Avoid The Poison in Your Tap Water & 9 Ways To Rid Your Body of Fluoride Build Up

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Following from the last article on the truth behind the fluoride in our drinking water, I wanted to share this second part, providing tips and advice on how to avoid ingesting fluoride as much as possible, and how to detox the fluoride that has built up in your body.

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Why should we avoid and detox ourselves of fluoride?

Last week’s article detailed the horrifying truth behind the sodium fluoride that is added to much of our drinking water. The naturally occurring calcium fluoride is worrying enough over time, but we are exposed to synthetic by-products of manufacturing processes….i.e. Toxic Waste. Consuming this fluoride on a regular basis can weaken our immune systems, damage the liver and kidneys and impair cognitive ability. The symptoms of fluoride toxicity are wide ranging, with infants and children being particularly susceptible.reverse_osmosis

How to avoid Fluoride – Drinking Water

The first way is through controlling our drinking water. Do not be fooled into thinking that bottled water is a safe alternative to tap water. It is not. Bottled water most commonly contains fluoride too – and it is not a requirement that they state this on the label.

Most regular water filters do not have the ability to remove fluoride either. Once it is in our water it is very difficult to remove.

Reverse Osmosis (RO) is widely thought to be the most effective way to remove fluoride, around 90% effective. There are downsides to this method though. It is very costly to install a system at home. There is an option to use commercially available RO systems to filter your water. A huge amount of water is wasted in the RO process, with anywhere between 3 to 8 gallons of water being used to create 1 gallon of 90% fluoride free water.

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Another alternative is to try distilled water. This can be done at home through a system of condensing. The resulting water is extremely clean if done correctly, but it lacks structure and essential minerals that are found in regular water. If using either of these two options it is essential that you supplement your diet to ensure you are receiving the minerals that your body relies on to function.

How to avoid Fluoride – Non-organic Food

This section may be an eye-opener for you. Extensive use of fluoride based pesticides, means that a huge amount of fluoride has made it’s way into our food. Iceberg lettuce has been found to contain up to 180 parts per million (ppm) of fluoride. To put this into perspective, that is 180 times higher than the recommended limits for drinking water. Other fruits and vegetables high on the scale are citrus fruits and potatoes – but the one food item that could be one of the biggest contributors to fluoride exposure is grapes.Unknown

They are sprayed extensively with a sticky fluoride based pesticide called cryolite, which contaminates the fruit itself and is also found in the juice – which is used in a wide range of beverages.

Many non-organic foods contain levels of fluoride, including animal products, that drink the water that we drink – and eat the fluoride filled foods that we feed them.

Other sources of fluoride to avoid

There are other more obvious sources of fluoride that we can actively avoid. Fluoride supplements and brands of toothpaste and mouthwash containing fluoride should be taken off of your shopping list!

How detox the build up of fluoride in our bodies

  1. Exercise is a great way to kickstart the detoxification process. It boosts the lymphatic system and helps to eliminate toxins, including flurried through sweat.
  2. Magnesium is a helpful supplement, which has been found to inhibit the absorption of fluoride into the cells.
  3. Vitamin C can help bind the free fluoride ions, allowing your body to excrete them as waste.
  4. Calcium works in much the same way as vitamin C, binding to the free fluoride ions.
  5. Tamarind tea, made using the pulp, bark and leaves is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine. It has been shown to eliminate fluoride from the body via urine.
  6. Studies have shown that iodine increases the amount of fluoride present in urine, expelling it from the body as calcium fluoride. Ensure that you have plenty of calcium in your diet to keep your levels healthy.
  7. Liver cleanses are an effective way of eliminating fluoride and also other toxins that build up in this organ. There are many products on the market, look for one that works gradually over the course of a week or two for maximum effectiveness.
  8. Boron, found in organic apples has been found to increase the rate of elimination of fluoride from the body.
  9. Dry saunas may be beneficial in removing fluoride and other toxins stored in fatty tissues through sweat.Unknown-1

Clearing toxins from the body should be undertaken with thorough research, as there are side effects of ‘freeing’ the stores of toxins. You may feel lethargic and unwell as they are processed and eliminated.

Hopefully this article has armed you with the knowledge that you need to make the right choices for yourself and your family. Removing fluoride from your water and diet is certainly no simple task, but it is possible to greatly reduce your intake. Do not be fooled into quick fixes, such as bottled water or off-the-shelf filters. Removing fluoride from water is possible with the right equipment. Switching to organic fruit and vegetables will make a big difference in your exposure to fluoride based pesticides, and opting for fluoride free toothpaste will also make a difference.

What are your thought? Is there any point in going to such effort to avoid fluoride? Do you live a fluoride free lifestyle?

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Comments

  1. Can you please link sources for articles like this?

    There are so many claims made, and I’d like to dig into the research. It’s frustrating to see “Studies have shown that…” without any actual study being referenced.

    1. Hi Eric, You are right, I will add the sources to the article. I will also cite here for your convenience.
      Fein NJ, Cerklewski FL. (2001). Fluoride content of foods made with mechanically separated chicken. Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry 49(9):4284-6.
      Full CA, Parkins FM. (1975). Effect of cooking vessel composition on fluoride. Journal of Dental Research 54: 192.
      Siebert & Trautna, Dept Expt Dentistry, Univ Würzburg, Germany. “Z. Ernaehrungswiss. 24 (1985) pp. 54-66″. [Abstract:”Fluoride content of selected human food, pet food and related materials”, Fluoride 19(3):152-153 (1986)
      Chan JT, Koh SH – “Fluoride content in caffeinated, decaffeinated and herbal teas” Caries Res 30(1):88-92 (1996)

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