Your Journey Toward a Healthy Lifestyle Begins in Your Home and in Your Body.
You are focused on being healthy, but are you aware of the hidden dangers that lurk in your home?
Fluoride is added to our public water systems, so it must be safe, right?
Fluoride has been a key ingredient in pesticides and insecticides. It is also a by-product of the aluminum industry and the phosphate fertilizer companies. Fluoride is added to the public water systems to protect teeth against decay.
Have you ever noticed the following warning on your toothpaste tube?
“Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.”
Because fluoride is in public drinking water, using fluoride toothpaste and other fluoridated products increase the possibility of overexposure. Research has shown that overexposure to fluoride can cause neurological disorders, infertility, hormonal imbalances, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, alzheimer disease, depressed thyroid activity and iodine deficiency. Fluoride also appears to alter bone structure and may increase the risk of fractures.
Avoid products that contain fluoride. Here is a list of some of the main offenders:
- Toothpaste & Fluoride Rinses
- Fluoridated Drinking Water
- Processed Foods & Cereals
- Soda & Non-organic Juice or Tea
- Infant Formula & Foods
- Non-Organic Fruits & Vegetables
- Meat & Fish in Tin Cans
- Mechanically Deboned Chicken
- Non-stick & Aluminum Pans
- Fluorinated Pharmaceuticals
Click HERE to see a list of fluorinated pharmaceuticals.
- Showering/Bathing in Fluoridated Water
- Non-Organic Wine & Grape Juice
- Chewing Tobacco & Cigarettes
For healthy teeth and gums, brush with fluoride-free toothpaste, essential oil blends or baking soda after meals. Floss your teeth daily. To freshen your breath, use a tongue scraper or rinse with peppermint oil and water. Take calcium, magnesium and vitamin D supplements daily to promote healthy teeth.
There is a strong chance that there is fluoride in your tap water. To remove the fluoride from your drinking water you should invest in a reverse osmosis water filtering system.
This is part of a series of articles on How to Create a Healthy Home based on the New York Times best selling book “The Healthy Home”. For more information about “The Healthy Home” click HERE.
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