Fluoride is good for you. It is so good, in fact, that you can find it in your toothpaste, drinking water, and even the cigarettes that some of you will smoke after you finish reading this. Promoted as an agent in the prevention of tooth decay, our consumption of fluoride goes virtually unquestioned by the general population. As US Americans, it is surprisingly difficult to escape the long arm of fluoridation in our nation. Other countries, however, such as China and Germany, have banned it. For a compound held in such high health esteem, it is puzzling to think of fluoride as a detrimental substance.
What you probably didn’t know is that fluoride is one of the most toxic substances one could ingest. It is actually more poisonous than lead, and just a little better than arsenic. The human body only excretes approximately 55% of fluoride, leaving an accumulation of the compound in the body. This accumulation calcifies the pineal gland, destroys the male reproductive system, and damages bones, among other diseases. Oddly enough, recent studies do not show water fluoridation to significantly reduce tooth decay.
With that in mind, one would begin to wonder why there was such a switch. After all, before the 1940s, fluoride was regarded as a pollutant. Now it is, quite literally, shoved down our throats. In an effort not to learn the hard way, it would be valuable to eliminate your intake of fluoride. It seems tedious, but we can take baby steps. One of the easiest ways to start is by using natural, organic toothpaste.
Making or buying organic toothpaste is just one way to reduce your consumption of this dangerous compound. With the abundance of fluoride in our everyday lives, we’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg. Regardless, you don’t have to move a mountain to make a change. All you have to do is give it a little push in the right direction.
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