It may seem ridiculous, especially in this day and age. How could a product that’s sold at drugstores, supermarkets, convenience stores, and even gas stations be so difficult to find? It turns out that if you want to get the toothpaste that won’t harm your bones and your general health, then you’re in for a true expedition.
You see, the toothpaste that’s commonly found on store shelves is loaded with toxic chemicals, including fluoride. If you read The Missing Link, which is part of the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, you already know how detrimental fluoride can be to your bones and to your overall health. In fact, studies have shown a direct correlation between fluoridation and an increase in bone fractures, particularly the dreaded hip fractures.
But I Don’t Eat Toothpaste!
Granted, we don’t eat toothpaste, but the oral mucosa can rapidly absorb toxins, and thus, the sodium fluoride, artificial sweeteners and other chemicals often added to just about all toothpaste brands can end up in the bloodstream.
And this is not hearsay. A study published in the Archives of Oral Biology measured the blood fluoride levels of rats before and after they were given an oral dose of sodium fluoride solution. The laboratory rats could not swallow the liquid due to an esophageal ligation. The author concludes that,
“A marked rise in the plasma fluoride level was noted with the maximum concentration reached within 30–60 minutes.”1
Make Your Own… and Save Your Smile
There are some toothpaste brands that don’t contain fluoride and other undesirable ingredients, but they’re not always easy to find. I like to stock up on my favorite brand, and when I run out, I make my own.
So here’s my recipe for a refreshing and good-tasting natural toothpaste.
Save Your Smile Toothpaste
2 tablespoons organic coconut oil.
3 tablespoons baking soda .
1/2 small (individual) packet of stevia.
20-25 drops of peppermint oil – you can adjust this to taste.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and store in a tightly sealed container.
To your health!
1 Gabler W.L., “Absorption of Fluoride Through the Oral Mucosa of Rats.” Archives of Oral Biology. Volume 13, Issue 6. Pages 619-623. June 1968.