Why Fluoride is Not Good for the Health

For a long period of time it was believed that fluoride is good for the health especially for the teeth. But there were researches and studies that say fluoride has bad effects on health specifically to the brain.

Recent human studies from China have confirmed the results of previous animal studies; that elevated fluoride exposure leads to reduced I.Q. in children. Cognitive ability is further reduced if your child is deficient in iodine.

Even at levels as low as 1ppm (part per million), studies have demonstrated direct toxic effects on brain tissue, including:
reduction in lipid content
• impaired anti-oxidant defense systems
• damage to your hippocampus
• damage to your purkinje cells
• increased uptake of aluminum
• formation of beta-amyloid plaques (the classic brain abnormality in Alzheimer's disease)
• accumulation of fluoride in your pineal gland.

And according Dr. Mercola there are ways on how to keep teeth healthy without fluoride:

• look into a diet that is naturally healthy teeth. Fewer intakes of sweets and processed food will lessen the chances of having tooth decay.
• protect yourself by using non-fluoride toothpaste and non getting fluoride treatments from dentist
• avoid giving your child fluoride supplements
• drink water that undergo a reverse osmosis filter.

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