Did you think, by any chance, that fluoride is a necessary nutrient and that it’s good for your health? Think again. Fluoride, like any other metal, shouldn’t be inside your body. Fluoride is known to wreak havoc on your IQ and give you all sort of nasty effects as time goes on; it can even increase your chances of getting cancer. Now, the average person might think that it won’t do much if it’s ingested in small amounts, but the truth is that our tap water in North America contains dangerously high levels fluoride; and even if the levels were a lot lower, after looking at the evidence, you will see that those people are wrong, dead wrong.
How Fluoride Affects Your IQ
So, what is this evidence that I’m talking about? A famous Harvard study done in July of 2012. The investigation was massive; and researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and the Chinese Medical University in Shenyang combined 27 studies for the first time and found that fluoride negatively affected the developing brain. Some of which “suggested that even slightly increased fluoride exposure could be toxic to the brain. Thus, children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride areas”. Right now you may be thinking that because you are a mature adult this couldn’t possibly affect you, but that is wrong. The study even acknowledges the fact that ingesting extremely high levels of fluoride causes neurotoxicity in adults.
This is where all the crazy conspiracy theories come in. It’s so obvious how fluoride negatively affects your health that when you see a fluoride container you will see a warning letting you know that it’s a toxic substance. The question is: why are some governments, especially in North America, dumping this stuff that’s clearly toxic into your water? I’ll leave that to your imagination.
Look at yourself in the mirror and smile; do you see white spots, streaks, or brown stains on your teeth? If so, you may be suffering from a condition known as dental fluorosis. It’s a defect of tooth enamel caused by an excess of fluoride intake during the first eight years of your life. Even with moderate fluorosis, this condition can eventually cause your teeth to erode and crumble. And even though this can be cosmetically treated, the damage to the enamel is permanent.
So whenever you hear some dentist tell you how much your child needs fluoride, think of this for a second: Imagine that kid not being able to smile in public because he has spots on his teeth; imagine all his classmates making fun of him; Do you want him/her to live like that? I know I wouldn’t. By the way, it’s important to know that dental fluorosis isn’t caused by applying fluoride to your teeth, but instead by ingesting it too frequently.
Detox and Avoid Fluoride
Lucky for you, there are a few ways of avoiding fluoride. You can get yourself a filter, but a REAL filter, not one of those fake ones like Brita and Pur. You have to make sure to read the description, some filters remove fluoride and others do not. Another thing you can do is buy a distillation unit, though they are bit pricier, with some of the “cheaper” ones costing around $200.
You also must detox your body from fluoride. To do this you have to make sure you get enough iodine, which can be found in foods like seaweed. You can also try iodine supplements. You also need magnesium, which keeps fluoride from entering your cells. There’s quite a few ways of detoxing your from this harmful chemical, but I’m just naming a few.
Far from being “the greatest public health achievement of the 20th century”, the fluoridation of public water in North America has had disastrous consequences on our health. To solve this problem, we all have to make our voices heard; and let our politicians know that we want real clean water.