Bone Health Alert: Fluoride
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,