Most Americans drink fluoridated water, brush with fluoridated toothpaste and give their children fluoride treatments when they take them to the dentist.
This is because our government has been promoting fluoride as beneficial for dental health for decades. Unfortunately, it’s a blatant lie and a means of disposing of a toxic waste product with the appalling side effect of dumbing down and controlling Americans.
The Truth About Fluoride
I was a pediatric dental assistant for 9 1/2 years. The dentist I worked for graduated from USC and was the president of the Pediatric Dental Association. He lectured all of the parents of our patients on the importance of drinking fluoridated water, and I never once saw a parent disagree with him. We even had a chart that showed the fluoride levels of all of the surrounding cities, and would recommend bottled fluoridated water for those who lived in cities with low fluoride levels or who used reverse osmosis systems in their homes.
When I switched jobs and the co-owner of Chanson Water told me that fluoride was something that should be filtered out of our water, I thought she was crazy. I trusted my former boss explicitly. After all, he was a very prestigious doctor, surely he knew what he was talking about and would not recommend something so harmful to children of all people?
But after doing my own research I realized that she was right, and the dentist and I were the ones who had been duped.
Fluoride-pushers often argue that fluoride is a naturally-occurring and safe heavy metal. But it turns out that the majority of the fluoride intentionally added to our municipal water supplies is actually a combination of hexafluorosilicic acid and sodium silicofluoride, often contaminated with heavy metals. Both are considered highly toxic by the EPA and considered a hazardous waste product, and there is no “safe” level of heavy metals for drinking water.
The Dangers of Fluoride
There is actually zero proof that fluoride helps prevent tooth decay, but there are many dangerous and proven side-effects of fluoride consumption including:
- Behavioral problems
- Reproductive problems
- Decreased thyroid function
- Osteoporosis/bone fractures
- Birth defects
- Lower IQs
In fact, fluoride is so toxic that if a 3-year old child were to consume a 7 ounce tube of fluoridated toothpaste he would die, which is why all fluoridated toothpastes are required to have a warning label instructing people to call the poison control center if swallowed.
Because studies have shown a direct link between lowered IQ and drinking fluoridated water, conspiracy theorists believe that part of the reason our government intentionally poisons our water is to make us more docile as a means of control. We have been warned that terrorists might attack our water supply, yet we are already being poisoned by our own government!
How to Reduce Your Fluoride Consumption
Fortunately, there are many easy ways to reduce your exposure to fluoride.
1. Filter your tap water
Even if you are relying on bottled water for your drinking water, if you use unfiltered tap water to cook with, fluoride and other toxic chemicals may be making their way into your food.
Unfortunately, the cheap pitcher and faucet filters sold in grocery and hardware stores do not address fluoride and actually contribute to the propaganda that fluoride is beneficial for dental health, so if you are currently using one of these you will need to upgrade.
The most popular method for filtering fluoride out of your water is with a reverse osmosis system, however they take out the good alkaline minerals as well, which actually renders the water acidic on the pH scale. A better solution is a modified reverse osmosis system like the Chanson Nano or Nano2, or our C-3 triple filtration system. All remove fluoride and other harmful contaminants while keeping the healthy alkaline minerals in. View all Chanson pre-filters.
2. Switch to a non-fluoridated toothpaste
You will be hard pressed to find a non-fluoridated toothpaste on a mass supermarket shelf. Check your health food store or order online and remember to read the label carefully because even some “natural” brands like Toms offer fluoridated versions.
You can also make your own natural toothpaste on the cheap using a blend of baking soda, coconut oil and (optionally) peppermint or spearmint essential oil for taste.
3. Do not buy fluoride rinses or fluoride treatments
Ever seen those colorful bottles of fluoride rinses at the store with your child’s favorite cartoon characters splashed on the front? They even have grown-up versions now. Don’t buy them. And if you already have them, toss them out (just don’t dump them down the drain!). If your child(ren) are particularly upset about a change in their routine you can make an all natural mouthwash using a blend of ionized acidic water from a water ionizer and a blend of lemon, lime and orange essential oil.
And the next time you or your children go to the dentist, tell the dental assistant that you want to opt-out of the fluoride treatment and request that they make a note on the chart not to offer it again.
4. Eat more organic foods
Because the majority of farmers are watering their crops with fluoridated water, fluoride makes its way into our food supply and is nearly impossible to avoid altogether. You can reduce your exposure by buying or growing your own organic produce. You should also minimizing your consumption of processed foods, because aside from being unhealthy, the more processed the food, the more chances it had to be made with fluoridated water.
5. Speak up!
While the majority of U.S. cities are currently fluoridating the water, some have already opted-out, recently including Portland, OR. Write to your legislative officials and tell them that you do not want fluoride in your tap water, and vote or petition against this practice if the opportunity arises in your area.
This is part 1 in a 5-part series titled America: Home of the Drugged & Deceived? Here is a complete list of all the posts: