4 WAYS TO DETOX THE NEUROTOXIN FLUORIDE FROM YOUR BODY
Sodium fluoride has been used as rat poison and added to the US public water supply since 1961 as a means to improving oral health. At the moment, nearly 60% of the American population consume it which doesn’t mean that it’s healthy. According to numerous studies, the negative effects of fluoride overshadow the positive ones. The prestigious medical journal The Lancet has recently suggested that fluoride is a neurotoxin similar to lead, arsenic and mercury.
Scientists say that fluoride is contributing to a “pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity” due to its massive consumption through water, food and toothpaste. This results in disorders such as dyslexia, cognitive impairments and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Here’s what a 2012 study discovered: “Although fluoride may cause neurotoxicity in animal models and acute fluoride poisoning causes neurotoxicity in adults, very little is known of its effects on children’s neurodevelopment. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies to investigate the effects of increased fluoride exposure and delayed neurobehavioral development…Children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride areas. . . . The results support the possibility of an adverse effect of high fluoride exposure on children’s neurodevelopment.” This clearly shows a link between fluoride exposure and children’s IQ scores.
Another research found cases of severe skeletal fluorosis in children as a result of cumulative effect of fluoridated water, while a report from a study published in Scientific American concluded that“fluoride can subtly alter endocrine function, especially in the thyroid—the gland that produces hormones regulating growth and metabolism.”
However, even with all these studies confirming fluoride’s negative health effects, the majority of people in the USA still consume it regularly through public water supply. As fluoride can accumulate in the body over time and can cause serious health disorders, it’s important to know how to remove it from your body. Here are 4 supplements which can help eliminate it:
Iodine is required for proper cell function and the normal metabolism of cells, mainly thyroid hormones, and can remove fluoride from your body through urine. You can get iodine naturally through consumption of seaweed, cranberries, yogurt, potatoes and organic navy beans. Dr. David Brownstein from the Center for Holistic Medicine in Michigan says that a single dose of iodine increases the excretion of iodine by 78%.
Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric and can remove fluoride from your body. According to a study, it can protect the brain from the effects of fluoride, while another study found out that curcumin protects the kidneys from fluoride.
Tamarind is a popular fruit in Ayurveda medicine that is used as a tincture to prevent fluoride toxicity. An Indian study discovered that schoolboys who consumed 10 gr. of tamarind every day have increased fluoride excretion after 18 days.
- Magnesium\calcium intake
Although it plays a vital role in the metabolism and synthesis of nutrients in the cells, a big number of people are magnesium deficient as a result of soil depletion caused by modern agricultural methods. Magnesium can prevent fluoride absorption in the cells, while calcium can keep fluoride away from your bones and teeth, effectively helping the body to expel the harmful compound. Taking both minerals together through dark leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, fish, beans, whole grains and bananas will help you do that and keep you healthy.