"Fluoride has several mechanisms of toxicity. Ingested fluoride initially acts locally on the intestinal mucosa. It can form hydrofluoric acid in the stomach, which leads to GI irritation or corrosive effects. Following ingestion, the GI tract is the earliest and most commonly affected organ system.
Once absorbed, fluoride binds calcium ions and may lead to hypocalcemia. Fluoride has direct cytotoxic effects and interferes with a number of enzyme systems; it disrupts oxidative phosphorylation, glycolysis, coagulation, and neurotransmission (by binding calcium). Fluoride inhibits Na+/K+ -ATPase, which may lead to hyperkalemia by extracellular release of potassium. Fluoride inhibits acetylcholinesterase, which may be partly responsible for hypersalivation, vomiting, and diarrhea (cholinergic signs). Seizures may result from both hypomagnesemia and hypocalcemia. Severe fluoride toxicity will result in multiorgan failure. Central vasomotor depression as well as direct cardiotoxicity also may occur. Death usually results from respiratory paralysis, dysrhythmia, or cardiac failure.
Fluoride is a cumulative poison, residing in your bones mostly. I think it does accumulate in other organs as well, it is not a metal, it is a chemical poison. It is unstable though and binds to calcium in the body.
With reduced intake and over the course of time, logic tells me that you would slowly rid yourself of the accumulation - although logic would also assume that increased intake of calcium would
1. Give the "free" fluoride something to bind to and be moved out of the body rather than lodging in bones and teeth.
2. replace calcium lost in bones and other organs by fluoride ingestion.
I'm no doctor but logically I would assume these things.
Also of note, is that when you look at fluoride supplements given by the dentist they will come with a warning on the label to avoid calcium intake within a period of time after ingesting the fluoride - this is because the fluoride will bind to the additional calcium and become ineffective subsequently passing out of the body. It seems the best preventative or combatant for fluoride ingestion would be a calcium supplement."
I agree monica999. Don't give up. Keep us posted. Also, try to discover the best form of calcium for this process. As long as Iodine is displacing toxic elements, we need to know what will help eliminate them safely from the body.
If every mineral that isn't Iodine must be discussed elsewhere, then we can no longer discuss magnesium or selenium here as they apply to the various Iodine protocols. Or fluoride, chloride or bromide either. Oh yeah, and we'd better drop that Sea Salt , heck thats two minerals in one.
I would personally never take Calcium supplements. Its very easy to overdose on Calcium which can cause heart disease( calcium in arteries), gallstones, kidney stones, arthritis etc... The Calcium:Magnesium ratio should be 1:1. Steer clear of calcium supplements. Try to obtain all calcium from Organic sources. Green Leafy Veggies are excellent source of calcium.
I have read that BORON can bind with fluoride and escort it out of the body. Thats why Boron supplements help with arthritis, because they are able to chelate Fluoride from the body....I have found this very interesting....Borax is a compound which contains Boron element. check it out.
Please explain in more detail. After much research into minerals, calcium and magnesium particularly, I haven't found this information on overdose. I have read much of calcium storage, gallstones, and kidney stones, but these factors all include other factors, not just the amount of calcium consumed, but also the performance of organs and the ingestion of other foods and nutrients at the same time. Please supply some reference material that I can read.
While boron is helpful, it is not a mineral to be consumed in large amounts and may not be able to handle the volume of detox occurring during an Iodine detox. Macro minerals would seem the safest and most efficient in this case.
go to EarthClinic.com and try to read as much as you can about this guy "Ted's " comments. He is an independant contributer. He has very vast knowledge about minerals/ supplements. He is EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE.!! And I personally trust his instincts.
I was just repeating his words when I said this. There is a book called "the Calcium Bomb" which he suggests to read. I marvel his knowledge. He is my Guru, and I can say I love him. His answers are very precise and convincing....
I have read his information on Earth Clinic, and find it quite helpful, but again, there are limitations. Please read my post above. I am not more knowlegdeable than him, and I don't attest to have an expertise. I simply feel that a nutrient should not be villianized when our research techniques are so incomplete.
The main reason I was attracted to the Iodine therapy work was because of the fact that all of them insist that it should not be taken in isolation, something that I find crucial to all nutrients.
Thanks for posting this!! Im not gonna continue my calcium carbonate supplements anymore after reading this.
It seems phosphate is important in sufficient doages as well. 10 parts Ca to 4 parts P is needed to keep teeth healthy as it said in the link posted. Interesting that Sugar consumption lowers P and thus making less Ca available for the body.
One cannot overdose on Calcium supplements. If your body is collecting extra Calcium in the Arteries, and as Stones etc., then that means something else is wrong with your body because it's not processing the Calcium correctly. It will still take the Calcium out of the food you eat and do the same thing.
There's way too much of this Calcium scare stuff lately that started with Doctors and Big Pharma. Don't fall for it!
That being said, Calcium Carbonate is not a good choice, although I used to take it (and extra) for years on end. Calcium Citrate is a better choice.
I have no idea about using it for binding Fluoride.
The two types of Gallstones are cholesterol stones and pigment stones. Cholesterol stones are usually yellow-green and are made primarily of hardened cholesterol. They account for about 80 percent of gallstones. Pigment stones are small, dark stones made of bilirubin. Gallstones can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. The gallbladder can develop just one large stone, hundreds of tiny stones, or almost any combination.