Welcome to my Dangerious Effects of Fluoride Page!

Background & the Dirty Little Secrete:

Background: Fluoride Toxicity Fluoride is a soluble salt, not a heavy metal. There are two basic types of fluoride. Calcium fluoride appears naturally in underground water sources and even seawater. Enough of it can cause skeletal or dental fluorosis, which weakens bone and dental matter. But it is not nearly as toxic, nor does it negatively affect so many other health issues as sodium fluoride, which is added to many water supplies. Sodium Fluoride is a synthetic waste product of the nuclear, aluminum, and phosphate fertilizer industries. This fluoride has an amazing capacity to combine and increase the potency of other toxic materials. The sodium fluoride obtained from industrial waste and added to water supplies is also already contaminated with lead, aluminum, and cadmium.

It damages the liver and kidneys, weakens the immune system, possibly leading to cancer, creates symptoms that mimic fibromyalgia, and performs as a Trojan Horse to carry aluminum across the blood brain barrier. The latter is recognized as a source of the notorious "dumbing down" with lower IQ's and Alzheimer's effects of fluoride.

The Dirty Little Secrete

The first intentional addition of fluoride in drinking water occurred in the early 1930's in Nazi Germany. Marketing it as supposed helping children’s teeth, the actual sodium fluoride was to sterilize humans and force the masses into a calm docile state of submission and declining health-state. Control of the population through this manner was easily achievable.

Research chemist Charles Perkins was sent by the U.S. government to ascertain the truth on water fluoridation and found: “”The German chemists worked out a very ingenious and far-reaching plan of mass control that was submitted to and adopted by the German General Staff. This plan was to control the population of any given area through mass medication of drinking water supplies . . . In this scheme of mass control, ‘sodium fluoride’ occupied a prominent place. . . However, and I want to make this very definite, the real reason behind water fluoridation is not to benefit children’s teeth . . . The real purpose behind water fluoridation is to reduce the resistance of the masses to domination and control and loss of liberty . . . Repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluorine will in time gradually reduce the individual’s power to resist domination by slowly poisoning and narco-tizing this area of the brain tissue, and make him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him . . . I was told of this entire scheme by a German chemist who was an official of the great Farben chemical industries and was prominent in the Nazi movement at the time . . . I say this with all the earnestness and sincerity of a scientist who has spend nearly 20 years researching in chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, and pathology of fluorine . . . Any person who drinks artificially fluoridated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person, mentally or physically.”

Ref: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2012/08/13/how-to-detox-your-pineal-gland-fluoride-mercury-consciousness/

Page Index

  1. Intro Comments
  2. Primary Health Concerns
  3. Human Exposure Results
  4. SAFE LEVELS ???
  5. Consentrations in our Water
  6. Fluoride’s Neurobehavioral Effects in Humans & Animals
  7. Effects on Pregnant Women
  8. Effect on Lab animals
  9. Alternative Cancer Treatment
  10. Detox of Fluoride

TABLE of CONTENTS
Arthritis Gastrointestinal Effects

Bone Fracture Hypersensitivity

Brain Effects Kidney Disease

Cancer Male Fertility

Cardiovascular Disease Pineal Gland

Diabetes Skeletal Fluorosis

Endocrine Disruption Thyroid Disease

Acute Toxicity

Introductory Comments


Fluoride is a highly toxic substance. Consider, for example, the poison warning that the FDA now requires on all fluoride toothpastes sold in the U.S. or the tens of millions of people throughout China and India who now suffer serious crippling bone diseases from drinking water with elevated levels of fluoride.
In terms of acute toxicity (i.e., the dose that can cause immediate toxic consequences), fluoride is more toxic than lead, but slightly less toxic than arsenic. This is why fluoride has long been used in rodenticides and pesticides to kill pests like rats and insects. It is also why accidents involving over-ingestion of fluoridated dental products–including fluoride gels, fluoride supplements, and fluoridated water–can cause serious poisoning incidents, including death.
The debate today, however, is not about fluoride’s acute toxicity, but its chronic toxicity (i.e., the dose of fluoride that if regularly consumed over an extended period of time can cause adverse effects).
Although fluoride advocates have claimed for years that the safety of fluoride in dentistry is exhaustively documented and “beyond debate,” the Chairman of the National Research Council’s (NRC) comprehensive fluoride review, Dr. John Doull, recently stated that: ”when we looked at the studies that have been done, we found that many of these questions are unsettled and we have much less information than we should, considering how long this [fluoridation] has been going on. I think that’s why fluoridation is still being challenged so many years after it began.”
In this section of the website, we provide overviews of the scientific and medical research that implicates fluoride exposure as a cause or contributor to various chronic health ailments. In 2001, the union of scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Headquarters Office in Washington D.C. stated: “we hold that water fluoridation is an unreasonable risk.” The research in this section helps to demonstrate why EPA’s own scientists reached this conclusion, and why a growing number of health professionals do so as well.

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The primary concerns with fluoride’s impact on human health can be summarized as follows:

Current safety standards only protect against the most obvious forms of harm: Current safety standards for fluoride are based on the premise that severe dental fluorosis and crippling skeletal fluorosis are the first adverse effects that fluoride can have on the body. These effects represent the crudest, most obvious harm caused by fluoride. In the words of American University chemistry professor, Dr. William Hirzy, it would be a “biological miracle” if fluoride did not cause other harm prior to producing these end-stage forms of toxicity. Research already shows, in fact, that fluoride can cause arthritic symptoms and bone fracture well before the onset of crippling fluorosis, and can affect many other tissues besides bone and teeth, including the brain and thyroid gland.

The current “safe” daily dose for fluoride fails to withstand scrutiny: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) states that anyone over 8 years of age — irrespective of their health condition — can safely ingest 10 milligrams of fluoride each day for their entire life without developing symptomatic bone damage. 10 milligrams , however, is the same dose that the IOM concedes can cause clinical signs of skeletal fluorosis within just 10 to 20 years of exposure. People with clinical signs of fluorosis can suffer significant symptoms, including chronic joint pain and overt osteoarthritis. The IOM’s safety standard instills little confidence in the medical understanding that currently underlies fluoride policies in the U.S.

Some people are particularly susceptible to fluoride toxicity: It is well known that individual susceptibility to fluoride varies greatly across the population, and yet, the National Research Council has recently found that breathtakingly large gaps still exist in the safety literature on the effects these populations may be experiencing as a result of current fluoride exposures. The bewildering degree of uncertainties identified by the NRC stands in stark contrast to the IOM’s conclusion that 10 mg/day is so definitively safe that no “uncertainty factor” needs to be applied to protect vulnerable members of the population.

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The margin between the toxic and therapeutic dose is very narrow: The NRC concluded that the allegedly “safe” upper limit of fluoride in water (4 mg/l) is toxic to human health. While the NRC did not determine the safe level, their conclusion means that the safe level is less than 4 times the level added to water (0.7-1.2 mg/l) in community fluoridation programs. This is far too slim a margin to protect vulnerable members of the population, including those who consume high amounts of water.

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Fluoride’s Neurobehavioral Effects in Humans & Animals
Fluoride Action Network | August 2012 | By Michael Connett
In addition to studies linking fluoride to reduced IQ in humans, and impaired learning/memory in animals, human and animal studies have also linked fluoride to a variety of other neurobehavioral effects. These studies, which are excerpted below, provide yet further evidence that fluoride is a neurotoxin.
The importance of considering other indices of fluoride neurotoxicity besides reduced IQ was recently discussed by a team of Mexican researchers. (Rocha-Amador 2009). As the researchers noted:
“Intuitively, though it might seem that an IQ test would be an ideal measure [for determining the neurotoxic effects of a chemical], this assumption would be ill founded, because some toxicants could affect only specific functions, such as attention, memory, language, or visuospatial abilities without clear decrements on IQ scores. Furthermore, the exposure dose as well as mixtures of toxicants are important factors that also need to be considered.”
To help highlight this point, the researchers cited their earlier study which found that although fluoride did not affect overall IQ scores, it did affect reaction time and visual-spatial organization. (Calderon 2000).
To better understand fluoride’s non-IQ effects on the brain, the Mexican team suggests using the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure (ROCF) Test:
“[I]t is imperative to have a tool for rapid risk assessment to quantitatively measure health effects. In neuropsychology there are several tests that can be used for this purpose but many of them have issues including lack of validation and standardized values for the Mexican population, furthermore the influence of cultural factors also limits their usefulness. These issues could be solved in part by the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure (ROCF) Test. This test is one of the most widely used in neuropsychology for the evaluation of visuospatial constructional ability and non-verbal memory skills in both clinical and research settings.” SOURCE: Rocha-Amador, D. et al (2009). Use of the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test for neurotoxicity evaluation of mixtures in children. Neurotoxicology 30(6):1149-54
The following studies used various tests to determine fluoride’s neurobehavioral effects, including the ROCF test.

Human Studies on Fluoride’s Neurobehavioral effects:

“In this cross-sectional study, the psychomotor performance and memory skills of a fluoride-exposed group (FEG) of 64 male workers in an aluminum potroom were compared with those of 60 male workers in a nonfluoride-exposed group (NFEG). The FEG had a mean age of 37.59±4.82 yr and had been employed for 13.06±4.29 yr, which compared closely with the NFEG. Both groups were selected randomly and had no previous history of neuropsychological, hepatic, renal, or immune disorders. The neurobehavioural functions were measured using the World Health Organization neurobehavioural core test battery (NCTB), a computer based test, for reaction time, and a Purdue pegboard test for manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. The FEG had significant impairments compared to the NFEG for mean reaction time, Purdue pegboard for the preferred hand and both hands, pursuit aiming, digit span, Benton Visual Retention (p<0.001), and digit symbol memory (p<0.01). The digit symbol performance scores, but not those for the other parameters, decreased with increased work duration (p<0.05). Overall, the mechanism for the impairments did not appear to be the result of impaired thyroid function. We conclude that neurobehavioural testing is useful for detecting impairment of psychomotor performance and memory that associated with occupational Fluoride exposure.” SOURCE: Yazdi SM, et al. (2011). Effects of fluoride on psychomotor performance and memory of aluminum potroom workers. Fluoride 44:158-62. “The objective of this study was to explore the potential usefulness of the ROCF [Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure] test as a tool for a rapid assessment to evaluate visuospatial organization (Copy) and visual memory (Immediate Recall) in children living in areas of Mexico exposed to different mixtures of neurotoxic agents including [fluoride], [arsenic], [lead], DDT or PCBs.” RESULTS: “This study provides evidence that children living in high risk areas were exposed to either fluoride, arsenic, lead, DDT or PCBs and these contaminants could contribute, to some degree, to children’s low performance observed in the tests of the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure. The highest proportion of children (89%) with Copy performance below – 1 SD was observed in children from fluoride–arsenic area. Approximately 9 out of 10 children were unable to copy the ROCF as expected for their age. For example, the expected score on Copy for a 6-year-old child is 9.94 +- 2.28 points. A child classified in the category below -1 SD means that his score was lower than 7.66. In the fluoride–arsenic area children had z-scores as low as -5 SD (scoring only two points on the test). For Immediate Recall, the proportion of children in the lowest category was 59% and almost 6 out of 10 children were unable to draw the figure as expected for their age after 3 min had elapsed. Following the same example of a 6-year-old child, the expected value for drawing the figure from memory is 7.26 +- 2.45. One child classified in the – 1 SD category had a score below 4.81 points. Fluoride correlated inversely with Copy and Immediate Recall r = _0.29 and r = _0.27 (adjusted values). Previous data have reported a similar association between Copy scores and [urinary fluoride] in children.”

SOURCE: Rocha-Amador D, et al. (2009). Use of the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test for neurotoxicity evaluation of mixtures in children. Neurotoxicology 30(6):1149-54.
“There are numerous reports of mental and physiological changes after exposure to fluoride from various routes (air, food, and water) and for various time periods (Waldbott et al. 1978). A number of the reports are, in fact, experimental studies of one or more individuals who underwent withdrawal from their source of fluoride exposure and subsequent re-exposures under “blind” conditions. In most cases, the symptoms disappeared with the elimination of exposure to fluoride and returned when exposure was reinstated. In some instances, when the fluoride was given in water, this procedure was repeated several times under conditions in which neither the patient nor the provider of the fluoride knew whether the water contained fluoride. Also reported are instances when fluoride-produced symptoms occurred when people moved into a community with fluoridated water but disappeared when the individuals moved to a nonfluoridated community. Spittle (1994) reviewed surveys and case reports of individuals exposed occupationally or therapeutically to fluoride and concluded there was suggestive evidence that fluoride could be associated with cerebral impairment. A synopsis of 12 case reports of fluoride-exposed people of all ages showed common sequelae of lethargy, weakness, and impaired ability to concentrate regardless of the route of exposure. In half the cases, memory problems were also reported.”

SOURCE: National Research Council. (2006). Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards. National Academies Press, Washington D.C. p. 208-09.

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“The effects of excessive fluoride intake during pregnancy on neonatal neurobehavioral development and the neurodevelopment toxicity of fluoride were evaluated. Ninety-one normal neonates delivered at the department of obstetrics and gynecology in five hospitals of Zhaozhou County, Heilongjiang Province, China were randomly selected from December 2002 to January 2003. The subjects were divided into two groups (high fluoride and control) based on the fluoride content in the drinking water of the pregnant women. . . . There were significant differences in the neonatal behavioral neurological assessment score and neonatal behavioral score between the subjects in the endemic fluoride areas and the control group. . . . [N]eurobehavioural capability and agonistic muscle tension from the high fluoride group were impaired, resulting in a statistically significant lower overall (total) assessment score than in the control group (p<0.05). . . . [V]arious neurobehavioral capabilities, such as non-biological visual, biological visual, and auditory directional reactions of the neonates from the high fluoride group lagged behind those of the control group with differences that are statistically significant (p<0.05). . . . NBNA examination can help to detect mild damage to brain functions. The results of the examination indicate that high fluoride levels can cause adverse effects in the neurobehavioral development of neonates. . . . The present observations indicate that fluoride, as a toxic material to nerve development, can have an adverse impact on the neurobehavioral development of neonates and can cause abnormal changes of neurobehavioral capability during the neonate period with a negative impact on the future development of both the body and intelligence of the neonate. Therefore, in endemic fluoride areas, great effort should be made to reduce fluoride level in the water.”

SOURCE: Li J, Yao L, Shao Q-L. (2004). Effects of high-fluoride on neonatal neurobehavioural development. Chinese Journal of Endemiology 23:464-465. (Republished in Fluoride 2008; 41:165-70).
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“In recent years, the damage fluoride inflicts on nonskeletal organs, and in particular the nervous system, has received a great deal of attention. However, research on the effects of fluoride on neurobehavioral function (as measured by the neurobehavioral core test battery, or NCTB) is new to the literature. By relating NCTB to fluoride exposure, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of occupational fluoride exposure on the central nervous system and to determine to what extent the level of exposure correlates with those effects and hopefully thereby provide early warning indicators that can be used to protect the health of workers who have occupational contact with fluoride. RESULTS: The results of the NCTB testing in this investigation revealed significant differences among the fluoride-exposed groups for various indices as compared to reference standards and the controls, with particular deficits in attention, auditory retention, and physical dexterity and acuity as well as abnormal emotional states. These findings are consistent with the symptoms of endemic fluoride poisoning, suggesting occupational exposure to fluoride has harmful effects on the higher functions of the central nervous system, negatively influencing both cognitive and autonomic functioning. There is a definite relationship between the damage caused by fluoride and the level of exposure.”

SOURCE: Guo Z, et al. (2001). Study on neurobehavioral function of workers occupationally exposed to fluoride. Industrial Health and Occupational Disease 27:346-348. (Republished in Fluoride 2008; 41:152-55).
“After controlling by significant confounders, urinary fluoride correlated positively with reaction time and inversely with the scores in visuospatial organization. IQ scores were not influenced by fluoride exposure. An increase in reaction time could affect the attention process, also the low scores in visuospatial organization could be affecting the reading and writing abilities in these children.”

SOURCE: Calderon J, et al. (2000). Influence of fluoride exposure on reaction time and visuospatial organization in children. Epidemiology 11(4): S153.

“This study assessed the health effects associated with occupational exposure to methyl bromide and sulfuryl fluoride among structural fumigation workers. . . . Sulfuryl fluoride exposure over the year preceding examination was associated with significantly reduced performance on the Pattern Memory Test and on olfactory testing. . . . Conclusions: Occupational sulfuryl fluoride exposures may be associated with subclinical effects on the central nervous system, including effects on olfactory and some cognitive functions.”

SOURCE: Calvert GM, et al. (1990). Health effects associated with sulfuryl fluoride and methyl bromide exposure among structural fumigation workers. Am J Public Health. 88(12):1774-80.

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“Neurobehavioral functions affected by methyl bromide exposure were evaluated in California structural and soil fumigators using methyl bromide and sulfuryl fluoride. . . . The greater number of symptoms and reduced performance on all cognitive tests in sulfuryl fluoride fumigators compared to the Reference Group plus the absence of published research on this compound suggest that the data base for sulfuryl fluoride is inadequate.” SOURCE: Anger WK, et al. (1986). Neurobehavioral evaluation of soil and structural fumigators using methyl bromide and sulfuryl fluoride. Neurotoxicology. 7(3):137-56.


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“Two experiments were conducted in order to determine if challenge testing, a procedure developed by clinical allergists, could be used to provoke behavioral reactions to chemicals found in municipal waters. In one experiment, 10 male and 32 female volunteers tracked a moving target and monitored lights after receiving sublingual drops that contained only water or varying amounts of sodium fluoride and nitrate. Dosage levels in this experiment equaled, exceeded, of fell below those found in municipal waters. In a second experiment, 20 females performed this task after receiving sublingual drops of the same test substances in a repeated measures design; dosage levels equaled or exceeded levels found in municipal waters by 100 or 500 times. Neither type nor amount of chemical affected primary task performance; however, after receiving sublingual drops in the first (between-subjects) experiment, subjects paid less attention to lights on their right. In the second experiment, subjects made more errors and had longer response latencies after they received moderate and very high concentrations of the test substances. It was concluded that challenge testing is a safe but effective technique for provoking and studying reactions to chemicals when it is combined with a sensitive measure of sensorimotor performance.”

SOURCE: Rotton J, et al. (1983). Behavioral Effects of Chemicals in Drinking Water. Journal of Applied Psychology 67:230-38.

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“Clinical evidence suggests that uranium hexafluoride may have a rather marked central nervous system effect…. It seems most likely that the F [code for fluoride] component rather than the T [code for uranium] is the causative factor. . . . Since work with these compounds is essential, it will be necessary to know in advance what mental effects may occur after exposure...This is important not only to protect a given individual, but also to prevent a confused workman from injuring others by improperly performing his duties."

SOURCE: Letter to Col. Stafford L. Warren from John L. Ferry, Assistant Captain, U.S. Medical Corps. (April 19, 1944). Request for Animal Experimentation to Determine Central Nervous System Effects. TOP

Animal STUDIES ON FLUORIDE'S NEUROBEHAVIORAL EFFECTS:

"The results of the present study indicate that perinatal exposure to sodium fluoride (NaF), at dose levels below those associated with gross malformations and/or overt neurotoxic effects, produces both short and long term sex and dose specific neurobehavioural alterations in rat offspring." SOURCE: Bera I, et al. (2007). Neurofunctional effects of developmental sodium fluoride exposure in rats. European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences 11(4):211-24.

“Administration of sodium fluoride with drinking water produced both behavioural and dental toxicities and not lethality in the present study. A suppression of spontaneous motor activity, a shortening of rota-rod endurance time, a decreased body weight gain and food intake, a suppression of total cholinesterase and acetylcholinesterase activities and dental lesion were observed in test animals.”

SOURCE: Ekambaram P, Paul V. (2001). Calcium preventing locomotor behavioral and dental toxicities of fluoride by decreasing serum fluoride level in rats. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 9(4):141-146.

“Sodium fluoride treatment suppressed spontaneous motor activity. But no change was observed in the motor coordination of these animals. A suppression of spontaneous motor activity suggests that fluoride has, by a central action, inhibited motivation of these animals to exhibit locomotor behavior.”

SOURCE: Paul V, et al. (1998). Effects of sodium fluoride on locomotor behavior and a few biochemical parameters in rats. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 6: 187–191.

“This study demonstrates a link between certain fluoride exposures and behavioral disruption in the rat. The effect on behavior varied with the timing of exposure during CNS development. Behavioral changes common to weanling and adult exposures were different from those after prenatal exposures... Experience with other developmental neurotoxicants prompts expectations that changes in behavioral function will be comparable across species, especially humans and rats... [A] generic behavioral pattern disruption as found in this rat study can be indicative of a potential for motor dysfunction, IQ deficits and/or learning disabilities in humans.” SOURCE: Mullenix P, et al. (1995). Neurotoxicity of Sodium Fluoride in Rats. Neurotoxicology and Teratology 17:169-177.

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"In this experiment, the freeze response to auditory stimuli in the pups showed significant delay, indicating that relatively high doses of fluoride can negatively influence the development of auditory nerves. Guan Zhizhong et al[8] report that the offspring of rats exposed to fluoride have retarded cerebral development and exhibit changes in neural cell ultrastructure. The results of the present experiment suggest that the effects of high doses of fluoride on the behavior development of the offspring are visible primarily as slight delays in response times, particularly with regard to motor and coordination function and well as muscle strength. The measurement of the thickness of the cerebral cortex of offspring on day 21 revealed that the 25 mg/L group had a significantly thinner cerebral cortex as compared to the control; this histological analysis indicates that fluoride slows the growth of brain cells."

SOURCE: Wu N, et al. (1995). Research on the abnormal behavior of rats exposed to fluoride. Chinese Journal of Control of Endemic Diseases 14(5):271.

"When rats were treated 6 hr a day for 5 mo. with HF concentrations of 3, 1, 0.5, and 0.1 mg/m-3, it caused functional changes in the CNS, as shown by the condition reflex method and the measurement of chronaxy. There was inhibition of the blood alkaline phosphatase activity and pathomorphological changes in the CNS, bone and tooth tissues and internal organs. The extent of the changes depended on the concentration of HF. The maximum allowable concentration of HF for the air at working places presently accepted, 0.5 mg/m-3, is too high." SOURCE: Vishnevskii VL, El Nichnykh LN. (1969). (A toxicological and morphological characterization of the action of different concentrations of inhaled hydrogen fluoride on the body.). Tr Tsentr Nauchno-Issled Proektn-Konstr In. 2: 143-147.

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"General malaise, asthenia, and apathy developed to a marked degree in the monkeys exposed to the BeF2 (beryllium fluoride) aerosol, and in those under the heaviest BeHPO4 exposure. The monkeys retreated to the furthest corner of their cages and paid no attention to light flashed at them. They remained in this withdrawn and listless condition until death. Monkeys which inhaled the BeSO4 aerosol faired best of all."

SOURCE: Schepers GWH. (1964). Biological action of beryllium: Reaction of the monkey to inhaled aerosols. Industrial Medicine and Surgery 33: 1-16.

quick facts

More people drink fluoridated water in the United States than the rest of the world combined.

Wine and grape juice made in the U.S. have high levels of fluoride pesticide.

In Europe, fluoride was once prescribed as a drug to reduce thyroid activity.

Fluoridation disproportionately harms black children.

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Decrease of Iodine Intake Found in Americans

The iodine status of Americans has changed significantly over the past 20 years, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published in October's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. While there were concerns in the 1970's and 1980's about possible high iodine intake, a laboratory indicator ????? The Facts About Fluoride & Human Intelligence

Ingestion of fluoride has been linked to reduced intelligence in 34 studies of human populations. Despite calls by the National Research Council and a team of Harvard scientists to take these findings seriously, American fluoridation proponents are cavalierly dismissing the warnings based on misleading, and even demonstrably false, claims.

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The NRC's analysis on fluoride and the brain.

Fluoride's Direct Effects on Brain: Animal Studies

The possibility that fluoride ingestion may impair intelligence and other indices of neurological function is supported by a vast body of animal research, including over 40 studies that have investigated fluoride's effects on brain quality in animals. As discussed by the National Research Council, the studies have consistently demonstrated that fluoride, at widely varying concentrations, is toxic to the brain.

Fluoride Affects Learning & Memory in Animals An association between elevated fluoride exposure and reduced intelligence has now been observed in over 30 studies of human populations. Although a link between fluoride and intelligence might initially seem surprising or random, it is actually consistent with a large body of animal research.

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Detox your Body of Fluoride Is there a natural herb or treatment to detox from fluoride, mercury, and pineal gland calcification?

Another not commonly known organ victim of fluorosis is the pineal gland, located in the middle of the brain. The pineal gland can become calcified from fluorides, inhibiting it's function as a melatonin producer. Melatonin is needed for sound, deep sleep, and the lack of it also contributes to thyroid problems that affect the entire endocrine system. The pineal gland is also considered the physical link to the upper chakras or third eye for spiritual and intuitive openings.

Magnesium is a very important mineral that many are lacking. Besides being so important in the metabolism and synthesis of nutrients within your cells, it also inhibits the absorption of fluoride into your cells! Along with magnesium, calcium seems to help attract the fluorides away from your bones and teeth, allowing your body to eliminate those toxins. So during any detox efforts with fluoride, it is essential that you include a healthy supplemental dose of absorbable calcium/magnesium as part of the protocol.

Iodine supplementation has been clinically demonstrated to increase the urine irrigation of sodium fluoride from the body as calcium fluoride. The calcium is robbed from your body, so make sure you are taking effective calcium and magnesium supplements. Lecithin is recommended as an adjunct to using iodine for excreting fluorides.

Iodine is another nutrient lacking in most diets and causing hypothyroid symptoms of lethargy or metabolic imbalances. Eating lots of seafood for iodine has it's constantly rising mercury hazards. Seaweed foods and iodine supplements that combine iodine and potassium iodide are highly recommended over sea food by most.

Tamarind, originally indigenous to Africa but migrated into India and southeast Asia, has been used medicinally in Ayurvedic Medicine. The pulp, bark, and leaves from the tree can be converted to teas and strong tinctures, which have also shown the ability to eliminate fluorides through the urine.

Liver Cleanses are considered effective for eliminating fluorides and other toxins. There are two types of liver cleansing, both of which can be performed easily at home over a week or two of time. One of the protocols focuses on the liver itself , and the other cleanses the gall bladder, which is directly connected with liver functions. Simple instructions for both can be found on line with search engine inquiries.

Boron was studied in other parts of the world with pronounced success for fluoride detoxification. Borox, which contains boron, has a history of anecdotal success for detoxifying sodium fluoride. Yes, this is the borox you can find in the laundry aisles of some supermarkets. It needs to be taken in with pure water in small quantities.

As little as 1/32 of a teaspoon to 1/4 of a teaspoon in one liter of water consumed in small quantities throughout the day is what has been demonstrated as safe and effective. Around 1/8 of a teaspoon with a pinch of pure sea salt in a liter consumed in small quantities daily has been reported to have dramatic results. There is the possibility of a food grade version with sodium borate, if you can find it.

Dry Saunas combined with exercise releases sodium fluoride stored in fatty tissues. It can be intense enough to cause side effects or an occasional healing crisis. So keep the pure water intake high and drink some chickweed tea to protect the kidneys while using a highly absorbable cal/mag supplement. Lecithin is another useful adjunct to this protocol for fluoride detoxification.

Those Adjuncts to the Listed Remedies

Vitamin C in abundance was not mentioned as a helpful adjunct. It is now. But do not use ascorbic acid as your vitamin C source for an adjunct to any of the fluoride detox methods. Do take in as much other types of vitamin C as you can tolerate, along with a couple of tablespoons of lecithin daily. Add those to your absorbable calcium and magnesium supplements with plenty of pure water, get good sleep and rest, and the detox should be relatively smooth.

Chelation therapies are recommended primarily for heavy metal removals. Though fluorides are salts, the synthetic waste product variety, sodium fluoride, comes with a cargo of toxic heavy metals. And these pernicious salts have a way of combining more heavy metals. So including any one of several chelation therapies may be beneficial for overall health improvements while applying your chosen fluoride remedy or remedies. Those include bentonite clay internally or externally, fulvic acid (NOT folic acid), cilantro pesto with chlorella, and even DMSA or any other chellation therapy with which you are familiar. Sources: Boron Testing http://www.liquidzeoliteplus.com/flouride_da... List of foods with fluoride contamination http://poisonfluoride.com/pfpc/html/f-_in_fo... Website that offers a bibliography of other sources http://www.slweb.org/ftrc.html suana remedy http://www.tldp.com/issue/202/Notes_Fluorine... http://www.encognitive.com/node/3083 Earth Clinic Folk Remedies http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/fluoride.ht... Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/026605_fluoride_fluorides_detox.html#ixzz2t7yqrvA2 Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/026605_fluoride_fluorides_detox.html#ixzz2t7y0uy00 Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/026605_fluoride_fluorides_detox.html#ixzz2t7xLOz28 Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/026605_fluoride_fluorides_detox.html#ixzz2t7wwPnNK Take Action Researchers TOP