Monday, May 12, 2008

Fluoride

Fluoride in toothpaste = Good
Fluoride in water = Bad (and ineffective!)

If you live in North America your water is probably fluoridated. A toxic byproduct of the aluminum industry is being put in your water to supposedly help your teeth from decay. While fluoride does have an effect on tooth decay, it is only when it touches your teeth. So fluoride in toothpaste is effective, fluoride in water is not. Plus fluoride is harmful when ingested. If you read the label on the back of your toothpaste they warn that you call poison control if you ingest it!

Most of Europe has already stopped using fluoride in their water and many studies have shown no positive effects from fluoride in water with many possible negative effects - such as spots on the teeth, inhibiting the thyroid (metabolism/energy) and lowering IQ.

The fluoride action network is a great resource with many doctors and dentists and other professionals signing on to stop fluoridation worldwide. Here is a list of who has signed on to date.

• 241 PhD's (includes DSc, Doctor of Science)
• 223 Dentists (DDS, DMD, BDS)
• 212 MD's (includes MBBS)
• 207 DC's (Doctor of Chiropractic)
• 202 Nurses (RN, BSN, ARNP, APRN, LNC)
• 95 ND's (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine)
• 46 Lawyers (JD and LLB)
• 32 RDHs (Registered Dental Hygienist and RDHAP)
• 29 Acupuncturists (LAc - Licensed Acupuncturist, and, MAc -Master Acupuncturist)
• 28 Pharmacists (Pharm.D, B. Pharm, DPh, RPH)
• 18 DO's (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)
• 10 Veterinarians (DMV, VMD, BVMS)

One professional dentist made a short video talking about his story of 30 yrs of experience in dentistry and recommending fluoride. But after reading the studies and learning the facts, he now opposes fluoride in tap water.



And to know the real story behind fluoride and how this toxic byproduct became added to our water, check out the video "The Fluoride Deception" (29minutes):



The most effective method at removing Fluoride from your tap water is through Reverse Osmosis. I suggest getting a Zero-Waste system as regular systems waste anywhere from 3 to 5+ gallons of water for each gallon of drinking water. The Zero-Waste systems put the waste water back into your hot water pipe. Check out the Watts Premier Zero-Waste ($330 through Costco)

2 comments:

nyscof said...

Take action to end fluoridation

http://congress.fluorideaction.net

Tara said...

I would go as far to say that flouride in toothpaste isn't so good either. One tube of toothpaste is enough to kill a small child. And numerous studies have shown it's done nothing to help prevent cavities that can't be accomplished with flouride free toothpaste. Not to mention many people are sensitive to it and don't know it.

It's just another money maker, a way to find a use for flouride.