When you walk into your dentist's office, are you greeted by a very large, definitely hard to miss poster telling you not to forget to have your fluoride treatment to protect your teeth against cavities?
Most of us, at some point, have had a fluoride treatment in the name of protecting our teeth.
The fact is that in the United States, it's illegal to add fluoride to food or to salt; but it's perfectly acceptable, even required in many areas, to add it to the water supply. As early as 1909, it was known that fluoride was an industrial pollutant that harmed plants, animals, and humans. It was banned as a food additive in that same year by the Pennsylvania General Assembly! That was in 1909!
The fluoride now found in approximately 90% of drinking water is hydrofluoric acid. It's a compound of fluorine which is a chemical byproduct of aluminum, cement, phosphate, steel and nuclear weapons manufacturing. In this man-made form, fluoride has no nutrient value at all. It's one of the most caustic industrial chemicals. It's so caustic in fact, that it's the toxin used in rat poison and cockroach powder.
Fluoride in the body destroys enzymes by changing their shape so they no longer "fit". Once that happens, the body recognizes the changed enzymes as foreign and begins to defend itself, turning on and destroying itself; an autoimmune condition is born.
Did you ever wonder why there is a warning on your tube of fluoridated toothpaste warning you not to swallow it? Well, consider this quote from Procter & Gamble: "A seven ounce tube of toothpaste, theoretically at least, contains enough fluoride to kill a small child."
And here are a two more facts for you to mull over while you're brushing your teeth with that minty fresh poison:
• Taylor Study, University of Austin: fluoride concentration of 1 PPM (parts per million) increases tumor growth rate by 25%
• Fluoride is more poisonous than lead, and just less poisonous than arsenic - Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products - 1984
Fluoride also fast forwards the aging process. It dissolves the body's glue by preventing new collagen from being formed. This prevention of collagen formation affects many parts of our bodies... bones, genetic damage, brain damage, teeth; in fact, discoloration and crumbling of teeth as a result of fluoride exposure and ingestion is known as dental fluorosis.
The bottom line is you should avoid fluoride as much as you possibly can. If your water is fluoridated, get a really good filter for your tap, and find toothpaste that doesn't contain fluoride. It's not as easy as you might think, but you can always make your own... save money and improve your health!
Cheryl Major blogs about health, clean eating to lose weight and feel better and deal with depression, and about how to use food as your medicine. Get a FREE copy of her Sugar Detox 411 at http://www.ThinStrongHealthy.com
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