Did you know?
99% of western continental Europe has rejected, banned, or stopped fluoridation due to environmental, health, legal, or ethical concerns.
Only about 5% of the world population is fluoridated and more than 50% of these people live in North America (1).
The Danish Minister of Environment recommended against fluoridation in 1977 because “no adequate studies had been carried out on its long-term effects on human organ systems other than teeth and because not enough studies had been done on the effects of fluoride discharges on freshwater ecosystems.”
And now recent research has proven it to be a powerful neurotoxin and possible carcinogen.
Fluoride is a popular ingredient in dental products and in dental clinic services (2).
But this ingredient isn’t necessary for dental health; it doesn’t help remineralize your teeth and you there are plenty of ways to kill bad oral bacteria without exposing yourself to harmful ingredients.
Fluoride As A Neurotoxin
The Lancet, a highly regarded scientific journal is the first to acknowledge fluoride as a neurotoxin (3). Other known neurotoxins include arsenic, lead and mercury.
Neurotoxins inhibit, damage or destroy the tissues of the nervous system. Fluoride specifically targets hippocampal neurons (4).
The hippocampus is the region of your brain that regulates memory, emotions and the functions of the autonomic nervous system.
This region is the earliest and most affected brain region in Alzheimer’s sufferers. Atrophy of the hippocampus is also associated with depression and schizophrenia.
Fluoride can always affect the overall brain, especially in children. An NIH-funded Harvard study concluded that:
“children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride areas” (5).
Development Effects Of Fluoride
Fluoride readily crosses the placenta (6) and may affect the infant brain, which is more susceptible to injury caused by toxicants (7).
Exposure to fluoride in the womb may lead to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments in children.
Although more research must be done, pregnant women are strongly suggested to avoid consuming fluoride as it may cause permanent damage to their baby’s brain.
Fluoride: A Carcinogen?
Bones are the principal site of fluoride accumulation within the body. That’s why Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) seems to be prevalent in communities with high fluoride consumption.
Fluroide promotes osteoclastogenesis, a process by which osteoclasts break down bone tissue (8). This process is necessary to repair and remodel bones. However, some people are genetically predisposed to experience these effects negatively. Meaning that their bones are broken down faster than they can be repaired.
Additionally, fluoride can affect gene expression, cell stress, and even cell death. Research conducted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill concluded that:
“Excessive systemic exposure to fluorides can lead to disturbances of bone homeostasis (skeletal fluorosis) and enamel development (dental/enamel fluorosis).”.
That’s not all, a study conducted by the University of Tokyo found a possible link between fluoridated water and cancer.
Using data from a group of 21.8 million Americans diagnosed with cancer, the study examined 36 regions in the body.
They found that 2 out of 3 sites showed a positive correlation between cancer and fluoridated water.
These included the oral cavity and pharynx, colon and rectum, hepato-biliary and urinary organs (9).
- 9 Pesticide-filled Teas You Should Never Buy (and the Kind You Should!)
Tea is one of the most popular drinks enjoyed around the world. Americans drink up to 80 billion cups of …
- Take THIS Before Bed to Melt Away Stubborn Belly Fat While You Sleep
Melt Away Stubborn Belly Fat It’s normal for your weight to fluctuate by a few pounds, even when you exercise …
- The EXACT Amount of Epsom Salts You Should Be Adding to Your Bath Based on Your Weight
Epsom salt may look like salt, but it’s actually magnesium sulfate, a mineral compound (1). Epsom salt can be used …
- 8 Things Your Eyes Are Trying To Tell You About Your Health
It’s commonly claimed that “Your eyes are the window to your soul”. While there is some debate about who originally said …
- Here’s Why Women Need More Sleep Than Men (It Has Something To Do With Their Ability To Multi-Task)
While everyone should strive to get adequate sleep, a recent study from Duke University has shown that sleep deprivation may …
- Baking Soda and Castor Oil Can Treat More than 20 Health Problems
The more we learn about Nature, the more astonishing we find it. Ages-old remedies still work and can be applied …
- Top Doctors Are Warning Anyone Over 40 To Stop Taking Ibuprofen Immediately. Here’s Why…
What do you do when a headache settles in? Chances are, you probably do the same thing as when you …
- This Is How Much Walking You REALLY Need To Lose Weight
When it comes to weight loss, many people believe that high-intensity exercises are the only way to shed a few …
- Spray This 3-Ingredient Oil On Your Feet 10 Minutes Before Bed And You’ll Be Dozing Off In No Time!
Do you have trouble falling asleep? Can you recall the last time you had a restful sleep and woke up rejuvenated? …
- 16 Delicious Foods That Burn Belly Fat and Support Weight Loss
Obesity is a way-to-common problem in America and throughout the world. In fact, according to the Nation Health Institute, in …
- How Only 15 Minutes of Walking Can Change Everything
Walking is the most ordinary thing a human can do. Unless we have a physical impairment, we take this activity …
- Here’s What You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Baking Soda (From Fighting Heartburn To Cancer)
Baking soda is one of those things that can do pretty much anything. Whether you use it for cleaning, personal hygiene …
- Try the World’s 7 Easiest Exercises for Back Fat and Underarm Flab
Fitness is a whole-body state. Muscle strength and tone along with cardiovascular health go together to complete the picture. No …
- Remove All Toxins From The Body In 3 Days (Prevent Cancer, Excess Fat And Water Retention!)
If you’re feeling tired or sluggish, it may be time to cleanse and detox your body. Things like stress, poor …
- 20 Natural Ways to Cleanse Your Lungs
Most of us take breathing for granted. Even if you don’t smoke or experience respiratory problems, an occasional lung cleanse …