I don't mean to relauch the debate agisn but I just need a litle point of clarification :
Well, why fluoride is considered dangerous in toothpaste and not when in our foods ?
I mean I think we are taking in fluoride on a daily basis when you look lots of foods contain it....... but wait it seems that the food listed are processed foods:
Because fluoride is not a singular chemical. It has different forms. The stuff used in toothpaste and added to the water system is a toxic waste product of the aluminum and fluoride industries and is listed on our State statutes as a schedule A poison. In fact the sodium fluoride added to toothpaste and water is actually used as a rodenticide and insecticide as well. The naturally occurring fluoride in sources such as seafood and green tea is not the same type of fluoride.
It is like if we say chromium is good for diabetics we are referring to trivalent chromium, not the highly carcinogenic hexavalent chromium. Yet both are referred to as chromium.
Or the term "calcium" can be applied to calcium oxide/hydroxide, carbonate, malate, citrate, etc. They are all referred to as calcium and I have seen all of these used in calcium supplements. But calcium oxide/hydroxide neutralizes the stomach acid, burns the tissues and is very poorly absorbed. Calcium carbonate also neutralizes the stomach acid, but doe not burn the tissues although it is also poorly absorbed. Calcium malate and citrate do not neutralize the stomach acid, do not burn the tissues and are both absorbed very well.
Back to fluoride, the fluoride in toothpaste and water is generally sodium fluoride, which is poisonous. Fluoride in plants is usually bound to other mineral compounds such as aluminum, magnesium or phosphorus compounds picked up from the soil.
Maybe this is why the list MrsLivia linked to doesn't show parsley but a few years back I distinctly remember an herb guy on PBS saying that parsley was high in (or maybe he said "good source of") fluoride.(?)
Yes, parsley is a good source of naturally occurring fluoride.
At last I understand now !
Thank you for this clarification, where I live wherever supermarket I go , all toothpaste conatain it, I was like why don't they let customers the choice, the option to Not have it.
Well; we find it in health store now, fortunately.
There are a few toothpastes you can get in the health food store that are free of synthetic fluoride. Auromere is one and I believe Tom's of Maine has a fluoride free toothpaste as well.
Also, another thing I noticed concerning deodorant : some don't list their ingredients and I was shocked that Most of them contain aluminium......?
All this is definitely weird.
Yes, actually this is the anti-perspirant in these compounds. Aluminum salts are astringent so they close up the pores reducing sweating. What a lot of people will find shocking is that the deodorant salt crystals actually contain aluminum salts as well.