Safely Avoid and Remove Dangerous Man-Made Fluoride
by Tony Isaacs
Thanks to the mass fluoridation of our municipal water supplies and the inclusion of man-made fluoride in toothpastes and other dental and consumer products, most of us regularly consume dangerous amounts of a dangerous form of fluoride. Instead of promoting dental health as has been claimed, such fluoride actually leads to worse dental health as well as a host of other very serious health consequences. Though it may be next to impossible to avoid fluoride entirely, there are many steps one can take to avoid much of the fluoride we consume as well as eliminate existing fluoride in our bodies.
Natural versus Man-made Fluoride:
Contrary to what we have been told for many decades, man-made fluoride actually leads to fluoridosis, a condition that is marked by stained, weakened, hole-filled enamel. Notably, in Europe and US communities where there is no water fluoridation, cavities are less than in fluoridated US communities. Even worse, fluoride can result in hyperactivity and/or lethargy, arthritis, lowered thyroid function, lowered IQ, dementia, disrupted immune system, genetic damage, cell death, cancers, deactivated essential enzymes and lower life span.
Fluoride in its natural form is actually considered an essential trace element, but we only need very tiny amounts and the natural form of fluoride is a far cry from the man-made form added to our water and products. The natural form of mineral fluoride found in your teeth and in nature is called Apatite (calcium fluoro-chloro-hydroxyl phosphate). The unnatural form of fluoride added our municipal water supplies and is sodium fluoride - a chemical by-product of aluminum, steel, cement, phosphate, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. Such fluoride has no nutrient value or health benefits whatsoever.
The Nazis used fluoride to dumb down the population and make it more docile and subservient. Besides being one of the most potent rat poisons, fluoride is also one of the basic ingredients in both Prozac (FLUoxetene Hydrochloride) and Sarin nerve gas (Isopropyl-Methyl-Phosphoryl FLUORIDE).
Before the public was sold on the idea of added fluoride, the aluminum and nuclear industries were having an increasing problem disposing of all their highly toxic fluoride waste by-products. Now, thanks to the big lie sold to an unwitting public, we dispose of toxic fluoride waste, ingesting it and flushing it down the sewage system back into our environment. Besides solving their toxic waste disposal problem, the manufacturing industries also reap quite the tidy profit by selling their fluoride at a markup of over 20,000 times!
Avoiding and Minimizing Fluoride:
Avoiding products with added fluoride, such as most commercial toothpastes and dental products, fluoridated bottled water, soft drinks and commercial milk helps reduce fluoride consumption. Of course, living in an area whose water supply is not fluoridated is the best way to avoid most fluoride. However, since 65% of our water supplies are fluoridated, other steps may be needed to reduce fluoride intake.
Water filters for the kitchen which contain activated alumina reduce most of the fluoride from drinking water, but that still leaves the water used in showers and baths, swimming pools and hot tubs, and watering vegetables. The best solution would be to purchase a whole-house fluoride filtration system; however those range upwards of $2500 in price, plus installation.
When it is not feasible to filter your entire water supply, limiting time in the shower or bath and reducing the temperature helps minimize the amount of fluoride absorbed. Another possibility is to purchase a self-contained shower system such as are used in camping and rustic cabins and use filtered tap water. Some of the better ones include gas or electric heating elements and, as a bonus, their use decreases overall water use.
Removing Fluoride from our Bodies:
The use of liver cleanses can be very effective in eliminating fluorides and other toxins. There are two basic types of liver cleanse protocols, both of which can be performed easily at home in one to two weeks. One protocol focuses primarily on the liver itself, while the second type of protocol also cleanses the gall bladder. The gall bladder is is connected directly with liver function. Instructions for both kinds of liver cleansing, as well as liver cleanse products and kits can be found online with simple searches.
Boron is a good fluoride remover and it has been proven effective in studies around the world. An easy and inexpensive source of boron can be found in common borax, which is available at most supermarkets. Borax has a history of anecdotal success for detoxing sodium fluoride.
Borax should be taken in very small quantities in pure water. As little as 1/32 to 1/4 of a teaspoon of borax in one liter of water consumed in small quantities throughout the day has been found to be safe and effective. About 1/8 of a teaspoon with a pinch of sea salt has been found to be particularly effective. Food grade sodium borate may be subsituted for common borax.
Iodine has been clinically proven to increase the removal of fluoride from the body via the urine. Notably, most diets are deficient in this vital mineral. Seaweed foods and iodine supplements that combine iodine and potassium iodide are recommended most. Eliminating fluoride with iodine depletes calcium, thus it is recommended that one also take an effective calcium/magnesium supplement. Lecithin is recommended as an adjunct to using iodine.
The pulp, bark, and leaves from the tamarind tree can be used to make teas, extracts and tinctures that will help eliminate fluorides through the urine. Tamarind was originally indigenous to Africa but migrated into India and southeast Asia, and has been used medicinally in Ayurvedic Medicine.
Fluoride stored in fatty tissues can be released and eliminated with the help of dry saunas combined with. Since such a combination can be strong enough to cause some side effects or an occasional healing crisis, it is advisable to keep water intake high and drink some chickweed tea to protect the kidneys. As is the case with iodine, it is also advisable to take a highly absorbable calcium/magnesium supplement and add lecithin.
Vitamin C in abundance is a great addition to any fluoride removal program. Natural sources of vitamin C are much better than ascorbic acid. Consume as much as you can tolerate along with a couple of tablespoons of lecithin daily.
Though it has not been proven conclusively, many believe that melatonin helps remove fluoride by increasing decalcification of the pineal gland. In addition to melatonin supplementation, plenty of daytime physical activity and/or exercise, a healthy diet, not overeating and meditation/relaxation exercises all contribute to higher melatonin production from the pineal gland.
Apple pectin is yet another effective item to use to eliminate fluoride. Other useful items include zeolite minerals, turmeric, cayenne, parsley, chlorella and cilantro.
Thus, even though dangerous man-made fluoride is exceedingly difficult to avoid entirely, by making the right choices and taking simple steps we can all greatly reduce our exposure to fluoride and eliminate much of what we do have in our bodies.
very good, DQ, I was just looking at that~ the only thing that I would research a little further is the suggestion to use a cal-mag supplement whilst supping iodine, magnesium alone is suggested and here's why, from the man, Prof Guy Abrahams:
"Magnesium deficiency, which is prevalent in the US population, results in increased levels of cytosolic free calcium.98 Intracellular free calcium levels above the normal range are cytotoxic causing calcification of mitochondria and cell death. The cell membrane possesses an ATP-dependant calcium pump that keeps intracellular levels of free ionized calcium within narrow limits. This calcium pump is magnesium-dependent for normal function. Magnesium deficiency results in a defective calcium pump and intracellular accumulation of ionized calcium. Inadequate iodine/iodide intake below orthoiodosupplementation results in decreased levels of delta-iodo-lactone. Combined magnesium and iodine/iodide deficiency based on the concept of orthoiodosupplementation are the basic factors involved in the oxidative damage caused by excess H2O2 and reactive oxygen species. If this proposed mechanism is valid, orthoiodosupplementation,30 combined with magnesium intake between 800-1,200 mg/day, a daily amount this author recommended 21 years ago 98 for magnesium sufficiency, should reverse autoimmune thyroiditis. This nutritional approach is also effective in Graves' autoimmune thyroiditis as previously discussed."
And, here's more info for you as well. A few suggestions that you did not cover, such as pectin and avoidance of acidic foods, but also links to studies(within the links, ya know) This is something that I've researched extensively:) Between the two of us I'd say we have it covered~
For some reason I was unable to make that post as DQ and had to use my (gasp) real ID. Must have been V-gremlins or something . . .
I think that as long as someone gets plenty of dietary calcium, perhaps there is no need to supplement with calcium. However, calcium and magnesium are important co-factors for one another, and advice to supplement with both in a two or three to one ratio of calcium to magnesium is the common wisdom.
I realize that iodine increases calcium absorption and that over abundance of calcium can result in secondary deficiencies of zinc, copper and iodine, mal-absorption of essential fatty acids, and formation of calcium-containing bladder stones. However, it is magnesium that prevents calcium from causing such deficiencies and since magnesium and calcium compete for chemical pathways in the body, it is strongly suggested that magnesium and calcium be taken together to ensure a balance of the two nutrient minerals and prevent such deficiencies. Of course, I could be convinced otherwise - but that is what I think I know.
I surely should have at least mentioned apple pectin, which is good stuff for detoxing all kinds of things. My article was actually a combination of a two part article due to be published soon at Natural News, which has a decidedly unnatural limit of 600 words per article and I had already used up my limit on both parts. Heck, I have trouble saying hello and goodbye in only 600 words!
Thanks for the added info!
If something is in your water it WILL get into your skin - and even more so when your skin has been in warm water to make it even more permeable. It is estimated that 91% of our exposure to toxins in water comes through the skin. Besides any steam inhalation, it is the contact with the skin that exposes us to not only fluoride but chlorine and all the various hundreds of toxins typically found in municipal water supplies.
Think about it - a great many medications are applied trans-dermally because the skin is is such a great place for apsorption. That is why we are warned to immediately wash and rinse our hands or skin whenever we come in contact with anything dangerous, such as a pesticide. If I owned my house and lived where the water supply was fluoridated I would seriously consider a filter such as the one I found here:
An option for those who don't own their house or can't or won't spring for the cost of a whole house filter system, might be a kitchen filter and purchasing a good portable shower system with heater where you could use water that had been filtered through the kitchen filter (or your bottled spring water) and place the unit in - or even better, outside - your bath to use in place of showering from the tap.
Here are a couple examples of camping showers that could be used - provided you were able to ventilate the bath of the gas fumes, which otherwise could be a problem. Ideally one would be able to locate the main shower unit outside house and run the shower head and hose into the bath, but that might not be feasible.
To avoid gas fumes and any other concerns about having a propane heater going in the bath, I imagine that someone who was a bit of a handyman could also rig up a system using s kitchen type filter or a reservoir of filtered water and adapt it to a tankless heater such as this one:
I am not specifically recommending any of the above items, they are just what I found with a few quick searches.