Water fluoridation has been around since 1951 and today affects the tap water supply for two-thirds the population of the U.S. And that is not the only means through which we are exposed to fluoride; bottled water manufacturers in the U.S. are not required to disclose how much fluoride is in their products. Further, dentists frequently force fluoride treatments on us as a standard procedure.
There’s no escaping it outside of the country either, with the practice still in effect in Canada, Australia, Brazil, Malaysia and roughly 24 other countries, exposing over 370 million people worldwide to the harmful impacts of fluoride.
But I know what you are thinking; our government puts fluoride in our water to help us avoid tooth decay, right?
Why is it, then, that levels of tooth decay have fallen at roughly equivalent rates from country to country, whether or not they fluoridate their water. This infographic from Fluoride Alert says it all:
In all reality, Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in the body as well as water. The artificial addition of fluoride is not only a waste of money, costing the average taxpayer in the U.S. $1.02 per year; it exposes us to far too much fluoride, robbing us of the benefits that come from drinking pure water.
However, thanks to a new study in Pharmacognosy Magazine, you might just have a means of countering all that fluoride you are exposed to.
Curcumin, a nutrient found in turmeric that we’ve spoken about many times, can – as the study linked above mentions – prevent brain damage that is caused by fluoride.
The study was conducted by researchers at the Department of Zoology at the University College of Science in India. A decade was spent investigating just how harmful fluoride is to the brains and bodies of mammals.
The report finds that health effects of fluoride include several types of cancer as well as cardiovascular and neurological diseases.
Authors of the study report that curcumin interacts with the fluoride and can have anti-oxidizing and anti-inflammatory properties, protecting cells from “singlet oxygen, hydroxyl radical and superoxide radical damage.”
Those are big words, but I think the message is clear:
Curcumin, found in turmeric, is good for you in a variety of different ways, especially if you are trying to avoid the potentially harmful effects of fluoride.
The study was conducted on Swiss albino mice who were divided into four groups, one of which was given no fluoride, the second given fluoridated water, the third given fluoride with curcumin and the fourth given curcumin and no fluoride.
The study authors’ conclusion is written as follows:
“Supplementation with curcumin significantly reduce[s] the toxic effect of F to near normal level by augmenting the antioxidant defense through its scavenging property and provide an evidence of having therapeutic role against oxidative stress-mediated neurodegeneration.”
So while you might not be able to escape fluoridation if you live in the U.S. or any of the other countries plagued by it, at least you know you can rely on turmeric to reverse the damage.
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In 2010, I began to remove the Irish Government approved Sodium Fluoride from my drinking water supply. The effects were almost instantaneous as I experienced a general upsurge in overall health. I now get far less colds and have never had the flu since utilising a filtration system to remove the fluoride from my drinking water. I would encourage everyone who lives in a water fluoridated region to do the same.
However, I was also aware that removing incoming fluoride at home was only part of the solution. I still had four decades of accumulated Sodium Fluoride in my physiology which needed removing. Along with this, there was always going to a moderate intake of sodium fluoride from ingesting foods and drinks when eating out which I still had to contend with.
Looking around at the many suggestion on how to remove accumulated fluoride from the body, some were rather dubious indeed. Charcoal Tablets were commonly recommended, but these are made of what is essentially soot from burnt wood. Hydrocarbons, which have been shown to clog the very fine lining of the stomach wall which can eventually lead to stomach cancer. This soot is also what makes the fluoridated Guinness Stout the colour black, and which might explain why just about every life long drinker of the ‘Black Stuff’ I’ve personally known had stomach cancer.
Eventually I stumbled upon one resource which, from my own personal experience, can be safely used to remove Sodium Fluoride from the body but also comes with a staggering array of other health benefits: Turmeric Root.
Perhaps the most effective anti inflammatory natural spice on the planet, Turmeric Root has been shown in several studies – that when ingested – the body was able to flush out toxins, via the liver, far more effectively. Not only that, but it was also shown that Turmeric Root actually protects against further chemical toxicity effects.
Since I have begun eating raw and cooked Turmeric Root daily, I’ve notice a remarkable improvement in my sleeping habits. I also find myself having more vivid dreams and recalling them far more easily upon waking. This I feel is due to my pineal gland being decalcified by eating Turmeric Root regularly. The Pineal Gland produces melatonin, a hormone affecting the modulation of waking and sleeping cycles. Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is now widely believed that its presence within the pineal gland affects dream states and expanded states of cognitive awareness.
Turmeric Root is now freely available in the West and generally very inexpensive to purchase. The taste is perhaps something people might find tricky to get used to at first. It tastes very different than the dried turmeric spice powder most people are familiar with. I dice a single root into small pieces and add it to salads, soups and of course curries. Somertimes I simply drink small diced pieces of the root in a glass of water. In India, Tumeric is added to milk as a popular tonic.