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Old 04-25-2006, 07:03 AM   #1
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Fluoride a culprit?

I've heard about soy being implicated in hypothyroidism (and yet I try to have it because of breast cancer in my family), but what about flouride? I've been hearing that as well. Do people on this board tend to agree with that? It's also --according to some--implicted in low bone density, something else I'm dealing with, so an interesting connection.


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Old 04-25-2006, 08:20 AM   #2
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Re: Fluoride a culprit?

If you're looking for a vote, I would guess that the majority here have not found that fluoride is a problem for them.

I am in the minority, and have positively found that fluoride is a problem for me. But then, my history is somewhat unique. I had decades of extremely low iodine intake coupled with quite a lot of fluoride exposure.

I cannot drink tea (naturally high in fluoride) without experiencing pain & hypo symptoms within the hour. Since figuring out the fluoride connection, I've eliminated some (high Fl concentration) chemicals used w/my quarterly periodontal scalings & have found that I no longer am bedridden for several days after the procedures.

Since removing fluoride from my life as much as possible, I am a much healthier, more active, and happier person. I am using tamarind (a date-like fruit) low-key to remove fluoride.

There is a (theoretical, at least) connection between fluorine & iodine. Both are elements in the halogen chemical family, along w/bromine & chlorine, also thyroid culprits. The 3 "kissing cousins" of iodine can bind to iodine receptors in the body, but they cannot be used to make thyroid hormone, so they sort of hose things up. IMO fluoride exposure is likely most harmful when people are not getting enough iodine. Studies I've read suggest perhaps 12% of the American population is iodine-deficient.

Increasing iodine intake w/Hashi's is frowned upon by conventional medicine, but I have had nothing but excellent experiences doing this, perhaps because I have done it very slowly, & perhaps due to a longstanding deficiency.

The EPA has been fairly active & vocal in recent yrs. as the science is coming down more firmly in the court of fluoride & fluorine-based chemicals being less innocuous than previously thought. Studies are also showing that most of us get way more than accepted limits for health, in air, water, food & meds.

Best wishes.

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