Thursday, January 21, 2010

5 Things To Consider About Fluoride

I began doing some research in preparation for this blog post on fluoride, and there's just SO MUCH info out there. I just don't have the time to learn most of it, and I don't like super long posts. So, here are my 5 main points. The longer, original post with more info and links is below:

1. Fluoride is a man-made TOXIC BYPRODUCT. Meaning, it's chemical waste that would cost billions of dollars to dispose of properly.

2. Fluoride is the active toxin in rat poisons and cockroach powder. It has been proven to be deadly, and harmful even in small doses.

3. Your body is not capable of metabolizing fluoride. Whatever goes in, stays in. It gets stored in your fat, where most toxins are kept. The only way to rid your body of it is through a purposeful detoxification.

4. Fluoride in small doses added topically to your teeth MAY help reduce cavities. There seem to be more studies showing that it causes tooth decay. (And whatever is happening to your teeth is also happening to your bones--you just don't see it) The problem is, we get MUCH more than just a little, and if we're drinking it, it's not just topical.

5. Adding fluoride to your water without your consent is, in my opinion, horribly unjust. If you have fluoridated water, everything you drink and cook, and even bathing adds fluoride to your body. Call your water company to find out if you have fluoridated water.

Scroll down to the end of the post to see what we can do.

I found many informative videos on YouTube. This is the best overall short one. 5 minutes, see what a dentist has to say about fluoride.

Here's my full(er) post:

Fluoride is added to the water supply of most American cities for the ostensible purpose of dental hygiene. You will be amazed to find out that such a thing is not only unlikely, but actually the opposite of reality.

What would you do if you suddenly found out that fluoride was not safe at all, but was actually a carcinogenic industrial waste? What would you think if you suddenly found out that fluoride doesn‘t stop tooth decay at all, but actually causes teeth to rot and crumble, and by the same mechanism also causes osteoporosis?

Below is the trailer for a longer (about 45 min) production called "The Fluoride Deception". Click here to see Part 1 part 2 part 3 It's available on YouTube. I've watched 3 of the 4 parts and have found it very interesting. It tells the story of fluoride, from the political aspects.

Most of the following information came from articles I found at

What Is Fluoride?
Fluorine is an element. It is a gas, never occurring in its free state. In microscopic amounts complexed with other minerals, it is often listed as a trace mineral, a nutrient for human nutrition.

This has nothing to do with fluoride or fluoridation. The fluoride added to 90% of drinking water is hydrofluoric acid which is a compound of fluorine that is a chemical byproduct of aluminum, steel, cement, phosphate, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. Such fluoride is manmade. In this form, fluoride has no nutrient value whatsoever. It is one of the most caustic of industrial chemicals. Fluoride is the active toxin in rat poisons and cockroach powder. Hydrofluoric acid is used to refine high octane gasoline, to make fluorocarbons and chlorofluorocarbons for freezers and air conditioners, and to manufacture computer screens, fluorescent light bulbs, semiconductors, plastics, herbicides, -- and toothpaste.
It also has the ability to burn flesh to the bone, destroy eyes, and sear lungs so that victims drown in their own body fluid.

Yeah. I want to drink that.

Once in the body, fluoride is a destroyer of human enzymes. It does this by changing their shapes. In human biochemistry, thousands of enzymes are necessary for various essential cell reactions that take place every second we‘re alive. Without enzymes, we‘d die instantaneously.

Here‘s the short version: fluoride is a toxic byproduct in the manufacture of nuclear arms, aluminum, cement, steel, and phosphates.
Millions of tons of this poison are produced every year. Imagine the cost of containing and disposing of those mountains of waste every year. It‘s in the billions.

But what if lobbyists from these industries could present "scientific studies" paid for by the industries, and provide for a continual stream of media presentations about the health benefits of fluoride, and create unimaginably lucrative positions for "research" and "education" within the American Dental Association and the AMA, and do all these things in a consistent and unending way, year after year?
What are the economic advantages of that? Simple: instead of paying money to dispose of toxic waste, money could now be made by selling fluoride to the water companies of the nation.
They‘ll use the public water supply as a sewer for industrial wastes. And now with these new billions added instead of subtracted, there‘s plenty to go around, for everyone involved. Out of the Red, into the Black.

Fluoridation In Other Countries
If fluoridation is as safe and effective as the American Dental Association says it is, why don't other countries do it?
The U.S. is nowhere near the top of any health list which compares other countries of the world. So what are the healthy countries doing?
If fluoride is so great, why have the following countries either never fluoridated or else stopped when they found out how bad it was:
West Germany
The Netherlands
Only about 2% of the population of Europe is subjected to fluoridated water.

So, what can we do?
First, find out if you have fluoridated water. Not everyone does. I don't know if we do here in Israel; I assume yes, but need to find out. If you don't, you are in good shape to be able to easily control your intake.

If you want to remove the fluoride from your water, you can distill it or use reverse osmosis. This also removes all minerals from the water, and some folks think that's no good for you. I'd rather go without the fluoride, personally. There are also some high end filters that do remove it, but you need to check carefully.

Complain to your water company; they are not under law (yet) to poison your water; they are doing it because they think you want them to! If enough people voice their differing opinion, they may remove it.

Consider a fluoride free toothpaste for yourself, and I would DEFINITELY NOT give fluoride toothpaste to children. Remember the warning label on the tube about swallowing?

DETOX your body. This is the most important thing you can do. You have this stuff in you, and you must get it out; even if you don't put any more in (which is nearly impossible). Go to DetoxOrDie and find out how to do this.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sick And Tired of Feeling Sick And Tired

No, I don't get as much sleep as my body wants (although I am SO thankful that my baby sleeps through the night after some training her to do it). No, I don't get much "real" exercise (unless you count chasing after little ones, carrying them and going up and down and up and down stairs all day). I wish I had the time to do better with those things. I'm sure I'd feel better if I did.

The one major impact on my health (and the health of my family, of course) that I can really influence without trying to find more time in the day is DIET.

Why is it so hard to eat right? Well, for many, it's due to lack of knowledge. We are poorly educated about what we should eat. All we know is from how we were raised. I grew up eating meat of some kind for dinner almost every night. Once I was grown, I continued that habit; the meal just didn't seem complete without it.

It was only in Chiropractic School that I learned to think much more logically about the body and how it works. To respect it as the marvelous machine that it is, and to trust its ability to heal and function properly, given the right conditions. I've continued to learn more since then.

One of the main things I've learned is that most, if not all, illness or sickness results from a toxic environment inside the body. Translation: there's garbage in there. How it got in there is a topic for another day. Just trust me. The garbage needs to come out. And your body knows how to get it out, all on its own. Your body knows how to heal its sick cells, all on its own. It only needs you to not interfere.

One of the biggest way that we interfere with our body's ability to heal is by taking the energy that it wants to use on that healing and forcing it to use it for something else. Like handling whatever we decide to put in (translation: food). Did you know that ONE THIRD of your body's energy is used for digestion? Can you imagine if you were able to use that energy to heal instead?

The best way to enable your body to heal or detox thoroughly is by fasting. Dr. Jeff Hazim, a good friend of mine, has an excellent teaching on this. It is a free 1 hour video available at I highly recommend it.

But, fasting isn't always practical.

There is something else you can do, not as good, but still excellent. Eat Live Foods (raw).

Imagine your body like a furnace, needing to burn something for fuel. You put the food in, light it, it burns, you go. But it needs to be dry. It needs to be chopped up. It needs kindling, it needs to be lit, maybe lighter fluid, get the picture. If you put in a piece of meat or even cooked whole grains, your body needs to supply the necessary help to light it.

BUT....if you put in a LIVE piece of fruit, vegetable, nut, seed, etc, it's like an all in one package. Those live enzymes contained in the live food have all you need-the starter fluid, the kindling, the lit match, everything. Your body gains without needing to spend.

Some people opt for an all raw food lifestyle. I believe this is the most healthful, but I am just not there yet. However, when I or any of my family members are not feeling well, we do eat only raw for a day or 2 or as long as we need to. It really does wonders.

Our 3 year old has been exhibiting symptoms indicating something going on in his body. We have decided that he needs to detox and are going to feed him an all raw diet for at least a few weeks. Today is day 3.

I've been looking around for raw food recipes. I came across this for granola. I am looking forward to trying this, since I always make granola for Saturday morning breakfast, and I didn't know what I was going to make this week. I'm also going to start soaking my almonds before making the milk. They are much more nutritious after they've begun the sprouting process.

I'll let you know how it goes. New challenges, new challenges. I must say I'm a little glad that I'm doing this for our little guy, because it's forcing us to all eat more live foods. Something I've known that we've needed for a while, but just haven't been finding the "extra" time needed to make that salad. So we're all benefitting.
What's something you can do this week to increase your live food consumption?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

What Happens To Your Body Within An Hour Of Drinking A Coke

Did you ever see the movie Innerspace with Martin Short and Dennis Quaid? It's a great classic movie. These guys get shrunk down and enter a person's body, their ship flowing along with the red blood cells. You get to see some of what goes on in there; as someone who loves learning about the human body I found it fascinating. It's also just a great flick.

Most of us don't think about what's going on in there as we go about our day to day life. But the things we do really do impact us, right away, for better or for worse.

I came across this description of what happens in your body after drinking a soda. Consider it a journey of sorts. Unfortunately, it's not nearly as humorous as the movie.

What Happens To Your Body Within An Hour Of Drinking A Coke, According to the Nutrition Research Center

In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down. (By the way, phosphoric acid steals calcium from your bones. Hello, osteoporosis)

20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment)

40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.

45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.

>60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.

>60 Minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyte and water.

>60 minutes: As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.

Of course, now your sluggishness and irritability causes you to consider.....having another one. Sound like fun?

Then again, after watching this classic commercial from 1971, those warm fuzzy feelings you will have are very convincing. It even makes me want to have one. Who wouldn't want to join those happy folks? This is my earliest Coke memory.

And here's how far they've come...

I'm not perfect. I'm not going to pretend that I never drink soda. But not every day, or even every week. If you drink this stuff on a regular basis....well, think about it.

By the way, this is what happens with a regular, sugar-filled soda. With a sugar-free "diet" soda, there's a whole other bunch of bodily reactions to that poison. By the way, artificial sweeteners besides being poisonous, actually will cause you to eat more, usually causing you to gain weight, which defeats the probable reason you chose to drink a "diet" soda to begin with. But that's a subject for another post :0

For more great info about soda you can go here.

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