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Monday, July 21, 2008

Fluoride

One of my most astonishing discoveries in the field of health happened a few years ago when I came across a book on fluoride which suggested that the substance dentists have told us to use to prevent cavities actually doesn't work, causes dental fluorosis (discoloring of the teeth), and acts as a poison when ingested. Good grief! Can the American Dental Association have been so wrong for so many years? The answer is yes. Highly recommended is The Fluoride Deception by Christopher Bryson. And some parents are buying water for their kids with fluoride! Even giving it to infants. There's enough fluoride in a tube of toothpaste to kill a two-year-old child. Much better by far to use fluoride-free toothpaste.

3 comments:

Colored Heart said...

is this for real?! flouride does not help teeth at all?!

John B. said...

I feel that flouride must help at least a little. Otherwise this would have been discovered a long time ago. But who knows..maybe not.

Michael Christian said...

We all had hoped that fluoride would do some good, that's why we all used it for so many years. But this quote from the book on fluoride says it all: "McCollum ... was hopeful that fluoride would strengthen teeth but had instead concluded that 'the results showed, contrary to our expectations, that the ingestion of fluorine, in amounts but little above those which have been reported to occur in natural foods, markedly disturbs the structure of the teeth.' . . . J. Biol. Chem., vol. 63(1925), pp. 553-561." Note 74, p. 268 from the Fluoride Deception: