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Bone Health Alert: Fluoride

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In my previous blog post, I give you a delicious recipe to prepare my favorite bone-healthy drink. As you surely know, the main ingredient is water. Today, I want to stress the importance of not using fluoridated tap water and to bring you up-to-date with the latest news on municipal water fluoridation.

In The Missing Link, which is included with the Save Our Bones Program Power Package, one of the topics I cover in depth is the current municipal supplementation of toxic fluoride compounds – also used in pest control products – to reduce cavities.

I also breakdown in detail how and why fluoride is actually detrimental to your bone health and to your general health. As is the case with the Program, all the information is based on scientific sources which are referenced in the bibliography.

Fluoride Hurts Your Bones and Your Health

From an increase of fracture risk, in particular hip fractures as studies show, to the current hypothyroidism epidemics, to name a few, fluoride supplementation to prevent tooth decay has been and still is a controversial topic.

And it’s not as though its addition to tap water can be directly linked to cavity reduction. It is quite obvious that there has been a clear increase in good oral health habits in the past decades. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) already acknowledged years ago that fluoride’s “predominant” effect is after teeth have erupted (permanent teeth) and topical. So there’s no reason to ingest fluoride.

New Fluoridation Guidelines

Watch this video to get the latest information on the new guidelines (notice what the report says about bone fractures):

A few months ago, the EPA along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have announced new reduced fluoridation guidelines in order to avoid … “the unwanted health effects from too much fluoride.” 1

Ironically, the “unwanted” side effect the agencies are referring to is dental fluorosis, a condition that actually hurts teeth. Per the CDC, it affects 32% of American children. Fluorosis ranges from white spots in the milder cases, to brown and black stains caused by a weakening of the tooth enamel.


Example of mild dental fluorosis. Source: http://www.fluoridation.com/

The dose reduction is a step in the right direction, but my hope is that in the not-so-distant future, municipalities will stop water fluoridation for good.

Stay healthy and inquisitive,

References

1 http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/01/20110107a.html

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  1. DR REHMATULLAH ( VET ) October 31, 2012, 9:08 pm

    MY WIFE IS SUFFERING FROM OSTEOPOROSIS.SHE IS ON ALGEACAL SINCE LAST ONE YEAR.SHE IMPROVED A LOT.BUT THE WATER CONTAINS HIGH PERCENTAGE OF FLOURIDE IN MY TOWN AS ESTABLISHED BY RESEARCH ……..RESPECTED VIVAN WHAT YOU SUGGEST FOR KEEPING REQUIRED QUANTITY OF FLOURIDE WHICH WE NEED FOR A POPULATION OF MORE THAN 80,000 HUMAN BEINGS.IS THERE ANY LARGE SCALE PLANT WHICH CAN PROVIDE THIS POPULATION A A STANDERED DRINKING WATER. YOU WOULD BEING DOING A HURCULIAN TASK BY SUGESTING US TO SAVE THIS HUGE HUMAN POPULATION FROM THE EFFECTS OF HIGH FLORIDE PERCENTAGE IN WATER.
    PLZ KEEP ME INFORMED ABOUT ANY NEW RESEARCH OF SAVE BONE NEWS LETTERS.

  2. Faith Motyl April 30, 2012, 7:26 pm

    How can we remove the fluoride in our water?

  3. Michelle February 7, 2012, 7:39 pm

    I live in Oklahoma City. Our newspaper, “The Daily Oklahoman” just published an article today about how the EPA may change rules to cut fluoride in the water. The article states that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Dept. of Health and Human Services are pushing for new tighter fluoride regulations. The EPA says consuming too much fluoirde over the course of a person’s lifetime “may lead to increased likelihood of bone fractures in adults”, and may also cause bones to becomne tender and painful later in life. Also, children are having a host of cosmetic effects to their teeeth and pits in the enamel from over-consuming fluoride. The fluoride here is about .8 parts per million. The change would lower to 0.7 parts per million. Way to go Vivian for already discussing fluoride in your book! You were way ahead of them!

  4. Mary Ann Van Leur August 18, 2011, 5:01 pm

    I take the supplements what I consider essential for bone upkeep, calcuim and D and also a separate vitamin D3. My thinking is to keep our system alkalined, and by taking 1/4 tsp of bicarbonate soda in a glass of water, it keeps the acidic element in control. Am I on the right track?

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA August 19, 2011, 7:28 pm

      Although bicarbonate is alkalizing, I don’t recommend taking it as a supplement. It has to be in a perfectly balanced formula along with other ingredients. Instead, I recommend eating alkalizing potassium and bicarbonate-rich foods, which are the alkalizing foods (in other words, following The Save Our Bones Program :) )

  5. Carolyn August 16, 2011, 5:18 pm

    Hi Vivian

    Thank you so much for all your articles – they are most helpful. I am especially interested if you know anything or have even heard of Diatomaceous Earth??? Its 80 to 90% silicia which is supposed to be needed for bones to absorb calcium. Several of my friends are taking it and love it for all kinds of aches and pains, hair and nails etc etc. When looking it us on line it sounds wonderful and is not expensive. Please give me your take on this product. Thanks.

    Carolyn

    • Elaine Langdon August 17, 2011, 10:01 am

      Hi Vivian:
      Thanx for all the work you do to help all of us w/ osteo. You are a dedicated & wonderful woman as you work so tirelessly. I just read about diatomaceous earth helping our bones. I’ve never hreard about this before,I just thought it was used for killing plant aphids & other insects.
      Is it the same product or is it similar but made in pill form or??Thanx Vivian, Elaine

  6. maria cassar August 16, 2011, 5:39 am

    Could you suggest what toothpaste is the best to use? i.e. without floride

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA August 16, 2011, 1:09 pm

      Several brands offer no fluoride toothpaste. For example Tom’s of Maine,Kiss My Face, and Nature’s Gate. Here in Florida they sell them at my local supermarket. Otherwise, you can get them online or at Whole Foods.

  7. Joyce August 15, 2011, 8:55 pm

    What I can’t understand about the evils of fluoride is, why the people in West Texas who ingest huge amounts of natural fluoride in their water do not have all kinds of illnesses. True, their teeth are discolored but that is a small price to pay for healthy teeth and body.

  8. A. Schatz August 15, 2011, 6:07 pm

    The strong smell and taste of fluoridated water is enough to make you not drink it. I cannot believe anything like this can help you. Frankly, I do not believe it is safe for you but what can you do when your water is fluoridaated. You can drink bottled water but what about the water needed to cook with. It is an added extra expense for the consumer.

    • Hmmmmm August 22, 2011, 5:52 pm

      The smell is actually chlorine not flouride. Chlorine isn’t that good for you either.

  9. Carol August 15, 2011, 5:43 pm

    Hello Vivien, I signed up fro your daily newsletter from Save our Bones, and look forward to receiving it every day. I have only just been diagnosedwith osteoporosis, and am determined to use your program to stay as fit and healthy as possible – withut drugs!
    Thank you for making me feel that I am not alone in facing this. Thank you for all your help and advice.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA August 16, 2011, 1:08 pm

      That’s right, Carol. This is a community, and we are growing by leaps and bounds. Thanks to all!

  10. LESLIE August 15, 2011, 2:23 pm

    Hi! Vivian,

    Thank You VERY MUCH For Your Articles!

    How Can You Find Out How Much Fluoride Is In Your Drinking Tap Water? And Also Is There A Good Toothpaste You Can Buy With Either No Fluoride Or With Half The Fluoride In It?

    Thanks Aganin For Everything.

    LOVE, MS. L.

    • Alexandra August 15, 2011, 5:09 pm

      Should one ban flouride altogether ?

      • Sandra January 18, 2012, 6:50 am

        Hi Vivian,
        I have purchased your book and in it you state not to drink green tea or black tea because they contain flouride. Would they not contain natural flouride which our bodies require? My brother is a naturopath and he questioned this also.

  11. Virginia Parks August 15, 2011, 1:55 pm

    I relly do like your book& It relly has good ideas.I hope to help allof my friends to save there bones.
    From Virginia Parks

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA August 16, 2011, 1:05 pm

      Great, Virginia :)

  12. Shirley Sears August 15, 2011, 1:00 pm

    kindly advise if Coral Calcium is good for building bones or strengthening the bone. I have osteoporosis and have fractured my calcareous and talus bones.

  13. Marilyn August 15, 2011, 12:30 pm

    Hi Vivian, Is there a way to get rid of fluoride without buying an expensive reverse osmosis produce? Thanks so much!
    marilyn

  14. Hazel August 15, 2011, 12:13 pm

    I fell April 11th broke my back – compression fracture; bruised my kidney & broke some ribs. The pain is excruciating. I am 82 years old; have osteoporosis. I took Etidronate for aboout six months until my knee was so stiff I couldn’t walk. I have tried to follow your program since then. Now I have to take Tylenol, Ibuprofen & Hydromorphone for pain. Should I continue with the Vit D3, Magnesium & supplements? I need help! Is Algae Cal OK without the strontium?
    Hazel

  15. Leida Hanning August 15, 2011, 11:29 am

    I can not convince my dentist that I am right to not use flouride containg products! Every time I go I get the sermon about the need for it.
    I have a Britta water filter pitcher I use for all water consumption at home. Is this helpful?

    The age comment really hits home as I will be 75 next month.

    • Jackie August 15, 2011, 11:50 am

      No, a charcoal filter (as in Brita) reduces fluoride by a tiny amount. You need reverse osmosis, at least.

      • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA August 16, 2011, 1:06 pm

        Yep, Jackie’s right… Here’s an idea, why don’t you give a copy of The Missing Link to your dentist? Everything is documented with scientific sources… Does he or she believe in science??

  16. Bobbie S August 15, 2011, 11:14 am

    I was wondering what your thoughts are on osteoporosis and someone with a hypothyroid.
    My thyroid was removed a little over 10 years ago and am hormone replacement medication. I was told someone with thyroid problems was at a higher risk and I guess they were right. Always thought I was doing the right things but it did not seem to matter.
    Your thoughts?

    • Geri August 15, 2011, 11:19 am

      Many find that bones benefit from being on the right amount of thyroid hormone….too much is no good and neither is too little.

  17. Diane Fortin August 15, 2011, 10:50 am

    I got a H2o water distiller and I am drinking it . How are you supposed to feel or do I have to wait a little longer .I have it 2 days…It is definitely taste better ,so I will keep using it. I takes a little time but i guess it will be worth it in the long run…Thanks…

  18. Ann August 15, 2011, 9:33 am

    I’ve been using distilled water for 18+ months. It tastes better and my nails are much healthier!

    • Marie Schlink August 15, 2011, 10:32 pm

      How does using distilled water make your nails better?

  19. Barbara Lipscomb August 15, 2011, 9:14 am

    Dear Vivian, I made the Thirst Quencher but it seems like a little sweetner of some sort would help a great deal. How about it? Please advise. Barbara

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA August 15, 2011, 9:46 am

      You can go ahead and add some stevia or honey if you’d like a little more sweetness, Barbara.

  20. Nu Ly August 15, 2011, 7:37 am

    Last month, I brang my grand-daughter to see the dentist to clean her teeth, she is 9 years old, and I found her one tooth with a white spot, I asked the dentist, she didn’t give me the reason, she just said to me, ” if you want look better, I’ll give you next appointment.”
    Now, I understand what’s happen. Vivian, thank you so much, you gave me the answer.

  21. Gerri D. August 15, 2011, 7:21 am

    Dear Vivian,
    It seems we are at war with everything this society has told us is for our own good. The only answer for this is KNOWLEDGE and you have given us so much with your program and your E-mails. Thanks to you Vivian I have never felt so empowered concerning my health! Please don’t stop educating us.
    Gerri D.

  22. Joyce Hall August 15, 2011, 6:30 am

    Hello Bone Friendly’s; Each time I log in and have mail from Vivian, I learn yet another fact about what “Meanie” is zapping our Bones Health. Before I met Vivian and her SaveOurBones Program I was a Bone Density Loser. I beleive now what I needed js this program that Vivian has laid out for us, and her SavOurBones Manual. Also the continous updates she provides to reinforce her program, thus SavingOurBones daily…. If I ever thought there was something important to read on the internet, This SavOurBones Program Is It. I am happy I was blessed with such a wonderful find. I am looking at day in and day out support from a Professional. My part is taking her FREE Advice and getting better and better bones. Thanks Vivian, Joyce Hall

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