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Neurological Disorders and Fluoride—What is the Link?

In a new study recently published in The Lancet, the researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that, among other things, the fluoride chemicals added to many public water systems in North America directly contribute to both mental and behavioral disorders in children.

An article published in 2006 that dubbed fluoride as a “developmental neurotoxicant,” included a meta-analysis of 27 additional studies on fluoride, most of which were from China, that linked the chemical to lowered IQ in children.
Fluoride impedes the proper brain development and can lead to autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, ADHD and other health conditions; a “silent epidemic” that many mainstream health authorities continue to ignore.

The number of incidence of chemical-related brain developmental disorders have doubled over the past seven years. While pesticides dominated the list as the most pervasive and damaging chemicals whose presence the public is largely unaware of, fluoride, which is intentionally added to public water supplies as a supposed protectant against tooth decay, is also highly problematic. It is also largely ignored by public health authorities as a possible factor in childhood development deficits, even though the science is clear about its dangers.

Various common solvents and crop chemicals are also abundant sources of fluoride, which accumulates in the bloodstream, where it can eventually deposit into bones and other bodily tissues. In pregnant women, this also includes passing through the bloodstream into the placenta, where it then accumulates in the bones and brain tissue of developing babies. The effects of this are of course, perpetually damaging, and something that regulatory authorities need to take more seriously.

More information on the dangers of fluoride and the science behind why it is harmful visit the Fluoride Action Network’s website.

Can the Water you Drink Make you Overweight?

How can water make you fat? The sad fact is that indeed a certain kind of water can increase your risk of obesity and diabetes. No it is not a sugary vitamin water. It is normal tap water that has been fluoridated.

Yes, I know your dentist has told you that fluoride is good for you. But have they also told you that even very small doses of fluoride were used in Europe until the 1970′s to help slow down the thyroids of patients with overactive thyroids. Let’s take a moment and appreciate this last sentence. People with “hyper” “overactive” thyroids were given fluoride to slow their thyroids down. Your Thyroid is what controls your rate of metabolism, or how quickly you burn calories. So, the question that must be asked, what happens to people with normal thyroid function that take fluoride? Well, look around, the experiment is going on this very moment all around you. Are people gaining weight? Are people getting more diabetes and heart disease? The answer is yes!

So, what is a person to do? Well, many people are moving towards drinking “spring water” or using reverse osmosis water to help minimize their fluoride burden. But isn’t fluoride just a normal standard for the civilized world. The answer is a resounding no! Canadians have voted against adding this toxic substance into their water supply.

Summary: Don’t drink anything other than pure water and whenever possible try to avoid fluoride in your water. Many municipal water supplies provide enough fluoride per tall glass of water to warrant calling poison control. Check out my blog on toothpaste to hear more. The skinny on fluoride is that it can help make you fat and more prone to diabetes according to some experts.

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