Four steps to rid your body of fluoride's negative affects
(NaturalNews) For years experts have been warning against the dangers of
sodium fluoride, but that awareness has grown in recent years, as
cities like Portland, Ore. have angered residents with plans to add
fluoride, and voters in Wichita, Kan. voting against adding it to their
water system for the third time in as many decades.
experts have noted, include incredibly high amounts of fluoride in
toothpaste - 500,000 percent higher than fluoridated water, according to
point is, fluoride toxicity is much more pervasive than most people
think, and now seems like a great time to discuss how best to detoxify
if you somehow managed to escape the ingestion of fluoridated water in
your younger years, chances are you've been exposed to food items that
actually can contain about 180 times the sodium fluoride content as
fluoridated water," writes Anthony Gucciardi, who cited fluoride expert
Jeff Green. "This has to do with how what's known as aluminum fluoride,
or Cryolite. Used as a pesticide due to its ability to kill bugs,
conventional farmers will often times spray excessive amounts of the
sticky substance onto crops. As a result, the aluminum fluoride
substance will reside unless thoroughly washed off of the produce."
In a separate interview, Green said that Cryolite was "actually sodium aluminum fluoride," a compound that "is especially effective at killing bugs."
also very sticky, so when they spray it, it's more likely to stick on
your produce, unless you're... really working at trying to get it off of
it," said Green.
The fluoride expert recommends four ways you can detoxify yourself:Selenium:
The experts say selenium
is very often the first nutrient they recommend to those seeking to
remove or dramatically reduce the presence of sodium fluoride in their
bodies. According to Food Consumer
, A new study in the
Journal of Hygiene Research
suggests that taking selenium supplements or eating selenium-rich foods
may help reduce the damage to neurons and minimize memory loss induced
Experts say a great all-natural source of selenium is Brazil nuts, but they caution that it is important to balance your intake.
"I don't recommend you start eating handfuls of Brazil nuts," says Gucciardi. "Many in the field of natural
health recommend a dose of 100 to 200 micrograms, though this does fall
below the National Institute of Health's 'upper limit' of 400
He added that Brazil nuts vary in selenium content,
which is determined by a number of factors. On average, you can expect
between 70 and 90 micrograms per serving.
Selenium is also found in fish, meats, and other nuts.
Gucciardi: "Don't forget also that taking selenium along with high
doses of vitamin C and zinc can actually inhibit proper absorption. Here
is a useful list of foods that contain selenium that includes microgram
Iodine is vital in many ways in
addition to fluoride detoxification, but that said, fluoride is known to
directly attack the thyroid, say experts, and as such, iodine - and in
particular nascent iodine, which is the best quality - "helps remove
sodium fluoride through the urine as calcium fluoride," says Gucciardi.Tamarind:
If you've never heard of tamarind - and many people haven't - it is a
"staple in the ancient Ayurvedic medicinal system," Gucciardi writes,
"which is considered to be the 'mother' of natural medicine." Besides
making your tea taste better when added, the substance also helps get
rid of fluoride through the urine.Dry sauna:
many other toxic substances, a powerful dry sauna session can help to
excrete sodium fluoride from fatty tissues," Gucciardi says. "Be sure to
drink up on purified water to replenish yourself afterwards."