More than 70 percent of the communities in the United States add fluoride to the water supply. This mass experiment has been going on for decades, purportedly because it helps prevent tooth decay.
However, the science behind this theory is shaky. One of the best control groups is found in Europe. Only a tiny fraction of municipal water is fluoridated. Yet, Europeans don’t appear to have an increased incidence of cavities, compared to Americans, according to the Fluoride Action Network.
Sodium Fluoride is a by-product of the phosphate fertilizer industry. This, alone, should be cause for concern. During the last century, one Hungarian researcher found a strong link between chemical fertilizers and cancer. He believed this was because they crowd out the essential micronutrients naturally found in healthy soil.
Fluoride is also bad for your thyroid. The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) points out that this compound was once used to treat patients with overactive thyroids. This treatment, used during the 1950’s, was very successful. Also, noted FAN, it only took low doses of fluoride to achieve the desired results. Alarmingly, these doses were only a little higher than what the average person ingests if they drink fluoridated tap water.
Of course, many people also brush their teeth with fluoridated toothpaste, so it’s highly conceivable they’re receiving a continual therapeutic dose of “antithyroid medication.”
Helping Your Thyroid Naturally
Unfortunately, I have personal experience with thyroid problems after one of my children was diagnosed with low thyroid function.
So we embarked upon a course of natural thyroid healing, which was successful beyond our wildest expectations. The thyroid problems seem to have resolved themselves.
This happened after using various homeopathic and herbal remedies. Most importantly, we upgraded our diets, and began drinking only non-fluoridated water.
We live in a community that adds this poison to our drinking water. So we use bottled or filtered water for everything, including cooking.
Does Fluoride Cause Thyroid Problems?
It’s well documented that sodium fluoride has a horrible effect upon the thyroid gland, which plays a huge role in the functioning of every cell in our body. Unfortunately, many mainstream medical professionals tend to discount this connection, and search for other causes, or try to “solve” the problem with medication.
However, most alternative practitioners are quick to tell you that fluoride is a poison and should not be in our drinking water.
Through our journey back to good health (me, from nerve inflammation that left me virtually unable to function) and one of my children (from hypothyroidism), I’ve learned to not put blind faith in the mainstream medical establishment.
The true healers, the ones who’ve helped us, are far removed from those circles. They’re not afraid to tell us not to drink fluoridated water.
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