1. Is Fluoride A Nutrient?
Doesn’t the term “fluoride” sound like something you would find on the periodic table of elements? Doesn’t the term “fluoride” enter your mind as something safe and beneficial? Fluoride is NOT an element at all, but an ionic compound containing fluorine, the single most reactive element. Fluoride is an industrial by-product of steel, cement, aluminum, phosphate, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. Fluoride is a toxin, not a nutrient.
2. When Did Fluoridation Begin?
In the United States, fluoride was added to our drinking water on January 25, 1945. On this date, Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first community to fluoridate its drinking water to prevent tooth decay. Exactly how fluoride helps protect teeth, or how much it protects them, remains unclear. In 1955, Crest became the first company to add fluoride to its brand.
3. How Did Fluoride Get Added To Our Drinking Water?
In a brilliant and clever public relations campaign, fluoride was transformed into a health phenomenon, repositioning it as an essential nutrient for dental care, and taking all attention away from its inherent toxicity. The public, based on poor science at best, fell for it! We were brain washed. We are brain washed still. It is an unethical form of mass-medication, without each individual’s knowledge or consent.
Instead of costing industries billions of dollars to dispose of this environmental pollutant, they made millions selling it to water and toothpaste companies!
4. How Toxic Is Fluoride?
According to “Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products”, fluoride is more poisonous than lead and a little less poisonous than arsenic. It is a poison that accumulates in your bones year after year. Confirmed by Argonne National Laboratories in 1989, fluoride has the ability to transform normal cells into cancer cells. Fluoride, even at doses of 1ppm, which is what is found in household drinking water, has the ability to damage immune systems, worsen arthritis, and inhibit enzyme systems, according to the “Physicians Desk Reference”. Also, in a study conducted by Procter and Gamble, it was concluded that fluoride used to fluoridate our drinking water resulted in significant increase in genetic damage.
5. What Products Use Fluoride?
Fluoride is used in the manufacturing of refrigerators, herbicides, computer screens, plastic, and light bulbs, to name a few. Sodium fluoride is used in, but not limited to, rat poison, cockroach poison, and household toothpaste!
6. Do I Need To Detox?
When you think about detoxing, think beyond the food. Think about all the products that you put ON your body as well. Our skin is our largest elimination organ. Everything you put on your skin is absorbed in your blood stream in about 27 seconds.
Think about your body being a bathtub, and the toxins you intake being the water filling your bathtub. Because we blindly believe the advertisers and marketers about the safety and health of the products we ingest and put on our bodies, we continuously add water to our bathtubs. As your bathtub fills, your body supplies you with plenty of warning signals that we write off as “normal”, like constipation, chronic fatigue, angry skin, weight gain, bloated stomach, etc. Eventually, the bathtub overflows because it cannot handle any more water. This is when your body starts flashing the red alert and stops functioning properly in BIG ways, like becoming chronically ill.
Below is a partial list of physical signs of toxicity in your body. If you are currently experiencing any of them, it is a good indication that your body needs a well-deserved detox.
-Bloating -Acid Reflux -Indigestion
-Weight gain-Slow Digestion-Inability to lose weight
-Muscle aches-Headaches-Joint pain
-Sugar cravings -Anxiety -Blood sugar problems
-Chronic fatigue-Low libido-Decreased metabolism
-Fatty liver -Fibromyalgia -Gallbladder issues
-Allergies-Food sensitivity-Poor concentration
-Hemorrhoids -Constipation -Autoimmune diseases
-Depression-Mood swings-Anger issues
-Inflammation-Disturbed sleep -Excessive sweating
-Hot flashes -PMS -Menopausal symptoms
7. Get A Head Start With A Reputable Detox Program
A good detox program will guide you every step of the way so that you can enjoy a better quality of life! If you are like me, it can be very difficult to do anything all by yourself. When you can be a part of something that is bigger than yourself, and share the same concerns and goals, it is like magic! Detoxing can be fun and easier than you think, as your body quickly responds to what is actually good and healthy for it.
Make a commitment to join a viable, reliable, truth-based detox program and stick with it from beginning to end. The recommended time frame to fully participate in your detox program is four weeks. For most, this is the duration required to make or break a habit. This allows your body the time it needs to establish new, healthy habits, and rid itself from harmful addictions. You will be AMAZED how quickly your body acclimates to the new YOU and your new clean eating lifestyle!