"Fluoride is a natural mineral found in the soil and water", this is about the start of every single site that sees fluoride in a positive light. However, the fluoride that is put into our drinking water is far from natural, hexafluorosilicic acid which is a waste product of the aluminum and steel industry, the fertilizer industry, the oil & gas industry and the nuclear industry, that is what we lucky "commoners" get to drink. This is the fluoride that is typically distributed in our water system. A lot of the fluoride in western Canada is purchased from fertilizer plants. So I just wanted to make a clear distinction between natural fluoride that every website talks about and the fluoride that is in our drinking water. Regardless, there is concerning studies done on both.
About 40% of Canadians have fluoridated water put in their water as of 2017. While 98% of Europe has rejected fluoride and have teeth that are just as healthy according to studies. We really have no choice whether or not to consume fluoride, which I find weird because you can actually be prescribed fluoride pills for tooth decay, here are just a few of the side effects to watch for when you take fluoride pills.
- staining of teeth
If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
- unusual increase in saliva
- salty or soapy taste
- stomach pain
- upset stomach
Before taking fluoride,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to fluoride, tartrazine (a yellow dye in some processed foods and drugs), or any other drugs.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially vitamins. Do not take calcium, magnesium, or iron supplements while taking fluoride without checking with your doctor.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking fluoride, call your doctor.
- tell your doctor if you are on a low-sodium or sodium-free diet.
So you mean to tell me, the stuff that gives you all these side effects is safe for EVERYONE to drink, this doesn't even account for the people that consume far more water than regular people. Some people are consuming larger doses of fluoride than others, they are medicated substantially higher! To me, this is insanity.
I guess an easy way to see the benefit of fluoride and how it works is by looking at 2 similar cites, Calgary and Edmonton. Calgary took fluoride out of their water in 2011 and Edmonton still adds fluoride to their water supply. This seems pretty cut and dry then, it is pretty obvious that you should see increased cavities in Calgary, because that is the entire purpose of fluoride. Welp, if you thought that, you would be dead wrong.
According to a study done at the U of C in 2016, kids in Edmonton had more tooth decay than kids in Calgary, but wait their is more, the number of cavities in permanent teeth DECREASED in Calgary as compared to Edmonton. Calgary not only saved $6 million dollars in upgraded fluoride equipment for water plants, they also saved around $750,000 a year on purchasing fluoride (property tax increase anyone?). This is win-win-win-win, why isn't every city doing this? If they really cared about our health they would put vitamins in our water, or give free gym memberships to people, or tax sugar, or give out free toothbrushes and toothpaste, there are literally hundred of better options, yet here we are.
A study done by Harvard on children in New Mexico that consume fluoride found a decrease of about 15 IQ points compared to children who did not consume fluoride. There are over 300 studies that link fluoride as a neurotoxin, over 100 animal studies that link it to brain damage, 53 studies that link it to reduced intelligence in humans, 45 animal studies linked to learning and memory, 12 studies linked to neurobehavioral deficits, and 3 human studies that link fluoride to impede fetal brain development.
A study done on pregnant women at the University of Toronto link a higher level of fluoride in the mother corroborating to a lower level of intelligence in their children.
Hmmm, so it seems to be a neurotoxin, let's see what side effects it has.
Reported effects of fluoride on your brain include:
• Reduction in nicotinic acetylcholine receptors
• Damage to your hippocampus
• Formation of beta-amyloid plaques (the classic brain abnormality in Alzheimer’s disease)
• Reduction in lipid content
• Damage to purkinje cells
• Exacerbation of lesions induced by iodine deficiency
• Impaired antioxidant defense systems
• Increased uptake of aluminum
• Accumulation of fluoride in your pineal gland
There is also links to fluoride and cancer. The madness does not seem to end.
Now people can say "well ______ says it's safe, so this is all fake", to which I reply, the studies are all here, if you do not want to read through the literature, that is fine, if you want to keep consuming fluoride, that is also fine, I am not here to vilify anyone, all I simply want to do is show people that we have to look out for ourselves, we have to do the research ourselves, we have to comprehend these things ourselves, and only by education and insight can we make more informative choices.
This was never the original intention of Believe Fit, it was to sell workout clothes and supplements originally, but things have changed with knowledge, the supplement industry is entirely corrupted, almost every company lies on their label, it is extremely easy to do, the consequences are so lame that almost everyone does it. The clothing industry is corrupted, child slave labor with environmental degradation, companies finishing products on international waters to avoid tariffs, and all humans will have to pay the price for this behavior one day. And finally, and concretely, my best friend just lost his mother to cancer, about 15 years after losing his father to cancer, these people were young, and this frustrates me so much, I feel absolutely terrible for him and his family. The Canadian Cancer Society also states nearly 1 in 2 Canadians will get cancer, this is not normal, this is absurd, so I intend on doing my very best to stop this trend, yea I know I'm just one person and I can't likely do a whole bunch, but I'm going to try my best because we deserve it. I know there isn't money in doing this type of research, it is exhausting and very difficult, I constantly get heckled and slammed, but I also feel it is necessary for all of us. A lot of studies that are pro-fluoride for example always seem to come up with inconclusive results, so I say this, remember when studies came out saying smoking was not bad for your health? Those that simply refused to believe it wasn't bad just didn't smoke, then when the research came out with all the links to cancer and respiratory problems it was all the people that believed it wasn't bad for you that were in trouble. So like cigarettes just don't drink fluoride, what is the harm in not consuming it? It isn't an essential nutrient, the evidence clearly leans that it is bad for you, so let's just start eliminating some simple things and get rid of these terrible cancer rates, tumors, health issues, neurological disorders and so on.
I would also recommend a few videos on fluoride.
An Inconvenient Tooth
So What Can You Do?
The first thing I did was buy a water filtration system to take away fluoride. People think that adding a reverse osmosis system costs thousands of dollars, well, that is incorrect. It literally costs hundreds of dollars and you can install it yourself, it is very simple. I use this one from Amazon, simply click it below to go to the product.
What I have also done is found a water bottle that removes fluoride, it has a built in filter system in the straw that also removes heavy metals, microbacteria, parasites and algae. It took me forever to find this but I have been walking around with one of these all day, and I will be sending one with my kids to school.
Thank you so much everyone for the support so far, I hope this helps everyone live a more valuable life.