn by half a point.
Researchers frequently go to rural areas of China where fluoride is naturally concentrated in the water supply and discover that children in these areas suffer from developmental disorders and bone fragility.
Some spiritual wellness advocates believe that governments purposefully add fluoride to our water supply so that our pineal gland will “calcify.” Ancient scriptures have constantly made references to the center “third eye” of the brain, which is assumed to be the pineal gland. Fluoride accumulates in this gland and displaces iodine, making it much less effective.
As a result of losing this gland’s ability, our awareness is dulled and feeling of spirituality disappears. Spiritual leaders claim that decalcifying this gland by avoiding fluoride will open up a sort of sixth sense that is beneficial for everyday life that is similar to psychic powers. (5)
How to Avoid Fluoride and Detox from it
Research proves that fluoride displaces iodine, an essential nutrient, in the glands of our body. Specifically the pineal gland and thyroid gland, iodine is essential for proper function. (6)
The best way to avoid all the possible side effects of fluoride is simply avoiding it.
- Filtering tap water. You’ll need to purchase a type of filter that eliminates fluoride. Many filters do NOT filter fluoride.
- Drink spring water. Most brands of spring water have very low natural levels of fluoride with no synthetic sodium fluoride added like tap water.
- Drink distilled water. You can also purchase a water distillation system. This will remove most other compounds from water other than H2O.
- Use fluoride free toothpaste. Toothpaste has a very high amount of sodium fluoride. Even if you actively try to avoid swallowing it, the fluoride can be absorbed through the gums of your mouth.
- Eat more fresh food. Processed and packaged food is likely produced using a lot of water and pesticides. Eating fresh and organic produce can reduce your exposure to fluoride.
- Drink only organic green and black tea. The tea plant is heavily sprayed with pesticides that contain fluoride, which is an insecticide.
- Avoid non-stick cookware. They are coated with fluoride.
- Avoid mechanically deboned “pink slime” meats. Like the kind in fast food, they are heavily concentrated with fluoride due to the process of deboning the meat and adding fillers.
- Detox your glands by replacing iodine in your body with
supplementation or foods.
- MSM is a supplement that can detox the glands of fluoride in our bodies.
Do Water Filters Remove Fluoride?
If you are using a refrigerator water filter or a low-quality jug like Pur or Brita, then the answer is NO, these products do not filter out fluoride. The sodium fluoride molecule is so small that it can easily pass through a physical filter.
So how do you filter fluoride?
You will need to invest in a water filter that uses activated alumina to trap the fluoride molecules. Filters like these will not only filter fluoride, but so many other chemicals and metals that do harm to your body as well.
In my opinion, filters like Brita, Pur and Zero water cost 20 dollars for a reason: they are garbage. They are simple sand filters that really don’t filter much except large particles in your tap water.
A tap water filter that actually works is this one. It will filter out EVERYTHING and leave you with clean, pristine and fresh water. This water filter is extremely high quality and will last for MUCH longer than a 20 dollar Walmart filter.
Fluoride is the smallest molecule you can filter from water. Aquagear claims that it will remove up to 100% of metals, pesticides and particles and up to 95% of fluoride. This is extremely impressive. It is also an excellent price for its quality.
Health is wealth and if you seriously want to experience the benefits of a fluoride free life (one that is extremely rare nowadays) you’ll need one of these filters. It is very surprising how crisp the water tastes and how good your body feels after drinking it. No other water will compare.
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